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Over It

I am hearing from a lot of you that you’re tired of “this”. You’re saying you’re worn out. You feel tired, sluggish, and heavy. You are feeling despair.

I hear you and am here for you.

This post is the final in a series on deliberate living and intentionality. This whole series supports you to move out of the drain of life and into the fun and fulfilling part of life.

The Antidote to Despair

The key to living a life you love lies in our ability to align our inner values, dreams, and desires with our reality. This takes deliberate and intentional planning and action. The antidote to despair is action. …

Emotional & Mental Strength

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Suffering is the Great Awakener.

10 years ago I was on Xanax and Zoloft at the same time. My 19 year marriage was over. I was estranged from my biological family. My life savings was gone.

I was suffering.
I was waking up.
Both and.
In the midst of the drama and the hardship, I started to feel lightness.
Through the haze of the antidepressants and meds, I started to hear whispers.
Whispers that sounded like: “what if….”
Whispers that sounded like: “why not you? …

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Dream Killer

Do you know what the biggest killer of a dream is?

Self doubt.

The reason we’re not going after the life we want to be living is because we doubt ourselves. It’s because of what’s going on between our ears; our own inner voice. Sure we can blame our mothers, husbands, brothers, or neighbors but ultimately as adults, we are in charge. If we think we can, we can. …

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Dream Killer

Do you know what the biggest killer of a dream is?

Self doubt.

The reason we’re not going after the life we want to be living is because we doubt ourselves. It’s because of what’s going on between our ears; our own inner voice. Sure we can blame our mothers, husbands, brothers, or neighbors but ultimately as adults, we are in charge. If we think we can, we can. …

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RADICAL SELF LOVE

Why do so many of us coaches and light spreaders speak of the importance of self compassion, self acceptance, or self love?

Why aren’t we more focused on the veggies you eat or the hours you sleep?

It’s because how we think about ourselves impacts all areas of our mental, physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual health. When we believe in ourselves and our worth we believe we are capable of doing the big things we are here to do. …

Emotional & Mental Strength, Relationships

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Vacation is awesome, isn’t it? That sand in the toes, untucked shirt, relaxed feeling? Ahhhh…I can almost hear the waves. Yet, because of COVID, many of us are choosing to quarantine. Which means that those days at the beach or exploring distant lands are not happening right now.

What to do? Sit home and feel sorry for ourselves? Not on my watch. Instead let’s find ways to make your daily life feel more vacation-like. Some call it “Staycation”, I call it adding joy to your everyday life. …

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Are you a people pleaser?

  • Do you say yes when you mean no?
  • Do you go along with a group to avoid conflict?
  • Do you feel responsible for how other people feel?
  • Do you apologize often?
  • When someone is upset with you, do you try to “make it right” even if that means that you go against your values?
  • Do you tell people when you’re disappointed in them or their actions?
  • Do you stick up for yourself when you feel you’ve been wronged? …

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Two Main Reasons Why We’re Not Living Lives We Love

Reason one? We don’t believe a different life is possible for us.

Reason two? We are afraid of what others will think of us if we do.

Lets let that sink in.

We are not living lives we love, lives we are here to live, lives that light us up, because we either don’t believe it’s possible for us or because we’re too afraid of what others will think of us when we do.

I’ve spent many posts addressing the first reason lately; that we don’t believe a different life is possible for us. In fact, most of this past spring was directed to encouraging us to bust through our own glass ceilings in order to live that life we want to be living. …

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Money Series Finale

We will finish off this powerful money mindset series by looking at four different money personalities. If you’ve missed any of the past 3 episodes, listen in because my interviews and discussion about money were designed to support you as you remove money blocks and strengthen your relationship with money.

Often we are so sure that our thoughts about money are facts of life instead of beliefs that we’ve been taught. This is because our thoughts and beliefs are often echoed by those around us and are lessons we learned growing up. It’s possible you hadn’t even heard of the term money mindset before this series or known that it’s a thing we have and something we can change. …

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How Often Do You Worry About Money?

If you’re like most Americans, you worry about money every single day.
And that’s from a study from last year, before the Corona Shutdown!
Ick.
That is not how I’d like us to be spending our mental brain power, warriors.
That’s a lot of time generating a negative feeling state and one that is known to be useless and a complete waste of time.

Worrying is a Waste of Time

Sitting and worrying about money accomplishes NOTHING helpful. It gets us nowhere productive. It doesn’t help us save

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more or spend less. What does it do? It keeps us in an uncomfortable feeling state (worry) for longer. It delays our taking action. Wayne Dyer famously says that worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair expecting to get somewhere. …

About

Susie Barolo Pettit

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Coaching from a former frazzled, fly-by-the-seat of my pants mom of 3 crazily fun boys

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