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Unlock Love - Who do you surround yourself with?

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet."Even longer", Pooh answered.

I had a great week. Mini adventures with my family combined with time spent with great friends from so many different stages of my life. It was awesome. Today I woke up reflecting on how thankful I am to be surrounded by such deep loving friendships on a daily basis.

I realized that much of my peace is a result of being loved. Not by one partner, but by so many beautiful people.

Friends, good friends, are so unbelievably important for nurturing your soul. Friends that lift you up when you're down, support you when you want to jump higher than before, and create a space where you know you are loved, unconditionally. Friends like that allow you to soar. They make you a better person just by being around them.

Friends, lifelong soulful friends, can be made at any stage of your life. There are no limits on the number of people that can love you. Spend time doing what you love to do and see who arrives into your world.

Who do you have surrounding you? How can you make spending time with those that bring you peace more of a priority? What can you do to create more loving friendships in your life?

Make the Choices that Work for YOU

I just spent a weekend immersed in training to make me a better coach, listener, and guide for the people I work with. It was an amazing experience, not just for my clients, but for ME. A lot of the training helps me work through areas of my life that need improvement and redirection. I made some amazing breakthroughs personally, and am so grateful for the opportunity to do so. The one thing that kept coming back to me (and I think is so important for you to hear) is that YOUR answer to a situation may be very different from mine, your friend's or your family's answer. Regardless of what an expert advises you to do (including me!), listen to yourself. Make sure the decisions you make resonate with YOU. We have an amazing sense of intuition that guides our decisions. Honor that intuition. Listen to rational advice, but trust your own instincts to guide you. Here is a quick four-step technique to tap into what you already know:

  1. Find a space where you will be uninterrupted. Turn off all distractions.
  2. Take a few minutes to center yourself. Close your eyes. Breathe in and out deeply. Focus on your breath and let your body relax.
  3. Imagine the situation you are seeking answers around, but picture it as if it has been solved. Feel the emotions, and embrace them.
  4. Open your eyes and reflect on what you envisioned and how you felt. Sit with it for a minute.

This technique can help to guide you in any situation - dating, a stressful issue at work, or a decision you have to make. Every amazing breakthrough is within us already. We just have to be centered and focused enough to unleash it.