“Life is like an EMPTY BOX of chocolates”​

“Life is like an EMPTY BOX of chocolates”​

“Life is like an EMPTY BOX of chocolates”
As I sit contemplating my moving house, stacked up before me are boxes.
LOTS of boxes.
It dawned on me that life is like an empty box.
Through Life’s Journey you take the time to welcome or not welcome things/people into your life and decide who/what deserves to be in your ‘box of life’ and who/what doesn’t.
The part which I am referring to is the closing of the box or lid, in which we keep things together in our Life (or in the box if you consider this metaphor).
Your lid, representing how you hold onto different parts of your Life, will be one of these 3:
 Sequential – where the 4 flaps of the box overlap to secure a firm handle on things. This represents ensuring all your ducks are lined up before you take action. Everything must be in place, perfect in every way, before you move on.
 Open/Closed – one action and the job is done. Like a lid that secures the contents of the box in one swift movement. You take the action because you have said ‘YES’ and you know that all will fall into place. Black or White, This Way or The Other – your decisions are definite.
 Open to New Ideas – here there is NO LID!
You are consistently innovative and creating new paths to explore different outcomes.
Without a lid, your box can have things come and go with ease – and that’s OK. Out with the Old (or take a break from the same patterns) and in with the New!
I wonder how you live Your Life according to the decisions you make –
💥 Wait for the Perfect Time?
💥 Decide ‘YES’ or ‘NO’, immediately?
💥 Continuous Innovation?
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It’s All In Your Mind

It’s All In Your Mind

Have you ever been caught off-guard by a word, phrase, place or behaviour, which has triggered an emotional feeling?
I’ll tell you what happened to me this morning…
Finding in my drawer something I needed to remind my son of and when I took it out of the drawer – it was done already.
My ‘children’ are now ‘adults’ and they don’t need reminding (most times).
My mind then took me back over past years, looking in my lounge room and kitchen, visualising my ‘children’ laughing together on different occasions. It was like ‘life flashing before my eyes’.
“I have raised AMAZING Children, now Adults”.
Tears flowed, tears of joy and sadness all rolled into one.
I have given them the gift of experiencing the next chapter in their life, without Mum over their shoulder.
Of course, in the digital family we are, only a FB Message/Video, SMS, Skype call away.
This showed me how powerful our thoughts and memories are – that they can come flooding back through an action, a word, or a behaviour.
Embrace those memories because they are a part of you, they have made you who YOU are today.
It could be a positive or a negative memory – it is there to tell you “this is the moment to be proud of – YOU are an amazing individual and your life is NOT over, it has begun again, as the next Chapter unfolds”.
The next few pages in the Chapter are blank – I wonder, what YOU will write on them?

Let Others Be Guided By Your Light
If Freedom Was A Thought

If Freedom Was A Thought

Imagine if you were to let go of what was holding you back – would that bring you Freedom?
Consider those emotions that are stopping you from moving forward; anger, blame or holding onto material objects which tie you to living the same old patterns.
To free yourself of those thoughts is to acknowledge that you are worthy of trust, love and respect, from your inner self and those around you.
Create new Stories which give yourself permission to feel the trust, love and respect, and to release those feelings that are not serving you.
For me it is about moving interstate, to know in my mind that it is the right choice for this stage of my life. If I do not act, I will not know what the outcome could have been. Who knows if it will be a permanent move, who knows if it will be my best decision of 2018!
Say YES, and work out how. Ask yourself, “if I don’t let these feelings go, how will my life be different?”
There are no guarantees, except for the one that ‘taking action requires a state of mind’. It is probably the case that your state of mind requires changing first, then the action will follow.
Now I wonder, what will be YOUR change of mindset to enable the ACTION to take place?
Are You Confused?

Are You Confused?

Not sure where you’re headed, where you’ll be and who will be with you?
Well, that’s OK – your Journey will be filled with lots of turns, ups and downs, ins and outs. If you are expecting to have a straight road from A to B and B representing your ‘end of the Journey’ then this WILL create confusion.
A confused mind will say ‘No’.
Remember that people will come and go, you will change your mind here and there in all aspects of your life, and again, that is OK.
Understand that a clear mind creates a clear path.
When you can gain that clarity, you can set your boundaries of what is acceptable for you to live your ideal life, and be your ULTIMATE self.
Let people go to walk their own path and if they are like leaves on the tree, as the wind blows here and there, they will be with you for a purpose and then move on.
If they are like the roots of the tree, regardless of which way the wind blows, they will remain and be a source of strength.
There will be stormy times.
Trust your inner self. Trust your inner Strength.
Those you let go will remain as a constant if you are true to yourself – be real about your goals, keep focused and all WILL come together, all for the greater good.
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You Will Be Taken Care Of

