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Practicing

The Process

Have you thought about practicing the process?

I think about the reading of a book. You can, but why would you just read Chapter 1 and then read the ending and call it good. You must get involved in the story and interact with it. You must get engaged in the story and experience it!

Is it about the journey or the destination?

  • Find that inspiration that moves you.
  • Find that motivation that drives you.
  • Find that passion that makes you fall in love with the practice to process!

I thought to myself one day as to why one of my expectations is to misstep, make mistakes and even fail! It certainly would make the blow a little less painful when it does happen. It is such a lesson in life and a growth experience too! Practice . . . Try . . . Get curious, explore, adventure, laugh, play and have some FUN!

There is the practice to process when you misstep, make mistakes and at times even fail! It is okay. It is part of the practice as well as the journey. It is about being humble and not taking everything so serious and to the nth degree!

Do you believe that missteps build character? I do. Self confidence, moxie, grit. Humbleness, humility and gracefulness. Gain experiences as well as determination and strength!

Failure does not mean the end! It can be the reset and restart. It can be a new beginning and/or way to get back on track. Challenge yourself, especially your perspective as well as your expectations!

Think about . . . What truly matters to you. What does it mean to give and/or do with your whole being. What do you dream about and desire. What do you CRAVE!

In knowing that it truly helps you journey along! Purpose and substance. Vision and making it happen. Achievement and celebration. Success and abundance!

Really get to the heart of the matter! Who are you and what are your beliefs and values. It is doable and survivable if you are the captain that steers your own life boat! You provide for you in knowing your whys in what you need. Only you! 

Own your self worth and do the worthwhile! Remember you are important and enough. Remember you do belong. It matters to BE and Do for YOU!

It is such a discovery of self as you practice the process to journey along!

  • Be open to who you are and who you may become along the way.
  • Stretch yourself and your comfort zone.
  • Try and try again.
  • Learn and relearn.
  • Develop and grow.
  • Gain life experiences.
  • Communicate and interact as well as connect and engage.
  • Deepen the relationship with you and your whole being.


(Photos by RSheridan)

It Is Your Choice In How You Practice to Process! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share. Enjoy Your Journey . . .

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That Mind-Body Connection

An Addition to the Journey

I still remember being that 20-something out on her own for the very first time. Eating cookies before dinner. Getting by with about 4 hours of sleep. Enjoying the weekend with cents maybe dollars in my bank account. Who was I fooling – ha!

Now I am more proactive in that mind-body connection. Eating better. Getting my sparkle on by exercising. Knowing that I need to work my body as well as my mind to be a healthier and happier whole well being!

Being connected and having that sense of belonging also helps with that mind-body connection. Giving to yourself and others. Communicating and interacting. Engaging and connecting. Sharing experiences to learn, develop and grow!

When the stress and anxiety kick in I really try to pause and do a check in with myself! Give reassurance that everything is okay and will get through it. Give reassurance that nothing is wrong with you necessarily and that everything will be fine. Give your whole being a hug!

Find that outlet that works best for you to connect your mind and body! Take the mind off the spin cycle. Put the body into being and/or motion and movement. Go for a walk to ponder and wander. It clears the mind and connects the body!

Making the time for yourself and your mind-body connection can be quite the experience, adventure and journey all rolled into one! In learning more about who you are and how you work can teach you more about health and life and everything in between. Talk about an energy and mood booster! It can be freeing by tuning more into your essence and sense of self. Talk about a boost of self confidence and self independence! 

When there is that mind-body connection . . .

  • You and your whole being feel GOOD!
  • You have more energy.
  • You learn to relax and rest.
  • Oh My Goodness! You sleep so much better and wake up – wait for it – RESTED!
  • You know most things are manageable and you will get through it one step at a time.
  • You know closing your eyes, taking a deep breath and letting it out with a smile and/or chuckle helps.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Health, Wellness and Happiness is Part of Your Journey. Remember to Nurture and Nourish Your Whole Being! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


3 Years Reflection

Finding Your Own Path . . .

Adventuring . . .

Journeying Along . . .

If you asked me three years ago am I living where I want to live, I would state I am making it work. Now I can state I am. I do think about the place I am at and the places I have been that make me a happier as well as a healthier being.

Creating

Are you being true to who you are and where you want to be?

  • What are you creating?
  • What are you making space for?

Take the time to go within yourself to reflect and ponder as well as make those life decisions and choices! 

Being you requires courage, but the freedom that comes from it will be worth it.

The more you show up as your authentic self, the more your life will flow.

