Whew, now breathe in and breathe out......:)
As I stand here today with what feels like at least 10 lives under my belt I can comfortably say that I have so much more to learn. (and that is a huge relief as I was afraid I might know everything there is to know...) haha joke.
So just when you are getting bored with hearing people spout on about nutrition, positive thinking and wellness something new slaps you in the face and says,”what about this?”.....
I find it amazing that I can still be surprised by how much I do not know about human behavior and myself.
Just recently I experienced an enlightening idea that even though I have done a lot of internal work I still have so much more to understand about life and strangely enough it doesn’t give me anxiety, It makes me feel free.
To acknowledge that we are all works in progress is comforting. It is a space that allows us to give ourselves permission to explore other facets of who we are and that’s kinda fun...:)
If this concept seems out of left field then my apologies, but if you were kinda heading here on your own then let’s talk:)
As I do what I do daily as the founder of a brand, a movement, a lifestyle concept that involves creating a positive open vibe and hopefully inspiration for people to enjoy their life more fully. I am always open to exploration of how to manifest the best possibilities for myself and Have Some Fun Today.
....and I have only just begun.
A few years back a new friend called me a “late bloomer”. I have to admit I was a little offended by his assessment at the time, but he was right. I am.
And that’s ok.
I think actually many of us are. For many we have been raising kids, devoting ourselves to careers, struggling to find a lasting relationship, living in a place we just ended up after college and now we are waking up and saying: “hey, wait a minute... what do I still want out of life?”
For one, we want to be happy.
It's never too late that is my thing about life. I may be a late bloomer for making my talents and abilities shine to the level they can, to living in the place that allows me to thrive, but it ain’t too late :)
It's time to give ourselves space to be open, to be free to explore at our own pace what that could mean for each of us.
And yes we need reminders. For me and many others positive reminders are extremely helpful, that’s why Have Some Fun Today is a perfect vehicle for helping people to do that.
A pillow in your home, your everyday tote bag, your clutch for going out for a fun night, your exercise gear, your hoodie & t shirt or the coffee mug you use everyday. I invite you to use the code: Nevertoolate for a 35% discount on your next order at havesomefuntoday.com and let that help you be reminded to have more fun!
"It is not what you say or what you do that people will remember, it is how you made people feel." - Maya Angelou
Sending love and encouragement to everyone to have more fun in life, it is never too late.
Now get back to work on your own masterpiece :)
Love & Light,
The best anti aging remedy out there is having fun:)
Ever notice the people who "play" at life seem to be the ones who are smiling and laughing and moving with ease? Well it is no coincidence that staying young at heart, body and soul has a direct correlation to how we enjoy life. All of life.
"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he is always doing both. - Zen Master
To me this is how I intentionally choose to experience life. Long before I decided to start Have Some Fun Today, I connected with this Zen Master quote and a lightbulb went off that this is my life goal. Then Have Some Fun Today came along and I dove right in to the deep end. Without a business plan, without being involved in fashion for the previous 20 years, yep- just did a double off the high dive.
And guess what? I'm having fun:)!!
I'm not saying its easy. It's not. I'm not saying I'm retiring, I'm not..... But it is a refreshing journey everyday and the rewards I see from diving in without my floaties is that I am evolving on multiple levels and my life has dimensions that I would never have experienced if I didnt just go for it.
So what is it that you have been keeping on the back burner in your head? Travelling to some exotic place? Learning to play base guitar? Getting certified to dive? It could be anything..... The point is, now's the time to do whatever it is that you have been putting off. Have Some Fun Today.
This is the key. This is what struck me that morning 5 years ago when I was thinking about what my dad said for all those years. He didn't care if it sounded silly. He had full conviction and that is what it takes to make dreams reality. Boy I miss him, but he gave us all a gift of reminding us to enjoy our lives.
Make it an intention. This is why I started this brand and am on this journey. To share this amazing mesage with everyone I can by putting it on stuff that we use and wear. Use the code: Nevertoolate to get 35% off when you shop for something you can use to be your reminder to have fun.
I'm not saying quit your job and eat candy all night binge watching Game of Thrones, but I am saying check out our awesome athletic high waisted leggings to wear to work out in to motivate you to enjoy keeping your body healthy.
Life is what you make it, if you believe there is more for you to experience then dive in like I did:)
Love & Light,
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You know the drill; people all over social media sharing their tips for getting in shape, shedding extra pounds, whitening their teeth. I get it. I follow many people from Jay Shetty to Jesse Golden. I have my faves, and looking to others for inspiration and guidance is a great way to motivate ourselves to evolve to a better you spiritually, physically and emotionally.
