Welcome to 'Illuminate': The newsletter filled with bliss and radiance
I hope your May has been filled with bliss, <<First Name>>!
This month I've been reflecting on living with intention: when day-to-day life is busy, how do I recall those 'big picture' dreams I have for my life? how can I make sure the hustle and bustle of my days somehow brings me close to those dreams I have for my life? As Dr. Catherine's Collautt's quote (above) reminds us, courage is required for a successful life. In order to act with courage, I know I must define my intentions and focus on them with resolution.
This reflection started feeling familiar: a bit like the last week of December if you make New Year's resolutions. During May, I took the time to read through my life intentions, along with my one-, three-, and 10 year intentions which I craft and re-affirm every year around my birthday. I was pleasantly surprised to witness how my progress I've made this year! I re-focused on some areas that I want to experience more momentum.
For nearly a year now I have been taking the time to write for pleasure. This has helped me tremendously as I craft and refine my intentions goals and explore what's behind them. In addition to writing to you every month, I have been more consistently writing for myself including free-form journaling and bullet journaling, with the goal of getting my thoughts out of my head and onto the page. Reviewing and reflecting on those writings later has brought much clarity to my days.
The writing I'd like to share with you this month is On Intention where I share some more of the tools I have used to craft and hone in on those desires. I hope you feel inspired to pick up your pen, favorite notebook and begin to write in whatever form(s) are meangingful for you.
Along with this month's most popular quote on Instagram, below I've included two other quotes posted on social media to bring inspiration to your day. This month, both are by one of my favorite authors, Danielle LaPorte.
In June I'll be exploring the topic of living a joyful life. In the meantime, I invite you to follow me on your favorite social media venue (Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook) so you can catch up on the latest updates in blissfully bite-sized pieces.
Wishing you a June filled with bliss and radiance!
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