dreams, Passion, self-love

YOUR Dreams & Desires Matter! YOU Matter!

The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don’t always dream your dream.

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I ran across this quote from Linda Ronstadt this morning and thought it had a lot of depth to it.

The most important part is to realize that we all have dreams of some sort. Some of us have bigger ones than others, but everybody in life has dreams, hopes and desires. It is what fuels our soul and propels us forward.

Happy are those with big dreams that make them jump out of bed in the morning. 🙂 This is akin to thriving and not just surviving.

It is also important to note that as the quote states “other people don’t always dream your dreams”. This means we are all different but more significant is that it is important for us to take our own dreams seriously, because they are OURS! If you don’t make your dreams a priority, who will?

As a Life Coach, I teach this often. YES, your dreams ARE important. YES you matter! YES it is important to go after what you want in life if you want to leave this earth fulfilled and feeling that it was a JOYous journey. YES. YES. YES to making your dreams come true or at least going for them. The JOY is in the journey but if we never take the first step, the journey never begins.

I hope you seriously take some time today to ponder on what is important to you. What are some of your dreams? And it does not matter how old you are or where you are at in life. You can ALWAYS have dreams and desires. I saw a positive article the other day about a paramedic crew that took a forester who was in palliative care on a 3 hour hike through the bush on a stretcher so he could be there one last time. It is NEVER too late to have wishes and desires.

Some of the best dreams fulfilled are simple ones like eating at a favorite restaurant, visiting with a friend, spending time in nature, taking time to get lost in a book or a movie. These all count but the most important thing is to decide and declare that your dreams need to be on your mind and your agenda.

Dream big or dream small, but do dream……

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who loves to start the day inspired to fulfill her dreams and to inspire others to fill theirs. She believes her purpose here on earth is to make a difference and to help to remind people of the JOY available to them and to encourage their heart and eyes to see the beauty in life.

Heaven on Earth, Life's Beauty

She Knows Me!

I love lilacs! My sister in Toronto sent me an email yesterday saying she thought of me when she saw these. Apparently where she lives, the lilacs are in bloom. Not yet where I am though, so something to look forward to!

The sweet smell of these flowers are amazing to me and it takes me to an almost mystical place when I inhale their beauty. And the colors! Although they come in various colors, light purple, dark purple and white being the most common in my neck of the woods, I like the light purple the best! What are your favorites?

I hope you find extra beauty in the flowers this spring. I know I enJOY them more and more every year and it seems as I age, their beauty becomes even more profound to me.

EnJOY!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who delights in the simple pleasures of life and as always is grateful for another day on earth… today. 🙂

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The Brilliant Cross

I am in Denver, Colorado and today I was out exploring. I found the architecture and the buildings simply jaw dropping and I will be making a blog post to share some of those pictures, but in this post I wanted to share this one picture. I was taking a picture of a church with a tall building behind it and this is what ended up being captured. I thought it was pretty awesome!

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aging, Gentleness

A Beautiful Life

We are bombarded with ads everywhere promoting a more youthful appearance, how to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and how to stop aging. It’s sad really that we feel this way.

My daughter is 12 and she often expresses with complete JOY how cute she thinks old people are. In fact, she often calls them adorable! I feel the same and I love that the youth of the world think so too!

I often people watch in places like airports and on airplanes and I am just in awe at the beauty and grace all around me in the form of aging bodies that contain souls and minds full of wisdom and life. I marvel just as much at them as I do at the brand new babies, maybe more so!

The word that often comes to mind, when I encounter this beauty, is ‘gentleness’ and I think the world needs more gentleness now …. don’t you?

What if we spent the precious time that we do have in our days focusing on shining eyes and beautiful souls, rather than trying to stop the grace that presents itself in the process of aging and in all of its glory?

Do I get caught off guard at times when I look at my own reflection in the mirror? Yes, but now I try to smile back at myself and look into my own eyes, knowing that all is perfect, and every stage in life has its beauty. We often say there are ages and stages when it comes to raising kids, but there are also ages and stages to aging. The more we can accept all of these stages, with grace, the gentler the process and the more we can see the beauty.

