“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” - Neale Donald Walsch
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” - Joseph Campbell
These three cliché quotes align with the idea that we are all familiar with, that fear holds us back. Change can be scary, whereas, comfort is easy, familiar, and safe. Comfort zones can hold power over us. We all have comfort zones. They can be both physical and psychological. Regardless of who you are, comfort zones are where we feel the most comfortable and the least challenged. We tend to cling on to comfort zones, even when they no longer serve us. Our brains activate survival mode, and the effort and courage it takes to get outside of our comfort zones can be too much to take. However, there are many ways to break out of your comfortability. Let’s learn to thrive in our discomfort!
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts,
Gifts and Graces,
New Years Resolution,
“If I just could hear someone tell me that I’m beautiful, everything would be okay…wouldn’t it?” “Why does no one want to be around me?” “When will someone make me feel special?”
integrative healing arts practitioner,
In 2013, Niki Meadows gave herself a metamorphic birthday gift that would ultimately change the course of her entire life. In order to ensure that 2014 would be the year she would stop wishing for change and start working for a more fulfilling reality, she quit her corporate job and enrolled in SWIHA’s life coaching program.
A natural-born life coach to those in her life, Niki chose to complete our 100-hour Life Coaching program to help her sharpen her skills so she could extend her gifts to others in a more professional capacity. Now the proud owner of Niki Meadows LLC, Niki identifies as a Women’s Worthiness and Authenticity Coach, working with women to heal the relationship they have with themselves. “I love to connect with people! I’m now able to serve people and it’s incredibly fulfilling to do something that has meaning and purpose. I’m also able to use the gifts and talents I was born with instead of trying to find creative ways to incorporate them into an environment that didn’t have room for them.”
We all know how important it is to love ourselves just the way we are. We preach it to our children, family and friends. If a friend comes to us saying they aren’t good enough in some area, we’re the first to try and help them work through that belief. Do we show up for ourselves in the same way though?
As a teacher, I often speak with people who attend my classes about the importance of living in the moment and loving ourselves. I have a beautiful soul family all across the globe and an amazing son, yet I found myself feeling lonely and dejected.
make time for you,