gratitude

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :)  Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome?   This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Tears.

Bringing Plants Back to Life.

Soft Fuzzy Blankets.

Home.

Possibility.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Life is full of surprises.  You never know what is next.  When was the last time you were surprised by someone or something???  What did that tell you about your expectations?  Without expectations we are constantly amazed and appreciative.  Lacking expectation opens the door for gratitude.  Gratitude means loving what you get and therefore getting what you love.  Be open to what is… abundance, love, each other.

xo

a      

Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I have been overcome with gratitude today… I am a pretty grateful person but today has been different.  I feel like everything slowed down and I was able to see the awesomeness around me.  I taught an amazing class this morning with so many beautiful souls flying to loud intense music.  Sweating on their day of thanks.  I trained a client who looked like a shining star when I walked in to begin.  She is losing weight, gaining confidence, pushing through her world to create the one she desires.  I am inspired by her dedication to herself.  I drove in my car, that I love, smooth, fast through the barely populated streets.  Past various gyms and fitness centers.  I realized how blessed we are to have so many choices of places to get gas for cars, food for our bellies, equipment to work out on, streets to drive on, sidewalks to walk along.

I am blessed for three furry animals that are in my care.  They love me without reservation which is more than I can say for myself with them.  They annoy me and I have to clean up after them and walk the little teeny itty bitty chihuahua, not how I want to spend my days… but they love me and just want to jump on my lap (all the damn time) and give me snuggles.  I am blessed to have as many vegetables and as much fruit as I can stuff into my stomach at any point during the day or night.  I stay up late which means I eat a LOT… more hours in the day to eat means more food.  I am blessed to receive Facebook messages, phone calls and text messages sending love and thanks.

I am thankful that I love TV and lack the desire to judge others for hating it :)  I enjoy my movies, TV shows and music videos.  I am blessed for my iPad with more crap on it than I can use but options are always grand.  I am blessed to be able to enjoy beauty and see it everywhere in just about everything.  I am blessed to be able to sit and listen to any song from anywhere at the push of a button.  I am blessed and grateful to love what I do everyday and to continue to get better at it.

I am thankful for forgiveness.  For forgiving others and others forgiving me.

Most of all I am thankful that I can and do share.  That I share me with you and that you receive me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

xo

a

Family Time

Howdy!!! During a time when family comes together we are sometimes reminded of why they spend time apart.  When you are close to people they know you.  They know you so well in some ways… especially the parts of you that you don't enjoy and they seem to have a knack for bringing those parts to the surface.  We may not want to have times with our families that are stressful, especially when the focus is giving thanks.  However, it isn't by accident that we are triggered by our loved ones.  It is because of the closeness, the connection, that we are shown the things that we must work on within ourselves if we so choose.  Being around your family is a gift, even if it doesn't come with a bow tied around it.

It is more the case than not judgement will be made when families come together.  Either you will be judged or you will judge.  It might seem innocent, you may feel like you are helping or giving an answer to some question or another.  But, as I told a friend earlier today, if you are giving information to your family and it isn't about sharing then you may be guided by ego.  You may be telling them what to do without actually getting permission to do so.  For some reason we believe that we have the right to say whatever we want to our families.  Everyone feels judgement and everyone (healthy) resists it.  So be careful, know why you are saying what you are saying.  Operate out of love, curiosity and a desire to give.  Your family won't feel so resistant to you if so.  Additionally, know that everyone is doing their best… it may not be what you want, but it is where they are and it is their best in that moment."

Know that you are where you are also.  Give thanks for you being you, knowing that without them you wouldn't be who you are.  Who you are is precious, beautiful, deliberate.  Since this is true for you, this is true for your family too.  Remember how hard it is to change yourself… not imagining trying to change someone else.  Use your holiday time as a time for healing, for crossing over the stream of life and learning what things you never ever leave behind.  You just cross it at different grades on the ascent to wisdom.  Life is a never-ending, ever-changing, momentary thing.  Take the time you have with the ones you love and love them.  Love the parts you don't enjoy and love the parts you love even more.

Happy Thanks Be Given :)

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :)  Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome?   This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Tattoos.

Movies.

Fruit Smoothies.

Sleep.

Reading.

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

During this time of year we are reminded to give thanks.  Thanks for the people in our lives, for the stuff we have accumulated, for our health, our earth, for any and everything.  I think that it is fantastic that we have a season for gratitude, after all being grateful sometimes is better than being grateful no times :)  If you are thinking about giving back, saying thanks and sending love now, why not try to bring this to your daily practice of life.  See what shifts for you when you spend all year saying thanks, loving each other and spreading peace.

