Archive for the ‘Mind+Body+Soul’ Category

Today is Your Day. Shine On!!!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012


I love this girl! Thank you Katy Perry. Thank you for the reminder that NOW is the time to burst into color!


Love, Kelly

Up a Little Higher

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012


This young man exibites love, honor, courage, strength and gratitude. Thank you so much for being here on this planet Zach Sobiech!

Turning Goal Setting Upside Down! Just in time right?

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The Desire Map Trailer : Danielle LaPorte from Danielle LaPorte on Vimeo.

The live telejam event happens today, Thursday, December 6. You can still sign up here.

You want it and you want it bad. Aspiring. Hoping. Plotting. Recurring. Reaching. Bubbling beneath your surface. You crave it — and it craves you.

So you make a plan to get it. A to-do list. The bucket list. Quarterly objectives. Strategy. Accountability. The goal. Except . . .

You’re not chasing the goal itself, you’re actually chasing a feeling.

We have the procedures of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. And we hope, yearn, pray that we’ll be fulfilled when we get there. It’s backwards. It’s outside in. And it’s running us in circles.

What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel in our life, and then we laid out our intentions? What if your most desired feelings consciously informed how you plan your day, your year, your career, your holidays — your life?

You know what will happen with that kind of inner clarity and outer action? You’ll feel the way you want to feel more often than not. Decisions will be easier to make: You’ll know what to say no, thank you to and what to say hell yes! to. I bet you’ll complain less. You’ll be more optimistic, more open-hearted. It will be easier for you to return to your center in the midst of a challenge — I promise.

You will do much less proving, and way more living.

And you will have more to give to the world.

For starters.

Welcome to The Desire Map.

I have a feeling this might change everything

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

How do you feel about goal-setting?

At the beginning of the year, is setting very clear + specific New Year’s resolutions super important for you? A family tradition, even?

Or do you hate goal-setting, swear it never works and don’t want to talk about it ever again?

Either way, I’m guessing you make plans. Long-term plans, like for a family vacation, career moves, house renovations, or short-term plans like what dress to wear on date night or whether to have a bubble bath or a shower. Big or small, we all make plans.

Well, here’s my big, bold statement: I think a lot of us are making the WRONG plans.

We’re making choices based on should’s, or because it’s what our parents did, or it’s familiar, and not because it lights our hearts on fire.

I’ve just finished reading/doing a program that has done exactly that. It’s called The Desire Map  by Danielle LaPorte. This book has changed the way I plan my life, the way I make decisions.

And what perfect timing, because with the holiday season approaching, New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner. I’m thrilled (and so relieved!) to get 2013 started with business and life goals that resonate with my soul. THAT’s how I want to live.

If that sounds like you too, check out The Desire Map here. I only recommend stuff that I truly believe in and this book absolutely fits the bill. Buy it for yourself. Give it to your family, coworkers, the PTA president. EVERYONE should read this.

The Desire Map is all about ditching the auto-pilot approach to life.

Because clearing the space for wide-awake living is just about the best gift we can give to ourselves, isn’t it?




Peace, Beauty, Dreams and Hot Messes

Saturday, September 29th, 2012


Each time I find myself in a circumstance I never intended to be in…

I wonder, how the hell did this happen?

Well I must tell you;

I believe in the power of mindful love

mindful living and self care.

I know I asked for it…somewhere along the line I asked for this dilemma. What is it teaching me? In other words, whats in it for me? Sound familiar?

I love life. I enjoy people most of the time. But I still enjoy my free time. Just to look at the dark sky full of stars and contemplate.

I am here to serve. To help, to make a difference. Why is it so hard? People are all going through life at their own pace. I must constantly remind myself of this. I am simply here to remind others of this absolute fact. We are all one. We all are here to help one another. I am here to create a channel of communication.

How about you, what are you here to do?


Consider It!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

It amazes me each time I chat with a young woman how often she refers to others to explain herself. “My boyfriend says I…My mom says that I should…

I want all young women out there to be quiet for just a moment each day to reflect on yourself. Who are you today? How do you see yourself? What are your dreams? Who do you want to be in  5 years?

It’s hard isn’t it? All the mind chatter gets in the way and you start hearing the “others” voices of who you should be, what you should want…

Take 10 minutes each day. Set a time to be alone and reflect (meditate). Visualize who you want to be. The path will become clearer for you and decisions will be easier if you take the time to consider the possibilities.

Who do you admire? Who makes you look up if mentioned in the news or by a friend? What difference do you want to make? Don’t worry about the how, just give yourself the time to consider.

My challenge to all parents is to allow and be OK with your children thinking about themselves. What do they want? What is important to them? By doing this you validate them as a human being. Don’t be frightened if it doesn’t match up with your expectations. Understand you gave birth to an individual, not an addition to yourself.  Sometimes this is the hardest concept for a parent to grasp. We are here to help these young people become the leaders of the next generation. It is our job to be the best human we can be and hope and pray they notice.

Mistakes, of course  they will make them. So did we! Champion them when they move forward. Love them either way- but be the kind, loving decent parent they deserve.

They may not have the future you planned for them on the radar, but the key is to listen early to the future they see for themselves. You will learn a great deal about them and open up a huge amount of trust and communication by asking them about their thoughts, then quickly shutting up. If they don’t engage immediately, they will…just give them the space to contemplate. Don’t badger, simply listen. Sometimes the silence you hear can be deafening!

If you would like to chat with me personally I would love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for visiting

Kelly Marquet-Bodio