The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Creating A Sanctuary

Since we have been cleaning and cleaning our home, for what seems like an endless amount of time, product, and muscle, it is now time to focus on creating a sanctuary.  Change it up a bit!  Move some furniture around!  Create a different look!

When the virus broke out, we packed up all our dust collectors, our pictures, items we were not using, and left a blank canvas for a home.  We cleaned and cleaned some more, to make sure we were following the proper steps for fighting the virus.  I know it seems a little obsessive, but when dealing with something we have never dealt with before, we didn’t want to risk anything.  Proactive at its finest!

The benefit of this project of packing and cleaning, made us see just what we could live without and what we actually needed.  It was a gift to look at our home empty, except for the necessities.  We created an environment that could breathe better!  The energy flow in our home was calmer and flowed more freely.

As time has gone by, and we are getting accustomed to how we are now living in the New World and living in a new realization, it is now time to start to create our sanctuary.

We needed to take this time in our lives, to not put pressure on ourselves in trying to understand our New World.  We needed to take this time to not panic, but instead to learn how to accept.  We needed to take this time to look at our lives and see where our creativity could take us and how we could make a life where we were more self sustaining, more resourceful, and more reliant on our abilities that we had at one time taken for granted.

It is funny what you learn about yourself, when you just take that moment to sit back, breathe, and tap into “you”.  My abilities of writing, cooking, growing vegetables, making homemade products, for example, have now become my full-time career.  I found a way to turn what I do on a daily basis, into a career.  A career in sharing!  Sharing what I have learned on this new journey!  The Good Vibes Only Roadshow has now become something larger, but yet something more valuable – it has become life changing.

Our sanctuary is going to reflect all what we have learned in the past couple of months, it is going to reflect our connection with each other and our goals for the future.  Our sanctuary is not about material items, it will be more about peace, calm, and reflection.

I hope you take this time to reflect, change or rearrange, and create a space that is all about who you are now; who you have become.  Embrace this change; life has handed us out an experience to learn by, in more ways than one.  Make the best of your environment you are living in; let some light in, let the air flow, and feel the balance.  Calm your mind; calm your space!

With Good Vibes Only – Creating a Sanctuary!

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Morning Person!

I’m a Morning Person!!!  There, I said it!!  Can’t help it!!  But, I love it!!

I love waking up knowing I get to make the best out of this day!  I get to smile at my family, I get to smile at my friends, and I get to smile with all of you!  Knowing I get to share my thoughts with all of you, makes me smile and brings me such happiness.  I am grateful to be able to share with you!

Our lives are not always easy, after all take a look at what we are currently dealing with!  But…I am grateful I am dealing with this pandemic with all of you, and that makes me smile even more; I wake up knowing we are all in this together and we are all going to make this World better together!  Big Smile!

I’m a Morning Person!!!  My life has not always been easy; some may think it has, but let me tell you, I have been through my own challenges.  I promised myself a long time ago, I would continue to wake up and smile and be that Morning Person!  I didn’t want the challenges in my life to win!  If I woke up crabby, then these challenges won, before the day even started!  Does that seem fair to you?  Why even get out of bed?

Becoming a Morning Person, has given “me” my own happiness.  Happiness I created for myself.  I will wake up energized and ready to create a joyful day!

I know, right now, it seems it is very difficult to smile, and I get it!  The way I look at it, is yes we are only human, and we will have our moments, we need to deal with so much loss right now, and how are we going to bounce back?  So many questions, with so little answers.  Strength!  Strength is the answer!  Strength in coming together!  Strength in knowing you are not alone!  Strength in knowing it is okay to smile and wake up ready to do something great in the times we are living in!

We need to smile!  We need to not only smile for ourselves, but for those who are hurting!  For those who are working the front lines!  For those who are dedicating their lives to saving ours!  For those who have lost loved ones!  For those who need comfort!  For those who feel lost!  They need your smiles right now!  By showing your smiles, they will not give up, but instead will feel refueled!  Your smile to them, say, “thank you”, says, “you are loved”, and says, “I’m here for you”.

Smile for EVERYONE!  We all need it right now!  Become that Morning Person!  Start your day wanting to give of yourself with a simple smile!  Being a Morning Person, will bring so much light to ones life, who desperately needs it right now!

Give the Gift of being a Morning Person!  Share kindness, share your gratitude, and share your strength!

