As a child, I avoided swimming. My manager parts wouldn’t let me go swimming because it meant I would have to take off my artificial legs in front of other people. A young part of me believed that it was shameful to have artificial legs and that no one else wanted to see them. It … [Read more…]
True happiness comes from loving yourself and living in the moment. When you love yourself, it makes it so much easier to love other people also. And by living in the present and not dwelling in the past, you are able to fully experience the happiness of each moment without being distracted by past situations.
All of us have situations that cause us to react negatively – they trigger an emotion in us and we often can’t quite put our fingers on why. In becoming Self Aware, I worked through learning a number of my triggers and dug deep into discovering why they affect me the way they do. In … [Read more…]
#ThrowbackThursday to almost exactly three years ago. Bentley (who you met as a little pup last week) is now an amazing dog. This was a beautiful January day, when we enjoyed a hike through Michael Douglas Park in Santa Barbara, CA.
I think that my childhood years, spent largely in the hospital and then feeling very much as an outsider in my family’s world, are a big part of what causes me to seek adventure and to love travel. Despite two prosthetic legs and the world telling me that I shouldn’t be able to do certain things, I … [Read more…]
The more you believe in your decisions, the less you need other people to believe in them. I believe that self-doubt is rooted into our subconscious when we are very young, and then perpetuated by other people questioning our choices for the rest of our lives. If you can firmly connect with your Self, you … [Read more…]
Becoming Self aware is a process that must happen from the inside out. We need to stop and look inside to identify the parts of ourselves that are preventing us from living aware of Self. Those parts that are keeping us from living in Self are also the ones preventing us from living our greatest … [Read more…]
I am definitely an animal lover. Maybe it’s because I love caring for creatures who need our help, and who in turn, love us unconditionally. Today I’m throwing it back to the day I met little Bentley, around six and a half years ago. Needless to say, he’s not so little anymore!
I love meeting the local snuggly wildlife while I’m travelling. There is something about being with animals that brings you right into the moment. The bustle of a busy morning or the to-do list for the rest of your day fades away, and all you can think about is exactly where you are and what … [Read more…]
We rush from work to home to appointments and rarely take time to stop and breathe. It is so important that you have time to just “be”, and to reconnect with your Self and center your thoughts. Somewhere today, pause in the busy and take a moment to stop and just be, before continuing on … [Read more…]