Everyone has to believe in something…

everyone has to believe in something

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2016-04-01T12:28:24+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Quotes and Thoughts|0 Comments

Submerge yourself in the depths of your soul…

I had always been intrigued by Anais Nin’s quote, “I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” The idea of diving deep into life, not wanting to live on the surface, and really understanding what was in my heart and soul, was a driving force in my creating this blog, and to how I would ultimately pursue my dreams and passions in life. So here I am, submerging myself in the depths of my soul… listening to the quiet stillness… the silent echoes… transforming with each moment.

 

submerge yourself in the depths of your soul

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2016-03-13T21:46:52+00:00 March 13th, 2016|More Emotional Weather|3 Comments

It’s a New Day

I wake up each morning and greet the day with an open heart and mind. Nothing of the previous day is burdening me. I am in the present moment. These are the choices I make each day. I choose to hope, dream, and become the best me.

 

I wake up each morning and greet the day with an open heart and mind. Nothing of the previous day is burdening me. I am in the present moment. These are the choices I make each day. I choose to hope, dream, and become the best me.

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2016-02-19T09:06:26+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Morning Intentions|0 Comments

Keep Swimming

Stormy weather.  Our lives are filled with emotional turbulence. Fierce winds blow, the seas swell, the skies blacken.

 

i am not out of the storm yet

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2016-01-11T21:24:31+00:00 January 11th, 2016|More Emotional Weather|0 Comments

Make a Promise to Yourself

I have been thinking about how New Years is coming and that there is always this pressure to make resolutions.  Resolutions I might add that few of us are really able to keep.  So I decided something.  Instead of a resolution, I am going to make a promise – a promise to myself, to do something for myself each day.  Something that will make me smile, that will make me feel good about who I am and the path I am on.  As I thought about what promise I was going to make to myself, I thought about all the possibilities – exercise everyday, meditate every morning and night, take a class, eat healthier, sleep more… but I wanted it even simpler and easier to do. So I decided – I am going to wear something luxurious everyday.  Be it a great sweater, a beautiful silk scarf, cashmere gloves perhaps… I want to feel something on my body that feels cozy and luscious.  I want to sense beauty and softness on my skin… to remind me of my blessings and of the good that exists in the world. 

What a perfect time of year to make a promise to one’s self… to do something that makes you feel good every day.  Even if it is just wearing a favorite hat.  Pave your path with joyful moments. Take heart in the present moment. Make a promise to yourself.  No resolutions… a promise, to be kept daily.   ~ jill <3

PicMonkey Collage

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2015-12-26T11:26:56+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Quotes and Thoughts|2 Comments

Rules for Living as a Mermaid

rules for living as a mermaid

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2015-11-09T11:35:17+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Birthday Giveaway!

It’s my birthday and I am celebrating on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/soulofamermaid. I have some wonderful gifts to give away…

You’ll need to do these things to enter: FIRST, in the comments of this post tell me what you do, or what you would like to do to celebrate your birthday! And I need your e-mail address so please either write that in the comments or pm me. NEXT, if you are on facebook, please make sure that you have liked my page and all the other participating pages too… you can swim over and say hello with a tail splash!  And the LAST thing is to please share one of my original posts so that I Must Be A Mermaid continues to grow and thrive in this great ocean of social media!

Thank you so very much for swimming with me! I am so grateful for all of your love and support. I have enjoyed riding the waves of life with you all!

Here are the pages and descriptions of the giveaway gifts:

Mermaid Musings – Release your inner mermaid and wear your passion proudly! This Bohemian metallic turquoise leather cord bracelet is approximately 7 ¼ inches long, and features a Tibetan silver mermaid/whale tail, Bohemian metallic beads, and a Silver Vintage-style bead closure. Looks incredible worn alone, or stacked with other bohemian ocean bracelets. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MermaidMusingsOcean

Peace of the Beach – Matte print. Many of you are familiar with the beautiful photography by Marianne Mollica! This is one of my favorites… I love the rolling waves.

Jagged Touch Studio – Sweet mermaid piece is an 11×14 matted giclee print with these words: Breathe in the laughter of the autumn breeze dancing through the trees.
Breathe in the tears of the stormy days when breathing feels absolutely impossible.
Breathe in the sounds of the Ocean waves as their Music reminds you to dance again.
Breathe in the love of the warmth of the sun that awakens your soul to the possibilities.
Just Breathe.
http://jaggedtouchstudio.com/portfolio/

Mermaid Shack – Mermaid Shack’s 2016 Calendar provides whimsy, color and fun on each of the 12 individual 5″ x 7″ sheets. Professionally printed matte sheets. Calendars are available for sale atMermaidShack.com

Sea Quarius Skincare – Sea Your Beauty – Love these products from the sea! The SeaQuarius “Sea Clean” is a natural deep seawater, olive, and virgin coconut oil facial wash. It purifies and leaves the skin feeling as if you just stepped out of the Sea, because you have…
http://www.oceanskincare.com/SeaQuarius_Sea_Clean_p/sea-clean.htm

Seaside by Arlene – Many of you know Arlene’s work. Sea glass jewelry- white sea glass with purple and aqua blue sea glass inside. This necklace is made from sea glass Arlene hand picked on the shoreline of the beaches from Kittery, Maine to as far north as Beals Island Maine. On an 18″ sterling silver chain.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Seasidebyarlene3

Thanks for celebrating birthday number 3 with me! Swim close. I will be announcing and e-mailing the winners on Tuesday, November 10th.

~ jill 

3rd b-day giveaway collage

 

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2015-11-08T16:52:39+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Love Is All Around Us

I see hearts everywhere.  Roundish hearts, angled hearts, white rocks, grey rocks, calling to me from their beds of sand.  They whisper and remind me that there is love all around… all we have to do to see it,  is open our hearts. 

love is all around me collage

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2015-08-08T13:07:17+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Dive Deeply|1 Comment

I Can Feel Myself Changing

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Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2015-07-31T22:41:19+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Dive Deeply, More Emotional Weather|0 Comments

The Stars Were Brilliant Tonight

the stars were brilliant tonight

Jill Alman-Bernstein

I Must Be A Mermaid is the blending of my own personal soul searching with the inspirations and insights that I first found in the community of like-minded writers, healers, and teachers on Facebook. I dove in, created my page, and found the courage to swim through whatever was in my path, giving voice to my feelings through my personal observations and writing, as well as of those that spoke to me. With my I Must Be A Mermaid blog, I will fearlessly dive deeper into the realms of my heart and soul, swimming through their waters as a mermaid immersed in the sea of life.

By | 2015-05-04T00:04:39+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Soul Poems|0 Comments