Friday, August 31, 2018

YOUR LIFE IS YOURS ALONE

Good morning everyone.  Hope you are all well.  I like to think of myself as a pretty happy human being but I'll be honest.  Sometimes I want that pool that someone else has.  Sometimes I think maybe I did something wrong and that's why I don't have that pool but then I remember that I made different choices and that pool wasn't meant to be mine after all.  

When we compare ourselves to others it is hard to be truly happy.  It's not only hard but impossible.  We are who we are.  Our life is our life.  Today's quote is, "Compare your life to no one - your life is no ones but yours."  Read that one over and over again until you not only understand it but believe it.  Your life cannot be replicated or lived by someone else because it belongs to only you.  

I've said this more times than I can count but just to reiterate, with someone else's life comes all their trials and tribulations, problems and hurdles.  The Universe has given you exactly what you can handle, what you deserve and what is rightfully yours.  Stop the comparison because in truth there is NO comparison. 

We are all on a path and that path is distinct to each of us.  The Universe knows what we need, what we want and will eventually show us the path that will lead us there.  Hey everyone!  Be happy with your blessings because you have been blessed and so have I.  Do I still want a pool?  Yea, but if I l don't have one YET, that's ok.  It doesn't mean I won't ever have one.

Pool or not pool, my life is mine and I'm happy and blessed and all of  you should feel the same!

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Have a great Friday everyone and a wonderful weekend! ~Love, Amy




Thursday, August 30, 2018

IF IT IS HEARTFELT - SHOWER PRAISE

Good morning!  When was the last time you received a compliment or praise?  When was the last time you handed it over?  Neither compliments nor praise should be given lightly otherwise it is meaningless.

Think about why you may not have done so.  We sometimes feel that giving a compliment or praise  diminishes who we are.  Like we aren't good enough as if in our minds we are saying, "what about me!?"  One has nothing to do with the other.  If it is heartfelt by all means say something! 

Today's quote is, "Praising someone else does not take away your power - it gives you more."  I don't mean power in the sense that I'm better than you but in the sense that you are actually strong enough and confident enough in yourself to bestow praise on someone else.  We all like to know if we are doing a good job or not.  

Why is it that there are those who like to watch others not only fail but hope they do.  That's because they are insecure in themselves.  Why else would you find joy in someone's defeat?  Be the best at what you do and if you recognize it in someone else let them know.  A sincere compliment will receive sincere gratitude!

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Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

HIDDEN DEFECTS

Good morning everyone.  We are getting closer and closer to being back in the swing of it all.  For me my first day back to my day job will be tomorrow.  I've had an awesome summer and I will be making the most of my days that are left.  I make it sound like I'm going to the gallows don't I?  Knowing all the time I get off during the year most people would be envious of what I do.

Today's quote will set you straight.  "What looks incredible from your vantage point may have all the defects completely hidden."  It is true that I have lots of time off during the year but somehow that does not compensate for the boredom that consumes much of my time.  Thankfully I have found ways around it but to the outside world it can look like the best situation ever!

We never know what is involved in the life of someone else unless we ask but and listen.  A perfect life can exist.  It is up to us to make it perfect and exactly as we want it to be.  Never assume the other guy has it better than you.  Think long and hard to yourself if you would want to trade places with anyone.  No matter what is going on in my life, I still want my life.

If you change where you stand so does the view.  Never assume you are getting the best one!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!~ Love, Amy


 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

TELL CHAOS TO TAKE A HIKE

Good morning everyone.  This is definitely a crazy busy time of year for many of us especially those with kids.  This is the time of year the aisles of STAPLES are packed!  For those with college aged kids its time to pack them up and send them on their way or drive them to their destination making the necessary trips to TARGET and BED BATH along the way.  

All that running around is exhausting.  Think of what your brain is like when you are thinking a million thoughts all the time.   Without moving a muscle, brain activity can wear you down.  Today's quote is, "When you quiet the mind from the chaos inside you, you can observe nature in all its incredible beauty."  When your brain starts going a millions miles a minute it is time to stop.  There are just so many thoughts you can focus on at once.  

Instead of trying to zero in on even one of those thoughts go outside and look at the sky.  Look at the sun.  Let it bathe you for even just one moment until you feel centered and calm.  Work, kids, life!  It can all be so overwhelming and if we are overwhelmed, we can't do anything right.  

