February 18, 2015

Batten the Hatch.......

Yikes! It has been longer than I would have liked since my last post. My world has been tossed a bit, and as a result, my schedule and routine are all askew.

Here's what I would like to share today. When Life comes at you fast and stress is at a level that takes away your breath, know that .....You Will Be OK! 

The importance of staying connected in your life and knowing how to manage your own stress, plays a major role in stabilizing the rapid fire, rushing thoughts, that are all so often crushing.

Put into practice your own relaxing techniques BEFORE the inner storm hits. That way you can put them into action as soon as you need them.

Here is my go to:

Listen to relaxing nature sounds/ instrumental or meditative music to sooth and distract

Close your eyes to block out light and visual distractions

Relax and rotate shoulders to release tension and get blood flowing (helps with brain fog...or is that just me who gets that???)

Focus breath for five: Smell the roses & blow out the candles!  Heard that from a Mom to her upset  daughter, it was so very tender.

Whatever works for you, should be at the ready. Take it from me Dear Readers, I live it  first hand.......you will find peace in the practice as well as peace in the panic.  You've got this!!

February 8, 2015

Your Time........

"The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination." ~ John Schaar

The creating process to your future begins to unfold as you put into motion the steps to Connect With Your Life! My discovery on this journey has been that there is a strength and momentum that starts to build once you do, and an eagerness takes over.

What will you do today Dear Readers that will strengthen your heart, bring you comfort and ultimately continue to assist you on your journey to Connect With Your Life?

Here's a couple of ideas I enjoy:

 ~ Write a letter to YOU!  One that is encouraging and kind. A letter that offers acceptance at whatever point you are in in your Life. Playful and silly or heartfelt and tender. Taking the peaceful time to create such a letter offers an opportunity to quiet your mind and allow a calmness to wash over you.

~ Magazine time. Clip out words, pictures, anything that captures YOU. Start a collection, add to it whenever you like.... see what it reveals about YOU! I will share more on this activity in a future post. Or check out an upcoming Expression Book class I am giving by going to this link.

So often it's not about exactly what you do, it's the fact that you do SOMETHING heartfelt, something that allows a shutting out of the chaos and an opening of your heart and mind.

Your time is now!