5 Shifts to Make When You Have a Negatively Fixed Mindset
In order to find ways to reduce pain, it is first so important that we name that pain. Finding out what it is leads to learning why it’s there and then how to at the very least reduce pain.
By the time I became a young adult, however, it was time for me to be in charge. I had to make the decisions around the ways in which I travelled and where I went. Because I held everything in my hands from that point on, I saw travelling in a new light. Don’t get me wrong, travelling is still an amazing and joyous experience! Still, I have to be mindful of the ways in which it also wears me out and puts a greater responsibility on me. Depending on whether I am planning an experience of excitement and adventure in memories or a period of rest and relaxation, I have to make many specific changes. I must hold and bring forth adaptations to my actions, my expectations, my plans. This, my friends, is one of the many ways in which I have had to pivot in challenging an illness that has been a part of my life for a long time. It has been a force that I also have to reckon with more as an adult.
Knees shaking, palms sweaty; THAT type of nervous. THAT level of comfort-zone-bordering. I haven’t done anything like what I am doing ever in my life, so of course it will be a bit nerve-wrecking.
Though I believe in myself and what I am doing, it all comes down to this: who needs me and wants to find the change in their lives that will span decades of joyful recognition and life-giving purpose? I believe what I have to give is for everyone, and especially those who desire more, who desire freedom from pain and grief.
Because of the joy I gain in inspiring and empowering others, I hope to share my continued health journey with this very intent. Read on!
This blog has a lot to do with the ways in which I enjoy the release of writing; the ways in which I find joy. And still, this blog is even more about what I hope for YOU! So, let’s discuss that today. I would love your help in getting a greater sense of how I can continue to guide, inspire, and grow our joy together (question for your response at the end)!
Remember something for me, please, you are wise and strong and nothing that you do or experience warrants taking away grace. Forgive, give grace, and know that life is here for you to take it with both hands… and LIVE! So, with some writing of your thoughts, a little support, and even some accountability (I can help!), let grace fall into place. Hey! Rhymetime! 😉
Today I conducted a workshop and it went so well! I couldn’t have asked for more today as I set out on my journey to activate joy in others like I did myself!! I especially work with those diagnosed with – or experiencing in some way – chronic illness and having a hard time “comingContinue reading “It Went Well: Joy in Traumatic Times”
A Biblical phrase that finds perfect alignment with the needs of those seeking to activate their joy. Let’s set the record straight… on fear. We need to show it the door. The Tragedy That is Fear Fear within, experienced by many who are unable to activate their joy, is not an anomaly. Yet, it’s almostContinue reading “Casting Out Fear”
I Write Because… It is important – critical even – to remember why it is that I write as often as I do. Without writing, ideas would not flow as freely. Words would simply be held captive in my brain, manifesting only as free yet restless and frustrated energy escaping my body. I need aContinue reading “I Write Because…”