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31May/15

Get Moving in June!

Moving is fun!  Make it happen!

Moving is fun! Make it happen!

Moving in any kind of way is always a good thing.  And that is what this month is all about!  Get groovy moving!

What excites you about being active.  What are the activities that you enjoy doing?

I know for me, I am not a huge fan of being inside at a gym.  For me to get moving, I prefer to do other things.  Love dancing!  I will break out into spontaneous dance parties in my living room even.  Did you know that there is an underlying reason for dancing is a great thing to do?  Yes!  Dancing raises the ‘happy’ endorphins in your body, the more dancing you do most often the happier you will become.

Sometimes dancing can bring up sad emotions too, or even angry emotions.  And that is perfectly okay.  Moving your body, getting the pent up energy that is inside you that is sad or angry out of you is always a good thing to do.  I have had it happen to me a few times.  I’ll set the intention to do some dance, some sacred movement and the energy that comes out of me is sometimes so powerful that I will start sweating even after one song!

If you are not a fan of dancing, just say to the music.  Back and forth like you are rocking.  There is a great quote that I love and it is “If you can walk you can dance.”

Give this song a try…..get up and dance to it.  You may think, moving and dancing to this song is silly, yet let go of the ‘this is silly’ thoughts and just let go.  Move your body to this song.  As I said above, even swaying to the music back and forth.  Have fun, and smile!!

If you wish help on moving, dreaming, and much more contact us at Inch by Inch Empowerment!  We would love to help you and your daughter!

26May/15

May Wrap up

Dream big, or dream bigger! Did you dream in May?

May has come to a close!  Wow!  Did you get to dreaming big?  What were your dreams?  Where did you put your vision board?

Remember dreaming is important and needs to be done.  Even those in there 50’s and 60’s and older can dream.  It’s okay to dream.

This month of May, I hope I have inspired you to dream big again.  My business sherpa Colin Sprake from Make Your Mark has a saying of dream big, or dream bigger!  And that is what I want you to do too!

Check out the video I did of my year in review of my own vision board that I did last May/June with Colin and his team.

 

If you want your daughter to dream big this summer, reach out to me.  Would love to help her!  Click here!

18May/15

Dream Board Creation

-Dream big...or dream bigger!  The choice is always going to be YOURS!-Dream boards are awesome things to create, and then look at/use when complete.  Have you ever made one?

I have done many dream boards over the past few years.  Check out this video below of my most recent vision board or dream board as I also call it.

I still have the first one I made too.  It’s fun to go back and look at them.  I am also in the process of making a dream book.  Choosing a scrap book of blank paper cutting and gluing my pictures and quotes into the book.

If you want help for your daughter to start dreaming again and more please come on over to the main site, and check out what we offer.

Continue to dream and stretch.  I believe in you!

 

 

 

09May/15

Inch by inch yes YOU can!

inch by inch you can dream and do it!

Inch by inch I know you can reach goals and dreams.  What is something you wanted to do when younger, yet never did.  Or what was a dream you had when younger?

I’ve been noticing that as kids transition to teens, and then adults that the dreams that we had a child, go away.  A lot of the time how this appears to happen is school and life.  Children are told as they grow that sometimes there dreams are silly, that the will never get to be the NHL hockey star, or the next Katy Perry.  A lot of the time kids are told to get back to reality, and get their heads out of the clouds.  Especially as they grow, and hit high school.  Inch by inch their dreams are broken apart.  Sometimes by those who love them the most.

Speaking of myself, I know when I was a young girl, I wanted to dance on stage doing ballet.  It was a dream I had.  A loved one told me that the dream of dancing on stage can not continue as I did not look like a dancer.

last time dancing ballet on stage

last time dancing ballet on stage

It’s time to awaken your dreams again!  How are you going to inch by inch do that?  Think of something you wanted to do as a child, and write that down on paper.  Then create ways that you can move towards that goal or dream.  Small steps, or as I like to say inch by inch you can get there.

There is a song that always reminds me to dream.  My friend Annie sent me the video and I want to encourage you to continue to dream.  Inch by inch you can dream again!

Would you love to help your daughter awaken her dreams again?  It can be done!  Click here for your tween daughter and click here for your teenage daughter!

19Apr/15

The World Can Be Helped Too

World and helping go hand in hand.

The world is a big place.  The world needs our help.  This week let’s talk about how we can help on a bigger scale.  How can the world be helped.

Remember how last week I asked you what makes you happy, or what are things you like to do?  Go back to that list.  Now, perhaps you like sports.  Did you know that there is a world wide volunteer organization that helps kids play sports.  It’s called Right To Play.  Right To Play helps countries that may not have resources or funds to gain access to sports equipment so they can play soccer, or basket ball.

Some of the world wide volunteer organizations that I have found in a google search have been started by kids!  So please do not think that just because your children are 9 or 11 that they are not able to help on a bigger scale.  They can, and have.  This website has a a list of organizations that are all about volunteering, that have been started by kids!

