An Inside Job

unnamed-1An odd thing happened the other day. In the midst of a snow storm, a flock of robins decided to take up temporary residence on my street. They sang loudly, kept diving at steep angles, and seemed to be enjoying themselves as the snow steadily came down. The juxtaposition of the spring-like joy in the middle of winter spoke loud and clear. (You can see them in action here.)

This was a reminder to enjoy yourself despite the circumstances. It’s possible to draw upon whatever your true nature is to find your delight. Waiting on external cues may not be in your favor. Once you’re able to cultivate that elation within, you’ll never be at the mercy of what goes on around you.

Tweet this: Sing your song, shine your light, live your truth – regardless of circumstance.

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Did You Hear Yourself?

Words-and-power“Life is difficult. It is a struggle and you must fight for what you want.”

“Life can be challenging but you have the ability to answer the call to rise.”

On the surface, it seems they are saying the same thing – one more forcefully, the other more gently. Depending on your personality, one may sit well with you whereas the other doesn’t resonate at all.

Words matter. They shape the way we see the world and how we subsequently choose to act in it. When we become more aware of the specific language we’re using, we reveal our deepest beliefs about the world and about ourselves.

What is it that you have been saying about how your life is unfolding? What subtle changes in your speech may give you a much-needed shift in perspective?

Tweet this: Words contour your experience. 

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Defining Moments

forkintheroadWe all have moments where we reach the proverbial fork in the road. Do you say yes or no? Should you turn left or right? Do you take what’s offered or hold out for better?

Every decision you make has the potential to present a shift in your trajectory. This can be overwhelming, even paralyzing when you take in the gravity of that statement. However, every decision doesn’t have to be a struggle if you have cultivated or are cultivating your relationship with instinct.

Remember, instinct and impulsivity are two different things. Instinct comes from a higher place of knowing. Impulsivity is an ego move.

The important thing to remember is not to dwell in the “what if’s.” Yes, your journey may have shifted to what feels like a sub-optimal result. However, getting back on the track of instinct can lead you back to the desired opportunity you feel you missed. Or, it may lead you to an even better outcome than you could have imagined – all because you took a so-called “wrong” turn.

Your defining moments have not passed you by. They are in your power because the choice is always yours to make.

Tweet this: Past choices defined your present. Current choices design your future.

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Promises, Promises

I-promise1-275x247It’s the second week of the new year, and already there is temptation to settle back into pre-holiday patterns. Schedules resume and routines have returned. It’s easy to slip into habit.

Do not allow the promise of the new year to dissipate. If there was something you promised to change or improve, honor it.

You have to cultivate your relationship with change as you would any other type of relationship. Revisit your commitment and renew your pledge.

Creating a life you love is not a one-time decision. It is a choice you make over and over again. Be present to the moments where you feel weak and question your strength and ability. These are the times where you are susceptible to running on automation and continue doing the things you always have.

Tweet this:  “Honor your promises to yourself. Repeatedly.”

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New Year’s Evolution

2015It’s that time of year when most people focus on what they want to bring into their lives. As 2014 winds down, the promise of a blank slate seems that much more appealing.

Truth be told, a new start can be made at any time. It doesn’t have to be a new year, or a Monday. or the first of the month. The timing is irrelevant. However, there is one thing that will make all the difference whenever you decide to start.

In order to receive what the new year has to offer, you have to make room for it. So the question becomes, what are you ready to let go of?  Bad habits, compromising relationships, complaining?

As 2015 makes its appearance, what has to leave so better options can come in?

Tweet this: In order to get what you desire, you have to consciously make room for it.

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