Be Still

Today, go where you feel most alive! Surround yourself with friends and family that build you up and hold your heart with both hands. Honor YOU, by giving yourself permission to follow your heart and do what you love.

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It is the little things that mean the world to me.  A beautiful bloom, housing a tiny friend, instantly tickles my spirit.  A real letter, arriving in the mail, warms my heart.  Reaching out to others, with a simple smile or gesture, brings me pure joy.

Today, BE STILL while you embrace your whole, beautiful self with both hands.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

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Embrace YOU!

Into the Forest I Go…

As you read this post, I am spending my last day in the forest, listening to the magical whispers of ancient trees…

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“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” ~Mary Davis

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“The songs of the Earth write the music of my soul.”  (along with ABBA! )

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Some individuals enjoy the materialistic ways of life.  Others are happy with a field of flowers, a dense forest and some peace and quiet.

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” ~Buddha

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

Self Discovery

I have spent my life searching for my purpose.  What sparks my soul?  I have discovered  that the moments in life, when I have the most clarity, are during my times of solitude.  Trust me, this is not easy, especially for a person that needs to speak/write 200,000 words daily to truly be happy.  (Or so I have been told!)

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Where the water and sky meet…
I was never one that enjoyed time alone.   I left the world of education, after 22 years of teaching little people and found myself surrounded by solitude.  Solitude speaks the truth…  I let go of who I had been for over 22 years and began to embrace My Discovery of Self.    As trite as it may sound, I no longer lived in the closet.  I was finally true to myself.  At that moment, I found my whole self and truly began to shine.

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I will never be finished with my Discovery of Self.  That thought fills me with excitement!

Spend some quality time fostering a relationship with your reflection…YOU.  Trust me, it is the most exciting  and rewarding adventure you will ever experience!

“When I accept myself, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.”

~Dr. Steve Maraboli

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

 

 

11-11

I have always had a very strong intuitive side.  I find myself immediately pulled to people and their emotions. I can’t help but check in and ask how a person is, regardless if I actually know them. I trust the pull.  I have learned to not only trust in it, but follow it. My family avoids going to the grocery store with me, for they say, “But Mom…strangers stop you and start sharing their life story!”.  And, they are right.  But, what if I am the only human interaction that person has all day?  Is it really too much to take 5 minutes out of my day to listen to someone and validate their thoughts?  Never!  Continue reading “11-11”