Random Thoughts

Happy July 4th!

Just another in a string of Holidays spent in isolation.

My apologies for the long absence. My job in Home Healthcare has been CRAZY the past month and 2020 in general has been a struggle in many ways: mentally, emotionally, and physically.

I like to share positive changes and new growth, but so far my life is all about keeping my head above water and my depression and anxiety at bay. I have been somewhat successful: as in only a few Anxiety meltdowns, and usually keeping a smile on my face.

How are YOU doing half-way through 2020?

Are you still in isolation mode?

Connecticut, USA is starting to open up, and friends are still anxious about socializing. The COVID guidelines have business in a state of constant fear of being shut-down by any complaint.

What are you doing to keep your spirits up?

If you’re in the USA, how are you getting through these Holidays that are not feeling like holidays?

I’m trying to celebrate!

#inquiringminds #2020isweird #openmindopenheart #openandbreave

Random Thoughts

A Little Sunshine On A Grey Day…

Original May 2020

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature

~ Gerard De Nerval

I was struggling today. It was grey outside, and feeling grey on the inside.

What to do? Channel it into my #100daychallenge2020 to Art Journal every day.

I found some lilacs on a struggling tree in our yard, which was the inspiration to get me started.

Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I REALLY need Nature’s patience right now. Like, 10 weeks+ of patience is running out. BIG TIME.

#loosingit #hangingon #openandbrave

Personal Growth

Let’s DANCE!!!

A great way to relieve lockdown stress!

If you’re like me, and love to dance… DANCE!!! Pick your favorite music and work out that frustration laughing and dancing and singing.

I will admit, I have NO rhythm and I am now tone-deaf (ear damage). BUT! I still live to sing and dance!

My family may laugh… and I don’t care! Dance ANYWAY!

Hard times require FURIOUS DANCING!

💃 💃💃💃

#dance #laugh #findyourjoy #relievestress #openandbrave

Personal Growth

I Rise from the Ashes

Art Journal Project #100daychallege2020

My Affirmations lead to

My Gratitude, which leads to

Me: Rising from the Ashes of FEAR.

#artjournal #openandbrave

Personal Growth

Transformation Week

This post was from the first week of January 2019.

I way overslept and now I’m trying to get my day back on track
It will happen!

How do you rain-in your day when it’s gone off the rails?

#transformationweek #Hpxlife
Technically, Day 3 (video & worksheet post at 1pm PST)
I’m starting my day working on Day 2 exercises: Get Energy!
If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time!!! Go to TransformationWeek.com to get logged in! It’s FREE!  #openandbrave

So yesterday was a bit crazy with catching up on my late start. However, I want to share how much I am learning and enjoying #transformationweek #hpxlife with Brendon Burchard and his wife, Denise!

Day 3 topic: self-discipline (an area I always can improve!)
Day 4 topic: productivity mind-set

I encourage anyone struggling with momentum, setting intentions, trying to figure out what you want… etc. to CHECK IT OUT! The worksheets really help get clarity.

Looking forward to Day 5!!!

**HPXLife with Brendon Burchard has just completed another Transformation Week! (June 2019) Check out Transformationweek.com for more upcoming dates. **

Personal Growth

EVE: Empowerment Vitality Evolution

Angelic Westfall, February 2020

2019 was an amazing year for me. There were huge highs: finally getting a full-time job, the courage to start EVE, the courage to share my thoughts and stories in hopes of encouraging and inspiring other women to do the same.

The lows have been there too: body pain I have difficulty dealing with and overcoming, finding consistency in my self care that I can do even when my body and mind rebels, accepting that I need help from others… and they will not be doing tasks on my time-line or to my level, and learning to accept the help and the effort to which those who are able are comfortable and capable of giving.

On the whole, I count 2019 a year of victories.

How do you rate 2019?

What are you looking forward to in 2020?

For me, my Dream and my Goal, is to see EVE pull together as a supportive online community where we can share: where we are, where we want to be, allow others to encourage and share in our victories, commiserate and support in our defeats, and carry us through to our next inspired action.

Join me in my Dream!

#possibilities #openandbrave

Food For Thought

Are YOU at Peace?

If the Answer is “YES”

What are you actively doing to be in that place of peacefulness?

If the answer is “NO”

Ask yourself some questions… take stock of where you are in this moment.

  • Where are you feeling ill-at-ease?
  • What is bothering you?
  • What can you CHANGE?
  • What ACTIONS can you take to move toward Peace?

#beatpeace #learningmentality #possibilities #openandbrave

Other Blogs

Law Of Attraction And Running Your Own Race!

RUN YOUR OWN RACE! I absolutely love this analogy brought to us by Aaron Spelling at Selfimprovement1.ga

Perfect logic to STOP THE COMPARISON: to others, to mythological ideals, to the nonsense the media spits at us… all of it.

#beyou #openandbrave

Law Of Attraction And Running Your Own Race!

— Read on selfimprovement1.ga/law-of-attraction-and-running-your-own-race/

Personal Growth

Things I do When I Can’t Sleep

  1. Relaxation Breathing
  2. Listen to classical music
  3. Over-think
  4. Gratitude list
  5. Read
  6. Play puzzle games
  7. Surf the net (Facebook, Instagram)
  8. Write
  9. Watch tv
  10. I’m outta ideas…

What do you do when you can’t sleep?

#inquiringminds #sleeplessnights #desperate #openandbrave

Other Blogs

Choosing A Mate | Sex With The Opposite Minded

“Society is composed of like-minded people; teal lovers search for bluish-green connections, and the burnt sienna worshippers choose to navigate a path that’s deep reddish brown. Embracing the color wheel will yield richer exposure and isolation.”

~ Edge of Humanity Magazine

I love this colorful description of how we choose our community circle.

Edge Of Humanity has a sassy, fun, a little dark, humorous take on life observations.

— Read on edgeofhumanity.com/2019/10/13/choosing-a-mate-sex-with-the-opposite-minded/