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Kindness

Studies have shown the very act of being kind to someone else leaves the giver with feelings of energy and well-being they were not experiencing before the kind act.

Picture of a smiling woman with the quote: “There isn’t a person in the world who isn’t capable of kindness.”

Gabrielle Bernstein, love, self-love

Attracting More Love Into Your Life

Card Quote from Gabrielle Bernstein “By spreading loving energy I attract more Love.

In recent blog posts around thoughts, thinking, and the power of affirmations, we talked about thinking good thoughts to attract more good thoughts and affirmations about embracing who we are which in turn helps us to love ourselves more. These are all important because they help us to love ourselves more!

When we love ourselves more we spread loving energy and shine our loving light onto others and it truly becomes a breeding ground of love and more love.

The more we soften and embrace the loving energies within our own hearts, the more we open the highway of love for everyone.

Love is the common thread of who we all are. We have come from love and we will return to love. And we can love ourselves and others all the way back to where we came from. And as I often quote my favorite quote from the late Ram Dass:

“We are all just walking each other home.”

With Much Love,

Maggie

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Kindness

Studies have shown the very act of being kind to someone else leaves the giver with feelings of energy and well-being they were not experiencing before the kind act.

Be A Thought Thinker

Be The Boss of Your Thoughts! Be a thought thinker and you will be in charge of your own life! Thoughts are tools for us to use as we will. Thoughts are the magic wands of the creative workshop in our minds! Thoughts are to be honed and crafted for the task at hand. If… Continue reading Be A Thought Thinker

3 Affirmations for Embracing Life – Batch 2

Here are 3 more affirmations around embracing life. I hope you put these affirmations to good use and I have enclosed a 2 minute video here to share some thoughts around what these affirmations might mean for you. EnJOY! A little video about these affirmations…

Mind Power, Mindset, thoughts are things

Be A Thought Thinker

Maggie’s Quote: “BE a thought thinker and now YOU are in charge!”

Be The Boss of Your Thoughts!

Be a thought thinker and you will be in charge of your own life! Thoughts are tools for us to use as we will.

Thoughts are the magic wands of the creative workshop in our minds! Thoughts are to be honed and crafted for the task at hand.

If you find yourself thinking negative thoughts, change them!

Step 1 is to identify that the thoughts that you are thinking are not making you feel good.

Step 2 is to declare that you realize and recognize that this is so.

Step 3 is to declare that you wish to choose new thoughts and then do it.

For example, maybe you think that the people in your life are not supporting you and it makes you feel unloved and unworthy. Change your thoughts to supporting thoughts so that you start supporting yourself first! ie. “I am not sure that the people in my life are really intentionally trying not to support me, maybe they are preoccupied with their own battles, but either way I am going to support me right now and in this moment! And I will start by telling a new story about what I think is happening and my story or thoughts around this go like this….. and then tell a new and improved version that is positive and becomes an asset to you, not a detriment.

For example maybe something like this. “I understand that everyone in life is going through stuff right now. I am not the only one and I can’t control the actions of others but I can control my own. So with that said today I am going to support and love myself a little more. Hey, maybe I will go for a walk and show myself that I do care about my health and well-being. ๐Ÿ™‚

The main point in all of this is that you consciously choose and craft your thoughts around those things that especially are causing you pain first and foremost. We want to move away from pain and fear so that we can start attracting positive thoughts and feelings about our life and in turn thrive rather than just survive.

I hope that you found this helpful and here is a link to my other posts around Thoughts ….

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affirmations, Self-care, self-love

3 Affirmations for Embracing Life – Batch 2

Here are 3 more affirmations around embracing life.

Affirmation: I embrace my unique essence
Affirmation: I embrace my Love for myself
I embrace the gifts of life

I hope you put these affirmations to good use and I have enclosed a 2 minute video here to share some thoughts around what these affirmations might mean for you.

EnJOY!

A little video about these affirmations…

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Grieving, Pets

Grieving Over Losing A Pet

One of the hardest things ever is losing a pet…….

If you have recently lost a pet, you know how hard this can be. As a Life Coach who gets to hear my client’s deepest and most endearing feelings, losing a pet is one of the most painful experiences one can have and yes it can be akin to losing a loved one. Love is love and love has no boundaries.

One of the most challenging realities of being a pet owner is that our pet’s lives are so short and yet they pack so much love into those short years.

Losing a pet is more than losing a pet. Losing your beloved pet is also losing an endeared companion, a trusted friend, a great listener, a helper of lowering your stress and a booster of love in your life!

