Life is short. People matter. Kindness matters. Little gestures matter. That kind thought you are thinking of someone right now could sow seeds of greatness in their life. It could be the thing that might begin to slowly turn everything around for them just because someone, just because YOU, spoke a kindness from your heart or reached out to them in some way.
Show up. Speak up. Live the story you want to tell. BE the MAGIC. This is where life…
We talk a lot about gratitude, but I have come to love the word CELEBRATE over gratitude. When I am celebrating something, I am REALLY grateful for it. You know that feeling you get when something makes you so happy that you want to break out the champagne and start dancing in the streets? THAT feeling. Find out more about why I started a celebration journal…
If you take a step back right now and looked at your life, your home, your friends, your facebook pictures, your instagram, and your pinterest account, what are all these things saying about you? What is what you are reading, doing on the weekend, and who you are spending time with saying about you? Are these things moving your soul? Are you living the story you want to tell?
Life is a journey. We are not meant to stay the same as we came into this world. Just as when you were a child and had so many things to learn, this never stops for us. There is always growth and change ahead for us if we want to live our best life. This could be your butterfly moment.
What happens when we are the man in the arena? This famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt assumes the critic is someone other than the man in the arena. We are not supposed to be our own critic. When we walk into the arena, we are the strong man. When we show up, we are the strong man. When we dance like no one is watching, we are the strong man. When we are authentic, we are the strong man. When we go after our goals, we are the strong man. When we go through the battle, we are the man in the arena.
“We need to be kinder when we talk to ourselves. Give ourselves a break. Encourage ourselves. We need to not be the critic to ourselves when we show up, when we are the man in the arena.” – Topaz
We have this one precious life to live, to give, to make a dent…in the Universe, and I am astounded at the power we have to change not only our lives but the lives of others, too.I have come to believe more than ever the PROFOUND impact we can have on others. Friends, this is POWERFUL stuff.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
-Leonardo Da Vinci
We all need one of these pictures. It does not matter the age you are in the picture. Just find at least one picture of yourself where you shine, not just shine on the outside, but shine on the inside, too – you at the top of your game, confident and happy. Put these pictures where you can see them every day. And, remember, you do not have to find yourself. You just have to…(click to read more)
Protect your dreams, your hopes, your future and everything you are and hope to be. It is OK to protect yourself from toxicity. We are not all at the same place in life. Sometimes we are not even on the same road with others. What matters is that we are…
Are you drinking enough water? Did you know that it is possible to become chronically dehydrated, which can lead to life-threatening problems? Our body is made up largely of water and is meant to have a certain amount of water for optimal health. When we are not drinking enough, or…
When did you stop thinking you’re beautiful? Dove asked this powerful question in this thought-provoking video. This hits home for me. And as a portrait photographer in a former life, I know it hits home for a lot of others. Can you relate to this? Do you want to run…
Fear is just another excuse, a reason we give ourselves for not doing something or for being afraid of something. Lately, I have realized that fear is just another excuse we use. Fear is not even usually based on facts. It is nothing more than a feeling about something we…
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Dear Beautiful Soul…
We have this one precious life to live, and we want to love it and make it beautiful. But sometimes life happens. It gets hard and ugly, sometimes even tear your guts out ugly. We feel life slowly…well, sometimes at the speed of light…passing us by. Wait. This isn’t what I want my story to be. This isn’t the story I want to live. Sometimes we make bad decisions, and sometimes it is out of our control. This blog is especially for us who have felt like this. While there is something here for everyone, fun 30 day challenges, fun things to do, and deep stuff that makes us live a little differently, but it is especially going to be life changing for those struggling. We have to find our way out one little step at a time. We need someone to shine a little light for us and show us the way, someone who has lived it, not someone with a perfect life, but someone who has lived through the messy and hard stuff and still manages to create a little beauty in the midst of it.
Let’s do this together. Let’s build the biggest and most beautiful tribe of warrior souls banding together to create a beautiful life. Are you in? Are you with me?
motivational and inspirational quote lover. boho dreamer. creative soaker. inspirational jewelry maker. hippie soul. journal writer. soulful observer. bohemian crafter. jesus follower. encourager. memory maker. lover of life.
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