“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer What does it mean to live your life to the fullest? Likely there are as many answers to this question as there are people in the world. Everyone will define it uniquely and perfectly for themselves. And, the answer to this question is very important for each one of us. We must stretch our imagination, dream big dreams, and get clarity about
"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." -Oprah Winfrey Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Everyone has unique talents and abilities. It's important to honor ourselves by taking time to reflect on who we are and the gifts that we have to offer. Expressing ourselves in our own unique way will bring more energy, peace, and calm. It is a way to expand to a boundless energy that naturally feels so good. And when we feel g
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Yes, we are creatures of habit. And, we are also incredibly powerful beings! It is so wonderful to know that how we create our lives is up to us. It doesn’t get much better than that! So, let’s take advantage of our human nature and love of forming habits, and use this to help us create our dream life most effectively and easily. The
"The most important opinion you have is the one you have of yourself, and the most significant things you say all day are those things you say to yourself. The more you love yourself, the more you will love others." ~Unknown Author Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer We celebrate 2 big love holidays this week. Thursday, February 13th is International Self-Love Day and Friday is Valentine’s Day. These two worthy holidays simply implicate the importance of feeling
"No matter what happens tomorrow, for the rest of my life, I’m happy now…" ~Bill Murray, Groundhog Day Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Your life is like a movie. And YOU are the director. You are unique, original, brilliant and magnificent... with the ability to create an incredible, awesome movie script, each and every day. So, be sure that you create your daily movie as something wonderful, joyful, and fun! Create something that makes you happy NOW... th
"If you are persistent you will get it. If you are consistent you will keep it." ~ Author Unknown Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer "Keep going", "stay strong", "keep moving forward", "stay the course", "keep your eye on the prize". These sayings may sound cliche, but there is a reason we repeat these mantras. Cultivating persistence and consistency is SO worth the effort! It is a practice that will bring you good feelings, and it is crucial to your success.
The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life.~ Don Miguel Ruiz Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer We’ve all heard it before: “Words are more powerful than you can imagine!” But what does this really mean and how does it work? It’s profoundly simple. Words are a means for us to express and describe our experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and opinions to others. And, they always ha
"It comes down to our ability to focus – we are most effective when we focus our attention on one thing at a time." ~ Matt D’Angelo, Business News Daily Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer The New Year is a time when many of us try to get clarity about what we want to achieve this year. However, it's also a time when we may have more than usual on our plate. Right now, you may be sorting through different areas of your life, getting clarity about your goals, an
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.”
~Andrew Carnegie Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer As you embark on a new year, one of your first resolutions should be to keep your "love tank" full every day! This means focusing your thoughts, words, time, energy, and actions on things that bring you joy. This allows you to have an abundance of love and joy available for yourself and others..
“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” -Alex Morritt Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer The New Year is upon us! If you are like most people, this time of year holds special meaning as a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. But this year, wouldn’t you like to take your life to a whole new level of creation?! Wouldn’t you like to make this year a true adventure and go beyond anything y
"May your walls know joy. May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility." ~unknown Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer We often hear the phrase "the magic of the holidays". And it's true, there are those special moments around the holidays where we feel that warmth of love, where people smile at each other more often, or are perhaps a little bit kinder, more generous, and more loving. It's that magic of coming together with family or
Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer I will let you in on two little secrets that you can use to see successful outcomes all day long... every day! 1. First, every day, you must take a little time for just you, to get your day started on the right foot. Make sure you’re moving in the right direction…the direction of calm. Make it a requirement for yourself. Make it sacred. Put out the "do not disturb" sign and just create some time to set a calm mindset for yo
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” – Helen Keller Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer The Holiday Season is here! With all of the hustle and bustle that this time of year brings, it’s important to be gentle with yourself and keep balance in your life. You create everything based on how you feel, so it’s crucial that you stay tuned in to your emotions througho
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” Dalai Lama Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer There is a specific habit you can form to get you on the fast track to where you want to be...to help you start creating more of what you want, in the moment you are experiencing it. Being “here” now is the key. The first step is to
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." ~William Arthur Ward Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer If you live in the U.S., you'll be celebrating a holiday this weekend that is focused on one of the most powerful feelings we can express... the feeling of gratitude. But, we don't need to celebrate Thanksgiving in order to have more gratitude than ever before. We can hav
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Keep plugging away at it! You know what it is. It’s that important “thing” in your life that makes you feel really good when you think about achieving it. It feels exciting, fulfilling, and gives you purpose. You feel passionate about it!
It may be very big, or you may still need clarity about how to go about realizing your dream. So
"Today offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart." ~ Unknown Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Live life as if everything is a miracle. Be thankful! Be aware of what you already have, the abundance that is already present in your life, which you have created, and see your happiness grow.
Feeling gratitude is joy with grace. Expressing this gratitude
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer We all want to be happy. We want to wake up happy and fall asleep feeling content and at peace. Being happy is actually much more important than you might realize, and it can be so very, very simple. Remember, if we want to create the things that we desire, we need to feel good. What exactly does it mean to feel good? Feeling love! When we
"Love has a powerful way of removing the mask we all insist on wearing." ~Jessy Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer With Halloween approaching, the topic of costumes is a favorite. We love to have fun thinking about and selecting “the one” that depicts our most recent fascination or the one that just feels like the most fun. Or even more likely, we talk about what SuperHero our kids or grandkids are going to "be."
This special holiday is all about having fu
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." ~Thich Nhat Hanh Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer Smile often throughout your day! Make it a habit. Why? Because evidence on research around the emotional effect of smiling tells us that the simple act of smiling is an immediate cause of happy feelings!
What's important about happy feelings? Everything. How you feel determines how you create your