Release the stress and release your inner awesome!

masterpieceA few days ago I saw Today show’s Hoda Kotb’s quote of the day. It said-Relax, not every page has to be a masterpiece. I think this quote really speaks to the stress and pressure we (at least me) put ourselves under every day. Sometimes it can be so intense and such a powerful force that it almost handicaps our ability to be all that we are meant to be.  Wouldn’t it be nice to let that go of that stress and enjoy more of our life?

We are all juggling so many things…family, jobs, life, etc.. The desire to give all we can often puts us under so much pressure that we act in ways and live our lives in ways that almost make us different people. could havesWe have this insatiable need to please and need to make others happy. We are almost socially forced to believe we have to make everyone else happy before we make ourselves happy. But wait, isn’t that backwards? Regardless of how much we love someone, how in the world can we make someone else happy if we aren’t happy? Most of the time we can’t, so let’s stop setting ourselves up to be unsuccessful and prepare ourselves for triumph by releasing the stress and pressure!

I know we are all under stress. Some days, and at some times that stress can be tremendous. So how do we release it? Great question! These are a few things I think can help: Continue reading

Who or what is your anchor?

what is your anchorA dear friend of mine frequently wears a beautiful diamond anchor necklace. I started noticing  that every time I saw her, she was wearing it and I finally asked…what is the meaning of the anchor? She said it was her late mother-in-law’s and her family gave it to her to represent that she is the anchor of the family. Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to meet her mother-in-law, but I have come to understand she was an amazing women with tremendous strength and a giving heart. How appropriate that this wonderful person was the anchor for her family!

It seems like we all have some anchor in our life…a person, activity or place we go to find inner strength.  I think the people who are most successful, happy and at peace can immediately tell you  who or what is their anchor.  Of course that made  me think…who or what is my anchor? Continue reading