The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Going Back Home

For a very long time, I’ve wanted to be able to go back to my hometown to visit, but life always seemed to hand out more to deal with. Was this the Universe trying to tell me, I wasn’t meant to go back home? Then the Pandemic hit, and now it was going to be even longer before I could even think of heading back home. I found myself “in the meantime” and needing to make use out of this time.

Instead of feeling sad and lonely, I decided to get creative, I decided to visualize what it would be like going back home, I decided to embrace myself with the memories of a better time. My memories took me on a journey throughout my life; instead of feeling stuck in the past, I found myself healing my need to visit and healing the void. I was moving forward! At this time, I was still on a journey in my memories. Why was I experiencing a different perspective?

Was it because, I’ve grown “again” in a short period of time? Was it because, I was not taking my life I live now for granted? Was I showing more appreciation for the “now”, rather than the “past”? Were my memories creating more awareness for me? I was learning, I was letting go, and I was clearing out my mind, body and soul for new experiences. The past was fading into the distant; I blew it a kiss and waved good-bye. As I just had a beautiful visit; one I will cherish forever.

I have no regrets, I have great memories, I have lessons I’ve learned from, and I have friends that are dear to my heart. Sometimes, we don’t necessarily need to go back in the physical form, but instead we can go back in our minds and move forward.

I have learned that when devastation hit with this Pandemic, my first instinct was to run “home”. I couldn’t get back to my hometown fast enough! In reality, I hadn’t been home for 14 years, so why now all of a sudden was it so important for me to go home? I’ve come to the conclusion, home is comforting. I was needing the comfort as, along with everyone else, I was nervous and a bit scared as to what this Pandemic was going to be like. We had never experienced anything like it before.

Things started to become the new normal and we were able to understand the situation much better. Everything is a learning experience.

I now know, that if given the opportunity to one day visit my hometown, I can now do it with a sense of Peace and gratitude for the town that made me who I am today.

With Good Vibes Only – Going Back Home!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Have You Lost Your Way?

Do you feel as though you have lost your way? It is almost a childlike feeling; when a child is feeling scared and lonely in this great big World we live in. Even though we have all felt at times, lost in our way, I’m not going to say, “I understand, exactly what you are going through and how you feel”, because each experience is different. Each experience should be treated differently.

Each experience should be recognized. Each experience should be acknowledged. Each experience should be comforted.

We tend to blame ourselves when we are in a position where we feel lost, but before you go down that road, just remind yourself, sometimes the World changes and takes over the control for just a bit of time. Sometimes, things happen in the World that put us in a tiny state of shock for a moment; it isn’t anything we have done, it is just circumstances that get out of control.

That’s when we “take our control” back! We slowly find our way again! We find options, we find a new way of thinking, we find comfort, we find answers, and we find a sense of peace within reach.

We cannot let something that is not in our control, control “our way”. No matter what, “our way” is, it will remain that way. “Our Way”, is what we own, it is also, “our why” in life. When you know “why” you are passionate about something in your life, then that becomes your way! You will never lose “your way”; it is always with you.

The next time you feel as though you have lost your way, just take a moment and breathe, sit in silence and remind yourself, your way is always there. Find your grounding, find your center, find your clarity, it is within you as well. In that moment of silence, listen to your breath, listen to your heart telling you, “I’m here”.

With Good Vibes Only – Have You Lost Your Way?

Picture credit: Paul Hutton

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – You Look Perfect

Wow…what a different World we live in!  We were living a normal life, then in a blink of an eye, we were living in isolation.  During this time, boy did most of us change.  Some went from wearing make-up to going “oh natural”, from dying our hair to letting the roots come on in, from getting dressed up every morning to wearing pj’s all day long and from getting used to going to the gym to (YIPES!) becoming a couch potato!

Through it all, “you all looked perfect!”  The true you came shining through!  Our personal canvas, our outer shell, was there in its vulnerable state; it was embraced.  At that very moment, we all realized we were “all” in this together and we were all experiencing being raw.  Vanity didn’t matter so much anymore.

Isn’t it amazing, when we really understand that we are all the same; how we look at ourselves in a different light.

Now, we are adding masks to our wardrobe.  Some are buying all the latest trends in masks – who would have thought?  Guess what?  You Look Perfect!

Wearing masks are now allowing us to all look at each other through the eyes.  The eyes into the soul!  Where we should have been looking from the start!  It isn’t about vanity; it is about seeing the soul in someone’s eyes.  Let the eyes speak to you!  You will see who you are meant to see.

Just remember, “You Look Perfect!”

With Good Vibes only – You Are Perfect!

 

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 – Life Changes

Life Changes!  I’ve chosen this picture, for the simple reason, it shows how things can change so quickly.  From snow, to green grass, just like that – without warning!  Believe it or not, these life changes can happen when it is out of our control.  We have no choice but to accept, adjust, and move forward.  The good thing is, is that we can still blossom through it and flourish like we are meant too!

One thing I’ve learned in my life, we don’t have all the answers.  There are times when we like to think we know it all, but we really don’t.  We never will know everything, that is why we learn as we go.  We need to stop putting pressure on ourselves to know everything; we do the best we can with what we know.

Life changes all the time, it gets so confusing at times, but by breathing, taking it moment by moment and day by day, this will allow us to learn what we are supposed to be learning in that moment.

Life changes, can be a blessing, but then they can be very hurtful and scary; we need to embrace both and move forward with faith.  When we have faith, it even makes fear take a backseat.

With the recent life changes, I find it has changed my perspective on quite a few things in my own life.  I’ve vowed to face these changes and move forward with confidence and drive.  Trust me, I have my days where, the shock of everything wears off and reality sinks in, but I then remind myself, these changes will eventually pass – this is happening for the World to learn in this moment.

We are doing this together; we are learning through this life change.

With Good Vibes Only – Life Changes!

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – How Are You Doing?

I won’t lie, the past month has been quite the year!!!  How are you all doing?

I feel it is very important to check in with each other, more now than ever.  Opening up the lines of communication, opening up your heart, and just saying a great big, “Hello!  How are you doing?”

I have been doing a whole lot of thinking these days!  I must tell you, I am learning quite a bit about life and how grateful I am for everyone in my life.  I’m not just grateful for my family and friends, but I find myself grateful for absolutely everyone on this planet!

I am grateful for the picture of the little kids coloring pictures for our healthcare workers.  I am grateful for the news broadcasters who are also risking their lives to protect us with the latest news.  I am grateful for all emergency crews, for grocery store clerks, for pharmacists providing medicine to those in need, for our sanitation crews still picking up our garbage, recycling and composting.  I am grateful for delivery companies, truck drivers bringing supplies to our stores, and for post office employees still delivering mail.  I am grateful for our Governments who are trying desperately to work together with Peace, health, and our futures in mind.  It can’t be an easy job; our patience is required while they try to do the best for us.

I am extremely grateful for social media and the internet!  Without it we wouldn’t be able to help each other and lift each other up through these different times.  I would be lost without all of you!  I am so grateful to be able to talk to you all, and will forever be grateful for this platform.

I am grateful to have Facebook!  I can see my family who do not live with us.  I can still tell them I love them!  I can still see my friends and support their hopes for a better tomorrow.  I can support my followers and provide them with as much inspiration as I can, knowing that if I help just one person a day, then I’m doing my part in this World!

There are so many more people I am grateful for, the list is endless, but I must say, I am very grateful for the pictures of pets and animals.  They have no idea what is going on, but their images bring so much comfort to many.

I wake up each day, hoping and praying that everyone is doing well, they are safe, and they are remaining in their homes to remain healthy.

This is how I am doing in my life; how are you doing?

I want to hear you, I want you to use your voice and express yourself, and I want you to do this knowing you are safe to wear your heart on your sleeve.  You will be heard!  Share your days, your hopes and your dreams.

I wish you all comfort ❤

With Good Vibes Only – How Are You Doing?

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Healing the Soul

There come’s a time in our lives, where we just need to sit back, be quiet and just listen to our soul.  Listen to what it is trying to tell you.  Does it need healing?

I know throughout my life, I’ve had to take those moments to just listen to what my soul was saying to me, instead of blocking it out!  When your soul needs some healing is when you start to feel overwhelmed.  For me, that is the first sign, I need to take a break from those around me and from situations that are causing me grief.

For example, when you are trying to just talk to someone and no matter what, the finger is always pointed at you?  They do not care to listen?  It’s always your fault?  Well that is one of the signs that it is time to take a break, reevaluate different approaches to take, and to also give that other person in your life a break.  Nothing gets resolved when you don’t acknowledge when it is time to step away and just breathe.

Heal Your Soul!

During this time, you may see that just maybe, you were 50% wrong, but because you acknowledged you needed a break, made you heal enough to see the other persons point of view.  Yes!  This can be done!  Other people can be right in their convictions!  Even if we don’t want to accept the fact, you are not always right!

How boring it would be if we had all the answers!  There would be nothing to learn!

