Career writer speaks! Discover your most valuable words: WordPLAY

A career writer speaks: WordPLAY by Sheila Murrey, Embodiment Wordsmith 

Workshop: Release the WORDS that no longer serve you; Exchange those words for uplifting, inspiring. and empowering ones that raise your consciousness and benefit ALL. 

A writer speaks: Words Workshop has been evacuated and rebranded as WordPLAY and sessions are being scheduled.

Audience: Wellness business owners, small business owners, teachers, speakers, managers, and parents.

In the WordPLAY Playshop

We will:

Identify the words we USE and when we speak them with an intention and tone that carries the frequency of a “to destroy” curse, such as the words typically spoken when we’re angry, upset, or in pain;
Use an intentional and elegant process to release the WORDS that no longer serve us, such as, low frequency, negative ones.
Playfully explore how we can replace lower vibration words with higher, more purposeful words to uplift, inspire, and empower ourselves and others to raise your consciousness and benefit ALL by expanding and elevating our collective consciousness.
And we’ll mine for words that resonate higher (and reach farther into the ether) to become aware of the empowering CHOICES we have when it comes to improving our health and wealth with our powerful words. Yes, voice matters (in multitudinous ways)!
As well, we will let go of words we overuse, that are unnecessary, or those we say because we think we need to fill empty space.

About the Process

During the WordPLAY playshop, you’ll be encouraged to play with thoughts and words in this interactive workshop (where the facilitator will be using a whiteboard and 3×5 index cards).
This will be an empowering exercise in Awareness, by a writer with over 33 years of career experience and two degrees, both in science (aviation business) and the arts (visual communications).

Bonus

We will uncover brilliant SEO keywords to expand our reach in the Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul Internet space! 

Send an email (Subject line: WordPLAY class) for class dates, times, and fees. Package discounts are available. Group sessions in person and online are available.

Both subtle results (new awareness) and tangible will be achieved.

My credentials

A bit about us

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs on RichardMurrey.com or check out his latest 24 songs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53E21F-JlTW2iQmPcEIWkQ

I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Plus, I’ve written a new book (in the making for 13 years), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here.

As well, you can hire us to promote your book, band, business, or services here: https://www.facebook.com/MurreyMakers-103294764612382/

Be the best version of who you want to be and let us promote you!

I am currently setting appointments to speak at bookstores, libraries, crystal shops, acupuncture and chiropractic offices, and other holistic, natural healthy lifestyle businesses.

Embodiment Wordsmith | Entertaining Speaker & Educator : Profoundly raising consciousness to ease us into living a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Specifically, I connect with small business owners and entrepreneurs to identify the highest vibrational words to craft the content to reach their ideal clients in fun, engaging, and mindful ways, while raising our collective consciousness! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

As a (mind, body, spirit, and soul) holistic health researcher, I can point you to life-enhancing alternative health methods too! So, if you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Overwhelmed by Information?

Are you overwhelmed by information?

Original illustration by Richard Murrey Original illustration by Richard Murrey

Email

The influx of emails, yes, including all the stuff we subscribe to, can become unmanageable, even unwieldy at times.

I have a couple of tips on how to cut down on this glut of information, and bring more ease into your life.

First, think about and consider how much time you spend sifting through emails, reading, and responding. Become aware of that for a few minutes. Awareness is key.

Next, take advantage of the search feature with your email program. Search for specific senders and if you notice they send you more than one email a week, unsubscribe from them.

No one person or business should inundate you with that many emails. Some, when you go to unsubscribe, provide an option to limit sending more than one a week, or roll up daily emails into a weekly summary. If you love them and don’t wish to unsubscribe, at least limit them to once a week.

Social Media

Yes, you can reduce the time you read scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and others. Turn off the notifications.

If you don’t want to miss a comment someone made on something you posted, go to your own page or profile and scroll through everything YOU have posted.

It can be physically and emotionally draining to keep up with all your friends and followers. Find some balance in all of that.

I have recently unfollowed almost all of my followers on Facebook and changed my settings to see family posts first. However, I still get notifications–even from unfollowed friends! I have a love hate relationship with Facebook, I really do. See my previous post as to why I had quit it years ago.

I rejoined to feel closer to faraway family and friends, and stayed when I started a remote job. Now, my husband and I are launching a new business. However, whenever I feel engulfed by the drama of it, I set new boundaries.

