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Live Freely TV Episode #2 – Living an Imperfect Life

Live Freely TV Episode 2 from Shannon Kinney on Vimeo.

I was having one of those kind of days.

You know the one…where everything feels like it’s going wrong.

Watch Episode #2 of Live Freely TV as I talk about finding the courage to live an imperfect life.




Wishing you an imperfectly, beautiful day!


grab your coffee or tea and let’s chat about living freely!


(Below I’m announcing my new video series: Live Freely TV!)

I’m sitting on my back glass porch (my favorite room in the house). The woods and grey sky surrounds me. I have my coffee and two boys by my side. One boy is doing a puzzle in between complaining that we never have anything he wants to eat. The other boy is connecting-the-dots in his workbook – still in his jammies and with what he calls, “wake up hair”. (The other youngest boy is still sleeping after being wide away for two hours in the middle of the night – just talking and laughing to himself.)

I had my morning walk around the lake. It’s something I look so forward to now – my favorite way to get grounded for a day with the kids.

I’m feeling good.

But the last few days…
Well, that’s another story.

I had been feeling…stuck. Frustrated, tired, angry, confused…and just plain stuck.

I felt like a car with a flat tire. All these great places I want to go, but can’t seem to get there. (Hence, all my recent posts about patience!)

That happens, as I know you know.
Same days we feel great.
Some days we don’t.
Some times we feel like “we got this”.
Other times we don’t want to get out of bed.

That’s the nature of life, I guess.

And I think it helps when we stop labeling our experience as “good” or “bad” or “right” or “wrong”.

It just IS.

This is my life.
This is your life.

It is what it is.

Accept it.
Change it.
Embrace it.
Celebrate it.

And remember…some days flow and some days you just feel stuck.

Reflect on your own life today, with kindness. Let go of labeling each moment and instead – without judgment – simply observe what you are feeling and gently remind yourself to get back to this moment.

No matter where you are in your life, _this_ moment is right where you need to be.







Today, I’m announcing my new video series:


Live Freely TV Episode 1: Embracing Patience from Shannon Kinney on Vimeo.

I’m creating these video podcasts to inspire us to awaken to the new possibilities in our unlimited lives. I want to bring you together with other free spirits from around the world as we share what it means to live a life full of purpose, peace, contentment and joy.

So grab your cup of coffee or tea, and let’s chat about living freely!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW Live Freely TV Episode #1

Embracing Patience

Follow my Live Freely TV channel to watch future episodes – click HERE.

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Have you heard of it? It’s pretty new to me. And I’m excited to give it a try. Basically, you can sign-up for a free account, and follow people (like Twitter), so that you can watch LIVE videos they record from their phone. It’s so cool!

I want to give it a try. SO…go to Periscope, sign-up and let’s follow each other!!

Then, I’ll announce in a week or so when I’ll be recording my first LIVE video.  We can connect LIVE together!! (If you miss the LIVE broadcast, the video is available 24 hours after it first aired.)

Find me on Periscope @aFreeSpiritLife.

Email me and let me know your @name and I’ll follow you, too!

sometimes you need to freak out

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Patience is waiting.  Not passively waiting.  That is laziness.  But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.

~ unknown

In my last post I shared some inspiration on staying present when you want to freak out.

Today, I want to remind you of this:


The freak out moment is there to teach you.
Let it out. And listen to it.

Your freak out moment may come in the form of worrisome thoughts that keeps you up at night. Your freak out moment may be a migraine or a deep feeling of sadness or complete irritability at everything and everyone. Your freak out moment may be a lot of kicking and screaming. Your freak out moment could be obsessing over past regrets rather than moving on. Or maybe your freak out moment looks like inaction – where you feel like you just don’t care anymore.


Find some stillness.
Sit quietly.
Close your eyes.

Take a deep breath in and let it all out.

Notice how your body feels. Where do you feel some tension? What feelings come up from your heart? What is your mind saying?

Take another deep breath in and out. RELAX. It’s all going to be ok.


Because that freak out moment is your spirit telling you things are a little out of whack. (By the way, it happens to us all.) There is something that needs your attention. Don’t ignore it. Pay attention to it. Become an observer of your thoughts. Check-in with your body. Let those feelings out.

And once you make the connection to why you are freaking out and what you sense and feel needs to be done about it…then, my love, ease into the patience, because now that you know, – that you are deeply listening and paying attention – then you will soon know exactly what you need to do next.

