Throwback Thursday

Ahhh yes! It’s another #tbt. Of course, as your scroll down your social media, you are treated to a trip down memory lane. Today is like universal reflection day!

We have all these cues around us including TimeHop and Facebook memories to take us on these little journeys each week. Let’s just take it a bit further, why don’t we?

Today, I’m encouraging you – EMPOWERING you – to mentally go there. Reach back into you memories to a time when you were truly happy. Feel that joy again. What were you doing? Who were you around? How did you find that level of happiness? How did it truly feel and how did it shape and mold who you have become?

On the flip side of that, reflect back to a time where you weren’t so happy. Maybe a painful time in your life. Feel that pain. What did it take for you to get through it? Who was around you when you came through to the other side? How has that experience shaped and molded who you have become?

See what I did there? Sometimes it’s important to not only acknowledge those positive character building experiences but also the painful ones as well. But we are NOT staying there, in that space. We are NOT allowing that experience to consume us and force us back into the negative head space or those bad habits.

We can simply revisit its lessons and the growth that we have experienced since and simply celebrate that.

#tbt isn’t always about how cute our kids were when they were babies or how much weight we’ve gained since high school. It’s also about celebrating leaving that toxic relationship, becoming grounded in your spiritual walk, launching your business and all sorts of cool and exciting things like that!

Celebrating growth and looking forward on your potential is amazing and it’s a great way to not only lift others but to truly lift yourself.

Love & Light, Fam.

🚨*GIVEAWAY*🚨

ITS GIVEAWAY TIME!

This week we are conducting our first giveaway!!! I’m so excited and this is so fitting! For all of you NON MORNING people out there, I have the recipe for you! @hal_elrod @yopalhal has this AMAZING 📖 @themiraclemorning and it’s yours, FREE!!


To enter: tag a friend and give an encouragement! #giveaway will last until Friday the 29th the winner will be announced during the #sheliftssaturday live video on FB and IG!!!

Good Luck!!

Love & Light, Fam!

Write It Out Wednesday

Ok so, we are totally living in a fast paced society.  I get it.  We like everything to be brief and straight to the point and definitely instantaneous.

I’m certain that this is why there is such a high rate for anxiety.  We are all in react and anticipatory mode.  No one is relaxing and no one is going with the flow anymore.

One cure for that is journaling.  Journaling is a great way to get all of your thoughts down, consolidate them in one place and use as a point of reference.  Its also a great way to document events in your life.

Most of all, journaling is an awesome outlet and stress reliever.  But seriously, who has time for all that?

When I discovered bullet journaling, it literally changed my life.  It is part of the reason why I started this podcast in the first place. Yea, that kind of life changing.

Bullet journaling is a customizable system of organizing tasks, lists and duties.  It seemed pretty formidable for me at first, because I was used to a more prose style of writing, but once I began utilizing this method, it was much quicker and it assisted me in staying organized.

Pinterest (even though I don’t mention them as often as I should) has a TON of great references, templates and prompts to get you started.

It also helped me get to know myself.  I used a daily prompt and allowed myself 10 minutes a day to write on that subject.  It truly helped me to dig deep every day and pull some of the best work out of this rusty old brain of mine.

So, today, on Write it Out Wednesday, I encourage you to check out the links up above and get started with your bullet journal, TODAY!!

Love & Light, Fam!

 

 

Ep. 6 – The Days of the Week LOVE You!

I have a special place in my heart for those “I hate Mondays” people.  I am that person in the office who’s all “HAPPY MONDAY” and painfully cheerful for no reason on a Monday morning.  It’s quite hilarious on my end, but not so much for the people who are annoyed by this behavior.

Sorry, not sorry.

This week on the She Lifts Podcast we are talking about just that, the week.  I had a very interesting conversation with my son regarding the days of the week where he stated,

“The days of the week LOVE you!”

I was so blown away by the myriad of thoughts that rushed through my mind as we were having this conversation, that I had no other choice but to throw them all together into an episode.

Trust me, I am not trying to turn all of you “Non Monday” people into Monday people and definitely not trying to convert all the “Non Morning” people into Morning people because I haven’t even figured out how to make that work for myself, yet.  This episode just offers a different perspective on the days of the week and how they love you and ways in which you can love them back.

Now back to you “Non Morning” folks out there, there is hope!  I also highlighted a book that I recently read by Hal Elrod entitled “The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life…(Before 8AM).  This book is chock full of amazing tips, tools and secrets to transforming your life before the sun even comes up!  It is a great and easy read, I would even call it a page turner.

All in all, this week thing is something we will be stuck with for the rest of our lives.  We shouldn’t go to bed on Sunday night dreading waking up on a Monday morning, we should be ON FIRE for the next morning to come and embracing every single moment of each and every day.

Thanks for putting your ears on it!

Love and Light, Fam!

Video – Will Smith on Fear

Will Smith spoke candidly about his experience in skydiving that he shared with his sons.

What struck me most about that interview was how he interpreted fear.  He simply asks, what do you need that fear for?

Sometimes, fear can help us identify when something is not right, or not right for us.  However, most times, fear can really hinder us from reaching out greatness or having a noteworthy life experience.

Why should you let fear stop you?  YOU SHOULDN’T!! Make that decision today to not allow fear to stand in the way of what you truly deserve.

Love and Light, FAM!!

Ep. 5 – Paralyzed by Fear

HAPPY MONDAY FAM!!!

It’s another MOTIVATION MONDAY which’s means it’s time for a WHOLE new episode of the SHE LIFTS PODCAST!!

This week’s episode is one of my favorites. I think I actually say that every week, but I mean it this time!

We are talking about fear this week.  Discussing how it feels to be paralyzed by fear.  I shared a pretty personal story about one of my fears and a time when I was so overcome by that fear that I literally couldn’t move.

I drew the inspiration for this episode not only from that experience, but also from Will Smith.  He had an interview during which he discussed the experience he shared with his sons; skydiving.  He discussed how terrifying it was and how he experienced pure bliss, once he pushed past his fear.

We are all afraid of something whether its something physical, social, emotional or psychosomatic, you’re afraid of it.  What you fail to realize though, is that God puts the best things in life on the other side of fear and your ability to push past that fear will also reward you with some of the best experiences in life.

Do no be afraid to be unafraid!

Head over to SoundCloud or iTunes to check out this week’s episode to find out what I am afraid of!!!

Thanks for putting your ears on it!!!

Love & Light, Fam!!

Happy Father’s Day

There are things that mothers simply cannot teach their sons. There are lessons that little girls learn from their fathers that only sound like parables when told from a mother’s perspective.

The relationship between a child and a father is ridiculously important.

For little girls, it’s their first example of love. For little boys, it’s a guideline for their life of love. Dads set the tone at an early age.

Considering how much of an impact this is, now imagine how painful it can be when that father is absent from the home; absent from the child’s life. It’s crushing. Even though it may not present itself the same in every child, they are directly affected.

Dads, we need you, ALL of you. Not just the time that you can dedicate. Not just the time that you find that’s free, we need your ALL in everything you do with us.

We need your Love. We need your encouragement. We need your support. We need your provision. We need you patience. We need your guidance and advice. We need your strength. We need your vulnerability. We need YOU.

Its okay to take time for yourself. It’s okay conduct a little introspective inventory and figure out areas in which you can improve and be the best Dad to your little onlookers. It’s not easy, we get it.

Dads, we thank you for all you’ve imparted on is throughout the years. We thank you for teaching us, understating us. But most importantly, we thank you for loving us.

Happy Fathers Day from She Lifts Podcast

Enjoy your day!!