Transforming Grief Blog

Learning to Value Myself

Happy New Year! I love this time of year. The days are getting longer. The busyness of the holidays is behind us. I feel alive with new possibilities and am inspired to create anew.

As part of my process in getting clear about what I intend to create in 2018, I took time out to review my growth over the past year. What did I learn in 2017? What did I appreciate about myself? How did I heal and transform? Instead of focusing on my outward accomplishments, I decided to focus on my inner journey. I feel inspired to share the highlights with you as this review process was fortifying and empowering. It helped me to anchor in the changes, and set intentions for continued growth.

One of the greatest areas of growth for me this year was learning to value myself more. My nature is to be a peace keeper (I am a 9 on the Enneagram). I tend to lose myself in my relationships and prioritize other’s needs before my own.  My pattern has been to play small and not take up too much space. Consciously choosing to break this pattern has been a process.

I took a step to break […]

Expanding Beyond Fear

Scared, I told myself, “You can do this! Just lean forward and keep going. Don’t stop or look down.” In less than stellar snow conditions, I skied down a steep, double-black diamond run. Once I made it to the bottom of the run, I felt elated. Pushing passed my fear, stretching myself, I felt empowered and liberated. Now I knew I could ski any run under any conditions if I put my mind to it.
When we stretch ourselves beyond what we thought we were capable of, we become more confident and empowered, our vital energy comes alive and we are an inspiration to others! But, rarely do we push ourselves to stretch and grow. We become comfortable in our routines, settling for the status quo, doing things the way they’ve always been done. Fear keeps us stuck in our comfort zones.
In what areas of your life are you stuck in your comfort zone? In what ways might you be holding back because of fear? For example, do you feel bored and unfulfilled with your work, but are afraid to try something new? Are you playing it safe in your relationships because you fear being abandoned or rejected? […]

By |April 23rd, 2010|Personal growth|

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