Friday F*cks

It is not Friday in America yet. But it is Friday in other parts of the world. Just so you know.
And if you have come across this in your feed it is meant for you to read.

Friday F*cks every Friday. What I give a f*ck about or what I don’t give a f*ck about.
Either way, I have shit to share.

Brought to you by me and inspiration from a course I took many moons ago while living in Japan. It was called The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brene’ Brown.

One of the first assignments was to take one selfie of yourself and that’s it…just one. That is the one you post. The one you share with the world. The one that has no filter. Just that one moment in time. So what I do give an F about is that you do this for yourself and you love that picture. You look at it, post it, love it. Love that very moment. And every moment after. Give an F about your life. It is the one life that you know. Live it like you give a F*uck.

Keep going.

Mental Wellness Tuesday

Mind&Body connection. I sat here this morning in front of my computer thinking about how today is Tuesday in my part of the world but Tuesday is ending in other parts of the world. Why does this matter? It doesn’t. I think too much.

Most likely a vast majority of humans on this planet think way too much. We make up stories in our heads that are simply not true and do not exist, except in our heads. It is exhausting…don’t you think?

This week I am going to share what helps me not think so much. I mean thinking is important so don’t get me wrong here. It is just really and I mean really important to think about shit that actually matters. I may be sharing what you already know…of course. But the key here is that I want us to learn to let go of the drama in our heads and be here now. I did not go to a university to learn about this…well actually I did…it is called the university of life.

Let me share a bit of my her-story with you.
In 2015 my life changed, that is when my mom passed away.
My mom passed away because of mental illness.
I know this because I grew up with her. That is good enough for me to be sitting here sharing my thoughts with you to help make our lives a bit better each day.

The stress of losing my mom while living overseas was…well… hard. But what was really hard was realizing that I was not in a good place in mind and body. It took me a few years to get my shit together but I figured out that if I move my body my mind will be in a much happier place. We can only help ourselves. That is it. The person you see in the mirror everyday is your soul responsibility. What you choose to do with your thoughts and actions is all up to you.
Live in fear.
Live in joy.
It is your call.

Here I am at my gym in America. One of those cheap Planet Fitness gyms. I love it because it works for me. I spent loads of money on a fancy gym in Japan that is no different than this cheap gym. I thrive after a good workout. I also have days when I make up a million excuses as to why I can not workout today. This has been the case for me since I moved to America, in 2020. I have had a very challenging time with keeping myself pumped. Here is the thing…shut off your negative thoughts about yourself and others as if they were passing clouds. Just let them float on by and go out and do something else…like a long walk with kick ass music in your ears. Go to the gym. Jog in place in your living room. Dance like a wild monkey. When I was a child and I saw my mom dancing her ass off to Lionel Richie in our living room it made her HAPPY! I wish she would have done it more. Are you getting my point here?

Move your body. Not to lose weight.

Do it for your mind.

Have a beautiful week.
Hugs & Kisses

Mental Wellness Tuesday

I’m starting a series, a habit, a thing. It’s called Mental Wellness Tuesday. It’s a check in ✅ with yourself… myself… us.

So follow my blog, tell your friends about it and have them follow it. I may even start a weekly Saturday post that will help pump you up and remind you of how awesome you are.

Do you

Here’s a tip. Spend an hour or more with you. No phone. No friends. Do it when the kids are at school or taking a nap. Just you. Nature is a great place to start. Coffee shops distract so I suggest somewhere that brings ease. Basically… nature. Just relax. Breathe. Write. Read something that inspires you. I have loads of book selections… hmmmm perhaps I need to start sharing those as well.

As you can see I’m starting to feel inspired and I want you to feel inspired too. It all begins with you.

Have a beautiful day and find that time slot for yourself. Come back and visit my little online journal here for weekly inspiration.

Hugs & kisses

Reorganized New Start

Starting to organize… well my entire apartment now that I have more time.

We are looking at all the single oils except Hawaiian Sandalwood and Yarrow Pom. I have the Yoga set and Emotional Aromatherapy set. Along with a few other special ones that I use often like Manuka, Holiday Peace, Blue Lotus, Neroli, Magnolia, Northern Escape, Adaptive and Midnight Forest. It feels so good to go through all my oils and wipe them off, put new stickers on them and have them all in front of me like this.
Clean and organized.

More to come when I reorganize the rest of my oils.
There’s something about doing this that feels so good.
A new start.
Have a good week everyone ♥️

dōTERRA Single Oils

Getting Lost

Yokohama Japan

Getting lost.
There is a saying in Japan.

Nanakorobi yaoki (七転び八起き), which means “fall seven timesstand up eight”, or that life will knock you down several times, but all you need to do to win is to stand up one time more.

Basically… never give up hope.

See Through My Eyes

Tokyo Japan

I have seen a lot. I have traveled extensively. I have a shit ton of photos.
I usually draw but lately, I have found a great interest in photos I have taken around the world, and it feels like a perfect time to start sharing.

I will be sharing here on my website along with my ClickASnap

Hinoki Mandala Sticker

Hinoki (wood/leaf): A member of the cypress family, this evergreen tree is often used in Japan for its energetic properties to comfort and soothe, allowing us to move through suffering to find strength.

Hinoki is also referred to as forest bathing in Japan.

This Hinoki sticker was designed by Heather Dettmann and you can now purchase it here

Happy Holidays from South Carolina

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday. I am in South Carolina with my dad and stepmom this holiday. It’s been well over 15 years since I’ve spent a Christmas with them so I am grateful to be here. 2020 has been an odd bean so hang in there and keep going. It’s important to get some body movement in and drink a lot of water during the holidays. It’s easy to feel all sorts of emotions during the holidays so be sure to take the time to love yourself so you can have the energy to love others. Rest when needed. Much love from my heart to yours.

Saturn/Jupiter Great Conjunction Mandala

I created this the night of the great conjunction. It was a beautiful site to see over the Atlantic Ocean.

A diffuser blend to help you rest
A pick me up diffuser blend for you.
The great conjunction from South Carolina

A bit about me

Every day is a fresh start for you. Every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.

Somewhere in Illinois. December 17,2020

Hello my friends! I’m currently traveling by car across the United States. I haven’t been on a US road trip since my 20’s! It’s mega inspiring!

A bit about me… I was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. It’s been about 12 years since I’ve been in Illinois and this morning I woke up at a rest stop in my home state. I have traveled the United States and the world extensively and I’ve been living in Japan for 13 years. In March of 2020 I decided it was time to leave Japan to come home to create another opportunity for my two children while they continue their amazing education in Japan. Not an easy decision but I knew it was what I needed to do for my and their well-being. Covid has kept me from doing much since landing here but I’ve certainly made the most of it by spending a lot of time in nature this year. My children, nature, and body movement inspire me to keep going, keep focused, and to keep creating mandala designs.

I have been drawing and studying mandala art since 1999. I’ve studied with several well known mandala teachers around the world including Judith Cornell Ph. D. the award-winning author of MANDALA:Luminous Symbols for Healing.

I take this moment to thank all of you for liking and sharing my new Facebook page. Please have a look and follow me here. I look forward to sharing and teaching about mandala art in 2021 and beyond.

Be well
Be present
Keep going
Rest when needed

Mandala Stickers

Beauties! I have sold out of my mandala artwork and mandala keychains this year! Thank you so much for your love & support.
I do have some real beautiful stickers available for last minute gifts. Order now and I’ll slip them in the mail today!
Thank you to everyone who has liked my new Facebook page
I look forward to sharing with you in 2021!
Be well
Be present
Keep going
Rest when needed
Love you 💋♥️

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