Thursday, July 16, 2015

Come Out of the Cellar

Sparkly Wisdom: It is useless to criticize God for failing to grant your prayers if you are asking that he come and visit you where you are. You change nothing in your behaviour or your way of thinking, and yet you imagine that the Lord will come and pull you out of the hell you have fallen into. It is exactly as if you were to go down into a cave or cellar and then beg the sun to come and shine its light on you: it can’t! It is up to you to come out and receive its light.

What does a cave or cellar represent? All the inferior manifestations of your intellect and heart, all the bad habits you refuse to renounce which keep you in the cold and dark.

Those who beseech the Lord to come and save them and yet refuse to abandon their old ways of living will no more have their prayers granted than if they prayed to the sun to illuminate them from deep in a cave. They are wasting their time. It is up to them to make a move toward the Lord by improving their attitude. ~ Omraam Mikheal Aivanhov

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

No more Forks: Christine Dyan

Teaching Women How To Regain Their Power Over Dieting and Reclaim Their Life!

I had to switch this up. 

Gasps!  I put my hand over my mouth watching Christine's coming out confession on YouTube. 
Just when you think you know a person! 

Just when you go to write about a person and what you THINK  they are all about is only the nail on the toe. I thought I knew Christine's mission, their purpose, their passion... until recently, SHE CAME OUT!

"I have to come clean..." 

I grab my headphones and turn up the volume. I want to hear every word.  

"So many of us are struggling to make it all work."  

I compassionately nod my head. 

I personally know theses women. So many, living their lives with outward smiles but tucked in their pretty purse or stuck to the heel of their stiletto shoes like toilet paper trailing are inner securities, pains, disappointments, and shame. 

"My purpose is to bring you back to EVERYTHING... all of that that makes you whole." 

Watch her confession video here. 


On July 13, 2015, Christine confessed, via YouTube video, to the world, she'd been staring at a fork in the road regarding her passion and purpose.  

Be sparked to each healthy with this Tuna Avocado Boat...Yum!
A lover of all things food from it's agriculture to it's brilliant color combinations, Christine still found herself annoyed with "diet talk".
Deep down in her spirit, she could feel there was something "more" God is calling her to do. s
This day, Christine Dyan, come out to say, I AM READY there will be NO MORE FORKS. No longer will there be a division to her talents and abilities.  
Christine Dyan finally put her FORK where her mouth is and where two roads seemed to diverge, she brings it back together, prepared to chew on success. 
Christine commits to supporting women in their HOLISTIC health and not just monitoring the food they put in their mouth, but also the thoughts, ideas, and possibilities they process in their minds. 

I know this is a big deal for Christine.  She's spend thousands of dollars and years of time investing her in career as a dietitian and creating much branding around being a BODY EMPOWERMENT COACH.  
But she's come out to the world reFRESHed and clean.  Christine is fully aware it's her responsibility to serve with truth, honesty, vulnerability, and transparency.  This attitude of service and love of the whole person is certain to take her far beyond her dreams. 
I am so proud of her.  To take the challenge place on her heart and courageously say YES! 

I invite you to take a look at your life right now.  Where are your forks? When you are ready to say no more forks, declare: 
Yes, I can be whatever I say I am as I trust my inner guidance system.
Boom, is what happens when I am living from my truth.

Now, everything in life unfolds in perfect order.

There is so much power in saying yes in the face of those who might not understand or agree, trusting that the only scale that matters when weighing the opinions of others is the one within. 
Today, I celebrate Christine, the EMPOWERMENT COACH!

From her heart to yours.

What is your name, where are you from, what is your profession? 

My name is Christine Dyan. I'm from Chicago, Illinois.  I've worked as a Registered Dietitian/Body Empowerment Coach for women over 40.

Who are you really? 
Describe yourself without using your name, or any attributes given to you by society and really think. Deep down, who are you?

I am a straight shooter, a paradigm-shifter, a thought leader, a feminine face of activism.

Standing at the gates of heaven, and God asks you “Why should I let you in?” What do you reply?

I did what you called me to do in this lifetime.  I healed lives, loved more than I was loved and gave more than I was given.

