self-love, self-worth

Fear, Anger & Shame You Don’t Live Here Anymore

Hello Friends!

Today’s blog post is a special feature. I am sharing a piece of writing and some beautiful photographs that tell a story that is good for all of us to hear! It is about loving who we are exactly as we are. I thought is was a beautiful piece written by Wendy Gray who is featured in the pictures below that were captured by Kim Brooker, in a ‘Love The Body You’re In’ photo session. Kim is a photographer and you can follow her on her FB Page here:

And here is a link to Wendy’s Blog should you wish to follow:

Here is the piece written by Wendy and the beautiful photos taken by Kim Brooker… may you enJOY as much as I did…….

𝓁🌞𝓋𝑒

From Wendy Gray:

Naked.I walked to the door, and with each step I shed another piece, one by one I pulled, shimmied and shaked until I was free from their confines. When I finally reached the door and opened it to the world outside I was naked for all the world to see. Behind me on a trail on the floor were the remnants of all I had left behind. Anger lay at the foot of the bed. Fear was draped over the lamp, the shade tipsy from its weight. Just by the closet, crumpled in the corner was Shame. It coiled and hissed like a snake about to strike, incensed that it had been slid down my hips and flung into the corner. It screamed vile, hateful words “you’re not enough, you’re ugly! You’re fat!” But I just smiled and turned away, so focused on the light pouring in from outside that I barely heard him bluster, “they’ll laugh at you!” Oh Shame, my lifelong companion. I turned, looked at the hideous wraith and said, “they have laughed. And I survived. “He sneered, “but that dress, it shows your arms! Just look at the flabbiness, the stretch marks, wear a sweater. Cover yourself. Hide! “I looked at Shame and I looked down at my arms and indeed there was excess skin and stretch marks….and there were veins that pumped life and blood through my body…and for once I didn’t see ugly. I saw me. And I was broken, imperfect and beautiful, I turned back to the doorway, to life, to the light and I looked back at Fear, Anger and Shame and said, “you don’t live here anymore. Be gone when I come back.

Join 362 other followers

¸„.-•~¹°”ˆ˜¨ 🎀 𝓁🌞𝓋𝑒 🎀 ¨˜ˆ”°¹~•-.„¸

self-love, thoughts are things

A Better YOU!

Picture of a woman with freckles and blue eyes and a quote “The best way to become a better you is to change the way you think and your attitude!

What About YOU?

How is your attitude toward yourself? Are you in alignment with who you want to be?

Once again, this is a lot about self-love. When we can have a positive attitude about ourselves and when we think positive thoughts about ourselves, we activate the frequency of love and acceptance which is a beautiful thing. 🙂

I hope you spend some time today appreciating and loving YOU!

Join 362 other followers

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

Join 362 other followers

Latest from the Blog

On Happiness & The Regrets of The Dying & How I Have Learned To Choose Happy in Spite of It All…

Choosing thoughts has been something I have been teaching and practicing for many years. And now at this point in my life (my cancer journey), it has come into play even more so for me. If I don’t CHOOSE happy thoughts, I suffer A LOT! And I don’t like suffering! One of my favorite books… Continue reading On Happiness & The Regrets of The Dying & How I Have Learned To Choose Happy in Spite of It All…

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…

Join 362 other followers

Self-care, self-love

Invest 𝓛𝓞𝓥𝓔 In Yourself!

“The love I invest in myself comes back to me tenfold and heals the world!” Maggie Holbik

So I just came up with this quote after reading a quote from someone who I admire, Alan Cohen. Here was his quote:

“The love I invest in my relationships returns to me multiplied many times over.” Alan Cohen

I pondered on Alan’s quote, which I love by the way, and I was reminded that we must love ourselves and that our most important relationship is with ourselves.

We might want to ask a few of these questions:

Am I honoring myself?

Am I showing myself love and kindness today?

Am I thinking with a mindset that serves and empowers me?

Am I taking time today to do things that make me happy?

Am I listening to my soul and its callings?

Am I looking for beauty in my life to brighten my spirit and bring me JOY?

Feel free to add your own questions to the list. The more that we can love and appreciate our beautiful and perfect selves, the more we allow others to do the same and the more we brighten the world.

YOU loving YOU is a Win/Win!

Have an amazing day everyone!

Join 362 other followers


affirmations, Body Image, self-love

3 Affirmations for a Positive Body Image

In my series of affirmations, here are 3 for using for a more positive body image.

Affirmation: I love my body just as it is.
Affirmation: I love my body and my body loves me!
Affirmation: I am more than my physical features, I have skills, personality, strengths, and all that I am inside which makes up all of me.

Join 362 other followers

♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ

Highly Recommended by Locals On Alignable
self-love, Self-Nuturing, Self-Talk, unconditional love

Sweet Unconditional Love – So Sweet!

“Unconditional love is really just love without expectations.” Louise L. Haye

What a nice definition of ‘unconditional love’. You gotta love it. 🙂

What if we took this a step further and turned that unconditional love toward ourselves? Now we’re talking!

Can you find ways today to Love yourself all up?

Can you find ways to nurture your self and your soul?

