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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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What’s Your Theme Song?

I’ve never been good at setting yearly goals. I have pretty much sucked at setting any kind of revolution or intention. This year I was intrigued by the idea of planning and goal setting. I realized that in order for my life to move forward in the direction I desired I needed to set some goals. But which ones? How would I know they were in alignment with what I wanted?

Good question. Along came Jeannine Yoder’s Power of Themes. With her expert meditation guidance I was able to settle, to have a word choose me for the year.

My word for 2015 is EXPANSIVE. Holy crap. That word carries a lot of weight.

Expansive – unrestrained, open, free – not how I have always lived my life. BUT I know that is exactly why it needs to be my word. In order to expand you must contract and I feel like I have been contracting a ton the past 10 years. It is tome to bust out.

So what does EXPANSIVE look like?

It looks like me saying no to things that aren’t in alignment with how I want to live my life. It’s saying no to obligations no longer serving me and saying yes to opportunities that cross my path.

One of those opportunities is a workshop I am leading with Jaclyn Wallach. She and I will be leading a women only workshop on deep communication February 21 in Napa called Honor Your Expression. If you wish to push past your limiting beliefs, gain deeper insight into yourself, and generally want to have a groovy time we would love to have you!

Click here to register!

Now, my question for you? What is your Theme Song for 2015? What word will help guide your decisions, your choices, your life for the next 12 months? I would love to hear about it here on the blog or you can hop over to my Facebook page and share there too!