Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kicking Arse In Old Quebec City..................

Kicking fear's F'n Ass in Old Quebec City!

No not fear of germs in the street...... of letting fear hold me back from travelling.

Dear Readers, today I offer to you thoughts of encouragement and empowerment, to ease whatever holds you back in your Life. It doesn't matter if others understand it or not.....if it is crippling and difficult for you, then it is very real! Begin easing the anxiety.......take a breath.....commit to wanting to make it different for You! Start with tiny steps and watch the distance they will take you. Know that it will feel uncomfortable and you'll want the unsettling feelings to stop...the thing is this, those feelings are really the indicator that you are working on something, that once past it, will have the freeing reward of true accomplishment and moving forward! 

Be kind to yourself during the process...Remember positive self talk is much more beneficial than the damage of sabotaging ourselves with negative thoughts.

From experience I can share with you that it isn't an easy process, it doesn't happen quickly, it's never completely gone and it's not easy to navigate, [ready for the big but?]...BUT...stick with it and know the rush of "I did it", while doing your happy dance [or kissing the cobblestone] 
is totally.....Worth It!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Memories..........

As we approach Easter weekend, and I'm feeling a bit nostalgic...seems like a perfect time to share a previous Easter post that still speaks to me today.  Just seeing this picture brings back vivid memories.  Blessed wishes to you Dear Readers...may the memories you make this Easter stay with you for a Lifetime....

Easter 1968...Me and my big sista'
Wondering if it was my year to wear pink or yellow

Tiny foil wrapped chocolate eggs

Trying to balance my hat by making no sudden moves

Should I take off the white gloves to eat the chocolate

Wondering what my sister had in her pocketbook

 Mom polishing our shoes with Vaseline for an extra shine

Leotards feeling just that bit too short

Sweet Bread with drizzled frosting and colorful sprinkles

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

You Don't Have To Say Yes...................

On my ongoing quest to reduce stress and increase personal awareness in my Life, I am reminded of the importance of personal evaluation as things come up on a day to day basis.
When pondering the process to achieve such peace, I realize the important role making choices plays.
So my post today Dear Readers is a gentle reminder: before you say YES and take on another task, whether it's to make even more cupcakes for a school event (although Michelle Obama has put a stop to that) or take on more hours at work or join another committee, be sure to consider the effect it has on you and those closest to you. 
Will it tip the scale and put you onto a hamster wheel? Is it a choice that will trigger the ripple effect in a negative way?
Choose to make your ripple effect a positive one...see the power you have! 
Take care of YOU and others will benefit too!

If interested in reading a prior blog post of mine about taking care of yourself. Check out my Oxygen Mask Theory at Finding Oxygen