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Monday’s Random Thought: Love Labrynth June 29, 2015

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Where we put our attention not only will be an opportunity to receive guidance but it will multiply beyond measure.

Where we put our attention not only will be an opportunity to receive guidance but it will multiply beyond measure.

When I was struggling with how to begin my journey as a writer and I was thinking about it and not doing it, I walked a labrynth. Walking a labrynth with a question in mind is one way to receive an answer. Another way to ask the Universe for guidance. It’s also a great way to get out of your head as you are instead mindful toward the task of finding the end. With my question clear on my mind, “How do I write, how do I become a writer?”, I followed the maze of winding rocks and shells and to my total surprise the answer came just as I completed stepping out of the labrynth.”From your heart.”

I was to write from my heart and that is how HeartWriter was born. That was a number of years ago now, our yougest child had just had his third birthday.

Early, early this morning before the sun peaked through the blinds and I even heard the birds chirp their songs my son woke up. It’s hot, it’s his eleventh birthday today, but those weren’t the reasons, he goes through bad dream phases which brings up his anxiety.

I was exhausted and now we both couldn’t get back to sleep so I decided to get up after over an hour of tossing and turning. Still early and no sign of birds I did something I don’t do in the middle of the night, turned on my phone and went to FaceBook. I found something I wasn’t expecting.

Love. In the photos posted by my FaceBook friends, the words, the shared stories, songs, posted videos, poems and words of inspiration I found love. Who knew it could be on a social media site? Had I underestimated the value this site can bring? With all the violence, change, apathy and disgust going on in the world the offerings of FB left me hopeful, grateful and aware. What we focus on grows. So if posting pictures of our cute children’s faces, sharing trips to the beach, celebrating our victories, encouraging others to remember equality and to live mindfully helps shift our world from the hate it is going through as revealed by mainstream media, then awesome.

Correct me if I’m wrong but a photo of a good memory carries a positvie vibration and if we focus more on the things that make us feel at a higher level, isn’t that a good thing?

“How was I going to live out the rest of the dark hours til morning”, receives the same answer as to “How am I going to live out my life?” Or, “How will I help my son get through the bad dreams?” With love. From my heart.

I will get through the heat of this summer by being loving. As I walk my path, stepping over obstacles, finding my way among the twist and turns, I will carry on with my responsibilities of life, face the challenges and embrace the ups and downs by focusing on love. For when that happens more love grows, laws are changed, hearts are opened and we receive guidance that we never expected. We just have to remind ourselves that it is up to us what we focus on. And then do just that, focus on the good, the part where love grows more love.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, she is passionate about all people, not just mamas, receiving an authentic physical, mental, emotional, spiritual refill. She says, “One cannot pour from an empty cup,” and offers her clients the possibility and power of pouring for themselves, first. She is also co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training (www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com), where the school “trains to transform lives.” You can find her on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

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Monday’s Random Thought: Anything Can Happen June 22, 2015

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Who knew my heart would be touched by watching a golf game?

Who knew my heart would be touched by watching a golf game?

Yesterday, I found myself doing something I never do because it was Father’s Day. I asked hubby how he wanted to celebrate the day and his first answer, “Watch the US Open.”

So that we did. Me, Miss Not-Really-Into-Spectator-Sports-and-Can’t-Stand-Golf actually sat down on the couch for more than a couple of holes. I already had my pick before I sat down. I wanted the young guy whose caddy was from town.

Every time the young Jordan Spieth was up, his caddy said stuff that made me smile, “Visualize it. Slow down. See it.” Words a life coach eats for breakfast.

When you visualize you are paving your path and yes anything can happen. Usually what happens is the thing you believe the strongest in, the one that paves the widest road.

When I started my morning Sunday, I didn’t see myself watching and enjoying a sport that drives me nuts but I did visualize spending quality time with my family and having a peaceful, enjoyable day. During that time spent on the couch I bonded with my kiddos and hubby learning about Eagles, Boggies, pars, and more than I could imagine. I could ask you not to tell my family that I enjoyed myself but they would knowthe truth. I was the one chanting Spieth’s name, shouting at the TV to “visualize”, “believe” and yes, I hexed a couple shots of other players on the last couple of holes. Shhh.

Anything can happen when you visualize and believe. Miracles that you can’t even imagine become reality. Even knowing I am a crier I didn’t think it possible I would be crying tears of joy at the end of the US Open. Yep, anything. Can. Happen.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, her retreat business, she is passionate about women giving themselves an authentic physical, mental, emotional, spiritual refill. She says, “One cannot pour from an empty cup,” and offers her life coach clients and retreat attendees the possibility and power of pouring for themselves, first. You can find her on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Seek it, Find it, BOOM June 15, 2015

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Look what I found on a girls getaway this weekend? Heart rocks usually find me, I sought out this one and found it waiting for me.

Away this weekend with girlfriends I learned about Hailey Bartholomew. She hung out with us too for part of the weekend. My friend showed us videos of Hailey’s work with gratitude, her TED Talk and introduced us to her website, http://365grateful.com/ Her journey made our way into our conversations and inspired a discovery on one of our walks through the woods.

Hailey and me both like to reflect on our day, use gratitude as therapy and collect heart rocks. Around the time I started this blog, Hailey was in Australia on her own search. In one of her videos she tells us, You find what you look for.

