Message from a notebook

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So this is a short(er than usual) and sweet message from my personal notebook..consider it from my heart to yours. ❀

And to be honest, it was something I wrote up in an attempt to get some good content on one of my sales pages on my website.

But as I was re-reading it, I decided that I really just wanted to share it with you now. And not try and sell you on anything. (Except for perhaps inspiration and general awesomeness in life.) πŸ˜‰

I just want to help those out there who have lost the spark. Lost that drive, the momentum, that force that sets your soul on fire.

So, without further ado…here it is:

My message. Going out to everyone. (Especially me.)


Who is bold enough to not only want, but is actually willing to change their life?

Let’s do this people.

No more crying and doing nothing about it. No more wishing and hoping some magic pill will finally work this time.

What it takes is doing the work.

There are no shortcuts to lasting success.

What it takes is doing the right things. Making good decisions.

What it takes is persistence.

Keeping our eyes on the goal. Knowing what our goal even is!!

And knowing (truly believing) that even when it’s hard, even when we feel like giving up–that we won’t because we will eventually make it!

Whatever we want will come to fruition eventually, because we’ll do what it takes to get it.

We’ll not settle for less. Never accepting “no” for an answer.

Our dreams will come true.

But we must first believe. (We must!)

If anyone else can do something, so can we. Period. They’re only human too.

(Even if they’d like to believe differently and want you to think they’re something special..)

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SO.

Nobody’s coming to save you. Nobody is going to do it for you. There will be guides, there will be inspiration and gifts from the universe along the way, but ultimately it comes down to this:

* What do you want?
* What plan will you create?
* And how will you take the action (that is necessary) to really make it happen?

No hoping here.

Just trying different things until it works. No baby ever started walking after falling a couple times. (Right? They kept trying and trying and falling and finally worked up the muscles to do it!)

So my message here, (to myself mostly), is to keep trying. And persist, damnit!

Start believing in yourself, then others will too.


I love you all! Thank you for reading. I hope this message inspires you to GREATNESS! πŸ˜€

With all the love and joy and passion a heart can hold,

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The Perfect Autumn Day

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Sitting outside in this chair.

It’s an absolutely beautiful day- The sun is shining brightly and full. The clouds are little magical pillows in the sky and the breeze is cool. Crisp.

The perfect autumn day.

I suppose I “should” be feeling amazing right now- I’m off work. Filled with nourishing food. My hot tea keeping me company. I feel the cool breeze on my skin. The sunshine warms me. Soaks into my body from outside the threads that cover my human form.

No expectations from anyone.

Just being.

But there’s this incessant feeling I have deep within me. Chest aching. Stomach churning.

The feeling of unease. The background of my mind moves as if searching for something.

Answers, maybe.

Leaving me feeling incomplete in this moment, as if something is missing.

And I believe it has nothing to do with what’s going on externally, and that it has everything to do with me.

Perhaps there are no external expectations on this day, but internally, I have many mental boxes that have left to be checked off. That running list of things I feel I must do…or else!

“Or else” you might ask?

Or else.. I won’t:

-be good enough.
-reach my full potential.
-feel worthy.
-feel accomplished.
-be successful.
-become financially independent.
-get out on my own and live the life of my dreams-living on MY terms.

Total illusions of reality.

So many “or else’s” it can become overwhelming to write them all out.

But in doing so, in writing out all of those persuasive reasons as to why I feel bad and incomplete in this moment, it helps me to realize something.

It helps me to realize that every feeling I ever experience in my body comes from my thoughts. From my mind. Like my mind and body are completely and wholly and directly linked to one another.

That realization is so powerful. And freeing if I allow it to be.

Because, you see, as soon as I come to realize that what I’m feeling is a direct reflection of what’s going on in my mind, I end up with 2 choices:

#1. To change my thoughts which in turn will change the feelings in my body.

OR

#2. To continue the exact same thought pattern, getting the same results- good, bad, or otherwise.

These anxious, tense, and uncomfortable feelings in my body are mere creations of my mental habits.

Worrying about the future-about not having enough, not doing enough, not being enough. Never “arriving” to enjoy my successes.

But the truth is that I’m already a success. I’m a success right now.

-I’m alive.
-I’m breathing.
-I’m growing.

And isn’t that one of the main purposes of our existence anyway?


So yeah, I may not be where I want to be…but I’m absolutely positive that I’m where I’m supposed to be right now In my life. In this moment. In this journey of existence.

And in order for me to become this huge success that I have envisioned for myself?

Well, that will take work. That will take being first, unsuccessful.

To be doing- well, the work I’m doing right now.

So I’m deciding now, in this moment, that I am okay. I’m finding my feet once again. I’m embracing where I am right now.

And I’m honoring myself.

Because truthfully, I am exactly the person I need to be now, in order to become the person I want to be in the future. In order to reach my destination.

So I’m going to keep on keeping on. Keep my nose to the grindstone, doing whatever it takes to get to where I’m going.

All the while knowing that I will meet hardship. Pain. Sadness & defeat.

But that’s all a part of the process. That’s all a natural part of this life. And when I change my expectations to become aligned with the realities of this life, living it doesn’t seem so hard afterall.


I look into the sky in wonder. What an absolutely magical existence this is. The mere beauty within a single cloud. A single ray of sunshine. And how grateful I am to be a part of it.

I close my eyes and smile. I am whole once again.


Thank you for reading! I love you.

You are special, and you are divine. Keep on keeping on and know that this life is completely worth living! Find the magic and beauty in your life.

In this day. This moment.

And smile. Because all we have is now. Take advantage of the life given to you today, and make your life truly meaningful.

Take care friend. πŸ™‚

And until next time,
❀ Brittany

For more inspiration, feel free to visit me at my other blog Huckleberry: A little dash of inspiration.

Determination

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If you want real change-to be healthy, fit, & vibrant- you’ve got to want it bad enough that you’ll do ANYTHING for it!

If you really want vibrant health, you gotta start quitting. (Quitting’s not all bad, you know!) We’re taught all our lives that quitting is a terrible thing. Well, I’m here to tell you..it’s not. I’m here telling you to do the exact opposite. πŸ™‚

Here’s what I mean ==>

If you want to feel amazing, if you want to feel alive, here’s what you’ll do:

You’ll quitΒ your favorite sodas. You’ll quit your french fries and ice cream. You’ll quit your fried meats. You’ll quit your negative self-talk. You’ll quit your emotional eating patterns. You’ll quit lying to yourself that you’ll get healthy “later.” You’ll quit telling yourself “I can’t.”

Because you can! Being healthy is an everyday choice, stemming from actions you take every moment. Create your reality. Make your dreams come true. Start making healthier decisions, and you’ll be on your way to lasting SUCCESS!

But it all starts by quitting. πŸ˜‰

Peace & Love & Freedom in food,
❀ Brittany

UPDATE 2015-08-31: Oh! And one other thing…REPLACE what you quit with something positive! That is the 2nd most important part.

So, If you quit sugary foods, when you want that sugary food, replace it with water. Or an affirmation like “This craving will NOT beat me! I am strong. I can do this!”

Drink a hot tea. Go for a walk. Do 5 pushups every time you get the craving for something you’ve vowed to quit.

Whatever works for you, just DO IT! No more excuses, you got this. πŸ™‚