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November’s Mantra: I AM GRATEFUL!

Happy November my lovelies. How often do you practice gratitude? I try to practice gratitude daily. With Thanksgiving approaching and the horrible aftermath the East Coast is facing with super storm Sandy, it’s an appropriate time to step it up a notch. Therefore November’s Mantra is “I am grateful”.

Being grateful is a key to happiness. Being grateful lets you see what you have in a new light. Gratitude brings importance to the small things in life, opens the door to new possibilities, and brings optimism to your current situation.

At this moment what are you grateful for? Say out loud the first three things that come to mind. I am grateful for the roof over my head, my mom and my creativity.

How I will practice gratitude this month…

  1. I will make a gratitude list and add to it daily
  2. I will start to make a gratitude scrapbook
  3. I will devote 5 minutes when I wake up and before I fall asleep to meditating on gratitude
  4. I will write hand written gratitude letters to people dear to my heart

How will you practice gratitude this month? What are you grateful for today?

I am grateful for you my darling readers. Have a fabulous day… love and light, Emily

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Autumn, a time to …

I love love love Autumn! The crisp air, chunky sweaters and scarves, the colors the leaves turn is a visual feast for the eyes, the beginning of the holiday season and reading by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Pure Coziness.

Not only is Autumn a time of coziness, but as the leaves begin to fall we are reminded Autumn is a time to let go. The equal time between night and day reminds us of the importance of balance. And as Thanksgiving approaches we are reminded to be grateful. So this fall let’s LET GO, live in BALANCE and BE THANKFUL.

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2012 = New Beginnings

Hello hello! Happy New Year my darlings. I was quite happy to say bye to 2011 which proved to be a challenging year, but now it is new year and time for new beginnings!

It is time for reflection. Reflecting on the year that just passed and what we want this new year to bring. I am a strong believer of setting goals and resolutions. This year I put a lot of thought & love into them. I came up with a list of 12 items I would like to see manifest along with solutions on how to make it possible. Many of them overlap into one another, but this is just a sign that I am living a life that is aligned with who I am and want to be – mind, body & spirit. Hopefully my list can help motivate and inspire you to do the same…

1. I would like to find true love to prepare for love I need to heal my heart and let love in (ways to heal the heart… heart opening yoga poses, meditation and energy work).

2. I would like to forgive & let go I want to forgive the people who have done me wrong & let go of the pain they have caused me (practice metta meditation)

3. I would like to find a hobby something I am passionate about and can be devoted to (I would love to volunteer teaching art classes to children)

4. I want to practice gratitude daily (as a way to unwind in the evening and reflect upon my day I will write in my gratitude journal)

5. I would like to begin a daily meditation practice to bring my mind, body & spirit in harmony (I plan on meditating in the mornings)

6. I would like to practice yoga daily by beginning a home routine and practicing in a studio two times a week (for the home practice – Rodney Yee Moving Toward Balance and Yoga Glo)

7. I would like to re-commit to my morning routine (which includes yoga, meditating, my morning pages and juicing)

8. I would like to stop focusing on this quest for “happiness” and find the joy in just living (time to put down the self help books and read romance novels with happy endings!!!)

9. I would like to feel beautiful on the inside & out I’m a woman and it’s time to own it (mani/pedi’s, new bra’s, clear skin, stop nail biting, floss daily… there are many more…)

10. I would like to read more & watch less TV (I took the TV out of my room!!!)

11. I would like to cultivate a healthy lifestyle be mindful of what I am placing in my body (replace coffee with tea, juice daily, quit smoking – party stogs included, eat more fresh veggies & fruit…)

12. I want to feel & be inspired on a daily basis (I am hoping numbers 1-11 will help with this!)

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Again, happy happy New Year my lovelies. Hopefully this year all your dreams will come true. xoxox.

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Be Thankful

Happy Happy Thanksgiving my lovelies. I came across this image on Pinterest and it immediately got me thinking about what I am Thankful. What are you Thankful for on this day of gratitude?

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