I’ve been enjoying the blossoming flowers and singing birds here in Colorado as spring comes to life all around me. I hope you’re taking radical care of your self this season! Now’s a great time to focus on your own health and well-being.
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” – Unknown
Here are a few helpful reminders of what I’ve shared over the last weeks in my Radical Self-Care series. Discover which one may nurture you the most at this time.
1. Break Free from Fear
It’s so easy today to let fear overwhelm us. If you pause and focus on what could make you anxious and fearful, there, most likely, will be a long list.
Fear of not having enough – enough food, shelter, or basic needs. Or fear of getting older and not doing all you had dreamed of doing in your life.
Fear is a part of being human and probably has been with us since the beginning of time. And yet we’re in charge of how we work with our own fear, how we let it paralyze or overwhelm us or how we may dissolve it. Our external circumstances don’t actually have control over our fear. We do!
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." – Eleanor Roosevelt
Explore more tips about Breaking Free from Fear here.
2. Unlock the Hidden Treasure of Your Inner Power
When your inner well’s full, you begin to develop a certain steadiness in life. You’re guided and strengthened from within, rather than dependent on external influences. This gives you even more strength for all that comes your way in life. You’ll become more present and fully experience all of life. And a sense of peace and calm will arise, as you begin to see the bigger purpose and meaning of your life.
Here are a few tips for filling your inner well, giving you the key to unlocking the hidden treasure of your own inner power.
3. Awaken your Heart to Compassion
If you ever feel overwhelmed by the suffering you see in the world, or even experience in your own life, awakening your heart forces is a key. When we open our heart through our spiritual practices, then we become active in transforming suffering.
If our heart is closed, we can feel isolated or disconnected from the rest of the world. Maybe even overwhelmed by all of the suffering we see and experience.
In awakening your heart to compassion, not only is it helpful for the person suffering, but it can bring you to a place of peace and love.
Curious about a few practices to help you find compassion within your heart, for yourself and others? Check out my favorite ones here.
4. Cultivate the Art of Authentic Communication Finding your voice and authentically expressing yourself isn’t always easy to accomplish. Sometimes it’s easier to simply say what the other person wants to hear or is able to hear in that moment, instead of speaking your truth.
Speaking your truth doesn’t mean you can say whatever comes to your mind, even if it’s hurtful or unkind. Speaking your truth, when it arises from your spiritual essence will be clear, yet compassionate.
True active listening isn’t always easy either. It includes giving the other person your full attention, with focus and presence – holding a space for all that needs to be shared. And even allowing a pause for what’s being shared to live in the space for a moment before responding.
Discover more HERE about how to cultivate the art of communication in your daily life through
5. Be Open to a New Perspective
How often are we stuck in our own view and maybe even with blinders on? But if we take just a moment to step out of it and see in a different way, what a gift it can be in our relationships, our interactions, and even in our own inner development!
Take a moment right now and think of someone in your life. Picture yourself as that person – what it’s like to wake up in the morning as that person, go about the day in their activities, to interact with others. Now imagine you, as this person, encountering something that bothers you. Why is it upsetting? What lives behind the emotion? How do you see the situation?
Step out of the view of the other person and come back to yourself. What did you learn from that experience? Were you able to see life from their perspective? How do you see that person now? The issues they are encountering in life? Is it different in any way from how you viewed it before?
6. Simple, yet Profound, Ways to Connect to Divine Healing Energy
The challenges that we experience in the world may seem to always be present. We can get caught up in the regular surprises that appear to threaten our well-being in this world which can be frightening and unsettling.
Especially now, in this time, it’s vital for our own health and the health of the world that we bring conscious practices into our lives regularly.
Here are 4 simple, yet profound, ways to bring a daily practice into your life that makes a difference in your health and well-being.
I was born in London, England, educated in Switzerland, and am fluent in English, German, Spanish, and French. I hold a Doctorate in Ministry Degree and Masters Degrees in Counseling Psychology and Education. Also, I am an accomplished artist and educator. I use all of this and much more when helping others heal their souls.