It's been a while since we've had one of these and there is SOOO much out there to be shared.
This time around it's all about mindset and success. Are you ready to dive into some good stuff?!
Grab a cup of you favorite hot beverage and get down to some good reading!
The Seven Secrets of Success
There are many stories shared in the Hindu traditions that provide helpful knowledge on how to attain enlightenment. While rooting around the internet one day I stumbled upon the Sivana East website, whose blog posts range from yoga ideas to mindfulness and meditation. This week I ran into Shiva's Seven Secrets of Success.
3 Mindsets that are Damaging Your Well-Being
This one's a little bit of a tougher read because you may find some of these mindsets in yourself. The first step in any change is to recognize it happening. This blog post by the lovely Wholeheartedly Laura skims the surface of these mindsets; especially the body stories! (If you are interested in re-working those body stories but are not sure where to start check-out our online course, Elemental Body Stories!)
"I love my biz, but hate asking for money."
THIS! Any other entrepreneurs have a hard time with this? For a lot of us our mindset on money is limited to a "lack" mentality. As we work through our money blocks the stories often go that money seems to flow abundantly to you. Anyone else having a hard time here?
Measuring Success as a Writer or Artist: A Basic Guide to Happiness
Sometimes is just about how you define success. Though this article is written from an artist, writer, creative profession I believe no matter what we do success is really what you decide. I also really enjoy how this author explains that money shouldn't be an ideal, but rather a tool. Does this ring true for you as well?
Have You Failed Lately? Thoughts On Growth And Challenge In Belly Dance
Along the same lines; if you're in a creative profession, or really any hobby/job, how often are you "failing"? We learn so much more by that "failure" than the "good job" points from just getting it done. Try new things. Fail. Learn. Create more.
Hoping one or two of these sparked something within you.
I'd love to chat about it if you want to leave a comment below.
<3 - Jenn Rose
(Boss Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash)
(Money Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash)
Back in November we took some time to check in with that gratitude mindset towards others and of course for yourself! We see a lot of posts on social media about gratitude during the holidays, but what about connecting with that feeling when it's no longer being published in every social media post/etc. to remind us to do it?
1. Journal it out.
Always my first suggestion. Taking the time to write something out helps us to organize our thoughts and give us time to really feel it. Also, if you write it down you can go back to it later and remember that feeling of gratitude or joy.
What stories would your body share if it could speak for you?
Would it tell of the gall bladder surgery when you were thirteen or of the beautiful dance performance with that gorgeous group in Las Vegas on a legendary stage? Perhaps that tooth you lost when you got hit by a snowball? Or maybe how your fingernails feel fancy when they're freshly painted?
What stories do you tell your body?
Do you stare in the mirror with love or ..... ?
Often times our body stories are a mix of our past and our feelings.
The wanting to be something that we aren't right now and not enjoying the journey or the present moment.
I'm all for tuning out social media and turning your phone off every now again, but hear me out! Perhaps your cellphone could be your most mindful tool yet. Based on the apps and settings you have in place your phone could be a great tool for wellness, mindfulness, magic and meditation.
Let's dive deeper...
Truth be told, I'm not a big Valentine's day fan.
However, I'm not one to miss a chance to talk about self-love and self-care! In the last few years I've started to shift the idea of Valentine's day to be a day to check in with myself, making sure I am getting what I need to care for myself so that I can present my best self to those I love.
Let's jump right into some simple self-love ideas for your Valentine's Day/week or every day life!
(Because you shouldn't need a specific day to love yourself; it should be constant!)
First up, sigils, what the heck are they?!
Think of sigils as a very personal symbol or design that sparks emotion for the creator. A similar example would be the emotions, beliefs, and memories that are invoked by the symbol of the cross. However, in the case of sigils the symbol will probably only mean something to the creator (unless created for a group, like this blog post). The idea is similar to a vision board, where the overall image creates a reaction that surpasses words.
I think if we walk through how to make a sigil, it will make more sense....
First up, let's create a statement that helps improve our self talk.