Let Your Light Shine

Isn’t it time you shine your light?
Throughout my life, I’ve seen how most people hide from the spotlight, shy away from praise and deny their gifts and talents.

Is this you?

Can you imagine what your life would hold if you were comfortable shining your light, and living in your brilliance?

How would your life be different?

I’m being featured as an expert in an upcoming summit called Stepping into Brilliance, and I want you to be my special guest! I know this has the power to shift your life in a huge way.step into brilliance promo

My friend and colleague Lacey Sherwood and I have teamed up with 20 other leading experts to give you the edge you need to recognize your talents and step out of the shadows in your own life.

The wisdom and tools offered in this summit are powerful! No matter how stuck you feel, implementing the things you learn in this summit will change your life.

Best of all, the Stepping Into Brilliance summit is FREE. Plus, every speaker has a special free gift for everyone who participates. I recommend you register for this summit and start shining like you never have before.

Sign up HERE to get free access to all of the amazing materials available at the Stepping into Brilliance summit.

I can’t afford it…

Recently Laura Cruz and I interviewed Amy Devi Harris (who will be a speaker with us at the Unleashing Success Conference) about a blog post she wrote a few months back.  Her blog post was entitled “I can’t afford it“.  This post spoke to me because I hear that phrase from so many people…

and in the past, I used to also say that… a lot……..

This line in her post really got to me:

“When you say “I can’t afford it” what you are really saying is I’m unable to accomplish it. I can’t afford it is limiting your realm of possibility, and limiting what you think you are capable of.”

But what I realized as I read this, is that generally the clients that I work with for Life Coaching have the limiting belief, not that they aren’t willing or capable, or that they don’t want to step out of their comfort zone, but more that they don’t feel like they are worth it.  Maybe it is because that is where I started my journey from, or maybe it’s just because many people don’t feel like they deserve …fill in the blank….  I  lived for years thinking that I was less than, and that everyone else’s needs were more important that mine.

Years ago in a group bible study that I went to at a friends house, I remember feeling worn out and exhausted from all of the demands of being a mother and house keeper and wife and maid and cook and nurse and taxi and the list goes on….right? How many women can relate to this??  One night she said something that was like an “ah-ha” moment for me. She said:  You need to take care of yourself…….?????? What?? You mean we’re allowed to take care of ourself?  I thought we were supposed to take care of everyone else?  Then she went on to give me an analogy… A mother lion always feeds herself first because if she isn’t strong and healthy then she would not be able to protect and care for her cubs.

WOW!  That totally made sense to me.

Now as women it isn’t as much about feeding ourselves with a big hunk of meat…but it is about feeding ourselves emotionally, physically and spiritually.  It is important for us women to have other women to support us and connect with us and basically have our back!

I love that this covers all of the things that are important to me……Self care, empowering women and supporting each other, which is exactly why Laura and I created Unleashing Success in the first place!

I hope you’ll watch the video and then join me on facebook to discuss your thoughts/feeling/emotions that come up for you when you think about if you can afford it.  Whatever ” it ” may be…


I’m excited about having discussion with you on this subject!  Come find me on Facebook!

Till next time,

Jennifer

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Holiday Stress? Time for Self Care

The season is upon us!  Are you singing

“fa la la la la” or “bah humbug?”

are you burnt out?

are you burnt out?

Holidays are supposed to be joyful and happy however sometime the hustle and bustle is too much and we find ourselves stressed out and exhausted!

Now is a perfect time to implement self care.  Self care is highly over looked and completely under-rated in our busy society.  Sometimes it’s even looked at as being selfish……It is not selfish.  It is essential.  We are human, we need good food, and plenty of water and plenty of rest.  Unless you want to end up feeling “burnt out”, self care is important.

 

We have examples in the Bible that display self care.  Jesus practiced self care and urged his apostles to as well:  Mark 6:30-31 The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that they had done and taught. Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat. Matthew 14:22-23 As soon as the meal was finished, he insisted that the disciples get in the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he dismissed the people. With the crowd dispersed, he climbed the mountain so he could be by himself and pray. He stayed there alone, late into the night.

How do you practice self care?  

Here is a list of my favorite ways to take care of myself:

  • Epsom Salt baths
  • Vitamins/Minerals/Supplements (Nutri-Calm, Anxiousless)
  • water water and more water……drink plenty of water each day.
  • 5-15 minutes of meditation
  • 3-5 minutes of deep breathing
  • yoga
  • massage
  • coffee with a friend
  • read a book or watch a movie

L&J (67) - Version 2This is just a list ideas.  Self Care literally just means taking care of yourself. Doing something just for you.  Something you enjoy…anything.. or nothing! If doing nothing for a few minutes makes you happy, then that is self care!  Don’t over think it, don’t judge what self care is for you…just do something for at least a few minutes each day that is specifically for yourself.

Self care is important for stress management.  Relaxing a few minutes each day can enhance feelings of well-being.  And when you take time to take care of yourself, you will find that you are more equipped to take care of others.

Till next time,

Jennifer

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