Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Only Person that Needs to Believe in Your Dreams is YOU!!!!



I have been running like a mad woman the past couple of weeks finishing up the new space and getting ready for my Grand Opening-Six Year Anniversary Celebration at my art gallery in Denver, which is happening this weekend. I shared with you recently that I doubled my gallery space, which was a wonderful thing for my coaching practice as well, because now I have the space for larger group sessions.

Last week I promised photos soon, but then spent the week rearranging the space a dozen times!! So photos will still come. Once I get through this weekend, my attention will be back to finishing up the first She Splendid online course. As I am preparing for this very special weekend, and reflecting on my journey to this place, I wanted to share a blog post I wrote a few years ago, in hopes that it might encourage you on, and spur you on in pursuing your own dreams:)


Here is the previous post:

I once came across a TIP given by an artist in a magazine that I thought was very powerful - I have said this very thing to myself and my clients in a variety of ways- but here is hers...

 "There will be no shortage of SHOULD-ERS in your life, saying you should do this, you should do that. Rise to the challenge of listening to your own voice, and to that one be true."


This resonates with me, and I am sure with most of you as well. The truth is that if I had listened to some of the well-meaning folk in my own life, I would not be doing most of what I am doing today, or many of the things that were stepping stones that led me to where I am today.

It's not that "THEY" don't love you, or that they don't want you to be happy, it's just that your VISION is your own. It was breathed into you, usually in such a profound, divine way, that you KNOW it is your path. It was NOT breathed into them.....they cannot see what you see.

Many SHOULD-ERS cannot have the faith in you that you have in yourself until there is tangible evidence of success. This, I know first hand can make for a scary, lonely journey - especially in the early stages of growing a business, or pursuing a dream. I believe it is incredibly important to surround yourself with like-minded women. They don't have to be pursuing the same dream you are, but women who are not only dreaming, but passionately pursuing those dreams. Women that feed your spirit and energize you, women with whom there can be an exchange, of ideas, support and encouragement.

I am very fortunate to have a FABULOUS network of women in my life, both professionally and personally. We are all very busy- so our time together is often tough to schedule- yet once we commit- we always leave each other's company energized, inspired and ready to go to the next level in some area of our lives. If you do not have such a network, I would encourage, even CHALLENGE you to get to work on that immediately!!:)

AND....once you have created these relationships, keep your meetings near the top of your priority list.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

You Can Do It- She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



Sometimes it takes a little longer to reach a goal than we originally planned.
Sometimes we take three steps forward and two steps back. This can be discouraging.

Sometimes we take two steps forward and THREE steps back. This can be REALLY discouraging. The only thing that matters is that we continue to step out. Whatever it is that you are currently working towards; whatever goal you are beating yourself up over for not having reached yet....STOP NOW.

Berating ourselves NEVER moves us forward, at least not permanently. It may for a short period of time, but it always backfires, and sets us back even farther.

When your baby was learning to walk, did you berate her when she fell down? Of course not! She was learning, and with every step she became stronger and more steady.
When she first began to fall, their were pails of tears and a great amount of drama, but soon she realized she could just get back up, and the next time she fell, there were less tears and less drama, until eventually, she got back up as quickly as she fell without missing a beat.

Give yourself the love and grace you gave to her. We are always going to have setbacks, but we don't have to live in the drama of them, and the less we do, the quicker we are back up and running.

You've got this, you beautiful soul, stay with it.

 IT WILL BE WORTH IT!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tenacity-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



Hi Ladies! We have been hard at work on the new website. I'm not sure if you noticed our new facebook banner, but we have tweaked our pink to more of a dusty rose. I felt like we needed a more grown up pink, and also, I happen to wear this color all of the time!!:):):)
How do you like it?

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Fears Become Limits-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



When a woman is truly ready to step into her power, she will kick fear to the curb. 
He will certainly make his way back from time to time, but she will quickly kick him right back again!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Decision to Act-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad


This is so true.
Oh my goodness, the angst and the drama I have gone into at times trying to make a decision, can anyone relate?
Indecision has to be one of the most torturous states to be in. Fortunately my self - talk eventually moves to something like "for crying out loud, put yourself out of your misery and just make a decision. If it turns out to be wrong...the wonderful thing is you can just make a new decision!"

