Friday, March 9, 2012


Funny how the longer I do SOAR the less I put in my book and the more Anita does SOAR the smaller her assignments are!
Let Go of Worry

My Ex husband Scott used to always say this...
Then the stuff I was doing this week that I wanted to put in my Art Journal...

As you know I am a Part of the Goddess Circle and one of the things I am participating in 30 Days of Goddess. One of the assignments was to color a Mandala. So here's the funny thing that happened when I was coloring this. I couldn't stop thinking about my friend KSM from Normal is a Setting on a Dryer. I remember how much she loved Mandalas. I remember how she had one in her purse when she was talking to this business person. Isn't it funny how certain things about people just stick out in our minds? So weird.

 When I was coloring the mandala I just let my mind go. I just picked up pens and started coloring. The fun thing is how I love to color. I always have. So for me, this was a fun exercise.  I started mostly on the outside and worked my way in. I started seeing it come to life little by little. I started seeing how one color could complements the other. I don't know why I picked these colors. They were part bold, part calming.
I did notice how in the middle and on the ends I have yellow. Funny. Because to me Yellow represents Sunshine. Shining. Brightness. Light.

 What do I think hat means? Well, to me, if I were to read into this I would say I see the light at the end of the storm. I Shine. I was meant to Shine. I was born to Shine. I will Shine again. I am starting to Shine again. And DAMN it feels good! There is light in the center of my core...deep inside. Those who know me know this.The Yellow in the middle represents the light shining inside me. The Yellow at the end represents the light I send out. I Shine and thus when something shines it doesn't just shine in one direction. It shines in many directions. The Yellow at the end is me Shining outward.

The other colors I am not sure but here is what I found:
Aqua is the color of high ideals.
Violet is the color of purpose
Brown provides a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness, naturalness and dependability
Orange is a power color and said stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere.

The prominent color in the Mandala is Pink and Green.
Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.
Green is the color showing change or growth
(Color meanings from Crystal Cure )

Then I moved onto the Hell Yes Hell No that I have mad a vision Board for but I wanted to put this in my Art Journal and I had not done that yet.

Blissbombed-Hell No Hell Yes
 This is more in the part of Project Trisha

 I am now doing the Paleo Solution and it is going amazingly well. I still suffer from wanting carbs and sugar and I know if Robb Wolf were in front of me he would scold me for keeping those in my diet but I guess I am just not ready to give those up yet, if ever.

I am doing so well though. I got this kewl thing called a Bobble. I fill it with water and it has a filter in it. I only have to change the filter once a month. It is kind of like having a Britta purifying system with me all the time. I drink way more water now. I have this small pink one. I should have bought the bigger one, but this one works for now.

I eat Sushi often for lunch. I eat fish mostly for dinner. Salmon, Tilpia, etc. As I said I am still filling my dies with things like Mac and Cheese, but at least it was my homemade kind, not some store-bought crud. I eat lots of protein as well and many veggies.

That along with my Body Sculpting-Jazzercise Class I go to twice a week, let me tell you, I am not only going to be fit, but I am going to have one rockin body! I Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. I work my whole body and it kicks my butt. I do this every Tuesday and every Thursday.

This leads into my Self Love part of my journal. I have been working on Self Love a lot in the past few weeks and accepting that it doesn't matter if anyone else likes me, loves me or pays attention to me. All that matters is if I do. I have been doing a Self Love series with a few of my life coaches and I made Collage boards you saw before. Three of them have self love quotes I read every day.

But this one I saw in the 30 Days of Goddess I first laughed and then thought, ok. The concept is when in the shower or bath to literally tell yourself that you love yourself. To say to yourself "I love my arms" while washing yours arms, "I love my legs" when washing your legs and so on. Let me tell you something...when I do this I giggle like crazy. Yes, I think it is silly, but the first time I did exactly as she said and I felt a bit better. A few times after that, I started saying "You know I have a really nice set of gams!", "You know, my breasts are amazing for a 41 year old!" "My ass is divine!" and though I still giggle and laugh, I feel more and more amazing! Try it, you might surprise yourself.

So that is it for my SOAR stuff and Art Journaling for now.  Don't forget to Stretch Out And Risk. If you still want to join SOAR it's not too late  JOIN HERE

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