Stories Have Power

Stories Have Power

Stories have power. Choose them wisely.

Children have a limited understanding of life and make up stories to fill in the blanks. They are egocentric, focusing on the ME. It’s just a developmental stage, a necessary step to the forming of the personality. They try to make sense of events as they experience them. Unfortunately, their impressions are usually wrong.  As a child, we don’t realize stories have power when we create them. Many times, these impressions stay with us as adults, and we hardly ever question them.

Some of these impressions are the stories we tell ourselves that often bring pain for a lifetime if we don’t stop to examine them to see they were based on faulty perceptions.

I have faulty perceptions from my childhood. When the pain created by them grabs my attention, I bring them into the light to shift the perception into a truthful one. I hate to cause myself pain if I can avoid it. Believe me, I have experienced enough self-created pain, and it’s my personal mission to help myself and clients develop tools to let go of any avoidable pain.

This story caused me pain…it was a painful story I told myself.

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Do You Maintain Emotional Balance? Quiz

do you maintain emotional balance

How well do you balance your responsibilities with self-care?

Do you maintain emotional balance? Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, it takes conscious attention to our needs  to live a happy life. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants.

True  False

    1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally.

    2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.

    3. I eat healthfully and exercise regularly.

    4. I get check-ups, go to the dentist, and take preventative precautions.

    5. I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I’m meditating or simply letting my thoughts drift. 

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7 Self Care Tips to Support Emotional Healing

selfcareSelf care is crucial to emotional healing.

Emotional pain doesn’t happen at a convenient times. Everything seems to be going along fine and suddenly, in a flash, you find yourself at the bottom of an emotional hole in the ground with no way out. Everything seems  all wrong.You have tripped into what I call an “emotional land mine.”  That is an emotional trigger that gets tripped by a recent event that indicates some unfinished emotional business. You are hurting, and often don’t even know why. Or you may recognize a hurt from the past -your resentment of a cruel mother, or a hurt from a previous lover. You feel awful and don’t quite know what to do.

Healing takes intention, support and wisdom. Getting professional support such as energy healing and counseling helps to navigate and get the quickest rewards from your challenge. Don’t go it all alone. A qualified professional knows the journey. It’s like having a GPS for your journey into uncharted territory. This will support you with  the steps that are necessary to heal.

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9 Tips for Avoiding Overwhelm during the Holiday Season

avoiding overwhelm9 Tips for Avoiding Overwhelm during the Holiday Season

The holiday season starts earlier every year. This year set an intention to make your holiday season joyous and festive without the added disappointments and stress that can also be part of the holidays. Take time to become mindful of your needs. Set a plan of action to meet them this holiday season.

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1. Tune into your needs. Make sure you plan times and events that are suitable for your schedule. Take time before the holiday frenzy starts to connect with yourself. After the whirlwind gets going, it is harder to disengage from it.  Decide what you determine what is important.

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