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Golden Glitter

Wandering . . .

Ms. Healthy Diva Life recently wrote a blog post called Feeling Good & A Little Lost. It does feel good to feel good. It is okay to feel lost. Just ease into the wandering, right!

Talking about feeling lost made me think of J.R.R. Tolkien. “All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter” is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien for his fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.

“All that gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien


Glittery . . . Shiny . . .

We all experience that feeling of being lost and at times we may find we lost ourselves too in the process! How do you continue moving forward? How do you get back on track in living your life? This is when you need to take a time out and make time for yourself to do a self check!

Ask Yourself . . .

  • Do you know your “whys” when it comes to what you want?
  • Do you know what you want to do?
  • Do you know what makes you happy?
  • Do you know how to release and let go of what is no longer working best for you?

You wonder and wander! It is perfectly normal and okay to not know where you are going at times in living your life. Tune into your emotions and tap into your feelings to connect to your inner being. Really ask yourself the questions above to determine what truly excites you to move your whole being again! 


Wandering . . .

Focusing inward helps you in being aware of your mind and various energies as well as your heart and physical being too! It is perfectly normal and okay to be all over the place. Take the time to stretch your comfort zone in trying new things. Make mistakes to learn and develop. Gain new experiences to experience growth. Really wander!

Look at what you do have in your life! Appreciate and celebrate it. Be grateful and thankful. Each and everything received and given is a true blessing!

My grandmother talked about patience (which I have very little of – ha!). She talked about . . . In having patience you will find your purpose. Challenges, stresses and struggles will test your patience fully and completely. Throughout that test and the test of your patience will come your plan; your game plan, your next plan, etc. You will get through it and become a stronger person for it!


Making Time to Be!

We all grow by experiencing change! Practice to learn, develop and experience. We all change to transform! Practice to progress. We all go through life transitions! 

Practice . . . maintaining your center of balance, your health and happiness, and feeling good about yourself and where you are at. Be the Captain in steering your life, especially your healthiness and happiness!

Practice . . . self love and self care and compassion, owning and embracing your messy self, and counting your many blessings. The love you have for yourself matters in being there for yourself and your greatest someones! 

Practice . . . sharing, receiving and giving, coming from a place of love, and following your heart and your loves and passions and desires. Really lead with your heart and the rest of you will fall into place and be along for the ride!

Practice . . . that life is not a sprint to the finish line and to take the time to wander, get lost, find your way, and just journey along!


Slow & Steady Journeying . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Life is Messy Beautiful . . . Wonder . . . Wander . . . Get Lost . . . The Best Is To Come When You Find Your Way Again! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Easy Does It

For 2017

Here we are in May 2017. Did you ease into 2017? Or Was it more like a rush with a hop, skip and jump added in? Continuously remind yourself to keep in simple, okay!

1st – You are your own top priority! Self care is important and not selfish. Taking care of yourself gives you more energy to be there for yourself as well as for others. It matters in being an active and productive being too!

  • Love you for who you are.
  • Give YOU self love and self care.
  • Believe, value and trust yourself.
  • Be your best friend, greatest cheerleader and biggest supporter.

When you come from a place of love in following your heart you experience, grow and transition! Think about your successes and milestones. Think about your missteps and failures. Think about the opportunities and possibilities. What are are you going for and putting yourself out there to be and do?

Be mindful to be inspired, motivated and productive! To find direction, meaning and purpose. To tune into your emotions, feelings and thoughts. Remember to check in with yourself and your whole being too! 

2nd – Your health and wellness is number one and the rest is secondary! Find that health, wellness and happy lifestyle choice that works best for your whole being. Remember to relax and rest as well as release and let go of what is no longer serving you. Your being will thank you for how it feels!

  • Instead of thinking urgency give yourself the freedom to control the speed.
  • Communicate and listen as well as connect and engage you, yourself and your whole being.

Discover the best parts of yourself and find your loves and passions! You need to love you for you and support your own growth. You need to hold firm to your values and appreciate who you really are. You need to create space and set boundaries. The only one that is going to do that for you is YOU! 

Learn how to listen! Tuning and tapping into the inner you. Building and deepening those connections with yourself and your greatest someones. Engaging your mind and heart to be active, experience growth and gain life experiences!