Nature is so important to me.  If you are a repeat reader, you know just how important it is because it comes up fairly often.  Being in nature grounds me and helps me get back to myself.  Nature is there not just for me but for everyone.  Take advantage of it.  Notice your surroundings.  Before you know it those beautiful green leaves that we have gotten used to will be changing to magnificent colors.  It would be a shame to miss it!

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To schedule an in-person or Remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Monday, August 27, 2018

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIEND THE UNIVERSE


Good morning everyone! Normally I would ask you how you would be spending your day but I am going to cut to the chase as they say and ask how you intend to spend your life?  Perhaps a heavy question for the morning but hey, that's why you're here!

Our life is a story unique to us and it is up to us how we want it created and how we want to live it.  Today's quote, "Your life story is created by you with help from the signs the Universe has given you."  We all have some idea of where in life we want to be and those thoughts in our mind are heard above.  Where exactly?  The Universe of course!

When we want something we use the phrase "I wish."  Wishing is a form of manifesting.  It is step one but sometimes what we wish for isn't what we really need or is beneficial for us.  This is when the Universe steps in to help us by showing us signs.  Of course it is up to us to acknowledge these signs.  We can ignore them but they will show up again and again until at last we pay attention to them.

The Universe has our backs.  It does not want failure for any of us.  When things don't work out we think this whole Universe thing is nonsense.  With all our hearts we wished and even wrote down our wishes on the New Moon yet still we did not receive.  

Why?  Because what we thought we wanted to create was not in our best interest and the Universe knew more than you!   Once you figure out exactly what you want, where you want to be and the kind of life you want to live, the Universe will give you all the help you need.   Your job is to listen carefully to all those screams and whispers.

To learn more about what I do, visit my website://https://amykaufman.co
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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website://https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Friday, August 24, 2018

WEARING YOUR MOOD

Good morning everyone!  And how are we all feeling?  I have to say, I feel great today!  I love waking up feeling good.  Is that silly to say?  No it isn't because sometimes we wake up in a really crappy mood and just want the day to be done.  No matter what mood we wake up in it is written all over us.

Today's quote is, "Words can be misunderstood but the expressions we wear are crystal clear."  Wow is that ever true!  If you have kids you know exactly what I'm talking about!  Maybe not their words but certainly their expressions.  That's true with everyone.  Talking to someone face to face is much more effective than in an email.

Emails can be misconstrued but when you put words together with an expression, there is no mistaking how to interpret what is being said.  Moods are worn like clothing hanging on us comfortably and loosely or tight and miserable.

Surprisingly many people have a hard time verbally expressing themselves but its easy to understand an expression.  Speak your mind but do it with care.  Be sincere upon greeting the next person who crosses your path.  Do it with a smile and genuine warmth.  Saying good morning and meaning it are two very different things!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Thursday, August 23, 2018

UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE

Good morning all!  Here we are on another glorious day.  Did you ever notice that no matter what, not every day looks like the one before.  The sun may be out and shining brightly but as the earth rotates, the sun is positioned in a different spot ever so slightly.

That means it may be possible for the leaves to look a bit greener and the sky perhaps a bit bluer.  No two days are ever the same.  We are like nature.  We are not like each other but separate unique beings.  Today's quote is, "What you do is amazing - what you do is unique - you can never be replicated."   I hope you believe that about yourself.  Of course we have days where we don't feel very special or excited about anything.  

In this world there is no one who thinks like you, acts like you or is you.  There are times we doubt ourselves, our decisions and choices but what makes us who we are is unique from someone else.  The way we do what we do and how we do it can not be replicated by anyone else.  There are bakers out there, knitters, healers, builders, of course I could go on and on.  Every baker is going to make a cake in their own special way.  That's why we choose certain bakeries over others.  

Not every house will look the same which is why we choose the person who is going to build our home with care.  Even on your crummy days and yes, you will have them, keep in mind that you are amazing at what you do and unique in the manner of which you do it!  Celebrate the uniqueness of you!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

APOLOGIZE AND SEE BEYOND YOURSELF

Good morning.  Back to the kind of summer we love.  Bright and sunny.  This really has been the rainiest summer I can remember.  I guess it helps one to appreciate those sunny days even more.  People think that if you are indoors it doesn't matter what the weather outside is but I disagree.  Very rainy weather makes you tired.  Even Mia doesn't like to leave the bed.

