Feel FREE and ALIVE

That’s what it means to really feel alive—to be so immersed in the passionate bliss of this moment that you don’t think about yesterday or tomorrow. You just enjoy what you’re doing and love every piece of it.” Lori Deschene

When we touch into our own state of freedom, we experience a deeper sense of Self. It’s the feeling of ease, joy and empowerment all wrapped into one. When we find freedom there are no shoulds or have-tos and the other things that make us feel bound. We let go of the need to know what is going to happen. We let go of the need to control. Freedom means feeling alive.

Dancing

When I dance I smile so much my face hurts . I love to twirl, sway, and jump. Dancing is freedom for me. 

When was the last time you felt free? Freedom is a state of being more than any set of actions but sometimes certain actions help to stir up those feelings. Here are a few freeing actions:

Do something you thought you couldn’t do, meditate, tell someone something that you know will make them smile, reflect on the most amazing parts of your life, dance away the night, play in the ocean, spread your arms wide and breathe deep, stand up for yourself, take a day off, book a trip, rent a jet ski, do the things on your bucket list, put on a pretty dress and twirl in the sunshine, jump up and down on a trampoline, do something that scares you, complete a task that weighs heavily on you, play in the ocean, climb to the top of a mountain, feel the wind whip as you sail into a sunset, star gaze, laugh so hard you fall over, imagine yourself tied up in ropes and then cutting all the ropes easily away, do something where you go fast (safely), or fall in love.

And when it was over nothing defined us, other than the moments that made us feel free.” -R.M. Drake

A Cheat Sheet to Living Without Regret

“I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you’re following your passion.”-Darren Aronofsky

Exploring my world...and myself...

Exploring my world…and myself…

I recently stumbled upon this list by Tina Williamson…

A cheat sheet to living without regrets 

Take care of your health

Make time to do the things you love, work less, laugh and play

Say what you need to say

Practice mindfulness

Change your perspective

Let go of the past

Accept the things you can not change

Stop thinking happiness is a future event

Stop chasing money and material wealth

Live authentically

Take off the mask

Follow your instincts

Practice gratitude

Don’t make your decisions based on fear

Love, love love!

I would add explore yourself and your world, let go of judgement, ask for help when you need it (because in my experience you will get to where you want to go so much quicker if you have the right support), and never stop learning. Other than that I think this list is pretty on point. I would love to hear what others think should be on the cheat sheet. If you have an addition please comment!

Grow Your Life: Ways to Grow Your Relationships, Business, and You

“If a relationship is not growing, if a business is not growing, if you’re not growing, it doesn’t matter how much money you have in the bank, how many friends you have, how many people you love- you’re not going to experience real fulfillment. And the reason we grow, I believe, is so we have something of value to give.” Tony Robbins

Grow Your Relationships: Do something new together, share a secret, forgive, learn from the other person, focus on how you can give, let go of expectations, do something loving every chance you get, say thank you

Grow Your Business: Offer something new, have a certain percentage of profits go to charity, get better at what you do, accept that you can’t do everything, hire help, learn more about your business, write an article, try something new, start an online store, start a blog, take yourself seriously, get organized, commit to growth, set intentions, practice consistency, make and take action steps, be open to new opportunities, grow yourself.20150104_125116

Grow Yourself: Meditate, do yoga, exercise, practice awareness, learn things, do a detox, hire a coach, journal, reflect, laugh, take a class, do the things you’ve been meaning to do, value your health, value others, take risks, be honest with yourself and others, face fears, go after your dreams, read books, be open-minded, spend time in nature