3rd – You are responsible and accountable when it comes to driving your own life! Time is precious as well as limited so use it well. Really tune into what you love to do and make the time to do it. Remind yourself what truly matters to you in living your life!

  • Own your power and create great energy for your whole being.

You find your center as well as that balance between your mind and your heart! You find that focus to drive you and your passions and ambitions. You use your time more efficiently and your energy more effectively. You remain true to who you are by living from within!

You need to believe in your own abilities! You have the knowledge, resources and tools to problem solve and make decisions that are best for you. You have the ability to learn and develop as well experience growth and gain experiences. Really tune into your inner being and what you need, crave, want, and desire!

4th – You need to play, laugh and have fun! Get curious and explore. Discover the NEW! Find the simple and light hearted through your joy, healthiness, happiness, and wellness!

  • What do you dream about?
  • What do you desire?
  • What drives you?

Really connect to your creative self and engage your mind to be free, loose and creative! Expose yourself to the NEW! Take what you know or are learning to the next level. Let go, make mistakes, and really reveal your abilities and capabilities! 

Be in the present moment focused on that task at hand! You can multitask later. Stop to breathe, slow down to pause. Try stilling your being, clearing your mind and connecting to your inner being in your whys, needs and craves! 


(Photos by RSheridan)

Own Your Path and Journey Along! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Manifesting Investing

In Your Whole Being

Do you think of yourself as an investment? I hope you do!

When you truly feel good about yourself, you are less likely to fall for those mind traps and physical challenges you place on yourself! Yes, we all want to look good, especially on the outside and how we present ourselves to others. However, it does not define who you are!

  • What do you do to invest in your whole being, inside and out?
  • How are you worthy to yourself?
  • How do you value yourself, especially in what matters the most to you?

You have to really check in with yourself and your whole being from time to time! To see how you are doing overall. To see if you are using your time and energy efficiently and effectively. To see what you truly need!

  • How do you love yourself and your whole being?

You need to invest in YOU to get a great return on your investment! Taking care of your health and happiness. Doing more of what you love to do. Tuning into those passions and tapping into your creative being. To truly receive and give back to YOU!

  • How do you tap into your power, especially owning it?

Remember it is okay to have those moments where you are not on top of it! You realize it and that is a good first step. Stop and pause to reflect and release. It is okay to embrace it, come to terms with it and keep moving forward one step at a time!


(Photos by RSheridan)

What Do You Do to Add to Your Bank for Abundance In Having a Fulfilling Life? Love to Hear, Please Share!

 


Manifesting Receiving

To Receive, Release & Give

I was in the process of writing a blog post on manifesting receiving when I read an article On Mind Body Green by Dr. Danielle Dowling called How to Manifest Abundance In Your Relationships & Finances. Her words just SPOKE to me. The main reason her words spoke to me is the connection between receiving and releasing!

Dr. Dowling’s number one tip for abundant success is RELEASE in any are of your life! She talks about saying to yourself “I release so that I may receive.”

  • Release resentment (that you haven’t gotten it yet).
  • Release expectation (of what it should look like).
  • Release attachment (to the eventual outcome).

I think about that desire for abundance and how to attract it. I think about that need of getting what you want in your life to live your life.

It is like a teeter totter! On one side release seems simple and easy. On the other side release can be difficult and challenging. I think it comes down to being true to who you are by believing, valuing, loving, and trusting yourself! 

In knowing your essential inner being you can go after what you need, crave, want, and desire! You can find your healthiness and happiness. You can discover your passions and loves. It starts with you and from within you!

It is about building a good foundation for yourself! Practicing to shift, change and transition to develop and grow. Experiencing to live a good, full life. Creating your story as you journey along!

It is about being there and helping yourself connect more deeply to who you are and your world!

Really connecting with your whole being . . .

  • To Communicate
  • To Listen
  • To Interact
  • To Engage

It is about that triple combo in RECEIVING, RELEASING and GIVING! Being open to the possibilities and opportunities. Learning when you need to slow down, step back or even speed up a bit. Being, doing and going for what really matters to you and what you truly love to do!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Ask Yourself and Think About . . .

