Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How my Kitchen changed my life: The POWER of a symbolic change

In todays video blog, I talk about a symbolic change that I made that literally shifted my perspective and in turn, my life. Enjoy :)

What symbolic change could you make? Let me know in the comments below. Cant wait to hear from you!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Follow your Bliss"

I want to write today (again) about the importance of passion in your life. ***Spoiler Alert*** I will be discussing passion fairly often :-)

Every job I ever had lacked my personal passion. Or if I was passionate at all, I could at least fake it for a year until something inside of me said this is not true and this is NOT YOU. But I swept it under the rug because just as every one is taught "you have to grow up and get a 'real job' and it doesn't really matter if you like it because you have to 'pay the bills.'"-- And listen, I get that. I suppose all of those are valid facts. However, I have had the idea impressed upon me that there is more to life than paying the mortgage. And even though I am not very old, I still have been working for a quite a few years and noticing that I was never really getting ahead in life... just getting through. I did not jump out of bed in the morning, I clawed my way out of bed. I had an anxiety attack most nights because I hated what I did every day. Not that I was ungrateful for having a job in the first place but because my soul knew better and I wasn't listening to it. I felt like the life force was being drained out of me, and it was. I had this constant pull inside of me saying "there is something bigger out there for you, this is not all there is." And at times I would be frustrated and make some big decision to change my life forever and then not follow through. And then 6 months later I would feel it again, almost like a fire in my belly, that was just burning for something more. Its hard to go against what you have been literally and subconsciously taught your whole life about what being an "adult" means.

I was lucky enough to marry a man who has helped me be a better person since day one. Who has put up with my craziness as I bravely face my stories and the illusions of my past experiences. It has been a wild journey but I love it and I'm glad to be able to continue my journey with him for eternity. But I have to share my most important marriage advice that I am able to give thus far. If your wondering what someone with 2 1/2 year of marriage has to offer you, just hear me out. The best thing that my marriage has taught me, is that the cornerstone to a successful marriage is making sure both people are fulfilled in their individual lives. Meaning that both people must be chasing or living their dreams! And we have done that for each other in our marriage. My husbands passion just happens to be an "artistic" passion of music. Producing and playing music to be exact. And a couple nights ago he posted this Facebook status (posted this with his permission of course!)

I am so proud of him. He has an amazing talent for creating beautiful music of pretty much any genre you could imagine. And for him to finally make a declaration like that just made me glow. I know that we both would not be where we are today if we didn't fully support each other. I am not going to let the worlds beliefs that "you have to be lucky to make it in music" and "better give up that dream sooner or later because there is no 'security' in an artist type job" change my opinion of what is possible for each and every one of us.

Do you know what I consider to be the greatest security a person can have? --Their PASSION. Because guess what? No one can take your passion away from you. No one can fire you from your passion. You don't have to go to school to get a degree in "passion." It is your gift to the world. And goes WHEREVER you go. You dont have to FIND your passion. It lies within you. If anything, you need to remove the debris that keeps you from seeing what it is. But know that you already possess it!

I have faith in my husband and more importantly he has faith in himself. I don't think it's the fact that some musicians get lucky but most don't. I think it's that the successful musicians find that belief deep within themselves to wade through the lie that they got cursed with a 'bad' passion or a 'childish' passion. They believe in themselves and fight against the judgment of others who honestly want whats best for them, which they think is sparing them the inevitable disappointment coming their way.

If there is anything that brings me the most joy and happiness in my life it's that my husband and I push each other to be our best and to face our fears because we are always supporting each other. It's a beautiful partnership to have. But it would not have happened if were weren't both already working hard every day on what we love.

Follow your passions. Follow your bliss. Believe in yourself and others will begin believing too. Find people who dream bigger than you and confide in them. And steer clear of people who will drag you down and add negative energy to your desires. 

And don't forget my number one rule: be patient with yourself. You are amazing and capable of more than your mind can fathom. But as you try daily to move closer to your goals, those desires will start to become real and you will hardly be able to believe it. And I speak really specifically to people who feel like their dreams are really unrealistic or childish. I'm not saying go quit your job today. I'm saying ignite that passion in yourself by using some of your spare time to find the things that bring you the most joy. If you dont have time, make time. NOTHING is more important then you feeling fulfilled for yourself and your family. If you aren't full then it is hard to offer anything to other people, that is something that I know for sure.

I am passionate about passion. I feel it is MY gift to the world. What is your gift? What talents and abilities have you been blessed with!? Leave your answers in the comment section and if you dont know, take some quiet time to get in touch with that part of you. I promise you will get your answer :-)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

What is the #1 secret for change?!

Watch this video if you want the secret to lasting change! It is my #1 rule that I give to everyone I work with.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Personal Development? Where do I start?!

