Monday, May 10, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

30 Days of Self Love: Ode To My Arms

>insert poetry slam voice here.<

It is you that I take for granted;
the countless ways you provide me
with never ending expertise
of so many skills I could not claim without you.

It is with you I am able to embrace
the ones I love, feed my hunger pains
and create a play on words for my blog readers.

Without you convenience would not exist.
My world would be drastically different.

It is you I take for granted.
The beauty of your art work,
displayed on skin so soft.

With strength help me rise above
in the moments of which I have fallen.

It is my arms that I take for granted.
No longer will this stand.
For now my love grows deep.
All the way to my hands.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

30 Days of Self Love

A few weeks ago, while in my favorite book store, I picked up a novel by Louise L. Hay entitled “You Can Heal Your Life.” This book had been flowing in conversations surrounding me for quite sometime. I found it only necessary to purchase it.



The conversation of the book thus far has revolved around our thoughts, where they rooted from, how they affect us and altering them. Not too long when I was in Scottsdale Arizona visiting Kristen and her mom, Ellen- I was left with a quote that was instilled in my mind, “Faith is better than belief, because belief was someone else’s idea.”

It is rather absurd the way we live our lives, acting as though certain things are “just the way they are.” But the only reason they are that way in the first place is because that is what YOU choose to believe. Louise Hay’s believes that all “problems” route back to lack of self-love; no matter the topic. The two things that keep coming up for me during my reading of this book are my weight and money. Given, my conversation about health and money has shifted quite a bit over the last year. I have an abundance of money flowing too and from me (but could still use more, who couldn’t?!) And I have shed 10 lbs. over the last year- but that’s not good enough for me.

As Hay’s says, “you’ve tried everything else your whole life and it hasn’t worked. So why not try self-love and watch it wow you.” She was right, what do I have to lose?

Being as it may that I am some-what addicted to the internet and all of my viewers out there- I decided to take this public. The exercise I am about to introduce to you was inspired not only by Hay, but also by my dear friend at Soul-mate Experience. Although their exercise (released in their soon to be published book) was not verbatim of mine, our message is all the same- love the self and anything is possible.

Over the next 30 days I am going to honor, love and cherish my body, mind and soul. I have written out on my calendar a different body part for each day ranging from my hair and nails to my yoni and thighs; no part will go unnoticed and each part will get my full devotion that day. My month long journey will be documented here, for you all to see.

Although I am not attached to results and don’t doubt that this exercise will feed my soul, I do hope to come out lighter, happier and fitting into those jeans I miss oh-so-much.  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

For Brawn

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from." -Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Pictures.

Rainbow in my front yard.

Siena's Day at The Park


The San Fransisco Rain Forest and Aquarium.


On top of a mountain.

Clovers.

Monday, March 1, 2010

I Was Set Free!

Muir Beach, California




Friday, February 26, 2010

Sunflower Cakes

@GratefulKim made me these sunflower cakes
for my arrival in Corona, CA.
Aren't they awesome?! Are you jealous?
You should be they were delicious.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Visit Dustin's Blog

I made this banner for my friend Dust Buster.
What do you think? I am not sure if I like it.
Anyway- visit his blog, it's AWESOME.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

My Welcome to Arizona

Upon arriving to two excited little boys, my good friend Carla and her husband I also was welcomed by this kind, lovely sign in 'my bedroom.'

Thursday, February 18, 2010

To El Paso, Texas

Pardon the terrible video making skills. (I'm working on it!)

My little sister, Sara put these on my window before I headed out. I love you too, Sara.

As I got deeper and deeper into the desert I approached many "sleeping giants." Or at least that is what they looked like to me. The way the wind had made grooves in the sides of the mounds allowed them to appear as feet and legs in my mind.



This drive was gorgeous. There are many things I have not seen or experienced in this life time. Lots of it is just being in the beauty of nature and God's creations. On my drive I got to see The Guadalupe Mountains- truly breathtaking. The colors, shapes, size and shadows. It was all incredible. The pictures really don't do it justice.


Jack wasn't really sure what to think.

By the end of the drive, I was never happier to see actual cars and city lights.


For more stories & pics of my adventures visit
Think Pink and Owning Pink