Don’t Forget to Celebrate!

Humans love to celebrate and be celebrated.  Every time I speak to a group of people and ask if they enjoy the recognition of their successes without fail most will nod their head or raise their hand.  When we are small these celebrations usually happen frequently.  We get celebrated for taking steps, smiling, talking, reading, etc.  As we get older the celebrations of feats are few and far between.  I am not sure why this happens especially since I have surveyed hundreds of people and they all say they enjoy being celebrated.

I want to encourage you to not only celebrate yourself but celebrate others.  Recognize those around you for their wins big or small.  I actually think celebrating the small can be even more important after all 100 small wins lead to one huge one! Take the time to pay attention to those who surround you.  If you notice someone has met any of their big or small goals congratulate them.  Celebrate those around you, it feels good and will inspire them to celebrate too!

Day to day celebration is easily forgotten with all of the busyness and chores.  It is important to be intentional and look for opportunities to celebrate.  It will enhance our mood and overall sense of wellbeing, plus it will make others happy.  I am rooting for you! Let me know how it goes. Karla

 

Love What You Have NOW!

What is the fastest way to live the life of your dreams?  It is so simple it is hard.

Love what is in front of you right now.  Love the challenges, love your job even if you hate it, love your partner even if there are differences, love your family even if they are difficult, love where you live, love who you are with, love everything around you.

Loving what is and feeling gratitude for your life is the one thing that will catapult you into the life of your dreams.

We are so backward in thinking we will love our life when……   We must love our life now! Love it now! I promise you this love and gratitude for what is present in your life whether it is good or bad will shake up your life and create an environment where only what you love enters.

It is challenging but must be done if you are serious about loving your life.  What do you have to lose?  I am rooting for you!

You Want to Heal Others? Here You Go…

If you are serious about helping someone heal then it is essential to do the following three things!  Before I share the three items I want to define healing because some of us have a very fixed judgement regarding the meaning of healing.
Heal– To make whole.
 
TO assist someone to heal it is important to remember this is NOT ABOUT YOU!
  1. LISTEN.  Listen to the person you are trying to help with an open mind and heart.  Do not think about what you want to say or try to control the conversation.  Take a deep breath and listen.  Even when you think your loved one has said everything they are going to say I encourage you to be still and continue to listen even if it is only to silence.  There is a magic that happens when you are silent,  the person you are listening to will begin to spill words and emotions and this is where the magic happens.  REMEMBER this is NOT ABOUT YOU!  You are hear to listen.  Simply LISTEN.
  2. HOLD the SPACE.  What does this mean?  When you are in the presence of the person you want to help heal be mindful of your state of mind and energy.  Take a deep breath and embody peace.  If we are to assist someone to heal it is imperative to be supportive and peaceful.  This allows the person to be themselves. It also allows the person to feel safe.  You are creating a safe emotional, mental, and spiritual environment where someone can be themselves and begin to process their thoughts and emotions.  It will help them begin to come up with their own solutions.
  3. PRAY.  Pray for the person you want to help heal.  Make the prayer about them not about you.  Pray for the person to find the answers for themselves.  Pray for their wellness.  Your prayers must be genuine and free from expectation.
I fully realize you may have been expecting me to share something concrete that you could do to help someone heal.  True healing is not something we give to someone else.  True healing comes from within.  We can assist someone with their healing by inspiring them to find their own answers and solutions.   I pray that this was helpful.  I pray for your wellness and the wellness of all those you love.
Please share this if it was helpful.  It is may greatest wish that you be well and live your best life ever!
Karla