Category Archives: Creating Space for Truth

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

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August Intention setting and Inspiration

Hey Inspiring Soul,

Welcome to August… Good lordy, how did that happen?

For the last few months, I have gotten away from entering into the month with intention. From hospital visits to the loss of my father, things have just been on react mode really. All of these things remind me yet again that I desire to live a life of intention. So I am starting where I am.

These prompts are good for anytime really especially the begging of a new month.

  1. How do I want to feel this month? (what do you most need?)
  2. What do I want to savor this month?
  3. What do I want to explore?
  4. What do I want to accomplish?

My responses to the above questions (and then some inspiration for August)

  1. I want to feel present this month, I most need to take moments to really listen to myself, my life, my body and those I love.
  2. Moments connecting with those I care about and Nature.
  3. So many things, but I will choose details of the every day through the lens in black and white.
  4. I want to get a few personal/household things done that I have been putting off and get that follow up cholesterol test done!

AUGUST INSPIRATION:

  • Back to school supplies (even if, especially if!) you don’t go to formal classes. Grab $5-10 and find some fun supplies they are plentiful in this month. A fave of mine is actually graph composition notebooks (.50) post it’s and fun pens.
  • Choose a book to dive into this month…. follow your gut not your should on what one you choose!
  • Get to the farmers market, buy a veggie or fruit that looks too good to pass up! Grab a bouquet of flowers.
  • Make a playlist to support those things you set intentions for (see the first part of this post!)
  • Add one tiny thing to your daily routine that feels nourishing ( a cuppa tea, make your bed, put on lotion etc…)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Creating space to listen- Thursday Thoughts

Hey, Beautiful Souls.

For most of us, life has a lot of noise. A lot of choices, things to do and many distractions.

Lately, my life has been even more full and will continue to do so for at least while , since the passing of my father.  

One of the lessons that I am learning though is that I need, not want (well that too) but need to make space to really listen.  The thing is, space isn’t going to create itself. We need to create the space to listen. For me creating space is a physical,  mental/emotional and time-related process. We can fill our minds, days, time and space with things that just essentially place holders or good enoughs.

In order to live a life that feels like truth, aligned and is  “us” we need to listen to what our life is saying.

Sometimes the avoiding of the creating of space is intentional. Sometimes we are so focused on go and get mode we don’t realize there is even something trying to be expressed, something that needs to be heard.

How you create space is going to be an individual choice. Maybe it’s by sitting with your journal for 5 minutes, maybe it’s meditation, going in nature, getting up a little earlier, doing a body scan/check in, in asking yourself what is trying to be or needing to be expressed here? Once you stop for even a moment, take a deep breath and check in you will know what area you need to lean into listening to a bit (or a lot) deeper too.

Personally, this is the exact space I am in right now. Knowing (and yet in some ways resisting) what I know I need to listen to.

Are you willing to create space to listen to your life?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

It’s ok to… a few thoughts on grief, life journey’s

Hey Beautiful tender soul.

The journey, the process, the rollercoaster of emotions, feelings, thoughts that come with grief are really new to me. Maybe you are in this space too right now, maybe you have been, maybe you will be. Here is what I felt I needed to hear today, maybe for wherever you are in our life journey this will be words that will feel like mini moments of comfort for you too.

It’s ok…

To not be strong or brave in this moment

To lean into this journey in a way that feels true to you (books, creativity, therapy, talking it out, exercising it out)

To ask for support

To ask for space

To not know

To know

To not be ok all the time

To say what you really feel

To say/ask for what you really need

To question… a lot

To cry

To laugh

To be devastated

To be inspired

Allow space to really listen to what you feel, what you need, what this feeling in this moment is asking of you.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

6 ways to do a Mini Reset

Hey Beautiful Souls!

Every so often (or often :D) we feel like we need a little or big reset, refocus. I am feeling like that a lot lately in many ways. However trying to do huge shifts in the midst of several unknowns just can stress us out more. You may know that I am a fan of small inspired actions, moves, shifts.

So here are some really doable ways to give your mind and life a mini reset:

  1. Make the bed, it sounds unrelated and too simple. But it starts the day (or afternoon if that’s when you remember!) with one of having something done and it just simply looks calmer.
  2. Write out a brain-dump, pour out what you need to do, what you are feeling doesn’t matter just give your mind some space and perspective by getting it out on paper (or digital if that’s truly more your thing)
  3.  Decide what really needs to be the focus for your day or week. Allow yourself to zoom in on what needs tending to .
  4. Take a deep soulful, belly breath. Then say to yourself… I’ve got this! Then start where you are.
  5. Hydrate, get a healthy snack or meal. Start nourishing yourself in a way you know supports the energy you desire and need for what’s next (even if you don’t know what that is exactly!)
  6. Create something, anything! (I love a journal, glue-stick and some images/words) Creating can be the best kind of reset for just about anyone… if you allow yourself to be open to it.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

7 Questions to help support an Empowered 2017

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Hey, Beautiful Souls!

As this year comes to a close and we go into a fresh new year I have been stewing on these questions to help me rise up in my own life in 2017… I thought I would share these questions with you. Maybe you are feeling that introspective,  hopeful space.  At the same time trying to figure out how you can not repeat the same frustrations of not diving into many of the things you say you really were seeking.

  1. What do I need to do differently in 2017?
  2. What have I been allowing to distract me from what I say I want? 
  3. What, who can support me? 
  4. What do I need to put in place, what systems might support me? 
  5. How might I engage in the healing work that would best support what I am here to do, what I desire? 
  6.  What’s working, what worked this year? 
  7. What isn’t/didn’t work this year? 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and, Empowered

Heather

PS: I will be creating a new series called “Create an Inspired Year” I will have monthly themes via my Soul Notes/Newsletter! Sign up here.

 

10 ways to Add a little beauty into your day.

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Hey, Beautiful Souls!

This week I encourage you to add in a little bit of beauty in your surroundings, routines etc. It’s easy to allow the rush of this time of year or our everyday activities to become either chaotic or a little too routine (more like a chore) so intentionally add in a little bit of beauty…

Some ideas:

  1. Put your beverage in a pretty cup
  2. Get a plant or some flowers (or both!)
  3. Seek out beauty (go on a little beauty inspiration hunt in your home or neighborhood)
  4. Add in some or one crystal(s) in your space
  5.  Put up a stack of favorite books in a space you will see them often.
  6. Get a really lovely pen and notebook to make lists, notes, doodles in and leave them out.
  7. Put on something that you really feel good in, that feels like you.
  8. Find a printable online or go get a greeting/postcard that inspires you and put it up in a place you will see it.
  9. Smile at yourself, at those around you. (be kind to you and others!)
  10. Light a candle

How might you add in a little bit of beauty in  your day?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative, and Empowered

Heather