I know that question very well. A LOT of people want to make a change and they really don't know where to start. If you google that question you will be bombarded by so many different options. Something that I want to make clear, is that many people stick to one specific form of learning or teachers. However I have been able to gain a plethora of knowledge by making sure that I dont count anything out. I research and read as much as my brain can handle and I judge by my gut whether it is truth for me. Dont get discouraged if you feel like you cant find something that speaks to your soul. If you put out your intention it will be met with the option that is perfect for you! So don't give up. My experience has shown that once I desire something, weird things start to show up. I hear about a specific book 3 times in 2 days. Or some teacher that someone told me about last week shows up on a random PBS show when I happen to be flipping channels on the TV. It is a very common occurrence  for me to read something and think "Oh my gosh that was SO PERFECT AND TIMELY FOR ME!"

But you need MAP- Massive Action Plan. Something you can put into action immediately. As Tony Robbins says "never leave the site of setting a goal without first taking immediate action to it's attainment!" So my advice to you is START ANYWHERE! What is a subject/section of your life can you take an immediate action for change TODAY! What is one action you could take today that would get you closer to your goal? Maybe you could go shopping for some healthy food, or maybe you could call your significant other and say "I love you."Point is, make a decision!

Answer me this question: What do you want in your life?!?! Listen, I know it sounds cliché but you need to decide what you want. Any teacher will tell you that. I heard it over and over and never listened. I thought I had a pretty good idea in my head. Guess what? I didn't have the first clue of what I wanted. I would always respond by saying "I just want to be happy." Well thats all fine and dandy but I didn't know what that "happiness" even looked like for me. It was only once I took an inventory of my life and got SUPER clear on what my perfect life would look like, did anything start shifting for me.  I was suddenly able to see a game-plan for the first time in my life and begin designing what I wanted rather then living in constant reaction to my external circumstances.

If you want to keep walking around aimlessly, then you are going to get aimless, random, results. What relationship could you strengthen? What health goals could you make? How would a change in financial success affect your anxiety?? Think about these things and don't be afraid to face them head on. When you avoid a certain area of your life, chances are it needs help, and that it should require most of your attention. But believe me, change is fun!!! But do what I did and break things into smaller pieces. If you take on too much at once then you are asking for an overload breakdown. Depending how old you are, you probably have a hefty amount of de-programming to do ... or maybe thats just me :) Either way DO SOMETHING! Every time I sit down at the computer, I am doing something! I am sharing things that juice me. And since I faced my fear of what other people might think of me (and stopped caring to be honest) I was able to finally start doing what I LOVED to do which is focusing on loving other people and trying to make an impact in their life.

 I am working on so many area's of my life, including my health and fitness. (Much more to come on that hopefully very soon!) But I'm sure you know that I'm not going to leave you empty handed. I want you to watch this video that nearly brings me to tears and goosebumps over my whole body. I am discovering my passions. And taking my PASSION PILL DAILY! Anything to ramp that up is welcome in my life. Listen closely and enjoy :)

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

DoTERRA Balance Blend!

I had SUCH and amazing response with my Liquid Xanax post that I wanted to post this video. I love DoTERRA oils and products. And I will be doing a lot of posts about their products! But this is just a short little video about my fav fav fav oil! The oil that LITERALLY replaced my Xanax prescription!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thank you K-Mart.

Allow me to share with you a wonderfully humorous experience that I had today. I was out GSD'in (Gettin shiz done) which is my favorite thing to do. I'm all out and about writing things down and then checkin' those saaaaame things off that list! Feelin' like a boss. One of my errands was to find a little handy dandy mini calendar to track bills and whatnot. Cuz once again, is there anything better than checkin stuff off a list? I protest that there is not. Heres what that little sucker looks like:

Ahhhh yeah! Love it.

Anyways thats not the funny story. I went to K-Mart to get this planner. I don't go to K-Mart much. Maybe that is because my mother never once took me into one growing up. But I'm a big kid now and I go where I want! hahaha (honestly I kind of understand why she never took me there. But sometimes you can find a real gem!) (IM GETTING TO IT) 



Someones butt forgot to put more of that annoying newspaper ad mail in my mailbox telling me that K-mart has put all of its "Winter Apparel" on sale!!!! (but you better believe they don't forget to give me coups for a free oral sedation in the dentists office-- thanks a lot!) I'm a sucker for leopard. A real big sucker. Makes me feel and look realllllly fierce, don't you agree? Well then you dont even know what is about to hit you. I look down and I see the tag: 
Your dreamin kind of big K-mart if you think imma be crazy enough to pay 30 bucks for this silly robe. And then your also crazy to think I would pay $22.99, but $6.99? You got it. Thats a great deal. I love robes, I love leopard and I love sales. Now I had held up this robe many many times to check to see the length and blah blah and decide if I really wanted it. But only on my final time of holding this piece of art up to my body did I notice the hidden treasure........


Thats right, I have ballin Jungle Cat robe. And I freakin love it. $6.99 K-Mart? I would have paid AT LEAST $8.99. Am I the only one? Why are they trying to HIDE the selling point from me!?! I wrote my entire blog while rockin this robe. And YES that includes the leopard face hood. Honestly, it has made my day. All I could think of as I checked out was "ohhhh I'm gonna be bloggin about this."I hope the suspense didn't kill you too bad :) (and NO K-Mart is not paying me to advertise for them hahaha)

Hopefully this post has given you an idea of the ridiculous goofball I am. Stuff like this keeps my life silly and fun. And I love it. Until next time!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Whats that whole "Passion Pill" all about anyways?

