Category Archives: Sea Life

Earth Day Everyday! ooOoOoooo

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Happy Earth Day, or as we mermaids like to call it – Planet Ocean Day!

Wouldn’t it be great if we all lived in harmony with our beautiful planet everyday? It’s an ideal worth growing towards and certainly the dolphins and whales can be our greatest teachers in restoring value within ourselves and outwards towards others.

Remember that when you are happy and free, the world benefits!

Something I still see so much in the world is people who are set in robot autopilot, just going through the motions to get through each day. In life there can be settling and there can also be trials that must be gone through to get to the other side of where you want to go. The only way to really know where you are is to ask yourself.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” – Thomas Merton

Some great questions to ask yourself are:

What do you love?

What brings you the greatest joy?

What sets your heart afire?

When do you find yourself feeling free or where time stands still?

What do you believe in?

What are you passionate about changing in the world?

“Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness.” Bo Bennett

One of my greatest passions is creating space for women to reawaken the inspiration that is often blocked as a result of ‘always-on’ living.  This is the core of all our packages, whether retreats,events or consulting. Here at Dana Mermaid we believe in changing the world by reconnecting women to their genius through the calling of the ocean.

Have a fintastical weekend and I hope you do something each day that makes your heart sing with happiness!

Xoxo

March – Mermaids & Magic

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Can you believe it’s already March?? In like a lion and out like a lamb. It’s four leaf clover time – that season where there’s a kind of magic in the air and to remember that possibilities are everywhere if you just look for them and are open.

I believe we are all on the same path of awakening our spirits to greater love, joy and possibility – we just have our own unique paths to get there. So wherever you find yourself on the journey, then just be that. Be more of YOU* right where you are and don’t be surprised if you encounter a marvelous surprise around that next corner!

“Time is a friend – perhaps the best one we shall ever have. … Time is a ship that carries us out on its own tides and at last to haven on shore. Time is a now – and there is only now. Memories look backward. Hope looks ahead. But there is in reality only now.” – Margery Wilson, 1956

Light up your life and above all feel beautiful!* Remember it’s Springtime so add some spring to your step by infusing your life with color. There are great tidings awaiting you and dreams to create that are stirring in your soul. Don’t let your dreams be dreams, go forth and dazzle the world simply by being you and being happy!

“Good luck is shining right above you. All you’ve got to do is believe.” – Unknown

Click here to watch this video from the beginnings of my development of Dana Mermaid, LLC to find out more about how I started. My vision began in extending love for the sea by creating tails for ocean awareness and inspiration to both kids and adults inspiring everyone to follow their hearts and impact our Planet Ocean in a bigger way! This has since evolved into my deeper passion of spiritual awakenings through the calling of the ocean and empowering women to find their voice, inner beauty and value to awaken their inner siren and change the world! oOoOoOoOoo

One of my favorite passions is working with women to reconnect to their passion and purpose and break free of limitation! If you are ready to know your value, feel beautiful and do what makes your heart sing to impact the world in a bigger way, then let’s play!

Dive in to our creative consulting packages to find out more about working together by emailing Team Mermaid today!

Stay Sparkly!

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Magic, Wonder & Festive Season!

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May the magic and wonder of the Holiday Season stay with you throughout the coming year ~

Festive season is upon us! Truly a time for festivities, giving back, waking up to the wonder within and all around us in this amazing world we live. An opportunity to turn against the hustle and bustle and slow down to listen to our hearts, share blessings and smiles because isn’t that what life is all about?

Every day is a time for heart opening, singing, gladness, peace, magic, love and light to experience more of the wonderment and merriness that life has to offer. Winter holds space for letting go of the old and dreaming into the new, a time for twinkling lights and songs and gift giving. These moments are with us always inside our hearts and all around and now is when cultures unite in tradition so no matter what you celebrate this season, make space for the magic and lift your heart to the light.

What joy will you be celebrating this season? What traditions open your heart and lift your spirits?

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” – Desiderata by Max Ehrmann c.1920

Blessings from my heart to yours for a magical, wonder filled Holiday!

Sparkle on this season and always ~

xx

Seaweed, a Mermaid’s Best Kept Beauty Secret!

