We all search for happiness and fulfillment.
But for so many, happiness seems unattainable. We often become fixated on disappointments and heartbreak that each of us experience at some point in our lives. Add to that an unrelenting stream of negative self-talk, making it virtually impossible to achieve the life we want.
Our self-esteem suffers. Our confidence suffers. And our relationships suffer, both with humans and our dogs. And like everything else in life, if we don’t deal with it, it escalates.
So often our self image is skewed. Our brain is programed to act consistently with who we believe we are, whether it’s true or not. So if we don’t alter our self image, we are destined to continue to fail at the things we value the most.
But the good news is, emotional and physical wellbeing is a SKILL.
And this skill CAN be trained! I know this to be true, because I’ve done it in my own life. For two decades, starting in my teenage years, I suffered from chronic depression and an eating disorder. I felt shame and hopelessness. It wasn’t until the pain became intolerable that I decided to change the trajectory of my life.
How do our dogs play in to this equation?
It’s easy to turn to our dogs as a quick fix, without even realizing it. After all, dogs love us unconditionally. And they would never betray us. But, they can never heal our wounds, or provide us with self confidence. When we subconsciously and unfairly give them a responsibility they’re not equipped to handle, the dogs themselves often become damaged.
My life began to turn around when I saw how badly my dogs wanted free from the role I’d given them.
They were the catalyst that taught me to step up and lead.
I began to reframe my thoughts. I began to forgive and stop judging. I took small steps and practiced them consistently, until I had created a brand new set of habits. A brand new way of being. And now, I’ve lived by these “new ways” for over 20 years.
I practice self care as a way to honor my body and myself. I treat myself with respect and love, and I believe I have no limitations. I face my fears and push through them. And most importantly, I never put off what I want the most, for what I want right now.
I visualized this course for years before I decided to make it a reality. Over time I’ve met hundreds of talented, brilliant, kind and beautiful women who have no clue how amazing they are.
This workshop is designed to show you who you and your dog really are. You will learn how to create new habits that nurture and honor you. You’ll see a shift in how your dog views you. His behavior will reflect the new you, and that alone will boost your confidence. You’ll discover how some of your suffering is optional, and that you can operate out of a place of joy. There is hard work involved. Everything of value in life requires work. But the reward will be a life of balance and fulfillment.
There’s nothing in the world I love more than helping women and their dogs! Join me for this unique experience! See you at our next Wellness Unleashed!