Embrace the Moment

We don’t know what the day will bring, and we cannot see what our future holds beyond our dreams, so when you wake each morning, embrace the moment as a gift, as a chance to make new footprints on this earth 🧡

When you step, step with strong purpose, an open mind, and fierce love in your heart, because you may never get the opportunity again 🦋🧡 Have a beautiful day and make every step count!

Self Awareness

…Conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives and desires…

To be self-aware takes incredible courage and deep, sometimes uncomfortable honesty because you must look inward and acknowledge your true intentions as if you are gazing at the reflection of your soul. 🧡

However, what can be a difficult and sometimes painful task, will also allow you the freedom to truly embrace who you are and who you are meant to be. Become self-aware, and become you 🦋🧡

Have an amazing day!

Surround Yourself With Positive Energy

There is nothing like being in the presence of incredibly positive and inspirational people. I am overly blessed to have so many friends and family that excite my soul so much that it makes me want to do more, be more, climb more and just give more. 🧡

Surround yourself with people who spark that light in you, who emit an energy that’s so intoxicating you forget about your fears and can’t wait to shout your dreams from the mountaintop. Those are your people, that is your tribe, spend time in those vibes as much as possible and just watch how you shine. 🦋🧡

Have a positively inspirational night!

Rising Strong with Brene Brown and Audible

Rising Strong

So I have a ton to write about, between walking through doors that continue to open revealing my true path in this life, and my experience at the Chicago Marathon as a volunteer, I am full of insane emotions and lots of thoughts and words in my head I want to get on paper. However, funny enough, I chose to write about my 4-1/2 hour drive to a work conference in the next state over. Not as exciting right? Well, while the scenery wasn’t breathtaking, I did have the company of my Audible app and I am over the moon inspired by my new find.

It’s my understanding that Brene Brown has been around for some time and I have had people recommend her books, but something always got in the way of me picking one up. Today the Universe worked in the wonderous way it does and I “stumbled” onto her live conference in Audible and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Even though I feel I’ve been on an incredible path toward my truth, I have definitely been tested along the way. Somehow when I feel this way – lost, impatient, confused or doubtful, I get a gentle reminder to stay the course. That reminder happened once again today with Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice. This is a book available as an Audible live interview where Brene discusses how spirituality continued to show up as an underlying theme within the research of her original book Rising Strong. Not only are the components of Brene Brown’s theory of Rising Strong — the Reckoning, the Rumble and the Revolution, research based for those who have the need to know the numbers, relatable to those who need down to earth explanation, she is also an entertaining and humorous storyteller.

She took the sometimes confusing and difficult subject of Spirituality and applied it to her research for Rising Strong, everyday life and how practicing can help us through. I highly recommend this book, particularly the Audible version in order to get the author’s personality behind the words, especially if you are seeking inspiration, motivation or a swift kick in the direction of your truth.

Much Love,

Lisa J

Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives. – Brene Brown