Category Archives: Thursday Thoughts

Notice- Thursday thoughts

Hey, Beautiful Souls.

How are you? What’s feeling heavy for you right now? What goodness are you seeing, experiencing, creating?

I think so often we are so busy trying to figure things out that we don’t take the time to stop and notice all feelings, shifts, gratitude, sadness or whatever else our lives and bodies are showing to us, holding for us all the time.

Life is full for most of us for many reasons especially these days it seems. Noticing can be healing and revealing.

What’s your body holding onto these days?

What is making  you laugh or smile (even in the midst of grief, chaos )

What songs, words, images are tugging at your soul, nourishing you, breaking you open?

What will you allow yourself to be open to noticing within and around you right now, today, this week?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

PS: tag @toliveinspired and #toliveinspired if you capture your noticing and decide to post it on Instagram.

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Seeking the blessings- Thursday Thoughts

Hey, Beautiful Soul. How are you? Truly?

When the world and your heart feel heavy, tender and exposed it’s our default, natural really for us to look at what is wrong. To look at what’s not there, what’s wounded, what’s weighing on us in our own lives, in our communities, and in our world. And this is important for us to do, we can’t heal it if we don’t reveal it. But what is also important is to look at where the blessing, the goodness is showing up in our lives, world, responses etc.

Can you allow yourself space, permission to seek the blessings within your life, turmoil, chaos?

Sometimes, it will seem like an excavation for the blessings. A lesson could be a blessing (even if in the learning of it was or is painful) that doesn’t always mean you are grateful or glad for that “thing” but you can be grateful for being able to find the blessing in the heartache.

For me, besides what many of us are processing with what is going on in the world. The heartache I am working on finding the blessings in is my fathers passing. I am not saying I am grateful he did, that’s the furthest from what I feel. What I am grateful for is that I have a loving and supportive family to walk this road with, that my father and I grew closer over the last  year and a half when we moved in to help them out (having no idea what was really in store for any of us!), that despite the “film” of grief and sadness that is often present on various levels that I can still find laughter and moments of joy (often in the small things) blessings in the various levels of support the community has helped with in a time where we felt shell shocked.

I would love to know where you are finding the blessings in the midst of the shi#@… Chaos and turmoil?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Bloom at your own pace- Thursday Thoughts

Hey Beautiful Souls,

I have found myself many times in my life feeling like I was behind on well, life! I see so many other inspiring souls just blossoming in their businesses and life (or at least it appears that way to me) I start to get caught up in the maybe I should, I wish I could, I should have…

Here are some truths to remember during these times…

  1. Social Media and certain interactions often are curated to highlight what’s going good, right, rocking etc. So the picture we are getting is not the entire one (and that’s totally ok as long as we can remember this!)
  2. We all have very different life circumstances from living situations to money to health to everything else in between and expanding from that. Our situations are very different in many ways, so comparing your beginning with someone else’s middle (so to speak) is not even an accurate comparison, to begin with!
  3. We each bloom at our own pace. It’s perfectly ok if that dream you have takes you longer to unfold or even to discover what that dream is than it took or is taking someone else. You are unique, your truth is unfolding in the time that is right for YOU and not according to the shoulds and did it’s of someone else.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Sometimes- Thursday Thoughts

Hey Inspiring Souls!

Sometimes what feels safe (familiar) is not the path that is leading us towards, into the deeper truth that we seek. (in fact it could be said that it is never the path that is leading us where we seek to be)

Sometimes what feels right, even peaceful is really painful and difficult.

Sometimes your Soul needs you to show up ready or not.

Sometimes the support you need the most is your own.

Sometimes what we resist the most is what we seek/need/crave the most.

Sometimes we need to start from where we are.

Sometimes we need a fresh start.

Sometimes we need to just be.

Sometimes we need to stop thinking and take action and trust.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

Reevaluating the Reevaluation!- Thursday Thoughts…

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Hey Inspiring Souls!

I feel like I have been in re-evaluation mode for months and months now. And I am realizing something. There are some areas of my life that reevaluating has become a “legit excuse” to just not decide, move forward or look really look at the hard stuff.

It seems I need to reevaluate my reevaluation!

We all can (and usually do at some points of our lives) go into autopilot mode. It’s one of those modes that looks really productive, and it can be, but it’s often not purposeful. And though our society often praises being productive, I believe what most of us want is to feel purposeful. I think that living purposeful is productive, not always in the ways we or society expects. However living productively does not always = purposefulness.

Some questions  I will be asking myself to help  in this process are:

  1. What do I really, really,really want?
  2. What’s draining me?
  3. What’s working? (umm, and put more of that in!)
  4. What’s not working?
  5. Look over the clues I have collected in Soul notes, vision journals, visual journals even in my pinterest boards.
  6. What am I avoiding, what’s undone? of that what can I totally release? What can I push up my sleeves and get “in it”
  7. Continue to create space in my life digitally, physically, mentally etc.
  8. Put a time frame on this process to check in, otherwise I will be in a forever loop of indecision, avoidance and settling.

Do you have any areas of your life you feel you are in the loop of reevaluating? Any good practices or tips to aid in this process? I would love to hear them!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Decisions, undones- Thursday Thoughts

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Hey Beautiful Souls!

Life is full of choices and decisions. Many of them we don’t make consciously or don’t make at all.

Often I have found that this leads to a “pile” of undones and settling. These may seem like something you don’t have to deal with but they are draining our energy bit by bit by bit (mentally, physically and spiritually).

The truth is..

Not deciding is often deciding.

Putting off (mindlessly, as avoidance) “these things” often make whatever you are avoiding and ignoring even worse in the long run. It may seem easier now but it truly isn’t.

If there are truly things (and there are for us all) that you just are not in place to decide on or get done now, please do so mindfully. Consciously give yourself permission to not decide or act upon right now for that “item/task”. However I would suggest that you put a note somewhere to follow up in a certain amount of time.

So today, this week.. I encourage you to make one small decision, call, or action that you have been putting off. (and then another, and another) 

Here it to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Investing in ourselves -Thursday Thoughts

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Hey Inspiring Souls,

I have been thinking lately what needs to shift in my life. I will admit that for me that this thought process has come from a disempowering, negative place more than I would like to say. Maybe you can relate?

One piece of clarity  that came from this was that I have not been investing in myself in the ways that support what I say I want.

Sometimes investing in ourselves means allowing room in our budget, other times it means creating space in our schedule. The ways it can show up are going to differ for each of us. And the ways it shows up are going to shift in the various seasons of our lives too.

We want people to invest in us in various ways, to support us. Yet we are holding those very things back from ourselves.

 

Invest in your health

Invest in  your Soul

Invest in your Dreams

Through books, time, classes, self-care, coaching, embracing, releasing.

What part(s) of your life do you need to invest in yourself?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather