All along you’ve heard whispers about your life’s purpose and your deeper “why.” But now, we’re going to turn those whispers into shouts while you discover the impact you wish to create in your life and your business. And a big part of discovering your why also means discovering your dharma.
(If you’re interested in discovering the impact you wish to create in your life and business, you’ll also want to check out my Soulful Leadership: Group Coaching + Online Course next!)
With time spent on thoughtful consideration of your deepest “Why?”, you’ll come away with the answers you need to propel your life forward in a direction you’ve been waiting for!
And that's exactly what we're going to spend our time on today in this post.
First, let’s start with the basics.
The concept of dharma has somewhat different meanings throughout Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
The term "breathwork" might sound contradictory at first. After all, isn't breathing NOT supposed to be work? True, most of the time, it's an unconscious practice. But when you practice the conscious control of your breath, this is known as breathwork. And I'm going to tell you all about it today!
So, by now you know breathwork is the conscious control of your breath—but that doesn't just mean your basic inhale and exhale pattern. It also involves using different techniques and exercises to intentionally change your breathing pattern.
As for the "why" of breathwork, it turns out there are all kinds of powerful reasons in its favor.
Consider the findings from this study:
"Slow breathing techniques promote autonomic changes increasing Heart Rate Variability and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia paralleled by Central Nervous System (CNS) activity modifications...Psychological/behavioral outputs related to the abovementioned changes are...
Do you find yourself constantly repeating the same emotions, thoughts, and behaviors? They might be a result of the beliefs you don't even realize you have! Today, I'm going to tell you how taking a "belief inventory" can help you take stock of these beliefs.
Even more importantly, I'll share with you an exercise to start changing a belief.
Here's why it matters: We all have deep beliefs and values that create our choices. In turn, these beliefs and values unconsciously support or sabotage our lives…and these automatic programs run 24/7 without us knowing it!
In this post, I'm going to help you upgrade your own personal software by questioning your long-held beliefs.
Together, we will not only discover your values that positively and negatively impact your life, but we will work to create new beliefs where needed. Then, we can eliminate those old patterns that repeat themselves that have left you getting the same results over and over again.
By the end of this...
Today I'm going to ask you to do a little bit of math. But don't let that scare you away–this is the kind of math that can change your life! That's right, today we are going to score your vitality using my tried-and-true vitality quiz I can't wait to share with you.
When you think of vitality, what comes to mind? Is it your most vibrant, healthy self? Feeling present, strong, active? Maybe that vision seems so far away, or perhaps your most vital self is the one you see in the mirror today.
But one thing is for sure, until we actively examine where we stand in terms of vitality, we might not realize it isn't where it could be.
In my last post, I told you all about creating your own Soulful Activation practice. Ultimately, the goal of that practice is connecting to your highest self, centring yourself from this place, and activating your innate power, intelligence, and of course: vitality.
Christmas might have just passed, but that doesn't mean it's time for the gift giving to stop! Today, I'm so excited to share with you the tools you need to create a soulful activation practice for yourself.
Before we get into the details, I know what you're thinking...
A soulful activation practice is the daily practice of connecting to your highest self, centering yourself from this place, and activating your innate power, intelligence, vitality.
In just a few minutes, a soulful activation practice has the power to alter your state for the better...and if you've been on the blog before, you know just how important that is! If you're new, start with this post to read about why your state matters so much AND how to raise your vibration.
Ideally, a soulful activation practice is one that's meant to be done daily, for a minimum of five minutes, and up to one hour. Once you are ready to step into consistent practice, 15-20 minutes is...
Let me guess: you've never been more ready to say goodbye to a year than you are in 2020! For many of us, 2021 can't come soon enough. But before we say au revoir to this year, let's take a moment to learn from, grow from, and pull from the gold of this last year. Yes—I promise you there was gold! Sometimes, it just takes a "Year in Review" to see it.
At the end of every year I do a yearly debrief, yearly review, yearly taking stock exercise, call it what you want, but the outcome is the same: It touches areas of where you thrived and struggled…the questions have you examine what really works in your vitality, relationships, and life.
Then, you can learn the lessons and set intentions for the new year based on what you've learned.
I've cultivated and refined this "Year in Review" practice over the years, or perhaps even decades. It's something I look forward to each year, and today, I want to share it with you!
After all, when we...
Are you wondering where all that energy you once had has gone? Or what you can do to get your health to where it could be? Now it’s time to imagine yourself with more energy and radiant health than you ever thought possible. This kind of vitality IS possible, but it's going to take a plan to get there.
And today, I'm going to share with you the six essential components of a vitality plan and why each of them matter.
But first things first:
Think of a vitality plan like a roadmap to your most energetic, radiant self.
It includes six core components (some might surprise you!). And the thing is, you might be doing GREAT at five of the six components. But if there's ANY room to improve on that sixth component, it can make all the difference in how you feel each and every day.
After all, these six components work with one another to create the most vibrant, vital version of yourself. If any of them aren't where they could be, your overall vitality...
Some days, you feel invincible. You're determined to support yourself through any of life's challenges, with no outside help required. At the same time, you're committed to fully supporting those around you–your spouse, your kids, your family, your friends, your community, and your team. All by yourself.
This might work for a while, but before long, you realize why EVERYONE needs a support system outside of themselves.
Unfortunately, it's sometimes not until a moment of crisis that we realize we need that extra support.
Maybe you've accidentally double-booked yourself for the third time this week.
Or you've committed to making cupcakes for your child's school bake sale even though it's during the busiest week of the year for your business.
And you're experiencing that moment of panic as the reality of what you've committed to sets in.
Or maybe your body has started to tell you it needs to rest. You're fatigued. On the brink...
What goes through your mind when you hear "financial freedom?"
Is it a pipe dream? Something you've always wanted but never thought was possible?
The truth is, it might not be as far off as it seems.
It will take work, of course. And much of that work starts by getting really cozy with your numbers. We need to break down the fear of looking at your financials and getting on an up-close-and-personal basis with them to set off on the path toward financial freedom.
So, today I'm going to share with you three things: what you need to STOP doing, what you need to START doing, and HOW to do it!
It's time to STOP avoiding looking at and understanding your numbers. Time to stop spending without a clear plan, without absolutely knowing where money is going in and out. This can cause real problems in both your life and business.
The sooner you can get a complete understanding and a clear picture of...
What does integrity mean to you? Better yet, what does radical integrity mean to you?
If you ask me, it comes down to commitment. But not only keeping your commitments to others. Instead, it also means being fiercely committed and accountable to YOURSELF.
All too often, we're great at keeping our word to other people.
We promise someone we'll get something to them by 5 PM, and it's in their inbox by 4:30. We tell our children we'll have a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, and even though we're exhausted, we come through for them with a spread fit for royalty.
But what about the things we promise ourselves?
Maybe it was a commitment you made to attend three yoga classes a week for six months. By the second month, it dwindled to one class a week. By the third month, you had stopped going at all.
The commitments we make to ourselves are often the easiest to break. The consequences seem less severe. We're not disappointing someone else....