We got an early start this morning and now I'm ready for my day!  Today I'm going to talk about something that is very hard for a lot of people to do and that is apologizing.  I grew up with someone who could never ever admit to any wrong doing nor could never ever utter the words, "I'm sorry," no matter what!

That is a horrific attribute and quite devastating to those around you.  Today's quote is, "An inability to apologize is an inability to see beyond yourself."  I never understood how saying I'm sorry or how an apology is somehow degrading to the person in the wrong.  It is a very selfish act indeed as that person cannot regard the feelings of another.

I will tell you it was a terrible way to grow up and the outcome for me was that instead of being the same way, I was always apologizing for everything.  There is nothing wrong with an apology.  It does not mean you are weak or stupid.  It is the simple act of admitting you made a mistake but for some of us, that is where the problem lies.

We all make mistakes.  We all misjudge.  This inability is destructive to our friends, family and those we care about.  If you really care about people, learn to apologize.  Know to look beyond yourself and beyond your own feelings and place the feelings of others in the highest regard.  In the end your relationships will be stronger and more loving!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Monday everyone! ~Love, Amy


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

INFORMATION CARRIED FROM SOUL TO SOUL

Good morning!  Friday it is and back to school for many.  One of mine left and another is soon to be on her way.  This is the time of year I don't like.  Just when you get used to them around, it's time to go.  I am also getting closer to going back to my fall routine and that stirs up a bit of anxiety for me although I have to say since I have been meditating, it is soooo much less!  

Transition is hard and for some it is really hard.  It brings up feelings of stress and anxiety and fear.  Some of this fear may not even be because of us!  It could be what we are holding onto from who we were in the past.  

Today's quote is, "We hold all the information of our ancestors from the past souls of who we were."  Our past lives encompass all the souls of who we were.  The ones we have descended from still surround us.  That means that souls of our past and those of our ancestors are still together and fear and anxiety from the past may not really be ours but may have been passed down.

Deja Vu is something we have all experienced.  That feeling that you have been somewhere before, seen something before or viscerally felt the exact same thing before.  That is because you have been here before and seen the same thing, done the same thing and felt the same way.

Our bodies leave this earth but our souls are eternal.  If you have fear and anxiety relating to transitions for example it is possible you came from someone with those exact fears.  We inherit more than blue eyes from our descendants but our fears, anxieties and traumas as well.  Embrace all that is part of your past and understand that those fears may not be your fears after all.

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Friday everyone and a wonderful weekend! ~Love, Amy

To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Friday everyone and a wonderful weekend! ~Amy

Monday, August 20, 2018

SMALL CHANGES ARE NOT SMALL

Good morning.  Count down to the end of summer and preparing for the fall.  Part of that preparation is always the end of summer haircut.  I just recently got mine.  It's not that different than my usual cut and color, (yea, this girl ain't goin grey!) yet different enough to make it noticeable and get me lots of compliments!

Sometimes just a small change is not only easy to observe but can make a huge difference.  Today's quote is, "The slightest change can be profound."  Of course I'm not talking about haircuts but I thought that would be a good place to start.  Slight changes can refer to anything from moving a piece of furniture (fung shei), to changing seats in a movie theatre.  

Slight changes on the way you view situations can be extremely beneficial in so many ways.  It can completely change your feelings.  We all know or at least we should know that there are more than two view points on anything always.  Think of the way you look at a painting.  Doesn't it look different close up than it does far away?

I think by now you get my drift or at least I hope you do.  If you are unhappy in a situation but are stuck in that place, figure out a way to change your thoughts about it.  It won't be easy and it actually my be really hard but I have every confidence in you that you CAN make that change.  
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Changing your perspective is a much healthier alternative to constantly complaining about what has been making you unhappy.  If a situation won't change then your perspective must even if it is ever so slightly.  You will be happier and so will everyone around you!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Monday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Friday, August 17, 2018

KNOWING YOUR DEEPEST LONGING

Good morning and happy Friday everyone.  Even though I am off for the summer, I still like Fridays.  The biggest difference is that I can actually do something in the evening because I haven't had to get up at 5:00 in the morning.  I've never been much of a late sleeper anyway but 5:00 still feels like the middle of the night.  

One thing I definitely look forward to is waking up with the sun and not an alarm.
Today's quote is, "Be the closest companion of your deepest longing - you will bring yourself to  your heart's desire."  Sleep is wonderful and we all need it but that is not my deepest longing.  My deepest longing is freedom.  When my days are filled only with Reiki, Guided Meditation classes, writing and photography then I will be free and I will have achieved the freedom I so desire.  

