Posts in making things lovely
A Mother's Work in the World

Well, I missed the last two days of writing and sharing, but in a way, the absence of my work here is the impetus for today's wisdom and words. Barnes is changing. It's a reminder to me we are all changing, all the time, even once we've grown up, are adulting, and have things like jobs, and worries, and these pieces of paper that come once a month in the mail called bills (a.k.a. blessings already received.) I have moments of deeply missing my writing, coaching, and plan-making…

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Picking up the pen.

Why is it I can make out something to be so big in my head? I can strategize. I can stress. I can play it out every single step of the way. But I don't begin. I delay. I extend my runway — again and again and again. Sometimes I realize, thank goodness, I am in the thick of doing this, and I stop. And I get busy doing instead of thinking about it all. That's where I am right now, y'all. 

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What If We Got This One Thing Right Instead of Chasing Success First

The reason I've decided to dig into my recent topics, sharing so transparently in these blog posts, is that I get asked these questions every day from amazing people who are tired of watching and are wanting to do. When I say do I mean make a shift or positive pivot with the new seasons of their life. Feel better. Heck, look better. Feel like they are thriving instead of surviving. And ultimately, tap into their power so that no matter what intersection of circumstances they find themselves in, they are centered, grateful, and empowered to be living and breathing in a time such as this.

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How Old Entanglements Can Show Us Just How Far We've Come

7 STEPS TO HOW I’VE UNTANGLED AND UPLEVELED MY LIFE

What is it about a birthday that makes you stop, take inventory, and feel the gravity of your life? It’s a time to reflect and learn from your younger past versions. It’s a time to look forward and sail out into even more adventures that await you - ones that you create for yourself or ones that you decide to embrace and step into.

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If you've ever felt the pain of falling short from your expectations, this is for you.

Hi. I'm not sure how this post is going to come out but I am going to try. Here goes. One year ago I boarded a plane. I was "on fire" in every sense of the word from the outside looking in. I was over the half way mark in my first year of business and succeeding wildly. There was nothing you could put in front of me that I would not run through. I was fearless but afraid. Excited but exhausted. Successful but unstable.

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The light will not be contained.

You will most always see me smiling. It's something that makes me feel better. It invites love in. It says, “You are welcome here." It's not about pretending everything is perfect. To me, it’s a beautiful banner of triumph. But earlier this week, if you peeked into my window in the soft morning light, you would see me laying on my little love seat with Wally, our toy poodle, in our reading room, snuggled under a blanket, tears coming down my face (as Wally did everything to keep up with licking them away.)...

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Has this ever happened to you? I have a gift to help you through.

Has this ever happened to you: You’re getting ready to head of town for a few days or something out of the ordinary is popping onto your schedule. You start feeling hammy jammy about the details, moving parts, and you begin to put an insane amount of pressure on yourself. Suddenly, the fun, exciting thing is causing more stress than fun or excitement...

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Take up as much space as you need.

This week I woke up with the words “take up as much space as you need” swirling and seared into my heart and mind. Some mornings, I luckily rise to this kind of divine download within before my feet even hit the ground. I have to say, I’ve been feeling the most exciting waves in the last couple of weeks - about being myself, honoring exactly who I am - down to each hair on the top of my head, to celebrating the uniqueness and magic in others. Helping them to artfully pull it from within and get it OUT. Whether that’s on the page, in their online voice, in the container of their life, through a video/photoshoot, you name it, I help your inner magic come into the world. 

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Coming Soon! Women Supporting Women Interview Series

Have you ever had a dream that's so detailed it's just a matter of picking up the phone, pen, laptop and making it happen? I call these kinds of dreams downloads because I can effortlessly see what I need to do. It's like my feet are planted on the top of a mountain, and I am gazing out and can see the tips of every tree and twist and turn of the landscape that lies ahead and below me.

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The Rachel Camfield Show Episode 15: Abundance with Laurel Holland

"Here we go, here we go now!" I used to shout this out when I was teaching my fitness classes, but this is totally how I feel about my latest episode I have crafted for you. Dear one, the woman I am about to introduce you to is not just my personal life coach, she is my friend. You have probably heard me talk about her before. I tend to gush. We entered into each other's lives in 2013. I was just barely engaged to Brian. I was stretched thin. I was seeking. Laurel was grounded, wholesome, life-giving, and nurturing.

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Busy is not a badge.

Happy Sunday! Thanks for coming over to the blog. Could today be any more beautiful? I have all of the windows open. I've rearranged some furniture (wink, I'm feeling much better.)I've spent the last four-ish days completely out-of-the-loop with being sick. (I highly recommend it! The out-of-the-loop part.) My heart and soul have never been happier. Note to self: I'm going to be carving "Do Nothing" days in my schedule every month. New priority for me. I'm also going to be asking Brian for more help. He's really awesome at it. And I rock at being helped.

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TRCS Episode 9: Pulling Back the Curtain and Illuminating | A peek into my past. A reminder that you, too, can change.

Oh hay there, 2017. How you doin'. I actually recorded another episode and had it ready to go for this first week back, but something happened. I was struck by such inspiration over the weekend I ended up filming one of my most in-depth and longer formats of The Rachel Camfield Show to date. The truth is I am on a pursuit to be awakened by the people put on my path...

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The Rachel Camfield Show Episode 7: Learning As We Grow

The other morning in yoga class, we lay on the floor, palms facing up, taking cleansing breaths, and we set an intention for our practice. The words "I am willing to change" came to me super fast. It wasn't what I was expecting, but I went with it. And then the yoga magic happened.Release amidst the balancing. Strength right smack in the middle of the surrender. Isn't that the dance we all do? In today's episode, I'm keeping things short & sweet (and right next to my Christmas tree).

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How Gilmore Girls Made Me Happy Again

If you can believe it, I've never watched Gilmore Girls! I remember hearing about it when I was in middle and high school, but I never caught on to it. (This partly could be, because I didn't grow up with t.v., but I still don't know if it would have been a 'thing' for me in my early and later teen years...) But a quick trip to Stars Hollow let me know that the old winter in my heart truly melted back into my spring. 

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Intentional Spaces: Creating a Craft Station

I get so much pleasure making things lovely for those I adore, admire, and appreciate. I sometimes think the best part of gifts is giving them. A bit of baker's twine around a box. A sprig of lavender or rosemary tied around a card. A special piece of tape sealing the back of an envelope. I've tried clear boxes, shelves, the kind of container with wheels that goes under the bed to organize my craft materials, gift wrap, gift bags, ribbons, paints, and so much more...

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