At age 22, I learned my first conscious and intentional life lesson in overcoming fear: you never actually stop being afraid. But that doesn’t have to paralyse you, leaving you frozen and unable to move.
Heights terrified me, anything more than five to six feet off the ground and I froze. As a kid, I still climbed trees, not entirely enjoying the experience, but too proud to admit my fear.
Don’t ask me to clean the gutters or paint the roof. Continue reading Overcoming fear: how to find the hidden treasures
More than eighteen months ago, shortly after being certified as an mBIT Coach, I started the process of learning Innergetics with Shirley Billigmeier (author of Inner Eating) and Suzanne Henwood (mBIT Master Coach and Master Trainer). Innergetics takes the process of inner wisdom of mBraining and focuses it onto your relationship with food. I like to say it uses eating as a thermometer of what is happening in your life. So, I chose to study Innergetics because I wanted to focus on my gut-brain (enteric brain). I was regularly suffering from bloating and discomfort, looking to find a way to love my body again. Continue reading Absolutely love my body at 47 years old!
Imagine your life is perfect in every respect: what would it look like? (Brian Tracy)
This year, I am not making any New Year’s resolutions. I do not promise:
- I’m going to exercise more.
- This year will be the year I get healthier.
- I will lose weight.
- I’m going to find a hobby and stick to it.
- I will play more.
- This year I will start each morning with meditation.
Nope. I have no intention of setting myself up to fail to keep my word because I am hesitant to give my bond unless it aligns with the perfect life that I envision building. Continue reading Imagine your desired life: how to create it
Wherever you look today, you will find information and awareness campaigns. If ignorance were the problem, the information age would have solved everything. Whether you want to look at issues of health and wellbeing, caring for the environment, or simply improving your lifestyle, it seems that knowledge is not enough to bring about change. Knowing is only half the battle.
For example, perhaps you know what kind of diet and food your body responds the best with. What results do you have to show for knowing this?
Or consider your goals and plans for the past twelve months. What did you know had to be done, to you to reach those goals? How much of that did you effectively implement? Continue reading Fundamentals of success: knowing is not enough
Ever felt that you just had the wind knocked out of your sails, because things don’t go as planned? Perhaps you failed to meet your goals and dreams for 2019, in spite of consistently putting in the effort over the past twelve months. Or maybe, even worse, you have suffered the loss of a relationship, family member or a job. And you feel knocked down when many around you celebrate happily.
The question isn’t will life knock you down – because it will – but rather: how will you respond when it happens?
“Bravery is not found in getting knocked down. Rather, bravery is found is getting back up knowing that you’re going to get knocked down again.”
Continue reading Knocked down, but not out! Now get up