Learning to Love Where You Live

Learning to love where you live may sound silly. Perhaps you answer, “Of course, I love where I live!” But do you really?

Learning to Love Where You Live

Loving something is more than accepting the situation. It’s feeling gratitude, joy, and happiness within your heart. Furthermore, it is feeling this within your body. For me, I feel an expansion of lightness in my chest.

In my last location, I spent a lot of time dwelling on what was ‘wrong’ with my space. It was only through the pandemic’s isolation that I realized my attitude needed to change.

Steps Toward a Change in Attitude

  1. Make a list of everything you appreciate about your situation
  2. Commit toward spending time everyday enveloped in at least one appreciation
  3. Check in weekly to notice any positive change
  4. Express gratitude for any progress

Moving to a New Home

This is the stage I’m in. Not only did I choose this home, I felt it chose me. Yet, my commitment was lacking.

Once it was clear to me that something different was needed, a way to connect with my home came into my life through one of The Healing Hummingbird’s videos on YouTube. As I stood in the center of my house, I spoke this affirmation from Louise Hay …

“I bless my home with love. I put love in every corner and my home lovingly responds with warmth and comfort. I am at peace.”

Watch Meredith’s video for other ways to connect to your house with love.

Making a House a Home

This process is different for each of us.

For example, I bought a hummingbird feeder to invite any late migrating birds for a stopover outside the dining room window. With every meal, we enjoy watching the ruby throated hummers drink deeply from the feeder.

And don’t worry about keeping them in your area too long. You can read more about it on the Cornell Lab website. In fact, here’s the recipe for making your own hummingbird nectar.

Taking Action is the Next Step

Taking action is the next step. Yet how do you know when it’s time for action?

Some Signs to Take Action


Does resistance often rear its ugly head in your life? Even though you know in your gut you want something different, there is an obstacle blocking you.

Perhaps it takes form as:

  • avoidance
  • distraction
  • self-doubt

Let’s delve a little further.

Recognition that Action is Needed

A good friend has been encouraging me to help her with writing for months. She had already taken her own first step by launching a newsletter.

When I read the newsletter welcome email, my natural inclination to help led me to make an edit suggestion. The author was overjoyed.

Then she requested help with her website copy. There was one stipulation. I must give her a way to pay for my help.

Whoa! Suddenly, this specific request felt different in my body. My chest felt lighter and I knew, taking action is the next step.

Let’s recap what happened.

  1. My natural desire to help led me to speak up
  2. The recipient’s acceptance led to a request
  3. My self-doubt was replaced by a lightness in my body
  4. The physical change led to taking action

Expand on the First Action

The framework to launch this new method of energy exchange was already in place. Yes, the exchange of coin is simply a different way to identify energy movement.

Now I have a clearer understanding of how I can help like-minded, spiritually based light workers. Often, we all need another pair of eyes with a fresh perspective. In a different way, this need can manifest as an opportunity to talk, unload, in an atmosphere of compassion without judgement.

My Offer to You

As a licensed health coach and published author, I offer my experience, compassion, and willingness to help in an atmosphere of openness. I’ve created a special place for this collaboration to give birth to a happier, more fulfilled you. A New World Dawning awaits your next step.

It is the People You Meet

It is the people you meet that matter most. This is true throughout life, whether on a trip, settling in a new location, or choosing to stay in the county where you were born.

It is the People You Meet in…

The Library

Ashe County A historyWhile seeking help learning about the local history, I met Lee. She and I found common ground with our family names. Actually, my older sister was named for aunts on each side of my parents’ families. Similarly, Lee’s name is a combination of her two grandmothers, ‘Little Elizabeth Ellen’, a perfect diplomatic solution. Pictured is the local history book Lee pulled from the reference stacks, a delectable, detailed history.

Mt. Jefferson State Park

Great lobeliaHoping to find a recommendation for a plant identification book, I chanced upon Wildlife Officer McIntyre in the park office. As I explained my deep appreciation for wildflowers, he was busy writing notes, his blue-green eyes smiling above his mask.

Sharing my photo of a roadside flower near my home, we keyed out great lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica. Consequently, my copy of Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, is on the way. Another employee showed me how to use my own photos for easy identification in iNaturalist, now an app on my iPhone front screen.


Neighbors are easy to meet when walking, either for personal exercise or combined with your dog. Sugar and I walk daily along the road in front of the house.

The South Fork of the New RiverWe’ve met Joe and his dog, Bailey, our closest neighbors with a home on our street. Walking the opposite direction, we met Alex and his rescue dog. As rural residents, we are each eager to open our mailbox for the mystery contents. That’s how we met Scooby, the German Shepherd, and his owner, Alex, at an intersection of the South Fork of the New River lined with a row of mailboxes. In fact, the FedEx truck was also there. Yes, we love our delivery people too.

May you enjoy the people you meet this week!