I tweet sporadically, and it doesn’t seem to have the near addictive hold over me that Facebook does, hence the stronger I need to be when it comes to how much I check it.

Don’t worry if no one “Likes” your post or tweet either, because really, you can’t say the wrong thing to those who love you. ❤️😉

You can’t say the wrong thing to the right person
You can’t say the wrong thing to the right person

Classes

I have paid for so many classes in my life, I can’t even tell you! Not inly college classes, but online courses, seminars, and summits. Many PDFs, ebooks, video links, and resource materials reside on our computer hard drive or on the “cloud” unopened, because I don’t have time to study or watch them.

I’ve made a fresh commitment to myself not to buy one more, until I open and finish the ones I already own. I’m not a procrastinator, but allowing things like this to pile up, sure makes me feel like one!

For example, Mindvalley offers an excellent bundle of classes from vetted and well-respected teachers, trainers, authors, and leaders. Yet, I must stick to my new rule and follow my gut. I am not subscribing.

My goal this year is to watch all the digital and online summit materials and videos that I have bought.

Books

Last year, I set an intention to read one book a month. I completed 4.

This year, I intend to finish 4 books I have in progress and 5 that I was gifted or won in 2019 (Thank you, Wellness Universe!) Some are quite lengthy, while others are short, and one I have used as a reference for years, but never read cover to cover.

My strategy, over the last few years, has been that when I finish reading a physical book, I give it away. We live in an RV and I can’t deal with much clutter.

If one of these books interest you, post a comment and I will mail it to you when I’m done.

Here’s my list in no particular order:

  • Living Pain Free With Acupressure by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad
  • Emissary of Light by James F. Twyman
  • Messages from Your Angels by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
  • Write to Heal by Linda Goldman
  • A Life to Die for by David D McLeod, D.D.,Ph.D.
  • Letting Go So You Can Thrive by Moira Hutchison
  • Live with the Lights On by Katy Bray
  • Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts
  • Our Bodies: The Optimal Design by Elizabeth Norlin

I have about 100 PDF books, ebooks, and books on Kindle to read though. And seeing all of those when I open the folder on our computer for a reference (because I do a lot of health and wellness research), overwhelms me. I think I an reaching my saturation point!

Should I buy a tablet or Kindle dedicated to reading these? I had one years ago and rarely used it. Thanks to technology, I have a Kindle reader app, and others that afford the capability of reading via my iPhone.

Coaching

Everyone seems to be a coach these days, and many of us have more than one!

Coaching can be very helpful at times, even if only to remind us and validate information we already know, inspire us, or hold us accountable to do what we say we want to accomplish. Is it any wonder we pay more for coaching these days? By investing more, we feel we’ll really stick to it “this time.” Ugh!

We can make our own lists though, organize goals on a calendar or whiteboard, mark tasks completed on a spreadsheet, planner, or app, and set timers on our phones to self-motivate though. Why must we pay money and have someone look over our shoulder to get things done? Yes, I get it. There’s a psychological component involved.

At any given time, many of us have a personal trainer, life coach, massage therapist, hair stylist, and so on. And if you own a business, you have more of these! (Think business coach, certified public accountant (CPA) or tax advisor, financial advisor, attorney, etc.)

See if you can streamline the number by seeking multi-faceted coaches–because remember, you receive advice and suggestions from all of these well-intentioned professionals!

The aim is to reduce all of that to live with more ease, as explained on the home page of my site: SheilaMurrey.net and in my book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life.

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, to order, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

I am currently setting appointments to speak at bookstores, libraries, crystal shops, acupuncture and chiropractic offices, and other holistic, natural healthy lifestyle businesses.

My book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (Multiple E-reader formats available).

Embodiment Wordsmith | Entertaining Speaker & Educator : Profoundly raising consciousness to ease us into living a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Specifically, I connect with small business owners and entrepreneurs to identify the highest vibrational words to craft the content to reach their ideal clients in fun, engaging, and mindful ways, while raising our collective consciousness! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

As a (mind, body, spirit, and soul) holistic health researcher, I can point you to life-enhancing alternative health methods too! So, if you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

The health benefits after a year on a particular supplement

A year on a particular supplement

In my new book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, I offer information on myriad holistic health and wellness modalities to those suffering from chronic ills.
The big blue bottle (read more here and here) that first attracted me to one particular supplement, came my way just as I was completing the book. We tried it not expecting much, but my husband and I both stayed on the supplement–and will stay on it–because we have and continue to experience an array of incredible health benefits. Note: I’ve removed the name of the supplement due to compliance issues.
From the second night, I fell asleep quickly and slept deeper than I had in years–all night long.
Issues I’d had with two teeth improved.
The allergies, or allergic reactions, that I’ve had most of my life have dramatically lessened. Case in point: I stayed six nights in my daughter’s 100 year old house in New Hampshire (August 2019) that I couldn’t be in for more than a few hours a year ago due to my allergies. This was #TheBest benefit ever, as my 7 year old sweetie pie granddaughter loves having sleepovers–and I got to sleep in her room on an air mattress next to her bed!

