Standing in front of an audience, with all eyes fixed upon you, can be an incredibly vulnerable experience. The spotlight is on you, and every word you utter, every gesture you make, is under scrutiny or at least it feels that way. It's a situation that can evoke a range of emotions—nervousness, self-doubt, excitement, and even fear. And, within this vulnerability lies an opportunity for growth, empowerment, and a chance to connect with others on a profound level.
At its core, vulnerability is the willingness to expose one's authentic self, complete with imperfections, fears, and uncertainties. It's about removing the masks we wear to appear strong or flawless, and instead revealing our true emotions and thoughts. This openness may seem intimidating, and it's a powerful act that can lead to deep, personal growth, and more meaningful interactions.
The fear of judgment is often at the heart of the...
As a coach, I often get asked how to live a happier and healthier life. There are so many approaches and opinions to achieving this goal, and when it comes down to it, I believe that one of the most meaningful things we can do is recognize that we are more than just our human body.
Our bodies are incredibly important, of course, and a key aspect to feeling more connected within our lives is understanding that we are so much more than what we can physically see in the mirror.
Ultimately, we are physical, emotional and spiritual beings, and all of these aspects of ourselves need attention and care if we want to live a long, meaningful life. Enter spirituality.
Spirituality can mean many different things depending on the context. For some people it’s tied to religion, and for others it might be more about a sense of purpose or connection to something greater. To me, it’s all about finding something that resonates with your deepest values and beliefs, and using...
Have you ever made a decision that went against your intuition? If you have, you’re not alone.
Some people call intuition a gut feeling, other times it’s more complicated than that. I like to call my intuition my “inner knowing”.
Every time I’ve acted in a way that conflicted with my intuition, it hasn’t worked out in my favour. With that said, I also don’t regret any choices I’ve made because I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. It’s hard to make a “wrong” decision if you recognize that every choice leads to a lesson, and I find a lot of comfort in that. Your intuition is there to guide you, and it shouldn’t be the only deciding factor (1).
Intuition is a powerful tool to hone not only within the decisions in your life – also in your communication. It can help you think quicker on your feet, be more authentic, cultivate more natural stage presence and so much more.
Spirituality is a beautiful thing.
It’s also a word that gets thrown around a lot, and I’m a big believer that it can have a different meaning for everyone.
What it means to me is feeling connected to my innermost self, to the world around me, and to a higher purpose.
By that definition, I’ve become more and more spiritual over the years and I can’t tell you how much joy and growth it’s brought into my life. That growth hasn’t always been easy – to be quite frank – it’s been an equally painful and beautiful journey.
Overall though, I’ve found that spirituality has had a multitude of benefits on my health, my relationships, my self-esteem, my business, the list goes on.
While the topic of spirituality may not be for everyone, the following 10 ways to connect to your spiritual side are amazing things to do. Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or not, these tips can clear your head, get you focused, and...
Creativity is like a muscle: if you don’t use it—you’ll lose it.
Okay, lose is a strong word. However, if you aren’t carving out time in your days to be creative or do the things that fill you up, creativity will be hard to access when you really require it.
You wouldn’t go and lift 300 pounds without extensive training just like you couldn’t expect to write a novel without writing anything down prior.
Being creative takes effort, and it doesn’t always magically appear when we want it. And hey, sometimes it requires reading a blog post on ways to boost creativity and executing those strategies. Hint: if you’ve been feeling less than creative lately, you’re in the right place.
Whether it’s for your work or for fun, here are ten easy things you can do to boost your creativity right now.
One of the most important aspects of being more creative is making time to actually be creative. I...
No matter what industry you work in, your career plays a huge role in your life. We all spend a great deal of time at our jobs, and unfortunately, they often contribute to some of the stress we experience throughout the day. Whether it’s relentless emails, Zoom calls or meetings – every day we’re bombarded with information and data exchange, and it can be a challenge to remain focused and present.
According to Domo’s Data Never Sleeps 5.0 Report, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day (1). In other words, whether it’s our work, social media, tv, or anything else – we’re exposed to an overwhelming amount of data.
So what are we to do? Well, mindfulness is a great place to start.
In this post, you’ll learn some of the basics of mindfulness and a few steps you can take right now to be a more present, happy version of yourself while you’re on the clock.
The word mindfulness gets tossed...