21 Feb 2017
Tags: accomplishment, believe, believing truth, challenges, decisions, dreams, empower, encouragement, goals, gratitude, hope, inspiration, joy, lifestyle, Living, now is your time, overcomer, passion, self-esteem, self-love, shine your light, strength, women on fire, women's empowerment
Oh darling, don’t you know that who you are is the most amazing and fabulous gift to the world? Who you are is full of wonder and possibility. You deserve to be loved and fulfilled in what you do. I know it’s tough many days. I know some of you are not in an ideal situation. I know some of you feel as if the ground is swallowing you up and closing in over you.
I know because I’ve been there. And it took action and big steps (in little baby steps) to get me out of that hole. But I am here to tell you that YOU can start today to change your situation. There are people who will help you.
Do not try to do it alone. I know, precious one, that you feel as if you must be strong and do this life thing (as hard and unpleasant as it is) by yourself because that’s who you are. Well, you only limit yourself when you limit your possibilities.
Start talking to people. Start saying what you want and need. I promise, lightning will not strike you. Start asking for help. Start with someone you trust and get them involved in seeking help you and ways to improve and/or get out of your situation.
You are NOT alone! You do not have to suffer in silence. There ARE solutions. I know. I found them.
The biggest thing is to start realizing how valuable you are. How much the world needs your special, unique gifts and love. Start telling yourself the TRUTH–that you are amazing and have wonderful abilities and gifts for this world.
Start seeking ways to BE who you really are. To pour out your beautiful spirit and shine your gorgeous light.
Because darling, you are perfect, just as you are! Never apologize.
Love and sparkly hugs! Mimi
12 Oct 2016
in Living With Gusto
Tags: attention to detail, believe, believing truth, Calendar, celebration, children, empower, encouragement, lifestyle, motherhood, passion, positivity, self-esteem, self-love, Sparkle And Shine, special needs children, women on fire, women's empowerment, women's movement
Goodness this last six months has been incredibly busy. I seriously don’t know how I had time to teach full time before I retired. Of course, I’ve added three jobs since then, all of them MY businesses. And I am entirely responsible for all three. That along with raising two special needs kiddos in their teen years (and all the doctor visits involved with that) has kept me super busy.
I will catch up on happenings later. Right now I want to show you my 2017 calendar! I’m very excited about it. Instead of using a template with the borders provided like the last two years, I created all my own borders. I also decided that instead of using my previously published cards, I would design all new ones.
This year I focused on affirmations. For half of the months you have three “I am” statements to read every day. Thus you will hopefully integrate them into your spirit!
For the other six months I have given written statements about you. I truly enjoyed creating this calendar. I know it will make a difference in your self-esteem and also in that of the females in your life.
It’s a great gift for friends, daughters, granddaughters, nieces, ANY person who could use a little reminder of how amazing and capable they are–which means all of us!
Visual reminders are the best!! And then when we say these words out loud? Oh yeah!! Way to start believing them. We can reprogram our brains to think the truth about who we are, instead of listening to the lies we tell ourselves.
The pages are easy to write on, which is important in my book. Glossy on the picture and matt on the calendar. Perfect!
The squares marking each day are a bit over 1 1/4″ square, large enough to jot your goals or achievements down. Great for marking progress each day!
Size is 17″ by 11″ when open so it can tuck into a small space. But it will make quite the visual impact! Place by your bathroom mirror to give you a message every morning, or in your office or work area so that while you are daydreaming you’ll be reminded of WHO you are!!
I really hope you will add one of these to your life because you deserve to be told how wonderful you are on a daily basis! If you’d like to purchase you can go to my shop on Etsy.
Have a great day, my friends!
Hugs and Sparkles,
02 May 2016
in Living With Gusto
Tags: accomplishment, awaken, brain, challenges, choices, decisions, fully alive, goals, inspiration, life choices, lifestyle, now is your time, numb, overcomer, self-esteem, strength, women on fire, women's empowerment
It seems we are always hearing how important focus is to reaching our goals and bringing our desires to us. However, sometimes our focus is totally off. We work hard, do what we think we should, spin our wheels, and run faster on the hamster wheel, only to remain stagnant.
Why do you suppose this is? Well, one possibility is that when we are determining our focus, our brains are actually numb. If you want to read a funny story that illustrates this point, go here.
While somewhat “asleep” we are fully intent and focused on carrying out our daily lives, getting to the “other side”, even attempting to achieve goals or dreams.
Sometimes, our minds and hearts have become numb and we are making decisions based on survival, rather than fully living.
I’ll share with you 5 reasons I think we become numb, and 4 ideas of how to awaken in my article here.
I hope you will read it and take to heart the joy of living fully alive!
Love and growth!
19 Nov 2015
Tags: believe in yourself, believing truth, challenges, decisions, dreams, empower, encouragement, hope, inspiration, lifestyle, now is your time, overcomer, self-esteem, strength, women on fire, women's empowerment
First you must trust yourself…if you can’t, you may put too much weight on what others think or say.
Everything you need is inside you.
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
You are enough. You are capable.
You are fabulous.
Your own mind and heart know. Truly.
Just take the time to see and know
what’s inside of you.
It’s actually pretty amazing!
13 Oct 2015
Tags: accomplishment, believe, believing truth, challenges, decisions, dreams, empower, encouragement, hope, inspiration, lifestyle, Living, now is your time, overcomer, passion, strength, women on fire, women's empowerment, women's movement
You should never feel as if you are insignificant and undeserving.
Dream that dream.
Set those goals before you.
Because, why shouldn’t you reach them?
You, as much as anyone you admire,
deserve the chance to do what your heart desires.
Yep, sometimes it takes a long time.
And it’s really, really tough.
But that is what makes the dream or goal valuable!
If it wasn’t hard and didn’t take a lot of investment,
if it was easy, would you value it as much?
Why NOT you?
Only you can set those limitations on yourself.
Think about it.
Love and hugs, Passionista Mimi
12 Jan 2014
in Inspiration, Living With Gusto
Tags: Debbie Phillips, inspiration, survived, Top 10 women, women on fire
If you would like to be inspired by women who believed they could, did, and made a difference in spite of odds against them……check out the post by Debbie Phillips, founder of Women on Fire, of the **Top 10 Women Who Set 2013 On Fire** .
Sometimes we just need to see that others survived. Not to dismiss our own journeys of pain, turmoil, disappointment, and loss, but to see that it’s possible to come through to the other side and LIVE! And sometimes it’s even possible to bring others along with us!
Take care, and love and hugs! Passionista Mimi
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