Let the Good Bugs Bite Tonight!

Let the Good Bugs bite tonight mom–this is how my daughter says goodnight.  I generally try to look on the bright side of things (Law of Attraction and all=-) and I don’t want to squash her creativity, but finally a few nights ago I said, “Honey, um….there really are no good bugs that bite people, like that just normally is not a good thing…so what are you talking about!?”

She said mom well these are the GOOD bugs and they bite you at night if you welcome them in. They fill you with love and trust and respect and good feelings and lightness, and then they leave after doing their duty. You have to welcome them in though, so let the good bugs bite tonight!

I went to bed thinking wow,,,,that I have never heard of, but what a beautiful idea…..I love my daughter more than life itself and this is a picture of her last weekend after running the 5K for “Make a Wish” foundation. She lets the good bugs bite every night I can tell you……

Laverty’s Life Link: Consider letting good feelings in when and where you least expect it today and see how it feels.WP_20150920_006

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Ahhhh….Four Season Living=-)

Winter white forestI have noticed that many people seem to talk about the weather….often…..

That has always confused me, because one can’t really change the weather, one can change where they choose to live or how they choose to view the weather, but most of us cannot actually change weather patterns=-) I found myself thinking about why so many people choose to live in Chicago, and yet complain so often and heartily about the weather that is simply a part of living in Chicago.

I was thinking about “Four Season Living” and the benefits that may almost be invisible. I wonder if living amongst the four seasons allows us to experience the natural ebb and flow of life….hibernation in the Winter–taking things a bit more slowly…birthing in the Spring and finding new pleasures and new life….living out loud throughout the crazy fun Summer….and then chilling out in the gorgeous Fall….

I spent 6 weeks in Hawaii one year and every single day was sunny and 75 with a little sprinkle of rain midday some days. It was GORGEOUS and beautiful, and I love Hawaii…and yet I don’t know if I could thrive there. I was raised on four season living, and I might die here as well=-) I enjoy raising my daughter in Chicago for many reasons, and I am realizing one of them is the beauty of experiencing all life has to offer with regards to the weather and the natural cycles….

I wanted to share this so the next time you might find yourself in some crazy Chicago weather….perhaps you can enjoy the ride it is offering….or change your ride.

Laverty’s Life Link: Consider the benefits of the weather pattern you choose to live in and enjoy them…or consider moving to an area that more closely matches your personality and desires!

The Water Challenge! 

My sister Paige Laverty sent me the link below that shared one woman’s experience with drinking up to 100 ounces of water each day—we were inspired to drink more water each day…be it 80 ounces or ??– whatever felt right.  We took our before and after pictures and simply had fun with it!

What could be more simple, easy, free and more than likely “healthful” than to drink more water each day!?  I noticed my skin became very, very soft over the month—literally like baby skin softness!! My sister found that some of her joint aches and pains from all of her California surfing went away during the first week and hasn’t returned.

This is part of the try something new each week commitment from my last post, how is that going for you if you took that on!?=-)  100_6082

Laverty Life Link: If it feels right, try drinking even one more glass of water each day and see how you feel!

 

http://www.getholistichealth.com/40973/woman-drinks-gallon-of-water-every-day-for-four-weeks-and-the-final-picture-results-are-shocking/

5 Human Feelings—You choose!?=-)

Happy, Sad, Angry, Fearful and Ashamed—I learned somewhere those were the five core human emotions and all emotions ultimately come from one of those. Taken to the next level truly every thought or feeling either comes from Love or Fear.

Something I have played with in my life is simply feeling somewhat at choice for which filter or lens I choose to view a situation which in turn affects how I feel about a situation.  So for example, if someone were to say to me—“Tracy—you are stupid.”  I could think, “Wow that is funny, bc I don’t think I am….hmmm, they must be having a bad day” and thus leave feeling peaceful, happy.

Or I coRainbow over wateruld think, “Oh man, I AM and I am so sad about that…it is devastating for my brain not to work as well as others” and thus feel sad.  Or conversely, I could think, “That idiot, THEY are stupid and rotten to boot” and create anger.  Shall I go on?!=-)

I truly believe that much of life is up to me to choose my responses and it allows for a much happier and more peaceful life for me when I choose my thoughts and my responses to life and others wisely.

Of course, sometimes I simply feel sad, mad or fearful and I allow myself to feel those things while doing a wonderful process called EFT, but that is a different blog=-)

Laverty’s Life Links: What emotion do you most commonly feel and what are the stories you are telling yourself?  Simply be conscious of your stories and the resulting feelings.  Be open to possibly choosing a loving thought if that might feel better.

Feeling beautiful and like a child of god…..

“I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”

– William Henley

This quote reminds me that we are each wholly unique and perfect just the way we are, and that it is up to us to create the life we want to live each day. We are the masters of our fate, along with our connection to our intuition and our God (or Universal spirit). Being grateful for our lives by embracing the spirit of this quote is the most empowering thing we can do when we wake up each day.

One of the ways I appreciate myself both inside and outside is through the following process (Gail Sussman Miller of Inspired Choice created this—thank you Gail for your wisdom=-)) Look at your right hand–yours is the only version of this exact hand on the planet … and it is your gift to the world.  Next time you shake someone’s hand, own the power and be proud of your authentic spirit.

Gail shared this with me when I was sharing my struggle with feeling truly beautiful on the outside at times (especially when I am with a man).  I feel like I am a child of god and wholly beautiful and unique on the inside, but that same feeling has eluded me for my externals  She shared this with me about two months ago and it has stayed with me…..deeply.  Now I feel like I am a child of god on the inside and the outside as is everyone else….we are all perfectly imperfect and just the way we are meant to be…..=-) Yea—I want to celebrate that!!! I am so grateful for the coaching and support I have received through the years.

Life Link:  Take your power in your hands and heart and commit to THREE actions that you are possibly slightly scared about, but that you are committed to because you know they are for your highest good.

Write down each goal and a deadline for when you’ll complete it. Share this with at least one trusted person!  Celebrate once you’ve achieved your goals and start again. J Take ahold of your life: the world only has one you, and you choose how you want to spend your moments. Feel free to share your celebrations and successes or fears here!