Category Archives: Quote of the Week

Exercise the Mind

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We know real wholesome food, as in fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds, nuts and grains :) and exercise are an important part of our survival.  We also know what the damages processed foods and lack of exercise can do to our bodies, but I feel that we often neglect exercising our minds. Mindfulness plays a key role in our survival as well. I am a huge advocate of plant based consumption,  but I also feel that if you find something that works for you, then stick to it.

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Kindness

I came across this quote on Pinterest the other day and when I saw it, it reminded me of many things, but mostly that we really need to remember that all it takes is a smile, saying excuse when needing to reach for something in front of someone else, saying please and thank you, giving a compliment big or small, promote compassion, letting someone move over into your lane, volunteer, a hug and even self-care. The list could go on and on but we all know how to be kind, why isn’t there more of it? Why do some people have a hard time showing it? It isn’t difficult, it is quite simple and easy. Share your daily kindness with us. For everyone has a story…

It doesn’t take much time or energy to be kind; share it, spread it, set the example, BE IT!

Your body, heart and soul will thank you.

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Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

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Anything Is Possible

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Equal & Fair

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Life lessons….

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Monday Mantra: Fresh Starts

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HiYa! There has been a bump in my road that I have gone very slooooow over and postings have been quite sporadic.  The funk is over and its time to get back at it and spread the love!

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Monday Mantra: Choice, Chance, Change

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I shared this quote on my IG account the other day.  When I saw this quote, my mind was going quite a few different directions because this means so many different things to each one of us, in way of what is happening in our lives.  But, it also means the same for us in its literal sense.  If we do not take that step, we will not go anywhere. Some of us are content where we currently are and some of us have visions or goals of something different than where we currently are. Those things can be anything from a job, relationship, health, happiness, financial, children, cleaning your house, a project at home ,sports and so many more.  The goal is to move forward because if we don’t do anything, nothing will  change.

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Monday Mantra: Character; Respect

I have been posting these quotes or mantras, as I have been calling them, and most of these come from the everyday life experiences within our family and some quotes just hit me a certain way and I feel that sharing them can help someone’s day be better.

 

As the saying goes, “treat others how you would like to be treated”… life’s lessons

 

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Something we have worked on teaching both of our daughters is to be respectful towards others. Along with that comes, liking and having respect for yourself so that you are confident to not let others be takers. I could type a few pages on this topic, so I am just getting to the nitty-gritty.  Now, even as an adult I am reminding myself that as well. Learning that even when someone does not show respect, it is very important to not react the same way and be the nice person you are and treat them as how you would want to be treated. Yes, it can be difficult because our automatic reaction is to be rude and call them out. Well, call them out with kindness and respect. Leave the situation or conversation feeling good about who you are and know that you didn’t come down to their level.  The problem lies within that person and not with you.

So what do you do when your child tells you that an adult (a friends parent) is rude to them? How would it make you feel when your 11 year old daughter says to you, “Suzy’s” mom is rude, she never says “Hi” back to me when I and another friend wave and say “Hi” to her”.

“THANK GOD for meditation!!” was my first thought :)  And second thought was, “Really, how difficult is it to acknowledge someone saying “Hi” to you, you can be rude to me and ignore my acknowledging you, but not to my child”. Being rude to me doesn’t excuse the behavior but an 11 year old is going to take it to heart and that is unacceptable. Seriously, mama bear was trying to climb her way out, but I took control before she could emerge. I am sure my face didn’t hide it.  I was trying to take some deep breathes and gather my thoughts before I blurted anything out.  I was very disappointed to hear this and it broke my heart because my daughter is extremely genuine, kind and thoughtful. It was very confusing to me that an adult, a grown female would behave this way.  Without making my daughter feel as though I was dismissing what she was telling me, I asked if this parent maybe didn’t hear her.  My daughter assured me that was not the case. So I didn’t say much because I had to be careful to not berate this adult in front of my daughter. We had a brief discussion about respect, which she has heard before.  We also talked about not letting the mind games of someone get to you, as I have no idea why this adult would not acknowledge a child that she knows saying “Hi” to her.  Anyway, what it came down to my daughter knowing is that, NEVER let someone like that stop you from continuing to wave and say “Hi”, let alone anything else you know is kind, respectful, thoughtful and courteous. I did not want her to think she did something wrong for a parent to react and treat her that way. For my daughter to know that this person has an internal issue that my daughter can’t fix and that doesn’t excuse the behavior but it may help her understand that she did everything respectfully.

Knowing that this little life lesson didn’t do much damage to my daughter and her response of “oh, I am going to keep waving and saying “HI”, because why shouldn’t I” made me very proud that an 11 YEAR OLD, is more mature than a 35+ year old parent (yes, that comment could be viewed as immature and I can live with that  I, had to express what crossed my mind :).  On a more serious note,  my daughter understands that even though this adult doesn’t deserve my daughters respect, my daughter knows she has respect for herself and is a better human for showing it.

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