Tag Archives: Loving

Start At The Beginning

Build From There . . .

I have been thinking and questioning lately.

  • What Brings You Joy?
  • What Challenges You In A Good Way?
  • What Makes You Want to Experience Life?

In essence “How do we live life each and every day?”! You have to begin laying that foundation to build from. You have to tune into your inner sense of direction and tap into your internal compass. You have to figure out where you are going, especially when you do not know your destination and where to even start!

One place to start is figuring out what gives you energy! Getting curious and exploring. Stretching your comfort zone in trying new things. Discovering what you love to do!

In giving yourself energy you want to connect and engage to what is going on around you! You gain focus, become more aware and pay attention more. You start communicating, interacting and connecting, especially with the skill set, experience and knowledge that you already have at hand!

Think about what engages you, especially when you have the energy! That knowing in what to do and how to do it. There is nothing better than finding your flow! 

What activities energize and engage you?

  • To be in that moment.
  • To be completely focused and involved.
  • To be in that place that either calms you or brings you joy, pleasure and happiness.
  • To be sucked in that you lose track of time.
  • To be excited and engaged.
  • To be having FUN!

Here’s A Little Inspiration and Motivation!

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(Photos By RSheridan)

 What Has You Energized & Engaged Lately? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Manifesting

Putting My Word for 2017 Into Action

What does manifesting mean to you? Love to Hear, Please Share!

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Getting to the Heart . . .

For me it is a multitude of things.

  • Putting the “over” on the down low and remembering to keep it simple.
  • Being more . . . mindful, present, aware, grateful, focused, thankful, etc.
  • Becoming a better person and putting my best self out there each and every day.
  • Doing more of what I love because it inspires, motivates and drives me to get out there to experience life.
  • Coming from a place of love and following my heart’s needs and wants as well as dreams and desires.

Here is how I am putting my word, manifesting, into action for 2017!

My Top 5

  • Capturing
  • Creating
  • Focusing
  • Stretching
  • Wandering

Capturing

Do you make time to dream, imagine, visualize? What do you do with those thoughts (i.e. vision board, picture book, inspiration cloud, etc.)?

Focus on the now! What do you need and want as well as crave and desire? Think about manifesting! Imagine and picture yourself going after it. Nurture, nourish, drive, and fuel IT!

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Focusing In & On . . .

Creating

Do you have a hobby? Do you give yourself the time and the space to enjoy that hobby?

Unleash your creative being! It can boost your mood, energy and spirit. It can give you inspiration and motivation as well as reflection and relaxation. It can get your whole being flowing and moving again. Remember to tap into your creative side!

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Creating . . .

Focusing

Do you ever feel like you do not multitask well? I do, so you are not alone. At times multitasking is overload for the mind and body coordination and may create errors, burn out, disruption, distraction, etc. Think about how your whole being feels doing one thing at a time! 

Yes you can do anything you put your mind, body and soul into, however; you cannot do everything! Remember that! 

Practice being present and focusing in on the now and what deserves your attention! Build a healthier and happier relationship with yourself in setting boundaries, creating space and giving yourself a little slack too. Your whole being will thank you for unplugging and giving it some much needed R&R!

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Big Picture to the Details and Everything In Between!!!

Stretching

Do you stretch your comfort zone to try new things?

  • To travel and adventure.
  • To explore and experiment.
  • To connect and engage.
  • To communicate to interact.
  • To learn to develop.
  • To experience growth to gain experiences.

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Filling Your Bucket . . .

It may be a little uncomfortable at times to stretch, but with practice you will figure out what you like and do not like to feel more at ease! You may become more flexible and adaptable. You may want to take a little risk in exploring and experimenting in trying new things. You learn to not be so fearful or afraid in making mistakes and learn a little humility when it comes to failures. Get out there, go for it and embrace the challenges and the successes! 

Wandering

My favorite form of reflection, relaxation and/or meditation is wandering! aka Escaping to the Great Outdoors. I refresh and recharge my whole being. I feel like a better person too!

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Wandering . . . Exploring . . . Adventuring (Photos by RSheridan)

What Are You Up To? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Healthier Whole Being

Wintertime

How do you practice being a healthier whole being in the winter months?

