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Manifesting “Whys”

Seeking Your “Whys” In What You Need

I have been thinking about being tested lately.

  • How do you find the gratitude to be grateful?
  • How do you feel blessed?
  • How do you wrap your head around it? Let alone make peace with it.

I am sure we all have thoughts of why me, why was I chosen! Determination versus denial. Resilience versus challenge. Gratitude and hope for the good, the bad and everything in between!

It is so we can teach ourselves as well as others how to be strong! 

  • With love and support.
  • With our biggest cheerleaders by our sides cheering us on.
  • With time and healing.
  • With determination and strength.
  • With resilience and the ability to cope (aka hope).
  • By building each other up when everything else around us seems to be breaking down.

It is so we can determine why we need what we need! The possibilities and opportunities. The gifts and the blessings. When your “whys” come to fruition in what you need! 

Do you reflect on . . .

  • Your blessings.
  • Your opportunities that you have been given.
  • Your gifts that you are grateful to have.
  • Your life experiences and memories that you treasure.

I think about anticipation, attraction and action! What is your purpose? Seeking and searching . . . Where are you being directed? Discovering and exploring . . . Taking action!

  • How do you anticipate what you need?
  • How do you attract your “whys” to get what you need?
  • How do you put those “whys” into action to go after what you need?

Are you anticipating the next thing once you have what you need? Or Do you savor the moment?

Do you expect instant gratification at times? Especially in having technology at your fingertips.

Really think about what you are inviting into your life!

  • The challenges that help you experience growth.
  • The lessons learned along with the experiences.
  • The possibilities and opportunities as well as the chances and risks given and taken.
  • The tough times that test your strength and endurance.
  • The memories created that tell your story as you journey along.

It matters and makes it so worth it! Gratitude keeps hope alive. Healing is learning, especially in learning how to let go. Embracing the opportunities to help you realize your dreams can come true!

(Photos by RSheridan)

How Are You Manifesting Your “Whys”? Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


The Important Questions

Ask Yourself

I check in with myself and ask myself three questions throughout the year!

  • Who do I want to be with?
  • What do I want in my life?
  • How do I want to feel?

The Who

I want to be with myself and my greatest someone! I want to be surrounded and supported by my family and my friends too. I love the communication, the interaction and the connection! I crave socializing and having a good time too. I want to feel good about myself and make myself happy and share that with myself and others!

The What

I am learning to go after what I want in living my life! I am learning to develop a mindful approach by living in the present moment. I am learning that visualizing is a great way to put my dreams into action and go after what I want! I attract what I visualize and make it happen.

The How

I know my happiness and my feeling good about my whole being comes from within myself! I have what I need to live my life. When I tapped into my passions again I discovered my creative self! I missed that part of myself. I love nurturing and nourishing what I need and what works best for my whole being in living the life I want!

I am learning that change is possible as well as doable! I am the one in control and in charge of making the changes I need. I am not saying it is easy, but it does not have to be hard if I am open and not resisting! The hard work I put in is so worth the gains and rewards. I do not want to stay and get nowhere fast. I do want to continue moving forward!

(Photos by RSheridan)

Transformation Is Beautiful – Go For It! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Asking For What You WANT

Turning Your Well Being Around

On this journey of self I started asking what I wanted and needed, especially when it comes to my whole, well being! I knew I needed to ask myself what I wanted in order to create that healthier lifestyle. What if, right! I needed to help myself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually because it starts with me, myself and I.

I wanted to take care of myself and my needs! I needed to listen to myself and my body. I wanted to improve and enhance my well being. I needed to do it for my whole being!

So NOT Going It Alone – Come With Me

It is about asking for what I WANT and what I NEED! It is about the way I am and the way I live my life each and every day. I still struggle in thinking of myself and asking for what I want and need. I am not the person you really want to be around when I am not taking time for myself!

I really want to dig deeper when it comes to figuring myself out, my needs and just what makes me tick! My journey of self is helping me discover things about myself that I may not have admitted to or even knew about myself!

NO Mountain Too High To Climb – Take My Hand

My Top 5 Goals for 2014

  1. I AM so asking for WHAT I WANT and NEED!!!
  2. I WANT to continue to learn how to cook healthier.
  3. I NEED to continue exercising 2 to 3 times a week.
  4. I WANT to continue to find my calm and collected self.
  5. I CRAVE a trip internationally.

Exploring – Go With Me (Photos by RSheridan)

GOOD LUCK On Asking For What You WANT! Tap Into Your WANTS & NEEDS as well as Your DESIRES & PASSIONS! What Are You Asking For? Please Share, Love to Hear!

Expectation vs. Conviction

The Valuable Usage of Words

I have been known to use the words could, should and would! I am working on using words, like can, shall and will instead!

