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Just One Thing

posted by Jodi Chapman

Sometimes, life can feel overwhelming. It can feel disheartening. It can feel like it’s all just too much to handle, to process, to sift through. Especially for sensitive souls – those of us who live our lives with our hearts […]

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In the Stillness (Free Printable Poster)

posted by Jodi Chapman

I created this printable poster as a loving reminder for each of us. It’s my hope that it helps us remember to slow down and give ourselves the beautiful gift of stillness and presence. You can click on it, save […]

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Lean Into It

posted by Jodi Chapman

I oftentimes feel that my life is a drag car race – where I’m going around and around and around at super fast speeds, and the only time I stop to recharge is when I absolutely have to – when […]

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You Already Know

posted by Jodi Chapman

Yes. It’s easy to look to another for the answers. It’s easy to look outside of yourself for the way forward. It’s easy to ask and plead and beg for someone to tell you what to do, or how to […]

You’re Already Perfect

posted by Jodi Chapman

In the past I seemed to believe that I’d achieve perfection if I only tried hard enough, pushed hard enough, and worked hard enough.  So that’s exactly what I did. I tried until I couldn’t try any more. I pushed […]

You Can Design Your Life

posted by Jodi Chapman

The other day, after looking at my calendar and seeing how jam packed the upcoming week, month, year was, I started to feel panicky. The days are full. Completely full. They are the kind of days where I wonder how […]

Bravely Living with an Open Heart

posted by Jodi Chapman

Last week something happened that hurt me deeply. Because of this incident, I was faced with a choice: I could either close off my heart in order to protect myself from being hurt in the future. Or I could feel […]

Making Space for Peace

posted by Jodi Chapman

I’ve been looking for ways to invite more peace into my life. More balance. More yin energy. More restful energy. More “ahhhhhhh” energy. Like many of us, I’ve been going, going, going for years. And all of this doing has […]

The Gift of Presence

posted by Jodi Chapman

I’ve been feeling more and more that in a world that seems to be speeding up and in a time when gadgets and technology are available (and oftentimes in our hands) at any moment, that presence has become the best […]

I Am Here

posted by Jodi Chapman

  I am here to hold your hand when you aren’t sure if you can keep going. I am here to cheer you on when you have soared higher than you knew was possible. I am here when you are […]

A Soul’s Perspective on Death

posted by Jodi Chapman

I’ve been in a reflective space today and have been thinking about dying and the soul and the other side and why we’re here and why we leave when we do. Do you ever have those days? I call them […]

Telling a New Story

posted by Jodi Chapman

“I’ve never been a morning person. I wake up tired and a bit grumpy. I never feel fully rested. I immediately begin to feel stressed about all of the things that need to be done during the day ahead. I […]

Redefining Meditation

posted by Jodi Chapman

I once heard Deepak Chopra say that if you don’t think you can spare five minutes per day to meditate, you should meditate for 10 minutes. This resonated so deeply with me because while I write about connecting with my […]

An Easy Exercise in Possibility

posted by Jodi Chapman

If I told you that you could let go of anything that was holding you back, anything that was causing you pain, anything that was keeping you from living your best life, would you believe me?  If I told you […]

You Have the Answers

posted by Jodi Chapman

You won’t find the answers out there. You can look far and wide. You can look up, down, and all around. But you won’t find them.   You won’t find the answers in another’s voice or another’s experience. You can […]

A Love Letter for Sensitive Souls

posted by Jodi Chapman

This love letter is for you, sensitive one.  You who sometimes feels that this world that moves so fast and sounds so loud and feels so intense and is just too much to take in and too much to process […]

A Million Gifts

posted by Jodi Chapman

There are millions of ways to live our lives. There are millions of paths we can take to get from here to there. There are millions of people we can interact with and millions of experiences we can have. There […]

At the Center

posted by Jodi Chapman

I created this artwork today and wanted to give it to you. You can click on it to see the full size – it measures 8’x10′ and can be printed out at high resolution. I believe that we are all […]

A Love Experiment

posted by Jodi Chapman

Do you believe that you live in a loving world? Do you believe that you are surrounded by loving people? Do you believe that you deserve to receive love? Do you believe that you are worthy of giving love? Do […]

Moving Beyond Our Comfort Zone

posted by Jodi Chapman

I was talking with someone earlier today about how we know what it is that we are meant to be doing to honor our souls and take care of ourselves, but slowing down for long enough to actually do the […]

What Do You Believe?

posted by Jodi Chapman

I believe that we are always surrounded by love. I believe that we have the power to create our best life. I believe that, at our core, we are pure love. I believe that my thoughts become my reality. I […]

If You Truly Knew…

posted by Jodi Chapman

If you truly knew how wonderfully wonderful you were… If you truly knew how amazingly amazing you were…  If you truly knew how beautifully beautiful you were…  If you truly knew how brilliantly brilliant you were…  How would you change? […]

Love Is Truly Everything

posted by Jodi Chapman

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I created this printable poster for you. I saved it at high resolution, and it measures 8’x10′. You can click on it and then save it and print it out. I hope you enjoy it! […]

Chasing the Robbers Away

posted by Jodi Chapman

I had a very unsettling dream last night. Robbers had surrounded my home and were looking in my windows. Everywhere I looked, I could see them. I felt like a prisoner. I tried calling the police, but my phone was […]

Do You Know?

posted by Jodi Chapman

Do you know that you don’t have to work so hard and push so hard and try so hard? Do you know that you are enough – exactly enough? Do you know that if you took away all of your […]

Sharing A Secret

posted by Jodi Chapman

I’m going to let you in on a secret. It’s a secret that is really, really good to know, especially during times when you feel like you’re flailing about and have no idea how to take the next step forward. […]

Here Comes the Sun

posted by Jodi Chapman

When I woke up this morning, I looked out my window and saw nothing but blue sky. Where I live in the Pacific Northwest, this is definitely a special occasion for this time of year. I told myself that it […]

How Do You Define Self Care?

posted by Jodi Chapman

“Self Care” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around so much that we can become desensitized to it. We all know that we’re “supposed” to practice self care. And we’ve all heard the oxygen mask example in relation […]

The Choice Is Yours

posted by Jodi Chapman

When the sun is shining, do you go out and soak it up? Or do you think about the drought and wish for rain?  When the birds are singing, do you open the windows and enjoy their songs? Or do […]

The Revolving Door

posted by Jodi Chapman

I had a dream last night that I was back in high school, except it wasn’t a high school that I was familiar with. I went into the library and wandered around for a few minutes before realizing that there […]

It’s Up to You

posted by Jodi Chapman

You can hang onto your pain. Shackle yourself to the heaviness of it. Or you can begin to let it go. You can allow yourself to be free. It’s up to you.   You can be consumed by your anger […]

Just One Breath

posted by Jodi Chapman

It never fails. When I sit down to write – when I invite quiet and solitude into my life and slow down long enough to center myself and listen to my soul – I am filled with an unsettled feeling. […]

Inviting the Magic In

posted by Jodi Chapman

I did something the other day that I haven’t done in years: I bought something for myself that I didn’t need, that wasn’t practical, and that I didn’t even know what I would do with. I saw this cute scarf […]

What Makes You Feel Better?

posted by Jodi Chapman

It’s inevitable. We’re going to suffer in this lifetime. We’re going to feel pain. We’re going to experience sadness. We’re going to have our hearts broken. We’re going to feel lower than we ever expected was possible. It’s true. Sometimes […]

A Thought Experiment

posted by Jodi Chapman

  I wonder if we could try an experiment together. Right here, right now. It will just take a couple of minutes. Let’s each take out a piece of paper and spend 1-2 minutes writing down all of our most […]

We Are Loved

posted by Jodi Chapman

This post is going to be super short, but I hope you won’t breeze by it because of that. I hope you won’t assume that because it’s not long-winded it must not be important. I hope you’ll give it a […]

Feeling Your Feelings

posted by Jodi Chapman

Our moods go up and down. Our emotions fluctuate constantly. Sometimes we’re happy, and sometimes we’re sad. Sometimes we’re angry, and sometimes we’re grateful. Sometimes we’re afraid, and sometimes we’re content. And all of these states of being are completely […]

What Do You Need?

posted by Jodi Chapman

Let’s try an experiment together. Let’s sit still for a few moments. Get comfortable. Relax into our body. Take a few deep breaths. Close our eyes. And feel ourselves becoming more centered – more grounded. Let’s take a few more […]

Making Space for Reflection

posted by Jodi Chapman

You’ll always be busy. You’ll always have too much to do. You’ll always have the kids to pick up or the groceries to get or the errands to run. You’ll always have the house to clean or the dinner to […]

Joy in Not Being the Best

posted by Jodi Chapman

I love solving Sudoku puzzles. It’s one of my favorite ways to unwind on my days off. There’s something really relaxing about knowing that there is a solution, and that hopefully I’ll be able to solve it. However, I’m not […]

The Loving Dream that Changed My Life

posted by Jodi Chapman

I believe that when we are born, we all are made of pure love. I believe that we are all bright lights that are good and sweet and loving and wise and amazing in every way. And that never changes. […]

The Gift of Presence

posted by Jodi Chapman

As I sat down to write this post, I settled into my chair, put on my headphones, took a few deep breaths, closed my eyes, and waited for the words to appear. And in that moment of sitting and waiting, […]

What Does Your Soul Want You to Know?

posted by Jodi Chapman

When I sit down to write, I usually start by closing my eyes, taking a deep breath, and asking my soul to share what it most wants me to know. And then I wait. Sometimes for a couple of seconds. […]

All in Moderation

posted by Jodi Chapman

A year ago, I stopped eating sugar. Every time I ate something that either had sugar in it or turned into sugar during the digestion process, I felt sick. And so I completely eliminated it for an entire year: no […]

A New Lease on Life

posted by Jodi Chapman

I used to think that if I opened the floodgates to any painful emotion (fear, anger, sadness, etc.) that the pain would never stop gushing out. Because of this belief, I did my best to stuff the emotions down – […]

Why Don’t You…

posted by Jodi Chapman

Why don’t you…    Love yourself Love another   Follow your passion Speak your truth Share your heart   Embrace the possibility Give yourself permission   Slow down Ask for help Offer help   Face your fears Take that leap […]

Are You Waiting for the Rain?

posted by Jodi Chapman

I have a friend who is currently living her dream come true. Everything seems to be working out in her life. She enjoys her job, her kids are happy and healthy, and she’s in a loving relationship. She makes a […]

You Are Enough

posted by Jodi Chapman

Did you know that you could do or not do anything for the rest of your life, and it wouldn’t make a difference for determining your inherent value, how much you’re loved, how much you matter? Did you know that […]

Tuning Out the Noise

posted by Jodi Chapman

I recently bought a pair of headphones – big, foamy headphones that are designed to tune out noise. I bought them because, as a writer, silence is something that I long for. Silence is what I absolutely need to be […]

What’s So Scary About the Present Moment?

posted by Jodi Chapman

I have a cat, Buncom, who is terrified of the vacuum. Really terrified. In fact, when he sees me start to pick things up and get ready to vacuum, he immediately runs and hides. I don’t know where this fear […]

I Believe in Angels

posted by Jodi Chapman

I believe in angels.  And, as a former skeptic, I realize that this isn’t something that everyone believes in. Sometimes the things that we can’t necessarily see become myths in our minds. Sometimes the things that we have yet to […]

How Would Your Life Be Different?

posted by Jodi Chapman

How would your world be different if you suspended disbelief – just for a single moment? If you allowed yourself to open your heart to miracles and believe that the world is a magical place. How would your life be […]

Is Your Routine Healthy?

posted by Jodi Chapman

As I was cooking lunch the other day, I started thinking about how I tend to eat the same basic things – there’s definitely not a huge variety of ingredients. I guess I’m a creature of habit. I like my […]

What If You Smiled More?

posted by Jodi Chapman

I haven’t been getting enough sleep. I’ve been going to bed later and waking up earlier. I’ve been dreaming about work projects and waking up thinking about my checklist. I even woke myself (and my husband) up the other night […]

Four Words to Free Your Soul

posted by Jodi Chapman

For many years, I lived my life with fear in the back of my mind that if I did something, wrote something, said something, or acted in some way, someone would be mad at me or not approve of me […]

Hitting the Reset Button

posted by Jodi Chapman

Do you ever have one of those days where nothing seems to be working out the way you hoped it would? Maybe you stubbed your toe when you got out of bed, and then you got accidentally turned the cold […]

The ABCs of Spirituality

posted by Jodi Chapman

A – Ask for help. B – Breathe deeply and often. C – Choose to live and choose to love. D – Discover your purpose. E – Embrace the path of enlightenment. F – Forgive yourself and others. G – […]

Leaping into the Loving Abyss

posted by Jodi Chapman

Imagine that you’re standing at the edge of the ocean. Bare feet, sun shining. You take a few steps into the water and allow the waves to wash over your toes and splash around your ankles. You look down and […]

Creating a Love Bubble

posted by Jodi Chapman

I live in a love bubble. It may sound cheesy, but it’s absolutely true. I didn’t always have this bubble around me. I spent many years of my life surrounded by people who either loved me but had a funny […]

Viewing the World Through a Loving Lens

posted by Jodi Chapman

I used to pride myself on being able to hold a grudge for years. On being the last one to forgive. On not being able to say that I was sorry or admit that I was wrong. I thought that […]

A Love Letter to My Younger Self

posted by Jodi Chapman

Have you ever looked at an old picture of yourself and gone back in time to the moment the photo was taken? Wouldn’t it be great if you could go back and share all of the wisdom that you’ve gained […]

3 Ways to Invite More Joy into Your Life

posted by Jodi Chapman

I just did something that I wouldn’t normally do: I cued up one of my favorite songs, set it to repeat, and had a dance party. I danced around my office. I sang my heart out. I jumped around and […]

It’s Not Too Late

posted by Jodi Chapman

I sometimes hear people say that they can’t change their thinking or their mindset or their beliefs or the way they view the world. They say that it’s just too late. They feel that they’re just stuck with this way […]

Do You Have a Cozy Fort?

posted by Jodi Chapman

As I write this post from my home office, there’s something very sweet about the view that I am looking at: two cats sleeping away in their blanket forts. Just five minutes ago, both cats were irritable and unsettled, not […]

How to Hear Your Soul

posted by Jodi Chapman

I haven’t always listened to my soul. In fact, I never spent much time thinking about my soul at all. It’s true that, like all of us, I would hear inner whispers – asking me to embrace something or leap […]

The Common Thread that Ties Us Together

posted by Jodi Chapman

Over the past couple of years, through my own inner growth and through connecting with many others, I’ve come to realize that there’s one common thread that ties us together: Love. That’s it. Everything comes back to this. It seems […]

Previous Posts

Just One Thing
Sometimes, life can feel overwhelming. It can feel disheartening. It can feel like it’s all just too much to handle, to process, to sift through. Especially for sensitive souls – those of us who live our lives with our hearts wide open and with our emotions close to the surface. I know. I rea

posted 7:53:45pm Jun. 06, 2014 | read full post »

In the Stillness (Free Printable Poster)
I created this printable poster as a loving reminder for each of us. It's my hope that it helps us remember to slow down and give ourselves the beautiful gift of stillness and presence. You can click on it, save it, and print it out - I created it at high resolution for you. Hugs, Jodi &nbs

posted 10:02:15pm May. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Lean Into It
I oftentimes feel that my life is a drag car race – where I’m going around and around and around at super fast speeds, and the only time I stop to recharge is when I absolutely have to – when I’m about to run out of gas or when my body simply can’t go any longer and needs to refuel – eit

posted 1:50:03am May. 18, 2014 | read full post »

You Already Know
Yes. It’s easy to look to another for the answers. It’s easy to look outside of yourself for the way forward. It’s easy to ask and plead and beg for someone to tell you what to do, or how to live, or where to go. It’s so easy to put all of your power in someone else’s hands – to turn you

posted 1:31:15am May. 07, 2014 | read full post »

You're Already Perfect
In the past I seemed to believe that I'd achieve perfection if I only tried hard enough, pushed hard enough, and worked hard enough.  So that’s exactly what I did. I tried until I couldn’t try any more. I pushed until I was absolutely exhausted and had nothing left to give. And I worked unti

posted 8:03:59pm Apr. 30, 2014 | read full post »

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