Today Was A Great Day

Art Brown Eye Peace

Today was a great day 🙂 I attended my first STEM Outreach Event at a local high school. There is a group of Engineers I am friendly with at work. They are working with the school’s Honors Engineering Class on Senior Projects. Once my Engineer friends heard my role changed to Outreach for STEM, Internships and Grants, they asked me to attend today. Actually, one of the Engineers I went with today has become a close personal friend. She’s been a good role model for me the last year. She mentored me a bit which helped me understand the technical aspect of her job.

The Engineers from work are helping the students by giving them feedback on their project four times a year and then judging their final presentation before graduation in June. Since I am joining late, I will not be a judge. However, I was able to give the students advice on good project management, scope control, schedule management and identifying the critical path. I was also able to give some of the really smart kids who talked in technical jargon advice about using plain language and how to relate to people in the real world. Lastly, I talked to them about careers in Aviation. It was fun and rewarding. It was really a great day.

I got my income tax refund today. For some reason, it made me reflect back on 2017. I took a lot of risks in 2017. I enrolled in school to be an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach…I started the Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC…I traded in a two year old car and put the down payment for the a new lease on credit card because my back just couldn’t handle the low car I had anymore…I asked for approval to take a long term temporary assignment because it spoke to my soul…And, most importantly, I finally chose something good for myself at the risk of disappointing or losing people I cared about. People wonder why my jaw was clenched for a solid year. But, here’s thing, in all of those situations, I felt like spirit was moving me. I felt like I was being directed by spirit and every one of those decisions has been pivotal for me in breaking through to a new level of growth. Well, I don’t know the car was about growth but my back does feel a lot better ☺️

I usually use my Income Tax Refund to take a trip for my birthday March. This year I am paying off two credit cards, getting a dental crown and also getting my custom night-guard made for my mouth to stop me from clenching in my sleep. While 2017 was all about risk taking, 2018 is all about stabilization. I am cleaning up credit card debt, doing the dental work and getting the guard to stabilize my jaw and long term health. I am settling into a new job. I graduate in May. I am still getting up to speed in my new job. I am getting comfortable with being slightly uncomfortable. I am getting my feet planted on this new level. Yes, 2018 is about stabilization. I am also forcing myself to slow down my roll☺️ If you know me, I mean really know me, you know that is hard for me☺️ TMJ forced me to see my body can’t keep up with the speed of my mind😉 That means I need to slow my mind down and bring them into harmony.

As a natural risk taker, my life wouldn’t be satisfying without me jumping into the deep end of the pool once in a while and swimming hard to the top to breath again. That’s who I am. I’ve also accepted I do not need a entourage and can’t be around low energy people, drama or gossip anymore. I see right through the fakes. Believe me, I know who my haters are…But, I just don’t care anymore. I am finally free. I will no longer shrink myself to fit in with group, personally or at work. Thankfully, I don’t have to deal with that stuff at work anymore. Also, I would rather be alone than be with anyone who could hinder my progress right now. Right now, I feel like I am hitting my stride. I only want to align myself with like-minded people and grow together. Want to grow with me?

Yes, today was a good day. In relation to Integrative Nutrition, I am holistically taking care of myself by taking care of my finances, providing support to my jaw, stretching myself in my career and using my natural “Relator” skills to build relationships. Holistic wellness is about more than a number on the scale, how much sugar you eat of if you drank two beers with dinner. Holistic wellness is about having balance and fulfillment in all aspects of your life. It’s about honoring who you are and making choices that are in alignment with that truth.

How is your holistic wellness? Are you growing today? Did you feed your soul today?

Doing things that help you grow and nourishing your spirit can help improve your holistic wellness and even improve your health.

If you would like to learn more about holistic wellness or would like to schedule a 30 minutes consultation to explore if my health coaching services would be of benefit to you, I invite you to either visit the Coaching Services page of this website and or contact me directly at:

linda@writingholistically.com

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https://writingholistically.com/certified-health-coaching/

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Are you growing?

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I feel like I need to write about my day today. My head feels like it’s going to explode with new knowledge. I am writing about this today not as a journal entry but as an exploration of growth. I am growing. From a Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching standpoint, the type of growth I am experiencing crosses between the career and spiritual aspects of my life.

Yes, it was a new career opportunity that pushed me to leave the comfort zone but I did it because the opportunity spoke to my soul. It felt almost like a “calling”. I go where I am called.

My whole day today was turned upside down in work today but it worked out perfectly. I was having a hard time focusing this morning. I didn’t sleep well. I drew out my thoughts on my white board which helped clear space and gave me a plan for the day. By 8am found out my meeting with my Program’s Sponsor was postponed because she couldn’t leave DC. My morning was freed up👍

I decided to focus on Outreach but I was having a hard time drafting the email. I put it down & went to a meeting. When I came back the words flowed. I clicked send. Guess what? Within two minutes a Professor I emailed wrote me back. YAY 😀 They are interesting in collaborating and he wants to send students from his school to attend our STEM event in May. OMG! YAY 😁 That one little exchange gave me a tremendous amount of encouragement, hope and inspiration. Then I knew what to do next. I made my outreach list and will contact some each day 👍I had to struggle through the first contact to figure out how to move forward with the rest.

My afternoon opened up by a cancelled meeting so a coworker took me on a tour of the Aviation Structure and propulsion’s research areas😂 I learned propulsion means thrust; it’s energy😉😂😂 The goal of the tour was to learn the research requirements and what college majors/degrees would be best for our internships. Then I’ll target MSI schools with those capabilities. It was a success and interesting. My brain is full of words and concepts I don’t understand but I am also full of hope and inspiration. This is my third week in this new job and I feel like I started making progress!

Someone actually asked me today if I would be going back to my home organizing after this temp assignment is over😂😂 I laughed. I’ve only been in this job for like a minute. Give me some time, would ya? 😂I have almost a whole year to go. I have no idea what I’m going to do. All I know is I’m doing this NOW and I like it for NOW👍However, I have decided to keep an open mind and not plan to stay or plan to go. I am just going with the flow right now. I am working my best for the organization I am currently working in, learning a lot, stretching my skills and GROWING👍When the time comes, I will once again and go wherever my soul calls me. That may be my home org, it could be where I am now or it may be somewhere completely new. I am open to whatever the Universe has to offer me and manifests for me. I am open to anything. I will let the Universe lead my way.

The last couple of weeks I’ve been voting every day for a young woman who is pursuing a dream and who also wants to grow. I gave a donation the first time I voted which pushed her into first place. I see now she is in second place today and there is only 27 hours left to vote. I decided I am going to wait until last minute to vote tomorrow night. If she is still in 2nd place, I’ll buy her some additional votes and make an ANONYMOUS donation to Be Positive hoping to push her into First Place again just before the voting closes. I am strategically going to buy the additional votes right before voting closes so her competition does not get a chance to see it and can’t buy more. Well, that’s the strategy anyway. I am doing it because I like to support people who pursue their dreams and and also want to grow. Hopefully, my strategy works and she ends up in first place at midnight. I’ll buy the votes/donation – if she needs it – ANONYMOUSLY as to not draw any attention to myself 😉 I probably should have done that the first time.

My only bummer this week is that I went to the Dentist for a cleaning and found out I have an infected pocket under a tooth. The good news is no root canal but they did inject an antibotic under the tooth that will stay there ten days 🙄 It’s making nauseous 😦

Lastly, I’ve been seeing 222 and 2222 EVERYWHERE for four days now. I think my angels and guides are trying to tell me to chill the F OUT, have a little faith and patience. Everything is working out just fine 😇

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Are you growing today? Did you feed your soul today?

Doing things that help you grow and nourishing your spirit can help improve your holistic wellness and even improve your health.

