Happy Wisdom Wednesday!

Hi!  We’ve both been swamped with other projects!

#wisdomwednesday is a great day!  Remember to take the time to remember your #worth!

Here is my blog about personal worth!!  Check it out or read it again! It’s a great reminder!  https://liveclarelesleyblog.com/2015/05/20/what-is-your-worth/

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Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for the dark days.  Even though things might be terrifying, or bleak, we know that light is coming.  Better is coming.  We will persevere and get through this.

We are thankful for life purpose.  What is your life purpose?  There are no wrong answers to this one, because who is going to tell you otherwise?  (This one is inspired by Danielle LaPorte.)

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Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for dreaming big.  It makes the days better–as you know that your hard work is going to get you somewhere.  What are you dreaming about?

We are thankful for owning our strengths.  LL and Clare have both taken huge leaps in their lives to be able to achieve big goals.  We BOTH will tell you, the leap, the prep and the landing weren’t easy.  In fact, six years later Clare is still working hard, and climbing that hill.  LL is climbing through her mountain range!  We both know that we are strong, even in our weak moments, and we just own that we are strong; we trust our strength, and just keep going.

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Thankful Thursday/Goals Update

Hi All!  We took a momentary hiatus, because both LL and I are cooking up some AMAZING things in 2017!

In 2016 we both decided to take you all on our Goals Journeys.  It was honestly, a really rough journey for me, and while LL is great at keeping a brave face toward her goals, it wasn’t a piece of cake for her either.

We hope that you set your goals for 2017 down in writing somewhere, and are doing something daily, weekly, or at least monthly to help you take the steps toward who you want to be and what you want out of life.  And if you need a little direction, check out this blog from last year! And if you’re worried about losing this page if you click–don’t–it will open that post in a new window!

So because this is #thankfulthursday I wanted to let you know about things that we are incredibly #thankful for that are up and coming because of our 2016 Goals!!!

I am SO thankful for debt assistance–and that so many companies are out there to help.  This is not an advertisement, at all, but I found GreenPath.  Incredibly nice people, and although I was TERRIFIED, because for some reason it was easier to ignore my debt than to tackle it, until now.  And in 4 years I’ll be debt free!!  So, if you’re thinking of doing this…. stop thinking, and go DO!  It’s ok to ask for help.  In fact it’s totally worth it!!

LL is thankful that she challenged herself to further her business in Pilates, and she is soaring to new heights–even heading retreats to Cambodia and Hawaii this year!  I don’t know if there are still spots open, but if you’re interested, you can check it out or reach out to her through this link!

I don’t know about you, but I’m thankful for LL–who’s BIRTHDAY is TODAY!!

And finally, I’m thankful that because of my 2016 Goals made me work harder to finish my first novel.  Which, I’m incredibly excited to type this, will be published February 13, 2017!!  You can go purchase the eBook via presale at Kobo, Barnes and Noble, or in the Apple iBooks app.

In other words, we’re thankful that our 2016 goals quest lead us here.  We won’t be taking our 2017 journeys with you, but we WILL be taking them.  Here is to 2017!

–Clare

 

Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for the goals we set out before us!  They will make us stronger, or at least enlighten us if the path we are looking out on, is the one we really want to take!

We are thankful for big changes!  We here at LiveClareLesley are feeling like big change is in the air for us both!  And as always we will keep you posted on any exciting news!

Comment below with what you’re thankful for, and post on social media with #thankfulthursday #liveclarelesley

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Happy New You!

Happy 2017 LiveClareLesley Readers!  WE MADE IT!  Shew, the end of 2016 was rough for many, I hope you made it through relatively unscathed.  LL visited me in NYC–happy happy dance!

We have many ideas for 2017–but more about those later (we took the last couple of weeks off, and just spent them with family and trying to relax a little!)

In 2016, LL and I blogged about our goals for the year, and then blogged about them weekly.  I’m happy to report that I did well with most of my goals–I’m still going to cycling class and tap class weekly and doing sun salutations in the morning; I’ve signed up for credit management; I paid a copy editor, and made a cover for my book; and I cleaned up my closet!  WooHOO!!

2017 is going to be the Year of More Strength, for me.  I’m going to love myself, and focus on my strengths, and work out (or come to terms with) my weaknesses.

Last year I read an article about personal strengths;  it suggested that the reader write out 20 strengths, no matter what they are.  Mine spans from saying that I can cook almost anything, to being courageous, to being able to load a dishwasher to the max–and everything still gets clean, to being able to spot a movie from a 10 second clip.  I found this handwritten paper as I was cleaning in the last weeks of 2016–it had somehow disappeared, and resurfaced just in time for the end of year reflecting that I did while getting a marvelous tan in Aruba (yes, I’m bragging).  I put the paper up on the wall by my door out of my room–so I see it every time I walk out of my room.  It reminds me that I’m great, no matter what I’m going through, or what I have to face in my day.  This silly exercise that was rather excruciating at the time, is one that I’m using to remember my greatness.

Homework time:  Go write 20 of your strengths down (it can be more, but NO LESS than 20).  Be contemplative, but don’t belabor it… remember strengths change.  Just write what comes to mind–seriously, my movie thing is very silly, but its something I’m really good at.  If you feel like sharing, leave a comment and let us know what your favorite of your strengths are.  For now, just revel in your strengths.  We’ll work on other things later, for now, just enjoy and love your strength!

–Clare

Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for the hope that the new year brings–2015 was rough, and it seems like 2016 was worse.  Here’s hoping that 2017 will bring a breath of fresh air.

We are thankful for the strength brought to us by our struggles and losses.  There is a certain feeling of greatness knowing that you’ve overcome or lived through something.  A imaginary life medal, or a level up in the game of life is something to be treasured–what did you overcome this year?

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Year in review part 2

2016 has brought on a lot of surprises, and what seem to be a lot of failings. (If you believe in numerology, 2016 is a 9 year–an ending.  Which means 2017 is a 1 year–a new beginning.)

Some people view failure as disappointment and frustration. But as I wrote earlier this year, we learn SO MUCH MORE during our losses and mistakes then from our successes. So Why Not Fail?

–LL

Happy Holidays from Clare and LL

Hi all!!  Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Holidays to you and yours.  We hope that you have an amazing and supportive family around you, whether it be a family of relations or an urban family.  We send you love and hugs and a cup of cheer!.

With peace, love, enlightenment, and a cup of something boozy,

xoxo–Clare and LL

Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for alternative shopping–a mall is great for the holidays, but when you can shop online, or through an independent consultant, or a street fair, or craft fair, you feel like you’re getting more out of your time.  Remember, if you’re giving gifts, you should keep your stress level low–otherwise, the point of giving goes out the window!

We are thankful for the gift of laughter or time.  It costs nothing to smile at a stranger, tell an acquaintance a joke, or sit on the phone or a park bench with a friend for a few minutes.  Gifts of smiles and time are truly the best ones–smile at someone, and reach out to someone today!!

Comment below with what you’re thankful for, and post on social media with #thankfulthursday #liveclarelesley

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