Category Archives: Friday 5

Ways to reflect on the year- Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Souls,

I actually hesitated on sharing any posts about reflecting on the year . I am not as anxious to reflect in the same ways I have been since the loss of my father this year.

However, I think being able to take a little bit of time or honor a ritual I have had for years (even if it isn’t the exact same as it has been in the past years) is important (even if it’s tender)

Here are 5 ways to reflect on the year…

  1. Write a letter to the year… Dear 2017… (so far mine feels like Dear 2017… what the f…..  since But I am still pondering it.
  2. Choose some photos that you feel tell the stories of the year coming to a close.
  3. Write it out… Here are some prompts:  Ways my word showed up this year, this year I felt, this year my most difficult time/experience/lesson was, this year I showed up /rocked it in/with, This year I created, embraced, released.
  4. Look through your planner/calendar and pull out what you felt stood out from the big moments to the little things and write those down.
  5. Sum up the year in 6 words (or some other limited number)

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

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5 Inspiring Videos – Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I watch something on YouTube at least 3 days a week there is so much inspiration to be had there (and it can be a vortex time sucker, so beware!) Here are some videos I have found inspiring lately.

  1. I just love this song (all musical) and the video is pretty cool too! There just something about it I felt inspired by!
  2. This video was really inspiring and thought-provoking 
  3. How to stop screwing yourself over
  4. On grief and the passage of time 
  5. I really want to try this paint pour canvas! 

Super inspiring quotes-Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I love quotes, they have the power to inspire action, contemplation, laughter, and tears. This week’s Friday 5 I wanted to share 5 awesome quotes with you.

You can copy and paste and print it out, put it on your inspo board, stick it in your journal (or write it in there) use it as a prompt or just soak in the goodness 😀

  1. “Stop treating yourself as an afterthought. Eat delicious food, walk in the sunshine, jump in the ocean. Say the truth you are carrying in your heart like a hidden treasure. Be silly, be kind, be weird. There is no time for anything else.” – Richard Gere
  2. Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore. -Cheryl Strayed
  3. ““Why are you knocking on every other door? Go knock at the door of your own heart.” – Rumi”
  4. You tell the tale of your life by the stories you repeat in your days. -Mary Anne Radmacher
  5. “Between whatever happens to me and my response to it is a space.In that space is my freedom and power to choose my response. And in response lay my growth and happiness.”~Stephen Covey

Have you run across an inspiring quote lately, share it with me!!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Free things you can do today to improve your days…Friday 5

Hey Lovely Souls…

This week I wanted to share 5 Free things you can do today to improve your days…

1)      Meditate (there are a ton of free meditations out there, I happen to really love an app called insight timer it has hundreds of free meditations. YouTube is another great tool) Start with 1-5 minutes.

2)      Listen to an inspiring Podcast. (or song or audiobook) You can multitask while doing this.. on your commute, going for a walk, straightening up your space, even oftentimes at work!

3)      Choose a book or magazine that you want to dig into, not one you should (and shoulds come in all different sizes…) but one that you really want to) Set aside 10-20  minutes a day to read some of it.

4)      Have a little plan.  I am not suggesting that you plan every hour. What I am encouraging, however, is that you use a planner or digital system to schedule a few things that need to be done and that matter to you.  I love having a paper and pen planner. I start out planning my week. If that’s not your thing then start with planning /setting intentions and your most important tasks for that day. It helps you feel like you do have a say in how your days will unfold. But I will suggest being open about shifts in your plan sometimes…

5)      Ask yourself, what do I most need today? And try and give that to yourself. I feel like oftentimes it’s simple things like a deep breath, a nourishing meal, laughter or even just a few minutes of stillness.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Things to ponder before the end of the year…. Friday 5

Hey Inspiring Souls, Today I wanted to share 5 Things to ponder before the end of this year (a scary fact… it’s 72 days before the end of the year… what the…. ???!!

With the loss of my Dad this year, my goals and visions have shifted, I am still figuring out what that looks like. But a lot of what felt like it mattered at the start of the year just did feel right any longer… But I also know for me it best supports me to have some ideas, inspirations, and goals in mind or I will just allow time to pass me by.

  1. What needs to be released (this could be obligations, limiting beliefs or stuff)
  2. What needs your attention right now? Not the should, but what is really tugging at you for attention?
  3. What feels like it really matters to you right now? What conversations need to be had, connections made, what needs to be created, forgiven? Those are the things that we would be best served to lean into.
  4. How can you best support yourself in this journey for the remainder of the year?
  5. What does/would feel most like truth right now for you?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative, Empowered

Heather

Currently inspired by- Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Souls…

I love sharing inspiration (hence the name of my blog, social media etc… to live inspired)

I thought I would share 5 things that are currently inspiring me…

  1. This book of blog posts from Rbelle Society, I have had this book for a few years and now just felt like the time to dig in.


2) This yummy book… they had me at the title. But then you open it and there are so many good ideas and so much inspiration.

3) These super artsy free love notes download

4) This song raises funds for Puerto Rico and the devastation that’s happened there. It’s energetic and do-gooding win-win.

5) I just love this postcard from her shop she is such a talent and a really lovely soul. I bought a few, I plan on actually framing or putting up on the wall and sending or gifting the other.

What’s inspiring you these days?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Embrace Fall- Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I am happy that fall is here. Not only is this normally my favorite season, but this was the most horrific summer for me and my family (with the passing of my father on the first day of summer) so to me, it feels even more welcome to have a new season. Not to mention a season of some horrific disasters happening around the world.  Plus I love the layers and moods of fall (even if the weather here is not fully in line with that vision yet!)

Let’s look at 5 ways you can embrace the fall season.

  1. Take a photo series of a theme or a specific item or person (selfie, loved one, tree, favorite spot, cuppa)
  2. Take out or purchase a go-to sweater to layer up and snuggle up in.
  3. Create an inspiration/wishlist for the season. Maybe choose a thing or two that feel like a yes and must to you. Let the rest be an inspiration not obligation to lean into and draw from the season.
  4. Choose a book or two to savor and curl up with this season.
  5. Go local (local, no loco!) go to the farmers market, local events/fairs, local library. What foods, events etc. does your local area put on/have during this season? Savor it, embrace it!

How do you like to embrace fall?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather