Category Archives: slow down

Appreciation Apparel is My Jam

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of apparel wear.  T-shirts and sweatshirts are my everyday uniform.  Apparel with a purpose however makes my heart do cartwheels.  I love apparel with a message.  Friends – let me introduce you to Work Social Co.  Created by Marc Bennett this apparel company not only has a stylish line of trucker hats (I love the grey and royal blue) and t’s – their message of “Work Hard. Live Simple. Be Happy” is one of sheer positivity and gratitude.  Take a minute and watch the video on the home page.  You’ll be touched right away by the message of living every day with a grateful heart.  Marc to me is a perfect example of someone living a Soul-Positive life.  You cannot be anything but uplifted listening to Marc speak about the appreciation he has for his life.  You can learn more about Marc and Work Social Co. here.  Follow Marc’s journey via Instagram and Facebook.

We all have the power to change the world friends.  It begins with our very own heart.  Living a life of gratitude allows you to focus on the positive of every day.  Negativity has no place to live when your heart is filled with gratitude.

  Hope you’re having a Soul-Positive Week! xoxo

Star Gazing

Star Gazing

At 5:50 in the morning it’s still pretty dark here.  This morning was no different.  I was rushing (shocker) because I chose to watch TV last night instead of making lunches for the kids.  As I was gathering sandwiches and water bottles my son said “Hey Mom you should look outside.  You can see all the stars in the sky and they’re blue.  They look really nice.”

Immediate pause.  Deep breath.  Wow. Insert Oprah Aha moment.  I love the fact that something in this wonderful life made him stop and pause for a moment.  I love that he appreciated the beauty of the stars this morning when many of us adults just take for granted that they’re twinkling in the sky.  Most importantly I love the fact that he wanted to share something so beautiful with me.

Children notice way more than we think they do.  They sit in the background and breathe it all in.  They make us giggle.  Sometimes they make us cry.  And sometimes if you’re lucky they give you the gift of gazing at the stars.

Falling Into A Comfortable Routine

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I can’t believe that it’s been over two months since my last post.  The chaos of summer seems to overwhelm me every year.  The kids have different schedules and most of the time it’s go, go, go all day long.  I never stopped thinking about posting.  Boy did I think about it…a lot.  My thought process in regards to the blog this summer had a guilty vibe riding shot gun at times.  I mean isn’t that what we do?  We put added pressure and feelings of guilt right on top of our already overwhelmed, exhausted selves.

I am 100% sure that I posted about cutting myself some slack a few months ago.  And that’s exactly what I did in regards to the blog.  In order to be the best me which included being the best mom and wife – I needed to take a step back.  I had to regroup and start falling back into a routine, a comfortable routine.

So I’m back.  I’m looking forward to sharing some new ideas with you.  I have a bunch of posts lined up with an emphasis on the art I’ve been creating including the #taggedbykindness project which is still going strong.

There will be some changes as the weeks and months move forward.  I’m excited to announce a few guest bloggers (squeal) – you know who you are.  With time and plenty of patience I plan on changing the look of Soul-Positive and adding some merchandise.  So as most people look at January 1st as the start of a new year – I declare October 5th the rebirth of Soul-Positive.  I hope you’ll stick around and see what grows.

 

Taking a Deep Breath

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I was lucky enough this morning to take my walk on the beach.  The sun warmed my face as I took a deep breath and found some  inner clarity.  I hope you all take a moment today to stop, take your deep breath and clear your mind.  This small gesture made my soul content today.  Wishing you all a little inner peace as well.

xo