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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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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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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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The Life Changing Words of Dr. Joseph Murphy

the cover of the paperback book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy


Hi! How are you doing today?  I hope that your day has been great so far. Mine is just beginning.  I have made my bed, awesome sauce! and meditated this morning.  I have done some deep breathing and a great abs workout.  Feeling awake and ready to go! Power!

So , now I feel centered and focused and ready to share with you what is on my mind today.

Have you heard of the book The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy?  This is an older book, first published in 1963.  I have the paperback and it has pages that are no longer white and wanting to fall out.  Looks a bit silly I think. But this book I first read years ago, maybe before my oldest daughter was born.  She is now 6 years old.  So, when I first read it was right after I read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.  This was such an eye opener and an introduction to a new way of thinking and living for me.

Be Open and Change Your Life

The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind enforces the fact that our thoughts make our life. ¬†We are 100% responsible for what our life is and what it looks like. ¬†What we focus on in our thoughts is what we truly experience. ¬†It talks about how those that are poor are always thinking “I can’t afford it”, “I am poor”, etc. ¬†But it also says that those that are wealthy focus on wealth. ¬†Their mindset is the opposite than those that are not wealthy. ¬†Even if they don’t have it yet, they focus on wealth. ¬†They say to themselves things such as “I am wealthy”, “I am growing richer everyday”, “Money comes to me easily”.

So for me, taking responsibility for what my life is and has been regarding my financial state has been a big eye-opener. ¬†I can see now how my life has been a bit of a struggle because of these beliefs. ¬†I have also seen positive changes. Especially recently because I have let go of things that I didn’t know were keeping me stuck in a numb and maybe dark place.

There are so many other topics in this wonderful book that I can share with you at another time. ¬†But for now, because this is what is on my mind today, this is what is speaking to me. ¬†I love love this book and have read it many times. ¬†I go back still to get reminders. ¬†It always speaks to me. ¬†It’s like a good friend that always knows what to say when I need that encouragement and love.

I am so thankful for The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.  I hope you read it and that it inspires you as well.

Hoping for you the very best Always.

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Why Read? Reading is So Great

Reading is so important to my day. I am a happy mom when I get quiet time to read a wonderful book. I get to go to my happy place. My favorite books to read are self-help and spiritual. They always make me feel more positive and more at peace.

reading an  book on the wood floor with small white butterflies and soft white flowers

The Benefits of Reading:

*Helps you overcome stress and worry.  Our days can be full of challenges but that is all part of life and part of our growing process.  When we can find that sweet book and get into that peaceful and inspiring place then we are able to relax.  It helps us feel calm and may help us come back to any issues in a relaxed manner.


*Exercises our wonderful brains.  This helps us keep our minds nice and sharp.  It improves our concentration and slows down the decline of our memory that so many experience especially as we age.


*When you read often, you sleep better. ¬†I know how great it feels after I’ve read a good book. I feel relaxed and at peace and I can go off to sleep feeling good and get the rest that I need.


*Reading stimulates creativity. ¬†Now, I don’t feel I am a creative person, or that I ever have been. ¬†I hope that I can become creative because I will continue to read and share with you guys what I enjoy.

I want The Emerald Garden to be the best for you.





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Do It Anyway!

Fight Through The Fear

Fight Fear-Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the live you've always imagined.

Do you ever feel fear or stress about a situation? ¬†I know that I feel that way more than I would like. ¬†Especially now. I am going through a change in my life. ¬†Getting past a challenging time can seem impossible at times. ¬†I feel that way too. ¬†But I am blessed. ¬†I have wonderful and ¬†loving people in my life who help me see otherwise. ¬†They give me positive and encouraging words to keep going. ¬†They help me see that I can get through this. ¬†Even when I am feeling stuck. ¬†I feel scared, and most of the time for reasons that may only exist in my mind. ¬†But they feel real to me. ¬†But as Louise Hay says “You can handle anything that comes your way”.

It Is Possible

Yes, it is possible.  It might not feel that way right now as you are going through your struggle.  But life is about growth.  And for growth to happen we have to overcome these so called struggles.

