Inspirational Songs that will Rock Your Socks!

October 16, 2013 in Inspiration

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Music has a profound effect on a person’s mood. Cheerful, upbeat songs can make a person feel energised, whereas heavy metal can darken a person’s aura.

What music are you listening to today? Or any other day?

Here is a list of my favourite inspirational songs that reflect happy energised states, to re-energise when needed, or just because it feels great!

Smell the Rain – Genevieve Chadwick

People Should Smile More – Newton Faulkner

Woman on a Mission – Gabrielle Cilmi

I am Woman – Helen Reddy

Beautiful Day – U2

Spending My Soul – Kim Churchill Read the rest of this entry →

7 Ways To Overcome Self-Doubt

October 8, 2013 in Affirmations, Inspiration, Intuition, Meditation

Everyone has experienced self-doubt from time-to-time, even successful business owners and elite athletes. If self-doubt is not dealt with it can leave you sabotaging your own success, feeling powerless and even filling you with regret.

This is one emotional negative mind set you will want to triumph. Here are 7 tips to defeat self-doubt.

1. Be aware of your self-doubt

Acknowledging you are lacking in confidence is a great strength to possess. Growth will come by being aware of whatever you are feeling. By denying your self-doubt you are only covering it up with a blanket. It will then fester like rotten mould until one day the smell is so putrid that it is too overwhelming to deal with. So, say hi to your self-doubt, and/or tell someone you trust that you feel this way. Read the rest of this entry →

Is the grass really greener on the other side?

October 2, 2013 in Gratitude, Present Moment

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I know the feeling too well, seeking beyond where I am right now based on a perception the grass will be greener on the other side.

But, is it really greener, more lush and satisfying? Will it really give me more happiness and peace?

Yesterday, swollen and red mosquito bites covered my torso, legs and buttocks looking like polka dots. I felt extremely irritable and restless.

When I feel out of sorts, I ask myself what I am I feeling, and what is it really about? Sure, I might feel irritable about itchy mosquito bites, but what is it in my life that is really irritating me?

If the answer does not come immediately, which sometimes it does in the form of intuition, I refer to Inna Segals book, The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Healing to help guide my answer.

I personally love this book and always find it accurate in providing an answer with what my spirit is trying Read the rest of this entry →

What Intuition Is and How To Use It

September 27, 2013 in Fear, Intuition

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Last year in Sri Lanka Matt & I had a difficult decision to make; “which country do we travel to next?” Yes, I know you are probably thinking it is an easy answer, but we had ample of ideas with lists of pros and cons for each. One country which ranked highly was the Philippines, due to its surf, pristine beaches and cheapness.

However, something did not feel right. I said to Matt, “I just have a feeling we should not go there”. I could not explain it, nor could I provide any solid negatives to rule it out.

I felt guilty for thinking of saying no, especially with no logical rationale. After a few weeks I finally did say, “no”. Interestingly, the same day I made the decision to rule it out based on a gut feeling, we learnt the Philippines was experiencing their worst typhoons. As time progressed, they experienced more typhoons, deaths, flooding and earthquakes all in the areas and time frame we were considering visiting. Read the rest of this entry →

Motivation you need to …

September 8, 2013 in Fear, Inspiration

Footprints in the sand on beach near San José del Cabo, Mexico at sunrise

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

I would not be living the life of my dreams if I only dreamt and talked about it.

I recall after my first big trip overseas saying countless times, “I want to travel the world; to explore new cultures, learn other ways of living, and eat yummy food”.

I wanted to go to India and to climb Mt Everest, but the timing always seemed to be an issue. Now I think about it, it was fear that was holding me back. The fear of not having a job, fear of not having enough money, fear of failing, fear of Matt not being there upon my return, or I would change. These were all real for me.

But, there comes a point when you need to put one foot in front of the other.

As mentioned in Secrets to Free Flowing Money, I created a vision board and had the 21st of March 2012 Read the rest of this entry →

The Man in the Orange G-String

September 1, 2013 in Fear, Self Love

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“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are” – Don Miguel Ruiz

It is ironic how a person’s greatest fear is ultimately to be showing their true, authentic self. From the day we were born, beliefs and attitudes, through our parents, teachers, media and society have been inflicted upon us. We have been raised by them, therefore taken them on as our own. Most people have become fearful to challenge them, as they live them out day by day, just as it is the norm.

Each day we get up, dress in clothes, and follow the same routine, driving to work, following societies expectations about what to say, and how to act. In Australia, the ‘Australian Dream’ exists, where you buy your own land, with your own house and a big backyard. The thing about this dream is it is the ‘Australian dream’ not your dream. Read the rest of this entry →

Gratitude Rocks For Sale!

August 28, 2013 in Fear, Law of Attraction

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Can you remember a time when you have been on holidays and dreamt about your wildest fantasies for your life? What did it look like for you? Did you want to leave your job and start your own business? Did you want to travel the world? Did you want more happiness in your life? Or find the perfect partner?

Less than 3 years ago my partner, Matt, and I went on a week’s holiday to Monkey Mia and Exmouth, Western Australia. During that holiday there was a shift in me.

One evening on this particular holiday, Matt and I were walking along the beach discussing our dreams. The beach had sporadic huddles of pebbles, and I remember picking one up. I looked at it intently, noticing its pink colour with white and orange speckles, and feeling its shape. I said, “I am grateful for this Read the rest of this entry →

Dear Life, I Love You

August 25, 2013 in Fear, Law of Attraction, Self Love

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Nearly 3 years ago I collected a rock, a gratitude rock, on the beach in Monkey Mia. Since then my life has changed. This rock still resides in my pocket, and every time I touch it I say something I am grateful for. By doing this I create more and more by being grateful for what I already have.

The post below was included as part of a series called ‘Dear Life’ on the blog So Many Places by Kim. Every Monday she posts various peoples thank you’s which is both inspiring and uplifting.

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21 August 2013

Hamersely Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia

10:38 am

Dear Life, Read the rest of this entry →

How to slow a racing mind

August 21, 2013 in Meditation, Self Love

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Do you feel exhausted despite not doing any physical activity?

If this is the case, you are probably not even aware that your thoughts are running a million miles an hour.

I personally found that when my thoughts are endlessly racing around me, I am tired and fatigued. One of the ways I slow my mind is through meditation.

I am no expert on meditation, but through my practice I am going to explain what it means to me, one of the meditations I use, and the benefits I gain from it.

Mediation to me means being completely within the present moment. By present moment I mean right now, right now, and right now. It is not two seconds ago, or in the future. It is right this present moment.

Meditation to me does not only mean sitting in the lotus position, eyes closed and saying “om”; although this is one type of meditation. Another type is doing anything you love. Read the rest of this entry →

From Uninspired and Unloved to Inspired and Loved

August 17, 2013 in Self Love

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used with permission from www.mattmason.com.au

Truthfully the reason there has been a delay in my blog posts is that I have been feeling uninspired myself.

For a week this dragged on, feeling out of sorts, just not my usual self.

One day when out hiking, I was walking alone, ahead of others and enough was enough. Just from the touch of a branch over hanging the path, I unexpectedly surrendered. Tears fell down my cheeks, allowing my misery to be present. I sat under the tree for an unknown amount of time and allowed my emotions to be there; instead of trying to remove them or think logically what the issue was.

Later, after the hike, I sat with my notebook and wrote a letter freely, with no thought, just pen to paper.

In the letter, Dear Life, I realised that I lost all my inspiration to write on my blog as the game had changed. Initially I was writing from my heart, but my thoughts and ego became more prominent. Instead of writing to inspire others to love themselves too, I was now using the blog as a means to gain love Read the rest of this entry →