I find myself using the words could, should and would when I set high expectations for myself! I am just setting myself up for failure in doing that though.

I also find myself using these words to hold myself back! I find it is easier than being judged or compared by other people as being or doing too much. It is that feeling of not being in control or being controlled by others. It is getting into that people pleasing at times!

There is that fine balance between meeting my individual needs and putting the needs of other people before mine! There needs to a good amount of give as well as receive, especially when it comes to doing for myself. I have talked before about giving a strong no versus a weak yes and then not following through! I am doing no good when I do that and my actions do speak louder than words at times.

I am finding conviction and commitment when I make bold statements using words like can, shall and will! For instance, I will spend time taking care of myself and my needs. I do think it is easier to convict and commit when I really want to do something too! I ask myself when torn, “What do I really want?”.

Conviction: The act of moving a person by a course of action.

Walking Here! Crossing the Road . . . (Photo by RSheridan)

Here is Something To Think About! When You Hear Yourself Using Could, Should or Would, Ask Yourself Why? Then Try to Change Those Words to Can, Shall and Will! Please Share Your Thoughts, Love to Hear.


Staying On Track to Get What You Want!

Why do we hold ourselves back, set ourselves up for failure and derail ourselves right off the tracks from the starting gate?

Watch Out!

I have been taught to try something to see if I like it or not! I do not attempt things if I am not interested at all. I do not want to waste my time and energy. I want to get on to doing something I do want to do!

I do not set priorities or commit fully! I will start something until I can decide what I really want. I have experienced quite a bit of stops and starts and on to the next things. I cannot commit fully when my heart is not in it and it is something I do not truly want!

I make excuses so I do not have to hold myself accountable for not succeeding! I cannot believe I just thought that and wrote it. Ding, ding, ding! I need to set my mindset to a more positive, proactive and productive setting. I know I need to take the time to decide what I want as well as why I want it! Otherwise the excuses, negative talk and procrastination cycle continues on.

Going With the Flow

When I hear the saying “Keep your eyes on the prize!” I think about gambling with that gum ball machine in the hopes my 25 cents would get me the color I really, really wanted! I would either get excited or disappointed, but I would always chew the piece of gum I received. I was determined to enjoy it and take pleasure it in and not feel like I just wasted 25 cents. There is a little irony and a little meaning to take from that memory!

Life is one Big “Twist & Turn” that requires that you get out the map every once in a while to see if you are still on track and heading in the right direction!

Staying On the Trail

Do not become distracted though and focus on what you want and where you want to go! I am determined to continue the good fight and continue moving forward. I will try really hard to watch out for those obstacles and hurdles as well as those mistakes, setbacks and failures. I will try really hard to not make excuses and watch my words, like could to can and would to will. I am capable of doing anything and everything if I just get out of my own way and out of my own crazy mind!

I remind myself every day to get moving and take action to get closer to what I want in living my life!

Reaching for NEW! Heights! (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Staying ON the Tracks and Continuing to Move Forward In Living the Life You WANT!!!


What You Truly WANT In Your Life!

I do believe in imagining and visualizing, especially when it comes to what you want! I do think it is important to have goals and plans as well as hopes, wishes and dreams. I am learning that when the mind, heart and body play well together mostly everything else clicks into place. I feel like it becomes less of a chore and more of a lifestyle!


I think the hardest part is just getting started and never giving up on what I WANT! I need to be true to myself as well as to believe and trust in myself. I am learning to accept and embrace change instead of putting up a fight and resisting it. I truly want to change, transition and transform myself and my life for the better!

Make Your Wants Known!



#1 Adventuring through life with my Greatest Someone.

#2 Traveling, Adventuring and Exploring.

#3 Limitless and Endless Possibilities Await!

Do You Ever Imagine That It Is Already Happening!


I do not visualize myself at the finish line! Hopefully I never will either. I want to imagine myself continuing on this path to grow, strive and revel in my successes and my failures as well as my strengths and weaknesses! I want to imagine myself celebrating life way more than I already do too.

Make It a Reality!


What Goal(s) Do You Want To Create For Yourself and Your Life?

#1 I want to get out there and live my life TODAY.

I WANT to live the life I know I can HAVE in living a healthier lifestyle and being on the happy side of life more! I can do the things I want to do because I am grateful for my body in doing that for me. I can have the motivation to be active. I can have the energy to do the things I WANT to do!

#2 I want to create a healthier lifestyle for myself.

I am in control of me and I can go after what I WANT for myself and in living my life! I took the first step three years ago in creating a healthier lifestyle for my whole being. I need to find that natural sync between my mental and physical states of being, especially keeping my emotions reigned in too. Otherwise I am just acting as a place holder for myself and not learning, experiencing growth or gaining life experiences. The best for me is the commitment I give to myself to keep practicing and progressing! I am seeing the results of my hard work and dedication. The more practice and progress the better I feel too!

