In this webinar, Sue Urda shares…
– The practices and mindset techniques that have kept her on track
even through one of the most challenging years of her life.
– How to keep from spiraling down when bad things happen.
– How to stay positive and moving forward no matter what.
– How to feel good in the midst of the muck.
These simple, yet profound strategies will help you to feel
more grateful, alive, and at peace.
Never underestimate the power of feeling good!
About Sue Urda: Sue Urda is your Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-Winning and #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer, and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. Sue is a two-time honoree on INC Magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Having started 3 companies since 1989, Sue knows the challenges and joys businesses face, and she is committed to helping entrepreneurs and all women thrive, get connected, share their stories, and feel good. Sue loves assisting individuals in their own pursuit of success, purposeful-living and freedom, and her mission is to connect women to each other, their visions & themselves for true fulfillment.
My two books are titled “Powerful Intentions Everyday Gratitude” Book I and Book II. Each book provides simple insights and inspiration, mindset molding, and vibration raising in the form of a daily reading. They assist individuals to set intentions, live on purpose, judge less, and enjoy life more.
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Is it even possible for things to get ‘back to normal’ after someone you love passes? I don’t think so. I have found that with the passing of a loved one, a friend, and even an acquaintance, there is no going back to the way things were when they were still here with us. There’s nothing normal about life anymore – even things as simple as eating their favorite foods, going to the mall, a meeting, or a gathering where we’re surrounded by others, and certainly communicating with people take on a whole new perspective and meaning.
When my father passed more than 20 years ago, it shook up the lives of our whole family, the community of friends my parents had created, and everyone who was involved with our business. To this day, I still wonder what life would have been like for us had he not passed at the tender age of 52.
There’s simply no way to know.
And guessing about or dwelling on this can make a person a little bit crazy.
Of course, life does go on. And so does death. In the past year, many people I have been close to over the years have left this earthly plane. Most recently, with the passing of my beautiful nephew Sean, I am reminded that life is uncertain, and that we are guaranteed nothing in terms of time in these physical bodies. We only have today, and there’s no ‘back to normal’ at all. Instead…
There’s a Whole New Normal
What’s a ‘new normal’? It’s whatever we’re living right now. And it’s totally our call. It’s an individual choice, and it’s not a one-time thing. It’s a moment-by-moment decision. We can keep on doing what we’re doing and trying to live how we’ve always lived in spite of the void or we can make some changes.
In my experience, most people balance between the two – trying to maintain some kind of ‘normal life’ and wondering what that really looks like.
There’s No Right or Wrong Answer.
Everyone is different. We must honor ourselves as we go through the grieving process. We must feel our way through and find what works for us. And mostly we must create for ourselves a ‘new normal’ that has at least some semblance of truly living.
As for me, I find that I am in a heightened state of awareness and I am allowing myself room to explore options that I have previously considered off-limits or ‘crazy-thinking’. I recognize the preciousness of life and want to live it fully – whatever that means in the moment I’m in.
Now is the Time for Allowing.
I wish for anyone who is grieving that you allow yourself these same freedoms. Be gentle with yourself and those you love. Remind yourself that life is a gift and a mystery, and that you get to choose what you do and how you feel in each moment. Hug your family, your partner, and your friends – and hug your co-workers too.
Life has brought us together on this planet for a Divine reason. Let’s lovingly embrace our physical co-existence for as long as we have it – and our Spirit connection forever.
I invite you to share in the lessons I’ve learned over the years by reading my new book, Powerful Intention Everyday gratitude Book II. It is a daily guide for living with intention and gratitude. Visit my website for details: www.SueUrda.com Enjoy!
Namaste`, Blessings, and Peace
About the Author: Sue Urda is the Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-winning, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. She was named twice on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Sue is a thought leader who envisions a world full of people connected to their ‘feel-good’, and she’s here to help them do it. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are.www.sueurda.com www.powerfulyou.com
A daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her. She didn’t know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of all of the fighting and struggling. It seemed that just as one problem was solved, a new one always arose.