Trust that who you really are is who the world needs. ~Shannon Kaiser

Ask yourself those million dollar questions too!

  • What are your “whys” in your needs?
  • What are you doing to live your life?
  • What is that ONE THING you really need or want as well as crave and desire?

What Truly Matters!

Cultivating

Do not forget the opportunity to experience growth! Make time for it for you and your whole being. It is important and a major part of the love and care you have for yourself. Really think about who you are as well as what you want to attract in living your life! 

  • Learning and developing.
  • Experiencing growth.
  • Gaining life experiences and memories.
  • Weaknesses into strengths.
  • Mistakes into successes.
  • Failures into opportunities.

Your personal growth comes within yourself! Believing, valuing and trusting yourself. That feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction. That coming full circle for completeness. Even when you are challenged you are growing!

Find that passion to be and to do! Being passionate in all you do is inspiring, motivating, fulfilling, satisfying, etc. Being open to trying new things and stretching your comfort zone. Going for what really speaks to your whole being!

It is okay to shift and adjust as well as change and transition! The hardest part is letting it happen naturally and not forcing it upon yourself. However, you do not have to settle either. It is about finding that balance and practicing the process. Really define what is truly important and is meaningful to you!

  • Possibilities and priorities.
  • Clarity and alignment.
  • Calmness and confidence.
  • Inspiration and passion.
  • Motivation and movement.
  • Curiosity and exploration.
  • Ponder and create.

What Makes You Happy and Moving to Your Own Beat!

Contributing

Think about . . .

  • What do you want to feel as much as possible?

Then send it out there to share with yourself and others!

  • What do you want others to feel when around you?


(Photos by RSheridan)

Find that “something” that gets you involved and engaged! Contribute and maybe even give a little dedication to it if it is something you really love. Find that “something” your own way too! You are the only one that knows what that looks like and how to go about it.

In contributing to yourself as well as others you are expanding, deepening, growing, experiencing, etc! You are being true to who you are by believing, valuing and trusting yourself. You find your drive and purpose in living your life. It is a process so ease into it and figure it out as you journey along!


My Word for 2018

Health

I am making a healthier and happier me a priority in 2018! Continuing to discover my strong. Continuing to be thankful in what my whole being does for me, especially when I take care of myself.

Love, Care, Kindness, Compassion . . .

Miss Katie over at Healthy Diva Life gives me clarity and light bulb moments with her posts. Thank you! I love when women love and support as well as inspire and empower the women around them.

My recent light bulb moment stems from being in a crossroads right now in living my life. Am I on the right track? What sign or direction am I looking for to get me moving forward again? Here is the light bulb going off – I have been changing my lifestyle, but my mindset got left behind! 

Being Real, Taking Risks and Having No REGRETS!!!

I am changing that in 2018 for myself! I recently wrote a post called 4 Buckets and there was my sign and a sense of direction for myself. It truly resonated with me at that moment! However, I need to take it to the next level for myself and my whole, well being.

I have two major goals in mind for 2018.

  1. Create more ease.
  2. Make time to find my happy.

FULLfilling . . .

It may not be easy and it may come with its share of hard work, but so worth it! Doing what is best for you and what serves your needs. Communicating, interacting, connecting, and engaging your mind, heart and whole being in pretty much everything you do. Be true to who you are and trust what you know to be true!

When your heart, mind and being are in tune it creates the space you need to go after what you need! The dreams turn into goals. The coming from love versus fear in following your heart’s desires. The believing and trusting that you are right where you need to be! 

To just focus on one thing at a time or even just doing nothing at all! To be mindful as well as in the present moment. To bring about awareness, especially of self. Everything happens in due time and being patient and trusting the process is key!

Journeying . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Do You Have a Word for 2018? What Are You Doing for YOU? Love to Hear, Please Share!

 


Journey of Self

Your Story

How are you self discovering who you truly are?

It is funny when you think you have it figured out and then it changes up on you!

How do you handle it?

  • Do you hold on or let go, especially if it is no longer serving you.
  • Do you weigh the pros and the cons.
  • Do you find the calm in the chaos to help you move forward.
  • Do you confront whatever it is in order to heal and love your whole being.
  • Do you embrace it to learn, develop and grow.

What are you creating in your life? What are you inviting into your life?

  • Loving
  • Healing
  • Inspiring
  • Creating
  • Being
  • Etc., etc., etc.!!!

Really discovering our strong to be warriors! Owning your power, control and energies. Being open to the opportunities as well as taking risks. Being brave to live the life you need, want and desire. Truly loving you for you and who you are!