I have been getting closer and closer as I am clearer about what exactly it is I want for myself.  Before you are able to manifest your heart's desire you need to know with absolute positivity and sincerity what your deepest longing is.

If you are not 100% sure right now don't stress.  Give yourself time and when you know, when you really and truly know what it is you desire, write it down to see what it looks like in print.  If you feel a smile on your face then that's it!  The moment you know you have found what truly makes you happy. 

I love the freedom to do what I want, go where I want and create my own day.  You all know what my passion is but my longing is for the freedom to pursue it!  When you find your passion, what it is you long for you will arrive at your hear's desire!  

To learn more about what I do, visit my website at:https://amykaufman.co
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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Friday everyone and a wonderful weekend! ~Love, Amy

Thursday, August 16, 2018

WHO NEEDS CONFLICT

Good morning!  It's Thursday all day.  I hope you get a peaceful start to your day.  Peace is much more preferable to tumult, discord and conflict.  Who wants that?

Today's quote is "If only conflict exists why bother."  That conflict could be anything at all from friendships to the work place and even within yourself.  Do you have that friend who is always argumentative but you remain friends because that friendship goes way back.  Is work a constant source of tension?  Do you question which direction to take on your path?

Conflict exists but if that is all there is why would you continue?  If that old friend causes you nothing but aggravation is that really a friend?  That sounds like habit to me, not friendship.  If that nauseous feeling overtakes you when you step into your work place maybe you should no longer work there.  And if you are conflicted about which path to take, take the one that speaks to you the loudest.

Listen to your inner voice and let it guide you.  What is it telling you?  Just because you have been friends with someone for a long time does not mean you need to continue.  If there is no reciprocal exchange of love and support and only stress and anxiety the friendship no longer exists.

If that work place has become toxic then find another place to work even temporarily.  The last and most important thing you need to do is trust yourself!  Let your intuition lead you to where you need to be.  Let your intuition resolve your inner conflict.  Very rarely is it wrong!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co

To schedule and in-person or remote Reiki session, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a fabulous Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BEING ENOUGH

Good morning!  It's a beautiful day today!  Even in weather that's less than desirable, look forward to a wonderful day.  Does that sound overly optimistic or possibly ridiculous?  I don't think so.  We have our ups and downs, our good days and bad but most of all, we have life and the ability to make someone smile.

Today's quote is, "Today I thought how lucky am I to have what I have - to be who I am."  Have you ever had that thought?  Have you ever just for a moment thought about how lucky you really are?  I'm not talking about compared to anyone else.  That's too easy.  Why is it that we only appreciate our lives when we hear about someone's horrible experience?

It's time for gratitude.  It's time to cherish all that is wonderful in your life.  It's time to see that you are indeed the lucky one and that you have been blessed not just for what fills your life with joy but that you are who you are!

We are all beings striving to make ourselves better but what if we just stopped for a second to say, "I am enough."  Continue to strive for change if change is what you want but at the same time appreciate the beautiful home you live in, the wonderful family you have, (even if your kids at each other's throats, know it is temporary!), and all the possessions that add beauty to your surroundings.  

Lastly, appreciate exactly who you are.  You are wonderful, amazing and unique and there is no one else like you!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co

To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

QUIET YOUR MIND AND OBSERVE

Good morning to you and to Tuesday.  How were you awakened this morning?  With noise outside your window or noise inside your mind?  Isn't it interesting how we can barely be awake yet start listing all the things we need to do for our upcoming day.  Even crazier is how some of us start listing for the week while we still have morning in our eyes.  

Today's quote is, "When you quiet the mind from the chaos inside you - you can observe nature in all its incredible beauty."  How simple that sounds yet how difficult to achieve.  The next time you wake up which will be tomorrow, open your eyes and just be.  Listen carefully without judgement to the sounds around you.  Open a window and better yet, open the front door and step outside and then just listen.

Observe what you hear.  Don't think, just listen.  Nature is the best medicine for our souls.  Call it Zenex!  Concentrate on the sounds around you rather than the noise inside your mind for when you change your focus you will be amazed how calm it will make you feel.

The reality is we are all busy.  We all have so much to do.  We work both inside our homes and outside but we need to take care of ourselves as well.  If you can't make it to one of my Guided Meditation classes or come for a Reiki session yet, at least do this for yourself.