And unfortunately there are many people in life who do not understand the depth of our loss when it comes to losing our furry family member. Have you ever heard comments like “Just get over it”. Or “I don’t understand… it was only a dog”. These are from people who TRULY do not understand this intense grief. This is why I am sharing here a great resource that I found to help you through the loss of your pet.

An Easy To Follow Guide
That Will Show You
Exactly What To Do To Cope
and…..

Many People Harm Themselves
By Suppressing Their Grief.
Due To These 14 Myths…
learn more about these 14 myths

And……… Youโ€™ll Have Instant Help
To Get You Through The
Turmoil, Sadness, and Tears

All of this and more in Using Robin Jean Brownโ€™s Dependable ROAR Method. I will enclose the link for more info below!

And please if you are reading this and have lost your beloved companion, I am sending you so much LOVE and sincere condolences. I hope that this resource helps you out in some way. I know it can never bring your pet back, but it is my HOPE that you can get some relief from your pain and suffering…..

โ€œRobin, when I lost my dog after 11 wonderful years, I was devastated. I felt all alone without my beloved companion. When I tried talking to people, they would laugh and tell me itโ€™s just a dog.After reading your guide and doing the exercises, Iโ€™m feeling tremendously better than before. Iโ€™m still grieving, but Iโ€™m thankful that now I have a helpful resource to comfort me.โ€Jennifer T.
South Carolina

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3 Affirmations For Embracing Life

Here are another 3 affirmations in my collection of affirmations. Today we target embracing life. Please enJOY!

Affirmation: I embrace who I AM
Affirmation: I embrace my uniqueness
Affirmation: I embrace the gift of life

Please never underestimate the power of affirmations. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Imagination, manifestation, manifesting, Mind Power, Mindset

Empire of the Mind

Quote: The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill

I love quotes and saw this one this morning. I had never heard of it before but it ties in nicely to what I believe and what I also believe is happening right now!

We are in a time of awakening and we are indeed awakening the empire of our minds and the best part is that we can learn how to harness this powerhouse!

It is of my opinion that we have been living vastly in a 3 dimensional world. In this world of creation we were more linear and creative in an industrial and constructive way. It was more about ‘things’.

Now we have entered the New Dawn and are awakening to that part of us that is a force. That part of us that is divine and infinite. That part of us that is what makes us all one and is an intelligence beyond comprehension.

So to keep this simple, one need only follow 3 easy steps to tap into their own powerhouse:

  1. Acknowledge with Awareness that you are an infinite and divine being who is connected to the source energy of all that is. Call it what you want… God, Krishna, Buddha, Source, Universe or Pepperoni… it matters not… it is the SOURCE!
  2. Harness your power. Now that you are aware, harness and use wisely your power. Think thoughts that serve you, believe that good happens to you and for you, and get clear on your desires.
  3. Build your empire. Use your mind to ‘mind’ what you want, what direction you want to go in and start ‘manifesting’ everything that you want to bring about. We often overcomplicate manifestation but it is more simple that we know. Clarity and Focus are our greatest tools.

This is just a brief synopsis for you to get started using the power of your mind and the divine source available to you, but I have written many posts with more insights if you would like to access those also. I will post the link below.

And interestingly enough, there was a quote I heard today that was also new for me and that I also loved very much! So I wrote a blog post around that one over at my Business Coaching Blog and you might also enJOY that one.

Here is the link to that one and have fun with building the empire of your mind! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Attracting More Love Into Your Life

In recent blog posts around thoughts, thinking, and the power of affirmations, we talked about thinking good thoughts to attract more good thoughts and affirmations about embracing who we are which in turn helps us to love ourselves more. These are all important because they help us to love ourselves more! When we love ourselves… Continue reading Attracting More Love Into Your Life

Grieving Over Losing A Pet

One of the hardest things ever is losing a pet……. If you have recently lost a pet, you know how hard this can be. As a Life Coach who gets to hear my client’s deepest and most endearing feelings, losing a pet is one of the most painful experiences one can have and yes it… Continue reading Grieving Over Losing A Pet

3 Affirmations For Embracing Life

Here are another 3 affirmations in my collection of affirmations. Today we target embracing life. Please enJOY! Please never underestimate the power of affirmations. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gifts In Life

The Gift

Today is Christmas Day and as I pondered on today, on the year ahead, and on the year past, an idea came to me.

Gratitude

You know how gratitude and being grateful in life is such a huge deal? I for one, practice gratitude on a regular basis and believe it is one of the most rewarding things in life. Gratitude makes my life richer and sweeter.