One of the motivators for me to start the brand Have Some Fun Today, besides the inspiration my father gave me is my desire to help remind ourselves to live a good life and appreciate it. When we are conscious of even the idea of wanting to have fun it sends a message to our subconscious and that is really where we manifest from.
I am always looking for ways to evolve and manifest good things in my life and recently while listening to a goop podcast I came across this woman named Lacy Phillips and her manifestation coaching program called To be Magnetic. I am actually doing the program right now and have learned lots of interesting new things about how we manifest what we want in life. The funny thing is many of the ideas I have had about how we manifest have been incorrect. According to what she teaches and believes we manifest not from our thoughts, but from our subconscious. This is where most of us go wrong.
I really have just begun the process, but between us, I now have a list of things I want to manifest and one of them is to make Have Some Fun Today a brand just as successful and known as Life is Good or Spiritual Gangster. Yes I said it out loud. I also just submitted an application to be part of QVC's The Big Find search. Now it's time for the work, which is all about unblocking my subconscious fears and limiting ideas that came into my personal subconscious sometime way back in my early years.
Really cool stuff and I invite you all to explore where you too can delve deep whether it be with a program like this or another method of your choosing. It's all about what you relate to and where you want to see your life grow. That's where the good stuff is. Digging deep not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually.
There are so many tools out there to help you be a part in your own life changing story. Be curious. Look for inspiration, because now more than ever it is out there.
If you look for good you will find it!
So with each blog we celebrate evolving and want to share that it's never too late to begin by offering our readers a great discount code to shop for your "reminder" to Have Some Fun Today! Use the code: Nevertoolate and get 35% off our site:) Wear it with intention, and just see what happens when you wear it. Share your photos and your experiences with us on our facebook page @HSFTofficial, instagram page @hsft_official or in the comments below.
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Love & Light,
More than a decade ago I had a midlife crisis. I came to that crossroad in life where what I was living was not aligned with where I wanted to go.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say I think every person goes through this in some way in their life, what they choose to do from there is all about choice and courage.
That time for me was chaotic. It was a whirlwind of unpredictable, unknown, exciting, sad and scary changes. When it happens, one usually gets thrown off balance because we are trying so hard in those moments to stay in the space of order and safety. Without understanding that a balanced life consists of one foot standing in chaos and the other foot firmly planted in order. What happened in between that time and now is a book in itself, but what I have come to 10 years later with much study, practice, regression and discipline is that I know that every conceivable life experience will contain both elements of chaos and order.
On a plane trip to LA I experienced two things that have impacted me lately; I met a stranger ( turns out he's an ex-pro football player who went to my alma mater, Penn State) who ended up sending me and my sisters a book which explains this exact theory. Its called the 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson. As I'm reading this book I realize that Dr. Peterson is describing exaclty where I am in my life right now. It is a very timely but strange coincidence.
The next experience was also on a flight to LA. I had heard about the Bill Murray Stories and thought I'd watch the documentary on the flight. Who isn't a fan of Bill Murray? Anyway, this film is about the urban legend of actor Bill Murray showing up in random social events and just interacting like a normal unknown human. The show was enchanting and it shared a joie de vivre that I feel has been lost in this world. Undocumented celebrity sparkle experiences that left whoever the lucky civilians were with a feeling of being special.
What touched me about this though was not that there's hope to get to hang with Bill Murray (although I'd love to!) but more the idea that these stories inspired me to take the tiny moments of life and engage with them in a more meaningful way. To live more in the moment. That is freedom and I find that to be really beautiful.
So, I recommend the book and the movie.....and I also strongly recommend having some fun today:)
Life is short. What energy will you leave behind, what will be your legacy? What stories will people share about you? What random person will you touch with your gaze, your smile, your exchange in the post office, at the grocery store, the gym, along the street; especially if you are wearing or carrying something that says Have Some Fun Today?
Have some fun today - Join us today and purchase an item from Havesomefuntoday.com with the code:Nevertoolate for 35% off. Wear it with intention, and just see what happens when you wear it. Share your photos and your experiences with us on our facebook page, instagram page @hsft_official or in the comments below.
Embrace the chaos, but keep one foot in your order.... Thats where the fun stuff happens :)
Love & Light,
Girl you are more powerful than you even realize! It's true and I know you know it!
All those years of telling yourself you aren't good enough, you aren't smart enough, you aren't skinny enough, you aren't pretty enough. Well girl, forget that thinking, that is bullish!t and you know it.
