This year has been a great year for me as far as blogging goes. Currently Blessing Manifesting is at 322 posts and 130425 pageviews! I can't wait to see where I'll be at this time next year. I feel this big shift in energy and in creativity and I hope that I do it proud in the coming year.

I hope that I am able to continue to shine, to be bright and brilliant, and to share all of the things that are in me to share.

I am so proud. Really I am. I know that I'm not the best technical writer and my grammar probably sucks, but I am still so proud for showing up. That's all I can ever do. Imperfect as I am. Here are some of my most popular and my favorite blog posts of 2012. I would LOVE (and love and love and love) if you'd share with me which ones are your favorites and which ones really resonate with you.

Let Others Help Themselves

I feel another's hurt and pain so clearly sometimes that it becomes my own. This is especially true for people that I am close to. I use to find myself obsessing about their problems, feeling hurt over them, anxious because of them, and racking my brain on how to FIX it.

I was living another person's issues and feelings and it doesn't take a genius to figure out that's a bad idea. It's wonderful to want to help your friends, to want to make them happy, to make their life better, but there's a thin line between supporting someone carrying a burden, helping them to carry a burden, and then trying to take the burden from them and carry it yourself. Read more...


Closing the Door On The Past

How often do you look back on the past and is it in celebration or to punish yourself? The thing about the past is it is there both to teach us and to torture us at the same time. There's a trick to it. The past is there to be learned from, the key here is learn.

This does not mean that you get to bring up the past to make yourself feel bad. To live a life full of regrets. Learn the lesson and then move joyfully on, putting it behind you. Read more...




I Am Lonely and I Am Pure Spirit

As you may know, I am single and I have been for years. Most days I love it. Somedays not so much. Oftentimes, I think that it wouldn't be so bad if I had a supportive group of friends around me, but I don't. I know that is something that I need to work on and I am trying.

I still get so heart-achingly lonely.

Yesterday I launched my latest ebook and started my life coaching practice. At the end of the day I had no one to celebrate with. No one to tell me that they were proud of me.  Read more...


5 Ways To Embrace Joy

Joy: A feeling of great pleasure and happiness. We can find joy within (and outside of) ourselves in a variety of ways. You should know yourself inside and out. You should know how to take care of yourself, how to make yourself happy, and how to do sweet things for yourself.

You'd be amazed at how delighted you can make yourself feel. Read more...


Wisdom From Lost's John Locke

Every struggle that you go through makes you stronger. You might wish with every fiber of your being that someone was there to stop the suffering (most times that only person that can stop it is you) but surviving it makes you stronger. It makes you more prepared to face the next struggle. Even if you don't see it now, or a year from now, or five years from now, doesn't mean it's not buried under there somewhere. Read more...


5 Ways To Stop Hating Your Body

The thing that always annoys me is the pictures that start out "Real women... (have curves/ aren't a size zero/ ect) To which I say "Poo poo!" Now I completely understand curvy women wanting to say "Look, I can be what I am and still be beautiful." but to do that at the expense of those women that don't have curves or are naturally thin, is no better than the media who likes to tell you how fat you are.

Real women come in all shapes and sizes. The end. Nobody should be defined by their body shape. Read more...



No babies for me. 

The older I get, the more frequently I hear the question and the more frequently I get asked by strangers if I have kids. That question is like an instant ice-breaker when you're meeting someone new. It's something to bond over, something to talk about, and if you don't have kids, people want to know why not. The closer I get to turning thirty, the more this question pops up, and the more resolve I have about my decision. I am never going to have kids. I've been met with a lot of different reactions to that answer. Read more...


5 Ways To Be Happy

There's nothing spectacular about my life (except that it's all mine and I love it) and if you really looked at it, there'd be tons of reasons for me not to be happy. I mean, I work at Walmart and I'm a spinster-crazy-cat-lady-without-cats. I could go on about all of the things that are wrong, all of the people that have hurt me, or been mean to me, and I could unpack all of my baggage right now, but the thing is, the bad stuff, it's there, but it's not worth ignoring the good stuff. My fab friends, my online pals, my soul-work, the Autumn wind blowing fresh air into my cozy, lil', apartment. There are so many things to be happy about that the not-so-happy stuff is just a few drops in the bucket of a good life. Read more...


Live Your Amends 

"You can't change what you've done, but you can change who you are and improve your life. It's hard to explain why living amends work. They do, somehow they just set you free." When I heard this part, it spoke to me so deeply, and I realized that's what I've been doing, in my own fumbling way. My life is about being of service and doing good work. I really, honestly, with my whole heart want to make a difference in someone's life, in YOUR life. Read more...


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words of Self Love 

Pictures seemed like proof, hard, factual evidence, that I was unattractive, and who wants visible proof of that? I was letting my poor self-esteem and my bad self-image stop me from making memories, it stopped me from noticing the beauty in my face, and the beauty inside of myself. Lately I've been taking more pictures, (thank you smart phone + instagram) and allowing myself to fully believe that no picture is a bad picture because each picture that I take shows me, and that in itself makes it beautiful, because I am beautiful.
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Which one is your favorite?!


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