Living in rhythm with the seasons is something that is close to my heart and very much a part of what keeps me feeling balanced & happy in my life.
Is this something that resonates with you?
Personally tuning yourself into the rhythms of nature and the change of seasons is a great opportunity for you to create a deeper sense of balance in your life too!
The new growth & rebirth of spring.
The long active days of summer.
The harvest, preparation, and letting go in autumn.
The hibernation & going within of winter.
Autumn officially settles in this next week on Monday the 23rd.
How can you tune in to the change of season and utilize it to benefit your personal growth and create balance in life? I have some ideas I'd like to share with you.
Let's take a look at what autumn represents and brings for us to explore how we can tune into the season to bring some balance & beautiful personal growth into our lives.
After talking about how very important loving self-talk is, I promised that this week I would write to you about practical & actionable ways that you can create a habit of loving self-talk. Because I know it's not enough to tell you how much it would benefit you to do it. I want to share with you ways that you can practice and actually develop the habit.
When it comes to personal growth or personal development work, we hear a lot about self-love.
I have a deeply held belief that self-love is really the foundation, the cornerstone for all of the goodness in life for so many reasons.
If we want to do the work to evolve and create a happy & fulfilling life for ourselves, it takes some effort - yes it takes some work to get out of life what we are really craving! If we don't feel worthy of evolving or living our happiest life, we tend to not do the work. Why would you if you don't feel like you’re worth it?
But HOW do you love yourself you might be thinking? Someone just telling you that you need to love yourself more to live a happier life doesn’t help much, does it?
I had a conversation with a client of mine the other day that was the inspiration in writing to you about positivity today.
Have you ever been annoyed when struggling with something, and someone says something along the lines of "just think positive!"
It feels easier said than done usually right?
So....how do you actually practice this? How do you build the muscle? What are the action steps to repeat? There are a lot of ways. Here are a few to work with:
I want to talk about something today that I've been observing and pondering a lot lately.
Life is such that we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations at times. Uncomfortable relationships, uncomfortable jobs, uncomfortable in our bodies, etc.
Change is also uncomfortable right? We dread change sometimes so much that we are willing to stay in the uncomfortable circumstances we are used to rather than choose the unfamiliar discomfort of change.
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you read that question? Sit with that a bit. See if there is something there to explore. You could meditate on it, write about it, or discuss over dinner tonight!
This is a question that can bring up some really standard answers right off the bat. Your mind might go to your kids, your marriage, or your career. For example, if your mind immediately went to " I'm committed to my child" and you are already feeling that commitment & fully acting on it, I'm going to ask you to dig deeper! It's when we dig deeper that get to the places where growth is needed. Where can you work to improve?
What does digging deeper look like? Ask yourself what you feel committed to, but maybe haven't acted very committed to lately, or perhaps never at all? Maybe there is an area of your life that you would like to take more action in your commitment?
In the world of wellness & personal growth, there are a lot of ideas presented that tell you exactly how you 'should' be doing things and our society has a lot of set standards in what's considered normal ways of doing life.
The truth is that you are an individual not exactly like anyone else in the world. While there are a lot of tried & tested ways of living a good life to draw from, it doesn't mean that you need to be doing things the exact way that others are in order to feel successful.
hy do we spend so much time & energy ruminating on how we wished we could have done things differently?
What if we spent that energy instead on starting where we are to change the ending?
What is one of the best gifts that you can give someone?
A gift that shows you really care for them?
A gift that shows them that they are a priority in your life?
A gift that makes them feel special & supported?
Today is the last day of my semi-annual 10-day cleanse. Twice a year I do a cleanse where I'm eating minimally, just vegetables & fruits, drinking 3 green drinks per day, and taking supplements to support my body. I'm cleansing my system while loading up on superfoods. It makes me feel amazing every time I do it. I could write a short book on all of the benefits of this twice a year ritual for me, but today I want to talk with you about just one of them.....
I want to talk about success today....
How do you define success?
Do you look at others and see them as successful?
Do you see yourself as successful?
If not, what would make you feel successful?
Shame is an extremely painful emotion that most people carry around with them from time to time in life. It's a dark & murky emotion that can leave us feeling disconnected, alone, and unworthy.
This quote really spoke to me....and so it's my inspiration in writing you this week.
“You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you.” ~Alexander Den Heijer
As always, I like to write around topics that come up in conversation both in sessions with my clients as well as my persoal life, and this is something that has been coming up a lot lately…..
Hopefully, we all have someone to talk through these life things with. Having a safe place to verbally navigate whatever troubles we are experiencing is important. Holding that safe space for others is important too.
Sometimes, we want feedback. We want to know what that person would do if they were in our shoes. Sometimes we welcome advice with open arms…..and sometimes……we simply just need to be heard.
I saw the above image on social media recently and it really struck me.....
A major barrier to people changing what they want to in life is that the change can feel too big to take on.
How often do you create space in your life for you to just BE?
And when you do create some space & time....are you actually owning it?
Or are you spending that precious time feeling like you 'should' be doing something else....something 'more productive'?
Contrast on my mind today. Contrast provides a lot for us in life.
Let’s explore how the contrast of tough stuff in life benefits us, and how we can find gratitude in it.
I want to talk about a habit that many of us have that we don't realize how much it negatively affects us.
I'm talking about the habit of saying "I'm Sorry" far too often.
The habit of over-apologizing when it's not necessary at all.
How often are you wearing a mask?
We all do this in one way or another. We can indulge in a lot of mask wearing, and often times without even realizing it.
What am I talking about? When we change or 'mask' our own natural personality to conform to social pressures. We do this for a variety of reasons.