Friday, April 18, 2014

{this moment} - and the weekly {Smile-Up}


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"There are no ordinary moments." ~Way of the Peaceful Warrior

{no ordinary moments} - Photos capturing moments from the week. Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
 -  using Daily Gratitude to see the world as anything but ordinary. -

Served with the weekly {Smile-Up} - gratitude practices to love and appreciate your life. 

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' and 'smile up' in the comments for all to find and see.
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{no ordinary moments}


{my week of photos - 365 Grateful Project}

{Smile Up}:

Sun! Sitting outside in shorts and a tank top for the first time!  
Bare feet grounding in the grass again
Listening and watching the rain.  
Gardening again
Walks and talks in the sun 
Tea Dates  
Meeting inspiring new people 
Yoga
Family 
Playtime with my nieces
Girl time with my sister
Completing (another) Gallstone Flush (will power!)
Being proactive with my health!
Watching anime in bed (while being lazy cleansing-again)
Catching 333 everywhere--must be on track again
The amazing women in my life and our amazing talks  
Painting shirts while sitting in the sun in the grass ^_^
 Lyla's outdoor kitty time 
Happy Days

Loving: Getting Healthy • Daily Gratitude • Yoga • Tea • Dreadlock extensions • Colourful Hair • Art • Ink Blazers • Eating food (after fasting) • Etsy • Inspiration • 

Interests for the week:
Reading: "Black Spring" 
✯  Current Anime/Manga: "Zetsuen no Tempest" anime. "Dogs: Bullets & Carnage" and "NeverenD" Manga.
✯  TV Shows/Movies:  Vikings. Game of Thrones. "Eat Pray Love" - lovely inspiring movie!
Music Playlist: Evans Blue. Plumb "Invisible". Chevelle - Vena Sera album. Thousand Foot Krutch. Mindless Self Indulgence "Straight to Video (The Birthday Massacre Remix)".
Food Faves: Avocado Pudding Fresh Muffins Smoothies and Smoothie bowls  Healthy ichiban noodles Chocolate Vegan Protein (Brad King)


Lessons of the week: 
 Chin Up! Listen to your body and when it needs rest--respect that inner body wisdom. Cleansing and healing takes perseverance and patience. So does emotional healing. Try not to over think things or make things more complicated than they need to be. Never ever give up. Trying to learn to have more courage.


Wishing you all the most magical and amazing week ahead! 
What awesome moments did you have this past week? Please share (and link to your blog if you're taking part in similar projects)! 
So much Love and Hugs! 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

♥ New at ReLove Plan.et Shop ♥


Make Happiness a Habit!

I haven't done an update of new products from ReLove Plan.et's etsy shop in a while, so I thought I would take a moment to do so ;) 

Just in time for Mother's Day, there are two new adorable cards for the occasion.


Also, five other fun cards for any occasion.


Adding to the mini Zippered Pouch collection is this lovely little Sheepy. 


And, finally, all Plushies are back in stock for a limited time only--this will likely be my very last batch of these, so don't miss out if you'd like to add one of these cuties to your Plushie or ReLove collections! ;)


Find ReLove Plan.et: 
In Stores: "Republic of V" in Berkeley California. 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

☺ Self-Empowerment ☺


 

I believe in self-empowerment. I believe that if you give someone the reins to their lives then they will do great things. I believe if you empower someone to know that they are wonderful creators, that they can decide their paths, that people can heal and move into spaces of greatness in their lives. 
Responsibility will always be a finicky thing. It is a concept that most will have a difficult time wrapping their minds around at first, and allowing the concept to be empowering as opposed to taking resent or hostility towards. Taking responsibility does not serve you if you allow it to be self-defeating. Meaning, if you accept that you are responsible for your life, but do so in a way playing the "poor me" attitude, then all you are going to do with that responsibility is blame yourself, feel badly about yourself, and blame yourself some more. Blame is not accepting responsibility. Blame pushes you into deeper states of self-loathing, and that is not the point of empowerment or taking that responsibility. Taking responsibility means accepting that, yes, you made some mistakes, because you're human after all and mistakes are part of growth. That is what you are accepting; not that you should feel badly for mistakes, but that you should own up to them, accept them, and empower yourself because of them; because you are human and you are on a path like everyone else in this world, stumbling, and learning, and growing through trial and error and experience. Taking responsibility means allowing yourself to make mistakes, and accepting that it's okay to do so. Taking responsibility means choosing to grow from mistakes, instead of feeling crippled by them. 
People also often associate this responsibility as an accusation towards their battered state (in their initial response). So let's make this clear: taking responsibility does not mean that you Wanted to damage yourself or your life, or that you Wanted to put yourself in a shitty situation. Perhaps certain old patterns, thoughts, or universal wave-lengths led you from one place to another, but that doesn't mean you Purposefully wanted to throw yourself into some hellish life or situation or circumstance. Taking responsibility simply means that you accept what is (and, again, not Blaming yourself or others), and choose to shape the life ahead of you. It means accepting that you cannot change your past but that you Can shape your future.  


