Love today.

LOVE TODAY.  LOVE THIS DAY.

Love the gift of another day, the opportunities you have, the good thoughts you can think, the kindness you can show, the choices you can make, the actions you can take.  What are you focusing on?  What are you paying attention to?  You are going to get “more of” whatever that is.

 

Today is over-flowing with infinite possibilities, wonderful moments and amazing people.  And you are an important part of it all!

LOVE TODAY.  LOVE AWAY!

Love yourself more, love others more.  Everyone is put into your life for a reason.  How can you grow?  What can you learn?  Reach out to people you haven’t heard from in a while who are on your mind.  Your messages don’t have to be long to be meaningful and make someone feel special.

 

Forgive more.  I know too many people who are holding onto resentment, grudges and bitterness.  This practice depletes our good energy, not to mention our time.  As the saying goes, “holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head”.  Everyone is doing the best they can with where they are and what they know.  We don’t always know the challenges, struggles and hardships others are dealing with. Send out love and compassion and carry on with living your own good life my friends.

 

Love yourself more because “baby you’re worth it”!  Be kind to yourself in your thoughts, your words and your actions…..you’re going to thank yourself for this.  Trust me.

 

LIVE LOVE TODAY.

Tell people they matter.  The world needs that more than ever right now.  Once you start telling people that you notice them and that they are appreciated, ripples of good energy and positive vibes go out into our world.  Saying nothing sends a message too; it can speak louder than actually saying something.  It is never too late to change your behaviours and habits.  Let today be that day for you.

 

In love and positive change,

Caron

Hello…..it’s love, I’m here inside.

Prelude:  I am sending a special shout-out of awesome to the uber-talented Adele (and her team) for her amazing song and catchy tune.  These words came to me “just like that” while listening to her current hit “Hello” on a flight from Denver back to Canada…….

I recently attended and had the privilege of being one of the presenters at Love2016, a soul(full) retreat with 20 other women in the picturesque town of Breckenridge, Colorado.  Life has a magical way of nudging us in directions we never could have imagined, doesn’t it?  This was one of those opportunities that I can “feel” and “know” will be life changing.  I was finally able to meet with some women that I had only connected with from afar; to connect with new like-minded women and to create life-long friendships. The excitement and energy was beautiful!

 

Sara Ann, the founder and organizer of Love2016, deserves a standing ovation for this incredible event she dreamed of AND brought to life.  After she attended a lively and transformational event in Florida co-hosted by my special friend Leigh, Sara Ann knew she had a calling.  One of the beautiful attendees of Love2016 commented on how phenomenal it was that 21 people could be together, most not knowing one another and yet be so connected.

 

Love2016 was about learning how to love ourselves and others; celebrating and honouring ourselves and others; identifying, examining and releasing our blocks and fears; tapping into our joy; living in abundance; creating new stories; understanding the power of gratitude, kindness and forgiveness; identifying and respecting our uniqueness; relaxing, reviving and renewing.  All this happened through great presentations; engaging activities, done alone and in group settings; feeling supported, encouraged and “safe” to share; inspirational opening and closing ceremonies; a lot of fresh air; a lot of freedom to explore and to “just be”; a lot of tears; a lot of laughter; an amazing amount of hugs and a TON OF LOVE!!!  It simply does not get any better than that.  Shout-out of awesome, of goodness, of gratitude and of joy to you Sara Ann……from all of us.

 

What a wonder(full) life – we are each created of love and light.  Because of this we are all more connected than we realize.  Who will cross your path today?  Who can you reach out to today?  Who can you send love and light to?  I send it to me and I send it to YOU!

 

Together in the journey,

Caron

Small life changes give big results. Here’s how….

One of the biggest life changes is learning to accept, acknowledge and celebrate the small positive life changes.  Many of us do not realize the effect of the small changes that we implement.  It is so important to recognize that these small changes are contributing to significant changes over time. You are still moving forward!

Here are some helpful tips for you to consider regarding your own small positive life changes:

 

  • Small changes set us up for success.  There is a higher probability of doing them, completing them, following through with them.

Celebrate your small changes, however insignificant you may THINK they are.

  • When we are able to be conscious of any step we take towards growth, learning or improvement, we are living deliberately.
  • If we wait for something big to validate that we are making progress, moving forward or creating change in our life, we may end up feeling stuck and frustrated.  Is that the truth?  I am quite confident you do something almost every day that contributes to positive change.  Even thinking new thoughts counts.  Choosing to think differently and with focus will create new behaviours and actions.  In time this will create new habits!
  • Do you feel like you are moving backwards (or not moving at all)?  Have you experienced setbacks, roadblocks, are you trying to get up from being knocked down?  Are you struggling with a decision or action that didn’t work out?  Have you had upsetting news?  Have you had disturbing news?  Have you had sad news?  Respect YOURSELF.  Take the time to process emotions, to reach in, to reach out, to connect, to reconnect and if necessary, to disconnect and step back.  RESPECT YOURSELF.   There is nothing wrong with being still, with allowing yourself the opportunity to breathe, think, process and “just be”.  Then start making some small steps towards moving forward, to getting back up, to doing what you can with what you have and where you are, to starting over, to regrouping!
  • You may have some people that support you in your small life changes, you may have some who try to discourage you, you may have some who say nothing. It’s hard to prepare for the various reactions.  My advice is to keep accepting, acknowledging and celebrating anything you are doing to be a better person.   Here’s an awesome “bonus”…..as you become more conscious of your own changes, you will also be more aware of the small changes that others make!  You’ll want to let them know you notice, you’ll want to encourage them and you’ll be sincerely happy for them.  That’s how positive change happens, in our own lives and in the lives of others.  Isn’t that truly what we are all seeking and isn’t that exactly what the world needs right now?
  • You are ready for a big change?  Well, I can talk a lot about that!  Hmmmm, perhaps this will be a future post?  If you are ready for big changes, I get that – TOTALLY.  My advice would be to get yourself organized with a plan and start making some small changes to begin with.  You will once again be setting yourself up for success this way.  Slowly implement those changes that are more challenging, make a bigger impact and perhaps frighten you!  Revise your plan if you need to, switch things up, change your mind if you want too………just keep taking action (I have to remind myself of this everyday!).

 

Small changes, big results!  Keep doing.  Keep living.  Keep respecting and appreciating the gift of YOU.

 

Together in celebration and good changes,

Caron