Her father, a chef, took her into the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots began to a boil. In one pot he placed carrots, in the second pot he placed eggs, and in the third pot he placed ground coffee beans. He let them sit and boil, without saying a word. The daughter impatiently waited, wondering what her father was doing.
In about 20 minutes, he turned off the burners. He fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them a bowl. Then he ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to his daughter, he asked, “What do you see?” “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied. He brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg inside. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. She smiled as she tasted its rich flavor and smelled its wonderful aroma.
She humbly asked. “What does it mean, Father?” He explained that each of these three items had faced the same adversity, boiling water, but each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. But after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But after sitting in the boiling water, its inside became hard.
The ground coffee beans were very unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”
So, which one are you?
I share this story often with my clients simply because I see it as a great tool to use when you find yourself in crisis, feeling fearful, lonely, or simply just frustrated. When I share this story, I often use it as a redirection tool and to help raise awareness about the choices we all have in how we respond to challenges, obstacles and adversity.
Life happens; adversity is unavoidable, your well-being and your self-empowerment are directly tied to how you respond to the challenges of the moment.
So, which one are you going to be the next time you are faced with an obstacle, challenge or simply when you are frustrated?
Your Say Yes to Life Monday Motivator: Four Reasons to Give Yourself Permission
While the formal definition of the word is simply “to give consent; authorization”, the word itself instantly evokes an experience – of longing, fear, held breath, hope, anticipation, second thoughts, resentment, anger, joy.
Permission is a loaded word, and one heavily burdened by the heavily patriarchal, authoritarian society that underlies the independence we flatter ourselves that we possess.
If we are so independent, then why do we run around asking everyone who will stand still long enough to listen to us for advice – yet consistently fail to consult ourselves?
If we are so independent, then why do we so often talk ourselves out of the very experiences we most crave?
If we are so independent, then why do we feel enslaved to our phones, our televisions, our relationships, our careers, and our refrigerators?
If we are so independent, then why is it so difficult to trust ourselves with our own lives?
While we may think we know the meaning of the word “permission”, this does not necessarily translate into our ability to extend permission to ourselves, or to live out that permission, once granted.
This failure clearly points to a lesson we have yet to learn.
The lesson is that we are self-contained, that we possess all the wisdom and brilliance we will ever need already, that we are a trustworthy source of advice and guidance, and that we can and must learn to live quite successfully on as small or large a scale as our heart desires on the strength of no one else’s say-so but our own.
No two callings are alike, just like no two people are alike. As women, some of us may be called to serve as global mentors and leaders to ease humanity’s hurt and provide hope, while others of us may be called to tend carefully and completely to the needs of tiny yet essential communities called “families”.
What we need permission to do and become is not nearly as important to notice as the fact THAT we need permission to do and become whatever it is that we are called to be. And the fact that we need permission is not nearly as important as the recognition of whose permission we need and crave the most – our own.
Along the way to developing this understanding, however, we will have to do battle with our own mind before we can fully take in what our heart already knows – that we deserve, can and must gain our own permission in order to live the fulfilling, satisfying lives we dream of and deserve.
This week, for the sake of helping you to more quickly overcome your mind’s objections, I offer you these four simple reasons why you should give yourself permission.
Reason One: Because, ultimately, you require our own permission anyway before you will act.
Even if you have consulted your personal hero, your mentor, your therapist, and your spouse, and all have extended their permission to you to pursue a goal or take an action, as long as you personally remain undecided, even your best attempts to take action will remain half-hearted. The endless gathering of others’ opinions is merely an attempt to obtain your own. If you remain undecided, know there is a reason for it, and wait upon your heart until you are sure.
Reason Two: Because living a fulfilling life is all about becoming willing to take chances.
Usually if we are hesitant to grant permission to others or ourselves, it is because we are worried about failure. Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work.” With this attitude, our own permission becomes much easier to obtain and trust, even if it takes 10 or 10,000 tries to achieve our goal.
Reason Three: Because trust and friendship is only built through action.
