Monday, January 31, 2011

Don't try.... DO!!!

Someone recently told me that he was "trying" to do something. To which I told him that there was no such thing as trying, just doing or not doing.
For example: "try" to pick up your pencil from your desk. You can't try, you can either pick it up or not pick it up.
So in life..... are you really trying to do something, or are you just NOT doing something? Think about it.... and Live An Inspired Life!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Speak with an accent!

Be playful and try on some new accents! You will have so much fun! My bf's son Ethan and I often have full conversations with British accents. I also like trying on an Irish brouge for the fun of it! My kids like to pick up a Bostonian accent when we travel back to Rhode Island. Whichever accent you try on today... have fun and Live An Inspired Life!

Snowball fight!!!!!!!!!

SNOWBALLLLLL FIGHTTTTTTT!!!!!!! Here in Upstate NY we have TONS of snow! So today... be stealthy, sneak behind a car, make a snowball and chuck it at your favorite loved one! (lol) Snowball fights can help you recapture your youth and can just be good old fashioned fun! So today, become a kid again, if only for a moment, start a snowball fight and Live An Inspired Life!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Be a do-er......

It is easy to be a talker or a thinker or someone with tons of ideas... but it's a whole different ball game to be a "do-er!" Today, instead of wishing something would be different, or talking about change... just DO IT! Be proactive, do something that needs to be done or take action on that great idea. Today, be a do-er and Live An Inspired Life!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Take a sick day.... for real!

Part of an Inspired Life is knowing when to slow down and recognize when you are not feeling well. I left work early today to take a half sick day... I have a head cold. This morning when I woke up I thought I would just push through and go to work and I would be fine, but I quickly realized that I should be in bed and I was not doing my co-workers much good either. So recognize when you need some TLC and take the day off, spend the day taking care of yourself and Live An Inspired Life!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Positive Encouragment!

Everyone needs a little positive encouragement! Today recognize someones good behavior... even something as simple as someone who held a door open, or a kid who made a good choice. We all could use some recognition so today, spread the joy, offer encouragement and Live An Inspired Life!
Thanks KB for the inspiration!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Be Vulnerable....

Sometimes people mistake vulnerability for weakness... but it's not a weakness at all; it's actually very powerful. When we make ourselves vulnerable we are being honest and allowing true emotions to come through.
When you put up walls, you only keep out people who can offer help, love, compassion, support and many other things that are invaluable. Furthermore, when you push people away, they leave. When you stop pushing you give others the opportunity to step up which is a gift to them just as much as to you. No person is an island.... we all need others and we all need relationships, that is not a weakness, just a fact.
Allow yourself to be vulnerable, express your true emotions and Live An Inspired Life.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Girls Day Out!!

What a fun weekend I had with Mattie! We spent the weekend in Rhode Island and we made it a "Girls Fun Weekend!" We went and got manicures and pedicures, Mattie got her hair layered and it looks amazing! We went to see 3 different movies and ate tons of popcorn, chocolate and junk food! We ate out at every meal and did NOT skip dessert! Yumm! It was definitely a fun filled weekend and great girl time! Plan a girls day out with your girlfriends or daughters and Live An Inspired Life!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Find your creativity!

Creativity is a wonderful way to express yourself, your emotions and feelings or even your opinions! So today tap into your inner creativity through art, writing, dance or whatever excites you! Be creative and Live An Inspired Life!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Create a mantra...

What you say, you believe! Your words become truth, so think about the words you are using. Are you saying things like "I'm not good enough! or I can't do anything!" If so... STOP! Create a healthy empowering mantra today. Something you say over and over and will become your truth. I personally like "Every day in every way, I'm getting stronger and stronger." I also use "I am free, I am healthy and I am love." Whatever mantra you use, say it often and Live An Inspired Life!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Play in the dark!

Play in the dark sometime; it really is a blast! Last night Thad and I went out with these head lamps on and cleared the snow off of the pond and rode the 4 wheeler around the yard. It was super dark and snowing and it was so much fun! Even though we looked pretty dorky with the head lamps on, it was still romantic to be out together in the snow! So tonight head outdoors, just because the sun went to bed doesn't mean you have to! Live An Inspired Life!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Donate your change!

Collecting change is easy to do and takes no extra time! Throw your change in a jar at home or the glove box of your car and once every few months or so, take it out, cash it in and make a donation! Some schools and local charities will even just take the change so you don't have to do anything but hand it over! The change you donate can change lives! All those pennies add up and help others to Live Inspired Lives!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Prayer is such a powerful tool to use and can be very healing! Whenever we need strength, forgiveness, guidance or just some peace of mind, we can say a prayer and find instant relief. Prayer, meditation, reflection or contemplation are beautiful ways to get clarity and to see things in a new light and to Live An Inspired Life!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Take a free dance lesson!

Take a dance lesson! Most studios offer a free first lesson so why not go and try out a couple of new dances! A tango might just spice things up in your life... or with some hip hop lessons you can bust a move at a local club... or learn a formal waltz to perform at the next wedding you attend! Have some fun, learn a new dance and Live An Inspired Life!
Thanks Miss CaSandra for the inspiration!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Break Something!!!

Sometimes breaking things is a good thing! Do you have old computer parts (hard drive or cd's) that need to be destroyed so as not to be hacked? Or perhaps you have a pile of wood outside that needs to be chopped, or even a pile of boxes from Christmas that need to be broken down? It can be very therapeutic to break things or destroy things as long as it is done in a safe and non-harmful way! It is great exercise both mentally and physically! Personally, I learned to break boards with my hands... and that is so EMPOWERING!! My kids even did it too!
So break something today... have some fun, smash something up, feel empowered and Live An Inspired Life!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hide & Seek!

The other day we played hide and seek in Walmart! The 6 kids teamed up, each of the younger kids was paired with an older kid and Thad and I went around the store looking for them! Have some FUN, let your hair down and Live An Inspired Life!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Change your NAME?!?!

When you order your coffee or tea at Starbucks or your favorite local place... they ask for a name for your order. The other day Thad and I decided to have some fun with this and I told the poor unsuspecting cashier that my name was "broken feather." When the chai lattes were ready the embarrassed girl barely whispered "ummmm.... broken feather?" I wasn't even able to get up I was laughing so hard so she had to say it again but louder. Thad and I let her off the hook and picked up our lattes and went on our merry way! It is fun to be silly and to live An Inspired Life!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Nerf Wars!!!

Nerf wars are soooo much FUN! Yesterday (and later today I imagine) we had a nerf gun war in the house! We all picked our weapons, locked and loaded, then ran around the house with the lights off shooting at one another with pain free foam nerf bullets. We were hiding behind chairs and couches, diving into rooms, covering one another while reloading....... what a FUN time! It was like paint ball without the pain or the mess and we all had a blast!! So today I say, go grab some nerf guns and strap on your testosterone and shoot em up and enjoy your Inspired Life!