Admit When You Are Wrong

Forgiveness, a piece of the journey in the puzzle of life that can be difficult from all angels, but so vital for well being.

While forgiving others and yourself are two very important aspects of forgiveness there is one step beforehand that can potentially throw you for a loop.

Admitting you may have hurt someone you care about in the first place.

I think if you ask my parents what the most stubborn feature of my personality was growing up, admitting that I was wrong is up there high on the list, if not number one. However it had also been one of my biggest lessons in this life, learning to take a good look at my own actions, owning them and then apologizing for them.

Asking for forgiveness is critical, but we must admit we misspoke, misstepped or hurt someone in the first place to do so, intentional or not. And, while it’s a difficult concept to swallow, it’s incredible growth when you realize the bridges it can mend and the peace it can bring into your life and to those around you.

Forgiveness is freeing, but remember to take a good look at yourself and understand that in order to take that jump we must first step into responsibility of our own actions.

Be honest with yourself and others and you will find peace in your heart 🧡 Have an amazing day!

Walk Gentle, Love Deeply & Appreciate Every Moment

Today I am reminded just how precious life is 🧡 walk gently, be kind, love with all of your heart and be grateful for this amazing life 🦋

Unplug

Take a day to check in with yourself, to calm the mind, reflect on the heart and center your intentions. Some times we are overwhelmed and don’t even realize it, and it can take a toll on us mentally, emotional and physically. 🧡

Self-care is not a selfish request from yourself, but a necessary one. Rejuvenate all that makes you tick by unplugging from all that fills your thoughts, even for a moment. Remind yourself to breathe, fill your lungs, and then take on the the week with fresh eyes and an open heart.

Unplug and re-center for you, so you can accomplish all you dream as the best version of you 🦋🧡

Have an incredible day!

Quiet the Devil Inside

I’m sure I am not alone when I reveal that one of my biggest struggles throughout my life has been self-doubt. And, as an added bonus being an over thinker by nature allowed for deep conversations with myself on how many different ways I wasn’t good enough. I believe we are the best at beating ourselves up because we are our own easiest target.

Acknowledging the self defeating voices in my head and learning to quiet them has been one of my most difficult lessons and one that I work on daily. However, when I succeed and I clear away the self doubting fog, the road to my dreams begins to pave its own way. 🧡

You will face this battle more than one time in your journey toward you, and it will make you question all that you have done and all you want to do, but you must quiet the devil inside who attempts to stop you from being who you are meant to be, and listen to those who love you, and listen to the heart that drives you as they whisper that you are enough.

We are all meant for greatness whatever the definition for that may be for us, and when we believe that for ourselves, anything is possible 🦋🧡

Have a beautiful day and remember you are enough!

Define Your Happy and Walk Toward It

Every persons’ definition of happy may hold a different meaning. I feel it’s important that you recognize what that meaning is for you and once you have defined it, understand that it is up to you to walk toward it.

It’s so very easy to blame those around us or circumstances we find ourselves in for our happiness. What we do not always realize is that we have control of nothing but our inner voice and a choice. A choice to make our lives more amazing than we thought possible.

Your happiness depends on you, and while it may not always be clear or it may seem like a dark path to walk, when we realize the light comes from within, the search for it elsewhere is no longer required.

Your happiness resides with you 🧡 have an amazing day 🦋🧡

Lead with Values

I sat in on a call yesterday about how good, successful leaders infuse values into their companies. It resonated and while there were several points I took away there were a few I wish all leaders truly understood. Also, while it was a work related call it was life related advice. 🧡

These are just a few:

“The more good you put out there, the more you receive in return”. Simple but powerful. Make sure your intentions are infused with love and kindness and you will receive it back tenfold;

Humor is important in all areas of life including work. Laughing together in the light moments allows for stronger bonds that make the serious moments more manageable and much more successful; and

Lead by example and allow for those around you to understand you are human too. Simply do what you ask and just because someone is in a leader position doesn’t not mean they become inhuman, superhuman or immortal, they are still human and the more that is seen the more a leader is respected. Remember who you truly are and those around you will be inspired.

Leader, manager, co-worker, teammate, coach or partner, lead with love, compassion, honesty and values and you build a foundation where you can build castles 🦋🧡

Have a successful and gorgeous day!

Choose to Make it Amazing

I hope your day is so much more than you expected today! My hope for you is: you see silver lining in a bad moment, you feel crisp, clean air when you breathe deep, smiles from strangers, hugs from loved one and laughs that are belly deep! 🧡

Today is another day you have choices, choose to embrace all the good that it offers and make it amazing! 🧡🦋