With Good Vibes Only – Morning Person!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – The Rebirth of the Hippie Movement

This would be the ultimate dream for me; witnessing the rebirth of the Hippie Movement!  Living in complete Peace!  Helping others from deep within our hearts!  Surviving on fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains!  Living in a time where no animals were hurt or killed!  Practicing alternative remedies “only” for our health!  Sharing the importance of kindness, love, acceptance, respect, and peace.  Recycling is a way of life!

A World where there are no wars, where everyone laughed instead of cried, and where everyone could feel safe.

A World where nature was praised, where if you built a home it was done by recycling as many products as possible.

A World where we shared freely without expectations.

A World where children could be children and not have to grow up so quick to understand that there are negatives in this current World we live in.

A World where our health was not harmed so easily; where we could cure all our ailments with the power of plants and herbs.

A World where we are not prescribed harmful drugs with side effects, but instead prescribed the antioxidants and alternative remedies.

A World where people preferred to walk more instead of drive to go just down the street.

A World where going barefoot is grounding to the soul, rather than looked at as dirty.

A World where anxieties did not exist!

A World where instead of shaking hands, we gave the sign of peace with our fingers in the air!

A World where meditation, acts of kindness, and gratitude are practiced in schools, in the workplace, and in homes.

A World where there is no reason for anger, but instead finding more reasons to share more love.

A World where a quality of life is pure and exists every single day!  Where our elderly can have a quality of life without paying thousands of dollars.  Where their quality is given more freely.

A World where we are all one!  A World where we all care about each other!

Guess what?  We may not be doing everything I’ve listed above, but we are slowing moving in that direction.  We have a lot to get through, but we are currently practicing these steps, or at least paying attention to wanting to do these steps, as one very large family!  Everyone on the planet are becoming one large hippie movement!  We are focusing on this every single day!  Ways we can, not only help our planet, but ways to help each other in a giving, peaceful, loving way!

I raise my peace sign to you!  I am happy to be able to witness this change in the World!

With Good Vibes Only – The Rebirth of the Hippie Movement!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Family Plans!

Boy, my family and I have sure been doing some thinking!  We have made some family plans, which will change our future lifestyle, in a great way!

I’m a firm believer, things happen for a reason, whether we want them to or not.  We are meant to learn a valuable lesson when certain events happen in our lives.  There is no other answer for it!  We are here to learn!

As a family, we have decided to go back to the basics in life, with Internet of course!!  Baby steps!!  Right??

When we see how our lives, as we know it can be stopped so quickly, with no fault of our own, and how whether we wanted to or not, we had to adjust to a new way of life, made us do some serious thinking.  We wanted to have a life where we could at least limit the amount of worry.  To have a better sense of Peace.

Call it, a mix of Little House On The Prairie meets Technology!  Ya, I haven’t really figured out the mix just yet, but you get the picture!!

We have taken our lifestyle to a new level, and that is to build a homestead out of shipping containers, live self sustaining, and live off grid.  To be honest, we do not know when we are going to do this, but at least we are in the planning stages.  The main thing, is we are very excited to dive into this new way of life.  I can’t wait to focus on my career in writing, while living this new lifestyle.  I can visualize it, but I can’t wait to “feel” it!

We still have our plans, to one day, bring The Good Vibes Only Roadshow, literally “on the road”, to do our best to help others focus on positive perspectives in life.  In fact, last summer we test drove, living in a 5th wheel full-time to have a time of adjustment.  It went very well, so we know we could adjust to that lifestyle.  Happy Dance!!!

I suppose, during this time, our lives have become even more creative and that is something I look forward too every single day!  So whether or not, our plans happen now or a year down the road, they make me smile when I wake up each morning!

We are all here to learn, and we are trying to do just that; learn as we go!

With Good Vibes Only – Family Plans!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Don’t Let It Win!

My family and I have been in, what is referred to as, isolation, lock-down, and have been practicing social distancing, along with all the other requirements to get through these times.  I like to refer to it as, we are just staying at home!

I find, if we start giving our time “titles” then the issue that is controlling the World right now, is actually winning even more.  I refuse to let this “invisible pain in the World’s backside” win!

We all know, what we all need to do, to take back our control of our lives!  There is no reason, why we have to constantly remind ourselves of “what” it is called.  I find to maintain a healthy mindset, we need to try and maintain normalcy.

Instead of saying, we are living in isolation, just say, we are still living at home.

Instead of saying, we are social distancing, just say, we are enjoying being in our own bubble (space), we are trying something new!

Instead of saying, we are on lock-down, just say, we are diving into Spring cleaning, and spending quality time with our family, friends, pets, or even spending time planning our dreams; we love our home/space so much, we just don’t want to leave.

