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What Makes You Feel Loved?

You’ve got so much going on.

How do you get there, so that you are Feeling Loved? You’re so busy, I know it . You’re a mom, you’re a wife, maybe a dad, a husband, a career professional and so on. You have so much to do, especially for those important people in your life. But do you ever stop to give Yourself some special time. Time that you deserve and time that I know you need. I know that I can feel “selfish” at times when I want to have some quiet or me time. But being selfish, if it’s to help you and help your life, is not necessarily a bad thing. I know in my life, in the past, I have been told I was selfish for wanting and needing certain time for me. But it’s not true.

Feeling Loved. You Deserve It

Go ahead. Find out what you need.

I enjoy very much spending time with those that I love, and that is especially true when it comes to my love partner. I have found that to feel loved I need to have that time and attention just for me. That is very important. I am proud that I have been able to realize that about myself. But it is such a bigger accomplishment for me to be able to Ask for it and know that I deserve it. I have a very special person in my life and he always tells me “You deserve it”. And you know what, he is helping me see that I do deserve it. That shows me how unselfish he is and how caring his love is for me.

Do you get what you want and need from your loved ones? From your partner? Maybe they don’t know what that may be. It’s okay to ask for it. It’s okay to want it.

This is what I do.

I have also found that being alone and having quiet time for me helps my week. It helps me feel rested and recharged for those that are important in my life. And my mood is much better as well. Here is what I do. I don’t do it everyday because I am on the go so much. But I do it once a week. After dropping off my girls at school in the morning, I am able to come home for a few hours. I make myself some hot and sweet coffee, I love Gevalia and maybe a small snack of honey roasted almonds like these, yum yum. And I take them to my bedroom where I sit on my comfortable bed in my quiet room. I do a meditation where I focus on my breath and clear my mind and completely relax.

Then after I am done I will have my snack and I will read. I love to read. It puts me in such a calm and positive space that replenishes my soul. Let me share with you what I am reading right now. It is The Tapping Solution for Manifesting Your Greatest Self by Nick Ortner. This book is so amazing so far. It is easy to read and I enjoy doing the tapping exercises, I am healing my Life!! I get so excited, haha :).

So that is my simple 30 minute relaxation me time that I do for myself. Sometimes I can do an hour and it is so wonderful for me and my day.

What can you do today for Yourself? So that you are Feeling Loved?

It can be anything really. You can take a 5 minute walk outside if the weather permits. What about reading or writing for 5, 10 minutes or more? You can draw if that is what you like. I enjoy drawing very much. I will sometimes work on my Mandalas, take a look at this. Even though I am just starting out, I really do like how relaxing and inspiring it is. I also find that putting on music helps me feel better. So I do that for me. And if it’s dancing that I am in the mood for, I will dance for a song or two. I really like 90’s and 2000’s music, the dancey once especially put me in a good mood.

Those are just a few of the many things that we can do, that you can do to make yourself a priority. It is okay to make sure you are happy first and taken care of first. Your life will be so much better for it.

Please share with me what works for you.

Sending you lots of good energy and love. ūüôā

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Yes You Can Get Relief from Digestive Issues

Digestive Relief-Be Gentle With Yourself

Digestive Relief

You want digestive relief. Of course. You suffer from digestive issues pretty often. And you feel that you get sick a lot.

I understand what you are going through. ¬†I had a lot of stomach issues that I have been able to clear up withing the last 6 months or so. ¬†The pain was so much for many many years. ¬†I would go to the doctor and they always told me the same thing. They would say you must have ate something that upset your stomach. You are normal, this will pass. ¬†But it didn’t pass and how sad that it had to be normal. ¬†It was awful pain and on most occasions it lasted up to a month at a time where it was every single day. ¬†Nothing that I would do or take would help me.

How it started

It started out mildly when I was about 13 or so.  I remember that mostly everything I ate would upset my stomach.  As I went off to college I still became sick and found myself taking the little light blue medicine daily.  Then as I became older, had my sweet girls and was married it seemed to only get worse.  Towards the end of the marriage I went to a different doctor that said I had I.B.S.  I felt a bit relieved that at least I knew what was going on but still was getting sick.

Here is the Why

I was prescribed medicine that helped me but I took it once my symptoms were awful and it put me right to sleep. ¬†I changed my diet because I noticed that food with gluten was causing me to be sick. ¬†The doctor had mentioned that there is no known cause for I.B.S. but that it could be a food allergy or the result of stress. ¬†I couldn’t really see at that time that it Was stress in my life and my relationship at that time that was causing this to appear in my body.

