My life has changed.
Today doesn’t resemble a year ago. And a year ago did not resemble the year before it.
Now, the ten years before that? Stagnant. I learned so much but did so little with the knowledge. What an incredible journey this has been! Such revolution can happen when you apply the lessons learned and not simply collect them.
After a lifetime of denying myself anything that hinted at happiness (you know, that emotion for which I was not worthy) I got quiet, centered and softened enough to listen to my heart rather than my head for a while. It was long past time to put myself first and not feel guilty about it! The person I am is still here but there has been a change. I’ve not just heard the buzz-words mindful, grateful and centred, I practice their meaning every single day with every breath I take.
With a seemingly simple shift in outlook, the trajectory of my life has not only found roots, it has taken off, too! Every day I find myself between those two extremes. It is marvelous. Empowering. Sometimes overwhelming. No longer wallowing in scarcity and misery, I am open and engaged, worthy of the best life has to offer on my terms. I have embraced the gifts of gratitude and simplicity. I’ve quieted the noise in my head and my life and welcomed the practice of kindness and within all of that, discovered my own personal boundaries.
Moving forward, I have focus and purpose. Some may think I’ve always had that, and to a degree I have. Now I have given myself permission to live a rich and meaningful life with the confidence to lean into fear and honour my heart in all things. One great lesson? Fear is never as scary as your imagination makes it seem and often found on the other side of fear is bliss.
So what does all of this mean?
Well, using all of those lessons learned over the past decade and more, I’m now a Clarity Coach. After discovering The Desire Map, I am a freshly minted facilitator of that kick-ass program. So good, it is the foundation upon which I am building my future. I am full embracing my Next Chapter and hope to have many of you along with me – engaging here on the new blog, at a weekend workshop, possibly a retreat or two, on the Facebook group or with one-on-one sessions. In all things, I plan to incorporate traditional coaching techniques with creative expression, a bit of woohoo and a lot of laughter and honesty.
Welcome to my new home on the internet! With this new website there has been a bit of re-branding with choices made to have more consistent and focused content. That means I will be closing up my Embrace Life blog as it has served its purpose and it’s time to move on to this, my next chapter. Some content will move with me – Hello Monday, of course! – but the focus will be decidedly different and consistent.
Life is good, and gets better every day. xo