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Sometimes it Feels Like an Uphill Climb

Why am I trying to fix myself? I’m not broken. Why this constant need to self-evaluate? What do I think is wrong?

For many years I have been on this path of self-development. It has been almost quest-like: seeking out teachers, watching their videos, listening to countless lectures, reading every book, blog, and Facebook post I could get my hands on. It is incredible what you can discover about yourself when you focus on it.

I recently completed Mentor Masterclass, a year long life coach training course. I have never participated in such an intense and incredibly rewarding experience. A year of walking my talk, learning tools and techniques to help you achieve your goals, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone has opened me up in ways I didn’t know before.

And I am ready for a break.

mountain viewSometimes this self-discovery journey is like a long, steady uphill climb – you need to pause and take in the view once in a while. You have to catch your breath and recommit to the climb because you know the view is going to be incredible at the top.

But what do you do when you realize you don’t want to climb anymore? You know you can’t go back down, yet the peak is so far off.

Do you blame your hiking equipment? “If only I had better hiking shoes, then I could make it all the way.”

Do you take it out on your hiking companions? “If only they hadn’t dragged me on this stupid hike.”

Or do you blame the mountain itself? “If only it wasn’t so fucking steep!”

No, you don’t do any of those.

You rest, for as long as you need to feel rested. You drink a lot of water. You refuel yourself with high quality food. You treat your blisters and stretch your muscles. And when you’re feeling truly rested and ready, you continue the climb.

I am half way up the mountain. I am taking a rest and taking care of myself. I’m not sure when I will start climbing again but when I do I share my discoveries with you here.

Are you in a similar place along the path? Feeling stuck and not sure which way to go? I would love to talk with you more about it and see if I can help you. I have just a couple of spots available this month so click on the Work with Me page to schedule a discovery session!

When Being Inspirational Hurts

What you seek is seeking youHow would you feel if you found out that you inspired someone to make a big change in their life but it just so happened to be a change that directly affects you?

In the past three months I have had two friends and colleagues make significant career changes that have left me experiencing a sense of loss and happiness all at the same time. Both of these friends are powerful, strong, amazing women that I have had the honor of working with for the past four years. Each brought a quality to our work that I envied: their willingness to speak their truth, to question the project, to wonder if there was another way. Both brought a sense of honesty and honor to their roles. While I was surprised at first that they were leaving I realized that these two women were taking risks and trusting in the greater vision for their lives.

The funny thing is, they both told me separately that I had inspired them to make a change.

Oh. Wasn’t expecting that.

They told me that by sharing my personal discoveries on this journey of personal growth I had inspired them to do the same. And what they discovered was that they needed to follow their hearts and that meant moving on to other places.  While I will miss seeing their names show up on my instant messenger at work I am happy they are experiencing the thrill of following their authentic direction. Dang, no one told me being inspirational can hurt.

What you seek is seeking you. ~ Rumi

Over the past ten years I have come out of my hiding place. I have begun to share my personal beliefs and philosophies. I have been crafting my message and venturing out beyond the safety of my journal. This is new territory for me and it wasn’t always easy to share my beliefs with the world. Learning to trust my intuition and allow myself to be guided has been the biggest challenge but also the most rewarding.

On this journey I have discovered that there are many people out there ready to learn new ways of thinking, new ways of be-ing.

They are tired of feeling like crap, of hiding their own brilliance, of waiting for the life they desire to come to them. They want to create that life NOW. Even if it feels a little scary. Even if they don’t have all the answers.

Is this you? Are you tired of not living your life to its fullest? Are you staying where you are because it feels safe? If you want to explore what it might look like for you to trust your gut and take a leap of faith then let’s talk. I have a couple of Discovery Sessions available this month and I would love to talk with you. Click here to learn more.

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To Believe or Not to Believe

Have you ever been drawn to something, felt the pull to really go beyond your limits? You have a desire, a dream, and it’s forming right in front of you. It’s pretty exciting isn’t it? You get all jazzed up thinking about it. You tell your friends and your family. You have a ton of momentum and really dive into the work. Then you start to realize that your big dream is kind of scary. You start to doubt yourself. You start think you’re nuts for even trying to do it. Before you even realize it you have talked yourself out of making the leap. You chose to to stay safe, to stay small.

I have been down this path many times before. I have started this journey so many times. Bought the ticket, packed my bags, checked in at the station, and even boarded the train just to jump off at the last minute. Then I sit there in the station, crying, wondering what had just happened, and why I jumped off. My ego talks to me kindly and reminds me that it is “safer” to stay right where I am and not question or wonder or dream because that is scary and dangerous. The ego brings along her friends Ms. What If and Ms. Yeah But and they take me out for a drink.

Rinse and Repeat. Over and over.

For so many years I have stood on the sidelines and wondered what if. What if I had not gotten married so young. What if I hadn’t become a mother at 24. What if I had gone to graduate school. What if I had enrolled in yoga teacher training. What if I hadn’t stopped my dog training business. What if I had stayed home when the kids were young. What if I had spoken up. What if. What if.

Well, I am dog tired of what iffing my life. I deserve a life that is of my design. One that I craft and sculpt and create. One that fits me and shows off all the parts of me. We do not all have to live in fear of the What Ifs and the Yeah Buts. We can boldly and courageously step into the unknown and feel supported.

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