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I am experiencing an evolutionary growth spurt

 As I reflect on how much I have grown in the past year, I can hardly recognize the person I once was.   I am exceedingly grateful that I have taken the time to go on a self-discovery journey. I see myself as the hero of my own story. I have gone down into the depths of my soul and dug out some old fears, which I have now overcome.   I am proud of myself.   I have come a very long way. I have overcome many fears. I now see fear as an ally. I have faced my fears and overcome them. I am stronger than ever.   I now have the confidence to face all obstacles in my life and see them as growth opportunities.   I take the time to journal my experiences. That way, I can remember how far I have come. I have come very far, very fast. I am now ahead of the curve. I am now ahead of my time.   Now, I can be a resource for those who are just recognizing their fears. I can support my coaching better now that I have experienced facing fears personally. I am a more compassiona

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Free Yourself from a Self-Imposed Prison

 Perhaps you’ve developed a habit of remaining in your comfort zone. It’s easy to do. Yet, you’ve also lately wanted to try some new things and meet some new friends. Rest assured that your life will become much more interesting when you decide to leave your safe zone behind you.   Ponder these points about breaking out of your comfort zone:   1.      Remaining in your comfort zone for too long robs you of growing. When you stretch yourself a bit, you’ll find yourself reaching out as a tree toward the sun. ·        If you get too comfortable and rarely try to do anything new, how will you grow? 2.      Making one change in your routine can open you up to new experiences. For example, if you usually go to the health club to jog on the treadmill and lift free weights, try a spinning or aerobics class one morning a week instead. 3.      In order to grow, you’re required to put forth effort. Stepping away from what you’re used to brings more work for you. When you first

Why do I blog?

I don't know about you, but I didn't get sober to be miserable. I had spent years trying to figure out this sobriety thing I was in and out of the halls of AA and treatment centers. And I had had various lengths of sobriety. But there seemed to be something missing, something I wasn't getting. There were times that I had felt peace and serenity but true contentment? What was that? Over the past few years, I have realized or recognized some of the key elements in the various programs that I had attended AA, refuge recovery, the different programs I was researching NLP, DBT, CBT, and I started listening to motivational speakers such as Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, Mel Robbins, and Jens Sicero. All of them had similar approaches, although their techniques might have been a little different. I also was trying to find motivational speakers, particularly women in recovery, and I didn't see many actually; I didn't find any that I could identify with. So as I started learni

S.A.D. Seasonal Affective Disorder

 S.A.D. is a type of depression that is seasonal and is usually prevalent in areas that have less sunlight during certain times of the year. Here in New England, that season is fall and winter. Many suffer and in various degrees. Your symptoms may include a change in mood: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, loneliness, loss of interest, mood swings, or sadness—other symptoms such as excessive sleep or sleep deprivation, even insomnia. Body aches, fatigue, and appetite changes with weight gain often occur. Also common are irritability, social isolation, lack of concentration, and of course, depression. S.A.D. can be self-diagnosed,, and there are many treatments for it. If you suffer from these symptoms, you can see your doctor, and he/she will probably prescribe some medication, and sometimes that medication helps. I'm writing this today because I too suffer from S.A.D. I take that back. I used to SUFFER, now I take steps to help alliviate the symptoms and in a more holistic way.

Its too cold outside, and other great excuses

 I was supposed to go for a walk this morning. My daughter called and asked if I wanted to go to her house for lunch. It's been a while since I went to visit her and I had been working very hard at work, school, and creating my online course. So I was happy for the break. I finished some homework in the morning and I figured I could go for a walk with her and my grandson. It was very chilly outside. We did go outside to play for a bit but no walk. I haven't' been getting my walks in after work because it gets dark early and by the time I get home it's too dark.  These are my top three excuses; lack of time, it's too dark, and my favorite             It's too cold out!!! I need to find a way. I need to change the plan. I know when things are not working and I'm not achieving my goal I need to change the plan not the goal!! change of plan 1. On my days off go in the morning before I do anything else and get distracted 2. Take a break at work and go for a half

Growth mind set

 So I've been doing some research on the "Growth Mindset" concept. When I listened to an audible by Jen Sincero titled You Are a Badass, I first heard of Growth Mindset. In psychology, they have termed the growth mindset as someone who believes they can learn anything through hard work. Success is not achieved solely on innate ability. Except in sporadic cases of strong genetics, our genes don't define anything about us. We have incredible influence over our skills and abilities, far more than we think.  Psychologist and author Dweck compare the growth mindset and a fixed mindset. Those with a growth mindset believe that they can get smarter, more intelligent, and more talented through putting in time and effort. On the flip side, a fixed mindset is one that assumes abilities and understanding are relatively fixed. Those with a fixed mindset may believe that intelligence can be enhanced or that you either "have it or you don't" when it comes to abilities