Thursday, September 19, 2013

I've Moved... Come on Over!

This is a short post to let you all know that I've OFFICIALLY moved!  My new website is set up (though always a work in progress), and I finally have the blog portion of it up and running.  I was debating on if and how to coordinate a blog WITH the business I want to start up.  But I finally decided to JUST DO IT, and I have. 

I'm super excited and hope you all will continue enjoying my blog posts at the new location. 

Just FYI: I intend to keep the general content the same... it's still titled, "Live Your Dream!"  But it will probably have less personal stuff, and more general life lessons.  Reason being, I'm trying to build up my professional business as well... the copywriting gig.  :) 

So, come on over.  I have 2 posts up at the new location already.  I plan to post at least couple times a week, if not more.  And if you do check it out, please leave a comment!  I'd love to keep in touch and hear from you!

Thanks... and see you soon! 

The link to the blog page of my website is this:

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pick up your Feet!

Wow, I just noticed that it so happens my last post was on July 31st and this post is on September 1st.  I didn't plan for it to work out so smoothly... the entire month of August to be blog-free. 

Anyway, since I know some people do subscribe to my blog, I wanted to offer up why I haven't been blogging for the past month.  (And let you know I'm still here and still writing.)   

I've been launching a new business.  Still writing, but more of a "business" than simply blogging every day.  It's a copywriting business, with the intention of writing e-newsletters, web pages, and any other written materials needed by professional service businesses... to help them build relationships with their clients and customers (past, present, and future), and to boost their business. 

You can check out my website here:  I'm still working on it... adding things, improving things.  But I've decided to streamline stuff.  Instead of having this blog totally separate and out on its own, I think it's best to focus my efforts and energy.  My plan (as of now) is to pick this blog back up, but in a new format.  It'll be linked to my business website, as a separate tab.  That way potential clients can get a feel for my writing style and voice, even if their business is entirely different. 

Writing is writing.  And I believe in the power of focus and intention.  So that's why I've decided to make this "move." 

Since I'm still working on my website, I don't have the blog feature set up there just yet.  I just wrote the first blog post that will be on that site today (see it below).  And I plan to write a few more, then make them visible on my website.  Also, I'm sure there's a way to subscribe to the blog through the website, so I'll get that figured out too. 

For now... here's my latest blog post.  It's a direct copy of what will be posted on my website once that's ready.  But I wanted to share it here... since you guys were my REAL first subscribers.  :)

*And yes, there are still quotes from "The Untethered Soul."  ;)

Thanks for reading!  :)  I really do appreciate it! 


When we drag our feet, we make life harder than it needs to be.  Harder than it's supposed to be.  Life isn't supposed to be hard, to be difficult, to be a struggle.  Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed!

I don't know about you, but I catch myself making life harder than it needs to be from time to time.  Just simply resisting what is, or wishing things were different.  That resistance creates an internal struggle.  Stop resisting!

I'm not saying to be a doormat, or to lay down and let awful stuff happen.  But most of what happens in our lives, and most of what other people do "to" and around us, isn't that awful.  We may not like it, but in the grand scheme of things, it's not that bad.  This is where we need to stop resisting.  Just relax and open our hearts.  It's alright.

"For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them," Thich Naht Hahn.

Our resistance comes from fear.  We resist what we don't like, don't understand, or think we don't want.  But it's all in our heads.  That is, it's all thought-based.  We're resisting something based on what we think about it.  This is where the struggle is created.  This is where our problems reside.

Just let go.

Pick up your feet.

Relax and stop resisting.

Life is good, it turns out.  True, bad stuff happens, but on the whole, life is beautiful and full of love.
Our judgments cloud that love.  Our thoughts muddy the waters of the love that surrounds us at all times.

As Michael Singer tells us in The Untethered Soul on p. 95,

"When your mind starts telling you what you have to do to make everything inside okay, don't buy into what it's telling you.  The truth is, everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything.  And that's the only time everything will be okay."

He goes on to explain, on p. 120,

"You label everything that doesn't fit [your model of how the world should be] as wrong, bad, or unfair.  If anything happens that challenges how you view things, you fight.  You defend.  You rationalize.  You get frustrated and angry over simple little things."

Have you lived like that?  Can you think of times in your life when you judged things as wrong, bad, or unfair, when really, they were just not how you wanted them to be?  Can you recall moments when you felt frustrated or even angry simply because things weren't going the way you thought they should or people weren't doing the things you thought they should?

I know I can.  I'm sure we all can.  That's how we humans tend to be.  We want things to go "our way."  We want people to do what we think they should do... for our benefit, of course.

All we need to do is relax.  Stop dragging our feet through life.  Pick them up and the ride will be so much smoother!