Have you ever had that feeling when you know something is right but you just can’t explain it? Well that’s the feeling I have right now as I write my final blog post for Best Life Wise. I did consider just sneaking out the back door, slipping out without a word, closing the door on this adventure as quietly as I could but what fun would that be? And besides if you really want closure, you have to be willing to close the door.
Where to start when you have no idea where to start
You know that wild dream of yours, that thing you have always wanted to do, that feeling that just won’t go away that you desperately want to to explore? Girl, you know what I am talking about. That thing that over the years keeps popping up as a reminder that you still want it, your mind may have pushed it to the back of your priorities but your soul is quietly nudging you saying ‘I haven’t forgotten & I’m not going to let you forget either’. You know that thing, you’ve decided to go for it, the next obstacle, where do you start?
What does the word happiness even mean?
Well it seems the goal posts have moved and this often confusing journey of looking for happiness is proving to have been a misguided message all along. We were first led to believe that happiness is a place, that we when achieve success (society’s version that is) we will be happy, we will be living the dream. We are now living in enormous amounts of debt from our shiny new cars, oversized houses, full of material possessions we bought on credit that we don’t actually need or have time to enjoy because we are working overtime in our full time jobs (that don’t make us happy and certainly aren’t our passion) just to make ends meet. Rant over, you get the point, society’s way isn’t going to make us happy and I am excited to say the world is waking up to these marketing tricks.
The Power of Self-Love
What would the world look like if we all practiced self-love daily? Would our worlds & the greater world be a better place? Could giving ourselves more love everyday attract more love, happiness and abundance into our lives? Of course, more self-love would fuel our lives to be everything we want, the greater world would be blessed with a loved up society and the love, happiness and abundance would flow with ease. We know the power of self-love, but why do we struggle to practice it daily?
Women Inspiring Confidence Presents Sami @Roses Paige
Today I would love to introduce you to one very inspiring woman Sami from Roses Paige. Our paths crossed and I was totally inspired by her story, her raw honesty and her mission to help women unmask themselves and unlock their potential. Sami writes unapologetically ‘Screw society, screw haters, screw definitions. Watch me do this glamourously’. Today Sami shares her confidence story with us.
Smart women who know #selfworthissexy
Imagine this…your having an off day, not feeling confident, doubting yourself and you knew if only you had a tribe of badass women on tap with pom poms in hand cheering you on you would be successful. Or you are on top of the world, you have had an incredible success but you know that your family & friends won’t understand your excitement. What if you were a part of a community of amazing like minded women who always had your back?
Confidence letter to my younger self
Dear younger Cas,
If only you knew everything I know now. Trust me when I say take your time, live in the moment, enjoy the journey, everything will work out exactly how it is meant to.
I am not perfect, I am a limited edition
I fall, I rise
I make mistakes, I learn
I upset, I apologise
I challenge myself, I live
I’m not perfect, I am human
I am a limited edition
I mean really being perfect would be boring right? #soboring. How cool is it that we can continue to grow and transform ourselves to be who ever we want to be? That we can choose to rise after we fall, to learn from our mistakes, to apologise when we unwillingly upset, to challenge ourselves, to live. Seriously, how cool is that!
Self care isn’t selfish
Have you ever craved for more ‘me time’ but feel guilty? Time and money stops you in your tracks and you convince yourself your time is better spent elsewhere. Deep down we know caring for ourselves will benefit those around us but we feel selfish and guilty for doing something self-caring. Am I right ladies?
Women Inspiring Confidence Presents Sophie @ Sophie Zen
Today I am excited to introduce you to the gorgeous Sophie from Sophie Zen. I connected with Sophie through a women’s mastermind group and I was totally inspired by her courage, self-belief and determination to create a successful business focused on helping other women achieve their dreams. I am so in love with every word Sophie has shared with us here today.
How to be a badass boundary setting woman
Hands up if this is you… You’re a people pleaser? You often find yourself trying to care for everyone else that at the end of the week you are emotionally drained? Now hands up if you are as excited as me to find out that setting soul serving boundaries is as simple as having courage, learning the skills and practicing. Hold onto your hats ladies… Your about to find out how to be a badass boundary setting woman.
How to look confident when you’re just not feeling it
You know those times when you know you need to pop your confidence pants on but your just not feeling it? The nerves have kicked in and slipping back under the bed sheets sounds like a perfect solution? Or your exit has been blocked and running away isn’t physically an option? These five tricks will have you looking confident even when you’re not feeling it.
The key to confidence in your relationship
Do you openly share your deepest feelings, greatest desires and your biggest fears with your intimate partner? Do you give yourself permission to speak up as the beautiful unique individual soul you are? Do you focus on the positives about your relationship and your partner? Or are you like me and have made a commitment to yourself and your future partner to make it the ultimate relationship, the one you have always dreamed of?
There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me that is the true essence of beauty- Steve Maraboli. Steve is on the money, I mean really is there any other way to live? Why do we think we need to be someone else or show up to the world not as our true selves? Am I the only one that is saying enough is enough…here I am world?
Women Inspiring Confidence Presents Em @ The Gratitude Butterfly
I am over the moon today to introduce you to my gorgeous friend, wellness inspiration and GratiDude Em Fitts – the creator and owner of The Gratitude Butterfly. Em has stopped by today to share with you her confidence journey and I am so grateful for her honesty, wisdom, authenticity and love.
An introverts perspective on confidence…
Being an introvert I always thought I would never be as confident as an extrovert must feel, they are expressive, loud, social, think as they speak. I thought to myself, they must be confident right? Being an introvert I am quiet, reflective, enjoy my solitude and think before I speak which means sometimes I miss my chance to be expressive in social situations, but does that mean I am any less confident then the extrovert?
Creative ways to grow into your best self
Growth starts when you make the decision that you want more, can be more and deserve more in and from your life. Cynthia Occeilli writes about growth “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. Do you truly understand the power of growth?
Girlpower Quotes- Behind every inspirational woman is a power quote
We all know that behind every successful man is his woman, but what is behind every successful woman? Her tribe and her power quote. We all have a quote or two that resonate with us on a deeper level, that get those fires in our bellies burning red hot and drive inspiration from within us. These 10 girlpower quotes will get your creative juices flowing;