April 17, 2015

Ms. Organized No More!

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Identify with that title? Ms. Organized :) Secretly proud? Of course you are and should be!

Coordinating the schedules, lives of those in your family and your own - super successfully - demands honour, respect!

BUT...you know it is time to change when you feel:

* Restricted in your choices. There seems to be only one "good" way to do things (which is always your way).

* You tend to "know" everything. For example you say frequently throughout the day, "I know", "I know"... And you are right, you do know, always before it actually does!

This can be very cool but its when your life becomes mundane and you feel stuck in a rut, so to say that its time to get a little perspective.

SO... What to do when your uber organization skills have painted you into a corner?

Give it up! LOL! Did you gasp? :)

Yes, it is time to lower your standards. Time to be open to be judged by others, expose yourself - make yourself vulnerable to scrutiny!

Ouch! "No way", you think. You have spent your whole life "getting it right" or at least working toward perfection. Now is the time, let it go!

HOW? Start by:

* Letting others around you express more of themselves. Give up leading the conversations, instead sit back, listen and watch the process of interactions and how people share with each other.

* Be a little less "in control" of everything. Go a little slower, show up as you are, trust that all will work out - because it usually does :)

* Receive! You are such a great giver of good, love, support. Accept little miracles that are around you every day! Keep your eyes open for all that the Universe is trying to give you. And then recognize it with gratitude.

Chances are no one is going to judge you for being yourself; however, they may just notice that you are a lighter dreamier version of yourself :) Enjoy!!

Share with me your experiences via email at kelly@embraceyourlife.ca or down below in the comments.

With love,
Kelly

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April 16, 2015

Feeling suffocated, rushed, uptight?

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This is the advice I received by my amazing and gifted chiropractor not too long ago. The advice has stuck - BREATHE!

Seems completely simple, I knew I have always been a shallow breather, fast thinker but until he put his hands on my ribs and asked me to expand my ribs outward I wasn't aware of how that really felt. Immediately, I was aware of my expanding lungs, my expanding ribcage, all the space I wasn't accessing!

Stress sneaks up on us with harmful results if not well managed. So many of us are not even aware of how we cope with stress.

Do this right now - put your hands high on your body and feel your ribs as you breathe in and out. Do they expand outwards? See if you can slow your breathing down and feel your belly move forward while you breathe. Practice this regularly.

I have been deep breathing now for weeks. I breathe deeply during times of stress, times when I am exercising and even when I am just sitting calmly and the result - a greater sense of clarity.

I would love to hear from you! Try this practice and post your comments below.

Embrace your life one breath at a time!

With Love!
Kelly

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November 15, 2011

The Art of Living..



"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play: his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both."

~ Francois Auguste Rene Chateaubriand

Enjoy! Embrace your life!

With love, Kelly

November 5, 2011

Be Radiant! Trust Feeling Good


When you follow your heart, you trust your deeper intuitive self. You show love to yourself and to others. The physical reaction when following your heart is like a glowing white light beaming in all directions from you but concentrated from your chest—your heart.

Time disappears and all is radiant. You feel peace and joy. Our egos usually talk us out of something because of fear of the unknown, but our hearts always lead us to what we truly desire. When you follow your heart and receive its desires, you will feel good—really good! Therefore, trust what feels good in your heart and use this feeling as guidance; this “feeling good” is aligned with our hearts and our life purpose.

Embrace your Life! Enjoy!
With Love Kelly

*excerpt taken from the upcoming book "Follow Your Heart to Discover Your Life Purpose" to be released soon! Want more info? Submit your email in the box on the right.. and we'll talk soon. Enjoy!

October 30, 2011

Rest & Recognize Your Achievement



“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.” - Nelson Mandela

Embrace your life, enjoy!
Love Kelly

October 26, 2011

Look with the Eyes of a Child


“Beauty is all around us, from the smallest things to the biggest.
All we need to do is look with the eyes of a child.”
~ Author Unknown


When facing a dull dreary day, don't accept the grey instead look closer. Approach each moment with a sense of wonder and possibility and your world will shift and open up. Look with the eyes of a child, play, be mischievious, make believe, laugh!
Enjoy! Embrace your life!
Love Kelly

October 24, 2011

Trust that life is perfectly unfolding...