What would you do differently if you knew no one was judging you? 

Cuss a little more. LOL!!

When you're 90 years old, what will matter most to you in the world? 

That I did what made me happy.  I'm fiercely devoted to my happiness.

What were you doing when you last lost track of the time? 

Singing and dancing in the kitchen while preparing dinner.

If you had to teach someone one thing, what would you teach? 

To trust God for everything.  I believe as humans, that's one of the hardest things to learn to do daily.

What terrifies you the most?

Losing a child

What are you looking forward to? 

Doing the work that I love daily.  It is my driving force.

Describe the greatest adventure of your life.

Packing up my truck and moving solo to NYC.  I still can't believe I drove the entire way from Chicago by myself.  I love it there and will move back again one day soon.

What is your greatest?


What is your greatest weakness?

Fear of failing

What have you did your life teach you yesterday?

Love is unique.

A note from Christine:

"One of THE most EMPOWERING things you can do for yourself is to create an I AM statement, and revisit it often.
Who are you? Have you thought about who you want to become? What you want to create in your lifetime? I bet you have, but maybe you've been denying yourself the opportunity to start.
Well today's your lucky day! It's your starting point. Create your "I AM" statement and put it somewhere you can see it daily to remind yourself of who you are and who you are becoming. This is especially good on those days when life is sucking you dry.Extra Credit: Find a cute picture of yourself, go to, and get creative like I did. smile emoticonYou're more likely to look at it daily when you're seeing yourself looking the role (even if you're not quite there yet!)"

I am personally sending sparks of enthusiasm, love, joy, and energy to Christine as she says, "No more forks", and supports all who connect with her creative style and brave beauty in EVERY AREA of their life.

Honestly, I am not the least bit surprise.  Christine exudes strength, wisdom, and intuition.  I am grateful and honored to call her a SPARKSTAR!

More from Christine Dyan

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

You don't need credit to do your best: Adrian's Crazy Life

Chelsea Peterson Photography
When people LOVE to help people, they instantly become my kind of people.  Adrian of Adrian's Crazy Life is a giver, supporter, and a beautiful bursting bubble of ideas with insightful inspiration.

Nail polish pointers, she's got it!
Gadgets & gizmos, right on top of that!
Saving money, holiday fun, head shots, giveaways, Adrian is in the mix of it all.
Natasha Layne Brien

Ever hear the expression, "JACK of all trades, master of none".

Notice they didn't say JILL, because women have the impeccable ability to do it all, keeping it cute, while holding their skirts.  Adrian's certainly a lady that has "all" covered.

As a mother of three,  and with nearly 30 years of parenting under the waistband, she affirms, "A child who is allowed to keep an excess of toys and clothes is likely to not notice the clutter in their adult life because that seems like a normal situation for them."

Job titles and daily hats call for more than motherhood, as if that was not enough.  For approximately 25 years, Adrian worked as a Financial Analyst for a large bank. When we speak of spreadsheets we are not talking bedding but the data and  numerical info that would drive a mad man sane.

My favorite piece of financial advice from Adrian is "renew EVERYTHING". Though speaking specifically about borrowed library books, Adrian inspired my new personal slogan. Can you see how that motto applies to thoughts, feelings, and your daily focus. BOOM!

Adrian is a wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend, and blogger.  In this superhero line-up, the only thing I did not read is hip hop rapper.  But, please, I don't put it past her to lean how to Nae-Nae, and tutor us through each step.

Michelle Obama & Ellen Dance

The blogger with the most is a Scout leader, gives to her church regularly with time and singing service, and has connected hearts with kids in N. Ireland.

Adrain is a night owl bit by a traveling bug, that stays up too late, and is allergic to cooking.  She loves animals and caters several side hustles because life just can't seem to keep her occupied.

I love this Sparkstar so much because with little to no credit or accolade, she gives her best and hardly complains.  Life is good as Adrian is crazy enough to share herself with us.

From her heart to yours...

Declutter Queen
Who are you really? Describe yourself without using your name, or any attributes given
to you by society and really think. Deep down, who are you?

One thing I stand by is my tagline on my blog.  It says I am passionate about helping women become better Moms, manage their finances, & organize their clutter. 

When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you in the world?

Definitely my children.  That they grew up to be kind and successful human beings who are happy with their lives.  

What gets you excited and driven to achieve?

Praise.  Praise and encouragement.  I will work myself into the ground for someone who appreciates me.  People who are critical – not so much.  I don’t do my best work if I am always looking over my shoulder waiting for someone to grouch about what I’ve accomplished or to find the one thing I might have done wrong and ignore the 99 things I’ve done right.  

When was the last time you travelled somewhere new?

    Adrian Donating to the Utah Ulster Project

January.  I hopped on a cruise ship all by myself with a group of bloggers I barely knew and we traveled down to Cozumel and back.  It was a blast!  

If karma was coming back to you, would it help or hurt you?

I think it would definitely help me and I see so many instances where it has.  I put a lot of good into the world and I see it come back to me again and again.  To my way of thinking, acts of charity and service to others is the way I show gratitude for the many blessings I am given.  

How do you spend the majority of your free time? Why?

Doing things for others and sometimes that isn’t a good thing.  I have to work sometimes to be a little selfish and take better care of myself.  But sometimes that Sally Fields feeling “You like me – you REALLY like me” gets a little addicting.  So I’ve been working lately on pulling back and getting my time a little bit more under my control.  

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Ready for this? – I wanted to train animals for the movies.  I originally wanted to be a vet, but I decided I did not want to see animals that were sick or in pain, so I decided I would train lions and tigers to be in movies.  However, I can’t even manage to train our dogs properly, so I have no idea how I would have accomplished such a lofty goal.  

What have you done that you’re most proud to have achieved?

I think the work I’ve done with my Scouts.  When I put together an Eagle ceremony for these boys that really puts the exclamation mark on 5 or 6 years of achievement for them and it’s a great feeling to have been able to be a part of that journey with them.  My own son’s Eagle ceremony is scheduled for this Sept, so it will be nice to see it from the parent’s side as well.  

Adrian's Crazy Life
If you dropped everything to pursue your dreams, what would you be risking?
What is your greatest strength?

I am a complete optimist.  I always think there is a way.  If you can’t go through it, go over it, go behind it, go under it, go around it, or get someone else to boost you over the wall.  If you want something badly enough, there always HAS to be some way to make it happen.  I think that’s where I get my out-of-the-box way of thinking.  Also, I try to be very inclusive.  I’ve had plenty of times when I didn’t feel welcome or included in situations and I hated that feeling, so I make a big point of trying to connect with people and make them feel included.  

What is your greatest weakness?

I think the usual stuff of self-doubt, thin skin, and uncertainty.  Even though I am a definite extrovert, I have my moments of shyness and I don’t often open up to people completely.  I’ve been burned a few times that way, so I tend to be more guarded about sharing personal stuff.  And I’m really good with words, so I have to be careful not to use them as weapons.  There have been time when I’ve written Emails and letters when I was angry that I’ve later regretted.  

What have you done today to make someone’s life better?

Well, yesterday I worked at the Food Bank with my group of kids from N. Ireland.  We are teaching them that Protestants and Catholics really can get along and in fact can become best friends.  

I am passionate about helping women become better Moms, manage their finances, & organize their clutter. 

Stop by to pick up some new ideas

Adrian is a courageous Sparkstar.  Join the league of the courageous crazy ones.  Watch this HipNoticHop video 'COURAGEOUS' and feel the energy you need to take your life to the next level today. 

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Monday, July 6, 2015

The World is a Mirror: Take a Look at Yourself

What if I told you, what you see on the outside of you is a reflection for what is going on inside of you?

What if I went even further to say, what YOU SEE, is not necessary make it true for anyone else?

Sparkstar, what you see is a reflection of your state of consciousness.  So I ask you, what are you seeing?

In this video I give you 4 questions to help you to recognize and take responsibility for the thoughts that are showing up in your life. 

When you change your thoughts, you change your life. When you change your words, you can change the entire world. 

Allow the LIGHT that you are to radiate out onto others.  Shine so that the darkness say... PEACE, I am out of here.  

Go on... click play.  Watch and then have an incredible day!  


MJ for Affirmations on CONFIDENCE 'Amplify'.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Just like Annie, Always Positive: Nasha Taylor

{"Why is 'positivity' not a real word?" lol.}  Nasha asks to her FB community. 

But indeed it [positivity] is real. I know so, because I see so in Nasha Taylor.  

This adventurer and love warrior meets life with gentle curiosity and the incredible mindset of infinite possibility. 

With quotes like "write the vision and make it a plan" as a life directive, Nasha passionately sets the foundation for what is guaranteed to grow communities of power, influence, and quality. 

As a bridge between creativity and motivation, Nasha fills in the gap with loving energy and pulsating imagination. 

It is with vivid dreaming reality takes flight. Yipppeee as we get to fly high on the dreams of Nasha Taylor with her overwhelming desire to the the change in the lives of young people.  

Nasha is committed to giving back, paying it forward, abundance awareness, and spiritual elevation. 

Being a friend of Nasha, has been a personal upraise because like a real life "Annie", she exudes joy, positivity, and a mindset of manifestation. 

On a regular day, Ms. Taylor, will be strolling the pavement with her trusty four legged sidekick, Frankie, and reading random blogs or books on metaphysics,  humanities, or business. 

I love this this groovy Sparkstar because she dances to the rhythm of change and progression. With our mutual love for Louise Hay, I am honored beyond compare to introduce to you Nasha Taylor. She is honestly an inspiration to those that get to watch in awe.

From her heart to yours...

What is your name, where are you from, what is your profession?
Nasha Taylor
Binghamton, New York
I work with individuals and communities seeking freedom and fulfillment.

What makes you smile?

Dancing makes me smile. When the music moves the crowd to dance and sing together…. Inside jokes, making green smoothies, eating cookies and French fries, flirting.... My dog makes me smile. Thoughtful details make me smile. Eureka moments make me smile. Being playful makes me smile. My mom’s excitement makes me smile. 

If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?

  • Travel for service and adventure. 
  • Paint abstract art. 
  • Be a doula and work in hospice care. 
  • Participate in meditation retreats, and spiritual and leadership workshops. 
  • Skydive 3 times each year. 
  • Spend more time with family.  
  • Perform daily random acts of kindness. 
  • Make fresh green smoothies and juice. 
  • Interview people to learn more stories and perspectives. 
  • Teach or practice yoga daily and run marathons regularly. 
  • Sponsor family reunions. 
  • Supply Organo Gold 'Meals on Wheels' to clients and emergency shelters in Broome County.

What can you do today that you couldn’t do a year ago? What will you be able to do at this time next year?

I can now decline or draw a boundary without feeling drained or guilty. I also choose my thoughts with greater consciousness. 

And I, next year at this time, am giving my mother one of many personal checks for $20K to cash.

What do you “owe” yourself?

I owe myself the grace and freedom that I allow others. I owe it to myself to share love with unbridled romance, purpose, and vulnerability. I owe it to myself to believe in my own value and ability.

What terrifies you the most?

My own fulfillment. The awareness that I have the influence to impact the course of history. Also, in is in my control if I end as mere potential. One fear has been beating the other.

What is your greatest strength?

What is your greatest weakness?

What gets you excited and driven to achieve?

I see possibility and connection everywhere. I am energized when I am a part of a vision and people pull together.  And yet, this is also my biggest distraction.

Who are you really? Describe yourself without using your name, or any attributes given to you by society and really think. Deep down, who are you?

I am an instrument of evolution. I am rich and fluid. I am a channel of Light. I am a form and image of infinite Spirit. I am a co-creator seeking opportunities to activate healing, oneness, and prosperity. I am growing in consciousness and I connect with others who are awakening to their gifts and potential. I am opportunity. I am messenger of possibility. I am a silly goofball.

Affirmations transform your thinking making room for ONLY the thoughts that make you feel good about yourself, live, and what's to come.

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