I am Beautiful!

When is the last time you looked in the mirror and said “I am beautiful”?

When is the last time you felt sexy? Feeling beautiful is not a destination, it’s not “I will be beautiful when I lose 10 pounds”, it’s not “I will feel beautiful when I am a size 2”, it is not “I will be sexy when I get implants, get a nose job, dye my hair, get new clothes…”. Feeling beautiful is a journey and you my darling are beautiful NOW! You already have it goin’ on, you’re already all that, you just need to see it, believe it, know it, own it and rock it!

In today’s society it’s easier than ever to feel like you’re not up to par. You’re not like the models in the magazine, you’re not like the girls on the Gram, you’re not like the reality TV chicks…and you’re right! You are not them, and that is your magic! There are 7 billion faces on this planet, they are all unique, beautiful, special and yours is one of them!

I’ll tell you a little bit about myself, I used to think I had a big nose. I’m Polish and we tend to have bigger honkers. I used to put a full face of make up on just to take out the trash when my mom asked me to when I was a teenager. Then one day, I just decided to embrace my own unique face and I feel in love with myself. Now every morning I tell myself how beautiful I am…the more I do that, the more that’s what I see and that is what I believe. I still have the same ol’ nose, but now I wear make up because I like to, not because I think I have to. I’m also 5’9″, 225lbs, I have rolls, I have love handles, I have stretch marks, I have cellulite and I’m sexy AF! Who is to say that I am not? Only I have the power to make or break myself and I refuse to allow anyone to take away my power!

Summer is rollin’ up fast, and I know that is when most people are hitting the gym hard to make sure they get that summer body ready. Nothing wrong with that, I believe you should always be working on improving yourself, you should always be a better you than you were yesterday – however, love yourself along the way! Eat right, exercise, and throw yourself a little wink when you’re looking in the mirror – ‘cuz baby you are one bad mamajama!

Every woman deserves to feel beautiful, and if it’s something you’re struggling with like I once did, check out a few tips below.

Xo sending love and positivity your way.

-Liliana


Tips to increase your self-esteem

• STOP comparing yourself to others! Seriously, stop that sh*t!

• Focus on the things you DO like about yourself! Your pretty eyes perhaps?

• You are NOT your anxiety or your depression.

• You are not what your co-workers think of you, what your ex says about you, you are not other people’s opinion of you!

• Spend time with those who make you feel good!

• Understand that those girls on the Gram or in the mags are airbrushed and altered, and they took over 100 poses to get that 1 shot that you saw!

• Each day tell yourself that you are beautiful, at first it will feel like a lie and that’s ok! It will take time until your mind makes a shift and starts to believe it.

• Notice your accomplishments and all the good deeds that you do, not just your appearance.

• 1000 likes will not actually improve your self image, you will find something new to obsess over. Likes do not equal your value.

• Start with body acceptance and body love with follow. Embrace your flaws, they make you unique. Why be a copy when you can be an original?

• Do things that make YOU happy!

• Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable, make you feel sexy, make you feel jazzy, clothes that make you walk with your head up.

• Learn the power of “I AM”. The words you say after “I am” are very powerful. Replace negative words with positive ones. I am stunning, I am lovable, I am funny, I am kind, I am worthy, I am smart, I am enough!

• Use the time that you would have spent worrying about calories, about your weight, creepin’ profiles and comparing, on something fun! Take yourself out on a date – because you deserve it.

 

I hope these tips will help improve your overall self image. If you are wondering if perhaps Life Coaching is something for you, give me a shout. Your 30 minute discovery call is totally FREE!

How would your life change if you could…

• feel confident in yourself and your choices?

• acquire balance amidst change?

• overcome anxieties and challenges?

• overcome fears and find clarity?

• find out who you really are?

• remove obstacles that limit your joy?

• smash your goals and live a happy life?

 

What exactly is CONFIDENCE?

Do you ever wonder why some people come off so confident? They just seem so…cool…and comfortable in their own skin! They have this positive outlook that you just don’t have. How do they have this dope energy about them? You feel automatically drawn to them. How does this happen?! Do they have some kind of magic? I used to wonder…and I even chalked it up to “they probably have money…they probably grew up in a really great home with a super awesome family…the must have no issues or problems!” …but that was just me being ignorant…I simply didn’t understand. Then, I learned that confidence is actually one simple choice that you can make every day – LOVE YOURSELF!

When you love yourself and you own your style, your ways, your quirks…you radiate confidence! You are simply at peace with who you are. Anyone can be confident, it isn’t having money or some kind of magic. It’s simply not apologizing for who you are, not self doubting what you’re saying, what you’re doing…not being worried that you may look like a fool. Confident people aren’t worried about what others think…they love themselves just the way they are! Confident people accept themselves. Confident people aren’t perfect, they have negative thoughts and feelings also – the difference? They know not to allow those negative thoughts to control them! Confident people…well, they leap…and they grow their wings on the way down, and then…with those brave wings they learn to fly! It’s really, actually, pretty simple.

You don’t need to be an extrovert, you can be perfectly confident in your introvert-ness also! Just be genuinely content with who you are in your everyday interactions and experiences. Sure, it sounds easy…but trust me, I’ve been there and taa-daa here I am radiating confidence and happiness every day – you can live the same way!

Check out my 4 simple pointers below…try them out, and if you feel like you’re struggling give me a shout!

  • OWN it!
  • STOP overthinking!
  • BE yourself!
  • LOVE yourself!

It’s really that simple! I do silly and goofy things all of the time, I never worry about what someone might think….if anything they’ll think I’m so much fun and be drawn to my confident-silliness! I make the decision every day that I will feel confident in who I am. Whether I was going to a job interview, or to a party where I didn’t know anyone, I was ME and that was and is ENOUGH!

Let me know how it goes loves!

– xo Liliana

 

Jack of all trades!

Do you ever feel like “The Jack of all trades, yet the master of none?” Yup…I’ve been there! I was doing a lot of this and a lot of that but my focus was all over the map and I really wasn’t fantastic at any one specific, meaningful thing! I did many things, but nothing that I could actually take pride in and feel 110% confident about. I started to despise this feeling.

Until one day, I made the decision to stick to ONE thing! I know, I know, we get excited and want to try everything at once or we want to please everybody so we’re saying “yes” to everything and everyone! It doesn’t work like that, honey! I know I sure ended up feeling unsatisfied, tired and even resentful.

But once I started to shift my focus to just that one thing…and mastering that one thing…I felt so much better, and so much more confident! Can you relate? If you’re sitting there shaking your head “yes”, then perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate a few things.  I think eliminating distractions and developing a clear vision is critical for self mastery!

  • set priorities
  • figure out your passions
  • write down smart goals

Do you need some help? Since I’ve walked in your shoes, I can help you get clarity on how to make this mind-shift…and I’ll hold you accountable. Yup…there’s no better way than committing not only to yourself but to someone else. So, if you’re feeling how I felt – over worked, tired, unsatisfied…give me a shout!

I love seeing others succeed. And there is no better feeling than feeling accomplished!

Let’s chat…your 30 minute discovery call is totally free!

– xo Liliana

Spring Cleaning (for your soul)

Hey beauty, happy Spring!

You know, Spring is my favorite season, the season of beautiful transformation; days are longer, trees are greener, sky is blue-er, daylight increases and flowers are in bloom. Each year I invest one full weekend to thoroughly cleaning my house and this year I thought to myself, “Why just my house? Why should Spring Cleaning only be for my home? What about my soul?” It shouldn’t be just about washing my windows and scrubbing my floors…what about even more important things like aligning my chakras and raising my vibrations? What about bringing more happiness and light in? What about detoxifying from all negativity? What about uplifting my entire world?

I decided that I was going to make a to-do list of all the things that I need to clean…excluding my bathtub and under the fridge, as I’ve recognized that this can wait. I wrote down all the ways I plan to Clean My Soul and I just can’t wait to share it with YOU!

Instead of sending you a long point form list, I broke it down into 4 categories:

  • Your Crown Chakra (your mind)
  • Your Body
  • Your Soul
  • Your Environment

I want to share this with you totally FREE! If it’s something that interests you, shoot me an email and I will send the PDF doc right over. Then you can print it, post it near your bed or somewhere where it will be easily accessible to you and work your way through all of the micro-actions until you’ve uplifted your spirit and cultivated new habits and behaviors that bring your soul into full bloom this Spring.

