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#38 – Lessons from a Tiny Hippo

Take out your trash, play is healing, be careful what you ask for, surrender to what is…  Meet Elanor, the beefy four-legged with some important life lessons to teach us to not only survive 2020 – but to come out better on the other side.

Because when we look beneath the surface of our struggles, sometimes there is magic.

See Elanor here! moondancecoaching.com/lessons-from-a-tiny-hippo/

#37 – Practicing Spiritual Hygiene

These days we so deeply understand physical hygiene to support our health and the health of those around us. We’ve gone to great measures on this front. Masks are becoming more fashionable. Hand sanitizer is at the front of every store. The social distanced air-hug is the new awkward goodbye.

We are physical hygiene warriors.

But what about the health of our spirit?

Are you also practicing your spiritual hygiene?

Don’t be that kid. Make your hygiene a priority for the benefit of yourself and everyone around you!

Here are 9 ways to start caring for the health of your spirit right now (and yes, these can all be practiced at a safe distance!)

#36 – Nature Does Not Hurry

…yet everything is accomplished. What has happened to our lives that we move so fast we can’t feel this pace of nature’s divine perfection? That we fill our lives so full to the brim that we can’t accomplish everything and instead end up feeling overworked, overburdened, overwhelmed?

We have a love affair with nature because she offers externally what we can’t bring ourselves to create within.

On this official first day of fall, the Fall Equinox, what wisdom can we glean from the divine perfection of nature?

#35 – Don’t Worry, It’s Just a [WTF] Phase.

Just by being human, sometimes you’re gonna find yourself smack dab in the middle of a wtf phase.

It’s been one of those years where every time I start to experience a deep-seated and long-awaited feeling of ‘ahhh everything finally seems ok and I feel at peace in this moment’ then BAM something exceedingly strange happens and I’m thrown back into that ‘extreme wtf phase.’

Here’s to trusting in the process and wholeheartedly embracing the wtf phases of life.

#34 – How to Become Wise

So which of these ‘wisdom-producing’ practices has this global pandemic forced you to experience – maybe even appreciate?!

Do you find yourself slowing down more lately? Staying grounded in one place? Appreciating your quiet time? Practicing – by force or by choice – the art of surrendering control?

Is it possible this global pandemic has the ability to make us all more wise, self-aware, and content human beings?!

Probably not. Or does it..??

#33 – An Empowering Empathy

2020 is definitely a year of changes, and it can be about starting over in a fresh new way. This can be an exciting time that feels good with the promise of a new world on the horizon.

We can learn to break the cycle of disconnection, destruction, and division that tears at our personal and worldly relationships by bypassing ‘otherness’ and tapping into an empowering empathy.

It’s time to throw out the stale templates of division.

So here’s to reaching out across the divides with open hearts and open minds.

Here’s to cohesion, the act of forming a united whole, and to the once in a lifetime opportunity to build a new world – together.

#32 – One Healed Relationship at a Time

My husband and I exist in very different experiences of the world. I’m a personal growth coach into healing and spirituality, and he’s a police officer who has to deal with some pretty scary situations and interact with people who aren’t always pleased to see him.

Truly we don’t always see eye to eye as our world experiences have shaped us so differently.

One day a couple months ago, exhausted after a fight and stuck at an impasse, we came up with a manifesto of sorts and we both signed it – here are our 7 Values for Building a Better Relationship.

It strikes me now how this is simply good advice for all of us trying to make our way through the world.

#31 – Peace and Ease, Baby.

When I wanted to change my life for the better, I asked for one thing: to feel a sense of peace and ease.

But I’m going to bring you in on a little secret: Peace and ease are NOT dependent on your external circumstances.

You can change the container you’re in hoping that you’ll feel differently on the inside – and you will feel better temporarily! But if your sense of peace and ease is based entirely on external circumstances, you will forever be stuck in the pursuit of happiness.

And if you’re tired of the chase…then it’s time to take back your power and learn to embody a sense of peace and ease that you can carry with you no matter what your life throws at you.

#30 – One Sacred Act of Rebellion

As we continue to plod our way through this challenging time, perhaps you’re coming to the realization that things will never be exactly the same.

I, for one, am ecstatic.

A crisis is a call to change and there IS a big change long overdue in our world and in our selves.

Continuing to explore the tools, practices & mindsets that can help us through this time, today I present to you The Great Imbalance! And One Sacred Act of Rebellion you can take right now to re-balance your soul and literally change the world. I’m serious.

#29 – Making Peace with the Present

When you feel powerless to change what is happening, it can be helpful to remember the idea that: it’s not always about changing your life, sometimes it’s about changing the way you experience your life.

Here’s to making peace with the present moment AND letting the process shake you back alive.

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