Happy Earth Day!

~Happy Earth Day to this glorious planet we live on and to every soul that inhabits our mother earth 🙂 Each and everyday I shall share my gratitude and love for the ground I walk on, the air that I breathe and the trees that share oxygen and life.

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Thank you beautiful earth for having me as a guest. You have shown me the great beauty you hold and the wonderful powers you posses. Thank you for the privileges I have each day and thank you for spinning on an axis where I am blessed with the sun, the moon and the stars.

THANK YOU MOTHER EARTH!

Let us all show our mother earth how much we love her. Plant some seeds and grow something beautiful. Hug a tree and show that tree some love. Start a compost. Pick up some garbage. Send out positive loving vibes to this grand planet we are so fortunate to have.

If only for a moment, cherish this earth. Cherish this life xox

Happy Earth Day 😀

 

How Do You Overcome Self Doubt?

~There’s always that little voice inside. The voice that whispers, “You can’t” or “You won’t”. It’s like the little devil on your left shoulder telling you to do the opposite thing the little angel on your right shoulder is telling you to do.

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So how do you snap out of it and release that negative voice? How do you overcome self-doubt?

Maybe it’s from a parent or a loved one telling you to never to put all of your eggs into one basket. I know from my personal experience my dad was always doubtful of my ventures and questioned what I was doing with my life. So now when I want to try new and exciting things, I hear him say: “Are you sure?”

And well… yes I am sure.

Even though my mother and my incredibly supportive friends tell me how proud they are and that they support me in whatever I do, sometimes that little voice says, “They doubt you.”

Well I have learned over the years that it’s my own self doubt telling me to be cautious or leading me to repeat the same habits I have coiled myself into when looking for my true path. So I have finally come up with a solution:

You must kill the little voice.abstract-315911_1280

First, you must find that little voice when its at it’s loudest. When it’s yelling at you so clearly that you have to cover your ears and bury your head in a pillow.

Then you must sneak your metaphorical knife from under that pillow where you had it hiding the day before when you planned the kill.

Then finally when that voice presents itself in its loudest truest form you slash and slash until you cannot hear that stupid negative, little, squeaky, annoying voice. Don’t stop until it is completely silent.

Then bury it.

Bury that self-doubt so far underground that no one will ever find it again. Finally dispose of the metaphorical knife so no one knows you have killed your self-doubt. All anyone will ever know is that you have finally overcome your restraints. You no longer doubt yourself and you walk around with a newly found confidence inside you that shines brighter than ever before.

You have nothing holding you back.

You can finally look into the mirror and repeat these 3 things:

I can do anything I put my mind to!

I have accomplished everything I have set out to do!

I deserve everything I’ve ever wanted!

And that my friends is how you overcome self-doubt.

KILL IT!!! And bury it so no one ever finds again.

Muahahahahahahaha!!! 😛

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Good Morning Monday! Cherish this Life xo

horses-482594_1280~Good Morning Monday!~

I want to try harder to cherish this life
Each and every breath inhaled with delight
I am so grateful for air and if it vanished
so would my sight

 

 

I shall not take for granted my “necessities”
If my house burns down I know where my priorities would be
To spread a message that all will foresee

How do we do what we love and love what we do?
Find a special path that will guide us straight through
Willing to live with old privileges renewed

There is always a way I always say
The violins and cellos play
Bring in the harmony’s sweet display

So I will not blind my only sight
I will inhale each breath with pure delight
Because I want to try harder to cherish this life xo

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Loving vibes xox ~T

🙂

 

Good Morning Blogosphere! Bloggers *UNITED*

we-566327_1280~Good morning Blogosphere! It’s Monday morning and we’re all right here.~

A vast community united by an electric light
Let all of us bloggers UNITE
Friends have been deactivated
A followers lists of allies debated?

*BLOGGERS UNITED*

Can we not take a stand?
Can’t we have freedom within our hands?
Don’t we have a right to know?
Where oh where did those heroes go?

Define:

#1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.- dictionary 
Hidden in the lines I’m sure
Should we feel and be deterred?
For wise eyes minds can always be stirred
Questions unwind answers preferred
*Bloggers United*
In honor of OM xo
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Thursday Thoughts: How to be Happy in the Workplace :)

~Today I would like to share with you my oral presentation from the Business Writing course I just finished 🙂 I like to call it: Whistle While You Work

dancing-dave-minion-510835_1280How to be happy in the workplace.

Why am I qualified to give this presentation? Well, I am extremely happy ALL the time. I get very excited in my everyday life whether I’m just meeting with some friends or coming into class in the morning. I like to be happy. I’ve also left a lot of jobs because I wasn’t happy with them.

You know that feeling you get when you wake up in the morning and dread going to work? That’s usually the point when I start planning my escape route from that job. A change. If I don’t love it, I simply leave.

