Path of Presence Blog
As I venture onward, I invite you to join me in writing from your heart, and speaking only that which truly resonates with your soul!
Sharing is a basic human need for belonging and community. We let others in by courageously opening ourselves up. With courage and vulnerability, we speak our mind. Opening our hearts through communication of any means, we can actually authentically connect with others in a way that makes our brilliant souls sing.
Inspiration leads to motivation. These two go hand in hand … and you need both to succeed and actually ACHIEVE. YOUR. GOALS.
The brilliant Nadalie Bardo shares her points for inspiration and motivation in this post to help you decipher the spark that lights your flame AND the fire that moves you to action.
Exhale the frustration and take a deep breath of inspiration with these 5 ways to get inspired each and every day.
To Americans and French alike: Freedom isn’t free. We stand on the wide collective shoulders of those who have come before us!
Living in the Bastille neighborhood of Paris, France has given me much to think about, and be grateful for.
Check out these 5 practices to non-attachment. come home to yourself, and alas gain your personal independence today.
We have arrived in Paris! Everything is different, and the line between delightful and utterly inconvenient is fine. Accordingly, I remember to keep the open and positive mindset my living requires.
The Trifecta of Self-Mastery: The prescription for optimal health and well-being is everywhere present (1) eat right, (2) exercise regularly and (3) get plenty of rest.
I share about the Bastille, our new neighborhood in Paris, and, as a reminder to myself, relate the physical self-care we take outwardly and apply it to the care of the inner life.
We all feel anxious from time to time. Sometimes, anxiety may escalate to a point where curling up in fetal posting at the corner of the room feels like a wonderful escape.
When all may seems too much, dedicating a few minutes a day at the beginning of the day can change your life.
By investing just 45 minutes a day, Lucy Smith shares how she transformed her life by choosing to engage in activities that support her personal growth.
I thank my father for teaching me much more than words can describe. I honor his Soul and his Spirit. I am so grateful for who he has been to me.
My relationship with him, exactly as it is, shapes who I am today.
My experience of losing my faith and myself many times in the jungle of life has enabled me to find myself with great courage time and again. Each time, I return home to my heart, stronger, and with greater conviction of the blessing that is life.
Your life is what you are present to. When we practice getting out of autopilot, we become present, even for a moment, with what is unfolding in front of us.
Truth is, the present moment, right now is the only moment we’ve got. We no longer can do anything about the past. Each moment that passes is a fleeting moment: fragile, temporal, and never to be seen or experienced again. The future is yet to be, and if we attempt to focus solely on our future, we will miss what is in front of us, right here, right now.
Through the practice of mindful living, we can learn to live each moment of this precious life.
Immersed in faith, strength and surrender go hand in hand. These two attributes: one of being strong, and the other of letting go, are polarities. Even though they may seem to be diametrically opposite, they are but 2 sides of the same coin.
The beautiful Kim Bourbeau Smith offers us an inspired post on Letting Go of Being Strong, ALL the Time.
Additionally, we offer 21 Tips to Surrender Yourself to Self Care, releasing your soul from needing to be constantly “on” all the time. The 21 tips to surrender and practice self-care will bring you back to groundedness and homeostasis when you find yourself off balance.
Come re-discover these 6 Simple Ways to Love Your Mom 🙋🏻♀️
Take it from an orphan, you don’t know what you’ve got in a Mama until she's gone. This post is written to the sons and daughters who still have living Mothers - Moms - Mommies in their lives. Regardless of age, the relationship dynamic or otherwise, there is always room to strengthen the maternal bond.
True love and overflowing gratitude come from the heart. Whether you are starting, building or repairing your relationship with your mom, the heart is a very good place to start. ❤️
C.H.A.N.G.E. :: The 6 Step Road Map of Change
COMPREHEND IT :: HUNGER for it :: ACCEPT IT :: NURTURE IT :: GROW with it :: EMBODY IT
These steps will empower you to harness the wisdom within in times of uncertainty and transition. If you feel resistant to change, remember that change is part of life, and inevitable. We can either fight it tooth and nail, deny it and suffer, OR embrace it with open arms, make the best of it, live our faith...and be AWESOME.
