Resistance, disinclination, hesitancy, reluctance. Four words describing a tingling sensation associated with feeling you are not ready to move forward with something, even if you think you should. It doesn’t feel like a downright ‘NO!’, but more like a hunch, a disinclination to do something, a lack of enthusiasm. And the frustating thing? Is not always clear why you feel that way. Sounds familiar? Read on.
Getting Unstuck. It sounds so easy. But it's a lot harder than it seems. Harder than it should be. Here are seven easy, thought provoking questions to jump-start your quest for a more fulfilling life.
‘Just move on.’ they say. ‘Take that leap. Go for it.’
‘Cut your losses. What are you waiting for. You can do it, just believe in yourself.’
‘Life is short. The time is now. You’ve got this.’.
‘Alright’, you say, ‘OK, maybe you are right’.
But then. Choice paralysis. That first step. The actual leap.
Today, 16 years ago, in a small village in the East of The Netherlands, my father died. Death arrived as a relief, a respite after years of suffering. Death arrived and was as poetic as stupidly simple. Death arrived, took place and left. A father was no more, while my life was just beginning.
*** This blog post was published in the August edition of Natural Awakenings**
Dark clouds roll in from the West. Treetops sway while wind gusts get stronger. Birds seek shelter and people move indoors with dogs in close pursuit. It’s 5 pm in Piedmont, SC. The daily summer storm has arrived. In a nearby meadow only horses remain. Three resident equines graze peacefully, undisturbed by rolling thunder and bolts of lightning. They do not care if rain soaks their coat. They do not mind the howling wind. They are the calm in the middle of mayhem.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, executive, or a mom, your leadership is essential to ignite positive change in your tribe.
For some women, leading is a second nature. For others it can be challenging, frustrating and, when things don't flow, downright irritating. Sounds familiar?
Read on to learn how interacting with horses helps you grow your leadership skills.
Are your New Years Resolutions half baked, half assed? Watch out. If the concious part of your mind doesn't take it serious, you can bet your buttocks your unconscious mind won't either, and your epic goals will fizzle. Don't let it happen. Come along. Ignite that spark and achieve results.
Have You Ever Felt a Strange Instant Connection With Someone You Just Met, Leaving You Utterly Confused?
A pulling, a gravitational force, is drawing you toward a person you have never met before. It is not sexual or physical attraction, something deeper, more profound. A strange feeling of magnetism leaves you wondering what the hell is going on with you, are you going crazy? You can't put it into words. You become hyper aware of their presence, and are utterly confused by the sudden sensations in your body, mind and soul whenever your paths cross. Does that sound familiar? Has it ever happened to you?
Have you ever answered the phone and known exactly who was calling you, while there was no way that you could have known ahead of time? Or have you randomly walked into a bookstore and without searching, walked straight to the book you had been looking for for months? Or perhaps someone entered the room, and without knowing this person, you got this funny feeling and just knew they had a major inner burden? Has that ever happened to you? When you knew that you knew but you didn't know how you knew?
A horse that acts up can be frustrating. His antics prevent you from doing what you want to do, and sometimes things get dangerous. You want a relationship based on mutual trust and respect. Yet you also want to have plain fun, galloping your horse through the meadows or doing patterns in the arena. It can be frustrating when the horse says 'no', especially when your values are on the empathic, compassionate side and you aim for collaboration, not dictatorship.
When she walks by, she exudes confidence. When she speaks, her words convey infinite wisdom. When others mention her name, their voices carry admiration and respect. She is a lone-wolf, dancing to the beat of her own drum, never compromising truth for popularity.