Posted in Declarations, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Quotes, Reflection

Setting Intentions: What Are Your Themes for 2022?

Setting My Intention

The words that are themes for me this year, in 2022, are “intuition” and “boundaries.

As I actualize myself this year in confidence and freedom, I will listen and pay attention to my needs, wants, desires and intuition. I step forward with better understanding of my thoughts, behaviors, habits and growth. I continuously attract what is for my highest good and take opportunities that are best for me.

I am kind to myself as I navigate through tough emotions like frustration, shame, guilt and anger and I do so with grace and compassion for myself.

I grow in awareness of how to create safe and comfortable spaces for myself and do so regularly. 

I am worthy of love and balance. I create the reality I deserve.

I welcome peace every morning. I am ready for each day.


Your Turn!

Set a new year intention:

What word or words are your themes for 2022?

What affirmation, mantra, or agreement can you create and practice to help you to remember and stick to your intention?

Posted in Creative Writing, Love, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Talk

I Am Free: Year End Affirmations

I heal my nervous system and open myself to love. To love myself and to be loved by others. I am worthy of love, a healthy love, a fun love, a powerful love, a balanced love.

I am safe within myself. I trust myself. I am what I need. I love my body. My body loves me. I accept myself fully.

I am free to create. Free to prioritize myself. Free to understand who I am. I am free to feel my feeling. Free to my own perspective. Free to learn. Free to make mistakes. Free to move forward.

I feel peace. I am at home in my peace. I am at home within myself. I grow more powerful every day.

I welcome what is for my higher good. I am ready.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Talk, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: To Me…From Me…

Activity

Write an encouraging message to yourself for the week ahead.

The message can include a goal you have, an affirmation you want to practice, self-care methods you want to add to your schedule, or a reminder to do your best.

My Reflection

To Nina,

Take one moment at a time. Whatever you accomplish this week is good enough. Remember to rest and take breaks. You are doing a great job so far. I’m proud of you.
-From, Yourself

Find this activity here in The Pencil Case on The Mighty!
Posted in Events, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration

NAMI-NYC Virtual Expressive Arts Event: My Garden of Growth

So very excited to announce the NAMI-NYC Expressive Arts workshop event I will be hosting at the end of the month! This event will be via Zoom and on the NAMI-NYC website. You can find the link by typing in the link in the flyer here and clicking the Expressive Arts Zoom link for January 30th, 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to send me an email. The time of the event is in Eastern Standard Time.

**I will share any updates or changes and keep everyone posted.

Here are some details for the event:
Title
My Garden of Growth
Description
“My Garden of Growth” is a creative and fun event focused on reflecting on ourselves, our growth, and the year ahead of us. Starting with an ice breaker, we will think about 1 limiting belief, unproductive habit, or behavior we would like to release from 2020, and 1 positive and productive intention we will like to stamp on 2021. The main activity will then be to draw and create a garden. Each tool or part of our garden drawing will represent different parts of our growth process. This includes different methods of self-care we want to try or continue this year on our watering cans, changes we will like to make on our shovels, and affirmations, positive intentions, goals, and ambitions on our flowers, plants, and soil. Lastly, we will close by sharing our works of art!
Materials
Paper, writing utensils (pen, pencil, markers, or crayons).

Hope to see you there!

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Power, Self-Care, Self-Talk

Defying Shadows: Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea For Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

“When you have a conversation in your mind about yourself, how does the conversation go? What words do you use? How do those words and ideas make you feel? Why did you choose those words?”

Article Link: Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea For Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care, The Mighty

Mighty Toolkit Worksheets!

So excited to share my two Mighty worksheets that were a part of this amazing toolkit launched on The Mighty this month! One worksheet was on self-talk and the other on daily affirmations.

Check out the ToolKit here.

This toolkit is packed with so much free mental health printables, activities, worksheets, and resources. You don’t want to miss out!

Important Note: Make sure when you click the link above to scroll down to find my worksheets shown in the images below.


Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Love, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Quotes, Self-Care, Self-Talk

Messages

  • The world needs your story.
  • Your journey is unlike anyone else’s.
  • It’s okay to cry.
  • Your power is outstanding.
  • You are meant to live in this moment right now.
  • You deserve success and happiness.
  • Your strength is enough.
  • Let it out.
  • Your thoughts don’t define who you are.
  • Your beauty is profound.
  • You are not your pain.
  • You are worthy of love and acceptance.
  • Your life is a legacy.
  • You deserve peace.
  • You can keep going.
Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Love, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Reflection, Self-Care, Self-Talk, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: Self-Advocating

To honor your needs is to reflect and prioritize what is most important to you and for you. Honoring your needs allows you to grow in self-awareness and self-compassion.

Become intentional with your needs so you can vocalize and advocate for yourself whenever your needs aren’t being met.

Activity

What are some ways you can honor your needs better?

-What are the ways to best honor your needs?
-Why are those ways important to you and your self-care?

My Reflection

I can honor my needs better by not feeling bad or guilty for being vocal about what I need.
If on the occasion I feel bad about asserting my needs, I tend to fall into people-pleasing behaviors abandoning my needs altogether.

Affirmation: I will be open and honest about what I need and not feel like a burden to others when asserting those needs.

Join this prompt’s conversation here on The Mighty.


As we continue the journey of learning what it means to set goals and carry them out, we come to the question of how to hold ourselves accountable for the goals we set. Without accountability, all we have are thoughts and ideas with potential. Without action there are no results.

Activity

So, what can you do to prioritize the goals you set?

-What actions do you take to prioritize the goals that mean something to you?
-Why are those actions important in your goal setting journey?
-How are those actions holding you accountable for reaping results?

Reflection

As ambitious as I am, I make goals all the time. Making goals isn’t the issue for me, remembering all the goals and making them feasible is how I can hold myself accountable to them. I can accomplish this by writing down my goals once they are manageable then create a plan and to-do list.

Join this prompt’s conversation here on The Mighty.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Quotes, Self-Care, Self-Talk

Give Yourself Time

No matter how the clock ticks, or how much time elapsed since the last time I felt at peace, I give myself permission to take life slowly.

All that is for me will make its way to me and all that is not for me will exit swiftly.

I wake up and whatever I feel I will acknowledge and let pass. I welcome gratitude every day I’m able to experience another day.

Today is my day. Today I am brave. Today I am strong.

No matter what, I will give myself time.


*This quote will be a part of my sticker shop in Nov 2019!

My shop is currently being moved to another website.

Posted in Defying Shadows Articles, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Self-Care

Defying Shadows Article: How to Stop an Emotional and Overthinking “Spiral” In It’s Tracks

Have you ever felt yourself beginning to “spiral?” What is “spiraling?” How can you regain control and focus when you find yourself overthinking into an emotional and uncomfortable place mentally?

Find out in my Defying Shadows article!

Article Link: How to Stop an Emotional and Overthinking “Spiral” In Its Tracks