Sometimes we scare ourselves silly with all of the what ifs, but as soon as we make the decision, the next stepping stone seems to magically appear, and we are soon skipping down the path thinking "What the heck was I so afraid of?"

And then.....of course, other times we make the decision, and are still scared, but not quite as scared as we were!!:)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Messages of Love- Signs from the Divine-She Splendid with Kimberly Conrad

Signs from the Divine......

Do you ever ask for signs? Signs that you're on the right track.....signs that you’re making the right decision.... moving in the right direction..... I do.... all of the time. And I call the answers Kisses from God. Sometimes they come without my asking.

I very recently set a goal to manifest a particular thing by a particular date. When the date rolled around, I was short of the goal. I am typically a very powerful manifestor, but there are a lot of theories out there regarding manifesting. Some gurus say the goal must have a difinitive purpose and an exact date, others say don’t be too attached to the how or the when, just put it out there. I find that when I set a definite date, my manifestation, though it always comes through.... usually comes a few days to a week AFTER the date I set. This tells me that for me personally, I should not be completely married to a particular date.

Anyhow, I had set a date of July 30th for this particular thing, and did not realize the complete goal by then. So I was out walking, and having this conversation with God and myself about it. I was saying “it’s okay that it didn’t come by this date..... I totally believe it is coming”. The I said “ but could you just give me a sign..... a sign that is is still coming.... that it is on it’s way? A penny, a little heart shaped rock.... something?” I continued along my walk and nothing showed up. I was almost home when the wind kicked up and it began to sprinkle.... and as I turned the last corner to my house... on the sidewalk, there was this beautiful leaf with the edges curled up to make a lovely little heart. The TELLING thing is.....the wind was blowing.....and debris was blowing all AROUND this little leaf, but it was just sitting there, perfectly still, unaffected by the wind!!! It was just sitting there, waiting to give me a loving message and a sweet little kiss!

PURE JOY ladies! Not even so much that I know what I asked for is coming, but that I am loved so much to be answered, and in such a beautiful, unique way!! These things happen to me all the time. Sometimes I ask for signs or direction in my prayer time, sometimes I ask after meditation, sometimes I ask right before I go to sleep and the answers show up in my dreams. Sometimes I struggle along without asking..... but when I ask, I am always answered but I must have my eyes and my heart and my mind wide open to receiving the answers.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mr Baxter- She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



Mr Baxter and I spent yesterday morning at the gallery, but the weather turned stormy, so now we're back in the home studio getting ready to paint our rocks for the 30 day rock challenge that starts Monday!!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Manifesting Update #2 - She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad

Manifesting Update #2

 This is an update to my post on June 11th.

I had just $68.61 left of the extra $3200 ( above and beyond my normal income) I was wanting to manifest asap (purpose and details below), and I'm HAPPY to report - that goal has now been met! I received a $79.00 refund yesterday from FEDEX!

It was really fun to watch it come together in just 24 days, though I really thought it would come together a bit faster; it usually does.
But - I am so thankful, and the AC has already been installed into my loved ones car.
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 Manifesting Update #1 Ladies......

On May 28th I shared some of my process around manifesting, and that my current short term goal was to manifest an extra $3200 ASAP, to cover eyes tests, new glasses and I wanted to buy an air conditioner for a dear ones car. So.......on June 1st I received an unexpected royalty payment of 43.39, then this past Thursday I found a penny on the ground which always excites me.....Friday I found two pennies on the ground, and knew it was happening, Saturday I sold $3005 in art, and then came home to an unexpected $80.00 check in the mail.......so.........I am just $68.61 away from my current short term goal! Soooooo fun! The second photo is of my $$ journal. When I am seeking to manifest $$, I do this fun little exercise almost everyday until the goal is reached. I write the amount of $$ desired in every way I can think of. Here I wrote- $3200, THIRTY TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS, thirty two hundred dollars, ThIrTy TwO hUnDrEd DoLlArS, Three Thousand Two Hundred Dollars, three thousand two hundred dollars, THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS, 3 thousand 2 hundred dollars, three thousand TWO hundred $.......etc. You get my drift, it's just a fun little game that focuses my mind on the objective, but there is no anxiety around it. I'm not writing "I need $3200" which creates angst, I just make it a creative little game. The focus is on how many ways I can write it, and creating patterns. Sometimes I switch pen colors, but usually I just use green. Anyhow, it may seem nuts to some, but this is just one of my many exercises around manifesting $


Sunday, June 23, 2019

My Little Roses-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



HAPPY WEEKEND!