If you would like to learn more about holistic wellness or would like to schedule a 30 minutes consultation to explore if my health coaching services would be of benefit to you, I invite you to either visit the Coaching Services page of this website and or contact me directly at:

linda@writingholistically.com

Please visit my Coaching Services Page:

https://writingholistically.com/certified-health-coaching/

222 Meaning 2222 Angel Numbers

I Create Art & Poetry

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I Create Art & Poetry
By: Linda A Long

I am
A creator
I create
I create
Feelings through
My words
And
Illusions through
My brush
I create
Therefore
I am
A creator
I
Create
My life
Through intentional
Strategic choices
I take risks
I am a
Risk taker
I am
A creator
I move
With the flow
That runs
Through me
Of words
And color
I rise
With the challenges
Laid before me
To stretch
Become
Grow
And open
To a way
Of being
A new way
Of living
I rise
To the new
Life I created
With my
Intentional thoughts
I am
A creator
I manifest
With the flow
Of universal energies
And ride
The wave
Of higher consciousness
I am
A creator
I create
My life
I am
A creator

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This the last day of my four day weekend. My biweekly day off at work got switched to Fridays so I ended up with a four day weekend. I was pretty busy Friday and Saturday. I started slowing down a bit yesterday. Today I am focusing on relaxing and taking care of my mind,body and spirit.

I started the day with breakfast a the local cafe. A friend was working so I ate at the counter and chatted with her. I then walked three miles and got my food and clothes ready for work tomorrow. Then I did a short yoga and meditation practice followed by painting with watercolors. Painting with watercolors is new to me. I’ve only been doing it for about a year or so. I do it freehand. I could probably use a class or two to learn some techniques. I did the below watercolor today. I would not say this one is frame-able but the lips in the heart does tell a story about speaking from the heart.

After the art was done, I wrote the above poem. I believe I create my life with my thoughts and through prudent courageous actions. I also enjoying creating art and poetry. It feeds my soul. I’ll probably end my day by watching a movie.

How did you feed your soul today?

Doing things that nourish your spirit can help improve your holistic wellness and even improve your health.

If you would like to learn more about holistic wellness or would like to schedule a 30 minutes consultation to explore if my health coaching services would be of benefit to you, I invite you to either visit the Coaching Services page of this website and or contact me directly at:

linda@writingholistically.com

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Ruby Red Lips – Valentine’s day Poetry

Red Lips Art

Ruby Red Lips – Valentine’s Day Poetry
Love, Sex & Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

Ruby Red
The ruby red
Impression
Of my lips
Stains your body
As a reminder
Of where
The heat of my lips
Met the warmth
Of your skin
Branding you
With my lipstick
Coloring you
With my
Lust and desire
Painting you
Red with Love
Red
Passionate love
As I kneel
Before you
I look up
Into the
Crystal blue eyes
That speak
To my soul
See me
See me
As if
I stand naked
Before you
Your eyes
See me
Opening my
Heart
To the heat
Of erotic desire
That wets
My center
I kneel
At your feet
On this Valentine’s Day
As your gift
I give you
This gift
Of my words
Written for you
In the Ruby Red
Stain of my
Lipstick
Across your chest
As a trail
Down to
Your manhood
I leave my mark
I mark you
With my love
Brand you
With my
Desire
Our souls
Are connected
With a red thread
Without end
I revolve with you
In my thoughts
As your
Fire burns
In my soul
And ignites
The passion
Of creative expression
From my being
Intuitively
My heart
Hears yours
I answer the call
With these words
As your
Valentine’s gift
That I will
Write with
My lips
I will write
I love you in
Ruby Red Lipstick
Across your body
Ending on
The tip of your
Manhood
I sign my name
In my
Ruby Red
Lipstick
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I ask you… On this Valentine’s Day who lights up your soul? Express yourself; let them know they stoke your fire. If you can’t see or talk to them today, use the power of your intuition to spiritually connect the Red Thread from your heart to theirs. Nourish each other with the food of the soul through the power of your intention and intuition. Physical proximity does not indict the strength of a connection or a bond. Intuition and Spirit connects us telepathically to those we love. Trust your intuition. Feed your spiritual connections today and tug on the red thread between you and those you love.

Having a practice the nourishes your spirit can help improve your holistic wellness and even improve your health.