In your own time.

With tenderness.
With kindness.
With love.



Slow down:

Do you rush through your day? Patience comes when you practice slowing down your pace. Savor the moment rather than rush through it. See how it feels to walk slower, breath slower, eat slower, and move slower.


Kids know how to play. We forget what playing feels like when we become adults. When’s the last time you did something that had no other purpose except – for fun? Be silly. Have a dance party. Mess around with paint or jump in the rain puddles. Kick a ball around, blow bubbles or swing. Being playful helps you be less serious and allows you to practice the patience that is needed when you aren’t producing something, being “productive” or checking something off the never-ending list.


Humor helps you relax. Laughing lightens your spirit. It brings you in touch with joy, and when you are feeling joyful, you feel more alive and free. There is a letting go and acceptance that comes with laughter, and that’s what being patient is all about.

Stay Open:

Life twists and turns. It’s ever changing and we never know what’s really going to happen day-to-day. Keep an open mind and heart so that you can be flexible with those changes. Going with the flow helps you soften when changes outside of your control happen. Ahhh…staying open to change invites patience to take hold.

Connect to your Breath:

Feeling constricted? Stressed? Overwhelmed with your present situation? STOP.
Take in your deepest breath. Then slowly, release. Let your breath out, along with any tension you feel. Nothing is more present than your own breath. Connect to your breath and feel a deep sense of presence and patience settle over you.

Get Moving:

Walk. Run. Swim. Paint. Exercise. Find some form of movement that you enjoy – and try to do it every day. Nothing helps release those stressful – I want it now – feelings than movement. Give that impatient energy a place to go and get moving.

Be Still:

We are always on the go. And before long this leaves us feeling out of touch and disconnected to what truly matters most. Give yourself a moment of stillness. (How about in the morning before your day gets going, or in the evening right before bed?) Sit quietly so you can get in touch with your true feelings. Like I mentioned above, this will help you step out of your head and into your heart so that you can discover the source of your freak out feelings. Stillness allows you to tap into the inner peace (and patience) that is always there.


Writing in a journal gives those reoccurring thoughts a safe place to go. It gets them out of your head. It also helps you organize your thoughts – so that you can feel more at ease with a plan or outline that may form from writing it out. And that creates space for clarity. When you are feeling lost or confused or frustrated about your life in this moment, get those honest feelings out on paper. You’ll be amazed at the power journaling can have – and a journal is the most patient of all friends!










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staying patient when you feel like freaking out

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All I can say is WOW. The response to my last post about easing in to being patient lets me know that I’m not alone in this.

Waiting is hard.

Especially in this instant gratification culture we live in.
We are inundated with quick fixes and promises of tried and true methods that will change our lives in 7 days or less!

We see famous women who have their “before baby bellies” back in a week after having their newborns. We see “perfect” lives displayed all over Facebook. We believe that our neighbors and our friends and the people we meet throughout the day have it all figured out.

Wanting it all RIGHT NOW starts the moment we have self-awareness as babies. Geez…do I know this living with 3 boys under the age of 8. Can anyone tell me why they give children suckers when they get their haircuts? I hope I never have to witness the kind of fit my toddler had the other day when he wanted a second sucker.

But I know I will experience another one. Because he’s just like me. We want MORE and we want it right now.

When will enough become…enough?

When will our lives – as they are – get our own stamp of approval?
When will we feel grateful for what we already do have?
When will we fully accept how our lives are right now, so that we can stop sucking the joy out of the present moment?

When will we recognize life for the gift that it really is?

Does being patient mean you have to give up on your dreams?

Does being patient mean you can’t change your life or don’t need to plan for the future?
Hell no.

Does being patient mean that you have to suck it up and suffer?
What good would that do?

Being patient is about letting go of the unnecessary pain so that we can live a more vibrant, fulfilling life.

So reflect on what IS working in your life right now.
Notice where you can grip less and where you can relax.
Are you pushing too hard?
Are you doing too much?
Do you have enough S P A C E in your life?
Do YOU believe in yourself and in your dreams?

Become more aware of where your lack of patience may be causing continuous feelings of stress, anxiety, frustration, overwhelm, depression or fear.

Breathing, smiling, softening and RELAXING into patience adds a feeling of peace within you. It’s a calm feeling that you can tap into – especially when you feel on the verge of freaking out.

TRUST that your life is unfolding in its own time.
Stop pushing and forcing and rushing the process.

