I learned a very valuable lesson not to long ago; never sway from your passions! My passions in life are based on living a peaceful life, while helping others achieve a sense of peace as well. Whether a sense of peace is found in my blog and social media posts, from the books I have written or from the gift I have as a Reiki Master, my passion in life is to help others find an avenue to bring inspiration and positive choices into their lives.
We all go through tests in our lives; some are there to help us along the right path, but then there are tests to make sure we do not sway from our passionate path in life.
I also believe in sharing my truths, as I believe if I can help just one person a day, then I’m doing what I have set out to do in my life.
Over the years, I’ve been tested in many areas of my life. One thing I’ve learned is that these tests, if you let them move in and take up residence in your brain, are only there to create havoc and chaos, which then creates a wrath of anxiety. Every single time, one of these tests show up, I will admit, they check into my brain for a brief moment, but then after reflecting on what is important in my life (my passions), it leaves with a sense of release. It almost feels as though my Crown Chakra opens up and lets all the havoc and chaos particles float on up and out of my body.
I know that sounds deep, but it is the only way I can explain it. There were tests I’ve gone through where I’ve kept everything to myself. Not the best thing for me to do, but like I say, “I am human”. I’ve felt the signs of negativity these tests have brought to me, so I have learned to cry through them. A great release for me at times! I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, “there is nothing wrong with crying”.
This was an awakening for me! I needed to stay true to my passions within me! Although, these tests were job opportunities which I was approached with, they just truly weren’t for me. I had considered them, as I thought it would be an opportunity to again help, but something was telling me it just wasn’t the right thing for me to do. Intuition at its finest I suppose; I was listening to my gut feeling and staying true to my passions.
My passions pull at my heart! They are mine! They fuel me every single day! They bring me joy! They bring me peace!
I only hope you all can do the same! Stay true to who you are and what brings you a sense of passion in your lives!
With Good Vibes Only – A Lesson Learned!
Turning 50 last year was life changing in such a positive way! 50 is Fabulous!
Here is a little timeline I’d like to share with you!
When I graduated from high school at 18 years old, I had a “moment”; it was time to think about what I wanted to do.
When I turned 20 I was married to my first husband.
When I turned 23 I gave birth to my daughter and 5 weeks later found myself sitting in the lawyer’s office writing up a Separation Agreement between my now ex-husband and myself. At that time, I had another “moment” on where I wanted my life to go.
When I turned 30, I was living life as a single mother and had another “moment”; this moment was a bit more shocking, as I felt I was 30 years old and I “needed” to make something out of myself. Oh my, the first experience with panic and anxiety! Yipes! I put so much pressure on myself and felt I needed to be in a rush to figure everything out about Life!
When I was 34 – 38, I found myself caring for both my parents with Cancer; with the loss of my parents, this gave me the “moment” of just how precious life truly is, and how it does come full circle – to also enjoy each day!
When I turned 38, I met and married my husband; the only thing I wished for at that time was how I wished I would have met my new husband earlier. We have been going strong for 13 years!
When I turned 40, I had the first best “moment” – I no longer sweat the small stuff. Life seemed to be more calmer, my reactions were based on the positive rather than stressing over such little things. I loved my 40’s!
When 50 was just around the corner, I will admit, I thought to myself, “OMG! This can’t be right!”
Then it happened! I turned 50! What a fabulous feeling! I had my “moment” of clarity; I was going to make the best out of every single day and nothing was going to change my mindset! My life became my dream! Everything I wanted to do for myself, was staring right at me! I went for it! I love being 50 years old! I have the wisdom which is needed for this time in my life; I have gratitude, I have everything in my mind, heart, and soul, that I was wishing for 30 years ago, but now I know “why” I needed to wait to receive this wisdom!
50 is Fabulous! 50 is Fabulous with your life experiences! 50 is Fabulous and is only a number – to be honest, I feel 29 years old with 21 years experience!!
With Good Vibes Only – 50 and Fabulous!!
Menopause! It really isn’t such a bad word!
I used to, literally, fear Menopause! And then it happened! What was I so worried about? When I was younger, I didn’t have the mindset I have today – hence the need to panic over Menopause. Now, however, I have embraced this time in my life and I am finding the laughter and the gift of this new chapter.
There is so much to look forward to in entering Menopause. Aside from the obvious changes in our body, there are the emotional changes which have such a bad stereotype to them. Just so you know, some look at menopause as women losing their minds while going through this new stage, and tend to refer to it as “mentalpause”, but to be honest, when I hear “mentalpause” as a reference, I say, “you know what? You are RIGHT!”
After the shock wears off of the faces of those referring to menopause as mentalpause, I get the last laugh 😂😂 You see, to me, the phrase “mentalpause” means, I have welcomed the right to pause at anything that can affect me either emotionally, mentally, or physically in a negative way. If I feel, something or someone is trying to manipulate me in these ways, then I can take the “pause” and make my choice to change the situation.
With Menopause, we have welcomed the right to take our control back!! This is our time! New chapter!
This perspective has also allowed me to laugh more when others joke about Menopause; lets face it, it can be a challenging time, but it can also be a very fun time! It happens to every woman, so why fight it, why worry about it, why find the negative in it – EMBRACE IT!!
There is so much humor in Menopause! For example, living in Northern Ontario, where I might add, is still snowing, I can pray for a Hot Flash and actually get one within a split second of that prayer, to melt the ice! How about that for a Super Power!! 😉
I can also scare away a potential threat with just the blood-shot look in my eyes! That’s from the lack of sleep by the way! 😉
On a serious note, whether it is referred to as Menopause or Mentalpause, I have taken my “pause” and have honored this new chapter in my life! We don’t need to be the stereotype, we can be something better!
With Good Vibes Only – Menopause Is Not Such A Bad Word! 💖