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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.


Living Wholly

Whole Well Being That Is!

I am not sure if I started on a journey or one heck of an adventure back in mid-November! I had been a gym member for many years. However, it was no longer serving my best interests. I needed a change and found one that I fell head over heels in love with!

I enjoy the studio I go to. When I first started I did not think I would survive the first 50-minute class. I persevered and have been keeping my practice up for 8 months now. I find a good combo between challenging myself and having fun doing it!

The one major lesson I learned back in 2012 that still sticks with me today is that EVERYTHING is CONNECTED! 

  • Your health, wellness and happiness.
  • Your body in general has to work together to become one in motion and movement.
  • Your mind, body and spirit.
  • Your inner being to your outer being.
  • Making time for you and your whole being.

Practicing . . .

I am progressing in my practice. Learning to focus on the form more versus just going through the motions. Learning to embrace poses and accept that it challenges my body in a good way. Learning how to breathe better while exercising. Not only am I discovering my strong I am finding my sense of balance again!

Positioning . . .

The biggest change I have seen in myself is being able to properly position myself! Desk jockeying to mat work to walking and biking and everything in between. The ability to breathe easier, not crunching into your spine, being able to twist, rotate and pivot better and more fully, etc. Proper posture has so many added benefits!

Powering . . .

You learn how to power to perform and utilize your energies too! All that sitting makes your hip flexors short and tight and your glutes are limited in range of motion and may even weaken. Then your legs, hips and lower back take over and take the brunt. Think better blood flow too!

In looking back I think about all the hours and sweat I put into exercising and feeling at times the results were hit and miss. It is hard to explain the transformation unless you experience it. I went from sweating and burning to more focused in on motion, movement and breathing. I found I was more connected and that meant a more meaningful workout session. I also found compassion for myself and relaxation and rest for my whole being too!

For me it is about how I feel instead of look when it comes to my whole well being! Activating and engaging to a deeper and stronger mind body connection. All that bridging, working out on all fours and even squatting and planking. Stretching, increasing range of motion and of course balance (repeat what you did on the right-side on the left-side). It does a whole well being GOOD!


(Photos by RSheridan)

What Are You Doing for Your Whole Well Being? Love to Hear, 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!


Creating a Cozy Spot

Creating Comfort For You

How do you go about creating a cozy spot for you? Are you in the process of creating a cozy spot? or Do you already have one?

From clean and crisp to homey and stuff. From neutral to pops of color and everything in between. From symmetry to creative to everything in between. From calm to vibrancy.

From what you love and makes you feel good. From what you actually use. From the trends to making your own style. From what makes you happy and brings you joy.

For comfort and/or healing. For relaxation and rest. For release and to let go. For yourself to be.

Adding In the Comfort Essentials

How do you add in the comfort? What are your top essentials for comfort?

  • Music (i.e. music player, instrument, music box, etc.)
  • Softness (i.e. blankets, rugs, curtains, etc.)
  • Lighting (lamps, candles, natural and adjustable lighting, etc.)
  • Reading materials (books, magazines, journals, etc.)
  • Cushion (floor cushions, throw pillows, ottomans, etc.)
  • Bold Statements (think makes you happy and makes you feel good and gives you joy)
  • Fauna and Flora
  • Artistic and Creative (i.e. artwork, paint, pops of color, etc.)
  • Mirror and Metallic (adds depth)
  • Storage (clear up a bit of the clutter)
  • Texture (adds warmth along with depth)

Find your energy along with the space’s energy! Items that make your space livable and add that lived in feeling. Remember to switch up your space from time to time to keep if fresh and inviting! 

I have a few cozy spots I gravitate to.

  • Being in the kitchen cooking and experimenting.
  • Curling up in my favorite cozy spot with a great mystery.
  • Adding the extras to my bike to make it a comfort ride for my whole being.

I love adding in . . .

  • My photographs throughout my home.
  • The creative and unique along with pops of color and metallics.
  • Pillows and blankets.
  • Good lighting and how it does your whole being good.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Love to Hear About Your Comfortable, Cozy Spot. Please Share.


Ground Control

To Major [Insert Your Name]

Do you think in terms of empowerment when it comes to your overall BEing?

I DO!

  • Being True to Who You Are.
  • Loving You for YOU.
  • Stretching Your Comfort Zone.
  • Getting Creative.
  • Finding Your Fitness Go To’s aka Loves and Passions.
  • Making the Space You Need for YOU.
  • Experiencing . . . for growth, to live fully, to make memories . . .

LIMITLESS . . . ENDLESS . . .

Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (Ten, nine, eight, seven, six)

Commencing countdown, engines on (Five, four, three, two)
Check ignition and may God’s love be with you (Two, one, liftoff)

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in the most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today ~ Space Oddity – Bowie

One BIG WORLD to Explore & Experience . . .

