Connect- Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Souls!

Even though we live in a world that is hyper connected, it’s easy to feel disconnected in so many ways. I want to share 5 ideas of ways to connect.

  1. Connect to yourself, Just breathe. When we stress or are really distracted we tend to hold our breaths. Be intentional and notice your breathing.
  2. Put your device down and look at people you are interacting with. When you are at the store and checking out, make eye contact, when you are asking your loved ones how their day was, look at them.
  3. Ask yourself (in a journal or just ponder) what do I most need right now?
  4. Go outside, connect with nature! It doesn’t matter where you live, I bet you can find a flower, a tree and you can always find the sky! Take a moment to just connect, notice the sounds, colors, feelings of nature.
  5. Reach out, notice people. Reach out to a friend or loved one just to check in. As you are walking around doing various errands notice people, smile, say hello… simply notice others.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

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Lean Into- Journal Prompt

Hey Inspiring Soul,

I don’t know about you, but i find myself (more often than I would like to admit) pulling away from the things that I most need (but may not always exactly want!) I do this in several areas of my life from decisions, conversations, actions, health, finance etc… when what would really serve me and the bigger picture is leaning into it. I find myself pulling away… I believe that healing any of that comes from revealing it to heal it and then… leaning into.

So that’s this weeks prompt to journal or ponder about:

Where do I need to lean into (it)? 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Senses- Mindful Moment Monday

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I feel like time is zipping by so fast, I sometimes feel as if I haven’t had a chance to slow down to really notice the things around me, to engage my senses most days. The truth is, life is zipping by fast, but it’s really about not making this engaging more of a priority (at least that’s true for me)

So this week I would love for you (and myself of course!) to slow down and engage our senses a bit…

What do I hear

What do I see

What do I smell

What can I touch, how does it feel?

What can I taste (one bite of something you eat this week, slow down and really notice the flavor, the texture)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Tending to- Mindful Moment Monday

Hey Beautiful Soul!

Lately, my body has been giving me some powerful messages. It’s been trying to tell me something for a while, I just was too scattered to listen. Until I had to listen.

I was slow on the uptake this time, even though I know better and have a belief that our lives and bodies are constantly communicating with us.

I wan to start asking myself this question each week, maybe each day (or several times a day!)

What needs tending to right now? I want to ask that of my life, but I want to slow down, close my eyes and ask my body that. And I want to listen instead of allowing the next to do to take over.

Right now, today, this week ask yourself, ask your body: What needs tending to? Then stop and listen for the answer.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Expectations – Journal Prompt

Hey Lovely Soul,

I had a realization this weekend (again?!) I realized that the stress I am carrying around about certain tasks and ways to show up are all about expectations. And annoyingly (but wonderfully) the expectations are pretty much all (ok, maybe all) coming from me! This is an annoying yet awesome realization lol.

I do this to myself in several areas of my life. To be honest (and I just had this insight) some of the expectations are too big, full of shoulds and just out of whack for where my life is and where I want to truly go. Others are too small, I am expecting too little form myself in some areas, never allowing space or faith to rise up bigger into…..

I encourage you to take a look at your life, even just one area and ask yourself who’s expectations am I carrying around?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Tension- Mindful Moment Monday

Hey Beautiful You!

Most of us at some point during the day or week are holding onto stress, expectations and our bodies are holding the tension. We may not even realize it at first (sadly many of us live in that state so often it feels familiar)

Right now, today, this week. Notice… where are you holding the tension in your body? 

I know often for me I notice that my shoulders are way up by my ears. I often don’t even realize it at first. Another place I tend to hold on to tension is in my belly.

Take a moment (or many moments, or moments throughout the day and week) and ask yourself, notice where you are holding onto tension.  Then give yourself a moment to breathe and relax.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Ease- Journal Prompt

Hey Beautiful Soul!

I don’t know about you, but I tend to over complicate like, most everything! As if we need to do that life is complicated enough without us adding to it, yet many of us do. I think that over complicating things sometimes comes from fear, fear of not doing it right, being judged etc.

I don’t know about you, but what I am craving these days is ease. That is what we will explore in today’s prompt.

Where in my life could I use more Ease? (This might come in the form of a decision, loosening your grip on something, allowing things to be imperfect and unfold the way they are… )

Here is to Living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather