Living Fearlessly, mistakes

#lifeonpurpose #liveonpurpose

This morning a friend of mine made an engaging post in her FB group that went something like this “Where would you like to spend more time this Sunday?” And I answered: “Exactly where I am. I’ve purposely set my life up this way.”ย ๐Ÿ™‚

This got me thinking about how I am so glad that in my lifetime I have gotten very clear on what I have wanted and what brings me JOY and to go for that!

As a Life Coach I encourage people to do this. Many times, fear is what stops people and the list of ‘what ifs’ gets them every time. I encourage them to not worry about the what ifs and get clear on the why nots?

This brings me to another thought around the fear of going after what you want in life. I do not believe in mistakes. I see everything as choices and after choosing if I feel that choice is not bringing me JOY or meeting the need of my desire, I can then re-choose. No mistakes, just experiences to learn from and to launch me on to the next adventure ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a link to a past post that I wrote around the topic of mistakes:

What about YOU?

I hope you take some time today to reflect on where you are in your life and are you happy there? Is there a goal that you have that you have put on the back burner or maybe even shelved permanently?

Ask yourself without excuses or what ifs, if is still important to you and if the answer is YES then declare your desire of it, smile with JOY, and let the universe start to give you the prompts and show you the way. It always does.

It is our job to get clear on what we want. We don’t have to worry about the what ifs or the hows, our job is to declare and get clear and then watch the magic happen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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anxiety, worry, Worry Less

Worry Not…

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”

– E. Joseph Cossman

Do you just love that quote like I do? Right?

How much time do we lose in life to worry? Whatever the answer that comes to mind, it’s too much!

It reminds me of the saying about not letting thoughts live rent free in our heads. If they are not positive thoughts that are serving us, they have to move out! Same for worry. Sorry, I don’t need you here in my life and head.

What do I need you might ask? How about filling that space with peace, comfort, JOY, happiness, trust, HOPE, laughter, and more?

Now that is a better plan isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ And if we know that we probably won’t remember what we were worrying about last year on this day, we can see how unimportant a lot of worry really is.

All we have is the here and now. We hear that all the time but it really is true. Yesterday does not exist (not here anymore) and tomorrow, as we know, never comes and is not promised to anyone so let us live each moment in as much peace and JOY as we can and this means SORRY WORRY BUT YOU HAVE TO GO! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a link to more posts on dealing with worry:

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Be Childlike, manifestation, manifesting

There Is a Good Reason to be a Dreamer!

Yesterday I did a couple of Facebook Live presentations about using our Imaginations to Manifest in our lives. I talked about being childlike and about dreaming.

When we dream we are being led but when we use our imagination to manifest, WE ARE IN COMMAND rather than being led.” A me quote ๐Ÿ™‚

This morning I was feeding my mind with some inspirational reading and opened to this in a small book that I was glancing through! It was like ๐Ÿ††๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ††!

Here is what I saw from a book called “Swing High, Life Lessons from Childhood” by Anthony Gunn (One of my thrift stores finds ๐Ÿ™‚

Watch a children’s movie

When a child watches a movie they become totally engrossed by it, while as adults we prefer to pick a movie to pieces, questioning everything. Challenge yourself and watch a children’s movie, imagining you’re watching it as a child. This means everything is believable. Just enjoy the experience without passing judgement.

‘I have a theory that movies operate on the level of dreams, where you dream yourself.’ – Meryl Streep

A Few Take-Aways From This

. be more childlike

. believe anything is possible because it is

. dream more

. use your own imagination more

. don’t question so much, decide what you want and trust that it will be delivered

I hope you enJOYed this today and for anyone interested I will be doing a FREE Zoom class on using your Imagination to Manifest if you would like the details of when that will be.

Just pop a comment in the form below and I will keep you in the loop. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Joy, Living Fearlessly

Be Fearless

“Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.” – Steve Maraboli

Picture of a woman sitting and looking forward to a lake or open space. With the quote on the picture.

When I saw this quote the other day, I KNEW that it was a keeper! I absolutely love it!

What I really like about it is that you could exchange the word ‘fear’ for other words and it still works.

For example: “Your happiness is 100% dependent on you for its survival.” ๐Ÿ™‚

“Your JOY is 100% dependent on you for its survival.”

And sure other people can bring us JOY and happiness but if we cannot receive or see it, WE stop ourselves from experiencing it.

As for the fear one, just reading this quote and pondering on it brings me freedom. I do not have to let fear live in my mind rent free! I can got off its source of energy.

One of the best ways to shift from fear is to focus on love and gratitude. This instantly helps one to start shifting from vibrating at the level of fear and to start to move up the emotional and energetic ladder.

I have written about working with your thoughts to help with this as well. Here are a few links to past blogs posts that might help you if you are struggling with any of this:

I hope that you have found this helpful and that you strive to live fearlessly and in

โœท ๐ŸŽ€ ๐’ฅโ€๐’ด ๐ŸŽ€ โœท

And here is a little bonus video I made for you on the topic of FEAR.

Tips on Fear & Anxiety

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stress, Stress Management

Lighten Up & Relax More

“No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed.”

Erma Bombeck

Stress

An unmade bed won’t kill you, but stress can! Stress is one of the biggest challenges in life and also poses the greatest detriment to our health.

One of the ways to help with stress is to lighten up and let go. Sometimes we just need to relax and not worry about having everything perfect and in perfect order.

Now I am not saying there is a right or wrong. I know some people feel that they have to make their bed each morning and have everything in perfect order and that is perfect. I am talking generically here.

For example, one of the phrases I have used over the years with my coaching clients is this one which helps them to realize what is most important in life and what means the most to them. It goes something like this: “If you were on your deathbed and flashing back on your life, would it be important to you or would it matter that you washed your kitchen floor 2000 times?” What exactly would you be wishing you had more time to do if there was more time left? Probably not washing the floors I bet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I like to use this phrase or thought process myself when I am trying to made a decision. Perhaps someone invites me out for lunch and I know that I would enJOY that but I feel that I have things that ‘I have to do’…. sometimes I think wait, what really is more important here?

Anyhow friends, that is my thought for the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time..

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Happiness, Mindset

หœโ€*ยฐโ€ข.หœโ€*ยฐโ€ข Choose Your Way to Happiness โ€ขยฐ*โ€หœ.โ€ขยฐ*โ€หœ

“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted” Ruth E. Renkl

A woman with her back to us, with one foot in the ocean and one foot raised and with arms in the air. Words on the picture say “CHOOSE CHOOSE CHOOSE”

Choose/Choose/Choose

Choose โ™ฅ HAPPINESS โ™ฅ every chance you get! ๐Ÿ˜

Choose โ™ฅ PEACE โ™ฅ every chance you get! ๐Ÿ˜

Choose โ™ฅ JOY โ™ฅ every chance you get! ๐Ÿ˜

Choose โ™ฅ LOVE โ™ฅ every chance you get! ๐Ÿ˜

Choose โ™ฅ LAUGHTER โ™ฅ very chance you get! ๐Ÿ˜

Choose โ™ฅ TO BE CHILDLIKE โ™ฅ every chance you get! ๐Ÿ˜

Choose to โ™ฅ FORGIVE โ™ฅ every chance you get! ๐Ÿ˜

Choose โ™ฅ SELF-LOVE โ™ฅ every chance you get! ๐Ÿ˜

Happy Choosing!

๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€

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canada, Family

Happy ๐Ÿ…ฒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ฐ Day EH?

A big deck with two red Muskoka chairs and a Canadian flag in the shape of a flag with wording on picture that says “Happy Canada Day!”

โ™ฅ I Love Canada! โ™ฅ

I love Canada and feel fortunate to be a Canadian citizen. We live in such a beautiful country and I am grateful for this blessing.

My Mom and Dad came to Canada on their honeymoon in 1947. They were born in Wisconsin and journeyed by car, for their โ™ฅ Honeymoon โ™ฅ and then train to the small town of Kashabowie in Northwestern Ontario. How they found out about Kashabowie is a mystery to me. I will have to ask my older siblings and get the scoop ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyhow, needless to say, they fell in love with the country and ended up immigrating to Canada after a few years of commuting back and forth. In the winter they worked at American Motors building airplanes and in the summer they began building their small tourist resort in Canada called “Idyllwild Resort”. Idyllwild meaning peaceful.

My Dad was good at being creative with coming up with names like this and writing good marketing copy like “nestled amongst the red pines”. I forever remember this line in his brochure as tears stream down my face.

My parents loved Canada and when my Mom died in June of 1993, we held her prayers on the eve of July 1. I am not sure why. It seems odd to be now that we would expect people to come out on that day but it had something to do people needing travel time to come from the USA and the availability of the funeral home.

Anyhow, I always remember leaving the funeral home and hearing fire works. To this day Canada Day has an extra depth for me for these reasons and especially for how much my parents loved Canada.

And so did my relatives. We have amazing memories and the BEST of the BEST of times happened when the American relatives came to visit. To this day pictures are shared, memories are held and stories are shared with delight and fondness.

I want to wish you all a very Happy Canada Day and I am sending love to my parents above and to all of YOU!

Have a great one Eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Happiness, Mindset

โ™ฅ Happiness is a Courageous Choice Worth Choosing โ™ฅ

Picture of the back of a woman at sunset with the sun highlighting her auburn hair.

Be Courageous

Happiness is worth the effort to achieve it. For me, I don’t even consider it an option. I do whatever it takes to ensure that I am happy.

Do whatever it takes and have the courage because it is so worth it.

I wish you all the happiness you desire now and always and in all ways. ๐Ÿ™‚

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So Proud of My Girl – Grade 8 Grad 2020

Sivanna…….

I am so proud of you my Sivanna Rose. I know this year has been extra challenging and it makes your graduation even more special.

You have gone from my baby ๐Ÿ‘ฃ girl to a beautiful young woman about to embark on your next educational journey, High School.

I admire your courage, your strength and your dedication to learning and growing. You show me the miracle of life just by being you and what I most admire about you is your kind and loving heart.

Mom and Dad are so proud of you and we love you so very much. The future is bright my girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

๐“๐ŸŒบ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“Ž๐Ÿ’—๐“Š ๐“ˆโ ๐“‚๐“Š๐’ธ๐’ฝ

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Cherish Life, Gardening & Flowers, Life & Death

In The Garden of Life

“I am spending delightful afternoons in my garden, watching everything living around me. As I grow older, I feel everything departing, and I love everything with more passion.”

Emile Zola (1840 – 1902), in the year of his death.

A beautiful garden of roses in various colors

๐Ÿ’— ๐•ฟ๐–๐–Š ๐•พ๐–œ๐–Š๐–Š๐–™๐–“๐–Š๐–˜๐–˜ ๐–”๐–‹ ๐•ท๐–Ž๐–‹๐–Š

๐ŸŽ€ ๐’ฎ๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰, ๐’ฎ๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰, ๐’ฎ๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰ ๐ŸŽ€

Life is sweet and yet it is also a bittersweet journey.

This morning while doing my morning reading, I found the quote above and thought I would blog about it. It is uncanny that as I went to prepare this blog post, I realized today was the day my mother died in 1993.

I can still remember on that day, the lilacs in full bloom in the tree in her parking lot at the apartment building she lived in.

I love this quote and it reminds me to enJOY the gift of life and the gift of each day.

I am delighted to see so many people starting to enJOY flowers, plants and gardening. It seems as though people are awakening to the exact energy of this quote and it is beautiful indeed.

I will keep this quote handy to remind me of the sweetness of life and also as a reminder to appreciate the gift of another day.

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