Looking for something fun to do with your spouse, kids, or friends? Have a rock painting party!
Go on a long hike, gather rocks, bring them home and paint them with fun colors and inspirational words or sayings!
Then…. go leave them where people will discover them!
It brings such a smile to faces when they find a little rock treasure on their route!
You can’t imagine the fun you’ll have painting rocks. Personally, I find it very meditative and may be doing a “rock a day” as part of my “wake up and shake up” routine!
Try it! Send pix! And be sure to use the hashtags: #inspirationrocks or #liveinspirednow
With love, gratitude, and inspiration,
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“EAT SOMETHING, AND BE IN THE CAR IN 15 MINUTES!!!”
This has become one of my kids all time favorite phrases!
At least once per Summer, I’d wake my kids up with this phrase! And after a while, they learned not to ask questions, they would eat quickly, and excitedly pile into the car because they knew….. it’s adventure time!
Growing up, my mother took flying lessons, worked at NASA, and drove a silver convertible. My dad blasted rock and roll music on his reel to reel and took us to the record store where we would look at albums for what seemed like hours! On my birthday, they would bring me to the toy store and say “pick out one thing… whatever you want!”
My parents were adventurous, I am adventurous, and now my kids are adventurous! That’s how it works!
So after the kids wake up, eat something, and pile into the car… I drive! I let them guess where we are going but I never tell them. Then it happens…. we pull into the amusement park and squeals of delight can be heard!
Every year it’s some place new… not always an amusement park, but always someplace fun and unexpected.
There is nothing more special than sharing an adventure with the ones you love most!
It doesn’t have to be anything expensive either! You could pack a picnic, the kids bathing suits, and head to the park. Or coordinate with other parents and meet up at a playground and let all the kids play together!
Whatever you do…. create a suspenseful adventure and you will be the HERO of the Summer!!! You can do this for your spouse too!
Fun, adventure, excitement, and spontaneity are not just for kids! Throw romance in there as well and really knock it out of the park!!
Create your adventure today and let me know what you do! Maybe I’ll steal YOUR idea too! 🙂
Have a spectacular week!
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With love, gratitude, and inspiration,
Well, here I am… this is what 45 looks like on me! Today is my birthday and I am super excited to see what kind of trouble I can get in! lol
I’ve decided to get bolder as I get older but today I need your advice…
What should I add to my personal bucket list this year???
Make it something really great, and bold, but no jumping out of planes (but only because of inner ear issues.) Please- someone add visit Harry Potter world in Florida!! 🙂
I can’t wait to add your ideas to my bucket list!! 🙂
Thank you so much for being so wonderful! I am deeply grateful for you!
Much love and inspiration,
Friday, October 21
- 7:00pm – Film: Happy w/panel discussion led by Heather Paris
Saturday, October 22
- 7:45-9:00am – Registration
- 8:00-8:30am – Meditation w/Karen Maezen Miller
- 9:00-10:15am – Keynote Speaker Karen Maezen Miller
- 10:30-11:45am – Mindful Eating w/Barbara Mendez
- 12:00-1:00pm – Lunch
- 1:30-3:00pm – Workshop w/Karen Maezen Miller
- 3:00pm – Mindfulness Yoga w/Dena Beratta OR Film: Happy w/panel discussion led by Heather Paris
- 7:00pm – Kirtan w/Liv Avtar Kaur (RYT) OR Film: Happy w/panel discussion led by Heather Paris
Sunday, October 23
- 10:00am – Meditation
Please call the Auburn Public Theater at 315-253-6669 to register!
In our home, we don’t give birthday “presents,” rather we give birthday “experiences!” I have shared about this before, but it’s been a while so let me tell you what we did one year for the kids birthdays!
We took Harry to the Vidcon Conference in California. He loved it! Not only did he get to meet his favorite famous youtubers, but he learned some great new techniques for making videos, and he networked with fellow youtube friends and fans! Harry says it was one of the best trips he has ever been on!
Ethan wanted to go to the “big Chuck E Cheese” in Rhode Island. We told him that we couldn’t pull it off, and that we would just do something else instead. So when we went to Rhode Island, shortly before his birthday, he was completely surprised when we brought him to his surprise party at the “big Chuck E Cheese!” You couldn’t have pried the smile off of his face with a crowbar!
Carrie Sue wanted to take a mother / daughter trip to Rhode Island. We had a blast! We had tons of time on the road trip to talk and laugh and even make silly videos. Then while in Rhode Island, we visited her favorite stores and spent time with Grandma and Grandpa! Carrie still talks about the trip and wants to go again next year!
My daughter Madalyn wanted to go to the “Cake Boss” store in New Jersey. I planned the visit around a Tony Robbins; Unleash The Power Within Conference and took her to both! She LOVED it! We visited the cake boss bakery and then Mattie spent 4 energy packed days at the UPW conference! She walked on fire, had some major breakthroughs, and wants to go to the conference next summer!
The kids love going on amazing adventures and doing fun things for their birthdays. The biggest thing that I love about it, is that the memories we create will stay with them for a lifetime. Much longer than a plastic toy or electronic device that they will eventually stop playing with and forget about!
We don’t always do such extravagant events but it was a good year so we splurged. Sometimes it’s just dinner out, or a movie with several friends. It’s not about the money spent, it’s the time spent. It’s about sharing the experience, sharing time together, and creating loving memories! So think about how you might “do” something for your loved one instead of buying something! Create memories that will last forever, and Live Inspired Now!
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