Every Choice is Making a Difference

As we navigate this crazy scary time, filled with so many emotions, we are all reacting or responding to this crisis in our own authentic ways.

We’ve all played the victim at some point or another through the various levels of lockdown, reacting in fear by accusing or blaming them or someone for something and for all of this. Or complaining about something… from wearing masks to not being able to legally purchase our “plaster” of choice to cover the wounds and find some relief from the pain we all carry in some way or another; be it alcohol or cigarettes or gambling or running or over-working or social gatherings. And sometime, amidst the chaos and confusion, perhaps we’ve realized that we can make some sort of difference in some sort of way to make a valuable contribution to this massive shift humanity is currently growing through.  

And all choices count in some way or another. Be it packing food parcels and sneaking them to the disadvantaged communities behind the watchful eye of the law enforcement (who would have ever thought that would be true) or speaking up for the infringements of the most basic human right of the freedom of movement. Perhaps protesting against the cigarette ban because as much as it’s “bad” for us, we do ultimately get to choose whether we want to smoke or not. Or even choosing to stay home, stay safe and meditate because it’s all just too much to bear going out into the battlefield to buy a few groceries, with masked children in tow. Each choice, each one of us is making, regardless of how it’s perceived by anyone, is making the exact contribution we are meant to be making at this very point in space and time. Each decision is making a valuable contribution to our current society at large, be it in shadow or in light, or in balance. Why? Because it is what it is. And whatever it is, is what it is meant to be.

So, let’s pause for just a moment and realize what we are choosing to be and do and keep being and doing through this madness of transformation. And just be aware of how these choices are making a valuable contribution towards this massive shift in humanity. Each choice counts in some way or another, and contributes towards the contrast of this entire human experience of life. Let’s find understanding for all choices and ensure that our freedom of choice remains in each of our own hands. Stay safe, stay healthy, with Love ~ Alison Livanos  

Life is all about Memories

What beautiful memories can you Create today?

One day, we’re all going to look back at this time and all that will be left are memories, with all sorts of feelings. And although it’s a really dark time, we can always do something to create some good feeling memories through the madness of it all💜💚🧡
#memories #selfcare #livelove #selflove #personalgrowth

New Beginnings, New Opportunities


With the season well into springtime, through the Spring Equinox, there is a wonderful sense of ‘newness’ in the air. And although we only have three months left of 2019, each new month offers new opportunities for self exploration, self expression and self expansion. 

It’s no secret that this has been an extremely challenging year of uncertainty and change for many of us. And yet through these times of the unknown and transition, the greatest growth happens. Because it’s through these times that we experience our deepest pain, birthing our greatest accomplishments. 

How have you grown through the deepest times of contrast?

As we reflect back and realize the opportunities for transformation that came through the challenge, uncertainty and ‘pain’, it’s easy to find appreciation of all that is, as it is. We all chose this life experience of contrast so we could expand. And the greatest expansion happens through the most uncomfortable moments. 

What do you Love about yourself and your life in this present moment? 

In this present moment, it’s time to embrace the new beginnings, the springtime. As we Love ourselves in each moment, the opportunities through the new beginnings unfold and reveal themselves, offering greater opportunities for exploration, expression and expansion of all that is, as it is. 

What are you committed to? 

Looking forward to the boundless opportunities that could await, with a commitment of Self Love, we let go of all expectations and know that only good awaits through the contrast of it all. A commitment to Self Love means loving ourselves through the dark and the light. And a commitment to self opens doors of purpose and passion. 

~ Alison Livanos, Imspire 

Go beyond limitations

It has often been said that anything is possible when we believe. But what does it mean to truly believe in oneself? Believing in yourself all begins in the mind, the place where all our beliefs about ourselves are stored like a massive computer hard drive. And where do these beliefs come from? They were programmed into us from the moment we entered the world by th{“type”:”block”,”srcIndex”:1,”srcClientId”:”9af38728-e52c-470f-a91d-063c0200831d”,”srcRootClientId”:””}e people we grew up with when we were children.

The most challenging part is we don’t even realize that many of these beliefs are there. We just unconsciously function according to our previous outdated limited programming. As we find the courage to examine our beliefs about ourselves by paying attention to our thoughts about ourselves and everything around us, we slowly become aware of the thoughts and beliefs sabotaging our lives.