Your whole being can shift in the winter months. The days are colder, darker and shorter. Your energy and mood can shift from low to high and everything in between. Some people are coming off the excitement of the holidays. Some people are trying to ramp up into that healthier lifestyle in eating good and being active.

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Focus

Focus on the right here, right now! The big picture can be exciting as well as overwhelming. It is okay to break it down to focus on the little things and take baby steps. It becomes more realistic and achievable. Remember to celebrate along the way too! It will help you stay focused and that becomes inspiration and motivation to keep going.

There is nothing better than being present in the moment to experience and make memories to reminisce about later on! Plus that is added inspiration and motivation too!

Practice

Please go easy on yourself in giving your whole being some much needed love, kindness and comfort! Make time for you. Give back to yourself. Treat yourself. DO what works BEST for YOU!

In being hard or beating yourself up it takes a toll on you and your whole being! It does not have to be all or nothing. It is not a one time thing and you have to think in terms of what you do most days to give back to yourself and your whole well being. Give yourself a break and create a little slack too!

Do we really need to add anymore stress, anxiety, frustration, tension . . . I would hope NOT!

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Rest

You need to make time to relax and get plenty of rest. Remind yourself to take 5 minutes, 15 minutes or even up to 30 minutes to unwind before going to sleep. Hit that snooze button in the morning and take that time to stretch and wake up. Put the blue light on the down low too (i.e. phone, TV, etc.). Think restorative sleep versus restless sleep because quality is more important than quantity! Yes you may sleep six to eight hours, but was it restorative. Sleep smarter!

One thing I do for myself at times is to wake naturally on a weekend day. No setting of the alarm. No waking up early to slug through what needs to get done and to run here and there. No hurry either and just take that time for yourself!

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s To Taking Care of Your Whole Well Being & Making Time for You! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Your Heart’s Desire

Coming From A Place of Love

In Following Your Heart

To make each day a new day to start anew! Is a true blessing to appreciate and to be grateful and thankful for. To find the inspiration and motivation to be, to do and to just get out there! To treat each and every day as a gift to treasure. To be present, mindful and make every moment count! 

The magical: By dreaming and desiring you develop, experience growth and gain experiences. 

The reality: With determination, drive and hard work that your dreams can come true in focusing on what you need, want, crave, and most of all desire.

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One BIG World Out There!

There is nothing more inspiring and motivating than visualizing your dreams and focusing on your desires!  To find your strength within the challenges and the courage to continue on. To discover your heart’s desire by finding your loves and passions. To do what is true and best for you and your whole well being!

  • To communicate, interact, connect, and engage your whole being.
  • To nurture and nourish your whole well being.
  • To be true and honest with yourself
  • To believe, value and trust in who you are.
  • To learn, experience growth and gain life experiences.

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Being Your Own Captain . . .

Do you ask yourself what you want to focus your energy on? It is important to focus your energies on inspiration and determination as well as what motivates and drives you. Do you give it enough time and attention? It is important to create the time and space you need, especially to do more of what you love to do.

Think about how you dream and if you dream big enough or not! Think about your desires and if they challenge you enough to be you, do well and make you feel good. Think about how your dreams and desires make you curious to explore and discover your loves and passions as well as your potential and power. Think about how your dreams and desires make you feel, especially in making your heart joyful and your being happy!

Then get out there and pursue more of it! It does you good to hope, wish and dream. It does you good to go after what you need and want as well as crave and desire. Your desires are worthy of your time and energy to pursue if they are true to you and who you are! 

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Loving . . . Believing . . . Hoping . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

What Is Your Heart Telling You? 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)

What are you grateful for? For Oh So Much! Love to Hear, Please Share.


Living It

The BEST Way for Your Whole Well Being

Jonathan Fields is the author of How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Pratical Wisdom. I like his candidness of moving through our lives on “autopilot busyness”. All those “dis” words we have and use in our vocabulary . . . disconnected, disengaged, dissatisfied.

Are we going through the motions to get through the daily grind? Do we have the knowledge and tools? Do we have the mindset and support? To live the good life!

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Moving . . .

