Post ID 656

Posted by on February 22, 2019

“Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity you can have.”
Danielle LaPorte

 

Today is one of my favourite stops along the “Nurture Trail”. Throughout the month I’ve been sharing various ways to show yourself more love and today I have some thoughts for you on nurturing your feelings and emotions.

Maximizing my emotional wellness has been the most powerful skill I’ve learned to live my most healthy and fulfilling life. Since discovering these elusive life lessons, I’ve wanted everyone to know about the direct connection between our emotions and creating lives we love. In fact, that’s why I started my coaching business in the first place – to “share the love” so to speak.

Emotional empowerment allows you to release any lingering emotional baggage from your past, healthily process your feelings in the moment,choose your desired emotional experiences in your life and even leverage your emotions to create the life you most desire. 

There’s so much to share about nurturing your feelings and emotions, but for today I’ll let you in on how I use my feelings to make the most of – and be more present in – my day.

Feelings First

This morning practice takes mere minutes, but will have a hugely positive impact on how you experience your entire day.

1) Take a few quiet moments in the morning to check in with yourself about your emotional needs. Even just closing your eyes, taking a few deep breaths and guiding your attention from your head down into your heart will do. Once you’re connected to your true inner self, ask yourself “How do I want to feel today?” and see what answers naturally arise.

If you need a little inspiration, check out this feelings list for ideas: abundance, adventure, appreciation, balance, bravery, calm, celebration, confidence, creativity, delight, devotion, ease, encouragement, energized, feminine, focused, free, glad, grace, grateful, healthy, held, important, interested, joyous, limitless, love, magic, momentum, nourished, open, passionate, peaceful, playful, powerful, quiet, refreshed, secure, seen, sensuous, spontaneous, thrilled, treasured, unique, vivacious, vital, warm, whole, wondrous.

2) Write down your top 3 words. Keep them top of mind through your day, perhaps by writing them on sticky notes and posting them where you’ll see them or by noting them in your daily agenda.

3) When faced with a decision about how to spend your day, check in with your 3 words and use them as a filter to guide your choices. Whenever possible, choose actions that align with your words. When that’s not fully possible, at least incorporate some element of your desired feelings to make the experience more of a win-win situation. If you’re a scheduler, take some time to adjust your to-dos of the day to reflect your desired feelings and also to schedule in some self-care time specifically devoted to nurturing your desired feelings.

For example, today I wish to feel: comfortable, content and accomplished. Informally, I’ll check in with myself throughout the day to see if I’m feeling those things and will adapt my environment, activities or mindset to better experience those feelings. More formally, I’ll plan my day’s schedule so that my work, home and self-care activities allow for these feelings.

So, how do you want to feel today?

Favourite Tip

Any time you haven’t identified your desired feelings, or don’t really know how you want to feel, you can use “Love” as your desired emotion. When deciding how to be or what to do in a day, ask yourself “What would Love have me do?” This may be my most favourite question (if having a favourite question was a thing :). This prompt  ensures you’re prioritizing love for yourself and others. You also may discover that the most loving thing is often not the easiest thing to do, but is the “right” thing.

Using this practice day after day will ensure you’re designing (and living) a life aligned with what feels the best – and matters most – to you.

This is what I would “Love” for you.

xo
Nicole

P.S. I’m fascinated with using essential oils as a natural tool for enhancing emotional wellness. Thus, I’M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE my new newsletter “Natural Essentials”, where you will receive bi-monthly emails on:

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Post ID 259

Posted by on July 7, 2017

Recently, my husband enjoyed a well-deserved getaway to the East Coast of Canada for the first time. Among many adventures, he had the incredible opportunity to see these awe-inspiring icebergs (and watch whales too)!

After reminding my kids about the massive size of these beauties (only 10% is visible above the water), I started thinking about all the ways an iceberg metaphor applies to living our dreams . . .

If success is the tip of the iceberg, your efforts to get there lie beneath.

What you have accomplished is only the tip of what’s possible for you.

Who you think you are is only a fraction of your whole magnificent self!

Can you think of others?

This also serves as a great metaphor for Empowerment Coaching. Sure, I know how to help clients set goals and achieve them – but that’s just the tip.  What really matters to me is helping them go after their truest and most aligned dreams, in a natural, straightforward and stress-free way that ensures sustainable results and enjoyment.

Personal empowerment is the whole iceberg and I want that for you!

Wherever you may be when it comes to reviving yourself and your dreams, I’d love to help. Email me with your questions and I’ll be glad to get back to you with my ideas!

     Nicole

Posted in: Empowerment

Post ID 267

Posted by on June 17, 2017

I’m writing to you today from beautiful Vancouver Island. It’s the perfect place to finish this 3 part email series on balancing emotional, mental, physical and spiritual elements as there’s nothing like vacation time, a retreat from the everyday and lots of time outdoors to bring wholeness to ALL your inner elements!

So far, I’ve shared about the elements as metaphors to understand the parts of yourself and know which parts of yourself you lead with and which need balance. To finish off today, I have 40 ideas for you to choose from to rebalance yourself for optimal wellness.

If you discovered that your heart, mind, body or spirit could use some loving attention, try any of the ideas below.

Water:

To allow your emotions to flow freely, if they are overflowing or dried up, balancing Water activities include . . .

  • Listen to your favourite music, play music or attend a concert.
  • Notice how your sensory experiences affect your emotions.
  • Move your body in expressive, sensual or sensitive ways or dance.
  • Learn the “secret” language of your emotions and apply their wisdom.
  • Create arts or crafts to process and better understand your emotions.
  • Write, read poetry or journal to express your emotional experiences.
  • Try flowing spiritual movements like tai chi, yoga or qigong.
  • Spend time outdoors near water to enjoy the flow or take a salt bath.
  • Enjoy positive social interactions at parties, sports events or on dates.
  • Use your emotions to feel into the other 3 elements.

Air:

For a breath of metal or intellectual fresh air, if your thoughts are blustering or starkly still . . .

  • Play games requiring mind focus, like Scrabble, sudoku or crosswords.
  • Read about and research things that interest you.
  • Make plans and bring logic to your activities and processes.
  • Do an in-depth study on artistic expression, relationships, cultures, human development, religion or spiritual practices.
  • Turn off the news or social media and allow your own thoughts to unfold.
  • Learn the source of your thoughts and beliefs and update as needed.
  • Try something new to flex your mental muscles.
  • Breathe in wide open spaces or practice breathwork anywhere.
  • Discuss topics of interest to you with friends, family and acquaintances.
  • Use your mind to sharpen the other 3 elements.

Earth:

For grounding yourself or your environment, if they are overworked or ignored try . . .

  • Do nothing. Allow yourself rest time and enough hours of sleep.
  • Nourish yourself with healthy, energy providing foods and drinks.
  • Design a plan or regime to enhance your physical wellness.
  • Enjoy tactile art forms like pottery, sewing or carpentry.
  • Try emotive dance like salsa or samba, or spiritual movement like forest bathing or mindful walking.
  • Prevent and manage physical health conditions or illnesses.
  • Enjoy a massage, adjustment, sauna or steam bath.
  • Practice grounding by walking barefoot outside or lying on the earth.
  • Play, fool around and have fun with others and the world.
  • Use your body to strengthen the other 3 elements.

Fire:

To keep your spirit or vision burning, if it’s blazing out of control or fizzling out, consider . . .

  • Make time and space for your dreams and visions.
  • Understand your intuition as a gift and learn to trust it.
  • Study spiritual or religious texts or great dreamers or visionaries.
  • See the big-picture of your emotional process, within your world, culture, family and yourself.
  • Engage in passionate endeavours.
  • Dance or drum to summon your inner inferno.
  • Pray, meditate, worship or set intentions.
  • Enjoy a sunrise, sunset, bonfire or candle light.
  • Spend time with animals, children or elders.
  • Use your spirituality to spark the other 3 elements.

So which of these 40 ideas called to you the most? Do that today! Then try any of the others as needed.

I’ll do the same!

  Nicole

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