Posts Tagged ‘love’

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?

Love,

Kelly

 

Giant Burritos and Vacant Stares

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

This is my version of fast food…Today I was in one of my favorite Mexican restaurants enjoying fish tacos and a Corona. My little break from my computer and phone is a great joy in the middle of the day. I try to get myself out there in the land of real people and connect.

As you know I am an avid foodie and a huge fan of eating right. I do not like fast food and I try to convince my readers and peeps to avoid feeding it to themselves as well as their kids. This is the closest I get…

During this little jaunt I noticed a woman and her little girl sitting at the table next to me. The woman was very much over weight as was the 5-6 year old girl sitting with her. Neither seemed to be happy. Mom was texting on her phone while the little girl just stared vacantly into the space behind her . When the server delivered the food, I was astonished at the enormous size of the portions. They had ordered burritos with extra everything. Not one but two!

As the two started to eat the mother got increasingly angry at her daughter and started to reprimand her for not eating all of her food. At one point she yelled at her ” I paid good money for this lunch and you are going to finish it!”  Now mind you, this burrito was the size of a Nerf football. HUGE! I would of split it between 3 people.

The little girl started to cry and tried to explain she wasn’t hungry anymore.  The mother would not hear it. As the little girl sat there I heard her say “I’m sorry Mom, I will finish it.”

I was in tears. This to me made me physically ill. I knew if I stepped in the little girl would get a lot of grief later after I left. I also knew that by me reporting the incident  the little one would simply be on a list because CPS would not consider this behavior life threatening. However, I DO!

Others around us were pretending not to notice.

I wanted to yell and scream at that woman who was literally poisoning her child. I wanted to smash that damn burrito directly into her face and run with the child to keep her safe from her mothers ignorance.

I didn’t. I simply looked directly into the mothers eyes as I left the restaurant. I doubt she noticed. If she did, she wouldn’t know why this behavior would leave me cold.

What would you have done. I cannot get this out of my mind!

Your Echo is Your Answer

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

So often we wonder why we as mothers are struggling so much to make our point. Why is it our families are not listening to us unless we are yelling at the top of our lungs and we make it clear we are finally pissed off!

We are unhappy, overwhelmed, stressed, depressed and we are exhausted. Why?

Here is a quick audio that will explain what I have learned over the past 25 years working with teens and parents.

Let me know your thoughts.



Your Life, Your Dreams = Your Echo

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

This is a great video for all, not just parents done by an inspiring women named Danielle LaPorte – called: A Credo for Making it Happen.

We all want to make it happen. We want our kids to make it happen… If you are a parent or someone who inspires children or teens please watch. If all of us lived our lives like this all of our children would be extraordinary and the entitlement issues would fade away. I know it sounds simple, but remember our children are our echo. We must be and behave in a way our kids can be proud of and understand.

Have vision and go for it. Teach your kids the same. Give them the permission to be great.

Watch this video with your family each morning. Chat about it. Create dreams and vision. Create your echo!

The children were asked, ‘What does Love Mean?’ Here are their answers …

Friday, August 20th, 2010

We have all got quite a lot to be thankful for when we start to really think about it haven’t we? Perhaps some of the following questions, which were collected by a group of professionals working with children, might help to remind us to count our blessings.

The children were asked, ‘What does Love Mean?’ Here are their answers …

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t

bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my

grandfather does it for her all the time, even when

his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”

Rebecca – age 8

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“When someone loves you, the way they say your name

is different. You just know that your name is safe in

their mouth.”

Billy – age 4

_____

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts

on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each

other.”

Karl – age 5

_____

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody

most of your French fries without making them give

you any of theirs.”

Chrissy – age 6

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“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”

Terri – age 4

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“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and

she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make

sure the taste is OK.”

Danny – age 7

_____

“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you

get tired of kissing, you still want to be together

and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.

They look gross when they kiss”

Emily – age 8

_____

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if

you stop opening presents and listen.”

Bobby – age 7 (Wow!)

_____

“If you want to learn to love better, you should

start with a friend who you hate,”

Nikka – age 6

(we need a few million more Nikka’s on this planet)

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“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt,

then he wears it everyday.”

Noelle – age 7

_____

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old

man who are still friends even after they know each

other so well.”

Tommy – age 6

_____

“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was

scared. I looked at all the people watching me and

saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one

doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.”

Cindy – age 8

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“My mommy loves me more than anybody You don’t see

anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.”

Clare – age 6

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“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of

chicken.”

Elaine-age 5

_____

“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and

still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.”

Chris – age 7

_____

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after

you left him alone all day.”

Mary Ann – age 4

_____

“I know my older sister loves me because she gives

me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new

ones.”

Lauren – age 4

_____

“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and

down and little stars come out of you.”

Karen – age 7

(what an image)

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“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she

doesn’t think it’s gross.”

Mark – age 6

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“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you

mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a

lot. People forget.”

Jessica – age 8

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Well there you go – some great quotations for you to think about. I bet you have a lot to be grateful for in your life when you really begin to think about it don’t you?