14 Sep

Create The Reality You Want

It is not always easy to do & if you are like me, something you work on every day. Focusing on the positive is a skill we need to work on & it will eventually become easier to do.  One  little shift in our thinking can bring some amazing results, so always be grateful for everything you have, big & small!

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29 Mar

The Basics Of Being Grateful

The practice of being thankful for the things you have, both big & small is an important skill to master. The more you appreciate the things you do have, the more things you will receive. This does not just mean material items.

Being grateful focuses your thought processes on what you have, not what you think is missing in your life. The more you focus on that, the happier you will be. Have you ever noticed people who are truly happy are also thankful for what they have? Gratefulness strengthens relationships, reduces stress & improves our overall health.

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Psychological and behavioral research has shown the most amazing improvements in life brought by the practice of gratitude. Being thankful and appreciating life and the
things life offers makes us more resilient and even happier.

Being resilient means that no matter what challenges we face in our lives, we will handle them. Our attitude towards challenges can determine how well we deal with the occasional “bump in the road.” No one’s life is always smooth but focusing on the good things will help the bumps smooth out. These are temporary, that is why they are called bumps.

By looking at the good things we have in our lives & feeling thankful & grateful for those things can improve you health, relationships & bring more of those things into your life!

Wonderful Life

30 Apr

You Can Design Your Life

The other day, after looking at my calendar and seeing how jam packed the upcoming week, month, year was, I started to feel panicky. The days are full. Completely full. They are the kind of days where I wonder how it’s all going to get done. They are the kind of days where I know it can’t all possibly get done. They are filled with to-dos, check lists, calls, and emails, writing deadlines, and work, work, and more work. They are the days where I move from one task to another – mindful of getting each one finished but not particularly mindful of the bigger picture and how I fit into it and how this is all part of my purpose. I didn’t see much downtime on the schedule or much self care or much space for being. And I could feel my chest begin to tighten.

Sometimes, in these moments of overwhelm, I need to move away from it before I completely go into hysterics. I can feel my soul crying out that it needs me to slow down, and so I either lie down and pull the covers up or go to the couch, wrap myself in a blanket, and turn on the TV – which is what I did on this particular day.

Oprah was on, and she mentioned that years ago she was telling Jerry Seinfeld that she was really tired, that she wasn’t looking forward to going back to her show (which at that point still had several years left to be on the air). He told her to stop whining and realize that she had the power to design her own life. Because of that conversation, she made the decision to end her show and to create space in her life to do the things that she wanted to do – the things that fed her soul.

A light bulb went on in my head, and I realized that this was the exact message that I needed to hear right then. I, too, have the power to design my life. We all do. If there is something that I don’t like about it, I can change it. Maybe not immediately, but I can begin taking steps to remedy whatever is hurting my soul.

For me, not having enough time to myself – time to go within, write, reflect, and BE – was weighing heavy on my heart and making me not super excited about my life in general. When I looked at the schedule, I was missing from it. And I knew that this was something that I had the power to change.

I create my schedule. And so if I’m not on it, I can change that. I can move appointments around or shift how I run my business in order to make sure that my own needs are met. If I look at something and feel that it no longer feeds my soul, I can take it out of the schedule or at least make plans to eliminate it in the near future.

This is something that I knew, but I hadn’t taken action on. And sometimes, all it takes is hearing it from a loving messenger (for me, in the form of Oprah) to wake us up and help us to take action.

I hope that I can serve as a loving messenger for you right now.

Is there any part of your life that you aren’t happy about – that you would like to change? Would you be willing to believe that you have the power to design your own life – that you can start right now to begin making changes to create whatever kind of life you want? 

You can start slowly – begin with awareness. Start by just imagining what your ideal life would look like. And then take baby steps to begin making it your reality.

I’m looking at my schedule in a completely different way now. And I love seeing that I’m back on it – big pockets of downtime where I can have some space and time for myself.

That feels amazing. And I’ll be much more present for others when I’ve honored my own needs in this way.

I hope you’ll take some time to reflect on your own life and see how you would like to design it. It matters because you matter. 

Hugs,

Jodi

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Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!

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09 Mar

How Do You Define Self Care?

