The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Lilies And Moonbeams

Lilies & Moonbeams was an idea that came to life in the Summer of 2019 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

This company, is without a doubt, one of the most creative and most accommodating in their industry of making Mala beads. You can tell, when this jewelry is made, it is clearly made with loving energy.

Malas can be used in any way that brings peace and comfort. Whether you meditate with them or by simply wearing them.

Lilies & Moonbeams currently only ship within Canada. 

We are sharing this information about this company, with loving kindness. We will be showcasing this company on our website.

https://liliesandmoonbeams.com/

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Lilies & Moonbeams

Photo Credit: Kia Burke

Artwork: Fawn Suzanna

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Nothing But A Good Time!

Why is it so hard for some people to believe that you can have nothing but a good time in your life? They say this concept is not reasonable, or by thinking this way, a person may have “their head in the clouds!” I on the other hand, believe that it is worth a shot and our lives are worth it to wake up thinking, that no matter what we do today, we are going to have nothing but a good time at it!

I suppose, when you wake up and the first thought is, “I’m going to have nothing but a good time today”, don’t you think you are setting the intention for a fun day? Wouldn’t it be something, that because of this intention, you smiled all day long? I believe your life is worth giving it a try and just see what happens!

You may even have the urge to dance around the house and even sing as if not one person was watching!

When I look back on my life, I remember being conditioned to think that life is not a party, it is about hard work! So there!! I was left to think, that’s all I needed to do was work hard at a career I had no interest in, and no matter what cost it brought to my life, I had to suck it up and push forward! Talk about life sucking! Then a light bulb came on and that was it! From now on, it was all going to be about what could bring me happiness, what could make me smile and what I was passionate about in my life.

I remember some of the looks on the faces when I actually stood up for who I was and what I wanted to do with my life; total shock and disgust! How dare I do something that could actually make me happy first over making others rich. Yes! I put me first!

What a concept! This also gave me the gift of having no regrets; I am living my life based on me and who I am. You will be amazed at the gifts you will receive in your life, by following what is in your heart.

Your life is worth putting the effort into following what makes you happy! Your life is worth waking up and looking forward to having nothing but a good time!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Nothing But A Good Time!

Photo Credit: Ramille Soares

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – There Are A Million Reasons

Every single day, there are so many reasons to be uninspired, depressed, and crabby. Yet, there are a million reasons to be happy! I’ve seen and known so many people, who just can’t allow themselves to be happy; they enjoy living in the world that thrives on envy, jealousy, gossip, back-stabbing, and just a complete negative existence. Exhausting!!

I look forward to waking up each day, I look forward to smiling, I look forward too seeing the beauty in the smallest thing, and I look forward to seeing my family. I look forward to the color of the sky, the squirrels running all over our backyard, the groundhogs peeking out from their hiding spot, and the joy this entertainment in our backyard brings to my daughters face.

I look forward to looking at old pictures, listening to old music, watching old movies, and reading stories and articles from many years ago. I look forward to writing, I look forward to blogging, I look forward to writing music, and I look forward to all the creativity that floats around in my brain all day long.

I look forward to cooking a healthy meal, I look forward to reading old recipes that were passed down from my Mom, I look forward to doing dishes with my daughter, and I look forward to creating a great dessert for afterwards with a nice cup of coffee.

I know after reading all of that, you get the idea. Here is the thing, I didn’t even leave the house in order to find my reasons to be happy. Our happiness starts with us, starts in our home, starts with our lifestyle, and starts with how we love ourselves.

Remember, there are a million reasons to be happy!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – There Are A Million Reasons!

Photo credit: Brigitte Tohm

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Love What You Do And Do What You Love

The TV show, The Big Interview With Dan Rather, has been my “go too” lately! In fact, we as a family have been watching it for inspiration.

Pretty much, everyone who Dan interviews says, “Love What You Do And Do What You Love”, which is key in every profession. If you love what you do, then you will never work a day in your life.

This show has captured the importance of passion in life, in a career, in hopes, in dreams, and in driving forward no matter what age a person is, you continue to work.

Last night, we watched the episode with Brett Michael’s, and WOW! He has been down with his health, more times than I thought, but he has overcome and pushed forward. Why? He has passion for life, for his career, and for giving back. I’m inspired!

It is easy to get down, especially now in the World we live in, but by perseverance, not letting go of your passion in life, and finding ways to make it work, then it is all positive. It is about not giving up.

I have moments where I look at my life and I think to myself, “I have great intentions, I care, I try to inspire others, I have creative passions, so then why is it so hard to make a living with what I love to do?” My questions were answered last night, listening to Brett, he spoke about when you follow your passions, it is harder than just getting a job, but with blood, sweat, and tears, it will eventually happen.

I’d like to believe this to be true. I have no plans on giving up, I want to continue with what makes me happy, makes me smile, and fills my heart. I will continue to follow my passions, no matter what is put in front of me.

We need to do this together! It is about supporting each other; whether it is a kind word every now and then, it will make a difference in someone’s World.

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Love What You Do, And Do What You Love!

