Posts Tagged ‘acceptance’

Lightbulb Moment: Why Are You Always Watching the Clock?

September 20th, 2013 by Laura Longley

Lightbulb  Moment The Laura Longley Show September 10, 2013   You can listen to the entire show here: http://laurallongley.com/radio/2013-09-10-betsy-otter-thompson/ From the show transcript: I wanted to also share with you something that’s been going on for me that I’m working on. It will be the focus of our Light Bulb Moment later in the show.…

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Choosing Peace and Happiness Over Anger and Turmoil

September 9th, 2013 by Laura Longley

This morning at 4 AM I awoke to some noise in the street outside. I got up and looked out the window. Once I got over how foggy it was (totally unexpected!), I saw that they were delivering some heavy equipment to the new construction site across the street from my apartment. As I went…

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Using A “Silent Retreat” to Process Difficult Emotions

May 24th, 2013 by Laura Longley

A few weeks ago I went on self-designed silent retreat. As per my usual experience over the last 6 months, nothing went anything like the way that I had planned it or what I expected. That’s been one of my lessons I’m finally starting to realize. I need to be letting go of some expectations…

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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – 4 Techniques for Managing Anxiety about Change

July 30th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Over the past several weeks I have been experiencing periods of anxiety. Anxiety is just another word for fear. I know that this anxiety is my ego, my warning system, trying to tell me that I’m venturing into unsafe territory. A few weeks ago I suddenly had a knowing that I was supposed to move.…

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Is the Answer No, Slow, or Go?

May 18th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Yesterday I was reminded of a saying that all prayers are answered, but the answer isn’t always “yes.” I have been reinventing myself, and my coaching practice, as I become more and more authentic. This reinvention has led to the need for a new branding for my business and a new website. I had talked…

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Blockages Mean Take A Different Path

May 7th, 2012 by Laura Longley

It is amazing to me how sensitive I still am to perceived rejection or exclusion from a group.  A few months ago I began attending a local church, and recently decided to officially join. My primary reason for attending and joining a church is that I want to develop a community of friends and the…

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Others Provide a Mirror for My Own Issues

April 15th, 2012 by Laura Longley

A couple of days ago I met with the intuitive healer I’ve been working with. Most of the session revolved around my family of origin including my sister, my father and my mother. My mother and I are leaving in a few days to take a trip together for two weeks. I was told that…

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I Never Met a Self-Improvement Program I Didn’t Like

April 11th, 2012 by Laura Longley

A couple of years ago I was telling my therapist at the time about some book I was reading or an online program I was doing to improve my life.  I don’t remember specifically what it was or how it was supposed to make my life better, just that I was excited about it.  He…

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For Best Results, Quit Trying So Hard

April 10th, 2012 by Laura Longley

I am an expert at making things happen.  All my life I have been really good at deciding what I want, figuring out the steps to get there, and then doing it.  Over the past several years I have become aware that there are things in life – frequently the most important things – that…

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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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