Moving Forward

How do I know that?  Well due to a scary emotional and physical situation, I asked for a divorce and left my girls dad.  About 2 months after that moment, I noticed that I not only wanted to try gluten filled foods but felt that somehow I could and I would be o.k.  I prayed that I would be healed from whatever was causing me to get sick.  I asked for strength and guidance.  And slowly, with great faith, I started including breads and tortillas etc, into my diet.  And I was shocked but not really surprised that my body was o.k.  I was super happy and gentle with myself.

Relief Begins

During this time I also started using essential oils for my stomach issues.  Especially Ginger.  Ginger is so helpful with digestive issues.  It was in a mixture that was given to me as a gift by a special person. I rolled this onto my belly and onto the bottom of my feet when I did get the symptoms.  I no longer had to be taking that strong medication for I.B.S. And I had decided I no longer had I.B.S and that I could eat everything and be well.  Your mind really is in control of your body.  I was very impressed by how well the essential oils help me to be healthy.  I believe in them so much now and try to share with my family, my friends and now You.

Try This for Digestive Relief!

I put about 2 drops of the essential oil Ginger on a cotton ball now if I get an upset stomach and rub it onto my belly. ¬†The smell can be strong, but it’s worth sticking it out because you will experience relief.

I hope this information will help you get the relief that you need. Take care of yourself. You are worth it.

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It’s Okay not to be Okay

Not feeling okay. It's okay not to be okay

Things Can Get Tough

Not feeling okay. You’ve had those days before. ¬†The ones where you feel down. The days where there are things going on in your life that are tiring you out. They make you feel anxious and stressed. They cause all types of worries and frustration. ¬†You try to push those feelings away and try to push in the positive ones. ¬†Sometimes it feels like a battle inside. ¬†You are just not there no matter how hard you try. Then all that internal fighting gets you down and gets you tired.

I know exactly how you feel.  You are not alone.  There are others who are feeling this way. We are going through different things but the feelings we experience are the same.

Be Kind

Don’t beat yourself down about it. Don’t feel bad if you can’t get out of that sadness as fast as you would like. ¬†All of your feelings are valid. It’s okay that you are not where you want to be. Just don’t give up trying to get out. Sometimes all you need to do is accept that you feel that way. Give yourself that permission. ¬†Say to yourself “I know that I am not okay right now. I know that it is not how I want to feel. But I am okay.”

You want to feel good and happy. ¬†You want to feel strong and in charge. ¬†And in the meantime while you make your way out of the bad feelings to those good feelings, be kind to yourself. Take care of yourself and do something that will make you feel good, even if it’s just a little better.

You’re Not Alone

For me, when I feel down and maybe worn out because of stress, frustration and sometimes fear, I go sit and relax. ¬†I get out my journal and I write everything out. ¬†In whatever way it comes out. ¬†It needs to come out of your body and not get stuck in their and cause harm. I feel that it helps me to let out those feelings. It’s a healthy and helpful way to deal with it. In the past I have held it in and pushed it way down to try to ignore it. They come up and they affect my health, especially my skin and digestive health.

But I have decided and have the tools to deal with them no matter how hard it is. I give myself the permission to work those out. ¬†I don’t want them in my thoughts or in my body. Get out! I deserve better! I deserve to be well and healthy and happy!

Not Feeling Okay. That’s Okay.

You deserve that as well. ¬†Just take those steps to figuring out what will work for you. Maybe it’s journaling like I do. Or maybe exercising will help. I use affirmations and read super helpful uplifting books as well. Maybe just watching something funny on t.v. or online will make a difference. It all helps, it all adds up. ¬†In the end we will be happy and healthy people, for ourselves, for our wonderful families.

You Can Do It and You Deserve It! You Are Okay, even if you are not feeling okay ūüôā

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Let Me Share Something Great With You!

Great Tool. You Are In Control Of Your Life

Listen To This!

A Great Tool in my life. I enjoy learning new things especially if they will help me in my life.  I hope that you feel the same way.  You are here with me learning with me and reading what I have to share so I feel that you do as well.  Thank you so much for taking the time to join me in this little place, this garden of ours.  I truly appreciate your company.

A few years ago, right before becoming pregnant with my sweet and oldest daughter, I decided that I wanted to lose some weight. ¬†I was not happy with my body. ¬†I didn’t feel good in my body. ¬†The way that my clothes fit was not making me happy. ¬†In fact, I just wanted to hide any chance that I got. ¬†That is not a good way to feel. ¬†It is very sad and very lonely. ¬†It’s like living in a battle with yourself everyday.

