compassion, kindness, Self-care, self-love

Getting Through The Rough Spots in Life

I had a call from a coaching client looking for some quick tips to get him through a rough spot. For the sake of confidentiality I will call him “Ben”.

Ben called me and expressed that he was feeling inadequate in his life, in his job, and as a provider to his family.

We chatted for a while and I suggested to Ben that he be more gentle on himself and that he talk to himself as a best friend would do. I asked him what he would say to the 5 year old version of himself? He responded with something like “you will have to figure a way out of this”.

I suggested that he might say things like:

I’ve got your back.

I’m here for you.

It’s not as bad as it seems.

Together we will get through this.

I also suggested to Ben that if he could work at getting excited about what the future holds, it could help him bridge himself from his painful present. Sometimes we need a bridge to transition us and I have found that focusing on the prospect of a brighter future is sometimes better than ‘being in the Now’ when the Now is painful.

In reflecting after the call, I realized that if Ben could find JOY in his current job and life, he could give his family a gift better than he could imagine in his mind. He was worried about being a good provider, Dad, and husband. But imagine if he could show them that he can have JOY and appreciation for the work he does have currently. It would be a far greater gift for his family than seeing the weight of the world on his shoulders.

And when we shift our frequency from pain to comfort, we can start attracting more of that which is good and is a better opportunity or a better fit for us.

I hope you may find this helpful for getting through the rough spots inlife and if you need help with kindness and tenderness for yourself, this blog post I did recently may help you as well. Here is the link:
https://maggiesvitamins.blog/2019/04/23/tenderness-kindness/

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Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.

Anonymous

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Speaker, Workshop Facilitator and Blogger, who loves to make people feel better by using her words to uplift, inspire and shift frequencies from Fear to LOvE!

dreams

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts…

anonymous

Never give up on your dreams and never stop dreaming.

Age is just a number.

How much of your life do you have left? ALL OF IT!

Food for thought.

DREAM on…..

Maggie

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Nutritionist, Blogger, Speaker, Digital Nomad, and most importantly a Lover of Life.

Fresh

Fresh Crisp Sheets! Yum!

Fresh Crisp Sheets Drying on the Line on a Beautiful Spring Day

So today is a beautiful spring day and while #workingandplayingfromanywhere at my beach house on the shores of Lake Superior, I decided to wash and air out my bedding. I did it all. The sheets, the feather bed, the mattress cover, the duvet and my bedspread…. all white. πŸ™‚ I made this little video and it captures that beautiful feeling and essence when you see sheets flapping in the glorious wind, especially when it is lakeside. There is a freshness like no other and if I had to give it a name, I would call it “The Scent of Heaven”.

I can hardly wait to sleep in this glorious bed. I know there are people who live neighborhoods where they cannot have a clothes line and I truly think it’s the saddest thing ever.

I also love that I do not use toxic and heavily scented laundry detergents and that the one I do use is safe for septic systems. Somehow it just adds to the freshness of this whole experience. πŸ™‚

I also use general cleaning products that are non-toxic and safe for septic fields. I couldn’t even imagine putting toxic chemicals into this beautiful environment around me. Mother Earth is here for us and we should be here for Mother Earth. πŸ™‚

Here is a link to the laundry soap that I used if you are interested. I have been using this line of safe cleaning products for 23 years now. πŸ™‚

Snap Triple Enzyme 3X Laundry Detergent

https://ca.shop.com/THESHOPCONSULTANT/Snap+Triple+Enzyme+3X+Laundry+Detergent+-559110223-p+.xhtml?credituser=R1159126

Well I have to dash now to put my bed back together. πŸ™‚ Talk later….

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Nutritionist, Blogger, Speaker, and Internet Marketer, who loves to live her life with JOY and Passion and sharing that with the world.

Nature, Lake Superior, Nature Photography, Sunsets

Such Beauty on The Shores of Lake Superior

Sunset on Lake Superior April 22, 2019

I snapped this picture the other day using my Samsung Galaxy S8 plus and thought it was just gorgeous!

This picture is the sun setting on Lake Superior in Shuniah township. To the right in the picture is the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Thunder Bay has a population of about 110,000 people and is a nestled in the middle of Canada. It is bordered by Lake Superior, one of the 5 great lakes all of which are freshwater, accounting for 1/5 of the freshwater surface on the planet.