Girls helping in a kitchen volunteering.

Thinking back to when I was in school, I volunteered in my community yes, and when within Girl Guides, we did projects that sent things to other countries around the world.  To help other girls play, or just be a kid.  We thought it was a fun thing to do, it was like having a pen pal around the world.

Speaking of pen pals, I had one for a long time, in England.  It was fun to write to her and see what was happening in her part of the world.

Being a happy helper around the world can bring so much joy to your daughters.  If you want to expand and let your daughter learn about helping others in the community and the world then consider signing her up for our programs!  Check out the tween program here.  Or the teen program here.

 

11Apr/15

Helping in the Community

Giving back to the community, helping or volunteering is something that I have always enjoyed doing.  And YES!  I know you can too.

Make a list of what you like to do that makes you happy, and then go out and find places in your community that are looking for volunteers for the community.

Example, if you like sports, how can you volunteer and be a happy helper at an event in your community.  I’m thinking about tennis for an idea.  If you play tennis and enjoy it.  What about volunteering at a competition as a ball runner?

Do a search on the internet for your community and volunteer opportunities for you.  There are ways you can look for your own unique categories, even by youth/adult.

Check out this video below of my vlog for the week with other ideas on how you can help in your own community!  Yes you can!  I believe in YOU!

 

29Mar/15

Will the real you please stand up!

Cinderella’s shoe made of glass

So we’ve come to the end of the month again!  Wow!  Where has time gone?

What are you doing different this month to be more you? Let’s review shall we?

Have you tried new things?  Are you different on the weekend than you are during the week?  And remember being you is all about a choice.

I sometimes do not dress the same way that I do on the week day, than on the weekend.  And that is perfectly okay. Being you, is being comfortable in your skin, and letting others see you, the real you.

It’s time to stand up and be seen for who you are.  And your friends/family will support you.  I went to see the new Cinderella movie this past weekend.  There is a scene towards the end of the movie, about Cinderella meeting the Prince after the ball.  She’s worried about meeting him.  As she fears because there is no Fairy God Mother magic that he will not like her the same.  Cinderella chooses to have courage and let’s the Prince see her as she is with no magic.

Cinderella chose stand in her own magic of being herself, being seen.  The Prince of course remembers her and well you know the end of the story “they all lived happily ever after”.

Keep being YOU.  I believe in YOU being the best you in the world.  As there is no one else in the world like you, so celebrate and create magic where ever you go.  Believe in magic!

If you want help with being you, then reach out to me.  Let’s connect, and I know I can help you break free from your own blocks to be the best you in the world!  It’s time to stand up in your own power too just like Cinderella!

 

22Mar/15

Weekend you…

What do you choose on the weekend?

What are you like on the weekend?  Are you different from your Monday to Friday way of being?

I know for me I am sometimes different on the weekend, choosing to stay in my p.j.s sometimes all day.  Or other times I will get up and go out for a walk in the warm weather.

Some times on the weekend I do have to go out and work with a client.  So then again I have an early start to my day, and I do other business work on the weekend too.  Many times I choose to go grocery shopping on the weekend, or go out to see friends.

What ever you choose to do on the weekend make it a great time.  For many the weekend is a time for reflection, and being with family.

Have a look at this video below, and let’s have a conversation on what we are like on the weekend.

If you want to dive deeper into this choice of being YOU for yourself or your daughter, then reach out to me and let’s connect!  I promise you that things will change.  Click here to send me a message!

14Mar/15

What have you observed?

So this week I would love to know what you observed as you went about your week?  What did you see when you looked at people walking down the street?  I find it fascinating how so many people are just blending in, going with the flow.  Are they really being themselves?  Or are they fitting in?

I heard a great line about being a sheep and following the pack.  Or another story about how being a peacock in the land of penguins.  The fable of the peacock wanting to shine his beautiful feathers, yet all the penguins wanted him to be like a penguin.  Watch the full story here:

What did you think?  What have you observed others walking in your school?  Is everyone fitting in?  Or do people do something to stand out?

Where do you want to be?  In the land of penguins, or the land of opportunity?

I know for me when I first started being in business, I did wear colour and such, yet it was a friend of mine and a Managing Director for eWomen Network that told me to be more me.  So that is when I started wearing fascinators in my hair.

Aime Hutton CEO of Inch by Inch Empowerment

Aime Hutton CEO of Inch by Inch Empowerment

Look around in your community, neighbourhood, how are people being.  What do you observe?

 

08Mar/15

Choosing to be YOU

This month’s theme is all about being YOU!  How does that look like in your world?  What are you choosing today?

Watch this video below and then let me know how you are choosing to be YOU today!

Life is full of choices, you have many to make per day!

One thing is for certain though, every choice has an outcome, it could be positive or negative.  It’s all up to your decisions in your heart and also your head.  Choose wisely!