“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Lao Tzu

Embrace your life! Enjoy!
Love Kelly

October 16, 2011


Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind.
To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all.
—Buddha

October 11, 2011

Be Content!


“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

~ Lao Tzu


Enjoy and Embrace Your Life!

With love, Kelly

October 3, 2011

Do you do this?

What is preventing you from following what is in your heart? Do you long to draw, paint or collage? Do you wish you could change careers or pursue an exciting hobby? Maybe you dream of lush gardens or exotic cooking or interior design!

What happens to your body when you think and imagine yourself doing what your heart wants? Doesn't it feel good?! Likely it does! So, what is stopping you from taking action?

You don't need a studio to be a potter or a sculptor. You don't need to quit your job to be a writer, photographer or a dancer. You don't need to leave your relationship to own your own business or will be considered a terrible parent to join a passionate cause.

September 27, 2011

Date Yourself!

Date yourself ~ this may sound outrageous to you! But that is exactly what we will be asking you to do in the Creative Cluster – to take yourself on regular weekly dates.

Each week one of the tasks assigned is for you to take yourself out on the town and explore your world. The possibilities are endless! Go for a walk, browse the shops, visit an art gallery or a concert, take a belly dancing class or simply go out for a lavish meal – the catch is: you go alone.

So often we bend and compromise what we want to please others or simply for time restraints that we choose the best option for all ~ never really getting what we want… so for the next 10 weeks starting on October 6 – the homework is to date yourself! You have permission to explore what that is you really want! Exciting!!

September 20, 2011

Do you have a zest for life? What's missing?

Do you remember a time when your life was zesty? Would you be described as enthusiastic, passionate?  

As women, it is so easy to fall into the rut of neglecting our bodies, our minds, our spirits. We say things like "I don't care" or "I don't have enough time" or "I wish!"

Reclaim your space, your voice! Shift from not caring to caring and take the time to engage yourself in a conversation ~ What do you want for yourself? How do you want your life to be? What action can you take to get you there?

Turn your wishes into plans!

I am facilitating a 10 week Self Discovery workshop based on the book the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. This book transformed my life when I first read it in 2006 and many of the participants from our recent workshop are transforming as we speak!

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” ~ Bo Bennett

Please feel free to contact me to learn more or to register directly by calling Christine at Shop and Talk at the Hair Port in Leamington 519-326-2952~ the Creative Cluster starts on October 6!

Enjoy and Embrace Your Life!

Kelly

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August 7, 2011

How do you talk to yourself?

You are the only person in the entire world who has the unique combination of experiences that creates your individual perspective. No one else is exactly like you.

• Do you believe that you are special?
• How do you treat yourself? Do you generally speak kindly and compassionately to yourself?
• Do you celebrate alone, filling yourself up with joy regularly?
• What do you do for yourself to reward and appreciate your success?
• If you wanted to do something nice for your loved one, what would you do? You deserve the same treatment. What can you do for yourself today?

Affirmation: I deserve to receive the goodness in life.

July 23, 2011

Experience Perfection


Get to know who you are and what you want!  "Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else's life." ~ Kobi Yamada 

Perfect moments are when you are truly present in the moment, when nothing is missing and nothing could be added to make the moment better. You feel bliss. It is selfless; you don’t need to do or be anything different. You feel slightly removed, non-attached, you just witness it.


The purposes of this following exercise is to really identify those times when you are the most happy and blissful and to be aware of how your body feels when you are happy! Try this activity:


• Can you think of a perfect moment? A moment when time stopped and all was blissful? Write it down and then close your eyes again and remember the way your body felt when you were in this moment.


• When you have at least 5 happy and peaceful moments – open your eyes. And look over your list. When reviewing your list, see if there is any relationship between them.

July 5, 2011

Excerpt from my upcoming book about discovering your life purpose...

I was learning how to nurture and trust myself. I began receiving messages that inspired and encouraged me exactly when I needed them. I was drawn to new places, people, even food.

On one occasion, when I was out for a walk with my puppy Chloe in a nearby forested area, we walked along a trail through the woods on a mild winter day. It was one of those gorgeous days when the sky was a crisp clear blue and the yellow rays beamed brightly off the snow making everything seem shimmery like diamonds. Quietly we crunched through the snow and slowly made our way down a hill. We stopped at the bottom and stood there listening to the icicles melting, dripping into a small river that flowed below us.

The next moment changed my life forever.