According to Wikipedia:

Lake Superior (Frenchlac SupΓ©rieurOjibwe: α‘­α‘¦α’‰α-ᑲᒣᐁ, translit.Gitchi-Gami), the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, is also the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area, and the third largest freshwater lake by volume. The lake is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north, the U.S. state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the south. [6] The farthest north and west of the Great Lakes chain, Superior has the highest elevation of all five great lakes and drains into the St. Mary’s River.

I’ve had people reach out to me about painting this picture and I hope they do! I love that we can share the beauty in the world… and on that note, feel free to share this blog post showing the glorious colours produced by nature’s sunsets in this beautiful part of the world. EnJOY!

Follow Maggie’s Digital Nomad and Photography adventures on Instagram at:

https://www.instagram.com/workandplayfromanywhere/

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Nutritionist and Blogger who enJOYs spending time at her shabby chic beach house on the shores of the Great Lake Superior where she #worksandplaysfromanywhere #digitalnomad

Awakening, Encouragement, Joy, Passion, Uplift

Why Not Encourage & Uplift?

Do you know what I would like to see MORE of in the world today?

People encouraging and uplifting each other.

I am talking about straight up encouragement and supporting our fellow human beings walking the earth as a team of souls travelling together.

I love to see this in people’s personal lives, in community, in business and in life in general.

It feels so good when someone supports you, especially when it comes to things that bring you JOY! For example if someone you know enJOYs somethings like sports, learning, working, reading, playing, using technology, taking pictures, writing, travelling, and the list goes on, support them on their journey. Encourage them to do more of what brings them JOY!

JOY and enJOYment are different for all of us. What brings you JOY may not bring me JOY but we are not here to judge each other. We are here to LOVE each other. Love is also a form of encouragement, upliftment and mutual support and respect.

Let us all encourage each other to find our JOY, to live with and through our own PASSIONS fueled by our own DESIRES that make us HAPPY and JOYOUS.

I wish you nothing but JOY, JOY, JOY, today and every day. I hope you always honor your soul and do more things everyday that make your heart smile and bring you JOY!

Find Joy painted by Maggie’s daughter Sivanna Rose
Find JOY! Seek JOY! Be JOY! EnJOY!
Self Esteem, self-love

Be YourSELF!

Be Yourself by Maggie Holbik.com

“To thine own self be true”says Polonius in Hamlet. Very wise words indeed!

Yesterday as I was preparing for my guest appearance over on Elevated Radio today, talking about “owning our own voice and being who we are“, I came up with this acronym and thought it was pretty darn good. I know I sure will be keeping this handy to remind myself to just be ‘Me’. πŸ™‚

Be YourSELF YourSELF = Your Own Unique Real SELF

As of late, the topic of being real, raw, and authentic is a hot one in my world. I am personally working at getting better at this. In fact, I am challenging myself!

Yesterday a client and I were discussing through FB my blog post from yesterday where I was talking about judging and criticizing myself in my picture of myself. She mentioned she did it too! I said that I think we all do and then I sent her this:

Here was her response to me:

I answered her with IKR? (I know right) :-). But when I really thought about this, I thought I am onto something here. If I/we can challenge ourselves to put ourselves out there in a raw and real way, it will just get easier and then I can see the scales flipping! The more comfortable we get, the more we accept ourselves, the more we LOVE ourselves, and the more we are truly, truly, FREE.

FREE to be us! FREE to be comfortable with who we are. FREE to share our gifts with the world.

Now how awesome would that be? Let’s do it, shall we? πŸ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who has a passion to help people to share their authentic selves with the world. She wants to see everyone sharing their gifts, being free to be THEM, shining their lights and living with passion!

Contact Maggie to join her email list or with any questions you might have.

Elevated Radio, love, self-love

Pure Raw and Real Love

Help me to remember that everyone I encounter is a child of God who will respond to pure LOVE”.

Alan cohen from his book “a breath of life”

Sometimes I turn to books for inspiration for my daily writing and to boost my own soul at the same time. Today I was drawn to this book from Alan Cohen. I had the pleasure of meeting Alan at a seminar he was speaking at and I was attending last November in Honolulu, Hawaii. I thoroughly enJOYed meeting him and listening to him speak. He exuberates the very definition of LOVE.

Here is a picture of the two of us. πŸ™‚ Of course when I looked at this picture today, I was criticizing myself that I needed a hair cut in this picture, I was looking at my double chin or was it a triple chin lol etc. etc. There was a lot I could find ‘wrong’ with this picture…….

