Positive Beginnings – Journal Prompt #2



Having positive inspiration around you does wonders for your soul! I have an entire notebook filled with inspirational quotes, pictures and stories. I always open it when I feel I need a little pick-me-up in my day or if I just need some good soul food!

Find your favorite inspirational quote and journal about it! Write down why you love it, how it makes you feel and any other feelings! Make sure you tag this page in your journal as you can always refer back to this page when you need a little positive energy!

Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes:


stay calm



never give up



Happy Journaling!

XxOo – Tasha


Positive Beginnings – Journal Prompt #1



Well hello 2014!
The start of a new year always brings about a sense of excitement and positivity in the air, don’t they?! Don’t let this NEW YEAR pass you by – this year is yours and I hope you grab it by the horns! To help inspire you, let your dreams grow and make the most of every opportunity, journaling is the perfect tool to use!

To start you off on your journey and help you stay motivated while you’re journaling, I am creating a new journal prompt each day in 2014! I hope this will allow you to stay focused and motivated all year long! Whether you want to journal in the morning with a hot cup of coffee, during the middle of the day or at night before you turn into bed, use these prompts when you need some help writing.

Journaling Prompt #1:

It’s January 1st – Explore your dreams and goals! What are you wanting this year? What do you want to accomplish? These can be as detailed or as simple as you like! Remember: writing your goals down on paper is making a promise to yourself that you are worthy of accomplishment and happiness! Need some extra help writing out your goals for 2014? Check out my Goal Writing 101 post!

Happy Journaling!
XxOo – Tasha

self help

Embrace the Morning – How to create a morning routine

When you wake up in the morning, how do you feel? Are you hitting the snooze button 5 times then finding yourself rushed to get out the door on time?


When I first started working in the corporate world, I made it a habit to wake up an hour before I had to start getting ready for work. Every morning I would make a cup of coffee, journal for 15 minutes and read for 30 minutes. Little did I know that those morning habits made me more relaxed and more productive during my day.

Then I had a son, stayed at home and completely through my habits out the window!

After a few years of struggling to find the peace in the morning that I once had, I started bringing back those old habits into my morning routine again. I quickly noticed that when I streamlined my day I was more productive and reached my goals quicker. I was also happier in the evening because for once I felt like I had time for myself!

The more of a routine you have the calmer your life can be.  Routines literally make room in your life, so that you can fit in the things you’d rather be doing. It takes 30 days to form a habit so you just need to start and then keep it up to establish a routine or revamp your old routine.

It’s amazing what a little routine can do to a person! 😉

Here is a sample routine and some tips that you can start using right away!

1. Wake up 30 minutes – 1 hour before you have to / or before anyone in your house does. When you have time in the morning to peacefully wake up it sets the tone for your entire day. Ease into the morning and your day. We all wake up with a blank slate – this your chance to fill it with positive choices!

2. Drink Water, preferably with lemon.

3. Journal 2 pages. When I first started reading The Artist’s Way a few years back is when the idea of Morning Pages were first introduced to me. The idea is that these morning pages are a way to wake up your mind and soul by simply writing any and all thoughts that come in to your head. It could be a intimate thought, a short story or the same word over and over. The point is to write and to keep writing. These morning pages need to happen before you do anything else because your mind is still raw and not persuaded by the day.

4. Sit in silence and meditate or pray. Take some time to just be. Be calm. Be still. Find peace. Breath. You could swap this out for exercise, too. Walking, running, yoga…

5. Write your goals and To-Do list for the day. We all have certain things that we need  to accomplish every single day. Write them down, make a list and let your productivity soar!

Getting up earlier may require you to go to be earlier. And if you are one to love your mornings in bed and have a difficult time getting up, try 15 minute intervals. And if you already have to get up early in the morning, get up even earlier. Give yourself 30 minutes of peace and love.

love letters, self help

{Love Letters} #1 Find your PASSION!

Hello beautiful! Happy Monday once again!

