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

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Read- Weekend Empowerment Challenge

 

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I would like to introduce my newest category/series… Weekend Empowerment  Challenges: Each week I plan on sharing a challenge that anyone can participate in that can be done in a weekend!
They are going to be all things inspired to mindsets to our spaces and all the goodness in between.
I will be joining in these with you!
I love reading, yet I find that I often don’t make time for it. This weekend I want to get myself back into the reading groove!
Our first -weekend challenge is:
Read at least 2 chapters in your current book (if you don’t have one, then another part of this challenge is to find a book that you really want to read, likely one on your shelf or virtual shelf) and read 2 chapters!
I would love it if you left a comment here and/or if you wanted to post a pic of your challenge in action! If you post, please use the hashtag
#epoweredweekendchallenge
Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered
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

60 second check in – Mindful Moment Monday

Hey Beautiful Soul!

I think that many of us, myself included. Hold so much within ourselves that we are not even aware of so much of the time.  Fear for example, sometimes are focus is on fear more than we realize, yet we have not stopped to check in we are just reacting instead of responding to what really needs tending to.

Today, right now as you are reading this. Stop and ask yourself:

Is my focus on fear or is it on faith?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Books I loved or am loving – Friday 5

Hey Inspiring Souls,

I just love reading. It’s one of the things my Father taught me growing up (and a love of learning these go hand in hand!) I thought i would share 5 books I loved or am loving!

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I am still reading through Mindful Grieving and You are a Bad ass, but I am loving them so far!

What are you reading or have you read lately?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

 

June- Journal Prompt

Hey, Inspiring Souls!

As I always say time is flying by. I am still in shock (and some dread for various reasons) about June being just about here.

I am working on getting back to being more mindful of what my month might look and feel like.

That’s my question for you too.

What do I want from this month? 

If you are interested in getting more specific, here is a link to a PDF with some additional prompts for your month (feel free to print it, glue it and fill it out or just grab the prompts you want and put them in your journal or planner) 

Here is to Living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Unrepeatable- Tuesday Truth (archives)

Hey Beautiful Soul!

What you have to bring to the world can’t be brought in by anyone else. Not in the way that you would express it, create it, become it!

Trust yourself.

Here is to living Inspired. Creative and Empowered

Heather