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How to tame this wild animal of empathy

Do you struggle to make sense of this amazing ability that has been bestowed upon you?
 
Our gift of empathy is like a dragon that is a much better ride when tamed. Otherwise, it takes you places and you don’t know how you got there.
 
I have found that most empaths had a challenging (some might say traumatic) childhood. They turn inwards to comfort and often parent themselves. They were not carefree and were not shown or allowed to have fun and play.
 
This can cause attachment and co-dependency issues, which is nothing to be ashamed of or afraid of. They served their purpose, it just doesn’t serve you any longer. It could have been a coping tool your caregiver used, if they blamed you, it wouldn’t be their responsibility.
 
To embrace the full gift of being an Empath there is (99% of the time) healing involved to step into the power you have been given. There is a recognition of others in our lives doing the best they could with what...
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Choosing your emotion & vibration

Are you having sticky thoughts that hang around and don't feel helpful? Perhaps have an air of self-righteousness? I sure can and I thought this could be helpful to help others move through the "stuck" feeling.

I'm speaking about the clearing of your mind-thoughts-beliefs.

When you are having a dark day, wrestling with troubles, fighting with a loved one it is REALLY hard to feel like you have a choice.

BUT YOU DO.

This is powerful. This is how you begin to FEEL powerful again is by choosing. You can choose to stay there BUT you wouldn't be thinking about it in this way if you did.

You can choose the emotion just above the one you are feeling.

This does 2 things. You still get to honour this feeling. It isn't bypassing, wishing, or affirming your way out of how it feels. The second thing is by choosing the feeling above you confirm to yourself you can move through your feelings, that you do have authority and control. It's confirmation that you have the ultimate...

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Your Beliefs, How They are the Key!

authentic beliefs life mindset Aug 14, 2020

Hey Wonderful!

It's MarLisa, the Juicy Life Coach.

I am wondering how you are doing? How has this unforgettable 2020 been with all of its highs and lows, pockets of joy, and helplessness been affecting you?

I have been personally involved in and sharing with my clients a lot of mindset work. Since I was a little girl I wondered how people could rise like a Pheonix out of some tragedies to become Doctors, start charities and simply become a wonderful human being while others had a seemly typical challenge in their life and they have allowed it to define why they "can't" and become their story. It can sound simple...

It's all about the meaning we attach to it. After sitting with this for a good few weeks I thought about all of the beliefs about parenting, being a spouse, MONEY, love, a friend, sister, the list goes on and on. I realized all of the residual thoughts left from my upbringing and how they certainly don't fit. How can we remove this from our nervous system,...

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Someone is having the BEST DAY of their life today...

Hey Wonderful!

It's MarLisa, the Juicy Life Coach

I have been thinking about all of the graduates this year, even as my younger boys finish up Elementary school and speaking with Grade 12 graduates. It reminded me that sometimes when it is a cold, grey just ordinary day I like to stop and think "someone is having the best day of their life today".

It makes me feel so connected to this bigger world thinking about engagements, sweet sixteen birthdays, babies being born, traveling adventures, and graduating. After talking with a parent wanting to send off her daughter and friends with some worldly advice I created a book just for these young adults that you can access here, my gift to you. It's called "Finally, my real life can begin".

As my kids and these graduates are probably looking forward to keeping the books closed and having some unstructured time I invested heavily in more education. I really believe keeping yourself curious and open to learning is one of the...

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What will re-entry into the World look like?

Hey Wonderful!

It's MarLisa, the Juicy Life Coach

As restrictions are starting to be lifted in certain communities there is a bit of excitement and cautiousness about this new world. Have you been thinking about this as well?

Where I live we still practice distancing while walking and I came across someone who wanted our dogs to be distanced as well. Hmmm, I would never have even considered someone would put themselves on a walking trail where they wanted our dogs to distance. There would be no room for us!

This is the start of people re-introducing themselves to public places. I've been there the whole time but it seemed she had not. This re-introduction phase is going to require a lot of kindness and patience. I actually allowed it to bring some humor to my day instead of questioning why she placed herself in that situation. Choose your emotions friends, don't let them choose you!

I believe you are going to make choices that really matter to you. How you spend your...

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You have almost made it through April!

Hey Beauty! It's MarLisa, the Juicy Life Coach

I am so proud of you.

You figured out a whole new schedule, system, and level of what is important to you. You basically took everything you have learned your entire life and had to tweak every single area: exercise, work, parenting, connection, self-care, cooking, entertainment, stress relief, sleep, and many more....

Things I got that may really be useful to you are:

I looked at the values I want my children to know and connect with. What our family values are. Now that I get to spend so much time with them playing, homeschooling and modeling there is no better time for me to show them what kindness looks like, why it's important, how they can give and receive it, how adults show each other kindness, why it's important and what to do when you are not feeling like you are being treated kindly.

That was really hard....

It was so hard because I was frustrated with my own feelings (not being listened to, spending 24/7 with people, trying...

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