Monthly Archives: August 2012
Body. Mind. Spirit. The three vital pieces that make you, well you! At the end of my drinking, my body was wrecked and exhausted, my mind was confused and my spirit was broken. As my life got back on track, I slowly began to fix each of the pieces one at a time. The mind came first, the spirit second and well we all know pulling up the a** end was my body . What I am finally beginning to understand is that when these three parts are in good working order, life is balanced and harmonious. When one or all of these parts become exhausted, you, being you, is just not right.
We often talk about the fast pace of today’s world, and keeping all three in healthy synchronicity can be more than challenging. Our lives are so full that making time seems next to impossible. But committing to short 20-minute intervals to enhance your body, mind and/or spirit can improve the quality of your life.
- For your body, find a few different types of exercises that fit into your schedule. That may be a 20-minute walk with the dog, a 20-minute Pilates DVD, or doing one of those brief weight workouts found “on demand”.
- For your mind, commit to one night of turning off the TV. Find something you enjoy doing such as reading, writing in a journal, playing a board game with your significant other or kids, or take up crossword puzzles or Sudoku’s.
- For your spirit, make one phone call to someone you have been meaning to call but haven’t had the time. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit outside enjoying the warm evening while they last, or download a short 20-minute guided meditation.
In this crazy, busy world it is important that you take care of you, so you can be that magnificent you ! Are you willing to do a daily short inventory of your body, mind and spirit? Can you commit to improving your connection with them? What do you do to keep your body, mind and spirit nurtured and in sync? Please feel free to share below.
This week Becky eloquently shared her thoughts on the powerful YouTube video of Scott Dinsmore. I enjoyed watching all 17:57 minutes, but for me it broke down to ONE SENTENCE. Find the one thing that you cannot NOT do. Genius. The first 18 years of my life, someone told me what to do. The 9 years after that were spent thinking I knew what to do, and pursued the education necessary to “do” just that. Ultimately I found out that I was doing what someone else thought I should do. The next 13 were spent numbing myself, and doing only what was necessary to do. And finally, 10 years ago, I began a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual journey to find that one thing I cannot NOT do. On an unseasonably warm April afternoon in the healing garden of a treatment facility, the Universe clearly delivered the message. Life Coach. At the time I had no idea what a life coach was, but have since discovered, that it is my calling.
Through my years of training, life experiences, clients, spiritual seeking and the Universe’s continued messages, I have bask in the knowledge that my ultimate calling is to help women discover their power. Whether it is through life coaching, blogging, creating a company, or living by example, my role here for the remainder of my time is to empower women. I can tell you unequivocally, beyond a shadow of a doubt that is the one thing I cannot NOT do.
So how do I know this? Each time I think about what it takes to empower women, I get excited. My heart jumps. Every task, time consuming chore, never-ending meeting, and divine inconvenience brings me hope, joy and energy. Even at the end of a day, dead tired, I can’t wait to do it all over again. I go to sleep praying to discover new ways to empower women. I wake up at night and write down those ideas, and in my morning meditation, I contemplate how to achieve that goal and serve for today. I surround myself with like-minded women because I know that I am not supposed to do this alone, and I am personally empowered by God to carry out this calling.
If you haven’t found the one thing you cannot NOT do I invite you to make a list of your “dream” achievements. Don’t skip one because you think “I could never do that”. Honestly list them out. Now, say each one out loud, take note of how you feel when you say it. Notate the feeling on the paper. Each night before you go to bed, pick one of those potential accomplishments and fall asleep visualizing what it would be like to complete that feat. When you wake up in the morning ask yourself “Is this something I cannot NOT do?”. If it’s your thing, trust me, you will know.
If you already know what you cannot NOT do, please feel free to share what it is and how you knew. I wish you clarity and comfort on the journey.