Language is a powerful tool.  Since I've been using it for as long as I can remember, I never gave it much thought. Something happened, I felt something, I said something (internally or externally). Circumstance, emotion, reaction.  No questions asked.  Thing is, when you're not asking any questions you're definitely missing the most important one; who's doing the talking?  Turns out, that voice in my head wasn't (and still isn't some days) the kindest, most-compassionate champion for my growth. In fact, it erred closer to the tough-love critic. Much closer.  I started to notice when that voice spoke up and decided I had another voice, one that only whispered, that had better things to say. That voice, always knew how to support me instead of stifle me.  Continually choosing to nourish that softer voice over the louder one allowed it to steadily bloom.  As its roots grew deeper and its stem taller, it taught me that every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of it. The self-talk, the internal dialogue, the external dialogue, it’s all one big conversation, each sentence a ribbon in a stream of affirmations.  A stream of affirmations that becomes your stream of consciousness. Braided together to affirm and create your reality one thought and word at a time. Make sure you choose the colorful ones.

Language is a powerful tool.

Since I've been using it for as long as I can remember, I never gave it much thought. Something happened, I felt something, I said something (internally or externally). Circumstance, emotion, reaction.

No questions asked.

Thing is, when you're not asking any questions you're definitely missing the most important one; who's doing the talking?

Turns out, that voice in my head wasn't (and still isn't some days) the kindest, most-compassionate champion for my growth. In fact, it erred closer to the tough-love critic. Much closer.

I started to notice when that voice spoke up and decided I had another voice, one that only whispered, that had better things to say. That voice, always knew how to support me instead of stifle me.

Continually choosing to nourish that softer voice over the louder one allowed it to steadily bloom.

As its roots grew deeper and its stem taller, it taught me that every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of it. The self-talk, the internal dialogue, the external dialogue, it’s all one big conversation, each sentence a ribbon in a stream of affirmations.

A stream of affirmations that becomes your stream of consciousness. Braided together to affirm and create your reality one thought and word at a time. Make sure you choose the colorful ones.

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.