I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time in a dream state – and not because I’m curled up in my comfy bed snoozing (I LOVE true sleep SO much!). I spend a lot of time dreaming about the past and the future. My mind flies toward sparkly nuggets of past conversations and events, and it also likes to wander into the future looking for interesting little jewels of possibility. [Read more…] about Wake Up in This Moment: Part 1
“The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.” —George Elliot
Y’all! I can get so stuck. I mean, I can get so wound up in my own head about changes I want to make and things I want to do that I find myself paralyzed. Sitting there staring at my closet (My closet is at the foot of my bed making it the center of my visual universe late at night when I’m stuck in the middle of the big Overwhelm) and doing absolutely nothing else. Well, I’m not doing anything in the Real World anyway. Nothing but sitting and staring. And breathing. Thank goodness I don’t have to think about breathing! [Read more…] about The Key is Inside. It’s Called Choice
“I believe that ‘yes’ is the only living thing.” —E.E. Cummings
This is Tip #5 (of 7) in my Wholehearted Living Series. You’ve done a lot of work so far! In the last 4 Tips, you have gotten snuggly with your Past Lives and embraced your Human Super Power – Choice. You’ve started practicing and feeling Gratitude, and most recently, in Tip #4, you started listing your Core Emotional Values. It’s time to take some more action! Here we go.
Say Yes to every person, activity and opportunity that generate the feelings you love the most!
Whoa! Whoa! Wait a minute. Say, “yes,” to EVERYTHING? That’s crazy. I’ll be exhausted. [Read more…] about SAY YES!
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” —Helen Keller
This is Tip #4 (of 7) in my Wholehearted Living Series.
In the little bit of time we’ve been together, you’ve celebrated your past lives, you’ve taken ownership of your superhuman power of choice, and you’ve started looking inside and outside at all the things you are grateful for. You may have even started FEELING gratitude! All three of these activities were meant to prepare you for today’s challenge – identifying your deepest emotional values.
Emotional values? What? Aren’t values things like being kind, telling the truth, loving others? [Read more…] about Identify the Feelings You Love the Most
“Growth is a spiral process. Doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.” —Julia Margaret Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way
“Life is a journey up a spiral staircase; as we grow older we cover the ground we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are. The journey is both repetitious and progressive, we go both round and upward.” —William Butler Yeats
I remember when I first decided I wanted to change. I had a destination in mind, and that destination was called, Best Self. I didn’t really know what the path to Best Self looked like, but I think I rather imagined that once I pushed the Best Self button, I’d be off and running in a straight shot to the top (Best Self was always up). I wasn’t completely clueless about Best Self. I had a list of things that needed to change in order to get to my final destination. I needed to react less and respond more, I needed to stop lying about my feelings, I needed to stop being a coward in relationships, I needed to be less dependent and attached. [Read more…] about Inner Growth is Like a Spiral Staircase: There’s No Elevator to the Penthouse