I clipped these lovely little roses from my one rose bush.
( I have a brown thumb, so am thrilled to have even a little something thrive!)

I hope you are doing something FABULOUS today! We are supposed to have bad weather, so instead of driving into the city to open the gallery, I am painting in my home studio today (which I love), and doing some writing.

 I am also planning to declutter ONE thing today!
 I am on a decluttering mission right now.
 One thing a day MUST be decluttered. Today it might be my desk, or a kitchen drawer!:

Friday, June 21, 2019

Love Rocks-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



Hi Ladies! Happy Friday!

Well.....apparently the "rock thing" has been a thing for awhile now, unbeknownst to me, which is kind of shocking, because I am usually so "in the know" about such things🤣

But - I am going to move forward with my 30 Day challenge anyway.
There can NEVER be too much love or encouragement spread around.
I have put the first coat of paint on my first 6 rocks. Planning to start the challenge on Monday!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

A Delightful Surprise-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



Look what little treasure I stumbled upon on my evening walk A couple of nights ago! This lovely little hand painted heart shaped rock was perched upon a big boulder in a community flower bed next to the sidewalk.

It was such an unexpected little gift, and felt as if it had been placed there just to delight me. I know of course that it was not. But I got to thinking..... did some beautiful person put it there just to bring joy to passersby? Was it a test to see if the viewers would leave it there or if someone would take it home with them? Or maybe it was a message passing between forbidden lovers? I experienced forbidden love as a teenager and know first hand, how creative we can be in our methods of communication!

I left it there hoping the other walkers would notice it and be just as delighted, and I of course didn’t want to interfere with any special message being passed between Starcrossed lovers!

It gave me a fabulous idea! If you followed me for a very long you know that I love 30 day challenges. I think they are fun, but also for me it’s a  creative way to practice commitment and self-discipline. Every time I complete even the most trivial of 30 day challenges, I feel more empowered and more capable of accomplishing whatever I set my mind to.

In the past year I’ve shared 30 tea cups in 30 days, 30 books in 30 days, 30 flowers in 30 days, 30 days of self-care (not my greatest success) and most recently a 30 day step challenge.
So I thought what if I painted 30 rocks and wrote messages of love and hope , and placed one in a different place along on my walk each day, and trust it would be found by the exact person who needed that exact message?

I decided do it! That’s going to be my next 30 day challenge. I’m not going to start it until next week because this week is super busy and I need a few days to get some rocks painted.

Would anyone like to join me in this challenge? It dooesn’t have to be a painted rock it could be a word on a post it note, or whatever creative way you have I have passing a message to a stranger for the next 30 days!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Childlike Wonder-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad




Today was my day with Ziggy and Ollie, and I am whooped, but in a good way.

We ate grilled cheese sandwiches and sang songs and played cars and spelled things and chased the dogs, and picked little wild flowers, and blew the tops off of dandelions, and walked in the rain (a sprinkle really).

Everyone should play like a child, and sometimes the only way to play like a child is to play with a child. Borrow one if you have to!:):)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Change-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



I am excited for a new week. Last week was a bit crazy, my son and his lovely lady were in from California for the week, so lots of family dinners with all the kids and grands! My Mom arrived yesterday. She is back with us for an extended time, and can no longer do the stairs, so we also spent last week moving her bedroom downstairs and hubby's office upstairs, and rearranging the house a bit.

I'm sure many of you have been there before or are there now. Just when you think life is going to calm down a bit........:):) One thing we can be sure of is that life will continue to surprise us!!! So this week I will be carving out a new work/exercise schedule.
Wish me luck!!:) Change keeps us on our toes, right?!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Rainy Days and Writing-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



I hope you ladies had a GREAT weekend! I spent all of Saturday at my gallery
(my HAPPY place) writing. It is that time of year, when almost every day we have afternoon storms.
I love the storms, and though I write some daily, rainy days to seem the perfect setting for writing.