But because it was Christmas morn today and there were some gifts involved, I started thinking about the true gifts in life.

As I showered, I thought of the gift of another yet another warm shower to enJOY. I then started to think of the gift of another meal as we were about to have brunch. And then my mind went to a place of Yes each moment can be a gift! And if we see it that way each experience can be like opening a gift for the first time and it increases the enJOYment of the moment.

Of course the people, the love and the memories we make are true gifts in life also but so are the moment by moment events and moments.

The Gifts

So this will be my new form of practicing gratitude on a daily basis and moment by moment. Like here I am with the gift of being able to write yet one more blog post and the gift of my fingers still working well enough to hammer at this keyboard.

I have also decided to gift myself in the coming year in a way that nurtures my soul and gives me fulfillment. What is my plan for this gift to myself?

I have decided that I am going to do WAY more of what brings me JOY. I already live my life this way but I am going to practice spending MORE time on the things that I truly, truly love to do and less time on those things that are more mundane and that I do because I think I ‘should’ do them.

For example, I know that I love to write and I love to take pictures. I will honor both of those things on a daily basis. They will be first and foremost instead of when I can fit them in. I already do both of these things daily but somehow I now realize the gift of the gift so to speak and I know that I am meant to enJOY my gifts of expression and that it is more important than ever! As the saying goes, if not now, when?

And I will look for and savor the little gifts brought to me in each moment.

What About You?

What about you? Will you take some time today or whenever you are reading this to acknowledge and embrace the gifts in your life moment by moment, and the things that bring you JOY?

Will you do more of them? Will you put YOU on your priority list for 2021?

Today I bestow on you many Blessings and I hope you life is filled with and infinite amount of gifts each and every day.

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Crystal Clear Vision, manifestation, manifesting, Mindset

Crystal Clear Vision Heading Into 2021

Clear Vision

You have sole ownership of your vision. And the Universe will give you what you want within your vision. What happens with most people is that they muddy their vision with โ€œrealityโ€. Their vision becomes full of not only what they want but what everybody else thinks about what they want, too. Your work is to clarify and purify your vision so that the vibration that you are offering can then be answered.”

Excerpted from Boston, MA on 10/11/98

Our Love
Esther (Abraham and Jerry)

I LOVE THIS REMINDER!

I love this reminder from this Abraham quote! I would add in the words ‘so called reality‘. “What happens with most people is that they muddy their vision with their so called reality

Our reality is simply what we say it is and everybody’s real-it-y is what THEY say it is.

My reality is very amazing and beautiful and everything works out for good for me in my life. That is MY reality and I am sticking with it.

I am also very crystal clear on my vision moving into 2021. The year 2021 is going to be the best year of my life. And do your know why? Because I say so! This is my reality that I am both projecting and creating for myself.

We are the master movie projectors of our own lives and we create scene by scene with our thoughts and our beliefs. Life is a play and we write it minute by minute.

And it does not matter what happened in the last scene or set, it’s over and now we are on the new scene and set. Just say “CUT” and move on!

I like that. “Just say CUT and move on”. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes I am surprised by the things that come out of me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Again this is creation in action.

I hope that you take some time between now and the end of 2020 to get crystal clear on your visions for you next scene and your play in 2021.

All the best from:

Maggie at Crystal Clear Coaching ๐Ÿ™‚

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Empire of the Mind

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill I love quotes and saw this one this morning. I had never heard of it before but it ties in nicely to what I believe and what I also believe is happening right now! We are in a time of awakening… Continue reading Empire of the Mind

The Gift

Today is Christmas Day and as I pondered on today, on the year ahead, and on the year past, an idea came to me. Gratitude You know how gratitude and being grateful in life is such a huge deal? I for one, practice gratitude on a regular basis and believe it is one of the… Continue reading The Gift

My Brothers

“Brothers are like streetlights along the road; they don’t make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile”. I am the baby of six children. Here is a picture of my siblings and I taken a few years back. Although we can’t be together this holiday season, I am… Continue reading My Brothers

Brothers, Family, My Life

My Brothers

“Brothers are like streetlights along the road; they don’t make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile”.

Ed, John, and Wally in front of the ‘fish house’ at Wally’s son’s wedding in 2017. This was the wedding of Colton & Nicole and it was so nice for all of us to revisit the family homestead and to celebrate this JOYous occasion.

I am the baby of six children. Here is a picture of my siblings and I taken a few years back.

