Archive | February 8, 2013

Our 1st Anniversary Celebration!!

The Wolf WithinSpringwolf Reflections Turns One

It’s hard to believe that a full year has passed by already. I’ve been thrilled with the warm welcome the blog has received. The kind comments and wonderful feedback have also been overwhelming and amazing. I’m always surprised when others find my ramblings helpful or inspirational. So I want to say thank you to everyone who comes by and sits for a spell to peruse my articles and ramblings!

When I started the blog, the old site “” only had 130 some visitors. A marketing guru convinced me that an author’s website needs to be interactive, with daily notes and updates. It took a short week, and maybe a few days, to get Reflections up and running. But the year has shown that our marketing expert was right.

February 1st 2012 was our official 1st day for the blog. On our anniversary (February 1st, 2013) and 467 posts later; we have been graced by 30,488 visitors total. That’s over 2,500+ visitors each month; 650+ each week. And we’re still going strong! Sometimes those numbers can be a little overwhelming!

I’d like to make note and say a special thank you to our first Reflections follower; Katrina who has her own blog that is definitely worth checking out: Freedom to a Full Life. And Detre at Face It Creative Coaching, who was the first person to leave us a comment on one of our early posts. Thank you Katrina and Detre for being with us from the very beginning! Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Emperor – Inverted

The Emperor - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

You’re doing a great job holding yourself up and holding on. The effort is making you stronger. So why are you so down on yourself and doubting your efforts today? Spread your wings and soar on the wind of change that’s filling the sky around you. Look over your domain and take in the view of where you used to be and how far you’ve come. It may just re-energize your day.

Additional Insight:

Stop listening to the nay-sayers, the critics, the people who don’t even know you. None of them are walking in your shoes or know what you’ve been through. They can only feel better about who they are, by putting others down and trying to stand upon a pedestal they didn’t earn.

If you’re not with people who support you, or build you up and stand behind you; then you need to move on. Don’t allow others to keep you down because they’re afraid of change or moving forward. That’s not your path and you don’t need that kind of conflict in your life.

You can try to talk to those holding you back. Communication is always a good thing. Some times people are so afraid of change that they’ll say they want “this”, but they seriously worry what will happen and what the consequences will be when it’s achieved.

If they won’t talk with you or won’t agree to work on the issues at hand, it maybe time to simply let go and move on. You can’t learn lessons for others. But you can’t allow them to hold you back from the lessons you have to work through either.

Believe in yourself; even when no one else does.

The dynamic of relationships can be an interesting thing. People can talk a good talk, but their actions tell you what’s really behind their thinking. I’ve met a number of people who say they want to be financially successful and each person has their own definition of what that means. But of those same people, many are secretly afraid to reach their goal because of what it will provide or do to their relationship. Continue reading