Category Archives: Inspiration

Putting things in motion

Reading books, going to classes, and reading articles on the internet is great! There are all sorts of things that you can learn. What about the books about how to better yourself?┬áIt’s awesome that there are those who want to help others become better, learn to manage stress and all of that stuff. Some authors even outline how to do it.

The problem is that what works for one person may not work for others. That’s kind of why I wanted to make Wholistic Living. I want to put a bunch of different ideas in one place for people to be able to find what works for them.

I know that I am still searching for what works for me. It’s a process for me, and it will be a process for everyone.

Some will find what works for them faster, others will take a longer time.

It’s okay if it takes a long time. The important thing is that you never give up.

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What is your why?

It’s hard to do a job when you don’t know why you’re doing it, or why you should care.

So figure out your why.

Why do I paint portraits? Because I like to tell other people’s stories.

Why do I write on this blog? So that people can see that they are not alone. Maybe I can put something in a way that will help someone understand what is going on. Maybe I can inspire someone do do something they’ve always wanted to do.

Why do I read? Because I sincerely love to learn. I honestly think that if you are not learning, you are not living, so what is the point?

Your why doesn’t have to be all that deep. If you are a cashier your why can be to help brighten the day of those who go through your line.

Or it could be the deepest thing. Your why could be the reason you live. But make sure that everything you do has a “why” behind it.

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Reading of books, YAY!

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I love reading. I love fantasy stories. But something I have put off a lot recently is to read books that will further my knowledge.

A lot of people will turn to information online, but I really despise reading books on my computer or on my phone (especially my phone). The feel of the book in my hand just makes it so different of an experience. There’s the smell, the ability to read as long as you have light and not worrying about a device dying, and just something about the print on paper (I think it has to do with appreciating the typography and layout that goes into a book).

Don’t get me wrong, I look a lot of information up online myself. There are a couple of blogs that I read that have fascinating information.

Anyways, my preferred source of information is books. And I just have not been keeping up on that. So, keeping with one of my goals, I am reading at least one book a month. I’m toying with making it one non-fiction book and one fiction book so I don’t get too heavily into the learning and forget to read for fun.

I encourage everyone else to read at least one book a month as well. It may not be your preferred method of getting information, but it’s a way that you can focus on the information without notification from Facebook popping up. It’s also easier for you to look back at information if you own the book. You don’t have to look through a bunch of links that you have saved.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

If you look good, you feel good.

Originally this post was going to be about how if you like how you look then you shouldn’t care what everyone else thinks.

Then I started thinking about how body shaming has turned to people being too skinny. Fat is becoming the new beautiful.

Except that fat is not healthy. But it’s becoming the norm in the United States. And now I am being attacked as someone who is skinny.

My ideal beauty is natural, healthy. I really don’t like wearing makeup so I want my skin to look beautiful without it. That means I take care of myself and I’m always looking for natural ways to take care of my beauty routine. I am starting to get to the point where I am finding what truly works for me. It is taking me a long time, but to me it is worth it. If I can be beautiful by being healthy, then I’m healthy.

Healthy should be the new beautiful. If you’re healthy and you like the way you look, then no one else’s opinion should matter.

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It’s going to be okay…just start.

I don’t know about you guys, but I tend to be a perfectionist. What I mean by that is that if I don’t have time to do something perfectly, I will not start it. Then things get piled up and I get overwhelmed. I get overwhelmed because I don’t know where to start, what if people are upset with me?

Something that I have been working on is to just get started. Then I set a timer and I can be done when the timer goes off. The problem is finding/scheduling the time to finish it if it’s a project.

It’s also difficult for me personally because I don’t have a job where I have a set schedule. I thrive when I have a schedule and routines. Later this year that will change, but for now I’m doing the best I can. I just need to start. And start again. And just do.

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When in doubt…DANCE!

Seriously. Not feeling well? Put on some music and dance. Felling unmotivated to get stuff done? Dance. Need to exercise more? Dance.

Dancing is a primal thing, all cultures seem to have developed music and dancing. It gets the blood and body moving. In a society where so many people sit so much of their day, this is a great way to get up and move. You don’t have to even be good at it. Just dance like no one is watching. Especially when no one is watching.

So when in doubt…Dance like no one is watching and get going.

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Live and Let Live

Spirituality is important in one’s life, and there are many different paths. But PLEASE people, if another person is not harming someone, another’s property, or breaking the law just leave their spirituality alone.

Sure, a philosophical discussion/debate is awesome when it can expand your horizons. But for this to be possible, both people have to open minded to it and be grown ups about it. They can’t be easily offended. There are some aspects of philosophy that I cannot discuss with others because they are touchy subjects for me.

A person should not be criticized for being Pagan, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, etc. While I don’t agree with some tenets of different traditions or religions, I respect that they have chosen that as their path. Just because I don’t understand why they follow it, doesn’t mean I can’t be friends with them.

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