Happy Holiday To You :)

xo

a     

You are love, you are light, send it out and shine it bright.

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :)  Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome?   This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Direct Communication.

Self Awareness.

Nature's Miracle (to clean various cat or dog 'accidents').

Hope.

Intentional Thinking.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

It is sometimes difficult to find peace inside or outside ourselves.  It takes a lot of focused energy to calm the storm that we create with the information we get from the outside world.  Take the time to breathe, focus and have faith that there is a purpose, there is information to be gathered from your life and the happenings in it.  Know that if something brings up a charge in you it will more than likely have to be dealt with at some point.  Know that feeling triggered is a gift and within it lies freedom.

xo

a      

You are in charge of your world, your life is the creation of your mind, your thoughts, your feelings.  Go, have fun :)

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :)  Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome?   This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Vegan Marshmallows.

Comfortable and Sexy Clothes.

Furry Animal Friends.

Spirituality.

Love.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

I spend my time living in the now.  Some time so much so that I forget what day it is… like today.  Just realized that today was Tuesday and I wanted to send out What's Good???  I love that living in the moment makes each day exciting and new and without dread or worry.  It doesn't always allow for great planning, however.  Balance is key to keeping everything in order and is something that takes a lot of consistent work.  Being in the moment and keeping a solid and up-to-date calendar is my goal.  It is hit or miss for me at this point but I am striving for it and it will happen.  Whatever you are working towards, be gentle with yourself and consistent in your efforts.  Oh yes, and be grateful, for everything!!!

xo

a      

You are in charge of your world, your life is the creation of your mind, your thoughts, your feelings.  Go, have fun :)

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :)  Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome?   This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Asking for help.

New Tattoos.

Intuition.

Saying No.

Intimacy.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

I know that we all want to be open for all of the gifts that the world has to offer.  I know that I do.  I say yes as much as it makes sense to me.  I do my best to say no when I feel a strong sense that something won't work for me, but that is only after many years of figuring out what doesn't work for me.  Life is trial and error.  Sometimes lots of errors so that the trials become less and less severe.  So at this point I do my best to say yes and when I say no, I mean it.  Unless I change my mind ;)  It is mine to change after all… and the same goes for you.  Do what you want and then change your mind and do something else.

xo

a      

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :)  Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome?   This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

FaceTime.

Baking Soda.

Successful Business.

Patience.

Surprises.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

We are so capable of reaching farther than what we know.  The only mistake that we make is waking up and believing that what happened yesterday has some bearing on today.  We don't realize we can create the world like it is a painting… choose different paints, pastels, pencils and paint a new view, a different perspective, a more loving world.  We don't realize we are creating the world by not creating the world.  We let it continue, we keep believing old stuff and we call it reality.  It is more like history and we are doomed to repeat it if we don't decide to do and see something different.  How hard is it to change?  Why?  What is so good about what happened in the past?  Comfort?  Safety.  Well, neither are true.  Try to wake up with a new idea of reality.  Tell me what begins to shift…

xo

a      

See love, feel love, be love.  See peace, feel peace, be peace.  See strength, feel strength, be strength.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :)  Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome? This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Vulnerability.

Photos.

Free Returns.

Walking.

Long Time - John De Sohn (song).  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Change is challenging.  When you really are ready to do something different in your world, to stop patterns that seem to be unrelenting, you are going to need to do almost everything differently.  You are going to have to pretend you are someone else and do what that person would do.  When you are writing a new story remind yourself that it too is fiction and when you need to change it to continue moving forward, know that you are not stuck in a loop, that you are just finishing a book and deciding what to write next.  You are a being that is creative.  Create what you desire in the world by feeling it and seeing it.  If it is love you seek, feel loved, be love.  If it is peace you desire, be peace, feel peaceful, if it is strength you want, be strong, feel strong.    

See love, feel love, be love.  See peace, feel peace, be peace.  See strength, feel strength, be strength.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :)  Try it!!  Seriously.  Your world changes when you see what is GOOD in it. This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Change.

Astrology.

Magic.

Fresh Fruit.

Reflection.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

I said goodbye to one part of my life today… and hello to the next step.  I have always had a hard time moving on from one thing to the next despite the number of times I have done so.  There is always the feeling of letting someone down that I have wanted to avoid.  The truth is we all benefit from change.  Change is growth and we all need to stimulate movement.  I have never gone backward, I have never slowed down, I have never regretted moving forward.  I love where I am and am happy to be steadily getting better.  Contentment and Ambition work well together when both are supported by and originate from love.    

See love, feel love, be love.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :) This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Alternative Radio.

Goal Setting.

Pretty Things.

