(biggie biggie biggie can’t you see 🎶) Several years ago, long before I was a life coach, I was on a hike with a male buddy of mine. He said to me, “you know those women who just glow from the inside out... they got that Soulshine goin’ on.” I knew exactly what he was talking about. I wanted it. I wanted more from life, I wanted more than average. Through doing my personal work, and continuing to do it, I can see that Soulshine is available to all of us. Soulshine comes forth every time you are willing to self correct a critical internal voice. Soulshine comes forth every time you are willing to speak from a place of truth, even if your truth stands alone in the room. Soulshine comes forth every time you are willing to be seen when you make a mistake or don’t completely nail it. In essence, every act of courage activates your Soulshine. Hands up if you are committed to living a brave life that’s sicker than your average. And, happy MLK day (the bravest of the brave). #Soulshiner
We have convinced ourselves that it’s the quirks! We swear if only we could change that thing about ourselves, then we’d be solid, we’d be golden, we’d be good to go. You think that you can’t show up as the person that you want to show up as, until you fix that thing. But, it’s a lie. It’s a lie you’ve been telling yourself for a looong time. It’s not the quirk, it’s not the thing that you think you need to change that’s holding you back. It’s your lack of acceptance of the quirk that’s actually holding you back. It’s time to start accepting what you’ve been previously judging about yourself.
I love my new piece of art 🌵💕 // Today I want to talk to about what are you letting go in your life? Where in your life are you not saying what you know you need to say? “Oh, I’ll just let this one go.” While letting go can be a great practice, it can also be a disservice when discernment isn’t used. Are people showing up in your life in a way that doesn’t feel okay for you, but you’re just letting it go? You know how boundaries are created? By words. By using your voice and telling someone what is and what is not okay. When you don’t speak up, you let other people run your life for you. They call the shots. They dictate what works. That’s living life on someone else’s terms and not your own. You may think you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, or you don’t know what to say, or you’re just scared. I totally get it. And, I invite you to face those challenging feelings and make the decision to dig deep inside and choose to assert a boundary anyway (sweaty palms, wobbly knees + all). I like to think of a lack of boundaries like a cancer. It just grows and gets worse and worse, unless the root of it gets addressed. Your relationships will continue to get messy and resentment will build until you ➡️ . 1️⃣ Get clear on where you stand. 2️⃣ Speak + act in accordance with where you stand. 3️⃣ Be consistent. **This one is key.** You can not assert a boundary one day and then not the next. It confuses people, and they will never know where they stand with you, and thus, they will try to boundary push. In other words, teach people how to treat you by showing up in accordance with your inner truth as often as possible.
Juice prep 🍊🌱🥕🍋🥒 Making my in-house emergen-C! #Soulshiner