Wednesday, March 23, 2011

If I should have a daughter

Today's Quote:

“… always apologise when you’ve done something wrong but don’t you ever apologise for the way your eyes refuse to stop shining. Your voice is small but don’t ever stop singing.” ~ Sarah Kay (Poet) from her 2011 TED talk which you can find here.

Today's Question:

What are you apologising for lately? How can you use your voice to sing and your eyes to shine?

A bit about me:
Do you ever think about what people would say when you expect them to apologise....
" I'm sorry I didn't get it exactly the way you wanted me to"
, "I'm sorry it wasn't fast enough" , "I'm sorry for the way I looked at you, maybe I was sad that day or had something in my eye", "I'm sorry I didn't make that deadline, I have just been told I have cancer". "I'm sorry I let the abuse continue and stayed where I was...small and weak. "I am sorry, I'll be better, I'll be perfect and when you seek out my faults with your cynical eyes and show me my weaknesses' by shining a flashlight on them, I will finally see you for the first time as the instigator in my world of sadness and step out the door with my head held high.....
Gosh, think Sarah inspired me......
Anyway, I am stopping apologising for who I am and instead get about the business of being authentically me. I am allowing my eyes to shine in wonder at the beauty of this universe and singing my song to the world...xx Yvonne

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Burst Out

Today's Quote:

"Even if it is seldom allowed to see the light of day, you know that this smile is somewhere inside you, ready to burst out." ~ Byron Katie

Today's Question:

What step can you take today to let that smile burst out?

A Bit About Me:
I have been feeling lots of changes lately. I wanted to let go of my role and was recently given the option and freedom to make that choice. I decided to let it go. This was a hard decision as I love my patients but I need some reconnection time for me and I am planning a trip back to the UK in June to see my family and friends.
Over the next couple of months I will mainly be doing yoga, meditation, reconnection with my needs and desires and then using the time of travelling to the UK to discover what is next for me.
I am lucky and feel so blessed that I have the ability to do this and lucky that my husband is oh so supportive of whatever my wish is. I have recently started coaching again and realised just how much I enjoy seeing people grow and change into better versions of themselves. That is after all, one joy I get from life. Self awareness is so important.
I have learnt so much from the role I have been in for the past year and I have lovely memories of patients who have sadly passed and many who have touched my heart in the craziest of memories are in the making now...........ready to burst forth x