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Reconnect for Joy and Fulfillment

Reconnect for Joy and Fulfillment

Stressed from the holidays?  Desire to be “better” in the New Year, with all the energy and confidence you need to live life joyfully?  Imagine waking up every morning clearly knowing who you are, what you want, and your Purpose.  How different would your life be?  Wouldn’t you love to feel more connected and experience more joy and fulfillment?

It is possible to reconnect for joy and fulfillment.

Reconnect for Joy and Fulfillment - Follow your inner compassIt’s in your design, complete with a built-in compass to help you.  Remember in my last article (Your Vital, Valuable Resource for Handling Holiday Stress Gracefully) I mentioned the Innate Wisdom Centers guiding you?  These areas of your body are that “compass”, your most reliable resource for navigating your soul’s journey.  When they’re healthy, aligned, working in harmony, and you’re tuned in to them, you have a calmer, more fulfilling and enjoyable life.

What I share here is adapted from my article “Reconnect for Joyful Fulfillment”, originally published in Luminous Wisdom Sophia, January 2018.

Your compass signals you (with gut feelings, tugs at your heart, urges to move, etc.), guiding you to be safe, comfortable, happy, and fulfilled throughout your day.  Through conditioning and/or trauma, you may be disconnected from your compass.  Thus, you miss its signals.

You can reconnect to your compass, and align your Wisdom Centers.

A great place to begin is with your feet and legs.  As your foundational Wisdom Center, they connect you to source energy, ground, so that all of “you” manifests on earth, feeling connected, safe, “at home”.  Stressed? Overwhelmed? Grounding helps you feel calm, de-stressed, and secure so you trust, thrive, and create.  It enables you to feel what you need to in your body without feeling overwhelmed.  Struggling with decisions, uncertainty?  Go for a walk to literally clear your head.  Walking actually gets the two hemispheres of your brain talking to each other to sort, and make sense of, information.

Well-grounded and balanced people exhibit confidence and self-assurance across a variety of situations.  They think clearly, and are present.  Grounding and centering are key in helping them handle what life throws their way from a place of feeling safe, secure, and at home in their body.  And, others often look to them in times of crisis, when support and/or clear thinking is needed, and when a sense of security and stability is sought.   They have the foundation for building a happy, joyful, fulfilling life.

Ready for some tips to re-connect and feel grounded?

Bare feet are best.  Outside’s ideal, if possible.  Close your eyes to minimize distractions.  First, notice how you feel overall, without judgement.  Be curious.  Feel the ground, or floor, with your feet.  Really focus on what you feel with your toes, arches, heels.  Be curious.  How do your feet feel?  How do your legs feel?  As you breathe deeply in through your nose, imagine drawing life-sustaining energy up from the earth through your feet and legs.  Feel that energy filling every part of you.  As you exhale out through your mouth, imagine the air moving down your body, out through your feet, into the earth below.  Notice your feet becoming one with the earth, sending roots deeply into the earth.  Repeat that several times, allowing those roots to grow stronger and deeper.

Reconnect for joy and fulfillment - grounding through your feet and legs

Allow your eyes to open slowly, and return your awareness to the room.  To deepen your experience, take a nice leisurely, intentional walk in nature.  Ask your feet and legs what they need.  What do they have to tell you about what you need at this time?  Just ask, and notice.  Trust your instincts.  Be open minded, and open hearted with yourself.

Now how do you feel?

Are you ready for the next steps to reconnect for more joy and fulfillment?

Are you ready to reconnect to, and align, your other centers to manifest a joyful fulfilling life?  Stay grounded and tune in again next month when I share more.

Stay grounded to re-connect for joy and fulfillment

 

Why Wanting More Isn't A Bad Thing

Why Wanting More Isn’t a Bad Thing

Wondering why wanting more isn’t a bad thing?

When it comes from the heart, from the longings of your Soul, wanting more isn’t “materialistic” or selfish.   Wanting more isn’t a bad thing in that case.