Since taking this one particular supplement, my heartbeat is stronger, as validated by my chiropractor kinesiologist. Before the blue bottle supplement, my heartbeat was irregular and a bit weak (via a heart listener machine that displayed results on a monitor).

I’ve now flown 9 times this year, when previously I couldn’t fly more than twice a year (and I had to put at least a week or month in between those two flights) without my ankles swelling, or becoming ill afterwards.
I’ve not been sick at all this year–no colds, flu–nothing!
I actually do not think I would have even considered flying to Europe had I not been taking this supplement. That’s how amazed I am with my new found level of health in this last year.
My husband’s back (from doing manual labor at work), is no longer sore or painful. I know one wouldn’t know that a graphics artist has to do manual labor, but he has to–he and his team. He creates the artworks, then trims, mounts, and installs (sometimes huge) items. And he just turned 69, so it’s a lot of stress on his body!

What’s in the bottle?

The liquid in the blue bottle is a breakthrough science. Beginning with purified water, the liquid goes through a proprietary electrical process that stabilizes the molecules (which are NATIVE to the body) and what comes out is a patented and scientifically studied supplement. When I say the word, NATIVE, that’s what’s important. Native means these cells already exist in the human body.
This is a non-toxic supplement. There are no contraindications with medications.
This supplement simply allows us all to drink something that puts the molecules which are already IN our bodies, but that with time we lose, BACK into our bodies!

Trying this supplement

Drinking this non-toxic supplement is sooo easy.
We keep a case (which is 4, 32 ounce bottles) in our pantry and one of the 32oz bottles in the fridge for daily consumption.
We now also, put some of this liquid in a little spray bottle! We spray some on our face, in our eyes, up our nose, and on any sore spots–and my husband is always thrilled when he gets immediate relief.

The gel is aWEsOMe!

As I’ve written about previously, I was astounded how much I could feel after only one application of the gel! And because I had put it on my neck, I could feel my heart beating a little faster. Thus, I knew this was doing something and excited to experience MORE!
After about three months of applying the gel on my face each morning, I began to notice that two different kinds of moles on my face lightened and had gotten smaller (one is nearly gone now)!
At dinner one night recently, a friend tried it on her TMJ sore points and was amazed at how quickly her pain subsided.
On my flight to the annual convention for this supplement a few days ago, I sat beside a nurse who happened to work for Sea World. She had a slight issue with one hand and I offered her a sample to put on it. When I turned around, she’d also put it on her neck and then moments later exclaimed, “I feel this working”!
The gel helped when we hiked 67 miles in 18 days in Europe in July 2019, and we had only taken carryon luggage (thus we couldn’t take our 32oz bottle of liquid with us). We simply rubbed the gel on our legs, ankles, and knees in order to ease the sore muscles and keep on walking!
We put 4.25 ounces (that’s how much this blue bottle holds) of this supplement into a spray bottle and use it to spritz our eyes, face, head, or anywhere on the body that we have an issue.

Everyone’s unique

Most people start drinking the supplement daily (2 ounces in the morning and 2 ounces in the evening), I haven’t heard my husband complain about his back at all after we doubled his dose in February 2019 (6 months after starting the product). 
We do not claim the supplement is a panacea for all ills. We do not diagnose, treat, or claim this or any supplement is a cure.
Every human is different and will experience different results. The benefits outlined in this article are true for myself and my husband.
During our health meetings we see several people drink 2 ounces at the same time, and when we ask them how it tasted, several think it has no taste, some taste salt, and others taste something else. But we pour everyone’s samples right in front of them from the same bottle. This has proved to us that people’s needs and reactions vary.

Join us!

