No Blog Day

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I have had zero motivation to write a blog today.

I spent the better part of morning tirelessly trying to think of something, anything to write about.

I take comfort in knowing that I am not the only one that struggles with this ordeal.

What gives you guys inspiration?

My blog will be a place where I post material that people can relate to. Material that speaks truth and honesty. A place where we can all learn from each other and gain a deeper understanding, and perhaps new perspectives on life, love, and everything in-between. My vision is to create a space where people feel comfortable and free to discussion their feelings, views and beliefs honestly. A cozy atmosphere where people feel confident and safe to come for guidance and support, a place where we can lean on each other.

I recently turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. It has such great ideas.

Some topics, or personal experiences, that I will (probably) be discussing in the near future will be:

The horrors of online dating
Apps I live by

Nursing Notes
List of things that made me happy this month
Simple Pleasures
Someone I admire
Products I love
How to get through a break up
Unhealthy Relationships
Learning to embrace change
Organization / Productivity
First date Tips
Journey with painting
Stay in date nights
Dating on a budget
Deal Breakers in Relationships
Cancer   
Depression and Anxiety
My Love Language
Story of Compulsive Worrier 

Random thoughts, feelings, and views

Those should keep me occupied for a while.

Rachel Page ♥

The Law – of Attraction. (The Secret)

 

Where do I even begin?

The Secret.
Life transforming!

I was a huge skeptic too, at first. 

How could a single book(s), or theory hold so much truth? So much wisdom? So much perspective? Why wasn’t everyone following the words of this book? Why isn’t everyone leading the life they want? Why isn’t everyone radiating with happiness? 

Too bad for them, right? Not exactly. To believe is a choice. It is a similar choice people make when they decide to believe in God (or not). You believe because you want to believe. You believe because it provides you with hope, faith, love, and happiness. It provides you with guidance, purpose, and value. You will find an abundance of research on the internet that either affirms the Law of Attraction theory or is against it. Ultimately, the choice is yours. But seriously, what do you have to lose?

I wanted to share this book, and its secrets – its words, with everyone. I was so moved by it that I stopped in at the local bookstore on my way to meet a friend one evening.  I ended up being late for our date, for once (only by 15 mins), but it brought me so much joy to provide him with this gift.

What is The Secret?

It is the Law of Attraction.

 ” It is the belief that the universe creates and provides for you that which your thoughts are focused on. “Like Always Attracts like.” The results of positive thoughts are always positive consequences. The same holds true for negative thoughts always leading to bad outcomes.” – The Law of Attraction 


Thoughts Produce Things.

Learn more about the Law of Attraction

The secret really highlights the practice of daily gratitude. Being genuinely thankful, from your heart and soul, is the ultimate way to attract positive consequences. And it really feels great. It means you appreciate more than just yourself. Selflessness.

Every evening, or just before bed, I write a list of the things I am grateful for that day, as well as the things I am grateful for that will come into my life in the future. I wake up the next morning feeling happy and refreshed, conjuring up new ways that I can give back to the life.

The Secret Film is available on Neflix.

Visit Rhonda Byrne’s Page to view (and purchase) the book(s).

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Rachel Page ♥

Comments, feedback, shares, and likes are greatly appreciated ♥

 

Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body with these Simple Practices

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Self Care 101

Your mind and body deserved to be lavished with some quality tender love and care, every once in a while. Preferably, daily.

How are you supposed to give your absolute best to life when you don’t feel your absolute best?

Life comes with an abundance of demands, and not everyone knows how to adequately cope with them. Some people can manage many tasks in a given period without feeling constrained, whereas others may feel the burden of stress and become easily overwhelmed.


Here are some simple, yet effective, self-care practices that can help you feel relaxed, and rejuvenated:

Sleep –  Go to bed early and get into a routine.

Mindfulness and meditation – Get in-touch with your inner self.

Exercise and eat healthy – Because you will look and feel great.

Disconnect from technology – Because it is frying our brains.

Drink water –  Drink least 1.5 to 2L a day (and more if you exercise).

Take a break – Escape for 10 mins, close your eyes and just breathe.

Practice Gratitude – I can’t preach this enough, the more thankful you are, the happier you will be.

Recite positive affirmations – Because you truly are an amazing person.

Smile more, laugh often – Instant joy for the soul.

Inspirational / Life Quotes –  Read a few before you go to bed.

Go outside – Become one with nature, or just go breathe in some fresh air.