Be gentle as you embrace the importance of being patient with yourself and with your life. And be kind to yourself when you do freak out – it happens to us all!

Enjoy taking some time this week to simply observe where being patient may be just the answer you’ve been looking for.

Because your life as you know it, beautiful free spirit, is your greatest teacher…


letting life unfold & learning to relax


Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.

~ Chinese Proverb

It’s been 17 days since I checked Facebook, and I haven’t missed it at all.  Well, I’ve missed staying connected to my Inside Out & Mothering with heART communities – that is for sure, but the act of reaching for my phone to check it throughout the day – that I don’t miss.

I recognize how Facebook adds noise to my life.  Before I know it I can easily get caught up in a flurry of distraction as I’m commenting on my friend’s posts, or getting worked up about an article on GMO’s, or wasting time reading about the top 10 tips for getting my body into swimsuit shape.  Ugh.

Sometimes I feel like logging into Facebook is like stepping into the restless minds of everyone we meet throughout the day.  So much noise. Will I get back on Facebook?  Sure.  It’s how I stay connected to so many dear friends from around the world.  I love that we can all communicate in that way.  It’s just nice to take a step back and become more mindful of how things, even ones we enjoy, can add clutter to our lives.

I have so enjoyed this month of unplugging.  I’ve spent a lot of time at the pool with the boys.  This is the first year that my oldest is picking up the whole swimming thing.  What a joy to watch his joy as he discovers how much fun it is to swim.

At the pool I’ve noticed some parents pushing their kids, almost forcing them, to learn how to swim. These are young kids, too.  Now I’m all for gently guided our children past their comfort zone.  What I’m talking about in particular is yelling – lots of yelling and demanding and even threatening. I heard one mom yell at her son who wasn’t listening to his swim teacher, “If you don’t do what she asks you I will make you do bobs and back floats for 30 minutes in the bathtub tonight!”

Watching my own kids pick up swimming, I am reminded that kids, like pretty much everything else in life, unfold in their own time.  We can’t force them to swim, just as we can’t force our present situation to be anything other than it is.  Pushing, yelling, demanding…doesn’t make them learn to swim any faster, nor does it make life go our way.

We try to control things.  We try to control others.  We are scared when life isn’t going according to plan.

Sometimes I watch how these parents push their kids and I wonder, should I be doing that too? I feel an inner tension creep up as I question, am I not pushing my kids hard enough?  But then…that day comes, when they just get it.  Yes, exposing them to the water has helped.  Signing them up for swim lessons has helped.  Gently guiding them through their fears has helped.  And practicing patience has helped, too.

So often we think we can grasp life – take hold of it – and force it to be a certain way.  But the more I walk down a spiritual path the more I learn that it’s when I let go and relax that life presents itself in a new way.  That when I let things unfold in their own timing, (like when I back off and let my kids be who they are), the shift takes place.

And you know what all that grasping and forcing does?  It sucks the joy out of the present moment! These parents that I see yelling at their kids – I don’t see them having any fun!

As I continue to slow down and savor the precious, simple moments, I have a newfound patience with myself (and my kids), which in turns adds a deeper sense of relaxation to my life.

Rather than jumping into the next project (or hopping onto Facebook) to keep myself busy (or fill up space) when I’m feeling like I should be doing something else, I’m sitting with the restless feelings.  I’m observing them.  And it’s in that space of observation that I see the beauty and the lessons that come from being more present and in the moment.  And the beauty that comes from letting things…unfold.

Slowing down feels really good.

As hard as it can be sometimes.

Watching my kids unfold in their own time feels amazing.

Even when I wonder if I’m doing enough.

Everything has its own timing.

We can’t force the kids to learn when they aren’t ready.  We can’t make life change before doing the work.

What we can do is be kind – to others and ourselves.  We can relax and lighten up.  We can step into the flow of the present moment by slowing down, eliminating distractions and simplifying our days.  We can stop filling up the space when we feel restless, and instead, just observe our feelings without reacting.  We can feel the ease that happens when we let go of the tension, embrace patience and learn to relax.

So let go.
Breathe, smile and soften.
And let your life (and others) unfold…







Your Personal Reflection:

Become an observer of yourself today.  What’s causing tension in your life?  Are you resisting the present moment or trying to force something to be other than it already is?  Can you practice patience and see what it feels like to relax?