To gain some sense of control back, since living this way was out of our control, we can easily say, “we are trying something new.  We are doing a project and making use of our time.  We are gaining more gratitude for each other, by spending more time with each other.”

There are so many ways of looking at our situation we are all living in at the moment, but by throwing a little positive mindset into the mix of things, we are having more fun, we are feeling less anxiety, and we are actually relaxing a bit more.

The best part of it all, is this invisible pain the backside I referred to earlier, is not winning so much, and I quite like that idea.

Keep Spreading The Love & Stay Home!

With Good Vibes Only – Don’t Let It Win!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We Are Learning!

During this time in our lives, we as a family, are learning!  We are going through, what I like to refer to it as,  a reality check!

How quickly life can change, out of our control.  How quickly you can be working your dream job and then poof, your not!  How quickly you can own a thriving business, the surprise it’s gone!  What we think of as normal, is now so far out of reach (for now!)

However, there is a better way of looking at it!

I want to make sure you understand, we are all doing this together!  This is why I am sharing with you, what I’ve learned and how it has comforted me.  There will be options for you to consider if you are needing them.

Yes, there is no hiding it, there is loss all over the World; that is our new reality.  Loss does not have to remain loss!  Loss is a time to get creative, not just in work, but in your lifestyle.

Start planning for a simple future!  Do we need all those bills?  Do we need a high mortgage?  Do we need to pay an even higher rent to cover someone else’s mortgage and expenses?  Do you feel trapped knowing you will still need to pay these things?  I haven’t even spoke about Gas and Power bills yet…guess what I don’t feel I need too…they are still there!

However, the answer to all of that is NO!

You have options!  The question is, are you willing to live a more simple life in order to not have the pressure of a huge financial load?

My family and I, have taken the past month, to look at our lives, and to find ways of cutting costs.  Minimize life!

We have been researching different “home” options out there and to be honest, they give me more excitement to look forward too one day.  Everything from full-time RV living (mind you, there are currently very minimal choices in that department for people to stay at), shipping container homes (supplies can be recycled to finish the inside of the container), renting land to place trailers or shipping containers on, Yurt’s, tiny homes, and commune living (not religious commune’s but that is your choice) where you rent land or buy farm land “together” with friends or family and place numerous trailers, containers, etc. on the land and have a community garden, laundry, etc.

The lives we live now, have taught us that being humble in our approach is a gift!  We are going to go back to living a simple life.  We have no detailed answers as to all the questions in how we are going to do this, or which option we are going to take, but at least we have decided to live a life where we are at Peace.

This lifestyle is not for everyone, but we have learned, the last thing we want to worry about is astronomical loss.  We are all going through that now, we don’t want to go through it again.  Living having learned valuable lessons is a Gift!  We are going to make sure we share that gift with our experiences to as many people as possible.

Keep Sharing The Love!

With Good Vibes Only – We Are Learning!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Pink Flamingo’s at the Campsite!

This is the time of year, in our neck of the woods (cottage country) where we are from, where lots and lots of campers, families using their cottages, and full-time RV families, will be using the endless amount of campsites in our Province of Ontario.

Well, lets just say, “plans have changed for the majority of these families”.  Although, for now these sites are not listed as “essential”, there will be a time where they will be.  When you think about it, a very high percentage of campers are living the “full-time RV lifestyle” and need to be able to park their “homes” somewhere.

We need to be able to get our Pink Flamingo’s out of storage and display them as they should be!!  Right in front of our home at camp! 😉😉

My family and I have a 5th wheel at our camp, however we are unable to access it due to the latest happenings in the news today.  In fact, we are not even allowed to move our trailer at all; we are only allowed to make appointments in the event we need to remove items from “out of” our trailer.  But I am not complaining; instead I am grateful the campgrounds are following the Government orders.  The more people that don’t follow, then the longer it will take for us to get back to the lives we knew.

I have one little suggestion that may help while we are riding out this latest wave.

If you are able to, and what we all need to do as one large Team in the World, is this:

If you have a home that has a larger driveway, yard, or even acreage, please offer some “temporary” space to these full-time RV families, with the stipulation that social distancing must be followed.  Not all RV families, have extended families they can stay with, nor do they have the large amounts budgeted to pay for the rental of homes or apartments.  That’s one of the reasons why they made the choice to RV full-time; works better in a budget.

Please do an act of kindness for these families; one act of kindness goes a very long way.  Eventually, once things get a bit more organized, the Governments will have some adjusted rules to perhaps make it easier for “seasonal” campers to set up their homes again.  To be honest, it is no different than living in a regular house; you still have neighbors to watch out for and to practice social distancing with, so it shouldn’t be a problem for RV families who have been doing this full-time.

