Affirmation, Gratitude and Marketing

Today’s Affirmation; I, _________, (insert my name here to love my inner voice, just the way it is) have a chance today to listen to the thoughts that run through my head all day long. My thoughts were shaped by the environment I was raised in, by the experiences I have faced and by how I reacted to each situation every day of my life. Today I listen to my thoughts and the emotions that are entangled with them. Sometimes my thoughts are supportive, kind and caring. Other times my thoughts are frustrated, afraid or embarrassed. I choose to be friend all my thoughts and feelings. When I am aware of my thoughts and feelings it is possible for me to choose how I want to respond in all situations. During the times I am choosing how I respond, I feel empowered. Thank you for empowering yourself today by being aware of your thoughts and emotions. Thank you for spending a few moments of your day here with me. I Love YOU. :~)

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an image of a drawing that has two faces your inner face and your outer face. with the words As You Quiet The Mind~You Hear The Inner Voice

Gifting myself time and energy to listen to my thoughts makes everything I do go more smoothly.


Today I am grateful for moving my business plans forward by writing to the Valley Voice putting in an ad to help people who have experienced domestic abuse, heal as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, (my plan is to hold a weekly gathering starting in Oct. held in my home), for believing that the words written by me, have the ability to help increase the self worth and composure of the people who read my words, so that I am inspired to continue writing and for creating my own teas by buying bulk herbs from #thecommunityfarmstore in Duncan, BC the one in the image below is hibiscus and rose hip tea. Thank you for moving one of your dreams forward today. Thank you for helping me create a more peaceful planet by being peaceful. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of a clear glass tea pot with Hibiscus and rose hip tea, sitting on the window sill with two rose hips sitting at the bas of the tea pot.

I love Hibiscus & Rose Hip Tea as it is pretty, tasty and full of vitamin C.




Affirmation, Gratitude and Sunrise

Today’s Affirmation; I, _________, (insert my name here to value my wise heart and my emotions) was gifted with a heart that sustains my body and connects me to my emotions. My emotions are my powerhouse. My emotions are my friends that communicate important information to me each time I pay attention to the sensations my emotions create in every cell of my being. When my emotions are communicating a feeling of safety and security to me, I take notice of what is happening around me. It is then that I notice I am being listened to or that someone or something is creating in my heart a feeling of being cared for. It is up to me to take responsibility for my happiness. I feel empowered when I am present to the emotions I am exuding each moment of the day. Thank you for listening to your wise emotions. Thank you for sharing a moment of your day with me. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of sunrise in Ladysmith, BC with fir trees in the foreground and the Salish Sea in the Background.

Thank you to /tag/ladysmith-bc/ for this stunning sunrise of Ladysmith. ❤ :~)

Today I am grateful for the rain we got on Saturday during the Duncan Farmers Market, there were not as many shoppers at the market but the forest, rivers and animals sure needed the drink of water the rain provided, for the stunning sunrise I am getting to witness right now in Ladysmith, BC, the sunrise is a gift I receive each morning and for taking the steps necessary to get my book to reach an audience worth writing it for, calling bookstores and domestic violence programs to see how I can best be of service. Thank you for being grateful for some aspect of your life today. Thank you for exploring gratitude today. I Love YOU. :~)

an image with two bright red hearts, a gradiated background with the colors of goldy orange to white to a light bluish gray and the words that read Listen to your then there is an image of a heart.

Listening to my heart helps me feel calm. Thank you for the image.


Affirmation, Gratitude and Learning

Here is something new I am doing a vlog five days a week! I am grateful to get to post this video after two days of technical errors. What do you think. Love you lots. ❤
Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) get a chance today to use my time wisely. There are things I am choosing to do right now, that I have been wanting to do my whole life, like play the piano. I am now practicing on my Digital Piano in the morning in the hopes that by this time next year I may be able to play for you. When I take action by exercising, playing the piano or reading a book that inspires me to be more loving, my entire being feels excited, tingly and alive. When I direct myself to do what I really, really, want to do, I focus all my energy at the new task at hand, take a deep breath, leave Netflix OFF, embrace my endeavor with an open mind and heart, then be willing to make all the mistakes it takes, until I am the master of the new skill I am learning. Thank you for joining me for a dose of joy today. Thank you for learning something new today. I Love YOU. :~)


an image of a digital piano made by yamaha P-105 it is my dream come true.