Alan Cohen and Maggie Holbik
At the Soulapalooza conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, November, 2018

And then I stopped myself and said “Wait, Maggie this is not loving yourself, which is the whole point of this blog post. Love ourselves and one another and we will respond to this pure LOVE!

Wow! Eureka!….

To help with this, I am working at being even more ME. I am actually challenging myself to do this through more self acceptance, realness, rawness, and even video! LOL! If you have ever worked at doing videos of yourself, you know what I mean. πŸ™‚

Tomorrow I will be a guest over on Elevated Radio and will be talking about this very thing. It is going to be about owning our own voices and being who we are, which sounds delightful doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

Here is a link for the show if you would like to listen in or catch the replay.
https://elevatedradiofm.com/shows/owning-your-voice-being-you/

If you would like to listen to my prior 10 minute guest spot over at Elevated radio, here is the link for that.
https://elevatedradiofm.com/shows-archive/maggie-holbik-3-28-19/?fbclid=IwAR3xVlMntSoKVYsm6-wOrMAnCSN8qdS5gk-odL-qPoQHxR8Wyy5lx0TUHT8

I must confess that I just reread this blog post, as I do often, while composing posts, and I had to stop because I got teary eyed. I got teary eyed with the realization that most of us, including myself, have a deep seated fear of just being ‘who we are’. I know some of you reading this, who are my coaching clients for example, might not realize this about me or you might, but either way, I too suffer from this! And this is why I am challenging myself to be more me everyday and to share that with the world. Will you join me? πŸ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who more importantly is a human being having a spiritual experience as she makes her own way through life, hoping she impacts others positively while co-creating on this beautiful journey of many souls.

Confessions

I Have a Confession to Make……

I have a confession to make. I’ll start by saying that through my life and work, I talk to a lot of people and I meet a lot of people. And so many of these people do not feel the way I do so I’m going to confess…..

Now before I confess, I will tell you that I don’t always feel this way but I really do en-JOY the opportunities I’m talking about, when they present themselves.

Okay here it goes… are you ready?

Okay here it goes …………..

I love being alone with myself!!!!

I think it’s AWESOME in fact. I en-JOY my own company!

So today I pondered on this and here is what I came up with.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the more that I love myself, the more that I like being alone with myself. I truly am my own best friend and hanging out with a bestie who is unconditional in their love and who is excited about their life is the best ever!

For the most part, I don’t even like music on and I rarely watch TV unless it’s something I am learning like a webinar or an uplifting movie. I LIKE being alone with my own thoughts because I use my thoughts as tools and use them wisely. I use them to bring me JOY and pleasure and to get excited about the gratitude I have for my life and my day. Now, of course, I don’t always feel this way and yes I do beat myself up sometimes, but not like I used too. Yep, this bestie has gotten smarter and wiser as she progresses along in life.

The other cool thing is when you are alone, there is no one to argue with or to have confrontation with, unless of course you are not being your own best friend, then you might need to revamp that to make life more smooth and to let ease and grace into your life.

And do you know what else I love? Going out to lunch by myself!!!! Again not always as I enJOY the company of others but I will tell you I enJOY my own company just as much and when I want to just dig in to all that delicious food I don’t have to stop and be polite and chat! LOL! Truth! Let me at this amazing food! Go for it Bestie! πŸ™‚ When the wait staff ask me if anyone is joining me today, I say “Yes my best friend, ME”.

Greek Salad from Cronos… I miss Cronos! They closed 😦

I hope that this confession inspires you to love yourself more, use your thoughts wisely, and to be your very own best friend… BFF … forever and for always and in all ways!

I send you who is reading this nothing but Blessings and I wish for you a JOY filled day.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Registered Nutritional Therapist who LOVES empowering people to LOVE themselves more, to LOVE their life and to well… just ROCK IT!


β€œThe more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” β€”Oprah Winfrey

Awakening, Divine Synchronicity, manifesting

The Alchemist

So this morning I was lying in bed and scrolling through Facebook. I happened upon a post about Paulo Coelho, the author of the book “The Alchemist”. It was about his life story and how the book came to be and has now been read by millions. He had a hard time getting it published and the publisher that eventually published it did so without really knowing why, which ties in with the theme of the book…..

Before I go on with my story, it’s interesting to note the definition of ‘alchemist’:

. a person who transforms or creates something through a seemingly magical process.

I was lying in bed thinking, I don’t think I’ve ever read this book, but I would like to. I thought about getting the online version but thought I’d just wait for now. Anyway, I couldn’t sleep anymore and I had woke up early, so I thought I would just get up and start my day. No one else was up yet so I thought I would go and do some organizing in my office downstairs, so I wouldn’t make noise upstairs.

