You Won't Believe What My Friend Called Me!

Uncategorized Feb 08, 2019

In my Courageous Self-Care Facebook Community, I have a daily question/reflection. I'm often the only one who answers the questions, but I find it very useful to think about my answers. The questions are like little guideposts for my week.

Today's question was about honouring our Feminine Energy. I call it Feminine Energy Fridays and the reflection asks what you will be doing to tune into your creative, mysterious, flowing energy.

Here's what I wrote: 

As I was getting into the energy of today, I noticed that there were many things that I wanted to get done, and I also noticed that I felt tired. On these kind of days, I like to honour both of those truths. Rather than push through and just accomplish, I alternate between working and reading. Each session is quick, like about 25 minutes of work and then a chapter of my book. I like the brief sections of time and feel like both sides of me are getting attention.

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Ready to Boost Your Energy?

Uncategorized Jan 31, 2019

A few weeks ago, I got an email from a woman named Karen Preysnar, who wanted to interview me for her online summit about self-care and energy.

That request told me how much the world has changed since I started Courageous Self-Care almost 3 years ago. Initially, self-care wasn't really something that people were talking about, but now, there are entire summits devoted to the idea. How exciting! If you feel like doing an excitement jig, you go right ahead.

Of course, I had to interview Karen on the Courageous Self-Care Podcast too. Listen to the podcast here.

Here's a little more info about the Take Back Your Energy Summit. (Of course I agreed to be one of the speakers!)

The Take Back Your Energy summit will help you shift out of the daily habits that drain you, and into the best version of yourself. I invite you to tune in so you can create more vitality, joy & passion in your life.

I’ll be joining 21 wellness experts, healers, meditators and...

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Why the New Marie Kondo Netflix Show Left Me Feeling Disappointed

Uncategorized Jan 25, 2019

The title of this post made me a little uncomfortable. Here's why.

Growing up, I learned to avoid conflict. I was definitely a boat non-rocker. That meant that I mostly kept my opinions to myself, lest I create unwanted disharmony.

Over the last few years, I've been unlearning that tendency and giving my two cents worth more often. (What else can you get for two cents these days? I think that's actually a great price for an opinion).

Soooo, when I wrestled with the wording of this post's title, I felt a little twinge of discomfort about expressing my opinion. In the past, that would have stopped me in my tracks. I'm learning more and more, though, that I get to choose to be fully me and if that doesn't jive with other people, oh well. (I'm happiest doing the jive with my beloved husband, anyway. We have some pretty slick moves.)

Ok, so now that you know the backstory, I can get to my point. My first point. I have a few. 

Point #1

I was super excited to see that...

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The New Mary Poppins is Helping Me Get Out of a Trap

Uncategorized Jan 18, 2019

Oh my gosh, I just got Blog-Anxiety. I didn't know that was a thing until just now. Usually I write a letter to my community and then turn it into a blog. Today, because my to-do list said 'Blog', I decided to compose it on the Blog page and then turn it into a letter. There is a surprising tightness in my chest resulting from that decision. In fact, I'm going to switch over to writing a letter while I take some deep breaths.

Ahhh, much better. 

Dear You,

I think this may be our first interaction of the new year. I'm pretty sure it is, because I've made 3 podcast episodes since the holidays and didn't tell you.

Which leads me to...

Heeeellllpppp! I've fallen into the dangerous trap called "Make Great Stuff and Keep It a Secret". I don't know if you know about that trap, but it's a very sneaky one for me.

I've happily been setting up my vision for the year, getting clear on what I want to do between now and December 31, 2019, and diligently putting it into action. And then...

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Featured Article on UpJourney

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2018

It's been a little quiet on the Courageous Self-Care Blog front lately. I've been writing, but have only had the capacity to share it with the people in my community.

Today, however, I'm changing that with some big news. 

Carmen Jacob (@TheCarmenJacob), of UpJourney, put out a call for writers to share their thoughts on this intriguing topic: Why Are People Selfish?

I felt compelled to answer that question and my submission got published!

You can read what I had to say, along with several other experts who chimed in on this topic at https://upjourney.com/why-are-people-selfish

Have a peek at the article and see how it aligns or conflicts with your thoughts on people and selfishness.

 

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New Video: How to Find Confidence in Yourself Using This Secret Self Care Strategy

HOW TO FIND CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF USING THIS SECRET SELF CARE STRATEGY// If you’ve been wondering how to fully express yourself and how to find yourself as a person, this is the video for you. You’ll learn how to practice effective self care by using internal self care strategies, and strategic self care in the form of dancing for stress release and anti stress dancing. Join Christina Marlett, founder of Courageous Self-Care for self care coaching, and advice on how to use dance for self care,  and to dance anti stress.

 

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New Video: How to Cut Down on People Pleasing and Seek Your Own Approval First

 

HOW TO CUT DOWN ON PEOPLE PLEASING AND SEEK YOUR OWN APPROVAL FIRST// Why do I care what other people think? That’s a question we should consider. In this video, you’ll learn how to care less what others think about you and how to stop worrying what others think of you. You’ll find out how to use internal self care strategies and strategic self care so that you dont care what others think. Not caring what others think is a powerful way to practice Courageous Self-Care. After watching this video, you’ll know how to not care what everyone thinks and how to stop caring about peoples opinions.

 

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New Video: Why Seeking Your Purpose Causes Hidden Stress (and what to do instead!)

Uncategorized May 18, 2018

WHY SEEKING YOUR PURPOSE CAUSES HIDDEN STRESS// You may have been told to find your passion and find your purpose or find your purpose and put it to work. However, if you’re trying to find out how to find passion in your life, you may be feeling more frustrated than fulfilled. We’re told that to be happy, you should find your purpose and put it to work but that may not be the best approach. It may even be a hidden cause of stress in your life. Watch this video to learn how to feel more alive using internal self care strategies and strategic self care when it comes to finding your purpose. You’ll learn the question everyone should ask instead.

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New Video: Internal Self-Care Strategies-New Ways to Expand Your Comfort Zone

INTERNAL SELF-CARE STRATEGIES: NEW WAYS TO EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONE// Do you know why you should expand your comfort zone? It’s actually a form of strategic self care. The best self care is internal self care. In this video, you’ll learn new ways to leave your zone of comfort, how to practice effective self care and even get some self care coaching. You’ll also find out why you might want to go from comfort zone to  familiarity zone because your familiarity zone is a much better description of what’s actually going on. Watch this video to learn more.

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New Video: The Best Way to Stop Controlling Everything

BEST WAY TO STOP CONTROLLING EVERYTHING (LIFE IS WORKING FOR YOU)// If you’re wondering how to stop controlling everything and how to quit overthinking, watch this video. It will give you tips on how to trust yourself and on letting go of needing to control. Do you ever ask yourself, “How can I stop overthinking?” You’ll learn how not to stress and finally find out the answer to the question “How do I trust myself?” with these useful self care strategies.

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