Self-love / Grateful Heart

Twelve days leading up to Thanksgiving, I posted a question a day to get us thinking about self-love and gratefulness. In today’s society, we are so quick to fall into the comparison trap, so I ask these questions to get real. To get us thinking about what we think about!

What is it that you love about yourself, what do you uniquely bring to the table, what characteristics would those closest to you deem exceptional? Why might others be grateful for you? I asked a few of the people closest to me at the time (last December) and I am thankful for their honest responses. I look at it from time to time as a reminder that in the midst of crazy, busy lives, we impact others, and I hope that most often, the impact made by each of us is of light, of goodness. Here’s to the last part of 2018. May we finish strong, see our truths for what they are, and hope for a bright future.

What is something you need to start saying “yes” to?

  • Setting boundaries. I tell myself this every single time something doesn’t work out, there’s relational tension, I’m disappointed, hurt, or angered. Every single time I wish I would have set boundaries around a situation from the beginning to help reduce any let down or unnecessary drama. 

What is something in your life that you need to get rid of?

  • Clutter. Physical, emotional, mental clutter. The things I no longer need to carry with me – from my past or the uncertainty of the future. 

How are you making the world a better place?

  • Through food, fitness, honest conversation, writing, I hope I bring deeper thought to why we look, feel, think, and act the way we do in our daily lives. 

What things are you really good at?

  • Coaching. Talking with others about their story, their journey, while trying to help them become the best version of themselves imaginable. Health coaching is about life coaching. Trusting another, digging deeper, clearing space – mind, body, soul – for all that is good. 

What do you need to forgive yourself for?

  • Holding on, giving too much that I lose myself, and diminishing my true worth and value.

What is one choice you can make right now that your future self will thank you for?

  • Let go of shit that isn’t pleasing to the soul. To find peace with the path and take pride in my thoughts, appearance, talents, flaws without judgment from myself or others. 

What words or beliefs do you (want to) live by?

  • love. kindness. purpose. health. adventure. 
  • Where God guides, He provides.
  • Beautiful Food – Great Company 

What is one change you can make to increase your happiness?

  • Let go. Release the people, things, situations, thoughts that are not helping me evolve into the best person I can be. Things must end, so as to see anew; it must be fluid. To be our best is to then serve others on a higher level. 

What are the limiting beliefs you keep (falsely) telling yourself?

  • The “I’m not good enough” syndrome. With the many outward compliments I receive, you’d think I’d be able to wade through and appreciate them, but there’s a part of me that doesn’t believe them…because they are coming from a superficial stance. So many are stated without a real sense of knowing who I am, thus re-instating my doubt. My hope is that I rid myself of this belief pattern, learn that self-trust and self-love is above all, the truth, and that real, genuine compliments regarding beauty on the inside and out can be taken and wholeheartedly accepted. 

What would your younger self be proud of you for today?

  • How strong, outspoken, and honest I’ve become. 

What do you wish someone would say to you?

  • I love you and appreciate you for ALL that you are. 
  • Let’s play for the rest of our lives. (someday 😉 )

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