My Dad is battling cancer. It's probably the worst and last thing anyone ever wants to hear when they pick up the phone. As I'm sure you can imagine, it is absolutely tearing me up inside. He starts chemo this week and will be undergoing therapy for the next few months. I am scared, sad, anxious and praying- constantly. Even thru my work, I am unable to change anything about his journey at this time. So, I have chosen to accept what is, support him unconditionally and tell him how much I love him- every single day. I believe he will beat this and that all will be okay, but it's going to be a long road...
So, while in a session this week, one of my clients caught me off guard. We were just about wrapping up and she goes, "I have a random question...who helps you with your problems? I know that majority of your days are spent helping so many people with all different issues, this is like therapy- right? But I'm sure you deal with a lot too. So who is there for you when you need it?"
I literally laughed, but the thought stopped me in my tracks. The truth is, I haven't been very open about what is going on because I am so immersed in what I do. It's been my saving grace. I absolutely love my purpose and wouldn't change it for the world. Believe it or not, those that I am working with end up helping me just as much, if not more. I guess I didn't realize it fully until that moment. It's kind of an incredible exchange of love if you think about it.
But. Just as we all do, I deal with my own personal and life struggles- as I am now in this very moment. There will be dark, cold times but those that grab your hand and guide you to the littlest bit of warmth matter the most. I am lucky enough to say I have plenty of people who do that for me.
With that being said, I am grateful to have you in my life- from my family, to friends, clients and everything in between; you are my light.
This week is dedicated to all of you, especially my Dad.
In Community & Strength,
So, we are 19 days into the New Year. Good time to take a pit stop:
The majority of our daily health & wellness battle is confronting the things in your life that are contributing to our failure, coming up with strategies to persevere and always, always, always adapting to change- because it's inevitable. It's also moving out of our own way.
As Dr. Phil says, "You can't change what you don't acknowledge." I love that guy. Plus, it really is true. It's time to get serious about your life and all of the people that you've chose to be in it, including yourself. What's not working? Why are you staying stuck? Where is your support coming from? There really is a very fine line between have "real" issues and just making excuses. Which side of the spectrum are you on? Can you honestly say you are not clearly blocking yourself from moving forward?
I have a lot of questions, I know. But as a wellness advocate and mentor, I see these kinds of hurdles every day. In fact, as successful as my month has been with those who are open and eager to change- I've also dealt with a lot of the opposite issues too. People who have the best intentions in the world, but may not be open to change, not ready, or just holding on to their comfort zone out of fear. They're stuck. If you want to be successful, you need to really ask yourself what is truly going on. Underneath all the bullshhh* that you made up that stops you from living the life you deserve.
If this is the case, you need to find additional support to clear blockages and give you a structure that is proven to work. I know I can help you, but you have to want to be helped- it's as simple and as complicated as that. If for some reason it's not me that unsticks you from being stuck; find someone, something, anything that you can trust to dig you out of that sandy hole and come back to the beach where the sun is shining and life is oh-so-beautiful. It really is pretty up here.
No matter what- it's never too late to put yourself first. So step aside, put away your excuses and let's get real. That's the only sure way to be successful.
In Light & Self-Love,
P.S. Out of the goodness of my 2015 heart, I am still offering complimentary consultations: but it won't be forever. Please contact me ASAP to schedule!