Do you ever find yourself worrying about what other people think?
How often have you allowed that worry to stop you from doing something that you might love?
It's natural. It's actually part of being a human being and our need for connection and belonging.
Here's the truth when it comes to what others think…
I truly believe that music is like a box of crayons because it adds color. It can be soft and mellow like the blue crayons or it can be loud and bold like the red ones. It has been my go to forever; to either help me get grounded or to amp me up.
I love, love, love music. As far back as I can remember I was the kid who'd spend time in her room, stereo blasting, jamming out to my favorite tunes. It was my space to recharge and to enjoy a little color.
So for this post I thought I’d share some of my most recent favorites. Ones that add bold color into my world... that inspire, lift me up, and motivate me. I hope they do the same for you.
Just the other day I was asked what some of my favorite quotes are. As a professed quote junkie I have a boat load of them. As a matter of fact, several years ago I compiled some of my favorites into a nifty little ebook. (Which you're welcome to check out here.) But since the publication of that ebook, I've definitely added tons more.
How many times have you made yourself an option in any relationship? Familial? Romantic? Friendship? Work-related?
If you answered, "MANY!" you're not going to want to miss watching this short video.
Welcome to a brand new year!! Wooooooooohoooooooo!!!!!!
I'm so ready for 2018. Not that 2017 didn't bring with it some cool highlights. It did…but I'm not going to lie, I'm ready to move on to the BIG that 2018 has in store.
To fill you in (because it feels like forever since we've connected)…
Prior to getting caught up in the buzz of holidays I shared the following with my newsletter subscribers and on social media.
'Tis the Season when numerous articles and blog posts hit the internet about how to reduce holiday stress. (NOTE: This is not a knock on all those articles. I do appreciate the authors' insights, tips and amazing intentions. I truly do.)
I just remember when I would stress out over the holidays, particularly after my divorce. If one more person told me to draw my boundaries, stick to my budget, eat as healthy as possible, get plenty of rest, I would've run screaming into the street while tearing my hair out at the roots.
Have you ever had an epiphany that rocked your world?
One that made one of the most profound impacts ever?
I had one just the other day as I was doing my morning pages.
Come to find out, what appeared on my journal pages was the essential piece needed to break up with "not good enough" once and for all.
I'd been on a quest for the longest time….a quest for a life void of fear, smallness, struggle, and feelings of "not good enough"(a.k.a shit). A quest that was driven by perception and fueled by comparison. In essence, I'd been on a quest for a happy life.
So I read the books. Listened to the TED talks. Attended webinars. I sought out various gurus who I perceived had the answers or the keys to true happiness.
I believed in those gurus who, with their stories, made me feel that what I was seeking was absolutely possible. To the outside world they seemed to have found that road to a happy life; one void of fear, smallness, struggle, and feelings of "not good enough" (or shit).
Have you ever had a conversation with someone that woke you up?
A conversation that changed the way you thought about something so much so that your entire perception changed?
Just recently I had that type of conversation.