Fitness Friday Bending At The Hips!

Bending at the hips allow me to move in a manner that is soothing to my enter being. Thank you for sharing how you care for your self. Blessings,



Affirmation, Gratitude & Being Grounded

Today’s Affirmation; I, trust in the infinite wisdom that keeps my heart beating, my food digesting and encourages my body to be a self healing machine. When I think about how my body is rebuilding my liver, replacing each cell of my eye ball and growing my hair all at the same time I realize that I am multitasking every moment of my life. I have taste buds that can tell the difference between chocolate and honey. My mind gets to listen to the sound of people speaking through my amazing ears. When I spend a moment thinking about the amazing physical body I was given my heart relaxes and my level of confidence rises. I am enough. I am lovable. Thank you for appreciating your body today. Thank you for being here on earth with me. I Love YOU. :~)

Here is an image of me feet in my new peaceful loving leather soled moccasins created by Soul Path Shoes so now I will be forever grounded to mother earth as I walk about Cheering Up The Planet!

an image of a pair of hand made boot moccasin's made by The boots are gree with a purple peace sign on one and a purple on the other boot. the toe caps are purple as well and they lace up.

My new leather soled boots keep me grounded and more energized!

Today I am grateful for getting to go to our friends yearly Christmas party Sunday evening as she creates gingerbread houses for everyone at the party to decorate and buys all the candies to decorate the houses too, for waking up to snow outside and not having to go anywhere, so I am able to admire the snow from a far and for a lady that bought one of my books at a Christmas show a few weeks ago and she is coming to buy five more copies this Thursday, Gratitude Dance! Thank you for joining me in being grateful today. Thank you for being kind to your self today. I Love YOU. :~)

What are you grateful for today?

four images of people decorating gingerbread houses.

Getting to decorate Gingerbread houses turns us right back into children! What fun it is to play here every year!

Affirmation, Gratitude and YouTube

Here is the Vlog #44 that goes with today’s affirmation and what my heart is grateful
Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have an opportunity to improve myself every day by thinking thoughts that instill in my mind, body and spirit that I am enough. It is within my power to encourage my heart with words that soothe my savage beast. Phrases that I repeat when I am feeling out of sorts are; Every cell of my body is running over with love. My earthly journey is worth enjoying. It is my choice to be ok with how everyone else chooses to live. I am enough even while I am sleeping. Some Universal Energy started my heart to beat and the heart of every other soul on this planet so I trust that my journey is taking me to the perfect places for my souls highest growth and everyone else is also on their perfect soul path. Thank you for joining me on the path to creating happiness from the inside out. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of simple drawings of two people one is holding a jar that says Happiness and the other person says Where did you find That? (meaning the Happiness) I've been looking for it everywhere. other person says I created to myself.

Creating Happiness Is Free, it just takes practice. :~)

Today I am grateful for youtube as when I need to learn a new back strengthening exercise my fingers type in back strengthening exercises and then in a few seconds there before my eyes are many videos for me to help me to fortify my lower back and entire body, for the gift that Skype is as once a week it is my pleasure to get to see and hear my mom even though she is hundreds of miles away, it is like we are having a tea together across the kitchen table and for the wonderful time we had at the Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Fair in Courtenay, BC, where I cheered up people in my bright red swirly Christmas hat and Robert Cerins was dressed as Father Christmas once again putting smiles on the faces of the people who witnessed our antics. Thank you for bringing me cheer by being here. Thank you for caring for your body temple today. I Love YOU. ❤ :~)
Here is the video I learned a few new back exercises from.


Affirmation, Gratitude and Sameness

Here is Vlog #41 where I read the words below, may you find joy, laughter and confidence.

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) choose to direct my attention to everything I have in common with each person I meet. Every person on this planet is 99.9% the same as me, so all people are truly related to me! My heart swells with energy each time I connect with the heart of another human being. So today I make a conscious effort to connect with the hearts of the people who cross my path, by wearing colourful clothing, smiling, being patient when I am standing in line, witnessing every single human soul I meet today as a small child just wanting to be loved, creates in my heart a compassionate perspective from which to go about my day. How do you create compassion in your heart to share? Thank you for savouring the moments of your life today. I Love YOU.  ❤  :~)

an image with a deep purple background, and white words the an image below the words of a ying/yang symbol and two people connect in mind heart and spirit. The words on the image read Divine Union is a much more sacred dance than we are told. It begins with how we think about each other. The Universe is listening to our every thought. When we first align with divinity through mutual appreciation we allow the Universe in where the mind and ego often close the doors. Appreciation, above all else opens all our channels.

Connecting at the heart with another human is necessary to me to have the fullest human experience possible.

