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i recently read an article (?) on ways to raise your vibrations. for those of you that don’t trust me and/or don’t want to click the link, i will copy and paste it.

although these may not “raise your vibrations”, but make you feel better, they’re excellent to put into good practice. i am going to try to conduct myself in a more positive light each and every day, and choose things that challenge me; make me sweat, emotionally and physically.

“All your thoughts and feelings are energy, and energy is vibration. Learn to Raise those Vibrations and watch your life change dramatically.

1. Find something beautiful and appreciate it. Beauty is all around us, from the morning dew to the evening stars and everything in between. Most go through life not noticing all the beautiful things that are around them, and yes it’s every where, so take the time to notice them, and appreciate them when you see it. Whether it’s the scent of a flower or the way rain ripples in puddles of water, appreciate the beauty life has to offer.

2. Make a list of all that you are grateful for. Making a gratitude list shifts your vibrations from focusing on what you do not have to what is already abundant in your life. There is more to be grateful for than you could possibly imagine. You can start with “I’m Alive!” and expand from there. Gratitude is the Attitude.

3. Meditate. Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and breath in and out. Too often we rush through our days with a scattered brain leaving us in a state of anxiety and stress, Meditation helps to calm your spirit down and put you in a peaceful state of mind. 10 Minuets of meditation a day can change your life forever.

4. Do something for someone else. Giving to someone else shifts your thinking from “I don’t have enough, to I have more than enough to give to others.” Abundance is a high vibration.

5. Stop complaining and gossiping. Complaining and Gossip puts you in a very low vibration. Ask yourself “Are the things you are talking about bringing you more of what you want?” if not then, Stop complaining, and start finding ways to rejoice.

6. Move. Exercise. Get active. Vibration requires movement, the more you move the better your vibrations move. So Get Active! Dance! The happier you feel, the more you will draw happy experiences to yourself because you are operating at a different frequency.

7. Realize that you have more control over your life than you thought. You are not a victim to circumstance, past, family upbringing, trauma, or anything else. You can change your life in an instant. Just realize this. In many wisdom traditions this is called “total responsibility.” No one is responsible for how you feel right now but you. It isn’t a curse. It’s a blessing because it gives you your power back.

8. Breathe. Just sit and try to make your breath longer, fuller, and more relaxed. It has a direct affect on your nervous system and helps to calm you down. A calm vibration is a high vibration.

9. Do Something You’re Afraid Of. Fear holds us back from being in a state of love and happiness, and facing those fears opens you up to a greater world of possibilities. Fear of Heights? Go skydiving. Scared of public speaking, say a poem at an open mic. You’ll begin to realize your fear was worse then the actual problem, and a sense of relief will wash over you.

10. Have a Meaningful Conversation with a Friend. Rather than gossip or complaining, talk about you ideas. What do you have planned for yourself? what do you think is the nature of reality? Are we spiritual beings having a human experience? Talking about these things with someone helps to raise both your vibrations by thinking big. If you don’t have someone to talk to about these kinds of things with, there’s a community of higher minded individuals located on the link I posted.”

or pick me! i’d love to have meaningful conversations with everyone!



you reap what you sow.

i’m sitting here watching recorded day time television, gorging myself on multigrain tostitos, writing a letter to my mother explaining 15 years of pent up resentment, deep sown anger, and sadness that i will never be able to say to her face.

i’m tired of being silenced.

but don’t tell my feet… my achy breaky feet… i just don’t think they’d understand

hola amigos y amigas!

yes, i am alive. i apologise about my absence yesterday. i got a little carried away with working, my friend starting her half sleeve, going out for supper, making (surprisingly delicious) gluten-free brownies, and playing knights of the old republic. in other words, i was more social than i normally am. kind of.

it was also my dog’s 13th birthday yesterday. which makes her a whopping 91 in human years. coincidentally, the same age as betty white. my dog is betty white.

anyway, today started off normal. woke up at 0630 (hahaha lol jk snoozed until 0715. oops) then got ready for and headed into work.

the usual at work. i honed my skills at drive-thru, worked on bar a bit, hopped on cash. lil bit o’ this, lil bit o’ that. 11:45 rolled around and i was supa stoked because i was supposed to be off at 12 but a coworker walked in and mentioned she had a concussion so naturally, we sent her home. since i started the latest of everyone, i was asked to stay until 4 to cover part of her shift, which was no problem because $$$$. i’m a drive-thru window whiz now and i am UNSTOPPABLE!!11!!!

i spent a lot of time with sean, who is a drive-thru bar HERO. i rarely see him do anything but. anyway, he, like most other people i work with, is pretty rad.

anyway, since i wasn’t expecting to work a full 8 hour shift, i didn’t wear the appropriate footwear to work so my feet are crying and screaming hateful and hurting things at the rest of my body.

anyway, canadian thanksgiving is this monday! i’m so excited to see all of my family; both from my mother’s side and father’s side. i developed a very sincere, serious love for my family. it’s complicated to explain why and it’s hard to talk about why it’s taken me so long but maybe i’ll be comfortable enough to post about it later.

i apologise about the scattered topics in this post. nothing supremely interesting has happened in the past two days. apart from my friend starting her star wars half sleeve.

[ps if you like elton john, the song tiny dancer, joseph gordon-levitt (why i watched it), jimmy fallon, or a combination of the above, i strongly urge you to watch this video:]

set phasers to CAFFEINATED.

it’s been another great day, so far, in the auburn mermaid’s world!

i started off refreshing my skills on bar (i can now steam milk like a champ) and not to toot my own horn but i created the most densely beautiful foam i’ve ever seen. *slips on stunna shades* though, i’ve come to the decision that i need to work on whipping and drizzling my drinks; as i’ve never had a steady hand (I’M NOT AN ARTIST, OKAY) and apparently enjoy manhandling the whip bullet.

my adorable coworker also briefly touched on cold drinks and smoothies, which was super.

i also put on the headset and started training on drive-thru and wow! it was exhilarating! everything is incredibly user friendly and i love how the veteran baristas aren’t afraid to help you rise above the challenge and offer tips and tricks that help them with efficiency.

i was super tired because my baby pawed at me and made the life choice to climb all over my body, head, and pillows at, oh i don’t know, 0400. she also needed to go out to use the loo. i let her off my bed and she immediately popped a squat and peed. IMAGINE MY FRUSTRATION. anyway, i let her out and it took her two million years to finish her business.

oh god my dog farted and i think my world is ending.

because of my exhaustion, my shift supervisor allowed us a drop shot. what this is is a butt load of espresso. i think 3 shots? anyway, it’s basically a barista’s version of a tequila shot (minus the additives such as salt or citrus). it’s just straight espresso.

anyway, i was zipping here and zipping there. it honestly is what got me through my shift. so far i think i’m liking it.

every day i can feel myself improving my skills as a barista. i’m very excited to see where i’ll be in a month.