Do what you enjoy and love to do! What activity makes you smile?

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”– Henry Van Dyke


I love singing and dancing and do it because I enjoy it.  Not everyone loves my singing, yet so what.  I’ve talked to many people who won’t draw because they think they can’t or someone told them they couldn’t.  Don’t define yourself by what others say you should be or do, or shouldn’t.  Do what you enjoy, or think you’d enjoy, or want to learn even if someone said you couldn’t.  You could be missing a big part of yourself by not doing what you enjoy.  Where there is a will, there is a way as the saying goes.  You don’t have to be so talented at something to enjoy doing it.  What you love doing makes you AUTHENTICALLY U!

Don’t forget to do what you enjoy.  What will you do today that always makes you smile? How can you incorporate that into your every day life?

Here’s how to make an AUTHENTICALLYU!  Vision Board:

An Exercise in Finding YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF:  To make a vision board you take a blank poster board and put your “Authentically U” vision on the left side, of what makes you who you are.  Use words, quotes, magazine photos, images, and be as creative as you want.

Then, put your goals on the right side.  What would your goals be if you knew you wouldn’t fail as you keep the vision of your authentic self in mind?  Your authentic self will flow over into your goals.

Doing you authentically will bring you closer to your goals while staying true to yourself.  Keeping this visual reminder where you will see it can help you stay motivated, inspired,  and balanced.  ENJOY!!


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Would incorporating this mindful view of your life help you?

I saw this idea on Bravegirlsclub’s website today, a different way to look at life and I’m putting out a challenge to all of you: What would your life be like if you saw everyone and everything in your life as if it was the first time you saw them?  Such as, seeing all your love ones with awe and excitement as you may have on your first day with them.  Seeing every sunset as if it was your first one.  How different your life would be if you mindfully saw things this way and really appreciated everything!  Wouldn’t you be more motivated everyday and more excited to be alive?  Just food for thought…

Isn’t this worth a try?!

“It’s hard for many to imagine; having fun, feeding your passions, and engaging your talents are simple steps that will take you to the bigger answers you seek.” -Jonathan H. Ellerby.
Daily being mindful you are now where you want to be or to invision what you want and where you want to be, and breathing it in, will get you there.   Whether you want better health, relationships, or career; feeling you are already there will give you the mind/body connection to it now.   It can become a self-fulfilling prophecy; thinking and feeling is believing.  This will promote your positive intentions, thoughts, and actions into being your reality. ~  AUTHENTICALLYU!

3 things one can learn by being conscious to their breath:


1) Learn to relax by being mindful to your breath with meditating;

2) Getting spiritually connected to your hirer power, if you choose;

3) Learn to understand and feel your mind/body connection to stress & then to become more resilient to stress related illnesses by breathing away stress at it’s origin or current source and then instilling positive attributes;

a) EFT/Tapping:

Breathing in affirmations as you tap meridian points in the body that hold stress, then instilling positive beliefs during stressful times.  You say only one sentence, depending on what is going on, as you tap away your stress.


b) Advanced Integrated Therapy (AIT):

Breathing away stress, with the correct word or phrase, as you cleanse your body of your mind/body connection to an event, person, fear, phobia, or trauma at it’s origin and learn how it is affecting you now.  Learning to not be triggered by past feelings and changing one’s perception towards anything as you cleanse away the feeling that’s become part of you can be life changing.  Then, learn to breathe in a positive attribute you want to replace the negative feeling.  Understanding and feeling your mind/body connection to stress can help you to become more resilient to stress related mental and physical illnesses and help you lead the life you want to.  You can learn to drop any old baggage or stories and learn to rewrite you life as you feel lighter.


Are certain people put in your path for a reason? Do you have a perception that works for you?….

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´*.¸.•´♥ “As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you….”~ James Lane Allen

“You are your thoughts and so have control over your journey. Do you open up your heart daily to attract others who you can learn from? These people often don’t have the same perception as you, yet that can help you grow as you challenge yourself to be patient and understand what you are learning from your connection with them. Do you think all people are put in your path for a reason? It’s not your job to change their perception; it’s your job to change yours to work for you!!” Being Authentically U!

How have you changed your perception lately to help you? & Who have you realized came into your life for a reason?