what to choose

when life comes at you full on, what do you choose?
how do you respond?

are you aware to what’s most important to you?
or are you stuck in anger? stress? overwhelm?

are you making choices by others expectations or your expectations?
what are your values?
what are your needs?
what do you want?

when life is challenging how do you react?
what’s going on in your body?
what’s going on in your mind?
what are you feeling?

what’s most important to you?
is your choice guided by your values?
is your choice guided by your needs?
is your choice guided by your wants?

live your truth!

gratitude growth

how do you live in life’s challenges and celebrations?
life is ups and downs, ebbs and flows
who do you be? what do you do?
when life experiences and moments are challenging?

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do you feel love and gratitude?
are you positive and happy?
do you have gratitude in growth?
in being, in doing and in experiencing

do you have love? curiosity?
do you let go and allow?
do you choose positive?
do you choose what’s most important to you?

choose love and gratitude
choose to be positive and happy
choose gratitude in the experiences and moments
in being, in doing and in experiencing

live your truth!

remain positive

remain calm
remain positive
remain calm is a common phrase. why isn’t remain positive?

are you positive?
what does being positive mean to you?
what would remaining positive mean to you?

we are facing challenges every day
multiple challenges every day
good and bad challenges (why label at all, they can all have good)

the challenges that we face, are also some of our greatest celebrations
our most important celebrations
what we are most grateful for in our lives

what are your celebrations?
what are you most grateful for?
do your celebrations, gratitude, and challenges relate to one another in some way?

challenges can bring you down
drain your positivity
what is your positivity right now?

what do you do to remain positive?
what do you do to raise your positivity?
what are you grateful for?

be positive!
live your truth!

up and down

up and down!
life challenges!
what should you choose?
what should you do?
how do you let go?
what should be pushed?
how should you guide?
who are you being?
who do you want to be?

good and bad
who decides? it just is
nothing is good, nothing is bad
it’s a life experience
all life experience is good
how do you respond to your life experiences?
what can you learn from your life experiences?
what are you experiencing?
what do you want to experience?

are you doing all that you can?
what are you questioning?
who do you want to be?
will you do it?
will you be the you that you want to be?
will you do what you want to do?
will you do what you want to experience?

are you grateful?
sometimes yes, sometimes no
be present
allow others being
in my challenges and ups and downs of life experiences
this is some of who i want to be
and some of what i want to do

who do you want to be?
what do you want to do?
what do you want to experience?

live your truth!

growth

life is growth

where do you see growth around you now?

what growth do you want?

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do you fear change and challenges?

change and challenges are opportunities for growth. many challenges are created from our dreams and desires to be more, to do more, to experience more.

wanting more, is creating challenge and growth. wanting creates change.

change and challenge are things to be grateful for.

what in your life has looked like challenge that you can look at now and see growth?

 

what challenges and growth have made you you?

who do you want to be?

what do you want to do?

what do you want to experience?

what growth and challenges do you want to experience to create all that you want?

dream. grow. create.

live your truth!

what’s your journey?

taking action to achieve my goals has been a lot like taking a canoe journey. when paddling a canoe, to move forward you paddle on both sides of the canoe. in life, to achieve your vision, you take action on goals in all areas of your life.

every journey and goal is different; you never know what your challenges will be, or when you will be challenged during your journey. the effort required to paddle, to take action towards your vision and goals can and will change.

our goals are like the ripples in the water from paddling the canoe, one expanding into another, effecting and joining one another.

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on my various canoe journeys i’ve had many different experiences. i’ve been able to paddle leisurely. i’ve been faced with a challenge; a light wind, a strong wind, rain, or a change in direction.

in life there are times when your priority and focus will be on one area of your life and you will spend more time on the goals related to that area of your life to grow and achieve your vision. in these moments paddling, or taking actions for your goals, will be slow and steady to keep you moving forward.

on my canoe adventures i have had to change directions to make it to my destination. changing directions in a canoe requires you paddle more on one side of the canoe than the other. i have changed directions and was going into the wind so i needed to use more focused effort and energy. i have moved into a new direction and the wind was less and the paddling was easier because i wasn’t fighting against the wind.

there are times in life that you need to change directions, the goals you have may no longer be leading you to the vision that you have for yourself. in life changing your goals to achieve your vision may require more discipline and focus, or the goal may be easier because you are not fighting against the challenges that you faced going in the wrong direction.

there are times when i’ve been paddling in the right direction but a strong wind challenged me and i put forth a lot of energy and effort. paddling through challenges requires more determination and focus on your final destination in order to arrive to it. i didn’t let the wind stop me from reaching my destination; i’ve had to paddle with stronger and quicker strokes, i’ve had to move closer to shore stop and let the wind calm or the rain pass. i’ve gone with the flow letting the current carry me to rest, refresh and rejuvenate before continuing on my journey. i’ve had to ask for help in paddling, both to stop paddling and to begin paddling.

