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Living an inspired life

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“How would your life look if you were listening to the voice of your soul?”

This question came across my desk earlier this week and really made me think. I often get wrapped up in the day to day hustle and bustle of work, commitments, mortgage payments and obligations and although I do a tremendous amount of self reflection every day, the simplicity of this question made me stop and think. With those few words it takes ‘living my best life’ and puts it smack right in my own hands, into tangible things I can do every single day to move closer to living that life.

I have big plans for my life – but that doesn’t take away that fact that I am living right now, right here. There are so many little things that my soul is just screaming for me to do, screaming for me to move towards and I continuously hold back ‘waiting’ for my complete dreams to come true. The truth is though my dreams have already come true – right at this moment as I write this, my soul is gleaming, my heart is ruling over my head and I am filled with inner peace.

So I hope you ask yourself the same question and continue to ask it until you know that your soul is singing over all the other rubbish your head is telling you to do. Let inspiration be your guide, let love rule and always, always let your soul sing.

xo nicki

Miracles happen…

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Today is the day to celebrate mothers and to me that means to celebrate miracles. For me, becoming a mother on January 09, 2010 was a miracle, not only did my husband and I create a precious life together; something in me shifted the moment I laid eyes on my son – yes it was an overwhelming sense of love that was beyond me but more so it was an instant realization that I needed to be the best ‘me’ I could for him, so I could be the best mummy. It was that moment that I knew that tiny baby had given me so much more than I could ever give him.

For me being a mother has not meant to become selfless, to give up my identity and sacrifice everything I have ever known but instead it has been an opposite experience for me. Now more than ever I know how vital it is to be able to know myself, to give space for the person I truly am, to make time for myself so I can give more to the people in my life, my husband and my son and to allow the space for my dreams to take flight.

I have had beautiful examples of mothers surrounding me all my life and they have come in all forms; my own family and the legacy of women that have come before me, my friends mothers, mothers I have passed along the street, mothers I have never even met – they have all touched me and taught me about love.

And although I believe that being a mother is about all the day to day things we do, at the end of the day it is truly about love. It is about a love that does not waiver, does not fear, does not ask questions but a love that encourages you to become the beautiful person that they know you already are.

So today, believe in miracles, believe in love and whether or not you are a mother, take a moment and celebrate all that you are and all that you will become.

xo nicki

“I have a dream”…

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Well it was Martin Luther King Day yesterday and I thought there is no better way to inspire change than to walk in the footsteps of those who have already accomplished so much.

May this inspire you to stand up for all you believe in

xo nicki

What’s your word…

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Well 2010 is now coming to a close and I always look forward to starting a new year. I am one of those people who take a few moments to reflect on the year I have had and also begin to look and plan for the year ahead. I do love New Year’s Resolutions but when I saw this idea, it stuck with me.

Choose a word for the year- a word that will help inspire and direct you throughout the entire year. I have spent the last few days really thinking about it and mine is going to be COMMIT.

I spent 2010 in some unchartered waters, being a new mother and doing some deep soul searching about the person that I am and really want to be. I came out of that fog just a few months ago and am now ready… ready to COMMIT.

I am not going to sit around and wait for the things I want in life to just happen- every day I am going to COMMIT to working towards them- through this blog, through some new idea’s I have and in my day to day decisions around what’s important to me. All to often we just sit around waiting, waiting for life to simply just hand over our wish list- I think I am old enough and wise enough to know that a little elbow grease doesn’t hurt. And although I have HUGE apprehensions about saying that I am committing to the life I dream of, I know it needed to be said- out loud.

SO I encourage you to throw your resolutions out the window this year and pick a word (it’s usually the first one that you think of- at least mine was, and generally the scariest) and wether you share this with anyone or not, decide what your life with that word with look like for the next year. It is my hope that going in to 2012 we all look back at what an amazing year we have had. So what’s your word for 2011 going to be?

nicki xo