This Keyboard is a dream come true to me. I am going to master this instrument while alive this time around. :~)

Today I am grateful for having the best dentist on earth Dr. Dustin George as I had broken my temporary crown on Saturday afternoon eating home baked chicken wings at Robert Cerins‘ parents home, then when I got home there was an e-mail from Dustin George asking how my tooth was and I had to tell him I had wreaked his work and he made an appointment to meet me on Sunday Morning at 11:00am to replace my broken temporary crown with a new temporary crown until my gold crown is finished, for getting to make Latvian Rye bread for Robert’s parents as his mom’s shoulder hurts too much for her to make the bread anymore, making the bread made Robert’s dad Bob joyous as he has been eating that bread for 91 and a half years and for getting to be a part of the Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair…/… this weekend starting on Friday at noon on Nov. 4th, so I get to dress up this weekend as a holiday elf. Thank you for your precious time. Thank you for sharing what you are grateful for today. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of three molar teeth the one in the middle has a plastic temporary crown on it until the gold one is finished

Getting a gold crown is a process where the dentist makes a temporary plastic type cover for the tooth until the Lab Tech creates the gold crown.


Affirmation, Gratitude and Being Patient

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) do my best to be patient today in all situations, relationships and with myself. When I am patient my heart beats evenly, allowing my entire body to feel relaxed. I have the power to be calm in almost all situations through my ability to deep breathe. At any time when my body feels irritated, my first instinct is to pay attention to the irritation, then with the curiosity of a child explore why my being is upset and then comfort my heart with reassuring words that encourage me to act in ways that help me thrive. In the times that I soothed my emotions first, then discussed the issue at hand in a calm manner, taking responsibility for my part, it is those times I am proud of how I have dealt with heart felt topics and had the outcomes my spirit longed for. During the times I emit peacefulness from my core are the times my life feels the safest. Thank you for joining me in joy today. Thank you for being patient with yourself today. I Love You.  :~)
an image of a flowing brook surrounded by rocks and trees the water has movement of flowing down stream and there is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that reads "Adopt the pace of nature her secret is patience.

Patience is free, it just takes practice to achieve perseverance. :~)

Today I am grateful for making a big salad out of red chard, red cabbage, green cabbage, red daikon, onion, and celery then the salad on my plate was topped with cooked hamburger with sauteed red chard, so my belly is full and my taste buds are satisfied, for getting a new sparkly white tent top for our vendor tent, from Adam’s Tarp & Tool Co Ltd. it got ripped last weekend while we packed up in the pouring rain, and for preparing the materials which will be helpful in the two sessions of Connecting With Heart that it is my pleasure to get to facilitate next week, Gratitude Dance spreading information that connects us at the heart. Thank you for the time you were here with me today. Thank you for connecting with your heart every day. I Love YOU.  :~)

an image of a 10 x 10 outdoor vendor tent made by King Canopy. the tent is white the tent poles are white and the background is black

We went and purchased a tent top just like this one for our vendor tent, so it will be sparkly white again. :~)



Affirmation, Gratitude and Habits

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) have an opportunity today to take things lightly. This day is the day to laugh at my mistakes and the mistakes of others as then I am creating oxytocin in my body even when there is a mess to clean up. I have the power to see the events of my life through the lens of wisdom and realize that I am able to witness my emotions and decide how I want to use the energy the emotions give me in each situation. I embrace my emotional energy knowing I can use even the fiercest of emotions in positive ways when I breathe through the upset, acknowledge the stress and listen to my heart, even the toughest situations can be resolved in a calm and caring tone of voice. I have repeated the mantra “I think before I act or speak” thousands of times and because I have, it has now become my habit. I enjoy creating life affirming habits is my life. Thank you for creating a new habit in your life that helps you thrive. Thank you for stopping by our group today. I Love You.  :~)

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Today I am grateful for getting our front deck all cleaned up and organized, it was a joint effort as Robert Cerins did the organizing or his art supplies and I did the sweeping up of the deck, for getting the paper work to ICBC (the insurance people) for the accident we were in March 28th 2014, so that we can be compensated for the injuries and loss of income we had as a result of time lost from work, and for getting to go to Vancouver for the next few days to market the earrings Robert makes as we have two new stores interested already, we will be dropping off a sample of the earrings to the Vancouver Art Gallery and maybe we will get a couple more retail outlets. Thank you for believing in your dreams. Thank you for spending a few moments with me today. I Love You.  :~)

This painting as well as all the art work on this page was created by Robert Cerins.