Authenticity, Awakening, Courage, Inner Gifts, Transition

The Time is Right When It IS!

I was messaging with a coaching client this morning and we were discussing her pursuing her own coaching practice.

She wrote this:

“Yes and if I don’t actually start and get it going I never will. I’ll always be wanting to or waiting to.”

Although there is some truth in this, I also suggested to her that the time will be right when it happens. This is something I believe also has some validity to it.

For example, how do you know when it’s the right time to leave a relationship or a job? When you do leave.  That’s the right time 🙂 By applying this principle in my own life, I have found that it takes the pressure and stress off, and one is actually able to make decisions from a place of personal empowerment rather than from a place of fear and struggle.

This what I typed back to my client:

“You will start when you are ready. How do you know it’s time? When you start. 😉 Try not to work or begin on stress but on inspiration.”

I found my own words in this response profound! Anything we become inspired to do, will be what we do without resistance and fear. Inspiration is the fuel that leads the way and throws open the doors to where we want to go or where we want to transition to.

My saying for 2019 is “I am unstoppable.” I think it ties in nicely with working from a place of inspiration and JOY. Where and what do you want to transition to or from in your life that will allow in more JOY and inspiration? What tickles your soul when you think of doing more of it?

I hope you find strength in making transitions and decisions in your life from a place of inspiration. and that you too make 2019 your year of being ‘Unstoppable’. 🙂

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who feels her creativity is leading the way in her life and inspiring her to continue to use her words and her creative expression to put forth more Love into the world and to help people to remember their greatness.

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Awakening, Gratitude, Gratitude Pop, Joy, Joy Pop, Spark Joy

Gratitude Pop!

Today while messaging a client I came out with a new phrase and thought I would make a new category for it over here at my blog. “Gratitude Pop”. I love it! These can also be called “Joy Pops”, which I love too.

Here is where the gratitude pop stemmed from today.

gratitude chocolates

It is my client’s birthday and she sent me this picture of what she found on the table this morning from her son. I said to her that her heart must be bursting and she said “YES!”

It is such a good feeling to have a pop or burst of gratitude. The new show “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” uses the term ‘Spark Joy’ for keeping items that you absolutely love and cherish. Whatever we call them, they are awesome indeed, and very well something worth focusing on and looking for throughout our day. Think of them like bursts of joy, pleasure and an indicator of something that makes your heart and soul happy. 🙂

This morning I had my own gratitude pop when I saw that the sun was once again rising,on this cold January day in Canada.
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What about you? Can you start to add to your Gratitude Pop list throughout your day? Maybe it simply starts with the fact that there is another day. Not everyone will wake up tomorrow to another day sadly, but true. Or maybe you get a Joy Pop when you look at your pet sleeping so cutely and looking so peaceful.

Whatever way you find them, I hope you find lots of Gratitude Pops, Joy Pops, bursts of ‘Spark Joy’, and that many smiles cross both your face and heart today and everyday!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves life, laughter, and finding JOY in each and everyday. She purposely looks for and seeks JOY. In fact, truth be told she’s a JOY Junkie and she’s okay with that 🙂

Authenticity, Awakening, Insight, Joy, Self-Discovery, self-love

Authenticity

While looking up the Webster’s definition of authenticity, I picked this one as my favorite. Number 3 of course. 🙂

3 : true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character
is sincere and authentic with no pretensions

We hear this word a lot out there today. It’s all about being authentic and I couldn’t agree more! It’s where it’s at! It’s the place to be!

I thought today I would write a little about what it means to me, when I think of us being authentic. Authentic people have the strength and the courage to be true to themselves and to be who they are. They embrace their uniqueness and know that it is in fact their gift!

Authentic people are honest, vulnerable, intimate, unique, bold, daring, passionate and real. They are brave enough to share a piece of themselves with the world. They are strong enough to bare their soul and to let it shine!

You see authentic people in the world with labels like artists, creators, musicians, authors, poets, rebels, free spirits, the givers, the lovers, the cooks, the bakers, and the candlestick makers. Everywhere you look you see them. 🙂

There is a tender and vulnerable side to authenticity too. It involves approaching life with sincerity, honesty, openness, and vulnerability.

And then there is the daring side of authenticity that involves boldness, greatness, and glory!

Whatever words you attach to it, I wish for you the JOY of being and living through your authentic self. We are all here to discover our gifts and authentically share them with each other. May you live the beautiful and authentic life of your dreams and desires!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Nutritionist and lover of life! She has claimed her authenticity and loves using words to inspire, uplift and empower others in the world.

Happiness, Joy, Life Coaching, Uncategorized

Choose Happy!

