When you acknowledge the abundance...

When I began to redefine what abundance meant to me, I started to keep a journal about it. I began to write down every form of abundance, aside from actual money, that I was receiving. A new idea. Coupons (even if I never intending on using them.) A text from a friend who was thinking of me.

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Vanessa Feliciano
A note on taking chances...

I had only done a few google searches before deciding to visit. And we decided to make it home after just one night of being here. Not the most logical way to make such a big decision, especially not my A typical, overthinking, worrywart self. But we took a chance on what could be without knowing and it has worked out in ways that exceed my imagination.

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Vanessa Feliciano
Choosing courage over comfort...

We can decide over and over again that we want to live differently. But it isn't until we act on our decision (sometimes more than once, sometimes for the rest of our lives) that the difference is truly experienced. And with each micro and macro step taken, we help reprogram our old mind into new ways of living, until those ways become our new truth.

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Vanessa Feliciano
Just letting it out...

Sometimes, when I feel like my thoughts will move faster than my pen, I open the notes app in my phone. As you can tell by my misspelled words and wonky punctuation, I like to just let it flow. I share this because as someone who is making a guided journal, I'll be the first to tell you, don't let a notebook confine your practice (b/c, more than one way, always)

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Vanessa Feliciano
Being used to getting by...

Because even when we know we could be doing better for ourselves than we are, sometimes we are just so used to getting by that the idea of it being anything other way may cross our minds, but being used to it is what we know... and as creatures of habit, we love what we know and what we know can be hard to let go of.

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Vanessa Feliciano
Life offline...

More so, find a way that feels good to live into...you know...being here (on social) while not having it take a way from being really here (in my moments) Because allowing it to rob me of my present moment is what I think stings the most.It's weird and scary and says a lot about the stories I've accepted to be true. Which now becomes an invitation to vet that truth and see what's stand after it's been challenged. 

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Vanessa Feliciano
Adjust your lens...

Don't compare your journey with hers.
You have no idea what her road's been like.
How often she's felt discouraged,
or how many times she's cried.
Her now may look bright and shiny,
and indeed most days it might just be.
But that's doesn't in any way,
make her immune to anything.

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Vanessa Feliciano