  • What are you learning and experiencing?
  • How are you developing and growing?
  • How do you tune into and tap into your curiosity and creativity?
  • What stories and memories are you creating along your journey?
  • How are you communicating, interacting, connecting, and engaging with yourself?
  • How are you effectively using your time and energy?

How Are You Manifesting Receiving, Releasing and Giving? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Intuitive Self Care

For Your Whole Well Being

Do you take 5 minutes or even 30 minutes to tune into your intuitive self?

  • To unleash your imagination.
  • To get curious.
  • To do absolutely nothing.

To tune into yourself and tune everything else out!

Being able to listen and act on your intuition is possible and with a little practice soon enough becomes second nature! You learn to believe and trust in yourself, especially in making decisions and choices. You learn to think more clearly and that gives you clarity in tuning into your intuition and coming from a place of love by following your heart. You learn to be one with yourself and tap into what you need, want, desire, and crave!

Does your intuitive self crave creativity and/or exploration? To play, laugh and have fun. Do you integrate creativity throughout your day? To find that inspiration and motivation. Creativity is good for the whole well being; mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Getting creative is like breathing and moving. It promotes self love and self confidence. It cultivates healthiness and happiness. It creates innovation and thinking outside the box. It gives you a mood booster as well as an energy booster!

Some Creative Ideas to Consider Doing

  • Drawing or coloring.
  • Journaling or writing.
  • Singing or playing a musical instrument.
  • Listening to music or dancing.
  • Tuning into the “green spaces” either indoors or outdoors.
  • Gathering inspiration and motivation through various mediums.
  • Tapping into your senses.
  • Wondering and wandering.

DO What MOVES You!!! Spark your curiosity. Make the world come alive around you. Discover the magic that lets your creative being come out to play!

Just imagine how much more aware and awake you can be by tuning into your intuition! How much more you will open yourself up to experience. How much more you will want to slow down the pace to soak it in and savor it. How much more you will be in the present moment and just want to be! 


(Photos by RSheridan)

Oh The Adventures!!! Love to Hear Your Thoughts and What You Are Doing, Please Share.


Manifesting Love

Love Sweet Love

We all search and seek out love! How do you manifest love for yourself? How about others, especially your greatest someones?

  • To love and be loved.
  • To give and to receive.
  • To belong and be a part of something.

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How do you open your heart as well as your mind to receive the love you are searching and seeking?

  • Knowing what you want and why.
  • Learning to forgive, especially yourself.
  • Learning how to be open to receive what you want.
  • Learning to release and let go of what is no longer serving you.
  • Stretching . . . experiencing . . . growing . . .

Really think about shifting gears! Coming from a place of love versus fear. Getting the mind and the heart together as one team. Believing, valuing and trusting yourself by being who you are!

Knowing

Do you know what you want and why! What do you want to receive? What do you want to give? A key piece in manifesting is getting clear on exactly what it is you want and the reasoning behind it (aka the why?)!

  • What is your practice? Coming from a place of love in following your heart.
  • What is your focus? Being clear on why you want what you want.
  • What is your passion? Doing more of what you love.
  • What is your purpose? Tuning and tapping into your hopes and wishes as well as your dreams and desires.

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Learning

Learning to forgive and letting go of the guilt in being and doing for YOU! You will start to open up more. You will start to attract more of what you want. In being more open and in attracting more of what you want you will open yourself to the possibilities and opportunities!

What are you opening to? Involve your mind and heart and whole being. Engage your senses and feelings. Imagine and envision. In knowing what it is you want you bring that into your life by manifesting, attracting, going for it, and doing it! 

Practicing and learning to release and let go! Especially of what is no longer working for you or serving your best interest. This is not so easy when you want to be the one in control! Think about how you can be more open to receiving what you want.

  • Being curious and exploring.
  • Adventuring and trying new things.
  • Being flexible in order to shift, transition and just adapt.
  • Learning, developing and experiencing growth.
  • Stretching yourself and your whole being from the inside out.
  • Gaining those life experiences and lifetime memories.
  • Expressing what you want and why!

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(Photos by RSheridan)

 Love to Hear How You Are Manifesting Love For Your Whole Well Being and Your Greatest Someones. 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.


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.


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