Don’t Turn the Page…

The conclusion of my posts always read: love yourself, embrace yourself, just be you.  This is not only a daily reminder to myself, but to those reading.  We all have a plethora of stories to share. Our stories are brimming with joy, sorrow and some serious plot twists. Regardless, I truly believe we will never be given anything in life that we can’t embrace, handle or overcome.

img_1579As we journey through life’s ubiquitous tribulations, we must always begin from within.  We must love ourselves first, at any given moment, no matter what the circumstances.  Stop wasting moments waiting for your “perfect self”.  Embrace yourself each and every moment, regardless of how you look or feel.  Our chapters won’t always be filled with happiness and our reflections won’t always display the strongest versions of ourselves.  Welcome to life…embrace the amazing, the awful and the in between.


Take a moment to remind yourself what is truly important.  Focus on your journey and how far you have climbed.  Think of those stormy waters and recognize how the winds have shifted.  Take a moment to breathe and feel joy inside.  Celebrate how far you have come, up until this moment.  Don’t turn the page to tomorrow, before you have even experienced today.  img_1581

So, on this beautiful Monday, WATER YOURSELF WITH LOVE and allow yourself to FLOURISH!   It doesn’t matter how you look or feel!  Just focus on flourishing to the best of your ability!  At the end of today, remind yourself that you did the best you could and that is truly enough.   And this my friends, will allow you to GROW

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



One Lovely Blog Award


A great big thank you to yellowfuzzyduck at for nominating me for this award.   If you have not visited Turtledesk, I highly recommend it! It is filled with inspiration and talent! Poetry, photograph and art…sounds like the perfect place to visit and enjoy some time! One of my favorite posts recently is titled “One Butterfly”.  Enjoy!

Here are the Rules:

• Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.

• They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.

• Must add 7 facts about themselves.

• Nominate up to 15 people for the award!

Seven (7) facts about Roda:

  1. I love veggies!  Brussels Sprouts are my favorite!img_6358
  2. I completely adore my birthday!!  11/11
  3. I am a twin and I gave birth to twins.
  4. I believe I was a garden fairy in another life.
  5. I feel most at peace when I am in nature. If I am not in the garden, I can be found out at the barn with the animals!img_6020-3
  6. I am passionate about everything I do
  7. I love hats and have a bit of a collection!


Growing Self – Roda’s Nominations

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process.  By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciation for the joy these individuals have brought to my life.  If you choose to take part, that is fantastic!   If not, no worries!  Just keep writing…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Be Still…

Over the past few months, I feel my Soul Family has grown. When I contemplate the true meaning of the phrase “Soul Family“, those individuals, not connected by blood, that have embraced me purely through their love and energy, come to mind. These beautiful souls deliver unconditional support during the most perfect moments in life. I truly believe I have connected with these precious individuals because we are on the same path…the same journey. We ride the same soul train, focusing our energies on a similar mission and purpose in life.img_9955

I am so thankful for my Soul Family and feel their blessings daily. It doesn’t matter how often we communicate, for we have a connection that lives beyond the spoken word. We are One.

Together, We Are One

Today…Be Still. Connect with your Soul Family emotionally, spiritually or physically. Trust your intuition when you feel the pull to reach out with a helping hand or uplifting words. Love these individuals unconditionally, for the universe conspired your connection for a very special reason.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…