Archive for March, 2012

Finding and Setting Appropriate Boundaries

March 30th, 2012 by Laura Longley

As I’m becoming more and more authentic, a lot of the work is around discovering and setting appropriate boundaries.  In the past I have swung like a pendulum between giving myself away – having no boundaries – and setting my boundaries so far out that no one can get in (a reaction to having given…

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Learning to be Angry in a Healthy Way

March 29th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Recently I’ve been getting input from several different sources that I have a lot of unexpressed anger.  Believe me, I do get angry, but it’s usually in the form of irritation or impatience.  I’m angry about a stupid choice someone else makes while driving.  I’m irritated that my son didn’t put his dishes in the…

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Meditation Is the Path to Inspiration

March 28th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Since I got serious about being the authentic me I’ve been meditating pretty much daily.  I might miss a day here or there, but it has become a regular practice for me.  There are days where nothing much happens and I end by feeling relaxed, calm and peaceful.  And there are days where I ask…

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I Am Enough

March 27th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Even after I had my awakening into authenticity, I still struggled with truly believing that what I had to offer was valuable, was enough.  Shortly after I returned from New York I met with someone from a professional organization to discuss giving a talk for them. The topic of the talk was on finding your…

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I Am Not My Body

March 26th, 2012 by Laura Longley

For years – most of my life – I have struggled with body image issues.  I have a mother who, at the age of 83, is still dieting.  As a child my best friend was put on a diet at the age of 11.  As a child I was what you would call sturdy.  I…

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It is Safe to be Me. It is Safe to be Me.

March 25th, 2012 by Laura Longley

It is safe to be me.  This is my new mantra.  With all the growth I’m going through right now, one of the biggest hurdles is a fear of how others will react to the new (real) me.  I know that if I’m really in that place of being authentic then it doesn’t matter, because…

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The Roots of Powerlessness

March 24th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Yesterday after I wrote “Hero or Coward? Love or Fear?” connections start coming for me fast and furious.  I was thinking about my example of being in Nazi Germany and not helping my friends and neighbors.  I have thought for some time that I may have had a past life in Nazi Germany. When I…

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Hero or Coward? Love or Fear?

March 23rd, 2012 by Laura Longley

Yesterday I went for a walk at a park near my home.  It’s quite a large park with wooded areas as well as a big meadow.  As I was walking near the meadow, I saw a dead rabbit by the side of the walkway.  I felt very sad, as I do when I see any…

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Surrender: Ask and You Shall Receive

March 22nd, 2012 by Laura Longley

After I returned from New York and had the experience of feeling my wholeness for the first time, I was on a high for weeks.  I was in my authenticity, I knew my purpose, I was inspired in all areas of my life.  Then one day I started feeling grumpy and out of sorts.  I…

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Authenticity Expresses All Emotions, Not Just the “Positive” Ones

March 21st, 2012 by Laura Longley

For the past six weeks or so I have been working with an intuitive healer on a weekly basis.  She and I also meet weekly to work together on our businesses, and this is how I started seeing her for her services.  Before I was officially her client she was telling me that I have…

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