Article by Jodi Chapman

 

“Self Care” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around so much that we can become desensitized to it. We all know that we’re “supposed” to practice self care. And we’ve all heard the oxygen mask example in relation to self care. (How if you’re traveling with a small child and there is a problem with the airplane’s cabin pressure that you’re supposed to put on your oxygen mask first. Because if you aren’t breathing, you aren’t going to be much help to your kids.)

So we know that self care is important. We know that it’s a practice we should get into the habit of. We know that we’ll feel more whole and energized if we do it.

But what does self care look like exactly? Because we’re all so different, your idea of self care is most likely very different than mine.

I’m a huge believer in defining our vision for ourselves and our lives and then moving toward making that vision reality. With that in mind, I would love for all of us to take a few minutes right now and define what self care means to us. I would love for us to create a vision of what our life looks like when we’re taking care of ourselves each day.

I’ll share my vision here, and then I would love for you to share either all or part of your vision in the comments below!

What Self Care Looks Like for Me:

  1. I get plenty of restful sleep.

  2. I make space in my life for simply being.

  3. I honor wherever I am – emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.

  4. I do at least one thing every single day that’s just for me.

  5. I get hugs from my sweetie. And I give hugs to him and also to my cats.

  6. I drink a green smoothie each day.

  7. I take my vitamins every day.

  8. On sunny days, I sit outside for a few minutes and soak up the warmth.

  9. I wear comfortable clothes that feel good on my body.

  10. I light a candle each day and pull an Angel card – keeping my connection with the Divine.

  11. I spend time alone each day writing from my soul.

  12. I sing, dance, and laugh.

  13. I set clear boundaries, and I give myself permission to say no.

  14. I play games with my sweetie, especially our nightly round of Backgammon.

  15. I surround myself in a love bubble and make sure those inside are loving and supportive.

  16. I stop when I’m tired.

  17. I honor my need for quiet time and reflection, and I build it into my schedule.

  18. I am conscious of my thoughts and give energy to those that I wish to nourish.

  19. I do what I can and make peace with what I can’t.

  20. I listen to my soul, and I allow it to guide me.

Okay, now it’s your turn! 

What does self care look like for you? 

I would love to read your answer in the comments below.

And now that we have our clear self-care vision, we can begin making this vision reality!

 

 

Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!

 

Website      Facebook      Pay-What-You-Want Ecourse       Free Ebook

 

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“Self Care” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around so much that we can become desensitized to it. We all know that we’re “supposed” to practice self care. And we’ve all heard the oxygen mask example in relation to self care. (How if you’re travelling with a small child and there is a problem with the airplane’s cabin pressure that you’re supposed to put on your oxygen mask first. Because if you aren’t breathing, you aren’t going to be much help to your kids.)

So we know that self care is important. We know that it’s a practice we should get into the habit of. We know that we’ll feel more whole and energized if we do it.

But what does self care look like exactly? Because we’re all so different, your idea of self care is most likely very different than mine.

I’m a huge believer in defining our vision for ourselves and our lives and then moving toward making that vision reality. With that in mind, I would love for all of us to take a few minutes right now and define what self care means to us. I would love for us to create a vision of what our life looks like when we’re taking care of ourselves each day.

I’ll share my vision here, and then I would love for you to share either all or part of your vision in the comments below!

What Self Care Looks Like for Me:

  1. I get plenty of restful sleep.
  2. I make space in my life for simply being.
  3. I honor wherever I am – emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.
  4. I do at least one thing every single day that’s just for me.
  5. I get hugs from my sweetie. And I give hugs to him and also to my cats.
  6. I drink a green smoothie each day.
  7. I take my vitamins every day.
  8. On sunny days, I sit outside for a few minutes and soak up the warmth.
  9. I wear comfortable clothes that feel good on my body.
  10. I light a candle each day and pull an Angel card – keeping my connection with the Divine.
  11. I spend time alone each day writing from my soul.
  12. I sing, dance, and laugh.
  13. I set clear boundaries, and I give myself permission to say no.
  14. I play games with my sweetie, especially our nightly round of Backgammon.
  15. I surround myself in a love bubble and make sure those inside are loving and supportive.
  16. I stop when I’m tired.
  17. I honor my need for quiet time and reflection, and I build it into my schedule.
  18. I am conscious of my thoughts and give energy to those that I wish to nourish.
  19. I do what I can and make peace with what I can’t.
  20. I listen to my soul, and I allow it to guide me.