Daily writing is so very good for the soul. I know I have shared about writing many times.
It's just so healing for me in every way!
It's a safe place to release emotions and worries, to write daily thank you notes to God for all of the blessings in life, a place to dream and set goals; a place to hold yourself accountable to the goals you have set. A place to acknowledge and celebrate milestones and goals reached, AND a great place for a completely private therapy session with the one who knows you best.... YOU!


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Take a Breath - She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



"You are worth finding.
 You are worth knowing.
 Worth Loving.
 You and all your one million layers."
 -Unknown.

I purchased these light pink peonies that are on my desk before I purchased the hot pink ones. The hot pink ones opened really quickly, but also are dying quickly. These light pink ones have opened unusually slow, showing off each layer for days before opening the next.

So I got to thinking last night as I was noticing this(because I often reference women to flowers)that we are always in such a hurry to get to the next level in personal growth, spirituality, relationships, business, fitness.....really in everything. What if we slowed down just a little bit, and basked for a time on each rung of whatever the current ladder is, and honored ourselves; enjoyed the sheer BEAUTY of the growth and accomplishment instead of immediately being obsessed with getting on to the next step?

 Part of loving yourself is allowing yourself the time to feel really, really good about where you are, and the better you feel where you are, the more ready you are to move forward. What do feel really good about right now?

 What have you not slowed down enough to acknowledge and feel good about? I invite you to take the time, and CELEBRATE! 

Have a super weekend Splendid Ladies!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Happiness-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



"Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you."

 -Mararishi Mahesh Yogi Small

 (with Ziggy, lover of all things)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

A Woman in Bloom-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad




My peonies are opening, and with every layer that opens, they are even more beautiful! We women are like these lovely flowers, the more we open our hearts and minds to, the more beautiful we are, and the more wonderful life is! It’s such an exciting thing to watch a “woman in bloom”.

 It’s even more exciting to BE a “woman in bloom”!

Is there something you have been wanting to do, somewhere you have wanted to go, or someone you have been wanting to reach out to but have been hesitating out of fear? I’d like to challenge you to take action on just one of those things this week!! Fear keeps us from experiencing so many of life‘s greatest gifts!

I am changing my word for this year! Yep I know it’s only June, but the word I originally chose for this year no longer resonates with me, so my new word for the second half of 2019 is Fearless! Here is the action I am going to take this week..... I have met three women in the past five weeks that I think were divinely placed in my life. None of them know each other and all three walked into my gallery on a different day. Like me, they all work with women in some capacity. I think it would be so interesting to get all of us together and just see what happens! There are so many possibilities, from meet- ups to inspire each other, brainstorming sessions, to collaborating on projects, and friendship!

So this week I will reach out to each one of them and see if I can set up a group dinner in the near future🌸 What brave action will you take this week?🌸

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Change the World and Day 30 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad


If you are changing the world for even one single person.....you are changing the world!:)


I did it! Yesterday was the last day of my 30 Day 10,000 Steps Challenge. Two of the 30 days I got under 10,000, but most days I got more so the total for the month was 362,620 steps, which averaged out to 12,087 steps a day. I have now created great habits, in that I usually walk morning and evening, and most importantly, I get up from my desk hourly. I plan to maintain the 10,000 a day minimum. Thanks for allowing me to be accountable to you here the past 30 days!



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Manifesting Update - She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad




Manifesting Update!

Ladies......on May 28th I shared some of my process around manifesting, and that my current short term goal was to manifest an extra $3200 ASAP, to cover eyes tests, new glasses and I wanted to buy an air conditioner for a dear ones car.

So.......on June 1st I received an unexpected royalty payment of 43.39, then this past Thursday I found a penny on the ground which always excites me.....Friday I found two pennies on the ground, and knew it was happening, Saturday I sold $3005 in art, and then came home to an unexpected $80.00 check in the mail.......so.........I am just $68.61 away from my current short term goal!

Soooooo fun! The photo below is of my $$ journal. When I am seeking to manifest $$, I do this fun little exercise almost everyday until the goal is reached. I write the amount of $$ desired in every way I can think of. Here I wrote- $3200, THIRTY TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS, thirty two hundred dollars, ThIrTy TwO hUnDrEd DoLlArS, Three Thousand Two Hundred Dollars, three thousand two hundred dollars, THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS, 3 thousand 2 hundred dollars, three thousand TWO hundred $.......etc.

