Growing up I’ve always loved being outside, I called my self an outdoor monkey. I loved exploring everywhere and always seem to come home looking like a mess. My parents used to live near a farm and I always seemed to enjoy running into the fields. Feeling the wispy touch of the grain stems on my skin. Climbing bails of hay that were stacked up high. Or going into the mountains and climbing the highest hill, listening to the wolves howl at night, laying outside on the grass, looking up at the beautiful starry sky. I love nature with all its beauty, with all its colors, the feeling of happiness running through my soul. These are memories I will forever cherish, the habits I will never change!
Red Alert!! Houston we have a problem, a HUGE problem, in fact, one might call it an epidemic. A horrible epidemic that is plaguing the majority of the female population and possibly the number one thing that is holding women everywhere back from experiencing their true wholeness. This epidemic is body image and our ongoing struggle to love and radically accept our bodies, no matter what, regardless of age, ability, weight, height or body type. The lack of body acceptance has been keeping a good hunk of the population from fully expressing themselves in all areas of life and especially in sexual expression and empowerment. Not feeling good in your own skin impacts every area of our lives, from the type of relationships we attract, the professional roles we play, the way we interact with society, the ways in which we spend our free time –mostly obsessing over how we look and how others might view us, to our parenting style, eating habits and our level of happiness and fulfillment in life.
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May you dare enough to keep running when you feel like stopping, or when quitting feels like the easier thing to do. May you feel inspired in your spirit to look up when the world is showing you to look down. May you feel empowered to surrender the weight of burden that is weighing you down. May you feel courageous enough to dream bigger than you have been taught. May the light illuminate your truth of authenticity to shine forward in all that you do. Keep walking, look up, and dare to be you, because you are exactly what the world needs, just as God made you.
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“We can not become who we want to be by holding on to who we are” ~Jena Harris
Last week we spoke about balance, and the topic was finding deeper balance with work, with self-care, and with success goals. Today we are going to talk about stillness, finding our stillness within the stress. I received an email from one of the listeners and she asks about how to stay inspired when she feels so much stress in her life.
Do you ever feel so stressed that you want to give up? I know many of us have felt that way at least once or twice. We can be there at many different times in our life or we can dip in and out of feeling like you want to give up because of stress. You may be wearing lots of different hats and doing lots of different things, OR it could be one job or one duty of your life that is causing you to feel this way.
Angel Message Today:
Believe in your dreams. You are worthy of your biggest dreams imaginable.
Affirmation (hand over heart): I am happy & excited to expand my biggest dreams!
WE CAN LET THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF OUR LIVES HARDEN US SO THAT WE BECOME INCREASINGLY RESENTFUL OR AFRAID, OR WE CAN LET THEM SOFTEN US, AND MAKE US KINDER. YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE. ~DALAI LAMA
What is balance? As a Mom, that word can even feel unattainable or like a pipe dream right? Well, I asked a few soul sisters AND a couple of soul brothers about balance in their life, and below is what they had to say:
What does balance in your life mean as a MOM:
Maricela: Take baby steps, being attentive to our children and ourselves. Listen to our bodies, because sometimes when we try to just keep going when our body is telling us to stop that is when frustration can come in. Listen and honor what you are feeling with no expectation. The final thing, is to have fun!
“Miedo, qué es miedo Mami” me preguntó mi hijo de tres años. Respire profundamente y me pregunté, “por dónde empiezo”.
Las primeras palabras que salieron de mi fueron, “El miedo no existe; es algo que creamos”. Pero evidentemente él ya había escuchado esta palabra puesto que la había usado en diferentes contextos, cuando en las primeras ocasiones decía, “tengo miedo” mi respuesta fue, “No tengas miedo; no estás solo. Dios y los Ángeles están contigo”, Pero, cuando el me pregunto que era el miedo tuve que tomar un momento para pensar. Mi mente me llevo a todas las experiencias donde alguna vez había sentido miedo sin embargo recordé que siempre sale bien al final. Aunque humildemente tuve que admitir que hubo un momento donde vivía en miedo y que de vez en cuando ese miedo volvía a mi.
Today, I would like to talk to you about S.E.X…Shhhhhhhh! Whoa, I know, we aren’t supposed to say that word or talk about it, especially to strangers and we most definitely shouldn’t be writing about it in a public forum, right? SEX has always been a term that I wasn’t supposed to use or express or discuss growing up. My parents never had “the talk” with me, I got shunned when I was caught putting my Ken and Barbie in the same bed together as a kid. In junior high everybody was too embarrassed to raise their hand during Sex Ed classes and by high school there were girls getting pregnant and being looked down upon if they were on birth control. Even now, as an Adjunct Professor, I still cannot talk about sex, abortion or birth control in my collegiate Health and Wellness classes. So, today, right here and right now, I’m going to set my voice free, open that big can of worms and talk about sex, intimacy, relations, whatever you would like to call it. Please feel free to insert the word that makes you feel most comfortable but for me and my self-expression, I will be using the term Sex.
“Even if it feels like you are not getting anywhere, or growth is slow, keep going. Pull your attention away from the numbers, and trust that it will happen. Success comes from repetition and duplication”
I honestly don’t care if your passion is popcorn! Do what it is that YOU LOVE. Because if you are doing or working at a passion that isn’t yours, the results will show. I can always tell when I am not doing things that are purpose-driven, there are signs everywhere! Things are hard, no matter how hard you work you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere, and the joy is not there. You may have your own signs of what that looks like.