From Me to You

It is good to see you.

And when I say “see you” I mean it – to be able to actually SEE you.

Not just the physical person, but the YOU whose heart has known there was more just waiting to be found. It makes me feel all bubbly and tingly to know that you’ve shown up to trust your own heartbeat and more importantly – to give yourself permission to be your TRUE self, a woman that wants to experience the NOW powered by self-compassion, acceptance, and a sense of “why” instead of “shoulds.”

You’ve spent so much time striving for outcomes. Pushing onward no matter what stood in your way. Defining yourself with labels and trying on new hats because you hoped eventually you’d find “the perfect fit.”

You’ve been a chaser. Of dreams. Of goals. Of happiness.

I get it. You’ve set your sights on living the life you have always wanted and all the goals and checklists that will get you there. You’ve mapped things out time and again, even though you often get to your goal without feeling satisfied. Or maybe you are satisfied for a few minutes but then you rush off to set a new goal because you know that you can do more or do better? Am I close?

So, here is my question to you: What are you chasing? And maybe even more importantly – why are you chasing it?

What would happen if you gave yourself permission to stop chasing and start feeling?

All the feels. The good ones, the yucky ones and everything in between. What would life be like if you allowed the moments to be the shining stars instead of the outcomes? Or...and I’m with you if this sounds scary – if you could let yourself be your own star that shines even more brightly even in the darkness?  

What if you could experience the NOW as you are with kindness and gratitude towards yourself instead of always striving for something to improve?  

We’ve just met, but it feels like we’ve known each other for such a long time. My hunch is that you’ve surrounded yourself with conditions and perceptions. Maybe these rules for living and achieving started off with good intentions, but they’ve evolved into dark clouds that cast doubt over every new attempt to be the person you say you want to be.  

Imagine for a second. What would it be like to wake up one day and realize that those perceptions are NOT REAL. That they only existed because you were not ready to trust yourself. That you were not ready to let go of all the expectations you’ve built up in your mind.  

And then...stick with me for a could see yourself showing up with determination instead of expectation? You could allow yourself to know that at this moment...where you are right now... is exactly where you need to be.  

Sweet friend…(Is it ok if I call you that?) – I’ve got a secret to tell you. You have everything you want and crave inside you. It is already there. You don’t need anything special – the right body, the right love – or the right equipment. You just need to slow down and breathe long enough to find it.  

I’m here to tell you that YOU’VE GOT THIS.  

It isn’t always an easy journey to go beyond yourself to unearth that you that has been hidden all this time – but it IS ALWAYS WORTH IT.     

Plus, you’ve got me. I’ll hold your hand and ask you questions. I’ll shine a mirror on you and all that you desire so that you can see your own reflection. And then...I’ll invite you trust your heartbeat and BE the reflection that you see.  

Make no mistake, I won’t do the work for you. Nor will I let you live in the stories of your past. I’ll call you out as friends do - when you start to go down the rabbit hole. (Because I get it, I’ve gone down it myself. It feels easier to play with distractions than to show up for ourselves. But I know that you are ready.)  

So, what do you say?   Are you ready to give yourself permission to show up as your best self? Will you accept this invitation to go beyond the boundaries of your perceptions so that you can not just handle what life throws at you, but thrive as the main character in your ideal life?

The only person who can open the door to inner truths and lead to the light is yourself.
— Baron Baptiste

My Finding Flight Manifesto

✽ I believe that the more you are willing to fall, the stronger you will be when you rise up and try again.

✽ I believe that gratitude, laughter and movement are keys to unlocking the mysteries of life.

✽ I believe in the power of butterflies, moving water and mountain energy.

✽ I believe in adventure travel as a way to discover unearthed parts of our true selves.

✽ I believe that we all need an epic belly flop every now and then.

✽ I believe that we are all survivors. But more importantly, we are all warriors.

It isn’t the act of falling that defines us. It is what we do next that matters.