Over the last few years, I’ve written several affirmations, what I call Today I Am… quotes. These statements were healing for myself, and I never thought I would share them. Then I realized some should be shared, but I didn’t know in what format. I continued writing, and then inspiration struck early one morning, and the idea came to me for a journal that people could read and write in daily. I started writing in January of this year and did the compilation into book format in the spring. And it’s here!! The excitement of my accomplishment feels fantastic, as it’s been a while since I shared my work in book format.
What would you write down on the blank line above on this title?
Over the years, I’ve been discovering how important ‘Today’ is. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is not here. Today is the most important day of our lives because it exists – now. A few years ago, I started writing what I call my one-isms. These are statements that are positive and uplifting to the soul. I’ve written many over the mornings when inspiration struck, sometimes as early as 4:00 am! I wondered what to do and how to share these little gems of goodness, but didn’t know how to do it, nor which platform would be the best, etc.
Inspiration struck. [Read more…] about Today I Am… ___________
I wrote the quote pictured here some time ago as a reflection of the way my life has always been. Today is no different, and tomorrow too. It seems if I get comfortable, many things in my life change. The Universe has a way of reminding one that life’s lessons are not over, and it’s time to ‘move on.’
Part of my’ moving on’ in 2019 was to write and compile a journal using quotes I’ve written over several years of learning how to find my way back to self. It’s titled, Today I AM… An Empowering Journal Back To Self.
I struggled through mishaps, accidents, and losses leading to a dark time in my life. Five years ago, realizing I was depressed, I asked myself, “Who am I?”. [Read more…] about Today… Don’t Get Too Comfortable
Happy… the emotion, state of feeling pleasure. Finally!
Yesterday I had the joy of joining the Universal Women’s Nurture Circle in Calgary, Alberta, led by Tina Thrussell (Shin Dao Institute, The Way of the Heart). The evening featured a self-care, Hand and Face Reflexology healing session by Sandra Catania (Reflexologist at Elan Family Wellness Centre).
We started the circle talking about why we chose to attend. Themes of community, learning and experiencing something new, being there for self, and searching for joy and happiness were some of the comments made. Every woman shone with true light and beauty, as each shared their heartfelt emotions. After the reflexology session where we worked on face and hands, we separated into two small circles, and within my circle, each woman was given a chance to speak when they received the ‘talking stick’. The idea is when the stick is passed to someone, they hold it, breathe, and allow whatever thought or idea they wish to share to be spoken without interruption, judgment or comment from others in the circle. [Read more…] about “I’m Happy.”
Every now and then a project comes along which speaks to my heart and I know I must answer the call to write. The e-Book, The Book of Emotions, designed and compiled in 2017, by graphic designer, Anna Linder, shows Anna’s love of design and heart expression. She created the idea of an emotional directory and invited authors to participate in the, ‘how it feels to feel’, project by submitting works which reflected a journey of the definition of what an emotion felt like to them. While she completes the edits and final compilation of the project, I thought I would share the specific emotions (chapters) I wrote about.
If you would love to read the complete e-Book, sections can be downloaded at bookofemotions.annalinder.com/blog/ . If you would like to write a readers review, Anna would love to hear from you. [Read more…] about Anna Linder ~ The Book Of Emotions – Completion Update
As I turn sixty and step into another decade of life, I find myself looking inward to see where I’m at in this moment in time. While I’m grateful to have ‘made it this long’, I know I am on the downward slope. I had a reading awhile back, where the psychic used cards to represent the decades of my life, laying down 8 cards (averaging one lives to be close to eighty). Being In my fifties, she removed 5 cards leaving three on the table. When I saw all those cards removed and 3 remaining, it left me with the feeling that time was slipping away. Now turning sixty, I can remove one more card. Now I’ve only 2 cards/decades left – twenty years if I am lucky (or maybe more – depending). It sure puts a different perspective on life. [Read more…] about On Turning Sixty… My Honest Look At Aging