this is life

this is life
what is it?

who are you being?
what are you doing?
what are you experiencing?

what are you feeling?
what are you creating?

is life the way that you want it to be?
are you enjoying your life?

this is life

this is life
what do you want your life to be?

who do you want to be?
what do you want to do?
what do you want to experience?

what do you want to feel?
what do you want to create?

this is life
you are the creator of your life

be who you want to be
do what you want to do
experience what you want to experience

feel what you want to feel
create what you want to create

be present
be connected
be love
be you!

do connect
do give
do receive
do you!

enjoy the journey
enjoy abundance
enjoy freedom
enjoy you!

this is life
be, do, experience

live your truth!

celebrate

what are you celebrating?
what are you celebrating about you?
for you?
what are you celebrating for life?
about life?

you are a miracle
you are precious
you are love
life is a miracle
life is precious
life is this moment

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the moments that we live
experience and share life
are our life journey
what are you celebrating in your life?
you can celebrate this moment

live your truth!

natures energy

nature is an energy that allows me to connect to myself and all that is around me

when i am enjoying nature and surrounding myself in nature i am able to calm and become serene

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nature noises, smells and sights invigorate me

i am able to relax

i am able to get fresh and new ideas

i am able to listen to my body, my heart and know what i want and what’s most important to me

i am able to connect to my dreams and desires

i am able to create what i want

i am able to live my truth

natures energy

what does natures energy do for you?

how do you enjoy nature?

live your truth!

genuinely you

what do you believe in?

do you believe in yourself? do you trust yourself?

are you genuinely you?

are you being who you want to be?

are you doing what you want to do?

are you experiencing what you want to experience?

are you living how you want to live?

what’s holding you back?

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trust and belief

trusting yourself. trusting in all that is. believing that you are deserving and worthy.

trusting yourself. being who you want to be. doing what you want to do. experiencing what you want to experience. living full out.

trust. do you trust yourself to live the life that you want?

you are deserving!

you are worthy!

live the life you are meant to live!

live full out!

live your truth!

passion

what do you do to create energy to do what you want to do?

what do you do to create energy to be who you want to be?

firewood fire fire bowl

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what do you do to flame your passion?

what do you do to flame your dreams and desires?

what do you do to create energy and enthusiasm?

what do you do to create the life you want to live?

what do you do to live your truth?

live your truth!

firsts

what firsts do you remember?

  • kiss
  • car
  • stealing 3rd base
  • day of school
  • date

what do you remember about it?

what were you anticipating?

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what do you want to anticipate now?

what first can you do now?

what do you want to do or experience that you have not before?

  • learn something new
  • eat a new food
  • travel to a new vacation spot
  • visit a new park
  • try a new sport

tell me about your first

live your truth!

what’s your journey?

taking action to achieve my goals has been a lot like taking a canoe journey. when paddling a canoe, to move forward you paddle on both sides of the canoe. in life, to achieve your vision, you take action on goals in all areas of your life.

every journey and goal is different; you never know what your challenges will be, or when you will be challenged during your journey. the effort required to paddle, to take action towards your vision and goals can and will change.

our goals are like the ripples in the water from paddling the canoe, one expanding into another, effecting and joining one another.

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on my various canoe journeys i’ve had many different experiences. i’ve been able to paddle leisurely. i’ve been faced with a challenge; a light wind, a strong wind, rain, or a change in direction.

in life there are times when your priority and focus will be on one area of your life and you will spend more time on the goals related to that area of your life to grow and achieve your vision. in these moments paddling, or taking actions for your goals, will be slow and steady to keep you moving forward.

on my canoe adventures i have had to change directions to make it to my destination. changing directions in a canoe requires you paddle more on one side of the canoe than the other. i have changed directions and was going into the wind so i needed to use more focused effort and energy. i have moved into a new direction and the wind was less and the paddling was easier because i wasn’t fighting against the wind.

there are times in life that you need to change directions, the goals you have may no longer be leading you to the vision that you have for yourself. in life changing your goals to achieve your vision may require more discipline and focus, or the goal may be easier because you are not fighting against the challenges that you faced going in the wrong direction.

