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.

linda ronstadt

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. πŸ™‚ 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.

Good Vibes, Summer

EnJOYing the Energy of Summer

What comes to mind when you think of summer?

The first sound that comes to my mind is the sound of a lawn mower and the first thought is the deliciousness of ice cream on a hot, hot, day!

Summer truly has its own energy and JOY vibe! Luckily, where I live in Northern Canada, we get extended hours of daylight and around this time of year, it is light outside til close to 11 o’clock at night! And we Canadians sure take advantage of this, I tell you. We milk every drop of daylight we can. πŸ™‚ Our winters are long and cold we enJOY this time of year immensely!

Another sound of summer, which is not so much fun, are mosquitos. This morning I left the patio door open for the cat and big mistake. I am now batting mosquitos as I type this blog post LOL!

The older I get, the more I seem to tap into the energies around me. I find even the weather has its own energy. A rainy day feels much different than a bright sunny day. I like both, but they have different energies for sure.

I also find days of the week have different vibes and so do months of the year. The more we tap into ‘feeling’ these subtle energies the more in tune we become with our senses and the more we can delight in the dance of the soul.

JOY is my favorite frequency to tap into and I strive for reaching JOY every day that I am on earth. I know that life will always have the highs and the lows so when I can run with and on a high note, I take it! πŸ™‚

Oh, and in regard to JOY, in June I created an ebook on Finding JOY. If you would like to enJOY it, here is a link for a free download of the book:

https://payhip.com/b/LISf

I hope you tap into all the JOY the summer season has to offer. Whether it is time at the lake, hiking, time in nature, licking ice cream cones, lazy by the river, cloud watching, star gazing, or whatever brings you JOY, I hope you do it and take advantage of the summer vibe!

In JOY,

Maggie

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach and Certified Life Coach who is enJOYing her summer and looking forward to getting into the groove of the summer vibe. She knows it will speed by so she will soak up every drop of summer goodness as possible. πŸ™‚

hope

Mornings = HOPE

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.

Free!, Joy

Finding JOY!

I am so excited! Today I released my FREE ebook on “Finding JOY”. Joy is a frequency that we want to tap into and yet some of us struggle with having JOY in our lives, so I created this free ebook to help anyone who wants to access more JOY.

This is a short but impactful little book that could change your life right away. I do hope you take advantage of this and get your free copy today!

And most of all I hope you enJOY the book as much as I enJOYed writing it.

Here is the link:

Happiness, Joy

The Easy Road to Happiness

One of my most favorite take aways from the book by Bronnie Ware called “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” is this one:

#5 ”Β I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called β€˜comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.” from Bronnie’s book.

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As both a Life Coach and a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach I really, really, encourage my clients to actively pursue happiness! It is a worthwhile endeavor as you can see. If it is one of the top five regrets of those on their deathbed, it’s pretty important I’d say. πŸ™‚

Journalling is a very powerful way to set a deliberate intention around your pursuit of happiness. Journalling is wide open and you can get creative with it. You may want to journal about your thoughts, desires and your dreams around happiness or things, place, memories, and people that make you happy. What you can write about is endless really.

I am very excited to be able to offer this amazing Happiness Journal where you can record all of your thoughts and ideas for your Happiness Plan. This journal has lots of space for you to put the power of words into action!!! It is also loaded with happiness quotes to inspire you on your journey.

I hope you take advantage of this and start on making your happiness a priority! πŸ™‚

Here is the link to get your very own downloadable journal. https://payhip.com/b/6vbs

There is no way to happinessΒ –happiness is the way.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Infinite Possibilities Coach who loves to encourage and uplift others in their lives. She gets happy when other people are happy and living in JOY!

Imagination, Infinite Possibilites, Joy

Does This Happen to You too?

Does this happen to you too? I just love when this happens because it reaffirms to me that there are positive forces and guiding angels working with me at all times and that is pretty cool.

For example, yesterday I had just made a Facebook post quoting Deepak Chopra. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
— Deepak Chopra “

I put my phone down and opened a book to a random page and on that page there was reference to Deepak Chopra and something that he had told this person, the author of the book I had just picked up….. I definitely took that as a sign and I lapped up the information. :-)

If you are curious as to what it was about, it was about remaining childlike so that you can be open to miracles, healing and more. As we age, many of us become blinded to wonder and to infinite possibilities and that is sad. By remaining childlike, we remain open to anything and that all is possible! Everything is amazing to a young child and they see the world as a brand new adventure and opportunity every day.

Think of when you were a little kid. Could your imagination run wild with infinite possibilities and playing let’s pretend? This my friends is a secret to creating the life you want.

By remaining childlike and using our imagination and visualization, we can have profound life shifts and create the life of our dreams! . πŸ™‚

And let’s go back to my original quote from Deepak “You must find the place inside yourselfΒ 
where nothing is impossible.” How perfect is this to tie it all in? Perfect, I’d say. πŸ™‚

Another wonderful confirmation I received yesterday was this. I wrote a blog post about letting JOY be your compass and on using what I call your JOY Meter. https://maggieholbik.blog/2019/06/02/let-joy-be-your-compass/

Well last night, the same day I wrote this post, I randomly picked a book out of my library called “Finding Joy”, and when I decided to turn to one of its pages, I opened to this title on one of the pages: “Learn to Take Energy Readings: A Thermometer for Self-Preservation“. WOW! The chapter was all about using a meter to register JOY! Coincidence? I think not. πŸ™‚

Here is an excerpt from the chapter that you might enJOY:

“To take an energy reading, imagine a thermometer inside you going from light to dense on a scale of 1 to 10. When you consider spending time with a friend, reading a book, selecting food, making love, buying clothes, interviewing for a job, looking at a new apartment, simply take a reading on a scale of 1 to 10 of how light or dense you feel. It’s amazing how most people come up with a number right away”. πŸ™‚ From the book “Finding Joy” by Charlotte Davis Kasl, Ph. D

I hope you too remain childlike and check in with yourself by using your own Joy Meter and doing more of those things that bring you JOY!

