are you taking a risk?

what risks are you taking right now?

  • are you loving fully and being vulnerable?
  • are you doing what you are passionate about?
  • are you fulfilling your purpose?
  • are you being your genuine self?
  • are you growing and expanding?

living life on the edge and taking risks is scary.

 

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what’s scarier to me is not taking the risk.

if i don’t take the risk, i’m not going to live the life that i want to live. i’m not going to genuinely be who i want to be, i’m not going to be doing what i’m passionate about, i’m not going to live a fulfilling life.

i’ll be stuck on the edge of safety. i’ll be stuck being comfortable. i won’t know the what if.

what if i took the leap? what if i loved with my whole heart? what if i did what’s most important to me? what if i let go worry? what if i let go fear? what if i lived full out? what if i took all the risks?

who would i be? what would i do? what would i experience?

a person filled with enthusiasm, energy and excitement. a person filled with love, joy and happiness. a positive empowering giving person. a person living with purpose doing what’s most important to me. a person living in abundance and freedom.

it’s scary to take the risk. it’s scary to believe that what i’m comfortable with is going to be replaced with fulfillment that i haven’t experienced. i know it’s out there, i know it’s waiting for me.

it’s time to trust and believe. it’s time to take the risk!

what’s the risk you are going to take?

risk!

live your truth!

are you being?

is it easy for you to be?

i’m defining be as being present in the moment, not worrying about the future and not analyzing the past. being present.

is it easy for you to be?

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when is it that you are the most present, being fully present – for your self, for those that you are with, for what you are doing?

what distracts you from being present?

it is hard to be present, especially throughout the whole day.

what do you do to become present, to become aware?

i like to surround myself with nature, quiet my mind with meditation, journal, activities that connect myself to me.

i am distracted by what i want and what i’ve experienced. there is a time for reflection and there is a time for looking forward. those times are a time to be present for those activities.

to be present as much as possible i have routines and habits i’ve created. with an ever changing world (as it should be) i am continually changing and growing my routines and habits.

i haven’t been being like i want to be.

i haven’t been as present as i want to be. i did some reflecting and have chosen some things to focus on to be more present throughout my day.

  • meditating at noon for 5 minutes
  • visualizing what i want
  • getting outside as much as i can

what helps you to be?

what helps you to be present? what are you going to focus on to be more present today?

be!

live your truth!

passion

what do you do to create energy to do what you want to do?

what do you do to create energy to be who you want to be?

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what do you do to flame your passion?

what do you do to flame your dreams and desires?

what do you do to create energy and enthusiasm?

what do you do to create the life you want to live?

what do you do to live your truth?

live your truth!

connect

what do you do to connect to yourself?

what do you do to connect to your inner wisdom?

what do you do to connect to your awareness?

what do you do to connect to your dreams and desires?

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how do you connect?

  • sit in nature
  • walk
  • hike
  • run
  • journal
  • meditate
  • yoga
  • read
  • mastermind
  • pleasure
  • warm bath
  • swimming in the ocean
  • kayak
  • creative activity
  • physical challenge

connecting to your inner wisdom gives you awareness to your dreams and desires

connecting to your inner wisdom and awareness gives you energy and enthusiasm to live your truth

what are you connecting to?

live your truth!

 

energy and enthusiasm

what do you do to have high positive energy?

what do you do to wake with energy, enthusiasm and excitement for the day?

being connected to what you want and what’s most important to you gives you energy

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awareness of your values, dreams and desires gives you energy

imagining and visualizing what you want creates high positive energy

connecting to who you want to be, what you want to do, what you want to experience, and what you want to create gives you enthusiasm and excitement

what do you do to create energy, enthusiasm and excitement?

journal, visualize, imagine, be grateful, be in nature, meditate

connect to your inner wisdom, allow your awareness to expand in your body and mind

connect to your inner wisdom, allow your dreams and desires to grow creating the life you want to live

connect to your inner wisdom, allow the energy, enthusiasm and excitement to flow through you

connect and create!

live your truth!

 

gratitude in the gap

what are you feeling right now?

are you feeling lack and wanting or are you feeling love and gratitude?

lately i’ve been stuck in feeling lack and wanting. the lack and wanting is part of the gap

the gap of what i want and where i’m at currently

the gap is good, awareness is good

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feeling lack and wanting is not good

feeling gratitude and wanting is good

it’s a subtle difference: lack and wanting versus gratitude and wanting. the difference is what you feel

gratitude and wanting is excitement and enthusiasm for what you want. an energy to live and experience and create all that you want

gratitude and wanting is awareness for growth, connecting and creating

what is your gap?

what do you want to create?

be grateful for the gap! be grateful for growth!

live your truth!

firsts

what firsts do you remember?

  • kiss
  • car
  • stealing 3rd base
  • day of school
  • date

what do you remember about it?

what were you anticipating?

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what do you want to anticipate now?

what first can you do now?

what do you want to do or experience that you have not before?

  • learn something new
  • eat a new food
  • travel to a new vacation spot
  • visit a new park
  • try a new sport

tell me about your first

live your truth!

sounds of nature

what do you hear around you?

do you hear nature noises?

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what are your favorite sounds of nature?

  • leaves whispering
  • raindrops plopping
  • loon calls
  • buzzing bumblebees
  • birds twittering
  • ocean waves crashing
  • frogs croaking

do you take time to sit and connect with the sounds of nature?

do you take time to sit and connect with yourself?

quiet your mind, listen, what’s around you?

quiet your mind, listen, what’s inside of you?

live your truth!

sassy

what’s your mood?

  • happy
  • sad
  • joyful
  • grateful
  • angry
  • positive
  • sassy

how does your mood effect your day?

when you are in a sour mood, do you do something to change it?

do you know that you can change your mood?

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maybe, when you are in a sour mood, it’s time to throw in some sass

what can a little sass do for you?

  • make you smile?
  • make you laugh?
  • give you a positive boost of energy?
  • increase your confidence?
  • change your mood?

what can you be sassy about today?

choose a little sass

live your truth!

what’s your journey?

taking action to achieve my goals has been a lot like taking a canoe journey. when paddling a canoe, to move forward you paddle on both sides of the canoe. in life, to achieve your vision, you take action on goals in all areas of your life.

every journey and goal is different; you never know what your challenges will be, or when you will be challenged during your journey. the effort required to paddle, to take action towards your vision and goals can and will change.

our goals are like the ripples in the water from paddling the canoe, one expanding into another, effecting and joining one another.

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on my various canoe journeys i’ve had many different experiences. i’ve been able to paddle leisurely. i’ve been faced with a challenge; a light wind, a strong wind, rain, or a change in direction.

in life there are times when your priority and focus will be on one area of your life and you will spend more time on the goals related to that area of your life to grow and achieve your vision. in these moments paddling, or taking actions for your goals, will be slow and steady to keep you moving forward.

on my canoe adventures i have had to change directions to make it to my destination. changing directions in a canoe requires you paddle more on one side of the canoe than the other. i have changed directions and was going into the wind so i needed to use more focused effort and energy. i have moved into a new direction and the wind was less and the paddling was easier because i wasn’t fighting against the wind.

there are times in life that you need to change directions, the goals you have may no longer be leading you to the vision that you have for yourself. in life changing your goals to achieve your vision may require more discipline and focus, or the goal may be easier because you are not fighting against the challenges that you faced going in the wrong direction.

there are times when i’ve been paddling in the right direction but a strong wind challenged me and i put forth a lot of energy and effort. paddling through challenges requires more determination and focus on your final destination in order to arrive to it. i didn’t let the wind stop me from reaching my destination; i’ve had to paddle with stronger and quicker strokes, i’ve had to move closer to shore stop and let the wind calm or the rain pass. i’ve gone with the flow letting the current carry me to rest, refresh and rejuvenate before continuing on my journey. i’ve had to ask for help in paddling, both to stop paddling and to begin paddling.

there are times when taking action on your goals you will have challenges; negative feelings of overwhelm doubt or worry, negative opinions from others, or a change in another area of your life. it is important to keep taking action towards your goals and move through and grow through the challenges you will face.

i have felt overwhelm when trying to achieve my goals. and the overwhelming feeling is accompanied with thoughts of doubt and worry, and questions of “how?” and “am i going to make it through?” at these times i take time to become aware of where i am, where i’ve been focusing my energies and actions. have i been taking action on one area of my life and neglecting another that i am out of balance and need to realign? do i need to let go and go with the flow?

most often when overwhelm tries to get to me it is because i’m not prioritizing my life and i haven’t had balance for too long. not too long ago i was feeling overwhelm and i became aware that it was because i wasn’t putting my health – specifically my physical activity as a priority. i was neglecting my morning exercise; running, yoga strength and stretching. and i know that when i’m not physically active, i’m affected in all areas of my life. it’s like ripples in the water disturbing and merging with the others. i’m not able to do my best, because i’m not physically my best.

it is important while on your journey, taking action to reach your goal, that you enjoy the journey! happiness comes from the experiences on your journey, not from reaching the final destination. reaching your final destination, achieving your goals is a time for celebration. during your journey and at the end of your journey practice being in present moment awareness. and as one journey ends, be ready for a new journey to begin.

enjoy the challenges of your journey!

live your truth!