I just love the shirts that my granddaughter (left) and my daughter (right) have on in this picture!
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“CHOOSE and Be Happy!” Wow! I think these shirts are awesome. One of my favorite resources that I both go to often and recommend to people often, is from Bonnie Ware’s Book about the top five regrets of the dying. You can see an article with reference to the top 5 regrets here: Article on Bonnie’s Wares Top Five Regrets of the Dying

With a new year coming, why not decide that 2019 is going to be the year you opt in for choosing happiness? We make choices in every second, every minute and every hour of our day. Choose Happiness I say! Life is so much easier and much more fun this way. Imagine waiting until your death bed or last breath to realize it was a CHOICE. Choose NOW! 🙂 And remember Happiness is like a muscle, the more you use it, the bigger it gets! And that’s a good thing. 🙂

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Happiness Coach. She helps people to remember their greatness, to have more JOY, and to make the most of the moments that matter.

dreams, goals, Joy

New Year Solutions

Around this time of year I start to think about new solutions for the New Year. Not re-solutions but more so adding in more enhancements to my Life List. I ran across this post in my Facebook memories today an I loved it all over again! It is about my daughter who was 11 at the time.

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I love Sivanna’s attitude and I share the same. I have learned that the secret to having what you want is knowing you already do! And when you really ‘feel’ that way you attract in more of that which you desire.

So I don’t think of a new year as something I have to go into thinking I have to change something or give something up. Instead I think what can I add in more of? What can I add in more of to make me smile more, love more, feel better more, have more JOY, more passion, more health, more peace of mind, more… more… more…. not give up, give up… 🙂

When we start the New Year from a place of being happy now, we can attract more happiness. What we seek ALWAYS seeks us.

I am wishing all of you a wonder-filled and JOYous New Year of your choosing. 🙂

Maggie Holbik is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who loves life and amazingly enough it loves her back! 🙂 Look out 2019!!! Woot Woot!

Addictions, Awakening, Financial Health

Breaking Free from Yourself!

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I was doing some text support with one of my clients and it got me to thinking that I would start a series of blog posts that share some of the conversations I have with clients, in the hope that it may help others. So here we go on the first one which has to do with moving forward after things like financial challenges, addictions and just beating ourselves up.

My client stated ” I am so angry I’m in this place. I know I’ve put myself here but I’m angry about it. I feel dumb and stupid and so incompetent.” She was referring to maxed out lines of credit and racked up credit cards, which is  a place many of us have been, myself included.

She also messaged this:

Client: “I want to connect to joy and possibility I no longer want this sadness and fear it’s so heavy”.

My advice to her was to see the experience of the prior money management or mismanagement as the blessing it is. These experiences are truly  gifts to show us what we do want, and how we want things to be. This is what we refer to as ‘the contrast’. When we clearly know, feel and see what we do not want in our life, we can clearly know, feel and see what we do want in our lives. There lies the blessing.

I also encouraged her to look at the positive ways she has handled money in her life as in her investments and that she owns a home as well. The secret here is to get excited about the positive. When we ‘feel’ good about a situation we can then shift the frequency from fear and failure to joy and possibility which is what she clearly desired.

All creation starts with a thought, but the most important part of creating and manifesting the lives we do want, comes from the feeling of having it already.  This is the secret that master manifestors know and understand. We ‘feel’ our way to those things we want.

This is the same as breaking an addiction. It is much more effective to get excited about being free from the substance or behaviour, then beating yourself up over it. When you are in a state of fear and punishment you will just attract more fear and punishment and probably make your addiction or said behavior worse.  I have found it is much more effective to focus on the way you will feel being free of the very thing that is weighing your down rather than focusing on the problem. You feel your way to the next state/frequency all the way to the door marked “Freedom”!

So back to my client. Can you see that the best thing for her to do would be to stop harboring those negative feelings about herself? And to actually get grateful for her experience so that she can use it as a catalyst for designing the very life she wants which includes empowered money management.

This technique can be applied to any situation or desire you are working on in your life.

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any question you would like to ask Life Coach Maggie, please send it to me so I can write back here and maybe together we will help others too. 🙂

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Nutritionist who loves helping people to and through to personal empowerment. She believes that when people are personally empowered they can then share more of themselves as the beautiful gifts that they are. The world needs them right now, and that includes YOU oh Beautiful Soul that you are! 🙂

Awakening, Life Coaching

Choose Living Fearlessly and in LOVE!

“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.winged heart 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.

art, Awakening

The Artist in All of Us

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Today on Facebook, a local business, Bay Village Coffee, shared a FB post promoting my friend May Porter’s art in the form of holiday greeting cards.

