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Strength and vulnerability go hand in hand with courage. It takes courage to overcome the fear of being vulnerable, and that makes you stronger. Being an emotionally available human allows you to live with an open heart and make strong connections.
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” ~ Brené Brown
Vulnerability is at the center of wholehearted living. It strengthens every part of who you are on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Being vulnerable is having the courage to show up as your whole self and speak your truth.
Your body becomes stronger every time you learn a new physical skill. Consider learning a new sport, signing up for an endurance race, or trying a new class to develop the courage it takes to be vulnerable doing something outside of your comfort zone.
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable...
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Life is a series of relationships. Since birth you have been making connections that fulfill your basic emotional needs. Here are five keys to help you flourish in relationships: attention, acceptance, affection, appreciation and allowing.
"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." ~ Wayne Dyer
When you give another person your undivided attention they feel seen and heard. Acceptance means you recognize the truth and act accordingly. Giving affection creates a bond that strengthens your connection. Showing your appreciation elevates your relationship to a higher level. Allowing opens the door to unconditional love. Combine all five parts and you have the essential ingredients for a healthy relationship.
Your relationship with your body is one that lasts a lifetime. Learn to trust its guidance and you'll develop a healthy relationship with your physical self. Recognize your body's symptoms as a call to heal or...
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The path to success has many twists and turns. As long as you keep moving towards your heart-centered goals you will gain the momentum and higher perspective to experience fulfillment. True success includes inner peace.
“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.” ~ Earl Nightingale
If you base your worth on your ego's need for approval you'll always come up short. When you're connected...
You came into this world with a big inhale and you will leave with one final exhale. How you breathe in between is an important factor in your longevity. Deep, conscious breathing creates presence and expands your life force.
“The secret to longevity is to keep breathing.” ~ Sophie Tucker
Trees provide oxygen for us to breathe.They are firmly rooted in the earth while reaching upwards towards the heavens. You can increase your longevity by breathing deeply, getting grounded, and raising your consciousness. Spend more time in nature to increase longevity.
Are you wasting or maximizing your time? Imagine getting to the end of your life and being able to say that you valued your time on earth so much that you didn't waste a minute of it worrying about the future, regretting the past or complaining in the present.
The first step to living longer is to be aware of how well you're doing when it comes to taking care of yourself. When...
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A superhero has super human powers. When you use your superpowers you awaken your soul. Activate your intuition, creativity, kindness, compassion, connection, courage, love and joy to make a positive difference in the world.
“I have one power. I never give up.” ~ Batman
“With great power, comes great responsibility.” ~ Spiderman
“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Superman
Your soul is a superhero. It's that part of you that always has been, and always will be. Your soul has a mission on earth to help you live to your full potential using all of your superpowers.
When you activate your intuition you're using one of your greatest superpowers. Listen to the voice of your soul and trust that it will always guide you to make the best choices for the highest good of all concerned.
Creativity is synonymous with...
The journey from the head to the heart will transform your life. It reconnects you to a divine state of unconditional love where your innocence is alive and well. When you extend this pure love to others their lives will be transformed.
“Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.” ~ Martha Beck
Reconnect with your body by seeing it through the eyes of love. Find out what your body needs to return to its natural state of balance and provide it. Give your body the love and appreciation it deserves for its ability to heal itself with the right support.
Reconnect with unconditional love by giving it to yourself first. Appreciating and accepting who you are without conditions is good practice for loving others unconditionally. You can't give what you don't already have.
Reconnect with the earth as a source of abundance. It provides everything you need to thrive from oxygen, water, fruits and veggies to herbs, oils and...
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The soul is pure love living in a state of joy. You'll know that you're connected with your higher self when you're feeling good. Embody your childlike goodness by staying connected to your soul and it will always guide you to the best course of action.
“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
The voice of your soul is intuition; your body is its physical form; your emotions are its language; your mind is its instrument; and your ego is its companion. Connect with your soul on every level and it will guide you to your highest good.
One way to hear the intuitive voice of your soul is to invite it to speak to you through the written word. You can sit quietly, take several deep breaths to calm your nervous system, and then write your soul a question. Continue journaling whatever comes through as an answer.
Your body is the physical...
Choose one relationship you would like to focus on for today. The first person that pops into your mind is probably the one that needs attention.
Start by closing your eyes, and imagine that person in front of you. Breathe in and as you breathe out send love from your heart to their heart. Continue to do this throughout the day and be aware of how you feel. If you see or talk to that person, notice the difference in your connection, continue sending them love while you’re listening, and speak from your heart.
One of the most basic human needs of the heart is attention. When you give another person your full attention you are helping to fulfill that need. Just make sure the attention you give is positive rather than negative.
Watch this short video of Dr. Harville Hendrix on relationships: https://youtu.be/tlRy1w5CrZU
After you watch the video share what you learned by emailing me at: [email protected].
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