Join us and learn more about here: Take It Upon Yourself.
I’m a huge fan of detoxing the body.
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Disclaimer: Before starting any new health supplement (such as the products we take), seek out the services of an integrative or functional medical doctor to get a baseline of your vital statistics, blood work, and so forth.

Many blessings to you all, in ALL ways.

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

 #holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

A bit about us

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs on RichardMurrey.com or check out his latest 24 songs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53E21F-JlTW2iQmPcEIWkQ

I am an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I’m available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

I’m “The Caring Techie” and your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

As well, you can hire us to promote your book, band, business, or services here: https://www.facebook.com/MurreyMakers-103294764612382/

Be the best version of who you want to be and let us promote you!

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

2018: Review of a robust yet contemplative year

2018 was quite a robust year for my husband and I, which saw him returning to full-time employment after being retired for 7 years, and a change in location for us–affording me plenty of time to reconnect with old friends and get into more holistic mischief. LOL

For those who know me, I’m a full-time software analyst (which includes a good amount of writing within the scope of my job), health researcher and writer (because I enjoy feeling good), and blogger / holistic coach on the side (which sometimes includes helping friends out with their WordPress sites). Thus, this is how my year went:

January

My birthday month is usually quiet and slow. Not because it’s cold outside necessarily, as it’s usually warm where we live in Florida.

It’s a month to reflect and set intentions for the new year. And my intention for 2018 was to take it easy, go to less events, spend a month with my daughter and granddaughters up north, and finish my holistic health book.

But life happens.

A good friend of ours who had been battling cancer, and whom we spent New Year’s Day with, along with his wife and a group of friends, passed away just a few days later, on his birthday. My husband and I attended Jon Wimpy’s funeral, and grieved his passing with many of those same friends–folks we had shared drinks and meals with often.

This month, I also attended a celebration of life for a friend’s husband. If this past year taught me anything it was to cherish each moment more than the last. Even the difficult ones.

Continuing to sift through my mother’s personal papers, I found my mom and dad’s laminated newspaper wedding announcement, I once again contemplated the reasons we become upset with ourselves and people.

The following were my takeaway thoughts on the matter (which also prompted a blog article here.)

Self criticism is the opposite of blame. Learn how to diffuse an argument–especially when you care deeply for the other person. Nobody’s perfect, and it’s often harder to see our own flaws.

Talking about yourself, try it before verbally attacking another. Get very conscious before you talk. This can help heal relationships. You can heal your heart and help others heal too.

Tuning into the frequency and meaning on the following words, and expressing them, can powefully help heal and transform a relationship, argument, disagreement, or misunderstanding. Especially because your genuine intention creates your tone. Your tone is what puts forth the vibration.

The following is similar (or the same) as comedian said on our first cruise after we were married:

  • IM SORRY
  • FORGIVE ME
  • I LOVE YOU
  • THANK YOU

Mix and match these in any order to avoid an argument with your loved one.

Other ideas of things to say to diffuse tension, “I’m very emotional. I’m triggered. I’m finding this difficult. I want us to get along.”

Sink into your open / tender heart more with compassion for everyone involded, knowing everyone is doing the best they can.

Having myself been through 2 divorces, and now living happily for almost 14 years in the third, I can tell when living partners are able to move through the Energy of a potentially painful experience with abounding love, humility, and grace. Much love to you, and gentleness as you discover and honor the best and highest aspects of yourselves and each other. OM ❤️🦋🌀

As for January, perhaps it seems slow because people are recuperating from the holidays and embarking on self reflection, new diets, and new exercise programs. But for me, I am simply continuing to eat the same way I’ve been eating and adding more movement.

I had also resolved to take it easy this year, not attend as many health related classes or events, implement what I’ve learned to improve my health, and focus on the completion of my holistic health book. In other words, prioritize. ❤️

February

And then suddenly, I found myself very busy!

We had already booked our first 7 day cruise (we’ve taken 3 and 4 day cruises in the past), and we did that, even though my husband was offered his old job back at Kennedy Space Center.

The cruise was entertaining! But more than the fantastic shows (Cats was incredible!) and scenery of the ports of call (magical Cozumel), were the memories made with family and friends who cruised with us.

After we returned, we searched for a new place to park the RV–on the east coast of Florida.

Knowing I had my plans to spend May in New Hampshire, I spent every non-work waking hour online, searching for a new spot. What made the search less fun was finding that every campground was full until April, mostly since a couple camps had closed due to damage from hurricane Irene in 2017, and the snowbird camping tourists being in Florida.

