Self Care Isn't Selfish

Self care isn’t selfish.
Self care is vital.
When you’re feeling out of balance or overwhelmed, focussing on self care is a great place to start. Put yourself first for a bit and see what happens. You can only truly be there for others if you are there for yourself first. You can only truly give to others if you give to yourself first.
If you’re not taking care of yourself you become part of the problem, rather than part of the solution.
Today, do something nice for yourself, even if it’s only trying to speak kindly to yourself for a whole day. You are worth it.

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We Can Think...

We can think positive thoughts, or we can negative thoughts, the choice is ours in every, single moment. So, if the choice is ours (which you can choose to believe or not), why not choose positive thoughts?
I love this quote from E-Cubed by Pam Grout and try to remember to repeat it three times every morning. I can’t help feeling more uplifted knowing The Universe (interchangeable with your own word or belief system, God, Dog, whatever), is on my side. Namaste & Blessings on your day.

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Realise That Life...

On this New Moon, I encourage you to be open and receptive to new knowledge and new experiences. Our senses and our brains are very good at noticing what we expect in a situation, rather than what is actually there.
Thanks to some Soul Sistas, I recently read “Many Lives, Many Masters” by Brian L Weiss and although it’s been on my “To Read” list for years, I wonder how I have never actually read it before now? I found this to be such an interesting book, and I’ll be reading it again soon to help me consolidate some of the fascinating information. Have you read this book? What did you think?
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p.s. I realise that the title of this post is "Realise That Life...', yet the quote states "Realize That Life...".  I always try to quote people exactly as they've written things, yet in Australia we spell "realise" with an "s" rather than a "z'".  So!  Hope that explains it.

What Is Art?

I am sometimes asked why I share quotes on this page. Why I share ducks on this page. Why don’t I just share my paintings and drawings, my “physical” art?
The reason is simple. To me, art is not just a painting or drawing. Art is a way of being in this world. Art is the way I live. Art is the way I see our world.
This answer to the question “What Is Art?” by Wm.Joseph Nieters describes it perfectly for me. “Art is something we do, a verb. Art is an expression of our thoughts, emotions, intuitions, and desires, but it is even more personal than that: it’s about sharing the way we experience the world, which for many is an extension of personality.”
So, for me, art is sharing my journey on this planet, this lifetime, and I’m glad you’re travelling with me.

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