If you are like me, at times you probably catch yourself falling into the ever-alluring yet emotionally-dangerous trap of comparing yourself to others. On one hand we unconsciously do this in an attempt to make accurate evaluations of ourselves, perhaps for personal growth. But at what cost? While comparison can be a valuable source of motivation and growth, it can also spin us into a tail-chasing frenzy of self-doubt.
This brings me to an experience I had recently at an event where I was showcasing my new book on Forgiveness as well as a Soul Vision Board workshop with a twist. Out the corner of the eye I caught this woman who had just come through the door make a beeline for me. Being an empath I felt a woosh of energy come charging ahead of the woman. Lets just say it was not a pretty pink loving colour but more of a sharp cutting edgy feel.
When you’ve been through a major, life-changing event, it’s only normal to spend time getting over it. But when you’re OVER getting over it, and want to find happiness again, how do you do that? Well, this August, your days of wondering and struggling are over. My friend Lois McCullough has put together an amazing online event, with 21 loss and happiness experts, who will inspire you to bring happiness and joy back into your life, and to move forward from now on, with renewed energy and a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment. I’m excited to be a guest speaker as part of The Art of Happiness after Loss Telesummitand I can’t wait for you to join me! The 21-day online tele-summit event begins on August 1st, and it’s FREE! Yes it’s FREE, no obligation but just to listen.Click here to reserve your seat! Art of Happiness after Loss TelesummitWhen you are ready to get back into a joyful life, it’s nice to know there are others out there who are ready, and eager, to support you.Continue reading →
This post on my Facebook business page really spoke to people. As a business owner with a business page on Facebook offering inspiration and tips to people via FB can be challenging at times. The reason being Facebook continuously evolves and over time has reduced the number of times a post is displayed in my reader’s newsfeed. So when this post went viral with over 33 000 shares and reaching over 2 million readers I was a little taken back. The words on this post seemed to resonate with so many I wondered about all the stories they might have to share. How they might be struggling with fear, doubt or are even in crisis, how they might have moved forward after loss and found happiness again. I wondered….
What happens when the road gets foggy? When you’ve lost your path and no longer know what you’re working towards anymore, even though there’s that nagging feeling, that whisper of a voice inside your head gently urging you to push on? From time to time we all stand at crossroads in our lives. What happens when you’ve lost your way and just want to collapse at the crossroads? Continue reading →
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It’s been raining as I write up this week’s blog. The rain is welcome as all the spring gardens come to life in Canada. All this rain has me thinking & feeling about what the water element teaches us. During my Soul Coaching course we dedicate a whole week to the energy of this element and it’s lessons.
What kind of feeling does a rainy day evoke in you? Do you even notice a difference in how you feel? For some people rain creates a sense of coziness, a nesting feeling, some a cleansing. For others, too much rain creates a feeling of dread & sadness. Pay attention to your feelings, they are signposts offering you more information about you. And the more you learn about yourself, you will be able to hear your soul more clearly. Continue reading →
I posted this picture recently on my Facebook page which got a lot of response and created a debate. I wanted to discuss the concept of what this means as perhaps it might resonate with you. It was brought on by an article I had read where on the our deathbed one of the 5 regrets was “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, and not the life others expected of me.”
Whose life are you living? Do you live to please others at the expense of living a life which reflects your very own values, and which pleases you? Is your life directed by the expectations of others or by chance? Continue reading →
Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Gandhi, Mala Yousafzai . These are the people we look up to everyday, who inspire us & challenge us by the changes they have made & continue to make in this world . So what makes us admire them? The challenges and obstacles they’ve faced throughout their lives as they struggled to make a difference in this world were not always easy. They all have one fundamental thing in common—-Forgiveness.
I’m Di Riseborough, a transformational speaker, Intuitive life Strategist, featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller Forgiveness: How to let go when it still hurts. Click Here