Why do I say that? It’s the natural order of the Universe to change, and expand.  Expansion is more isn’t it?  You are part of the natural world, the Universe, aren’t you?  Didn’t you grow and expand physically from your start?  Haven’t you grown personally?  To do that, didn’t some part of you desire “more” or “different”?

Have you not tried new things?  New places to live?  New clothes and shoes?  Haven’t your social circles changed over the years?  Aren’t these all some variation of “wanting more?”

Haven’t you been hungry, or thirsty, resulting in you taking in more food and drink?  Haven’t you inhaled more air with every breath you’ve taken?  Even these basic needs for survival are dependent upon some want, or need, for “more”.

A Closer Look at Why Wanting More Isn’t a Bad Thing…..

When you commonly think of “wanting more” as a bad thing, what are you really thinking?  Does it seem selfish?  Undeserved?  Materialistic?

What are you really thinking when you think of someone as “too materialistic”?  Are you perhaps really thinking they don’t value life, or people, or other “higher values’?

Aren’t these all beliefs that you hold?  How did you come to believe these things?

When we want some “thing”, or some “experience”, in reality we are looking for the feeling “it” will give us.  Those feelings are often a sense of safety, security, confidence, pride, success, accomplishment, and/or happiness.

wanting more isn't a bad thingAnd, the truth is, we are capable of having those feelings without the “things” and “experiences” we often accumulate to achieve those feelings.  Of course, most of us haven’t mastered the ability to survive without the basics of food, drink, air, and protective clothing and shelter, etc., but, otherwise, we can achieve the feelings without the “things”.   Have you ever done that little experiment where you close your eyes and imagine biting into a lemon?  You’ve convinced yourself you are having an experience which is all imaginary.  Your mind is very powerful, isn’t it?

What Happened?

wanting more isn't a bad thingSome part of you has come to believe you need to have “things” and “experiences” to feel those feelings you crave.  That mis-guided belief has you pursuing them, and attaching further beliefs to the idea of having things and experiences.  And, that also causes you problems.

You have natural urges and longings related to your survival, as well as related to your Purpose.  Your Soul conveys its Purpose-ful intentions to you through your inspirations, and your gut feelings that those inspirations are yours to follow.  Those inspirations manifest as a desire to create what you don’t have, to do what you haven’t done.  A type of “more”……

But, because of your conditioning and beliefs, you lost sight of those inspirations, and healthy desires for “more”.  You forgot how, or learned not to feel good about yourself very early on.  You lost your sense of peace and contentment, of feeling and being “enough”.  All of which came from within you across all situations.  And, you began to look outside yourself for “more”.

Wouldn’t it Be Nice…..?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have those good feelings with us whenever we want, wherever we want?  You know, not attached to anyone, or anything. But, to have them naturally, effortlessly?  To feel we are enough, we have enough, yet be curious about what else is possible?  Across all situations. Wouldn’t that be a more peaceful, sustainable feeling?

The art of happiness and fulfillment balances the ability to “BE enough” with the desire to explore that comes from your Highest Self, from within your heart.  Guiding you to not only survive, but to thrive and enjoy life living to your fullest potential. On-Purpose.

Be Free to BE You, and Have More Money and Abundance….

To do that freely, you have to free yourself from those blocks to having more money and abundance to that you are open to “more”.   Money is the means we use to acquire much of what we want and need.  Having it is essential to life, a part of life.  How much you have is up to you.  Now, do you have a better sense of why wanting more isn’t a bad thing?

Time to resolve your blocks to having more money and abundance?  Click here to reserve your spot (deadline Jan. 3 11:59 pm) in my fr*e upcoming group coaching call.  

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Wanting More Ins't a Bad Thing

 

Handling Holiday Stress Gracefully - Order not Chaos

Your Vital, Valuable Resource for Handling Holiday Stress Gracefully

Handling holiday stress gracefully isn’t always easy, but the keys to doing so are within you.  Your Inner Wisdom is your vital, valuable resource for doing just that.  Handling holiday stress gracefully is up to you….

Your body, the physical means for fulfilling your Soul’s intentions, is continually guiding you to be happy, healthy, and fulfilled. This guidance becomes especially potent when you navigate the holidays, a time of year for going within and connecting with possibilities for “new”.  This time of deep meaning also often results in high expectations.

Handling Holiday Stress Gracefully – You Manifested It

You naturally manifest experiences that show you what you’re giving priority, and value, as well as what you’d REALLY like to prioritize.  If your core values (those in your heart vs. those things you’ve been conditioned to value), enliven your choices, what will your life be like?  Would you be more likely to find yourself  handling holiday stress gracefully then?

The story below, adapted from my original article “Follow Your Heart, Your Purpose: Your Vital, Valuable Resource” (Luminous Wisdom: Sophia, December 2017) highlights one of the more poignant experiences of my 2017.  I use it to exemplify our most vital, valuable resource, which can help us in handling holiday stress gracefully.

Follow Your Heart, Your Purpose: Your Vital, Valuable Resource

What an amazing experience!  As I spoke to the tiny, incessantly crying kitten a couple yards in front of me, it began to make its wobbly way to me.  We were strangers.  It had appeared out of nowhere, with no mother in sight.   Though unable to see, it made its way steadfastly up onto my feet.  It quieted gratefully as I picked it up and held it close.  It seemed to know instinctively I could help.  Most likely its mom instinctively abandoned this 2-3-week-old because of health issues.  It needed way more attention than a human alone could give at this life stage.  I tried.  It strived to survive.  Sadly, it passed during the night a couple days later.

I watched in awe as it searched with every ounce of its being for its mom, for comfort, for nourishment.  It was a heartbreaking reminder of the amazing, vital gut sense within us to find what’s needed to survive, and be safe.  We actually have multiple wisdom centers that help us not only survive, but also live our TRUTH, our innate design potential to the fullest.  These centers are a valuable resource for us to partner with, vital to our health and well being.

I’m amazed how unaware of our innate wisdom humans can become, despite our evolution, intelligence, emotional depth, etc.  But why?  It isn’t gone, is it? Nope.  But our awareness of those wisdom centers typically is compromised because we avoid or doubt them, are trained not to listen to them, and/or are separated from them because of trauma.  When they’re all open, fully functioning together, and we’re tuned in to them, we’re able to partner with them beneficially.  We’re able to reconnect with what’s TRUE and right for us through our intuition, guiding us to heal and dissolve our blocks to living our full potential.  We find renewed confidence, clarity, peace, and well being, following our Soul’s path to Purpose.

Have you noticed how, at this very sacred time of year, you’re naturally inclined to examine your life, and consider changes?  You’re drawn to go within and examine your priorities, values, dreams and intentions.  Your examination, commitment, and resolve may even be tested with holiday stressors. You may feel torn between your “shoulds/musts” and what’s truly in your heart as you contemplate the coming year.

So, how do you distinguish your TRUTH from someone else’s ideas and find what’s best for YOU? Connect to the valuable, vital resource of your inner wisdom.  Attend to your body, opening and aligning its wisdom centers.  Listen to the beating of your heart and the voice of clarity in the quiet, pregnant stillness of potential and possibility in the Solstice.  Partner with your innate guidance on your Soul’s path for health, wellbeing, joy, peace, and Purpose.  It’s time for new Divine birth from your Highest Self, shining your inner light brightly as you live more intentionally On-Purpose.

What’s your Inner Wisdom showing you today?  Meow.

Handling Holiday Stress Gracefully, Practically

Handling Holiday Stress GracefullyYou know there are circumstances that you can’t readily change.  All you can change is your response, which includes managing your thoughts and choices.

Your body cannot lie.  It responds to your thoughts in given ways (the basis for lie detector tests).  It will always show you where your thoughts are incongruent with your TRUTH.

Your expectations and “shoulds” are typically a proximal cause of holiday stress.  What do you expect of yourself?  Of others?  What do you feel you “should” do?  How are these expectations and beliefs affecting your time management?  Your finances?  Your choices?  Are you living congruently with your TRUTH?  Your core values?

How’s your body feeling?  What’s it showing you?  What can you change to be more congruent with your TRUTH, your core values, your heart’s desires, feeling healthy and vital?

Resources for Handling Holiday Stress

There are many resources available for managing stress in the moment.  And, those are valuable short term, to feel better,  when doing the deep dive is neither possible, nor practical.

However, if you never do the deep dive, you will never live better, BE BETTER than you are now.  Your non-conscious mind will continue to affect your Wisdom Centers whether you attend to them or not.

Do breathe deeply, play some relaxing music, light a candle, get a massage, eat some chocolate and soak in a warm bubble bath.   And, remember you still haven’t actually resolved your stress. You just pushed it further into the background.

But, for the New Year, commit to doing the deep dive.  Open and realign your wisdom centers, and LISTEN to them to live and BE your best YOU. Request a Discovery Session today and discover how Transformational Coaching and Craniosacral Therapy can help you do that.

Resources for handling holiday stress gracefully

Adult Baby Steps Through Challenge and Change

Adult baby steps.  Do you take them, or do you tend to just bull your way through life?  Perhaps you hold yourself back and crawl? Or, do you cower in the corner?

I hope you find value in the following article, adapted from its original publication in the September, 2017 issue of Luminous Wisdom: Sophia.  I’m honored to be among those selected to guest author.   Did you get your copy?  If not, click here so you don’t miss another issue: Sibella Publications – Luminous Wisdom: Sophia.

Do you forget?

As children, we instinctively and courageously take baby steps as we learn to navigate the world. But, do you, as I do, forget that deep inside our mature adult selves that same child still yearns for love, support, understanding, guidance, and the simple successes born of baby steps?

My inner child still welcomes small safe steps, but feels somehow expected by my adult self to move confidently in leaps and bounds. Yet, my adult self has learned to fear the consequences of “failing”. No wonder its hard to change!

As much as I heard growing up, “You can do anything you put your mind to”, no one really taught me how to do that. And, I have no recollection of hearing, “You can do anything as long as your HEART’s in it.” Wouldn’t a little passion help when my rational mind says “be afraid because ______”? And, wouldn’t a little “gut instinct” have value? If learning to walk was just a head game, I doubt many of us would try it lest we risk a terrible fall…. Then where would we be?

One of My Biggest Adult Baby Steps

One of my biggest adult baby steps came on my birthday in the mid-‘90’s. I drove 3+ hours one way for a department meeting in which each of us was told whether or not our job was being eliminated. My co-workers were nervously sharing contacts and leads. I smiled to myself because I intuitively knew I was being Divinely guided to something greater. That knowing made it easier to handle the news, though trusting that intuition wasn’t so easy. I walked into the room where my boss and the HR person were waiting. My boss said, “Well.” I quickly responded, “No s**t. Where do we go from here?” Thus ended my corporate employment, and began a priceless future. I’m glad I trusted my guidance.

I’ve had to learn on my own to navigate the unknown, often re-defining baby steps while falling. While talking with a colleague recently, I realized how much more I expect of my adult self. No wonder change IS harder.

What if….?

Inner child yearns for support

What if we were to be easier on ourselves? Imagine treating that often overlooked inner child with the same compassion she was shown when her body was small and less experienced.  What if we remembered to honor and use those most important tools still within us? You know, actually follow our hearts, trust our guts, and show our fearful minds it isn’t all that bad, just like way back when….. And, let our rational minds chime in when appropriate.

I still need support from my team of coaches, peers, and wellness pros. They help me connect with those tools when I can’t alone.   My support team holds space for me to breathe, be calm, go within, and ask the big questions: “What do I need to know? What are my next baby steps?” They help me LISTEN, and trust.

What are your next adult baby steps?

Are you ready to go forward with courage in your adult baby steps? Do you need support to listen, trust, and take them?

If you could use some support finding and taking your adult baby steps through your challenges and change, apply for a complimentary Discovery Session today to see how we may work together to give you the needed direction, and courage.

Handling Tough Times

Handling Tough Times

We often find ourselves handling tough times these days.  More pressures, more crises, more disturbing events in the news, more health issues, etc.

I share with you my secrets to handling tough times in the article below, which was originally published in the August, 2017 issue of Luminous Wisdom: Sophia.   You can grab your copy of the magazine here: Sibella Publications – Luminous Wisdom: Sophia

In challenging times….it’s natural to seek safety, security, reassurance, comfort and confidence, right?

But, how you numb the pain, hide, and/or find “home” can make a difference in the quality of your life.

In tough times, I center and ground myself in my connection to Source, and my deep knowing that everything happens for a reason. Those “reasons” keep me aligned with the Purpose for which I am designed to live. This natural sense of “home”, always available to me, reminds me I’m not alone, no matter how lonely I feel.

Whether my life, or my body, is challenging me (or both) I tune into my Inner Wisdom. I notice my feelings, their underlying thoughts and beliefs, and how my body is responding to them. I take stock of the dominant themes in my life, stress, and fears. Equally important are the whispered dreams and urgings of my Soul that I often easily dismiss. My pain and stress are guides to my opportunities for growth. All ARE the things that need to be addressed for my body to heal, and my life to course-correct.

What can you control when handling tough times?

The only thing I can control is my response to my situation. By finding the silver lining, choosing new positive thoughts, re-framing my beliefs, and aligning my actions with this new perspective, my body responds in healthier ways. Then, I know I’m back on track with my Purpose, naturally congruent with my design. When my mind and my actions are back on track, aligned with my design, fulfilling my Purpose, I feel better. I AM better, on all levels.

I also listen to my body and notice its response to help me make decisions. Unhealthy stress responses indicate that my choice may not be right for me, and/or that I’m experiencing normal human doubt and fear. Even the “right” decision can be stressful, but the quality of that stress is different than that related to a decision that isn’t best for me. “Good stress” is accompanied, and offset, by the positives of the situation. The excitement and “deep knowing” that I am living my Purpose. The key is learning to tell the difference between what is and isn’t best for me.

That doesn’t mean its always rainbows and roses.

Handling tough times isn't always rainbows and rosesTough times help me to grow. Life’s about change, which can be difficult, as I fear the loss of the familiar, cherished, and loved, while opening to the new. Being an inefficient system, I may not heal completely and continue to live with “dis-ease” even after adopting healthier ways, perspectives, and habits. It also may be part of my journey to live with challenge, symptoms, dis-ease, etc.

Resting into my connection to Source and deep inner knowing helps me resolve anxiety, chronic pain and stress, and trust that all is going perfectly according to Divine Plan. I know I’m supported even when I break down.

Going with that flow IS following my heart, my Purpose. How do you handle the tough times?

If you could use a little help learning to listen to your body to navigate the tough times, grab your free copy of my 5-Step Quick Start Guide to Release Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Stress:  5-step Quick-Start Guide to Release Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Stress

Your body's saying, "Be YOU!"

Your Body’s Saying, “Be YOU!”

Your body’s saying, “Be YOU!”  It begins with a whisper, and if you don’t heed its message….. it gets louder.  First, you have to know enough to listen. Are you listening?

I’m pleased to share with you my first article from the newly launched international online magazine, Luminous Wisdom – Sophia “Follow Your Heart, Your Purpose: Your Body’s Saying, “Be YOU!”: 

Your Body's Saying, "Be YOU!"

Your body’s saying, “Be YOU.”

If you’d like to learn to listen to it and follow its guidance to resolve your issues at the root joy, peace, purpose, fulfillment,  apply here for a complimentary Discovery Session.    Questions?  Email me today.

It’s an honor to be a contributing author for Sibella Publications’ newly launched Luminous Wisdom – Sophia online magazine.  If interested in a subscription, you can learn more here.

Live an extraordinary life - it is your design

Live An Extraordinary Life – It IS Your Design

You ARE designed to live an extraordinary life.  Did you know that?

You’re programmed and designed to be a YOU-nique BEING, with a you-nique place only you can fill.   You Purpose is to fill it by learning, growing, evolving into the best version of YOU that you can. When  you fulfill your Purpose, you feel alive, connected, fulfilled, and love what you’re doing.  Your life fits you, and you fit your life.

Isn’t that in itself amazing, incredible, remarkable?  I think it is.  Oh, and by the way, “amazing”, “incredible”, and “remarkable” are all synonyms for “extraordinary”.

Live an extraordinary lifeI invite you to first consider what “extraordinary” means to you.  It means different things to different people.  Some, because of their “definition” don’t believe they’re meant to live an extraordinary life.

I’m not suggesting you’re necessarily meant to rise to the top in your profession, win a Nobel Prize, nor become famous and filthy rich.  I’m suggesting simply that you are you-nique, and something of value is contributed to the WHOLE when you aspire to being the best version of “YOU” you can be.  Then you’re showing up fully for the world, living your Purpose to the best of your ability, letting your Inner Light shine brightly.

Think about it.

An Intelligence created 100 Trillion cells of “YOU” before you were even born, from 2 completely individual single cells.  Isn’t that incredible? And, it isn’t done.  There is much more of “YOU” to potentially be created, maintained, and evolved.

Your nervous system is key in carrying out that Plan.  It’s continually making adjustments based n your experiences, situation, circumstances, etc.  It’s in charge of keeping you going, functioning, healing, evolving, living.

The ease with which your system can follow the Plan is affected by whether you align with, and support, it in your choices and responses, or you thwart it.

How do you know when you’re thwarting the Plan for your extraordinary life?

Follow the Plan for an extraordinary life - or get off courseYou feel stressed.  Yep.  Stress is an indicator that you’re out of alignment with your Purpose. Any stress, i.e. any sign of living less than an optimally healthy, high quality life is an indicator.

When stressed, your nervous system has to work overtime to make up for the alteration in the Plan.  It’s showing you how to get back on track with symptoms of stress.  If you ignore or tolerate the symptoms, or simply go for a quick-fix to eliminate them, you miss that “re-direct”.  And, you stay off-track.  Thus, you live a less-than-extraordinary life.  It may well be ordinary, or average at least.  But, it isn’t extraordinary.  Click here to see a great TED Talk YouTube video on this topic: “How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary”.

Listening to your Inner Wisdom guiding you through the symptoms of stress you experience can help you better align with the Plan for “YOU” so that you live an extraordinary life.  One in which you feel alive, connected, fulfilled, and passionate.  A life that feels like the right fit.

Are you TRULY satisfied with your life?

Or are you settling….. for ordinary?  Ordinary is ok if you are ok with life’s aches, pains, health issues, and the other symptoms of stress.  It’s your life, your health, your choice.  Only you can decide what is and isn’t acceptable, extraordinary.

“If you would like help living an extraordinary life, grab your free copy of my “5-Step Quick-Start Guide to Release Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Stress”:

5-step Quick-Start Guide to Release Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Stress

Embracing Change while Handling the Fear and Guilt

Embracing change isn’t always easy, but the right perspective can make it worth it in the end.  It will help you become the best version of YOU.  It’s time!

In my last article, I suggested Spring cleaning your life for more energy, joy, clarity and peace. Part of your Spring cleaning likely involves answering the call we all are receiving, i.e., to BE who we are YOU-niquely designed to BE – for the good of the Whole.  Even if you don’t recognize it as such, the TRUE longings in your heart are telling you, “BE YOU!” Always.

Embracing change of that nature can surely stir up resistance, masquerading as guilt and fear. Which can stop you dead in your tracks unless you are prepared to handle them.  I will share with you below how to make it easier.

It’s not always easy letting go and embracing change.

Change can be especially difficult when we are anchored by deeply ingrained habits and “belief baggage” with strong emotional ties.  Your “belief baggage” is especially difficult because it’s a part of your identity, a form of intellectual property, and your familiar home.  In other words, it’s your center and ground, your comfort zone.  Instinctively we protect what is “ours”, and our “home”.  All normal.

And, all holding you back if you aren’t willing to face it head on, feel the fear, and do it anyway.

You aren’t only changing a mental construct, you’re changing your programming, i.e. the wiring in your nervous system.  You’re opening to new ways.

Letting go and embracing change takes time, courage, persistence, and patience.

(It’s also helpful to have a support system, and a plan to help you navigate the journey.  Just sayin’. You know, like your life coach can do with you…).

Letting go and embracing change

What’s stressing you?

Think about the changes that, deep down, you’d really like to make.  The ones that you dismiss, or ignore, but which resurface repeatedly.  You know the ones I mean….

The changes that, if made, would ultimately land you in the most amazing place in your life.  That amazing place for which you are YOU-niquely designed to be.

What’s continually stressing you that needs to go (or needs a belief “re-vamp”)?  A relationship?  A job? A commitment?  Something else?

Which habits could use a little variety, or even hit the highway?

What’s missing that’s waiting for you to open the door and welcome it in?

Let yourself really feel into what it would be like if there were no limits, no excuses.   IF ANYTHING, and EVERYTHING were possible.  How would that feel to have your life EXACTLY as your heart longs for it to be?

How would your body feel?

I invite you to ask yourself, “What’s holding me back?”

And let the answer come through your heart, your gut, from your Higher Self.

Note how you may be limiting yourself with beliefs of impossibility, lack of worth, lack of self esteem,  “should’s”, and “musts”.

Be willing to admit what you’re afraid of.

How much of any of those limits is REALLY true?  Seriously.

Embracing change to be the best version of you...

Sometimes there’s guilt involved. Which is really fear in disguise.

And, you may not even know what you’re guilty about.  Regardless, its your beliefs at work.  Again, knowing yourself and drilling down are key.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you in that process:

  • Are you afraid of hurting someone by saying “no”?  Have you thought of how you might actually empower them to handle something themselves if you say “no”?
  • Is it REALLY true that you don’t deserve improvement?  Do you deserve to take your next breath or even eat when hungry? Aren’t those improvements of a sort? Where’s it fair to draw the line regarding what improvement you DO deserve?
  • Who’s suffering if you “improve”?  Might they benefit, learn, grow, or even become empowered if you improve?
  • Who are you dishonoring or disappointing by making a change?  Are you living YOUR life, or theirs? Aren’t they responsible for their own reactions?
  • What are you really afraid of?   Keep digging.  You answers ARE there.

If someone REALLY loves you unconditionally, they want what’s best for you, and what makes your heart sing.  And, that’s a two-way street, right?

None of us can decide what’s truly best for another.  We only know for certain what is going on inside of US, and what’s best for us.

It’s your birthright to become the best version of you.  It is your Purpose, and your destiny, to be the best YOU, and make your difference in the world.

And, everything you need to do that IS within you.   You will see it, feel it, know it if you look past the fear, and the guilt.

Bottom line…

Which is worse/more stressful?  Changing, or tolerating the way things are now?

Change isn’t necessarily all butterflies and roses.  But, personally, I prefer the stress associated with personal growth and improvement to that from tolerating something that isn’t a good fit for me.  It has a different quality to it. HOPE, ENTHUSIASM, OPTIMISM are mixed in.  That’s better than despair, pessimism, anger, and resentment-  in my book.

And, I also know that I have to be ready, which includes having a plan and support in place…..  Otherwise, the stress WILL be worse – because the anger, resentment, pessimism, and despair will creep into my “new” path to test my resolve as well…..

Are you ready to let go, embrace change, and be the best version of YOU?  A great way to start is to use your complimentary copy of my 5-Step Quick Start Guide to Release Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Stress. Get your copy here:

5-step Quick-Start Guide to Release Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Stress

Spring Cleaning Your Life for More Clarity, Energy, Joy, and Peace

Spring Cleaning Your Life for More Clarity, Energy, Joy, and Peace

Spring cleaning your life inside and out can give you more clarity, energy, joy, and peace.  Have you ever thought about it that way?

When in sync with spring, you naturally feel restless and you want change.  You want to eliminate what’s in the way, no longer serves you, and/or is cluttering your space.  You want a fresh start, to feel alive, and to welcome “the new”.

Those impulses apply to your life, not just your material world.  The same way cleaning your home, office, car, etc. helps you feel refreshed and rejuvenated, with space for “the new”, cleaning your life can bring you new clarity, energy, and peace.

What does Spring cleaning your life mean?

Eliminating the “obsolete, detrimental, old, toxic, and/or outdated” ways of thinking, doing, and BEING.

You know…. the things that zap your energy, distract you from what’s important, keep you in unhealthy patterns, and keep you stressed.

Spring cleaning your life frees you

How do you know where to start?

Knowing yourself is key.  Be clear about, and honor, your values and Soul’s intentions.  Taking a good, honest, unfiltered look at yourself and your life and drilling down to the core will help you discover what you need to see, know, and do.

Your heart is your source of power and motivation.  It’s the seat of your Soul.  It embodies your Soul’s intentions, values, desires, and Purpose.  Listen to your heart, and then allow your intellect to serve your highest good in bringing what’s in your heart to Life.

Some questions to ask yourself when spring cleaning your life:

Trust your first instincts, your first response, then go deeper.  There’s no “right or wrong”, just your answers ….. for YOUR clarity and guidance…..

Spring cleaning your life for change for the betterIs stress interfering with my quality of life?

What are my biggest “button pushers”?

What nags me most frequently?

Where in my life are my values lacking?

Am I aligned with my Soul’s Intentions?

What do I want to improve?

Am I willing to improve it?

Can I improve it?

How can I begin NOW to be a better version of myself?

What do I commit to changing?

Follow the steps in letting go…..

  1. Identify the need to change
  2. WANT to change
  3. Decide to change
  4. Make the plan – baby doable steps with support
  5. Follow the plan – to DO and BE different
  6. Actually LIVE it – be kind, patient, and consistent with yourself over time to develop new habits
  7. BE the new change – rewired by living it long enough that it IS you. For now.  Until you hit #1 again…

The litmus test:

Do your current life, your current ways, your current possessions embody your values?

Do they support you in realizing your Soul’s Intentions?

Decide what you are ready, willing and able to let go of as you begin Spring cleaning your life.  What’s keeping you from the clarity, energy, joy, and peace you want?

Think about what you are ready to incorporate in your “cleaner” life as well that can bring you more clarity, energy, joy, and peace.

Is it time for more FUN!!! ?

I know its time for me to include more FUN!!! in my life.  I have been getting rid of some of the “old” to make room for more “FUN!!!”.

And, isn’t change is always easier, and more FUN!!!, when you don’t go it alone?

I find it is. So, I am creating a new opportunity as my gift to you.  AND, you have the chance to participate in creating that opportunity with me.

It will be a program to help us get out of our own way, and create a plan for FUN!!!, and have mutual support to keep us on track, ending this Mother’s Day.  A gift to the parts of ourselves that give to, support, and care for others.

If you would like to include more FUN in your life, and are interested in learning more, possibly creating and participating in this with me, click here to receive more information.     This time-sensitive opportunity ends April 7.   Click here now to learn more.

Spring cleaning your life for freedom and letting go