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Finding A Light Through the Darkness

Forging a positive vision for the future

There’s a wall art word stencil in my living room wall that reads “learn from yesterday – live for today – hope for tomorrow”. It’s interesting how after all these years this quote still provides a constant reminder of such a simple yet powerful message. Each time I’ve reflected on this quote I’ve found the message and meaning seems to deepen a little bit more. Life has a way of presenting us with a constant flow of experiences that send us on a real time roller coaster ride. The ups and downs that we experience in life or what I like to refer to as periods of light and darkness is what gives our lives true meaning. What’s even more powerful is that when we consider the perception with which we look at each of these experiences, the meaning changes. Metaphorically, I like to think of perception like wearing glasses. Wearing one pair with lenses filtered through the energy of love versus another pair with lenses filtered through the energy of fear creates two completely different perceptions of the same experience. When we look at the experience of the current situation we are living and our vision for the future, the question I would pose is which pair of glasses are you wearing?

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If You Want to Make God Laugh, Tell God Your Plans

Releasing control and surrendering to a higher perspective

“Where ever there is change, and wherever there is uncertainty, there is opportunity” Mark Cuban. The one thing that’s always been certain is the fact that in life, change is a guarantee. Change isn’t something most of us seek out. As humans, we are physiologically hard wired for survival which means in the face of threat and change, we respond exactly how we are supposed to. The fear response creates panic, resistance and apprehension to the wave of change and uncertainty flooding over us. If you are like me then you are someone that seeks to be “in control” or at the very least seeks to establish the “illusion of control”. As I observe my own reaction and the reaction of others to this current global pandemic experience we are all living, I see the response hard wired within us. 

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Marriage - A Spiritual Partnership - What I’ve learned 10 years after saying I Do

Today marks the day my husband Michael and I have been married for ten years. In some ways we can’t believe ten years has gone by and in other ways we can (: (:  I have been trying to come up with the perfect way to say happy anniversary and then it dawned on me, why not write about what having a spouse like Michael these last ten years has meant. Way better than a hallmark card right? I can tell you with absolute certainty that the woman I was before I got married is not the woman I am today...and that’s a good thing! The way I view the sacrament of marriage has changed dramatically. After all these years I’ve come to realize marriage is way more than just a verbal and/or physical commitment. It’s a spiritual partnership and in this blog I’ll share the top reasons I’ve come to understand this to be true. 

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Who You Are When No One’s Looking

“Discovering Your Authentic Self”

It’s so interesting in our modern “screen age” world to observe the endless stream of people putting themselves “out there”. Today people share many aspects of their personal and professional lives on public forums and various media platforms. It’s almost as if you can get to know someone without ever meeting them face to face. This has become a world of its own and in my personal observation of this world I began to ask myself a very important question: Who am I when no one’s looking? Is the woman presenting herself on social media the same woman who sits in front of this keyboard typing these words? I have chosen this topic to get up close and personal and delve a little deeper in to what I believe can help us discover those greater aspects of our authentic selves.

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Mind-Body-Spirit Connection, Bridging the Gap Towards Optimal Health and Wellness

Howdy folks! If you clicked on the link to check out my latest fitness blog then you must be the type of person who seeks to uncover more ways to improve your health and state of being. Or you’re just intrigued and curious about what Amanda has to say about this Mind-Body-Spirit Connection and how it relates to ultimate health and wellness! Well, whatever got you here thanks for clicking and reading. My goal with sharing my personal insight on this topic is to hopefully present you with a perspective on health and wellness that you maybe haven’t considered. Perhaps if anything it will plant the seed of curiosity that prompts you to want to know more. After all, when it comes to optimal health and wellness, each one of us can’t deny that at some point we’ve researched and tried many things on the quest to be healthier and happier! From the latest super foods, to the best exercises to tone and shape those abs and thighs, to the ultimate diet guaranteed to shed those unwanted pounds in a hurry!

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About This Blog...

If your new to my website or new to this page, welcome!! I've been looking forward to including this section on my website. My heart has been calling me to expand and pursue this area of writing now for quite some time.

To be “inspired” or as I've also heard the phrase to be “in spirit” to me means to rise and become highest and best version of ourselves in any given moment! 

There are countless opportunities for us all to be inspired and in turn inspire others through our example. I trust that the insights, personal stories and experiences I'll share on this page will find their way to those who are meant to read them just like the music I create will be heard by those who are meant to hear it!

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Amanda

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