Embrace Fall- Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I am happy that fall is here. Not only is this normally my favorite season, but this was the most horrific summer for me and my family (with the passing of my father on the first day of summer) so to me, it feels even more welcome to have a new season. Not to mention a season of some horrific disasters happening around the world.  Plus I love the layers and moods of fall (even if the weather here is not fully in line with that vision yet!)

Let’s look at 5 ways you can embrace the fall season.

  1. Take a photo series of a theme or a specific item or person (selfie, loved one, tree, favorite spot, cuppa)
  2. Take out or purchase a go-to sweater to layer up and snuggle up in.
  3. Create an inspiration/wishlist for the season. Maybe choose a thing or two that feel like a yes and must to you. Let the rest be an inspiration not obligation to lean into and draw from the season.
  4. Choose a book or two to savor and curl up with this season.
  5. Go local (local, no loco!) go to the farmers market, local events/fairs, local library. What foods, events etc. does your local area put on/have during this season? Savor it, embrace it!

How do you like to embrace fall?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

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Ask- Journal Prompt

Hey Beautiful Soul

What do you want  to ask for, what do you need from  yourself, from others? If t his feels like too big of a question or too tender. Start with you, what do want from  yourself in this moment, day, week?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

What if…Self and Soul Care Saturday

To…

Your body

Desires

To your fears

To your sadness

To your joy

Those you love

the sounds of your life

What if…

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Notice- Thursday thoughts

Hey, Beautiful Souls.

How are you? What’s feeling heavy for you right now? What goodness are you seeing, experiencing, creating?

I think so often we are so busy trying to figure things out that we don’t take the time to stop and notice all feelings, shifts, gratitude, sadness or whatever else our lives and bodies are showing to us, holding for us all the time.

Life is full for most of us for many reasons especially these days it seems. Noticing can be healing and revealing.

What’s your body holding onto these days?

What is making  you laugh or smile (even in the midst of grief, chaos )

What songs, words, images are tugging at your soul, nourishing you, breaking you open?

What will you allow yourself to be open to noticing within and around you right now, today, this week?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

PS: tag @toliveinspired and #toliveinspired if you capture your noticing and decide to post it on Instagram.

What do I… – Journal Prompt

Hey Beautiful Souls!

One of my favorite questions to ask as an act of self care is: (and one I know I have shared, but go back to again and again)

What do I most need right now? 

Try and trust what comes up and if you can, honor what does come up and act upon it.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Treasure Tray- Creative Connection

Hey Creative Souls!

A few weekends ago I did this fast little project and thought I would share with you..

What I used was an old part of a wooden dress-up doll set my niece had. It was going to be thrown away/recycled. But I saw potential for it to hold treasures!

Many of the craft stores would have a similar idea (though you may have to get a tray and a few smaller boxes/trays to go inside of it) you might also be able to find something at a garage sale or thrift store!

Before: 

I simply dusted it off

Painted it gray, or of course you could use any color!  (it took at least 2 layers) I used an inexpensive craft paint from the craft store (under $2)

Let it dry

Touched up where needed

Displayed my treasures. (see the top image, that’s the after!)

Mine could also be called an altar, but a treasure try (filled with whatever pretty, meaningful things you want) is a great way to describe it as well!

Sometimes you just have to be open to the possibilities or a new perspective for an item or a space or so many other areas these words could be applied to!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Empowerment Phrases- Friday 5

Hey Lovely Souls!

It’s really easy to allow ourselves (and not even realize it) to use language, words, even mantras/affirmations that are actually really disempowering. Try swapping even one of your disempowering phrases with one of these.

  1. I choose (instead of I should)
  2. I can (see #1 and #3)
  3.  I am capable (instead of focusing our energy, words on all of the cants)
  4. I will/can figure it out (Instead of I don’t know how… don’t get me wrong there are times where I don’t know is really a great response, but we often use it as a way to not deal with things that feel too scary or big to us)
  5. I have what I need right here, right now. (When you start falling into the mindset or language of lack, can’t, not enough… )

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather