Category Archives: Inspired

Try it 2018- Living with Intention

Hey Empowered Souls,

I cant’ tell you how many times I have said about a zillion things. I would really like to try that, go there, explore that.

And while it may not be an option for us to follow every one of those whims. We an choose one or a few that keep showing up for us. Let these be simple, doable and only ones that really keep tugging at you (and don’t take away from what goals and dreams you have decided to keep and accomplish this year) Some ideas that might spark some of your try it’s!

That place to eat that you keep saying you want to try (yet you keep going to your same ol beloved places!)

Yoga (you don’t have to sign up for an entire series just go to one class, try that one video)

Playing with paint (seriously get inexpensive supplies and just play, don’t put the expectation of masterpiece or nothing. Just try it, explore an afternoon, an hour, 15 minutes)

The new look (make up, accessories, whatever) who says you have to even go anywhere. Rock it around your house, try it!

Meditation (tip: I LOVE the app called insight timer it’s free and full of so many varieties for meditation)

That recipe

The list could go on an on!

What do you want to try? (remember keep it simple!)

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

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Create Intentions and Inspirations for September

Hey Lovely Souls,

How is it September already? Seriously I feel like we just rang in the new year! One of the things I try to do each month is to create a list of intentions, goals and inspirations for the new month.

Here are some prompts to ask yourself for this month to help support you setting your intentions:

  • What do I want to accomplish this month
  • What do I want to savor this month?
  • What do I want to create this month?
  • What do I want to explore this month?

Inspirations: Ideas and things to explore.

  • Go to a farmers market or local festival
  • Choose the books you want to read for the fall
  • Create a playlist
  • Create an inspiration board
  • Start a new journal
  • Create a challenge for yourself (photo, meditation, yoga, reading)
  • Learn something new
  • Finish something you started that you have been wanting to do or avoiding!

What’s on your list for this  month?

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

 

15 seconds of peace- inspiration through the lens

Take a deep breath and slowly release while soaking in 15 (ish) seconds of peace

Play list (list of play!) -Weekend Empowerment Challenge

Hey Inspiring Souls!

This weekends challenge is to create a play list, as in a list of play! (The other type of playlist your thinking about will be a future prompt!)

This weekend create a play list (list of play) and do 1 thing from that list for “bonus points”!

Some ideas to get you started

  • Blow bubbles
  • Go on a swing
  • Get sidewalk chalk and doodle, write positive words for yourself , family or stranger
  • Get kids art supplies and get messy
  • Paint with your fingers
  • Build a pillow fort
  • Play is good for the soul!
  • Here’s to living with intention.
  • Heather
  • 15 Ways to savor summer

    Hey Beautiful Souls!

    Over in this part of the world it’s Summer solstice today. I feel a bit in shock that we are actually talking about summer already! Each season it’s easy to have big plans and then not check many of them off. (hello Spring list) This summer I would like to do things differently! Here are 15 ways to savor summer.

    1. Open windows and blinds, let some sunshine in!
    2. Go to the farmers market, fairs visit the local goodness you have around you.
    3. Create a summer photo series: You can make it themed in so many ways. Mornings, light, by color, general snapshots of your day, nature.
    4. Clear some space: In your schedule, in your surroundings, choose a select number if items to pare down to for a set number of days (the entire summer, a week, a month etc) This could be art supplies, clothing, projects etc.
    5. Choose a book or three to read. Make it something you really want to read no shoulding on yourself!
    6. Get some sidewalk chalk and play (this works if you have kids or not!) Put tic tac toe, hopscotch (note to self, be mindful of your knees lol) write out sayings or words and photograph them (bonus for doing a where I stand foot shot with them!)
    7. Start a new journal (sometimes we just feel we want a fresh start so start a new one, you can always go back to the one you might be sort of using now, or not!)
    8. Blow bubbles, let it be a meditation to you, just watch them as they float around or if you are feeling energetic chase them down!
    9. Lighten up: Eat lighter food (experiment with salads) , get a haircut or play with the color, wear breezy layers, add some fun color or pattern to your current wardrobe, change around your linens a bit. This list could go on and on!
    10. Look up what fruits and veggies are in season and add those into your meals more, sit and savor the sun (safely of course)
    11. Choose a project to start and finish.
    12. Create a summer playlist
    13.  Create a holistic first aid kit (but make it for prevention and solutions so essential oils, ointments, sunscreen, aloe etc. )
    14. Plan something, maybe it’s a summer stay-cation, road trip, a trip you want to take. Spend some time planning (and if you can following through on that plan)
    15. Notice, if you were to take nothing else except for this one from this list that would be a beautiful way to savor your summer. Notice the sounds, the laughter, the creative chaos, the breezes, the flowers and fruits of the season. Simply notice the goodness and even the struggles that are surrounding you. Open yourself to what they have to teach you.

    What’s on your summer bucket list?

    Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

    Heather

    It’s Time- Thursday Thoughts

    Hey Beautiful Souls!

    It’s time to…

    To own your power

    Say No

    Say Yes

    Start

    Finish

    Let it go, Release

    Embrace it, Lean in

    Explore whos expectations you are working so hard to live up to

    Go beneath the surface

    Nourish yourself, mind, body, soul.

    Give yourself your own support

    Ask

    Listen

    Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

    Heather

     

    Connect- Friday 5

    Hey Beautiful Souls!

    Even though we live in a world that is hyper connected, it’s easy to feel disconnected in so many ways. I want to share 5 ideas of ways to connect.

    1. Connect to yourself, Just breathe. When we stress or are really distracted we tend to hold our breaths. Be intentional and notice your breathing.
    2. Put your device down and look at people you are interacting with. When you are at the store and checking out, make eye contact, when you are asking your loved ones how their day was, look at them.
    3. Ask yourself (in a journal or just ponder) what do I most need right now?
    4. Go outside, connect with nature! It doesn’t matter where you live, I bet you can find a flower, a tree and you can always find the sky! Take a moment to just connect, notice the sounds, colors, feelings of nature.
    5. Reach out, notice people. Reach out to a friend or loved one just to check in. As you are walking around doing various errands notice people, smile, say hello… simply notice others.

    Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

    Heather