Living From Your Heart
“I believe that radical self-love can go hand in hand with a ruby-red lip . . . that learning how to love yourself can be a party: streamers, disco balls, helium balloons, and all!” ~Gala Darling
How to go about living a full life? How to make it happen, right?
- Doing What You Love
- Dreaming . . . Hoping . . . Wishing . . .
- Health and Happiness
- Laughter and Love
- Magic and Miracles
I think about the items listed above as well as creating the life I want, need, crave, and love! Finding my path and journeying along. Writing my story and adding photos, experiences and memories. Most of all being true to who I in living a full life!
Creating . . . Experiencing . . .
Following Your Heart
- Letting Go of the Perfection.
- Releasing the Expectations.
- Being Open to the Limitless Possibilities and Opportunities.
- Doing Everything and Anything.
Growing . . . Accepting . . .
Coming From A Place of L-O-V-E
- Loving Yourself.
- Learning to Let Others In to Share the Love.
- Compassion and Kindness.
- Care and Support.
Blossoming . . . Cultivating . . . (Photos by RSheridan)
Every Day Is A Gift To Be Treasured, Opened and Most Of All CELEBRATED! Life Is Beautiful, Messy and Everything In Between – Conquer It and Live It Each and Every Day!
Coming From A Place Of
Love By Following
In listening to my inner voice and not my mind I find my calm, peaceful self! In listening to my inner voice I believe and trust in myself and my gut instincts. In listening to and following my heart I find my passions. In finding my passions I discover more about myself and who I am!
When I connect with myself from within and from my heart I feel like I can do anything! I can let my guard down and open my heart more to myself and to others. I am able to share and create space for myself and for others. The possibilities and the opportunities are out there waiting for me!
I am loving and embracing as well as forgiving and accepting! I can communicate, interact and connect better and connect on a deeper level. I am able to come from a place of love instead of fear. That makes me feel good about myself and the life I am living!
In being able to connect with myself from within and from my heart I have the capacity to heal myself! . I can tune into myself from within when dealing with pain and hurt. I can tap into my coping skills and start the healing process. I have the ability to cope better in what I am being faced with!
There is something to be said about loving myself and being passionate! I can immerse myself in the moment. I can make life memories and experiences. I can fuel my heart and feed my soul. I can find my true path, journey along and create my story!
Loving myself is being able to love my whole being, deserving to feel love and that I am worthy of love! It is being able to be open, embrace, accept, and experience. It is being able to forgive and heal. It is being able to cope, deal and handle the constant flux that is called living my life!
I discover more when I go in eyes wide and heart open! I see the details as well as the big picture. I do find myself a little guarded and protective when I let my guard down to follow my heart. However, I do want to live my life with an open heart though to let the richness, goodness and happiness in!
(Photos by RSheridan)
Where is Your Heart Leading You? Love to Hear, Please Share!
Do you ever wonder if your heart is in the right place? That maybe it is showing too much or not enough. That you have lost that connection between your heart, mind and spirit. Really good question, right!
There is a major difference between feeling and thinking! For instance, how you feel versus how you think you should feel. It comes down to knowing and understanding your strengths and weaknesses and using them to your advantage! For instance, how you feel and what you think is being true to yourself as well as having open and honest communication with yourself and others.
I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. However, I am slowly putting my heart back to where it longs to be and that is back in its natural place! I need to find the calm in my emotional self and find the balance with my emotions. Especially when it comes to sharing too much of my emotions with others!
I truly want to start speaking from my heart and not just have my emotions run the show! I am not being true to who I am if I do not listen to myself, follow my heart and trust my gut. I want to come from a place of love, kindness and compassion. However, I need more practice as well as patience in doing so! I need to discover a deeper connection in the love I have for myself too.
I reflect on expressing my true self each and every day! I am enough. I want to do what brings me joy and makes me happy! I do want to be more responsive when it comes to taking care of myself, my needs and my whole being. I am so worth it!
(Photos by RSheridan)
What Are Your Thoughts On This? Please Share, Love to Hear!
Your Self, Especially Your Mind
I do not like when my mind sets me up for failure by telling me I CANNOT do something! I take that as a challenge and go into self-protection mode. I want to do battle and beat my mind at its own tricks. Especially when it is making a fool of me!
I love when my mind chooses to change focus to TEMPT me! I will be craving the sugary, the salty and the chocolatey. I will be dreaming about escaping to far away places. Stop with the self-sabotage already!
WATCH Your Step!
I love when my mind decides to trip me up even more with adding in the GUILT! I almost feel like giving up and doing nothing. Then my heart steps in to give me a little love and tell me I do deserve it. Thank you for saving my sanity!
The best one by far is when the mind becomes bored and wants to be where the action is! I do not do boredom well and by the time the boredom has set in my patience has already come and gone. I start feeling caged and cornered and looking for any way to escape. Let me out of my head and into living my life!
Feeling “CAGED” (Photos by RSheridan)
The Mind Will Play Tricks On You, So Listen to Your Heart and Inner Voice a Little MORE!!!
Loving Your Greatest Someones
There is Only One Happiness in Life: To Love and To Be Loved! ~George Sand
Isn’t LOVE Grand! Giving, Receiving & Sharing IT! Especially when it is with your greatest someones. Especially when you enjoy hanging out and spending time with your greatest someones.
Sharing the Love (Photo by RSheridan)
So . . . Where Do You Hang Your Heart? I know a silly question right! Most of us probably hang in where it belongs and carry it with us every day. Some of us hang it on our sleeves at times. Some of us hang it at home at times. Where ever you hang it remember to share it with yourself and others!
The Magic Words for a Great Relationship are,
“I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE“. ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Here’s to Living Life & Sharing the LOVE Every Day!!!
My Family has a history of heart disease. The scary part is that it is on my father’s as well as my mother’s family tree. One side of this heart disease has to do with the vascular system while the other side of this heart disease has to do with the heart muscle. If you think about this too long it will scare the crud out of you!
I have become my own patient advocate when it comes to my heart health. I went through some testing to establish a base lines as well as give myself an overall look at my vascular and heart muscle health. In June of 2012 I kicked my cholesterol to healthier numbers – Take That! I want to be proactive versus reactive when it comes to my heart health.
Heart Disease hits close to home for me and it really hit me hard when my sibling had a heart attack in his late-30s. Talk about a Wake Up Call – Hello! I have 3 people within my family unit dealing with this disease. Even when the odds seem stacked against you it is NEVER TOO LATE to get HEART HEALTHY!
Let’s show our hearts some gratitude! Your heart works hard for you every day and deserves to be treated in a healthy way. Give yourself and your heart, body, mind, and spirit a (BIG HUG)!
An Apple a Day . . . (Photo by RSheridan)
Get a Little Love
I am actually pretty good at giving myself some L-O-V-E! I really try to feed my passions and desires. I really try to have hopes and dreams. I really try to engage, connect and listen to my heart.
The hard part is when the brain tries to pull a fast one on my heart and do its own thing or vice versa. Those two are either in cahoots together or sneaking behind the other’s back! Which one should you truly trust. You really have to look within yourself to make that decision!
Do you live life open to the possibilities? Do you truly live life from the inside out? Do you give yourself the love you need, desire, want, etc.?
Give Yourself Permission to Let Go and Love Thy Self! Do It Every Day; Make It a Great Habit! Create the Romance Within Your Life Story!
Make Sure Your Heart Smiles Today!!!
Made You Smile (Photo by RSheridan)