Most of you know my deep affection and connection to nature. In fact, one of the primary intentions of this website is to honor the natural world we all live in and learn how to develop a deeper relationship with it so that we're able to pick up on the guidance, messages and healing properties it is continuously providing to us! It's simply a matter of us being aware, being in the present moment and being able to get out of our heads and take time to look around and observe our surroundings when we're outside! Nature is ALWAYS speaking to us, I promise!!
It is impossible to not feel AWEstruck by our world and our planet if you just remember the power, loving kindness, soulfulness, and vibrancy of it, so I've included some yummy, heart-warming animal images and a magical time-lapse nature vid that will fill you up with gratitude and amazement regarding this beautiful Universe we live in :)
Plus, nature is an instant and guaranteed pick-me-up! Just try to look at the pics below of owls nuzzlin, pandas piggy-back ridin, black panthers roamin and koalas cuddlin and be in a bad mood!! You just can't!
This is in honor of you, Nature, thank you for all that you continually & unconditionally provide to us!
Magic is essentially the higher understanding of nature.
I unfortunately don't have credits for these amazing photos but I will be happy to add that info if contacted or remove them if so preferred.
I have various other blog posts about the natural world and how it can enhance our lives in a multitude of ways, including how to work with the moon to manifest, organic recipes, detoxifying natural baths, the healing power of crystals, etc...
20-year-old Hayley Miller spent her teen years homeless, bouncing from hostel to hostel, surrounded by drugs, prostitution and alcohol. Hayley promised herself she'd stay strong, stay focused on her design dreams and not become a victim of circumstance and that's exactly what she did! She ended up moving in with her grandmother and created a business plan to launch her very own line of handbags. Shortly after, she got an investor on board and her first collection is to launch later this month!! Hayley's even caught the attention of high-end department stores who carry other lines like Chloe and Chanel.
I give mad AWEstruck props to this young woman who used sheer grit, determination, willpower and guts to get what she wants out of life! She is proof that there should be no excuses in going after what you want and if you really, truly want something, you will find a way to do it and make it work!
Go Hayley Lou Miller <3 AWEstruck Award Winner!!
The AWEsome Richie Parker has lived his entire life overcoming the odds, proving people wrong and challenging his very own physical limitations.
Richie was born without arms but that has never once stopped him from achieving all of his dreams and goals and he has never used his physical disability as an excuse. In fact, it seems that Richie has transcended his physical limitation so much, it has become a motivator, a fuel to his already fiery and happy spirit, and that makes for one amazing combo of a human being.
I absolutely urge you, with all of my heart, to watch Richie's amazing story in the video below as it contains awe-inspiring footage of him, from the time he was a baby, showing example after example of how is ingenuity, smarts and passion has allowed him to go all the way to being a design engineer for Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR's most winning organization.
To say Richie's video is worth the watch is the under statement of the century and if you allow it to, it will reinvigorate your own tenacity in life and make you remember that there are no excuses. When your heart and soul tug at you, there is always, always, always a way. Just exactly how did Richie learn to ride a bike? How does he drive? How does he do his computer design work? And how does he do everyday things that we all take for granted, like eat?! Richie's video showcases it all and I guarantee your heart will invariably connect with his, just by watching the vid!
Thank you, Richie Parker, for being such an inspiring living example of fortitude and reminding us all "where there's a will, there's a way."
The AWEstruck Award goes out to those who really know how to push, challenge and inspire... you know, the kind of people who make the impossible, possible and make you say WOW! A new AWEstruck Award will be given out each and every month, so if you know an inspiring someone who's worthy - please let me know and maybe they'll be featured!