Ponder This…

What will you STOP rejecting and what will you START embracing? 


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Get out there and do stuff that matters! Go big, be bold and above all stop waiting for opportunities to present themselves. Create the life you want today! – Happy Matters LLC

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Keep Moving Forward

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It’s not always easy to leave things in the past but we can never truly heal until we open our eyes to all that is still ahead of us. What are you looking forward to? 

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Ponder This…


How often are you pausing to recharge and reboot your mind? 


It’s been said, that everybody needs time to rejuvenate, refresh, recharge and begin again.

Every so often we life coaches like to coach one another. This practice not only helps us to keep our skills sharp but it also helps us to remember we are human just like everyone else and not exempt from regular day to day struggles. This morning I had a wonderful coaching session with my friend and fellow colleague Sarah. In this coaching session I came to the realization with her that I am long overdue for a recharge and reboot. The low battery life alert had been flashing in my mind for days now, but I kept ignoring it. As I shared with her the internal struggle I had been wrestling with, it hit me that I was putting too much energy on things that are secondary to my authentic purpose and passion. As we discussed the physical and mental toll sacrificing my interests and talents was taking on me, I started to feel a weight lift off my shoulders. I began to take ownership of the choices I had been making over the course of these past few days and I acknowledged that my desire to please others had overpowered my desire to be happy and at peace with myself. This resulted in me realizing that I had been running on autopilot. I had been floating along for the past few days crossing item after item off of my to-do list, never feeling all that satisfied with the days progress. I found myself feeling exhausted and frustrated at the end of every day. “I would rather be…” kept popping up in my mind as I floated from one task to the other. I was using up all of my energy to tackle things that had little if anything to do with growing my coaching practice, blogging or working on my art. Upon exploration and with the help of some visualization exercises I realized that my mind was being pulled in several different directions and that it was running on fumes at this point.

After my session, I committed to giving my mind the time it needed to rest and regroup. I paused and let my mind settle. What is important? What can wait? What is no longer serving me? What would you like to do in this moment? As I meditated around these questions today I felt my mind coming back to full power. I felt invigorated and inspired to put more of my energy and focus on the things that mattered to me most. Those things that bring me alive.  My original outlook of the day shifted and as this Wednesday, March 5th draws to a close I feel accomplished and content. I was able to coach a few clients, write this blog post, and will be finishing up a painting before this night is through. That’s a beautiful thing.

Remember to be patient with yourself. The energy that our mind supplies should be nurtured and cared for. This is our essence. When we neglect the messages our mind and body relay to us, we deny our authentic self from being heard. Listen to the messages being transmitted and take the time every so often to recharge and reboot your life.


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What Brings You Joy?

I Paint because it brings me joy. What brings you joy?


This weekend I completed two art pieces for a friend and colleague of mine. It was such a pleasure working on this project that I wanted to share my experience with you all.  The two paintings above are my first commissioned pieces, so I am sure you can imagine my excitement. I am filled with pride and am grateful to have been given an opportunity to share my passion with someone that can truly appreciate it.

 Over the past few months I have definitely started to uncover a part of myself that lives to create through art. I mentioned in previous postings that I only recently started to paint again after I returned from a trip to Italy. This trip for me represented an awakening of a part of me that has long been locked away. While on this trip, I visited several art galleries and got to know some wonderful local artists. I found myself enthralled by their undying passion, and commitment to their craft. They were vibrant individuals with endless amounts of talent.  As they each put it, they got to wake up every day in paradise and paint till their hearts content. This for me was just a beautiful thing to witness. This was living.  When I left this magical place I promised myself that I would rekindle my love for painting and just see what happens.  It was time for me to practice what I preach in my coaching with my clients.  How can I encourage others to unlock these parts of themselves if I’m not taking notice of these parts of myself as well? I left Italy with the intention to dust off a passion I had long been ignoring and let it come alive again. I couldn’t wait!

 Upon my return to New York, the days quickly got away from me. I returned to work re-energized from my ten-day vacation, but I felt like something was still missing. I wanted to paint! Limiting thoughts charged into my mind every time the idea of painting surfaced. I would worry about the money I was going to need to support this hobby, my lack of training and a number of other silly notions I attempted to convince myself of. Days went on like this until finally I received a sign.  I arrived home one day after work and was met with a coupon for a local art store that had recently opened in my area.  NO MORE EXCUSES!  I told myself I couldn’t ignore this obvious sign for me to do what I had promised myself only a few days prior. I took the coupon and quickly ran down to BLICK art store with my credit card and huge smile on my face. The rest is history!

It’s been a little over four months since that fabulous day in May, and I am now a frequent shopper at BLICK, or as I like to refer to it, my adult Toys R Us.  You can find me at BLICK almost every weekend picking up a new canvas or stocking up on vibrant paint colors that bring a smile to my face.  I worry less about the cost of supplies and my lack of training because the feeling of freedom that I get when I am painting is absolutely priceless.  I find that when I’m painting, I am lost to the world. I am focused and aligned with that teenage girl who just loved to make a mess and create. I enjoy feeling the brush against my finger tips and the feeling I get when I put paint to canvas. It’s a magical experience and it’s one that gives me a great deal of satisfaction.  As I look back at these past few months, I am so happy I made the decision to follow my intuition and return to my passion for painting.  I dreamed, I believed, and I definitely unlocked a part of myself I am so very happy to get to know again.

