A big part of living in alignment and authenticity is tuning into your body’s signals. Your body is always sending you signals. These signals are a direct conduit to your inner voice.
The thing is it’s so easy to get caught up in your day to day busyness that you ignore, numb out, or shove down your body’s signals. What starts to happen is that you don’t even notice those signals anymore. Ignore those signals long enough and guess what happens?
The signals get louder until you pay attention. That can show up as insomnia, chronic pain, indigestion, heartburn, or any number of other physical symptoms. It’s your body trying to tell you to pay attention. Something isn’t in alignment, and when you listen, tune in, pay attention and make some changes, you feel better.
None of this is easy. It takes practice and commitment to being a vigilant observer of your daily experience.
Here are 3 keys to making progress on this journey:
You’re over a week into the new year and so far things feel…
A lot like a continuation of 2021, right? The same stressors, struggles, and challenges are still there. While the idea of “new year, new you” can be tempting to have a fresh start and complete makeover, the fact is your challenges are guiding you to step into your authenticity.
You see, the world doesn’t need a “new you.” What it needs is you. Beautiful, radiant you...yes, imperfections and all.
So, what if instead of being critical of yourself and the current obstacles in your life, you lean into them? Take a moment to “clear the chaos.” Grab a pen and paper and jot down your answers to these questions:
What are your current major stressors and obstacles right now?
What’s your ideal vision for what life will look like a year from now?
In answering these 2 questions, you’ve done something really amazing. You’ve gotten clear on where you are now (your Point A) and where you’re going (your Point B). This clarity, in and of itself, is SO powerful and is the first step in the Radiant Living Method to get unstuck and live radiantly again. With this clarity, your mind naturally starts to seek out creative solutions and resources to support your forward momentum.
In fact, leave a comment below with your responses today and I’ll send you specific feedback and next steps for your unique situation. (Yes, I personally read and respond to all the comments myself and I want to hear from you!)
I’m leading a free workshop next week where I’ll guide you through the Radiant Living Method to step into 2022 with alignment and authenticity so that you can find freedom in living radiantly again.
The New Year is around the corner and today I want to talk about Resolutions (and why you can throw them out the window!)
Let me explain...
The days of New Year's Resolutions are gone. I mean, we all know how that story goes. You set a resolution, something like "I'm going to lose 10 lbs this year. This is the year it's going to happen! I got my gym membership. I'm going to go everyday. This year's gonna be different, I promise!"
February rolls around, and you've been to the gym once. Maybe twice. You're already caught up in the busyness of life as usual. Every once in awhile, you remember your resolution, and it makes you feel bad about yourself. Ugh! Where's the joy in that???
Here's what I'm proposing:
Don't do that this year. Forget the resolutions. Throw them out the window, and try something different!
They say you can't expect different results by doing the same thing over and over. So, try something different this next year.
I've created a process that allows space for life to unfold. A process where you can set goals, dream big, and still live your day-to-day life. Even if unexpected obstacles come up (and they will!), or things don't go as planned (they rarely do!), you'll still be moving in the direction of your dreams. This is a process that'll leave you feeling happier, more fulfilled, and hopeful.
A key part of this process is chunking your goals down into categories and then translating those into affirmations. An affirmation is a statement that puts you in control of your mindset. It creates space for life to unfold, while keeping your focus on your highest goals. It keeps you focused on who you want to become this year, and less on the actual events unfolding.
Because, goodness knows that trying to predict the actual events of the year can be a wild card. But, when you're in control of your mindset, of who you want to become, and how you want to react, well that's everything. That puts you in the driver seat of your life no matter what happens.
I'll show you exactly how to do this in my upcoming workshop, Thriving in the New Year on December 29th. I only do this once a year, so save your spot today!...
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Since when did adulting get so tough?
You move through life, doing your day-to-day things, and all of a sudden you're an "adult!" Wrapped up in all the "tasks" and mundane routines from one day to the next. And, in the blink of an eye, it's the new year and you do it all over again.
What if the secret to getting out of the rut is letting yourself daydream? Letting your imagination run wild with ideas and possibilities!
Spend an hour with a child and you'll see how exciting your imagination can be! Seriously, how can a box be so fun? A single box can turn into a fort, spaceship, dollhouse, and about a million other things!
Visioning and imagining is fun!
It's a huge part of what gets you excited to do the mundane daily work that it takes to reach your goals. Your vision, your dream, the possibility of it all. This is your fuel.
Your vision becomes the motivation that propels you forward.
Let me share a story with you:
There once was a baby elephant tied to a pole. He could only walk a short perimeter around the pole before he felt the tug of the rope. When the elephant grew up, his owner untied the rope. He was free to roam the world! But, do you know what he did? He stayed in the small perimeter of the pole. That's all he ever knew. He could explore the world, but he chose to stay tied to an imaginary rope.
You, my friend, are free to roam the world! You have the power to untie yourself. And, it all starts with your mindset and imagination.
To get started, join me for the Thriving in the New Year Workshop on December 29th. I only do this once a year, so save your spot today!...
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I recorded this message last year and I find it still so relevant as we roll into the winter season these next few weeks.
This is always such a time of reflection for me. Personally, I know a big part of that is because my birthday is this month. But, it’s also an invitation from Nature as the days get shorter and the weather cooler. It’s Nature’s way of inviting you to turn inwards…
Watch this 3-minute video for some ideas on how to make the most of Nature’s invitation and move through the final few weeks of 2021 with greater intention and purpose.
BTW, I’m leading a free Workshop at the end of the month where I’ll guide you through a process to reflect on 2021 and set your intention to Thrive in the New Year. I only do this once a year, so make sure to save your spot!...