My top value is health..
Let’s be real. .
First off I know I have a black eye , I have a bleeding disorder and this was random, so no I promise Brad didn’t hit me!
I’ve had a heck of a day and how I process is by writing, so this message isn’t for everyone. .
I’ve come full circle into gratitude for my health. I don’t share this very often and today I am beyond thankful that my health has been and is one of my top core values. .
You may not know, and this is the Coles Notes version that I’ve had many health challenges over the last 15 years as well as multiple surgeries including a full hysterectomy at 38, followed by another surgery at 40 and another one today. I am good, just in recovery mode and all is well. .
In the last 10 years I’ve gone to hell and back dealing with life, teen substance abuse and family issues that tore us apart for years, and during that time I consciously decided to put my health first on all levels, nutrition, fitness, rest, and recovery. I can honestly say that at 48 years old this is the best I’ve ever felt after a surgery. .
Don’t worry I won’t go all crazy and push myself. I have learned how to listen. Life taught me this one a thousand times over. .
I’m simply grateful that years of top notch nutrition, lots of greens, my yummy shakes (so happy to finally eat food), and moving my body because I wanted to feel better, not out of punishment, made a difference. .
So so grateful. .
My message....keep your core values at the top of your game, the top of your priorities, and the top of your calendar. Put yourself first because without you taking care of you, your goals are meaningless. .
I’ll be recovering over the next few days, sitting on my deck in the fresh air, listening and resting, (likely some ) and slowly walking around the block (no jokes). It’s all good because my body will get exactly what it needs! .
Thanks for the positive vibes, the positive energy and support, to my friends who reached out and were available today. Massive gratitude for all of you. #fueledbyisa #gratitude#healthiseverything#nutrition#timetorest#learntolisten#yourbodyistalkingtoyou#listen#tribe#posthysterectomy#health#real#truth
Where can you be the #ripple in your life? Where have you been going with the flow and it doesn't serve you or light you up? .
Playing small, dimming your light, and numbingly going with the flow doesn't allow you to be your true #authenticself and it doesn't allow you to grow. When we grow we find our #gifts, we learn our strengths and we can share them to impact the lives of others. .
We all have a #purpose and we all have unique gifts that are ours to use. We either learn to use them or we waste them. I can't use your gifts and you can't use mine. .
What if you could create a tiny ripple, create a shift of change and create a movement forward in your own life? Now take that ripple and do it again tomorrow and the next day and the next day.....where would you be in one week, month, year or 5 years?? It's fun to imagine that ripple growing! .
“I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her”
Moving through incredible challenges in my life involved equal parts of fighting like hell and equal parts of letting go. Creating change requires both components, not one over the other.
I’m so grateful for the lessons and growth, and thankful for the opportunity to share with other women. Paying it forward, gives purpose to the chaos, and that makes all the difference in the world. .
*** If you don’t like something in your life, take away it’s only power — Your Attention
Be very mindful of where your attention goes, as this is YOUR energy. The most valuable commodity you have to create ANY change in your life.
When something is affecting your energy in a negative way, that is the same as a leak in a hose causing a kink. It interrupts the flow of energy and leaves you operating with a decreased flow. An increase in anger or frustration doesn’t change the leak, it only makes it worse.
Instead be mindful of where you are allowing your energy to flow. You can literally decide not to put it in that space and change its direction by not giving something any energy. Sounds almost too simple doesn’t it?! Guess what... it is!! It’s your mind, your thoughts and your energy. You decide where it goes.
The next time you find yourself in a frustrated fit of energy because of something or someone else’s actions, remember you can choose to give it NO attention. Put your attention, your energy into the things that matter, the things that give YOU the energy to get into positive action to create the change you absolutely deserve in your life. .
If you are stuck and need help with this, reach out for a quick 15 min clarity call...you may be surprised how a few simple tips can change your state. .