Today I celebrate you and invite you to do the same. To recognize that even in discomfort and uncertainty, there are ways to self-soothe and refresh. That sprinkled in anxiety, fear and discontent, we can discover happiness and joy, with intentionality. Take a moment and notice something positive about yourself. A moment of patience, [...]
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Regardless who you voted for, there is real exhaustion being felt. Emotions on over-drive and differing opinions widespread. It is time to honor yourself and be gentle with others. Aggression, judgement and discord do not help. Instead, try empathy and communication while remembering that we are all people. We all have feelings and despite [...]
Being of service impacts others and can create ripple effects of positivity. Even in trying times, finding opportunities to assist, pay a compliment, vote early or do an unexpected kind act can shift us away from despair. Hope comes in so many forms. When we make the time to look around and find places [...]
In these trying times, it is not unusual to feel a mix of emotions. Despite some people and places seemingly returning to some version of normal, the unknowns still loom. Given the quantity of decisions we are having to make with such uncertain outcomes, stress levels may be high. Procrastination and distraction habitual. For [...]
Accepting ourselves and others when mistakes happen, is challenging. Holding on to feelings or frustrations only causes us to relive and repeat the pain. Mistakes are incidents or situations that have already happened. Since we are unable to alter the past, there is little that holding on will resolve. Instead, making peace or apologizing [...]
“Don't be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg Be grateful for who you are, rather than who others want you to be. Find meaning in knowing and being your authentic self. Stand up for what you believe and make choices that align with [...]
Flexing our discomfort muscle allows us to grow. In doing so, we stretch beyond what is usual in order to experience more. More satisfaction, more connection, more learning and ultimately more of who we truly are. In exploring beyond comfort, we can begin to identify, then step into our most authentic selves. We may [...]
In letting go of the past and growing into the self we want to be, we shift into radical acceptance of who we are. This requires acknowledging reality even when we disagree. Fighting against what was or is, only creates suffering. While pain may be inevitable in our lives, suffering is optional. By accepting [...]
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is be open and honest about our opinions and fears. We tread lightly to avoid hurting others or encountering uncomfortable confrontations. In doing so, we hold back our true feelings or allow others to design our reality. Communicating openly during such tumultuous and changing times is a must. [...]
Each Friday with my Foundfully Fridays, I share something I am feeling or try to provide insights or inspiration based on my experiences and conversations with friends and clients. Today, I ask you: what do you need and how can I help? I invite you to also ask someone else. We need each other. [...]