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Discovering Breadcrumbs

Self love is often being comfortable with who we are, knowing we are worthy as we are and not needing to keep up with someone else, or needing more than what we know is for us.

This month we look at cultivating self love, why and how and what it looks like when we do.

When we cultivate expectancy we are choosing to respond to things that happen in our life with hope and encouragement even though we may not know the outcome (there is a certain letting go of control required here) that leads to living with peace in your life.
 
The opposite choice when those things happen is negativity or fear (probably because we realize we aren’t in control) and this leads to heightened anxiety and a mindset of scarcity which of course is not peaceful.
This month we are looking at how to cultivate expectancy, what it really is, and why it’s so good.

Our breath is our very existence. It is what we come down to so it’s no wonder to me why experts suggest breathing exercises for when we are stressed, upset, or need just a moment to gather ourselves. It’s no wonder meditation often focuses on the slow work of breathing. Even in athletics breathing is important. Without a doubt, the way we take in breath and more importantly, the way we release our breath is vital to our well being.

In much the same way, what we take in and more importantly what we let go of is also vital to our well being. Paying attention to what we allow into our minds will often shine a light on how those things affect our mindset, our mood, and ultimately our well being.

We are getting deep this month – and probably a little dirty because there’s some hard shoveling to do when we question. I thought about naming this episode and work of art mindfulness, but I wanted something a little more grittier. Whereas mindfulness sounds so soothing and peaceful. Mindfulness is what I’m talking about but it’s harder work than what it sounds like. It’s truly getting in there and questioning. Questioning yourself and questioning others. It’s about being curious and seeing where that curiosity takes you. And based on my own experience, if you truly question and allow those questions to take you anywhere, then you will often have a few surprising revelations and answers.

Daydreaming is a super important part of the creative process especially when it comes to building your life. You create your life and tuning in to the creative side of you, to listen and create in your imagination what you might want is where visions are formed, where new businesses, ideas, innovations are formed. You can’t get these things if you aren’t daydreaming. You can’t get these things if you aren’t allowing yourself to flow with your own thoughts. If you are afraid to sit in your own thoughts, consider why and release what is holding you back.

We need to know where we are going and then keep our eyes there while working in the moment of where we are. Otherwise we’ll just go where ever our eyes are looking. And if they don’t have something to look at we’ll either end up going in many directions with the many distractions or end up stuck in one spot. This is vision.

Why is practicing stillness so difficult? How is it done and what are the benefits? I explore these questions and share how stillness used to work for me (hint – it wasn’t good) and how it works for me now (I found a way!).

Self care is super important, now as it ever was. If we aren’t caring for ourselves then it seeps out to other people and if we are trying to care for others, it becomes a burden and difficult. This is a look at self care.

The cultivate project is an exploration of mindsets that we can engage in in order to further our own self care. I wanted to explore these things even after I’ve practiced them.

Welcome to Discovering Breadcrumbs and the Cultivate Project – the inspiration for this podcast.

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Welcome to Discovering Breadcrumbs and the Cultivate Project – the inspiration for this podcast.

Join me on a journey to cultivate encouragement and inspiration.

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Discovering Breadcrumbs

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