Now, how many of you see a grumpy or unhappy person everyday? I know I do. And just as a note here: No joke, sometimes your happiness literally pisses people off… excuse my language 😛 (yup I actually swore in my presentation). I actually had a former co-worker approach me one time when I was a Personal Trainer and say, “Tanya, you are WAY too happy all the time.”

What? How is this a bad thing? But, we see these grumpy people every day:

Bus drivers who don’t say anything or even look at you when you greet them, coffee baristas who glare when you order a difficult drink… or maybe even a boss who thinks the entire world revolves around them for some reason.  Yes, I have worked for people like that before and it is not fun.

So before I talk about my little secret to happiness, let’s look at Grumpiness and Unhappiness:

  • No one likes a Grumpy Gusthumb-440352_1280
  • When someone is grumpy it sucks!
  • Being unhappy is exhausting
  • When you are unhappy you are less attractive

Do you normally look at a grumpy person and think, “Oh yes, I want to be around you!“- No… well unless that’s what you’re into… (weird face)

Which brings me to my next point: So many people hate their jobs! And they are perfectly fine with that. OK so let’s ask ourselves:

  • How does it make us feel to encounter someone in a bad mood?- Lame
  • Can you tell when someone dislikes their job?- More than likely
  • What is it that drives us to stay in unhappy situations?- Money $$ is a big one

There is a huge difference between “Making a Living” and “Living” (this is where I had the entire class close their eyes to see what image came into their heads when stating each of these)

It’s no surprise a lot of people get these two things mixed up.

Some people actually think that making a living IS living. Well guess what?! It’s not.

Some people think the whole purpose of life is to just work until they are retired and buy things and stuff and raise a family. I mean yes these are all great things, but there is so much more to life than that.

There are so many ways to find Happiness 🙂

  1. First we must ask ourselves, “Why am I unhappy?”
  2. Then when we find the answer ei: a person, place or thing etc. we just simply get rid of it!
  3. You can also turn your frown upside downemotions-371238_1280
  4. Self affirmations LOVE YO SELF!!!
  5. Choose to be happier and less grumpy
  6. Learn to love your process

and if you’re still not happy at work, LEAVE!!!

You really don’t have to stay at the same job for your whole life. Especially if it makes you unhappy. Why would you want to do that? Aren’t we all deserving of something we enjoy doing?

So, do you want to know my secret to happiness??

LIVE!!youth-570881_1280

The meaning of life is to LIVE! Do what you love and LOVE what you do. If you don’t love what you are doing what’s the point? Life is way to short to be unhappy 😀 SMILE!!!!

So, in conclusion:

  • Grumpy people suck
  • Happiness is a choice we all have
  • AND we deserve to be in a happy place

All of us!! xo 🙂

So go out there into the big old world and find a job YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!

That’s what happiness is. It’s LOVE ❤ xoxoxoxoxox Do what you love and love what you do!

Thank you 🙂

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Good Morning Monday *A New Beginning*

snail-456965_1280Good Morning Monday! I’m ready for a new beginning.

It’s a fresh start to a new year and whatever the future holds, only we can make it happen. Our future is what we make it to be. As most people do, I was stuck in a rut last year for a long time. I lost a job I really wanted and had motivations lagging so far behind me that they just never caught up. A mind and soul jumbled in losses and let downs.

But why did this happen to me? Because I let it.

I let my emotions and heart ache get to me. I was dragged down by my own self doubt. But now I can look back and learn from my mistakes as everyone does as one point or another. Going through a “Lull” doesn’t make me any less of who I really am: A Go Getter!

It’s time for a new beginning. 😀

Moving into a new place was a first step. Leaving old memories behind but not forgotten, putting personal things in different places in a whole new space and starting new routines as I prepare to go back to school next week. This will be the same action in my mind: new thoughts, new ideas and brand new motivations.

2015 is a new start for everyone! So I share my woes with you and put my experiences out there so that if ever you are stuck in a place you think you cannot escape… just know you can always turn it around. There is hope for all of us that fall from time to time. No one is alone in this feeling of hardship.

We all go through it and we all have the abilities to break free and start a new.

I believe in you!!

Whatever the hardship may be, whatever tiny little “Lull” we were in… let us rise above and move on together. For that is what this world is here for. For us to change it… and to change ourselves for the better. xo

Here’s to new beginnings whether they are big or small 🙂 It is up to us to have it all!

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Have a beautiful week full of new memories!

 

 

~Another Year Has Come and Gone. Welcome 2015!!~ Happy New Year!

girl-513772_1280~Another year has come and gone. Each year passing by more quickly than the last. Never the less we are still standing here together. We’ve successfully lived out another year full of ups and downs ~The roller coaster of life!