Today I am grateful that my back is on the mend once again, it seems the issue my back is having is related to my menstrual cycle so that is making my life much more interesting and keeping my focus, on keeping up with the self care, of morning exercise as I took two mornings off and my back pain returned, LOL LOL LOL Self Care Rules! For trusting that by paying attention to my body, my emotions, the amount of rest my being is receiving, the choices that fill my grocery cart and the thoughts my mind repeats, that I will be rewarded with continuing good health, just by being present and for acknowledging the successes that have brought me to where I am today, so that more often than not I find my self in a state of appreciation. Thank you for joining me in joy today. Thank you for acknowledging your successes. I Love YOU.

A few photos of the Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair where Robert Cerins and I had a booth last weekend. :~)

an image of a lady standing in a retail vendor booth next to tables with black table cloths, there are three ladies looking at the 7 cases of earrings, each case has about 120 pairs of earrings hand painted and tempting. :~)

Getting to connect to all the people that come into our booth makes my heart soar with delight. :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude and A Rainy Farmers Market

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have an opportunity to enjoy this day and everything I do. Since my goal daily is to be happy today I am going to enjoy being rained on at the Duncan Farmers Market. My mission is to be an example of being joyous at all times. Finding ways to make every single action I make start from an intention of being kind allows me to float through my days and enables me to sleep like a teenager at night. I believe that each person has the power to create a peaceful world by choosing to be peaceful. I shall do my best to add calm and caring energy to the Universal Energy Grid today by smiling and being helpful. It is exciting to visualize every person on the planet holding the intention of being calm at the same time sending a wave of unconditional love to the ends of the Universe touching every heart with compassion. Thank you for contributing to the amount of calmness in the world today by being serene. I Love You.  :~)

an image of Ingram St. at the Duncan Farmers Market filled with people, vendor tents, musician and food booths.

Going to the Duncan Farmers Market is a highlight of my week as I get to market my husband’s stunning handpainted earrings and pendants to lovely people. :~)

Today I am grateful that my back is getting better faster this time than it ever has before as I am now 99% pain free, my mobility is back to normal and I am feeling fabulous once again, for getting to go to the Duncan Farmer’s Market today in the pouring rain, LOL, as we always connect with friends and we are getting a giant chicken for Thanksgiving Dinner this weekend as Robert Cerins father likes chicken more than turkey, as Robert’s dad was born in Latvia where there was no turkeys and for the yoga ball I sit on at my desk, as when my back is sore it is the only type of thing I am able to sit on, so hooray for the yoga ball, as it allows my body to relax and sit down at the same time, where sitting in a chair when my back hurts as it did Wednesday and Thursday was impossible. Thank you for your precious time. Thank you for being thankful this holiday weekend. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of a purple #gaiam yoga ball

I love the yoga balls that #Gaiam make :~) even though I bet there are an environmental disaster.


Affirmation, Gratitude and A Sore Back

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) promise my body that I will start stretching and exercising five days a week from now on. The past few months have been busy and I let my physical health routine slid so now I am laying in the bed paying the price of not doing what I know is best for me to do. I love when my body feels strong and invigorated. I allow myself the time to exercise. I encourage myself with supportive words that spur me on to care for my sacred body temple. My thoughts are my greatest cheerleaders when I use my thoughts to bolster my resolve I feel motivated. When I feel motivated my body gets on the floor gently elongating my muscles with classic stretching moves. My muscles respond with suppleness and flexibility allowing me to move effortlessly. It empowers my heart that it is in my power to help my body thrive.  Thank you for nurturing your body today, it will thank you with good health.  :~)

an image of a black cat stretching in a circle

Animals teach us to stretch every day, may I have learned my lesson to stretch for my health the way the animals intuitively do. :~)

Today I am grateful for all the backaches I have had before yesterday because yesterday morning I lifted an 18 litre bottle of water the first thing in the morning (something I do all the time lifting the bottle, usually not in the morning) and before I knew it my back was super sore and I spent all of yesterday laying in the bed, (the most frustrating part of the whole event was that I had told myself to go and get the water, the night before as my body is more ready for lifting in the night than in the early morning, but did I listen to me? NO! I waited until morning and am now paying for not listening to my inner voice) for knowing that stretching the muscles in my back when it is sore helps to relieve the soreness so that I am able to walk rigidly around the house and to the car so far today, Gratitude Dance and for Robert Cerins taking care of me yesterday and today while I have been wobbling around the house, laying like a lump in the bed generally being really chilled out all day. Thank you for joining me today. Thank you for listening to your body. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of a lady with a red shirt on and beige pants holding the small of her back because it is sore

Sometimes my body has to remind me to care for it through using the old technique of creating pain so I will soothe myself.