Seeking the blessings- Thursday Thoughts

Hey, Beautiful Soul. How are you? Truly?

When the world and your heart feel heavy, tender and exposed it’s our default, natural really for us to look at what is wrong. To look at what’s not there, what’s wounded, what’s weighing on us in our own lives, in our communities, and in our world. And this is important for us to do, we can’t heal it if we don’t reveal it. But what is also important is to look at where the blessing, the goodness is showing up in our lives, world, responses etc.

Can you allow yourself space, permission to seek the blessings within your life, turmoil, chaos?

Sometimes, it will seem like an excavation for the blessings. A lesson could be a blessing (even if in the learning of it was or is painful) that doesn’t always mean you are grateful or glad for that “thing” but you can be grateful for being able to find the blessing in the heartache.

For me, besides what many of us are processing with what is going on in the world. The heartache I am working on finding the blessings in is my fathers passing. I am not saying I am grateful he did, that’s the furthest from what I feel. What I am grateful for is that I have a loving and supportive family to walk this road with, that my father and I grew closer over the last  year and a half when we moved in to help them out (having no idea what was really in store for any of us!), that despite the “film” of grief and sadness that is often present on various levels that I can still find laughter and moments of joy (often in the small things) blessings in the various levels of support the community has helped with in a time where we felt shell shocked.

I would love to know where you are finding the blessings in the midst of the shi#@… Chaos and turmoil?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Capable and Supported- Tuesday Truths

Hey Beautiful Soul.

A reminder for you (and myself) for whatever area(s) you are feeling the need for it (and for me lately, that’s a lot of areas!)

Simple, Powerful and True…

You’ve got this ❤

Heather

 

Ways to connect- Friday 5

Hey Lovely Soul,

Connecting is something that really matters to me. However, as with many of us, it’s easy to get caught up in the gotta do and should do and lose sight of what we need or what matters right now.

Here are 5 ways to connect (this weekend or anytime)

  1. Connect with Beauty. Buy some flowers, go outside and seek out something beautiful(tip, start looking at details instead of the overwhelm of everything in your view!)
  2. Connect with yourself. Allow yourself to just be still for even 5 minutes ( I know this can feel like hours if you’re not used to it. I love to find stillness in child’s pose) Journal, put your hand on your heart and one on y our bell and ask yourself what you need, sit and listen to a song with your eyes closed and feel it.
  3. Connect with others. Spend time with loved ones or friends, look people in the eyes (this includes people who are ringing you up at a store or the like) Reach out in person or via text, phone or some other way!
  4. Connect with your creativity. Take a photo (or 20!), Get a journal, magazines and a glue stick and glue down some images and words that you love, feel drawn to, doodle, color, knit.
  5. Connect with your body. How are your shoulders feeling, are they up to your ears? What is your body craving, take deep belly breaths, what food or beverage would really nourish you today?

Here is to living Creative, (Connected!) Inspired and Empowered

Heather

Your story- Journal Prompt

Hey You Beautiful Soul,

It’s way to common for us to get so caught up in everything and everyone else that we are not allowing the space, time, permission from ourselves to check in with ourselves, with our current stories… Your story matters… SO much. So I want to encourage yo to take even 5-15 minutes (or more) and ask yourself…

Whats my story? What’s my story in my now?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Put on- Empowerment Prompt

Heya Beautiful Soul,

It’s easy to get in the habit of going through the motions for SO many reasons (grief, boredom, laziness, lack of clarity etc…) in so areas of our life.

We just put on the same things, eat the same thing, listen to and do the same things. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for practices and routines, but are we doing them with intention is the question.

So today, I want to encourage you to put on something that makes you feel good. Doesn’t matter if you plan on leaving the house or not. It can be lotion, jewelry, a favorite shirt that makes you feel good. It can even be music that makes you feel good…

Focus on the little things, the small wins and the tiniest things you can control.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Ask- Self and Soul Care Saturday

Hey Beautiful Soul,

Self- Care is really multi layered and individual, what it looks and feels like will fluctuate as your life shifts and goes through various seasons. And while I just love lists and I love ideas of what self-care looks like in various areas for all sorts of life circumstances. (and I will continue to share those ideas) I am learning more and more that this question is the key to right fit self-care.

Ask yourself what you most need right now (mind, body, spirit/Soul or any one or combination of those) and then do your best to honor that/those answers.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Inspiring Links- Friday 5

Hey lovely souls…

I wanted to share some links of things that have inspired me lately. What’s inspiring you?

  1. Crystals for beginners 
  2. How to start a bullet journal for $10 
  3. What to do when you don’t know where to start
  4. 25 tiny habits that could totally change your life (loved many of the ideas here!)
  5. This online yoga video

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather