As I sit here at the keyboard, in the early morning, witnessing the birth of a brand new summer day, I am once again in awe of life. Mornings are the granted promise of a new day and with a new day comes new Hope.
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of the a waking man.
pliny the elder
One of my favorite sayings that a friend shared with me years ago is “Where there is breath, there is Hope”. I’ve never forgotten that.
I hope you are all enJOYing your morning today and that you are excited for this new day that is full of Hope and Promise. I am infusing these words with extra LOVE if you who are reading this right now, need some extra LOVE. Blessings to YOU!
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Coach & Trainer and Certified Life Coach who is grateful for another day, the promise of tomorrow and the glory that lies in between.
On Monday of this week. I finished my sixth class, entitled “The Meaning of Life” in my first round of Infinite Possibilities classes. It was a magic moment and I think my students really enJOYed the workshop. In fact, there were some pretty major shifts that happened for some of them.
In the last class we cover that life indeed does have adversity and challenges and that these are a normal part of life. They make us stronger in fact, but they can be very challenging indeed.
Last night while driving in my car, I was pondering on some challenging situations and reflecting on hopeful and positive outcomes. It was one of those moments when you are kind of like “please give me a sign”… you know those kind of moments when your strength is not enough but you need an extra boost of Hope or Faith? Well I got just that….
I rounded a corner and saw this:
I had to pull over and take a picture. It was just what I needed. And this rainbow stayed with me until I reached my destination!
And to make it even better, this morning when I went to Facebook and opened it, the first picture I saw was this rainbow that a friend took. It was there right in my face. The same rainbow that I saw taken by my friend! It was like a sign all over again and just reinforced everything.
I found this blog post explaining rainbows and there is really cool info in here
Like: “Rainbows bring the promise that the troubles of today will surely come to pass, hold strong in your faith and vision, and the rainbow with bring fresh beginnings, and new prosperity”.
And: “The symbolism a Rainbow intuitively tells us to hold on to HOPE, to believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that sacred blessings open to us when we are following our hearts desire.”
I remember when I was pregnant and seeing a double rainbow while driving. My daughter ended up being premature and that was a tough time. Remembering that rainbow helped me get through that. Somehow I knew things would be ok.
I hope you too take comfort and strength in the signs offered to you. Perhaps this blog post is a sign for you and I hope it becomes the strength for you today that you need. I have lovinging infused these words with strength, hope, and LOVE ❤ which are all sent to you that are reading these words right now.
With Much LOVE & JOY,
Maggie Holbik is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves signs, messages, and anything divinely beautiful that raises our vibes and gives us HOPE!
On Valentine’s Day my daughter gave me the most beautiful gift. She made both her Dad and I a handmade book full of inspirational quotes. We are to open one a day. She spent a lot of time making these books and we absolutely love them, of course.
This was the back of my book… and she used my proper name so this is an official real book. 🙂
I thought these quotes will be great to give me ideas for blog posts too. Here is today’s. I am sure you can figure out that there is a little spelling error and the word should be stronger, not stoner :-). This makes it even more adorable to me. As long as we know what she meant, it’s perfect! I have learned that imperfection is perfect, and if we focus on perfection we will never be the artists of the world… something to ponder on. 😉
I love this quote because it is a great example of life. It’s not a matter of if we will fall or fail, we will! But it’s more important that we keep trying and that we get back up and that we become stronger from the falls and the fails.
Recently someone asked me to be a guest on their TV show sharing my personal story of struggle and hardship through to wellness because they knew I had a story. I thought about it, listened to my gut, and declined.
I see all of my past experiences as stepping stones that have gotten me to where I am today. The hardships and challenges have made me who I am so I see them as GIFTS! I did not feel I could properly convey myself to share the hardship piece because I don’t feel that way. I see everything as if it was perfect! It was the contrast I needed to show me what I do want. 🙂 I don’t want to talk about painful stuff. It does not serve me. I am too focused on where I am now and en-JOY-ing the next phase. I hope this makes sense cause I feel I am having a hard time conveying it for some reason…. but that’s okay, no perfection here. 🙂
Anyhow, I am so looking forward to opening these quotes up everyday. What a delight and what a thoughtful gift… the BEST!
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Registered Nutritional Therapist who loves to both inspire and to be inspired.
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.
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 🙂
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!
I had a conversation with a friend today. I will call this friend Mary.
Mary was distraught due to challenges with a business situation and it was causing her a lot of grief. Mary felt afraid, angry, and could not understand why as she states ‘she created this situation’.
I offered the thought to Mary, that it does not matter why something was created or if she indeed attracted this to her. It matters not. What matters is changing and resolving the situation, so a better use of her time would be to shift her frequency right now, and spend her time doing that rather than reflecting on the whys. 🙂
When we are in a vibration or state of fear and worry, we will attract more fear and worry. We are what we vibrate. 🙂 I suggested she check in with her vibratory self to see how she was ‘feeling’. Once Mary identified that she was afraid, we were able to move forward to shift this.
We talked about being personally empowered and that that this comes from within. I asked Mary about how a flash light works? She said “you turn it on”. I asked her “but what actually makes it work and light up?” She said “batteries”, to which I replied “exactly!”. 🙂
I asked her what she was charged with right now? Fear? Worry? Overwhelm? I suggested that in order for her to shift to a better feeling place she needed to charge her batteries with things like Trust, Hope, and Faith.
