This post is really just a BIG blubbery ball of gratitude. Honestly, I’m not sure how all of this would have come together without the ABUNDANCE of love and support. I can promise you this post wouldn’t have been nearly as joyous without your collective aloha. So a bit of backstory… When I was initially diagnosed with melanoma, the first thing that crossed my mind was, this is going to bankrupt me. Honest-to-God— not, damn, I might not survive this— but, this is going to take
Bitches be crazy. We hear it all the time. And perhaps we are. Or perhaps we’re just wired differently— emotionally, and sometimes we’re not so great at articulating our emotions. Well, I gotta admit, I’ve certainly felt crazy these last few days. It all started with my meltdown on the 4th of July. Ready for this? My fiancé, Fonz and I were out running the town on July 3rd— Whistle Pig whiskey, followed by World Cup festivities, followed by more Whistle Pig, finished off wit
Pain is a kind of shortcut to mindfulness.
-Brock Bastian I spent the greater part of this week violently ill. Exhausted, green, and drenched in sweat- my kidneys were getting the better of me. In order to process the pain I began focusing on the rhythmic pull of my breath. And then came the popularized yoga mantra- “It all comes back to the breath.” On a grueling loop, this mantra brutalized my mind for hours while I prayed for relief. I promised to be more grateful for my
I’m open and ready for the magic coming my way.
With much appreciation,
You know who It’s easy to fall into the trap of limited living. Remind yourself that the limitations you place on life are on your terms. Life is rich in opportunity. In fact, opportunities are only stifled through failure of recognition. Ever notice opportunities arise when you’re least expecting? Sometimes we’re so caught up in our story, our timeline and our big plans we forget that the
Give Gratitude– If you want to raise your frequency, I suggest you begin with gratitude. Recognizing and appreciating the abundance of wealth in your life sets an optimistic and welcoming stage for more- you guessed it! Abundance. Life is limitless. The more grateful you are, the more charmed your life will become. Try it- before going to bed. Write a list of 5 things you’re grateful for. Whatever comes to mind, write it down and give sincere appreciation. Be Authentic- Being
What?! You say it’s your birthday!?!$! Well then, why aren’t we out painting the town?
Oh, you’re not sold on the whole birthday thing? I see, you’d rather pretend you’ve got that Benjamin Button? Remember when your birthday was something to celebrate? At what age do we trade cake for concern? And what are we so concerned about?
Saggy tits? Varicose veins? Hair loss? Slowed metabolism? Or, does it cut deeper?
Does the dreaded b-day raise concern of an over-promised, undera
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe, deserve your love and affection.
-Buddha There’s no better cure for stress than self-love, the PG kind of coarse (though a happy ending couldn’t hurt) 😉 Go ahead…wine and dine the shit out of yourself, you deserve it! Tips to Treating Yourself Marinade in a bath bomb-$3 at Whole Foods. Mask it up– Giovanni’s is a $9 organic blend of activated charcoal, volcanic ash, acai and gogi berry, plus their products are never t
I know what you’re thinking- chain letters are not your thing. I get it. I thought the same upon nomination. Initially, I wasn’t interested in participating, however I was curious- who was doing the nominating? I quickly discovered Meghan of Thrive Sensibly was laying down some exceptional content. I may have not discovered her and a collection of other like-minded bloggers had she not nominated me. Thank you Meghan for the nomination- I’m flattered and excited to pay it forw
If you won the lottery tomorrow would you continue to work?
Do you feel like you’re contributing to the betterment of society through your work?
Do you feel proud to tell people what you do for a living?
Can you confidently claim your work will leave a legacy? If you answered NO to the majority of the the questions above, I’m sorry to break it to you, but you may be going about this life thing all wrong. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one grinding away at a unrewarding j
Productivity and efficiency begin with simplicity. Time management isn’t about knocking out an unreasonable to-do list in one day’s time. It’s about cutting fat. Slimming the list. Shifting the mindset from quantity to quality. Morning sets the tone for the day. Waking up with calm, collected attention sets you up for success. 5 Morning Rituals to Increase Productivity Make your bed It’s tempting not to. It’s tedious, and rather frivolous considering it’s bound to be destro
“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” -Lewis Carroll Nothing about drug use is new. Psilocybin’s in particular, have extensive history. Native Americans were participating in their medicinal effects long before European arrival on New Wor
Focusing on the negative- Get accustomed to giving gratitude daily. Try writing down 3 things you’re grateful for right before going to bed. This practice will invite peaceful slumber and promote fresh perspective. Drinking to cope- It’s no surprise that depressants encourage depression. Isolating yourself- Involve yourself. Give back. Participate in a community event. Volunteer. Engaging with others through service is a wonderful way to meet like-minded people while fe
Sure we’ve all heard this tidbit of insight before, and it IS a wonderful share indeed. However, in the face of rejection, are you able to apply Dr. Maraboli’s words and remain optimistic? This could likely be the very key to success. Not just optimism, but unfaltering perseverance. Walt Disney was turned down by 302 bankers, before actualizing his theme park ideals. Steve Jobs was fired from the very company he built. Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to l
//As grateful as I am for the development of e-mail, there is simple splendor in the hand written word.// Give it a try… Think of 4 people that have inspired or supported you this year and write them a thank you letter. This gesture need not be lengthy or sappy (unless you so desire), though it does necessitate a pen (or pencil), paper, and inscription. A show of appreciation will be amplified by manually expressing your gratitude. Share this: Pinterest Facebook Print Email
Struggling from perpetual impatience, I believe my dreams CAN’T wait. Pressuring myself to execute with efficiency, generally leads to unreasonably high expectations. My latest focus has been one of entrepreneural endeavours. I’ve been reading, breathing and dreaming in business. Regardless of my obsessive compulsive behavior, I often experience disappointment in my efforts, feeling discouraged that I’m not putting in enough time and energy into their actualization. In th
Fulfillment is achieved through appreciation and contribution. Developing a plan of action in which to serve others will in turn serve yourself. Exercise resourcefulness and the resources will come. RESOURCEFULNESS creativity
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“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” -Warren G Tracy’s student After 5 years of residency, I was exceptionally comfortable calling Hawaii home. Nothing about Miami sounded comfortable. Quite the contrary actually, re-establishing home base sounded downright dreadful. Alternatively, complacency was NOT an option. 6 months ago I took initiative to start living as most won’t. Trusting