You Will Be Taken Care Of

There is a reason that you are right where you are now – and it could be that you are waiting for something specific to happen.
You may feel that time is not on your side, that timing is out of wack, or that you have so much that needs doing, yet the timing of everything else is not right.
Small steps, appreciate where you are today, who is around you and the discussions you find yourself having. They may be serving a purpose, if not for you, for the person/people near you. Even the thoughts and feelings which you experience.
You may feel that you want it now. That you want certain things to end and for the life that you long for to be closer than “at your fingertips”.
Know that you will be taken care of and that you are destined for great things. Trust in yourself that you are deserving of that which you see in your mind’s eye. You are deserving of living the life you want. You can live the life you want.
Time is on your side – it is giving you exactly what you need right now to give you all that you desire in the times to come. They are there and they will come. Allow yourself, give yourself permission to experience what is now. You are here for a reason. Embrace all that is for you to learn from. Acknowledge it, it is yours.
Achieving warmer relationships and connection on a level which is higher than you ever imagined.

Achieving warmer relationships and connection on a level which is higher than you ever imagined.

In order to maintain a warm relationship with those around us it is important for us to also maintain our true values, remaining clear on our boundaries and have clarity on what our needs are.

Anthony (Tony) Robbins has spoken of the 6 Human Needs which are defined as both Personal and Spiritual Needs much like the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

In the relationships we have, what do we like to be certain of and how much variety do we like to have?

What is significant to us may not be significant to others, as much as the need for a safe and secure environment compared to have variety and challenges.

Trust in self comes before trust in others.  What does it mean to trust?  Is it only about respect for another?

In order to build these warm relationships, it is required that we feel our fears and release them.  Know that you do belong, you are good enough and you are loved.

Achieve Self-Love, Confidence and Clarity on Your Direction

Achieve Self-Love, Confidence and Clarity on Your Direction

I wonder if you are so used to being invisible, feeling that you don’t matter, that when you do speak up you are apologetic to taking up someone’s time?

As much as we are allowed to feel what we are needing to feel, let’s not get caught up in creating a reality for someone else.  How you see your world is your choice; perceiving someone else’s world is also your choice – it may be an incorrect assumption though, remember that.

Imagine the realization that you may be a slave or victim of your past beliefs.  We can change our beliefs at any time – whether they are rules we have for ourselves and others, or what we value, or how we see the world in a Global context.  Experience your emotions, acknowledge them, then let them go.  Release those emotions so that you can focus on what comes next.  Be clear on where you are headed. Seek direction if you cannot – that is why we are here, for YOU.

Discover the Effect Of Your Own Self-Love

Discover the Effect Of Your Own Self-Love

We often care so deeply for our children that we do not recognize the need for loving ourselves.  Often we wrap ourselves up in hurt and pain, loneliness and judgement – now that cannot be good for our soul?

You have a choice.  How would you like to live your life?

We shy away from vulnerability because we do not understand its true PURPOSE.  To be vulnerable is to have COURAGE.  When you have the courage to acknowledge your vulnerabilities then you have access to your emotions and you stand tall owning them.  Here you will find Self-Love – when you take ownership for your emotions, your hurt, your pain – and this is where you take action to reap the rewards of your Self-Love.

There is no one-way of thinking – when we remove ourselves from being hidden from others, where we make the decision to remove the mask, and let others know our true and authentic self, then we can relish in the reality of being safe, loving ourselves for all there is, being OK with all that happens and knowing that we CAN grow, we CAN achieve, and we CAN love ourselves first.

Create Your Support Network For When Times Get Tough

Create Your Support Network For When Times Get Tough

As a Single Parent we yearn for having a support network when things do not go according to plan – and this happens from time to time.

We like to know that we are safe, not judged for choices we’ve made, and to do this safely it requires Boundaries; for yourself as the Parent and for others who are your “support team”.  Both sets of Boundaries are to be honoured by the other person.

So what is it that our Support Network does for us?

If you think that it is to take care of our self-esteem, you are mistaken – that is YOUR job.  We can help you with that if you don’t know how – that is perfectly OK.

A support network is not about bending to another person’s belief system of what is acceptable, or having them bend to yours.

Building a Support Network is about having a Community (or a Tribe as we call it).  It begins with you building your ‘inner world’ that is celebrated by your Tribe.  Achieve an understanding of what you care about and what you hold close to your heart.  Then your Tribe can be there for you – Build It And They Will Come (Quote from the movie “Field of Dreams”).

Make It YOUR Story

Make It YOUR Story

“It was meant to be”. “There was a sign”. “I had a feeling”. “Wherever I looked I just knew”.
Sound familiar ?
When we are looking for answers there is the need to find an answer which supports our choice. This may be one of the above or it may be another.
Whether you had a feeling or saw it in a Tarot Card reading, there are justifications we are comfortable with.
It can be that these all have credibility – that is not the point here.
The point is that we all relate to a Story and we base that Story on a belief. This is OUR Story, OUR Reality. It doesn’t have to be agreed with by others because they will have their own Story.
It is important that we have a Story which gives us Strength, Empowerment and the Courage to continue our Journey – to be open to new challenges, to embrace all that is.
This is HOW you live an authentic life.