The only journey is the one within

{ Slowing Down }

Slow living is a way of life that teaches us to live in the moment. For so many years I remember rushing through life, without realizing all the little things I was missing along the way. Even though I was busy and productive, I often felt a disconnect between the things I was spending time on and the things that matters to me. 

Slowing down has taught me to notice the simple joys. All I had to do was just pause and simply be.

{ Calm }

Finding calm in chaos has always been important, even more so now than ever. A sense of calm helps me heal and work through life's many challenges.

{ Pain }

The truth is that sometimes the pain will always be there.
And eventually you'll just learn how to live with holes in your heart.

{ Thought Of The Day }

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. 
Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

{ The Future }

 I've been thinking a lot lately about the future. Where do I want to be in 5 years from now? Whats my next step? How do I get there?

I'm beginning to realize that it's okay not to have all the answers. I'll get to where I'm supposed to be eventually. I'll get to where I'm supposed to be eventually. 

For now..... I just want to take it one day at a time and be faithful in the small things.

{ Appreciation }


The one simple thing that i take time to appreciate each day is my plants. I love waking up each morning and seeing their beautiful green shades and new leaves spouting. It might not seem like much but it's one of those little things I love. 

But whether it's a growing plant, a beautiful sunset, the singing of the birds or anything else, it's so important that we take time to focus on and appreciate those details.

{ Listen To Your Body }

Are you feeling at some moments normal and cheerful and ready to be productive and other times, it's a struggle just to get out of bed or feel down and completely unmotivated? However how you feel right now, that's okay. You don't need to feel 100% productive and it's okay to slow down. 

If you feel ready to be productive, be productive. If you need to slow down, do that. Listen to you body and, to the extent you can adjust accordingly. 

{ Priorities }

 When you follow a morning routine, it sets your whole day up for success. When you don't, it then feels like you'll playing catch up all day and putting out fires rather than being productive. 

Open the blinds, stretch, make your bed, read, outline your priorities for the day. Those are just a few habits to practice every morning to help you start the day in the right place mentally and physically.

It's amazing how the first hour or two that we spend awake can dramatically influence how we feel and what we're able to accomplish throughout the day.

As much as we may try to deny it, we can't do everything. So it's important that we carefully consider what projects, events and opportunities we're saying yes to. 

We all have unique skills and abilities that we can use to accomplish incredible things, but as long as we stretch ourselves too thin we'll never reach our full potential.


{ Goals }

Setting goals and planning for the future and.... what you want it to look like is SO valuable. Without goals it's all to easy to wander aimlessly through life. Letting life happen to you instead of intentionally making decisions. 

{ Just Relax }

It never ceases to amaze me how just a few small things can completely changed your attitude and outlook for the day. So if you're feeling down, take a step back and do a quick reset. Light a candle, stretch, have a snack, go for a walk. Sometimes the little things can have the biggest impact.


{ Simple Luxuries }

Most of us work really hard to reach our goals, but sometimes struggle to feel rewarded once we get there. We feel that we find it easier to criticize ourselves rather than to recognize our achievements.

Make a basic goal for yourself this week, to enjoy the simple luxuries in life. Allow yourself to be present and mindful, while enjoying something small but pleasurable.


{ Fear }

Have you ever been afraid to jump out of your comfort zone? The fear of the unknown has prevented me from so many things. Every time I am going somewhere I don't fully or I don't really know what to expect. I tend to get very anxious.

I have decided to try not to let that fear rule over me. Even if I find it difficult to leave the safety and comfort of my own house, I will try to put myself up to know adventures.


{ It's Okay }

It's okay not to be okay. It's fine not to feel happy ALL the time, not to smile all day long. It's okay to recognize that sometimes we are not feeling good. It's okay to allow the feeling of sadness.... experience it and listen to it. 

Every time that I have felt sad, I have invited change into my life to try to overcome the feeling. Journal and write a lot, phone a friend or someone you can talk about what you feel. Allow yourself some time to rest, don't try to be super productive. 

I think we are trained, or we are tricked into believing that not having a good day it's a bad thing. But let me tell you that it is okay not to be okay.