Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Easy Guide to Being Grateful

Someone asked me recently how you can find hope when you're at the bottom. How do you start the process of changing your life when you are as low as you've ever been? What's the one thing you can do to start making that change?  I believe it's without question gratitude. Being thankful for the smallest things in your life. Even if it's just food and water... start there. Start with being grateful for three things in your life. The changes will follow.   

Here's a quick guide on how to start.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy.. Go Support the Red Cross

Support your local Red Cross
I don't normally post this type of thing, but I'm sitting here watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy in the north east of the US, and praying for my friends and family. I have so many close friends all the way up and down the east coast, in Virginia, Washington DC, NYC, NJ, Philly, and North Carolina.  I'm grateful that everyone I know has been in contact with me tonight, and is safe, thank God.

I just wanted to remind you all to take action and go donate blood, and/or financial help to the American Red Cross.  I know they came to my rescue when our house flooded, and I would never of been able to make it through that experience without their help. I'll be donating blood tomorrow, and I encourage you to do the same.... go help out anyway you can.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What Do You Believe?

What do you believe?
I believe that anything is possible, for ANYONE.
I believe in magic.
In the power of the human spirit, and in the strength that we have to rise above adversity.
I believe we have the power to change our destiny, our lives and the lives of people around us.
I believe that we attract the good and the bad into our lives, and that taking responsibility for that has the power to change our future outcomes.
I believe in dreaming big, BEYOND big.
I believe in working hard for what you want and letting nothing stand in your way.
I believe in hope.
I believe it’s never too late to create the life you want, I’m living proof.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Why be Realistic?

"Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Why would you be realistic?"  
-Will Smith
I watched some of Will Smith's videos on the Law of Attraction tonight and so many of the things he said moved me.  Inspired me.  But this quote in particular stands out in my mind. This is the single most important component to creating the life you want in my book.  The ability to be unrealistic. 

It's hard.  It goes against our nature. It feels like walking naked up on stage in front of an audience laughing their asses off, judging and pointing. It's not comfortable to be "unrealistic".  To have dreams bigger than "normal peoples".  It makes you feel awkward when you say them out loud.  When you put them on your vision board, or write them down as goals. 

It makes you feel.... arrogant. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Books Are Here!!!

So excited today to come home and see the UPS box of my Adventures in Manifesting books, sitting at my doorstep.  I'm so honored to be part of this book series.  It's such proof to me that the Law of Attraction is always working in my life.  My story is the last chapter of the book, and it's just so fun and exciting to see it in print.  To see this dream realized.

I figured the best way to convey that excitement would be for me to shut-up and let the pictures talk for themselves.  This moment is one that has been on my vision board for almost three years, long before I had ever started writing a book or thinking about being published. But even back then there's a picture on my board of a women doing a book signing... so the kids and I had a little book signing party for all the books that were pre-sold on this site.

If you ordered a book from my blog you will be getting one signed by all of us and it's possible it might be a little smudgy... sorry, five-year-olds can be a little messy sometimes.  But this is their story as much as mine and they have waited for this moment with as much enthusiasm as I have, so I really wanted it to be a family event. They are all signed with lots of love :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Don't Forget To Ask.

If there is one thing I've learned in life, it's that you will NEVER get what you don't ask for.  I think we are raised to believe that we get and accept what's given to us.  We are taught this from a young age.  I think of the saying my own kids picked up at their dad "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit".  It's bred into us that we shouldn't ask for more, because the answer will always be "no".  

So we find ourselves as adults accepting what is given to us.  Taking the hand we are dealt and either trying to make something of it the best we can, or just quietly dealing with it.  Or maybe we aren't so quiet about it.  Maybe we bitch and complain about how bad our life is because "no one ever gives me anything".  Trust me I believe in working hard for what you want, it's how I was raised and it's in my blood.  But somehow the message that I should just accept crap and pretend it's diamonds, that message I missed. Or refused to digest.