Category Archives: Holistic Living

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

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.