Maggie Holbik.com is very much a child. She had decided a long time ago that she was never going to grow up or at least lose her childlike view of life and all of its wonder and beauty. πŸ™‚ And so be it and so it is! πŸ™‚

Joy

Let JOY be Your Compass

β€œIf you carry JOY in your heart, you can heal any moment.”

carlos santana

If you know me, you know I use the word ‘JOY’ a lot! πŸ™‚ I really believe that the most direct connection to have more divine moments in our lives, is through JOY. To me, these are the moments that matter the most! I know there will be challenges and hardships in life, so on the flip side, I FOCUS on creating JOY and bringing it into my life as much as I can.

In fact, just yesterday I came up with a new term for things like a ‘coffee break’ or a ‘break’. Now I call them “JOY Breaks“. πŸ™‚

Finding ways to experience more JOY is well worth the effort, in my opinion. For many years now I have shared with people my “JOY Meter” theory that I developed. Whatever you do or think about doing in your life, ask yourself “Does this bring me JOY?” or “Will this experience bring me JOY?” And then see where it sits on your JOY meter.

For example, let’s say a friend asks you to take a trip to a city four hours away. How does your heart respond when you hear the question? Do you feel instant elation and excitement ie. your JOY Meter is dinging and pulsing to the top, or do you feel dread and your heart is heavy? Maybe you love this city or maybe you don’t or maybe the thought of a 4 hour drive pleases you or displeases you? Either way, simply check in with your JOY Meter and find out.

It is really simple actually. Start to do and pursue things that bring you JOY and that set your JOY Meter off, and most importantly honour yourself by listening to that meter! πŸ™‚

β€œJust follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that it’s meant to take you.”

jonathon groff

abundance, Divine Signs, kindness, love

Signs, Signs & More Signs

I swear I couldn’t love ❀ you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.

leo christopher

I love when things flow. This morning I keep seeing messages about Love and I Love that! πŸ™‚ pun intended! ❀ ❀ ❀

Here is one that I saw in a Daily Teachings from The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

“Our highest power is love, and it is one thing each of us has an unlimited amount of. How much love do you give to others in one day? Each day we have an opportunity to set out with this great, unlimited power in our possession, and pour it over every person and circumstance.

Love is appreciating, complimenting, feeling gratitude, and speaking good words to others.

We have so much love to give, and the more that we give, the more that we receive.”

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The last line is of course my favorite “the more that we give, the more that we receive”. It is such a simple formula and I use it often. Whatever I want more of, I give more of….. Love, JOY, Kindness, Compassion, Inspiration…. etc. etc. etc. I wish you all nothing but JOY and LOVE today and always and in all ways.

Maggie Holbik.com is a passionate Lover of Life who delights in inspiring others to Love Life and to show the world more Love and Kindness by opening their hearts and minds up to the Infinite Possibilities that Love has to offer.

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. πŸ™‚

Death & Dying

Little Sandwiches & My Death

Yep. You read that title right!

I am writing this blog post more for me so I can remember something that moved me deeply yesterday, but hey if you are here and want to read along, feel free.

So here it is. Yesterday I was driving by a funeral home and saw the cars outside. It made me wonder because of the time of day if they were having a luncheon about that time. I started thinking about how I love little tea sandwiches. I always have. I can pass on the desserts but the little sandwiches I have a hard time saying No to :-).

My spouse also knows this and we have often talked about how there will be little sandwiches at my funeral. πŸ™‚ I started to think about this and in one brief moment in time while pondering these little sandwiches, I had an epiphany!

Life will go on and it will happen quickly! I saw the people say goodbye to me, say some nice words, eat little sandwiches, sip on coffee and tea and enJOY some desserts and then hop in their cars and go back to work, to their homes, to their life. It will go on as it always does.

I may not be conveying what I feel here but that’s okay because I get it and I did mention this blog post was more for me to remember the moment from yesterday’s drive by the funeral home. πŸ™‚

What do I take from this?

. life is short so make the moments matter and the moments count

. forgive quickly and often

. never begrudge a Monday, it is always one less that you will have

. look at everything and every experience as though it were both the first and last time you will feel that, experience that, or see that

. have gratitude for the simple things like a bed to sleep in, the smell of coffee, the sound of rain, the blue sky, the breath of your loved ones who are still walking beside you on earth because it reminds you that they are still here with you, the smile from a random stranger, the hot cup of tea, the good book, your warm socks, etc. etc. etc.

. chase and CHOOSE JOY like nobody’s business

. find pleasure and JOY everyday and as much as you can!

. eat the chocolate! (and the little sammies off course) πŸ™‚

. appreciate each and everyday for the gift that it is, they are numbered and we all know it… it’s realizing it that matters most

. throw FEAR out the window and tell it you never want to see it again! Live fearlessly and in JOY!

. be as much YOU as you can! Authentic, Real, Raw in all your imperfection which is perfect!

. be FREE…………….

Maggie Holbik.com is lover of life who believes that death can teach us a lot about life and that the circle of life is precious and sacred and is denied to many… she is passionate about helping people to find the JOY in their life and to see the beauty all around that is waiting for eyes to witness it and hearts to appreciate it.