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7 Ways To Begin To Renovate Your Life.

14 Mar

 

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Circling Horses by Cassia Beck

If life feels stale around the edges, a lot of stuff is going wrong, others are being critical and competitive, friendships seem to be falling to the curb like flies, and normal activities begin to feel like swimming through thick fog, it could to time to change things up.

Often people will grin and bear it, grit their teeth, grind their teeth at night, and push on regardless, which is fine for a short time, just not a long time as it can compound the difficulties. Sometimes what we resist persists. When negativity outweighs positivity and it’s closing in on you from the outside and you have taken personal responsibility, searched deep within and tried many things that just aren’t working, or no one is listening or supporting you, or worse still blaming you, close the door and open another. Sometimes it’s actually not your fault. Sometimes you wake up and realise that you aren’t surrounded by your tribe. Or you realise that your shine and sparkle is being dulled in order to make someone else feel more adequate. Step away from determination and move closer to joy.

  1. Face up to the discomfort. Is the negativity in your situation beginning to change who you are or how you sound? Are you getting tired of not having your feelings and experience validated? Chances are you aren’t around the right people or you aren’t where you need to be, to shine.
  2. Don’t wait for permission. You always know deep down what is best for you. What other people think about you, is of no concern. Everyone has their own agenda. People may want to keep you close for many reasons that have no positive outcome for you.
  3. Look to nature for inspiration. Stop and breathe and know that there are dark times. Those times nurture new beginnings and allow inspiration to rise.
  4. Trust that something better is around the corner. Adventure is exciting. It’s good for your brain. Opportunity exists. Destiny calls.
  5. Celebrate all your victories. Remember all the good stuff you have done, the fabulous connections you made and the lives you changed for the better.
  6. Concentrate on gains rather than losses. Try not to fret or regret. If for example you have to sell a property you love, pat yourself on the back for all the hard work you put in and know that’s why you are reaping the rewards.
  7. Feel the fear, have faith and do it anyway. Make plans to get on a new merry go round and have faith that everything will turn out fabulously.

 

 

Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?

19 Sep

 

Snow White. (Thanks Gabrielle Laubscher for the photo of your princess.)

Snow White. (Thanks Gabrielle Laubscher  for the photo of your princess.)

 

You are of course!

I forced myself to watch an episode of “botched up bodies” to remind myself  just how rotten the consequences can be when people become repulsed with what they deem to be unacceptable about themselves.

For some, there is still such intense pressure to conform to an ideal standard of beauty. It’s everywhere. Even in the fruit aisle at the supermarket. If it’s too organic looking with a lump or a bump or a spot, out it goes. Most times it doesn’t even get to go on display even though it’s bursting with deliciousness.

It seems so villanous to banish anyone worth loving because they might have flabby arms, a jelly belly, a bald head, or a flailing bank balance.

I hope that we can all learn to be more gentle, more accommodating, and place less emphasis on beauty and begin to celebrate other important things that reside within, like talent, smartness and wisdom.

What do you think? Does there seem to be an increased demand or pressure for people and things to be more perfect and how do you feel about it?

10 Ways To Feel Better About Yourself.

27 Jun

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1. Exude confidence

2. Practice serenity

3. Make room for the Divine

4. Melt away your troubles in candle-lit baths or fragrant showers

5. Sniff wildflowers

6. Speak your truth often, even if your voice shakes

7. Throw out your raggedy undies, gowns and cloaks

8. Don’t make assumptions

9. Laugh heartily

10. Nurture  your creativity

Have a fabulous fun friday! I would love to know what you love to do to feel better.

Pre Christmas Snippet Of Peace.

20 Dec
Giggles the pig.

Giggles the pig.

Magic Deeds.

20 Sep

Your life becomes better by making other people’s lives better.

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Happy birthday Hayley over at www.feijoadesigns.co.nz

  • Be a surprise in disguise for someone in need.
  • Be a good fairy and secretly grant someone a wish.
  • Go ahead and nurture others.
  • Practise the art of giving, just because you Continue reading

8 Ways To Become More Mindful.

17 Aug
magic in the clouds-photo by Leanne French

magic in the clouds-photo by Leanne French

1.    Watch your thoughts come, and then watch them go; just like clouds floating across the sky.

2.   Watch one cloud at a time, and tell yourself how interesting it is to observe that particular cloud.

3.   Breathe and wait for the kinds of thoughts to Continue reading

When I Grow Up.

11 Jul
Finley Stapleton-French Age 6 'Monster Girl'

Finley French (Age 6)- Awesome artist. Image Copyright. This is his ‘Monster Girl’

When you were six:

Did you think it was possible to draw monsters all day for a living?

Did you wish you could marry a prince or princess and live happily ever after?

Did you want to become the Continue reading