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Monday Mojo & Magic: Mother Nature, A Wellspring of Self Care

This Monday morning, I'm thinking more about what makes me tick... what brings me joy... what I 'feel' as a part of me that brings meaning to my life.

Mother Nature is one of these things, and when I discovered the quote below, I fell in love with it.

As a young girl from the country I loved riding my bike for hours, climbing every type of tree I could lay my hands on, getting dirty and muddy, walking through the pine plantations near our home, watching the sun glint off fields of wheat at sunset, swimming, rolling down hills in long grass, cloud watching, wading in the small dams we had nearby, collecting stunning leaves and feathers... and too many other outdoor related moments in time to mention.

The outdoors has always called to my very heart and soul, and helps refresh every part of me like nothing else can.

The Mountains Are My Bones. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

What brings you joy and makes moments memorable?

I've promised myself I'm going to get outside this week, and get messy or involved somehow.

At the very least, I have 3 plants waiting to be potted that must be sick of sitting next to their lovely new homes and next to a bag of potting mix.

Happy Monday, Daydreamers!

May your mojo + magic be with you this week.

Linda. xox



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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

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Do You Trust Yourself? [Monday Mojo & Magic]

It's taken me a long time to learn to trust myself... particularly my gut... my intuition.

And, it's a work in progress still, but I'm a lot better than I used to be! (There's a post in the not too distant future about that).

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

This Monday, I'm recommitting to trusting my own inner core, and listening to the quiet yet undeniable messages it's whispering to me.

Happy Monday, Daydreamers!

May your mojo and magic be with you this week.

If you like the above quote, you can download it right here - no strings. (:

*I'm adding this post to Open Slather over at One Mother Hen, and Life This Week at Denyse Whelan's blog!

Linda. xox




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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

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Goal Setting and Daydream Manifestation With A Nod To Leonardo Da Vinci! (Plus Free Goal Setting Sheet)

Life is pretty simple. You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. Leonardo Da Vince. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

I really do like this quote.

In itself, it's simplicity personified.

It reminds me that several times over the last few years during professional development sessions, we've focused on how to write and carry out simple yet effective goals.

One easy way presented to us involved thinking about a goal and the things you needed to STOP doing, and START doing in order to reach it.

For instance, if my goal is to create a bedtime ritual conducive to sleep, I need to STOP reading my iPad in bed, and START going to bed at the same time each night.

I also need to STOP drinking copious amounts of tea after 7 pm, and START eating my night time meal a little earlier so I have time to relax and unwind.

Once I've decided on my STOPS and STARTS, it's time to get busy and put them into action!

Just as Leonardo said.... do more of what works, and stop the things that don't.

Are there any goals you'd like to work on at the moment?

Any daydreams you'd like to see come to fruition?

Just in case, I've created a nice STOP/START goal worksheet (with Leonardo's quote to pretty it up) to help you out.

You can download it right here (no strings)!

Linda. xox




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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE



Witness Your Week - A Free Gratitude Journal For You

Gratitude has played a huge part in the way I've lived my life over the last few years. Between learning how to let go of things as required, and being grateful for all the ordinary moments I'm so lucky to experience, I've become more content.

Even through times of incredible hardship, loss and strain, I've found simple things to be grateful for.

I make it a point to stop multiple times a day, look around, and give thanks for the things I have. Whether it be at work, at home, or while I'm out and about, I've so much to be thankful for. My friends, my colleagues, a job that provides me satisfaction and challenges. A work office that overlooks a lake, a small but incredibly cozy place to live, loving relationships, a quirky cat, books to read, food in my pantry... the list goes on and on.

I may not be rich, but I have enough to eat out now and again, go to the pictures, see a popular local band, keep up this website, buy new clothes when I need them, and pay my bills.

Compared to many around the world, this is a life of unfathomable richness.

Putting my earnings into www.globalrichlist.com was truly eye-opening. I make a good living by many standards, but I'm certainly nowhere near wealthy by the standards in my country. I come from a 'working class' family, and I guess I'd probably be considered 'middle class' now. I'm frugal, spend my money carefuly (experiences over things), and focus on my goals.

Checking out Global Rich List, scrolling through the info once I'd put in my amount, and reading about the rest of the world, was humbling. This little exercise will take you only a few moments. I encourage you to give it a go.

Another site I've found incredibly inspiring is www.365grateful.com. Watching the video about Amy was heart wrenching and uplifting at the same time. Take a few minutes and see how a regular gratitude practice can change your life. Amy's video is the one on the right under 'stories.' You may need a box of tissues.

I also find writing down the things that I'm grateful for embeds and solidifies my feelings of gratitude. And, I've created this little Gratitude Journal called 'Witness Your Week' for you to try the practice yourself!

There's a months worth of pages below, for you to give it a try!

I hope you like them.

I've added this post to 'Open Slather' too!

The 'Witness Your Week Gratitude Journal' is now available for free in The Garden of Gratitude.

Linda. xox




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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE