Are you a mermaid?

Happy Tuesday my beauties!!! With a little over a month into the new year, a lot of us are reflecting on our lives. It’s what we do when the new year rings in ~ new mind set, new body, new way of living….now if we can just stick to it!! One of the things that has really hit me hard in the last month is who is really supposed to be in our lives. I know there is a season for everything, but sometimes finding out those people we let into our lives end up being detrimental to our hearts, our minds and our spirits~ well that’s hard to accept. We fight with ourselves…What did I do so wrong? What’s wrong with me? And then comes the anger, the betrayal and the realization that we did nothing wrong except trust someone with our life that wanted nothing more than to destroy it. I myself am super guilty of trusting those I shouldn’t, putting my faith in those that don’t deserve it and giving others 2nd…3rd…10th chances, that didn’t deserve the first one I gave them. One thing I am learning is that I want people in my life that have substance, that treat me like I treat them, that humanity is their race and love is their religion. I want people that have heart, that have spirit, that know what generosity really means!! And last but not least ~ those that help me recognize just who I am and who I am meant to be. You sisters help me in my journey and I am amazed everyday at the love, the consideration and the amount of sharing your souls that go on here, everyday. I have to say, we have a wonderful sisterhood here and I treasure each and everyone of you. I hope that today brings new horizons and new depths to your life!! Just know you’re all in my heart, in my spirit and forever on my mind. Much love as always 

Just move!!!

Aloha Friday my lovelies!!! It’s been a LONG week, hasn’t it? It seems like the harder you try some days, the further behind you get. I know I have been known to blame others for getting “stuck” where I am. But the older I get the more I realize that, no one is to blame but myself. I have to be the one to change my world, no one else can. You are never stuck where you are! It’s taken me a lot of years to get where I am, but it’s worth it. And my journey isn’t over. ..our journey is never over. Try to find the positive in your life and focus on that. That’s what keeps you moving forward. And always, always, always ~ try to have positive people in your life. That in itself will keep you happy. We can help spread that joy and love for one another by getting rid of the drama and negative nelllies in our lives. We’re here for you sisters!!! I love seeing ya’ll lift each other up, so let’s keep it up!!! And as always much love

Live your life!!!

Aloha Friday loves!!! I hope this finds you doing what makes your soul happy today! One thing that makes my heart smile and shows me that there is still good in this world is having true friends/sisters that are supportive, believe in you and don’t judge you in life. True friendship,to me,is all about being there for one another. You don’t have to talk everyday to be close and just cause you talk to someone everyday doesn’t make you close friends. Seems like as of late that song “You find out who your friends are” keeps playing in my head and it makes me sad at times. I can say for sure, is that this is my safe haven….Butterfly Sisters is where I can come and make my day better…I am blessed to be able to give inspiration to others and help you through your journeys, as you have in mine. One thing I’d like to say today is to cherish those in your life that truly care and love you, try to make at least one memory a day that you can smile about and make that bucket list and start checking things off!! Love yourselves and take care of you sisters, do what makes your soul happy… truly live your life!!! As always, much love

Self Appreciation…..

There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself; who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman that follows her own path, who isn’t thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences; who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and move on!! ~ Dawn
Good morning my beautiful muses!!! I wanted to share this…I wrote this about 5 years ago and it’s a amazing how we as women, look to others to validate us in everything that we do…being a good mom, a good partner, good employee…. and even though having a good support system is so important, we also need to learn to lift ourselves up, have that positivity going. One thing I am learning is that the more you give yourself the self-appreciation you deserve, you don’t look so much to others to make you feel better about your life. You can look at your life and say “I am so proud of myself and the steps I’m taking to be a better person, to be happier and find the peace I deserve.” Plain and simple, we have to find happiness within ourselves ~ nobody else can do that for us. So sisters, I encourage you today to step out on faith, to think outside the box and most of all, do what makes your soul happy….everything else will fall into place when you do. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and as always Much love <3

New Year….

Good morning my beautiful sisters! I hope this New Year has found you at peace and comforted that life is going to be better in 2017 for all of us. This is where we start to have a positive attitude and move forward in love, kindness and generosity. The Butterfly Sisters are prepared to start the year off with a bang with our Butterfly Effect and Random Acts of Kindness for our sisters to help change you all for the better. I think we can all benefit from showing love, compassion and empathy towards our sisters and help them be the best they can possibly be. Help empower your sisters in your world…there is lots of room for love in this world, why not give some!!! Happy New year and as always Much love 

The Butterfly Effect…..

Good morning loves!!! As we are kicking off our Butterfly Effect for the our wonderful sisters, it makes me realize just how blessed we are with the small things in life. Everyday that we get a little bit better, every situation that we overcome in our lives is a gift, and every person that is supportive and loving in our lives is a blessing. Butterfly Sisters has been such a healing place for a lot of us. What an amazing thing to see some one you love growing and changing into a new person…truly a cocoon emerging into butterfly. For those who have had a trying year, just know that 2017 is going to bring an abundance of blessings. Your sisters are gonna see you through your journey…this thing called life. Look at all the little things that have seen you through…..you’re gonna get to where you’re going, this I promise. Much love 

Self love Love!!!

Good morning my lovelies!!! Happy Monday morning!! I want to encourage you today to do something that lights up your world. Do something a little selfish today and splurge – go get that Starbucks, download that music you’ve been wanting or pick up those earrings you have been admiring….I know, I know ~ you’re saying “But it’s almost Christmas!!”…well this is the time of year self-care is imperative and keeps us going. I know it isn’t the best of times for a lot of us….but if you can’t see the big picture and it getting any better, then focus on something right in front of you so it’s not so overwhelming. Find that little something that makes your heart smile, sets your soul on fire….that breathes life back into your tired mind, body and spirit. So, since I am encouraging you all to light up your world today, take the time and let me know what it is you’re doing!! We would love to know what are sisters are doing!! As always, much love!! <3

Rolling with the tide….

mantra-121316Good morning my gorgeous soul sisters!!! I hope this day finds you in a good place in your journeys. I know a lot of us feel at times that we don’t compare to other women…we’re not skinny enough, we’re not pretty enough, we’re not smart enough, we’re not talented enough…..I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE ENOUGH my beautiful sister!! You are unique and have a purpose in this life…no two of us have the same purpose and that’s what makes this world go round…this life would be so very boring if we were all alike!! I get some days you don’t feel like peopling, you don’t feel like getting out of your pj’s, and you may not even want to get out of bed..and you know what ~ that’s okay!! But what’s most important is learning to love yourself …learn to take care of yourself….do what makes your soul happy!! Paint, sing, crochet, volunteer in your community…do whatever it takes to help you become who YOU want to be the beautiful person you are!! We will be on the sidelines cheering you on!!! Much love as always my lovelies 

Kindness….It’s free

Happy Aloha Friday my beautiful sisters!! It’s been a week hasn’t it? It’s been awhile since I’ve posted for ya’ll and it’s time I got back into the swing of things. For those of you that are new to Butterfly Sisters, I want to take the time to welcome you to our wonderful little safe haven for women. We are all in different places in our journeys in life, but you will find, you will find nothing but love, support, kindness and hopefully sisters that can see you through whatever you maybe going through in your life. We come from all walks of life and there is no judgement here, we will do what we can to help you help yourselves be who want to be and move forward in your journeys. The most important thing that we can all recognize about one another is that we all have feelings, we all have been through stuff and this is a place of compassion first and foremost. So, please try to be kind, as we never know what kind of battle the next person is fighting. I think that with us just establishing our non-profit status and pushing forward to truly start helping women in our communities, we don’t look at this as just a FB page. Our goal is to ultimately change women’s lives and we have to start within ourselves to do that. So I hope this lotus inspires you today….new beginnings are beautiful even if it starts with a mudpie <3 Much love sisters!!!mantra-120816-final

butterflysisters-orgGood afternoon my beautiful sisters!! I have to say, today would be a good day to be a butterfly….do you ever have those days where you wish you could fly away, just for a little while? Find some peace and quiet, no phones, no internet and most of all – no drama. Does anyone find it as frustrating as I do when you cut the drama out of your life, only to find it’s creeping it’s way back in – and let me add you aren’t the party to it. Well I am at the point in my life where I no longer allow it in because it is detrimental to my health, not only my mental health but my physical health. Sisters, unfortunately there comes a time where we have to cut individuals out of our lives, and it may hurt us, it may hurt the ones we love, but if they continue to hurt us, then they shouldn’t be allowed to be in our world. Verbal and mental abuse has left deeper wounds in me than any punch I have taken over the years, and I don’t have to take it from anyone, whether you’re blood or not. Sisters, it’s time to learn your worth, it’s time to learn that you’re worthy of being loved…you don’t deserve any type of abuse and I don’t care who is dishing it out, those plates need to be broken and tossed back at them. If you need to vent, talk, scream…we’re here to listen 24/7…. we have anonymous chat you can use on our website if you need to confide in someone and you can’t here. Never feel like you’re alone in an abusive situation, because you’re not!! I’ve been down this road for most of my life from many different forms, as has many of our sisters here, so seek us out….we’ll help you through it…Much love <3