Joy

Just Be….

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One of the areas of my life that I am working on is to “Just Be” more often than “Doing”. Sometimes it’s easier than others, but I find I am yearning even more than ever to just be and to enjoy the simple things in life.

I took this picture a couple of years ago at my cottage. I find that I can really get into the groove of relaxing when I am in nature. Nature helps me to connect to my soul and to become one with my essence.

There are many ways to practice the art of being and there is no right or wrong way to do this. Here are some suggestions. Feel free to add to the list:

. A relaxing bath
. Listen to music
. Read a chapter in a good book
. Star gaze
. Moon gaze
. Hug a mug of hot tea with your hands
. Stare out a window
. Light a candle and set an intention when you look at it
. Place some fresh flowers in your space and en-JOY
. Sit on a beach
. Stare at a waterfall
. Stroll in a park
. For some, cooking a meal and connecting with the scents, tastes and love that goes into it

These are a few ideas but there are many ways to connect with our essence. The secret is to set the intention and to make doing so a priority.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist who loves life and believes that if you love life, it will love you back. She believes in JOY and works with clients all over the world to help them to have more JOY in their lives and teaches nutrition for the body and soul. πŸ™‚

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Sun Angel Over The Sleeping Giant

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Yesterday I snapped this picture which I now call “Sun Angel Over The Sleeping Giant”. According to Wikipedia The Sleeping Giant is a formation of mesas and sills on Sibley Peninsula which resembles a giant lying on its back when viewed from the west to north-northwest section of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. For those of us who live in this area we are all very familiar with this legendary giant and we even have a slogan representing the city of Thunder Bay that states: “We Have a Giant Heart”!. I did capture this picture the other day and you can indeed see the giant heart, so I thought it was fitting as well. πŸ™‚
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I really do believe this Great Lake, Lake Superior has magical and healing properties and to have both this heart and sun angel appear reaffirms to me that there truly is something mystical and magical about this lake and area of the world.

Lake Superior is the world’s largest fresh water lake by surface area, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. 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.

I feel blessed to live in a part of the world where I can enjoy this lake and all its beauty.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who enjoys her time in Northwestern Ontario where she is inspired to take pictures with her phone :-), to write and to share her love of nature with the world.

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This 12 Year Old Has it Right as a Life Path #2

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Once again my favorite artist, my 12 year old daughter Sivanna, nails it through her art! “Love Is All There Is”. It is a saying her Dad and I use often and brings me great Joy to see her take this on as her own philosophy. And she truly is a kind and loving person who is very sensitive to the energies around her.

I am reminded of her Life Path Number in Numerology which is a Life Path #2. Life path 2’s are what I call “The Love Number”. They are all about Love and balance and cooperation. Life path number 2 is a vibration of duality and division, the number of truth and learning. They seek harmony and peace and are very considerate and thoughtful of other people and their feelings. People with a Life Path 2 are natural peacemakers and are great at mediation because they can see and hold the space for both sides of a viewpoint.

They are very loyal, and when they say that they love you, count on it!

I truly believe that at the end of our lives what will matter most will be who we loved and who loved us and that “Love is all There Is”. Way to go Sivanna. You already understand a great secret to life.

Maggie Holbik.com is Sivanna’s proud Momma and lover of the science of numbers. She has been using Numerology in her Life Coaching practice for many years. She finds it fascinating and extremely accurate. Maggie offers reports that she sends to people all over the world via email. There are 3 to choose from. 1) Life Path 2) Your Yearly Forecast and 3)Relationship Report

If you would like to learn more about Numerology or find out your own Life Path # here is the link Maggies Numerology Site

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The Miracle of You

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I had an AH-MAZING experience today. I was driving down a peaceful road by myself and listening to a song on Sound Cloud sung by my friend Paul Luftenegger called “The Miracle of You” The Miracle of You on Soundcloud

In the middle of the song a bald eagle swooped in front of my windshield and gracefully glided by and then swooped back up into the sky. It was incredible! I saw its entire wing span and all of the colors in it. It was like a intimate encounter with this beautiful bird. I have never been so close to a bald eagle ever like this, and the entire experience seemed divine. It was literally like it was in slow motion even though I was going about 80 km an hour.

I tried to find a picture to depict what it looked like, but I don’t think I would ever be able to find one that could capture what I saw in that divine moment.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist who resides in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys spending time in nature and marvels at it’s awe.

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First Time Seeing Snow!

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It seems as though winter is upon us early this year and lots of people are grumbling about that, but not my great niece Lindsay. This is the first time Lindsay has seen the snow and look at the JOY!

Lindsay’s Mom, Nathalia, married my nephew John Paul and they moved to the United States from Costa Rica so there are so many new and wonder-filled experiences happening like this one.
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It brings tears to my eyes to see the Joy in these pictures and the Joy in this new family. I am so proud of my nephew and of his new wife. I had the pleasure of meeting Nathalia recently in person, after getting to know her through the gift of Facebook and it was confirmed how amazing this woman is. She is kind, strong, courageous and will soon be a mother again as she and John Paul are expecting. How joyous to watch the gift of family expanding in so many wonderful ways.

I feel blessed that I get to watch this love unfold and to see the joy in my nephew’s world. Here is his exact words about the joy of Lindsay in the snow:
“To be young again… She’s making me remember :-)”….. Ah and the circle of life continues….

And a family wouldn’t be complete without a pet right? Here is little Donny the Dog experiencing winter for the first time and the caption with this picture was “What is Winter?” How cute is that right?
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I wish for all to see the gift of life itself in each and every day.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who is a lover of life and family. She is fondly known to many as “Aunty Maggie”.