It all begins with the courage to understand what’s in your mind, realizing what you believe you deserve. Realizing what you believe you’re capable of. Realizing who you really are and what you really love to do. And as you realize all that and make a commitment to change your beliefs about yourself and about life, you begin to let go of your old sabotaging patterns and start to take action aligned with new, productive and healthy beliefs about yourself and your possibilities ~ Alison Livanos

What limiting beliefs do you have about yourself and your abilities? What new beliefs would you like to create?

In Appreciation of 2018


As 2018 slowly draws to a close, many of us are reflecting back on the year for what it was and as it is. There were great times and there were challenging times. There were times of pain and times of pleasure. And there were all sorts of experiences in between which have created change in ways we didn’t previously consider.

2018 has been a year of letting go and allowing deep transformation to happen in my life by growing through the challenges. Having experienced the lowest lows I’ve had in many years, it was often difficult to find anything positive about what we as a family were walking through and experiencing. And yet here we are. Still Alive. Still breathing. Still laughing. Still willing to keep going. And we are stronger and feel more alive than ever before.

As we reflect back on 2018 in its entirety and totality, we can find appreciation for all the experiences, the challenge and the support, all contributing towards our growth. And as we Love ourselves throughout all these experiences of contrast, we gain an appreciation for who we are and why we’re ultimately here, to expand and grow through Love. Let’s appreciate and celebrate that as the last of 2018 draws to a close. 

What challenging experiences do you appreciate having because they grew you in 2018? 

What awesome experiences do you appreciate having in 2018? 

What do you Love about yourself throughout all your experiences in 2018? 

What could you let go of as the year draws to a close? 

What gifts has 2018 given you, even if perhaps in disguised blessings? 

With Love,

Alison xxx

Building Self Trust with Love


Decisions, decisions, decisions…can leave us feeling lost and confused with uncertainty of who or what to believe out there. There is a kind, loving voice within all of us, the real voice of truth. And as you choose to listen to this voice of truth, decisions become easier to make according to your unique truth. 

The challenge is that perhaps past experiences have led us to doubt ourselves and when the voice of truth speaks, the voice of doubt can also show-up to silence that voice of truth. And which voice wins? The one we listen to and act on. As we build self trust, the voice of truth becomes louder than the voice of doubt.

Self Love is the Key

As we learn to love ourselves and practice loving kindness towards ourselves, our self trust grows deeper and deeper. Simple acts of kindness towards ourselves builds trust. What is a simple act of kindness you could show towards yourself today?

Showing up for ourselves

When we commit to learning to love and trust ourselves, it’s vital to remember to show-up for ourselves and to keep our promises to ourselves. Self forgiveness heals when we don’t. Remember to show-up for yourself and forgive yourself when you’re unable to; everything happens for a reason, always. How do you already show-up for yourself?

As we learn to love and trust ourselves by listening to the voice within and showing-up, our trust within grows and synchronicities show-up too ~ Alison Livanos



Igniting Your Power Within

Power is within

Deep within all of us, there is an infinite supply of power ready to be ignited. We have the power within to choose whether we react to people and situations in anger and fear, thus giving our power away…or to respond with Love and Truth. And as we respond in Love and Truth, we are not only empowering ourselves but we are empowering others too.

Thinking thoughts of love

We think thousands of thoughts a day. When we face people and experiences, we have thoughts which relate back to our own internal belief systems about life. The thought triggers an emotion and the emotion sparks an action. Our internal belief systems were constructed years ago, when we were still children by watching and learning from our parents and other adults around us. These belief systems construct our thoughts, which trigger our emotions and therefore direct our behaviour. As we choose to think loving thoughts, instead of thoughts of fear and anger, we begin to feel at peace and can then respond to challenging people and experiences with love, which in turn attracts experiences back to us which are loving and true to our values. And it all begins with our power to think whichever thought we choose.

As we choose our thoughts wisely and choose to think empowering thoughts of Love and Truth, rather than thoughts of fear and anger; we are empowering ourselves from within.

Trusting yourself

Only you know what’s best for you. And within you is a voice whispering all you need to know. As we choose to listen to the voice within instead of what everyone else says, we are able to make our choices from a place of power, according to the truth that lies within.

Letting go of the past

The point of power always lies in this moment, not in the past. As we are willing to let go of pain, fear, anger, guilt, shame and judgement of others and ourselves related to past experiences, we are physically letting go of emotion which lies trapped within us. As we hold onto the emotions related to the past, we are creating today’s experiences with these. And so we are creating experiences based in pain, fear, anger or shame. As we let go of the past emotions, we make space for the love within us to flow and we are open to receive love from all around us, through every experience.

A good way to release these emotions is to begin by just observing them and then allowing yourself to go into the emotion and truly feeling it, understanding and loving yourself through the experience. Allow yourself to cry without judgement, just love and understanding. Then find appreciation for the experience where the emotion rose from by realizing what you learnt and how it served you. Bring yourself back to this present moment by appreciating your life as it is now and acknowledging yourself for all you are and all you do.

Accepting what you deserve in life

We don’t get what we deserve, we get what we believe we deserve. If you believe that you deserve the best, then that’s what you will get. It all begins with realizing what you would truly love your life to look like and what you would truly love to have. As we begin focussing on what we do believe we deserve and allowing ourselves to accept that, we begin to receive experiences that we truly do deserve. It all begins with the thought: “I am willing to believe that I deserve the best”.

Growing in Love and Truth

Focussing our thoughts on Love; listening to ourselves, letting go of past emotions and accepting what we do really deserve in life, triggers a journey of growth in our experiences of life to move us towards our truth. As we love who we truly are, shadow and light, we begin to live from a place of truth. And as we step into our truth and respond to life with love, we truly begin to step into our power, which empowers others by giving them permission to do the same ~ Alison Livanos


Your Time is Your Choice

My time is my choice

Many of us spend our days chasing time. Rushing to drop or fetch children from school. Racing to get to meetings. Stressing about being late. Worrying about meeting deadlines. And when we look again, we ask, “Where did the time go?” When actually, time didn’t go anywhere, we just missed out on the good stuff while we were rushing to chase being on time. The truth is your time is your choice and there is always enough time to do everything we need to do, when we believe it.

There is always enough time

The alarm goes off in the morning and it’s time to get-up and face the day. The thoughts we have in those first few minutes are creating the entire day. A very simple truth of life is what we believe is what will be true for us. If we believe that there is not enough time to get everything we need done, then there won’t be. If we believe that we’re going to be late, then we will be. As a mom of twins and an elder daughter, time has always been a challenge for me, especially in the morning. And particularly when there’s one child that operates at snail pace in the morning. Going into a flat panic, I would shout “there’s not enough time, we’re going to be late” repeatedly until we fought our way through heavy traffic and obstacles; and we would be late, every morning, no matter how much I planned and tried to be on time. Then I changed my first thoughts and words to “We are always on time and we have enough time to do everything we need to do”. The crazy part is since then, no matter how slow my children go, we always seem to be on time, with breakfast eaten and lunches packed.

What do you believe about being on time and having enough time?  What beliefs could you create that would change time for you?

Taking stock of your time

Each day is made up of 24 hours, of which we need to sleep for at least 5 hours for some, and up to 8 hours for others. That leaves with at least 16 hours of awake time. Stop for a second and contemplate what you do with the time that you are awake in the day. And then contemplate whose time you are living on. Consider if your day is filled with tasks which are high on your list of priorities and match your values. Or whether you rush through the day, just getting things done and helping others meet their objectives. When we take stock of our time, we realize how much time we actually have in a day. And we realize that we get to ultimately choose whether we fill our days with tasks we value or that which others value, that’s where our choice lies.

How would you love your day to look, according to your values?

Setting boundaries

After taking stock of how you spend your time, perhaps you’re already filling your day with high priority tasks according to your values and you’re cool. Or perhaps you’ve realised that you spend your days running around meeting other people’s highest values by people pleasing. It’s one thing lending a kind hand to others when in need, yet it’s a completely new story when you are chasing tasks all day purely for acceptance and approval. When we respect ourselves and our time, it’s easy to say “no” to other people’s requests which we really just don’t want to do nor have the time and resources to. And it’s then easier to say “yes” to ourselves and our highest priorities. Remember that if it’s not an absolute Yes, then it’s a definite No.

When do you say yes when you actually want to say no? What boundaries do you need to set in place?

Being “on time” is not always the best time

Consider for a moment the people who were “late” for work on the morning of 9/11. Were they late for work or were they actually perfectly on time because their tardiness actually saved their lives? So often we think we are late for something, when actually we are arriving at the best time for us. Time is a concept constructed by humans to control everything. When we let go of the need to control time and allow ourselves to arrive at the best time for us, we alleviate so much stress and take back our power. A great affirmation, whenever needing to arrive at a certain time or when stressed about being late, is “I have arrived at the best time for me, I am safe”. By doing this, you’re putting yourself at ease, and even if you are “late” according to the standards, you’ll find that when you get there, you’re perfectly on time for yourself, for some reason only you will understand.

How do you feel about arriving “on time”?

Make time for yourself always

Regardless of how many people may pass through your life as friends, family, acquaintances or colleagues, there is only one person who stays with you throughout eternity. You… you are your only true best friend. When we ignore our own needs and requests, in exchange for meeting other’s needs and requests, we are hurting ourselves and constructing a storm of emotions inside, which when let loose, can hurt everyone around us. When we give ourselves the time we need by allowing ourselves precious “me time”, we are respecting and loving ourselves. And when we respect and love ourselves, we feel good. And when we feel good, we are so much stronger and able to take care of our children and all our responsibilities with confidence and ease. Begin with scheduling 5 minutes a day in your diary just for you. And do something you love, regardless of what it is, alone.

What do you love to do that makes you feel good?


The truth is that Time is infinite and never ends. Once we’ve spent it, we can’t get it back. As we value ourselves, we value our time. And the more we value our time, the easier it is to decide what we do with it, on our terms. Time is a choice, stay in the moment of now and make each moment count ~ Alison Livanos




Open Your Heart with Laughter

Laughter is the best medicine

And so life happens. Kids happen. Work happens. Traffic happens. Challenges show-up. And sometimes it can be a real challenge to feel the good vibes through it all. The secret is that in order to create a life you love, you need to open your heart to receiving by feeling good. And it’s easy to feel all cheerful and humourous when everything is bright…how about the times when the challenges seem never ending and it all seems dark and gloomy. Those are the times we need to laugh the most, because laughter is feel good medicine.

Connecting with yourself

In less than humourous experiences, it can be easy to get sucked into the drama and react in anger or fear. Take some time out, even if it’s only 5 minutes to the bathroom…take a few deep breaths, feel the emotions, understand them and then let them go. Then have a good laugh at anything you could find humourous in the situation. Going for a walk alone is also a great way to process emotions and let them go.  As we connect with ourselves, we remember the truth of ourselves and how the challenges are serving us. Then it’s easier to laugh it off.

What is your best way to connect with yourself to find your humour?

Finding the humour

Have you ever noticed that even the greatest comedies on the big screens have unpleasant experiences that lead to laughter? Take a moment to look at your life, no matter how dramatic or painful, and see the comedy in it all. See it as your movie of your life and laugh it off. When we are able to find the humour in any situation, we relax, our hearts open and we are able to think with deeper clarity because we aren’t fogged up with heavy emotions. We are then able to make clearer decisions which resonate with our truth and we are more focussed and productive.

What do you find humourous about your current life experiences? 

Remembering what makes you laugh

So perhaps you’ve forgotten about what makes you laugh. Perhaps you’re having sense of humour failure and it seems there’s nothing funny about your life. Deep within all of us is an inner child who knows exactly what is funny. Children find the humour in everything, especially when the wheels are coming off. Connecting with your inner child through play, reconnects you with the part of you that loves to laugh at everything, even the silliest things. Grab a piece of paper and make a list of all the things you loved to do as a child. Pick one and do that. As you open your heart to play a bit, you’re opening your heart to laugh.

What did you love to do as a child, just for fun?

