I’m not your rock… YOU are!

November 24, 2014 | Posted in Family, General, Kids, Learning, Mom's Musings, Moms, Parenting | By

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My job as a mother is not to be my kids rock, my job is to teach them how to be their own! I want to give my kids the wings to fly so they can go out and experience all the amazing things life has to offer. I would never want to disable them by keeping them so close that they never want to leave. My greatest joy is to see my kids walk through fear to try new things, experience life, and create opportunities for themselves! “What good are wings if you can’t feel the wind on your face?”

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Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

I’m done, I quit!

November 21, 2014 | Posted in Challenges, Communication, General, Happiness, Inspiration, Personal Development, Professionals, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress | By

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Have you ever been so fed up with something that you just had to walk away? Last night I chose to quit a “professional” group that I belonged to.

For months, I have been dreading going to the meetings because there was so much tension between some of the members and I didn’t want to be in a stressful environment. I continued to go however, because most of the members are great people and I really enjoyed seeing them. The tension continued to escalate and recently it turned into a full-fledged drama!

I took a step back and asked myself these questions:

Is being part of this group serving me, my family, or my business?
Is being part of this group helping me grow as a person?
Is being part of this group making me happy?

The answer to ALL 3 questions was an emphatic “no, not any more!” I had joined the group to network with like-minded professionals, and to have fun, but this was no longer the case. It was hard for me to walk away because I felt like I was walking away from some people who I cared about, but I spoke with them privately and explained why I could no longer stay and they completely understood.

So at last nights meeting, amid a hostile conversation between a couple of members in dispute, I raised my hand to take my turn to speak. When it was my time, I went to the front of the room and stood in front of the entire group and said something akin to this:

“I quit. I can no longer be part of a group that participates in drama, and the discouragement of its members. I love the relationships that I have developed in this group and I will continue to maintain those relationships outside of this club. I will not have my name associated with an organization that I feel does not have at least the same level of integrity that I try to have for myself.”

Whoa! You have no idea how impossible that would have been for me to say a few years ago when I was more concerned with people liking me than doing what was right for myself. I used to be so paralyzed with the fear of people being mad or disappointed with me and it kept me in relationships that were toxic for far too long. I felt very empowered! Thank goodness that I found MY voice and can self advocate now!

I share this with the hopes of inspiring YOU to find your voice and to be brave enough to walk away from people or places that don’t serve you, help you grow, or make you happy. Life is too short to lose yourself to the drama or meanness of other people. Find your voice, walk away if you need to, and Live Inspired Now!


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!

Nevermind the “go-getter”

November 10, 2014 | Posted in Family, Feel Good, General, Giving, Kids, Mom's Musings, Moms, Parenting | By

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Being a go-getter is good, but being a go-giver is even better! A great message for the kiddos, especially at this time of year. Kids don’t generally think to be generous, they need to be taught. Set a great example by getting the kids involved in holiday charity or volunteering. It’s a wonderful way to teach the kids compassion while also squashing the “entitlement” attitude. Live to give!


Heather Paris inspires people all over the world to create happier lives through talks, workshops, blog posts, and her book, Live Inspired Now; A Field Guide For Happiness. For more information about transforming your relationship, family, or your life, contact Heather today!