Hubby had to bunk with friends 4 nights a week until we could have our coach towed across the state when a vacancy was available.

I was blessed to be able to attend two more lectures by Lama Nicholas Packard when he visited St. Petersburg, and also take in some lectures at an indoor mystic festival that Spirit University put on just 5 minutes from where we lived.

In preparing to launch my health book, along with writing my metaphysical book, I began collecting information such as the following from other writers and editors who work in the corporate world, but also have a craving to contribute to the mystical arena:

Shelley Emling, the senior editor of Huff/Post 50, dives into the life of one of these brave female mystics in her forthcoming book, Setting the World on Fire: The Brief, Astonishing Life of St. Catherine of Siena. For Emling, Catherine and other female mystics demonstrate the challenging but empowering task of being guided by a divine force.

March

As has happened each year for the past five years, I took part in the annual outdoor health, yoga, and music festival, Awakening Into The Sun, in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. 🌞

It was a complete blast!!! Every year it just gets bigger and better! So much fun and energizing!

I abSOULutely loved my role as emcee at this enlightening festival and seeing old friends, along with meeting new vendors. It is always an amazing crazy fun time! And the only thing that makes it better, is looking forward to doing it all again next year!!!

April

We moved our 5th wheel home–and this time, it all sort of happened on short notice while the hubby was at work (to save him the anguish of a Friday night commute home from across the state. The move itself could be a separate story, so suffice to say, we got it done–thankfully with the help of my cousin, Dan, my dad, and my son. Whew!

After getting things unpacked, cleaned, and settled again, I buckled down on my book, enjoyed walking the dock and along the water on my lunch breaks, and prepared to leave town for a month.

May

Because I work from home (which means, I can work remote from anywhere in the U.S.A.), I decided to go to New Hampshire for the month of May, rent a lakeside condo, and be close to my daughter, son-in-law, and glorious granddaughters! My granddaughters are Jennifer (age 7), and Jaclyn & Jewel (the twins, who are almost 2 years of age).

I could write another book about all the fun I had with my girls, but once again, I’ll try to be brief and share some pictures:

Here’s a list of some of the things we got to do together:

After work most weekdays, I got to meet Jennifer at her school bus stop–and everyday except once, she was happy to see me (the one time she was in a sour mood might have been an act though, haha!).

We went to Fun Spot and played lots of games. Marie and Mike carried their twins, Jaclyn and Jewel around the whole huge place in kiddie backpack type things. Too cute!

We got vegan ice cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We went to Art Escape and had a grand time painting ceramics.

We watched old cartoons and some new ones as well that the girls don’t normally get to watch.

We did some shopping. And people would ask us if the girls were twins. Duh! Of course! We even took them to the Wild Women’s Studio where much attention was lavished on Jaclyn and Jewel… and grammy bought a priceless steinway… uh, kidding! I bought a beautiful labradorite. Hehe! Yes, us girls do love shiny blue things. 🙂

We got to play in the sand and water several times at the lakeside condo private beach. And write our names in the sand!

We got to play at a couple different parks, as well as in the girls’ backyard.

We had sleepovers. The best! Grammy (me) really enjoyed that, yes even the crying part–Jaclyn didn’t want to go to sleep without her blanket (blanky) the first night. Thankfully, my daughter was a quick text to learn about the blanky stowed in the bottom of their overnight bag!

I also got to spend some time with my granddaughters’ baby cousin, Aria (not pictured). She was super cute–only beginning to crawl then.

At night, after the girls were back home and I was back at my rented lakeside condo, I journaled and talked with loved ones on the phone (a luxury that I rarely do when I’m at home in Florida). I also did more ancestry searching. I stumbled upon grand new insights into my family tree (I’m happy to say).

June

This was the one year mark of my mother’s physical death, and one year anniversary on my job. A lot of things have changed, including my dad considering selling the old Florida home place.

July

My son convinced dad to put the home place up for sale and shock of shocks, a couple days later (on my dad’s birthday), they got an offer. Dad was stunned and called to ask me what I thought. Almost without thinking I told him that I thought it was a sign (from mom), because the offer came on his birthday–and he should sell.

The sale, however, brought up more issues for my dad, (and lots of heavy lifting work for my son), than it did for me.

I had let go of any feelings for the property years ago. Nor, due to my minimalist lifestyle, did I care much about receiving any stuff. When I got mom’s Bible (several months to a year before her physical death), I had been thrilled just to have that!

