Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part Six)

Here we are on the last part of my Moving Beyond Stuckness series of blog posts. This six-week journey has been filled with gaining clarity around your “more”, digging into what’s getting in your way, having gratitude about what’s working for you in your life, listening to your intuition, and learning how to quiet your inner critic.

Go ahead and give yourself a high five for being willing to go on this journey to move you toward more freedom.

One critical component in this journey toward more freedom is mustering up the courage to step more fully into your life. Merely understanding each of the prior five parts of this series is only part of it. You have to have the courage to take that knowledge and turn it into action.

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Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part Five)

Did you get the chance to read Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part Four)? In the blog I share one of my favorite things to talk about…GRATITUDE. When you’re feeling stuck in your life, this is one thing that can help you move beyond the stuckness.

This blog circles back to the first blog in the series. In that blog, I shared how many clients come to me wanting more, but have no idea what that means to them. They struggle with grasping what that “more” is. I help them to gain clarity around what matters most to them in their lives.

When we’re in the whirlwind of life, it’s hard to connect with our desires, and I don’t mean superficial desires like acquiring the latest must-have gadget. We go much deeper than that! 😉

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Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part Four)

Did you have the chance to read Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part Three)? In that blog, I shared ways to connect to your inner wisdom, also known as your intuition.

How cool is it that we have our own internal guidance system? We just need to slow down enough to hear what it’s trying to tell us.

This blog is about one of my favorite things to talk about…GRATITUDE. When you’re feeling stuck in your life, this is one thing that can help you move past the stuckness.

What if I told you there’s one thing you can do each day that would take no time at all, but the payoff would be almost immediate?

It doesn’t matter what else is going on in your life at the time. In fact, doing this simple act could increase the quality of your life.

If you haven’t guessed by now, it’s gratitude.

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Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part Three)

Did you have a chance to read Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part Two)? In that blog, I shared how the stories we tell ourselves and our limiting beliefs hold us back from living our lives fully.

Stories are false narratives based on our experiences and how we see the world. Many times they feel so true to us we don’t even realize we’re in the middle of them.

Limiting beliefs are something we believe to be true that holds us back. You may have taken them on at any point in your life. They may even be someone else’s limiting belief that you’ve taken on as being true.

Digging into the stories you tell yourself and the ways you limit yourself is not easy work, but it will bring you more freedom in your life.

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Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part Two)

Did you have the chance to read Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part One)? In that blog, I shared how many clients I’ve worked with have come to me from a place of stuckness. Their life felt somewhat dull, they could feel the desire for “more,” but had no idea what “more” is or how to get it.

To help them gain clarity about what is missing in their lives, I gently dive in with questions to see what we could uncover. I always love the look when they have an “aha” moment…brings me so much joy. 🙂

Once they have clarity about what is missing, we dig into what’s getting in their way of reaching their goals. Many times when I ask they have no idea. After all, if they already knew what was in the way, there would be a greater chance they would already have it.

Often what’s at the heart of being held back in our lives, are our stories and limiting beliefs.

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Moving Beyond Stuckness (Part One)

Many people have shared with me how they’re unhappy in their lives, but they have no idea how to make a lasting change. They are just stuck.

They’ve tried things in the past, but nothing seemed to be a permanent solution. They struggled to find the discipline, which led to self-judgment.

I could easily jump ahead of myself and talk about the importance of taking tiny steps, but I’ll save that for another blog.

Often people I talk with have a feeling that they need “more” in their lives, but they can’t grab hold of what “more” means to them. Read more

The Truth Is Perfectionism Sucks

On my most recent video chat with my business mastermind group, I was reminded of something I write about but don’t always remember to follow.

But let me take a step back, and let you know a little about why this group is so important to me. As I’m getting ready to wrap up my second year with MasterHeart, I feel much gratitude for the members. I’ve been able to learn from all of them. We all bring something to the group, which makes it a great place to go for support (and fun!).

Back to the call…

Each week we are given the chance to share our celebrations and learnings. It feels good to celebrate our “wins” and be inspired by our learnings.

When I thought about what I wanted to share, my first thought was how I write about the importance of showing up as yourself. Sometimes though I place expectations on myself to be someone other than who I am. Read more

The Wisdom of Bernie

Before my mom’s passing, I made many visits to her assisted living facility. You can learn a lot from those who have lived for many years, and one specific resident made an impact on me.

Let me introduce you to Bernie. Although our conversations were not much more than “hello” and commenting on the weather, there was something that drew me to him.

He had a warmth about him, and I never saw him without a smile…especially when his great-granddaughter came to visit.

The day that made the greatest impact on me was Bernie’s birthday. When walking down the hallway as Bernie was heading back to him room, I wished him a happy birthday. He smiled (of course!) and said, “It is what we make it, and what we accept.” Read more

Making Space For Spirituality

Something has been bubbling up inside of me for sometime, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, or maybe I was denying that part of myself (at least when it comes to sharing with you).

Over the last few years, spirituality has become a very important part of my life. It lights me up in ways I never knew it could.

But it’s not always been that way. Not too long ago just the mention of spirituality would have me feeling uncomfortable, uneasy, out of my element.

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What’s YOUR New Normal?

This past year has been filled with lots of transition for me. Some days it feels as if I’ve signed up for the advanced “life school” courses.

Let me explain…

It was just last September that my dad left this world. I had so many fears around losing a parent, and at times found myself not wanting to get “too close” knowing it could all be taken away at any time. It just felt too painful!

Flash forward nine months to me finding myself preparing to say goodbye to my mom. After a few falls and increased breathing difficulties, she quickly declined and left us before I could fully comprehend what was happening. It still feels so surreal.

So, now I’m left trying to settle into my “new normal.” Others have said they feel like an orphan after losing both parents. I don’t feel that way. I know a part of them will always be within me.

Now I find myself stepping more fully into my life. Read more