Affirmation, Gratitude and Sustainability

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) do my best to care for the planet today by eating local organic food from farmers I know, trust and love. I go and pay for bio-diesel at the office of Cowichan Bio-Diesel Coop where I get to see Alannah Klopper then I go to pump the #biodiesel at Cowichan Petroleum Services, it feels great when there is an oil spill and I am burning bio-diesel. My commitment to having a small footprint even reaches into my daily washroom experience where I wash my entire body with a wash cloth covered in Dr. Bronners peppermint soap that leaves my skin all tingly, then I just rinse out the cloth in the bathroom sink, saving about 15 to 25 litres of water a day six days a week then on the day seven I take a bath or shower. I am capable of making choices that benefit myself and the planet at the same time.  Thank you for caring for our planet today. I Love You.  :~)

an image of some drops of bio-diesel in water with an image of a car with a leaf coming from the exhaust pipe and the words believe in a better way Cowichan Bio-Diesel Coop

Buying the fuel for my car from Cowichan Bio-diesel Coop is healthier for me, all bicyclists and the planet too. :~_

Today I am grateful for being able to donate a ponytail, to be made into a wig for children with cancer #hairdonation as yesterday when my friend Susan Murray came over for dinner, she cut my hair off in a ponytail, which helps me with my goal of cheering up the planet, (as some child hopefully will feel happier with a new wig) for getting to clean up the outside of our home today in the continuing progress of readying the house for sale as there is a bit of wood and recycling to tidy and for having a savvy husband Robert Cerins who picked out three new skirts for me (that fit perfectly, I might add LOL) the other day when we went shopping he found me a black velvet #LizClaiborne above the knee skirt, a long royal blue wool skirt made in Canada by #JoideVivre and a long brown skirt that will keep me warm in the winter, all at the local #SalvationArmyThriftStore in Duncan, BC one of my favourite places to shop. Thank you for the time you were with me today. Thank you for letting me know your favourite Thrift Store. I Love You.  :~)

an image of a 13inch long pony tail with an orange hair elastic and a black background

Thirteen inches of my hair in a ponytail to be made into a wig for children with cancer. :~) #hairdonation

an image of a black velvet Liz Claiborne skirt hanging from a hanger

This was the first skirt Robert Cerins found for me! It will be perfect at the Christmans shows we are doing. :~)

an image of a blue wool skirt made by Joie de Vivre

This is the second skirt Robert found for me it is made of wool and also made in Canada by Joie de Vivre!

an image of a brown skirt hanging from a hanger

This long brown skirt will keep me warm at the fall and winter Duncan Farmers Market. :~)



Affirmation, Gratitude and Recognition

Today I am grateful for the recognition that the man I love Robert Cerins, received from Colin Smith, Robert was selected in the top 10 list of coolest moments from #rifflandia in this blog…/…/top-10-rifflandia-moment-photos/, for getting to have our friend Susan Murray over for dinner tonight, so that we can catch up on all that has been going on for us, eat together and to connect at the heart and for Artina’s jewelry store in downtown Victoria, BC wanting to order a bunch more Original Earrings to prepare for the Holiday Season, Gratitude Dance! Thank you for connecting with me today. Thank you for connecting with friends today . I Love You.  :~)

an image of a man with a white beard, blue eyes, white hair wearing a black leather hat sitting on his head is a book that reads RU Aware of What UR Thinking? his shirt is blue and he has silver glasses on.

Gratitude Dance! The love of my life Robert Cerins received koodos for being interesting with the book on his head and love in his heart. :~)

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) embrace my faults as the perfect faults for me. My fear that my loved ones will die suddenly is my biggest fear (as that is what happened when I was 15 years old, my dad died suddenly of alcoholism) Today I make friends with my faults, which inspires in my heart a sense of safety. My imperfections help me discover the parts of me that need more love and acceptance. My lack of self worth has held me back in the past as well as my fear of what people might think of me. I allow all the fears, misgivings and misperceptions to leave my heart, mind and spirit so that I confidently accomplish my goal of cheering people up. I am enough. I am incarnated to share the path I stumbled upon, to living a life of happiness, just because it is the healthy way to live. Thank you for stopping by today. Thank you for approving of your faults today, if you have any. I Love You.  :~)

an image of a lady in a red one piece swimsuit wearing red high heels, laying on the ground with her feet up looking sexy :~)

It is fun to be interesting, eccentric, comical and calm. :~)



Affirmation, Gratitude and Michael Franti

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have a chance today of remaining calm if I focus on the aspects of my life that I can manage like my attitudes and my perspectives. When my perspective of life is that I am cared for like a new born baby it seems my life is easier, things go smoothly and I feel safe. I repeat mantras that remind me of my value and my goals. One of my favourite ideas from the “Greatest Salesman” by Og Mandino that have been a touch stone for me is, When I laugh at the world I am empowered because then when the world laughs at me I am good with it. The more positive my attitude is, the more able my being is, to stay in the flow of Universal Energy and Love. My destiny is in my capable hands and I rejoice in the knowledge. Thank you for the moment you were with me today. Thank you for laughing at yourself today. I Love YOU. ❤  :~)

Here is a link to the 10 scrolls from the Greatest Salesman.