Step outside, breathe in the morning air and greet all the creatures out there.  They're all waiting for you!

To learn more about me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co

To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Monday, August 13, 2018

CREATING OUR OWN PRISON

Good morning everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for your upcoming week because ready or not, here it comes!  The time for me to go back to my day job is approaching.  I'm not there yet but as the saying goes, my days are numbered.  As you can clearly tell, I'm not looking forward to my return but return I must.  We all have responsibilities and this is one of mine.

When I do return, it is my outlook that will set me free.  Today's quote is, "Prisons are created with walls but you don't need walls to create a prison."  Where is it that you would rather be instead of where you have to be?  What is it that you are doing instead of what you want to be doing?  Here's the thing.  We can be where we want and do what we want even if we have a "have to."

Most of us have a "have to,"  that place and thing that we both have to be and have to do but if you dread your every moment of waking because of it, you are creating  your very own prison.  We create and manifest whatever it is we want.  Who wants to be imprisoned?  I don't.  Do you?  Then why even think about it or make jokes about it?


Those jokes will manifest as well.  If you have a "have to," keep in mind that nothing is forever and your "have to" is temporary.  If you need to be somewhere, if you have no choice, put your best foot forward and be there 100%.  You really will feel better and release that mental prison.  The ability to treat ourselves horribly seems to know no bounds so please stop. 

Prisons are easily created but so is joy, expansion and freedom!  Tear down those imaginary walls and set yourself free.  

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co

To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Monday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Friday, August 10, 2018

STAYING ON YOUR MARK

Good morning and happy Friday!  Yay!  Tomorrow I get to go to KAHLO the most beautiful and new boutique that opened on July 4th in Pound Ridge, NY.  No, I'm not advertising as much as just being excited about being in a warm and lovely space giving Reiki sessions while being surrounded by warm and lovely people!

The opportunity to offer Reiki sessions at this particular venue seemed to come out of nowhere.  I was both surprised and flattered.  Be at a store every Saturday from 12-4.  Every Saturday?  Give up my yoga class?  When will I go food shopping?  Wait a minute.  Are there other yoga classes?  Can I go food shopping another day?  You bet!

There was absolutely no good reason to say no.  The Universe presented this gift to me and it was up to me to open it up and follow that path because this IS my path!  Today's quote is, "When everything pushes you off your mark be clear if it is surrounding circumstances or self-sabotage." Could Shoprite be what pushes me off my mark?  Without a doubt!

I know myself all too well.  I am a Virgo and with that comes a certain rigidity even more than being a creature of habit.  For a long while Saturday has been my day for yoga and food shopping and that's that as if there are no other days in the week where I could do both those things.  Here's a news flash for myself.  The yoga studio has classes every day and Shoprite is open 7 days a week.

How foolish of me would it be to give up such an incredible opportunity just so that I could buy milk?  Said like that it is ridiculous but that is what I am talking about today.  Anything could push you away from your goal but you need to be clear who is doing it?  Sometimes outside circumstances do prevent us from our goals but we need to be aware when we are doing it to ourselves.

Know yourself enough to stop making excuses and pursue what it is you want.  If you can't fully devote yourself to your dreams at the moment, have faith that that moment will eventually come.  Step aside and get out of your way but plant yourself firmly on your mark!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Friday everyone and a wonderful weekend! ~Love, Amy
    




Thursday, August 9, 2018

WHEN OUR TRUE SELVES EMERGE

Good morning!  Thursday is on the agenda for today.  I finally had two beach days in a row and it was awesome.  The beach is not only beautiful but healing, refreshing and exhilarating.  It has always been one of my favorite places to be.  I grew up blocks from the beach and as a child I thought everyone else did too.  I never knew just how lucky I was.  Now I do!

Today's quote, "The emergence of our true selves takes time as we try to find out who we really are."  Isn't that the truth!  We are aware of our likes and dislikes but it takes a lot longer to know who we really are.  You might think that if you know exactly what it is you like and don't like how do you not know yourself?

Easy.  In our young lives we are so intent on pleasing others.  Pleasing our parents, our friends, our teachers, bosses, co-workers, boyfriends/girlfriends.  Let's see, have I left anyone out?  Very few of us in our early lives don't give a shit about anything.  Not giving a shit takes a long time.  I'm not being crass.  I'm being honest.  