If you would like to learn more about holistic wellness or would like to schedule a 30 minutes consultation to explore if my health coaching services would be of benefit to you, I invite you to either visit the Coaching Services page of this website and or contact me directly at:

linda@writingholistically.com

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What is does holistic health mean? Please visit the below site for a basic definition

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/definition-of-holistic-health.html

Red Thread Chinese Proverb

Eye Of The Soul – Poetry

Eye Of The Soul Watercolor by Linda Long

Eye Of The Soul – Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

Looking within
My soul
I found you
Standing there
As if you were
Waiting for me
Waiting for me
To see you
I wandered away
From you
I was complacent
And eventually
Lost touch
With the fabric
Of my own soul
I heard the whispers
From inside
I just wasn’t ready
To listen
I saw
The truth
Behind the lie
I was living
Every day
I knew
I sold my soul
For a paycheck
And security
I walked around
For while
In complete
Brutal consciousness
Of what I lost
And what
I was becoming
But I was afraid
Afraid to let go
The grass
Isn’t always greener
I made
One excuse
After another
Until my body
Broken down
As if throwing
The gauntlet down
In front of my soul
Forcing me
To rise over the fear
Making me see
My body wasn’t
Breaking down
Out disease or illness
It was breaking
Down
Because my mind
Body and spirit
Were no longer
In harmony
The negative chaotic
Energy that surrounded
Me daily
Caused me constant
Agitation
The overwhelming
Negative chaotic
Energy in my work
Environment was
Holistically unhealthy
For me
But I was still
Still unsure
Of my next steps
And then
One day
It was clear
I gathered my courage
From my blue eyed
Inspiration
I took a deep breath
And
Jumped into
The eye of my soul
I started to see
Things clearly
I started to understand
That this
Opportunity was special
Created just for me
And if I wasn’t open
To receiving it
I may never
Get another one
And over time
Every obstacle
Was eliminated
And I flowed
Effortlessly
Towards my soul’s
Calling
Unsure where
This will take me
I surrender to the
Creation process
And live
Live my life
From the
Eye of my soul
Seeing life
Living life
As my soul
Directs me
I am finally free
I am free
I live my life
Through the
Eye of my soul
I am finally free

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ART “Eye Of The Soul” is my own original watercolor

NOTE After my first week in my new job, I can say for sure my new work environment will be holsitically healthier for me than the one I left. I am highly motivated to make my Program a success so I can stay with this new group 🙂

I am sensitive. I’ve always been sensitive to noise, people’s emotions and especially energy. Lately, especially the last year, my sensitives have grown with my intuition. Honestly, The collective energy of the group/work environment I left shifted and it is NOT balanced or stable. It feels too chaotic. It’s in constant motion and that is not healthy for an organziation. My new work environment is calmer, healthier and quite honestly people do not have as much access to me in this new role. Also, I am vision setter in this new role. I have an opportunity to really do something amazing in the “company”.

As I reflect on how I got here, I am grateful for inspiration and courage I got from Bluelove to step out of the comfort zone and pursue this opportunity. I feel like I am finally working in alignment with my soul💙🦋 I am finally seeing life through the eye of my soul. For me, it was learning about Integrative Nutrition Primary Foods that helped me make the connection.

I took my third test at IIN today and passed. We are moving into our last Quarter in school. Most of the nutritional education is over and we are now focusing on Primary Food, coaching skills and business development. Since I do already have a full time job, I plan to only do coaching as my part time job. I also decided to focus my coaching on Primary Foods, Life Coaching and Holistic Wellness instead of nutrition(diet) health counseling. The coaching skills I am learning are actually going to help me at my full time job too 🙂 I am looking forward to graduation in May. It will be nice to be done school and get that off my plate.

If you would like to learn more about Primary Foods or would like to schedule a 30 minutes consultation to explore if my health coaching services would be of benefit to you, I invite you to either visit the Coaching Services page of this website and or contact me directly at:

linda@writingholistically.com

Please visit my Coaching Services Page:

https://writingholistically.com/certified-health-coaching/

For more information about IIN’s Primary Foods:
https://www.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2016/08/why-primary-food-is-integrative-nutrition-s-key-to-health-and-happiness