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savoring slow as an act of self-care


Slow down and enjoy life.  It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

~ Eddie Cantor

I love the long days, warm sun and fresh air that summer brings.  The invitation to play, relax and have fun is in the air, but in a world that is in constant forward motion, it’s hard sometimes to not get overwhelmed by the rushed pace of life.

So instead, I choose to slow down.  That truly is the gift of summer.

Slowing down is the best gift you can give yourself when we are feeling overwhelmed.
Heck, it’s a great gift to enjoy every day of your life!

Slowing down reminds you about the importance of recharging, taking breaks, relaxing and lightening up.  It allows you to listen, to really listen to the messages in your heart.  A slower pace creates space and in that space you can reflect on what’s working in your life, what isn’t and make slow, mindful changes along the way.

I’m noticing that when I slow down, I start to see my life differently.  The things that I seem to think are urgent and stressful, well, they just don’t seem as bad when I’m savoring a slower pace.  The need to check off the “to do” list becomes less important and self-care, rest and honoring my energy get my attention.

Slowing down helps me stay connected to an inner peace that helps me better deal with the ups and downs in the day – like when the kids are having melt-downs, or when the kitchen sink is piled up with dirty dishes (again!), or when I’m starting to well up with frustration when I can’t seem to find time to write a blog post except late after the kids have gone to bed.

Slowing down helps me remember…it’s all going to be ok.

Today I’m sharing with you that I’m being more intentional about slowing down for the rest of summer and ways I plan on savoring it.


Here’s what savoring slow looks like to me this summer:
1)  Unplugging

For the month of July I’ve decided to take a break from Facebook and any other Internet surfing that can easily cause distraction.  I’m feeling a deep desire to stay focused on things high on my priority list right now (like writing my new e-course) so taking a break from other time-stealers is a must.

2)  Limiting Photo Taking

Do I really need 5,000 photos of my kids at the park?  I’m giving my iPhone camera a much needed break.  Less photos mean less clutter added to my computer.

3) Tackling Lingering Projects

So you know those photos I mentioned?  My iPhoto is about to explode and I still don’t have my beloved 7-years worth of baby photos printed. I’m going to use some of my free time printing, deleting and savoring my favorite baby photos because it’s been on my mind way too long.  No expectations – just a fun project that I will work on…slowly.

4) Relaxing

When you get in the habit of always doing, it’s hard to not feel like you should be doing something at every moment.  When I feel that restlessness come over me and my mind thinks, I should be doing something, I’m reminding myself to relax.  Savoring slow helps me reconnect to my breath and feel more relaxed.


5)  Being silly; Having fun

My kids are silly.  They put underwear on their heads.  They run around and dance naked.  They stuff food in their face.  They belly laugh and pillow fight and wrestle.  I can be silly, but I think I can definitely benefit from being silly more often.  Afternoon dance parties are one of our favorite ways to reconnect after rest time and if you’ve ever danced with 3 boys under the age of 8 you can be silly real quick.  When I’m in a rushed place, I can easily miss out on these moments.  Savoring slow helps me stay more present and connected to what really matters!

6) Eating Slowly and Sitting Down

I make most of our meals from scratch and that’s a lot of work. Sometimes I make the kid’s breakfast and then continue prepping our meals for the rest of the day.  I enjoy my mornings a little more when I make time to sit down and eat breakfast together, or enjoy a quiet cup of hot coffee by myself – depending on what I need most. Sometimes we make meals together.  Sometimes it takes longer when the kids are involved, but when you are savoring slow, you find these moments usually turn out pretty special (and become the ones you remember most).

7) Protecting Downtime

I’m planning a lot less and keeping our days more open for spontaneity, art, journaling and just plain old downtime.  We have our “out breath” activities of the day, but savoring slow and soaking up summer for me is about making sure we all get adequate downtime.


8) Honoring a Morning & Evening Ritual

Taking a morning walk, drinking lemon water, journaling and setting an intention for a day of going slow is my focus this month.  This means going to sleep a little earlier and preparing for a peaceful sleep by sitting quietly before bed.

9)  Letting Go

Some days I feel like sleeping in.  Some days I just don’t have the energy to make meals from scratch.  Some days I want to pack up a fast picnic, I don’t want the kids involved and I’d rather get the food ready instead of sitting down for breakfast.  The point is…letting go of rigid rules, “must do’s” or “should’s” is the true gift of slowing down. This goes back to “Relax and Breathe”.  Being kind to yourself and honoring your energy and the mood of the house goes a long way.

