It’s what we all want and how we are meant to live.
Yet so often, material success and the things we think will create the freedom we crave, don’t.
So let’s focus our energy on what will.
Here you will learn strategies and tools to create real Freedom by identifying and transforming the fear based, limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck.
Fear is the opposite of Freedom (and a tricky bastard).
After earning- what I now refer to as- my PhD in Fear, I turned my pain into purpose and taught thousands of clients and students to transform their own fear into Freedom.
Now it’s your turn.
So take a deep breath, say Hello, Freedom and buckle up!
Love Love Love
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My intuition saved my life.
In 1998, after a cancer diagnosis, surgery and radiation treatment the doctors gave me a clean bill of health.
This is exactly what you hope to hear on your follow visit and thankfully I felt perfectly fine…physically. But…I could not not shake this nagging feeling that something else was wrong. I felt that there was more cancer that they missed. Everyone thought I was nuts and just traumatized from what I had been through. The surgeon at the hospital that claims to provide, “the best cancer care anywhere,” was such a condescending jerk when I tried to discuss my ‘feeling’ that I fired him on the spot. My husband agreed that I should trust my intuition and follow it. So we surgeon shopped in NYC until I found a doctor who would remove the other half of my thyroid based solely on my non-medical intuition. I was diagnosed with a more dangerous cancer that could spread to lungs and bones. I had another surgery and more radiation. My surgeon said, “I am really glad we listened to your intuition.” Um…me too pal!
Do you have a story like mine? How dialed into your own intuition or innate wisdom are you? When you get a gut instinct about something, do you follow it or are you afraid to trust what you’re feeling?
From a therapeutic point of view there are many factors that can block your ability to recognize the wisdom of your intuition. A dysfunctional family system of physical or sexual abuse can deny a child’s reality, if the adults don’t acknowledge the abuse. This teaches and requires the child to act ‘as if’ all is well, when down deep, in their gut, they know it’s not. They distrust what they feel and their instincts. That is one of many family cultures that teach children to look outside of themselves for the approval and validation, which can also negatively impact your ability to know and feel what is right for you.
A combination of right and left-brain information is the most logical way to honor your intuition. When you feel something is off, whether it’s a relationship or an investment opportunity, pay attention. You can then take the time to look at the facts and make an informed decision.
Below are three things you can do to strengthen your connection to your own intuition.
1. Breathing to Quiet Your Mind
It is much easier to hear your internal dialogue if your mind is quiet. Set an alarm on your phone to go off every three to four hours, Stop and breathe for two full minutes, consciously clearing your mind of thoughts. Feel yourself in your body as you breathe deeply.
- RPM (Rise Pee Meditate as my teacher Davidji would say)
Starting your day with any amount of stillness and silence will connect you to your innate wisdom and calibrate your mood for a good day.
- Use it to Improve it
Being intuitive is a skill. The more you practice the better you get. Start small with situations that are not anxiety provoking like guessing who is calling (without looking at caller id) before you pick up your phone or guessing which elevator door will open first etc. The more you exercise and pay attention to your intuitive impulses the sooner they become skills that add value to your life.
If you are interested in learning more ways to raise your intuition, tune into Hello Freedom today! I had the pleasure of interviewing my pal, Colette Baron-Reid, who is a well-known psychic medium, an intuitive and a best selling author. We are breaking down how you can become more intuitive and what is in store for 2016!
I hope you have an amazing week and as always, take care of you.
Love Love Love,
As much as I’ve done all kinds of therapeutic modalities in my life, I never was really into the psychic thing. But when I did a reading with today’s guest, Colette Baron-Reid, I was really amazed and I found it really soothing and helpful.
Colette is a spiritual intuitive; she’s truly a psychic and she’s extremely gifted. She really is a superwoman: she’s had a TV show for years, she’s a bestselling author, a speaker, a recording artist, an entrepreneur, plus she rides a Harley.
I know this isn’t my typical guest, but I wanted to do something different today and have Colette do some oracle readings for all of us. I hope you enjoy our interview and that it opens your mind to something different.
“Everything was so secret, I had to use my peripheral senses to know what was going on.” – Colette Baron-Reid
- Her journey to becoming a successful intuitive
- How her mother’s past as a Holocaust survivor affected her
- Why her family’s secretive lives led her to use her senses
- How she started reading minds
- Using her abilities to help other people
“Look at what’s in the invisible, what does that mean to me, how does that balance my sense of reality, and how can it be used in service to others.” – Colette Baron-Reid
- Why she believes she just has an aptitude for these skills
- How she explains her abilities
- Why she creates her oracle cards
- Listen to a reading from Colette’s website
“I believe it’s just consciousness, and I have an aptitude and ability to access information from an amorphous place where I see potentials and probabilities and I’m able to put puzzles together.” – Colette Baron-Reid
“If I have to say no, I have to say no. That’s non-negotiable.” – Colette Baron-Reid
*image courtesy of Dania J
Just be yourself.
You’ve probably heard this piece of advice more times than you can count, but what does it actually mean to you? In a world that is constantly selling you ideas of who and how you should be, it can be confusing to figure out who you really are.
It is sometimes assumed that with age you will eventually come to know yourself. In my experience, this is not necessarily true. As a therapist, I have treated clients in their 50’s and 60’s, who were still playing out unresolved injuries from the past, seeking validation and mirroring from others to give them their identity. Knowing and honoring your truest self is an inside job that no one else can do for you. If you want to understand yourself, you have to dive in and really look at your life, choices, history etc. This can be uncomfortable and won’t just magically happen on it’s own. You must consciously make room in your life for this kind of self reflection on a regular basis.
Are you ready to dive in deep and connect to your authentic self? If yes, then I want to invite you to join me today on the podcast as my left coast pal, Christine Hassler, and I get real. Christine is a coach, author and Gen Y expert. Her motto “Be Who You Are. Do What You Love” isn’t just something she shares but a message she embodies. Tune in now and get in on the discussion about disappointment, authenticity, joy and her newest book, Expectation Hangover. Plus you’ll learn about a juicy opportunity to get free coaching from Christine. Search Hello Freedom on iTunes to subscribe and listen or CLICK HERE
Does this topic of authenticity resonate with you?
In the comments below I’d love to hear from you. Share with me one area where you feel you could be more authentic? What stops you? See if this week you can work on simply being more mindful of how authentic you are being. Awareness is the first step to change.
I hope you enjoy the podcast and as always, take care of you.
Love Love Love
*image courtesy of Nicole Pierce
What if 2016 went down in history as the year you made daily self care a non-negotiable habit like brushing your teeth? How do you think your life might change if your needs, desires and well being commanded as much consideration as everyone else’s in your life? I can tell you from experience prioritizing self care in small ways on a daily basis will positively impact every aspect of your life.
The catch is that self care, just like anything else, requires effort and discipline. As my beautiful and wise pal Candice Kumai shared in our Hello Freedom podcast interview today:
“If you have discipline you’re able to control so much that can help to improve your life. It sounds like a scary word but it’s really not, it’s actually quite friendly. If you don’t have it [discipline], it can be dangerous.”
Taking time to get at least thirty minutes of movement every day, preparing healthy food to have at home and making time to relax and do what makes you feel good, are all really important aspects of self care that many of us don’t have the luxury of spending hours a day doing. But we can all spend minutes taking actions that will nourish mind, body and spirit.
Here are a few simple changes you can consider. Start your morning with a two-minute meditation to set the tone for a good day. Break up the thirty-minute daily goal of tush moving into three ten minute sessions to create more flexibility to get it done. Set aside fifteen minutes to make a green juice or smoothie instead of reaching for sugar and caffeine during the afternoon energy dip to leave you feeling nourished and energized (without guilt!).
If the discipline of self care is something that resonates with you and you’d like to learn more about how to incorporate it into your life then please join me on my podcast, Hello Freedom. Top Chef contestant, five-time author and leading wellness journalist, Candice Kumai, joins me to talk about hard work, eating clean and green and her personal self care routine that helped her get through a rough 2015. Plus, make sure to tune in for the opportunity to win a copy of her newest cookbook, Clean Green Eats. Subscribe and listen on iTunes or CLICK HERE.
In the comments section below let me know one way that you will commit to self care over the next few days. Do it! You’re worth it!
As always, take care of you.
Love Love Love
*image courtesy of Laura Taylor