Lets make sure we work together to help free the Pink Flamingo’s once again, to brighten up this World and show that it is still okay to live life, regardless if you live in a house, apartment or trailer.

With Good Vibes Only – Pink Flamingo’s At The Campsite!

 

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – What Is Your Biggest Dream!

I’ve had a lot of time to think over the past two weeks, and to be honest with you, it is funny how just two weeks can change my entire perspective of my hopes and dreams.

One of my dreams in life is, I’ve always wanted to inspire and to encourage others to find the “positive” in life.  I suppose, watching Oprah, Ellen, and reading a truck load of self-help books, has fueled me with the passion to help others find their own outlet to happiness.

Personally, I feel it takes not just a Village to help others who are struggling, but it takes an entire World to stay on the positive track.

My dreams in life, have changed.  They have changed for the better, as if they are now dreams which are there because of wisdom.  There is so much I’d like to do, and so many I’d like to help.  Over the next while, I will be writing my “dream” list and making sure, that I check off one thing at a time each and every single day.

My dreams are to write more books, to blog more inspiring posts, to eventually travel with the Good Vibes Only Roadshow and meet people who need to share their own story.  My dreams are endless, but they are changing to become more realistic.

We all have dreams; what are some of yours?  Don’t let fear stop you from dreaming.

This experience we are all going through is “temporary”; keep planning, keep dreaming, and keep focusing on a brighter day!

With Good Vibes Only – What Is Your Biggest Dream!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Full Of Creativity

Along with all of you, I’ve taken the past 2 weeks to let everything sink in.  The shock of how quick life can change is slowly going away, but it has left me with a sense of wanting to take this time to grow and to share with you what I’ve learned so far.

Side note:  expect a lot of blog posts from me 😉

I’ve learned that creativity is more than just finding a hobby or project to do, but instead it is essential for mental health.  Finding something that brings a smile to your face is very important; we cannot fall into the trap of fear.

Yes, things are very real out there, but if we listen to what has been suggested to us in staying in our home, then we will be doing our part in ridding our World of this virus.  I feel it is a small sacrifice, in order to save our World.

Okay, so that’s all I want to say about the “v” word, it has temporarily taken over and I’m not going to allow it to do that, especially here on my blog!  So, here is some creative positive options for you, that I’m also going to harness:

Baking

Cooking something NEW!

Coloring

Painting

Crafting

Changing Old Clothing into something fun (costume)

Sewing

Reading

Journaling

Writing a Novel

Puzzles

Legos

Movies

TV Series Marathon

Word Search

Crossword

Flipping Through an old magazine

Watching sports (all the sports channels are playing reruns)

Get outside in your yard (we still have snow, so we will have to wait another month or so)

Make a To Do list (for once everything gets back to normal)

Spring Clean

Clean out the closets

Go through family albums and create a memory book

Scrapbooking

Clean up the garage

Get on-line and watch a free concert

Start talking to family and friends through FaceTime

Create a Favorites List

Plan a Passion List (my name for a bucket list)

Exercise

Start a free online course

Start a group online and enjoy talking about a positive subject

This list is just a list of suggestions; whatever you do, please make sure you do it in your home or in your own yard.

You can also make arrangements with a friend to do all the above with someone on-line.  It’s all about getting creative!  Create an appointment with friends or family to join you in a project!  Hey, great time to start a book club ❤❤

 

With Good Vibes Only – Full Of Creativity!!

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – In Need Of Warm Weather

This Winter has been different for me; I look at it as a huge test of strength. With temperatures that start at -4 degrees, then crash to -30 degrees in a 12 hour period, at times brings on a bit of a migraine and makes me feel like I want to crawl back into bed.
I force myself to keep going!
I’m a firm believer that even weather is a mindset; in these temperatures, it is easy to fall in too a depression, BUT like anything else, I couldn’t let even weather win!
There was a time I didn’t mind the Winter months but as I gain wisdom (it’s never about getting older) I find myself craving the sunshine, feeling a warm breeze, the smell of tropical flowers, seeing all the beautiful colors, and wearing flip flops every single day.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real!
THE CURE IS TO GET CREATIVE!
I look at pictures of destinations I dream about, I have my diffuser pumping out lavender and jasmine, I have tropical spa music playing to relax my mind or a happy playlist putting a smile on my face. All this helps! A good old comedy is healing too!
As with anything else, Winter is temporary and for me, just knowing that this too will pass, is something to celebrate!
With Good Vibes Only – In Need Of Warm Weather!