"I was completely exhausted...": she said. "The doctor told me I had to stop work for 6 months and if I wanted to return to the same job it would have to be part-time."
"What happened Beth?": I asked.
"My doctor's diagnosis was burn out. I could not function any more. I had no energy, I was living like a zombie, I felt totally numb and empty, and I had lost touch with who I am," she replied.
As a mother of 2 children and Patrick's wife, Beth had given her whole self to her family. She was the epitome of love that gives: she dedicated her whole life to her children and her husband. However, she was consumed by too much doing and not enough being.
Beth had another problem, she was a people pleaser; she could not say "no" even when she felt like saying "no". She wanted to please everyone and to disappoint no-one. Whenever she put her heart into something she had to give 110%. Therefore, her perfectionism also meant that she could not say "no". Everything had to be perfect, she...
When you want to live a life of love self-awareness is your ability to increasingly get to know yourself. By that I mean becoming aware of what you really want as well as your thinking, feelings, behaviour, beliefs and actions.
The magic of self-awareness is that it is part of life’s mystery and mastery. In this blog article I share with you 6 reasons why growing in self-awareness is so important.
1. When you embark on a journey of self-discovery, increasing self-awareness transforms your life forever and creates greater happiness from the inside out.
2. You become aware that you have all of the answers that you seek within you. However, in order to find the answers that you seek you must be aware of who you are: a soul living in a physical body having a human experience.
3. I believe that human beings exist for the purpose of growth therefore without self-awareness there is no growth and the possibility...
Who am I?
In this last episode of the YES! To Love Month series the award winning author, inspirational coach, philosopher and teacher, Silvana Avram, shares with you why it is important to take time to ask this huge question with gentleness and wonder: Who Am I?
Do you want to love yourself more?
In this episode of the Everyday Life Balance Show you will discover:
Stage 1: the joy of discovering who you are and embracing your uniqueness and richness.
Stage 2: the joy of making sure you are the best that you can be as a co-creator of life.
Stage 3: the joy of sharing your life with others.
Stage 4: the joy of life as a holiday.
Take time to discover who you are in order to transform your life forever and for the better.
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We are now well into YES! TO Love Month.
How can you create relationship balance and harmony?
In this special interview with Wendy Firmin-Price, the award international author of the HEART of Stable Relationships and a pioneer of equine assisted therapy since 1990, you will learn:
Wendy's 5 step H.E.A.R.T Formula for successful communication is:
H - Harmony
E - Empathy
A - Accountability
R - Respect
T - Truth
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May I wish you a Happy St Valentine's Day!
Larry Crane said: "Life is so much easier when you're in the feeling stream of love."
"By now you will understand how important it is to open up your heart. Therefore, how do you say YES! to love more often?
One way is to open your heart to the many gifts available to you. For example, we are always given the opportunity for growth, expansion, greater awareness, greater wisdom to give more love, to recognize the love we have been given, to forgive, to let go and to understand etc.
To put it simply by introducing love into your everyday life you will find everyday balance. Love yourself when you are too hard on yourself and love others.
How do you love others more?
Recognize their suffering in the case of conflict for example. In other words, put greater emphasis on love and compassion in order to create greater everyday life balance.
I believe that a heart filled with love and wisdom creates a miraculous and harmonious life.
As we celebrate...
There are times when perhaps you feel sad, angry and disappointed after a long standing relationship or a marriage break-up. However, according to relationship expert Ivona Gordon, it is OK to learn from the experience and to accelerate your success in your personal life by getting relationship ready.
In this special series of The Everyday Life Balance Show YES! To Love Month series, Ivona Gordon shares 3 ways you can get relationship ready and more...
1. Be true to yourself
2. Come out of your comfort zone
3. Have quiet time
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Are there times when you just feel like retreating from the world?
Should you find yourself living in a busy world, if you have not done so, it’s time to create your haven of tranquillity.
What could your haven of tranquillity be?
I believe, it is a place you can call your own, where everyday you choose to:
Your haven of tranquillity could be located in a dedicated area of your home and represent or symbolize everything you love and aspire to.
Let your imagination run wild as you create your haven of tranquillity, it could include some memorable photographs, a special item, which brings you joy, your vision board, some crystals etc.
Your haven of tranquility could also be a special place outdoors, which is peaceful, inspiring you would like to retreat to from time to time if it is not possible for you to go there every day. For example, my haven...
It is said that the comfort zone tends to be comfortable when one feels safe, at ease and there is nothing to fear. However, there are times when your comfort zone is not that comfortable after all! Consequently, it is time to get out, especially when you reach the point where your soul is dying of boredom with the same old story, which keeps repeating itself every year or when you feel stuck in a rut...
It is time to reinvent yourself, progress, break out of your comfort zone and start walking again.
In this light, discover the 5 ways you can move out of your comfort zone for greater happiness.
1. Evaluate the pain
There is a very important question to ask yourself: is the pain caused by your sense of unhappiness or feeling stuck worthy of staying in your comfort zone?
You might think that the pain is bearable and choose to remain stuck or
you might feel that the pain is so strong that you want to get out of it. However, you do not know how to reduce its intensity. If so,...
Happy New Year!
This is my first blog article this year and as we advance rather quickly through January 2018 I believe it is a good time for you to take some steps towards the achievement of your dreams.
New Year, New You...! is this true for you?
Even though you perhaps went through difficult challenges last year, do you take this new year as an opportunity to create something new and to become the best that you can be authentically?
If so, you have probably made some resolutions for personal transformation in some or all areas of your life. However, if you have not done so yet, here are some tips on how you can get started on designing the new year, new you…
Tip #1: What life are you designing for yourself right now as you harness your creativity?
Napoleon Hill said: "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
The process of...