Call a loved one – and tell them how much you appreciate and love them (and miss them).

Meet up with a friend – Friends are good for the soul.

Snuggle up with a love one – Because it feels awesome!

A long, embraced hug from a loved one – Because it also feels awesome!

Declutter your space – Because it really does declutter your mind.

Go on a date with yourself – It will make you feel great about yourself.

Music therapy – There is nothing more therapeutic than getting lost in thought and music.

Learn to say “No”– Be honest, if there is something you don’t want to do, speak up!

Learn a new skill – Because it makes you feel accomplished, and you may even discover a hidden passion.

Self-help books – Because they really can help. They provide many tools to help manage emotions, they help make connections, they can really transform your view of life, and help you to view it with a positive, less complicated lens.

Relieve stress with Colouring – Seriously it works!

Submerge yourself – in water, a nice hot bath. Throw in some bath bombs (if you must), light some candles, and turn on some peaceful music. It feels AmaZZING! Tranquility!

Read a book  – Getting lost in the pages of a good novel, is a really great temporary escape from reality.

Mani/Pedi/Massage – Because pampering yourself never felt better!

Reflect on your accomplishments – Because it truly does affirm how incredibly hard you have worked to get where you are now. You will appreciate your efforts, and feel proficient.

Check-in on your life goals (are you on track?) – Helps you to make necessary adjustments in a timely manner, or confirms if you are on track.

Stay Organized (Daily tasks/goals) – You will feel less overwhelmed, and be more productive.

Journal – Get your thoughts down on paper.  I suggest you fill your journal with positive thoughts. Turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts.  Write down what you are thankful for, talk about the positive moments that happened, and write positive affirmations about yourself.

READ “The Secret” By Rhonda Byrne – Because it will transform your life.

When all else fails…….. A glass of Pinot always does the trick.

The End! ♥

Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body – Simple Practices

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Self Care 101

Your mind and body deserved to be lavished with some quality tender love and care, every once in a while. Preferably, daily.

How are you supposed to give your absolute best to life when you don’t feel your absolute best?

Life comes with an abundance of demands, and not everyone knows how to adequately cope with them. Some people can manage many tasks in a given period without feeling constrained, whereas others may feel the burden of stress and become easily overwhelmed.


Here are some simple, yet effective, self-care practices that can help you feel relaxed, and rejuvenated:

Sleep – Go to bed early and get into a routine.

Mindfulness and meditation – Get in-touch with your inner self.

Exercise and eat healthy – Because you will look and feel great.

Disconnect from technology – Because it is frying our brains.

Drink water – Drink least 1.5 to 2L a day (and more if you exercise).

Take a break – Escape for 10 mins, close your eyes and just breathe.

Practice Gratitude – I can’t preach this enough, the more thankful you are, the happier you will be.

Recite positive affirmations – Because you truly are an amazing person.

Smile more, laugh often – Instant joy for the soul.

Inspirational / Life Quotes – Read a few before you go to bed.

Go outside – Become one with nature, or just go breathe in some fresh air.

Call a loved one – and tell them how much you appreciate and love them (and miss them).

Meet up with a friend – Friends are good for the soul.

Snuggle up with a love one – Because it feels awesome!

A long, embraced hug from a loved one – Because it also feels awesome!

Declutter your space – Because it really does declutter your mind.

Go on a date with yourself – It will make you feel great about yourself.

Music therapy – There is nothing more therapeutic than getting lost in thought and music.

Learn to say “No”– Be honest, if there is something you don’t want to do, speak up!

Learn a new skill – Because it makes you feel accomplished, and you may even discover a hidden passion.

Self-help books – Because they really can help. They provide many tools to help manage emotions, they help make connections, they can really transform your view of life, and help you to view it with a positive, less complicated lens.

Relieve stress with Colouring – Seriously it works!

Submerge yourself – in water, a nice hot bath. Throw in some bath bombs (if you must), light some candles, and turn on some peaceful music. It feels AmaZZING! Tranquility!

Read a book – Getting lost in the pages of a good novel, is a really great temporary escape from reality.

Mani/Pedi/Massage – Because pampering yourself never felt better!

Reflect on your accomplishments – Because it truly does affirm how incredibly hard you have worked to get where you are now. You will appreciate your efforts, and feel proficient.

Check-in on your life goals (are you on track?) – Helps you to make necessary adjustments in a timely manner, or confirms if you are on track.

