by Rachel Hadiashar
Enter to win a 30 minute Tweak Your Self Talk session ($70 value) with Shannon Meade by commenting by midnight on 12/12. Every comment on my Facebook page is one entry. Winner chosen at random. Enjoy Shannon's gift for you or a loved one this season of 2 for 1 "Tweak Your Self Talk" sessions. Visit supportingbalance.org for more information and to schedule a session with Shannon.
Do you ever have a negative, self-judging, or critical thought about yourself? We all do from time-to-time. But when those self-judging thoughts become the dominant conversations with ourselves, our quality of life can quickly go down the drain.
The fix to your inner critic? Shannon Meade's Tweak Your Self Talk work. Shannon's vision is "to share self affirming practices with others and inspire small shifts that add up to big changes in individual lives, and eventually in whole communities." Her work is nourishing and transformative to our inner landscape-- which is the foundation for our outer reality.
Shannon's work helps me when I feel stuck or overwhelmed, depleted or stressed. She shows me how to switch the way I'm talking with myself to a voice that facilitates my own acceptance and empowerment. Shannon's a word magician, and with a few simple phrases I can radically change the way I'm interacting with me, which is the foundation for how I'm feeling about life.
Learning how to ease up on myself, and talk to myself like I would a dear friend, makes all the difference. Simply profound was Shannon's suggestion that instead of saying "I should do this" and then having judgement against myself when I don't do---that I simply try saying, "I wonder..."
Shannon's work and the power of "I wonder" helped me calm down and feel good in my skin again. With goodness as my foundation within, I could get back to the state of mind that facilitated me taking care of me. Shannon's Tweak Your Self Talk work helps women open up doors to new realities, affirming the power of support for us moms and the radical gift of our own thoughts to create our life.
Enter to win a 30 minute Tweak Your Self Talk session ($70 value) with Shannon by heading over to my Facebook page. Every comment or tag by midnight on 12/12 is one entry into the drawing for the session. Winner chosen at random. Or take Shannon up on her gift for you or a loved one this season of 2 for 1 "Tweak Your Self Talk" sessions.
Shannon, what do you love about your work?
I love helping women shift the way we think about and talk to ourselves. When you are mindful of the way you speak to yourself, you can also be mindful of the negative messages you perceive or hear directly from those around you. And you also may recognize the messages you communicate to your children or your spouse or others in your life. Once this process starts, it trickles down into every area of your life. I love being a part of this process!
Do you have a holiday special or gift readers could give a loved one?
For this holiday season I am offering Tweak Your Self Talk sessions at a 2-for-1 price of $35 ($70 value). You can schedule 2 sessions with me yourself, or you can gift one to a friend.
In these sessions, I help you dig into an area of your life where you tend to be judgmental or critical of yourself and then invite some wonder and even creativity into that space so we can create an affirmation that really speaks back to your self judgement and invites instead greater self love.
In some ways, we are all still children in need of love and acceptance-- except that many of us actually cut ourselves off from the acceptance others might be extending to us because we've already internalized a message that we are unworthy.
Could you share some affirmation work for the busy holiday season?
I use affirmations and essential oils to reduce stress, and the holiday time is no exception. Start with something simple, "I am enough." This is really helpful for me when I start feeling overwhelmed with my to do list or with everyone's expectations for me.
Another powerful affirmation in this regard is one that everyone could start their day with: "I have ample time today for the things that really matter." This can serve to narrow our focus to just those things that we actually value.
Head on over to my Facebook page and leave a comment by midnight on 12/12 to be entered into a drawing of a free Tweak Your Self Talk session with Shannon ($70 value). Winner chosen at random.
Give the gift of positive self talk this holiday season with Shannon's awesome buy 1 get 1 holiday special. Your thoughts create your reality---let's make 'em good, positive, and life-enhancing this holiday season and into 2016! Visit supportingbalance.org for more information and to schedule a session with Shannon.
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!