Celebrate your independence

Can you believe it? We are now more than half way through 2017! If you haven’t yet, go ahead and take a few moments now or schedule some time to reflect on your intentions for when you began the year and where you are now. Don’t complicate it, simply think about what you stated and where you are now.
Have you accomplished what you set out to do? Or are you still feeling as though you’re gasping for air?
I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of new year goals, but I do make it a point of creating a theme for the year. For 2017 it’s “limitless abundance and reflecting back I feel that I’m doing very well as my business is growing, I’ve been offered a part-time position within social work, I’ve moved into my own apartment, my physical health is great, and I’m dedicated to doing the best that I can.
As we move forward into July and approach Independence Day let’s focus on gratitude for what we do have, the freedoms, the abundance, the family, the opportunities, etc. Yes, it’s not perfect, however, when we focus on what we do have that’s going well then it begins to dim what we are struggling with. Afterall light does outshine darkness. It’s also about continuing to take imperfect action. If you don’t like something or someone, what are you doing about it? Complaining or taking action?
All seriousness aside, this July I want to put some fun back into the summer with a Fun in July Challenge 2017 (#funinjuly2017) which will happen within Our Wheels of Life Facebook group. The challenge is for each day you do something fun and post it, either via video or picture in the group. I created this challenge as a push for me to ensure that I have more fun and to be creative. So I double dog dare you to join me and have more fun as we embrace our inner child’s silliness.
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Feel free to reply to this blog as I’d love to hear from you. Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need love everyday!
My purpose is to empower you on your healing journey and my mission is to offer you health-related insights, practical tips, inspiration and stories that will support you in living balanced towards a happy and healthy life as you embrace your joy and purpose.
Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.
Paty, La Mariposa
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Happiness is an intention

I found another happy place last Friday, March 17 as I attended the first annual World Happiness Summit in Miami during the day. Then I sat amongst hundreds of others as we listened to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speak about meditation and happiness. Both events were energizing and filled with laughter, as well as, meditations. I was so moved and empowered by both events, plus all of the people that I met. I’m such a groupie when it comes to events, workshops, classes, etc. as they offer me more tools to lift myself in life plus I then share them with you, my tribe. They fill me up in ways that keep me on a natural high for days to come, plus inspire me with many more ideas.
Are you also a big fan of workshops and seminars?
I want to highlight some yummy nuggets of wisdom which I hope will inspire you as well.
From the World Happiness summit
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  • No one person or situation has the power to take away my happiness
  • Love, happiness, knowledge strengthens self and increases vibration within the body
  • Stress is not the problem, it’s the lack of recovery from stressful events
  • Energy comes from our consciousness and flows into thoughts and then feelings then action
  • Energy has patterns
  • Make the choice to be happy no matter what
  • March 19 is now the official day of happiness in Miami
  • Happiness is an intention
From Sri Sri’s discussion on meditation
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of Art of Living
  • Ask yourself, What can I do for the world?
  • Waiting causes restlessness (or anxiety) unless you can focus on meditation which calms the mind
  • Learn to slow down and discover beauty all around you
  • Meditation allows you to gain control of your mind
  • Meditation is about being still
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How will you share happiness? 

Reply and share your favorite nugget that I shared with you as I’d love to hear what resonated with you.

Pass this blog along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need happiness everyday!

Thank you for being a part of my expanding family as we share happiness together.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa 

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Happy St. Patrick and Patty’s Day!

Today we celebrate a tradition many know little about (including me) other than green is prominent (In Ireland blue is the official color) and often alcohol (this is true in US and Ireland). However, I’m not going to talk about that tradition. I’ve changed my mind. I’ve created a video that goes into discusses what I do celebrate my life!!

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Thanks for watching my video and staying around with me. I would like to share one of the tools I use for support my continued healing. On March 24 I will be assisting in an online summit, the Whole Detox.

Join me and countless others in a 21 day holistic detox. We’ll work on getting to the root of our issues and clearing them in fun and creative ways while in a supportive environment.

Click here for Whole Detox

 

Thank you for being a part of my expanding family.

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale

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Depression hits again

On Sunday I had just finished working with a new client (very excited) and was waiting on my brother to call me so I could meet up with him and his family to spend time with the kiddos, my niece and nephew. Almost an hour passed and I didn’t hear from him. I knew they were dealing with an issue and would contact me when they were finished. Yet while I was waiting at my office and listening to a business podcast (it’s an entrepreneur thing), depression creeped in. It came out of nowhere as sad thoughts soon led to tears starting to flow.