 

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What mermaid doesn’t love seaweed?! One of my favorite photographers, Sarah Lee took this photo of me swimming in the kelpish waters of La Jolla, CA.

From the mysterious & beautiful kelp forests of the deep to seaweed salad, sushi and even body wraps! Seaweed is not only fun to swim & play in like the otters, it’s also beautiful to use in art projects, delicious to eat, and not to mention it’s absolutely FINTASTIC detoxifying properties in beauty masks and more!

So when I swam across Free People’s blog on these awesome mermaid scrubbers, I of course had to try it!

The seaweed swims to you dried, but when you put in hot water, it literally is like a sea monkey and comes to life. Isn’t that really what we all do in water anyway .. . come to life! :)

Seriously though, it’s quite refreshing and definitely if you’re not near the seaweed in the sea, these are a definite mermaid necessity! oOoOoOo

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Luck of the Irish

I’ve not yet been to Ireland, but It’s definitely on my list of places still to visit! With legends of magical fairytales and hearts full of love including many mermaid stories as well, Ireland’s folklore is hard to resist. The Irish term for mermaid is Merrow, meaning half woman and half fish typically appearing with green hair. So with Saint Patrick’s Day this week, let’s get into the spirit by dancing, wearing green and above all believing in the magic of life!

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Life is such a funny little journey, with so many adventures woven into the grand tapestry. It has been a year since I set sail to begin a new chapter! My soul was ready for change and I am still in the midst of change continuing to live a life of a traveling mer gypsy!

The thing about traveling before setting roots is that life’s subtle changes become much more apparent. It’s easy to take for granted certain material securities when we are settled into a way of life that works without realizing that we are always changing and growing. Without acknowledging our own growth we can sometimes become stagnant and settle into a life that isn’t happy, spending days pretending it is out of fear of change. I see this everywhere in the world and the ocean has always been a place for many as a cleansing and refreshing vacation.

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Cleaning out our hearts and minds is just as important, if not more so than cleaning our homes. Life continues on and nature is our surest teacher in that, the ocean most especially and it is up to us to be in line with our heart’s growth. Green stands for growth and we must continue growing into our most brilliant Selves no matter what! One of the biggest problems I see in the world is settling and forgetting our value, who we really are and our connection to this Planet Ocean. True happiness is so much greater than our physical surroundings and far better than superficial joys. It’s true the pains of admitting life may not be the way we want or having to go through any life change is challenging, but isn’t the overall pain of staying stuck in a life of unhappiness worse? Life is on life’s side, which means that no matter the temporary hardship, any step you take towards a life of love, freedom and happiness, the Universe will meet you the rest of the way. There’s been so many times in my own life I’ve had to take these leaps of faith and each time thinking surely I will never have to do that again! Ha! The Universe laughs. I don’t think there ever will be a time we get “there”, every moment we live involves both pain and joy which is a part of being human. The wonderful gift is that we are over 70% water, which officially mermaidifies and connects us to the ocean no matter where we live. The sea as our greatest teacher embodies the ebb and flow and consistant refreshing of the old to emerge renewed as our intrinsic life source. So the message this month is to splash onward towards your happy! Perhaps your passion has changed as your heart does and it’s time to adjust your sails again and find new light, new love, and renewed life within to shine your gifts into the world in an even brighter and bolder way. Sail onward, dear mermaids and hope to see you on the high seas of life!

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Be the Change

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Have you ever met someone and later learned their story which inspired you deeper towards the power of the human spirit? This month we dedicate our newsletter to Carmen Leolani White, a beautiful bright light and courageous girl who absolutely loved dolphins, mermaids and fairies! Her time on earth ended far too soon, and yet her spirit and legacy lives on through the work of her family and friends who have put together Team Carmen. They are raising money to continue the Leukemia and Lymphoma society’s funding of the breakthrough development of therapies that have already saved and continue to save thousands of lives. If you are considering donating to a cause this year, please consider donating in Carmen’s honor and/or pass this link on to those who may want to help as well. I just donated and if you feel inspired, please join in and let’s create a link of light for those in need!

As Mahatma Gandhi quoted, let us all be the change we wish to see in the world.

It’s a New Year and a new opportunity to pay it forward and add some love to another child’s life and their family! Here is the link where you can help: Team Carmen Donation Link. I know Carmen’s spirit will be dancing with dolphins, mermaids and fairy dust, being overjoyed with how her life continues to make a difference with each prayer and donation to help.

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The dolphins are some of our greatest teachers in how they live and relate to one another. We are all united and when we spread joy, we open up space within our own hearts for more healing and happiness. Wishing you all a joy filled January and may you remember the magic of the sea is swimming all around you in life!

Much Love & Sea *Sparkles*

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Fun is good

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Plain and simple advice from Dr. Seuss, “Fun is good.” How can you have more fun in your life? Fuel your soul, enliven your heart and fulfill the world around you. In Hawaii, aloha is everyday, and in other places of the world with more seasons – summer is the best time to relax and rejuvenate with fun adventures. Surprisingly, the more joy you have, the more your personal and professional life will blossom!  It’s a simple fact and I double dare you to try it! Keep it touch with me on social media, as I’d love to hear what you are doing to make your heart sing!

The sun is out the sky is blue, isn’t it time for you to be living a life you love, too?! There are some experiences in life that move us beyond feeling, words or thoughts and truly unlock the depths of our souls. I’ve found these experiences more times to count underneath the ocean surface while interacting with whales and dolphins.  Recently I hosted a Soul in the Sea Dolphin Project benefit event in Sunny San Diego and shared some of these messages of the sea.  People protect what they love and in order to feel that love you must first experience it.  I believe the greatest impact to bring about change is to connect people first hand with an actual experience of dolphins and through that a ripple effect of awareness will spread.  We all have something to learn and we all can make a difference if we are willing and open enough. As each whale tail has a unique fluke print, our imprint in the world is necessary and needed.  Shine brighter as the sea star you are and be sure to leave your splash! oO

Happy Independence Day

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With Independence Day around the corner, freedom and fun are hot topics! There is so much to savor in life and be grateful for no matter where you are at in life. Moments of kindness, love and genuine freedom are a part of life’s true core. While we are celebrating Independence here in America, our dolphin friends, some of the more intelligent species in the sea, are still in need of greater respect. There is no better time than the present to step up and be a voice of and for the sea! I’ll be making a splash at our dolphin benefit coming up this Thursday. With swishes and wishes of love and fish scales, sending you dolphin clicks and whistles and a mermazing Fourth of July!*

Align With the Divine

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What do you want in lifestyle and career, and how will you align with the Divine to create your destined bliss?

If you’re not fully in love with all of your life, then you’re not fully living! Why suffer from any debilitating thoughts or emotions of anger, fear or sadness when you can set your spirit free and be truly happy, living a life of fun and doing all that you want while inspiring others! Anything is truly possible.  One of the best parts of my job is not only doing what I love, but also waking women up to a life that’s fun and freeing, swimming out of that limited logic land and encounter a deep ocean of abundance that is infinitely more satisfying than anything you could dream up yourself!

Remember, just like the whale’s unique fluke print, there is no other one quite like you! So dive in and turn your dreams into a reality today!

Some peeps say you just can’t have it all and although it’s true that you can only be in one place at a time there is always room to experience so much more.

I say, Why not have it all?!

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Happy Holidays From Mermaid Town!

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Tis the season to be holly and jolly! These are a few of our favorite things – dancing sugar plum fairies, sparkles, shimmer, snow angels, snowflakes, surf, whale song, dolphin kisses, snowmen, chocolate kisses, Christmas Carols, elves, gnomes, spirited smiles, tinsel, stars, and more! Santa Claus is one of the best in making dreams come true and all the elves are hard at work up at the North Pole creating magic for children and adults worldwide!

Magic is real. Kids know this which is one of the reasons dolphins have such an affinity for children. When we as adults awaken to the wonder in the world within and all around us, we reawaken to our innate sense of being and connection to the Divine.

We in Mermaid Land believe in making dreams come true and the dolphins, whales and sea life are busy whistling and clicking to wish you the most amazing and infinite possibilities as you swim about tour day. The Holiday represents the season of giving and sharing both love and peace, which is in every moment of every day.

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