Affirmation, Gratitude and Compassionate Communication

I have a chance to appreciate me today. I choose to be gentle with myself as my day unfolds. I do a little gratitude dance after I clean the kitchen which creates in my heart a bit of joy. It is up to me to find the joy that lives in every moment. I nurture my curious nature. I am always busy discovering new ways to befriend myself and others. I allow myself to visualize meeting new people that are capable of inspiring me meet my goals. It is possible to create calm in chaos if my heart is centered on love. I am a generator of joy. I am a creator of calmness. I am a capable of creatively creating happiness in my heart with my smart brains and lovable heart. I am Love. Thank you for believing in your power to be a generator of Joy. Thank you for being here on earth with me today


Today I am grateful for being able to increase the well being in my body by practicing the time tested methods of eating well and giving my body the exercise it needs, for getting to experience the feeling of my body getting to be stronger, from the exercises I have been doing consistently four days a week and for getting to be a part of a group of people in our community committed to being compassionate in how we speak to each other and ourselves, it is a group based on Compassionate Communication developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Thank you for joining me today in being grateful. Thank you for speaking to yourself and others compassionately. I Love YOU! ❤ :~)

an image of a gray haired white man Dr. Marshall Rosenberg next to a quote of his that reads " I try never to hear what another person thinks of me. I enjoy like a lot more when I spend as little time as possible hearing or thinking about what other people think about me. I go to the needs behind the thoughts. Then I'm in a different world.

Speaking Compassionately helps me stay connected to my heart and the hearts of everyone I meet.




Affirmation, Gratitude and Calmness

Today’s Affirmation; I, have an opportunity to give today from an open heart. When I choose to be helpful today I make sure I am giving from a place of fullness. I take care of my needs for rest, connection, nourishment and love so that I am able to feel content. I want my energy to be calm so the people who cross my path feel my calmness and are a bit calmer after being around me. It is up to me to be a generator of peace and serenity for the whole world to draw from. The more tranquility I can create in myself, helps to create more tranquility in the world. I am a creator of calmness. I am a creator of calmness. I am a creator of calmness. Thank you for creating calmness in your heart today. Thank you for sharing a bit of your day with me. I Love YOU. ❤ :~)

an image of a woman sitting on the beach in a silhouette meditating

Creating calmness in myself that the whole world will feel calmer.

Today I am grateful for getting to have a booth at the Victoria Health Show this Saturday and Sunday at Pearkes Recreation Centre, where my book “Healing My Heart, After Domestic Abuse” will be a for sale, next to Robert Cerins Original Earrings, Gratitude Dance, for getting to live in our friends condo this winter in Downtown Duncan as our electricity bill for Nov. and Dec. was 85.00 and for getting some salve created that helps heal skin cancer, so if you know anyone who has moles or skin cancer maybe my salve will help them. Thank you for being here with me today. I Love YOU.  ❤  :~)

What are you grateful for?

Affirmation, Gratitude and Enjoyment

Today’s Affirmation; I, spend time thinking about ways to enjoy each moment of the day. When I am cleaning the house I put my favourite music on and rock out as I dust the shelves. When I do the dishes I witness how the warm water feels on my skin and I imagine I am in a hot spring on a warm sunny day. I have smart brains and a powerful imagination. It is up to me to use my mind, in my best interest. I practice thinking thoughts that instill in my heart a sense of confidence. I am patient. I am kind. I am a good listener. I am good organizer. I have a chance to encourage myself every moment of the day. When I encourage me I feel safe. I am a cherished child of the Universe and the Universe is proud of me. :~)

an image of a clock with the numbers out of order and words that read Make Time For Yourself You Are Important.

Spending time with a trusted friend, taking a hot bath or just having a moment of silence in the car before leaving for an appointment . I find quiet moments for me and I feel refreshed. :~)

Today I am grateful for my getting to be a part of the Collective Space where I shall be holding the first four sessions of Happiness Enhancing Gatherings on the first four Tuesday’s of October, (event page coming soon) for creating a Wellness Circle where healing practitioners will offer their services to clients on a donation basis, for what ever it is worth to the receiver and for the feeling that organizing these two events and stepping out and sharing my book are causing in me, a feeling of confidence and excitement at the same time. I am feeling tingly and empowered. Thank you for being here on earth with me today. Thank you for sharing your successes with me. I Love YOU. :~)

an abstract image of people holding up their arms rejoicing and there are hearts in between the people

When we join our hands and our hearts we heal each other.

Gratitude and 2 More Book Stores

Today I am grateful for getting my books into two new book stores, which makes a total of three stores so far on this trip. Gratitude Dance! One book store in Toronto, ON called Another Story Bookshop
and one in Ottawa, ON called Singing Pebble
for the feeling of my dream coming true, of being an author, as one of the shelters I dropped a book off at, on our way east, wanted me to come and speak and so on Wednesday this week, two days ago, one of my dreams came true of getting to share my story to women whose lives have been touched by domestic abuse. I am thrilled to be accomplishing what I was put on this planet to do, that is to write and share stories.

To share what I have learned from the thousands of hours I have read books on the topic of self-help, positive psychology, salesmanship, spirituality and confidence building, then put into practice the ideas the books shared with me to see which ones were really helpful for me.

It seems other people are finding my words inspiring too because yesterday right after my talk I received a call from another shelter that wants me to speak. So hopefully I will hear from them today about when I get to share my story of hope and happiness.

May you have the courage to follow your dreams. Thank you for inspiring me by stopping by my page. I Love YOU.  ❤


an image of an author me standing in front of a book store holding the books they are buying. :~)

So grateful to have my books selling at Another Story Bookshop in Toronto, ON.

a lady me standing in front of a book store that is sellling her book.

