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A tribute to my Dad…my greatest teacher

Hey Lovely Souls,

It’s with the deepest and most intense sadness that I share my Father passed away last week. And even though I (along with my eldest sister) was there in the room when it happened (unexpectedly to us) It still feels like it’s not fully real.

He was (is) my biggest teacher and is my greatest loss. Our family is devastated.

My tribute to him will be formed in a letter of sorts to him. It’s the way that feels the most aligned to me…

Dear Dad,

Thank you for teaching me in so many ways, intentionally and in leading by example.  Thank You for a instilling a love of learning, the power of curiosity and what being a life long student/seeker look like. You have been my greatest teacher and always will be.

Thank you for showing me what it was to be open-minded, forgiving,  hard working and deeply loving.

Thank  You for showing me the value of humor and allowing your inner silliest, funniest, goofiest self to come to the surface in your everyday moments and our interactions.

Thank you for loving so deeply, teaching and giving so freely. You were and are an amazing, sweet, kind and beautiful soul.

Thank you for defying the odds so many times and giving us more time with you. The truth is it would never be enough, I am grateful for all we had while still longing for more, even just a little.

You were center and soul of this family, there is a huge void where you were that will never be filled. You were our steel coated marshmallow (seemingly tough on the outside, soft on the inside).

May I live a life that honors all you have taught me and will continue to teach me.

I love you Daddy.

Heather

Inspired to give this to you- Free eCourses


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Hey Inspiring Souls!

I feel inspired/called to offer 2 of my for free. There is so much going on in the world these days. And no matter what I believe that self-care and self-expression are the foundations we can build on to rise up. Choose either or both Showing up for yourself through self and soul care or showing up for yourself on the page (a visual journal eCourse)

Learn more here!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Music- Self and Soul Care Saturday

 

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Hey,  Beautiful Souls!

Music is really powerful and it can be so good for the Soul! I noticed that I get caught up in the noise, the hum of everyday life (and that can be chaotic, stressful and beautiful sometimes all at once!)  For some of us it’s the tune, others it’s mostly the words ( that’s me.. I listen to all types if i like the message!)

This week’s Self and Soul Care Saturday action is to: Listen to music. Maybe you have some on your phone, maybe you need to log into YouTube or Amazon prime music, Pandora or any other number of ways to get music!

Choose a song or two or even three! Lean into the mood of the music, close your eyes and really listen, get up and dance if that’s what you feel moved to do…

What music moves you?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

25 Stocking Stuffers $5 and Under

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Hey Lovely Souls!
I just love a good stuffed stocking, but sometimes I see lists for ideas and all I can think is well that’s more than my actual gift budget so… That’s why I put together a list of 25 ideas for stocking stuffers for $5 and under.
25 Stocking Stuffers $5 and under!
1) Color pencils
2) A coloring book (kids or adults, most dollar stores and big box stores in the dollar section have  a selection these days)
3) Lip balm
4) Socks (fun or slipper socks)
5) A candle
6) A fun mug
7) Earbuds
8) A set of watercolors or some paints
9) A journal/notebook
10)  glue sticks
11) Washi tape
12) $5 Gift card for a coffee shop, craft store, iTunes
13) Little pouch or makeup bag.
14) Facemask
15) Keychain
16) Magazine
17) Bubbles (for adults and kids!)
18) Body wash
19) A fun pen
20) A little inspirational saying stone or crystal
21) Some candy
23) Tea bags or some cocoa
24) A little pack of images and words that they could use on a vision board, in a little journal or index cards!
25) A dollar store (or another inexpensive frame) and a picture they would love.
What are some of your faves to give or get?
Here is to living Inspired, Creative, and Empowered
Heather

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

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

Natural Channels- Inspired Words

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We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models , learn to be ourselves and allow our natural channels to open – Shakti Gawain

Pondering this quote today..

Do you have a quote you have heard recently (or again) and has got your introspection wheels turning?!

here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather