I didn’t take antidepressants when the pandemic first started when I was looking for a job and a home, yet it would seem like the most logical time to. At that point though, I didn’t know we would be in this a year later.
Mental health issues were already high and were only exacerbated by COVID-19. According to survey data of U.S. employees from August to September 2020, depression was experienced by 64%, anxiety by 43%, and PTSD by 8%. So I know I’m in good company. …
A few years ago I learned that I have the ability to influence my reality by visualizing what it is I want. We all have this ability, actually. But for some reason, even with this knowledge, I continued setting goals that wouldn’t come to fruition.
Can you relate?
After many failed attempts at goal-setting, I started becoming aware that there’s an important distinction between goals and intentions. Some common societal goals you may have tried setting for yourself are making $100K a year, traveling to 3 new countries a year, and/or losing five pounds. Notice they are all outcome-based.
People don’t typically stumble on a path of spirituality and self-improvement because everything is going just fine and dandy in their life.
If you’re like me, you usually go through a slew of events in your life that force you to realize that you need to make a serious change or see a new perspective in order to move through the challenge. You’ve gone through all your usual behaviors that used to work, and now they don’t. You start to realize the problem is you.
So you start to look within and see what’s going on beneath the hood that…
Most people don’t associate their work performance with their emotional patterns and personality. That’s because we’ve been taught to separate it and to only approach work in a very logical way.
In the day-to-day, this typically involves looking only at tasks to fulfill, then goal-setting and achieving. We’ve been conditioned to ignore the emotions associated with these tasks. Instead, we’re taught to rinse, lather, repeat, and keep our heads down.
In using this outdated industrial worldview it’s easy to forget that we’re human, that we each come with our own quirks, emotions, history, trauma, and subconscious beliefs. …
Just a couple of months ago I made the decision to start working with a coach for six months, by investing $10,000 in full.
At this point, I realized that to get to the next level of growing my business and myself, I had to align with someone from who I could learn.
Someone who is in a place in their mindset, self-worth, and business that I want to be and who can hold the space for me to become who I want to be.
I learned about a positive coaching experience from a friend who referred me to her…
Many of us this year have gone through career setbacks, whether our jobs been made redundant, or our job search was interrupted by the pandemic, or our business operations were significantly impacted.
Maybe you’ve even been furloughed or fired twice this year. I feel for you especially.
When the lockdown started in March, I was very close to securing multiple job offers after months of searching. After multiple rounds of interviews with two companies, where I was in the final stages, the news of the pandemic felt like I was being pulled back to square one. …
I’ve had many ideas of what I thought would make a good career for me that turned out to be completely false.
What I did choose (a career in account management) was not something I felt aligned with. After a few experiences of being in the wrong job, and seeing how it negatively impacted my health, my energy, and my relationships, I knew I had to find something that was fulfilling for me. I realized this in 2016, and it wasn’t until 2020 that I created a career that involves everything I love.
After starting my side business and offering…
Mostly forgotten, the child within waits until we stop ‘doing’ for just a moment
Our child within wants to play, to dream, to dance
Other more ‘important’ tasks take their place
Play doesn’t make sense
Freeing the mind
The child within squeals with delight
When it sees its opportunity to come through us
When skipping, coloring, laughing, just being
The child within wants to ask endless questions
Escape the reality of day to day life for just a moment
What happens when we forget to play with our child within?
Our child finds a way to make things messy for…
The veil is thin, so grief showed up again
Catching me by surprise, grasping for what’s left of a memory
When the grief comes, I let it stay for a while
It usually comes when I’m still and present, giving it space to arrive and I see what it has to say to me
Grief can sometimes visit at an inconvenient time
It can feel like too much for me to handle, so I unconsciously numb in little ways
But I always come back to presence and I meet with grief head-on
Grief doesn’t want to hurt me, it wants…
According to Jim Rohn, you’re the sum of the five people closest to you. Therefore, it would make the most sense to become conscious of what type of people you spend your precious time and energy with.
When you’re on a personal growth path and you start to become conscious of the different areas of your life you’d like to improve, like your mindset, and your lifestyle choices; your friendships and close relationships come into play.
If you’re on a path of awakening and growth, and the people around you aren’t on the same path, it can impact your relationship…