Savoring Slow Summer ReadingMy friend Shawn, creator of The Abundant Mama Project, is celebrating the launch of her book, The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savoring Slow, now released in paperback.

Her book is beautiful and offers such lovely inspiration on how to intentionally seek out slower moments in your every day.

Shawn gathered some of her favorite bloggers for her Savoring a Slow Day book tour, and I’m happy to be a part of it!  You can visit the other wonderful blogger’s posts HERE.

If you want to stay connected over the summer, feel free to email me or visit me on Instagram.  I’ll see you back on Facebook in August!  (And you can still sign up for Laugh Play Love!)

Wishing you a beautiful season of slow…


registration for Laugh Play Love now open!

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And not to worry – the course will be up for the next 3 months, so you will have PLENTY of time to dive in at your own pace.

So what are you waiting for?

Enroll for Laugh Play Love by visiting HERE.


when it rains it floods (& new e-course!)

the sun comes back

The sun does eventually come out again and once the clouds part the landscape is more vibrant and alive.

~ Shannon Kinney-Düh

You know the saying, when it rains it pours?  Well in my case the past few weeks, when it rains it floods.

The Sunday before last, we woke up to a flooded basement.  On the positive side, there were only a few inches of water and all that got ruined was the carpet. Part of our basement is the laundry room and storage and the majority of the space is refinished – it’s where the kids play, where we watch movies and where my husband’s office is.  It’s one of the only areas in this house that we (my husband did all the work) fully fixed up (in the three years we’ve lived here).

The other positive is that since we’ve been on a “reduce clutter, create space” kick over the last several years, we don’t have any boxes in our storage room, the storage we do have is in plastic bins and everything is off the floor.  Other than some blankets that were waiting to be washed, nothing else had to be pulled out of the water.

The carpet excavation company came that same day, ripped out the carpets, left us with fans and handled other precautions throughout the week.  Everything has dried up nicely; the basement foundation is in great shape and no mold.  Even the custom cabinets can stay. Woo hoo.


Playing in the basement before “the flood”.

All in all we lucked out.  Or we were somewhat prepared.  And I think that’s what I learned from this experience.  The importance of preparation – clearing out the stuff you no longer need or like having a good insurance plan.  The importance of not being attached to stuff – it’s all just stuff and in the end – it’s there for a short bit and then it goes away.  The importance of having an emergency fund – because there’s still a deductible that you have to pay when things happen – and things always happen. And the importance of having a sense of humor – because sometimes if you can’t laugh about it you might as well go insane.

Some of the other things that happened during the flood:  our riding mower died (had to put more money towards a new one), my husband found out some health warnings (in addition to some we found out a few months ago) and a family friend and former co-worker passed away.  A lot at once.

Did I feel defeated?


Did I cry?

A time or two.

Did I drop the kids off at my mom’s one morning just so I could pick up my favorite food and go sit in a dark theater watching a movie (I LOVE going to movies alone, by the way)?

Oh, yes I did and it was awesome.

Have I felt unsettled?

Yep.  All the toys that usually have a place in the basement have been all over the house – Legos on the dining room table, library books on the back porch, train set thrown across the living room floor.  My husband had to move his computer to my art room table.  Feeling a bit…cramped.

Do I crave order?


Am I feeling completely grateful that I have another day on this earth?


I have gone through a wave of emotions.  And if I let my mind run crazy with “what if’s” and “how are we going to” and “why me” and “will we ever get ahead” thoughts – then I probably would let the feelings of overwhelm completely consume me.

But I can’t.

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Because here’s what I’ve learned about life so far:
* Everything changes.  The good times, the bad times – they come and go.
* Going with the flow and staying flexible in the midst of changes just feels better.
* Letting go of the past, being in the present moment, while preparing for the future makes the ride more enjoyable.
* Asking for help, finding support and receiving that love is just as powerful as giving.
* Laughter helps.
* Dancing helps.
* Relaxing, breathing and lightening up all help.
* Sitting alone in a dark theater watching a great movie totally helps.
* And focusing on the gratitude reminds you that even in the midst of the chaos, the storm, the floods…you have your breath, you have much to be grateful for AND there really is beauty once the storm clears.
There’s always an opportunity alongside the challenge – even if it’s hard to see it at the time.  The storm will clear again.

