Thursday, September 1, 2011

Life On Purpose

A meditation and a post at the same time.  Not sure if this will work, but here goes!  I will type what comes through me...may not make sense, but listen through your heart and maybe it will.

Awareness.  Right now I am becoming aware of where I am at by becoming quiet in my mind.  It is amazing how we distract ourselves and get 'busy' with nothing at all.  Sounds kind of funny, but it is oh so true! Why are we not content with silence?  What shows up when we allow that quiet to pierce through the noise that we live with day in and day out?

I am very aware of the cold that is creeping into my body.  I can feel my lungs and my sinuses.  They certainly have my attention!  Sleep deprivation no doubt has something to do with my newly acquired illness.  Hmm!

My voice is the next awareness that I am experiencing.  Double hmm!  What is that all about?  Trust.  That is the word that is coming to mind.  Oh, that is such a big one for me right now!  Trust in myself.  Trust that my voice is needed.

At this point I am trying to not clutter my mind with, what the heck does that mean??

Life on purpose.  Oh, back to the beginning.  My life purpose is in service to others...but my voice has been quiet.  I guess that doesn't work, does it?  What have I been learning through the silence?


That should be what this post is about.  You are on your path, you are here with purpose, now live your life on purpose!!

Plain and simple?  I hope so!  My mind clutter would like to ask a million questions right now, thank you very much!!


Express from the heart.  Feel my heart radiate.  Now that is a much better feeling than the creeping in of a cold!

I guess I will see what is going to show up when I listen through my heart.

With Love,

p.s. Let me know if you tried this too.  I would love to hear what showed up for you!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweet Sentiments Indeed!

My good friend and card maker extraordinaire, Debbie Gemmell, of My Sweet Sentiments , along with her sister, Michelle and mother, Kathy have been delighting their clientele for years with amazing handmade creations.  If you haven't seen their cards before, check them out ( you will not be disappointed!

Their level of creativity, passion and skill are amazing!  This group of two sisters and their mother are proof positive that when you put your heart into what you do, you can make a successful business out of it!  Their clients are far and wide along with the variety of orders that they receive.  Each clients requests are unique and as long as they can make it work, you will end up with a product that far exceeds anything store bought!  In fact, if you ever receive one of their lovely cards, store bought becomes be a dirty word(s) indeed!

These inspiring ladies are mom's with growing families.  We all know how much time and life that can take out of us in a day.  Somehow they manage to save a reserve for making their handcrafted creations.  I am truly inspired by their seemingly limitless talent.  Take an example from them and follow your heart by trying something you love!  Don't forget to drop by their site and see what passion can create.  I am sure, if you are like me, you will be wanting to give your family and friends, My Sweet Sentiments too!



Monday, August 22, 2011

My Brain Hurts

Welcome to Smart & Beautiful Women.  Recent events in my life have caused me to think, ponder, explore and get really curious about what being female means in this day and age.  My brain truly hurts from all of this reflection and observation.  I felt that I needed a way to connect with other women and hear their stories of courage and triumph.  Sharing it within loving community just might help more than myself and my own cranial ache!

So here we are.  Take a deep breath and join me on this journey of what being Smart and Beautiful Women is all about!

With love,