Living Your Best Life – Part 3

If you are waiting for your ideal life to materialize, it’s time that you realize your life is waiting for you!

Here’s where change happens! This week we are going to take the first step to living life on your terms.

What are you hoping to take from the “Living Your Best Life” series? My best life starts with you…I love blogging, I love putting together the videos. My passion is helping you discover yours. My reward is sharing in your journey so please keep in touch. I would love to hear from you 🙂

Embrace your awesomeness!!

Staying Positive in a Badass World

I’m not always positive. There are times where I feel like my world is falling apart, times where I feel lost and alone. I get depressed.  And there are times when it takes every ounce of strength inside of me not to frickin’ loose it! But for the most part, I do try to live positively.

This is a practice that takes discipline, hard work, and patience.  So here it is, my no-fail positivity booster list. Even when I’m going thru a particularly rough time, these habits have the power to raise my spirits. The only challenge is remembering to practice them. The more I do, the better I feel. The more often I practice, the happier I am.

* Be grateful. A dear friend and I have a tradition to gift each other with gratitude journals on birthdays since filling their pages have had such a powerful impact on both our lives. It helps to keep perspective especially on particularly rough days. “I am so grateful that my children are sleeping safely in their beds” – that kind of clarity has the power to make for a pretty damn good day.

* Give love freely. Receive love freely. It’s easy to give love to those who love us back but loving those who don’t reciprocate takes practice. Practice!

Easier said than done. Am I right?

* Surround yourself with people who bring you joy.

* Learn to love what is. Here is the golden rule:

If you’re unhappy with something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it.

 * Design your life. Decide what you want in your life to look like and create it!

* Sing in the car, loudly every single chance you get. Be mindful of the road and everyone else on it but if you can pull off dancing too, do it! Yes, if you have children they may complain but they will get over it.
 * In trying times, always look for lessons to be learned and try to keep in mind that things are rarely as they seem. Life is always trying to teach us something and let’s face it, we’ve all got room for improvement. Well, I certainly do anyways!

Good times become good memories, bad times become good lessons.

* Trust that God’s plan is better than yours. Accept that some of God’s greatest gifts are what we may perceive as unanswered prayers. Sometimes what seems like a disaster is a blessing in disguise.

I got your back. Love, God xo

 * Always look for the humor in every day challenges. Losing your keys, forgetting to take out something for supper, pets eating the furniture, misplaced lists, getting lost – it all brings a little adventure to your already exciting life. Stuck in traffic? Okay so you’re late for work and you can sing a little longer.
 * Allow yourself to screw up. Royally and otherwise.

 * Forgive yourself for screwing up and embrace your humanity. We are all here to learn and grow, and we can’t learn if we don’t make mistakes.

 * Celebrate the lessons you learn along your journey.

Every day is an opportunity to make tomorrow even better.

* Celebrate everything!

* Listen with compassion. Every person you meet comes with valid concerns, opinions, input, and suggestions. Remember that we are all doing the best we can with what we know. Listen and you will always learn.

Alone we are strong, together we are stronger.

* When you find yourself frustrated at the world around you, allow yourself to be frustrated. Sometimes life stinks. Accepting what is, isn’t always easy.

* Love yourself exactly as you are. For who you were, who you are, and who you will become. You are not perfect, it’s not reasonable to expect that you should be. Nor is it reasonable to expect others to be perfect. Imperfection means we are halfway normal. We all have unique gifts to offer those around us. Actively seek out the gifts in yourself and in everyone you encounter.

Here’s to your Happy!

Journey Through Miracles – a personal story

 

I’d like to share with you a personal story of empowerment and inspiration; my journey through A Course in Miracles.

A Course In Miracles is a unique, universal, self-study spiritual thought system that teaches that the way to Love and Inner Peace is through Forgiveness. Although my journey is yet to be completed, it still deserves to be shared.

Through the course, I learned to accept that things are rarely as they seem. Everything I see in my world is a matter of perception, rather than a matter of truth. Learning this truth allowed me to see each person, myself included, as beings doing the best we can with what we know. I learned to listen with both ears and a compassionate and open heart. I learned to question less the ways of the world and trust that everything is as it should be for reasons only known to God.

I also learned the importance of my own self-worth. Realizing that not only am I enough, I am precisely, and exactly as I was always intended to be. I think this was the hardest truth for me to accept. I hadn’t realized how unworthy I felt of receiving love until I pushed myself through this lesson. Tears streamed down my face as I recognized how my lack of self-worth affected every single relationship I had in and throughout my life. It affected my choices, it hindered my happiness. I allowed myself to come last. I allowed myself to be hurt. I allowed myself to be taken for granted. It affected every area of my life and every relationship I had. The moment I genuinely accepted and embraced my worth, everything changed. Instantaneously, without warning, without reason, the most beautiful change had taken place.

