Choosing the Path ...


Happy Healthy Habit Hump Day once again! I truly hope this finds you feeling good. I'm doing really well AND I'm soooo busy. I've taken on some extra stuff:

  • My Nurse Coaching Program is revving up - exciting and intense

  • My car is still not quite fixed (any day now!) and I'm having to make other arrangements for transportation

  • There's an awareness of the end of summer -- always cause for looking at "one more" summer trip or activity

  • I'm kittie and house sitting for a few days

  • As usual, I'm always listening to podcasts or reading books related to feeding my curiosity and helping me help others in a better way

  • I'm taking some extra time to evaluate my own health and seriously examining where there's room for improvement

I thought about simply re-broadcasting an "old" post and as I looked back, I found one that seemed just right. It's from three years ago and the last paragraph expressed where I'm at perfectly.

Over time, I've continued to learn and reinforce the idea that struggle, misery, and self-sacrifice aren't as crucial as I thought to a good life. In fact, the opposite has become true. I now know that relaxing when I need to, releasing the "have to's" and replacing them with "want to's", and finding joy yields a life full of purpose, kindness, and satisfaction. I know that there are still plenty of people in the world that place a heavy value on fighting their way through life. Whenever I think of that, I picture the kind of expression I would have on my face if I were in battle. I'd likely be scowling, with a snarl and clenching my jaw. Then, I imagine how I would look if I was at ease and content and delighting in what was going on. I definitely prefer the latter and I imagine most people I would encounter would prefer it, too! I find that life is richer and fuller and I attract more of what I want when I let go of everything being so damn difficult ...

What this all means can be summed up in the phrase, "Choosing the path of least resistance". I can pay attention to what needs my time and effort, but I don't need to push myself beyond my limits. I don't have to always worry that I have "something to prove". My overall health depends on my getting into the flow. Gabby Bernstein has a 4-part Formula:

  1. Acknowledge your resistance

  2. Surrender to spiritual guidance

  3. Release judgement

  4. Proactively choose joy

This sounds good to me -- I'm on the path. Have a wonder-full week and remember, be care-full.

Have you been looking for a way to feel better, be more healthy, and you're just spinning your wheels? I get it. Contact me for a complementary Discovery Session and let's chat.


Happy Healthy Habit Hump Day,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

the Mindful Maven, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support. 

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