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint“, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” 
― Vincent van Gogh

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Ponder This…

Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?

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You’ve lived this day before. You know every decision and every move you’ll make today. There is safety and comfort here, but somehow you find yourself wanting. You look out, and wonder what else is there. “Is everyone’s life like this?”

PREDICTABLE, EMPTY, and UNFULFILLED are words you’re becoming all too familiar with. These words echo in your mind on a regular basis, with the hope that maybe one day you will hear their call.  Deep down inside the voice of your authentic self is stirring. Every once in a while he or she will emerge from within you and call out “THIS IS NOT LIVING!” From the pit of your belly you sense their power, and for a moment you hear what it is they have say. The problem, you don’t know how to live any other way.

Make a choice to receive the change you know you need and deserve. Abandon old habits and take up new more positive ones. Listen for the passions that still live inside you. It’s never too late to explore the unknown. What you know to be safe and comfortable today no longer serves you. Look for what brings you alive. Stand up today with strength in your heart and clarity in your mind. Surrender who you are for what you could become. You are worth it.

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Worrying Gets Us Nowhere


I don’t know about you guys, but I prefer to keep moving forward. Worrying gets us absolutely nowhere in life. Embrace choice and keep moving forward. No sense in wondering how things might turn out, live it up and see things through because you know deep down inside you got this. Dream. Believe and unlock all that you yearn for by determining the action steps you need to take to get you where you want to be in life. The power lies within us all. It’s up to you to harness this power and make use of it. Wasting your time and energy focusing on limiting beliefs will only keep you further away from achieving greatness. You CAN be great now! Stop worrying and start doing. If you want to live a full life you need to start living.

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Ponder This..

If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make them? 


There is power behind every mistake we make in this life. If welcomed as an opportunity for enlightenment and growth, our mistakes have the ability to reignite the fire we each have within us. This fire houses all of our ambitions and dreams for the future. It is the very reason we take chances in the first place.  Mistakes are a normal part of life ,and when we accept them as such, we leave room for our courage, curiosity, and creativity to reemerge. Dwelling on a past mistake will only result in the clouding of your vision. Pick yourself up and acknowledge what insights can be taken away from this minor detour. Never allow for a mistake to fill your mind with fear.  It is within your power to take back the reins and reclaim what you know you deserve. Clear a path for your dreams to flourish by embracing your mistakes. Embrace choice and keep moving forward.

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Ponder This…

Work should be the fun we get paid for. Are you having fun? 


Let your work be something that brings you joy, fulfilment, and purpose. Allow for your work to lift you up and take you where you  need to be. Only you have the power to choose a path that will fill your spirit and enable to you to reach new heights. Settling for a career that isn’t you will only push you further off course. Follow your dreams and cultivate those skills and interests you know deep down in side are true and meaningful to you.

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Japanese Bowl: Reflections of A Poem by Peter Mayer

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls
That were made long ago
I have some cracks in me
They have been filled with gold

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When they had a bowl to mend
It did not hide the cracks
It made them shine instead

So now every old scar shows
from every time I broke
And anyone’s eyes can see
I’m not what I used to be

But in a collector’s mind
All of these jagged lines
Make me more beautiful
And worth a higher price

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls
I was made long ago
I have some cracks you can see
See how they shine of gold.
-Peter Mayer

I had the pleasure of hearing these  beautiful words over this past weekend. The words of this poem resonated with me so deeply that I wanted to share them with you all. Within these words one is given the gift of self-reflection and acceptance. When we can appreciate and accept the experiences and challenges we have faced in life with an open heart and open mind, it is then that we can look upon ourselves and the world around us as beautiful works of art.

Each obstacle that we have overcome has left a unique mark upon us. We can grow and learned from every moment that challenges us. Where we may have once felt a piece of us was broken or damaged, this poem offers readers an opportunity to look at oneself  through a different lens. You are still whole. You are more beautiful and more unique than when you were first created. Each crack, each broken fiber of your being has the potential to be mended. When you love yourself you will painstakingly, and artfully take the time to put yourself back together. Mend these areas of yourself with your brilliance, acceptance, and inner power, and watch as your strength, wisdom, and beauty emerges for all to see.

When we love ourselves for all that we are, our beauty and strength shines through. No matter the amount of cracks we have amassed in our lifetime we are as beautiful as those Japanese bowls lined with gold. The gold that makes us whole again are the experiences we choose to grow and learn from. We all have the ability to mend those parts of ourselves that we feel are broken. Love yourself enough to make the repairs you thought weren’t possible. Your body, mind and spirit will shine all the more because of it. Embrace choice and keep moving forward.

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