Photo Credit: Nick Fewings

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – I Need Some Chocolate

For whatever reason, I need chocolate!

I usually don’t eat a lot of chocolate, in fact, I maybe have it once a month, but the craving is there. No! I’m not pregnant! Although, I am looking at these cravings as a rebirth!

I find, since we have been living in this New World of ours, I’ve heard a lot of people talking about cravings, trying new foods, and going on new diets. This New World has given a new perspective of life; for me, the rebirth in my life is not taking anything for granted and having that piece of cake if I want too.

If you love chocolate, or caramel, or anything tasty, then go for it! Enjoy what you are craving.

I am applying this theory to the rest of my life; if I am craving something positive in my life, then I am going to try and fill up that craving with as much positivism as possible. Regardless of what is going on around us, there is no reason why we can’t do our part in filling up our lives with the greatness the World still has to offer.

There are different forms of “chocolate” cake in our lives! Relationships can be the sweetest, our careers can be an indulgence all on its own, and our lifestyles can even have the “cherry” on top! You get the symbolism 😉

Bake that cake! Eat that chocolate! Enjoy every aspect of your life!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – I Need Some Chocolate!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sing Like A Bird

I’d like to tell you a little story about how important it is to have a voice; not just for singing, but to be who you are meant to be!

When I was 19 years old, which by the way, seems like yesterday (I’m proud to say I’m still 19 just with 33 years experience at it), I could sing! Boy could I sing! I would be in my bedroom in front of the mirror, just like so many more before and after me, visualizing singing on stage to thousands of people. The music filled my heart so much it ached for more! All I wanted to do was sing, not just to entertain, but more so to feel my heart and passion come alive! Nothing compared to that feeling I had when I sang.

At this time, and with the help of some great friends, I secretly planned my parents 25th Wedding Anniversary. Aside from planning the food, beverages, cake, and decorations, I also planned the entertainment – ME! I was going to face my stage fright and perform all their favorite songs. I did not have a band, all I had were the cassette tapes of these songs; it was going to have to do, as I was ready to sing over any voice that was on those tapes.

I needed to sing like a bird!

The evening was a huge hit, it was a surprise, and everyone invited showed up! It was now time to perform! I started with a classic song by The Judds, for those of you who don’t know who they are, they are a mother/daughter duo who would now compare to the raspy voice of Pink but yet the gentleness of Adele. They are really the only artists I can compare them too. I’m sure after I post this, more will come to mind.

I will never forget, after hitting some higher notes, and keeping the attention of the guests, my Uncle looked at me, with a shocked looked on his face which later turned to the confused dog look, then looked over at his two sons (who were successful in their businesses) who had the same look on their faces. After I finished singing that song, all I heard was, “that’s it! We are taking you to LA and we are getting you a contract!” I didn’t think much of it, until the next day when they called me and said, “are you ready for a career in music?”

I froze! Instant fear came over me and I hung up the phone.

I couldn’t allow myself to believe I was good enough; instantly I had every insecurity possible show up in my mind. My heart was aching for the opportunity, but my mind took over and I went on with my life.

My life brought me to a point where I lost my voice; not just to be able to sing, but to be who I really wanted to be. I was lost! Fear took over and I was lost in a place where I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t freely be me, a place where I didn’t exist. Anxiety set in and quickly I became the voice that sounded like a cat having a stroke. I lost my voice; I lost my passion.

Years went by, and knowing how my voice now could not carry a tune, I stayed quiet. I would mouth words to songs on the radio, but I would not open up to let my voice be heard. It was breaking me down more and more every single day. I never realized just how important it was to have a voice, and to be able to sing like a bird.

I became stifled in more ways than just singing. I needed to be heard, I needed to find a way to become a strong woman in this world and I needed to regain my passions in life. I just didn’t have the ability to be able to sing, but it was funny how my low self-esteem affected everything. My voice of all things was muted!

Many years later, life changed me, experiences changed me, wisdom changed me, this blog changed me, and my followers helped me to see my voice through my writing was an inspiration to others. My voice was being heard again!

I now have the fueled passion to sing like a bird again! I now have the need in my life to let it out! I now have nothing to hide! I am going to sing again! I am going to be heard and it doesn’t matter if I’m not on key, or if I sound like shattering glass, I will sing! Why? Because it is so important to have your voice heard, whether you sing, whether you want to talk, whether you have something to say, whether you are tired of being muted by the World, and whether you just want to say, “here I am, I exist in this World too!”

Sing Like A Bird My Friends, Sing Like A Bird!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sing Like A Bird!

Photo Credit: Felecia Buitenwerf

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sharing Dreams

When you are passionate about a dream you have for your life, all you want to do is share your vision with enthusiasm with whomever will listen. You want to share what is making you feel happy! There is nothing wrong with this concept and you should share; unfortunately, some people may not be in the same mindset as you are when it comes to sharing something positive.