Committing to laughter

At the end of it all, we have the choice to get angry and stay there or we can commit to laughing. That’s where our power lies, we have the power to choose if we react in anger or fear; or to respond in humour. Make a commitment to yourself to see, hear and feel the humour in every situation, even the drama; each and every day. Make a commitment to lightening the load by committing to love yourself. Because laughter opens your heart. And that’s where love lies. The more we laugh, the more we love, both ourselves and others.

What is your commitment to yourself, humorously? 

The truth is that none of us are getting out of here alive. So what’s the use of always being so serious? Lighten-up. Lighten your load. Open your Heart and have a good laugh, today and every day ~ Alison Livanos

Embracing Your Uniqueness

I am Unique

Every human on this planet is authentically unique, a one of a kind, an original. Just like in nature where no two snowflakes are exactly alike. We may, however, not be able to see it because many of us have tried to conform to what we think we should be, do or have. And yet beyond the masks constructed to hide the uniqueness, lies gifts and talents, we didn’t even realize existed.

And so we walk around pretending to be the “right” person or “good” and when our truth shows up, in shadow or in light, we not only ignore it but perhaps even cut it off and dismiss who we really are in fear of not being acceptable.

The truth is that we have all been created authentically with a unique set of gifts, talents and skills and when we are able to accept ourselves for who we are, we embrace our authenticity and we begin realizing the talents and gifts which were hiding within for so long.  As we realise these talents and we embrace them wholeheartedly, we begin to create a life which is authentically ours to enjoy.

Connect with Yourself (And the child within)

We all know how the story goes… life runs away from us and we get so busy in the day to day details of making everything work, that we forget all about ourselves. Deep within all of us is a child, the child we once were, before entering adulthood. The child who wasn’t afraid to be themselves, until someone said something that constructed an otherwise belief. As we connect with ourselves through activities we really love, we connect with that child within. And as we connect with that child within, we discover things about ourselves we forgot about. Perhaps you loved climbing trees as a child, or writing stories or even making mud pies in the garden. The simplest way to reconnect with yourself is to do something that makes you feel good.

What is your favourite way to connect with yourself with fun? What did you love as a child?

Get to Know Yourself

As we get to know ourselves by knowing what we love and what we don’t, we become aware of ourselves. And slowly, the uniqueness we keep within starts to reveal itself.  Take a deep breath and realize what you value most, not what others expect you to value most. Look at what YOU value most. Understand what makes you tick. Daily free writing is a great way to get to know oneself. And all you need to do is arrive at the page and write about what you love and what you don’t.

What do you value most in life?

Learn to Love Yourself

As we get to know ourselves, we may realize some truths we don’t like. Yet, we may realize some we love. The gift lies in the aspects of ourselves that we don’t like too. Because those are our unique aspects that add to who we really are. As we learn to love ourselves, we learn to love every part of ourselves, shadow and light. And as we learn to love every part of ourselves, we begin to unlock gifts and talents we didn’t even realize were there.

What don’t you like about yourself?

What do you love about yourself?

Are you willing to love all aspects of yourself, even those that you may not like?

Embrace your truth

As we embrace the truth of who we are, exactly as we are, we are able to see and understand what it is that we have to offer the world. And as we embrace the uniqueness of what we have to offer the world, we realize that our uniqueness is our greatest gift to the world.

What does the world need that your uniqueness can offer?

Do what you Love, Love what you do

Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Tony Robbins have all said it and live it… along with many other great people who do actually do what they love and get paid well to do it. So there must be some sort of truth in the concept that if we do what we love, the money will follow. Yet it’s still a choice. And then again, many of us think we don’t get to do what we love, right now. And may feel like perhaps it’s only possible for the chosen few. Begin where you are. Look at what you currently do: career, home life, children…all your daily aspects of your life. And then realize what you do love about what you do in your daily life. Realize what the one thing is that you do love about the work that you do everyday, even the tiniest thing. As we learn to love what we do right now, we move towards attracting more of what we love in the now.

What do you love about your current work that you do?

The truth is we are all extremely different, even if we share some similarities. And we all have a unique combination of gifts, talents and abilities that no one else can do exactly as each of us can do. The secret is to commit to realizing these and allow yourself to be a bit more like you each day. And as you commit to unwrapping your gifts, they begin to grow and you attract experiences which are authentically yours to embrace, with a life that is uniquely yours to live ~ Alison Livanos