Monday, February 22, 2010

Taking the plunge...

Life is short, we all know this. I believe that if you want something, you should go and get it. You can talk about your ideas but the best recipe for succeeding is actually starting! Many times though, we can get discouraged by feeling like we don't have a safety net or a web of support. Being independent is a glorious thing however it's really valuable to know when those around you support your goals. In what ways do you feel supported? Take a moment to write these things down in your journal or on a piece of paper.

What ways can you support your self? It can be through meditation and exercise. Keeping your body and mind healthy sets the foundation from which to grow. Supporting yourself could mean budgeting and putting away a savings for that trip you've been wanting. It can mean not being a "Yes" person and taking up every obligation when you need rest. Take a look around at the resources available to you, maybe do some research and see what's out there. The universe is an abundant place.

Now, in what ways do you not feel supported? Is there something you can do to change this? If you have a close friend, maybe be willing to sit with them and share some of the things you'd like to work on. I am blessed because I am able to do this with my friend Danyell. She lives in New Mexico and yet we are not far apart in our hearts because we hold each other accountable. I think the key ingredient is the honesty that we share. It sometimes in the best interest of the people we care about to not sugarcoat certain things. I am not saying that being brutal is necessary, just gentle truth. The people that matter most are going to stand beside you, without judgement. If you can do the same for others, then things come full circle and the web is completed.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

So Far Fabulous February!

Self-love is the first and last love. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, don't wait for someone else to give you what you need. Why not give yourself a gift? If you take care of yourself, you will have more to give to others. I have some ideas on what you can do and they don't have to be expensive:

*a quiet sea salt bath at night by candlelight before you go to sleep
*set aside 30 minutes to read a few articles out of your favorite magazine
*buy a bouquet of fresh flowers, put them where you can see them often
*make a cup of tea and journal
*cook yourself one of your favorite meals, just for you

Recently, I decided to train for the San Fransisco half-marathon in July. If my knees don't give out, I will be there. I know I will try my best and in the meantime, I am developing more strength and stamina. This made me realize that you have to take a step and look at your reasons for making decisions. If you only focus on making money, there may be no joy in it. How about doing something because you want to for once! Are you willing to start doing some things simply because you absolutely love to do them? Are you making health a top priority? I am commit to doing things that I love and taking care of my body. This is what helps to sustain you so you can go the extra mile, no pun intended. =)

Just a reminder, this Saturday is a new moon. Don't forget to plant your dreams so they can grow!