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Take A Road Trip

The Road Trip

This road trip is just what the doctor ordered.  Last weekend three of my pals and I set out for a journey to a house concert in Cambria, California.  We left Rancho Santa Fe, California at 4:30 am so that we could avoid heavy traffic through Los Angeles.  There is not an ideal time to make ones way through LA, but our strategy paid off.  We had a twenty-minute delay as a result of an accident, but for the most part it was smooth sailing.  We arrived in Santa Barbara at 8:30 a.m.  We stopped by the Four Season’s Biltmore Hotel which overlooks the stunning Butterfly Beach.  The hotel is tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains.  Opened in 1927 the iconic Restort is made up of secluded courtyards and Spanish Colonial villas and bungalows.  Everywhere you look is eye candy for the soul.  We saw the dolphins gracefully leaping in and out of the water as they did their morning feeding close to the shore.

San Ysidro Ranch

Next up we drove a few short miles to the San Ysidro Ranch.  Nestled in the Montecito foothills in the middle of wine country, the ranch is a tranquil destination for travelers.  Myth and history mingle in the lush garden where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows; in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy’s honeymoon retreat.  It is such a special and historical treasure.  The

Habits of Highly Joyful, Successful, and Content People

Keeping A Journal

Why keep a journal?  Well, it is one of the twenty-one habits of highly joyful, successful, and content people.  I have done the reserch and I want to share with you these habits.  The first is that they keep a journal.  There are many good and useful reasons to start this daily practice and embrace the habit.  Darius Foroux explains it better that I so I am sharing his blog post here.  You can learn more about Darius at www.dariusforoux.com

Read This If You Want To Keep A Journal But Don’t Know How

A journal is the best self-awareness tool there is.

Just open any given site that publishes articles on personal growth, and you will find at least one article that says: Why Keeping A Journal Will Change Your Life.

Please stop it for goodness sake. We know it by now!

When I talk to friends, or when I coach people, I always ask: “Do you keep a journal?”

This probably won’t surprise you, but the answer is almost always “No.”

And the funny thing is that everyone knows that they should keep one. But should is not enough. There are a lot of things that we should do—but we don’t do them.

Why? We have no idea HOW to do them.

It’s just like when you were in

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Day 8 Create A Life You Love: Answer These 2 Questions

Answer These Two Questions

Get your journal. Yes, right now.  Sit down and answer these two questions:

  1. What are you most proud of about yourself?  Why?
  2. What do you value most in your life?

As part of Creating A Life That You Love it is essential to have a thoughtful and profound inquiry with yourself.  It is when we take time to go inside of ourselves and reflect that we become willing to live wholeheartedly.  It is essential that you know and appreciate everything about yourself that makes you proud.  It is equally as important to identify what you value most.  This is what creates the basis for your values.  And, your values give you a trustworthy tool to guide you purposefully through your life.

Practice Journaling

The practice of journaling is a beautiful habit of honing your writing skills.  When we write things down, we are more likely to remember what it is we want to achieve in our lives.  It gives us a place to capture our thoughts and desires.  And, it allows our conscious mind to be in alignment with our subconscious mind.  So, grab your journal and a favorite pen, find a quiet corner and journal for at least 15 minutes each day. Stay true and be you —

Annie Create a Life You Love
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Day 3 Intentional Living: Give Yourself Quiet Time Each Day

Quiet Time

Carving out quiet time for yourself each day is essential.  Give yourself this gift.  Use the time to sit quietly and be attentive to your breathing.  Notice your heartbeat.  Focus on how you feel.  You can use this time to meditate, read, and reflect.  There are many meditation resources available to assist you in embracing your quiet time.  I have created the “Be”- Attitudes Kit which is a tool to help you focus on a thought which will assist you in setting the tone for your day.  The key is to allow yourself time each day away from distraction.

Create Your Very Own Quiet Place

In the Lines In The Sand course that I teach, one of the things that the participants do is create their very own quiet place.  This can be a room in your home, a quiet corner of your garden, a man cave or she shed or anywhere that brings you peace.   Add books that you like, a candle, a cozy throw, peaceful photographs, crystals, or anything else that helps you to relax and focus.  Make sure that this is your space.  Others are not allowed in your space unless they are invited.  This is your sacred space.

https://youtu.be/uyQScaClm1g Stay true and be you —

Annie Create a Life You Love
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