 

Okay, now it’s your turn! 

What does self care look like for you? 

I would love to read your answer in the comments below.

And now that we have our clear self-care vision, we can begin making this vision reality!
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/heartofthesoul/2014/02/how-do-you-define-self-care.html#2ssQToSxfo7ILzjf.99

“Self Care” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around so much that we can become desensitized to it. We all know that we’re “supposed” to practice self care. And we’ve all heard the oxygen mask example in relation to self care. (How if you’re travelling with a small child and there is a problem with the airplane’s cabin pressure that you’re supposed to put on your oxygen mask first. Because if you aren’t breathing, you aren’t going to be much help to your kids.)

So we know that self care is important. We know that it’s a practice we should get into the habit of. We know that we’ll feel more whole and energized if we do it.

But what does self care look like exactly? Because we’re all so different, your idea of self care is most likely very different than mine.

I’m a huge believer in defining our vision for ourselves and our lives and then moving toward making that vision reality. With that in mind, I would love for all of us to take a few minutes right now and define what self care means to us. I would love for us to create a vision of what our life looks like when we’re taking care of ourselves each day.

I’ll share my vision here, and then I would love for you to share either all or part of your vision in the comments below!

What Self Care Looks Like for Me:

  1. I get plenty of restful sleep.
  2. I make space in my life for simply being.
  3. I honor wherever I am – emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.
  4. I do at least one thing every single day that’s just for me.
  5. I get hugs from my sweetie. And I give hugs to him and also to my cats.
  6. I drink a green smoothie each day.
  7. I take my vitamins every day.
  8. On sunny days, I sit outside for a few minutes and soak up the warmth.
  9. I wear comfortable clothes that feel good on my body.
  10. I light a candle each day and pull an Angel card – keeping my connection with the Divine.
  11. I spend time alone each day writing from my soul.
  12. I sing, dance, and laugh.
  13. I set clear boundaries, and I give myself permission to say no.
  14. I play games with my sweetie, especially our nightly round of Backgammon.
  15. I surround myself in a love bubble and make sure those inside are loving and supportive.
  16. I stop when I’m tired.
  17. I honor my need for quiet time and reflection, and I build it into my schedule.
  18. I am conscious of my thoughts and give energy to those that I wish to nourish.
  19. I do what I can and make peace with what I can’t.
  20. I listen to my soul, and I allow it to guide me.

 

Okay, now it’s your turn! 

What does self care look like for you? 

I would love to read your answer in the comments below.

And now that we have our clear self-care vision, we can begin making this vision reality!
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/heartofthesoul/2014/02/how-do-you-define-self-care.html#2ssQToSxfo7ILzjf.99

“Self Care” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around so much that we can become desensitized to it. We all know that we’re “supposed” to practice self care. And we’ve all heard the oxygen mask example in relation to self care. (How if you’re travelling with a small child and there is a problem with the airplane’s cabin pressure that you’re supposed to put on your oxygen mask first. Because if you aren’t breathing, you aren’t going to be much help to your kids.)

So we know that self care is important. We know that it’s a practice we should get into the habit of. We know that we’ll feel more whole and energized if we do it.

But what does self care look like exactly? Because we’re all so different, your idea of self care is most likely very different than mine.

I’m a huge believer in defining our vision for ourselves and our lives and then moving toward making that vision reality. With that in mind, I would love for all of us to take a few minutes right now and define what self care means to us. I would love for us to create a vision of what our life looks like when we’re taking care of ourselves each day.

I’ll share my vision here, and then I would love for you to share either all or part of your vision in the comments below!

