I have always loved helping others. It seems to have been innate in me from an early age. When I was a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, so I could help people. It’s interesting to see now in my life how the teaching and caring facets have manifested in other ways that I could not have previously imagined! I am in my element facilitating wellbeing workshops, whether Chakradance, meditations or working with children for wellbeing.
But wellbeing is a personal practice for me also. And I purposely use the word practice as
it is something that I need to work on for myself, every day. I know best practice in theory from the courses and classes I have completed, and the qualifications I have earned. But when the piece of paper has been achieved, it doesn’t mean that I can sit back and not think about it anymore. I NEED to continue it, as like most people, my brain is hard wired towards negativity! Also I am super- sensitive by nature, and can get hurt quite easily. So positive thinking and resilience is something I HAVE to work on every day for my own wellbeing.
I’ve been doing this work for a long while now, and it definitely pays dividends. But as I’m only human, I fall off the wagon too! If I don’t upkeep the practice, I tend to forget to dance, even though it is my ultimate form of healing. If I don’t meditate, I can find myself feeling anxious about how others will receive me, and sometimes feelings of not being enough creep in.
So why am I telling you all this?
I know some people might look at my writing or social media and think ‘She can’t be that positive all the time!’…. and genuinely, I’m not. But I put those phrases, quotes and motivational pieces of writing out there as a reminder for myself, as well as you, to stay on track as far as possible. And if we are working on a focus, such as self-care, together, my hope is that you feel you have support, and some level of shared accountability for and with each other together.
In my own life, I have seen very dear loved ones suffer when they did not make self-care a priority. It is heartbreaking. That is another primary motivator for me to put vibes of positivity and strength out there. If it means one person gains from seeing the right quote or piece of advice at the right time, then it is worth it. If something resonates with a participant during a meditation at a workshop that helps them, for example, to value their self- worth, it is worth it also.
So that’s where my motivations lie, to use my training and skills to keep myself and others well as far as possible. On-going works in progress the lot of us!! So let’s keep it real but keep aiming high and bright too !!
Love Mia xxx
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