"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin   My  wellness journey has taken a much more emotional and spiritual route  the past few months. One of the biggest changes happened when I started  seeing my emotions as information, not instructions. Instead of ignoring  them (like I do with most instructions 😬), they became a great  resource for understanding myself and the world around me.   It’s  not easy to stay in that space of acknowledging and processing your  emotions. Believe me, I’ve done anything and everything to avoid it,  speed through it, and take shortcuts like processing emotions that were  only surface level. But as painful as it might be, the real dulling  prolonged pain happens when we don’t face them. Life is short, but it’s  also really long. I don’t know about you but I intend on living a life  that’s as vibrant and full as possible. Allowing yourself to lean into  this work is the only way to have deep meaningful relationships with  both yourself and others. From that space comes creativity, passion, and  freedom. Those things don’t sound so bad to me.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin

My wellness journey has taken a much more emotional and spiritual route the past few months. One of the biggest changes happened when I started seeing my emotions as information, not instructions. Instead of ignoring them (like I do with most instructions 😬), they became a great resource for understanding myself and the world around me.

It’s not easy to stay in that space of acknowledging and processing your emotions. Believe me, I’ve done anything and everything to avoid it, speed through it, and take shortcuts like processing emotions that were only surface level. But as painful as it might be, the real dulling prolonged pain happens when we don’t face them. Life is short, but it’s also really long. I don’t know about you but I intend on living a life that’s as vibrant and full as possible. Allowing yourself to lean into this work is the only way to have deep meaningful relationships with both yourself and others. From that space comes creativity, passion, and freedom. Those things don’t sound so bad to me.

Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.