Today I am grateful for dancing so much on Friday night at the Michael Franti & Spearhead, concert, that at the end of the concert we hung around, got to visit with Michael Franti a bit, give him a pair of Original Earrings for his wife Sara and Michael asked if he could have a picture with Robert Cerins at the end of our connection and I snuck in the picture too, for taking a day to feel like a child again just talking with friends, Sarah Wilson, Denise McLean, Laura Sirmul and of course Robert Cerins, eating yummy organic treats, dancing, and most importantly connecting at the heart with everyone I meet and for waking up with a leg cramp twice in the night after dancing, which reminded me of all the jumping, jiving and thriving I got to experience the evening before. Thank you for the moments you shared with me today. Thank you for thriving today. I Love You. :~)

an image of Michael Franti on stage holding his arm up and looking right into to light.

Michael Franti & Spearhead entertaining us at Rifflandia 2016 #rifflandia2016

an image of Michael Franti with a bunch of his fans one of then is me.

Michael Franti, Laura Sirmul, Sarah Wilson, Denise Mclean, Robert Cerins, Stephanie Cerins and a smiley man with a smiley t-shirt on.  #rifflandia2016

an image of Michael Franti, Robert Cerins and I at #rifflandia in Victoria, BC

Michael Franti asked Robert Cerins if they could have a picture together. I snuck in the photo in the back. :~)

am image of a pair of hand painted earrings that have lovely greens; tans gold a touch of black the yellow Niobium ear wires.

The pair of Original Earrings that Robert Cerins and I gifted to Michael Franti to give to his lovely wife Sara Franti. ❤ :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude and My Needs

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) choose to care for me first today. In the past I have put the needs of my partners or parents first however I have learned that is a sure way to burnout and resentment. In the present I shall pay attention to me, my needs and my emotional state. When I am feeling overwhelmed it is ok or even good for me to ask for help so that I feel safe. When I value my needs and emotions I draw to me other people who value their needs and emotions and also my needs and my emotions. The more I value me, the more I listen to my needs and emotions. At the times when I pay attention to my needs and emotions my life flows smoothly and I feel connected to myself and source energy. In the times I get glimpses of being connected to myself and source it inspires me to stay the course of loving me, listening to me and approving of me. Thank you for joining me today. Thank you for valuing yourself today, I value you. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image with the blue sky in the background with just a bit of whit clouds and a street sign that is blue on a metal post that reads Self-Worth with and arrow pointing to the right-hand side of the computer screen

The more I follow the signs to my own self worth, the more empowered, enlightened and inspired I feel. :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to go play all day with Robert Cerins and Sarah Wilson at the Rifflandia festival today, then before the festival we may go thrift store shopping and art supply shopping so it is a day of relaxing and resupplying, for waking up with no neck pain after two nights of sleeping in my own bed, HOORAY and for being healthy enough to dance the day away (after a life time of watching my mom be really ill I am grateful everyday that I am able to move in a normal fashion at the age of 51 years and 10 months old at this age my mom had leg braces and could not walk at a normal pace) so today I dance for my mom, myself and just for the pure childlike joy of dancing. Thank you for connecting with me today. Thank you for dancing the next chance you get. I Love You. :~)
The chance to see Michael Franti is why we are going to Rifflandia!


Affirmation, Gratitude and Thinking

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) spend time today thinking about what I think and feel. When I listen to my thoughts and feelings my mind, body and spirit feel connected and empowered. I have a chance today to effect my future by guiding my thoughts and feelings with the wisdom of the many books I have studied since I was twelve years old when I asked myself the question “Why are my parents not happy we have everything, a home, a car, a truck, motorcycles, horses, a dog, a cat and a family of four?” Then I was blessed to read my first positive thinking book which inspired me to want to be the boss of my mind, whatever that meant? Now I know what being the boss of my mind means to me; when I am thinking a thought that brings me fear or uncertainty, I catch the fearful thoughts, give myself comfort by sharing all the reasons that the fear is probably just my ego wanting to protect me again, (like when someone is late and I feel they are dead, because my dad died in the blink of an eye when I was 15 years old, so now everyone just dies, that is what my ego is protecting me from all the time wanting to avoid the grief of my fathers transformation back to pure energy.) Then I replace the fearful thoughts with more productive healthy thoughts like; I am sure the person will be here any minute, I send the person blessings to have a safe trip, I visualize the person enjoying the drive and soon my heart relaxes and calmness spreads over me like a warm blanket. Thank you for being the boss of your mind. I Love You.  :~)

an image with a gray background with white words that read THINKING Please Be Patient and in between the words in a box that is about 49 % red like a computer loading a program

