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When clients first come to me they usually have an issue they want to resolve or something they would like to create. They may want to:
- Move beyond feeling stuck
- Reconnect with who they really are
- Accomplish or create something
- Feel more peaceful and grounded
- Have support and guidance through a transition
- Shift their attitude or change their behavior
- Release the hold something in their past has on them
- And, so on….
And yet, when all said and done, they tell me there was something even more powerful and unexpected that came forward. The real gift was who they became through the process and how much they learned to love and value themselves.
Intentions and goals are not just about doing, they are about learning and growing and being. They evolve who we are.
So, I’m wondering – Who do you want to become?
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The end of a year is a perfect time to honor the blessings that came our way and acknowledge ourselves for all we have achieved. Because human nature is to focus on what is not working, we often minimize what went well or special moments along the way. I encourage you to review your year with open eyes and an open heart. You might be surprised what you see…
Year End Process
- Create quiet time and space so that you can focus without interruption
- Set a clear and positive intention for your process
Write your answers for the following:
- List your wins and accomplishments for the year (at least 50)
- Write about what you learned from the challenges you faced
- What are you proud of yourself for?
- What are you grateful for?
- What do you want to take away from this year and integrate in the future?
- Anything else that feels meaningful to include
Don’t forget to share some of your wins or special moments by clicking on “comment” below the title of this blog.
Is there someone in your life who you find intimidating or challenging? Perhaps it is time for a change in perspective.
Just imagine them:
- As a toddler having a tantrum
- Shrinking to a very small size and speaking in a mouse sized voice
- With words flashing on their forehead like sad, hurt, insecure, afraid, etc.
- As the sweet little infant they once were
- Morphing into a cartoon or fairy tale character
And, my favorite:
- See them for who they really are – a beautiful soul in a human body having a not so pretty life experience.
Don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts, ideas, or experiences using these tools.
- Focus in on a shorter period of time. Big or long term goals can feel complicated. Make smaller goals for this day, week, or month.
- Stay centered in the present and take one step at a time. Keep asking yourself, “What is the next small thing I can do that will move me forward?”
- Remember that there is no such thing as perfection and nothing has to be forever. You can always change your mind.
Hate – Love
Anger – Compassion
Fear – Courage
Pain – Joy
Stress – Peace
At some point in your life you will experience all of these, but you get to decide which ones you keep. You really do.
Which ones will you choose?
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There is a side of me that is attracted to pink high top sneakers, hippie jewelry, and spiky hair. I’m not sure if going down that road would make me a cool grandma or the laughing stock of the universe, but it is a part of me that I let come out and play at times.
Is there a part of you that is calling out, wanting to be expressed?
I encourage you to honor your uniqueness, that special spark inside of you that may not get shared often.
Go ahead – be YOUR best self. You can’t be anyone else’s.
I would love to hear from you: How do you express your inner spark in the world? You can share by replying below.
It all started with my decision to practice mindful meditation on my morning walk. I noticed that my walking style didn’t feel natural. It included landing on my heels hard and pushing off from there. If I had been walking on the beach you probably would only have seen deep heel prints and thought it was some strange kind of animal. No wonder my ankles and knees complain at times.
So, I played with changing my walking style. I touched the heels lightly and rolled my foot forward, pushing off slightly with the toes and I used my hips so they could get some exercise too.
What a change! I moved faster with less effort. My body tipped forward a degree or two as it moved more naturally. And, the big surprise was that this moving forward with more ease brought forward a feeling of enthusiasm, a sense of being eager to step into my day.
I started thinking, where else am I digging in my heels? Are there other things in my life that I do as automatically as walking that could be improved? I think so. My yoga instructor says most people breathe shallowly, only using a small portion of their lungs and starving their bodies of oxygen. I think I’m going to play with breathing in more life next. I wonder how that will feel.
Your Turn: Where in your life are you digging in your heels and what would you like to play with doing differently?