Can you find ways to let that shit go? 🙂

Can you find ways to stop hopping back into the past in your mind? You know that place that causes you pain today? Hmmm … I caught you there didn’t I? 😉

Can you find ways to be nice to yourself?

Can you find ways to honor your truth?

I hope that today you practice the art of Unconditional Love and I send much, much and mucho Love to you!

Join 362 other followers

♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ

https://global.shop.com/theshopconsultant/ca/en/product/mochatonix-single-canister/?id=2238&idType=product
self-love, Vulnerabitlity

My Feelings Around My Weight Gain

So I often write about sunshine and light and warm and happy things, but today I want to talk about a revelation I had and it is about 🆆🅴🅸🅶🅷🆃,

I have recently gained some extra extra weight lol. I am not sure how much as I do not weigh myself, or at least not often, but you know you know when you know.

And the biggest way I know, (no pun intended – biggest way I know ha ha ) is by how uncomfortable it feels.

Now I don’t beat myself up about this gain because I know that does not help and will just make me feel worse and you know what happens when you feel worse… it gets worse. Like attracts like 🙂

But the point of my blog post today is about the revelation.

The Revelation

Here is the scene: I woke up around 5 am and knew that I wanted to go back to sleep. Sometimes when this happens I will listen to a hypnosis meditation for sleep on Youtube. I have my favs.

Anyhow when I opened the APP, there was one up in my suggestions and it was for weight loss and sleep. I thought “Cool – perfect – double whammy :-)” and I grabbed my head phones and put that one on. It was by BlueSky Hypnosis and it was the first time I had listened to any of his work. And I loved it!

It worked great. I had the best sleep ever and woke up feeling amazing. I will share the link at the end of this blog if you are interested. Anyhow, later in the morning when I was doing my daily studying of things for my self-care and the feeding my mind with positive stuff, I listened to another one of his recordings….

Heaviness & Darkness

In this one he talked about weight being heavy and dark and about foods that are not alive and that they are dark and heavy and dead. As a Nutritionist I know this but it really hit me in a new way today because I could relate. I could relate to the heaviness and the darkness as to how extra weight feels and how we carry emotional weight around it too!

A window opened up for me in my mind and it goes along perfectly with my own philosophies about losing weight, getting healthier, or making any positive changes in our lives. They must be done with JOY!

They must be done with an open and airy feeling, not heavy and dense. And when we change to this frequency we feel better and we attract more of that which is alive and airy and free~ We then are attracted to foods that are full of life and vibrant and we are happy to walk and exercise and enJOY the outdoors while we do them. 🙂

This whole revelation made me happy and to smile and to feel lighter and it also inspired me to, with JOY, move toward being physically lighter. It excited me!

I am also proud of my own vulnerability and my courage to share this here. When we can get vulnerable and let go of our own judgments towards ourselves, that too is light and airy! Judgment is heavy and dense. 🙂

Thank you for being here with me today as I enJOY being a Badass. 🙂

“People who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the real badasses.” – Brene Brown

Wow even this vulnerability thing is starting to feel light and airy. Woo Hoo! 🙂

Join 362 other followers

♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ

Pumpkin Spice Nutrition Shake
be you, Self Esteem, self-love

Is Your Soul Knocking At The Door??

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are waking up. People are allowing their true potential to rise up and to meet the occasion of life and it is wonderful to see.

In my virtual travels and with conversations I have with clients and friends and family, I really see this shift happening. I think we are starting to really understand that our whole purpose on earth is to ‘be who we are’.

And that my friends is and awesome and beautiful thing. 🙂

I also see digital marketers teaching this to people. They use words like authenticity, be who you are, be audacious, be bold, be unique, but basically they are all saying the same thing:

♥ “BE YOU!” ♥

BE YOU MY FRIENDS, BE YOU!

I will leave you with this thought to ponder on today. How can you be more of YOU? What passions and ideas are lurking inside of your heart? What expressions are you wanting to release?

Do you have words that want to get out and put on paper? Are there things you want your children to know about you and your life before you leave this earth. Do you want to leave a legacy that shows the path of your spirit while you were here on earth.

Is your artistic side of you probing at your heart and wants to be released?

Is your own soul knocking at the door of your life saying let me in or let me out? 🙂

What about that funky hat? Want to wear it today? Do It!

Do It All My Friends, Do It All!

Because if not now, when?

Have a great day everyone!

Join 362 other followers

affirmations, self-love

I Am Ok & Safe Affirmations

Affirmations Are Powerful! Affirmations Work!

I love this quote by my friend Lisa Lisson, the President of FedEx Canada. She is a remarkable and inspiring lady.

We let go of what we can’t control by focusing our energy on what we control”

Lisa Lisson

Affirmation: I am safe, I am well because I always have myself
Affirmation: I am in full control of all that I can control
Affirmation: Okay life bring it on!

I hope that you find these affirmations helpful. Why not make up some of your own?

Oh and there is a link at the bottom if you would like to download 33 of some of my favorite affirmations to enJOY.

🙂

Have a great day everyone!

Join 362 other followers

♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ ♥j♥o♥y ḶṏṼḕ