In my own mind I am thinking on my feet while I am truly tripping over my own two feet! I do not come from a place of grace or patience at times. I know I wish some days I could shift and adapt with more ease. I do need to stay in charge and tap into my strengths. I do need to do what works best for me too!

  • How do you live the talk you tell yourself?

What does a life well lived really mean to each and every one of us?

  • It is practice and progress.
  • It is passion and pursuit.
  • It is practical and you just be, go and do each and every day.

At times you know how and where to begin and other times you do not! Sometimes you have to hope, believe and trust in yourself. To have faith. To go with your instinct. To release and let go, especially in what you have no control over! 

  • How does one live life with direction and purpose?

At times you have to test the waters! To dip a big toe in. To wade in. To just go for it and jump in!

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Testing . . .

At times there is going to be challenges, uncertainty and the fear of the unknown! You have to weigh the potential along with the risks. There is also achievement and success. You have to create and innovate to find what you love to do and truly discover your passions! 

  • How does one live life with action and impact?

Get curious and just grab life and live it! Embrace the life lessons and opportunities to develop, to experience growth and gain life experiences. Ask for what you need and want as well as dream and desire. Lean in with love to support yourself and your greatest someones. Everything you discover can be actionable and through the experience validates impact and meaning in living your life!

Life is like an exploration where you find your path to discover the gifts and treasures while journeying along!  Communicate, interact and engage. Cultivate, contribute and do your best. Love and be love and learn to share that love with others. Each day is a new start!

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Exploring  . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Remember To Create Your Story, Find Your Own Path and Journey Along! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Focusing Inward

Reflecting & Redirecting

Do you know the percentage of time you spend focused on technology every day? Especially when technology assists you in your 8 to 5 job. Especially when you are waiting or bored. We spend a good majority of our time reacting to technology!

Technology has broaden our worlds. However, we react more than reflect and at times that gives us no sense of direction. Our attention and focus is so directed outwards with technology, especially cell phones, computers and technology devices and even televisions. Are we truly thinking for ourselves at times?

You lose your sense of direction throughout the day in responding to technology because it is distracting and disrupting! You need to remember to take the time to just be and shut if off for a few minutes throughout the day. When you take the time to step back it gives you clarity and a chance to regroup your thinking processes. You may even feel like a more productive, efficient being too!

How about directing that focus inward for a change of pace?

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Focusing Inward . . .

Do you want to be a part of the world you are living in? Life does not have to happen to us if we learn how to take back the controls. To be in control of our lives, especially the choices and decisions we make on a daily basis. To be more present and mindful instead of looking to the future for the next latest and greatest! You can be in the present and prepare for your desired future. That is inspiration to find your passion to be purposeful. That is motivation to find what you love to do to be successful. 

  • Do you reflect at the end of the day, week or month? How?
  • Do you practice releasing and letting go, especially of what is not working for you or serving your best interests?

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Journeying . . . Experiencing . . . Growing . . .

We all need to make the time for ourselves, especially in listening to our needs! You need to tune into your inner voice and tap into your inner knowledge, guidance and wisdom. That is where you find your passions and learn what you love to do. That is where you find your emotions, feelings and thoughts. That is where you find your connection to communicate, interact and engage.

  • Do you address your actions, behaviors, emotions, and/or feelings? What about your habits and routines? Anything need an adjustment, change and/or just do away with?
  • Do you know what makes you confident and empowered? Do you know what is holding you back or in place?

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Being . . . Reflecting . . . Redirecting . . .

There are times where we need to zoom in and other times where we need to zoom out! Sometimes the details bog us down and we need to focus on a bigger scope. Sometimes the big picture is getting in the way of the details. A little reflection and redirection helps make things clearer! 

  • Do you look at the details as well as the big picture? Do you see the shades of gray among the black and white?

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Details . . . Big Picture . . . & Everything In Between . . .

Remember to ask yourself each and every day!

  • Am I learning as well as making mistakes?
  • Am I creating?
  • Am I experiencing growth?
  • Am I gaining the life experiences I need and want as well as dream and desire?

By getting to know who you are and how you tick you get to know your whole self for the better! It can be loving and caring. It can be freeing and transforming. It can be rewarding in so many ways (i.e. health, happiness, abundance, etc.)!