Animal Friends.

Movement.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

What do you value?  What do you feel is important in your life?  Put energy into it.  Make it your focus.  If you want it you will work for it, you will strive for it, you will achieve it.  We all have things that we want and love.  Let go of the judgement and go for it!     

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value."   ~Thomas Paine

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :) This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Ginger, freshly juiced in my morning smoothie.

The color purple.  Not the book, the color, though the book was groovy too.

Perfect lighting.

Sleep.

Abundance.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

We create all sorts of chaos in our lives by imagining things we don't want and that aren't there into being.  If you take the same energy you put into hating your body, worrying about money or anything else, stressing about the unknown, and you put it into working out, eating well, creating opportunity, letting go, and so on, your life would change dramatically.  Take one day, maybe today, and focus on what you want to see in your life.  Is it love?  Is it financial freedom, is it a healthier body.  Imagine it as a possibility, the same way you imagine other, less awesome, things are inevitable.  Begin to use your power for your own 'good'.         

See it, breathe it, and it shall be.

xo

a

Resistance Is Painful

Howdy! What was the thing that happened to you?  You know, when you were a kid, teenager, young adult, thirty-something, middle-aged, yesterday?  How was it awful?  What triggers it?  How often do you relive it?  Where do you see it seeping into your current life and relationships?  Do you think, just for a moment, that whatever it was that happened was a blessing?

I have mentioned before that my psychic gift is 'knowing.'  I 'know' things and that is simply just the way that it is.  One of the reasons this gift is stronger than others that I have is because of my being raised with a mother that could be very depressed, extremely loving, moody and mean, generous and giving, dark and light.  I so wanted to please her that I worked on knowing exactly what she wanted/needed before I had to deal with the mood in a negative way.  My gift was honed by my desire to survive in a peaceful way.  I was told by a friend/client/psychic that I needed to remember to appreciate my upbringing for giving me the opportunity to grow my talent.  If I didn't show gratitude for all, and I mean, all that I have experienced that would mean I was not grateful for who I am now.  Honestly, I couldn't be happier with who I am and am more than grateful for all of the trials, challenges, and tribulations I have faced.  I have learned how to be me through those experiences.

Recently, my sister and I were discussing how pain is resistance.  When we resist our experiences those experiences become painful.  When we say, "It should NEVER have happened" we feel pain associated with it.  When you accept that it happened and are curious as to what you were meant to know from it, the pain ceases and the learning begins.  We are so caught up with blame, fault, guilt and regret that we spend little to know time on growth, learning, joy, love and happiness.  Even now, someone reading this may feel like they need to feel bad about the bad things that happened to them.  To that I say.  Do what you want… if it works for you, it works for you.

Try to look at your life with a different lens.  See your life as a series of gifts to create the you of today, tomorrow and the next.  You have so much to learn, do, see, feel and share.  Be grateful, always in all ways.  Do you believe that is possible for you to do?

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :) This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Trial & Error & Success.

Melons (both kinds).

Muscles.

Friends.

Intuition.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

What things in your life annoy the crap out of you yet, if they were gone they would be sorely missed.  Always remember that the issues you have are probably not issues at all.  Choose where to put your attention.  Maybe you don't feel appreciated at work, maybe you feel like you are unlucky in love or maybe you feel like you go unnoticed in places you want to be seen.  If you decide to appreciate & love yourself and take everything that happens in your world as you being a lucky lass or lad you may see that these things multiply when we pay attention to them.  When you focus on a thing that thing expands.  What you internally see will externally be.     

See love, feel love, be love.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :) Don't let another week go by without intentional gratitude!!!

This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Maturity.

Meditation.

Technology.

Intensity.

Summer.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."  ~Robert J. Collier

Consistency in practice is difficult for most of us.  We begin something only to 'get bored' or fall off of it.  The rewards come with patience, hard work and persistence.  Keep on going.  Keep one working.  Keep on keeping on and you will see the change.       

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" ~John R. Wooden

xo

a

 

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :) This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Cell Phones.

Looking Pretty While Running.

Checking Your pH.

Readings.

Honesty.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

If you are going to wait to make sure everyone is happy before you move forward with your dreams, you will make yourself miserable.  Live the life you dream of now, trust that the universe is there for you and it will be.   

"To believe in something, and not live it is dishonest" ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion.  Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."  ~Franz Kafka

Live your life as you see fit.  You are the only one you need to impress.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :) This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

New York City.

Being Friends With Ex's.

Planes.

Kate Hickl.

Sarah Shattuck.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Keep on keeping on.  Grow, Be, Do.  All that you are working towards now will come to fruition, just believe.

