Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quiet Transformation

There are times when you're unsure, when you're making decisions based upon intuition, cirmcumstance and your gut. These decisions are a leap of faith. The hope is that things work out for good. What can be frustrating is when you don't know why things are happening the way they are or why things don't seem to add up. Our instinctive need to know it all and control the outcome, kicks in.

What I know today is that God speaks to us in tiny whispers and it's up to us to heed to those whispers...

My words for 2015 are "Quiet" and "Transformation". I could not figure out why I felt the need to be quiet and then why metamorphosis / transformation kept coming to me...now I do. It all makes sense.

These past weeks have revealed to me the answers. I've been embraced by love, comfort, prayer and nourshing grace.

I'm anew, I've been quiet, I am transforming...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Sting

The ocean is always a healing place for me.
To all of my peeps who are movie fans, I apologize because this post is not about the amazing movie starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman...

This post is about the feeling of heat that sears through me when I've been hurt by someone's insensitivity. Lately, it's been happening more frequently. It usually occurs when someone knowlingly or unknowlingly does or says something that hits me right in the heart. The burn is usually paralyzing and if I'm in the presence of that person, I quickly shrug it off. That is, at least in front of them.

The truth is I'm tough, I'm quite the warrior. But, I'm a softie too. It hurts when the sting comes. My husband says, I'm his "pure" one. What he's meaning is that I honestly get shocked by people's insensitivity. He doesn't get shocked by it. He may be tougher than me. I am so open that I let people in and then, "OUCH"!! Their need to meet their own needs, their carelessness causes harm.

What I'm learning is not that I need to shut people out, but that I do need to build up my resilience. This means that in some instances I need to put distance between myself and the other's stinging nature. Other ways are, "guarding my heart" by being sure in who I am and realizing that their stinging me is their "issue" not mine. Also, standing strong in my power and practicing that if they sting me twice, pull out the "Warrior Gerri" and call them on it.

Truth is, people are doing the best they can in any given moment. But, the other truth is I don't have to continue to allow them to hurt me.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Marketing, Sales and Affiliates Oh My!!!

There's a new trend. Well, maybe not a new one. But, one I'm noticing a lot lately. It's the "Try This New Thing!!" email newsletter and/or  blog post. Specifically, it's the post where the writer will make money if you use the product they're selling.

Now, I'm not one for bashing anyone's system. Nor am I one to rain on someone else's internet money-making parade. But, the problem for me is that lately, most of the wonderful people I follow or receive email newsletters from are writing about something they want me to check out and try. There's always a free portion and then some larger portion that can be paid for.

I'm an entrepreneur. So, I get it. But, I long for a balance of postings. I long for the postings and emails that share the light, that share what drew me to that person in the first place.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Little Bit of Pretty

I recently took a trip to visit dear friends in Florida. I didn't only gain some much needed R & R, but I learned an important thing about myself.

I'm a girlie-girl. I know, I know, this isn't what most people think. But, it's true. I like makeup, I like "smell goods", and I like to look pretty.

So, when my sister-friend Briony told me about monthly boxes, I was intrigued. After researching, using the almighty google.com, I found a couple of sites that led me to two new favorites. Meet my monthly pleasures Petit Vour and EcoEmi.

Both of these memberships are $15 a month with no strings attached. Meaning you can cancel after one month if you wish. I gave my mom a three-month subscription gift to EcoEmi and she LOVED it.

The way EcoEmi works is for $15 a month, the company sends sample sizes (as well as 1 or 2 full sizes) of all natural, organic and / or vegan food, body and beauty items. Every month the company is very generous. Although the box is $15, the products that come total at least double that amount.

Photo Courtesy of EcoEmi.com
I love everything in the January box. I gave away the concealer since it was a bit light for my skin tone. But, I was happy with everything else!

Petit Vour is similar except they only send body and beauty items. You get 4-5 items but, they are all vegan products-Yippee!!

Photo Courtesy of MySubscriptionAddiction.com
I gifted my blush from this month because I knew I wouldn't use it. I could have used it as an eye shadow but decided to share it away. I was still pleased with what I kept.

I'm excited to get a delivery every month. Even more, I'm happy that I'm loving on myself in this way. I'm glad that I'm making the effort to "gift myself" a little pretty each month.

I already have a box for my man and my boy starting soon...

Check out the sites I follow for box updates here:
My Subscription Addiction
A Year of Boxes

Check out the boxes I subscribe to here:

Currently Subscribed:
Petit Vour (for me)
EcoEmi (for me)

Upcoming Gifts:
Gentleman's Box (for the hubby)
Loot Crate (for the boy)

Happy Boxing!!!