Hope

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” – Thich Nhat Hanh⁠

⁠I sent this to someone recently who’s been having a difficult time. They responded by saying, “hope isn’t going to change my situation.”⁠

⁠Here’s the thing about this quote & hope…⁠

⁠I can only speak from personal experience, as I’ve been through tough times in my life, at times even hitting the proverbial rock bottom, as I’m sure some if not all of you have as well. When I was without hope that things would get better things got real dark, real fast, and they definitely didn’t improve. ⁠

⁠I had to work very hard to make my life better, nothing happened without great effort and creating opportunities for myself. It’s not like I was sitting around all day full of hope and things just fell on my lap, but having hope that things could get better is what got me off my bum and back out into the world, creating opportunities for a better life.⁠

⁠In my experience, hopelessness causes more hopelessness, and without hope, we crumble.⁠

⁠Hope indeed can make hardships easier to bear. 2020 has been full of hardships but I am hopeful that we are finally going in the right direction, not without the need of hard work, dedication, and unity, but I truly believe change is in our sights. ⁠

⁠Sending hope your way today, happy Friday!

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Focus on what you CAN control vs. what you CAN’T!

What’s 1 thing you can control right now? ⁠⠀
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I remember sitting in therapy, a long time ago, discussing a difficult person in my life. My therapist said, “you have 2 options, you can walk away, or YOU have to change.” I wanted to tear his entire office to shreds! Why should I change? They were the shitty one! They caused me pain! WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO CHANGE?⁠⠀
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I get it now! I had to change because there is only 1 thing we have control over, OURSELVES! We have control over what we do, how we react & whether we take steps forward or remain stuck in old patterns.⁠⠀
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Currently, our planet & everyone on it is being challenged. Lives & jobs are being lost, the world as we knew it is gone. Things WILL get better, but they’ll look different. We have little control over what’s going on, so I want to talk about what you do have control over. ⁠⠀
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Let’s shift our focus, dialogue & conversation from what we can’t control to what we can. The story we tell ourselves is powerful, but it’s not always true, let’s change this by focusing on what we CAN control:⁠⠀
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⚪️Breath – come back to your breath anytime you feel like your world is spiraling – breathwork can help you feel more grounded, centered & less stressed⁠⠀
⚪️The food we power our bodies with ⁠⠀
⚪️Choosing to exercise so our bodies can be strong & flexible ⁠⠀
⚪️The people we allow in our lives⁠⠀
⚪️Our environment – you’ve heard people say, you are what you eat, same applies for the environment you choose to subject yourself to⁠⠀
⚪️Carbon footprint⁠⠀
⚪️Mental health – seek professional help if you need it, talk to a friend/family member, meditate, journal, practice mindfulness techniques. Your brain is a muscle, it needs exercise too⁠⠀
⚪️Taking care of yourself – it’s the most important relationship you have. If the relationship you have with yourself is strong chances are the rest of your relationships will follow suit⁠⠀
⚪️How you react to people & things around you⁠⠀
⚪️How you act on your feelings⁠⠀
⚪️Gratitude – Focus on what you have vs. what you don’t⁠⠀
⚪️When to walk away⁠⠀
⚪️Self-talk & inner dialogue⁠⠀
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You have more power than you know. Focus on what you CAN control vs. what you can’t ❤️

For the entire month of May I am offering new clients the opportunity to pay what you can for virtual coaching sessions in meditation, mindfulness, breathwork & yoga. Now more than ever we need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves both physically & mentally. I’d love to help you through this incredibly hard time. You can sign up for your FREE consultation below. Be well & take care of each other ❤️

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Keep Breathing…

Watch this calming breathwork gif that I created for all of you & remember to breathe. Things are crazy right now, stressful, uncertain, but the one thing you can control is your breath! So take a few moments right now and breathe…long, slow breaths & feel stress melt away, even if it’s only temporary.

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