So how do we take our power back and have some fun today and everyday?
The answer is the same for everyone, but it's also completely different for EVERYONE.
We are individuals and that's where we start. Learning you, or should I say "re-learning you." Let's get back to where we started. What did you gravitate to as a child for fun for instance? Nature? - playing outside around the trees and grass?
Did you like being creative? coloring books or making fun crafts. Or did you like music and theatre? It could be anything, but they say the things you are drawn to say so much about you, so if you are stuck in not knowing what you enjoy anymore then its a place to start.
When you take the time to get re-aquainted with yourself you can enjoy the simplest moments with a new perspective. It makes us appreciate life more and it's a way to love ourselves that is nourishing to our soul. Maybe that is why they say music and art are food for the soul.
The benefits of taking your power back as an individual isn't to be on some lofty power trip. It is to be fully who you are meant to be. The sky's the limit for any human who is open to growth, to love, to self care and to sharing who they are with others. We need to be able to step over the hurdle of self doubt, self loathing, of worrying all the time how we are perceived. The bottom line is that style of living is obsolete and it is time to move toward a life of self power and fun.
Look in the mirror and remind yourself that it's never too late to start. To take the first step to change, to evolve, to feel healthier, to feel inspired, to be happy. To be a risk taker toward your own self evolution.
Fear will hold you back and I know you are ready to feel good, feel in the drivers seat of your own life. Not in the back seat going down some road that's too jammed up.
So, remember that it is what we do that makes us progress. Not what we say we will do. Take an action today towards the healthier, happier more powerful you and Have Some Fun Today. Life is what you make it.
This is why I created the brand Have Some Fun Today and now with the code: Nevertoolate you can purchase one of our awesome motivational t shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, pillows or your daily coffee mug for an extra 35% off. I'm not doing this to just sell stuff, I am doing this to encourage you to have an awesome and fun life and to take your power back.
I hope you do!
Love & Light,
"Get your shit together"- Let's not mince words. It's something I often say to myself or the people I am close to with a twinkle in my eye and a slight grin on my face. Four words that clearly convey that we may need to reel it in and focus on the bigger picture.
Since the beginning of 2019 I have been an open book to sharing my personal journey towards having an amazing year. Hard to believe we are already 4 months into it and stuff is going down. You can only plan so much and then life just happens, but if you can take a breather every month and acknowledge your progress and also your lack of progress you can stay on track.
One thing is essential to making progress this way. You have to be able to be honest with yourself. Not everyone can do this. If you can acknowledge not only your weaknesses, but also your strengths, then you have a much clearer vision of what you need to do. It's like driving a car through a rain storm and your wiper blades aren't working very well. You can still get there, but it makes the journey a heck of a lot harder.
For some weird reason I have always been able to self analyze. I am sure that has its' downside, but by doing this I have been able to evolve past areas that previously were weak into areas of strength and growth.
So, how do we get our shit together?
First of all using myself as an example; I have been travelling a lot and taking on some new responsibilities that have been causing me extra stress. I know this and I have to get my "shit together." For the past few weeks I have been willing to do a little extra and deal with a little unbalance in the short term. However; in the bigger picture I know this is not sustainable or desirable for me. This is when we finesse a new challenge to get back on track to what gives us balance. But, if you have blinders on and can't see the unbalance and the need to finesse this new situation it will throw the average person completely out of whack.
What to Do:
1. have your eyes open
2. be honest with yourself
3. know your boundaries
4. be prepared to put in extra time to get back on track
You can apply this thinking to almost anything. Diet and exercise, personal relationships, work, parenting, etc.
The thing is to have a good life a lot of it is merely your attitude, and even when I half jokingly say - "get your shit together"- it's all relative. It doesnt have to be drudgery, getting ones shit together can actually be fun. Right now as I write this and share my ideas about life, parenting, working and trying to have a good life, my back is killing me and I'm still at my office at 10pm. Another person might be really pissed about this, but I am actually really grateful that I get to do what I do.
So think about how you can "get your shit together and also have fun."
Right now we created the code: Nevertoolate so that anyone reading this post can shop the line and use that code at checkout to get 35% off site wide. We are a community of people who are trying for our best year yet. This is what we are striving for and anything that helps to remind us to enjoy this life and have more fun we should use. A t shirt, a hat, a bag.... all these things can be the spark of inspiration to help you have a better life.
So Have Some Fun Today and have some fun getting your shit together too:)
Love & Light,