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Key Words: Empowerment, Helicopter + (Profound Self) Trust

Sure, there’s a lot of hyperbole in the world, but when I say that this is one of the most important and empowering things I’ve ever read, I mean it.

“Most daughters choose to be loved instead of empowered because there is an ominous sense that being fully actualized and empowered may cause a grave loss of love from important people in their lives, specifically their mothers. So women stay small and un-fulfilled, unconsciously passing the mother wound to the next generation.” ~ Bethany Webster in Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound

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The difference between noticing and complaining is priceless in terms of inner peace. #profoundselftrust

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Twice this week, I found myself in very good company:

1. In honor of Healthy Weight Week, an educational event to help change public perception that weight determines health and that dieting is a viable health solution, Green Mountain At Fox Run has named its top 35 Healthy Weight Blogs.

2. Daily Rituals: Find Your Everyday Zen (Gaiam) (love the diversity of answers here)

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Even though I am not the parent of a child, here’s a great analogy many of us can relate to: we’ve either been neglectful parents to our bodies or the worst kind of helicopter parents to our bodies…hovering, worrying, distrustful, trying this, trying that. Both modes are equally destructive. How about this instead: can you give your body the time and space it needs? It knows how to to be healthy…maybe it’s yearning for you to let it do it’s thing…for you to trust it. #profoundselftrust

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Thoughts on fear, Fabeku-style:

Stop focusing on the fear.
Stop mindlessly + habitually talking about it.
(To other people. And yourself.)
Stop obsessing over it.
Stop investing in it.
Stop building shrines to it.
Stop making yourself a devotee of it.
Stop making it bigger than your BIGNESS.
(It’s not. Ever.)
Stop going there by default.
Stop sacrificing joy + possibility + creativity to it.
Stop waiting for it to go away.
Stop pretending you’re paralyzed until it does.
Stop using it as your compass.
Stop using it as a sign that something’s wrong.
(You’re not being chased by tigers.)
Stop using it as an excuse to stop.
Stop using it as an excuse. Period.

Two choices: love or fear.
That’s it.

~ Fabeku Fatunmise ~

We are built to feel fear…we’re meant to feel it. So remember this: when fear happens, recall all the previous times fear happened and that you survived it…only 100% of the time. #profoundselftrust

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Are you local to Southeastern Connecticut?

Acceptance 101: For when you are ready to put an end to conflict + drama in your life

This is a two-hour drop-in group coaching class and discussion for women in which we talk about and practice theories and concepts that bring peace and harmony to life. By focusing on the only thing we can change (ourselves) with a sense curious compassion, rather than harsh judgment, we are practicing the art of self-acceptance. From that perspective, amazing things are possible (like better health, better relationships, more fulfilling work lives, and more.) When we do the work of self-acceptance, we do the work of world peace!

Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Center For Healing Therapies, 83 Boston Post Rd., Waterford, CT

3 Comments

  • Posted January 26, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    That is good company, congrats! I know the list says, “no particular order” but you’re top 3 in my book.

    Love the helicopter parent to our bodies analogy…

    Peace

  • Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    Congrats on making the list. Very impressive. I was pleased that I was a fan of a few sites on the list.

    As for the self-trust issue I also like the helicopter parent analogy (of course my mind is more the problem than my body!) but while I think I actually trust myself quite a lot, I realise it mustn’t be the case.

  • Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Congrats Karen!! You have always inspired me!!!!

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