“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do.”

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

In the ever evolving transitions of our lives, we are continuously challenged to own our story. That long list of life journeys may include marriage, divorce, parenthood, empty-nest, moving, retiring, recovery, and career change, to name just a few!

You may now be feeling the urge to delete this newsletter in a fit of overwhelm…but first please take a deep breath and read on!

In Brene Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection”, she writes about the process of believing in ourselves and the total sum of who we are. When we embrace our stories, they become stepping stones to valuing who we are and where we wish to go to live authentic, wholehearted lives.

If you are in the process of retiring, that exploration might take you to looking at your life’s work and deciding on how to reshape your life passions into something new. Can you open yourself up to new possibilities that might fire your imagination? Believing in yourself will serve as your foundation.

Perhaps you have been thrust into a life change you never bargained for. Whether it is divorce, job loss, or an unplanned move, getting past the immobilizing questions of  “why me?” or “why now?” come first.

Grieving your loss will be part of this. Can you summon the strength and resolve it takes to Believe in Yourself, so you can move forward?

It takes a great deal of courage and determination to look inside ourselves lovingly and non-judgmentally. What we learn from our stories will set us on the path to authentic and wholehearted living.

The gifts of taking this arduous inner journey come in the form of discovering that it is possible to feel comfortable, safe and joyful in who you are. Charting your course from this vantage point steers you away from those familiar self-defeating messages that so stubbornly play in our heads.

Whatever life transition you may be in at this time, learning to Believe in Yourself and Own Your Story is the way to chart your course. With a calming, comforting and guiding presence, let me show you the way.