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Timing Today

Timing today this image explains my experience completely. 

Thank you Self Design for being there for my family and all the amazing resource reminders about how life is precious & magical ! 
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Now I’m taking a moment to tend my girl and trusting the process that everything will take care of itself. 
I lay with her teething being, after watching the trickle of blood as the first year molars break the surface of her swollen hot gums. 
Does she cry, yes but just a soft whimper with arms stretch wide, ” mama pick me up ” her body signals to me. My milk glands tingle, the hormones flow in my body just the way nature intended. 
I drop my sewing project and pause a moment… This too can wait, as much as it’s something that will greatly benefit and ease care for her.
She’s needing me to stop but really I don’t want to, I want to finish what I started! I struggle in my mind for a second or

Two… Really wanting to have a hissy fit to get my way.  
In my breathe I remind myself baby’s need comfort and have no hidden secret agenda to shit on my progress… They need our help to soothe them to be their calm in the storm, this is when they learn their cycles of coping from now. 
Me having a hissy fit teaches her horrible coping skills, I can only control me 
In this powerful moment in my mind I feel the shift and aha deepens how important enjoying the calm is. 
In a whirlwind of soft chatter explain to my older boys the situation, that I need help and set them up with small manageable tasks to create the space needed for food prep. 
The sewing project is also apart of my nurturing myself yet with great adaption to my baby’s needs I write this post, another form of birthing & nurturing myself…. 
Today take time for you in the form that helps draw you closer to your babes for time moves on with or without your permission, your intentions or your purpose in mind, this is actions needed from the individual to come from you. 
Learning to share more about my story and my personal moments with you, knowing that this process I’m trusting will serve others and help them to slow down to enjoy all the goodness. 
#taketime #empoweryourself #mindchatter 

Here’s a great read that inspired this post today 

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Everything is Connected 

  

Since I made the commitment to home school my children I have paid far more attention to the world they are growing up in and acquired many facts about the cycles that are constantly happening. 
Did you know that wolf population is important ? 

Until recently I could have cared less about them until our learning consultant sent us a link for a YouTube video that shared a story about how wolves restored the river banks in Yellow Stone National Park. 

 
 
In my mind I saw wolves building up the river banks with wood ties and pick axes in hand, ( here’s the image in my mind, thanks to minecraft… I play a lot with my boys )  shaking my head in a comic relief and disbelief I watched the video with an attempt at an open mind. 
After viewing the short documentary my whole world transformed. The gist of it goes like this, like any cycle in a micro environment loose a link to the chain and it dismantles at a rate that’s unforgettable.  

  
Since the wolves were reintroduced to the national park they helped with the over run population of rabbits and squirrels, who depleted the seeds, berries. The furry little cute animals had eaten more than the share nature had intended, the outcome was a lack of food for birds which drove away their flocks.  
The deer population grew out of hand causing many of the trees and shrubs to decreasing again causing harm to the birds, leaving them with fewer places to call home. Less berries for the bears… Animals will forge and move onto to where they will find food. 

 Nature is amazing! 

  
This has shed more light to how life happens in cycles and that it is all connected. 

We as human beings can learn from this story and choose to be empowered. 

Let’s live connected on a daily basis and restore, rebuild as one. 

I get happy to see comments, thanks for leaving one about how you feel After watching and reading ❤ 

Message To My Younger Self

A message to my younger self here’s My thoughts and suggestions:

Just Be You cause you’re awesome ! 

Often just being yourself can feel like a huge defeated task, the pressures of “fitting in” and finding friends that think you’re cool ! 
#%&@ fitting in and trying to get in the “cool” group … “JUST BE YOU!” You already fit in and you’re super cool already !   You are amazing person, full of bright ideas and choices. 

Is what I’d say !

Think about it every single human being wants to belong and feel loved, it’s just a basic fact and apart of our nature.  We have a desire to commune and bond.  Yet not everyone will connect with you, so focus on the ones that you do feel a connection with.  Be confident that being a “people pleaser” will just burn you out and stop you from being your authentic self.  Accept that all people are on learning curves and some are meant to run parallel not perpendicular, meaning the paths travelled are different and won’t meet yours. 
Support yourself daily with positive self Talk and see your awesomeness ! 

Let’s face it what we think about, we being about and it becomes our experience.  

What would happen once everyone saw their personal beauty and greatness ?  

Seriously, stop and imagine … 

Take a look in the Mirror today and see the perfection in the reflection. Verbalize and write about what makes you awesome 🙂 

Until you get to the mirror use this picture as a mindset primer, list what’s amazing in your journal. 

See the beauty now while looking at this image, note the shape of the landscape, the colours & all the beauty

Come from a place a creation and creativity not from competition for will give you the confidence to just be yourself!  

I am on a mission to spread this movement by creating an awareness, thanks for sharing this blog post and helping others. 
“JUST BE YOU” 
Why? 
Because you’re awesome, perfect, wholesome and complete
Make it your best day!

Rochelle McFarlane 

thanks for listening younger self 🙂

Being a Woman in Business 

Being a woman in business has a lot of meaning to me …. 

Watch this video I created for you in the moment …

  
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Being in business for myself for the last 12 years shown me what I am truly capable of.  It excites me to continue this journey and push myself further past my comfort zones, that was once territory yet walked. 

Creating my day my way is important to me and being in business for myself allows me the freedom to continue as such. 

It’s given me the opportunity to grow as a mother, woman and unveil the best me.  This inspires me to connect with other women in business and collect more stories of success. 

Are you a woman in business ? 

What have you learned ? 