As a side note, I pick up books now and again at thrift stores and such and use them for my learning, lending library for clients, and inspiration for writing and sharing. Anyways, I grabbed a stack of books to sort and about 3 books in, there it was “The Alchemist”. πŸ™‚

I love when this happens and it actually happens very often for me. In this case it was extra interesting when you read the definition of an alchemist. πŸ™‚

I love getting confirmation of the tantalizing powers behind our physical eye and our mere five senses. The more I tap into these wonderful forces, the more the magic happens.

I hope you too find JOY in the divine synchronicities that are available to all of us. I just read a FB post from a friend, whose missing remote control magically manifested onto her coffee table this morning after being missing for a long time. πŸ™‚

Have an AMAZING day everyone!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who delights in magics and miracles.

compassion, kindess, self-love

3 Ways to Be More Compassionate & How It Can Free YOU!

As of late, I seem to be lead to the words compassion and compassionate. I myself, am working diligently at being more compassionate and less judgmental which quite honestly is a work in progress. The cool thing though, is I am realizing that the more compassionate I am, the less I suffer. Wow. Think about that one for a moment…..

The More Compassionate We Are, The Less WE Suffer

The more compassionate we are, the less WE suffer. I don’t know about you, but I’m in. πŸ™‚

Just imagine a scenario where and when you might be judging someone without compassion. Maybe it’s judging the acts of a parent from your childhood, or a situation you witnessed at the park, or someone who declares that they are a supporter of a certain cause, or way of being, and you witness the opposite, or the grumpy store clerk that you want to judge and give the evil eye to. You know this list. It’s endless.

When I was a teenager, I had an ‘experience’ which I will now call a spiritual experience. It was made known to me that I was here on earth to learn to “Love and Not Judge”. I mostly forgot about this for much of my life, but lately I am getting gentle nudges to remember this and to act upon it. These reminders come through movies like the one I watched the other day called “The Shack”, which I really en-JOY-ed and recommend. It’s now on Netflix.

Reminders also come from watching the pains of those I love and my own pains as we go through life and we interact with those around us. I am reminded to let go of being the ‘judger‘. I know not why people do what they do and really it does not matter. The only thing I know for sure is that LOVE does heal all wounds, and true healing love is unconditional. Maybe not always in this lifetime for everyone, but it is possible and that gives me HOPE. There is always HOPE.

The Less We Judge Others, The More Peaceful WE Are!

What I also know for sure, is that the less I judge, the more peaceful I am and the more peaceful those I encounter are. Who likes to be judged? It’s an awful feeling. It’s like when you have someone come into your home and tell you what you should get rid of, or that you don’t need something, or you do need something, or you shouldn’t wear a certain piece of clothing because of xyz, or you should lose weight, or you should gain weight, or you should quit smoking, or you should stop this behavior or that behavior, or you should be this way or that way, or you should have said this or you shouldn’t have said that. It truly feels like an invasion of self and soul and it makes one very vulnerable.

Start With Self & Then Expand

We all know that having compassion for oneself is the ultimate compassion mountain to climb. I can be very hard on myself, just like the clients I coach who tell me how hard they are on themselves, so I know it’s not just me. I think we all struggle with this one because we are so afraid of self betrayal and truly struggle with loving ourselves and knowing that we are worthy. The secret here, is that if there is no judgement, worth does not even come into question!!!!! Wowsa! Amazing! Eureka! Something to think on and ponder on very deeply……

I am bearing witness to the many ways I judge and I am working on getting better at it. I am sorry to all those who I have passed judgement on and yet I am compassionate for myself for doing so. The exciting thing about all of this, is that awareness moves us forward. I am excited to work on having more compassion and I understand that all journeys involve steps, but they all start with the first….

I hope you found some comfort in this writing and I would love to hear your comments on how you have found more compassion in your life. That is another thing that I have learned, we don’t have to do it all alone…. being together on the journey provides comfort as well.

Blessings to all of you reading this. Blessings sent to others are of the highest and most compassionate frequency available to us. It’s like LOVE at its utmost, so many, many BLESSINGS sent to you, right now, right in this moment as YOU read this words.

With Much Love,

Maggie

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Nutritionist and human being who is trying to remember to have more compassion and to forgive self and others quickly and easily so she can make space for more LOVE in her life and in the lives of those around her.


β€œThe only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

john green