How to Awaken Your Intuition

“Follow Your Heart”

Trust Your Intuition”

“… most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs

Such great thoughts, right?

Intuition is my word of the year, so I am fascinated by the concept of inner guidance.

The greatest thing I’ve learned thus far is that we are all actually really intuitive creatures, but we block our intuition because of one thing.

Want to know what it is?

Fear.

Here’s the fascinating thing…Every once in a while our brains will provide ideas.

They will offer suggestions, maybe in the shower, or in a space when you are in rest or receptivity.

However, many people aren’t tuning into these sensations because they are busying their lives with extra (overwork, overeating, overdrinking, overscheduling) things that fill our brains and bodies so our vibrations become weak.

Ever notice how when you are ravenous you can sense your feelings a lot stronger than you can after Thanksgiving dinner?

When we are in a place of openness, our brains can create (an invention, wealth, good health, relationships, family, vacation, fill in the blank), and guide us to desires we truly want.

But if we haven’t experienced this desire before, our brains become afraid and shut it down.

So how do we get over this?

Here’s how:

  1. Create space. This can be in mediation, yoga, journal writing, a walk outdoors, or silence in your car. Pause and ask yourself what you really want.
  2. Practice listening. The way we get good at anything is through practice. It doesn’t matter if it’s playing the piano, learning to make a perfect souffle or manifesting your dream future, you have to practice.
  3. Start small to build trust. Building trust with ourselves takes time. So start with a low-hanging fruit, little things that only matter to you, and then gradually work your way up to bigger items.

I started doing this and realized that my intuition guides me on fun, creative journeys on everything from exploring new foods to getting bangs at my most recent haircut.

While it can seem daunting to take on something new; something that feels like fear.

Just remember, fear is only a feeling

It is just a vibration– it’s like a wave, it comes on strong, but it also falls, and dissolves.

Awakening your inner wisdom allows for life experiences in fascinating new ways, so I encourage you to take a bold step: create space, practice listening, and start building trust with yourself.

I promise, your intuitive wisdom is waiting to show you something amazing.

If you’d like to take this work to a deeper level, feel free to message me, comment or click here for a free 30 minute solution session with me.

Have an amazing day, friends!

What’s Your Word of The Year?

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Someone asked me recently if I had a word of the year, and I definitely DO, so I thought I’d share it with you and tell you why this matters. .

My word is intuition. While we all kind of know that intuition means following your gut, if you want to get technical it means “a thing someone knows likely from instinct rather than conscious reasoning.” Thank you Merriam Webster.

I chose intuition this year because throughout my life I have been all about conscious reasoning. I historically have always chosen the logical choice over my gut check.

Using this method has brought me a lot of good in life- I have a great education, I’ve lost and kept off 80 pounds, etc.

However, I’ve also noticed that I’ve grown very comfortable being highly rigid. When things are out of my control or comfort zone I withdrawal. I tend to freak out when things aren’t part of my plan, and have anxiety if I can’t anticipate every next move.

While flexibility could have been a word I chose for this year, I chose intuition because I think that learning to trust yourself is a huge gift, and one that I have not fully surrendered to yet.

Following my gut, my intuitive nature, and letting that lead me even when it’s a little scary will be my work for this year. 💕

So what’s your word?

When you pause, close your eyes, and think of the intention you’d like to set for this year, what is it?

Post your word of the year below! I’d love to hear about all of the intentions we are creating in 2020.

Keys for Turning Small Habits into Amazing Transformations

As humans, the hardest thing to do is to change, right?

We all want to snap our fingers and POOF! 💨 We’re suddenly at our goal!🏆

The truth is that change is challenging because it requires you to become a new person.

You have to become the person who does the thing you want instead of being the person who wishes they had the thing.🤯

So let me ask you… who do you want to BE this year?
What is the 1️⃣ thing you are willing to change to become her?

I am only asking for one because one is all that is required for transformation to begin. 😊

So here are my Key’s to creating small habits for amazing transformations :

1️⃣Get Specific: I will workout 15 minutes 3 times a week; or I will calendar an hour every week to go grocery shopping so I always have healthy food options available; etc. Avoid generics here, things like “I will be healthier” or “I will love myself more”. While those things are good, how do you know once you’ve hit those goals? GET CRYSTAL CLEAR.

2️⃣On a confidence scale of 1-10, with 10 high, you are at least an 8 that you will get it done. You have to believe that you will stick with it. 👊 If you are less than an 8, revise the goal to something you WOULD stick with.

3️⃣Create an intention around your new habit that you focus on every day. Our brains want to focus only on what is easy and will offer you a million reasons why you shouldn’t stick with your goal. Your job is to talk back— successful people talk to themselves more than they listen to themselves.

4️⃣Evidence. Every day find evidence of what you did right. At the end of the day write down what went well, and keep a running list of what you are doing right so you can give your brain something new to focus on.

So start today, friends. Don’t wait another moment to make the change– your future self is waiting. If you need help getting clear feel free to DM me. ❤️