Crap! (not truly what I thought but thought it best to keep this G rated) I immediately sent a text to my brother and told him I wasn’t feeling well and was heading home. En route thoughts of every imaginable reason as to why I was sad came crashing into my head space and the tears just flowed. I raised the windows, adjusted my sunglasses, turned off the radio, and spoke out loud the thoughts running through my mind. Just hearing them seemed like they carried less weight than what was happening in my head. Within the commute back home (about 35 minutes) I cried out my sadness and feelings of unworthiness. As I turned the corner heading towards the apartment I made a plan to feel more focused and centered once I was home for I didn’t want to continue wallowing in this misery.

Truth is I’ve been struggling with depression since as long as I could remember. I was “diagnosed” with depression when I was 18 years old and prescribed Paxil which I took for a few months. Yet I didn’t like how I felt when I was on them so I stopped and found other ways to cope with it.

Throughout my life I have fallen into bouts of depression which could last hours or days. The depression would be triggered by thoughts or sometimes after a traumatic event such as a loss of my loved ones. For example, I was triggered on Sunday because I was on an amazing high which was then popped by limiting beliefs. Doubts and insecurities, especially limiting beliefs of not feeling worthy or good enough are the struggles I have been dealing with throughout my life. Since I became an entrepreneur they have become stronger as I have been facing them head on.

I checked my face before I got out of the car and said to myself in the mirror: “Paty, it’s okay to cry. Now it’s time to move forward by listening to happy music and organizing your room and home office. You got this. You’re worth it and you are loved by many.”

With a sigh and a prayer to my spiritual guides for strength I moved on with the rest of my day.

Feeling sad and depressed is normal, it becomes a problem when it lingers for more than a day.

Fact is depression does have a habit of creeping in from time to time, especially just when things appear to be going so amazing.

Have you experienced that before?

I didn’t fight the depression or blame myself for feeling the way I was, I just allowed it to flow out of my system. Then I used my depression kicker of listening to happy music and cleaning up my living space so I didn’t feel more chaotic. My other favorite depression kickers are watching funny movies, going for walks outside, dancing, dropping orange essential oil in my diffuser, and calling uplifting friends.

If you struggle with depression what are ways that you move through it?

Leave a comment of your favorite tips.

Pass this along to someone who may benefit from it as we all need support everyday!

Love and hugs,

Paty,  La Mariposa  


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Love yourself through meditation

Let’s begin February, the month of love and friendship, by celebrating you, mind-body-soul!!!
Beginning Thursday February 2 and every Thursday after that, at House of Movement in Brickell I will be facilitating a guided chakra balancing meditation from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.
We will begin with a brief discussion of the chakras and then I will lead you through a guided meditation that will assist you in releasing stuck energy within your chakras, energy centers in your body.
Using Reiki, color, and sound therapy you will go on a journey into your deepest self which will promote relaxation and energetic release throughout your entire body.
The best gift you can give yourself is time to let go and be free.
Join us on Thursdays at House of Movement in Brickell.
Register through the House of Movement. Limited space is available.
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You’ll receive $25 off your first individual chakra balancing session when you book with me that night. Sessions available in Pinecrest and at House of Movement.
P.S. Please bring your yoga mat and blanket, however, there will be yoga mats available if needed.
With love,

Paty, La Mariposa


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Just Breathe

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When the day becomes stifling and full of frustrations, I look for inspiration from quotes and affirmations to remind me that everything is going to work out okay. Abundance in every situation is what I try to remember when I feel despair and doubt creeping in. Whenever I see the quote above or another one “At the end of each day, I am aware that I will never live this particular day again. I am grateful to be alive.

Today is also a special day of remembrance as it is 9/11, 14 years after the devastating crisis that occurred in New York and Pennsylvania which changed thousands of lives forever. When I think I’m having a rough day I recall that someone is having a more challenging day and so I remember to take a deep breath, or many so I can bring myself to center.

Whenever there is chaos there is always comes calm in some form. It’s so easy to be caught up in our current crisis and woe is me, which is okay for a moment, yet to stay within the pity me syndrome only pushes us from others causing isolation.

So, the next time you have a trying day or moment, remember to breathe and focus on the present. You can only control yourself and how you react to situations not others and their reactions.

Please share your favorite mantra or quote that helps you get through tough days or moments.