In a Nutshell

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Keep finding things

to love about

yourself.

 

Live Magically,

Coley

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Sweet Dreams

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Nothing beats a deep night’s sleep.

But in a world of chaos, quality sleep seems to be a luxury that only a few partake. 

The most common directives given by instructors, per se, are: relax and breathe, count sheep, quiet the mind or meditate.

Well, that’s easier said than done.

You have to find what works especially for you.

But until you try different strategies, you’ll never know.

Here’s what works for me:

  1. Turning my cell phone’s “do not disturb” mode on
  2. Playing my sleep music playlist
  3. Thinking about all the loveliness I’ve experienced 
  4. Feeling the love on the deepest level 

And voilĂ , I am out like a light.

I hope you find your way to a restful slumber.

Sweet Dreams and…

Live Magically,

Coley

Cop-a-squat

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At different junctures, I think most of us have searched for truth or, at the very least,  pondered spiritual matters. But I am not entirely sure that one unmitigated truth is even a thing.

How can there be one truth when every being has been and continues to be indoctrinated in a different belief system?  Even non-believing is a belief.

Sometimes, a moment is needed to evaluate what you hold true. Because what you believe on Monday may not be suitable for you on Friday. And that’s okay.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ~Winston Churchill

So, give yourself the freedom to live a life that is befitting for you in every waking moment. 

Live Magically,

Coley

Turning Gray Skies Blue

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Without exception, everybody gets hit with shit. Some succumb to the pressure. Others barely survive. Why? Because, they’ve lost their muchness. Well, that’s what The Mad Hatter said to Alice: “You’ve lost your muchness. In there (pointing to her belly), something’s missing.” 

What’s missing in your life?

Sure, it is beyond wonderful to have that particular someone in your life who, without fail, creates beautiful ballads from bad rhymes; who turns your frown upside down; who extends unrelenting support; whose energy cocoons you and transmits new life; whose silent love imbues strength.

But what if that special person is not available or are no longer here on earth? 

There is a reason that your peace is deeply disturbed or that your boat is at the brink of a shipwreck. And until you realize and exercise your own strength, you may be kept in the storm.

So, where is your muchness?

There is a smoldering in your belly. When ignited, it becomes a powerful flame that can never be extinguished no matter what life douses. 

The strength you need already exists inside of you.

Do you have the guts to light it? Because no one else, no matter how lovely, is capable of lighting your fire. 

Live Magically, 

Coley

Do You Ever…

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Sit outside just to listen to the sounds of nature?

Take a stroll and have a person-to-person conversation?

Notice a budding tree right before her bloom?

Dance in the rain?

Bask in the sunlight?

Stretch out your arms to embrace the wind?

Number things to be thankful for?

Find the positives when the negatives seemingly overpower?

Look up?

Laugh at little things?

Cry just because?

I was just wondering.

Live Magically,

Coley

Quicksand

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It seems as though the earth upon which I stand is quicksand. Slowly sinking but never fully submerging is a heartless ruse. 

 I am forced to lay back when I’m accustomed to being strong, fighting, going against the grain and all. But because of the cement-like sediment, I cannot battle and quickly maneuver or else I seal my fate with my demise.

So, what do I do? 

The hour is late. The tide is soon to roll in. There is no “sink or swim” and “fly or die” doesn’t apply.

The only thing that I am able to do is close my eyes, lean back, breathe and wait for salvation.

Sometimes, I wonder if all of this is worth it? My answer is yes!

Life certainly teaches. But is the drama necessary? A simple notecard mysteriously placed on my pillow will do.

I suppose experiencing a particular thing is best. Beyond everything, I can only strengthen atrophied muscles by actually working them. But I never anticipated that relaxing and mentally letting go would be an area that needed exercise.

But I accept the invitation. Actually, I have no choice.

Live Magically,

Coley

A Vision of Loveliness

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Hey Pretty Girl,

IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

Exactly 20 years ago today, I gave birth to a vision of loveliness.

You are truly rare, exquisite and beautiful. You are a living masterpiece, a breathing work of art.

Your free-thinking mind is extraordinary. Your love runs deep. Your sense of humor is quick-witted and amusing. Your wisdom is stellar. Your creativity is extravagant. Your style is elegant. Your determination is unrelenting. Your stick-to-itiveness is astounding. Your character is splendid. Your smile is brilliant. Your laughter is jubilant. Your face is dreamy. Your energy is enchanting. 

I am overjoyed that you are my daughter, my friend, my road kitten, my ride or die, the other pea in the pod, the other frozen popsicle on the double stick, my fraternal twin… (Laughing). We are forever the Dynamic Duo!!

On this day, you officially graduate from teen-hood. But, it was your first nineteen years, with all the ups, downs, turnabouts and moving arounds, that taught you what no amount of schooling could. It also gave you strengths undreamed of.

“There is no tomorrow!” (Smile) Your time is now and it is fantastic!

You are ready. The world is waiting. 

Release the Kraken! Better yet, Release the Magic! 

HAPPY TWENTIETH JUSTICE REIGN!!  I LOVE YOU!!!

Continue to Live Magically,

Mom