We all have patterns that show in our lives and color the way we perceive the world. They affect the way we see, speak, understand, hear, and feel. They color our sense of who we are, about others, and what is possible for us. They influence our actions, behaviors, and attitudes. They can keep us trapped, blaming, and in victim mode.
These patterns are hard to break free from, because they’re largely invisible, and they’re tied to our identity, so they’re like what water is to a fish. These stories we tell ourselves about who we are, and hold us back from becoming who we’re meant to be and reaching our full potential.
They’re often subconscious, and we don’t even know we have them until someone points them out to us. If we can just see how we’re creating these patterns, we can create something different!
Some of the most common limiting beliefs are:
The first step is awareness of the...
Are you ready to quiet the chaos around you and tune into the energy inside you?
There is an easier way to navigate life's ups and downs.
For too long I’ve seen people suffering by dwelling in the past or worrying about what’s next. We block our own fulfillment by wishing other people or circumstances were different or better than they are, or catastrophizing and being anxious about how the future will unfold.
Do you relate? If so, my upcoming online course 6-Weeks to Calm and Centered was created for you!
Imagine if you could free your mind and cultivate more joy and ease in your life.
In this 6-week program, I will help you go from stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck to calm-centered clarity.
The 6 Weeks to Calm and Centered includes:
Love and fear are two dominant, primal states of being. The practice of choosing love over fear is a powerful and transformative approach to life. It involves consciously making decisions, cultivating attitudes, and responding to situations from a place of love rather than succumbing to fear.
The practice of choosing love over fear is a conscious and ongoing effort to shift your mindset and responses toward love, compassion, and positivity. It's a journey of personal growth and transformation that can lead to more fulfilling relationships, increased well-being, and a deeper sense of purpose. This practice has been a key part of my life and helps me feel centered, grounded, and peaceful.
Here are key aspects of this practice:
Here's an exploration of the two perspectives:
Life is Happening to Me:
External Forces: This perspective often involves seeing life events as external forces acting upon you. It might feel like circumstances, challenges, and experiences are beyond your control.
Reacting Mode: Individuals with this mindset may find themselves reacting to situations, feeling overwhelmed by external events, and perceiving life as a series of unpredictable occurrences.
Life is Happening For Me:
Empowerment: Adopting the mindset that life is happening for you suggests a belief that there is purpose and meaning in every experience, even in challenges. It's about finding opportunities for growth and learning.
Active Participation: This perspective implies that you play an active role in shaping your experiences. Challenges are viewed as opportunities to develop resilience, gain insights, and move closer to your goals.
Positive Reframing: Even in difficult...
Maya Angelou said, “People won’t remember what you said, they won’t remember what you did, but they will remember how you made them feel”.
It’s true, right? Emotions are contagious and how you make people feel depends on whether your nervous system is regulated or not.
Imagine a time someone walked into a room and they were full of rage, anger, or hate. Just being in their presence might invoke anxiety, your nervous system may absorb their stress levels, your body may begin to suddenly feel tense, tight, or constricted.
Now recall a time you were with someone who was full of joy! They entered the room that you’re in and it felt like sunshine. They were light and airy and full of love. They radiated fulfillment and excitement. All of a sudden, you felt uplifted, expanded, and lit up. As if you were breathing easier and your body felt more relaxed, open, and expansive.
At its core, nervous system...
Happiness and joy have nothing to do with our life circumstances. Happiness and joy are a result of what’s happening in our minds.
You’ll be happier and more joyful when you feel inner peace. You'll feel more inner peace when you think better thoughts, since our thoughts cause our feelings.
ALL feelings are valid, but all thoughts are not. In fact, 80% of our thoughts are negative, so it's understandable why so many people feel depressed, anxious, and angry.
Happiness is not outside of you, it’s within.
Jocelyn was struggling with negative thoughts and was consumed by anxiety and pessimism. She knew she needed to change her thinking and wanted to get in a good frame of mind for her job search.
She signed up for my 6-week private coaching program and has enjoyed remarkable results! Her anxiety went from a 10 to less than a 1, she feels more positive and optimistic, and more calm. Here’s what she had to say about the experience:
The short days and long nights of winter are meant to be cozy and nurturing. Nature is guiding us into deep, restorative rest.
Amidst the busyness of the holidays, remember that the nature of winter is a season for relaxing, reading, reflecting, lounging, and allowing your body, mind and soul to reconnect with your essential self.. Resting deeply repairs, rejuvenates, and heals our body, mind, and spirit.
Create space during this season of light so that you can drop deeply into restorative rest and deep sleep. Rest allows your brain waves to slow, which renews cells, brings harmony to your bodily functions, and begets greater clarity. Deep sleep allows your body to heal and regenerate, create human growth hormone, and come into balance.
Today is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, in which we celebrate the return of sunlight. We move towards shorter nights and longer days unfolding. It only gets brighter from here!
We all need hope in the darkest of...