Category Archives: Holistic Living

3 ways to Spring Clean Your Digital life

Hey, Inspiring Souls!

This season (and the season I am at with my life) are really times where I feel I want to create space, clear things out and start a bit fresh.

I am of the belief that too much chaos (inner, outer, physical, digital etc…) saps energy from us,  sometimes we are not even aware of it.

I have been feeling that lately… so I started with a bit of a digital detox/declutter.  Maybe you need something like this too… For me, it’s already made me feel a little lighter (and a tiny bit antsy lol) but i know that this is just the beginning for me!

  1. Step away from social media. Don’t get me wrong, I love Instagram and I really like some things about Facebook. But sometimes, in order to check back into our lives, we need to check out of social media for a bit. You can deactivate your account (that can be for as long or short as you desire) Log out, block the sites, put the apps in a folder. I am doing a 10 detox from Social Media (at least, maybe a little longer we will see!)
  2. Unsubscribe/Unfollow newsletter, notices, social media pages/groups,  (if you happen to be on there after your detox!), blogs. If you afraid you might want to go to it later, in the future write them down. See if you miss em!
  3. Give your Desktop and or phone a “clean out” look through the PDF’s, Documents, Images you have saved and see if you really want /need them. Delete apps off of your phone that you just don’t use.

And as you do this, notice what the change in your energy might be. Just observe it, lean into it.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

Inspiring Links- Friday 5

Hey Inspiring Souls! For this week’s Friday 5 I have some inspiring links for you. What’s been inspiring you lately?

  1. 35 Surprising  uses for Essential Oil
  2. Sunday night habits of successful people 
  3. How to make friends as an adult
  4. 10 Signs of caregiver stress 
  5. Creative Exercise (Flora Bowley)

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

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

 

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.

 

Dear 2016… A year end ritual.

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Hey Lovely Souls,

For the last 3+ years, I have written a letter to the year as it comes to a close. It’s a great way to reflect upon what the year has held.
This year I almost decided to just write… Dear 2016, WTF?! or Dear 2016, Seriously?!
However, I decided I wanted to expand upon that 🙂
So here it goes…
Dear 2016,
You went by so fast, while you felt like the fastest year yet, you also felt like you held several years in one.
You held so much big change. Change for me, my family and frankly, the world.  Between moves (merging households), connection, division,  multiple health issues for family,(including a major health crisis) and the election you shifted everything. Some ways I can see clearly and some I am still finding my way to and through.
You were full of so much loss for many people on many different levels.
You taught me on a different level what really matters, you gave me some wake-up calls (really one would have been sufficient!) You exhausted me and pushed me.
You are still teaching me to adjust to these new circumstances after years and years of doing it differently. I am still slowly learning to respond instead of reacting.
You also gave me some truly beautiful gifts. A deeper trust in my gut, she is wise and I intend to listen and nourish my connection to her on a more intentional, soulful level. Tender moments amidst the crises. Courage to use my voice where it mattered, Chances to reevaluate how I show up, chances to step up. Connections with people I care about.  Also, you gave me so many of the seemingly small and simple moments surrounded by the beauty of everyday life. Thank You for these and so much more.
The thought of wanting a do over has crossed my mind. But what I really want is to tuck these lessons in my toolbelt of truthful living and to do better, to do differently and to take all that beauty and to apply it to help co-create a beautiful 2017 and beyond. (preferably without all of the various moments of “drama” to get the point across this time, please and thanks!)
Thank You Truly and Deeply,
Heather

PS: What would your letter to the year say?