I have learned that procrastination is a mode of survival to keep from being hurt. For me that means from the failures in my past to get where I need to go. Without anyone to “coach” you through the “GIFTS” of failure, you could be like me and get stopped dead in your tracks. This “protection” from pain and suffering is not a good thing. I work every day to conquer this evil that haunts my life. Oh of course there is way more to the story, but we all can relate in some way. And our stories and our pain can be healed if we allow ourselves to bring it into the light and see it for what it really is.
Are you beating a problem to death? Are you stuck in your head? I find myself way up the crack of my brain sometimes. Not a good place to be. But coming out the other side is truly a joyous occasion for sure. Finding that joy is so important. Find my song “It’s Alright, It’s Okay” on iTunes or CDBaby from my album “Speak the Word”. And do chime in the comments below. See you next time!
“Ask Elizabeth” is back!!!! My daughter and I are quite the team. We have each other’s backs and we keep it honest. Raising a confident daughter with high self esteem is a huge challenge in today’s world. I am grateful for all of the tools in my toolbox including my amazing “Life Coach” friends. Katie McClain is one of those people. If you are ready to TAME your Thought Monster, I recommend her book and following her blog. There is a lot more to taming your Thought Monster and Katie’s techniques are brilliant! WE LOVE KATIE! You will too.
Got Thought Monsters? I do. My dear friend Katie McClain (Mentor and Life Coach) to the rescue! Our thoughts become things. They create our world. We all have negative thoughts that keep us from living in our joy. Katie’s method helps us conquer them. Our words are powerful. They carry great energy for good or evil that goes out into the world and then comes back to us as our EXPERIENCE in this world. So, we attract to ourselves what we are putting out there in our thoughts and words. Trippy but true. We get to decide minute by minute to shift into the positive. Our EGO Maniac Thought Monster doesn’t want us to do that. But when we DO shift, the world opens up in miraculous ways! Let’s kick some THOUGHT MONSTER BUTT together!
Who has TWO TONS OF GUTS!? A boy in the 6th grade does. Valentine’s Day can be brutal. Hear how this boy “won the day”. AND how easy it is to speak your truth and retain your sanity. When I hear the phrase “Go for it!” I will always think of this brave boy who did just that. AND how the other boy who had a shot, blew it because he “didn’t show up”. Sound familiar? Do YOU have what it takes? Do you SHOW UP? Can you speak your truth and say “No Thank you”? I am amazed and grateful for my daughter’s wisdom and bravery. Raising a Queen here.
Happy Valentines Week! My husband doesn’t just “get it right” on special occasions. He shows me sweetness every day of the year. I don’t just feel loved. I feel adored. Every morning he brings me a cup of coffee in bed and my morning “sugar”. (I don’t take sugar in my coffee). I can get my own coffee. But that is not the point. The point is that being kind and sweet and adoring is a beautiful way to live. And there are “perks” for living that way. One of them is PURE JOY! I am truly grateful for the love I have in my life. It is more than I could have ever imagined.
FEAR sucks. But it is so very useful too. And yes, my daughter blew me away with her ability to identify IT. But that is because we talk endlessly about FEAR and other major STUFF. Knowing how to identify it and then MANAGE it is doable because we are honest about it and know that we can face it all together. And THAT is how you raise a QUEEN! That and endless wicky wacky behavior, uncontrollable laughter and the occasional licking the extra batter I leave in the brownie bowl. Did I just say that? Oh and when I loose my FUNNY, I find myself heading straight to HELL in that hand basket of fear and stress! And nobody wants that. Especially ME!
Happy New Year! Last year was all about a deep healing journey for me. Knowing what I know now about what “stories” and “traumas” were tripping me up, I now GO FORTH in SPITE of those “triggers” that have blocked me in the past. I hope you join me on this amazing journey! I promise to always “keep it real” as only I can do. I promise to always find the funny and do my best to stay in my heart center where all of the magic happens. It is not easy to do alone. So let’s do it together!
Since I am advancing at the speed of light, there are several things going on with me this week! Got my MOJO back! Got my FITNESS back on! Identified a LIE that was still stuck in my brain that was keeping me from writing my book. AND I have ENERGY to BURN BABY! Oh do join me and please do share in the comments below some juicy LIES you were told that you have finally kicked to the curb! Thanks for joining me!