Start Where You Are

There is something freeing about this statement - "Start where you are."  Do you find yourself overwhelmed about this or that and can't seem to get started? 

I found myself here in the place.  In fact, I've been in this place for much longer than I'd like to admit.  Years.  It can be incredibly frustrating to know you want to create this thing but not knowing where to start.  This feeling comes up around vacations, careers, relationships, business, projects, and I've even encountered it with meal planning! 

So not too long ago, I heard, "Start where you are."  Now, I know I'd heard or read this somewhere before, but on this day, the bells started chiming.  So what does this mean?

Starting where you are means looking at what you've got right in front of you, right now.  Here's an example:

You want to create a meal plan that is healthier, to include more vegetables. You are overwhelmed because there is so many recipes in your recipe...

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What Does That Number Mean?

How often do you see numbers? Have you ever wondered what it means when you see 111, 333, 444 on the clock, on your phone, or on a license plate? And does your curiosity peak when you keep seeing the same number sequence over and over again? Me too!

Years ago I found a small little book called Angel Numbers 101 from Doreen Virtue. I kept that little book in my car with me because I had a long drive to work and I have a thing for license plates. What I mean is I see number sequences often. I was so fascinated although I had no idea what they meant. One day, I came across this little book at a store that carried unusual items. I fell in love. I have actually had three of those books because I wore out the first two and they fell apart. I still have the third tucked away somewhere. I don’t need it any longer because the publisher produced an app for my phone! I was and still am completely in love with the app. When I was writing this article I realized that the app is no longer...

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Why I Use Lavendar Essential Oil

I LOVE Lavender essential oil. However, I'm really picky about which lavender essential oil I use.  My personal favorites the one doTERRA has.  I think the scent is a personal preference.  Some lavender essential oil smells kind of icky to me, and others smell amazing.   You just have to smell them to see which one you like the best.  Just remember to not discard lavender if you've only sniffed it once or twice, there are so many varieties you just need to keep sniffing until you find the one you like.  A word of caution here:  I wouldn't purchase essential oils at the grocery store.  You need to be mindful of where your essential oil is coming from and what was used to make it. You want to find pure essential oils and not synthetic ones.  

I use lavender in quite a few ways.  

  • Add it to coconut oil and use it on my face after I wash it as a moisturizer.  
  • Use a room spray to spritz around my bed at night before...
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The Power of Your Hands

Have you ever really taken a close look at your hand?

Do you realize the amount of power you hold? Literally.

Now, sit back and think about how much you use your hands in everything you do. Think about how you use your hands in every part of your life. You need your hands for survival and yet how often do you remember how important they are, not only for your physical self but also for your spiritual self?

You write, type, draw, cook, pray, make things, fix things and heal others.

Here’s a fun experiment – watch your hands as you are speaking to others. For some of you, you’ll find that your hands are flying all over the place and for others you’ll be using your hands to emphasize certain points of your conversation. How many times have you pointed to something or gestured someone with your hand? Watch a professional speaker while they are presenting and notice how they use their hands.

And remember that those who don’t have all of their senses use...

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Changing Your Perspective - Healing Through Awareness

It’s amazing what can happen when we choose to look at a situation, a person or an issue from a different perspective.

Here’s an example: You’re driving home from work. You notice here is a car that is speeding and whipping in and out of lanes. Your first thought is “what a jerk, some people just have no patience and are idiots.”

Now, let’s look at this person’s actions from a different perspective.

  • Maybe they have to go to the bathroom and are trying to get to a place to stop before they potty in their pants.
  • What if they are late to work and was told if they are late one more time, they will lose their job.
  • Could they be rushing home to a scared or sick child.
  • It could be that they're on the way to the emergency room with a sick person in the car.

Now, when you look at this same situation from four other points of view, doesn’t it change how you feel about the person in the car? I’m sure at least one of these...

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How to Find Your Connection to Crystals

Did you know that you already use crystals in ordinary ways? They are found in watches, microchips for your computer, lasers, and minerals are the basis for many medicines. Crystals are known by many names, crystals, stones, gemstones, minerals, and rocks.

Crystals generate, conserve, radiate, and amplify energy. Energy amplification is why we feel so good when we hold a crystal that is in tune with our own vibration. They are not a new age fad. Texts and graves show the Babylonians and Egyptians used crystals for specific healing, protective and manifestation properties. They are a gift from Mother Earth whose wisdom has been forming for millions of years.

Crystals work with us because they have a subtle electromagnetic field as does our bodies. This allows energy to be transferred between the two. You absorb beneficial energies from crystals and they can repel negative energies. For this reason, crystals make excellent healing tools. Often times we tend to place a great emphasis...

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