Inspired Living, living with intention

10 tiny ways to shift your energy

1. Deep breath

2. Put on a song you love

3. Move your body (Walk,dance ; stretch ..whatever!)

4. Connect with nature (sn open window , a flower , the ocean.. )

5. Put on something that makes you feel good (maybe it’s sweats, maybe it’s dressy.. you do you!)

6. Mini mess blitz (one small surface, a hook, your wallet)

7. Smile

8. Use something you’ve been saving until…

9. Bring in a plant Or tend to yours

10. Find something beautiful/inspiring

Here’s to living with intention

Heather

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Inspired Living, living with intention, Living with Purpose

Pondering our Distractions…

Hey Inspiring Souls!

Let’s talk about distractions! Most times they serve us in some way or another .

They come wrapped up so many ways we often don’t even realize they are occurring.

I’ve asked myself and others lately in what way their distractions are serving them. I encourage you to ask yourself the same question.

While we’re at it you I encourage you ( and myself ) to explore in what ways the distraction depleting as well.

Other things to ponder about distractions

What is distracting me?

Is this supporting how I want to show up? How I want to feel? What Is want to accomplish?

Not all distractions are bad , sometimes they are what we need for our mental health at the time.

Don’t beat yourself up, this is simply about starting to explore our distractions.

Here is to living with intention

Heather

Inspired Living

Lately… Inspiration through the lens

Hey Lovely Souls!

I have re written the intro to this post several times all within a few minutes. My energy has felt fragmented lately. Maybe yours has too.

I am trying to notice the things that I am grateful for, that inspire me, make me laugh or feed my soul in some way. I invite you to do the same in your life.

LATELY… 

An inspiring read… I found some good ideas in this book. I also was inspired to do some introspecting and exploring about some of my vocational next’s while reading this book.

 

This needy, sweet, adorable little dog of mine! She drives me nuts sometimes but she is a love bug who had a ruff life (yes, pun intended) before us. She has been great on keeping me active during this shelter in place!

 

A little gift from my hubby, as usual flowers in my home become the subject of many a photos!


 

The flowers blooming from my succulents. I just love succulents. Though I have not mastered the art of keeping them alive indoors… I have a little collection of them on my patio!

 

I have been adding random bits of paint, shapes, colors essentially experimenting. I had some cheap pallet knives around and decided to grab a few (3) paint colors and squirt them on the page and smear around with the pallet knife. I am actually loving the simplicity of this practice lately!

 

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Empowered Caregiver, Inspired Living

9 ways a notebook/journal can support your care-giving journey- Empowered Care taking

Hey Wonderful Soul! These tips are geared towards my fellow caregivers out there, but most of them could be used by anyone. Here are 9 ways to use a journal/notebook to support your care-giving journey.

  1. Vent, it’s perfectly ok to spew out your frustrations. Especially if you don’t feel you have anyone who get’s it.. sometimes just getting it out of your head helps one feel calmer.
  2. Gratitude, sometimes finding that gratitude will feel like an excavation. Try and express it anyways.. One thing in depth, a list of 2-5 things, doodle it (maybe it’s that cup of… or the sun-shining or a good day for your loved one)
  3. Doodle, you DO NOT have to have any (like zero, zilch) drawing skills to doodle. Just create spirals, draw bits from your day to day (remember embrace imperfection here)
  4. Write your favorite quotes or song lyrics
  5. Write down your wins from that day or week. (and they can be seemingly tiny)
  6. Make a list of what things you need to do, want to look into, follow up on.
  7. Track your loved ones symptoms, behaviors etc..
  8. Make a list of self care actions you can take. (even in a few minutes a day, deep breaths, music, gratitude, creativity etc..)
  9. Glue in pictures, images from magazines, words you are drawn to.. this is a space, budget and time friendly way to engage in creativity on the regular.

I will leave the list at that for this post, though I could probably go on!

Essentially you really can’t do the journal/notebook thing wrong.  Choose one or a few ideas that you are drawn to and start there. It also doesn’t need to be anything fancy… The journal can be a composition notebook, spiral bound “cheap” one, pretty journal, blank book.. anything goes!

Here is to living and caring with intention

Heather

Empowered, Inspired Living, Journaling Prompts

Reflect and plan -Journal Prompt

Hey Inspiring soul,

Shockingly as always the month is coming to a close, September is just about about upon us.

A great way to help you transition into the new month is to reflect and plan.

Reflect: on the month coming to a close

  • What were my wins this month?
  • What was difficult?
  • Things you want to remember?
  • Read,watched ,learned

Plan:The month coming up

  • What do I need to get done?
  • How do I want to feel?
  • What is my intention?
  • What needs to be carried forward from last month?
  • What can I release from last month?
  • What do I want to savor?
  • What do I want to create space for?
  • How van I create that space?

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Holistic Living, Inspired, Inspired Living

Monthly Intentions Prompts (August)

 

Hey Beautiful Souls!

How are you? Another month is upon us already! Time is flying by so much this year (pretty sure I say that all the time!)

Each month I like to sit down and plan my to do’s, want to do’s intentions and a bit of a wishlist for the month.

With time flying by so fast it’s easy to just react to the days, months, year. However with a little bit of time set aside you can go into and through the month with some intention.

  1. What do I want to feel this month?
  2. What do I want to create this  month?
  3. What do I want to accomplish, need to do this month? (this can be calls, appointments, research, errands, projects etc.. )
  4. What do I want to explore this month?
  5. What do I want to savor this month?
  6. What needs my attention this month?
  7. How can I nourish myself this month?

I will share a few of mine!

I want to feel grounded this month. There is a lot going on in my life/family and it’s easy for me to get caught up in a panic/anxiety energy.

I can nourish myself this month by going to the beach at least once, putting foundation practices into place daily (like water, movement, journaling, deep breaths)

I want to savor time with family this month in the form of conversations, laughter, tears if that’s what the moments present, watching things that inspire us.

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Inspired Living, Journaling Prompts

In Detail- Journal Prompt

Hello Kind Soul,

Life get’s chaotic, we get distracted by all the undones, not yet’s, not rights etc.

I was recently reminded of how powerful detailed gratitude can be. What I mean by this is instead of writing out  say 3-5 + things you are grateful for (Clean Water, my job, family etc.. )  You get specific about 1 (I am grateful for my family and the way we can rally together in times of difficulty….

So this week’s journal prompt is to do just that.

Choose one thing you are grateful for and describe what and why in detail.

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

General, Holistic Living, Inspired, Inspired Living, Monday Mindset

Respond – Monday Mindset

Hello Beautiful Soul,

Something I have been working on (over and over!) is to remind myself to respond, not react.

Reacting is a very different energy than responding. This is true in verbal interactions and many situations. There are times in life where you need to react. But many of us (myself definitely included) tend to react when in reality responding is what we need to do.

To me, reacting is more of the energy of panic, anxiousness, frustration. Response is more calm, thought out, planned.

So this Monday’s Mindset Mantra is:

I choose to respond in a way that honors what really matters in this situation (interaction) 

Here is to living with Intention

Heather