At the beginning of 2016 I decided to take on a topic each month and write about it.  It was an idea that came to me like a bolt of lightening, as they often do, because I wan’t to make writing easier.  I love to connect with you but sometimes I have a hard time thinking of what to say.

It HAS made it easier and to my surprise it has done so much more than that.  It has made connecting with you way more fun and it has brought me more freedom. Not in the way you may imagine though.

In February I talked all about Time, March it was Money, April: Self-Care, and May: Spirituality.  I have an idea for June but would love your feedback on the blog.

As I write about each of these topics I also think about them and find myself buying books, reading blogs and listening to podcast.  I am finding myself engulfed in these topics even after the month is over.

It isn’t out of necessity or feeling like I have to.  It is because I am choosing topics I really want to look more deeply into.

After writing about time I realized that I wasn’t honoring myself by using my time wisely.  I was doing things I didn’t want to be doing because I didn’t want to say no.  It lead me to read Essentialism:  The Disciplines Pursuit of Less which has taught me that NO is valuable and necessary to living a happy life.  Freedom to say no has brought me more freedom to say yes when I really want to.

When I finished with money I knew I had a lot of work to do but I wasn’t sure what that looked like. After having coffee with a friend, the topic of money came up and wallah, it was right in front of me! My husband and I are in a finance class and it is amazing to finally learn how to spend money wisely.  We are finding more freedom in spending money because we are CHOOSING where we want to spend our money based on what is truly important to us.

Self-care was one of those topics I have always been really good at.  I found freedom in knowing this. Knowing that I take good care of myself and there is no reason to do more.

Spirituality has given me a run for my money and has opened me up to the Cosmos. Not kidding here, literally, I have always loved channeling, crystals, mystics and such but I am following more mystics and I am reading 5 spiritual books right now, 5 at one time!  I have found more freedom to explore. Holy fun!

I have discovered this: when you deeply look into parts of your life it is usually because you feel that you are lacking. In reality, you are not lacking at all. You are choosing to gain more clarity into your life.  And when you gain more clarity, you gain more freedom to be you because you know who you are.

My desire is to help you find your freedom in your life.  Freedom to say no, freedom to spend money without worry, freedom in knowing and freedom to explore.  Freedom to seek what you DESIRE.

It is not about lacking something, we spend to much time thinking about how we are NOT DOING.  How we are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough.  That is not freedom.  Freedom is living your life. Loving, sharing, growing, learning, thriving!

If you are called to my work I would LOVE to support you. I have 3 one-on-one openings starting June 6th, 2016.  Schedule a free call to find out if it is a good fit.

With Love + Appreciation,

Shauna

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