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. 🙂

 

Adapting, Courage, Facing Adversity, Life's Challenges, wisdom

Bird Wisdom

Yesterday on a cold, cold day in January as this great Lake of Superior wass forming ice in some spots, closer to shore, I spotted these birds. I think they were ducks, but I am not 100% certain… but pretty certain. The Canadian Geese have gone south already so it can’t be them. If anyone knows though, let me know.

Anyhow, as I watched them, I would see them shaking off the cold water from their bodies every so often. It made me think of that saying “Water off a duck’s back”. But then I thought there is so much wisdom here.

Sometimes these birds are swimming around carefree on a beautiful sunny day without a care in the world, just like us. However, at other times they are swimming in a pool of life’s challenges like this cold and threatening water, or they have to transition to a new location.

I watched them swim around the patches of ice forming, shaking off and continuing on, looking for open water to swim in. This is like us! Sometimes things are easy and sunny and bright and at other times, they are more challenging and we have to move through those times and shake it off, like water off a ducks back.
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I hope today’s ‘bird wisdom’ helps you to move through life’s challenges and to ‘shake them off’ when you need to … just like water off a duck’s back. 🙂

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves nature and loves learning from the wisdom of it. There are so many messages and examples of how nature is perfect and that we are nature by nature 🙂

Family, Friendship, love, wisdom

A View of The World from Two 12 Year Olds

Today I am sitting here with my 12 year old daughter Sivanna and her friend Robyn. While I was thinking of what I would blog about today, I thought hey why don’t I ask these two wise ones some questions about life.

Question #1
What excites you about the thought of your future?
Sivanna: Finding somebody like a husband or partner and making a family together that’s full of love and stuff.
Robyn: Making her own family with her husband.

Question #2
What makes you feel good?
Robyn: Being with my friends and family.
Sivanna: When I take my probiotics because when I’m not feeling well it makes me feel better.

Question #3
What makes a good friend?
Robyn: When they are like there for you and they are not mean and you have fun with them!
Sivanna: They respect you and your opinions and feelings.

Well I think these were some wise and interesting comments. It sounds to me that health and happiness in life come from loving and enjoying the people in our lives and also by respecting the thoughts and feelings of other people. Thanks girls for your insight and for sharing today.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist and a Mom. 🙂 She believes in love, family, and in letting the small stuff go so that the main things can be the main things like LOVE, Laughter, HOPE, Happiness and JOY!