You get my drift, it's just a fun little game that focuses my mind on the objective, but there is no anxiety around it. I'm not writing "I need $3200" which creates angst, I just make it a creative little game. The focus is on how many ways I can write it, and creating patterns. Sometimes I switch pen colors, but usually I just use green. Anyhow, it may seem nuts to some, but this is just one of my many exercises around manifesting $.


Being Still and Day 29 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



So True!

People often ask me how I handle balancing multiple businesses and other endeavors, family, grandbabies, etc. I do have my hands in many, many pots, but I always have, so it does not seem unusual to me. That being said, the older I get, the easer it is to get into overwhelm. I despise overwhelm. When I am in overwhelm, nothing is enjoyable, and normal problems can seem insurmountable. It is just such a yucky state to be in. I have been meditating for years, BUT I now find that I have to stop and go to a private space and get quiet for 15 minutes multiple times a day, these days. Once a day doesn't cut it.

Yesterday, for example, was a long computer day, but the dogs were being needy, and we have had company in and out (which is lovely, but the dogs go nuts every time someone comes or goes) and I just needed a change of scenery. So I packed up my writing materials, and headed to the parking lot of our local park, reclined my seat, closed my eyes, engaged in some blissful quiet time, then wrote in my car for over an hour. If I can turn my brain off ( which is what meditation does for me) for even 5-10 minutes, I get a total reset. If I did not get quiet like this multiple times a day, nobody would like me, including me!!




Yesterday was Day 29 of my 10,000 Steps Challenge. Did it, but it required some late night jogging. Yesterday was a big computer day, lots of sitting.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Change and Day 28 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



Yesterday was Day 28 of my 10,000 Steps Challenge!! Got it done in spite of several hours of sitting!!


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Calendar Rest and Day 27 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



If you are like me, if you don't calendar it, it likely won't happen.

Yesterday was Day 27 of my 10,0000 Steps challenge, I stepped it up just a bit more! I was up and down the gallery stairs quite a bit which helped a lot:)




Saturday, June 8, 2019

My Happy Place- She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad




HAPPY SATURDAY!!

I am at my gallery today (my Happy Place) I went a little crazy on the way here with the peonies at the market! I hope you Splendid Ladies are doing something fabulous today!

Creating and Day 26 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



What would that look like for you?

Day 26 of my 10,0000 Steps challenge, I stepped it up just a tiny bit:)


Friday, June 7, 2019

Feet on the Ground and Day 25 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



Day 25 of the 10,0000 Steps Challenge- got them back up a little. Only FIVE more days. I will surely keep the 10,000 as my minimum now, but Im sure you guys at this point are tired of seeing these step posts🌺

Thursday, June 6, 2019

A Busy Gal and Day 24 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



I ran across this and just had to share!:)

Yesterday- Day 24 of the 10,000 Steps Challenge. Big computer day - had to work hard to get just 10,000🌸 But I did👏❤️




Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Just Show Up and Day 23 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad



Is this true for you? I think it is for me. Whether it's exercise, time in the studio painting, cleaning the house, writing for the SheSplendid program, showing up and getting started is the hardest part. Once I get there I almost always do more than I had initially planned, because the momentum gets going. But.....the momentum can't get going if I don't show up!

Yesterday was  Day 23 of 10,000 Steps Challenge......stepped it up just a bit again, but need to do more.



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

My Growth and Day 22 of Step Challenge - She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad


I find that there is something useful in every experience I have, even the uncomfortable experiences. Especially in the uncomfortable experiences. If my eyes are wide open to the present and I remain humble, no experience is wasted.


Day 22 of 10,000 Steps Challenge. Again, low numbers, but at least I got the minimum required. Gotta step it up though!:)




Monday, June 3, 2019

Triumph and Day 21 of Step Challenge-She Splendid With Kimberly Conrad


Tellin' myself this EVERY day:)

Yesterday was Day 21 of my 10,000 Steps Challenge.......again just barely got it in. BUT.......goal is goal right?