Friday, May 31, 2013

Wise Words: Create A Good Life

create a good life

 

 

It is tempting to reach for the things in life that look good on the outside, be it clothes, cars, or expensive items that make your home or ring finger sparkle. Despite the aesthetic beauty of these things, it’s important to check in with yourself and always make sure that everything in your life (people, places, and things) are also making you feel good on the inside.  Just because something looks good on the outside or “impresses” those around you does not mean it is necessarily making you feel good internally. When you live a life among people you love and that love respect you back, and in a place that makes you feel happy and alive, you are rich in the things that truly matter. Buying something is easy. But feeling your life and the rich fullness of the intangible is what makes it all worth it in the end!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wise Words: Choose the Good

good stuff

 

Is your glass half empty or half full?  The answer is entirely up to you!  You, and you alone, determine how you see the world.  Nobody can tell you what is good or bad, right or wrong.  Believe it or not, those are choices that we make entirely on our own based on our own perspective on life.  So what do you choose?  How about slipping on a pair of rose colored glasses and viewing the world with a positive outlook?!  You might just love everything you see!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wise Words: Love, Live, Let Go

3 things matter

 

How many of us are guilty of not doing enough of these three things?  Sometimes it seems easier to hold on to feelings and ideas that really don’t belong to you, rather than just letting them go and moving on! Have you ever noticed once you do mentally move forward, the world opens up to you and gives you its next gift. So, get out there and love deeply, live gently, and gracefully move on from things, places, and people that are just not right for you!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wise Words: No Need for Doubt

doubt kills dreams

 

This mantra is one of our favorites! As hard as it seems, sometimes in life, the best thing you can do is trust yourself!  Doubt slowly creeps into our minds and causes us to second guess ourselves which leads to inaction.  If you want to try something, take the first step.  If it doesn’t work out, at least you tried! Trying and learning from our mistakes allows us to move on, which is freedom in itself. Failure can actually turn into success if you take the time to observe the challenges and avoid those mistakes the next time around.  When you give something a real try you can never actually fail because you will have been true to yourself and your desires!

 

We’re behind you all the way!

 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wise Words: Just Be

be silly

These just might be our favorite three sentiments! Be silly, be honest, be kind.  Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can make us happy!  When we make our lives too complicated, just having a great laugh, telling the truth, and smiling at others, can lead to a wonderful, stress-free existence. And when you you share these intentions with the world, the world returns the favor. So, go ahead and give it a try. We’re behind you all the way!

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wise Words: Quiet

quieter

 

Today’s world is often go, go, go!  We have so many thoughts in our heads and we are doing so many things at once, that it’s hard to stop and take a moment to breathe, relax, and listen to what is going on around and inside of us!  Interpreting life’s events and challenges take time, sometimes spent quiet & alone. Things like meditation and deep breathing can help to quiet and calm one’s mind.  Letting your mind wander also does wonders for forming an opinion! Finding ways to quiet your mind can lead to peace and serenity that comes from the inside and moves out, not only creating your own beautiful exterior, but being able to spread the calm to others!

 

How do you like to spend your quiet time?

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wise Words: Ignore Negativity

exercise eat ignore you

 

If you don’t value yourself than no one else will!  We often do things, such as exercise or watch our calories because the outside world tells us that “skinny is beautiful.” We work nonstop and feel guilty about taking vacations, why? Because we are trained to think that relaxation is a luxury, not something we innately deserve. But doing things because the outside world wants you to is never the way to a happy and healthy existence!  Everything you do should be done because you want to do it.  Eat great food and move your body because it feels great to take care of yourself!  Forget about what other people want you to do, how they want you to spend your time, or what they want you to look like and instead….start thinking about what you want for yourself! When you put yourself first, you make room for all the beautiful moments YOU were meant to have.

 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Wise Words: The Valuable Moments

value each moment

 

 

It can be hard to really live in the moment and seize each opportunity that comes your way!  Which is why it is important to constantly remind yourself to focus, get your attention out of the past or future, and bring it into the present.  When we are truly present, we have a greater chance of recognizing those valuable moments and making them count! Dr. Seuss always has a way of putting everything into perspective :)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Wise Words: Why Choose Regret?

big life change

Truer words were never spoken! Regret is scarier than any fear. To look back on life and wish you had done SOMETHING differently, when you had the power to do so, can be torture. The next time you are face to face with one of your biggest fears, remember that. No one wants regret hanging over their head.  Big life changes can be scary but they can also be exciting!  And those kinds of opportunities don’t happen everyday.  So seize the chance to make a change, face your fear, and let go of regret! As we always say, life is too short!

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wise Words: Doing The Right Thing

know what to do

 

We’ve all been there… You have an instinct about a situation, you end up going against your instinct, and when it’s all said and done you say to yourself, “I should have trusted my first instincts!”  You know what is best for you.  Your gut is always right.  All you have to do now is believe it.  Believe in yourself and move in the direction of what’s best for you. In the end, it will probably turn out that you’re doing the right thing!