Stay Organized (Daily tasks/goals) – You will feel less overwhelmed, and be more productive.

Journal – Get your thoughts down on paper. I suggest you fill your journal with positive thoughts. Turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Write down what you are thankful for, talk about the positive moments that happened, and write positive affirmations about yourself.

READ “The Secret” By Rhonda Byrne – Because it will transform your life.

When all else fails…….. A glass of Pinot always does the trick.

The End! ♥

30 Years of Life Lessons ♥

30 Years of Life Lessons ♥

Be thankful, be grateful –It shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance of what is already present. It is the ultimate happiness.

Change can be a blessing or a curse – Either way you decide.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” —Henry Ford

Stop searching for love – Focus on loving yourself. You are enough.

Never settle for less than you deserve – You are worth everything you desire in life and in love.

Stop worrying and analyzing everything – It does nothing more than make you more miserable. Be thankful for what is going right in your life.

Stop comparing yourself or your life to others – Don’t allow your own insecurities to hinder your potential to achieve anything.

Become aware of your own thought traps, and put them to rest – Turn “what ifs, I can’t, I failed, I never will” into “What is, I can, I succeeded, I will”.

Believe in the power of your positive thoughts – Thoughts produce feelings. You are in control of your thoughts. Positive thoughts bring positive feelings – complete bliss and happiness.

Create your own happiness – Support from family and friends is a bonus, but you should not rely on them for your sole happiness. You are the only person that can make yourself happy.

Practice Mindfulness – Become self-aware by living in the present moment. Relax and meditate.

If opportunity presents – TAKE IT, don’t be afraid of taking a risk. Believe in the impossible and you will receive it.

Don’t wait for things to fall into place – You have to put them where you want them, and know that anything worthwhile takes time and effort.

“Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” —Max McKeown

You can’t please everyone – Do what you feel is right for you.

Strike a balance between saving, investing, and experiencing.The last thing anyone should be worrying about is debt. Debt is inevitable. If there is an investment opportunity, take it! If you want to vacation on a tropical island, GO! If you want something, anything, go for it!

Work to live, but don’t live to work.”

Believe in yourself – You can truly accomplish anything you put your mind too. Have faith. Envision the life you want; ask for it, believe it, and receive it!

Declutter – Decluttering your work space, home, car, or any personal space really helps to declutter your brain.

Learn a new hobby or skill – Discovering a new passion is such a happy high, it brings instant joy to your life, and gives you something that you can always look forward to.

Surround yourself with positive influencers – When you surround yourself with positive people, you will feed off of each other’s happiness. Seek relationships that build you up. Detach from relationships that bring negative vibes, and bring you down.

LET IT GO – “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” And “if it’s truly meant to be, it will just be.”

Nurture your Soul – Learn to truly love yourself by setting yourself on an endless path of self-discovery, and practicing self-care daily.

No one is a mind reader – Speak up. If you have something on your mind, communicate it. Be kind, and respond with kindness.

Make the most of each day – Those are minutes you will never get back. Make a daily plan. Create a list of 3 to 5 daily goals, prioritize them, and then seek to complete.

Be a Goalgetter Goals keep your mind and life on track.

Exercise and eat healthy – Because it will make your mind, body and soul feel great.

Practice self-reflection – A part of self-discovery, getting to know You by evaluating yourself (or a situations), and identifying your strengths and weaknesses. Ask yourself “How can I do it better?” There is always room to improve.

Be Respectful – This speaks to so many different levels. Be respectful of other people’s realities. People view life different through their eyes. Respect boundaries, values and beliefs. Do not judge. Be honest, loyal, and kind.

Believe in the Law of Attraction – Seriously, it has changed my life, for the absolute better. “It is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. … The Law uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materializes them into reality.” Thoughts become Things. I recommend everyone read the book, “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.

30 Years of Life Lessons

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Life Lessons

Be thankful, be grateful –It shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance of what is already present. It is the ultimate happiness.

Change can be a blessing or a curse – Either way you decide

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” —Henry Ford

Stop searching for love – Focus on loving yourself. You are enough.

Never settle for less than you deserve – You are worth everything you desire in life and in love.

Stop worrying and analyzing everything – It does nothing more than make you more miserable. Be thankful for what is going right in your life.

Stop comparing yourself or your life to others – Don’t allow your own insecurities to hinder your potential to achieve anything.

