Ingredients to Create a Blissful Life #51: Indulge

Ingredients to Create a Blissful Life #51: Indulge

Ok, we’ve been together for almost a year now and I just want to say thank you for sticking with me. I’m posting this on the 23rd as I do not work on Christmas Eve and because I’m guessing some of you do the same. At least I hope some of you do the same. I do my best to completely unplug over Christmas so I can be fully present with my loved ones. It really is my favourite time of the year.

Your ingredient this week is: Indulge

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Ingredients to Create a Blissful Life #42: Perspective

This week, I want to talk about something that is really showing up in my world and continues to show me its importance.

Your ingredient for this week is: Perspective

Perspective is such an important thing, isn’t it? You can have 2 people who experience identical circumstances, even the exact same situation, and when you talk to each of them individually they may have a completely different story about what happened. Interesting!
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Ingredients to Create a Blissful Life #40: Knowing

Hello and welcome to week number 40 of Ingredients to Create a Blissful Life. This week, your ingredient is: Knowing

Some may call this intuition, some a gut feeling, but how many times have you been confronted by a situation where something just didn’t feel right? Or by a person who rubbed you the wrong way? You couldn’t quite put your finger on it, but something inside you knew that something was not quite right about the situation or about the person and set off a reaction in your body to let you know.

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Ingredients to Create a Blissful Life #39: Glee

Heeheehee… this one is going to be fun!

Your 39th ingredient is: Glee

I’ve written this post ahead of time because when it’s set to publish I’m going to be in a private cottage on a private beach having some time to myself in between facilitating my very first ever retreats. How amazing is that??

This concept of glee is one that I thoroughly enjoy. It’s playful, energetic, and SO much fun!! The best examples of this are small kids and baby animals. Have you ever seen a little child twirling around and around, arms wide open, staring up into the sky and completely experiencing the moment? Or singing and dancing without any concern for who may be watching? How about baby goats or horses hopping and running around and having a blast? I can’t help but laugh when I see these things. Mmm hmmm, that’s the stuff I’m talking about.

Now, spinning around in circles for any length of time is not really something my body enjoys very much anymore and running and jumping around, probably not so much. But being playful, silly, and very purposefully NOT caring who may be watching? I’m in!

What does this look like for you? Playing with kids, pets, friends? Dance class? It may even be a bit quieter in your world and that’s ok too. As long as it gets you in touch with that bubbly, effervescent fun inside you.

If the weather cooperates for us at the retreats, my full intention is to spend some of our time on the beach. And if we get really lucky I’m hoping we can even play in the water a bit. At the very least, my hope is that we can find a physical way to express our glee because it’s one of those things that just feels better when it’s expressed physically, isn’t it?

So, my friends, while we’re off playing, my sincere hope is that you will find a way to incorporate even a little bit more glee into your life because it’s just so much more fun that way. Until next week.

What do you choose?