Category Archives: Thursday Thoughts

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

Hearing yours in theirs-Thursday Thoughts

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Hey Lovely Souls,

The end of last week things around my house took an unexpected turn. I won’t go into too much detail as it’s not mine to go into fully… However let’s just say that a decent part of this week was spent at the hospital (My Dad went into the Hospital, however I am happy to say that he is back home now and on the road to healing)

While in one of the waiting/”lounge” areas I happen to overhear a woman and her family/friends talking about her Father in Law’s health scare/issues.

I found myself internally nodding at her way of interacting, speaking, dealing with updating and connecting with those around her. It reminded me of me in several ways. I found myself doing this in more than one way, hearing, noticing an expression or gesture in not just the woman I mentioned but in several others around.

It’s got me thinking how often if we slowed down long enough to notice. That we would  see that many of us have threads of connectedness that we just don’t see normally. So often we are just distracted  by life, judgement, future tripping etc. to see that we probably make contact with people on a regular basis that are also living part of our stories and we are living part of theirs.

This week take a moment to really listen, observe, notice your interactions and surroundings and see what threads might be connecting you that you were not even aware of.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Surface and Layers- Thursday Thoughts…

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Hey Inspiring Souls!

How are you? How are you really? Not the surfac response but the real guts of how you are?

I have been asking this question lately to other people, though frankly it’s a great way to ask ourselves to journal and or ponder about.

We all have seasons (or many) where we are living by others expectations or their perceived expectations. Where we are avoiding and afraid of those layers beneath the surface so we just stick there, because it “feels” safe.

The layers beneath that surface can be scary, uncomfortable, beautiful, freeing, healing all at once (along with a bunch of emotions I didn’t name I am sure!) We just get so caught up in the not so fun sounding ones that we don’t even start, we we just stay at the layer that feels “safest”

I want to live truer and deeper than the surface space will allow.. so I am opening up a bit more, gathering up my courage and peeling back some layers bit by bit.

In what ways might you be living more from the surface than the layers?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather