Your Life Sparkles

Click here to edit subtitle

Blog

Celebrate all that You are

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrate all that You Are!! I'm a cat lover, auntie, artist, sister. I am kind, fun and friendly. There's no point in focusing in on what you are NOT... celebrate who you ARE!

 

I'm not a rock climber. Too bad for rocks!

I'm not a lawyer. But guess what...?... it wouldn't be for me.

 

Be kind to yourself. AND even more.. CELEBRATE. Let go of worry and self-doubt. Find the things that make you WONDERFUL. And celebrate those. Tell me what something that makes you who YOU are!


hugs from Kris

Love Yourself...You are Worth it!

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Good morning!! It’s a beautiful day!

 

How are you today? Doing great? Happy as a clam?

Or are you feeling low? Criticized? Not good enough?... You’re not alone!

 

Today give yourself some grace, some self love! You are doing a great job in whatever it is you’re doing! No one else can decide for you what’s right for YOU.

 

Take ownership for your part in situations then release whatever it is that’s bringing you down and know that you are in control of how you react, how you choose to feel for the rest of the day!

 

Get empowered by writing out a list of all the wonderful things about yourself and give yourself grace.

 

No one is perfect �� the sparkle squad loves you! ��


Hugs from Angela 

Self Care Sunday

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Self Care Sunday! What have you done for you lately?

Small things count, but make sure it's dedicated time for you. ��

 

If you don't feel like you have time today, schedule something for the upcoming week. Write it on your fridge, mirror or calendar. What 5-10 minutes can be just for you (longer if you can!). If you need to start small, please do! Train yourself to make yourself a priority! :)

 

We get it.. it can be hard with jobs, friends, spouses, kids, houses, pets, meetings, shopping, cooking, classes, fitness... all the things that fill our busy days! And, yes, they need to be tended to. ��

 

Just make sure YOU are on the list too. ❤️


Hugs from Kris

Take Care of your Self. And take a Selfie for goodness sake!

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

When people say post a current selfie of yourself I notice I DON’T TAKE SELFIES!

 

Is it because I don’t believe I’m beautiful or worthy of a selfie?

 

Is it because I often feel disheveled and rarely take the time for myself to LOOK NICE? (Possibly ��)

 

Or is because I just don’t care about selfies! ��

 

For me, it’s the latter of these that is true!

 

For 2020 I made a promise to myself to take care of ME.

 

Too often I’m left eating scraps, shoving my hair into a ponytail and wearing the clothes from the day before because I fell asleep in them!!#truestory #easymorning

 

So what does taking care of ME mean?

 

1. I’ve joined a fitness group of like minded ladies who inspire me to do home fitness #30minutes #icandothis

 

2. Shower more than once a week - there i said it out loud- I go days without showering to the point I ask myself “hmmm when was the last day I showered?” #stinkypits

 

3. Take the time to get dressed and brush my hair. And on SUPER DUPER GOOD DAYS do my make- up. I do enjoy painting my face. It makes me feel extra pretty

 

4. Read my personal MANTRAS that remind me to be ME!

 

Why now you ask, 42 years into my life? Why not now! Your Life Sparkles is my caveat. If I’m going to talk the walk. I better walk my talk- get my drift?

 

I do not begrudge my past self. She did everything exactly how she was supposed to. But I’m super excited to be me! ��

 

I’m excited to train my brain TO LOVE ME! To tell me I’m good. To tell me that if I quit today I’m not a failure and to get right back up and start again!

 

The power to believe in yourself is IN YOU!!

 

Start today. Train you’re brain—-

 

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!

 

#yourlifesparkles #youareworthit


Hugs from Lisa 

Personal Mantra... beat the fear down!

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

It is “easy” to not believe in yourself. To allow doubt and fear to take over. To allow anxiety to steer your direction.

 

It all starts with one small step. One small belief. One small moment.

 

Stopping the disbelief, the fear, the doubt and anxiety is too much if you think it all has to end today!

 

It’s a journey.

 

How can we overcome any of these “negative” moments or thoughts?

 

It’s all in the small steps. Create a personal strategy. We offer small tools such as ‘ a personal mantra’ so when the voices that tell you, you aren’t good enough, you can think, speak or read your mantra to yourself until the THOUGHTS go away.

 

Write in a journal. Make a gratitude statement every day.

 

Make a daily goal- Maybe today your goal is to overcome 1 fear that has you stuck. Or it’s a goal to just allow yourself to relax.

 

Allow yourself grace and the knowledge that things don’t change over night. Some days you’re going to fail but it’s the days you succeed and rock at your life that you need to acknowledge. So that on the days you fail, you can say to yourself this is only 1 day.

 

You are wonderful. You do things no other human can do. Acknowledge yourself and your sparkle.

 

And in my opinion it’s love and kindness to all humans, especially ourselves that make this beautiful world go round.