By living the good life in being true to who you are! An honest and deeper relationship with yourself. A genuine and abundant way to live life!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Journeying Along! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Joy Breaks

Finding Joy & Happiness Among the Daily Rush

Do you take a “Joy Break”? aka Taking a brief moment for yourself to smile, laugh, find your happy place, etc!

One needs that reprieve as well as that release when the mind is racing and the body is rushing about! Being constantly in the “on” position is not good. You are able to pause to reset as well as recharge to restart again. Think about a mini dose of nurturing and nourishing for your whole, well being! 

When you feel on “over” or the world seems to be speeding by BECOME PRESENT! Find the peace and calm by becoming grounded. Find the pleasure and joy by becoming centered. Bring your attention and awareness within yourself and your being! 

Really focus in on what you love to do and make the time to do it! Even if it is just for 5 minutes. Let your mind go and maybe even tap into your creative being. Do what is best for you and your whole, well being!

It is the small things that you do for yourself that matters the most! Especially in taking the time to make space for you. I ask myself every once in a while, “Am I surviving, thriving or actually living?”! We are all going through the motions and the moments, however; do not lose yourself. Remember to journey on, read the next paragraph, turn the page, start a new chapter . . .


(Photos by RSheridan)


Being Your BFF

Your Journey of Self

Your journey of self is your very own personal story of creation! Who you are and what you create. How you journey and what you experience. To love you for you and to be your own BFF through thick and thin and everything in between!

  • Finding your self and discovering who you are.
  • Discovering the love, care and compassion that you have for yourself and your whole, well being.
  • Owning your worth by honoring and valuing yourself.
  • Staying true to who you are by believing and trusting in yourself.
  • Tuning and tapping into your inner self, especially your emotions, feelings and thoughts.

We can be our worst critic if not enemy at times. How do you protect yourself from doing that to yourself? Really think about how you can down low your inner critic to empower your inner voice! You can receive clarity and validity through your inner voice, especially to express yourself in what you need and why.

  • Knowing it is okay to have doubts and fears, especially in going after what you need, want, crave, desire, etc.
  • Practicing to progress, develop and experience growth.
  • Finding you and who you are through the practicing and experiencing.
  • Coming from a place of love in following your heart in what you are passionate about and what you love to do.

Then there are other times where we have people being hurtful to us. How do you tune into you and tap into your needs in those situations? How you value yourself helps you and others treat you how you want to be treated. It truly comes from within you!

Ask yourself . . .

  • What is true and what is not? Reality versus perception.
  • What do I have control over and what can I not control?
  • What am I going to respond/react to and what am I not going to respond/react to?
  • What are my choices?

There is a fine line between addressing and being aware of what is hurting you instead of finding fault and criticizing yourself. Really get to the heart of the “whats” by asking those “whys” in what you truly need. 

Probably the hardest part is understanding your emotions, feelings and thoughts. There usually is a reason behind our emotions and you have to take the time to ask why. It matters to address it head on in order to move on. Especially in being able to release and let go. Especially to be open to experiences. Especially to do what works best and serves you in your personal growth and journey of self. Your whole being and your energy will thank you for that!

Your happiness and healthiness matters! To become a better version of yourself. To find your inner voice in being able to communicate and connect with yourself on a deeper level. To listening to your whole being from the inside out! 


(Photos by RSheridan)

What Are You Doing For You To Give Back To Your Whole, Well Being. Love to Hear, Please Share.


Manifesting Power

Through Your Role

I strongly believe that we all are leaders in our own lives! Do you agree? Do you take a leadership role in your own life for you and your whole being? Simply put it is about taking the time to value who we are and what we have to offer! 

Your love and confidence as well as your intelligence and intuition! Tuning into your power and tapping into your spirit. Basically living your life on your own terms!

To nurture and nourish your whole being! Through building a great relationship and deeper connection with your whole being. By putting perfection and high expectations on the down low. By being the person you are! 


Navigating . . . Manifesting . . . Journeying . . .

Your Mindset

How do you perceive and receive your world and the world around you? 

Ask Yourself . . .

  • Are you serving your best interests?

You need to know the “whys” when it comes to what you need and want as well as crave and desire! Being mindful and fully aware. Tuning into your senses. You also need to know how to release and let go of what is no longer serving your best interests! 

  • Are you stunting your growth in any way?

You matter and are important! If you are willing and open, you are more than capable. You have to open yourself up to the possibilities and opportunities!