I have found that the best way to shift a situation is to change the way I feel and to get into gratitude. When you trust that things will work out and you believe that the universe is conspiring to help you for your highest good, your batteries get charged in a positive and conducive manner that can actually help to resolve situations and more importantly, make you feel BETTER. And when you feel better, you vibrate at a higher level and you attract more of the same…. as in things do work out for you, you feel better, and you do feel that you are supported. It’s a way better place to be than in fear, worry and doubt and you will even be more productive and able to resolve things from this place. Much better use of your ‘energy’ and power.
Fear contracts and constricts. True freedom comes from trust, hope, faith and love!
Mary felt so much better after our conversation and she was laughing and lighter and happier and so was I because that is another secret ‘what you give out you get back’ 😉
I wish you all an amazing and blessed day and make sure you charge your internal batteries with the feelings that you do want in your life.
MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who actively practise the art of keeping her frequency at its highest so that she can experience more JOY in her own life and so that she can in turn give it out and get it back. It’s such a wonderful formula 🙂
My two closest friends are really beautiful, always have boys around them and are charismatic. Meanwhile I’m the exact opposite. I can’t help feeling envious and bad about myself. How can I change this?
I answered this question over on another platform and thought it was worth sharing here as well. So here was my answer:
First know that you are not alone. We all have feelings of insecurity and unworthiness at times in our lives. In fact, as a Life Coach, this is the thing I see most with people. They truly do not love themselves enough, and do not feel personally empowered to be who they really are.
I would encourage you to become your own best friend! What would a best friend say to themselves? What would best friends say to each other? Would they encourage each other? Would they support each other? YES they would!
I wish I had learned to love myself earlier in my life. I do now. 100% but I went through a lot to get here. You do not have to! Things can happen “in an Instant” just like sending an email or a text message and it shows up instantly. I wrote a blog post about this and you or someone may find it helpful. Here is the link: The Art of Instant Forgiveness
Whether it’s self-love, self-acceptance or self forgiveness it truly can happen instantly if we ‘change our minds’ about it. So here is the greatest secret to shifting your feelings. Focus on the things that you do love about yourself and get excited about those. We all have some things that we do love.. maybe our laugh, our kindness to animals, etc. There is always something to be grateful for. When we get grateful we shift our energetic frequency from envy to JOY and JOY is where we want to be.
I wish you nothing but Happiness and JOY and I hope you get excited about being YOU and en-JOYing the beautiful gift that you are to the world. Blessings!
MaggieHolbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who en-JOYs instilling JOY in others. Life can be beautiful if we decide so.
“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live”. Dorothy Thompson
What if you decided that 2019 is going to be the year to Love yourself more? By letting go of fear, we open the path to Love and Living and yes with Capitals! They are that important! 🙂
Fear is what holds us back and constricts us. Love expands and fear contracts. The fastest and easiest way to move through fear is to shine the light of love and this starts with us!!!
We can start to love ourselves more by being our own Lover. This includes, but is not limited to, saying kind things to ourselves, being gentle with ourselves, allowing time for rest, feeding our bodies with nutritious food, forgiving ourselves, consoling ourselves, and one that I would like to add in that I feel is important, is by empowering ourselves. And we empower ourselves by doing all of those things just mentioned and more.
When we feel personally empowered we feel stronger and more capable of loving ourselves. True personal power comes from within. This means that WE have the capability to ramp up this personal power and that in itself is truly empowering!
I hope each and everyone of you reading this whether today, or in the future, claims and grasps your birthright, your entitlement which includes personal empowerment and self-love to ramp up your divine beauty so that 2019 and beyond can be the life that is better than your wildest and craziest dreams! Hold your own hand. Be your own Lover and a Lover of Life! It’s yours for the taking.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who believes in living fearlessly and in love, and creates many opportunities to forgive herself, to grow, and to be human. She struggles along just as we all do, knowing that each and every day is a new opportunity to reconnect to ‘who we truly are’… LOVE.
I wrote a blog post over at my other site MaggiesVitaminsBlog.com and thought I should share the post here as well. I had a lot of beautiful feedback on it and it is my Hope that someone can benefit from it here as well so here is the link to En-JOY! https://maggiesvitamins.blog/2018/10/02/self-love-as-medicine/
Today I went for lunch with a long time friend of mine, Marj, and although we don’t see each other often, it is always an instant and heartfelt connection when we do.
Today, was a delightful lunch and we laughed very hard throughout the lunch. In fact, we laughed several times until the point of tears. We talked about funny memories that we had from a place we both worked at in the past, we talked about sickness, life, and even death.
After I left my lunch, I realized how good it was seeing my good friend and it was extra good because we laughed so hard. It was one of those lunches where you were really glad that you had the experience. When I got into my car, I thought to myself, that I was going to let my friend know how much I enjoyed it when it hit me…..
Wow, here was my friend who has just lost her husband a few short months ago and who also JUST found out that she has breast cancer and here we were laughing and laughing and I was leaving there feeling uplifted? How could this be? In was then that I realized how amazing my friend is and how resilient the human spirit is.
To my friend, you are amazing and you inspire me with your strength, kindness, compassion, joy for life, wisdom, and your amazing resilience to triumph and blaze through some of the most difficult challenges of life. I am sure we could all agree that in life, it’s not a matter of ‘if we will go through hardships’, but when and you my friend have risen to the occasion. I know that you have felt deep pain and loss, and that you are probably scared, but to see you able to laugh and carry on is a gift to me and the world.