Next Step, Opportunities, Perfectionism

I’m doing another combination post for the A-Z Challenge. I got a few posts up yesterday and scheduled out some more for this week but wasn’t able to get yesterday’s letter up. While I’m at it, I’m adding tomorrow’s letter in this post too. It works out well because these letters go together like peanut butter and jelly. 

As I began to embrace myself for the perfectly imperfect person I was, I stopped focusing on the “what if’s” in life. I found the best way to snuff out anxiety was by letting go of expectations. This isn’t to say that I didn’t have dreams, goals, or aspirations just that I wasn’t fixed on how they came about and didn’t fret over things that may or may not happen. Continue reading “Next Step, Opportunities, Perfectionism”

Knowing, Listening & Meditating

For those of you who don’t know what the A-Z Challenge is, it’s a blog challenge to post your way through the alphabet a letter a day through the month of April. I got a little behind on the challenge at the end of last week. I missed posting for letters K-M. I figured the best way to catch up was to combine the 3 posts I missed into one. Funny enough these three letters had words that went together perfectly!  Continue reading “Knowing, Listening & Meditating”

Intention

Something that surprised me during my journey of self-discovery was the power of intention. Whether the motivation behind why I did something or the end result I desired, intention is a powerful thing. I set intentions regularly throughout my day from how I want to show up for the day to the things I want to complete and the reasons why. Setting intentions has become a powerful practice for me to both check in with myself and make sure I’m in alignment with my values and to push myself to keep taking a step forward every day.  Continue reading “Intention”

Humility & Kindness Above All

On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.I’ve been sharing pieces of my journey of self-discovery with you as I post my way through the alphabet in the A-Z Challenge. When I started off the journey several years ago, I was fragile and lacked confidence. As I did the inner work and built up my self-worth things began to shift. I didn’t want to go from one extreme to the other; from lacking confidence to becoming cocky. I think there’s a fine line and I wanted to work on it daily to make sure I stayed on the right side of it. Continue reading “Humility & Kindness Above All”

Gifts & Giving

After I climbed out of the pit of despair I had been living in for so long, I began to repair the relationship I had with myself. It had been a long time since I saw good things in myself but I slowly started to recognize them. Eventually, I was able to discover my talents and gifts. They hadn’t been used in quite some time so I had to dust them off and give myself time to remember how to use them. Once I did, it was incredibly invigorating! Continue reading “Gifts & Giving”

Facing Fear & Understanding Failure

One thing I’ve learned during this commitment to self-discovery is how important it is to face your fear. I started to challenge myself to no longer be complacent. I couldn’t get to where I wanted if I stayed inside my comfort zone. I began to realize I had sold myself a story that I was afraid to do things because I didn’t want to fail, be rejected, or criticized. Continue reading “Facing Fear & Understanding Failure”

Encouraged, Empowered & Enlightened

As uncomfortable as I’ve felt at times on my journey of self-discovery, there’s no denying it’s also been incredibly empowering.  Those uncomfortable situations I’ve faced, have provided the environment I needed to grow. Continue reading “Encouraged, Empowered & Enlightened”

Depression & Dreams

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I used to struggle with depression. For those of you that don’t know, I’m publishing a book that will be released at the end of the month detailing the process I used to conquer a 17-year battle with depression. Something I’ve enjoyed doing since I overcame the battle is dreaming. It’s something I stopped doing as the battle with depression waged on. In recent years, I’ve given myself permission not only to dream but to chase those dreams. Continue reading “Depression & Dreams”

Creativity, Curiosity & Children

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as a mom is that my kids have just as much to teach me as have to teach them. My children often remind me to look at the world through the eyes of a child. I love how curious children are. They look at the world with a sense of wonder and amazement. They ask a lot of questions and want to learn, explore, and experience everything around them. I also love how creative children are. Kids are great problem-solvers. They can often come up with solutions to problems because they aren’t caught up with details, technicalities or limitations. Continue reading “Creativity, Curiosity & Children”

Boredom Is the Gateway to Creativity

As a kid, I can remember feeling bored a lot. I’d be at home and complain to my mom about it and she’d tell me to go play and send me on my way. I’d protest at first but the result was always the same, she’d go on about her business and send me off to play. We had an upstairs floor in our house with three extra rooms. One of which was a playroom for my brother and I. We would go upstairs and end up playing for hours. If the weather permitted we’d go outside to play instead. What I’ve come to realize is some of the most fun I remember having as a kid, often started with me finding a way to cure boredom. Continue reading “Boredom Is the Gateway to Creativity”