My favorite lesson so far is that of forgiveness. It was also the most difficult. Forgiveness is hard. Forgiving the past, forgiving those who hurt me, forgiving those who continue to cause me grief was hard. Forgiving myself was harder. I learned that forgiveness is not about being okay with an injustice, it’s not about ignoring a problem. Forgiveness is simply understanding that as humans, we are all created to make mistakes. Our mistakes teach us to be and do better. It’s so important to remember – even when we don’t understand – We are all doing the best we can and things are rarely as they seem. Forgiveness is to me the most beautiful lesson so far because I have learned to feel worthy enough to walk away from those who cause me pain, and not only have I been able to forgive them, I am able to genuinely love them. I don’t always agree with their choices, I don’t always like them, I keep healthy boundaries, and I love them from a place of peace.

When I started A Course in Miracles, I was excited to see miracles unfold before me, now as I continue through the Course, I’m fascinated to see the miracles unfolding within me!

Here’s to you and your journey!

Embrace Your Awesomeness!

 

Unleash your Inner Super-Self

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There is a fire inside of you just waiting to be ignited. You’ve got passion at the core of your being screaming to be unleashed. Is it a hobby, a cause, a belief? An act or art form? A big dream? Is it helping others, or making them laugh? What is it?

There is something that consumes you with enough interest that the mere thought of it turns you giddy with childlike enthusiasm. Everything about it you experience with heightened senses; ninja-like focus, razor-sharp memory, thoughts are clear and witty. It transforms you into the person you want to be – the person you know you are.

This is your passion – your calling – crying out to you. Are you listening?

It’s time to unleash your inner super-self and share your gifts with the world!

It’s time to slay your doubts, tackle your obstacles and boldly step forward. Your time is now and the world is ready for you. Be fearless, be strong, be confident, be free. You are destined for greatness!

Embrace Your Awesomeness!

If you liked this post you’ll love Step Into Your Power

Letters From Heaven Love Mom xo

 

Letters From Heaven Love Mom xo is a keepsake of letters written with the love of a mother’s heart to her children.  Each of the letters are uplifting and provide encouragement through the challenges we all face in daily living.With a strong focus on self-love and inspiration, it has been described as a translation of a Mother’s love to simple words. No matter what your age, this book is sure to tug at the heartstrings of your soul.

Scattered throughout the book are blank pages to add your own mementos and messages. A trailer of the book is available here  www.lettersfromheavenlovemom.com

From the bottom of my heart to the very depths of yours, I hope you are as touched reading the letters as I was writing them.

Embrace Your Awesomeness!

All Love,

Sandy Bucholtz

Weights or Wings?

Take Flight!
We all have a story, how we perceive our story is what makes us who we are. Whatever your story, your past, your misfortunes, your mistakes, they don’t define you. You decide for yourself whether you will focus on the positive aspects of your life, or blame the negative. What’s your story? Does it weigh you down or give you wings to fly?

My story is unique, just like yours. As a young teen, I was on my own before the age of sixteen and at nineteen I developed a neck problem no one could diagnose. I can easily wallow any given day of the week and sometimes I do. When I was a child, my dream was to one day become a good mother. As a mother of three happy children, I choose to focus on the gifts bestowed upon me. I have had my fair share of tough breaks and then some, however my story, my past, my misfortunes, and my mistakes have shaped me into the person I am proud to be today.

Armed with nothing more than my own perspective, I shed my weights and gave my story wings that allow me to fly.

Embrace Your Awesomeness ~ Misfortunes and all

It’s your turn! How do you choose to tell your story?

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The Gift Of YOU

YOU are a gift to this world.

You have qualities and traits that are uniquely yours. Every detail of you was created with divine precision. Every aspect of you was created with your destiny in mind. Everything about you was created exactly right, and on purpose. You are a magnificent creation. Take a moment and close your eyes. Try to imagine the image God held when He created you. He doesn’t make mistakes. Every living being is a miracle and you are no exception.

YOU are perfectly YOU.

No one can be you better than you can.

Embrace YOUR Awesomeness!

It’s your turn! What do you think makes us all so perfectly unique?

Don’t miss this one! What The World Needs…is you!

This one was made for especially for my dear lady readers ❤  You…Through My Eyes

Step Into Your Power

The beauty of life is that regardless of your past, YOU alone shape your future.

Through your sheer will and determination of choosing something ‘more’ or ‘different’ combined with your choice to act in favor of your chosen destiny, YOU shape your future, every day, in every moment.

Ever heard the saying “your habits can make you or break you”? Think about it….What are YOUR habits? It’s YOUR habits that make you a success, and it’s YOUR habits that determine the level of your success.

And wait! It gets even better! YOU and YOU alone get to decide whether to stay on the course your life is taking or change it, at any given time, as often as you like.

YES, YOU have that much power!

YOU are your own Super Hero!

Embrace YOUR AWESOMENESS!

It’s your turn! How do you feel after reading this blog? Are you ready to step into your power??

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