Posted on April 30, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Last night a young woman, who is a very close friend of our family, came by for a visit. This lovely young woman has had numerous challenges in her life lately and is having to live with the consequences of previous decisions she has made. She phoned me earlier to say she needed to come to see me and sounded quite distraught. I have been a mentor and coach to her over the years and knew she was going through a difficult time .
Posted on April 28, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
When we talk about our connection with ourselves, it is interesting to note that we have three voices that live within us: the body, the mind and the self (soul, spirit). By recognizing these three voices we can become aware of which one is asking for our attention and where we want to focus our response.
Posted on April 27, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
In the last post I talked about “In this moment- how do you feel” which focuses on your emotions and your here and now experience. Taking this the next step further, ask yourself “WHAT do I feel – physically – now“.
Posted on April 25, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
One of the quickest ways I know to connect with the present moment is to ask myself “How am I feeling right now?” When I am disconnected with the present moment my feelings are often based on what has happened in the past or worry and fear about the future.
Posted on April 24, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
How many conversations have you been in when you suddenly realize you have not heard a thing the person has said? You were tuned out and not present at all to the person or conversation. What is worse, when you need to respond you are at a loss for words. Sometimes people answer the question that they thought they heard and discover that they were way off base.
Posted on April 22, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Have you ever noticed that sometimes we can look at something without really seeing it. We are lost in thought focusing on the struggles of our day and our life simply passes us by. Part of being in the moment means that we are present to the events that are happening around us. We are here.
Posted on April 17, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
How often do you reveal your true self to the world? The conversation that many people have with themselves is that “if people really knew who I am, they would not like me”. This is often called “imposter syndrome”. We feel like imposters in our lives because the way we present ourselves to the world has to look a certain way but is not really who we are.
Posted on April 15, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
It is amazing how many times I don’t give myself permission to do things because of fear of what others may think or expect of me. The thought often comes to mind – what would my mother/husband/kids or friends think about my behavior? After all, we all want to belong and often our fear of being kicked out of our tribe keeps us from letting loose and giving ourselves permission to do exactly what we want to do and be how we want to be.
Posted on April 10, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?