Category Archives: Empowered

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

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Whatever the day holds- Empowerment Prompt/Prayer


Hey Beautiful Souls,

This is something I wrote last week to remind myself that I am capable and I’ve got this!

Please feel free to print it out and tape it somewhere you will see it on the regular.

You are capable, yup, right now as you are.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Empowered Souls Manifesto- From the archives

I needed this reminder today. Maybe you did too?

It can often be easier said than done. But choose one tiny thing that tugs at you from the manifesto and think about how it fits into your life and how you might want it (or you!) to show up.

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

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