Become aware of your own thought traps, and put them to rest – Turn “what ifs, I can’t, I failed, I never will” into “What is, I can, I succeeded, I will”.

Believe in the power of your positive thoughts – Thoughts produce feelings. You are in control of your thoughts. Positive thoughts bring positive feelings – complete bliss and happiness.

Create your own happiness – Support from family and friends is a bonus, but you should not rely on them for your sole happiness. You are the only person that can make yourself happy.

Practice Mindfulness – Become self-aware by living in the present moment. Relax and meditate.

If opportunity presents – TAKE IT, don’t be afraid of taking a risk. Believe in the impossible and you will receive it.

Don’t wait for things to fall into place – You have to put them where you want them, and know that anything worthwhile takes time and effort.

“Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” —Max McKeown

You can’t please everyone – Do what you feel is right for you.

Strike a balance between saving, investing, and experiencing.The last thing anyone should be worrying about is debt. Debt is inevitable. If there is an investment opportunity, take it! If you want to vacation on a tropical island, GO! If you want something, anything, go for it!

Work to live, but don’t live to work.”

Believe in yourself – You can truly accomplish anything you put your mind too. Have faith. Envision the life you want; ask for it, believe it, and receive it!

Declutter – Decluttering your work space, home, car, or any personal space really helps to declutter your brain.

Learn a new hobby or skill – Discovering a new passion is such a happy high, it brings instant joy to your life, and gives you something that you can always look forward to.

Surround yourself with positive influencers – When you surround yourself with positive people, you will feed off of each other’s happiness. Seek relationships that build you up. Detach from relationships that bring negative vibes, and bring you down.

LET IT GO – “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” And “if it’s truly meant to be, it will just be.”

Nurture your Soul – Learn to truly love yourself by setting yourself on an endless path of self-discovery, and practicing self-care daily.

No one is a mind reader – Speak up. If you have something on your mind, communicate it. Be kind, and respond with kindness.

Make the most of each day – Those are minutes you will never get back. Make a daily plan. Create a list of 3 to 5 daily goals, prioritize them, and then seek to complete.

Be a Goalgetter Goals keep your mind and life on track.

Exercise and eat healthy – Because it will make your mind, body and soul feel great.

Practice self-reflection – A part of self-discovery, getting to know You by evaluating yourself (or a situations), and identifying your strengths and weaknesses. Ask yourself “How can I do it better?” There is always room to improve.

Be Respectful – This speaks to so many different levels. Be respectful of other people’s realities. People view life different through their eyes. Respect boundaries, values and beliefs. Do not judge. Be honest, loyal, and kind.

Believe in the Law of Attraction – Seriously, it has changed my life, for the absolute better. “It is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. … The Law uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materializes them into reality.” Thoughts become Things. I recommend everyone read the book, “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.

30 Years of Life

Birthday CakeIf I could tell my younger self one thing it would be “sweetheart, you have nothing to fear.”

The thought of turning 30 was like the plague to me, dooms day. Okay, perhaps I am exaggerating (a little). Seriously though, it was a big deal for me. I was feeling prematurely old. My life had been leaded by expectations, greater demands, and high standards. I had it imprinted in my brain that at a specific age, I HAD to be married with children, I HAD to be advanced in my career, and I HAD to purchase my first home. Life demands seemed to be always increasing, and more responsibilities where always being thrown my way, which was creating a stressful atmosphere. When things didn’t go as planned, I felt so let down. I felt like a failure. I wasn’t happy with what I had, or where I was in my life. If I am being honest with myself, I was ungrateful, and I had a hard time seeing the positive in anything that was happening in and around my life. I see life through a much different lens now. I am so thankful for whatever life has brought my way, and what will continue to come my way.

The reality is, life will never go exactly as planned, it never will, ever, and that is perfectly okay. Life is not completely linear. This is why it is so important to be flexible, and simply just go with the flow. Change is really a beautiful thing, not something to be fearful of. Change brings on new challenges, opportunities, and life experiences. It is something that should be embraced.

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” —Henri Bergson

Self-discovering, a topic I will leave for another discussion, is how I discovered to truly love myself. Everything after that just started to fall into place.

What I am trying to say is age is really just a number, you only as old as you feel, and whatever you put into life, you will get from it.

Basic Life Lessons:

Challenge yourself, Take Risks, Chose happiness, Have Fun, Laugh always, Smile often.

Rachel Page xo