What My Facialist Said To Me

What My Facialist Said To Me

“If something doesn’t feel right, speak up, ok?” That’s What My Facialist Said To Me before starting on the different treatments on my face.

…now I’m passing it on to you and your daughters and your cousins and your nieces and your sisters: if something doesn’t feel right, speak up, ok? 

I’m not quite sure what wouldn’t have felt “right” with such a nurturing face massage + more similar delight. I love the reminder on What My Facialist Said To Me. I also came for was this message…to send it out for whomever needs to hear it ~> continue to use your voice, because you/we don’t want to lose it 💖.

Ok? 

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life. 

Life is good.

Gratitude During Hard Times

Gratitude During Hard Times

What it means to be grateful (even/especially) during hard times.

(This photo is not “a hard time”, yet I’ve lived them, lots of them, with ridiculous amounts of joyful times, too).

What it means to be grateful or express gratitude during hard times…

Nourishing your body with wholesome foods.

Being honest/speaking honestly with loved ones about where you are (no isolation).

Taking it all slow…slower.

Much “no.”

When you think thoughts that make your head, heart or belly suffer unnecessarily, pause, realizing that since you’re the one thinking it, you can un-think it by first forgiving yourself for having had the thought…(what’s the next most fruitful or better thought, even 1% better? This is awareness in action).

Asking ~ is what I’m thinking actually true or am I speaking from a wound that has nothing to do with this experience or this person?

Moving the body to move e-motion. Or, not at all moving the body from fetal position…tears “move” the body, too.

Getting weekly therapy in nature — even slowww, meandering, walks around the block looking at every flower, bird and bee helps soothe a soul.

Getting *your* right amount of sleep.

Finding as much quiet as possible…this could be inside gentle music, prayer or meditation.

Reminding yourself over and over that this too shall pass and that no feeling is final.

Gratitude isn’t solely about thinking or verbally saying thanks for the “good” thing (or even thanks for the lessons learned inside the current challenge or “bad” thing)…

Taking care of the physical, emotional and energetic home (body) you live in that’s currently being rocked IS saying thank you.

It’s thanking YOU.

We express a form of gratitude to ourselves *every* time we calm the nervous system. It’s a gift and she’s also called self love…

Supremely welcome.

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life. 

Life is good.

Women Defined?

Women Defined?

Since the beginning of time, women have been looked at to care for matters of the home/heart. We’ve been the hub, the gatherers and the fireplace of it and for others in so many ways. How do you see Women Defined?

As a result, it’s no surprise that, whether in a relationship or not, we define or rest our more full happiness on the home we create (or will one day create, if we’re single). On being moms and wives. Being more or less happy, maybe, if we have these people in our lives. If we’re “good” at it or if they’re “making us happy” or not…

These two down there are a downright wildly gratifying *part* of my life and joy. But I’ve told them over the years they are not in charge of my happiness. A part, however, that can be mistaken easily and quickly for the whole upon ring or bump.

Though Josh and Nolan are brilliant expressions of my nest and next adventure, my nest and next adventure rests in me (it rests in us). How do you see Women Defined?

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life. 

Life is good.

Your “Method” (As World Opens Back Up)

Your “Method” (As World Opens Back Up)

Before receiving this reply from Josh (see our exchange below), I was putting the edible flowers into the salad bowl first, because why not the flowers before the spinach and lettuce (and why not flowers with your salad and eggs at 9:13am?).

We all crave beauty, expansiveness and time and that’s what so many of us got (back) this year and what we now want to keep…up.

The rush or the feeling of “have to” either calmed a lot or a bit (or even more), and either way, what I’ve heard from those I normally share time with is that it was W E L C O M E.

Supremely welcome.

Your “Method” (As World Opens Back Up)
Your “Method” (As World Opens Back Up)

Even if our lives are or are still busy with work or littles in the house, because they’re not back at school yet, in many other ways, life or the reflection OF our lives shifted (it had to), which, in turn, shifted us.

Our global experience forced us to look at ourselves longer and differently. What we want way more or much less of (for me more family dinner and chat time and less time in the car, hi LA). The short: we’ve all understood more deeply what we agree with, what we don’t, what we want inside our day-to-day experiences and who we want as part of them, too. 

Your “Method” (As World Opens Back Up)
Your “Method” (As World Opens Back Up)

What Josh and I have known for a while, and what we were texting about this morning, is that we needn’t go back to whatever parts we didn’t enjoy.

So, yes, let’s chat tonight (including Nolan), so we go into the full re-opening of life soon with intention.

Because it’s one thing to know to incorporate the pause intellectually, to take more time on the important things, but to move it from the mind to this more *felt* sense we’ve all had makes all senses come more alive (and makes us realize we don’t want to lose it, lose ourselves…).

Speaking of the senses — and then went the mint, because why not, too, watch the mint fall into salad at 9:14am to enjoy it at whatever time you decide to take the first bite?

We each haven’t just changed, we’re fresh and new.

Lettuce stay fresh and new!

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life. 

Life is good.