Let me know how it goes, I welcome all feedback. Xo Liliana

mywings.lifecoach@gmail.com

Self-Care is not selfish!

Let’s be real, life is pretty hectic! We work full time jobs, sometimes have a gig on the side, we’re spending nights taking class, we’re commuting to work more than 45 minutes, we’re raising our children, we’re spending time with our aging parents, we’re trying to make time to hang out with friends…all while keeping up the house, taking the dog for a walk, and doing 3 loads of really overdue laundry! Oh…and we grab a quick bite with our partner in between. We are not taking care of our #1 priority – OURSELVES – and we need to stop that sh*t!

Is it that we feel it’s not important or do we feel guilty saying NO to others? Our mental health is so vital, yet we put it on the back burner – why? Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary! We are not our best selves when we are burned out. We are not the best wives, mothers, friends, daughters, sisters, co-workers, employees – all the things we value and take pride in doing…we are really just half assing it all – because we don’t take the time to unplug and re-charge!

There is no guilt in saying you need a time out. It doesn’t mean you are not super woman – because baby, you sure are! However, even super woman needs a nap here and there!

Think of it as, if you were the latest, most dopest iPhone, you came with all the bells and whistles…you still need to re-charge right? It doesn’t mean that your value decreases because you take a time out – matter of fact, your value increases because now you’re juiced up and ready to go once again!

I want you to give yourself permission to focus on YOU!

I have put together a really super awesome 30 day challenge checklist. Each day has micro tasks and challenges to help you re-gain clarity, restore balance in your life and to have less stress.

My bet is that if you follow through with 100% of the daily challenges and tasks – that I will share with you at no cost when you shoot me an email (CLICK HERE) – that you will feel so much better about yourself and your life!

Are you willing to take me on?

-xo, Liliana

I don’t like “BUT” and I cannot lie!

I have been thinking about this for the last few weeks…and I really don’t like the word “but”. We’re all out there “but this…but that”, always making excuses! I am guilty of it too BUTTTT…I’m working on it *wink*.

I feel that the word “but” really gets in our way of happiness, in our way of fulfillment, in our way of adventure, in our way of risk, in our way of change, in our way of success, in our way of MORE! Do you know that 85% of people hate their job? It makes them miserable and it makes them physically sick! Did you know that  statistically, the majority of heart attacks take place on Monday morning between 8am and 9am? Did you know that we spend more time working than doing anything else in our entire life? Yup, more than sleeping, more than eating, more than having fun with our loved ones! So then why are we staying at these jobs that are making us miserable…in these toxic relationships…living in the house we don’t like…stepping on the scale every day thinking our weight looks like a phone number…why don’t we do something about it? Well, it’s really out of fear! We fear change…we really like the secure feeling of being just comfortable enough…we hold on to these limiting beliefs that we set for ourselves and we cover it up with the word BUT!

“I would leave him but the kids”, “I would quit my job but I’ve been there 3 years”, “I would look for a new job but who’s going to hire me”, “I would like to lose weight but the gym is too far”, “I’m not suppose to eat this entire pizza, but I’m hungry”, “I would ask my boss for a raise but I don’t want to bother him”, “I am going to quit drinking, but one more drink won’t hurt”, ” I will stop smoking, but I’ll start tomorrow”.

I know I have been guilty of some of these things before! I bet you have too. And that’s OK. We were raised to second guess ourselves, we were raised to give the benefit of the doubt, we were conditioned to minimize ourselves, we were taught to lay low and not stand out, we were taught to fit into these cookie cutter lives, we watched our mothers and grandmothers make excuses and we are only doing what we have trained our brains to do.

The thing is, it’s all about mindset. You have the control, you have the power, you are able and capable of making this change TODAY! No ands, ifs or buts about it. If you want it, go get it! You have genius in YOU! Quit all those limiting beliefs…you can do tremendous things! No, there is not always a tomorrow. No, good things don’t come to those who wait. No, you don’t always get a second chance! These are all lies that we have been telling ourselves to make it better, to make it easier, to keep ourselves from feeling anxious, insecure and scared. But feeling scared is feeling alive…being afraid to risk it all is liberating, and in actuality when you take the biggest risks is when you accomplish the most! When you have no choice, no excuse, no but to lean on…you have to do better!

A man once was captured in the war on the enemy line, the next day he was to meet with the soldiers at 6am for his reprimand. When he arrived the general said to him that he has 2 choices, he can either meet with the soldiers at the wall where his life will end, or he can walk out of this door. The man asked “what is behind this door?”, the general answered that no one knew. That morning, the man thought he could choose the door, BUT he didn’t know what was behind it. The fear of the unknown was greater than the fear of knowing that his life was going to come to an end. That afternoon the general’s secretary asked him “what is behind that door?” to which he replied FREEDOM!

The moral of the store is that this man’s “but”, as many of ours are, was due to FEAR! Fear, ladies & gents, is just False Evidence Appearing Real. As one of my favorite motivational speakers Les Brown would say: why do we choose known hells over unknown heavens?

Why do we rather suffer where we are than try something new? Why do we cling onto this idea that change isn’t worth it? Why are we so caught up with yesterday that we don’t want to live in today? Why are we so scared to risk it all? Shouldn’t we be most scared of being in the same miserable a$$ place as we are now, next year…and the year after?

Put your buts aside…I dare you! Go a whole week catching yourself when you get ready to say “but”. If someone invites you out…just say YES or NO. Don’t ponder and say “I would but I’m broke, I would but I’m tired, I would but who’s going to be there, but but but…”. Just go for it. Start small. And celebrate each win as you go, every small micro win deserves a reward. Give yourself a pat on the back, boost your esteem, and soon enough you will be saying YES to yourself, served on a silver platter, no excuses on the side! Your happiness, your success, your life depends on it. With commitment and consistency you will be successful. No buts allowed! I believe in YOU!

– xo Liliana

Life; a piece of pie!

Life is like an 8 piece, delicious, freshly baked pie! Well, maybe not…however self actualization and contentment are a balancing act of 8 pillars in life and wellness.

Do you ever feel like your life is out of whack? I know I used to feel this way all the time; finally something will be going well in one area, and then another area starts to slip. Then I get that part of my life on track, and something else goes left. Fu*king frustrating! Then, a few years ago I found my focus and I unraveled my beliefs in the form of a wellness wheel! This was a huge eye opener. It’s one thing to have ideas in your head of what may be out of balance, what you should/could work on and then to see it on paper. I started printing out a blank chart very 3 months and coloring in my pie of life. I could quickly see which areas of life I needed to work on…until my pie became whole! WOW was that ever an amazing feeling. It wasn’t easy, I had to be REAL with myself. Since then I’ve moved, I’ve cut out toxic people from my life, I’ve developed a new mindset about money, love, relationships and the end result….I’ve found happiness!

Since life isn’t a piece of pie, we need to consciously work hard to attain self actualization, to find true meaning of our lives, to shake the limiting beliefs and fears that others have placed upon us and to achieve overall mental well-being.  There are 8 dimensions or 8 pillars of life…and we need to learn to spin all 8 plates at the same time. Health and wellness must be our top priority…otherwise, what’s the point? If we’re not in good health physically and mentally, money won’t matter, relationships won’t matter, how big your house is or what car you’re whippin’ won’t mean a thing! THINK ABOUT IT FOR A MOMENT! What is the point in working 60 hours per week, exhausted, drained, not in the mood to see any body…but you have money in the bank? What is the point in having a good education if you’re smoking & drinking and you won’t be in good health to benefit from it in the long run? What is the point in buying a beautiful home if you’re not going to have anyone to share it with?

LIFE IS BALANCE!


Your wellness wheel!

Now you could read this, nod your head, go back to social media to see if you have any new messages or likes – OR – you could try this exercise.

Will you try it? If yes, keep reading! If no, that’s okay too. You are an adult and you can decide how you spend your time and how invested you are in making a positive change in your life. Did you know that less than 1% of people actually invest in their mental health? No wonder we have so many sad, depressed and unfulfilled people around us. If you’re willing to bite a piece of this pie, follow these simple instructions below…it could be life changing, you never know!

Focus on these 8 pillars of your life

  • HEALTH
  • FAMILY/FRIENDS
  • PERSONAL GROWTH
  • ROMANCE
  • CAREER
  • MONEY
  • HOME
  • FUN

I want you to write out each of these categories and rate each one on a scale of 0-10. Zero being non existent to ten being 100% “super-fu*king-tastic can’t get any better!”

Health meaning your physical health, your mental health, your levels of happiness and satisfaction, including your spiritual and emotional well-being, your diet, your exercise, your appearance…

Family/Friends meaning how content are you with your relationships with your friends and your family. Do you have a strong social network, do you feel supported and loved, are your relationships healthy, honest and reliable?

Personal growth meaning personal development, education, your individual intellect. Are you constantly growing and becoming the person you are destined to be? Are you curious and engaged? Are you reading books, watching educational and motivational videos and movies? Are you expressing yourself creatively? Are you working on your morals, values, are you knocking down your limiting beliefs and are you smashing your goals?

Romance meaning are you satisfied with the partner you have? Are you seeking the right partner? Are you content in your love life, sex life, your companion, are you planning to start a family or get married, or perhaps divorced (by choice)? Do you experience enough intimacy? Do you and your partner communicate? Do you feel special, wanted, loved and supported?

Career meaning are you in the right line of work? Do you enjoy going to work? Do you have positive work relations? Do you feel proud of yourself at work? Is this the right job for you? Do you have the right skills? Are you acknowledged at work? Do you feel valued? Does this job make you feel fulfilled?

Money meaning do you have enough money to cover your basic needs? Do you have enough money to start a savings account? Do you have enough money in case of emergency? Do you make the kind of money you deserve? Do you work too hard or not hard enough for your pay cheque? Are you able to live within your financial means? Are your debts being taken care of? Are you able to leave your credit card at home when you go out and still be able to enjoy yourself? Are you self sufficient? Do you have a budget tool? Are you putting away money for your retirement?

Home meaning what is your home life like? Is it stressful and chaotic or is it calm and relaxing? Is your house clean or messy? Is it organized or cluttered? Do you feel safe? Does your home represent you? Do you feel comfortable? Is it a home you can afford? Is this a home you will stay in long term? Is the environment you’re in a happy and healthy one? Are you taking care of your global, envirionmental and personal surroundings? Are you proud of where you live?

Fun meaning are you doing enough of the things you love and enjoy? Do you travel and go out to movies, concerts, art galleries, dinners, boats, parks, beaches, meeting with friends? Do you have a healthy social life? Do you get enough rest and relaxation? Do you have time for self care and “me time”? Do you laugh a lot? Do you smile? Do you jump, sing, hum? Do you let the little kid inside of you out once in a while? Do you enjoy yourself?

Action:

Now, use the below pie chart to color in each category rating between 0-10. You should get a pretty good and honest idea of which areas are in state of emergency and you need to work on immediately! I suggest that you complete this wellness wheel once every 3 months to see where you have improved and where you may be lacking in success. In each area, even the “good” ones, write out 3 action steps you can take right away to improve further. If you feel that you would benefit from my Life Coaching sessions, please shoot me an email and we can book a time for your discovery call.

Let me know how it goes, I welcome all feedback!

 

25 Days of Giving – daily challenges

Merry ho ho ho! Happy Festivus for all of us! I hope your holidays season is joyful and bright.

Today for Day 25 of Giving pack up a plate of left overs and take it to your elderly neighbor, someone who you know is alone this holiday season or to a local homeless person near by. Today’s act of kindness deserves a shout-out to my beloved partner, as he is the one who suggested that we pack up plates to go!

I just went to visit an elderly neighbor across the way; she invited me in, we had a nice chat and she said that my visit made her day and my smile is the “true meaning of Christmas spirit“. I must say, this was one of the most meaningful of all the days of giving.

And to you; YOU ROCK for hanging in with me and completing all or some of the daily acts of giving. Give yourself a pat on the back, you are a gem – THANK YOU for being selfless, you’ve made me proud.

xo Liliana




 

 

Happy Friday ya’ll! Day 22 of Giving is here, holy smokes we’re almost done! Today, I know you’re super busy…so take 2 minutes out of your time and do the below act of kindness…your loved ones deserve the recognition and support!

xo Liliana

 

 

 

 


 

 

Hey hey, Day 21 of Giving is here! Do something super simple and so meaningful today; give someone a special social media shoutout! Give them props for something great they’ve done, highlight their skills and successes. Let’s spread the love and acknowledge each others hard work! Perhaps it’s a friend that has been working really hard to attain some kind of goal, or a co-worker that has gone above and beyond, or maybe it’s your mom who’s been your greatest cheerleader, either way, show them some social media love today!

xo Liliana

 

 


We’re getting down to the nitty gritty, welcome to Day 20 of Giving! Only 5 more days…but this doesn’t mean that giving has to end. All of these acts of kindness are taken from my every day life style. Giving is such a gift for yourself and others, wouldn’t you agree? Giving is a choice, you decided if you want to be a giver. Remember my most favorite quote?

“The more people you bless, that’s how you measure success!”

During this last minute crunch of running around shopping, cleaning, cooking…offer one of your friends, a neighbor or a family member to babysit the kids or watch their dog while they finish up their errands. I’m sure they’ll get more done if they know someone else has their back and the kids are fed, safe and happy and that Rocky has been on a few walks, caught the ball and now is getting cuddles on the couch. A few hours will be fun for you, and can surely help someone out. Have fun.

xo Liliana

 


 


Good Monday morning! We’re on Day 18 of Giving already, and the days are winding down. How has giving made you feel? What do you notice about yourself? What has changed?

Today, find a local business in your community – preferably a mom and pop shop, and give them an excellent review! Whether it be on Yelp of on their actual website. Write something nice and encouraging, they deserve to hear from you.

As for yesterday…did you give away your old, extra, not needed blankets? If you didn’t get the chance – I know it was Football Sunday – do it today! Better late than never.

xo Liliana


Hey hey, happy Day 17 of Giving! Today, go through your storage and find any old or extra blankets that you do not use and take them down to a local shelter. It’s really cold out there! We had no power in our house for most of the morning today (a power line was out and the BC Hydro crew was working on it for a few hours), my house got so cold…I can’t even imagine having to be out under a bridge some where in this wintery weather. I know we all have a few extra blankets or old sleeping bags lying around. Thanks for doing this in advance.

xo Liliana

 


Happy Saturday! Today for Day 16 of Giving pack up ingredients and go visit family or a friend and cook them your most famous dinner. If you don’t have the time to stay and cook, perhaps stop at a grocery store and pick up a few bags of groceries to fill their fridge instead.

“Food is the ingredient that binds us together!”

How did donating books go for you yesterday? I’ve heard a lot of feedback that letting go of books was a tough chore. I get it, I like collecting my books too. But what’s better than them collecting dust? Yes, when others get to enjoy them too! Good job guys.

xo Liliana


 

Good morning and Happy Friday! Welcome to Day 15 of Giving. Today when you get home from work, or school, or if you have the day off…go through your books at home. I know we all like to collect our books, but do we really need all of them? Are you really going to re-read that one book many times over? Or perhaps, would it be more beneficial to share the book(s), donate the book(s) to a library or a thrift store where others can read the book(s) as well? If you’re struggling giving up your beloved book(s), make 2 piles; “must keep” and “could maybe let go of“, then choose a few out of the maybe pile and donate for someones pleasure.

Have an excellent Friday! xo Liliana

 


Oh snap it’s already Day 14 of Giving! You’ve done a lot of giving of yourself in the last 2 weeks, way to go! Did your co-workers enjoy the treats you brought in yesterday? Mine sure did. For today’s act of kindness, search online for a charity or cause that you believe in and donate $10. If you can’t donate ten…I know money is tight this time of the year, donate what you can. Every dollar counts! If everyone donated $1, can you imagine the impact that would make? If you are unsure of which charity you’d like to donate too; simply Google “charities in my city” and a list will pop up. The Red Cross, Make a Wish Foundation, BWSS Battered Women’s Support Services or the SPCA just to name a few.

 

“Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.”Byrant McGill

Enjoy. xo Liliana


Wow! Wow! Wow! You have been doing some amazing things during these 25 Days of Giving – you should be so proud of yourself, I am very proud of you. We’re more than half way now. Today for Day 13, I’m giving you an easy challenge, since yesterday’s was pretty tough. However, even though it was tough, I saw really great education on social media in regards to ending stigma. I saw some about ending hunger, racism, sexism and mental illness. I am sure there were many more excellent conversations that happened during the day also. Go you!! One that I learned a lot from was that 1 in 9 people go hungry at work, they do not have a lunch – I wasn’t aware that the numbers were so high. With that being said, check out today’s challenge below, it just so happens to coincide. If you work alone, or have the day off, repeat any of the previous 12 challenges.

Enjoy. xo Liliana



Morning and welcome to Day 10 of Giving!

How many sandwiches did you hand out yesterday? Were you able to donate your time at the soup kitchen? If you liked those challenges, and they felt rewarding, you will enjoy today’s act of kindness also!

Spend a little time playing cards or just conversing with seniors at your nearby Senior Center. Many seniors do not get any visitors, and I’m sure they’re feeling lonely. Or, perhaps you’d prefer to go to your local animal shelter and donate your time walking a dog. Let me know which one you chose, I love hearing all the wonderful feedback.

Remember, life about what you give…not what you get!

 


 

Hello lovelies! Today for Day 8 of Giving, give someone a nice massage. It can be your partner or a friend, or even your dog. It doesn’t have to be long, you don’t need to be very good at it either. Just allow someone a few minutes to relax their body, as the human touch is necessary to our well-being. So don’t be shy, go for it. Enjoy xo

 

 


Top of the morning! Today’s we’re on Day 7 of Giving.

Yesterday was a tough one, I must admit I myself didn’t get the opportunity (or rather didn’t make the opportunity happen) to give gloves to a homeless person. But I will continue to carry the pair of gloves in my purse over the next few days until I come across someone who needs them. I could have, honestly, made a trip to the part of town where there are many people living in the cold streets…but excuses came up, I had a long day…we are only human right? The feedback I received was the same from many of you; that this was a tough one. So to make up for the fact that many of us missed completing yesterdays challenge, today will be an easy one!

 


Good morning beautiful people, it’s Day 6 of Giving today!

Yesterday’s challenge I must say was my favorite thus far. I really enjoyed writing my note (which turned into a letter) of appreciation. I really felt so much gratitude in my heart and realized all of the wonderful things this person does for me and others. It was a great gift of giving…and I have decided that I am going to write a few more notes of appreciation to other people since it felt good AF! I think we rarely take the time to pause and be thankful, be grateful and actually tell those around us how much they mean to us.

I also received some really cool feedback yesterday from one of you; “Words of kindness are like free dollars” – I love it! Let’s throw it around like confetti. WOOT!

Today’s challenge may or may not work…depending where you are in the city. Perhaps you don’t pass by many homeless people. Either way, carry an old pair of gloves in your purse, in your backpack, keep them in the car…or buy a pair at the dollar store and if today is not the day, keep on trying until those gloves find a new home. Enjoy!


Hey hey tribe! Day 5 of Giving is here!

Wow is time ever flying by quickly. Are you having fun while giving back? I have received some awesome feedback from you guys in regards to yesterday’s challenge and how it felt to call someone…just to tell them they’re loved. Some thought it was easy, others thought it was hard, some didn’t know who to call, while others called more than one person, some of you didn’t see it as giving…until you did it and felt the energy on the other side of the phone and knew that you had just made someone’s day. Something so simple, yet so meaningful. Some experienced fear behind this challenge, and felt awkward…some skipped this one all together. Either way, I am proud of you for pushing through your boundaries these last 4 days! You’re doing great.

 


Hello loves, Day 4 of Giving is here bright and early!

But firstly how was yesterday for you? I got the coolest feedback from 2 different people; that they walked around knocking on neighbour’s doors asking if they can do their dishes! THIS is the kind of giving that I like to see, this is what makes my heart sing! How would you react if someone knocked on your door asking to come in and clean for you…at no cost…no ulterior motive…no hidden agenda? We’re living in a world, in a time, where we would automatically either be suspicious of the person or think they were definitely crazy – right? Big kudos to all of you who did go over to a friend’s, a family member’s or to a strangers house (or at least attempt to). YOU GUYS ROCK! Good karma is on it’s way. XO

 


We’re on Day 3 already….only 22 more days to go!

How are you feeling? How is giving going for you? Are you finding it challenging to find the time, the need, the desire, the way to complete the daily tasks? Or do you feel empowered and grateful and does giving make your heart feel full?

I purged my closet yesterday and donated a bunch of clothes, shoes and a nice warm jacket too! It was awesome to let go of old energy, so that I can welcome new energy in and to know that someone in need will use these items – which is better than them just collecting dust isn’t it?

For today’s act of kindness; perhaps they have a dish washer or no dishes to wash, rather than skipping this daily challenge, swap the chore for something else. Take out someone’s garbage, vacuum their home, walk their dog…or even in your own home, pick up a chore that isn’t yours to make the day a little easier for someone special to you. Enjoy! xo Liliana


Day 2 of 25 Days of Giving is upon us!

How did day 1 go? I got some really cool feedback from you guys; that it was “trans-formative”, “it made negative feelings go away”, “it felt really great to give” and “that more than 5 people declined free coffee until one finally said yes!”. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to let me know how it went. And you may be thinking “WTF who doesn’t want free coffee?“…well in reality, our brain is designed to protect us, to say NO to most things (or yes, whatever is safer in the situation). Actually some people are so negative in their thinking that it will take more than 9 no’s before they give a yes. It is more comfortable to say “no” to a stranger and just to keep it moving, not to exchange energies and to save time. But I bet, the one person that finally said yes felt appreciative, felt appreciated, felt blessed and will cherish this moment, as will you! Now isn’t that worth stopping, exchanging a few words with a stranger and saying YES to something nice? WOOT now, day 2 (since it’s the weekend) takes a little more of your focus…check it out..and let me know how it goes, I welcome all feedback.


Day 1 of 25 Days of Giving

is finally here! I hope you’re as excited as I am! I’ve been counting down the days until I can share these challenges with you. I’ve spent nights thinking of the perfect tasks that would empower you, ways to help you grow as a person, to build up your confidence, your self worth and your self esteem…and mine also…ways to gain new connections and to find belonging in the community. Giving will allow more goodness into your life…so are you ready? Check out your first act of kindness.

Let me know how it goes, I welcome all feedback. I’m super pumped to get the season of giving started – woot woot!

“The more people you bless, is how you measure success!”

It’s like an advent calendar – 25 days of giving!

Do you remember having a holiday advent calendar as a kid?

Each morning you’d open up the little window and what was inside? A chocolate. But you know what’s even better than receiving…giving!

When you subscribe to My Wings News starting on December 1 I will send directly to your inbox an act of kindness, or a task of giving. It’s up to you to accept each challenge. Since giving feels SO good, I know you’re going to be just as exited to receive my daily mail as you were when you were little! The true meaning of holidays is sharing, giving, being selfless…right? Don’t get me wrong, self-care is essential to ourwell-being, however the more you give of yourself, the more kindness you show, the more gratitude you release…the better you will feel, believe that!

Giving without the need of recognition or reciprocation is the best way to clear your karma, to grow as a person, to build your confidence, your self worth and your self esteem. It’s a way to gain new connections and belong in the community. Giving will allow you to feel empowered, to feel needed and it will allow more goodness into your own life, while putting a smile on someone’s face.

I once heard this quote many moons ago, and it has stuck with me over the years; “The more people you bless, is how you measure success!” Each year that goes by, I believe in this more. Every time I give of myself selflessly, I receive double the blessings. Will you try it with me?

I’d love if you invited your friends and family to join in! All they need to do is sign up for my subscription online (www.mywingslifecoach.com) and they can too partake in the fun!

In the words of Denzel Washington: “At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up. Who you made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”

To give you a glimpse into what the daily tasks might look like – it’s nothing that will break the bank or anything you’ll need to adjust your entire schedule to follow – it will be simple acts of kindness such as giving a homeless person gloves, or buying the next person in line a coffee.

I hope you are as excited about this as I am! Feel free to share your feedback with me below, via email, on my Instagram or Facebook.

Stay warm this cold and rainy fall season.

Chat soon, XO Liliana