When you are moving through the flood, don’t give up.  Your life is too precious and your gifts are needed in the world.

We need you.

So get some rest when you need to.  Drink more water.  Eat well and nourish your soul.  Ask for help and FULLY RECEIVE the goodness that others are so open and willing to give you.

LAUGH more.
PLAY more.
And LOVE your life along the way…

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This summer, I’m going on a journey to awaken creativity…and I want you to join me.

I’ve created a new course and I’m excited to announce it to you – my Free Spirit Life family. (By the way, you can take this course even if it’s not summer in your part of the world!)


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I’ve been busy…filling this course with rich content to help you connect with your inner heart and explore seven vital areas of your life at your own pace. There’s no timeline, no pressure. Just great lessons you can savor and enjoy over and over.

There’s something special here for both beginners and graduates of Inside Out. You’ll find the balance and connection you need to create a life where you can freely laugh, play and love.

Please click HERE to learn more about Laugh Play Love.
I hope you’ll join me. Let’s fill this summer with joy!

when you feel like you don’t belong


You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

~ Maya Angelou

I went to a party recently and old feelings of not being “part of the group” came up.

Do you ever feel that way?

Have you ever been in a group but feel like you don’t really belong?  Or that you are on the outside looking in? Or that you just don’t fit in?

Those are the feelings that came up after trying to talk with someone at the party who puts off this vibe that she doesn’t want to talk to me.  This wasn’t the first time I’ve tried talking with her and I leave the conversation feeling the same way every time.

My old self may have obsessed about this experience with thoughts like, What is wrong with me?  Why doesn’t she like me?

It felt quite liberating that when those old feelings did indeed come up, I was able to laugh (not instantly, but soon after) and remind myself, Shan, not everyone needs to like you.  And just because she doesn’t want to talk to you doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with you.

I was happy to see that rather than obsessing about it for days and wondering What can I do to make her like me?, I was able to realize that it’s not me, it’s her thing.  I was able to let those negative thoughts go and stay grounded and kind towards myself (and her).  Instead of letting my mind call her names or talk badly about myself, I simply became aware of the emotional trigger.  Old feelings of “not being good enough” crept in, and yet, I let those feelings come – and here’s the big thing – I let those feelings go.

So often we experience highs and lows in our day.  We meet a variety of people.  Some we click with and some we don’t.  And it’s so easy to focus on the lows or the difficult people.  The highs feel good.  When you are feeling great and you are in your comfort zone or surrounded by your peeps – ah – easy.  But when you are feeling insecure or find yourself in a new experience – ugh – it can be tough sometimes.

It sucks when you feel like you don’t “fit in”.

It hurts when it feels like others are deliberately excluding you.

Making assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling doesn’t help the situation. It’s good to speak up when you need to, especially when you want clarification or find yourself in a situation where someone isn’t treating you kindly.

When we worry about stuff that happens and can’t LET IT GO…that takes up mental and emotional space (and often times physical – look around your house – what stuff are you still holding onto?). The space in our minds or in our hearts (or in our homes) gets filled up with negative thinking and old habits (or junk) that ultimately creates blocks (and dust).  It becomes quite draining.

Those mental and emotional blocks depletes our vital energy.

Stop worrying about what others think of you.  You won’t always feel like you belong.  And that’s ok. You will find your tribe.  In the meantime, don’t change yourself to “fit in” but rather, be yourself.  And be kind to yourself along the way.

Let it go.

Let it go.

Let it go.

Becoming yourself is part of the journey.  Embrace who you are.  Who you really are.  You are complete and whole and imperfect and that’s what makes you…YOU.

Your Personal Reflection:

Are you wasting your time and energy obsessing about the past?  Or worrying about what others think of you?  What negative thoughts or old habits are depleting your vital energy?  Take a moment to observe something in your life that you are ready to let go of.  Take a deep breath.  Exhale.  Close your eyes.  Smile softly.

And remember, you are enough.  
It’s time to let your inner beauty out into the world.


your life is an adventure


We never quite know where our life path will take us next.
Get your helmet on and as best you can…enjoy the ride.
Your Personal Reflection:

Adventures can be exhilarating, but the unknown of what’s to come can be really scary.  What part of the adventure are you on today?  Are you feeling excited about the new things emerging in your life?  Or are you scared as hell?  A little of both?

What can you do – in this moment – to prepare for the adventure you’re on and to face the fear of not knowing how it will unfold?