What Self Care Looks Like for Me:

  1. I get plenty of restful sleep.
  2. I make space in my life for simply being.
  3. I honor wherever I am – emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.
  4. I do at least one thing every single day that’s just for me.
  5. I get hugs from my sweetie. And I give hugs to him and also to my cats.
  6. I drink a green smoothie each day.
  7. I take my vitamins every day.
  8. On sunny days, I sit outside for a few minutes and soak up the warmth.
  9. I wear comfortable clothes that feel good on my body.
  10. I light a candle each day and pull an Angel card – keeping my connection with the Divine.
  11. I spend time alone each day writing from my soul.
  12. I sing, dance, and laugh.
  13. I set clear boundaries, and I give myself permission to say no.
  14. I play games with my sweetie, especially our nightly round of Backgammon.
  15. I surround myself in a love bubble and make sure those inside are loving and supportive.
  16. I stop when I’m tired.
  17. I honor my need for quiet time and reflection, and I build it into my schedule.
  18. I am conscious of my thoughts and give energy to those that I wish to nourish.
  19. I do what I can and make peace with what I can’t.
  20. I listen to my soul, and I allow it to guide me.

 

Okay, now it’s your turn! 

What does self care look like for you? 

I would love to read your answer in the comments below.

And now that we have our clear self-care vision, we can begin making this vision reality!
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/heartofthesoul/2014/02/how-do-you-define-self-care.html#2ssQToSxfo7ILzjf.99

08 Jan

Get Your Day Started On The Right Foot

This is how I like to start my days.  It helps me get in the right frame of mind to attracted all the wonderful things I want to attract in my life.

Tap O’ The Morning

Then I watch this as a way to further my openness to receive good things.

Law Of Attraction Mastermind Movie

Have a Great Day!

07 Jan

I’ve Let Things Get Away

Death is a hard thing to get past.  I lost my husband of only 10 years in 2009, then lost my Mother in Aug. 2011 and after moving to Arizona from California, I thought I was doing well but I wasn’t.  Over time I noticed that my routine of starting my days with some EFT or Tapping, then listening to some Abraham-Hicks while I worked.  Then meditating in the afternoon, I was no longer doing and I could tell and feel the difference.

I really didn’t realize how much difference it made in my day to day living and how important it is for my peace of mind and well-being.  I’m determine to incorporate this back in my life as I now see how much I really need it.  It helps keep me focus on what I want in my life, what sort of life I want and the sort of people I want in my life.  I no longer want to just get through life, I want to truly enjoy my life! Things have happened recently in my life that feel like steps backwards, I don’t want to go backwards cause those things didn’t work.

So if you read my post and have experienced the benefits of Law Of Attraction, Tapping, The Secret, etc, please post and share with me the good things that have been brought into your life.

29 Nov

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

It has been a rough few months. My Mom got sick and died on Aug. 29th, she was only 71 years old.  We had not always had the best relationship but over the last year, things had gotten better between us.  Our talks were easy, comfortable and we had some really good laughs together.  I miss her very much.

Dealing with death of a loved one is very hard especially with my husband dying 2 years before my Mom died.  When he died suddenly, I didn’t really have proper time to mourn his loss as I had to figure out our business and how to keep it going.  When my Mom died, all those feelings came back. This time though I did have time to mourn them both and I think I’m finally getting to the point where I can get back to work, it is nice that I work from home and am my own boss so I didn’t have to deal with someone asking me when I would be coming back to work or worry about loosing my job if I didn’t come back sooner than I was ready to.

This month I also moved to a different state, so it has been like a new beginning for me in so many ways. My new place feels like home, it did the first time I walked into the house before I had any of my things moved it and that is such a good feeling.  This is also the first time I’ve ever lived alone without a boyfriend, husband or kids and let me tell you it feels so good!

This is what I’ve wanted and thought about for over a year and it has happened which goes to show me that the Law Of Attraction really does work.  Not that I wanted my Mom to die but her dying provided me the money to move from a place I didn’t like to a place I love. And for that I’m very grateful for.

Never stop dreaming and thinking of the things you want to happen in your life, the universe must give it to you! So always think of good things you want in your life, I know that isn’t always easy but the more you do it, the easier it will be.

 

02 Nov

Things Have Been A Crazy

Sorry I haven’t posted in some time.  My Mother got sick and then died and things have been a little crazy since then.  I’m also in the process of moving out of state so I haven’t had much time to take care of things online.  As soon as I get settled in my new place I will be posting things again.

Martha