Monday, November 3, 2014

Creating fresh starts

Dear friends,


I love Mondays, fresh starts and Fall Daylight savings time!

This morning I decided it was time to get back to basics and give myself a fresh start.

I woke up at 5am feeling rested and ready for this terrific week.

I did a quick swish and swipe (Thanks Flylady) to get my house back on track and headed downstairs for my morning cup of tea and to start getting my plan together.

I was delighted to discover a new meditation series starting today over at Deepok Chopra's Meditation Center with Oprah and Deepok.  I've participated in two of these in the past and they were wonderful.  Here is my doodle as I listened to the explanation before we went into meditation:

11/03/14 Doodle

So meditation is done (check), morning routines are done (check), blog for Inspired Blogging Group is done (check) and I am ready for a fabulous week!

Lift off!!!

In what ways do you want to give yourself a fresh start? 

I would love to know.  I just read a fellow blogger Nancy Jambor's offering and it reminded me that I want to add back in Morning pages to my morning routine! 

Wrapping you around with infinite love and the power of purpose,


Day 1

The Nature of Desire


My life moves forward through desire.


Eecha Shakti Namah
I honor the universal power of desire.


  1. I LOVE Flylady! Haven't read her stuff for years but I still use many of her teachings. Life is so much easier around the house with those habits.

    Thanks for the reminder for the 21 day meditation challenge. I received one yesterday to remind me but nothing today. Hmm? I will have to look into that.

    Your doodle is INCREDIBLE!!! What a fun way to start the morning.

    I like the way you make your morning rituals FUN!!! Mine are more quiet based. Maybe I could look at adding some 'spring' to my step and make it more fun.

    1. Thanks Elda! I been a "flybaby" for years - lol - I love my morning routine but still haven't got my evening one down ;)

  2. Christine...dear friend...I'm feeling so grateful for all that you share and all that you do to bring peace and creativity to your life and others. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I needed to be grounded in ways to contain, express, and share my creativity.

    1. So glad I can be a grace maker for you Ruth since you do the same in my life! Love you!

  3. What a lovely inspiring post. After my hip replacement surgery 5 months ago, I am now starting afresh with my exercise and fitness routines. I love that I can finally start getting fit without pain. Have a fabulous week! :)

    1. Yay for being pain free Kama!! Just got back from a nice long walk with a friend and I give gratitude for my body and being able to move!

  4. I also decided this morning would be a fresh start. After 3 days of celebration festivities around a family member's wedding and a breakup off my own, I decided I wanted to get back to taking care of me. I had a 6 am personal training session. normally I hit snooze from 5:30 until 6:30 or 7 and stumble out of bed. Not this morning! I was at the gym raring to go. I treated myself to some quiet time with no laptop at Starbucks afterward. I felt refreshed, energized, and empowered. What a great start to the week!

    Christine, thank you for sharing your inspiration and your heart :)

    1. Great job Amy! Loved your blog and I'm glad you popped over to mine. After I wrote the post I got in a long 5 mile walk with a friend and I am so grateful to my body for being healthy and able to move :)

  5. Yes to fresh starts! And I, too, was energized waking up with that extra hour of sleep. I'm playing in NaNoWriMo this month and I'm enjoying starting with a fresh page to fill. Wishing you a fabulous fun week.

    1. Oh yeah Deborah!!! I've always wanted to do NaNoWriMo but have never made the commitment. I hope you'll blog about it so I can know how it goes for you!