Saturday, July 30, 2011

Positives of a rainy day continued...


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I must admit, I love a rainy day especially when I'm in a bad mood. The solitude nature gifts with a mild rain storm seems to help me go within face the feelings and then release them. I sleep beneath a skylight window in my room and when I hear the rain drops, it really does put me to sleep. Of course I'm not talking about a thunder storm (there isn't anything very gentle about that).

For me, when I hear a forecast of rain, I celebrate the renewal with a good movie, book or Internet time. It helps me to overcome any guilt because normally I would be outside working!

What are your thoughts about the rain. Drop me a note.

Friday, July 29, 2011

She works to aspire others

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Ruchira Agrawal is a fellow Examiner and, being together in this group, has enabled our connection. Although my medium of focus is through the world of art, we’re both working with individuals who feel stuck or lost in thier life. Our work is very similar in this respect. I can totally relate to her feelings about intuition, spirituality and religion as discussed below.

She shared, “I have always been more of a spiritual person rather than a religious one. My awareness and connection with the Universe was strengthened during the time of my crisis. This was also a time when I discovered my gift of Intuition as well as answers to some of the big questions– what am I here to do on earth? What is my vocational calling? And so on. My current work is centered on these findings and that makes it easy to feel fulfilled on a deeper level. I know I am aligned with my higher Self. Being ‘on’ the path is empowering and that gives me an internal sense of peace; at the same time it keeps me anchored regardless of what life may bring.”

She and I are “like people” as I’m sure many of you are and can relate. I love these kind of connections and I look forward to building a great relationship with Ruchira in the future!

If you’re in transition or you’re looking at a crossroad that is causing hardship, drop me a note and/or visit Ruchira’s website, Innerveda.com to learn more and get in touch with her.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hydrate your life, continued...


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I’ve spent the last few years hydrating my Life. Some of the things from my list of interests included: establishing win-win partnerships, anything business, the Internet, the publishing world, world exploration and gaming. My list of things that excite me included a soul mate to share my life with, exotic trips with my family, drawing, writing and helping others.

Over the past couple of years I launched my Internet web business, Lifetime Art Impressions, LLC where I focus my efforts towards helping others heal through creativity. I am commissioned for drawings and inspirational writings. And, I brought a self-published book to the market. As a volunteer I work at Safehouse Center (a domestic violence shelter) on their crisis line and I volunteer for the VA hospital. Annually I cruise with my family and explore exotic islands. Locally, for fun I visit the penny slots at the Michigan Indian Casinos. My boyfriend and I both love gaming and travel. He also launched a business where I lend a helping hand. I’ve found someone who really does understand and love me and I feel the same about him. It fuels the light that shines from my eyes!

10 years ago I spent my time giving my soul away piece by piece in the corporate unappreciative automotive world and in an unhappy marriage. I'm happy it mended and replaced itself through my healing hydration process. My passion for writing and art was buried beneath layers of sadness. Although, I have always traveled since I promised myself, as a child, when I was an adult I would and I kept this promise. These getaways seemed to help sooth my aching and parched soul at that time.

I say it all of the time, my life has taken a 180 degree turn for the better since my transition and I’m hopeful if you’re unhappy you’ll find the motivation and courage to do the same.

I continue to quench my spiritual thirst. I listen to my intuition more closely now and I pay attention and energize the things that fill my inner well. This is what I’m supposed to do and I know this because it feels right.

What are you supposed to do? Reach out and find your way!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

An expectation can make or break you, continued...


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First I have to talk about the photo I posted with this article. It is of my cat, Scruples, sleeping by my son. Scruples was not a lovy dovy kind of cat but he always wanted to be close. It melts my heart to see his little paw touching my sons arm as they sleep. This is the kind of love that is priceless and that you can expect from our fury little friends, their love and support really does sooth any kind of pain!

Have you ever given your best to someone, who is in a ranking position, but he or she expects more than what is realistic from you? Regardless if you move mountains in your work, daily, they want more! This is an unfair scenario and unfortunately many of us are the target of such behavior and/or we're imposing it.

It is part of our psyche to impose onto others but, if you step out of the scenario for a moment, you'll realize that it is not appropriate. As the article states, expect to give your best and believe in others, hoping they will do the same. Trust in yourself that you can handle whatever comes your way. This is the best way to live your life!

What expectations are imposed onto you? Drop me a note and lets discuss it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Trend of extremes, continued...

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It seems like all life throws my way is extremes and, I'm sure, my life isn't much different than others in this respect. It also seems like I never get used to this roller coaster. For the most part though, I've transitioned into a more positive person over the past few years. Even with the heart-ache, I'm able to see a silver-lining.

I think this gift of silver-lining sighting is heavenly and I believe it is a gift that keeps giving because it does feed positive energy even into the most horrific situation. But the bottom line is that I choose what energy to feed based on my response. I can't control what is thrown at me but I can control how I respond and this choice makes all of the difference in the the outcome!

