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Lately-Through the lens

Reminders in my journal

A Soul Renewed ~Self &Soul care circle (more info on workshop page and coming this week!)

Fascinated with nature

Watercolor play

Stacks and reminders

Our adorable dog,

Bits of life lately in images…

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Messy bits in my space, notes on venting, overwhelm with various areas of my life, moments of co care-taking , a fridge that needs to be cleaned out!

What’s your life lately?

Here’s to living with intention


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


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


Friday 5, Holistic Living, Inspired, living with intention

Prompts to Empower Yourself – Friday 5

Friday 5: Prompts to Empower yourself
Truth within and for yourself is an aspect of empowerment for sure. Often we go on default mode and don’t check in with ourselves about what we really want or need.
Here are 5 prompts to help you do just that..
1) What do I really need right now?
2) What is my energy and time going into lately?
3) In response to the above… Is this what it is best invested in at this point in my life? Or is it just distracting me from where I really need and desire to invest it?
4) How can I best support myself right now?
5) What is tugging at me lately? (What’s on my Heart lately is another way to phrase this)
Here is to living with Intention
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Spring Clean Your Life- Part 2 (Digital)

Hey Beautiful Sou!

In part 2 of my Spring Clean your Life Series we explore out digital clutter. It’s easy to forget about it because we are focusing on the physical clutter in our lives. But many of us have a lot of our lives in the digital world. From our phones, tablets to computer we store all sorts of “stuff” on there.

Here are some ideas to declutter your digital life:

  1. Delete any apps you never use or feel like shoulds on your phone and tablet.
  2. Spend 10-15 minutes at least to delete any photos you don’t want to keep any longer off of your devices.
  3. Unsubscribe to newsletters that you really never read or that feel like a should.
  4. Permanently delete things that are just sitting in the deleted folders.
  5. Clean up your desktop, put things in folders, delete things, label in a clear way.
  6. Sort through your notes and delete what no longer is needed.
  7. Back up your devices.
  8. Go through your photos and create a photo book of your favorites

Here is to living with Intention


Holistic Living, Inspired, Journaling Prompts

Reflection and Intentions – Journal Prompt


Hey Lovely Souls!

At the rate time goes by these days it’s easier just to dive right into it and react to what is in front of us. I get this, I do this way more than I would like to admit! However, as I journey towards living with more intention I know that I would much rather respond vs react.

A few practices to do this are Reflection and Intention. I will be diving into both of these this week and invite you to do the same.

  1. Reflection: What were my wins this month, what went well, what could use some improvement? What was a struggle or frustrating?
  2. Intention: How do I want to feel, what can I do to support that feeling? What do I want to create, accomplish, savor?

There is no right or wrong answer. Just give yourself a little bit of space to lean into what is coming up for all of these prompts. Grab one question that speaks to you and forget the rest, respond to them all. It’s up to you!

Here is to living with Intention


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Dear 2018…

Hey Lovely Souls!

Each year for the past at least 5 years (I think lol) I have written a letter to the year to sort of close it out and reflect on the year coming to a close.

I invite you to write your own letter to the year to help you reflect.

Here is 2018’s letter…

Dear 2018,

The word this year was devotion. This word showed up in ways I didn’t expect but I am glad that it did show up. It also didn’t show up in some of the ways I had expected and even hoped. This year had some health challenges for myself (nothing major, just a big ol nudge that I need to shift the way I take care of my body) and there were some family health challenges. Thankfully no crises.

I was able to bring forth my major goals of Publishing the book Dad and I were working on for years before he passed away last year and creating an creating an e-Course that I know I will pull from in the year ahead. And throwing my step-mother an 80th birthday bash that she loved! (and she still has the balloons and wont let them go lol it’s been since end of September!)

In many ways it’s been the year of small shifts personally and in several other ways some intentional, some not. From how we live, financial stuff that’s been taken care of that I have avoided for years, moving my body way more often and with more intention.  Oh and let’s not forget finally getting a haircut after a few years too long!

I am (and we as a family) are still adjusting to the absence of Dad. While he is not physically present. He is still very much a part of our lives, the man has a huge legacy.

The last few months of this year have felt like I got hits of inspiration to a level I have not in a while and that’s been awesome! (more of that to be unfolded in 2019) I feel like i am waking up a bit more in some ways, some so subtle it’s even hard to pinpoint to write out in this letter.

Thank you 2018 it’s been a year of  devotion, stepping up, waking up, sifting through layers of stuff (from physical a , most not belonging to me but I have taken on the responsibility to emotional/interpersonal stuff)

I know you have prepared me for the next iterations of what’s to come.