How honest are you being with yourself?

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How honest are you with yourself?
 
I don’t mean that self-critical, perfectionistic diatribe you learned as a child that you’re still inflicting upon yourself after all these years.
 
I mean an honest inventory of the dreams you have and the actions you aren’t taking to move closer to those dreams.
 
Yes you’re allowed to have those, no matter what some others may have told you.
 
To realize those dreams will require you to consider yourself as more than the roles you currently play.
 
For example, Who are you if not a mother? Who are you if not a wife?
 
There is far more to you than what you’ve always done. It requires you to look beyond who you were raised to be and into who you want to be.
 
Just this morning in our weekly mastermind for healing relationships we discussed this very thing.
 
We talked about the strength and vulnerability required to step up and declare that you want more from your time on this planet.
 
That you want to BE more.
 
Most importantly, we agreed that having the support of like minded people like the women in our group is indispensable.
 
It provides you with a safe space for being yourself, confronting your fears and taking the chance to grow without fearing that you’ll be alone.
 
You may feel alone now, but imagine what it could mean for you if you know longer were.
 
Time to take your first step toward showing this world what it looks like when you show up fully.
 
Contact me to learn about how to heal your relationships, starting with the one you have with yourself

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