Living Life in the Now


Happy Monday wonderful readers!! With the hustle and bustle of Easter weekend, it wasn’t easy for me to stay present. How have you been holding up with living in the now?

Do you ever find yourself saying things like:

“I can’t wait for the weekend”
“I can’t wait for my vacation”
“I can’t wait for the holidays”
“I can’t wait…insert any slew of options here”

I’ve realized anytime that I say the words “I can’t wait…“, that I am no longer present. You can’t possibly be living in the now if you’re always waiting for the next moment to happen.

So this weekend was super busy and I found myself getting a bad migraine and then next thing I know I was can’t waiting the weekend away! Have you ever fell victim of a similar circumstance?


Up until now, I never realized I was wishing my life away and that I wasn’t experiencing the true happiness that each moment presents itself. Right now decide to be happy. Decide to be present so that every moment is one that you look forward to.

This makes me think of the movie Click with Adam Sandler (spoiler alert)…

If you’ve seen the movie, you know he basically can’t wait to get to every next stage in his life, that he goes his whole life on cruise control never really experiencing any joy or happiness. He misses out on every milestone and happy moment and then his life is over.

When you aren’t present and living in the now you are essentially using the remote control of your life to stay on autopilot. You’re life is passing by and you aren’t really experiencing the joy it truly brings.

Just like in the movie, Adam Sandlars character gets a second chance at life to live without the remote. This is YOUR second chance. Right NOW. Choose to take it.

Be present. Watch your life be overwhelmed with joy!

Until next time, make magical moments! Xoxo 🙂

Law of Attraction Challenge #14: Practice Forgiveness


This week you should practice forgiveness. The only person hurting from holding grudges is the holder of the grudge–YOU!

The above image explains how to detach from your ego to end an argument. This is a great reminder on the first step to forgiveness.

Forgiveness can also be to forgive yourself
for something you may be still holding onto. Forgive yourself so you can move on.

Decide what may be impeding your happiness and work this week towards the goal of all encompassing forgiveness. Not an easy task but I have faith in You to do it!

Until next time, have magical moments! Xoxo 🙂

You Are Not Your Ego

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As discussed last week, I am still focusing on being more present in my life and hope you have begun to do the same.

I love to watch Super Soul Sunday on Oprah’s OWN network.  For the past several Sundays I’ve been watching the mini series A New Earth with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle.  It’s been really eye opening and I look forward to it every week.

I recently came across this post on Facebook:

This short film clip really made me see the ego in a whole new perspective. The ego, whom lives inside us all, does not define who we truly are. Recognizing this will be so profound for you.  Any time you begin to speak or act out of anger, anxiety or fear, recognize that this is not you—It is your ego and you are not your ego.

As seen on Modern Immortal

As seen on Modern Immortal

In the words of my husband:

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You truly are not your ego. Your ego exists in the past and in the future and that’s when you allow it to have hold over you.  Learn to be present and watch the ego dip away.

Next week I will delve more into the power of the ego and ways to silence that inner voice that causes you to be anxious, nervous, afraid, etc.

Until next time, have magical moments!

Xoxo 🙂

The POWER of WORRY to Attract What You DON’T Want

4.9.14 Your Worries are Powerful

Have you ever noticed how when you worry about something happening to you, that’s usually what happens? Doesn’t that stink!? And, unfortunately, that’s usually what we notice the most—the things we didn’t want happening, happening—even though we are constantly attracting good circumstances to us all the time too.

Take it from me, “the worry queen,” worry does no good! While I have been a worrier most of my life, I finally learned the hard way how powerful my worrying can affect me…physically.

Getting dressed up club style, platform heels and all, for my best friend’s bachelorette party in NYC, I kept stressing about falling and breaking an ankle or something while wearing my heels; I’m not one to wear heels more than a few times a year and this was one of those occasions. I even stuffed into the pockets of my coat my flip flops, my more usual style of footwear, in case my feet were killing me and I had to change my shoes.

Ass seen on Natalet...

Ass seen on Natalet…

One of the girls that was with us grabbed me by the shoulders as were getting ready to leave for the club and said, “Mar, you are not allowed to stress tonight! You are here to enjoy yourself and that is what you are going to do. Everything is going to be fine!” I thanked her for the reminder that snapped me out of my negative state and ended up having a great time dancing the night away till 5 am…without falling or tripping once.

It wasn’t until we got home that my worry magnet brought my worries to life, like there was a delay in the universe’s delivery system.

While stepping out onto the balcony when we got back to the apartment, with my flip flops on at that point, oddly enough, I fell on the side of my ankle and come to find out the next day, after being encouraged by my husband to go to the ER, that I fractured my ankle in 3 places; my first broken bone ever.

At first I didn’t make the connection between my thoughts only hours prior to my broken ankle and its actual “breaking point,” but once it dawned on me, I realized how powerful my worrying had been in attracting exactly what I was worrying about, exactly what I DIDN’T want to happen!

So, let my painful, drawn out experience be a lesson to you—whatever you focus on, whether it be a positive or negative thing, you will eventually manifest it in your life. It may not be as clear or severe as a broken bone, but the sooner you pay attention to the way you think and feel and act and the way things play out in your life, the sooner you will realize how powerful you truly are. Like any great king or queen, it is important to not abuse your power so don’t let negativity rule your mind, heart and soul because its power can make or “break” you! Haha

Here’s to the power of positive thought attracting happy things into our live

Instead of Fear Leading You, Follow a Life of Faith

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Fear gives us what we don’t want and faith gives us what we do want in life. But often, we are driven by fear. That is a huge component of why we don’t get what we think we are asking for in our thoughts.

Maybe you have a business venture you want to go after but you’re afraid of leaving your current job. Maybe you want to take a class but are afraid of failure. Maybe you want to skydive but are afraid of your parachute not opening. Whatever the case may be for you…fear is holding you back.

So how do you push fear aside??

Great question! The only true way to do so is with Faith. Faith opens up doors for you where there was once only walls. Faith will move mountains to make things happen. Faith is your answer!


As seen on Bubblews

As seen on Bubblews

I just watched the movie Jobs about the life of Steve Jobs. He always had undeniable faith. Faith in himself and faith in the products he created. He knew that Apple would be a success. He didn’t love a fear-led life. He led a faith-led life.

Start believing in the universe fully and whole-heatedly. Know that when you ask for something that you will receive it. Know that fear is ego-driven and made up completely. For the most part, it is irrational thoughts.

If fear weren’t irrational, why would the #1 fear be public speaking?

Embrace your faith today and watch as your world begins to change. You’ll begin to do things that fear once held you back from doing. And it will be Amazing!! Trust that.

Trust the universe and most importantly trust in yourself.

Until next time, have magical moments! 🙂 xoxo

Law of Attraction Challenge #13: Don’t Gossip One Day This Week

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This weeks challenge may sound easier than it really is.  Do you pay attention when you or someone you care about begins to gossip in your presence?  Do you yourself spread gossip?  When you partake in the act of gossiping, you could potentially be drawing into your life negativity without even being aware.

So this week we challenge you to not partake in any gossiping any day–at all!  You will surprised at how many opportunities exist to allow gossip to enter your life.

We wish you luck with this challenge and please share your experiences below!

Until next time, have magical moments!! 🙂 xoxo

The Words That Follow “I Am” Shape Your Life

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The words that follow “I Am” are very important.  Last year I read an amazing life changing book called Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer. While reading this book, it was the first time I discovered the “I Am” statement.

But almost instantly as I read these words, I began to see and read about them everywhere else. From church, to other authors, Deepak Chopra, Oprah, mediations…pretty much everywhere.

Because or this, I knew there was a lot of power behind them. Whatever words you say after them shapes your reality.

“I Am”….

Add positive words after this statement and watch the world change for you.


Conversely, add negative words and see how this can shape your world in not such a bright way:

“I Am”…
A loser
Not good enough

Have you ever caught yourself saying any of these negative statements? Pay attention to what words you are using after the statement “I Am”. It will open up your eyes to see what you are unknowingly putting out there into the universe.

Now for some Magicality homework! Get out your favorite writing device and write “I Am” at the top. Then jot down statements that follow these words that will shape your life the way you’ve always envisioned it.

Then everyday when you wake up say your “I Am” statements. And everyday when you go to bed, right before sleep, say your “I Am” statements. Then as the days progress and you feel more comfortable saying them, start envisioning yourself as you say them.

Your world will change. Just believe.

Until next time, have magical moments! 🙂 xoxo

Although Sometimes Not Easy, You Can & Will Get Through

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Last week I discussed some struggles that recently happened for me in my life. Today I wanted to share a more specific story with you. Before I gave birth I had planned on breastfeeding my little one until he was a year old. I had it all planned.

In my head, it wouldn’t hurt as badly as people said it would. In my head, I would be a natural at it. In my head, it would come so easily. Notice…these were all things in my head.

As seen on Art-Spire

As seen on Art-Spire

I guess deep down subconsciously I didn’t believe these surface thoughts I had floating in my head, because from the moment he was born none of those things were true.

It was a bit painful, unnatural and not at all easy.

But I decided to ignore these feelings and persevere. The lactation consultant at the hospital was super nice and showed me a football position that I would continue on doing for the next several weeks by myself.

Then at my 2 week checkup with my pediatrician, he told us although our son was perfectly healthy (thank God!), he hadn’t reached his original birth weight (apparently babies lose a bunch of weight within days after being born). So the Dr basically said we had to go to a lactation support group to test out my milk supply.

This happened to be the week of Thanksgiving and really felt so devastating. So to get our baby ready and go to the support group, it ended up taking several hours. While there, I was taught better latching and holding techniques, which I was truly grateful for. But to my dismay, I was put on a very demanding feeding and pumping schedule.

In addition I was told to take fenugreek and blessed thistle to help increase my supply.  Then I had to attend a few more of these packed filled sessions that took hours from our day for those several weeks.

At so many points I wanted to give up.  Especially when my pump broke (yes that happened twice) and when the blessed thistle made me violently ill amongst a million other reasons. But I knew deep down that I had the universe–God on my side. I kept telling myself that I would get through this and that my baby would gain weight.

So sure enough at his 1 month checkup the Dr was very pleased with his weight gain and told us to keep doing what we were doing.

So I went home and decided to listen to inspiration–and I stopped pumping and started feeding my boy when he “asked” for it. He ate–a lot! This became very demanding as well but I held on for the ride.

I swore at 2 months that I would switch to formula but I wanted to prove I could sustain my son and help him increase his weight. Sure enough at his 2 month checkup he was thriving!  And something told me to keep at it.  So I listened to inspiration and kept nursing my son.

So now 2 months later I am still exclusively nursing and some days I toy with idea of switching to formula.

I’m not sure how long I will be able to last but I take it day by day. I removed the set time frames of “1 year” from myself and just go with the flow, as wavy as the flow may be at times.

As seen on Hayley Hobson

As seen on Hayley Hobson

Life will throw you curve balls and the unexpected. You may think you have it all figured out, but something in your subconscious comes to life and sends you for a loop.

Know that the universe will send you inspiration.  You just have to be open to receiving it.  Remember to listen.

Until next time, have magical moments! 🙂 xoxo


P.S.  For those of you celebrating, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! May you experience the luck of the Irish! 😉

Law of Attraction Challenge #11: Harnessing Your Inner Idol

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Today I wanted to talk to you about harnessing the power of someone else to achieve your goals.

My friends and I were talking one day about what qualities we love about each other but didn’t currently possess in our own lives. For example, one of my friends keeps and maintains a very clean home. So she explained to us how she does it and went step by step.

So to emulate what she does in her life and have that translate into my own life, I harnessed my “inner Rachel”. It didn’t happen overnight by any means, but as I practiced my inner Rachel, I noticed that maintaining my clean home got easier and easier. It wasn’t something that was innate for me, but it was something that I was able to harness and embrace.

So I challenge you to harness an “inner someone”. It could be a friend you admire or someone famous. For example, if you like the way Steve Jobs went after his vision, harness your inner Jobs. Or if you like how peaceful Deepak Chopra is, harness your inner Chopra.  If it is a friend, ask them to explain what it is that you admire and how to achieve that.  If it is someone you don’t know, study them and immerse yourself in how they accomplish what they do.

Pick a trait you admire from someone and start harnessing that person as you incorporate their attitude and way of doing things in your life. You will see how much easier it gets as you practice your harnessing.

Take this week to harness your inner idol!

Until next time, have magical moments! 🙂 xoxo