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🎗 Awareness 🏡 Home 🗂 Productivity 🥗 Wellness 🧗 Growth 👨👩👧👧 Family 📚Book Recommendation
🧗🏽♀️ It’s your story… are you pulling for the protagonist [YOU] or writing her tragic demise? “Be kind to your protagonist and reinforce a story that serves you. It’s the one you’ve always had in your heart — but buried it along the way out of fear.” Read How To Change The Story You Tell Yourself About You
🏡 “There’s something a lot worse than having a cluttered home or work space, and that’s having a cluttered mind. A cluttered mind is restless and unfocused. It tries to move in many different directions at once and the result is that very little gets done.” Read Ten Ways to Declutter Your Mind and Free Up Mental Space
🥗 “I was a really good mom before I had kids” – Amy Nobile ““The expectations of being a good mom are over the top and we become so insecure that we end up judging other moms in the process.” Read Why You Can’t Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Moms
🗂 5 strategies to trigger a narrative reset. “Whenever you take action, any action, it resets the chemicals in your brain from overwhelmed to empowered.” Read Want To Change Your Life? Change Your Narrative. Here’s How.
🎗 “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival” (Aristotle). “Comparisons help us to realize what we think we see in our heads isn’t really the case and is just us trying to better ourselves with maybe a little too much stress and emphasis on our ‘flaws’.” Read Analyze Your Awareness Through Comparison to Others
👨👩👧👦 What is the story you’re telling your children? “All children need to know that they are part of a narrative bigger than themselves. Here’s how to discuss your family history and narrative with your kids, what to tell them, what to leave out, and how to reinforce it.” Read The Importance of Developing a Strong Family Narrative for Your Kids
📚 On my nightstand… I’m looking forward to reading Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck. “With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love — to transform their lives and your own.”