I have always trusted my heart to guide me and guide my decisions. It becomes very evident to me when it’s time to move on and take the next step. If my heart is not fulfilled, I cannot pretend and whatever it is, must end. This is how I honour myself and make space for some other kind of wonderful to come in.
Everything has a time and a place. I know this. I trust this. I love this. For I am forever expanding and becoming more fully who I am on this beautiful voyage called life.
So here it is, I am officially closing my juicing company. It was a beautiful run but I’m done. I’m making space for the next wonderful adventure that awaits me and welcome it in whole-heartedly.
Lesson here: Honour yourself by trusting yourself. And know that the Universe always has your back.
I sat down to write a post yesterday and…oh, how do I say this? It sucked. I thought the post was headed somewhere but nope, clearly it was not.
So of course I immediately jumped to the conclusion that whatever was pouring out of me suddenly went pouf and was gone forever more. Oh yes, 12 posts and it’s over. I slay.
But you know what, when it’s not there, it’s just not there. There’s absolutely no point in forcing it. It’s not always going to flow, things aren’t always going to go your way and that’s okay. A little bitch slap never hurt anyone. (Bahaha! I can’t believe I just wrote that!)
In this moment all the angst I experienced yesterday was so worth it! Smile is officially back.
Lesson here: Make peace with whatever “it” is and let that shit go. Pronto!
I started writing this post before I left to go to the grocery store and when I returned, I took my own advice. So here it is and then I’ll tell you what I did.
What will I do to feel good today?
If we asked ourselves this one simple question at the start of each day, I believe our lives would change in the most wonderful ways.
Not, what will someone else do for me but what will I do for myself in order to feel good today? Simple yet powerful because feeling good leads to being happy. And who doesn’t want that?!
Feeling good + Being happy + Every day = A Good Happy Life
Of course you’re not going to feel good 100% of the time but by making feeling good a priority, you’ll notice far more quickly when you are not and you’ll consciously find ways to get yourself back to feeling the way you want to feel. It’s pretty much our superpower okay! LOL
I was sort of meh after the grocery store and didn’t want to feel that way. So what I decided to do for myself was sit down with a nice cup of coffee (because they’re always nice) and a cinnamon bun and simply enjoy the moment. It put me in a completely different state of mind and made me appreciate that I know how to take care of myself. It’s important to note that this was a “guiltless” cinnamon bun. Yes, there’s such a thing! All I had to do was decide there was. LOL
So, I ask you now…. What will you do to feel good today?
Lesson here: The better you feel from moment to moment, the better your life becomes.
I had THE best time dancing to Beyoncé in my kitchen last night. Soo much fun! Good friends were over, the moon was almost full and yes alcohol was involved.
The best part was seeing my husband’s joy when he was watching me dance. He had the cutest littlest smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, like a kid. He was getting such a kick out of seeing me have so much fun and being totally free. And when I realized I was the source of his joy, it amplified my joy. We were both getting such a kick out of each other.
Pure freakin’ joy and such a great moment in time.
Lesson here: Everything is amplified when shared. The love, the joy, the fun, the connection…everything!
A few posts ago, I wrote about our Tree Top Adventure at Isaberg Mountain Resort. I realized this morning that this adventure occurred at THE BEST possible time for me.
I was so in my head about this blog. The gremlin conversation was in full swing and I was panicking. I was feeling insecure and I was questioning my abilities.
Regardless of how I was feeling, we were scheduled to do the Tree Top Adventure at two o’clock, so off we went. Once the adventure began, the self-defeating conversation stopped. My mind and body became alert and I was catapulted into the moment. My self-induced suffering had ended.
I noticed that it didn’t matter whether I thought I could or couldn’t do the obstacle, I did it anyway. I prevailed. That’s what I meant about breaking down mental barriers in my earlier post.
The whole experience was unnerving, scary, yet fun and exciting. I was a whole new person by the end of it. I was exhilarated and proud.
Lesson here: Stretch yourself. Shake things up and watch yourself grow and light up.
It was this innocent cat photo with this caption that started it all. Look at that face! It got me thinking…why don’t more people pack up, move, go on an adventure and get the hell out. If they aren’t happy, why wouldn’t they? What’s stopping them? Because let’s be real, when you want something bad enough you find a way.
That’s when it came to me. It’s peoples identity. It’s their identity and the story they tell themselves about who they are that stops them. This is who I am, my name is fill in the blank, this is where I live, this what I do, this is what I do not do, this is my family, these are my friends, this is how I show up in my world and this is what I do on weekends. If you’re happy, it’s all good, great in fact. Please feel free to ignore me. But if you’re not happy, if you’re bored and you feel stuck maybe it’s time to do something about it. Tell a new story and re-define yourself.
What lights you up here and now? Where do you want to go next? What do you want to do now? Who do you want to be and be around? And most importantly, how do you want to feel? Just because we see the same face in the mirror day after day doesn’t mean we are the same person day after day. You are a living, breathing ever-changing being. We are meant to evolve, that is what all of life is, evolution.
Don’t let who you’ve always been and what you’ve always done define who you are right now. Give yourself permission to explore more.
Lesson here: There’s no satisfaction in being who you once were. True satisfaction comes from being all that you are right here, right now.
Who knew?! I certainly didn’t, not until now that is.
The creativity and the desire to express myself is pouring out of me and it’s making me feel incredible. I’m feeling connected, loved, understood, supported and no one has even read any of my posts yet.
Oh wait, hold up, about 22 people have. But it doesn’t even matter because it was allowing the energy and creativity to flow through me that felt amazing! Either I’m delusional or I’m on to something here. LOL
I’m so happy that I followed my inner guidance and allowed myself to do this. Best decision ever. Period.
Lesson here: Go in. Listen. You might be astonished at what comes out. And you might just fall in love with yourself.
My husband and I went to Paris back in March 2012 and we had the most miserable time. Imagine that. The city of love with your love and it’s shit. Our relationship was fine and we weren’t fighting or anything like that. We just weren’t into it and even left Paris feeling disappointed. We admitted it to each other but never told anyone else.
How could this possibly be? How could we not enjoy ourselves in one of the most fabulous, cultural, creative, fashionable, champagne-loving, crepe-loving, chocolate, croissant, cheese-loving places on earth?
It’s easy. At that time we weren’t happy inside. Life was sort of meh, we sort of lost our way and we brought that to Paris with us. It didn’t matter how great the outside conditions were, it was what we were feeling on the inside that was shaping our experience. It had nothing to do with Paris, although for some time we thought it did. For real, that’s how bad it was.
Lesson here: You bring you wherever you go. You cannot escape you. And most of all, do whatever you can to feel good no matter what. Your life experience depends on it.