Talk about a mood and confidence booster! Find that inspiration and motivation. Believe in you and encourage yourself. Really value and trust in yourself to make the best decision and choices for you!

SOAR . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Love To Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


BEing

BE Curious

Get curious and explore! Let your creative side loose. Let your inner kid come out to play, laugh and have fun. Be and do what makes you happy and makes your whole being feel good!

Here’s another thought on being curious . . . do you tune and tap into what you are EXPERIENCING in your curiosity! 

What are you experiencing?

  • It it a teaching lesson.
  • It is a growth experience.
  • Do you just need to be with yourself for that moment.
  • Does it require no action and doing nothing in that moment.
  • Does it require you to act and take action.
  • Are you in a place of awareness.

It takes you and the experience to another level in connecting and engaging! Pause to soak it in. Center to focus in. Check in your whole being to experience!

Think about discovery and the possibilities waiting out there for you to grab!

BE Open

Are you on auto pilot or manual? Practice listening instead of speaking and/or doing. Tune in versus out. Be alert and open. Be awake and aware. What is at least one thing you can take away or learn today?

  • To be open and put yourself out there to learn, grow and experience.
  • To be the best version of yourself and to do that through self love, care, kindness, and compassion.
  • To be flexible in exploring and discovering as well as growing and experiencing.

Think about movement! To give you clarity and calmness. To give you balance and stability. To wander and ponder. It helps you work through things, figure out solutions and just keep moving!

To Just BE

  • To be mindful and present.
  • To be your time keeper in how and what you spend your time and energy on.

Think about being completely present in what you are doing right at that moment! Make the time to focus on the task at hand. To be fully engaged and connected. It is so worth it!

BE the Stretch

How can you stretch your comfort zone? It truly starts from within in how you feel. That inquiry in asking yourself what you need and why!

  • Finding the meaning and what matters in your why.
  • Awakening and growing . . .
  • Opening yourself up to the possibilities.
  • Discovering and experiencing . . .
  • Putting your focus and energy on what you truly need.
  • Empowering and emerging . . .

Think about quality versus quantity when it comes to your being, health and wellness and life in general!

BE the Moment

What are those moments that made you proud that you went for it and did it?

  • Those moments that are exciting and freeing at the same time.
  • Those moments that make you satisfied and fulfilled.
  • Those moments where your whole being is in play; mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually! 

 That is authentic and abundance all rolled into one whole package! To be strong in your whys and empowered to meet your needs. To reach your full potential by knowing who you are and what works best for you.  That self reflection, that self inquiry, that self check . . 


(Photos by RSheridan)

BEing . . . Love to Hear About Yours, Please Share.


Let It Be

“Words of Wisdom”

I recently read an article about letting things be! I know I have discussed releasing and letting go on my blog. However, this got me thinking. There is a difference when it comes to “letting go” versus “letting be”! 

  • Letting be versus fixing.
  • Loosening versus eliminating.
  • Easing versus “over” . . .
  • Simplifying versus complicating.

In letting things be you create space to respond and/or react to what is happening to you. Also, to what is going on around you. To actively listen in order to connect to yourself in how you receive and respond to yourself as well as others.

  • Do you have control?
  • Do you have a choice?

At the heart of it though is creating that space you need for you!

Think about tuning into your comfort levels too!

  • To love you for you through kindness, care and compassion.
  • To let yourself be who you are.
  • To be and do for you.
  • To take time to relax and rest.
  • To make time for you and your needs.


(Photos by RSheridan)

You may be surprised in what you discover about yourself! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Manifesting Strength

Physically and Mentally

Do you believe in the correlation between your physical strength and your mental strength?

I do! I find that tapping into my physical strength means tuning into my mental strength. Also, tuning into my emotions, feelings and thoughts. I communicate and connect better to myself as well as at times to others too!

Then there is that realization of what your body can truly do when you put your mind to it too! Through your overall strength you find confidence and comfort. Safety and security. You may surprise yourself by taking a “I cannot do this.” to “I CAN do this!”.

Through your practicing you find your flexibility and adaptability.

  • You may find joy and pleasure in discovering what you like to do.
  • You may find a playfulness to have fun doing what you like to do.
  • You may find inspiration in looking forward to something and motivation in what excites you.
  • You may find passion and creativeness in tapping into your potential, talents and gifts.

Through your abilities you find your determination and drive! You may even fall in love with your whole body too. You are changing and transforming for the better!

When you appreciate what your body can do you start to enjoy the practice. You take an interest and challenge yourself. You stretch yourself to try a little harder. You may even try new things to see what you like to do!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Discovering Your STRONG!!!


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!

 


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