Think back on the young version of yourself.  What was the first thought you had when you met someone knew?  If you can't remember, let me refresh your memory.  "I wonder if he/she/they like me?"  Deny it if you want but our young selves were insecure and wanted to be liked by everyone we met.  As we grew older, wiser and more mature we became proud (hopefully) of what we became and cared less about what others thought.

That is because we finally knew who we really were and that entails much more than knowing our favorite restaurant but knowing our passion and how much bullshit we are willing to put up with for the sake of our own sanity.  There is nothing more freeing, more fulfilling  and more rewarding than knowing exactly who you are and when that happens rejoice and celebrate you!

To find out more about what I do, visit my website: https://amykaufman.co
To make an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WE NEVER KNOW WHATIS BEHINDA FACADE

Good morning everyone.  Have you made it outside yet?  Have you greeted anyone or been greeted by anyone?  If so I hope you gave a smile and received one as well.  Who doesn't prefer that kind of greeting?  A smile can brighten anyone's day because we never really know what anyone is thinking.

Today's quote, "Behind a fa├žade can be happiness and joy but also pain and suffering - let kindness overrule judgement."  The basis of this quote is that we should all be kind to one another for we never really know what's going on in someone's life.  There will always be those who assume they do based purely on what they see and how it looks from the outside.

The so called perfect person with the so called perfect life.  Who is that person and do they really exist?  Somehow we think they do because of what they are wearing or what they are driving or where they live.  All that is purely superficial.  Has that person just endured an incredible loss?

Unless we ask with real sincerity how do we know?  How can we judge what is behind a smile or a scowl.  Many of us out there carry heavy burdens from our past and try to hide it while others simply can't.  How hard is it to be kind, to smile and give an expression of encouragement?

Even if you are not in a great mood yourself, you will change it once you smile at someone else.  Amazing how joy can be shared with a simple act of kindness!

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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

THE UNIVERSE HEARS EVERY WHISPER

Good morning all!  A beautiful, clear and sunny Tuesday ahead for us today.  Its nice when the weather is perfect for a summer day.  No clouds, just sun.

Do you ever have those wishy washy days when you have plans in your mind but when the day comes you don't really feel like going through with them?  We're motivated to do something and then we change our minds.  Clarity is important especially when it comes to our lives.

Today's quote is, "Be clear in what you want - even if you don't say it aloud the Universe will hear you."  That is so true.  Have you ever wanted something in your life and I mean REALLY wanted something to happen in your life?  Or so you thought and when it doesn't work out you are thankful.  I know that has happened to me.

Every month there is a new moon and every month is a time for us to write down our New Moon wishes.  These aren't just wishes but what we want to manifest in our lives.  If we are not completely clear nothing will manifest.  The Universe knows when you are wishy washy in your thoughts and your life's so called desires.  

Often times we think we aren't being heard and that we are not receiving what it is we long for.  It isn't that at all but the fact that the Universe knows we are not quite ready.  Timing has a lot to do with when and how we receive our heart's desire.  

It may take more time to know exactly what kind of anything you want.  Take all the time you need.  The Universe will hear every decibel of your longing all you have to do is be abundantly clear and trust that what you wish to manifest will happen when the time is right!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co

If you would like to schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session you may visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Monday, August 6, 2018

FORGET ABOUT BEFORE - NOW IS WHAT MATTERS

Good morning everyone!  I have a rhetorical question for you.  Do you have any regrets?  Do you wish there was a time in your life when you did something differently?  We all do.  Why?  Because we are human.  Because we've all had those confrontational and non confrontational conversations where immediately afterwards we wished we said something other than what we did.

We can make an endless list of regrets if we wanted to but what would be the point?  Today's quote is, "Before doesn't matter - now does."  True that!  Before doesn't matter.  It lead us to where we are and where we are is where we need to be.  What kind of life would it be if we only lived in regret?

Whatever happened, happened.  Whatever is done, is done.  Don't get stuck.  Move on.  So many of us get stuck in the past preventing us from living the way we really want to.  Treat everyday as a new beginning and a chance to start over.  

Are there things in my past I regret?  Of course there are but I'm not going to let it stop me from my future.  What matters is now.  What matters is the present moment.  We all need to get out of the mindset of "if only I didn't..."  Again, drop that thought because whatever it was you wished you didn't do, you clearly did.

