In the process of waking up, there are many stages and each has their exciting pieces and the parts that are full of fear.
One of my most feared places during this process is looking at the gap between where I am now, and where I want to be.
If you have dreams, this gap can strike insurmountable fear into any mere mortal!
And yet, the only way to get there is to keep moving forward.
Sometimes I get scared of even looking at ...
This work isn't sexy, and it may not be quick, but you will feel strong and confident in knowing that these are life-long, sustainable changes.
I'm not going to give you the answers. I will support you and encourage you, but I will not hand you the answers because they would be my answers, not yours. True, lasting, sustainable change can only come from you doing the work and finding your own answers.
It may not be easy, but it also...
I want to say this is "learning" to listen, but in reality, it is a relearning or a returning.
When we are born, when we are young, all we know to do is listen to ourselves. We feel something, and we share it with those around us - even before we have words. Actually, especially before we have words. My mum reminds me that when I was a baby, I would "tell" everyone around every tiny detail that was going on within my human body! This is...
Life is so full of "shoulds", "coulds", "would haves"...blech!
During a coaching session, I wanted to create a way to bring more joy into my morning routine. I love waking up and practicing yoga and I love the idea of waking up and sitting in meditation, but when the alarm actually goes off in the morning, I don't leap out of bed to do either of those things!
As much as I want to do them, there was something that had them as "shoulds" in...
Disclaimer: I felt called to write this post. This is my niche! I love making these lessons feel accessible! I love the idea that you can create your life, no matter what your background and past experiences are! That said, I am feeling incredibly fearful of actually posting this because I don't want to lead people down a path they don't know how to get out of. Please, listen to your inner knowing. You know yourself better than anyone....
Listen to the in betweens.
Listen to the silence.
Listen to the speakers you don't usually listen to.
Listen, even when you don't want to hear what is being spoken.
We get so caught up in our day-to-day. We live in habit. Habit is a necessity. We would be paralyzed by choice if we didn't have habits.
Habit also comes in our thoughts. We become used to hearing and listening to the same voices. These voices are familiar. They...
I have so much to say. And so much seems to be caught.
I can feel my throat. Tight. Stuck.
It makes me feel the need to cry. This needs to escape.
Holding it in makes me feel sick.
I have something to say about a "documentary" I recently watched. I have something to say about the climate. I have something to say about the state of our culture. I have something to say about the hate that has captured us; taken us hostage. I have something...
Do you also experience this? When you get super excited about something, then you get in your own way!?
You know that you're in your way.
You know that you're making excuses or blowing up the challenge.
You know that the next step is just to take a step!
Yet, that deceptively friendly voice inside your head starts to question your big goals. And you listen. Because you always have. It's easy. It's habit. You may not even know that...