I am a whole life coach guiding clients to reclaim balance w/their MiBoSo (Mind, Body, & Soul), so that they can fully reconnect to their inner joy in life.
@Lori It's actually a combo of both - my man's schedule is such that he usually doesn't know if he can get out of town until a week prior - so we've booked more last minute trips than I can count!
And yes, I definitely feel those early road trips in the summer prompted this need to "get out and explore" as an adult!
2 days, 2 hours ago on What are Your Favourite Summer Activities?
@Sandi Amorim You just gave me a new favorite word - joyfear!
I would LOVE to share my message here with your world! Just got another jolt of that joyfear just writing that...will email you!
2 days, 2 hours ago on Speak Up (the Universe is ready for you now)
Speaking up has been the message that has been coming through for me for the past couple of weeks...and really tuning into exactly what I want to share and HOW I want to share it - without judgment. I'm challenging myself by speaking up in new spaces with more guest posts and new ways with more vulnerability in my videos - it's scaring the bejeezus out of me, which tells me I MUST be on the right track :).
2 days, 4 hours ago on Speak Up (the Universe is ready for you now)
Growing up, one of my favorite summertime activities was taking summer road trips with the family up to our family farm in Kentucky and playing Nintendo in the conversion van with my brother on the road :).
For summers now, I love TRAVEL! Whether it's a weekend trip to Santa Barbara or a holiday in Fiji, I love spending time breaking up the routines and exploring a new place.
2 days, 4 hours ago on What are Your Favourite Summer Activities?
@Lori @Late_Bloomers Lori, I'm so happy to hear that my voice popped in your head just when you needed it!Practice sure makes it a lot easier to remember in the moment! I experienced one of those opportunities to practice myself today - and as much as I wanted to just "let go," I stayed present with it until that emotion gently transformed to more clarity. Whew - it sure wasn't easy though!
3 days, 3 hours ago on Do You Think You Have To Be Perfect?
@Late_Bloomers Love it Barbara! Are you saying removing the fear and going straight for the lesson?
3 days, 6 hours ago on Do You Think You Have To Be Perfect?
@Sandi Amorim Is it any wonder why I adore you? We would fall for our own mirror images, wouldn't we! ;)
4 days, 5 hours ago on Rebel Requirements (the truth about what it takes)
@Late_Bloomers Because if they didn't, our souls would never get the opportunity to grow ;).
4 days, 7 hours ago on Do You Think You Have To Be Perfect?
@Late_Bloomers It sounds cliche, but probably because it works - breathe! One of the many amazing side benefits of my yoga practice is that my breath is so much deeper and I immediately notice when it starts feeling constricted (a sure sign my thoughts are out of alignment and that anxiety is creeping in!).
It's taken me my whole life to realize this, but I finally understand that I can choose to believe that I am (and we ALL are) already perfect at our core - and by making that choice I am seeking less to see the flaws but rather tune into the perfect that is already deep within all of us. It's a challenge sometimes when my ego mind wants me to focus on the supposed "imperfections" - but a challenge I'm up for!
4 days, 8 hours ago on Do You Think You Have To Be Perfect?
Isn't it amazing how sharing authentically of ourselves reminds others that they are not alone and they too have permission to do the same! Thank you for sharing your experience Patricia - I love hearing about the connections you've cultivated and nurture!
1 week, 1 day ago on The Connected Life of a Blogger
I'm willing to fight for my right to spread the message of "Choose Love Now" in order to awaken and empower as many as I can! Thank you Sandi for reaffirming my rebel tendencies (turns out that's my strongest motivating factor on the Fascination Advantage report too!).
1 week, 1 day ago on Rebel Requirements (the truth about what it takes)
@Lori Ah but the day isn't over yet! Perhaps try starting in this moment honoring the pain - allowing it to shift (and yes sometimes that means it will deepen) - but noticing when it's ready to shift again and honoring that NEW space!
Our experience is simply too rich to be shaded by one single emotional state at all times. :)
1 week, 5 days ago on Do You Believe the Mind, Body and Emotions are Connected?
@Lori Absolutely! One of the things that I love about Pema Chodron's work is how she speaks about the 90 second rule (something that I'm looking forward to covering on MyMiBoSo soon!).The basic idea is this - every feeling could pass through if we allowed it a full 90 seconds to simply be that feeling. So often we either (a) stuff it down and NOT feel it at all or (b) feel the feeling then get hooked into the STORY around the feeling and refuse to let it go!
So excited to "meet" your brother - and you already know that I agree! I love when science "catches up" to confirm what our intuition has already led us to know is true! Such an interesting point he makes around the secondary emotionally caused physical symptoms - and anything we can do to lessen our worry in life is truly beneficial!
@Lori Lori, you took the words right out of my mouth...getting back in touch with your intuition will make all choices (especially those of the heart) so much easier.
I'd also like to remind you to focus on inviting in universal love (or if you use the word God, please choose the language that resonates with you). Remember that you ARE love at your core - all of us are. When we forget that, we begin to seek love in other sources outside of ourselves.
If you are not familiar yet with Marianne Williamson's work, I highly recommend it; she helps bring a raw yet very loving perspective to the purpose of relationships - we are not meant to "complete" each other but rather enhance our experience in this life (so even through challenging times, our souls have the opportunity to grow!).
Thank you for sharing so bravely of your experience!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Dear LFI: Why Am I So Afraid of Being Alone?
@Lori @Julie Barrett Not exactly - what I believe is that our souls choose the circumstances we're born into and continue choosing the circumstances we're presented with because we know that we have the POTENTIAL to grow from them on some level.It's the "why" behind the statement "everything happens for a reason."But I do love to play games :)I would most certainly cast my vote with Julie's rule - that everyone would listen first to their intuition before giving in to the fear of their ego voice!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on What Life Rule Would You Make?
@Julie Barrett @Lori I love this rule! But if we begin making our own life rules, are we taking away the soul's growth through challenges? As souls, I believe part of the reason we come to Earth is to grow (or course the other part is to experience joy!).
2 weeks, 5 days ago on What Life Rule Would You Make?
@Lori That sounds like a plan!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Do You Give Unsolicited Advice?
@Lori I've got the book on my list! Regarding the group, I'm launching an intensive group coaching program in a couple of weeks, so I'm being lovingly selfish to focus making it the best ever - and offering up a sacred "no" to my other obligations in the meantime :). But I'll be there in "spirit!"