This is hitting me hard these past couple of weeks: Reality is what you make it!
Think about that for a moment...what does that mean for you?
For me, it means I am experiencing a version of "reality". This particular reality has been made from my previous experiences and the beliefs and stories that have been created through those experiences. Some of those beliefs and stories may have been conscious, but many of them were likely...
Do not underestimate me!
Yes, I may have underestimated myself. And, yes, that gave you permission to underestimate me, but that ends, right here, right now.
"Good enough" is no longer good enough.
I will no longer settle for less than exceptional.
Exceptional is the only path forward for me.
I had coffee with someone today who told me that I was "the same" as someone who does not bring my same knowledge, talents, experience, or...
Clearly, simply, what am I hear to share with you?
My desire for you, loves, is that you learn to trust yourself and know that you are worthy of the life that you desire!
From our very beginning, we assimilate the "shoulds", "would haves", and expectations of those around us - our parents, family, friends, social network, and culture. Sometimes we question, but most of the time we accept these beliefs bestowed upon us as fact. So...
Why are you crying?
What are you crying about?
You don't need to cry.
Don't cry over...!
When did you learn that it's not ok to cry?
I may have felt that it wasn't ok to cry when I was very young, but I know I learned that it wasn't ok to cry when I was a teenager. I remember riding the bus home, desperately wanting to cry, feeling the need to hold it in, then getting home and crying - sobbing.
It doesn't matter the reasons. I may...
It's taken me a long time to post this. This originated in September 2017. Something hit me during a trip to San Francisco. Something unexpected!
It started on the Wednesday night that I arrived...we were staying at a hostel for one night and, upon showing up, I discovered we didn't have a private washroom, as I had expected. We were in a room with a shared hall washroom.
And I did not react well to this!
It took me until the...
We all have stories that we believe to be true. The key is recognizing these stories and knowing which ones are no longer serving you!
Ask yourself, a year from now:
Reflecting back through your life experiences (without judgment), what stories do you repeat?
How are you numb... In your relationships? In your work? In how you handle your finances? In your body? How are you Numb in Your Life?
I had a weird dream where good people turned into zombie-like characters and inflicted harm on others.
I had a hard time understanding the dream, until I realized the zombie people were just in a trance/a daze/they were numb. They were following orders. The trance appeared to subside at points, but those...
Honour where you are.
It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s next and what we haven’t achieved or what we don’t yet have.
We forget about everything that we have achieved and that we do have in our lives!
This is definitely something I am cognizant of - and would like to practice...
"Patience is a virtue...that I just don't have." I've said so many times throughout my life - ever since I was a young child!
My mum had the virtues book when I was young and I clearly remember it "randomly" being left open to both Patience and Tact on many occasions. We can talk about Tact another time ;)
I always joked with her that "patience was a virtue that I just didn't have". And I was perfectly fine with that!
To me, patience...
Stop saying “I don’t know”, because, yes, you actually DO know!
How often each day do you say “I don’t know” in a day? What situations do you say “I don’t know” in?
As a coach, especially, the phrase “I don’t know” drives me crazy! Because, let’s be honest - you actually DO know!
In fact, in many cases, ONLY you know!
I’ve found three main times when...