AUTHENTICITY & MINDFULNESS: Letting our guard down and becoming vulnerable is a courageous practice we must all consider if we want to coexist in a world that encourages connected, conscious, open-hearted living. To be vulnerable is to be close to or intimate with; allowing ourselves to be vulnerable or close to something is an act of courage. It is to know undeniably that we are grounded in our Truth, regardless of what another’s version of reality is.
The practice of vulnerability is against the grain. However, standing firm in our Truth is precisely the reason we need to bring the idea of vulnerability and safety home to heart and integrate it in our personal practice.
If you've every wondered what good it would do to give thanks, or if you have wondered whether giving thanks is worth a try, this article will provide you with compelling, irrefutable benefits to turn practice into habit.
Giving thanks will fuel your soul ... and your good!! Learn more about Gratitude as the Key to Happiness!
Many have asked how they can support me, this blog and the work at Path of Presence.
Financial contributions (gold coins, and the like) to continue this blog is always welcome! Just kidding! Your generous support goes much further than just monetary gifts. It is the intent and energy of how we come together as a community that fosters goodwill and continued blossoming. LEarn more about how to support your favorite blogger and be part of the consciousness he or she fosters.
I received amazing news that I have been nominated for the prestigious Blogger Recognition Award. Aniela-Maria Codita of https://www.puntodistile.com, nominated me and while I am grateful and thrilled, I am also terrified to share this publicly. Albeit, here I am.
The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers to encourage and acknowledge the hard work and effort that goes into creating posts. It’s an opportunity for bloggers to recognize one another for our respective contributions through our blog, and to the blogging community.
The 5 Love Languages is a framework of expression.
It is a system to process how we understand love, how we express ourselves (and our love), and what we understand as Love.
Using this framework as a foundation for healthy relationship enables heart-to-heart communication about what you need (and what the other needs) to give and receive love. Read on and take the quiz(zes) to see what your Love Language is!
The radical and triumphant practice of following your bliss is a total reversal of what we have been taught. Yet, in this consciousness of life, there is space. The practice of slowing down is against the grain. And in the space between the space is where we find our bliss.
We get the opportunity to truly live: present and awake. This is what you need to know as you step away from the regimented scheduling and planning of life.
Shift the energy from which your resolutions come and give thanks. Beginning this year with sufficiency by thanksgiving for the abundance that flourishes in your life, will support you, shift your mindset and your entire way of living from lack of abundance, from insufficiency to overflow.
This embrace of your personal power will empower you to allow life to flow easily through you, and as you as you live another fantastic 525,600 minutes of 2018.
Whether you are a baseline optimist or pessimist, there is a path to positivity.
Awareness of whether you lean toward being the grouchy cynic or the Mary Poppins in life will help you connect the pieces from your starting point to the end result you desire. This is especially applicable during times of resolutions, renewals and goal follow-throughs.
Instead of setting yourself up for disappointment, choose to be crazy happy by implementing and integrating these 5 tips to increase positivity.
This time of year and is generally really positive and encouraging and I love it. Yet, in the midst of overflowing optimism of new year’s resolutions is the big white elephant in the middle of the room: the majority of resolutions poop out by month #2. They don’t work. Rather than setting goals and focusing on a tangible outcome, set resolutions to change your mindset.
It seems that when we are busy, and our schedules are full, we may not hear quite so well, the distinct voice that is the (inner) authority within.
If you find yourself needing self-care, running on autopilot, or worse, running on coffee and eggnog fumes, you might be mindlessly trying to survive the holiday season.
When you find yourself giving too much, it may be time to receive.
