Dorothy Stover

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LoveBlog -Freedom


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✨Freedom✨

Years ago, my friend Doug Smith planted the freedom seed within me. Over a decade ago he was making moves to be able to work from anywhere with his business True Nutrition . This inspired me. About five years ago, I also began moving toward that type of occupational freedom. I wanted to be able to work from anywhere and to be with those I love, to travel freely and not be tied to just one spot. 

Now I have that freedom. I can be anywhere in the world, do what I love and contribute. I work every day and a few times a week, I wash my hair, throw it in rollers and plug away just like this. This is what I look like behind the scenes.  I work from my bed when I'm home because my cat Jack will climb all over me if I work from a desk. So I brought the desk to the bed. He lays on my lap or beside me and I work away. I love it! Plus, the bed is where I get all my good ideas 💕

Last year I was able to pack myself and Jack up and help my family. While my mother was in the hospital, I was able to be with her and not think about an office I would have to get back to. Being with her during that time, and then having that freedom in the first few months of mourning her, was such a blessing. So many people don't have that luxury to really dig deep into their grief. I remember getting off the phone with a new client and then bursting into tears. I was alone with my cat.  I could break down completely, then slowly put myself back together and go back to work when I felt ready to. 

My office is always with me. In the coming months I'll be moving back to San Diego, but I’ll always have time for Nantucket. People ask, "what will you do out there?". 

And my reply, "Same thing I'm doing now"! 

Working from anywhere does have its challenges. I wake up and I start working. This isn't so much a challenge per se because I love what I do, but the boundaries are not quite clear. There are also days I'm not motivated and if you work from home or have your own business you need to stay motivated. No one is going to cover me or do the work for me. I am 100% responsible. Freedom is precious.💕

One of my gigs that allows me to work from anywhere is with a great company called @tawkify. I'm a matchmaker with them. If you're interested in learning more about being a matchmaker, direct message me and we can chat. If you're into love and helping people, this will be perfect for you! 

I have spaces left for The Love School Feedback group. You'll have access to The Love School for life as well as a bunch of great goodies! Email me if you're interested dorothy@dorothydstover.com

LoveBlog - 9 Reasons Why You're Single

9 Reasons Why You’re Single. Hint: Becauae you're awesome! 

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LoveBlog - New Island Girls Podcast with a Mountain Man

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(This week I'm not having anyone look over my blog post for spelling and grammar mistakes.  I'm sure this post will be riddled with them.  I wanted to make sure I got this out there to you.  Thank you for your patience!)

Katie and I love being able to do these podcasts!  This week we were able to sit down with our very own Mountain Man, Kelly Steffen.  He’s 27 years old romantic and fighter for the underdog.  He gave us insight into the dating world we never would have gained on our own.  It’s amazing the differences dating when we were 27 vs the 27 year olds now.  This week we were engrossed in conversation and lost track of time.  It’s a full hour!  In the future we will try to keep the posts to 30 minutes or less.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

This Week's Podcast with a Kelly Steffen, our Mountain Man - https://soundcloud.com/islandgirlspodcast/episode-3-mountain-man-at

The Love Tip from this week comes from the podcast; Let go of expectations.  Hold onto standards.

Expectations ruin things.  Having a standard is different.  Standards can elevate.  Expectations - a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. "Reality had not lived up to expectations"  Standard - a level of quality or attainment.  "Their restaurant offers a high standard of service"

We would love to hear from you. Listen to the podcast and let us know what you think.  What do you think of the current dating world?  Anything you think we can do to improve?  Anything you love about dating in today’s digital age? Do you like the idea of having standards instead of expectations?

 

 And If you found this post to be helpful, please share. And if there's someone you think would benefit from it, please forward onto them. If you like this post and would love more love sent to you join the LoveLetterhere. It's free! Just the way love should be.

If you're looking for yoga and meditation with me, here's the Dharma Yoga Schedule.  Dharma is my yoga home; where I teach and practice.

Peace, Love & Hugs!!!

Dorothy

Loveblog - Ways to show love and courage

Sometimes we need a little reminder how our actions show we love and care for someone.  

Sometimes we need a little reminder how our actions show we love and care for someone.  

I can't take credit for the following lists; 10 ways to love and 15 ways to show courage. A few weeks ago I saw the "10 ways to show love" posted on someone's desk and I couldn't help but love this list! Beautiful ways to show you love and care for someone in ways that not only doesn't cost a cent but also helps us to grow and show love to ourselves. When searching for this list yesterday I also found the courage list and felt they both went hand in hand, so I wanted to share them with you. The first list is ways to love from the bible. Im not religious but I do appreciate the stories and the teachings. I also pray everyday, all day. I was raised Catholic and I still go to mass on occasion but I don't follow or believe everything that one believes when they are Catholic. I suppose I would be a mixture of all the main religions. Regardless of where you stand, I thought these lists were powerful and truthful. Maybe you would even find them helpful. There's no love tip this week because these lists are full of ideas. Run away with the one that resonates with you the most. 

 

Courage comes from within and we can show courage in our everyday.   

Courage comes from within and we can show courage in our everyday.   

This Wednesday's yoga offering at Dharma Yoga Nantucket in the hayloft upstairs at Bartlett's Farm we will be getting back to basics with the root chakra. The root chakra is the energy point that rules our basic needs; food, shelter, community, finances etc. come find your footing and feel grounded 530pm Wednesday.

 Dharma Yoga Nantucket upstairs in the hayloft at Bartlett's Farm. Yoga Offerings this week. Click here to book your spot.

Monday's. Restorative with Sheri. 830am. All Levels with Ted. 530pm
Tuesday's. Dharma Yoga 830am and 530pm with Joann
Wednesday's. Hatha 830am with Sheri. Hatha 530pm with me.
Thursday's. Dharma Yoga 830am and 530pm with Joann. The night class canceled for this week. These two classes are canceled for this week. There will be a collaboration with Nantucket BlackBook Girls Night In to celebrate six years since Dharma Yoga opened their doors. 6pm in the Hayloft. 
Friday's. Hatha 830am with Sheri. This Friday, I will be subbing for Sheri. Candlelight restorative 530pm with Ted and Joann. Class is canceled. 
Saturday's. All levels. 415pm with Joann. I will be subbing for Joann. 
Sunday's. All levels 830am and gentle 1015am with Joann.  I will be subbing for Joann. 

 

If there's someone you think would benefit from this post, please share with them. And if you would like more love sent to your email box, join the LoveLetter HERE. It's free! Just the way love should be. 

Peace, Love & Hugs! 

Dorothy

40 Days of Love - Day 6 - Nantucket

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 40 Days of Love – Day 6 – Nantucket

 

I believe Nantucket Island chooses people.  I believe if you’re living on, or visiting the island, you are here for a reason.  I believe the island can heal people.  I believe this island of Nantucket to be more powerful than we give it credit for.  I am a seventh generation Nantucketer.  I’ve seen photos of yesteryear.  I grew up on this picturesque island, watching the landscape change, but still seeing itsbeauty shine through witnessing the best sunrises and sunsets in the world.  Feeling the island change with the seasons,feeling her come alive in the spring and sleep during the winter.  Those who are on the island at any given time seem to tune in to the island’s natural clock.  Island time is real!  After living all over the United States, traveling abroad, and even after spending my childhood and teenage years here, Nantucket is the place I call home.  My home base is Nantucket and I love her! 

 

I want to hear from you.  What do you think?  Is the island a living, breathing thing?  Do you think the island chooses people? 

 

Peace, Love & Hugs,

Dorothy

 

Here are some photos I have taken from around the island.  I hope you enjoy!

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40 Days of Love - Day 5 - Hugs + Giveaway!

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 40 Days of Love – Day 5 – Hugs + Giveaway

 

We have made it to Day Five of the things I love!  This is very exciting for me, which brings me to something I love:hugs!  I was in New York City recently and I walked into a shop.  I was greeted by a bubbly woman with bright brown eyes, “Welcome!  How may I help you?”she chirped.  I told her I saw the display and I wanted to check things out because it looked heavenly in there.  We got to talking about love and life.  I had to get going, so I told her goodbye and hugged her.  (Sometimes I get caught up in the moment and forget to ask if I can hug someone.)  As I hugged her, she thanked me for hugging her.  “Thank you for hugging me!” I replied.  She told me she was new to the city and loved living there, but it was different from “home.” Hugs were a rarity.  Hugs are a rarity no matter where we live.  I am always amazed at what a hug is capable of.  A hug can make a person feel loved, supported and cared for.  A hug is a way to melt our walls, and a way to feel connected to others.  What a gift it is to hug and to be hugged. 

Hugs at the Handlebar Cafe  

Hugs at the Handlebar Cafe  

 

Did you know that hugs release oxytocin and serotonin which can boost the immune system, combat feelings of depression, anger and loneliness. It is extremely effective at elevating the levels of happiness.  Hugs relax our muscles, increase the circulation of blood flow, and allows the central nervous system to take over from ‘fight or flight.’ All of this, and it doesn’t take that much time to give/receive a hug.  It has been said, that we need four hugs a day to survive, eight for maintenance and twelve to thrive.  I am sending a virtual hug to you!

 

I want to hear from you.  Do you think hugs can heal?  Are you willing to hug someone you don’t know?

 

Giveaway – Today’s giveaway is one I hope you’ll participate in, and a way for us all to be a winner.  Hug those you interact with today.  If it gets weird, just say you’re doing one of Dorothy Stover’s Challenges where you’re supposed to hug everyone you talk to for the day.  The beautiful thing about a hug is you can’t give a hug without getting a hug.  The benefits flow both ways!

 

If you see me on the street, I am more than ok with you running up and hugging me…I’ll hug you right back!

 

Peace, Love & Hugs,

Dorothy

GIVEAWAY

Enter to win!  To enter to win, join our mailing list and share this post or comment below by either tagging someone or something you love.

If you like this post and you want love sent to your email box, subscribe here…it’s free…The way love should be! http://eepurl.com/bauHbb