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Worry Is the Worst Date In Town



Worry is the biggest time waster if ever there was one and what one of us hasn’t been a little too familiar with it? If you’re like me, you don’t want a close association with worry. In fact, I have de-selected my friendships status with worry! 

Worry is the worst date in town! Like a plate full of carbs, it’s a nutritionally empty snack that leaves us feeling bloated and unsatiated. I have discovered that the more I take my attention away from the problem and fix my vision on the present eternal Love surrounding and embodying me, I instantly return to peace.

Day 11, 30 Paintings In 30 Days, features, Worry Less.





Day 4 More Than I Can Think or Ask Kind of Stuff



Today I am art journaling around celebrating twelve years of marriage to my brainy, hunky, stabilizing, loving husband, Mark. How did we get here?


I was married to Bill, my first husband a little shy of twelve years, before we lost him to cancer and then I navigated seven years of being a singe mom before Mark entered my world. Then Mark and I married, started the adventure of our lives happily raising my brood of four kids. His two were already mostly grown.


Lately I’ve been thinking about the “never could have imagined” and “more than I could ask or think” graced things in my life, things like the two amazing men I’ve married that were ushered into my life at the right time apart from anything I did.


I’ve been thinking about other graced things like the time I mysteriously blurted out, “I want that cute yellow house” on Mina Court, when it wasn’t on the market, not even realizing I had had a dream about that exact area pinpointed on a map. Not to mention that God had been speaking to me about the Mina (currency) of treasure I needed to steward in my life. Oddly, we weren’t even house shopping at the time, but when it was time to buy a home, mysteriously the Mina house was on the market and the one we bought!


I’ve been thinking about the enduring friendships in my life, the ones where we continue to show up present and alive to each other, organically and love inspired, enjoying the gift of friendship.


The greatest things in my life have always been the “more than I could think or ask things,” rather than the many things I can conceive and make happen in my own strength. The later things are weak in comparison to the miraculous beauty of the things I’ve been freely gifted, be it large or small. These are the gifts that surprise my heart, because they are too wild and too good to have received in any manner other than the overflow of a benevolent generous giver.


I am excited this year, because I sense that this is a year of “never could have imagined” and “more than I could think or ask.” I’m excited about this season of promise where I feel a little like a well nurtured and adored bottle of wine that’s been growing in full body flavor and seasoned attributes deposited within that make it rare and tasty.


This is the year to pop the cork and experience the effervescence spilling out its goodness all around. This is the year to swim in the intoxication of more that we can imagine love. Hello 2015!


Keys to Stability When Your Normal Is Being Interrupted

Capsized boatAre you finding the good old days illusive and intangible? Is the stability and normalcy you once knew now wobbly and uncertain? It could be your normal is being disrupted.

There are two ways to react to change and transition.One will anchor your life while preparing you for an upgrade in perspective and attitude. The other will assure that you’ll continue grasping for solidity beneath your feet as you’re tossed around in a sea of confusion.

The first choice is to:

1. Rearrange the chairs on the Titanic. Be deluded into thinking you are manning up, taking the bull by the horns in an attempt to control and rearrange life. The thing is if the old self-effort way of doing things is capsizing, the position of the chairs makes little difference.

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What Are You Growing In Your Life?

Kimberism: A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil Have you ever gone after something you thought you wanted only to discover in the end that you invested yourself in something that didn’t line up with your inner values? I sure have, more times than I would like to admit! Have you ever noticed that everything produces after its own kind? Every seed produces its own kind. An orange seed doesn’t produce apples. It produces after its own kind and so do we. The seed is the most inner part and within every person’s heart there is a seed that manifests after its own kind. If you want to know what kind of seed you are nurturing, look at the fruit in your life. Do you sadly recognize seeds maturing with qualities that do not align with your values? Here are clues that reveal you may be nurturing an illegitimate harvest:
  1. You experience a lack of peace
  2. You lack the ability to live in the present moment
  3. You find yourself striving to make things happen
  4. Rather than letting life emerge through you, you are contriving to control life
  5. You are driven by selfish-ambition
  6. All that you are creating would be meaningless if you found yourself in a life or death situation
  7. You can’t remember the last time you felt giddy
  8. You forgot how to receive
  9. You are propelled by self-effort rather than joy
  10. 10. You forgot love
If you’ve ever planted a garden and watched it grow strong and healthy you know that it began with good seed, fertile soil and the right nurture and care. Conversely if a garden has pour seed, soil or little care, you can be certain that even if what’s sown in it looks strong and healthy initially, it will eventually wither when exposed to the heat. Look around in the world and you will quickly discern the heat of many man-made and natural circumstances. Although it may be disappointing to have invested time and energy in a failed crop, it may actually be a blessing if you determine what your growing is contrary to your values. Is what you are sowing in your life truly valuable? If not realign your priorities and activities to produce a harvest that is truly valuable. © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxieme www.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com

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WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me helps heart-led women become 'POSSIBILLIONAIRES', so they can 'live beyond limitations into the wealth of possibilities.' We help women get untamed, connect to their passion, purpose, inspired vision and heart. Join us to rev up your moxie! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxiemewww.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com