there are times when taking action on your goals you will have challenges; negative feelings of overwhelm doubt or worry, negative opinions from others, or a change in another area of your life. it is important to keep taking action towards your goals and move through and grow through the challenges you will face.

i have felt overwhelm when trying to achieve my goals. and the overwhelming feeling is accompanied with thoughts of doubt and worry, and questions of “how?” and “am i going to make it through?” at these times i take time to become aware of where i am, where i’ve been focusing my energies and actions. have i been taking action on one area of my life and neglecting another that i am out of balance and need to realign? do i need to let go and go with the flow?

most often when overwhelm tries to get to me it is because i’m not prioritizing my life and i haven’t had balance for too long. not too long ago i was feeling overwhelm and i became aware that it was because i wasn’t putting my health – specifically my physical activity as a priority. i was neglecting my morning exercise; running, yoga strength and stretching. and i know that when i’m not physically active, i’m affected in all areas of my life. it’s like ripples in the water disturbing and merging with the others. i’m not able to do my best, because i’m not physically my best.

it is important while on your journey, taking action to reach your goal, that you enjoy the journey! happiness comes from the experiences on your journey, not from reaching the final destination. reaching your final destination, achieving your goals is a time for celebration. during your journey and at the end of your journey practice being in present moment awareness. and as one journey ends, be ready for a new journey to begin.

enjoy the challenges of your journey!

live your truth!

what is this feeling?

what is this feeling?

what is this feeling that is bubbling up inside of me?

am i going to face it head on?

confront and go deep within?

go through what this emotion is showing me?

go through what this emotion is giving me?

 

what is this feeling?

what is this feeling that is shaking up inside of me?

am i going to see what it is showing me?

hear what it is telling me?

walk with this emotion and explore the journey?

walk with this emotion and follow where it leads?

 

what is this feeling?

what is this feeling that is waking me up?

am i going to enjoy what this emotion brings me?

celebrate and grow?

be grateful for this emotion’s expansion?

be grateful for this emotion’s awareness?

 

what is the feeling?

what is this feeling tickling up inside of me?

am i going to run away?

positive or negative, high or low?

experience this emotion’s challenge?

experience this emotion’s knowledge?

 

what is this feeling?

today is a day to explore

today i become aware of myself

today is a day to feel, to grow, to expand

today is a day to embrace me, to love me

what is this feeling?

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what are you feeling?

are you running away or experiencing your emotion?

live your truth!

grow

are you growing?

are you becoming more? are you doing more and more of what you want to do? are you doing more and more of what you want to experience?

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what do you need for your growth?

  • awareness – do you know what you want?
  • connection – are you connected and listening to yourself?
  • fun – what do you enjoy doing?
  • challenge – where are you coming from?
  • enthusiasm – why do you want what you want?

these are important to me for my growth. when i am growing i’m connected to myself. i’m aware of where i am and what i want. many times, even when it’s hard, i’m enjoying what i’m doing and having fun.

when i’m connected to myself and know what it is that i want i feel enthusiasm and energy to begin creating what i want and growing.

i’m curious, what helps your growth? what are some of the feelings and activities that you do to help you become more?

are you doing more? are you experiencing more?

live your truth!

balance

do you live a balanced life?

i don’t believe that we ever truly have a balanced life. if life were balanced, it would probably be pretty dull. not being in balance gives us an area of our lives to experience challenge and growth.

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what areas of your life are you feeling a little out-of-balance in?

  • personal and spiritual growth
  • fun and recreation
  • finances
  • business/career
  • family and friends
  • physical environment
  • health and wellbeing
  • romance

i’m feeling a little out-of-balance in my fun and recreation and business/career areas. i would like change in my business/career so i am getting my professional coach certification and enjoying coaching clients. i have a desire for more fun and recreation in my life, i want to enjoy more time and new experiences with my friends and family.

it’s amazing to me how you can focus on one area of your life to make it better and more of what you want it to be, and it effects all the other areas of your life as well. you create more in your life area of focus and it ripples into the other areas of your life and they become better too.

are you causing ripples in your life?

what area of life would you like to focus on and make better?

live your truth!

intuition

something that i want to develop more is my intuition.

recognizing my intuition and listening to it, following it.

how does intuition show up in your life?

in my life it’s the little nudges, i should grab … i should call… i might want this…

when do you listen to your intuition? when don’t you listen to your intuition?

on this journey of expanding my awareness to intuition one of the triggers that is sometimes true for me when i’m not listening to my intuition is that i’m choosing a “should” instead of a “want”.

i’ve noticed that when i’ve chosen not to follow my intuition i was second guessing myself, pushing myself to do something that didn’t feel comfortable.

how does it feel when you are listening to your intuition? and when you’re not?

i felt anxious, like i had done something wrong and had to defend my decision when i didn’t listen to my intuition.

when i listen to my intuition i feel positively challenged, and that i was flowing with the river of life and connected to my inner being.

what does your intuition tell you?

live your truth!