Happy Friday my dear!
I'm about to practice what I preach today and take a digital detox. I'm heading to the mountains with a good friend to camp in Pisgah National Forest. I'm hoping I have no cell service but regardless my cell phone will be off most of the time so we can hike, write and be in nature. If you need me I'll get back to you on Tuesday.
Here are this week's five things in no particular order...
1st) Do you love to color? I do and I'm really digging this coloring book for Big Girls *"goddesses & Spirits". You might like it too. Sudie also has note cards for coloring and a neat looking journal.
2nd) I have a feeling in the political world we live in, and given what might be happening in the Senate today you might need to be reminded of something good. In that case, watch this movie The Little Prince, you can stream it on Netflix. It will warm your heart and rekindle your faith!
3rd) This article really got to me because it felt really true to me. "A Women Can Never Be Likable Enough".
4th) This Marie Forleo Podcast with Judge Victoria Pratt gives me hope. Judge Pratt says "People Can Never Be Failures". It's a remarkable interview.
5th) One last feel-good piece. Did you listen to this week's Yoke and Abundance Wise Women Podcast yet? "Stepping into the Title of Artist". Don't doubt who you are. Seriously this podcast interview with Christina Brown has me wanting to sing the Moana Theme song (how far I'll go) on repeat (yes I love children's movies especially musicals! What?!). Christina's story is an inspiration and being her friend and seeing her journey is an honor, I can't wait to see where her callings take her! This Episode was sponsored by our Friends at Emerge Skin Therapy!
“When we write about ourselves in the third person, it fools our brain into believing it a bit more. This is called cognitive distance, and it’s a really effective tool when we’re trying to change our thinking or patterns of behavior. The #1 thing I always write is “Lara loves herself.” It sounds so simple, but …”
“Everything you're dreaming, do it!!!”
“Slow down, listen to the wisdom of your heart. When making a decision, play it forward and make the best decision with the best information you have, listen to wise counsel. Be open to different ways of thinking, different people, change is good. Have courage, compassion & commitment.”
Clearly starting this company is risky…very risky…but a life without risks is no life at all. Many things that I have done in my life have taken a great deal of courage. I am glad that I am still willing to risk, and that I have never lost that ability (no matter how scared I am inside of failure…and I am!).
What would your life look like if you could feel more connected to your purpose? What would your life look like if you felt more connected to what gives life meaning for you?
Specially designed coaching with me uses creativity, journaling, worksheets, and strategic questions and reflections to help you identify exactly what you’re dissatisfied with, it will teach you how to identify and strengthen what’s most important to you, and it will help you build the road map from where you are to your biggest dreams and your most impactful life of purpose
“Knowing my children are watching me. I always tell them that can’t is a bad word and once you say it your brain shuts down. This means I can’t say can’t.”
Like a fantastic glass of wine with a delicious meal, a year ahead spread pairs perfectly with a Power Hour coaching session. Looking at a year ahead spread during a power hour gives you a different lens to talk about where you are and where you want to be. It’s a powerful game changer.
“there is no other way to truly get what you want in life than to earn it. I would tell myself that I am good enough just the way I am, I don’t have to be anyone or anything else in order to matter.”
“It is always important to remember why you are doing the work you are doing.
The same is true in life: It is KEY to identify what you want before you begin taking steps to get there.”
“Balance is a good thing, and harder to achieve than it seems like it should be! Be disciplined and do your best, but not to the point of isolating yourself from the world or people around you. In the end, it’s your experiences and the people you meet that will impact you more…”