The Real You

Listen to the passion of your soul, set the wings of your spirit free; and let not a single song go unsung. – Sylvana Rossetti

Throughout my journey of helping women, I have found that the majority of women are so caught up in their busy lives they’ve forgotten who they truly, authentically are.  We as women are so identified with our roles and responsibilities… as mothers, wives, caretakers, career women, etc.  In living all these different roles, we can easily lose track of ourselves and oftentimes, forget who we are beyond the roles themselves.  If you think about it, most of us  even change our name when we get married, and in an instant our identity is changed in some form.  No wonder we lose our sense of self sometimes!  It can be quite confusing at times for sure.

So, stop… take a deep breath, think back, and ask yourself these simple questions –  Do you remember who you wanted to be? What you dreampt of becoming one day?  Are you that person? Are you living that dream? Remember what’s most important in your life… hold on to those long lost hopes and dreams.  Discover or rediscover your authentic identity and reclaim the woman you are in your soul, behind all the roles. That doesn’t mean giving up your roles and responsibilities – it  means reclaiming what is deep within you and embracing the meaning of your life – not  simply the meaning of life.

What makes your soul shine?  The time to answer that question is NOW!  You’re SO here… it’s time to live life to the ultimate! What are you waiting for?

MJ Ryan – Attitudes of Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful and life-changing phenomenon.  In her extraordinary book, Attitudes of Gratitude, MJ Ryan teaches us how to unlock the fullness of our hearts through the expression of gratitude.

“Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness,” Ryan writes, “where we notice what’s right instead of what’s wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.”

Included in the book are many stories of noted, as well as ordinary people, many who had gone through sometimes unimaginably difficult hardships. A Buddhist monk who lived through several wars in Vietnam expressed that, “Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful […] How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural — you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow.”

In this important, now classic bestseller, Ryan shows us that it is a measure of our humanity to have the freedom to choose one’s own attitude, in any circumstance that life may throw at us.

And that makes all the difference.