Don’t fear their reaction, don’t worry if you have insulted them by sharing your positive vibe, and please do not let it stop you from pursuing your dreams! I’m sure you have heard this before, “when you hear a No, this does not mean it won’t become a Yes one day!” This is the same concept with sharing passions to negative people. Just because they are negative now, does not mean it won’t become a positive eventually. Who knows, maybe by sharing your dreams, this is what is needed for them to change their own mindset and start looking for their own dream to be passionate about. You might just be an inspiration to someone else.

Never stop sharing, never stop being passionate about your hopes, your dreams, or your goals in life, and never stop talking to people about them. When you share, you inspire! When you share, you are showing hope! When you share, you are showing a drive for something great!

The short form is this:

Inspire those with hope, to find something great!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sharing Dreams!

Photo Credit: William Bay

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – A Beautiful Mind Is Found In All Of Us!

A Beautiful Mind is found in all of us!

There are times in life, we may meet people who have nothing but negativity in their minds; please understand, this is temporary. A Beautiful Mind is created from life experiences; good and bad.

In my experience, it is easy to judge those based on their choices they made many years ago; how silly is this concept. Think about it! If someone made a bad decision when they were 19 years old (and I don’t mean something illegal, I mean something minor), but yet as they matured, lived a life, and at 50 years old they were still judged based on the bad decision they made 31 years ago, what a shame! These people could have become someone unique, wise, caring, compassionate, and loving; to not want anything to do with this person over something they did 31 years ago, you are the ones missing out.

You are the ones missing out on a Beautiful Mind!

Yes, there are individuals who never understand they have the potential to have a beautiful mind, but it is because they didn’t think they had any support, any love, or anyone to go to for help. They settled thinking they didn’t have any choices. We have so many options in our World, we need to encourage those who are hurting to reach out. Their beautiful mind is worth it.

What do all negatives need? They need a positive to balance it out. Never settle for any negative that is floating around in your mind; know there is always a positive to lean on and to gain wisdom from. Your beautiful mind deserves the attention, it deserves care, it deserves comfort, and it deserves forgiveness. A beautiful mind is created when we understand we are here to learn, to focus our intentions in a positive way, and to encourage others to do the same.

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – A Beautiful Mind Is Found In All Of Us!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Wish List!

My Wish List!

My wish list is about you, my supporters, my family, and my friends; this is what I wish for you:

For everyone to follow their passions in life

To make healthy choices

To be safe

To wake up with gratitude in your heart

To love yourself first

To practice acts of kindness every single day

To smile

To fill your day with positive comments

To practice compassion

To empathize with souls who are struggling

To encourage others to step out of their comfort zone for just a moment

To pause during the day and reflect on how precious life is

To find it in your heart to forgive yourself

To find it in your heart to forgive others

To not judge others based on assumption

To be an ear for someone who just needs you to listen

To take a moment to journal and listen to your thoughts

To love unconditionally

To learn something new

To not put pressure on yourself; you are doing the best you can

To ask questions

To share your wisdom

and most of all…

To share with others what I have shared with you.

Wish great things and let other people know that they are thought of, that they matter, and that you sincerely care about their well-being.

Share Love, Don’t Hate, Life is Short, Appreciate!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Wish List!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Get Your Thoughts Out!

There are times in life where, due to respect, we simply do not say what we “want” to say, but instead we say what we “need” to say. Have you ever been in that position? You really want to say what your mind wants to say, but realize it would hurt someone’s feelings, you then bottle it up.

That is called respecting someone’s feelings. We all have a difference of opinion, that is what makes us unique; however, at times, and in certain conversations or discussions, we don’t look at it that way. We just look at it as, “why don’t they see, my opinion is right!!” When this happens, it means you have strong convictions towards your beliefs. There is nothing wrong with that either.

The key is this:

It is very important to understand we are all different, we all need to be heard, and we all need to respect others opinions as well. If we want to be heard and understood, then why wouldn’t someone else want that in their lives? That is the main question here. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

In order to keep a conversation smooth and calm, when it could go the other way, we need to stop and think before we speak. It isn’t always necessary to voice an opinion, when all the other person wants is to be heard. Which means, you just need to listen.

At times, this can cause a bit of frustration in our lives; not being able to voice an opinion, especially if it is different than the person you are listening too. You do have an option; write your thoughts down on paper.

It works! I have done this many times, and I’ve felt a sense of relief afterwards. With respect towards the person I’ve been listening too, it was clear they needed to just be heard and for me to listen, I did not comment, I simply gave compassion.

I’ve used a journal to write down my thoughts towards a situation; this doesn’t mean I don’t like the person I was conversing with, it just means, I still wrote out my opinions on a “topic” in order for me to get my own thoughts out. In a way, the paper was listening to what the pen was writing, without commenting. A different perspective, but it works!

We all have thoughts that we need to get out, every now and then, and it is important to do so. No need to bottle up emotions, write them down! There are times we cannot say certain things out loud, but our paper will listen without judgement, without criticism, and without a hurtful response.

Start your own journal and give it a try; remember you don’t need to mention any names, just get your thoughts out about your opinions of different situations. In showing respect for others, you are showing respect for yourself by creating this exercise.

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Get Your Thoughts Out!