Open- (found-ish) Journal Prompt

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Hey Inspiring Souls!

This week (semi found, is from a painting I did years ago!) journal prompt is…

Open

This one can be responded to in many ways.. written or visual journaling (or both) What does it mean to you, where are you embracing it, what does it look like to you etc..

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Back to Basics- Self and Soul Care Saturday

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Hey, Lovely Soul!

This week for “Self and Soul Care Saturday” I want to look at the basics of self-care. This might differ for each of us.

Look life is crazy maybe it’s a family health issue, a move, getting used to the new dynamic of things, the state of politics,

What are your self-care basics? Those things that you go will/can go back to again and again.  I encourage you to make a list of those someone in your planner on your phone or someplace else you can reference the easily.

Your basics may include some of these ideas…

  • Shower
  • Deep belly breaths
  • Hydrating
  • Exercise
  • Vitamins
  • Nourishing meal
  • Meditation/Prayer/Stillness

Your list might include tea, music, journaling or any other number of “Basics”  If even these basics seem to be eluding you choose one or two and start putting them into place. Create a list of the ones you ultimately want on your basics list.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Weekend Nourishment-Friday 5

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Hey, Inspiring Soul!

  1. Read something fun, inspiring, thought provoking. For many of us reading is something that we want to do more of, yet find ourselves not doing because life gets busy and we get distracted.
  2. Unplug. Get the phone, tablet or computer out of your own face! Step away for an intentional amount of time (a day, half a day, few hours…)
  3. Go outside. If you can get yourself in nature even if for a few minutes! With so much tempting us to stay in (especially in the winter) it’s easy to only go outside to get to the car and back! Go outside with some inention.. Take a deep breath, notice the beauty around you.
  4. Create something.. Explore your inner artist, play, experiment! (I love Creativebug.com for this a new to me site is also Skillshare.com) I also have a few courses that are free right now (for another 5 days as of the time of this posting) 
  5. Carve out a corner of cozy for yourself. Put a cozy throw, grab some candles, put up a few bits that inspire you. This doesn’t have to be a big space or a window seat (my dream!) Work with what you got! (Tip: Sometimes we have the space that is being taken up by something else that we never use but don’t think of shifting it… I encourage you to look at your space through that lens this weekend if you don’t feel like you have  room)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

A tiny peek (and a few tips) in my visual journal

Heya Beautiful Soul!

I wanted to share this short (and not super great lol) video I did of a tiny peek inside my visual journal. I give a few tips/ideas to use in yours if you feel so called to do so.

 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Imperfectly Happy- Found Prompt

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Hey Creative Soul!

This week’s found prompt is an interesting one, I was drawn to it for a course I am taking to use in/with the prompt.  There are as I always intend, a few ways you can explore it. Visual Journaling, written or a mixture of, make it a list, a stream of writing (set a timer if you would like for say 5 minutes)

What does it bring up for you?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

And she knew…

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Hello Beautiful You!

This is in a nutshell (or square image!) how I am feeling about this year and my dreams.

So often we (read, I) have let the head win over the tuggings of the soul. After a while, it gets “easy” to just keep going that direction. We pretend that those tuggings are no big deal or we will listen another time, that they aren’t practical (umm they aren’t necessarily supposed to be!)

Those tuggings come in various ways, including cravings, words, and themes coming up again and again,  they show up as joy (sometimes mixed with fear!) They can show up in a feeling that we can’t quite name, an image in a magazine or a word, song or so many other ways. You likely know them but are so used to saying you can’t, don’t know how, you are scared.

What if you listened to those tuggings just a little closer, what if you allowed tiny bits of them in and some more and so on…

You know what it’s time for, you know your Soul is ready to support you, to guide you with everything she’s got. It’s ok that your head isn’t ready, just allow yourself to show up for your Soul even just a little.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Things to Notice – Friday 5

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Hey Beautiful Soul!

There are so many ways to sort of check out these days. I want the opposite (although sometimes my actions might hint to something different!) I want to notice more things in my life, body, connections, surroundings.

Here are 5 things I will take notice of…

  1. I will take notice of where my shoulders are “placed” (I mean I know where they are but…) are they up around my ears (a common placement for them when you are stressed or overwhelmed)
  2. I will notice how the sky looks… We so often don’t take time to simply look up and notice.
  3.  I will start taking notice how I feel after I eat certain foods. That’s one of the best ways for me to nourish my body is to notice how I feel about what I put into it!
  4. I will notice the energy, the body language of those I am interacting with on a day to day basis more. This will help me connect deeper.
  5. I will take notice of the beauty, resources, and goodness I have around me right now. Not what I “should” have or want to have but what I have right here, right now.

What will you take notice of?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather