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3 Tools to Cultivate JOY

As someone who has been depressed, I know the feeling of depression intimately. I also know that when it lifts – that depression is not my natural state. Joy is my natural state.

Copy of Copy of Copy of The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. – Henry Ward Beecher

So I started to ask what can I do to support my own JOY? There is a ton of research around the topic of cultivating joy. I really enjoy the work of researcher Emma Seppala who wrote an article in Psychology Today about sharing your joy. I break down the article here:

VLOG – The Power of Sharing your JOY with others

The thing to add into your life to cultivate joy is to SHARE YOUR JOY WITH OTHERS. Here’s are three ways I do this:
1) Three Things and Hi/Lo at the family dinner table. Come together and share 3 things that happened throughout your day. Then one highpoint and then one lowpoint.
2) Gratitude Journal. At the end of your day, bullet point 3-5 things that happened during your day.
3) Share your positive experiences of your day with a trusted person. Want to learn more? Join my free 10 Days of JOY Challenge – SIGN UP HERE. Each day for 10 days a challenge will be sent to your inbox that will help cultivate joy. πŸ™‚

Namaste, Sarah


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Gratitude Towards Your Body

This week I fell down the stairs and injured my back/hip/tail. I’m in pain and it’s hard to move…

My go-to feeling when I’m sick, injured, laid up – is FRUSTRATED. I’m a physical being who needs to move in order to feel complete. I detest being forced to be still.

I had to teach a class this week – the topic? GRATITUDE for your body. Reframing our negative voices about our body into giving thanks.

Gratitude

Ice Pack, check. Gratitude, check.

As I was sitting there with an ice pack on my a$$…I thought, “Holy crap…thanks Universe.”

Because here was the opportunity to actually stand in my frustration, reframe my attitude towards my body, and then teach a class on it…

So that’s what I did. I centered myself, took a piece of paper, and wrote 5 things that I was grateful for in that moment about my body…

  1. I am strong, so I’m bruised but not broken.
  2. I have padding on my butt which cushioned my fall.
  3. I can still write, create, work.
  4. I can feel pain – which informs my movement and protects me from further injury.
  5. I am courageous in my ability to ask for help.

What are your 5 things?

Gratitude is a powerful tool to bring into your toolbox of Self Compassion. It helps turn your attitude from “UGH this body is too __(fill in the blank)__ or not enough..” to “My body is fantastic and I’m grateful for it. Click here for an actionable step to take right now on your journey of loving the skin you’re in.

Join the Waitlist for the next Love the Skin You’re in course. Click here to get on the class list.
#lovetheskinyourein
Namaste, S


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What are you letting in?

Fashion Blogs.

TV Shows.

Magazines.

What are you letting in? How is it making you feel? Why are you letting it into your space? Your space is yours to be protected.

Click here to watch a quick vid on Dumping the Junk.

If you’d like to learn some tools to help protect your space, change the voices in your head that tell you that you aren’t _________ enough,enrollment is now open for Love Skin You’re In course. Click here to sign up.

Namaste, Sarah


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You’re Body is a Gift

There’s just no other way to say it – your body has been gifted to you to live in, move, experience life through. It’s a gift.

Click here for a quick vid to hear more.Β 

If you’re ready to tackle the voices in your head that tell you you’re not thin enough, _____ enough or that you’re anything less than a beautiful gift, join me for Love The Skin You’re In.Β 

Namaste, Sarah


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What Lights You Up????

Do you like to do things, make things, create things – and has that creative side of you slipped away because of life, lack of time, feeling tired??

What lights you up?

That buzzy, zippy, excited feeling – ahhhh…that is a beautiful thing. That is the Universe whispering to you.

It’s like the banker who writes poetry. Or the stockbroker who sells his jewelry on etsy – not because he needs the money.

Those things that light you up? Gardening, doodling, coloring, cooking, taking pictures, journaling…those things help to round out WELLNESS. They help us to FEEL WELL. They feed our spirits.

I just read a great book called “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Have you read it? It reminded me that I used to be a creative being who did creative stuff all of the TIME!

So I got a camera. And I got some microphones. And I got some editing software…

And the results of which I’m unveiling to my mailing list on Friday, June 2nd. SO EXCITED!

If you want to see it, CLICK HERE:
(yipes)

Friends – it doesn’t have to be huge. It doesn’t have to be grand. Invite creativity in – let it come in and play in your body, mind and spirit.

Let it light you up.
Namaste:)


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Guideposts

You know how people kind of turn up in your life when you need them?

The exact right person at the exact right time shows up to help you on your journey?

That is some magical stuff. It reminds me that:

1) We’re meant to help and support each other on our way.
2) Everything makes a difference.
3) One drop causes a ripple causes a wave.
4) Be open to get some ‘jobs’ from the Universe.

I am looking back on my last month, which was MONUMENTAL. I had one of those months that just…hoo boy. Massive growth. Massive challenge. Massive opportunity to receive.

And as I look back – there they are…my guideposts. The people that were just there to make a difference, to teach, to support, to love, to guide. They turn the light on in the dark. They shine the way.

So grateful.

And what blows my ever-lovin’ mind? It’s that some of them don’t even know…they’re just showing up, taking the assignments from the Universe. They’re not worrying about the result, or how it lands…they’re just doing their work.

Every day – we get to be Guideposts. We get to stand in love and simple kindness. We get opportunities to share a kind word, a loving look, a supportive moment, a listening ear. Every day…

Let’s do it.Β 

And to my Guideposts – so much love and gratitude.
xo, S


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Lake Superior – Healing

There’s this place I used to go when I was heartbroken. Come to think of it, I was doubly heartbroken – doing the longterm healing from a divorce…but also from a later relationship that beat me up a bit.

I was out of touch with myself. I was out of touch with my inner voice. I was in pain and it hurt to wake up every day and get through it. I was sad, depressed and low. So low.

Spontaneously, I looked online and decided to take myself out of town. I knew I wanted to be near Lake Superior, because that big water always made me feel soothed.

Lake Superior

Lake Superior Morning

And of course, as the Universe often does – all the stars aligned and I found my place.

-The website jumped off the computer to me.

-They normally didn’t take reservations at that time, but made an exception for me.

-My boss let me leave early, knowing I needed this.

-Thank you Universe.

So North I drove to a tiny little cabin on the shore of Lake Superior. It’s called Bob’s Cabins and Bob was the yellow laborador retriever that wandered around and welcomed everyone upon arrival. There were tea packets in a little dish, a pile of wood for burning, and stairs right out my door to Miss Superior.

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Bob’s Cabins

I fell in love with that little cabin. There were no electronics, no stove (just a hot plate), no microwave. But what was provided, was exactly what I needed.

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Fire by Lake Superior

I could have a fire next to the water and breathe the fresh air and hear the waves – all of the elements swirling around me…

Deep into the night as the stars came out, I sat by the fire just watching, waiting and listening to the waves. Maybe I was waiting for answers to questions, maybe I hoped the water would heal me, maybe I hoping for some clarity and resolution there by the waves.

Fast forward to now…just last weekend, I went back to cabin 14. Every year I have come back. Sometimes I bring my girls and sometimes I bring my husband.Β Sometimes I don’t.

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Lake Superior Sunrise

Every time I visit, I remember the hopeless feeling I brought with me that weekend almost 15 years ago and marvel at how far I’ve come. How my journey has taken me in directions I never thought possible. How I would more than heal….I would flourish.

And I am filled with absolute GRATITUDE.

While I was there this last weekend, I was reading “Love Warrior” by Glennon Doyle Melton and I came across this passage:

Before I open my eyes the next morning, my ears awake to the sound of the waves hitting the sand. It stirs something inside of me. The sound of the water speaks not to my spinning mind or yearning heart, but to my still, strong soul. The water is speaking in a language I knew before the world taught me its language. I lie there and I let the sound of the surf massage my soul for two hours. I let it speak to me and I do not speak back. I just receive.

This exactly. This.

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How has it served you?

How do you honor that place – and how do you honor that place inside yourself?

I realize as I have gone back year after year, that I carry myself with me wherever I go. I just needed to get away from the noise to access myself.

That is what Lake Superior offers me.

A conduit to my true self.

A reminder to quiet the swirling and listen to the small voice within.

A reminder that I am whole, complete and of God. Unbroken. Beautiful. Worth caring for by myself and by others. A gift.

And ultimately, I am reminded that we all are.

Namaste, S

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