If you live in my part of the world, today is the first day of summer.

We are savoring summer and spending a lot of time at the pool and lake these days. It’s fun watching the kids simply enjoy the care and ease that comes with a slower, more relaxed pace.

I know it’s harder for us adults to slow down, when there’s so much responsibility on our plates. Working, putting food on the table, managing the budget, cooking, laundry, tending to the kids needs, taking care of ourselves…it’s a lot.

It’s easy to be consumed by our worrisome thoughts and gripped by the stress that comes when we’re just trying to survive another day.

I find the gift of summer is to practice embracing wherever you are in life – the mess, the chaos and the joy – all of it.

If you let it, the summer energy allows you to remember what it was like when your worries were less and life was simpler – when all you had to think about was when to be back for dinner.

You were carefree, relaxed and lighter back then.

I’m inspired to bring you closer to those carefree, happy feelings.

Join me for my I Love Happy 5-Day Challenge.

This challenge is super simple. It’s fun and free, too!

June 26th – June 30th

For 5 days, starting June 26th, I will share daily doses of inspiration and prompts on living an authentic, creative and happy life while making time and space for what matters most to you. It will spark your creativity, lighten your heart and help you return to that joyful, happy place within you.

The Simple Details:

Step 1:

Make sure to sign-up for the free challenge by ENTERING YOUR EMAIL HERE.

Step 2:

Once you sign-up for this free challenge by entering your email above, make sure you also become a member of our private A Free Spirit Life Facebook page.** This is where all the sharing during our challenge will be held.  Click here to join the Facebook community.

Step 3:

Starting June 26th, you will set aside just a few minutes each day during the 5 day challenge to write, play and reflect in your journal. This simple, yet powerful practice can help you feel more at peace in the present moment, reinvigorate those hidden dreams and give you the courage to follow your heart.

There is such power in making time for self-reflection through creativity and journaling.

You will experience authentic awakening, find new discoveries about yourself and reconnect to what truly makes you happy when you join us.

There is absolutely NO art or journaling experience necessary. The inspiration and prompts are great for beginners, as well as those who’ve been journaling for years.

See you Monday!