This video is about never giving up. This is the true story of my mom, Carmen Reyes, facing obstacles that seemed impossible to overcome. When people ask me where I’m from, I think about my mom and say “I’m from a place where nothing is impossible…” This is the life lesson that Lil Carmen Reyes taught me.
- Determine why the current situation is so valuable to YOU. You know you are priceless so why are you allowing this circumstance to discount your time? That “why” has to be BIG or you will probably feel horrible the whole time you are there.
- Get to steppin’.
I meet so many talented women in my travels and so many of them give away their services. So many of them give so much of themselves away that they have little time to live their purpose or passion. It’s so sad to know that there are so many people that will not claim their worth. I have had to make changes that mentally terrified me but every day, I put in the work to move beyond fear. If you are reading this, you are blessed and there is no excuse for not living an amazing life. For more on ways to build confidence from the inside out, check out these posts too Five Ways to Have More Life or Do YOU.
For years, I was able to make a living as an actress but to tell the truth, I never used to like taking pictures. I always felt awkward because I never felt attractive enough. It’s crazy to think that I spent years being insecure but it’s also very REAL and very COMMON.
At 46, I can finally say I like myself. I like the way I look. I like who I am. So what changed?
Over the years I’ve learned to focus on the things I like about myself. I’ve learned to set goals (and create affirmations around those goals) to appreciate where I am and motivate myself to move forward.
A big part of that has come from just getting comfortable with who I am as a woman and as a sensual being. This comfort has little to do with size or shape and everything to do with mindset.
This brings me to the title of this post. Do It Yourself beauty. If you are like me, you have been your worse critic and need to re-learn how to like yourself. Take care of yourself. Take pictures. Learn to light, pose, or dress your best and do it for YOU. You can share the pictures or not. THAT is entirely up to you but whatever your style, gender, orientation, race, size… you DESERVE to feel beautiful. You ARE beautiful. You already are all the things you’ve longed to be. Stop WAITING to come out. Just be. Just be all that you are and you will be beautiful. The coolest thing happens, when you allow YOURSELF to be beautiful, you bring it out in others. I am so grateful for my female followers. The women losing weight or finishing school or leaving hurtful situations, these are my beautiful heroes.
If you like this, I wrote a post about visual mindfulness that you should read as well. If you are REALLY feeling this and you want to work with me personally email me, or find me on Facebook (put the word COACHING in the first line) and let’s talk about how I can help you find your way to loving yourself enough to live the life of your dreams.
As always peace and blessings.
I first found The Most Powerful Abundance Prayer via a video on Youtube. Upon doing the research I found that nobody could tell who initially created this prayer, but it seems that this abundance prayer was improved by Maureen Moss. Check out her site for amazing insights into abundant living.
Since this has been one of my most popular posts, I decided to make a video as well.
Set your intention for the goodness and abundance of all when you’re reciting the prayer and may you indeed be blessed! For more on the abundance mindset and further applying words of power to change your life, please see my post titled The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn.
Most of us have either had or heard about someone who has had a diary or journal, right? Stores are jammed with items to market to little girls. Cute, pink diaries with locks on them so they can keep their “secrets.” I’ve known girls that had several diaries as kids but got rid of them when they got more “serious” about life. What’s up with that? Did you know that journaling is one of the most widely recommended tools by therapists and counselors to supplement therapy? People who consistently journal report, better understanding of themselves, being more in touch with feelings, and being better able to deal with the past. I highly recommend journaling. Whether real life rantings, class note taking, doodling or dream recording, I have gotten great relief from keeping a journal. Much of this blog is the result of my own journaling process. I’m inspired by the tremendous feedback I get regarding the daily contributions I make. While I am a huge fan of journaling, do you know what I find even more interesting? How writing can affect the future. Statistics show people who write down their goals have over an 80% higher success rate of achieving them. Wow. This is a STUNNING statistic isn’t it?
So aside from goals, how can writing help us manifest our desires?
- Notes to the Universe- Some people have written notes to the universe and have witnessed incredible success. I have not tried this technique but it’s something that I will experiment with this year.
- Affirmations-Affirmations can be written for anything you would like to manifest. I have used this technique multiple times and it works! Read my “Affirmation Update”
- post for more details.
Morning pages- I got this technique from Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way.” I highly reccomend this book to everyone. Even those of you who are not artists. Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning.
they are not high art. They are not even “writing.”Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Here’s a video for you that get’s into my morning pages experience.
Using writing as an attraction tool can greatly speed up your ability to manifest an awesome life. So, go ahead, grab that pen and paper and get to it!