Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Most Terrifying Feeling!

I've been wanting to blog about this for two weeks now, but I've been struggling with relaying the message correctly. 
It's a must that this message is delivered accurately because I know a lot of us struggle with this. Therefore, instead of paraphrasing this important message I thought it would be better to post the 5 minute link that explains what happens when we experience joy and then immediately after picture something awful happening. 

Don't just exit out without clicking the link. Don't dismiss this message. It will change your life!
When you're done watching come on back. We'll Discuss it. Dr. BrenĂ© Brown on Joy: It's Terrifying
So????? Amazing right! I don't know about you, but this behavior governs my life. Knowing that I'm not the only one makes me feel so much better, it lets me know that I'm not so crazy....
I hope going forward you practice what she told us. Lean into those moments of joy feeling even more grateful, and DON'T fear that somehow something terrible is about to happen because you're SOOOO happy. It's ok to be happy, to be thankful for your kids, your health, your husband, your money. Just because you find yourself feeling "lucky" because you've been blessed doesn't mean that now you're going to somehow be punished.  
I now know this way of thinking can be avoided by simply leaning into the moments of joy and by giving thanks for whatever I'm feeling joyful about. And most of all, DON'T dress rehearse the tragedy because it doesn't protect or serve me in any way!

I hope this helped you in some way, because it was life changing for me!

Till next time!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Last week I was confronted with a very stressful situation and I panicked!

What I hate the most about that day is not so much the terrible news I got, but how I reacted to it. Ugh. If I could go back. 
Anyway, we already know not dwell on the past, therefore, I won't give it another thought. But I do want to help you so that you don't make the same mistake I did. 

Whenever you are confronted with a difficult situation, before you react, take a moment to STOP, THINK, and then if possible go meditate on it. 

No Really! You must! But if you find yourself unable to slip away for meditation, then this is what you must do.
DO NOTHING.  Don't react, don't say something you'll regret, don't call, don't email, AND most of all don't try to find a solution for the problem because more than likely it's not coming from a good place, but rather from a place of panic.

If you wait, even just one day, I am certain you will see things aren't as bad as you originally thought. In addition, a rational solution to your problem will pop in your head just by giving it some much needed time.

Till next time :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


In an ever growing search for others who share my same passion, I have found Marie Forleo http://www.marieforleo.com/

She, along with two other amazing teacher's were featured on Oprah's Super-Soul Sunday program last weekend  Click here to view full episode!you must watch. They truly are the "Next Generation of Great Thinkers."

So what did I learn from this special? A lot!  But I will elaborate on one question that stuck with me. 

Oprah asked, what are the top three things you need to do in order to connect to your higher self?  They all had their answers. I will provide my mine.

1. Believe. I strongly think that nothing in your life can change unless you first believe that you can make miracles in your life.

2. Change. The conversations you hold in your mind have to drastically change. You must put a stop to EVERY SINGLE negative thought that comes in your head and replace it with good encouraging words.

3. Gratitude. Start to be thankful for everything you have. I mean EVERYTHING. I thank God for my hands and for my fingers for they allow me to type. For my legs for I am able to walk, etc. When you focus on all that you have, you stop noticing all the things that you don't have.  

The fact is, there are a lot of things you can do to get in alignment with your true self, but none of these things will make a change in your life until you take the most important step of all. ACTION. Once you decide enough is enough and you decide there's got to be more. That's when everything will start to fall into place. Then, it won't be so difficult to Believe, to Change, and to Give Thanks for all the things you have. 
And, most of all, when you do the steps listed above you'll discover the TRUE SECRET to life. The secret to great health, happiness and peace.  Everything in your life will seem simpler once you do ONE SIMPLE thing. 

Till next time :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

YouTube Channels I'm obsessed with!

Happy Friday Everyone!

So I thought I share with you a couple YouTube channels I am completely obsessed with. I turn to YouTube for everything and sometimes when there's nothing on TV, YouTube is all the entertainment I need. 

So here are a few channels that I love. 

This girl blogs about beauty and all items that have to do with us girls. I love her personality and love to see what's next.   You must check her out. She reviews things like drugstore make up and lets us know if it's worth our money or not. You don't always have to buy Mac!!!
Next is a girl that I couldn't stop watching when I first came across her channel. I never thought I would sit there and watch as other people showed me their collection of makeup or how they decorate their closet, but, I sure did sit there and watch. FOR HOURS.  She has over 1.1 million subscribers, proof that many just like me find this channel appealing and keep coming back week after week.
And finally we have someone that not only did I sit for hours watching but my husband and son did too. 
Why you ask? Because there's something about her, trust me you can't stop watching her videos once you start. She's an actress and a writer who is completely driven to make it in this business. She's very creative and entertaining.

Her channel led me to another channel that she appears in with her boyfriend Ray William Johnson. And if you think her videos are addicting, wait till you see this one. We literally watched all the videos in one day. 
And Runaway Planet turned us on to yet an even bigger channel that he's part of.  This channel is dedicated to a web show called Equal Three.
This show is awesome, he takes two popular media styles, YouTube and Blogging and he combines them. Just like Tosh.O,  Ray provides commentary over YouTube videos that have gone viral. His channel is so popular that he has over 10 million subscribers. YES! 10 million and climbing, but it is well deserved. 

I don't know what the weather is like where you're at, but where I'm at, it's bad. It is storming and coming down hard, so I'm staying in and checking out my favorite channels.  

So if you're staying in too, then head over to YouTube and checkout these channels. If you're looking for some girly stuff ,then my two girls mentioned above are just for you.  But, if you're looking for funny then Anna, Ray and Equals 3 is just what you need. 

Till next time :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What do you say to yourself?

Consider this for a moment. E-Event + R-Response = O- Outcome. This is the formula Jack Canfield uses to explain how YOU have the biggest influence over yourself.

This means that if you pay attention to what you say to yourself once the other person stops talking, you could possibly eliminate most disagreements from your life.

Jack Canfield offers an example similar to this.

Let's say someone calls you an idiot.
You can respond in two ways.

1. You can ignore what they said all together and tell yourself that they must be having a bad day.

2. You can engage in a very unpleasant argument.
Both of these "outcomes" had little to do with the other person calling you an idiot and much to do with what YOU said to yourself AFTER they STOPPED talking.

Let's give an example of the kind of thing you might have been saying to yourself after the other person called you an idiot.

1. Your inner voice: First, you laugh and walk away. You tell yourself that they must be having a bad day and you don't think about it again. The rest of your day goes just as planned and you have a beautiful and fun day.


2. Your inner voice: You give them a dirty look. and tell yourself, I'm not stupid,  I'm very smart. They need to speak clearly. They need to explain things better. Maybe I am stupid. Was I even paying attention to them. Is it me or them. No it is me. Maybe I am an idiot. I have a hard time following people sometimes. and so on and so on..... Without realizing it, this argument leads to more arguments with random people, the plans you had for the day totally change and now your day is ruined.

In either of these examples, the EVENT had nothing to do with the outcome. It was what you said to yourself that resulted in the OUTCOME.

Therefore, next time an event occurs in your life that seems to take you sideways, stop for a second to try and reflect on what just happened. Try to see if the outcome could have been different had you responded differently to the event.

Till next time my friends.