Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me….

I call BULLSHIT on that play!
One of the things I have been working on the past couple of weeks is stepping out and being more visible. That’s better said than done. We all have something that we feel passionate about and want to have our own voice heard, yet we struggle with. I start to think where in my life I lost that drive to voice what was in my heart. I clearly remember being a child that would dance, sing or even speak without thinking about who was watching or what others would have to say. What is holding me back…? Then it hit me like lighting! A few years back, well more than a few years in fact. I was at home in South Carolina and attending a new church for services one Sunday. I was very moved by what the preacher had to say and I must have forgotten where I was and stood up after and gave a very heartfelt; thank you. My voice cracked and I was very emotional about what I had to say, I was shaking by the time I sat down but I was able to get my point across. After as we all were walking out, my bother says to me… “I don’t think public speaking is for you”! I KNOW in my heart that he had nothing but love in his heart when he said that to me and at that time I took it that way as well and even agreed with him. So from that point on I made a point to not do any public speaking. It’s not that I haven’t been asked, but I have always said thanks, but no thanks public speaking is not my thing. I had forgotten where I got this notion in my head. Yet here I was facing it again.

NOW, many years later I’ve grown and changed in so many ways. It’s like the person from that day isn’t even around anymore. But you know what, I was still dragging around those words in my heart and soul. “Public speaking isn’t for you Tash”.. If you’ve spoken to me one on one you would be looking at me like I had five heads right about now. I have fire and passion when I talk about something that is close to my heart. HOW, oh HOW am I going to be able deliver my programs to groups of women that need and want my services. I’ve learned that you can only coach someone as far as you are willing to allow yourself to grow. So I need to shake this quick, fast, and in a hurry. I want my clients to have the ability to speak what’s in their hearts as well. So I need to release those old words from my life, I needed was some action step I’m all about actions steps.

  • Create an affirmation around public speaking. (My voice of today is more powerful than any fear!)
  • Take steps out there little by little each day, even if it’s just the smallest steps, those steps are carrying you away from where you once were. (I choose to do a Blab interview with a friend)
  • Find a place that will allow you to speak to a group of people about your passion. (I’m speaking for the first time in public, this Saturday)
  • Do it all again until it feels as natural as sleeping!

Even talking to you about this is a big deal for me! This is my final release of those words and I now own my voice. So do words hurt you? Yes, even the ones said with love. I invite you to release something from your life that is blocking you from owning what’s in your heart. Was something said to you that you didn’t mean take into your heart but you did? Now it needs to be released from your life. Please post below and we can release them together!

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I’m Natasha and I’m a trained chef, certified wellness and self -love coach that has a natural blend of woo woo and education. While working with Natasha, you will have compassion and honesty that will help propel you beyond your current state of wellness. With her special brand of coaching, she’s designed a fresh, thoughtful approach to your health and wellness, that helps ensure your long-term success. You’ll experience new possibilities, non-judgmental accountability and total support. In Japan the art of repairing something broken with gold is called Kintsugi. We all have cracks in our lives that need filling… why not fill them with gold and turn your life into a beautiful work of art?

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