Trim the Fat

Trim the Fat

Sunday morning blog time, my dear friends. Sorry that I have been missing in action as of late…too many festivities surrounding my life so my apologies. Get a cup of your favourite morning beverage and have a wee snuggle with my words. 
Ahhh..take a sip. Relaxed? Good. 
I’m here to talk to you today about your beautiful life. Oh, don’t roll your eyes at me. Have you forgotten how beautiful your life truly is? 
Have you forgotten that you have come this far already? You have battled through odd upbringings, failed relationships, stagnant jobs, math class (the horror!), terrible news, deaths of loved ones, the 2016 American election…yet here you are. In this precious Sunday moment. Reading my goods. 
Do I see a small smile of knowingness on your face? 
Yes, you have triumphed through the sludge and drudges of life to end up here…with me. And these words. And, in my humble opinion, that current reality isn’t so bad. 
Oh, I know your brain. Your brain loves to jump into the past and dwell and sometimes your brain loves to worry about an unknown future. Have you ever asked yourself this…
Does that serve you or others? 
Does going over and over in your mind what someone may have done to you in the past or a past regret serve your now? No. It doesn’t. Actually, it takes you away from this Great Game called LIFE! Life is meant to be LIVED and you can only live while you are present. 
So, buck up, because I’m not telling you anything your soul doesn’t already know. 
It’s time to take the reigns and jump on because before you know it, your precious/beautiful/messed up life is going to be over. 

You don’t know when and you will be KICKING yourself if you wait to truly feel alive. 
So enough of this living in the past or worrying about the future. It’s all just make believe. Forgive yourself, forgive others and dance your dance. 
Shed and be. 
I love your faces. Go be fabulous. You owe it to yourselves. 
With love,

Lindsay Maxwell.

Once Upon a Dream

Once Upon a Dream

Good morning, my friends. Grab whatever concoction suits your needs to read this and find your comfy spot. I’m currently writing from my cozy bed. It’s still dark out but I need to write. Enjoy. 
I had an interesting dream last night. I dreamt that I walked into a local Vancouver coffee shop and sat down and started sobbing. It was a huge release and I couldn’t stop. There was a person in there that came to me and introduced himself as “The Stranger.”
His energy was calming yet powerful. He told me to sit in the corner while he was about to show me a power point presentation of life. 
He kissed me on my forehead as I was still sobbing (it was gut wrenching-I’ll have to look into this because in my personal waking life I have absolutely nothing to be sobbing about-tears of joy, yes, but not this). He began the slideshow:
“In life we are given an empty canvas which we can co-Create with. Think about every thing that you’ve created in life…relationships, job experiences, travel, doodles, etc…”
He continued.
“Now think about all the ingredients that went into each creation. You have to add some salt to bring out the sweetness. You have to add spice. Sometimes there aren’t enough ingredients and sometimes there are too much and you don’t know where to start.”
I listened.
“The thing is though, is that for every creation you have painted onto your canvas, all the colours that you have used have been the perfectly imperfect colours to create your masterpiece. They’re all there for the taking. You just need to keep using them.”
I had stopped crying at that point and my heart started to swell with gratitude. “The Stranger” continued…
“Every achievement has a little messiness and imperfection woven within it. A great dinner is not prepared in a immaculate kitchen. There will be dishes to be washed, timers to be set, trepidation about trying a new recipe…
But the end result is a beautifully cooked meal. Just like life. 
You see, life is not going to be full of perfect moments or always happy moments. It will get messy and sometimes hectic. But the rich thing about life is that you always have the choice to clean up after yourself and take a step back and reflect.”

By the end of our coffee shop meeting I was feeling light and grateful. I thanked “The Stranger” and he told me he loved me and not to worry. He also said…”Write about this in your Blog…”
I then awoke. That was 20 minutes ago. 
So, my dear ones, “The Stranger” in my dream was quite bang on…he had a lot to offer on this fine morning. He absolutely felt like no Stranger..more like an Angel. 
This week I want us to remember that we have all the richness and beauty and access to tools to make our creations into something wonderful. Trust the process. 
You’re creating a masterpiece-your life. 
With love,
Lindsay Maxwell and credits to “The Stranger” in my dream.

JUST DO IT

Blog Time, ladies and gents. Hopefully, you have a cuppa coffee/tea in your hand and are in your comfy spot. I’m writing to you today from the comforts of my bed with a glass of water by my side.
We are all allotted the same 24 hours each day. What we choose to do with it is our choice. The beautiful/sad thing is that we don’t know how many of these 24 hour days we are allotted in our lifetime.
So…go out and do what you need to do…If you want to.
This is a recurring theme in my blogs but I cannot reiterate it enough.
We now live in a time where we have so much access and resources to find ways and knowledge to live the life you desire and provide for you and your family.
We also live in a time where there’s heavy inflation, we don’t make enough, there’s so much debt, etc….
My advice to you ,and this is part of my personal journey and growth, is to become educated with your financial literacy. If we spent half the time we did on devoting to reading or learning about the game of money that we did on social media, we would become much more financial savvy.
So, if that’s what is holding you back in life, learn ways and skills to empower you and, in turn, you will demonstrate that onto your offspring. They will then learn skills to get them through this tumultuous and unforeseen future.
We have more tools and assets than we give ourselves credit for. Use them. Believe that you have them. Because you do.
I truly believe in if we shift our focus on any area of our life, that part of our lives starts to get optimal results.
For instance, I just started an exercise class. Throughout my years, I have relied on my high energy and fast metabolism to stay “in shape”. But then I thought to myself that I want to see what my body is capable of. I want to push myself and become stronger and more flexible.
So I’ve been showing up to class 2-3/week and even though it is tough, I’m seeing changes. I have shifted my focus and am already seeing results.
Your thoughts and intentions will take you there.
Haven’t you noticed the patterns in your life? Where your thoughts go, you go?
I love the quote, ” Whether you think you can or cannot, you’re right!”
This is a tough love blog today. And, as I write this to you, I write it and journey it myself.

Thank you for walking this journey with me, friends.
2017…it’s yours for the taking…but only if you want it.
With love,
Lindsay Maxwell.

IN THE BEGINNING…

IN THE BEGINNING…

Aaand go!

 

It is 2017 and I have my very first laptop.

I know, I know…I’m a little behind the times. I may be a bit of a late bloomer.

I have been personally blogging every Sunday morning on my Facebook page for two years now. With my 2000+ followers, I have found it to be very fulfilling and I feel as though I have a lot to say and to share. Time and time again, it had been suggested to me that I start a blog. I don’t know why I have held back now that I am here with my laptop and my thoughts.

Was it my computer illiteracy that I was nervous about? Yes.

Was it that there potentially be a fear that now I am open to the public and before I was safe within the walls of Facebook? Of course.

We all have goals and items on our check off list that we want to obtain. My goal for this year is to get all my stories out and share my thoughts and insights with you. I feel very in tune with this and I am excited to share my journey and ideas.

I appreciate you, dear reader, and I look forward to connecting myself to you with my words.

 

With love,

Lindsay Maxwell.