Category Archives: Empowered

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

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

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.

 

5 ways and questions for End of Year Reflection

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

We are at that time of year where many of us like to start reflecting on the  year coming to a close within the weeks ahead.

These are ideas and prompts I will be digging into starting this week  > 5 Ways and Questions to use for reflection. Ok it’s really more than 5 technically!

  1. Write a letter to the  year. Dear 2016….I have done this in years past and really loved it as a way to sort of wrap up my year.
  2. Gather pictures captured throughout your year and make a video, collage or photo book out of them.
  3.  The word i chose for 2016 was, the word/feeling that really showed up was (or ways that word showed up if you feel like you were present to your word)
  4. This year I…. Grew, rocked, released, avoided, struggled with, loved, lost, learned.
  5. What might I be hanging onto from this year that I am ready to let go of before 2017, My 5 biggest takeaways from this year are…

Do you have any favorite prompts or ways to reflect on your  year?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative,and Empowered

Heather

How are you treating yourself? -Checking in with yourself…

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Hey Beautiful Soul!

I have a question for you, it seems pretty simple at first. However, I invite you to stop for a moment, take a deep breath and allow yourself to really check in with this question.

How are you treating yourself lately? Are you treating yourself as an afterthought, with guilt, judgment, frustration? How we treat ourselves sets the tone for how others treat us.  How we talk to ourselves is part of how we treat ourselves, the way we eat, the way we nourish our mind, body and soul are all part of how we are treating ourselves.  For some of us, we may feel we are doing really well in one area but have pretty  much ignored the other areas or have just never really thought about it or thought it mattered much. It does matter, because YOU matter.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Soul Nourishment- 5 Minute Challenge

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I have a challenge for you all this week (and for myself) It’s so easy to let our day take us over, to somehow forget how certain practices really nourish us and to replace those bits with busywork. So this week let’s commit to:

Spend 5 minutes (or  more) doing something that nourishes your Soul. 

It’s going to look different for each of us, maybe even different each day or week.. here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Read a page from an inspiring  book
  • Listen to a song that you love, close your eyes and soak it in or dance it out!
  • Grab a magazine page, word or image that you feel drawn to from magazine and glue it down. (no overthinking!)
  • Make a list of Gratitude
  • Sit outside for a bit and take some deep breaths (this is one that really nourishes me but I tend to put off lately for some reason.)
  • Meditate, Pray, Affirmations
  • Spread some paint down

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

 

Today I choose…

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Today I  choose…

To show up a little more than yesterday

To Create space by releasing physically and mentally

To notice a little more

To listen a little closer

To Remember that tiny actions are a way to and through

To nourish myself

To seek the light

To loosen my grip even if just a little…

Each day will be different for each of us.

What do you choose today? 

Here is to living Inspired, Creative,  and Empowered

Heather