What can nature do for you?

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I recently visited a community and the place I called home for 23 years. It’s only been about a year since I moved from there. And in that time, even though I didn’t move far, I’ve only been back a few times. While visiting I made the decision to hike an area I went to countless times during the 23 years and felt right at home.

An area in which over the years I discovered a lot about myself on the path. I had numerous insights of all shapes and sizes. As well as birthing endless ideas of all shapes and sizes. I resolved many small issues and roadblocks in addition to finding solutions for big challenges and difficulties. Creativity flowed freely. There was lots of thinking, rethinking, formulating, tweaking, and reflecting on ideas and plans for the future. Decisions were made to implement structures, design tools, and take the necessary actions to reach goals and dreams. By far and most important was practicing mindfulness and being present while connecting to myself. 🙂

Nature has a way of naturally bringing you to the present moment. And as a person who tends to spend a lot of time in my head, nature truly nourishes me at all levels. Emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I can easily say that every time I left that area I felt emotionally lighter, mentally recharged and focused, physically accomplished, and fully equipped spiritually. As well as inspired, ready for the day, and prepared to handle all that life had in store for me.

What can nature do for you?

I encourage you to think about what nature can do for you… Can it offer you what it so perfectly offers me? How could it fill you up emotionally? How could it clear you mentally? How could it support you physically? How could it equip you spiritually?…

My name is Laura Li. Through my business and personal brand Laura Li Lifestyle, I’m focused on self care and self love, while creating my best lifestyle. In the process I’m being called to get vulnerable and authentically share to connect, support, and inspire everyone on the path of my life adventure. Thanks for saying yes and joining me here!

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AND, if you live in the Denver area, join me for a Lifestyle Hike or Walk & Nourish in Nature! I’ve listed some tentative dates on the Lifestyle Hike page.

Until next week, Laura Li Lifestyle

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Do You Know You ARE Enough?!

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How often do you feel like you are not enough? How often do you tell yourself you are not enough? How often do you feel that if you only had more time, energy, or money you could accomplish ______?!…

Do we have too many expectations for ourselves? Do we have too many expectations for others? Does that lead to the feeling of not being or having enough, which then flows into the feeling that others aren’t enough, and then to the bigger feeling of there’s not enough time, energy, and money to…..

This has been a common theme for my life and as I talk with others I realize I’m not alone. I believe this is especially true for women or I simply know more women than men?… It’s no wonder as we set out each day juggling family, kids, kids activities, daycare, school, taking care of others, jobs, cars, transportation, homes, household needs, paying bills, pets, hobbies, spending time with friends, vacationing, many other things, and finally practicing self care if there’s time. Fitting in all the to dos we need to do and want to do can be challenging at times.

Do You Know You ARE Enough?!

I’d like to encourage you to think about and really believe that you are enough. Think about the idea of practicing sacred selfishness and putting self care at the top of your daily to do list. It’s been my experience that when I make self care a priority I have the energy and focus to complete my daily to do list while being my best for me, my family, friends, and bigger community. Leading to a feeling of I am enough, others are enough, and I have enough time, energy, and money to take care of the necessities of life while creating my best lifestyle, accomplishing my many goals, and reaching my bigger dreams. 🙂

My name is Laura Li. Through my business and personal brand Laura Li Lifestyle, I’m focused on self care and self love, while creating my best lifestyle. In the process I’m being called to get vulnerable and authentically share to connect, support, and inspire everyone on the path of my life adventure. Thanks for saying yes and joining me here!

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Until next week, Laura Li Lifestyle

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A Balance to Life.

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What if everything you’ve experienced and are currently experiencing is all part of the plan for your life? It’s all meant to be. What do you think about this concept? Is it new to you? Something you’ve thought of? If you believed everything was meant to be, would it make experiencing challenges, difficulties, and set backs feel different? Likewise, would it make experiencing achievements, successes, and triumphs feel different? Would your outlook on life change? Would you act or react differently to your life as it unfolded each day? If so, how? Would you be calmer, let things go easier, have increased energy, and enjoy the process of your life more?!?

With change happening in my life I’ve be thinking about this concept. And although I believe everything happens for a reason and is meant to be, I find myself continually wondering how much control I can have on outcomes. I want to feel in control; however, I’ve experienced letting go and having the outcome be better than I could have ever imagined or controlled! So I ask myself, how much energy should I put into things? Because I have a tendency to wear myself out doing and creating the desired outcome. How much time should I spend on thinking, rethinking, and even creating? Because, well… I spend quite a bit of time thinking, rethinking, and creating. What would happen if I did less, trusted more, and simply relaxed into life?!? 🙂

I’ve come to the conclusion, AGAIN!, that there is a balance to all this! A balance to life.

A balance of thinking, doing, rethinking, being, tweaking, changing, creating, and taking the necessary actions to reach desired goals and dreams. While also letting go, believing in, and trusting the process of life.

Are you in the midst of change in your life? Do you ask yourself any of these questions? What conclusions have you come to?

My name is Laura Li. Through my business and personal brand Laura Li Lifestyle, I’m focused on self care and self love, while creating my best lifestyle. In the process I’m being called to get vulnerable and authentically share to connect, support, and inspire everyone on the path of my life adventure. Thanks for saying yes and joining me here!

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What self care conversations do you have with yourself?

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What did you do first to practice self care today? Was it bathroom, brushing teeth, and taking a shower? Making a healthy meal? Prayer or mediation? Some kind of movement? What are your current self care practices and activities? Is there a practice or activity you’d like to add to your schedule? Do you think self care is for others and only for you when you have the time?

What self care conversations do you have with yourself?

It’s my experience that self care is vital to living the lifestyle I desire. I’ve learned I can only be my best for me, my family, friends, and community when I focus on taking care of myself first. In addition, no matter where I am on my journey, I feel there’s always room to learn and improve.

For me this means making self care a priority on a daily basis. I eat healthy foods, avoiding the mainstream news, practicing optimism and mindfulness, spend as much time as possible in nature, incorporate movement, and celebrate all that life has to offer me with gratitude. One of my favorite ways to practice self care is getting out in nature and taking a walk. I also practice self love by being kind to myself during the process of continual learning and practicing. 🙂

Today, I encourage you to think about the self care conversations you’re having with yourself. The different ways to practice self care are endless and it’s a good thing we have so many options since there are so many of us. What have you found that works best for you so far? What inspires you, brings you joy, and supports you emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually?…

Is it a particular diet? Thinking beyond food and considering books you read, what you watch on television, and people you have contact with… Does it include a certain type of exercise? Walking, yoga, biking? Regular massage? Quiet time? Vacation time? Church? A favorite hobby or activity? A certain amount of sleep each night? Taking action on a goal or dream? Following your passions?…

My name is Laura Li. Through my business and personal brand Laura Li Lifestyle, I’m focused on self care and self love, while creating my best lifestyle. In the process I’m being called to get vulnerable and authentically share to connect, support, and inspire everyone on the path of my life adventure. Thanks for saying yes and joining me here!

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Until next week, Laura Li Lifestyle

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Enjoy The Gift of The Present!

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I love nature, find it to be very inspirational, and full of life lessons!

Nature gives me the opportunity to easily get out of my thoughts and enjoy the gift of the present along my path!

Along my walking path over the past few months I’ve been fortunate to see many turtles! Some of them are pictured above. At first I was surprised and excited!! Then I was interested to find out what it meant!… When I looked up turtles for their meaning and symbolism I found a lot! What most resonated with me is the following in my own words…

Trusting in our essential life purpose and that we’re on the right path… The ability to stay grounded and believe that all things are happening at the perfect time and for our highest good… Having the determination and perseverance to reach our goals and dreams… Being resilient during difficult and challenging times while having the courage and strength to get through and overcome… And since turtles live a long time they teach us the importance of taking care of ourselves (practicing self care), so we have the ability to enjoy every destination along the path of our life adventure. And in the process, learning, growing, and collecting wisdom to share with others! 🙂

What have you seen along your path recently that’s provided inspiration to you?! Provided an affirmation that you’re on the right path? Taught you lessons and offered wisdom?!!…

My name is Laura Li. Through my business and personal brand Laura Li Lifestyle, I’m focused on self care and self love, while creating my best lifestyle! In the process I’m being called to get vulnerable and authentically share to connect, support, and inspire everyone on the path of my life adventure! Thanks for saying yes and joining me here!

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Until next week, Laura Li Lifestyle

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Where do you go to get out of your thoughts and into action?!

Where do you go to get out of your thoughts and into action?!

I go for a walk in nature! Recently on the path I realized, at a deep level, this is what self care looks like, feels like, sounds like, and smells like to me! 🙂

Seeing the trees and flowers bloom, bright green moss and lichen, turtles in a pond, and the occasional heart shaped rock. Feeling the sun and wind on my face. Touching soft moss (I love moss!) or a smooth rock that caught my eye. Hearing the sound my steps make on the gravel path. Listening to the birds chirp and geese flying overhead. Smelling the moist path beneath my feet and the blooming flowers.

Loving ALL that nature has to offer!

The result of Loving ALL that nature has to offer for me gets me present and provides peace and gives me the creative thoughts I need to take action! Out of my head and thoughts that often keep me in one place, stuck, and sometimes feeling lost!

What does self care look like to you? Maybe it’s going to the gym, eating healthy, meditation, connection with family and friends, or getting out in nature like me?!

What does self care feel like to you? Maybe it feels like an aching body from some form of movement, tired eyes from reading a book into the early morning hours, or relaxed?!

What does self care sound like to you? Maybe it sounds like a big group of family members gathered for a meal, silence, or knitting needles hitting each other?!

What does self care smell like to you? Maybe it smells like flowers blooming, a healthy meal you just cooked, or the great outdoors on your clothes after a long walk?!

My name is Laura Li. Through my business and personal brand Laura Li Lifestyle, I’m focused on self care and self love, while creating my best lifestyle! In the process I’m being called to get vulnerable and authentically share to connect, support, and inspire everyone on the path of my life adventure! Thanks for saying yes and joining me here!

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I have been truly inspired by this quote over the past few weeks and today being May Day feels like the perfect time to share and inspire! 🙂

My name is Laura Li. Through my business and personal brand Laura Li Lifestyle, I’m focused on self care and self love, while creating my best lifestyle! In the process I’m being called to get vulnerable and authentically share to connect, support, and inspire everyone on the path of my life adventure! Thanks for saying yes and joining me here!

I’m currently in the process of creating a lot of new in my life which has proven to be both exciting and challenging at the same time! I’ve also felt free and stuck and dealt with emotional highs like I can accomplish anything! and lows like hello fear and doubt!! Is it possible to experience exciting, free, and highs while at the same time challenging, stuck, and lows!??! For me, the answer is yes! My path in creating my best lifestyle while focused on self care and self love has included everything from a series of obstacles and difficulties to achievements and triumphs! My path has also included a lot of thinking, organizing, planning, and then of course rethinking!!!

The time is NOW and I AM stepping into my next!

What are you currently creating? What kind of thoughts and feelings come up for you when you’re beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the creating process? What kind of strategies and tools do you have in place to help you? What kind of loving and supportive network of family, friends, and/or coaches do you have? What are you waiting to step into?…

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Laura Li Lifestyle

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