Thinking is an important part of all my days. ❤

Today I am grateful for having the best car mechanic as he changed one glow plug in our TDI Golf for $ 5.00 plus the cost of the part, then to top it off, he has his own 4 car junk yard and in one of the four cars there was an arm rest that our car needed (as it has been broke since we bought the car) and I got to barter for saurekraut for the arm rest and having him put it in, Gratitude Dance, for getting to sleep in my own bed last night for the first time in twelve days and my entire body needed the comfort of my perfect latex mattress, that holds my physique like a mother holding her new baby and for waking up in my own home, with the normal noises like the barn cat that scratches and scrapes the door each day like fingernails on a chalk board, the crickets singing and the horses whinnying as their breakfasts are delivered. Thank you for the moments you spent here today. Thank you for being grateful for something or everything today. I Love You.  :~)

an image of a glow plug for the engine of a TDI Golf VW

It was really interesting to me to get to see a glow plug for the first time today. :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude & Being Enough

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have decided that I am worthy. I am enough. I am a valuable member of my community. I am good with money. I use my resources with forethought. It is in my best interest to believe in me, so that I am able to have faith that there are people in the world who really could be cheered up by me. Through trial and error on my journey to loving me, my experiments proved that I need to surround myself with compassionate people or else it was harder for me to be compassionate with myself and others if my needs were not being met. When my self worth is high my entire being is in a state of comfortable flow which reminds me of a warm swim pool bathing me in security. Thank you for your presence here with me today. Thank you for believing in your intrinsic value. I Love You. :~)

the background is light purple at the top and dark purple at the bottom there is beautiful flower in the middle of the image that is shades of blue with purple lines and the words I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am strong.

I am as brave as I feel, as courageous as my choices and as kind as I can be. :~)


Today I am grateful for getting to go to the dentist today to get tooth jewelry (which some people call fillings, but I am getting gold fillings so I am calling them tooth jewelry) as I feel that a great way to use gold as filling and they are recyclable too, Robert Cerins parents gave me one of their old gold teeth so I even have a bit of gold to start with, for the dentist doing the work Dr. Dustin George wanting to do my dental work in exchange for my husband Robert Cerins art, gratitude dance, and for the fact that Dr. Dustin George is a dentist that loves to go the extra mile and put gold in his patients mouths as gold is the most durable and long lasting filling material available to this day. Thank you for stopping by my post today. Thank you for finding something to be grateful about. I Love You. :~) 

Here is a link about the benefit of gold fillings they last up to 50 years!

an image of a gold crown for a tooth on a background of silver

If I need to get a filling I get tooth jewelry ❤


Affirmation, Gratitude and Good Habits

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have a chance today to invest in my future by creating habits that are healthy. I pay attention to how my body feels after I eat so that the foods nourish my body to the best of their ability. My body has let me know that what it thrives on is vegetables, high quality protein, local fruit in season and the cleanest purest water I can source out, which is usually a water machine in the grocery store right now. My body repays my attention to my eating habits with abundant energy, a clear mind and a happy heart. My entire being feels appreciated when the choices I make are life enriching. Thank you for your precious time. Thank you for listening to your wise stomach. I Love You.  :~)

an image with a white background and many types of fruites and vegetables in the image with the words Healthy Eating spelled out in different types of fruits and vegetables

Eating whole foods makes me feel like a whole person. :~)


Today I am grateful for getting my Canadian Immigration papers mailed so that I will be able to become a Canadian Citizen in about a year if all goes well, for getting to go on a date with my sweet husband Robert Cerins and one of my best buddies Sarah Wilson to see Michael Franti and Spearheard at Rifflanda…/michael-franti-and-spearhead, this Friday we have all day passes woo hoo, and for getting to help create a bunch of earrings today for our “Original Art To Wear” jewelry line as we filled an order for forty pairs today and got an appointment to show our jewelry line to Butchart Gardens an amazing place on Vancouver Island. Thank you for the moments you spent with me today. Thank you for following your dreams. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image with a four colour background separated by white lines that flow like a river the colours are red, mint green, Turquoise blue and orange with the words Rifflandia Festival, Sept. 15 - 18 2016 Victoria, BC

Getting to see Michael Franti and Spearhead this Friday September 16th is going to be a dance fest. Hooray! :~)


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