I have to share with you that this post brought tears to my eyes. My friend May is a terrific artist and she is getting her work out there. I remembered back to a time when May was more of a silent artist, or perhaps a time when she was a little less confident about her gift.  And I thought of all of the artists out there. It matters not if the art is in the form of painting, drawing, sewing, writing, cooking, gardening, designing or just creating of any sort, it’s art! And how many of us struggle with letting it come out and through us?

This my friends, is why I had tears in my eyes. For all the Mays, the Maggies, the Susans and Joes of the world who struggle with allowing our art and our gifts out.  We all have beautiful divine expressions of creativity and gifts we have to offer the world and many of us keep them hidden.

I for one, have vowed to use my gift of expressing through words more often and to ‘let it out’ and this is why I am here writing today. 🙂

Here is a picture May posted today of her favorite work area in her home, her dining room table.

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Others commented and posted sharing their favorite  areas to create too! So often we think we need special rooms, areas, or tools for our craft when in reality it’s just do it and the spaces and inspirations will find their place as we journey along.  It always begins with the first step…

I encourage the artist in you, to unleash its divine essence and flow through you and out to the world. We have been waiting for you!

I close with another piece of May’s art. The English Robin and prints are available for those interested.  And to see more of May’s work, she does have a FB Page . If you too love the artists of the world and also love supporting them, give her page a Like. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/mayporterartist/ And a shout out to Bay Village Coffee for their local business and in supporting the artists and entrepreneurs of the world!

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Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who loves supporting artists, entrepreneurs and anyone with a passion for life and unleashing their inner artist and letting their soul’s shine!

Awakening, Life Coaching

Find Your Voice & Then Own It!

Find your voice and then own it! 

Maggie Holbik

I am a lover of words. I see myself as a ‘Communication Artist’ and social media, blogging, book writing,  etc. as my canvas. 🙂

It has come to me that I have truly gotten to a place in my life where I feel I have found my voice, but recently I have taken that to the next level, which to me, is ‘owning my voice.

As a person who needs to express herself often, I thought I would blog about what this means to me.

Owning my voice to me means:

. I understand what is important to me and for me

. I use my words wisely,  especially in my self-talk and manifestation practices

. I infuse my words with Love and Honesty. Both of these traits are extremely important to me

. I know that my voice and input has value and I appreciate myself for that

. I use my words and my voice as a positive tool to make a positive impact in the world

. I trust that my words reach those who need to hear them and that my words serve them for their highest good through my highest offering

I’ve saved the most important for last….. I hope that my words Heal. If that is a gift that I can offer to others, I will take it, or perhaps give it, is a better analogy 🙂 Either way, I own this. I will use my words to heal and to infuse love into the world.  And so it is! 

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach & Board Certified Nutritionist who is excited to share Inspiration, Hope, and Love with the world. She encourages you to also find your passion and to infuse your words with Love and Healing. Use the powerful  tool of words to make a difference in your day, your life, and in the world. Not only will you be greatly impacted by your words but so will all of those around you and the ripple effect will occur. How beautiful is that? 🙂

Uncategorized

BE-YOU-Tiful

Have you ever marvelled at the human spirit? I know I have. Life is filled with both glory and pain. We all go through things in our lives and through life’s experiences that can be tremendously challenging, painful and even heart breaking. 

Lately I have been reflecting on the human spirit and our will to go on. I have come to believe that our true beauty is in our humanness. What if we saw our so called shortcomings, our so called flaws and even our addictions, as the very things that make us beautiful and real? What if we realized that the very things we judge as ‘bad’  or ‘ugly’ are the things that in fact, make us beautiful? These are the things  that make us human and alive.  These are the raw truths that make us empathetic and compassionate toward others. What if we had more compassion for ourselves and actually saw the beauty in these ‘gifts’? 

The next time you jump on yourself and are ready to be critical of yourself for something you did, said, or did not do, etc., why not stop yourself and remind yourself that this is what makes  you beautiful?  Try turning your disdain of self into appreciation of self. With compassion for self, we can have compassion for others. 

A saying I use often is “Love is all there is.” If this is indeed true, we must all get better at loving ourselves.  It has been said that it starts at home 🙂 I have personally put a note on my fridge to remind myself that these human traits are what makes me beautiful, alongside all of my beautiful soul sisters and brothers travelling with me here on earth.

This concept may seem a little weird, but I can say it really has helped me to see things differently within myself and with my judgement of myself. It makes me have much more compassion towards me, and I truly am starting to feel like I am my own best friend and that’s a really awesome feeling, I must say.

I hope you decide to hold yourself within the palm of your own hand and to see the beauty that is YOU. 

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who is learning compassion for self and others. She truly believes that the answer to much of our personal pain in life could be alleviated with more self-love, and part of her mission here on earth is to empower others to love themselves more and to see the beauty in all aspects of self.