I am Happy with what I have, are you?

I am happy now but I wasn’t always. I started out wanting to take the on the world. To conquer everything to rise to the top. But over time those accomplishments that I had done, I was not thinking much of them. I figured go bigger, do bigger, be bigger.

Instead of being grateful that I had carved my way into the publishing business and being an illustrator for others and two publishing companies, I still felt like I hadn’t done enough.

I am now a published author of 4 books and yet still I felt lost I didn’t think much of it. But I was so wrong in my thinking. I have done more than what I set out to do. I accomplished so many of my bucket list items, and can honestly say I worked damn hard to get here.

I haven’t had it easy, life has challenged me every step of the way and I didn’t give up, No I couldn’t give up.

What fueled me was that voice in the back of my mind that kept telling me what had been drilled in my head from abuse from my parents and my ex that I would never amount to anything.

I was determined to prove them wrong, all of them. They tried to choke the life out of me but I was not going to let them. No one had that kind of hold on me, so I thought. And yet I stood there with hundreds of paintings I had done for customers and books I had written just staring at myself in the mirror still feeling like I wasn’t good enough to accept being happy about it.

And then it hit me, you will never be happy unless you are happy right now! If we are always looking for the next thing then the moment is lost on the accomplishment in front of us.

So what I am trying to say is, be happy right now in this moment. Take whatever little wins you get and be grateful for them now, don’t wait until its passed and not appreciate what you have. Apply that kind of mindset and life is not so hard and things we do maybe not a big deal to others but to us it is. Keep on the positives wherever you can find them, no matter how big or how small. It will keep you when you fall into that negative thinking, those voices in the back of your head trying to ruin the present moment.

SO today I am grateful that I have these books published and are out for the world to see, for those paintings I did which is a piece of me.

Be happy in the now,

Namaste

Double Chin be GONE!

Ok so I know this is out of the ordinary for My Art site but, I have to share things that I know people would want and it could help them. SO that being said, how would you like to lose weight by simply drinking a cup a day of coffee?

I am not joking and this is not a typo.

 

before and after

BEFORE                                                                                        AFTER

 

Ok so in literally 2 weeks I have lost weight, to the point where my face is thinner and my clothes are loose!!! AND the greatest part about it is that it isn’t full of chemicals! It is safe to use and helps curb cravings! Drink coffee with lots of water through out the day and within a week or two you will see massive results!! If however you don’t you can get your money back! And that I like because if a product isn’t what its cracked up to be we as the consumer should be able to.

https://www.myvalentus.com/Lizzywhothefunkc

Valentus slim roast coffee is an amazing product my friend told me about and her friends have lost weight too!! I will be showing progress in the next few weeks to show you more before and after photos of myself to prove its effective. I have ordered my second bottle because I truly believe in this product and you will too once you get going on it. I have never been more impressed : Formulated with natural appetite suppressants, feel good ingredients and detox components and powered by VASO6™ a Nitric Oxide, Antioxidant Booster for Optimum Circulation & Oxygen delivery. SlimROAST Optimum is the perfect addition to your weight loss management program!
​Along with healthy eating and drinking water this will excel your plans to become a healthier you!!! This is my art website and I know this has nothing to do with art but COME ON this is amazing!!!

Laws of life

 

Laws of life are simple yet can be a complicated balance act of  Being kind, being grateful and loving to all, even our self.  If we can remember these simple laws of life our outlook on life begins to shift. There in fact is no room for negative feelings because when we are grateful it already forces us to see the good around us.

When we go against things that are deeply embedded into our genetics and of our ancestors we change. We go out into the world and make a difference, not to the point of being well known, although some do. But nevertheless, we make marked differences to our family and friends near by and they in turn start to radiate that energy you are showing.

Our minds focus not so much on our own aches and pains  but to helping others and  being grateful. It becomes like a magnet and second nature and it is drawn back to us.

If we are always looking for more and never grateful for what life has provided for us which is basically what we think we deserve. It will up till now have in fact created the environment in which you are presently in.

I didn’t believe it before but now that I think about it hard and in non judgement without added excuses I yes have indeed put myself into the lifestyle I thought I deserved. But now I see that I do have the power to change it, I do deserve to be happy and to want to see more then what is presented to me.

That may be hard if you are dealing with guilt or a tragic past you may think that this is what you deserve and even if you are not happy remain because it is what you believe you can only get.

But once you start to think outside the box and be grateful for everything and are not accepting that situation you are in (because of outside factors) and realize it can be changed, things will indeed change. Remember however the speed in which you think you deserve the change or are ready to accept it is ultimately in coalition with you.

Even Despite the fact that we stretch ourselves out to help others and even to the point we haven’t had time to care about our self, only back fires we end up neglecting the very source of the core that is needed to bring forth these feelings.

Being taken advantage of or even disregarded because no matter what, you are showing people what they can get away with. If you never learn to say no then when you want to do things for you, no time will be left.

The laws of life requires a balance. In the words of the wise,’ Be the reflection of the world you want to see.’ So if you want to relax and be at peace you need to carve out that peace. The dishes can wait, or that friend that needs help with something will have to understand that a half hour to read your favorite book or listen to your favorite CD is a must.

Meditation and clearing your head of all the clutter to start fresh and focus to be calm to tackle what ever comes that day is also I find a life saver. If you have never tried it, please do. 20 mins a day  keeps the mind crisp and clear and at ease, which is essential for heavy jobs such as an entrepreneur or start up. Moms and who ever you are, we all need it.

There is nothing wrong with taking time out for you briefly to regroup and focus on our loved ones among the daily chores.

But if you are having trouble thinking of reasons to be grateful for life think about this, being able to get up in the morning is more then enough reason to be thankful for life. It is a start and we can go from there,  if we can see, smell, touch, we have clothes or a roof on our head all good reasons to be thankful and grateful for life.

If we can even in the worst day be grateful for something we can shift our life to the one we would like to see. Whether it be business adventures or any other dream or ambition it all starts with these basic laws of life, be grateful, be kind and love.

Practice it at first and after a while your mind will shift and it will be an automatic response when life throws daggers at us.

Namaste