What are your thoughts on controlling the outcome? Leave a comment!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In memory of Barbara Rekart, continued...

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Barbara Rekart is my boyfriend's aunt. It is funny because, from the minute I met her, she welcomed me, as his girlfriend, to feel comfortable calling her Aunt Barb. She was one of those "no-nonsense" type of people. I'm sure she was probably a pistol in her younger years. She was tough but extremely kind and loving to those who surrounded her.

I would be lucky to be so independent as she was into her 80's! We'll miss her but it is comforting knowing that her suffering has ended.

End of life is extremely difficult although it is part of nature. What lives eventually dies and the cycle continues. Although, when we're bereaving a loss there isn't anyway to wrap our feelings around this logic!

What are your thoughts about life after death? I would love to hear your prospective. Leave me a note!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hidden talents, continued...

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My hidden talents include a snap, crackle and pop sound with my body, doodling that turned into my art career, yoyo tricks, string tricks and so on. We were poor growing up so we had to be creative in entertaining ourselves. I remember, at one point, my parents had an old tape player around and I used to record myself telling a story and then mouth the sounds as background noise. It would be a stormy night or I would make the sound of the crowd at the ball game etc. Sounds silly today but it really was a blast back then!

The article is about being silly and being able to let down your boundaries to share your goofy fun. It is really healing to laugh especially when you can laugh at yourself!

What kind of hidden talents do you possess? Can you leave me a note and share?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sharing your experiences makes for a better world, continued...

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We went to support my boyfriend's mom today as she lost a dear loved one. Although we were late arriving, we offered emotional support during her time of need and we'll continue to do this over the weekend. Sharing the pain helps carry the weight of the burden. The article talks mostly about the connection we make when we share and how this connection fuels the sharing experience in general.

This may seem like the basics but a lot of time this is what we have to come back to for us to get our heads around things that are truly important again!

How are you sharing your life? Drop me a note and tell me about it!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

What doesn't kill you, continued...


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As a struggling small business owner myself and as someone who has been through divorce, the challenges of a single parent, job loss and much, much more, I can sincerely relate to this man's story. I can also relate to the perseverance and the need to survive that this person encompasses. He is loyal to his family, his desire to do more than survive and a vision. Bravo to him and everyone who has braved the venture of small business. Many do not make it but with each loss, lessons are learned! And, to those who do, may you continue to inspire others to take the leap of faith!

Do you know anyone who has a story of inspiration? If so, make the connection so I can create the article!

Help, continued...


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I love photos of hands, especially those reflecting someone helping someone else. They really do touch me. I try to lend a supportive hand as much as possible. I reach out to strangers (some get annoyed, some appreciate it) and I hope, in my time of need, others would do the same.

I really do feel the reason I am so blessed is because I have a generous spirit. I care about the well-being of others. I want everyone to be happy and to succeed in whatever they are passionate about. This comes from my heart and it is what fuels my volunteer work, my support to my friends and family and my reach to strangers when I see someone who can use a helping hand.

How are you helping those around you? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Books in your life tool box, continued...

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Yes, I love to read and this inspired my article. Unfortunately, I don't make it a top priority but it does have a place in my life; articles on-line, Oprah's Magazine monthly & a good book when I can. I tend to lean towards self-help and artsy books. I love the holistic healing topics. I also love hokey-pokey stuff (psychic/super natural). I have quite a library on these topics!

If you relate to the above genres, leave me a list of great books you've read. I would love to look them up and check them out!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

He still knows your name by Judith Marquette, continued...

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On my birthday, 7/1, I received a gifted package through the mail from Judith. She shared her book with me and I was ecstatic about its content.

Judy and I both suffered different loss and we chose different paths to cope through our grief but the connection we share is tied through creativity. We both healed through inspiration and life fueled by the creative spirit. We also both recognize God as the ultimate foundation of this spirit.

I'm grateful to have gotten to know Judy a bit and hopeful our bond with strengthen as we both work in the bereavement field. We need more people like Judy in this world!

Do you know anyone with a unique story of healing? If so, please make the connection. I would love to share their story!.

Do-over, continued...

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I hate to admit it because, but by sharing this tidbit of information, I’m showing some ignorance but I’m human, right! I turned 42 years old this past Friday. The thing is, I thought I turned 42 last year. You’re probably thinking, “Who forgets their own age as an adult?” Well, I do!

I’m serious. I really stopped counting after 40. Why? Because ageing doesn’t bother me. It is a low priority. So, ultimately, I get a “do-over” on my 42nd birthday year! I liked the first go around and I’m going to work to make this one even better☺ This do-over turned out to be pretty positive for me.

Can you share one of your do-over stories with me. Leave a comment.