Brothers John, Wally, Ed, Myself, Sister Stephanie and sister Barb (the oldest)

Although we can’t be together this holiday season, I am grateful that I still have all of my siblings in my life, even if we can’t physically be together this year…. but today is about brothers……

The Role of My Brothers In My Life

Today while reflecting on this brother’s quote, I was reminded of the role that all of my brothers played in my life as a child. Oh how I looked up to them! They loved me so much and I knew it. I was their baby sister with blond hair, blue eyes and rosy cheeks.

Here is a picture of me when I was little with my sister Stephanie. It is not very good as I had to try and blow it up. Unfortunately, I lost my lifetime of pictures due to water damage which is why I always tell everyone put your pictures in a digital format so you have them always and for the next generation and the ones after that.

Anyhow, here is the picture:

Me and my sister Stephanie at the top of what we called ‘the hill’ which went down to the lake.

A lot of people say a girl’s first male relationship is being Daddy’s girl but I think because of the age gap between my parents and I (being a late life baby) and having these older siblings, my brothers were my first and they all were!

I loved and do love them all dearly!

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Wally

I remember one time my oldest brother Wally bringing me a brown pencil case with a brand new package of pencil crayons. I can see them as clear as day right now and it was a moment I will never forget. I think I still cherish those pencil crayons to this day and think of them whenever I see a pencil crayon.

Wally traveled the world for his work and he was so interesting to me because of it. He was also a part of why I was able to spend a month in Ireland when I was 13. This was such an amazing experience for this small town girl who graduated from a one room school.

Wally is a entrepreneur like me and I admire his wisdom and guidance.

John

My brother John and I were very close too. We shared a love of cheeseburgers for lunch on cold winter’s days and he would always give me all of his change. That was so exciting . He would save it up and then I would get it and count it out like it was gold. Of course there was a catch. I’d have to get him a cup of tea or coffee whenever he would rattle his cup on the table. lol But I didn’t mind I loved him and I love doing it!

In later years John and I became roommates as adults and that is a time I will always cherish. Wow. I just realized that last night I dreamt about that little basement apartment we shared! They had made all these great changes to the unit in my dream and I wanted to tell him about them. I often dream about that apartment.

If you know John, you know that he is the historian in the family. I don’t think any of us have met a person who can remember details and dates as well as he can. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ed or Eddie Bear

Brother Ed and I are the closest in age in the all the siblings. He is next up to me. Because of that I remember being the one to rat him out on things to my parents.

Sorry Ed I regret that ๐Ÿ™‚

Eddie or ‘Eddie Bear’ as we fondly called him is the one who reminds me most of my own childlike wonder for life. Eddie has this huge heart and is passionate about life and family. He is the one who feverishly worked at keeping the magic in my childhood for as long as possible, and for that I am forever grateful.

Ed is also the one who today, spends a lot of time with my own daughter and we fondly refer to him as “Silly Uncle Ed”. He is so much fun and has such a JOY for life and it shows.

I love all of my sisters and brothers dearly.

It was so nice today to do a tribute to my brothers. I love you all. I am grateful that it was all of you for your role as my big brothers and I truly wouldn’t change a thing.

Of course I am bawling my eyes out right now but this is good.

And thank you to all of my siblings for being in my life and just so you know my favorite story is always the one about when I was born and brought home. … about how Mom came on the bus to Kashabowie with me, and you walked me around the lake because it wasn’t thawed yet and we couldn’t walk on the lake or take a boat, and laid me on Mom’s bed when you brought me home. The little girl in me loves that story..

Some Pictures

Some pictures to enJOY! Unfortunately I don’t have many of Uncle John.

Brother Wally taking my own daughter fishing. My dream come true.. to have my little girl do this with her Uncle and to also play in the sand at the beach which was one of my driving factors in acquiring my cottage in 2011….. and thanks to Wally who said one magic phrase that helped me to take that action and do what it took to make that happen. We never know how one word or sentence can be so profound and life changing.
Ed and I on his 50th birthday… when I was still the last Holbik sibling under 50 but not any more! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wally and Eddie this September while we enJOYed our annual trout fishing weekend. Now I could write a whole blog post about this tradition and what it means to us at a deep level, but that is for another time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well I will close this chapter in memory lane for now and I hope that each and every one of you reading this takes the time to appreciate those that you love.

Even in my own life and upbringing times were not easy, but I choose to remember the things that bring a smile to my heart and I hope that you too can find that place inside yourself to cherish the moments that matter to you and to love the people who were just doing their best with what they knew … cause that is all of us my friends… we are all just walking each other home….

With Love,

Maggie aka Margaret Mary ๐Ÿ™‚

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