wild & free.

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I was so lucky to experience an absolutely magical trip to Kauai this January. I came back with a true desire to bring vacation home.

Which led me to ask…

Why do we feel the need to runaway from daily life in order to rejuvenate and get inspired?

How can we feel the high frequency of “vacation” on a daily basis?

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First step: Declaring it

This year I am wild & free.

I am flowing with the winds of change, free from resistance, and arriving at my destiny in each moment.

I am exploring the interiors of my mind and the outer workings of the world.

I am keeping my feet grounded on this beautiful earth.

I am aligning with my body and spirit.

I am embracing positivity and blocking negative “reality” from stopping me in my tracks.

I am bringing the spirit of Kauai into my heart and home.

Second step: Letting go of self-doubt

When I first wrote these lines, they were all in future tense. I made a conscious choice to change them all to present tense, embracing THIS moment, right here, right now. As women, we are often quite hard on ourselves. I’m learning that language is a powerful tool for us to reclaim our power. Let’s talk about ourselves from a place of courage and self-love!

fullsizeoutput_727I believe that we deserve more than 2 weeks of bliss in a year. I’m devoted to finding ways to bring the magic of vacation into the everyday, thereby raising our frequency and making a positive impact on ourselves and the world around us. Who is with me?

letting go.

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This year has been filled with endings and letting go. I’ve realized that the more I resist the feelings of sadness, anger and grief that accompany letting go, the more those feelings persist. So rather than resisting, I am learning to feel, to flow, to be with what is and to see it as a gift.

As we enter the holiday period, let’s grant ourselves permission to let go. It will ease our way into creation and manifestion in the new year if we’re able to release old beliefs and patterns. Ponder it for a moment. What do you want to leave behind in 2016?

I am letting go of attachment. Attachment to people, places, results, even feelings.

I am letting go of judgment. Judgment of myself and others. It only gets in the way of true connection and love.

I am letting go of working so hard. The over-working (especially in our minds) is counterproductive. It is time to invite in ease.

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Let’s let go, let go, let go, unlocking the door to manifest magic.

Sending you warm wishes for a cozy, joyful holiday period. I have so much gratitude for your support and dedication to living with vigor and vibrancy!

the art of self-care.

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Calling all busy, overworked, under-appreciated women. Life seems to continually call us into “go mode”. You know the mode I’m talking about– wake up to your alarm, rush through meals, cross things off your to-do list, caffeinate, juggle work, care for family, cook, clean, juggle some more. The busy-ness of life tends to become the business of life.

While you are reading, take a deep breath and STOP. Put down your to-do list, turn off the sound on your phone. Take a moment for yourself by yourself.

Meditate on the fact that you are enough. You are worthy of the deepest love and attention, not only from others, but from yourself. Focus on your feelings and needs. Feel them.

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Self-care is not about some prescribed day at the spa. Self-care is about focusing inward, listening to your body, observing your thoughts, taking pause and breathing. Many of us resist this pause because it isn’t always pleasant. Sit with the unpleasant-ness. Go a step further and welcome it.

Get curious about your inner world. Become acquainted with yourself. And remember that you five years ago or even five days ago is probably not you today.

From this place of curiosity and introspection, feelings may begin to bubble. You may feel tired, anxious, distracted. You may feel excited, fulfilled. Sit with whatever you feel and listen. It is when we come from this authentic feeling place that we can begin to practice self-care.

Self-care isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” formula. Self-care is about taking care of you, right now, as you are and aren’t. It may take shape in a nap on the couch or in a good cry. The day that I took this photo, self-care manifested in buying myself a bouquet of my favourite flowers. Do something that feeds you. And if guilt comes up, as it tends to, tell it to take a seat.

Imagine how the world would look if we practiced self-care every day. The vision that I have is incredibly bright.

I grant you permission to celebrate you.

On the journey with you,

Becca