Hold onto the good stuff but remember the bad so you don't repeat it but regrets?  Leave those far away and out of sight.  Now is the only thing that matters!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.cohttps://amykaufman/private sessions

Have a wonderful Monday everyone! ~Love, Amy

Friday, August 3, 2018

DOING WHAT YOU LOVE

Good morning.  Another week done and another weekend coming up.  I'm looking forward to kayaking tomorrow with my whole family.  I will cross my fingers that that the weather will hold up.  At this point I'm so used to clouds it seems like the new normal for summer weather.  

If you've never gone kayaking you really should.  It is like meditating on water.  Peaceful, relaxing yet rejuvenating all at the same time.  What is it that you love doing?  Sometimes we start out doing something we enjoy and then over time our feelings have changed and our passion has died down.

Today's quote, "When doing what you love becomes stressful maybe what you are doing is not really what you love."  If we have chosen a profession that once brought us joy and happiness and continues to do so we are very lucky but when that joy and happiness turns to stress and anxiety it is time to rethink those choices.

We are ever evolving changing beings.  That's why so many people switch not only careers but entire lives.  What was once fun and exciting can turn out to be very different from when we started through no fault of our own.  

Why would anyone stay in a situation like that unless absolutely necessary?  If you must remain where you are in your work life then find something you love that brings you happiness and relives that stress.  In a perfect fantastical world we could leave those jobs we hate but in the one we live in we still must pay our bills and put food on our tables.

Never lose sight of your passion.  Think long and hard about the choices you make but don't beat yourself up over them.  This is just a phase and we are all far from done!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
https://amykaufman.co
If you would like to schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private session.

Have a wonderful Friday and a wonderful weekend everyone! ~Love, Amy

Thursday, August 2, 2018

LET YOUR INTUITION BE YOUR GUIDE

Good morning.  I love early mornings.  I love the quiet before the hustle and bustle of the day ahead.  We don't take time often enough to simply sit in silence.  It is that silence that allows us to release confusion and find clarity of mind.  

It is important to use that time to find needed answers to our own questions.  Today's quote is a reminder.  "What should you do - sit in silence and listen for the voice of your intuition - allow it to guide you in the right direction."  We love asking for advice yet at the same time we hate receiving it unless it is what we want to hear.

Why then do we continue?  I know it's not because we like to punish ourselves so I will go with habit as the reason.  We've done it before so we'll do it again.  The worst part is that you probably ask the advice of the same person you hate getting it from!  That too is habit.

Let me give you some advice right now!  Stop asking anyone to advise you when you already know the answer and you do.  I promise!  We all talk to ourselves whether our loud or in our heads.  That's how we work things out.  If we talk to ourselves about what to make for dinner then certainly that conversation can turn to solving your own problems or which next step to take.

We are full of questions but we are also full of answers.  Don't belittle the knowledge you already possess especially about yourself.  Silently and quietly that knowledge will show you the way!


To learn more about what I do, you may visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

LOOK HARD ENOUGH AND YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF

Good morning.  Do you lose things?  I do and wow is it irritating.  I try very hard to leave my glasses in the same spot but it doesn't always happen.  One minute they are in my hand and the next they're gone!  I am always relieved when I find them after saying "where could they have gone" about 100 times.  Doesn't matter.  What matters is that at last they are back in their special spot.

Today's quote is "When you find yourself there is no better feeling."  You might think that a person is much harder to lose than a pair of glasses or your car keys but that's not so.  We've all been there.  We've all had that feeling of just being, well, lost!  We wake up everyday and begin our usual routine.  We go to work, come home and fall back into that same routine but many times we are just going through motions as routine as our day.

We are doing what we are supposed to because it is what we have to but what we are missing is passion.  Just because we are functioning it doesn't mean we are happy.  Being in a routine just means that you have been programed to keep going but it also means that you could actually be lost. You have not found your passion.

Many times it is fear that prevents us from finding our passion and even allowing us to think we deserve to.  We all deserve to!  We all deserve happiness and if finding your passion will make you happy then get yourself out of your routine and start looking!   Eventually you will find your true self.

Look for the things that bring you joy and don't stop until they are found.  Until then you will be lost, meandering through life as if in the aisles of a supermarket.  There really is no better feeling than the one that let's you know you finally made it!

To learn more about what I do, visit my website: https://amykaufman.co


If you would like to schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, you may visit: https://amykaufman.co/private sessions.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! ~Love, Amy