Taking responsibility means Empowering yourself. It means saying "I Can!" Self empowerment is saying fuck the odds that are against you and going forward anyway, ready to claim what you want, what you deserve, what you dream your life to be. Self-empowerment means not settling, but striving for excellence, striving for your dreams and never letting anything get in your way. It means not accepting no for an answer--especially if others tell you you can't. Self-empowerment means being a Doer. It means planting as much enthusiasm you have at any given moment into your wants and dreams. Self-empowerment means constantly striving for self-improvement. And it also means empowering others as much as it means empowering yourself. It means lifting yourself and others up, and never kicking someone (or yourself) when they are down. It means choosing love over all other emotions; but accepting that all other emotions will and should be felt, expressed, and then let go of. It means being non-judgmental and understanding; to both yourself and others. It means accepting that you are human; that you will stumble and fall and cry, but that, after the rain has fallen, you can still stand back tall, brush yourself off, and keep being awesome. Self-empowerment means never feeling badly for being human, for having a "bad day", or a "bad moment", or a "bad month". Self-empowerment means being gentle with yourself. It means nourishing and nurturing your sense of self, and never tearing it apart. It means seeing your wondrous worth. It means being grateful for all that you are, and loving all that you are. It means encouraging yourself. And it means being courageous. It means building yourself up. It means believing in yourself and believing that good things are coming and Knowing that all things are possible.  
Self-Empowerment means saying Yes to possibilities, to magic, and believing in Miracles so that you may welcome such miracles into your life. Because all things are possible. 
    



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Saturday, April 5, 2014

{this moment} - and the weekly {Smile-Up}


. . . . . . . . . . 
"There are no ordinary moments." ~Way of the Peaceful Warrior

{no ordinary moments} - Photos capturing moments from the week. Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
 -  using Daily Gratitude to see the world as anything but ordinary. -

Served with the weekly {Smile-Up} - gratitude practices to love and appreciate your life. 

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' and 'smile up' in the comments for all to find and see.
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{no ordinary moments}


{through the lens - Grateful Project}

{Smile Up}:

Sunshine and warmth outside  
Drawing on my cintiq in the sunroom  
Planting the first seeds in the garden!
Blue skies, sunny days, the smell of spring 
Teeeeeaaaaaa Dates
Being Laze  
Being Active 
Yoga
 The bizarre thing you randomly see in Nelson.
Seeing family - my adorable nieces 
My sister's chickens
First flowers of spring
Watching the rain  
Completing a Gallstone Flush (proud of myself for doing it ;p)
Tiny tummy during gallstone flush (fasting)
Watching anime in bed (while being lazy cleansing)
Playing with our landlords' dogs
Earth Hour  
Art mornings and evenings
Eating lunch outside in the sunshine again!  
Giving my kitties a good brush (haha)


Loving: Cleansing • Daily Gratitude • Beanies/toques • Spoonk Mat • Ball Jointed Dolls • Colourful Hair • Furry Critters • Kitty Cuddles • Deep Dreams • Healing Tea • AMVs • 

Interests for the week:
Reading: "Black Spring" 
✯  Current Anime/Manga: "Zetsuen no Tempest" anime. "Dogs: Bullets & Carnage" and "Stray Dogs" Manga.
✯  Movies: 300 in Theatres. TV Shows:  Vikings. How I Met Your Mother. 
Music Playlist: Lots of randomness.
Food Faves: Homemade Chocolate Fudge Avocado Chai Smoothies More Smoothies Gluten-free Bread with Vegan "shrimp" and Daiya Garbanzo PB Blondies PB Pro Bar


Lessons of the week: 
 Welcome Change, be open to accept it into your life and do not resists. Things often get worse right before they are bursting towards something better. Patience. Try not to get discouraged, stay as positive as possible, no matter what is going on in your life. When others give up, send them as much love and positive vibes as you can--manifest for them! Never stop believing in Miracles. ☀ 


Sorry for the lack of updates and posts lately! I'm working to get my spark and motivation back to blog every day again. As always, wishing you all the most magical and amazing week ahead! 
What amazing moments did you have this past week? Please share (and link to your blog if you're taking part in similar projects)! 
So much Love and Hugs! 



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