I have felt that I had a weight issue my whole life. ¬†I remember being about 9 and wanting my mom to buy me slim fast so that I could lose the weight that I felt was making me feel ugly. ¬†What a sad thing for a little girl to think and to feel. ¬†And now having my own two little girls younger than that, I don’t want them to ever feel that way. ¬†But I have learned and still am learning that this is something that we have to move through on our own.

You Can Get Healthy

We have to learn that we are worthy of caring and loving ourselves.  First we have to accept ourselves for who we are including what we look like.  But then we have to know that we are worth the time and effort to get healthy.  To get healthy physically but also mentally with ourselves.

Strength Control

For me it was learning how to listen to my body and give it what it needs. ¬†I always felt that I couldn’t control my appetite and had to eat everything that I wanted and a lot of it. ¬† It was bad, to the point of sadness and making myself physically sick. I know now that there are issues that I was dealing with and still sometimes deal with that I try to cover up with eating. ¬†Eating is for nurturing our bodies and for giving our bodies the energy it needs. ¬†I have learned to control my eating better and there are still days that I let it go out of hand. ¬†But then I realize what is going on and that I need attention somewhere else in my life. ¬†I have other ways that I am learning to succeed with that.

But what I want to share with you today is a great tool that I has helped me so much.  I came across this when I first learned that eating was not the answer to everything that I was dealing with. That I could be in control of it and of my body.  I learned that I am not a victim and that I control my body and what I put into it.  This great tool is the wonderful book:  Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon.  This completely opened up my mind to a different and better way of living.  I love how it helped me feel in control and strong.  I love how it gave me the tools I needed to take back my life after so many years of overeating and hiding in shame.

Great Tool. Help Yourself!

There are so many great tools out there and so many not so great.  And you have to do your research and listen to what will speak to you.  I feel that there are so many things that will work.  But not everything will work for everyone.

But this helped me and if it could help you too I want to share it with you. So, do yourself a favor and look into this wonderful tool Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon.  It is somewhat new and it is very exciting.  You will feel so in control of your life with this great tool and will help you become healthy and strong in so many ways.  Good luck and let me know how wonderful it works for you!

Sending you love and wishing the best for you always. ūüôā

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Get Motivated Get Organized!

 

Motivated Organized Sarah Titus. We Rise By Lifting Others.
We’re All in this Together

Real Inspiration – Great Products

Motivated Organized Sarah Titus –> I have found that there is great inspiration and motivation online when I need it. Whenever I find a great blog or website, I can’t stay away. ¬†I love the honesty of these great bloggers, and I can see that they care about others being successful as well. ¬†I love reading their stories. They share how they have overcome obstacles, are now doing great with their life and have a desire to help others do great.

One person that has inspired me is Sara Titus.  Her blog is SarahTitus.com and let me tell you she has wonderful products for all of us moms that are trying to keep everything organized.  She also wants us to succeed and make a great life for us and our families.

She has The Honest Bloggers bundle which is for anyone who wants to make a good living at blogging. ¬†(That includes myself, yay! )Included in her bundle is how to get your blog up and running with great ideas that will be right for you. ¬†She also includes how to write great content for your blog and help with getting your Alexa score up. ¬†And if that’s not enough, she offers great information on how to make money as a virtual assistant. ¬†You can see that she wants to help others to be successful just like she is successful. ¬†I really admire that.

Her blog is full of helpful inspiration and motivational for us all.  I love how willing she is to share it and to help others.  She especially wants to help women, mothers, who want to stay at home and be with their children while bringing in income.  That is what gravitated me to her blog.  I am also raising my girls after a divorce.  I am so thankful that I am not alone and have wonderful people that give me encouragement and love.

Motivated Organized Sarah Titus

Check out SarahTitus.com. Whether you need help getting your blog up and running with The Honest Bloggers bundle  or want help with keeping your house clean and organized.  She has helpful binders for that as well. Or maybe you need a good calendar to keep track of all your important dates for your and your family.  She has that too!  Are you going to travel and need help getting organized, just head over there and grab that Travel Binder!

She has amazing products and content that will speak to your heart and give you that push that you need.  I love how she wants to help others to not only do well but to succeed.  She offers these great tips and products that make your life a bit easier.

Go over there and check it out.  You will be so happy that you did!

Sending love your way and wishing you the best! Keep up the good work !

 

 

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Life Will Get Better

 

Listen with you Heart.

Life gets better! I am so happy to be in the place that I am now.  I have had so many great blessings and wonderful love in my life.

