Inspirational Blog, Inspirational Jewelry | The Art of a Beautiful Life 2017-08-02T14:57:00+00:00
Inspirational Jewelry, Inspirational Blog | The Art of a Beautiful Life
Writing on the wall of life…that I was here. I came, gave, and loved with gratitude and joy and left it a better place. ~Topaz

One Word for the Year

As the new year approaches, this is a time that many of us are choosing our one word for the year. It is when we choose a word, one word, that is speaking to us, calling to us. Instead of focusing on too many things, it is a way of keeping one goal in front of us all year. It could be a word in an area we would like to grow, a way we want to be, a life philosophy, or a goal. Continue reading to find out what my words were last year, and what words are speaking to me now.

10 Ways to Make Beautiful Resolutions and Goals and Keep Them

Are you making resolutions right now for the New Year? It is the 31st, and this is what I will be doing as I ring in the new year. I just started thinking about mine. I am not going to sweat that. I've gone into January working on mine. We can do this anytime during the year, whether it's December or July. It's always a good time to make resolutions and goals. Goals give us focus. Whether you are setting goals for the New Year, or you are setting goals in the middle of the year, goals give us focus, and when action follows this focus, we create an energy and momentum. This is where the magic happens. This is the place you want to live. Read more on... 10 Ways to Make Beautiful Resolutions and Keep Them.

So This Is What Happened

I am back. I'm really not a flake. I promise. This season was particularly full. So this is what happened...

The Journey Awakens the Soul

I discovered that it is sometimes on the journey that we find ourselves. -Topaz I have learned that we do not always have to have strong feelings about something for it to be the thing that will move our soul, for it to awaken our soul. The soul is often awakened on the journey. We just must begin the journey. We must take the journeys, lots of journeys. We have to take that first step. We have to say yes. This is the place where life is lived. This is where we get those experiences that stay with us for a lifetime. These are the things that make our life. These are the things that... It was when I took the journey that...

The 30 Day Challenge We Need to Do for the Rest of Our Lives

This 30 day challenge has been the single, most life altering challenge I have done to date. This is an update on the last 112 days. If we feed our bodies every day, we need to be just as  intentional about feeding our minds. I challenge you to do this 30 day challenge...maybe even for the rest of your life.

He Takes My Breath Away

He passed this way. I wanted to touch the hem of His garment. This is what this felt like today. On my birthday. He takes my breath away. He saw the tears I blinked away. And He passed this way. I delight myself in Him and in His love for me. I look for His handiwork. It is in the mountains and in the oceans. It is in the birth of a child. It is in the love notes He leaves for me every where I go. I fall in love with Him a little more every day. He takes my breath away. My heart is so happy....and full. My heart is full. Today we celebrated.

So Today I Celebrate

"Do not let your circumstances define you. Decide who you want to be and be that, no matter what is happening around you." -Topaz Today is my birthday. Last year was a big one turning 50. I made a lot of plans for this past year. The year had other plans. Last year seems like a life time ago. I walked through some pretty scary doors this year. But I am still standing strong. So today, I celebrate. I celebrate a ...

Be As You Wish to Seem

Be as you wish to seem. -Socrates How we wish to seem might be telling us who we really want to be, maybe even who we were created to be, but we are stuck, stuck in old patterns, hurts, habits, thoughts, and actions. Maybe we just haven't learned all we need to learn yet. Maybe we are still in the design process...

Oh. Happy. Day.

So this is what I have been up to lately... I am so happy to say...I am designing jewelry again. A couple of years ago, I began designing inspirational jewelry, because I had something special

We Made a Memory

We made a memory. My tribe and I...we made a memory. I decided that we should live like this all the time.

Little Boy Dancing Like Swayze… What We Can All Learn From This

The things we once did so freely as children, maybe we never should have stopped doing those things. It makes me wonder when we started feeling so self-conscious or criticized that we stopped being free, that we stopped feeling brave and beautiful enough to fly like this little one...

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Welcome to The Art of a Beautiful Life!

This inspirational blog is about creating art with our lives and living a beautiful life…even if our life is a hot mess. No matter what your life looks like right now, a beautiful life could be just on the other side waiting for you. Even in the midst of a messy life, we have a beautiful life waiting to be discovered. It is about the way we choose to live life, the attitudes we choose, the reframing we do of our stories, the way we challenge ourselves to be who we were created to be…AMAZING.

A beautiful life is a way of living, a way of seeing, a way of believing. It is about letting our light shine. As you find yourself discovering this art, you will begin to see and live life differently. Your life becomes what you do. Each day. Life is a special gift, not to be wasted, but to be lived fully. Fully alive. Fully awake.

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Writing on the wall of life…that I was here. I came, gave, and loved with gratitude and joy and left it a better place. ~Topaz