We all want to be happy, that’s a given. But are you truly doing everything you can to Live Your Best Life?
Are you focused on your passions, dreams and goals?
If not, what’s holding you back?
How are leaving your mark?
Are you living your best life every day? If so, how?
Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes circumstances change, our own insecurities get the best of us, or just the stress of the normal daily grind can get in the way.
One thing I have learned is that life is way to short to wait for tomorrow. We need to learn from the past, have hope for the future, but most importantly live in the present. It’s doesn’t always seem easy but it’s a conscious decision. I can honestly say I am making a big effort to Live My Best Life. I am learning how important it is to take care of myself, be true to who I am, and pursue my passions.
I began blogging to simply reach out to mothers, reflect on personal experience, share what I learned, and talk about the unknown. Unfortunately I got wrapped up in my stats and what everyone else was doing. I lost track of why I was here and where I wanted to be. I’ve had to take steps back on more than one occasion and re-evaluate where I wanted to be.
As a wife and mother of four young boys I have naturally put everyone’s wants and needs above my own. Obviously at times it’s important and needed. The problem I ran into is that I found myself losing my own identity. I wasn’t taking care of myself and nourishing my mind and body. I have realized that in order to be the best wife, the best mother, and the best blogger I can be, I have to nourish myself and be happy from within. I need to not take myself to seriously, take a moment daily to unwind, and simply take a breathe to enjoy what I have. If I can do that I will be Living My Best Life.
What steps am I taking to pursue my passions and encourage my family to do the same…
- I am a mother first but I’m making my passions apart of my everyday life. Since giving birth to my children I have developed a love for all things related to pregnancy and especially childbirth. It is such a powerful moment in a women’s life. I recently made it a point to pursue that passion and am working to becoming a certified doula.
- I have always been very health conscious and strive to live a healthy lifestyle for both myself and my family. I enjoy helping others take the steps towards living a healthier life. I will be a nutritionist someday! Until then I will continue to share my knowledge with all who will listen.
- A large canvas marked with a FAMILY quote hangs on my kitchen wall. It’s a daily reminder to our family to be the best we can be. In an nutshell it basically states to encourage and inspire each other, treat people kindly, have fun, be grateful, be fearless, and don’t be afraid to fail. I believe children need this positive encouragement from a very young age. We as parents are one of their biggest role models.
If you asked me to think of one person who inspires me and has encourage people to live their very best life for decades, it would be Oprah. She is such an inspirational, empowering, women. On October 2oth Oprah has an upcoming event O You!, at the Los Angeles Convention Center at L.A. Live, sponsored by Clorox! Oprah, Gayle King, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, Peter Walsh and more fabulous experts will gather will O Magazine readers for a full-day of inspirational, life changing, discussions.
- NOW is your chance to enter to WIN tickets to the event by playing fun games and entering a sweepstake at The Clorox Lounge. Every time you play one of the games you’ll be entered to win 1 of 10 Kindle fires & a subscription to O, The Oprah Magazine subscription, along with a chance at the grand prize – round trip airfare to Los Angeles complete with two nights hotel accommodations, airport transfers and admission to O You! (up to 12 entries a day)
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