there are times when i’ve been paddling in the right direction but a strong wind challenged me and i put forth a lot of energy and effort. paddling through challenges requires more determination and focus on your final destination in order to arrive to it. i didn’t let the wind stop me from reaching my destination; i’ve had to paddle with stronger and quicker strokes, i’ve had to move closer to shore stop and let the wind calm or the rain pass. i’ve gone with the flow letting the current carry me to rest, refresh and rejuvenate before continuing on my journey. i’ve had to ask for help in paddling, both to stop paddling and to begin paddling.

there are times when taking action on your goals you will have challenges; negative feelings of overwhelm doubt or worry, negative opinions from others, or a change in another area of your life. it is important to keep taking action towards your goals and move through and grow through the challenges you will face.

i have felt overwhelm when trying to achieve my goals. and the overwhelming feeling is accompanied with thoughts of doubt and worry, and questions of “how?” and “am i going to make it through?” at these times i take time to become aware of where i am, where i’ve been focusing my energies and actions. have i been taking action on one area of my life and neglecting another that i am out of balance and need to realign? do i need to let go and go with the flow?

most often when overwhelm tries to get to me it is because i’m not prioritizing my life and i haven’t had balance for too long. not too long ago i was feeling overwhelm and i became aware that it was because i wasn’t putting my health – specifically my physical activity as a priority. i was neglecting my morning exercise; running, yoga strength and stretching. and i know that when i’m not physically active, i’m affected in all areas of my life. it’s like ripples in the water disturbing and merging with the others. i’m not able to do my best, because i’m not physically my best.

it is important while on your journey, taking action to reach your goal, that you enjoy the journey! happiness comes from the experiences on your journey, not from reaching the final destination. reaching your final destination, achieving your goals is a time for celebration. during your journey and at the end of your journey practice being in present moment awareness. and as one journey ends, be ready for a new journey to begin.

enjoy the challenges of your journey!

live your truth!

aha moment

what was your last ‘aha’ moment?

did it come to you while you were thinking? while you were being active? while you were in water?

is there a common trigger for you to have an ‘aha’ moment?

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what do you do with your ‘aha’?

do you take action? do you jot it down so you don’t forget what it was?

what ‘aha’ has been repeated for you?

my recent ‘aha’ moment is a repeat to me for different thoughts and situations.

to live each day as if it’s my first and as if it’s my last. a reminder to me to be curious, to be present, and to create what i want.

what is your recent ‘aha’? tell me what it is and what it inspires in you

live your truth!

inspire

what inspires you?

what gets you moving to take action?

what gets you moving to do what you enjoy?

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what gets you to be who you want to be?

what gets you to do what you want to do?

what get you to experience what you want to experience?

what inspires your action?

do you get inspirational energy from nature?

from imagining and visualizing your dreams and desires?

what creates the energy in you to be inspired?

get inspired!

live your truth!

where do you want to grow?

growth.

growing. becoming better. becoming more. expanding. learning something new. doing something new. experiencing something new. getting outside of your comfort zone. taking a risk. 

you choose growth.

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where do you want to grow?

what are you experiencing now that you can choose to grow from? what are you experiencing now that is giving you an awareness for what you want different for your being, for your doing, for your experiencing, for your life?

do you want to be patient, loving, brave, kind, aware, connected, positive, joyful, calm, grateful, empathetic, teaching, curious, guiding, leading, authentic, responsible, accountable, trusting, empowering, courageous, wise, knowledgeable, happy, creative, giving, hopeful, ambitious, daring.

do you want to do new work, exercise, take a walk, create new habits, read a book, meditate, be in nature, cook new foods, bake, start a new business, learn how to invest, paint, draw, journal, watch a movie, play a game, learn a new language, take an online class, start a new hobby, create something, write a poem, build a fort, call a friend, have a bonfire, study the constellations.

do you want to experience a different body, a different mindset, a different emotion, exploring your emotions, letting go, new foods, new body movements, new mindful practices, new spiritual practices, new places with nature, creating something new, building something new, exploring new ideas, new ways for connecting.

what do you want?

where do you want to grow?

what can you do to grow in what you want?

live your truth!