The sale gave us all the opportunity to really weed through things in their home of nearly 40 years and find a lot of things that mom had kept for even longer.

I found diary letters, death certificate of one of my sister siblings that had died at childbirth, and other important documents. Plus, my son found a couple of rings that were meaningful to me. Mom’s high school ring and birthstone. Oh, how joyous! I love wearing these rings that I had worn for a time when I was younger. I find that jewelry can really bring back a sense of a person.

August

My mother’s birthday in August, brought up another opportunity for me to contemplate her life, and her writing–both in the margins of her Bible and in the diary pages we’ve continued to find of hers (while cleaning out the house where she and my dad lived for nearly 40 years).

Emotionally, I am leaps and bounds where I used to be. Until about 6 years ago, I never thought I could handle “losing” my mom.

I have grieved some, but I amaze myself with how well I feel about my mom’s passing. I am extremely thankful to feel her presence near often and I believe this knowing is also a strong reason why I don’t miss her in the traditional way people miss their loved ones who have died. I simply do not feel that I have “lost” her in that way!

September

I paid my deposit to author (Angel Babies and Soul Explorer), hypnotherapist, and sacred sites explorer extraordinaire, Patricia McGivern, to joyfully travel with her and a group to Scotland, Ireland, and England next year–September 1-13th, 2019–and I’m supremely excited about that!

💙🦋🌀

If you want to know more, visit Patricia Seaver McGivern’s website: https://www.patriciamcgivern.com/sacred-site-tours/

Do you see the glint of blue light here??? That gives a hint as to why my soul is calling me to go:

This photo credit belongs to Patricia also. 🌀

This month brought to fruition the book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life. I made it available for online sale and distribution (PDF format)

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

October

After having researched ASEA Redox and cell signaling molecules for more than two months, I figured it was about time to go to one of the local health meetings and find out more.

I needed to understand as much as I could before meeting the gentleman who had first introduced me to the product and is my upline sponsor. He’s already brought 6 people onto our team (after me), and gently encouraging me (no pressure) to sign up others who are seeking improved health and vitality. More about that here.

In my spare time, I had fun learning about a Divi WordPress theme as I helped a friend update her site. You can check it out here:

http://www.indivinetime.com

I’m a Capricorn. ♑️ And Capricorns are supposedly born leaders who love to make plans and hate mistakes. While I do love a plan, I’m fairly spontaneous. And I do hate to make mistakes in my writing (which is why I’m editing my book again). Ho-hum.

So, this year my granddaughter taught me an important lesson–there are no mistakes in art! LOL And that freed my mind to take a crystal wire wrapping class! I discovered that I love this type of art!

❤️🦋🌀

November

My husband and I had the exceptional treat to attend a Sunday evening metaphysician presentation by a dear friend of ours, Jerry Forney, in Melbourne, Florida.

The presentation called, The Eightfold Path to Health and Wellness, so resonated with me since it was about health and self-care. It covers some of the health and healing aspects in my book–but we can always learn more. There’s so much to know and implement to live a wholly vibrant life!

December

I only buy gifts for the girls and have them shipped up north a month or two before Christmas nowadays, so I’m less of a consumer, and not caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy at all. I’ve found this as an easy way to feel more at peace during the holidays. Overall, it definitely inserts more spirit and ease into the month.

I took a Thai bodywork and Restorative yoga class with a friend one Saturday and wow, it was really an aWEsOMe workout! It highly motivated me to restart my yoga practice. 🦋

After many years of blogging on WordPress, and updating others’ sites, I finally got the hang of ‘scheduling’ my blog posts. This way, I can begin the writing process within the app (instead of in Notes on my iPhone), and put myself on a deadline (or play line?) and build a bit more structure into my blogging timeline–and feel better about accomplishing what I want to get done. I even scheduled this post! Haha! 😉

Wrapping this up:

I continue daily to practice meditation, but only sporadically perform Qigong and Yoga as I’ve returned to the Pilates, dancing, stair-climbing and singing that fill me with JOY.

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In my contemplative practices I continue to embrace a higher and deeper sense of self and spiritual connectivity with our LIMITLESS, Ever-Living, Filling-All-Space, Creator Source Energy God that seems to authenticate the soul-connected version of ME.

I send you all many blessings, in ALL ways for an amazing and expansive 2019!

Happy New Year!

OM.🙏

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

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