This program has forced me to think about what I really want in my life. I've added some great resources to my personal toolbox. Thank you!
~ Karen Fraser ~
“Louise creates an environment of acceptance and trust.
As a person who usually steps back and blends in, I found myself moved to actively participate and discover myself and immerse myself in the content.” ~ Angela R
Louise has helped me let the negative things go and concentrate on all the wonderful people and events which fill my life. And for that, I am very GRATEFUL! ~ Deirdre Pringle
“My sample coaching session with Louise was amazing! I love that she forces you to get uncomfortable and dig deep into the root of what is potentially holding you back and gives you tidbits to help you shift your thinking so you can manifest anything your heart desires."
~ Amanda G
I'm being as still as I am comfortable with...
I don't meditate. I wake up every morning and go straight to "doing". Working on my multiple business projects, doing chores, spending time with my family, exercising, socializing with friends and whatever else comes up.
This last few months I have learned that when life throws a big change at me, I tend to feel like I need to continue to push through as if nothing has changed. That really doesn't work.
It was difficult to make the decision to step back from Positive Coach. This has been something I have worked very hard at for a long time; this is my "baby" per-say. However I could feel my energy around this change. I felt like I was wearing lead shoes trying to tread through my task lists. I know well enough that I will not get anywhere in that state. I also know that I won't serve you, my clients and followers in the best way I can.
So I have stepped back, at bit. (for now)
I am still posting daily in #GratefulMoments as gratitude is something I need to practice and share, one way or another!
I have kept my commitment to the Positive Panel Rogers TV Show team and have enjoyed continuing down that path (stay tuned for more news there).
I have enjoyed my new venture with being the moHost of momondays Barrie ! It serves my need to support others in their goals (speakers) and bring together our community in the most positive way.
In between this I have enjoyed just "being" and choosing to sit over a long coffee with my husband, accept invitations to new social activities, be more available to our family and most importantly, begin to take care of me. This week I have finally felt motivated to begin eating healthier and moving more, something that has caused me to gain weight and feel lethargic. I already feel more energetic!
I truly appreciate you hanging in here as I sort through this and try to continue to bring you some value along the way!
Is there an area in your life that you feel you are wearing "lead shoes" around? Can it be that you need to step back and be still for a bit?
I thought I made it through Mother's Day this time!
Until I saw a beautiful video that a dear friend of mine posted. It is a beautiful tribute to her as a mother and as a daughter. As I watched her elderly mother talk about how proud she was of her daughter for becoming a wonderful adult and mother herself, well, I lost it.
Grief is such a thief!
I was having an absolutely beautiful Mother's Day/Birthday weekend where I got to spend time with my own children, their beautiful wives, my dear husband and our precious granddaughter. Nothing means more to me than to spend time with them. It just doesn't get any better than this and nobody is more grateful than I am to have created what feels like a very privileged, charmed life.
My own post for the day was focused on my own mother (see above photo) with the following words:
"Because of you I live with joy, I embrace all opportunities, I love fiercely, I demand respect and I treasure my health. In only 22 years you gave me lessons I have carried with me my whole life. Happy Mother's Day Mommy. #GratefulMoments "
My post was created to be mindful of those of you out there that struggle with this holiday, maybe you are also motherless, have a difficult/toxic relationship with your mother, lost a child or never had children yourself. I intended to show that we can find peace in gratitude, even around our pain.
But, I was reminded once again that she died too early and I never got to be an "adult" with her.