Wisdom for the Journey
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Here I share my own journey and provide free tools that will inspire you to be more authentically you. You’ll also find tips on how to move more courageously into your life, relationships and business.
Cultivating play and rest
“If we want to live a whole-hearted life, we have to become intentional about cultivating rest and play. And we must work to let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth.” - Brene Brown.
I’m currently traveling through South America and recently completed a 9 day/night solo hike in Patagonia (Southern Chile).
I have so many amazing and crazy stories from this adventure but in this blog I will focus more on what came out of this experience for me and how it helped me become stronger, a better more confident version of myself and hopefully motivate you to go after whatever that dream may be that is hidden inside of you! Whatever it may be!
To take a break from the stresses and pressures of life, I’ve discovered a little secret weapon. It’s called dancing, and at this moment it’s specifically SALSA. Here are reasons why I believe it’s the cure to so many ailments in the body, mind and soul:
Today I'm celebrating 6 months since my knee operation - woohoo! And I celebrated by running on a treadmill for the first time yesterday which felt empowering and amazing. Now I know this might sound really boring, but to me it was like jumping out of a plane with a parachute. I’ll tell you why. I was instructed by my doctor not to run, dance or play tennis (three of my favourite things in life) for six months after my op to allow the new cartilage to fully form and harden enough. I thought it wouldn't be that difficult but boy was I wrong!
You see I'd built my life around a 'strong independent woman' identity, who didn't even allow a man to help her carry a suitcase (another story for another day!). But by God's grace, I unexpectedly met a man who I could trust with my vulnerabilities and we ended up tying the knot.
Going through life coaching and later becoming a life coach has taught me so many things, things I wish I knew much earlier in life, when I was younger and impressionable. I wish I knew then, that every person is made uniquely with gifts and talents! If you’ve ever experienced self-doubt and compared yourself to others during your formative years, I am sure, that you, like me, wish that you got this knocked into your head sooner rather than later!