In the video as her bucket filled up with heart rocks and she proved you truly find what you seek my eyes filled up with tears. YES! If you look for the day to be overwhelming, busy and crappy then BOOM, your wish is your command. If you decide you will seek peace, joy, fun and even a heart rock, BOOM, wish granted.

It all begins with an attitude, followed up by an open heart filled with faith, held together with trust. Then get out of your own way. Look in the unexpected places. Belive in possibility.

As far as my relationship with heart rocks go, it was a little different. They found me. I wasn’t necessarily looking for them. I would be on a morning walk to the beach with our dog Buford and one would catch my eye. Away on family vacation and hearts would find me in the sand in the form of a jellyfish, shell or rock. Walking not even near the beach Buford would lead me to a heart leaf, heart shaped acorn, or another part of nature. Recently people are bringing me rocks to yoga class or posting pictures of heart shaped discoveries of their own on my FaceBook and Instagram pages. Strawberries bursting with love. A white coral heart. A swirling heart in a coffee cup which goes right along with the other thing I definitely look for, cups! Cups with words of wisdom, something to hold on to when I need a bit of inspiration. Wordless cups offering something hot and soothing, posed perfectly for me to snap its picture. A blog follower delivered colored espresso cups to my front door.

After watching Hailey’s video about hunting for heart rocks, it was our turn to take a walk. Our walk wasn’t at all near the beach, in the woods and through a meadow. I decided to look for a heart rock. I found lots of “almosts” until there it was half buried on the dirt trail waiting for me to see it. The heart rock I was looking for only this time I didn’t put it in my pocket, I took its picture, then left it for some other seeker to find on their path.

For not only do you find what you look for, if you are willing to receive, someone will deliver it, right to your feet, smack dab into your extended hands, right to your open heart.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, her retreat business, she is passionate about women giving themselves an authentic physical, mental, emotional, spiritual refill. She says, “One cannot pour from an empty cup,” and offers her life coach clients and retreat attendees the possibility and power of pouring for themselves, first. You can find her on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Soul Connection June 8, 2015

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As a heart rock collector, I was in Heaven on this camping trip, as many found their way onto my path.

As a heart rock collector, I was in Heaven on this camping trip, as many found their way onto my path.

Last Tuesday morning ten of us volunteer parent chaperones gathered in room #106 to receive our marching orders for our four hour or more journey to the campsite that would be our home for three nights.

 

I thought the only passengers in my car would be my son & three of his classmates but I  quickly learned that I would be joined by an adult passenger. The students’ math tutor not only rode in my car, we engaged in conversation that was anything but small talk. In the ferry line just fifteen minutes from school we discovered shared passions, similar outlooks on life and parellel spiritual views. Both writers we found heartfelt connection through words, song and comfortable silence.

 

Every new topic of conversation brought about one more discovery of commonality. Bonding through mutual understanding. United through experience and perspective. It isn’t every day that you go on a school field trip with your child’s class and connect on a level that matters deeply with another chaperone.

 

The unfolding of the days camping brought about more shared connection and not just with my car companion. The other chaperones could be seen hiking through the rainforest, walking the beach, making coffee at camp or sitting around the campfire engaged in deep conversation. I found solace in many conversations over mental illness, travelling abroad, cooking, good books and drunken stories of youth. As we performed our duties, we made each other laugh and talked about things we care about, not the weather.

 

It is an added bonus, a divine gift, synchronicity at its finest to have a connection with someone you aren’t expecting to do much more with than be on the same field trip.

Life is a field trip filled with possibility and how so very lovely that we get the honor of meeting other souls along the way. For this is the stuff that matters, the soul connections that give depth, fruit and light for the journey.

 

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, she is passionate about all people, not just mamas, receiving an authentic physical, mental, emotional, spiritual refill. She says, “One cannot pour from an empty cup,” and offers her clients the possibility and power of pouring for themselves, first. She is also co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training (www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com), where the school “trains to transform lives.” You can find her on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

Monday’s Random Thought: All is Well Indeed June 1, 2015

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Fourteenth century wisdom of Julian of Norwich serves as a grounding mantra I live by daily.  All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.

 

Not only am I a quote junkie, I am a mantra junkie for sure. These statements of truth anchor me to remembering what is important and keep me from spinning out of control. I firmly believe that what we tell ourselves becomes our truth, we make it so.

 

In the morning before my eyes are really open the words, Thank You, fall from my lips. A two word prayer, a statement repeated frequently that also anchors me to being grateful. Being grateful anchors me to having everything I need. As my eyes adjust to daylight, All shall be well, all shall be well, plays in my mind like a beloved song on the radio. I sing along. I believe it.

 

Yes, even when I receive a phone call with unfavorable news, I hit an obstacle on my path, or I fall flat on my face, I get back up with words that anchor me, carry me so that I can find my wings.

 

What words do you tell yourself to anchor you to your truth? Do the words that fall from your lips support you and lift you?

 

All shall be well indeed if you allow it and get out of your own way anchoring yourself to statements that support you and lift you up. Carrying you so that when you surrender you are actually flying.

 

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, she is passionate about all people, not just mamas, receiving an authentic physical, mental, emotional, spiritual refill. She says, “One cannot pour from an empty cup,” and offers her clients the possibility and power of pouring for themselves, first. She is also co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training (www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com), where the school “trains to transform lives.” You can find her on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)