Empowering Lives Through Embodied Living
This is the thought that I had this morning, as it was really one of those thoughts right when you wake up. It's just like this aha moment, like, "Oh, that's it, it dawned on me." And so my thought was, "Are you living your dream now? Or are you living your exit strategy?" What came up for me is we all go through those times of overwhelm and challenge, and sometimes we get into that place of low. I call it my dark space. And so I had this experience this week where I was really feeling into that dark space and like, "Oh my gosh, what am I doing? I'm in the wrong life. I'm in the wrong family. I'm in the wrong career, and how am I going to get through all of this?" I'm sure you can relate to that.
When I go to that place, I always have my exit strategy. My exit strategy is a story of doing some mundane work, giving up living my passion, and not even giving up, but rather not seeing my passion and purpose become what it...
As soon as you sit down to work, there's somebody needing you, right? And especially during this time of COVID when kids are home all the time. Online school, the demands are higher and the interruptions are higher, and simply being a parent, this is true, but even more so for single moms. And I know this because I am one. I'm you.
I'm Kristen Boyle, and through my journey, as a single mom I have learned to go from basic surviving into a thriving, and I want to help you do that too. And so in this world of distractions that we have, often we have our work-life balance happening just enough, and then one thing tips that balance and all of a sudden we've gone down that downward spiral into anxiety and to overwhelm. And so it is really key to know how to shift that balance, and how do you do it?
Well, there are a number of ways, and that's what I work with you on as a yoga therapist and a somatic coach is...
Do you know when the balance is tipped? And there are so many things to keep in balance for a mom, work, life, kids, and then yourself, and yourself usually comes last I know. I've been there and I do that. My kids always come first. What I've created is this free gift, this free offering with three strategies to ... work, life, kid, self, balance, and through doing that overcome overwhelm.
I look forward to seeing you.
How many times have you thought to yourself or sometimes even said aloud, "I'm a fuck up." No, truly, be honest. I've said it too many times. And that mentality is exactly what's holding you back, and I know this because I was there not so long ago. And the one thing that helped me through the process to relieve myself from that mentality of I'm a fuck up was learning to love myself, truly and deeply feeling it physically, embodying it, being it. I can show you how. Embodied living is what I teach. I'd love to see you.
When you are a single mom who has gone through divorce or whatever you've gone through that brings you to that point of being a single mom, it's hard. It's really, really hard to not let yourself go down the spiral into bitterness. Isn't it?
I've done so much work over the last six years. It's six years now. And I've gone through times of anger, times of frustration. Oh, so many things. So many things I've experienced, and through it all I feel that I have kept myself just away from that edge of bitterness. And sometimes I fall into it, and most of the time I'm able to rise above it and I'm not there. But the one thing that I will tell you is the through thread that's kept me going, that's kept me thriving, that's kept me moving forward through all of it and not letting myself go past that edge into becoming bitter with the world and life as it is is love.
And first and foremost, it is love for myself because the more that I love myself, the more I am able...
I kind of inwardly, or maybe outwardly chuckle because mindset is powerful. Affirmations are powerful, but when we really look at what are we doing with those, it's about from here up, right? It's using our voice, it's using our thoughts. Maybe it's using a little bit of that higher consciousness, but where the disconnect happens is that it's not moving through the body.
You can read every single mindset book, affirmation, or personal growth self-help book in the world, and if you have not figured out the very useful tool of bringing it into the body, then it remains in the head. I can't tell you how many clients that I work with, who intellectually know what they should or need to do or think or feel to change their mindset, to live into their dream, to be in their passion and purpose. They haven't lived it. They have not embodied it. It has not come...
After divorce, I literally got younger. I felt younger in my body. I look younger in my pictures. I look happier. I feel happier. I feel healthier. I feel younger.
And the one key thing was recognizing that the relationship that I was in was draining me, totally draining me, and not to mention the kids and the dishes and the cooking and my work and everything else that comes along with being a mom.
And the one thing that brought me through all of it, after I left my marriage, was learning to love myself again, truly and deeply love myself. Not in the way of like, I'm going to go get a manicure or I'm going to get a massage once a month, but truly, and deeply loving myself and knowing that I deserve my own love. Not love from someone else, but deserve my love.
I have a program that teaches you exactly how to do that, and I would love to share it with you. Get in touch with me and let's talk.
It's based on the Buddhist practice of Metta Meditation, or you could call it Maitri in Sanskrit. And what it is, is the practice of extending loving, kindness. Starting with yourself, and moving towards people close to you, and your family, your friends, then people more distant to you. And then, even at the far end of the practice, extending that loving-kindness, even towards people who you might perceive as being harmful.
And it truly is a practice, and it's a practice that grows and expands. And, every time you do it, you will feel, be it that ability within you to hold a bigger, and bigger love. And so, when you sign up, the whole idea is you will do this actively, do this practice with a friend, and you will share the love, and then send it on, and send it on, and send it on.
So, my hope is that it just carries beyond my own personal reaches, and into your own life, and beyond. Won't you join me?
Just sign up,...