Friday 5

5 ways to empower yourself this weekend


Hey Inspiring Soul!

This weekend give yourself the gift of creating a little bit of space to dive into at least one of the below prompts to empower yourself.. this weekend!

  1. Ask for what you need (if this feels to tender to ask of someone else right now, then ask yourself for what you need.) There is more power in this seemingly simple question.
  2. Learn something new, a word, a craft, a meal, a technique, a filter, something about your body, a medication you take or a loved one takes..  learning is empowering.
  3. Curate even a tiny space for yourself. Put a candle, photo, your journal, an image or words you love, a plant.. it’s your space curate one that feels good to you!
  4. Say no to something that just doesn’t align with you and who you are unfolding into. It can be books, clothing, obligation, invitation etc..
  5. Choose a project of some kind to “chip away” at. That book you’ve been wanting to read, that class you signed up for but haven’t started, that craft project you have had the supplies for but are afraid to start, the project you have just about done but seem to be in stuck mode, titling that book you want to start writing..

Here is to living with Intention



Empowered Souls Manifesto- From the archives

I needed this reminder today. Maybe you did too?

It can often be easier said than done. But choose one tiny thing that tugs at you from the manifesto and think about how it fits into your life and how you might want it (or you!) to show up.

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered


Empowered, Empowerment Prompt

Look it up- Empowerment Prompt


Empowerment Prompt:

Hey Empowered Souls!

This week our Empowerment Prompt is one I have embraced more and more lately.

Look it up, Learn it,

Seeking knowledge, learning is a great way to feel empowered.

How often do we put aside the things we want to learn even tiny ones like a word, meaning, symbol..  We tell ourselves it’s not that important right now, we don’t have time, it’s too complicated and so on..

It doesn’t even matter what it’s about.. it can be anywhere from the meaning of a feather to learning about a layer of finance you don’t know.

What are you going to look up, learn today?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered


Friday 5

Empowering and Inspiring Quotes- Friday 5


Hey Inspiring Souls..

I have run across some really amazing quotes recently and I wanted to share.. I am a lover of quotes (and all things inspirational!) maybe you will find one (or 5) that speak to you as well.

  1. Here’s what I know now – and know this so deeply – I can, YOU can, always be moving toward more of what you want. Even if you need to crawl, to hobble, to roll. In fact, to navigate life skillfully means working with what comes up, using it, flowing around it, crashing through it, all the time.We all want to live our truer lives, to keep navigating closer to what’s real for us. To be seen as we are. To take your last breath and know, “I showed up. I kept listening to what called me. I kept stumbling, dancing and embracing what life brought. I was there for the whole show.” – Jen Louden
  2. Discipline serves freedom. – Kate Northrup
  3. What action or direction calls to you right now, but might leave you bare or unprotected? Where do you have the best chance of at least moving towards what you desire? The need for certainty costs too much. There are no guarantees in anything. But there is a light in going in the right direction. There is the feeling of immeasurable security, knowing you are walking your path. It doesn’t matter if you get somewhere. It’s worth everything to be moving towards your true desire. It’s why you’re here. Only you can choose your life.-           Tama kieves
  4. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings. {Elizabeth Gilbert}
  5. Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.–Kevyn Aucoin
Empowered, Inspired

Inspired Living Series- Dan Shafer


Hey Inspiring Souls!

I am happy to share another installment in the new series “Inspired Living” I am happy to share a guest post from my Father- Dan Shafer a very wise and Soulful fella! Read on for some great food for thought!

Pay Close Attention to Your Use of the Words “I AM”

How you choose to end any sentence that begins with “I AM” can set in motion a Universal Energy that can have dramatic impact on your life. In fact, “I AM” are the two most powerful words in the English language.

Any time you start a sentence with these words, you are sending a message to three different audiences:

* yourself

* those who hear or read you

* God (Spirit, Universe, Allah, whatever you choose to call the Higher Power)

if you follow these two words with a negative trait such as “ill” or “broke” or “stupid” or “fat” or “evil”, you will be reinforcing a negative self-image you have already created for yourself. And the problem with self-image is that it too often translates into self-destiny. Having someone else tell you that you are any of those things is bad enough. When you reinforce that belief in yourself, you run a grave risk of believing it. And what you believe, you most likely become.

People you deal with learn from you how to deal with you and what to think of you. If you tell a business colleague or a friend or a loved one, “I am forgetful,” don’t be surprised if they respond two ways: first, by reassuring you that you are not forgetful; and second, by being sure to remind you of things they need you to remember! If you find people nagging you about things that you do or don’t do, ask yourself if you’ve encouraged that behavior by the way you talk about yourself to them.

Finally, the Universe is a fundamentally benevolent place. It wants you to have everything you want and need. After all, It gave you life. So if you say, for example, “I’m broke,” the Universe thinks, “Oh, I get it. You want me to prove your belief in being broke.” And in that case, what do you suppose starts showing up in your material life?

IMG_0436 I have a lot more to say about this in my book, The Power of I AM: Claiming Your Inherent Power to Consciously Create a Life of Purpose, Meaning and Joy. Find out more at where you can read a free sample chapter and watch a free video.