Saturday, February 25, 2012

Take control of your own destiny.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Crush" by The Dave Matthew's Band

Crazy how it feels tonight
Crazy how you make it all alright love
Crush me with the things you do
And I'll do for you anything too
Sitting smoking feeling high
And in this moment it feels so right

Lovely lady
I am at your feet
God I want you so badly
And I wonder this
Could tomorrow be
So wondrous as you there sleeping
Let's go drive 'till morning comes
And watch the sunrise to fill our souls up
Drink some wine 'till we get drunk

It's crazy I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
And here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
And is this real or am I dreaming

Lovely lady
Let me drink you please
I won't spill a drop, no, I promise you
Lying under this spell you cast on me
With each moment
The more I want you
Come on you know you crush me

It's crazy I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
And here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
Is this real or am I dreaming

Lovely lady
I will treat you sweetly
I adore you
I mean you crush me
And it's times like these
When my faith I feel
And I know just how I love you
Come on, go ahead and crush me

It's crazy I'm thinking
just as long as you're around
And here I'll be dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
To each other we'll be facing
By love,
By love
We'll beat back the pain we've found
You know
I mean to tell you all the things I've been thinking deep inside
My head
with each moment the more I love you
Come on go ahead and crush me

So much you have given oh
That I would give you back again and again
Oh you know that I
Mean when I hold you
But please please just let me

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Today I will do something fun. 
Something I enjoy, something just for me. 
I will take responsibility for making myself feel good.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pacific Ocean, California, United States

Sense of Smell

One great way to reduce some of the stress in your life is by your sense of smell. Research has shown that when we enjoy a pleasant smell then our body is in a more relaxed state. Good smells trigger brain activity and releases good feelings. Certain smells can bring back good memories which also leads to satisfying nostalgic feelings.

It's interesting how the brain works! Smells are a good way to trigger fun, happy, relaxing, and stress relieving times. I'm sure the term aroma therapy rings a bell? It's an authentic way of treating the mind and body. Our sense of smell is given to us for a reason. Let's take full advantage of it and enjoy what we are blessed with. There are powerful scents that can do different things for the body and trigger different responses. I recommend looking into it. Here is a great website for the uses of the different scents:

This is probably one of the easiest things we can control in our environment. We can choose what it is we want to smell. We can choose what we smell like, what our house smells like, what our car smells like, or even our office at work. Start by making a few changes in the places we can control. I love burning candles and incense. They smell great and they really set the atmosphere, which is what relaxes our minds and bodies. I also love perfume. I just bought a new perfume recently, and it smells so good! I've been wearing it for three days straight now. It just smells so lovely and it puts me in a good mood because I feel lovely wearing it. I smell it and I feel fresh, pretty and luxurious. It just puts me in a great positive mood. And anything that can bring your spirits up is a good thing! When we are in a good positive mood then we are attracting more positive things into our lives due to the Law of Attraction. Stress release is the key.

So take some time out and think about what kind of scents you really enjoy. Which ones put you in a good mood? And which ones calm and relax you? These are the smells you should be enjoying regularly to boost your energies. Enjoy your senses and relieve the stress from your life. It's fun, enjoyable, and good for your mental health. The sense of smell, what a wonderful thing.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Palmer Lake, Colorado, United States

"Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

"Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

Friday, February 10, 2012

Live to Give

One of the best things we can do for others is give to them. Give of yourself and feel the joy behind it. When we give to others then we are sharing a part of ourselves. We are opening our hearts. We can share our love in many different ways. There are so many options and different ways we can be a blessing to others. The more we give the more we will receive in return. When we give honestly, and truly from the heart then we are in return blessed. It is just the way it works. When we give love, then we receive love.

What can you give of yourself today? When was the last time you did something special for your loved ones? This is the best way to show others how much you care. There is nothing better than receiving a gift for no reason other than to show you care. It shows that you are thinking of that person, and how much you care for them. You don't need a special event or holiday to come around to show your love. We can share our love at any time. There is no wrong opportunity.

One of the perks to giving and expressing our love is actually a health benefit. It is actually a stress reliever to give to someone else. When we feel love, and when we feel gratitude and appreciation of another then we are focusing on the good things in life, and therefore we are releasing stress by sharing with others. It should always feel great giving to others. When we are so blessed to where we can give to others, then there is no reason why we should hold back. Doesn't it make you feel wonderful inside when you give someone a gift that you know they will truly love? Doesn't it make you feel like a good person? Well it should! It feels good because it is a natural stress reliever to share our love with others. So share all the love that you possibly can.

And to clarify, giving a gift does not have to consist of money. There are plenty gifts that a person could give that doesn't cost a thing. Some of the best gifts could be as simple as lending a helping hand. There are so many opportunities to where we could help make a person's life easier by helping them with some basic tasks. You could help a person by doing a chore they usually have to complete, like the dishes or taking out the trash. You could surprise your neighbor by shoveling their driveway or pulling their weeds. You could volunteer to watch your friends children so they can have some alone time or a date night. Wash someone's car. Or my personal favorite, is to do something creative and make them something with your own two hands. There is nothing more personal than something hand made. You are taking your time and energy and putting it to work to make something special. I love to make greeting cards, scrapbooks, candles, anything. There are so many creative ways to show someone you care for them. What can you do to show the people in your life that you care?

Next time you are feeling stressed out slow down and take some time to do something nice for someone else. It feels great. It gets your mind off of the current situation and there is no better way to show someone you care then by doing something nice for them. How long has it been since you've told your friends and loved ones how much you love them? How many people can you show your love to this week? Now is a perfect opportunity. Give. Live to give. Choose to be happy.