Truthful Blogging

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I have been on a blogging hiatus due to major writers block and not really wanting to write. I made it to a point though where I am okay with that. I used to beat myself up if I didn’t have anything to write or if I didn’t post something at least once a week.

I realised blogging should never be a chore. I started blogging for my love of writing and sharing my thoughts with others and that is why I will continue to blog. I realised there is no “right” way to do something. If I want to post a piece once a month that is fine. Blogging should be about you and your readers and that is it. It shouldn’t be restricted to timelines and certain days you need to post. Blogging should be enjoyable and each post should mean something. There isn’t a need to post something just to get a post up. I found myself writing things just to make sure I got something up and that wasn’t me. The writing wouldn’t be honest and truthful which is the opposite of what I want.

When it comes to blogging there is no right way to do it. As long as you are writing what you want and it comes from the heart that is all that matters.

Carly Jensen xo

Who Are You?

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Who are you? What is your purpose? Why do you continue to go to that job you hate? I will be harsh here and say its a cop out. You would rather be average and not pursue your passion. Why? Whether you believe in reincarnation or heaven, one thing we all know is that nobody is sure what comes next. Why waste what you have? Who cares if you fail? You have nothing to prove to anyone so why not make a splash. Be fearless! Nobody is judging you so go on and be who your meant to. What would it take you to go in the direction of your dreams? Would you need someone to tell you it was your last day on earth? At the end of the day you have to make the change yourself. Why not make that change today?

Look in the mirror ask yourself “Who am I?” Go be that.

Carly Jensen xo

 

 

 

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Freedom

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the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint
exemption from external control, interference, regulation,
the power to determine action without restraint
political or national independence
personal liberty

Freedom. What is it? Who has it? Who wants it? Freedom is happiness, freedom is life, and freedom is everything. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you came from, who you are with, everyone and everything wants to be free. Freedom of your own mind, freedom from society, freedom of choice. It is our whole goal as human beings to be free. Whether you are working hard all year to go on vacation, whether you are waiting till 5 pm so you can go home from work, everything comes back to freedom. The music you listen to that makes you feel liberated is what we hold onto. Every adult wishes they could close their eyes and be dancing in an open field like no one is watching. For all of you that do not believe you want freedom in some way, let me tell you here that you do. Freedom is happiness. Freedom is not being alone; it is having people around you that make you feel free. It could be your loved ones, your friends, your job, it doesn’t matter what it is as long as you feel some type of freedom.

Doing what you want, being who you are, these are all things that give you that sense of freedom. Wherever you are, whoever you are with remember that freedom is yours and always will be. You are never locked away, you always have a say. Speak up, be yourself, you are always allowed to dance. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Freedom is a state of mind just as happiness is.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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Get Excited!

Get Excited!

If you didn’t know it by now, you must be prepared because the best is yet to come. Fasten your seat belt and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. Your life, yes I mean you is going to get better. No not just better, it is going to get great. You haven’t even lived the best days of your life yet so just know that it is going to get even more exciting. Let go of all fears, open your heart up to new experiences and new times and be ready for all the possibilities this world has to offer. Smile, wherever you are right now, smile. Each day that passes is going to be wonderful if you believe it will be. With an open mind and spirit get ready for the opportunities that are coming your way and know that without a doubt, the best is yet to come.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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Don’t Forget To Be Kind To Yourself

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We are told our entire lives to treat others with respect. I can still picture my grade 4 teacher saying “treat others the way you want to be treated.” We go on to believe that as long as we are treating others with dignity and respect then we are doing the right thing. I then realized one of the most important things people forget is that you have to be kind to yourself. If you are not kind to yourself how is the world going to love you back? I hope that everyone starts to treat themselves with love and never forget that you are always deserving of it.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

Be a Visionary in 2014

Be a Visionary in 2014

Do you ever wonder why you cannot stick to your New Year’s Resolutions? They tell us our whole lives that we must “make goals” for ourselves and see these goals through. Realistically, any human would find it hard to accomplish a list of 20 things that are different than what we have been doing an entire year before. In order to create change and see it through, we must envision ourselves in these new situations. What does your dream life taste like? What does your dream life smell like? What do you look like? How are the people around you affected? These are all things that are so important because you have to have a strong vision in order for yourself to ever become that “new person.” I am declaring that 2014 we all become “visionaries.” We are not going to set goals and not achieve them. We are taking it a step further by actually becoming that person. We will envision ourselves living to the highest of our potential. I wish you all luck, health and happiness in 2014 and that you have a strong vivid vision for the future.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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Give More, Expect Less

Give More, Expect Less

I think since Christmas is right around the corner it is appropriate to talk about why giving more and expecting less is important. For starters, we all know that being materialistic and greedy only leads to unhappiness and the feeling of never having enough. If you try and collect items to make you happy you will never be completely satisfied. I have seen many people turn to money and it has led them down a path of sadness and unfulfillment. Once you start giving to others, you begin to feel more meaning in your life and it actually brings you more happiness inside then materialistic items would. Helping others is a great way to help yourself. You really don’t need a ton of things to be a happy person. Donate to charities, help the less fortunate and good karma will come your way. Here are some ways you can help this holiday season!

1) Donate to a charity of your choice. – The Canadian Cancer Society is one of my favorites.
2) Make care packages for the homeless. – They always need the necessities and it doesn’t cost very much.
3) Collect food and clothes for the food bank and various organizations. – Whether you are helping at a soup kitchen or at least donating a couple cans, you are helping those in need.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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Live It!

Live It!

The time is now. Stop what you are doing and look around you. This is your only life. This is not a game, you are the age you are and you are only going to get older. There is only now. What is it that you have always wanted to do? Where do you see yourself? It’s not too late to make a difference. Book that plane ticket and travel the world. Join that volunteer program you have always wanted to. Apply for that dream job, start doing the things you want to. I look around and see people doing the same things, day in and day out, and are missing out on all the dreams they had for themselves. Why not conquer those goals? You only have now since tomorrow isn’t promised, so live for today. Why live a mundane life when you can live an extraordinary life? As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 is the start of a new chapter, make a list of the things you want to get accomplished in the next year. It is not too late to change the world and it is never too late to show your loved ones how much you care.

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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Why Simplicity is the Key to Happiness

Why Simplicity is the Key to Happiness

Some people find peace within the chaos of life while some people find their happiness once it is calm and relaxed. For me I find both aspects of life important but to become calm for myself I must practice relaxation regularly. For people who suffer from anxiety and even those who just need to slow the pace of their life down take these tips and you will be on the right track to simplicity. Have you ever had too many options in front of you and not known what one to choose? This is because the mind actually doesn’t like to have too many options. It causes more stress and anxiety to have to figure out which option you would regret the least. If your choices were less it would make it simpler, which is why I believe that we must simplify our lives as much as possible. Less is more; you don’t need hundreds of materialistic items to bring you happiness. You can actually practice your own happiness. It comes from within, so simplify your life, find your calm and conquer each day. Here are a few things I do that bring me happiness and they are all quite simple:

1) Drink Tea
2) Yoga
3) Going For Walks
4) Read
5) Meditate
6) Bubble Baths
7) Massages

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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Start of a New Day

Start of a New Day

Why Mornings Are a Second Chance.

Mornings to me are like a renewal process. You get a second chance to do good. Whether your day before was successful or not, you get to wake up with a clear mind and begin again. There is a certain feeling you get when you wake up, get ready and take your first step outside. The feeling for me is exhilarating and it gives me that clean slate, ready to begin again feeling. Just like if you were about to start writing a new book, the first page is completely blank and your day is ready to start. Mornings can determine your destiny if you choose to take full advantage of them. Forget about yesterday, you have a new day to make it better than you ever have. Since life is so short, treat your mornings like the beginning of a new chapter and always strive to do better. Here is a list of 5 things you can do to start off your day:

1) Go for a run
2) Eat breakfast
3) Plan out your day
4) Get one minor task or errand done
5) Make a list of things you are grateful for

Namaste – Carly Jensen

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