The store Singing Pebble in Ottawa, ON that is now selling “Healing My Heart, After Domestic Abuse”



Affirmation, Gratitude and Book Sales

Today’s Affirmation; I, _________, (insert my name here if I like) have a chance today to pursue my dreams. It is up to me to invest time, energy and cash flow into the projects that ignite my heart. I am the only person who knows what makes my heart sing and it is up to me to use my energy to accomplish all that matters to me while I am incarnate. It is possible that I could make a difference just as Gandhi or Mother Theresa did. I have smart brains that want to contribute to the well being of all humans. My heart expands when I believe that I have the power to influence the hearts and minds of my fellow earthlings. When I pursue my dreams, my heart is excited and my spirit is enlivened. I have the opportunity each day to believe in me. Thank you for believing in your dreams each day. Thank you for joining me in being joyful today. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of the front of a herb store Hollow Reed Holistic Centre.  :~)

A great store with tons of bulk herbs! :~)

Today I am grateful for Lisa at Radiance Gifts who bought my book “Healing My Heart, After Domestic Abuse” so now my book is available at the first of many bookstores, Gratitude Dance, Woo Hoo, for believing in my dream of becoming a well paid author, getting my book published, breathing deeply, enhancing my courage so that I was able to ask for the sale at Radiance Gifts and for all I learned from Jeffery Robert Lancaster the man I was married to for seven years from 1993 to 2000 who inspired my book, taught me to be an entrepreneur and helped me learn to trust my heart, my gut and my intuition. Thank you for being here with me today. Thank you for trusting your heart, gut and intuition. I Love YOU!  ❤  :~)

an image of a gift store called Radiance Gifts in Winnipeg, MB

My book “Healing My Heart, After Domestic Abuse” is now for sale at this book store! Gratitude Dance!

Affirmation, Gratitude and Laughter

Here is my Vlog that goes with today’s affirmation and gratitude my you laugh, feel joy or just think of what you are grateful for while you witness my gratitude.

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have a chance today to be patient in all situations. When I am standing in line at the grocery store I have a choice to enjoy being in line, to pass the time while in the line, by speaking to the people behind me who are also waiting in the line. Each moment of my life is an opportunity to live lightly, to breathe easily and to connect to the heart of the person nearest to me. At the times I am patient in the moment the moment is a breeze. My time lingering in the line is an opportunity to check in with my heart to see how my heart feels the day is going. Each second of my life is another chance to witness how my life will improve by me being willing to be patient. Then when people recognize that I was patient, I share my little truth that patience is free and I usually cause in the person a small laugh. Thank you for the moments you were here with me today. Thank you for creating some laughter in your life today. I Love You. :~)

a black and white and red image of three cartoon people with red hearts and the words Patience ...Means Waiting With A Happy Heart

Being patient is fun, rewarding and easy once you practice being patient for awhile. :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to receive an Ayurvedic hot oil massage from angelic Asrael Zemenick of Ananda Ayurveda, Asrael poured hot oil on my body then she rubbed the oil into my skin until I was a serene greasy mess, which feels heavenly, for getting to be a part of the Duncan Farmers Market yesterday, we got to see lots of friends, sell some earrings, it was a dry day which was perfect for the market and Robert Cerins parents came out to the market to see is which is always a treat and for getting dinner made for me by Robert Cerins lovely parents after the farmers market yesterday, it was perfect to stop by their home to share some True Grain Bread from Cowichan Bay and get treated to a yummy home cooked meal, with the best company ever. Thank you for being here with me today. Thank you for sharing what you are grateful for with me. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of a lady standing in a vendor tent surrounded by earrings and pendants that are hand painted

I love getting to be in our booth at the duncan farmers market. :~)


Affirmation, Gratitude and Stress

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have a chance today to use the stress in my life as a tool for my continued growth to be the happiest lady it is possible for me to be. It is exciting for me to realize that the quality of my life is directly effected by my ability to manage the stress that is natural in every life. It is up to me to invest time in learning the best ways for me to manage the daily worries of my heart with logical thoughts, meditation and deep breathing. My journey to self love depends on my ability to manage my emotions in ways that create in my being, much calmness, hope and possibilities. I view the daily mishaps, mistakes that I make and accidents caused by gravity as opportunities to exercise my muscles of forgiveness and acceptance. When other people do things that have a chance to trigger me to upset or self pity I nurture my heart with compassion, giving my emotional five year old heart, much empathy, compassion, kindness and patience so that I am able to comfort myself in the hopes of responding to stressful situations from a place of compassionate responding. Thank you for the moments you were here with me today. Thank you for loving your mistakes today. I Love You.  :~)

Today I am grateful for getting my big pot of chicken soup finished last night it was yummy I added poblano peppers, sweet potato, onion, celery and I even poured off an extra litre of broth to save for some squash soup I am going to make soon, for the amazing little sweet Sugar Pumpkins that volunteered in the compost pile this year, we have received from nature at least 20 Sugar Pumpkins from just one plant, it is amazing how nature keeps nurturing us year after year and for my belief that I can increase my emotional intelligence with practice, forethought and persistence because to be emotionally intelligent to me, helps me in every social interaction of my life, my ability to connect to each person’s heart allow me to be more easy going and patient with everyone, even me. Thank you for stopping by to see me today. Thank you for being patient with yourself today. I Love You.  :~)

an image of two Sugar Pumpkins one has a stem that is green and one is stemless both of the pumpkins are bright orange

Volunteer Pumpkins that grew in the compost pile at our home, a gift from Mother Nature to us. These two pumpkins are small sugar pumpkins, hopefully they will be yummy :~)

an image of a soup pot full of chicken soup that I made at home from scratch with poblano peppers, onions, celery and sweet potato.

This is the chicken soup I finished last night. :~)



Previous Older Entries