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Choose Happy

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Here is my little car that I love. I call it The Joy Mobile. The Joy Mobile is getting festive today…. spreading Smiles and Joy wherever we go. I learned a long time ago you take Joy with you. You choose Joy and Happiness and you take it with you as you go about your day.

This#5 top regret of the dying from Bonnie Ware’s book “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying” pretty well sums it up for me:

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“I wish that I had let myself be happier.”
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called β€˜comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to themselves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.
When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.
Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.
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I love this and this has been one of my fav books of all time. People dying teaches us about living. I wish you Joy today and always and if you see the Joy Mobile around town, give us a wave or a honk. πŸ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Nutritionist who reaches for Joy and Happiness as much and as often as she can, because Why Not? πŸ™‚

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The Flow we Learn From Nature

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The Chopra Centre talks about The Law of Least Effort which states “Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease. When you become lighthearted and let go of struggling to force things to go your way, you’ll experience the spontaneous fulfillment of your desires and purpose.”

This is something that can be deeply contemplated but the irony is that it’s all about ease and grace and flow. Just like nature!!! Nature flows and is always beating to its own intuitive drum. Nature does not have to ‘figure anything out’. Nature just is. Nature is Nature being Nature.

What if we let go of some of our resistance that we ourselves create and be more nature like? What if we just put the paddle down and let our canoe turn around and go downstream smoothly and joyously rather than struggling to paddle upstream?

So often we are the ones who create the resistance, the turmoil, the fear.

Today I encourage you to let go, go with the flow, detach from outcome and from expectation. Maybe be like a tree. Hang out and dance to the beat of nature’s wind.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist. Maggie loves spending time in nature and also grooving with nature and it’s laws. She coaches people all over the world and loves the leverage of technology to touch people’s lives and to make a positive impact on the world.

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Universal Love

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This past weekend, my favorite artist, πŸ™‚ my daughter Sivanna who is 12, decided to do some art that entailed using all hearts. I loved the idea! We quickly started to co-create this piece together just as the universe co-creates with us and with our desires and intentions.

In this beautiful piece you can see that all things are connected… the flowers, clouds, sun, butterfly and even a pet! πŸ™‚ And these are all connected through a universal heart and they all are composed of their own hearts.

This beautiful hand-made picture has a profound depth to it. The more we realize that we are all connected, that we are all one, and that what we do affects the whole, the more we will consciously raise the frequency of the planet.

I truly believe that at the end of our lives we will come to understand that at the end of the day Love is all there is, and that the things we spent so much time worrying and fussing over never even mattered in the first place. Wouldn’t it be nice to get to that place now? It’s possible and it’s beautiful. I am personally grateful for this beautiful reminder and encourage all reading this to reflect on the idea of this connectedness and to share this blog post with others…. you will never know the impact it can have.

Maggie Holbik.ocm is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who finds Joy in Life and Love in Laughter and all the sweet spots in between!

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Easy Tip for Thought Management

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Thoughts are things and thoughts are what we use to create. We create art, we create tables, chairs, houses, cars, color patterns and schemes, poetry, music…. etc. etc. etc. All of these creations start with a THOUGHT.

The fastest path to having the life you want is to realize this ASAP, PRONTO…. aka RIGHT NOW! I am grateful to have tapped into this many years ago and it has been the most powerful catalyst for creating a life of Joy, Happiness and Love.

So here is a tip to help you with your run on negative thoughts. You may have been taught to say something like “Cancel” or “Stop”. However, there is a much better and more effective technique that I have used for years.

Here you go….. Just ‘replace the thought’. Yep, it’s that simple. If you start thinking something like “I’m no good or I’m no good at this”…. etc., just stop and switch your thought verses trying to cancel or stop your thought. Pop a new thought right in there. Think of something you are good at and start thinking that. Or, if you struggle with that, completely switch gears and change the whole thought theme. For example, just switch to thinking about something you are grateful for like your cat, dog, child, that you don’t have a serious illness, that you CAN go for a walk (some people cannot), whatever. There is always something to be grateful for!

Okay I hope this helps and remember even though it sounds simple enough, it is very, very, very powerful and it’s like a muscle the more you use it the more powerful it becomes. πŸ™‚

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A Thanksgiving Prayer & A Sprinkle of Love from Above

Yesterday we celebrated our Canadian Thanksgiving with my side of the family. I am grateful for so many things in life but one that comes to mind as we celebrate Thanksgiving, is that although our parents are no longer with us, all of my siblings are. Sister Stephanie and Brother Wally did not make it yesterday but brother John surprised us with his presence as well as nephew Colton and wife Nicole here from the Vancouver area. It was really nice to have them come and made this Thanksgiving extra special.

Every holiday I sprinkle into my stuffing some of this poultry seasoning that I still have from my mother who passed in 1993!! I know you are probably thinking it’s no good anymore or it has lost its flavor but that is not the point. A little sprinkle of that stuff is like a big sprinkle of Love from our mother blessing our dinner. πŸ™‚ I have been doing it for years but only made the big reveal to the fam yesterday lolpoultry seasoning

Speaking of blessings, I am so blessed to be partnered with the most amazing human being, Don, who wrote this beautiful Thanksgiving prayer that I had the pleasure of reading just before our feast.

Here is his prayer that we shared:

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We give thanks to the Universe for the abundances of riches that the
earth has bestowed upon us. May we be forever grateful for the Love of family and the fellowship that we enjoy as we partake of this feast that was prepared with Love and Laughter.

May this food nourish our bodies and our fellowship together, bless our souls.

Don Perry, October 7, 2018

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Our meal was amazing and being with everyone even more amazing. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian family and friends.

“In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we have loved one another”.
Daphne Rose Kingma

Maggie Holbik.com is a lover of life and loves to celebrate life. She send Blessings to all and encourages you to keep close to your heart those that you hold dear and to take time for gratitude today and always.