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I Became a Life Coach!

I Became a Life Coach!

I've done it, I've actually finally done it. After years of dabbling and studying in the self-help world, I've finally gone out and got my Life Coaching Certification. It almost feels surreal to accomplish something that's been on the "to-do" list for a number of years. It's as if some sort of weight has been lifted off my shoulders, now when someone asks me if I'm certified I can respond with "YES!"

We Can Be Heros: 5 Facts You Should Already Know About Yourself but Probably Don't

We Can Be Heros: 5 Facts You Should Already Know About Yourself but Probably Don't

I love movie magic. I love when a script, cast, director and a multitude of other factors can come together and bring a person to that perfect moment right at the very end of the movie where you get those tingles all over and marvel at what you just witnessed.

I just finished watching "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," and it was absolutely perfect. The acting was phenomenal, the script was fantastic and the video was stunning. It had everything I love to see in a movie and those moments that make you well up inside because you're so happy you get to experience this moment with the people on screen. My favorite part is...

Time for an Inspiration Point

Time for an Inspiration Point

In a world that idolizes celebrity, being skinny and the next big fad I want to stand up and be different. I want to reconnect our broken world and remind people why we are really here, to experience as much joy and happiness as we can in the short time we get. There have been many cases of people succeeding great heights in their lives only to be left still feeling empty inside and it's because of a skewed version of what life is "suppose to be." If you ask anyone walking down the street what they want most in life 9 times out of 10 they will respond with...

Life: Are You Living It?

Life: Are You Living It?

Have you ever experienced a moment that captivates you and holds you in such deep thought that you become paralyzed with fear? I've been doing a lot of deep thinking as of late about life and what it means to me. There's so many people living life so drastically differently than yourself in this world you can't help but wonder if you're doing it right. I use to think that having "stuff" and "things" meant that I was living life but I've come to realize that those things have very little to do with anything. The things that bring me the most joy and memories are experiences with other people. I use to want a big house, to be a millionaire and be hugely famous but things have changed, perspectives have shifted. We think we have so much time left, there's always tomorrow right?

Our Body Knows

Our Body Knows

Have you ever just had that feeling where you know you need to stop but you just keep going? You can hear your body screaming at you but you've decided to ignore that little voice? What usually ends up happening? Do you get sick, run down, angry, agitated, short fused? Our body knows when it's time for us to stop and take a break but we don't always listen, and then we pay the price for it.

The Power of Dreams

The Power of Dreams

Hey you, I just wanted to take a moment to remind you of the power you have right in between your ears. The power that your dreams hold is so much more than we can even fathom but I'll do my best to spell it out for you here.

You have the power to create your world. I know, I know, you've heard it time and time again now and you're "totally over" this whole create your world thing but hear me out. Think about something you've achieved in your life, like a major event or something you were working towards. Did that achievement not start off as just a thought or a dream in your mind?

Are You Connected?

Are You Connected?

I'm not talking cell phone loving, wifi surfing, Instagram tweeting, facebook liking kind of connected. The connection that I'm talking about is the personal kind, the one where you actually look someone in the eyes for more than a second and don't turn away with awkwardness.

When's the last time you had an in-depth conversation with someone and were able to keep complete eye contact through most of it? Are you the one who finds it super awkward to look at someone in the eye for more than a few seconds without looking away? Why is that? What is it about just looking someone in the eyes that makes you feel so nervous inside?

Anything's Possible When You Dream



Have you ever had what I like to refer to as a "movie moment?" It's that moment in the movie when everything comes together right near the end, or as most refer to as the climax of the film. All the characters just suffered what looked like a devastating loss and hit their lowest low. Maybe the girl didn't show up, or the family member didn't pull through, or the kiss went to another woman. It leaves you feeling so low and broken. You sympathies with the person on screen because the brain doesn't process whether it's real or not, it only processes what is happening. In that moment the person your watching just had their heart broken and the majority of us have experienced this exact same pain they are going through. But just then, against all odds, that same girl emerges from around the corner just as he was about to leave and your heart skips a beat. The family member's heart monitor sends a blip, then another, and another and you can feel tingling sensations surging all through your body and a smile emerges across your face. Or the guy pulls away from the girl and yells at her asking what the hell she thinks she's doing and that he's head over heels, to the moon and back, in love the lead actress, not her and your eyes begin to tear up.

You have these reactions because deep down we truly are dreamers, believers and want to see others win. You hope against all odds, You make wishes upon stars, You pray to something which is bigger than yourself. When you see other people experiencing the things you've been through it hits a memory point and triggers an emotion in you. You may fight it and squish it down but that doesn't stop it from being there. You may get angry and fight it but that's only because you attach this feeling to memories that create pain and you want to get away from it. You're a connected being, you're a compassionate being, you're a being who at the end of the day just wants to feel feelings of joy and live a happy life

This "movie moment" often brings up and stirs those feelings in us. What it's really doing is allowing you to dream again. It's giving you permission to live vicariously through these people on your screen and feel the magic you would feel if it were you. You start to have feelings of optimism, maybe you could have this in your life you think to yourself. Then the movies ends and you're left facing "reality." But what if you made a decision to keep those feelings of optimism alive? What if you said to yourself "that's it, I'm making this happen for me in my life!" 

So many of you don't realize that you have the power within yourself to change your life. I know this is a fact because I know you are the only person who get's to decide what your brain thinks and what you choose to pay attention to. You have the power to choose your thoughts, if you don't like one, change the channel! Make the choice to focus on your good thoughts and ignore the bad ones. You may argue that ignoring the bad ones is being ignorant. I do agree that you should acknowledge them but only to use them in a positive way, to see what you don't want so that you can navigate your brain towards what you do want. You have the power to experience these "movie moments" whenever you want. You have a million memories to pick and choose from so find ones that give you butterflies, give you hope, and hold onto them, focus on the happiness and let the rest fall away. Holding onto that negative thought is like picking up a burning ember with the desire of throwing at someone else, only you get burnt in the end. Bypass the ember and skip to the joy. Create your own "movie moments" and watch the miracles start to happen around you.
Anything is possible when you dream.

With Gratitude,
Calan