If your STILL wondering what this whole site is about then I wanted to give you a bit more info! Its about whatever I want it to be.. haha :) I love a lot of 'stuff.' I consider myself lucky in that regard because the kind of 'stuff' I like is pretty awesome. In my humble opinion, its the best kind of 'stuff' a person could be interested in. (Again, thats just my opinion)

The stuff I refer to is life improvement. I aim to be a well put together human being. In every regard. Trust me, I know that is a big feat, but I have confidence in myself :-) I have studied so much in topics like essential oils, health, finances, marriage, self-help, motivation, inspiration and my favorite study which is the study of energy! Some of you may be aware of "The Secret" or the law of attraction. The book the secret is a good introduction to metaphysical studies if that is a totally out there concept to you! ( and if it is, thats ok! This blog will be covering a broad range of topics) What I can absolutely guarantee though, is that by reading the information I will be posting, you will start growing as a person. I certainly have. I will be doing SUPER FUN GIVEAWAYS of my most favorite things (Kinda like Oprah!... a girl can dream right?) Books and all kinds of goodies!

I love my life. I love being alive. But trust me when I tell you it wasn't always that way. In fact, most of my life didn't even slightly resemble a love. In fact, my life carried an awful lot of depression and insomnia and anxiety. My life was dependent on pills to get from point A to B. And I was surviving.. barely. I was certainly not thriving. But then I got this stroke of genius! I thought "Maggie, what if you were to dedicate time every day to discovering what you are passionate about? Like what juices you! What makes you tick!? Forget all these doctor prescribed pills!!! How about a PASSION PILL!!!!"... and here we are :) I make sure a day doesn't go by where I dont take my pill. Every day I get the blessing of putting something positive into my mind or watching something positive or reading something positive. Learning something new! Enhancing my life experience. These things fuel my fire!!! They get me pumped. And after feeling sedated most of my life, PUMPED is an awesome feeling!

But how many people can relate to the emotion of fear? My guess is that absolutely every single person reading this (and in the universe) can relate. FEAR or False Evidence Appearing Real, is what has kept me from following my dreams and stepping into my greatness. Fear of rejection or fear of some kind of hurt. But I'm facing those fears. And it feels good. HERE I AM! And im HAPPY to be here! And thank you for being here! This blog is my baby. And like any new mother, I have been so protective of my baby that I havent let anyone see her... or touch her.. or.. even know she exists! Haha. SO if you are one of those people going "where the H has this Maggie been? I didn't even know she existed!" Well, I guess thats on me. And know I'm working on it and trying to be better. I'm ready to stop hiding out and learning in secret :-)

What makes you tick? What creates a feeling of bliss in your life?

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Lets Shake it Off!

Lets just shake it off shall we? What do I mean when I say shake it off? I mean shake off the stories, shake off the illusions that we have keeping us in the dark. My journey started almost 7 years ago. A journey where I became dedicated to figuring my life out. I guess if we are getting SUPER technical, then my journey started almost 24 years ago. I leave NO experience out of the total sum of who I am today.

But you know what I realized today? If I wait until I have had total success in every area of my life and I am a flawless example of how life should be lived, then THIS BLOG WILL NEVER GET WRITTEN!!!!!

I am in CONSTANT process.

So many hours of my day are dedicated to centering myself and learning more than I learned the day before. Mastering my mind and my emotions because I believe that is absolutely possible. I am NOT a victim of my circumstances. I am not MY STORIES. What do I mean by stories? I mean these powerful meanings that I give to my experiences. For example: I did not get the job I want- the story I give to this simple experience is "I am not good enough." If you really take the time, like I have, exploring your untouched inner world, you will discover what I have. We have unlimited stories unlimited meanings that we attach to our life experiences. But more importantly, we can CHANGE those meanings.  And our minds can't tell the difference.

I will be getting into these topics and MORE in many blog posts to come. But First off I want to warn you that what you will get with me is HONESTY. And that all started with my decision to be honest with myself. You are reading the writings of a girl who has tried and failed so much more than she has tried and succeeded. And I realized that if I couldn't be honest with me then I couldn't be honest with YOU. And I know that the people who have touched my life the most have been FEARLESS in their HONESTY. It made me feel like I wasn't alone. Like my failures had to be leading to something great JUST as their experiences had. I'm on a journey. And I love this journey. It is a journey of understanding and of finding true and lasting peace. But most important, it is a journey to love. UNCONDITIONAL love. Love for myself, and love for every other person alive.

Join me on this journey. A journey of spirituality, of life. Let me share my gifts and tools with you, and share yours with me. And do me a favor ok? Keep an open mind :-) Some of the stuff I share with you may be something that you aren't ready for or aren't interested in right now, and thats ok. My biggest gift is respecting wherever you are at in life at any given moment, I have a deep love for the people in my life who have shown me that same respect.
 And whatever you are going through right now, make a commitment with me that we will SHAKE IT OFF, together. You can do this. I have faith in you. And I have faith in me.

Yes, I know that this song is called "shake it out" but you say tomato I say "SHAKE IT OFF!"

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