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Adventure! Live the Life of Your Dreams

22904587_1916313731942782_6843876541577664810_o“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah

I believe that every day is a gift and that we have an amazing opportunity to live a life full of purpose and passion.  The hardest part is figuring out what that purpose is. If there is anything in your life that is not the way that you want it, anything that isn’t as big or as complete as the dream of the dream life that you’re looking into, you can change that.  Be honest with yourself and also to those you are involved with. Be brave enough to live according to your vision and purpose instead of what others expect or have opinions about.  If you are open to all of the possibilities, you can reach for your dreams.  One of the keys is to define it and surround yourself with those who will support and empower you!

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMSFotorYou may already be living your dream, and not even know it.  That’s why it’s always a good idea to set aside quiet time as often as you can to focus on what’s going on around you.  You do not have to be perfect!  Little by little, day by day, focus on your dreams and make goals to achieve them.


Answer these questions (it’s best to write them down or even better to get a journal and record your answers).

  1. What sets your soul on fire?
  2. What makes you passionate?
  3. What do you lose yourself in?
  4. Create a vision board and post pictures and items to it or create a pinterest board.


Adopt the Pace of Nature



Adopt the Pace of Nature … Her Secret is Patience  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Transcendentalist poet, philosopher and essayist during the 19th century.  One of his best-known essays is “Self-Reliance”.  I stumbled upon this quote of his: “Adopt the Pace of Nature – Her Secret is Patience.” This intrigued me and I had to take a moment just to ponder!

I’ve always loved being in nature working in my garden planting, pruning, designing,  and creating a beautiful space and sanctuary at home.  I also love the beach, the ocean, sand and sun (one of the reasons I moved to a tropical climate!)


The Beach is My Happy Place

People call it their “happy place” because we feel more alive and at peace at the ocean! We react favourably to water as it relaxes us, reduces stress and anxiety and increases insight, clarity and creativity.  Nature calms us, grounds us, settles and balances us.  While acknowledging the constantly changing nature of your life, you look to balance it by giving significant attention to each of the dimensions.


Wellness begins with you, it is a self-responsibility and you are responsible for your health and happiness.  The key belief of this writer is that each person could transcend, or move beyond the physical world of senses into deeper spiritual experiences through free will and intuition. Believers understood God and themselves by looking into their own souls and by feeling their own connection to nature.

The Secret to Living a Calm, Sane Life is Being InTune

The author stated that we should: “Adopt patience for the best things take the longest time to come to fruition. Adopt patience and you’ll realize it’s the secret to living a calm, and sane, life.”  One thing that comes to my mind about work is that we should be working to live, not living to work.  I cannot stress enough that it’s about balance and staying in tune with yourself!

Just like an instrument needs constant tuning after it’s played otherwise it is either flat or sharp and doesn’t sound good.  If life is stressful, or work, family or friends are pulling and tugging at you, retreat to a quiet place like nature. Take a few deep breaths, enjoy the view and sit in silence and quiet or put on Zen Music.  Think about the things that bring you joy, peace, happiness and GO AFTER THEM!  Say yes to these things and make them part of your daily life.  You can’t fix everyone and everything.

Action Steps

  1. Find a quiet place in nature, take some deep breaths and ask yourself what brings you joy, peace and happiness?   If you could do anything, what would it be?
  2. Make a list of those items and begin to add them into your life, organize your thoughts.
  3. Make time for yourself each day.
  4. Say NO to DRAMA and people who drain your energy.
  5. FOCUS on the responsibility you have to yourself in regard to health & wellness.

Peace to you my friends! Stay InTune!


One of my happy places!