But let me tell you, these past few months have been pretty stressful. ¬†My life took a completely different turn. I didn’t think I was ready for it or that it would even happen. ¬†I felt that I would be in that place for a long time, if not forever. ¬†Life will show you when you are not on our right path. ¬†You start seeing things that should be the signs to do something different or better. ¬†Most of the time, it’s hard to see this or to listen. ¬†I didn’t listen to this, I wasn’t listening to my heart. ¬†And I kept pushing it aside. ¬†And that eventually made me feel that certain things that I needed were not important when they really were.

Life will show you what you need to do. Life gets better.

Sometimes life has to give a push.  It has to open up your eyes to see that the way you are living is not where you need to be.  That push for me was pretty difficult, but now I see that it was necessary.  I am thankful for that.  I am in a better place now.  My kids are in a better place and that to me is the most important.

During this time, I felt I needed guidance,protection and peace.  I needed to feel safe and secure during this new change.  Sometimes my mind goes crazy with a lot of thoughts, especially somewhat negative thoughts.  These thoughts tend to be fearful, worrisome and stressful. This is not helpful at all.  Being in that mind space can make it hard to just turn everything positive from one moment to the next.  Sometimes it takes a little bit of time and a little bit of work.  This has to be gradual.  It takes a few steps to get from that fearful and sad mind space to one that is clear and happy.

Life gets better. Things will get better, they always do.
It Will Get Better

Be Patient with Yourself

But guess what? This is completely doable. ¬†I can’t say how long this will take for you, but it took a few months for me. ¬†In my mind I knew that if I got through these first few months that I would feel a sense of accomplishment and peace and safety. ¬†I am in a place where I see what my new normal is, for me and my sweet family. ¬†There is great routine, and I do best with routine. ¬†I easily provide a stable and safe and Loving environment for my family. ¬†That makes me feel so good.

I am so very blessed to have such great kids and great family and loved ones.

They each provide strength and love for me that I thrive on.  I am so thankful for that and grateful for them in every way<3.  I truly love my life and where it is headed.  I see things so clearly and know that I am where I need to be.

So, don’t give up. ¬†You will get there. ¬†It takes work, daily work. ¬†You will get there. ¬†Be kind and gentle with yourself. Life gets better.

 

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Yes, You Are Doing Great!

You are doing a Great Job.

Keep your head up high! Keep Going!

Hello there, I sure hope you are doing well today. ¬†Where I am it is hot hot hot! I’m sure you know how I feel. ¬†Riding around in the car with the kids. ¬†Having to go to this appointment and that activity and loving that A.C. in the car,haha. ¬†The day is full of so many to do’s and you are the adult so you have to make sure they all get done. ¬†It can feel overwhelming sometimes. ¬†The kids can get cranky and let’s face it so can you. ¬†But that is o.k.

It is o.k. to feel what you are feeling. ¬†Accept that you are doing the best that you can. You are a great mom or dad and your kids love you. ¬†They appreciate everything you do even though they don’t know how to show it.

Listen Up:

If no one else has told you today, then I will.

You are doing an Amazing job! Keep it up!

Keep Going. So far you have survived 100% of your worst days. You're doing great!
Keep Going

You don’t always get the appreciation from those around you. ¬†And it may seem that you have to do everything otherwise it won’t get done. I have felt that way in the past. ¬†There are a few things that might help you.

  • You are not alone. It’s o.k. to ask for help. You don’t need to do it all by yourself. ¬†Maybe you can get your spouse or partner to help with certain things to take away some stress. ¬†You can also have your kids help you with age-appropriate chores. ¬†Even if they don’t do it exactly like how you would like. ¬†There are certain things that you shouldn’t stress out about so much.
  • Understand that you don’t need to do Everything. Figure out what is priority for you for that day. ¬†If there are things that you can wait on even another day then that might help you.
  • Don’t compare yourself or your life to others. ¬†You don’t need that added pressure. ¬†Everybody does things differently. ¬†Your life and your family is perfect the way they are and don’t forget that.

Remember this:   You are doing your best and your best is perfect.  

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Smile! :)

 Smile! Let everyone know that today, you're stronger than you were yesterday.

Smile Anyway

Smile, it’s o.k. You know when your day gets to be a bit tough. ¬†When it seems like things are not working out as you wanted them to. ¬†Of course, you know exactly what I am talking about. ¬†I feel that as well. ¬†It is normal, it is Life. ¬†Maybe it’s Life’s way of keeping us on our toes. ¬†Of making sure that we are reminded that we have help available to us, but we need to ask for it.