There is nothing more attractive than a person who can own up to when they were wrong, or they reacted badly, or they caused someone to feel sad.  When someone is sorry and owns the fact they could have handled things differently, don’t continue to make them feel bad, but instead accept their apology with compassion and empathy.  You will see, that relationship will be renewed and healed.

Both souls will feel refreshed!

With Good Vibes Only – Healing the Soul!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Patience

We are sure being put through the test!  Do you agree?

Patience is now something we need the most, along with understanding, acceptance, and love.  Gratitude is also a component to handling “lack” of patience; remember, if you remind yourself of what you are grateful for, then you will find your patience will not be so hard to deal with.

Finding the little things to be grateful for, will help your mind escape away from fear, will keep you focused on positive things in your life, and will keep you connected to your family, both near and far.

The unknown is there, it is evident, we are all wondering when things will get back to normal; remind yourself, you are not alone.  This is the first time, in a long time, everyone on this planet is in the same boat!  We are all worried about the same things; health, finances, family, friends, the essential workers, the healthcare workers, the brave men and women who are fighting this battle for us.  We are all thinking of the same things from day to day; will this ever end?

Our patience are narrowing on the unknown, but, we are all together as one and knowing that should give you some comfort.

If you find you are running low on patience, put yourself on a “timeout” and remind yourself, everything is temporary in life, we are all in this together, we are all supporting each other, and we are all going to listen to the warnings and do what we can to help those who are fighting for us, by staying at home.

Find the gratitude again!  This will ease your patience!  Hang in there!

With Good Vibes Only – Patience!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – I Am Strong!

Being strong is not only a physical attribute, but a mental one as well!  It is truly amazing, just how much strength is available to us in our minds and in our soul, when we really need it.  I will admit, sometimes we need a “push” in order to find it, but regardless, we will indeed find our inner strength and what a gift that wake up is!

It is very easy to fall into depression when things are not going as planned, and it is very easy to stay there.  We all go through many challenges in our lives, but in order to stay strong, we need to take each challenge, one at a time.  Strength will constantly be there for us; just need to tap into the “signs” of strength when they present themselves.

Strength shows up in many forms.

Reading books, reading articles, and reading blogs.  Listening to music, the news, or a certain TV show.  Spending time with a friend, a family member, or  watching an interaction between complete strangers.  Paying attention to our body, our mind, and our soul and nourishing what we need.  Meditation, food, exercise, yoga, etc., will bring you the strength your healthy mindset will need in order to gain more strength.

Strength = Wisdom

It is okay to take a much needed “me” day, or put yourself in a “gentle timeout”; we all need time to ourselves to cry through our frustrations and the feeling of being overwhelmed.  It is okay to cry through it, as this is also a way to love yourself through your challenges as well.  Crying is the first step to healing, and healing helps to build strength.

Strength = Healing

Take time to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “it is okay what you are experiencing, you are human”, show yourself the comfort, understanding, and love that you would so freely give others.  It is time to give it to yourself.

Strength = Love

Stay strong, stay available to yourself, stay in love with who you are, and understand you are only human.

With Good Vibes Only – I Am Strong!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Watching From The Shadows

Do you ever feel as though, you are watching life from the shadows?  It could be a relationship, friendship, or at work, but your intuition is telling you something about these individuals?  You can’t ask that question, so you just watch from the shadows and wait.

You know what is going on, you know others are aware what is happening, but not one person seems to want to bring it up to you, so you wait from the shadows.  You are waiting in a very dark place.  Your mind is taking over with thoughts that haven’t even happened yet!  Or probably won’t even happen!

Is this person cheating on you?  Has your best friend been talking behind your back?  Are you about to be fired?  All these “gut wrenching” situations, are lingering around in the shadows of your life!  In your mind!

We have all been there and we are not alone in those dark shadows!

Watching from the Shadows, is a waiting game.  Please know that this too, will eventually help you to gain more wisdom.  More tests, brings more gain!  Watching from the Shadows, can be very lonely, can be challenging, but can also be a safe place.  You are living in a form of “meantime” in those shadows.  Keep in mind, this place does not always have to be dark.

Change the color of the shadows!  Paint the shadow a bright color!  Your questions have not been answered yet, so why assume your questions will be answered in a negative way?  Your mind is powerful, allow this time in the shadows to create greatness!  Create and affirm a positive outcome!  This will be your test of strength!  This will be “your” time, when you thought you needed to wait and watch, all you need to do is create and live!

Your intuition is always right; we just need to learn how to listen to what exactly your intuition is trying to tell you in a positive way!

Think positive thoughts while you are watching from the shadows; your mind is powerful!

With Good Vibes Only – Watching From The Shadows 💖