Reaching out via this post and looking forward to meeting you!

❤ Rochelle 

Zander’s Conservation Thoughts on Frogs 

 Straight up goodness from my 9 year old.  I share this with you to inspire and to encourage him to keep sharing his words of  insight and wisdom.   He’s confident in making this world the best he can! 

Zander’s story

Something I did this past Summer was help my family set up an above ground pool. We swam in the pool and found some friends. These new family friends were little tree frogs. They would hide along the folds of the pool on the outside and even sometimes join us in the water for a quick dip. 

  
I think these frogs choose to live us because we had safe water for them that had very little chlorine in it and our yard is nice and pure.   Meaning we only use natural fertilizers like compost and chicken manure to help our plants grow.  We leave the bugs alone and don’t use any toxic chemicals. 

  
I love the frogs help me conserve homes for them 

Thanks for reading and helping Zander share about our wild pet frogs ❤ 

The Contortionists of Mongolia

By Christine Schindler Alongside some of the world’s strangest preserved traditions – such as Mongolian wrestling, bareback horse riding, and throat singing – is contortion. A dance or a feat of flexibility, contortion is the art of stretching and bending the body into unusual and various shapes, lines and positions. Influenced by ancient Buddhist animal […]

http://russia-eastern-republic.com/2014/09/14/the-contortionists-of-mongolia/

Reflections of today for a better tomorrow …

Reflections of today for a better tomorrow …
As I lay here in the moment all cozy in bed and feeling sleepy from a full day of activities, I realize that I choose to write this post up quickly to capture the muse and just write a daily reflection. 

Firstly I share my attitude  of gratitude for being apart of moments like this with my son Zander  …. 

 
This is what a science lesson looks like at our house, getting hands experience while doing an experiment and comparison of bath bomb recipes ( here’s the one we made tonight  )   

He loved the feeling in his hands and how it smelled after adding the essential oils.  He choose grapefruit and lavender. 

Check back as I will post more about the results and he suggested we make a video about how we made them and what they look like once they hit to water. 

Such a wonderful conversation as he created the snowy balls of fun.  State changes and chemical reactions, it’s amazing how much learning comes from play and just being in the moment. 

Which brings us to something else we accomplished today  that was another amazing science learning moment and well life skill building task…. It’s the season to stock that pantry!  

 
Math was all over these two activities, we shared thoughts about the time it took to grow the cucumbers ( a few of our very own Cukes made the cut to become pickles but most of them from the market )  the recipe was doubled eight times to make enough brine and that meant more numbers, then how many more jars and Cukes needed to be stocked up until next harvesting season.  This how canning time we had brought in so many good lessons especially when using clean jars and how to sterlize them.  Here’s the recipe for the brine we made 

I love teaching and learning along side my children… Especially when it comes to increasing their understanding about where their food comes from and what’s in it ! 

Which makes my daughter have expressions like this… 

  

” they put that in foods? Why?” 

Well that’s a whole other blog post honey let’s stay focused …

Which leads us to making these 

  
 Yes gingerbread bear hugs, it’s all good in our “hood” especially when we have found ways to bake sugar free and still enjoy yummy baked goodness like this. 

Reflecting on this full day knowing tomorrow will be an even better day of memory making with my children 

  
Love and Light to you all and thanks for leaving me a comment below about your day ❤

PS 

I’ve set myself a new 90 day challenge …. Stay tuned 🙂 

The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer is an amazing energy to excrete from within yourself.  

I want to share with you some things that I have learned along the way when putting your prayers together.

1. Choose words that are in the positive form

2.  Focus on what your desired results

3.  Fill your mind with belief

4.  Know that what you want you deserve it

Here’s an audio from today’s mindset call with The Better Believers

Make it a great day and know that you are amazing!

Your Friend,

Rochelle

100 Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers to Teens

Loved the abundant ideas and ways of creating connections with your children instead of just buying crap!

This year think outside of the box and use your imagination when gift giving ❤

Many blessing of healthy and wellness 🙂
Rochelle

Laura Grace Weldon

What do we really want when we offer gifts to our kids? I’m guessing excitement, happiness, hopefully some lasting joy. It’s disheartening to give a highly anticipated toy or the newest gadget, only to see it ignored a week or two later. The antidote? Fewer presents of better quality, as well as an emphasis on experiences. According to science, these are the gifts that result in real pleasure.

Real Tools for Real Work

Young kids beg to help out. Saying yes to those offers is more important than we might imagine and helps us raise kids who are more likely to take on household responsibilities as they get older. Rather than toy versions of tools, get them appropriately sized real tools (to use with supervision). You can get plenty of useful, not-too-large tools at your local hardware and home goods store. As kids get older, invest in adult-sized tools they can…

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Failure Can Lead To Success

Failure Can Lead To Success
Failing Leads to Success

Today’s addition of the Better Believers Audio will help to see you how to take your failures can lead to your success.  This sounds at first completely silly, failure, what really equals success?  But stop a moment and open your mind to the possibility of how success is only a results because of failure.

Just listen to the audio

We have a choice on our perspective and have the power within to change at any moment.
It just takes is the creation of the awareness first and consistent action in strengthening ourselves.
We can choose to see our failures as feedback that fuels our desire to tweak and improve.

This reminds me of when a child starts to walk and talk, they never quit…they end up succeeding no matter how many times they fall or mispronounce something.

Today time to see your failures as feedback and how you took a
turning point resulting in a success.

I am off to walk with my children and enjoy some sunshine…

Here’s to you my friend and your transformation ❤

~Allow Your Failure To Lead You To More Success~