Today I wanted to reach out to you personally and share some thoughts of wisdom with you about PASSION.

One subject that I love talking about is PASSION! Passion is what drives us in our own life. Having passion allows us to reach our goals and dreams and to create a life worth living!

But what if you lack passion and drive? Do you ask yourself “What is my purpose in life? What do I need to do? Where do I start?” 


I have been there before: feeling very blah in my life and I was basically skimming by with no direction. I wasn’t putting any energy into myself or my life. I felt depressed and out of touch with myself. So I started self exploring and looking at myself in the mirror. I pretty much gave myself a mental slap and said “WAKE UP!”. I started getting to know myself again – asking important questions, creating a vision that I felt happy about and started to listen to my HEART instead of my MIND.

It’s true we all have a calling in life. And when you are on the right path you can feel it! You wake up thinking about that passion, you work hard towards it and you dream about it when you sleep! Your passion is a positive subject that you cannot help but to be so freaking excited about! You tell everyone you meet about it and you would shout it from the mountain if you could!

I love helping others and inspiring others to live a beautiful life! THIS is my PASSION! Did you know that I wake up EVERY SINGLE MORNING thinking about how I am going to positively change the world? Did you know that I wake up thinking about YOU and how I can positively change YOU?


Do you find yourself having a difficult time finding your own PASSION in life? You are not alone! Start by sitting down and writing what your ultimate life would look like! If money was no object, what would you do for a career? Where would you live? What kind of legacy would you leave? What do you want to be remember by?

I often times look back to how I was in High School because this is when I felt free, happy and completely like myself! I was a free-spirited hippy and I brought so much happiness in life! PS – My nickname in High School was Sunshine! 🙂 And while I have grown into a woman since my high school days, that inner part of me still wants to be hiking through Nepal, practicing yoga, writing poetry and being completely content.

Always remember: You deserve a BEAUTIFUL LIFE!

XxOo Tasha

balance, self help

Creating Balance in Your Life

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend of relaxing, spending time outside and enjoying your beautiful life!

I was talking a friend the other day and the topic of balance came up. If you are an adult, chances are you are struggling with balance in your life.


Whether you are a wife, a husband, a mother, a father, a full time student, working a full time job, balance is always a topic that is being discussed and evaluated.

What do you think of when you first hear the word “balance”? Maybe you are trying to find that happy balance to work full time while being with your family. Or maybe you are a stay at home parent looking to get back into your running or workout routine. Whatever you are finding unbalanced in your life, I have some tips that will help ease your mind and take some stress away from enjoying your beautiful life.

  • The first step is to write down who you are and what your mandatory responsibilities are. Wife, mother, your career, school work, caretaker to a family member. Write the things down that you MUST do every day.


  • The second step is to acknowledge where you might be lacking balance and neglecting the areas that are important in your life.


  • The third step is make a map of your ideal life. I want you to be very specific. Maybe you want to incorporate more running in your schedule, or more time with your children. Make a schedule of your ideal self with NO hesitations.


  • The fourth step is to start setting goals. Examine your ideal day and start setting goals to achieve it. Maybe you find your commute to work is too long and is eating up a large chunk of your time that could be spent with your children or working out. Your goals might be to ask your company if you could telecommute from home, move closer to work or to possible look for a new career that allows you to have more time in your day.


  • The fifth step is to make a very detailed plan for your goals and work towards them every day/week/month. If you are married be sure to include your spouse in your plan and brainstorm ideas as you might have to make some changes as a family.

It is also very important to create a life that embraces who YOU are and what your own passions are. I am a very free spirited person that loves creating art and being in nature. For years I was putting myself in environments that drained my inner creativity. I spent years feeling very lost and out of balance. I am who I am and I started realizing that I need to be in a certain kind of environment to feel free and balanced.


Balance needs to be practiced every single day. No one masters balance as balance is continually growing in life. Nurture balance, accept balance and find your inner peace.