 

Happy Monday everyone. May your journey today be awesome.

Hugs from Lisa

Missing Mom and wishing I was doing it better

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Today this message is for my siblings and I. Lisa, Angela and Ryan....but I hope it resonates with others too.

 

Today is the one year anniversary of our moms passing. She was a teacher who touched so many and one of her great messages was that 'THIS is a Mistake-Making Place. 'Everyone is welcome here.' It was her philosophy in school AND life. Hence, my photo attached.

 

In the week leading up to this anniversary I cannot believe a year has gone by. It feels like only yesterday that mom said to me, 'I am so *embarrassed* that so many people are here visiting me in the hospital... what IF I don't die?!... I'll be so embarrassed...' She actually felt bad that SO many loved ones had gathered to her side...AND I told her... 'Uh, let's go ahead and LIVE.. We can handle a little embarrassment'.

 

We had to handle grief instead. And in this journey of 'Life Without Mom', I have made mistakes. The journey of The First Year After.

 

I have mis-wired my emotional outlets, I have laughed at awkward times, cried at random times and made jokes at the worst times. ❤️I have not stood up when I should have and I have fought with my sisters and brother. I even ran away (for 24 minutes... but it was very real).

 

I have yelled at my husband, howled at the moon, drank excessively, and berated myself for not being stronger. I have felt disappointed in myself for "not doing more" to lift my siblings up, to be there for them, to love them better. And yet, through it all, I know I stumble WITH them.

 

There is no 'hand book' for this (well, there are books... but there is NOT one *specifically* called 'This book is the 823 helpful tips for Kris Fuller, age 42 of Enderby BC, oldest of 4, daughter of Marie on how to Handle her passing with Grace and Perfection". Because THAT is what I wanted. To handle everything perfectly...

 

So I want to remind myself- and anyone who needs to hear it- that THIS is a mistake-making place. And you are not alone. ❤️

 

Love you, mom.

Hugs from Kris 

(NOTE this was written in October on the 1 year anniversay of mom's passing.) 

Going Grey like a champion

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Those grey hairs and I have come to an understanding.

They want to live there. Right there in the front. They want to be the stars of the show and who am I to tell them no!

They have been sneaking in for the last 19 years and now it's a good size crop.

 

It's just too much work, so instead of colouring, combing and changing... I will love them.

 

I can't say that I won't ever do the mad dash for brunette again, and I have always wanted to do rainbow or at least blue hair.. but for now, welcome gorgeous grey.

 

Who else is going grey?

Choose to LOVE it!

Hugs from Kris 

I am Wonderful...train your brain!

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I am wonderful. Train your Brain.

Think of the wonderful, kind person you are. You are loving. You are good! You are needed in this world.

 

Be kind to yourself.✨

You are wonderful and sweet.

Say it outloud. You need to hear it, you need to believe it. 

I am kind. 

I am loving. 

I am sweeet. 

I am good. 

I am needed in this world. 

I am understanding. 

I am patient. 

I am good. 

This doesn't mean you are perfect at these things.... but it does absolutey no good to run a negative self chatter through your mind. Let's make it positive! You are worth it, you deserve to hear good things. You are loved. 

What else would be on your list?

I am...

Hugs from Kris  

A Gift of Books & inscriptions from Mom

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Ever open a book to to find an inscription written to someone?

 

I have a treasure collection from my mom. Every Christmas she gave each of us kids a Christmas book. Some were tradtional, some were modern, all were beautifully illustrated and have an inscription of love on page 1. These books have given to me by my mother over a span of 20 years, I’m missing a few, one dates back to 1999 and she passed out a new book each Christmas to her kids.

 

That little squiggle in the front page is so special especially now. I always appreciated this gesture but maybe not as much then as I do now.

 

It’s the little things we do that inspire, encourage and touch others lives... we each have that opportunity to lift others up, to leave a mark on others hearts, to create a memory that lasts...

 

Let’s go into 2020 lifting each other up and making a mark in others lives... We rise by lifting others!

Hugs from Angela 

Happy New Year!

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

2020 here we come!

So... I decided the bangs had to come back and I’m not talking fireworks... got out the ol’ choppy choppers and snippity snip they were short again! Not regretting it yet. 

 

GUESS WHAT?! We change, grow, transform and going into the new year we reflect-keep this in mind.... the new year, new us, new motivation, our inspiration, it is all awesome but never underestimate the past you!

You have survived, overcome, succeeded in every challenge this year and all the years prior faced you with!

 

You are a warrior and although today it might not feel that way just know that we are cheering you on and loving you through the storms! You are awesome, you are beautiful, you are worth it!!!

����Happy New Years ��

Hugs from Angela 

P.S. You can view the 'new bangs' on Facebook...at Your Life Sparkles.