I encourage everyone to look for the beauty, to love the ages and stages, and to remember that at the end of our lives it’s not about the wrinkles, but about who we loved, who loved us, and the moments that mattered along the way…….

“Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles, notice them.”

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Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach who is opening her heart to more beauty and gentleness in her life. She sends love to everyone reading these words and she believes in the beauty of life itself.

Crystals, Lake Superior, Nature, Photography

Blue Ice Crystals

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This beautiful display was my view this morning on the last day of January. Lake Superior never disappoints and offers opportunities to take one’s breath away on a daily basis.

Lately I have been drawn even more so to the crystals in my life.  Having named my coaching business “Crystal Clear Coaching” many years ago, it seems fitting. However, I did not understand the true beauty of the way crystal formations can and do appear in nature.

I like to think of these crystals formations as conduits to beauty, clarity and divine offerings….

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life & Business Coach, who creates masterpieces on the shores of Lake Superior 🙂 She finds that her creativity is both heightened and inspired by this beautiful lake.

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Oh Great Lake Superior

A Poem composed and written by me on the shores of Lake Superior where I have found my inspiration and creativity flourishing.

For the audio version listen here:

Oh Great Lake Superior.

I did not know I would fall so deep…

So deep in love with you!

Or how deep your rapture would in turn capture my soul.

I now long and yearn for you when together or apart.

You share with me your beauty.

And it goes straight to my heart.

You show me your many faces.

All of which are unique and pleasing to the eye.

I now know why artists listen to your waves and point their cameras in your midst.

You are relentless in your offerings of beauty and divine prowess.

Your treasures are timeless and the delight you offer is legendary.

Oh how my soul thanks you!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who en-JOYs awakening to her creativity. She is PASSIONATE  about helping people awaken to their artist within and to live authentically by being true to their own heart.

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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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Darlene’s Sunrise

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Just this week my friends in Calgary, Alberta got hit hard with a dump of snow that is unusual for this time of year. It seems fall is slipping into winter right before our eyes and without a graceful transition.

When I think of September here in Northwestern Ontario I think of what I like to call ‘the birds of September’. I think of sunny skies and lots of birds chirping and frolicking. This year that did not happen. It was a September with lots of rain and cloud and cool temperatures. But as the old saying goes, “such is life”.

When my friend Darlene posted this picture of her sunrise with the snow, I thought it was both beautiful and breathtaking. I have come to believe that sunsets and sunrises are divine reminders that can strengthen our soul. Everytime we see a sunrise it is confirmation that the sun will rise again. Just like us, we have slips, falls, and pain in life but we can count on the sun rising again and a new day to be had.

Watching the sun rise and set is a powerful way to ground yourself in the trust of a new day.

I encourage everyone to see as many sunsets and sunrises as they can and each time you do watch it like it is both your first and last time. There lies the magic.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who has been a lover of sunrises and sunsets for many years. She never fails to take yet another picture each and every time. 🙂

As a side note, I LOVE pictures of sunsets… please send me yours if you like. MaggieHolbik@gmail.com

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Dare to Dream

My friend May is an amazing artist who is starting to awaken to truly embracing her gift. Today she shared with me a poem she wrote while taking an art class through Tracy Verdugo’s Mojo E-Course.

Our conversation initiated from a post I made myself the other day that was “LIFE is the canvas. YOU are the artist.”

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I hope you enjoy May’s poem and art as much as I do. Thank you May for inspiring all of us by awakening to your creative and divine self.  Namaste…..

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Dare To Dream
Big bright beautiful dreams
Realizing that life is our canvas
We are artists each and everyone
Dare to draw, paint, sculpt, knit, sing, dance, bake or act
Be playful
Rummage through torn up scraps
From someone else’s masterpiece
Trust yourself May
Like the wise old owl
It’s a new beginning
OWN IT
Tell your story with a loaded paintbrush
Like the old masters before us
Van Gogh, Beatrix Potter, Walt Disney
A new understanding arises…. I love playful artists and vibrant colours
Breathing in gratitude breathing out doubt
I am ready to leave my mark.