We made it, it's the new year, celebrate!
What a crazy, confusing and difficult year it was. Did anyone else feel like it lasted forever? There was so much going on, both internally and externally that it was hard to keep up, even though I had nowhere to go. It was nice to see the end of it.
Of course, with the end of one year and the start of another, we all have huge hope for change, am I right?
Here we are ready to change actions, attitudes, habits and adopt healthier and more fulfilling lifestyles to "live our best lives".
I'm with you.
I have a few online courses planned to educate me and books I want to read, I made some business goals and planned to reach out to my friends more often because if I learned anything from this last year, none of us has near enough friends. I also have a plan for some weight loss.
This last year, during the Covid-19 stay-at-home orders, I learned new skills like breadmaking and cooking new delicious at-home meals. The problem is, it wreaked havoc...
Do you wish it was easier to create healthy habits that support you instead of wear you out?
Would you like more time every day to focus on your goals?
Believe it or not, a small amount of time spent meditating or praying can do just that.
You see, when you slow down your nervous system it helps to focus your mind, reduce stress and increases memory, attention span and learning concentration according to a Columbia University Medical Center Study.... https://sos.columbia.edu>news>how-mediation-can-help-you-focus.
I often hear people say they don’t have time for prayer or meditation because they are so busy.
One of the most significant ways to handle the stress of busyness is to actually slow down.
What better way to do that than take a few minutes going inward and concentrating on your breath, gratitude, or joy.
Yes, it takes a little practice, but there are so many great apps out there to help. Try Calm, Headspace or Unplug. I use all three, and they are fantastic at...
I wish you love...
Not necessarily the romantic, gushy kind of love (although kudos to you if you have that).
I wish you the kind of love that is like a solid post when you feel your feet coming out from under you. A knowing that will snap you out of bad decisions when you feel one coming on. A set of values that you can count on when you need a guiding star.
Do you have these things in your life?
When faced with challenges or a need, to be honest about who you are, do you hide? Are you afraid that the people around you will ditch you because it feels like everyone always does? I wish for you to be brave. Brave in the face of overcoming adversity.
We, humans, have such a fantastic ability to cover up the things that suck in our lives. We have such an insatiable need to appear a certain way, and we are terrified to show our insecurities.
I wish for you to love yourself and each other so much that you can dare to be real about your struggles, to lean on the people that love you...
As I was working on one of my Master Circles this morning, I came across a sentence where Jason Goldberg said, "The opposite of serious is sincere".
It made me think of all the times I have said things like, "This is serious business", or "People won't take you seriously if you don't do XYZ".
I sat and thought about what this meant for me.
As a hard-working individual and one that is prone to perfectionism, judgement and self-attack, it dawned on me that I have a hard time being sincere, even with myself. After all, isn't rolling up your sleeves and putting in hours and hours of work serious business?
I believe it is more comfortable because it can mean I am doing a good job, but I can keep you at a distance. That comes from not feeling "good enough" which seems to be a universal problem among the human race.
Being sincere is risky, scary and authentic.
When faced with sharing on online platforms, which is where I find most of my fabulous clients, it is easy to be in constant...
Finding the answer to this question can be one of the most daunting tasks on the planet.
After all, most of us want to be so many things.
We want to be excellent in all of our relationships.
We want to be valued at work and be great partners, lovers, parents, siblings and friend.
Most importantly, I think it’s safe to say we all want to make a difference.
We can do that.
With the unique characteristics that make us who we are, the opportunities to serve and improve the lives of others are endless.
Most of us are tired, though, and it’s hard to find time and energy for uncovering our dreams and desires between all the obligations we have.
If you want help, I have something significant to share with you.
I have created a program called The Simple Life Plan.
It is designed to work on the premises that life is simple if we can get out of our way, open up to possibilities and peel off the fear that keeps us stuck.
There is no need for struggle and strife as we try to figure...