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Filling Your Bucket for Your Needs, Wants, & Desires (Photos by RSheridan)

How Do You Make Time For Yourself and Your Whole Being? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Great Expectations

Discovering Your Path

Why do we allow certain things that show up on our welcome mat and knock on the door into our lives? Then you wonder and ask yourself “Why is this showing up in my life?” Well you did let it in!

You lose control of creating that space for yourself. Those mental and physical blocks start popping up along with the insecurities and fears. The boundaries you have set are cracking and even at times coming down around you. Those great expectations form and become high and mighty!

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It can be a JUNGLE Out There!

Remember to call a time out! Do a self check of what you need right here right now and do it for your whole well being. Stop beating yourself up! Lighten up and go easy on yourself. Most of all just let go of the struggle to realize where you are is where you need to be right now!

You are the one in charge of the controls! You have the choice to do or not to do. Think about the reasoning to do or not to do. Then make the decision that works best for you!

“I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

You have some things that come easy to you and other things that challenge you! Believe in yourself to give it a try instead of giving up right at the start. Believe that you deserve it and get after it. You can and you will!

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The two things I practice each and every day is my patience and my strength. No one wants to do those things that are uncomfortable let alone hard. I really look for the lesson in those teachable moments to experience growth. There is no bigger reward then gaining life experiences and making those lifetime memories!

“I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Every day is a NEW! day to start anew! Believe, value and trust in yourself and be true to who you are by living your life from within. Communicate, interact and connect to your whole being from within. Be open to the possibilities and opportunities to learn, experience growth and gain life experiences!

There will be good days and not so good days. You choose what kind of day you are going to have. You choose to adapt or react. You choose the positive or the negative. Every day will be different with opportunities, choices and experiences.

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Beginning . . . Choosing . . . Finding . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Some days strength, flexibility, balance, and patience eludes us! It is okay to admit a weakness or that you are struggling with something. It is okay to ask for help. Be honest with yourself and ask for what you need! 

We all are on our own journey! Listen to your inner guidance system. Pay attention to the signs. Ask for directions as well as help if needed. Adventure On!

Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Black Friday

Beach Time!

Thursday the table was dressed for the gathering of the feast. The meal was a twist of traditional and coastal with turkey, shrimp and fish and of course all the fixins plus dessert.

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Gobble, Gobble

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Then Friday was a big breakfast with beach time in the afternoon.

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Holidays! Make New Traditions and Make Lifelong Memories. Enjoy Quality Time With Your Greatest Someones.


You Are Love

You Are Loved

Think about the love you give to yourself as well as others, especially your greatest someones!

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Loving, Growing, Experiencing . . .

Sense of Self

How do you tune into your sense of self and tap into your inner being?

  • Belief, value, trust.
  • Love, care, kindness, compassion.
  • Making time to go within yourself.
  • Connecting to your breath to reconnect with your whole being.
  • Being there for you and supporting yourself.

Create that space for yourself to have some much needed “me” time! To do what you want you want even if it means doing nothing.

Sense of Community

We all have that innate sense to belong and be a part of a bigger world. To communicate, interact and connect. To find that support. To spend time with others and not be such a solitary being. You find comfort in being within a community.

Being part of a community is a great way to learn, create and experience! To just be; present and mindful. To refresh and recharge. To give back and receive in return. The possibilities and opportunities are awaiting you!

This sense of community may bring out the adventurer in you too! Want to try something new. How about trying it by being part of a bigger group. A popular term in my community is the “exercise social” where you combine community, exercise/play and fun.

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Love, Belief, Hope . . .

Sense of Direction

How do you share and spread the love with yourself as well as others, especially your greatest someones?

  • Remind yourself that you are love and that you are loved.
  • Remind yourself to believe, value and trust in who you are.
  • Remind yourself to come from a place of love by listening to your heart and what it needs, wants and desires.
  • Remind yourself to be open to receiving as well as giving.
  • Remind yourself to share and spread the loving kindness.

How do you direct your focus, especially your passions and purpose?

  • By being . . .
  • By doing . . .
  • By learning
  • By experiencing . . .

The one that matters and is important is creating your own path to journey on!

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Creating Your Own Path to Journey! (Photos by RSheridan)

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