Most of the time the fear is only in your head but you can move through it. ¬†It might not happen right away. ¬†You have to work on it. ¬†Calm your mind by believing in yourself. ¬†Remind yourself that you are strong. ¬†Remember how you have made it through other difficult times. ¬†Be proud of yourself and be your number one fan. ¬†And don’t forget¬†to breathe, this one is very important. ¬†This will always help you move through the worry that you are thinking about. ¬†It will help you move through the anxiety that you feel in your body. ¬†Don’t beat yourself up. ¬†You are doing the very best that you can and that you know how. ¬†Be kind and gentle with yourself. ¬†And in no time you will see yourself past that situation that seemed so hard at the time.

I believe in You! You can do it, you’re a warrior!

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Get Well Soon

Feel Better

Get Well Soon.

How are you feeling¬†today? ¬†Have you been ill for a few days, weeks or maybe longer? You may have a lot going on in your life. Yes, it happens. And it happens to you, to me, to all of us. ¬†Doesn’t it seem like you are always running back and forth or that you are so busy? ¬†And as a result, you end up getting sick and don’t even know how.

Start the Healing

There are a few things that can help you start to heal.

  • Relax, slow down. Give yourself a little break. Lay down even if you only have a few minutes. When you are not feeling well you want that extra gentle care. And maybe even need others to be able to care for you. ¬†But most of the time that is not possible. But you know what? You can always take care of yourself. You can be there to be kind and show yourself the love you need so you can feel better.
  • Find the things on your to do list and the things that are not priority leave for another day when you are feeling better. It’s o.k. if those dishes don’t get done, they can wait. ¬†Maybe reach out and ask a loved one for help. ¬†I know for me it is hard because I want to do it all myself, my way. ¬†But it’s o.k. to do that when you need to heal. ¬†If it’s not done like you like it is fine. Don’t worry.
  • Another thing that I find helpful is using essential oils when I am feeling down or not as healthy as I would like. ¬†I like to use the essential oil Frankincense. ¬†I place it in my diffuser and the smell is so soothing. ¬†Frankincense can be helpful in fighting cold and flus. ¬†This essential oil is great at fighting pain that you may have as well as boosting your immune system. ¬†Read more about it here.¬†

Sometimes, your situation is that you are far away from your loved ones. ¬†That doesn’t mean that you are forgotten, though. You are still cared for, you are missed and you are always loved. ¬†If you are not around others that can help you then start by helping yourself. ¬†Let yourself get better.


Get well soon

Of Course You Matter!

Get Well Soon

You are worthy of being healthy and happy. 

Your body might be trying to tell you something. Maybe it’s time to try to slow down a bit. Most of all, you probably need to get a little rest, take a little break. It’s o.k. You need it. Get well. Give yourself that permission, because you are worthy and deserve it.



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Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil in a glass bottle surrounded by the flower and a lit candle

¬†Geranium Essential Oil –

This great oil can be such a great addition to your life, to your health.

It can help with physical, emotional and mental health.

 If you buy it for the smell alone, you will be happy, because it is so floral and so very nice.

I am learning so much about Essential Oils.  I am starting to use them for practically everything and on a daily basis.

Look here to get ideas and more. They are great!

It makes me happy to know that Essential Oils are so helpful for me and for my family.


Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil Benefits:

The Geranium Essential Oil has so many great benefits.  

  • It helps to reduces stress and depression. ¬†It’s known to help those who suffer from anxiety and anger.
  • Improves circulation and maintains blood pressure healthy.
  • Great for skin because it supports the regeneration of new cells in the body.
  • Improves dental health. ¬†Helps tighten gums to prevent loose teeth.
  • Heals wounds faster because it keeps infections from developing.
  • Helps to eliminate the toxins from the body. ¬†I especially was interested in this oil to try to help my mom who has lymphodema on her arm. This oil would be helpful in helping to reduce the swelling that she experiences.
  • Finally, it contains a¬†pleasant aroma and helps eliminate body odor and makes it a great deodorant.

I would love to know what you use these Essential Oils for.

Don’t forget to check this out for more information on Essential Oils!


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