art, Awakening, Growing, Photography, Spark Joy

Waking UP, UP, and UP to Our Creativity!

Lately I am SO SOOOOOO excited about awakening my own artist within but also in seeing so many people in the world awaken to their inner and outer creativity.

On Saturday I popped into my local Winners store and happened upon a book that has been truly life changing for me. I was  so inspired after starting to read it, that I nearly burst. 🙂

My creativity and feelings of passion were bubbling up inside of me as I read the book!

The book is  “Styling For Instagram” by Leela Cyd.

styling for instagramredWhen I saw the book, the student and forever learner in me, kind of thought, yeah I’d like to get better at Instagram,  so I scooped it but… but… this book is much more than Instagram!!!!

Leela says “With a phone in your hand you can be a “photographer.” There’s no extra buy-in fee, you already have what you need, and “auto” mode works just fine.  With technology having evolved so quickly in the past decade, there’s no reason not to try your hand at making beautiful images”.

I have been taking phone pics for years and those that know me, know that I am constantly saying “I gotta get a pic of that”. 🙂 But I have since discovered that I am also a passionate creator who loves to capture beauty and inspire others and the world…. so this book just blew the lid off for me. So many endless ideas and opportunities that I now see to create and play and delight in making these creations!

The book is laid out in an easy format to follow, with clear and concise concepts and pictures for each one. For example, she has two page creation concepts that she covers like “Light & Airy”, “Props”, “Plain & Simple”, and countless others.

This morning I played with using the sun that was casting itself on one of my chairs in the house. I propped up one of my wall pictures and was able to capture the sun on the wording which I thought was pretty cool.

life is a beautiful adventure with sun (2)

I am so grateful that there are so many people in the world so willing to share and help each other and that technology allows for so much creativity and culture that we never had access to before.  And let’s not forget the technology as tools for editing and creation too. It really is true that anyone can en-JOY photography, art, creation, and that there truly are infinite possibilities.

Yesterday my daughter and granddaughter were with me painting pictures. Sivanna showed me a place online where she finds ideas of what to paint. It may sound simple to some, but I thought that was amazing! A place to find endless ideas. In the old days one had to physically be at various places to get ideas and inspired and now endless ideas everywhere!

sivanna and trin art

I will close now and I hope you too are inspired to awaken to your creativity if this is something that brings you JOY to do. I am excited to share my newly inspired creations over at my Instagram account and I would be honored if you would be so kind to follow me and to comment on any of my creations as I learn and grow! And please in turn I would love to follow you! Nothing brings me greater JOY than following the trail of inspiration!  You can find me on Instagram Maggie’s Instagram Account 

Maggie Holbik.com is a Creator and Communication Artist who gets great JOY out of personal inspiration, but her greatest JOY comes from inspiring others to live with passion and purpose.

Authenticity, Awakening, gifts, Growing, Joy

Discover YOUR Gifts!

This week I had a lot of big wins for my heart because I was witness to several people awakening to who they are and the gifts they have to offer the world just by being who they are!

I am on a relentless mission to help people to become unstoppable in awakening to their true selves and also in discovering and sharing their gifts that they have to offer the world.  I believe we are all here to do just that.

Maybe your gift is that you are compassionate and can hold space for people, or you are  a great listener, or baker,  or artist of any kind, or you have the best smile. We ALL have gifts and often undiscovered gifts. Many of them remain hidden due to the fact that they come so natural to us, that we don’t even suspect it is a gift!!!! Think on this one a minute…. what do you do that comes so natural to you, you just take it for granted?

For me, it was writing. I can write easily and the words just flow through me like they are doing now. I never lack inspiration and could write all day long. However, with that said, I just discovered that this is one of my gifts! It hit me like a lighting bolt and I can’t believe I didn’t see it.

So what about you? I want you to really connect and see what makes your heart sing when you do it. Why not take this week to ‘listen’ to your higher self and see what it has to say. Just ask, I promise, you will always get an answer. Also see what makes you smile, what comes naturally and what is something you would like to do more of and then run with it. Become unstoppable.

And it matters not how old you are, or if you have never put it out there before, just take a stab at it. A saying that helped me transition to using my gift of writing was something to the effect of “What is a writer?” and the answer was “Someone who writes, so just write”. Boom that did it for me. 🙂

Okay I will close by sharing a beautiful message I received this week. I was fortunate enough to have someone share with me a monumental life change they were making and I was happy to be able to support them and be their cheerleader. I love watching people bloom into the highest versions of themselves.

Here was the message. My heart jumped for JOY upon reading it.

“Maggie, thank you so much. Your support meant more to me then I realized!  I had an amazing day yesterday, and woke this morning feeling so blessed to be a part of your life’s journey. Guess what there’s that smile again today!! I feel like I’m on fire and starting to live life! And with your support throughout the years and especially now ,I thank you!! ♥️♥️♥️”

This, my friends, is what sets me on fire and supports me on my mission to help myself and others to be unstoppable!  🙂

MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Nutritionist, Speaker, Blogger, Digital Marketer, and soon to be an ‘Interactive Video Specialist’ for individuals and businesses. She’s super excited about this because she can incorporate her gift of using words, her love of picture and video making, and most of all helping others! Life is awesome indeed!

 

Growing, Learning, Self-Discovery, Spark Joy, wisdom

It’s Back to Kindergarten for Me! :-)

Here is the audio of this blog post if you prefer to listen rather than read, or both 🙂

I had a thought yesterday while I was learning something new. I was trying to figure out how to start recording audio and podcasting for the very first time. I spent part of the day googling, recording, uploading, and using new platforms. And it was a success. I felt really empowered and really good at the end of it.

Later in the day while I was doing my yoga,  it hit me! I flashed back to my kindergarten class. I can still ‘feel’ how that felt. It was so exciting, new and fresh. I can remember vividly turning the pages of the coloring book, the smell of the crayons and the vibrant colors as I created in this book. It was my masterpiece.  I can still remember the moment when I fell in love with Robin’ egg  blue.  It was exhilarating. It got me thinking…..

Why do we lose this feeling and why do we sometimes feel inadequate when we don’t know something, or when we want to learn something new? Why as we age, do we think we are supposed to be more adept at learning things or that we ‘should know how to do things’. Or why are we  afraid to ask questions and expose our inadequacy?

I think we should all go back to kindergarten in the way we learn.  We can get excited and feel like we have our whole life ahead of us, because we DO! The rest of our life is our whole life and we can learn new things, open our minds, venture out, try new things, use crayons, paint, draw, and even stomp our feet if we want. 🙂

See you in class!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves learning, loves colors, loves the featured picture in this blog post (it makes her girl-like heart smile) and she love life! She is excited for the rest of her life as the best of her life. 🙂