The more detail and specifics the better; get your whole being into it!

(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to BELIEVING In Yourself to Go After What You WANT and DESERVE In Living Your Life! It is NEVER To Late To Make Changes To Turn Yourself Around and For the Better!

Bridging the Gap

Discovering Your Needs

I have been experiencing a gap between my professional and my personal life that has thrown me a little out of whack lately! I know this is not the first time nor the last time I will experience this in my life. I also know I am not alone in this experience. How come this time I cannot seem to bridge and shorten that gap?

Doing . . .

I seem to get into those positions where within 2 to 4 years I am itching for a change or just plain hitting a wall! I started creative writing and blogging to bridge that gap. I joined a professional group that meets once a month as another outlet to help bridge that gap. I think all I did was add a little more busyness to my personal life – ha!

I am also moonlighting on my day job with these outlets! Sometimes I feel like I am floating and other times I feel like I am floundering in trying to find my next career path. I am grateful to have a job, but I strive to have a career again! How do you make that transition and take that leap when the economic and employment climates are highly unpredicatable and highly unstable?

I keep thinking to myself that I am selfish in wanting to do something that I love and get paid for it too! Especially in working 40 hours a week for the next 15 to 20 years. I know what I am currently doing is no longer working, but I am still trying to figure out what I really want to do! It makes no sense to me and I make no sense to myself at times.

Questioning . . .

I need to really wake myself up and ask myself some tough questions in order to make my next move! The first tough question that I need to ask myself is, “What do I want?” I truly fear the unknown and that is a pretty scary place to be! I feel like I am not carrying my own share of the load too.

I knew I needed a transition partner! In joining a professional group I am contributing as well as gaining in knowledge and experience. I find it helpful to be able to reach out to someone who has gone through a transition in their professional life. It gives me the confidence to believe and trust in myself and my talents.

I am finally giving myself the permission I need to explore and discover as well as practice and exercise my talents! The hardest part is being patient with myself to let the transistion process evolve, especially on its time and not my time. I need to sit back and just enjoy the journey!

Wanting . . .

I need to blow the door off and open up my world again! I am the change and I am the one who makes the choices. I need to focus on the positive and the good and celebrate more. I need to think in terms of what could be instead of what was!

I need to tap into my passions and desires as well as do what makes me happier each and every day! This comes from being able to do at least one thing for myself and for the better of myself on a daily basis. One major aspect that has become part of my day is creative writing and blogging. In order to ask that tough question of what I want is to do at least one thing each and every day to become the person I want to be!

I have to put the stress and worry on the down low and give myself a break too! I like being a beginner and learning new things again. It is such a breath of fresh air to take the time I need for myself. I really have to build myself up from the inside out in order to bridge that gap in my personal life and my professional life!

(Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Discovering What You Want to Do, Falling in Love With What You Do and Wanting More Of It!!!

Wants and Needs

What Matters, What is Important

I remember my mother trying to teach me as a child about wants and needs and of course everything was a WANT! I have been doing that experiment on myself lately with trying to find a simpler life. I am also trying to find that naturalness of my whole being again.

Natural . . .Nourish . . .

The Tough Questions

  • Do you not know what you really want?
  • Do you know what you want, but do not know how you go about getting it?
  • Is it a want or a need?
  • Are you in control in getting what want or need?
  • Are you not in control of what you want or need?

For me it is about connecting with myself from within to determine a want or a need, to make choices and to take action! I have been thinking about what is no longer working and/or no longer serving me in living my life, especially living the life I want. I have to adjust and shift as well as change or remove certain aspects of my life. It is an ongoing and ever changing process too!

Ever Changing

Sometimes it comes down to the basis of what I will do and what I will not do! I realize there are things in my life that I have to do. Once done though I can get back to doing what I want to do!

Sometimes less is truly more! For instance, I need to do less by being more focused on the task at hand. I feel more engaged and more energized. I feel more satisfied and more fulfilled. I feel better about what I am doing and not doing it half arsed. I am focusing on what matters and what is important to me!

Sometimes you have to work your other core! In listening to my inner voice, following my heart and trusting my gut instincts, I am able to discover what drives, motivates and energizes me as a person. It is so important to believe and trust in myself! It matters to experience the process and not worry about the next thing or the final end results. I feel so much better about what I am doing when I release or surrender to the process and just let it unfold!

Support (Photos by RSheridan)

Here’s to Wants and Needs and Living Your Life the Way You Want and Need By Tapping Into What Matters and What Is Important!!!

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