Ask for help, it will be given. ¬†You were not brought to this Life to live it alone. ¬†You are not here to be stressed all the time. ¬†Life is supposed to be full of joy and happy times. ¬†So, why does it feel like a struggle sometimes? ¬†That’s because you and I allow others to make things harder for us. ¬†And then allow for outside situations to take over. ¬†What’s a great way to start to overcome that? ¬†I think Smiling is very helpful. ¬† I know it’s easier said that done. ¬†But I have found in my life, that smiling will change things around. ¬†It might not fix that tough situation or person that you have deal with, but it will help you feel a little bit of hope.

Just Smile

Smiling will “trick” your brain into thinking that you are happy. ¬†It will help you feel happy inside, your feelings and your emotions. ¬†If you started off in an irritated or stressful mood when you made yourself smile, then you will end up feeling lighter and like you do want to smile. ¬†I don’t know all the technical aspects of how it works. ¬†But to me all that is important is that it does work. ¬†I have to make myself do it too. ¬†I set up a reminder on my phone calendar to smile. ¬†And it helps me. ¬†It eases me a bit and makes everything seem a bit more manageable. You can set that up on your phone as well or if it works better to do it on a calendar that you can put in your house, do it. ¬†Whatever will remind you and will help you.

Give it a try, let me know how it helps you.

Wishing you great reasons to smile!

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Remember to Breathe

Just Breathe

Don’t Forget to Breathe

The number one thing that is hard to remember when having a bad day is to breathe.  And it is what you need the most.  It helps to clear your mind.  Have you noticed that when you are thinking stressful thoughts that you stop breathing for a moment or your breathing becomes small?  I notice that sometimes when driving or when starting off my day when everything is quiet.

This is the time that I make myself take a large or deep breath.  It says to my mind and body that it is o.k., that I am o.k.

Great Tool for Relaxation and Breathing!

That things are really not as bad as they seem.  That I deserve to have a good day and have good things happen to me.  And you deserve to have a good day and good things happen just as well.

 

Breathe, Let Go

It can feel as if you get stuck in sad or stressful feelings for whatever the reason. ¬†You don’t have to though. ¬† First of all, it is o.k. and maybe healthy to acknowledge how you are feeling. ¬†It also is helpful to accept those feelings. ¬†Not because you like them or want them, but because it will lessen the strength they may be having on you at the moment.

I Accept my Feelings

Once you accept how you are feeling it gives you a sense of relief.  It makes it o.k. for you to feel that way.   The worry and anxiety can feel like a battle within yourself. Accepting that you feel like that can help lessen that battle.  Be kind and gentle with yourself and what you are going through.  What you think and what you feel is important.

You are important. Take the time to do what is best for you. Your body and your mind. 

This can help you so much! Go ahead and do it for you!

Breathe and say to the world I Can Do This! 

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It Is Only Change

Change Trust The Process

Life is about Change

Oh, Change. You know that feeling. But me, I love to have routine in my life.  If I have a pretty normal way of going about my day it helps me feel balanced.  There are times, especially like now in my life, that big changes have to happen.  They can be stressful and full of anxiety.  They can also be somewhat scary at times.  There are days that the anxiety can take over my thoughts and my feelings.  And there are other days when I feel stronger.  I know that you can feel that way too.  These changes can be pretty much anything that you are going through.

You are not alone and I know that I am not alone, even though it can feel that way sometimes.  And like I said there are changes in your life that are necessary.  In my case I needed to make sure that I was safe and that I was not alone.  I needed to make sure that I was in a good place for me but especially for my young girls.

Sometimes, things happen in life that we never plan would happen.  And these things can make us sad and scared.  It can feel disappointing and discouraging.  It is o.k. for you to feel that way.  Your feelings are valid.  You are important and what you feel is important.  These feelings inside, instinct, can be saying that you are not where you should be and that you need to do something about it. This is the time for action on your part. I know it can be challenging.  But you are always being guided and protected by Life.  All you need to do is ask for that help and protection. Trust that it will be provided for you :).

You CAN Do This

Life is not meant to be lived full of fear or sadness. ¬†You have gifts in you that you have to share with the world. ¬†One of them is love. ¬†And the first step is showing yourself Love. And showing those important in your life that Love. ¬†You can overcome this challenging situation. ¬†You are not alone. ¬†The strength and peace that you are looking for is right inside of you. ¬†Reach in, and grab it fully. ¬†Life is about change, it is is necessary. ¬†And when you come out to the other side of it you will see that you are o.k. and even better than before. Don’t lose that trust in Life.

Don’t Give Up! ¬†Keep Going!

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