PMS is my friend. 02/16/2011
This week has been a bit of a challenge for me. It seems challenges are inevitable when PMS is involved - doesn’t it?
It’s like I know I will be over-emotional, crying often, being extra sensitive & yes, sometimes bitchy. But there is this other side that PMS brings out in me that I have learned to appreciate, though it can be difficult at times.
A word I love, a feeling I desire to obtain 99% of my life. However, this intimate state of being does not come naturally for me. It is a space I have to check in with on a regular basis. Often times, I don’t notice that I am not there - until I am.
Every month, I am guaranteed a spot - front row, center to the national women’s condition that is PMS. When I am in this seat, I am forced to be honest with myself, in my relationships, in my businesses, etc.
This is the part of PMS I wish I could keep all year long.
After all, the truth will set me free.
(MC)2 Productions with (another) Megan 02/15/2011
On Tuesday's I share with you the people I come across that touch, move & inspire me & the services they have to offer to the world. I consider this my way to give back to the lovely people who so generously support me.
My friend, Megan is this uber awesome scrapbook creator. She does a lot of others things, but she has areal passion for preserving peoples memories in a fun, creative way. She recently started a business where you send her your photos and stories & she turns them into a beautiful scrapbook for you. Check out her blog to see more of her creations. If you are interested in her services send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. She'd be happy to talk with you about all she is creating. I love who she is as a person and all that she is bringing to life in her own world.
& the winners of the V Day giveaway are... 02/15/2011
Congratulations, ladies! I am so thrilled to have had so many people enter into the drawing. I do these every couple of weeks to stay tuned for your next chance to win an awesome prize.
to claim your prize please send me an email to MeganMH@gmail.com. We will move forward from there. Thank you all for playing.
A Valentines Day Giveaway 02/14/2011
Is it really necessary to say that Valentines Day is my favorite holiday? I mean, my nickname is Lovemuffin Extraordinaire & the primary principle of my coaching is LOVE. Of course this holiday rocks-my-socks to the tenth degree & beyond.
All of the reds & pinks, the romantic gestures, flowers - I don’t care how stereotypical it is of my to swoon over all of these things. They make my heart happy & put a smile on my face. That’s reason enough for me.
With that said, I couldn’t pass up this incredible opportunity for to give something to you on this Day-O-Love. Here are the things I am giving away today:
There will be one winner chosen for each of the above Valentines Day prizes.
So what do you have to do to win?
Public Speaking & Energy Levels 02/13/2011
I have been hosting women’s inspirational workshops for over a year now. They began as Pink Posse events & in January we re-branded ourselves as Branch Out - new energy, fresh message, new events, new faces. Our goal is to expand our audience & reach more people - thus inspiring more to live lives that they love.
All of the workshops are Dallas local & super fun. Each one speaking to something different.
Today’s workshop is in Arlington, Infuse Your Life With Love. In the spirit of Valentines Day we will be talking about what self-care looks like, how it feels & also how aromatherapy can play a role in your self-care routine.
I am leading this event. No matter how many times I do this, I still get nervous before I go up & speak.
Public speaking is a process that I am still learning a lot from - mostly about myself. How I contain my energy, how I share, how I give it away & also how to maintain a balanced give/take relationship. Most of my experiences leave me exhausted after the workshop is over. I am determined to do the work to learn to keep my energy level consistent - no matter how many people I am speaking to.
Today I am going to try something new. I plan on getting to the event early, taking 10-15 minutes to myself and meditating (in a private place, maybe my car). I feel that getting focused and calm on the inside will allow me to show up that way to others.
Though the feedback I have gotten is that I already appear that way to others- I want to FEEL that way on the inside while presenting.
Wish me luck!
I was featured on my friend La Alicia's blog. She is a Dallas local small business owner & had some questions for me - if you have time this weekend, stop by and check it out. Dreaming, Motivation, Celebration with Megan Monique.
Here are some of the questions I answered
Dallas Place Review: the soda gallery 02/12/2011
408 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 101 Dallas Texas 75208
Serving over 300 varieties of soda pop including imported and nostalgic brands.
"You can claim your magical power to see the way you choose to see: through the eyes of compassion for yourself and for others." -Colette Baron-Reid
I recently began reading The Map Finding The Magic & Meaning In The Story Of Your Life by Colette Baron-Reid. When I bought the book, I wasn't sure what to expect. Something just told me to purchase it- so I did. I am only through the first chapter, but wanted to share with you some of the things I like about it so far.
Bunny Photo Friday 02/11/2011
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