Find your inner extraordinary.
Happy spring! It’s a great day for those of us that love summer. Spring feels so fresh and pretty and like a promise of joy. Here in Charleston we really don’t get a winter but we do have what feels like a really really long fall. I am still trying to figure out the climate here and I am not quite sure at what point in my life I became so obsessed with weather. 😆 There is water everywhere and sunshine usually, which I love and it’s so darn peaceful which I also love but the strangest thing happens when you are used to city life and going a million miles an hour all the time and you’re hot and you’re cold and you’re always rushing and then you arrive at a place which literally feels like „u pana Boga za piecem”. That is a Polish saying which means “behind God’s stove” and it’s a metaphor to mean, safe, warm, and pretty perfect I suppose. But anyway this strange thing has happened to me because I find it challenging to function at this pace, like I’m antsy for the busyness or missing home. I don’t know. It is strange. But then I look around and I can’t believe this is my life, I mean I dreamed it up and just like that I am here. Life is such a miracle, when we slow down long enough it becomes easier to see it. #lifeisamiracle #wedownsized #wemovedacrossthecountry #fromchicagotocharleston #itsspring #happyspring #firstdayofspring #charleston #visionboard #scenicviews #waterviews #upanabogazapiecem #slowdown
One person views the world as a scary place that is filled with disasters and suffering and scarcity. Another views this same wold as beautiful, full adventure, and opportunity. Which one is correct? Both are. Your world becomes exactly what you expect it to be. If you look for reasons why the world is in danger you will find them. If you look for reasons why the world is flourishing you will find them. The truth is, you decide what type of world you want to live in. #yourperceptionisyourreality #createyourreality #positivitychallenge #positivitywins #goodnewsfeed
See the beauty in change. A few days ago I noticed how all of these flowering bushes around our place started to lose their petals and they create this beautiful pink ground cover all around them. It looks even more colorful and beautiful than the actual flower on the bush. It got me to thinking about the beauty in change. Most of my life I spent avoiding change at all costs. I panicked every time they changed my schedule in high school. I enjoyed the familiar very much. I found security in knowing what comes next. But there is a huge contradiction there and the reason why so many people are unhappy. It is because most people are resistant to change and yet change is completely inevitable. Your body changes. There is nothing you can do about that. The body and face you had 20 years ago is not the one you have now. You didn’t do anything, and yet the changes unfold. The seasons also change no matter what. Everything is in a constant state of change but more importantly in a state of expansion and growth. The point is that you are always changing and you will never be done. And you’ll never have it all done. When I first started my business I said I can’t wait until I grow it to a particular size and then I will be done. And then I learned, there is no done. I am always expanding and so are my goals because it’s a universal law. When you begin to embrace change it becomes easier to flow in the ease of things. The good ideas that come to you are easier to identify and implement. You find yourself unfolding naturallly towards a life that you love. You lose resistance. And it’s the resistance that holds us back from our dreams. Last year we packed up our entire lives and moved across the country, because we wanted to live in a place we were dreaming about. Ocean, trees, serenity. It was a big change. It was hard for me and yet it was so natural and fulfilling. If you want more money you must embrace change. If you want more love, more happiness, more of anything, seek change. When you stop resisting change things will improve. . . #embracechange #changeisgood #lessresistance #morehappy #happyday #happylife #floweringbushes
You don’t change your world with your thoughts, you change it with your actions. You have fears, I know you do because I do too. The fear of the unknown. The fear of looking stupid. The fear of being judged. Maybe the biggest one is the fear of being seen, or is it actually a fear of being misunderstood? That’s the one that holds us back the most. It’s the fear that people will not see us for who we really are but they will judge us and accuse us as something we are not. But YOU know who you are, God knows who you are, isn’t that enough? Be brave enough to go after the things you think about because you will never stop thinking about them until you start taking some action. Be willing to do it wrong before you get it right. You will get better and you will find satisfaction in your growth. The worst thing you can do it nothing at all.
If someone gives you a gift certificate to a spa or a restaurant, get out your phone and book that reservation right away. . I can not tell you how many times I received one and put it away somewhere only to lose it or forget about it. . So when I got this gift for my birthday on Monday, I didn’t put it off and I’ve already redeemed it today. 💆🏼♀️ . Let’s get into the habit of just living completely in the now. . Don’t save the nice plates, the nice towels, and the crystal for a special occasion. Use it now. Now is all you have and you are the special occasion. ✨ . Put on the lipstick and wear your good outfit even if you’re working from home. Imagine if you started showing up for yourself the same way you show up for someone you’re trying to impress. . Thank you to my mom @kate_kowalczyk for the spa day and for teaching me these valuable lessons. 💞 . #spaday #youreworthit #showup #livenow #present #stayinthenow #loveyourlife #livetolove #relaxation #recharge #facial #birthdaygift #momsarethebest #specialoccasions #treatyourself
Stop believing the lies that you have to choose. You can be a good mom and do fulfilling work. You can have a hot marriage and also take good care of yourself and have meaningful friendships. You can eat right and exercise and have a clean house. You can have money and lots of free time. You can have it ALL. Identify time suckers in your life and begin to slowly eliminate them. Give yourself time for rest. Rest your body and your brain at least a couple times through out the day. This doesn’t mean scrolling your phone, your brain is not resting. It means just sit with yourself in quiet for 5 - 10 minutes a couple times a day, and at least once a day. Think about or write down about what a perfect day looks like, a perfect week, month, year. Identify what that looks like. Start day dreaming about it, thinking about, become obsessed with it. Pretty soon you will notice clues about how to have it. Expect that you will find proof that it’s all happening for you. Most importantly stop believing the lies that you have to choose. That you have to sacrifice one desire for another. The truth is you can have it all. . . #startdreaming #imagine #theperfectday
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