  • Are you sticking to your rules when it comes to acting?

Sometimes your mind rules your actions! You may have to throw out the rule book. You may need to let your heart in to play more! 

  • Are you proactive or reactive?

You need to make the time to connect with your whole being! Find that quiet space to center and connect. Reflect and release. Discover the movement and flow to your whole being again! 


Being . . . Creating . . . Living . . .

Your Dimension

You are more than one dimension! You have breadth by learning, developing and growing. You have depth through your experiences. All of what you experience enhances and expands you and your world!

A major part of adding dimension is through building a relationship with yourself!

  • Believing and trusting in yourself.
  • Knowing how you want to be treated to value yourself and your worth.
  • Nurturing and nourishing yourself and your whole being.
  • Answering those “whys” to ask for what you need.
  • Well being through self being; love, kindness, care, compassion, etc.

Your Journey

Remember you are the author in creating your story! You are the navigator in your journey!

It is about learning from the past and being in the present! What do you need? Are you being true to who you are? Be an active participant and show up for you in living your life!


Slow and Easy . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Really strive for a good mindset and a fresh perspective on a daily basis! Love to hear your thoughts, please share.


Experiences Are Part of Your Story

Creating Your Story One Experience, One Moment, One Chapter At A Time

You find your path and define it as you go along. Your path sets you on the course to journey along. Those experiences and those moments become a part of the story you create.


Journeying Along . . .

  • There are times you have to ask for help along the way. This helps you communicate, interact, connect, and engage.
  • There are times you have to ask for directions. This helps you in stopping to process. This helps you in pausing to breathe. This helps you redirect.
  • There are times you have to unpack and regroup; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. This helps you create space and set boundaries. This also helps you learn how to release and let go of what is no longer working or serving your best interests.


Opening Up . . . Being . . . Letting Go . . .

It can be uncomfortable to open yourself up, however; vulnerability helps you grow and evolve! Being vulnerable is okay and not a weakness or flaw. It can become an essential part of who you are and how you express yourself by living from within your being! Humility goes a long way too.

We all experience the good, the bad, at times the ugly, and everything in between! You can be in control of how you make decisions and choices. You can be in control of how you respond and react. It can serve you or sabotage you and you choose which one it will be! 

Make the time to slow down and be more! All that rushing about. All those excuses about not having the time. Stop the “busyness” – your 20’s turn into your 40’s and your 40’s into your 80’s before your own eyes in hurrying and rushing about to the next and the next and the next!


Sink Your Toes Into the Sand!

Remember . . .

  • MAKE Time For Yourself. Make the space you need for you and your whole well being.
  • DO What You Love. Find the fun and play as well as the joy and happiness.
  • TAKE Note of the Beauty Around You. Practice to progress . . . Be grateful, appreciative and thankful . . . Celebrate more . . .
  • EMBRACE Your Journey. Explore, adventure, travel . . . Communicate and interact as well as engage and connect . . . Learn, experience growth and gain life experiences . . .


Play, Laugh & Have Fun . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Your Whole Being Will Thank You & You Will Feel Better In Your Health and Happiness! What Are You Doing for Your Whole Being? Love to Hear, Please Share.


The Learning Path

Staying The Course

There is nothing better than when the pieces click into place! That feeling of enlightenment and lightness. That feeling of freedom with a twist of enchantment. That feeling of being proud of yourself for doing it, going through the experience and accomplishing it!

You are more open to expand, especially in your personal development and growth! Oh the possibilities and the opportunities. The creativity. The connection you have to yourself, to others and to the world you live in.

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Think about how lucky and how blessed you are to experience those moments that become a part of you! That help you learn, grow and experience. That make you smile and laugh! That help you just be and to be mindful and present. That give you pure bliss, joy and happiness!  

  • You have to seek what you need and want as well as what you dream and desire.
  • You have to be open to the opportunities and be willing to learn, grow and experience.
  • You have to learn how to believe and value as well as love and trust yourself.
  • You have to tune into your inner voice and tap into your inner self.
  • You have to nurture and nourish your whole well being.

It is wonderful when your inner being finds its voice again. It is amazing when your inner guidance system kicks in and you begin sending and receiving. It is amazing when you live your life by giving your inner being the opportunity to shine from within.

Remember to find your learning path to stay on course in those good times as well as the challenging times! To come from a place of love to follow your heart. To let your inner self guide by shining through to provide much needed light. To remind yourself to journey along and not rush or race from destination to destination!

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(Photos by RSheridan)

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