These seven priceless gifts foster inner peace & self-mastery, creating the mindfulness of time. These presents are a path to yourself: creating space for breathing, for your inner authority to speak to you, allowing you to shine brightly through the holiday season and not be completely depleted of the life force that sustains you.
Creating pins that will get shared on Pinterest is all about using great images and the words you use to convey your message. You want to attract the reader’s attention so they will stop and click on your pin to share it and to click through to your blog post or sales page. We've got 7 easy ways to create pins that will make you smile.
How do you stand out in a sea of crowdedness when it seems that have to share is already online?
How do you create space for yourself in the digital world when it seems that there is ALREADY duplicates of you out there in various forms?
Well, here's the good news: there is NO ONE out there like you.
There is only one you, ever in existence - unrepeatable, unique and vital - whose energy is absolutely needed right here, right now.
What you have to share, what you are here to do, only you can do it. It is up to you whether you take action... here are the three things you need to embrace with a resounding "YES!"
Many people say driving is a reflection of your personality. Posting on social media is also like driving in that how you post and what you post on social media is a reflection of your attitudes, behavior, and action: your personality.
This article addresses 5 Reasons for Boomers to Adopt Social Media, and to raise awareness of behaviors, whether conscious or unconscious, of how we, as a collective, show up in the space of social media. After all, if we do not know what our patterning is, there is no hope for progression.
In social media, as in life, there are certain aspects of human interaction that we universally experience. When you post an accomplishment, it feels good to share the excitement, and have others root for your success. When you are sharing about challenges you are having encouragement from others creates a feeling of validation.
Social media allows us (individually and collectively) to feel seen, heard and understood. Until we don’t.
Communication breakdowns on social media are similar to ones we have face to face. And I dare say that due to the sheer volume of people you are interacting with each day, you may feel irked by some of the seemingly rude and inconsiderate people you might come across.
What do you do when your online interactions make your hairs stand up? How do find harmony when you are triggered?
For heart-centered entrepreneurs, digital success is not just about sales, but also about community and freedom to live the life of your dreams!
Social media and blogging enable me a lifestyle that supports my vision of presence for my children, time with my spouse, and success in the world - to make an impact with those whom my work and message resonate.
I started to think deeply about a business that would enable me to work anywhere, anytime I wanted, and I realized that a digital business, fueled by marketing channels via social media is much like the American Dream.
Different things matter now, and I find myself looking deeply at what really is important and continuing to drink in every moment of life. Every breath with a deep abiding appreciation for all the blessings I have in my life: my beautiful family, my loving husband, my health and my amazing support system.
Look deeply at what's really important to you. The desire to build a lifestyle business is a soul's call, but, in addition to making things work, presence to the inner journey is of great value.
I'm Going...You Wanna Come? | I'm Ready ... Are You?
Well, ya know that nudge that I'm always talking about on my radio show "The Call of Spirit: Tune In toPossibility?”
Sweet Jesus, the nudge is real!!
For a couple years now, that nudge has evolved a push, and not necessarily a gentle one, ya know?
The following nine steps are efficiency reminders for busy entrepreneurs. These nine simple steps give order and strategy to the monster we call social media. It helps us to hone in our campaigns and provides a process so that we can see the trees from the forest.
This article focuses on the 5 visual components of brand that will help you create a distinct look and feel, and to attract the right and perfect people to you. Be sure to download the social media strategic branding guide as a practical workbook to accompany you on your process of getting clear of what visuals you want to utilize to be express your brand.
Those who are entrepreneurs love the lifestyle: freedom, the ability to make your own decisions, and unlimited income. Along with the awesome lifestyle and freedom of an entrepreneur, one must be disciplined around some of the challenges of entrepreneurship. This article addresses the self-management of an entrepreneur. With so many issues that arise on a daily basis, there are a number of things that effective, smart entrepreneurs deal with that allow them to be productive. This article addresses the 10 most important traits that every smart, effective, productive entrepreneur possesses. More