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Love Yourself from the Inside Out

Over the last 24 hours I have heard this powerful message twice and I instil in all my clients is that you have to love yourself from the inside out.

A lot of people become extremely uncomfortable with the message that you have to love yourself from the inside out.  People believe that is not possible and that they simply can not love themselves.  This message has been highlighted by an amazing survivor Turia Pitt who was caught in a bush fire in the Kimberly’s whilst competing in an adventure race.  With suffering burns to 65% of her body and was nearly dead, she has fought everyday in the last 3 years to get to where she is.  But how are you going to reawaken yourself and truly transform who you are if you do love the person from the inside?

It is all a step by step process which you will learn all about who you are and what you have to offer this world.  We can be so much more than who we are today.  So here is your chance to reawaken you to another level that you could not do by yourself.  A common theme in feedback from my clients is that they could never have achieved what they have without the care and support that I provide to every client.  I do not take on a lot of clients at once because I want to give as much time as possible with each client so I can nurture you through this amazing transformation.

Will you take the challenge to love you from the inside out?

 

 

Are You Feeling Deprived in Your Life?

I am reading an amazing book by Cheryl Richardson about Self Care and she brings to the readers attention about what are you feeling deprived in?

I have recently been asking mums that very question and that does tend to leave them stumped.  The usual mother guilt rears its ugly head about not saying anything bad whilst other mums do not want to answer that question at all.  But how you are going to reawaken you if you can not share what you feel deprived in?  One thing I better share here is that it is ok to answer this question with whatever you feel deprived in and there is absolutely no judgement from my end and it is all confidential.

What happens when you are faced with a challenging situation?  It is completely normal, especially when life gives you an unexpected challenge that we revert back to old coping strategies that kept us safe when we were kids.  When I ask mums what their coping strategies are in the face of challenging moments, the answers range from isolating from others, not asking for help, not reaching out for emotional help and hiding emotions.  I know that I am not any different.  Cheryl Richardson, also states that over-giving is often a sign of deprivation.  A behaviour of over-giving can be a sign that a need isn’t being met, an emotion isn’t being expressed, or a void isn’t getting filled.

To become aware of what you are feeling deprived of is a powerful tool to moving towards change.  I want you to answer the following questions. Take as long as you need to really think about what you are feeling deprived of:

  • Where do you feel deprived?
  • What do I need more of right now?
  • What do I need less of?
  • What do I want right now?
  • What am I yearning for?
  • Who or what is making me feel resentful for?
  • What am I starving for?

By answering this question, you have started reawakening you and working out what needs are currently needing to be met. If you have answered these questions and you want some guidance, please email me at info@coachingforlifetimechange.com.au as I am here for everyone who has read this article and want some further help.

I am More Than Just a Mum

 

Every mum feels like “I am more than just a mum”  but it is up to you to feel like you are more than just a mum.

I am More Than Just a Mum

I Want to Transform Myself But Can’t Afford it?

Do you thinking “I want to transform myself but cant afford it“?  I know I was thinking that before I took the jump and just make that commitment.  I had the list of reasons why I could not afford it with living on one wage, need to pay for children therapy appointment etc etc etc.

But where did that leave me?  Stuck in my rut of putting myself last.  I felt depressed as I was not living the life I dreamed and I was stuck making plenty of excuses for absolutely everything.

It is clearly well researched that by not taking action and not looking after ourselves there is an increase of doctor appointments because we are constantly unwell, you will most likely be diagnosed with depression so that is an increase of psychiatrist and psychologist appointments.

When I made the commitment to transform my life in so many areas I said goodbye to my psychologist – saving.  I am seeing my psychiatrist once every 3 months instead of every month.  I am saying goodbye to my medication.  I am loving life again. I am getting the weight off which will improve my overall health.  However it did take a lot of courage to take that step.  But it was the best thing I did for myself.

My services are aimed at mums and I know that there is a lot of cost involved with having a family.  But the financial pressure with not looking after yourself is a lot worse than making a decision to finally put YOU first.  I keep all my program prices affordable for families as at the end of the day I want all my clients living the life that they want to live. Nothing is more rewarding than watching women transform themselves and this transformation benefits all areas of their life especially their relationship with their partner and child.

One aspect of my service that a lot of clients find extremely helpful in their journey is that they can email me throughout the week outside the reawakening coaching sessions.  They also feel that they gain better results from this support as they are able to contact me when they hit a hurdle rather than only having it discussed once a week.

There are more benefits to making a decision to transform yourself than the costs that mount up by not looking after yourself.  If you want to know more have a look at my Reawaken You program and take action TODAY.

 

What Happens When You Don’t Look After YOU!

(hangs head) I am ashamed to admit that I have not been looking after myself.  My world has been full of pressure, stress and lots of excuses into why I have let my self care fall to the gutter.  Do you know what happens when you don’t look after YOU?  You are in for a world of more pain.

I am not going to go into all my reasons for not looking after myself as believe me there is simply no excuse.  But I will share with you what happened as a consequence.

  • My neck injury became sore again (Emma puts it down to the mice that caused havoc in our house)
  • My teeth were constantly hurting because my neck was sore
  • I had constant headaches
  • My whole body felt tight and horrible
  • I wasn’t sleeping well
  • My anxiety has been through the roof
  • I have not been the most enjoyable mum to be around
  • I have not been the best wife either
  • I snapped at my poor husband when it was not his fault (got to be the first in everything)
  • I have no motivation to train
  • No motivation to do anything
  • Getting one cold after the other

Now what did I succeed in not looking after myself?  Absolutely nothing at all.  I went to have a sensational Bowen Massage with Jo from Melbourne Hyperbaric Oxygen Melbourne and my goodness the pain that I felt solely because I was not looking after myself was simply not enjoyable.  Mind you I feel great now as Jo improves the entire body and not just my neck issue. http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/connect/melbournehyperbaricoxygentherapies/service/35886

If you know that you are not looking after yourself, I really encourage you to sign up to my Reawaken You program http://coachingforlifetimechange.com.au/reawaken-you/ so that you do not get to the stage that I do.  Looking after yourself FIRST is imperative to not only your well being but you will be a better mum and wife.

 

 

Reading Books Improves Your Wellbeing.

Book readingDo you know that reading books improves your wellbeing?  In this months Wellbeing magazine www.wellbeing.com.au there is an extremely interesting article on how a book can improve your wellbeing.

Bibliotherapy which is a blend of science of psychology and the art of literature is used by therapists in the UK prescribe books suffering from mild to moderate mental illness.

 

The Black Dog Institute of Australia also encourages clients to read books as it is:

  • a healthy distraction from the stresses of daily life
  • gives your body a chance to relax
  • help eases muscular tension and frazzled nerves
  • it can improve your mood
  • stimulate creativity
  • encourage empathy.

Examples of books on prescription are:

  • Changing Your Thinking by Sarah Edelman which I really recommend
  • Battling the Blues by Sue Tanner and Jill Ball

The slower you read the more chance you can really escape into the book’s world.  I know today when I was feeling down, I picked up A Book Thief and it picked up my mood.

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