Category Archives: Empowered

This week- Empowerment Prompt

Hey Beautiful Souls!

With so much that needs to be done and that is consuming our minds, it’s often automatic to get stuck in the do list that feels overwhelming.

I offer you these questions (and will be using them more mindfully myself) to support you in planning and living your week with more intention.

I need to create space for
I will nourish myself by
I want to accomplish
I want to savor
I want to feel
Here is to living with Intention
Heather
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Nature-Weekend Empowerment Challenge

Hey Lovely Souls,

With weather being hot in some areas this time of year or simply lots to do and he distracted by it’s easy to sort of spend all your time indoors!

This weekends empowerment challenge is to get outside.

Go to the park or beach

Go into your yard (or balcony or patio)

Go for a stroll around your block or community

If it’s too hot sit outside when the warm evenings happen

Just give yourself at least 5 minutes to soak in some nature.

Even if you are a city dweller you likely still have trees or flowers and you definitely have a sky!

Connect with nature even for just a few moments.

Are you in?

Here is to living a life of intention

Heather

Mini Declutter- Weekend Empowerment Challenge

Hey Beautiful Souls!

Last week I introduced a new category that I have added (one I am excited about and need for myself!)
Weekend Empowerment challenge. These will be published every Thrursday or Friday and will be a prompt that you can complete in a weekend!
This weekends challenge is:
A mini declutter session!
This does not mean tackle that huge project that you have been meaning to do. No, the aim here is to start small. Choose one small area to start and finish this weekend.
Some ideas: Choose one, then if you are done with it, choose another if you feel so called to do so.
A junk drawer
The top of your dresser
Your desk
One tiny corner of that bigger project (so one  bag, one pile)
Your magazine pile (or one stack of them or certain titles, dates)
Your makeup bag
Your purse or just your wallet
Snack drawer/cabinet
Gather all the trash and recycling and get it out of a space.
There is power in release and shifting of our spaces even in the tiniest of ways.
Here is to  living Inspired, Creative and Empowered
Heather

Read- Weekend Empowerment Challenge

 

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I would like to introduce my newest category/series… Weekend Empowerment  Challenges: Each week I plan on sharing a challenge that anyone can participate in that can be done in a weekend!
They are going to be all things inspired to mindsets to our spaces and all the goodness in between.
I will be joining in these with you!
I love reading, yet I find that I often don’t make time for it. This weekend I want to get myself back into the reading groove!
Our first -weekend challenge is:
Read at least 2 chapters in your current book (if you don’t have one, then another part of this challenge is to find a book that you really want to read, likely one on your shelf or virtual shelf) and read 2 chapters!
I would love it if you left a comment here and/or if you wanted to post a pic of your challenge in action! If you post, please use the hashtag
#epoweredweekendchallenge
Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered
Heather

Release Some Shoulds- Empowerment Prompt

Hey Inspiring Souls!

I think that a many of us are surrounded by “shoulds” in our life. It can show up in the way we speak to ourselves and others, the expectations we have of how we spend our days, how we show up in relationships to what we surround ourselves with. (and so much more!)

Today, this week. I want to encourage you to release a little bit of the should in your life.

Some ways to do that:

  1. Go to your bookshelf and pull out 1-5 books that feel like shoulds
  2. Replace one should with I choose (I should drink more water, instead I choose to drink more water because it’s good for my body)
  3. Go to your closet and take out at least 1 should (I should keep this I paid a lot for it, it was a gift etc.. )
  4. Delete a should on your desktop or some other place in your digital world.
  5. Unfollow people or pages that feel like shoulds.
  6. Don’t say yes to something this week that feels like a should

Where do you Should on yourself?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Things to stop beating yourself up about- Friday 5

5 Things to stop beating yourself up about

1)      Collecting books. Unless you are blowing your budget or pushing out your family members to house the books then I don’t see too much of a problem. If you’re like me at some point you’ll decide to stop beating yourself up about it and give yourself permission to surround yourself with stacks of goodness and potential. Just be mindful if you start feeling like those stacks are an obligation and not opportunity

2)      For not doing enough. Oh boy, this is a difficult one for me! There is often much to do, sometimes we are filling the space with things that we feel like we should be doing. No matter how much we get done. It never feels like enough. What you are doing is enough, in fact, it would be awesome for you to make notes sometimes about all the ways you are rocking it, showing up, getting it done!

3)      For not being the perfect___ (spouse, partner, employee, parent) Look, if you are showing up (as opposed to avoiding) there are bound to be some mistakes, some things you wish you had done,  that you wish you hadn’t done or said or… So forgive yourself, learn from it, move forward.

4)      Your contradictions: I don’t know about you (though I suspect many of you feel the same way) But sometimes I feel like I confuse myself. It’s not just my emotions that feel like they conflict with one another, it’s other things about me too. (Ready and Afraid at once, Introvert and outspoken advocate) Those are just a very few of some of the contradictions I feel like I possess. I think that we can embrace them instead of beating ourselves up about them) own it, use it and appreciate the ways that your contradictions support you! You don’t have to be an either or.

5)      Not having it all together, all figured out.  Because really, who does?! It may seem like some people really do have the secret (whatever that is) but we forget that what we see of others (most especially on Social Media and the like) is curated. It’s meant to show you the parts that they most want to show you (and I am not saying that this is bad, not at all. I am saying it’s not a complete picture). Some things we are figuring out as we go along day by day. Other times we have learned some lessons and hey we might have some of it figured out… for now!

15 Inspired Spring ideas

 

Hey Inspiring Souls,

Over in this part of the world it’s Springtime (even if the weather seems confused some days!)

It’s really easy for the seasons to zip by and not to have even slowed down long enough to really savor it.

Here are 15 ideas for an Inspired Spring  (and stay tuned through the season for some more in depth ideas!)

  1. Eat seasonally , find one fruit or veggie that is really in season and savor it
  2. Grab your camera (phone) and capture signs of Spring
  3. Buy some flowers or plants to put around your space. (air plants and succulents are fairly durable!)
  4. Plant something
  5. Start a journal for the season, let it capture your thoughts, ideas, images, seasonal wish list etc.
  6. Do some releasing, create some space. Unsubscribe to things that you always delete anyway or that make you feel bad, unfollow , clean stuff off of your desktop or phone (or put into folders if you rarely use or are unsure if you want to keep) Donate books that feel like shoulds, get rid of that thing that really doesn’t fit you anymore but you keep just in case.
  7. Choose 1 or 2 natural cleaners to start using in your cleaning tasks.
  8. Create a Springtime music playlist
  9. Get outside
  10. Choose a book or 3 to savor
  11. Move some things around, refresh your space, your wardrobe. Use what you have to create more of what you want!
  12. Learn something new or restart something you miss that you haven’t made the time for.
  13. Go to a local farmers market and take in the local goodness. I like to get flowers, a little bit of fruit or veggies depending on what looks good and tacos at ours!
  14. Notice how what you are eating makes you feel. If you notice that things with a lot of sugar or gluten or… make you feel off, bloated, lethargic. Try cutting some of those out of your diet.
  15. Create something, spread paint, stitch something, write, dance, sing. Create something, birth something!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather