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Guest Post: Unique Purpose

Guest Post written by my sweet cousin, big dreamer and über hiker, Brittany Paulin.  Enjoy!


I have found that I go through stages of inspirational growth.

I’ve confronted love and judgment and there is always fear to expel. Lately, though, I’ve had words like direction, purpose, commitment and balance eloquently enter my psyche. I believe that we all have a unique purpose. My purpose is to serve and help others be healthy.  With that, I am a bit of a free spirit with tunnel vision on the Now. You know, doing what I want when I want on the fly, oozing creativity and investigating ideas. And, I am a 24 year-old-business owner.

How do I channel these ideas and creativity in a direction towards my purpose?

How can I best serve, run a business, and still retain some of my own self?

Balance is a big player here.  What good are these brilliant ideas if they never meet reality?

These are what I’ve found I need to focus on to give myself direction and live my dreams:

Commitment:  It’s not just about relationship commitments. Commitment is love. Therefore when I am passionate about doing something, I have to make a commitment to it. A commitment and love for myself. A commitment to nourish myself. A commitment to health. A commitment to my purpose. Each day I have to reassert and recommit to the purpose. Just like a relationship, it won’t always be easy. There may be fights, but you can’t give up because it is ‘hard’. My grandparents haven’t been married over 50 years and my parents for over 30 years not because it was easy, but they never gave up on the commitment or the love. You can’t divorce your purpose. So in combining this with my ideas now, I commit to my purpose every day. I commit to a direction to take NOW, today, to fulfill and move my purpose forward. I love my job. I love myself. That’s why I am committed and in it for the long haul.

Reconnection: This is big  one for me. Hiking has become such a key part of who I am. Not just for exercise but for the opportunities it yields. A couple of hours a week for quality Brittany time.  I reconnect to myself.  I rediscover what I believe.  I reconnect to my purpose. To listen to my intuition and find that direction free of the influence of others. I am my truest self. My ideas soar. I write my best pieces and have my most brilliant thoughts. Being in Nature makes the problems of my life, concerns about money, doubts and fears seem so small. At the same time its vastness is humbling, but also makes me feel that the World is brimming with infinite opportunities. There are no limits to my own potential and what I can accomplish.

Create Energy: Growing up shy and quiet, I view myself as a good energy reader, as I spent most of my time in observation and listening. Having a purpose where I need to serve, I realize that I have to create an attractive energy. People have to say yes before I can help. Focus on the radiating energy: love, positivity, enthusiasm. I’ve realized that being the highest version of me is the best way to inspire and help others. Make your energy contagious!

Have Fun:  When I read this in the book, Tao of Pooh, I thought I’d found the answer to life. But I had to realize it’s not the party, the do-whatever-the hell-I want-fun. There is still the purpose to focus on. It is the idea that what you’re doing, where you are is fun. Love your job. Love your purpose. Love your Life!

Take time to discover yourself and make a commitment to your life’s purpose. Create energy to let this happen, take time to reconnect, and keep the thought that life is fun!

About Brittany:  She is a Healthy Lifestyle Coach. She teaches weight loss and longevity by teaching healthy eating habits, cooking, exercise with kettlebells, and inspirational thought. In the last six months she has taken ownership of the family business, moved to Colorado Springs to set up a new facility, and continues to oversee the Terre Haute location. She is passionate about cooking, which she loves to share with others through her blog, cookbooks and videos. Her next dream is to create and publish her own solo cookbook. Dream of all dreams? Brittany has a fascination with VW buses and food trucks, so her biggest dream is to travel with her Bakery Bus, serving gluten and refined sugar free treats!


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An Epic Share

My dear friend wrote me an email this past week and shared with me about his decision to ‘make the switch’.  He is currently in the Army and will be going back to school next year to pursue his passion for a Masters in Nutrition Science upon return from Afghanistan and the completion of his service.

So, of course, as a curious friend, I ask him why?

And he said:

“I’m switching for the simple fact I know I can contribute more to society than what I am currently doing. Just remember you are your own best guidance counselor. If it’s time for a change, rock it.”

I thought that was an epic share from the words of someone radically connected to their purpose and making it happen.

So, when considering the old switcharoo, take a note out of my friend’s life book and ask yourself, can you be contributing more?

I have a funny feeling that the contribution you are meant to make will not only rock the World, but it might just rock you, too.


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Much More, Much More Than This

Oh dear Frank Sinatra said it so, he said without exemption, “I Did it My Way”.

Some times I feel like the book I want to write one day, the business I want to start or the event I want to create has already been done.  And done really well by creative, famous or really cool people with more money, better connections and perhaps, a car.  Or, someone is probably on the brink of starting it already and there is no point.  Or, this or that.

That is some fear, self doubting and gnarly smack talk.

So I delete that ridiculous conversation in my head, and I listen to Ol’ Blue Eyes here and sing out loud, “but through it all, when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out….” .  And, I remind myself that everyone has their own purpose in this life.  I have purpose.  And everyone has opportunity to say, “and not in a shy way, I did it my way”.

And yes, it will be different.

Yes, it will be so beautiful.

And yes, of course, just radical.

Because you, yes you, made a choice to make epic sh*t happen.  Your way.  And  isn’t that what we are all out to do?

So there you have it.

Rock your purpose.


Create epic sh*t already and more, much more than this, do it your way.


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Light Up, Come Alive.

If I had one request to all human beings, I would ask people to do what they love every day.

I really do feel we all have purpose.  And, I really do feel that it is our job to find out what it is, live it, love it and share it.

And if somehow I was given one more request, I would ask people to love themselves more.

I say, go ahead and forgive whatever it is that might be holding you back from the abundance of self-love.  Yes, right now.  And then gently recognize that it is you that is holding you back from yourself.  So then, go ahead and forgive yourself.  Yes, right now.  Then realize you are beautiful in all your successes, in all your failures, in all your life and love the you that is so you.

And in that space of purpose and abundant love, you will come alive.  Light up, light up.   And I speak for the World when I say, I cannot wait to meet you and bask in your shine.



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