The act of granting permission is at its core an act of trust and friendship. It is a lonely life indeed if we go through it a stranger and distrustful observer towards ourselves. We can learn a lot here from watching how we are with our young children and pets. We know they are likely to piddle on the couch or carpet the first several (or several hundred) times we try to potty train them, yet we extend our permission over and over so that they may become willing and encouraged to try again until they succeed. Each time, we trust and believe that this will be the time they master the task. In the same way, if we want to ever experience trust and friendship with ourselves, we must extend our permission again and again, no matter how many tries it takes us to learn.
Reason Four: Because we already have our own permission.
While we may spend the rest of the day arguing with ourselves about how to spend the hours once we have arisen in the morning, the fact that we woke up and got out of bed speaks volumes about the permission we have already granted to ourselves to live, to make mistakes, to stretch and strive, to learn and to grow. It makes little sense to exercise the extreme courage it takes to get up and face a new unknown day, yet withhold permission to face a new unknown task, challenge, or opportunity. We already have our own permission – now we just need to grasp hold of it and use it.
With much love,
If you find that you are struggling to grant yourself permission, or to act on your own permission once granted, then Southlake Center can help. Our professional, caring, and highly trained staff has spent more than 20 years supporting individuals just like you to say “no” to staying stuck in the sense of fear and limitation and “yes” to stepping out into the light of your highest potential. Learn more about the many individual and group programs and services we can offer at www.southlakecounseling.com.
Truly, we are all storytellers; whether we tell stories to ourselves, about ourselves or about our observances, perspectives and circumstances, we are thinking and speaking in pictures and emotion.
It is virtually impossible to tell a story without emotion
…And it is virtually impossible to listen to a story without drawing some sort of conclusion or making a judgment. We are emotional beings and we have been taught from our youth to make judgments about everything we see, hear and experience. This is a protective way of being and it helps us to make our way in the world and not be overwhelmed by all that is placed in front of us. The question is…
Does the story you choose to hear or tell serve you? As you ask this question, you may wish to engage your ‘gut’ to know the answer. In all instances, especially as you choose to share stories or think them in your mind, the essence of the story lies in the feelings it provokes. Are you telling stories to provide joy, comfort and forward movement or are you telling stories and getting caught up in the drama, angst and dis-ease of it all? You are the only one who knows the answer, and you are the only one who guides the words that flow from your mouth and through your mind.
Storytelling is an art and a gift…Use it Wisely.
Hear some inspiring stories from amazing women when you join us at a Powerful You! meeting.
• Do your emotions sometimes feel like a tidal wave? Completely overwhelming you?
• Do you feel like you are calm one moment and a raving lunatic the next?
• Do cry easily and feel like the tears are never going to end OR
• Do you never cry and feel dry and empty inside?
If any of these answers are a YES then you are not only ready for this call but your Angels sent this call JUST FOR YOU!!!
You will receive 5 tools for how to handle your overwhelming emotions. No longer will you wallow in a space of disconnection, despair, anger, tears. You will learn some easy to remember and attainable tools so that you can pull yourself out of the well of emotional crazyiness.
You will leave this call feeling lighter and knowing that when you are not sure how to manage your emotions you now have these 5 tools in front of you so that you will feel:
• Increased Feelings of Ease and Grace,
• More Joy,
• More Happiness,
• And more Laughter!
About Jodee Chizever:
Jodee Chizever is called The Transformational Healer. Her work goes laser deep, making lasting transformational change, while having the surprising and much appreciated effect of being gentle during the process!
Jodee has been guiding people on their path for 10 years bringing her clients to a place of inner harmony, confidence, and love. She began her Spiritual Path at a very young age and has studied with teachers around the Globe, guiding people on their path for the past 10 years.
She is the woman on the spin bike next to you at the gym who that night will be holding Sacred Ceremony. She is the mom with 2 kids in the suburbs who works with your Spirit Guides to assist you with releasing core issues, and the modern day woman who carries not only a cell phone, but the tools and wisdom of Ancient Shamanic Healing to help people remember that there is more to their lives than what they see!