"Patience is waiting.  Not passively waiting.  That is laziness.  But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience."  ~Anon

What are you wanting to change in your world?  Where are you looking to go?  Set the idea fast in your mind.  See it.  Breathe it.  Believe it.  You must continue to work, to sweat, to act.  Hold onto the vision of your future, work hard in the present, and all that you dream will be yours.

"Patience and fortitude conquer all things."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

xo

a

Let Them Know

Howdy! I get some replies to emails/posts I send out and I read every one.  I am always open to suggestions on topics to write about and points of views to ponder.  I appreciate it all and want to make sure you knew.  I feel supported and loved even if I never know you read what I wrote, but when you let me know, the feeling is indescribable.  Recently I have been overwhelmed not only by the amount of love that I get from you, readers, friends, but also from the support I get from people who take my classes, ask me to coach them privately and organizations that feel I could in some way be an asset to their mission.  It seems that every day I am being thanked for doing what I am passionate about and there is nothing better than that.

When someone sends me gratitude I always feel honored and never really let it in too much, for some reason I have believed this to be a logical way of living.  I thought that being a bit detached from the love was a good idea…until Tuesday.  I received a reply to "What's Good" from someone where they wrote "For Aina's Writing."

Tuesday I was in a state of exhaustion that was rather intense (not enough sleep).  I was also feeling relaxed and open.  I then began reading my emails.  When I read the last one, and saw the last bullet I felt something in me open up.  I realized that I had just been pierced.  I didn't know there had been a barrier between me and feeling the love that was pouring out all of this time, but there was.  We all hear what we are ready to hear.  We can only receive what we are able to receive.  There are many times where someone feels criticized because they don't hear the compliments being given, not because they are being complimented, but because they have a block to hearing praise.  We focus on what we focus on.  There is a part of me that struggles with feeling deserving of being loved in various areas.  I have never wanted to let being loved go to my head, honestly.  How crazy is that?  When I felt the gratitude for me through that email, that idea of having a 'big head' around being loved was shattered into a billion little pieces.

Why wouldn't I want that to go to my head?  I want it to go to my heart, my cells, my DNA, my being.  I want love to be what I shower in, lotion up with and eat on a daily basis.  I want love to be what goes in and out of my mouth.  I want love to puff me up so I float instead of touch ground.  I have been pushing it away so I remain, what??? Closed off to receiving it?  My goodness what was I thinking?  When I read that last bullet, "Aina's Writing" I began to cry.  I cried because I felt it, finally.  I felt the gratitude that has been sent to me over and over and over.  I felt it from everyone that has ever told me that they appreciated me.  I feel it now.

Sometimes you have to keep letting someone know what they mean to you before it sinks in.  Sometimes you have to push your love up and all over someone with no expectation, only because it is true.  They will get it when they are ready. I did.

I want to thank you.  You.  You for loving me, for supporting me.  For telling me.  I wish I could tell you how much I appreciate you in a way where you could feel what I feel around it…  Until I figure that out I will just keep writing it, saying it, feeling it and sending it out to you.

xo

a

What's Good???

Good morning! It is Tuesday!!  :) This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

Space.

My Homemade Fruit Smoothies.

Foot Massages.

Self Confidence.

Open & Honest Discussions.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

Food for thought:

Listening is the cornerstone to any yummy relationship.  Do you have a hard time listening?  Being heard?  How does that affect your relationship(s)?  How would you like to communicate more effectively?   

"Any problem, big or small, within a family always seems to start with bad communication.  Someone isn't listening." ~Emma Thompson  

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."  ~Anthony Robbins

xo

a

What's Good???

It is Tuesday!!  :) This only  takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer.  So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself.  Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well).  What are you feeling gratitude around?  Here are mine for this week:

FlyBarre.

Loving what is.

Facebook (seriously keeps me in touch w/peeps).

Usher's new song: Numb.

Synchronicity.  

There are no right or wrong answers.  It is about what you are grateful for.   It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights.  You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.

So… what are you waiting for???

"Syncronistic meetings are like mirrors that reflect something of ourselves. If we want to grow spiritually, all we have to do is take a good look. Synchronicity holds the promise that if we want to change inside, the patterns of our external life will change as well."  ~Jean Shinoda Bolen 

Have you found been in a situation that seems super-duper coincidental recently?  What patterns have you been noticing.  How is the universe conspiring to support you right now?  What have you clearly asked for?

Food for thought!

"According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous."  ~Deepak Chopra

xo

a

"You should exercise unrelenting discipline over your thought patterns.  Cultivate only productive attitudes… You are the product of everything you put into your body and mind."  ~I Ching no. 27