So farewell to 2014 and welcome 2015! A new open door to a bunch of great opportunities. On this 1st day of 2015, many of us are thinking up our “New Years Resolutions” so how will YOU make this year better than the last? As I sit here contemplating which direction I will go, staring at the reflection of myself in the mirror I can almost see the wheels of inspiration spiraling around in my eyes. This will be a great year 😀

~I RAISE MY GLASS TO YOU~ A TOAST!~

**May your year be full of happiness and wonder. May your days be rich with laughter, love and clarity. Let us all stay young forever… in our hearts and in our minds while we strive to obtain health and wisdom. Let us come together and change the world for the better one day, one child, or even one endangered turtle at a time. *Smiles* Thank you so much to all the people in my life who care about me and follow me down whatever path I choose… and I truly hope I have made a positive imprint on your life as you have on mine. And thank you those of you who don’t know me personally… but have taken the time to read these words falling from my mind balloons-388973_1280onto the keys of this computer 🙂 CHEERS!! I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 🙂 **

What does your reflection look like? Is your glass half empty or half full? What steps will you take to get to where you want to be in this crazy life?

What will 2015 bring??

Only time will tell xo Happy New Year friends!

Love ~T

Good Morning Monday!

Well hello Mr. Monday Morning! 🙂

Possibilities are endless today
Spread those wings and fly far far away
To a land where only the dreamers can go
Where there are beautiful bodies of water that dance and flow
Clean fresh air and the greenest of greens
No hate no dangers no bully’s being mean

Day dreamer, let me show you the way
Let me tell you how we can live day to day
In this; a world that you’ve always dreamed of
Where you can fly high up above
All you have to do is close your eyes
And imagine yourself in that glorious blue sky

Take a hand and guide them all through
If we are to succeed this we must do
To show them the beauty that lies within
It’s the first step in which we have to begin
There is so much love

And we are ALL capable of…

Sharing our dreams and inviting everyone too

Let us day dream forever in a world that is brand new xox

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Have a wonderful week full of lovely dreams!!

 

You Are Here. So Be Here xo LOVE!

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~I’ve written posts like this before… and I will continue to write them again and again. It is the only message that matters. You matter xo You are here. So be here.

People may criticize you and I for believing; for having hope. Haters will hate. Pessimists will demonize. They just need a little love xo

Hard times will be had by all every single day. Things will not go your way and you may not finish what you have begun. There will be days when getting out of bed seems pointless. You will have a broken heart time and time again.

Someone will hurt you. Some day your world will crumble… maybe today is that day.

BUT

You are here. So be here. LOVE!

As people, we have a choice. We have the ultimate decision. We choose what tomorrow will bring.

Some day you may fall down that rabbit hole and spiral around and around out of control until you can no longer see what is happening on the walls of the tunnel. You may not see it, but it is there. You may not feel it, but it is there. Inside you…

Love xo

I spread this message of love to all of you who are reading my words because I’ve seen it time and time again. Love that is lost and love that is stagnant. It may be dormant, but it’s still right here with you.

See the beauty, the colors and all of the LOVE that surrounds us. Capture it!

I have seen bad days and I have lost many people who I’ve loved dearly. I have been down that rabbit hole many times and I have stayed in bed for too long, crying too many tears. But love is here within me. Love is all around us. This message of love is for all of us to share. Share with those who need it most and shoot that love out of your heart to those who don’t accept it.

Because one day they will see. One day they will accept the love they deserve and spread that love to those who need it.

We are ALL here. So be here. LOVE!

People may read this post and think. “Not again…” and cringe or sigh because I keep shooting out of my heart this love they do not know how to accept. But I will not cease. For it is only love that will bring us through these hard times. It is ONLY LOVE that will heal the world and it is only love I want to give.

So be here. Have the love we all need. Share the love.

You are here. So be here. 🙂 And invite everyone else to be here too. A tiny bit of love goes a very long way. How will you spread love today?

Love ~T

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Good Morning Monday!

A good morning Monday to you!

hand-302802_1280Change is in the cool winter air and I know that change must start with me
There is so much good in the world I want everyone to see
I won’t focus on the negative because that will drive me mad

I don’t want to feel angry, hurt or sad

When an adorable little girl dances in a subway station and others join in
When a young student pushes herself so hard she can’t feel her legs but she still wins!
An elephant sees the ocean for the first time and is filled with joy
A sea creature on a dinner plate is mourned by one loving little boy

There is so much good in the world to see
We must be the change we have to be
When a man leaves his career behind to feed and care for the poor
All a dying girl wants are Christmas cards for her last Christmas… she wants nothing more
A mother dies and leaves behind a beautiful baby
A father is tragically killed but his son is saved and his mother thinks, “Just maybe…”

She will thank and honor those who were there
She will cherish each person who cared
Cared enough to not think twice… they did what they had to do and finally someone came through to say, “Thank you.”

If you look hard enough you will see that we are the change the world needs us to be xox

Have a wonderful week full of change and hope 🙂

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