Category Archives: Friday 5

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



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


Affordable Places to learn without leaving your house- Friday 5

Friday 5: – Affordable Places to learn without leaving your house

Hey Lovely Souls,

I have a deep love of learning, I am always signed up or enrolled in or digging through a book (or books)  for expanding my knowledge on various things. You could break the bank on learning things, going to classes, getting all the “stuff” to go with the desired “thing” to learn. However, I have some favorite places to go dig into and you don’t have to leave your house for the courses and they are all affordable.

1)   YouTube (free to learn so many things)

2)  this site has a good selection of various types of mind, body, soul classes and most classes seem to have a choice of how much to pay between $10 and $40

3)  ($5 a month for a class to keep forever and access to unlimited classes there… an amazing value and selection of classes/teachers)

4) at first most of these seem pretty price, however, if you sub to the newsletter they very often have classes for $10-15 on a huge range of subjects.

5) Books, I couldn’t do a post about learning without including books in it! Technically if you go to the library you will have to leave the house, but you could always order books online too for the things you want to learn. There is a huge range of books from programming to drawing, to decorating cakes, using essential oils,  and a TON of stuff in between. What do you want to learn more about, there is likely a book for that!

What are you wanting to learn these days, do you have a favorite resource?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered


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


Inspiring Links- Friday 5

Hey lovely souls…

I wanted to share some links of things that have inspired me lately. What’s inspiring you?

  1. Crystals for beginners 
  2. How to start a bullet journal for $10 
  3. What to do when you don’t know where to start
  4. 25 tiny habits that could totally change your life (loved many of the ideas here!)
  5. This online yoga video

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered


Empowered ways to start your day…. – Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Soul!

Often the way we start our days sets the tone for the rest of the day. I am of the belief though that you can get a little reset or begin again anytime of the day. But it sure is awesome when we can with intention set the tone for that day!

Here are 5 ways to start your day with Empowerment and Intention:

  1. Move your body, maybe you only have 5 minutes to do a walk, some stretches, yoga or dance… 5 minutes is better than no minutes and you have started the day empowered and showing up for yourself.
  2. Dive into your spiritual practice, whatever it is for you. Creating, writing, praying, meditating, reading etc…
  3. Set your intentions for the day, how do you want to show up?
  4. Check in with yourself before you check in with your to dos. How are you feeling, what’s tugging at you?
  5. Eat/drink something that really nourishes you.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered


Be Present Prompts- Friday 5

Hello, Beautiful Soul!

The world can be so noisy, even good noise can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to future trip and to feel scattered. The best way to step out of that space and into the space where we are is to be present with where we are now (physically and mentally)

Here are 5 prompts to help you do just that…

  1. Tune into your senses: What do you hear, smell, feel, see, taste right now?
  2. Stop! Take a deep belly breath. (*bonus for putting your hand on your heart)
  3. Look whoever you are talking/listening to in the eyes. Not at your phone, not all around you constantly at them.
  4. Ask yourself, what do I need right now?
  5. Single task whenever you can. (this one is for sure the one I need to work on the most!) I don’t mean walking and talking (although that would be a fine place to practice this!) We literally and figuratively have so many tabs open at a time where we are just going back and forth instead of taking in/dealing with one thing then onto the next.

How do you stay present?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered