Category Archives: Living with Purpose

Take it in -Tuesday Truths

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5 Sunday practices for a better week

Hey lovely souls,

these days most especially this time of year can have us reacting to all there is to do all the expectations.

I know for me this is true and sometimes I don’t even realize I’m in that mode of reacting vs responding.

I think having practices that support you and intentional responding are a great way to reduce the stress of constant reaction mode.

  1. Plan your week. Obviously you can’t plan every detail or anticipate every possible distraction or drama. But you can plan with intention. What needs attention, what needs to get accomplished, what ways can you take care of your mind body and soul?
  2. Do a blitz around your space. This isn’t about massive decluttering it’s about taking 5-15 minutes in your space/spaces to put things away, shift things around etc.
  3. check in with yourself what do you need to support you or you and yours? A few groceries , reminders for appointments? Take a few minutes to figure that out snd carve out the time if you can.
  4. Do something that makes you feel nourished. Read, eat a yummy meal, hydrate, go for a walk. This doesn’t have to be time consuming.
  5. Do a brain dump. Some things will end up in your plan for the week, done might be ideas or gratitudes. This helps us not to hold onto so much mentally.

Do you have Sunday practices?

Here is to living with intention

Heather

Book Pre-Order and Supporting those in need!

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I am thrilled to announce the launch of a passion project I have been working on this year. This is a project that my Dad and I were working on for a while now. He passed away before we could finish it (and we had just recommitted a few months before he passed away) It was too tender of a project to finish last year for me and for those I would have asked for some support on. So I committed to getting it completed this year and self published. Here it is! 

If you are looking for a different kind of devotional that explores  the intersection of spirituality and creativity, prompts (I call them Soul Prompts) to help you take that idea into your daily life in a practical manner then this book is for you! 

For the first 60 days of this books sales all proceeds earned will be donated to help the victims of the devastating Paradise, CA fires (near Chico, CA) we have family in Chico a very close town to the one that has been virtually destroyed.

You can find out more about the book and Pre-Order here!!!

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Monthly Reflection and Intentions

Hey Lovely Souls,

Well ready or not it’s November (or just about depending on when you are reading this) So I thought I would share some prompts to reflect on the month coming to an end and some prompts to set intentions for the new month in front of us.

Reflection:

  • What went well this month
  • What are a few highlights, good moments I had this month?
  • What did I notice this month?
  • What did I put of or resist this month?
  • Where did I rock it , show up this month?

Intentions:

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

Here is to living with Intention

Heather

Get it done (or at least started!)- Weekend Empowerment Challenge

Hey Lovely Souls!

If you are anything like me, you have some (or a lot!) of stuff that sort of lingers in the space of it needs to be done or I really want to do it and I don’t have the time, space, energy, money etc…

We forget that we have to make it ourselves! I have a list of things that are undone, that linger and tug at me, yet I have not made the time to just get them done or at least started.

That’s my challenge to you this weekend. Start or complete something that has been bugging you, something you have put off. Ok technically the intention for these was to complete something each weekend. But if it’s just not feasible for this prompt then that’s ok the intention is to start to shift the energy around that project, task etc..

It’s likely as soon as you see this post something will come to mind. If it doesn’t however, I have some ideas to spark your list.

Take that donation stuff and drop it off, get the haircut (that’s mine this weekend!), Make that call, try that recipe, get the lab work done or scheduled,  write that post, work on that class, choose the date, print the photos, start the memory keeping project (perfectly imperfect!)

Are you in? What’s your get it done or start it this weekend?

Here is to living your days with intention,

Heather

Life IS a special occasion- Weekend Empowerment Challenge

Weekend empowerment challenge

Hey Beautiful Souls,

Welcome to the weekend Empowerment Challenge! This weekends challenge is to:

Use something that you have been saving for a special occasion. Life IS that special occasion. Many of us tend to hang onto so many things that we are saving for that “special” occasion.

Your life is a special occasion. The things you have made it through, created, learned this year are things to celebrate!

Maybe for you it’s those fancy dishes, outfit or accessory that is just for “dressing up”, the journal you want to have the perfect words or images to put in.

My challenge to  you is to use something even a little tiny something this weekend. If that thing you have is something you really can’t use right now, my challenge to you is to plan something where you can use it (plan it this weekend!)

Remember , this is for you, so it does not matter if you are “overdressed” to go to the diner or to run your usual weekend errands, it doesn’t matter if the meal on those dishes is for 1. Choose something and just go for it!

Here is to living a life of intention

Heather

Infuse Intention into your weekend (or week) – Friday 5

Hey Wonderful Souls!

The weekend is upon us (though these ideas can be used any day!) and I know that if I don’t have at least a bit of an idea, intention in my week or weekend that I can just spend the time reacting to whatever instead of responding and being intentional. When I do that I always feel drained and annoyed about it. So here are 5 ways to infuse your week(end) with intention.

  1. Create a list, if it’s the weekend then create what I used to call “weekend wanna” list. What do you want to do, explore, feel, accomplish? This can be really simple, try not to flood yourself with expectations.
  2. Plan something ahead of time, look around at what’s happening locally, plan to spend time in your yard or on your balcony.
  3. Create something, a meal, a journal page, a photograph…
  4. Notice how you are feeling, what your breath is like, where your shoulders are (as in are they up by your ears?!)
  5. Look at those you love and those you are interacting with, put down your phone for a moment and really listen, engage.

How will you infuse your day, weekend with intention?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather