Choose Freedom!

Choose Freedom!

Choose Freedom!

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“When you trust and honor yourself, heal your wounds with self-compassion and mindfulness, you choose freedom.” Nina Sidell, M.A.

I for one, consciously choose my freedom and strength by directing myself and my life, my way. I enjoy the process of being a lifetime learner as I evolve, confidently honoring and empowering myself as life unfolds. I support my children, family, friends, clients, audiences, and readers to work on their personal development and empowerment as an extension of my interest in personal growth and development. I welcome feedback to enhance my personal and professional growth and development. I choose freedom to charter my own ship, not waiting or asking for validation or permission from others. I accept and support everyone to find their own unique way, including myself.

How do you live your life, moment-by-moment and over time?

Sometimes we are raised to distrust ourselves and question our instincts, needs or feelings. In many families, the message can be that action follows feedback, permission or validation from outside sources. Life then changes from the potentiality of liberating choices, but a list of to-do’s that feel like entrapment without meaning.                                                                                       .

Choose Wisely:

  • Remember that you are in charge of your life, essentially you design your life and sense of personal freedom.
  • Your powers of observation, self-awareness, and your willingness to do your work make all the difference.
  • See your life choices as individual to you; do not wait for others or compare yourself to others. Folks grow at their own pace.
  • Explore what personal freedom means to you and look at ways to create or expand upon it in your life.
  • Seek out help and support if you need to explore your patterns or want to make better choices in your life and get stuck alone.
  • Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand to live a life of balance.
  • Choosing personal freedom improves and enriches your life in big and little ways.
  • Other people may not align with your path of development and personal empowerment.
  • Let go of choices that are misguided, hurt yourself or others.
  • Always consider what do you have to gain and give up in your choices.

Add to this list and see what you come up with that defines and helps you to create an empowered life. I am here to help if you want to work with me in therapy or life coaching. Choose wisely how you want to live your personal and professional life experience. You really do have a choice.

Live Inspired! ®

Inspiring Insights for Well-Being.

Nina~ www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

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Who’s Listening?

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” Feeling truly heard by another person is deeply satisfying, necessary, and sometimes feels like a treat more than a regular occurrence.” Nina K. Sidell, “Parenting for Life”

Do you feel heard when you talk and share with others? Are you a good listener? How often do you feel truly listened to with your friends, family and colleagues? What acknowledgements are demonstrated to you when you feel that you are being heard? After all, communication is designed for both people in a discourse to feel seen, heard, and understood as a basic psychological human need. When we forget that everyone has something to say, we are more present and truly hearing both sides. Listening well and feeling heard assist in resolving conflict and bring people together. Even if those ‘agree to disagree’, or have no consensus, there is always room for a healthy discussion.

Here are some Active Listening Tips to practice and ask of others:

The Listener:

  1. Relax enough to be available to hear someone else and respect their point of view.
  2. Be present when listening by putting own agenda and reactions aside.
  3. Take turns to confirm what was said.
  4. Ask if what you heard is what the speaker said (versus interpretation).
  5. The listener responds to what the speaker says instead of sharing, comparing, or reacting.
  6. The listener talks after the speaker does in a shared dialogue.
  7. Respond rather than react.
  8. Thank the speaker for sharing.

The Speaker:

  1.  Set aside a good time to talk for both parties where there are no distractions.
  2. Be clear and direct and stay on topic.
  3. Make “I” Statements when expressing feelings or opinions to make the sent message easier to digest.
  4. The purpose of sharing is for the speaker is to be heard clearly.
  5. Blame, shame, name-calling, yelling and insults are not permitted when sharing.
  6. Learn how to self-correct in the moment if need be.
  7. Know that the goal is to be heard and not necessarily to be agreed with.
  8. Thank the listener for listening.

It is never too late to communicate well and to improve your skills and relationships. If I can be of help, please reach out to me whether you are struggling with personal empowerment or relationship issues at home or at work. Email me at: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.com. I am here to help. Live Inspired! ® Nina~

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Courageous Parenting

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“Parenting is a journey of love,…building your lifetime relationship with your child, healing and evolving both of you.” Nina K. Sidell, Parenting for Life

When you set out as a parent, you may not think that you will need to practice an inordinate amount of recurring and new skills, beyond anything you have ever experienced before, however you will.

As a parent, you will be called upon to possess massive amounts of patience and courage and heaping amounts filled to the brim with endless unconditional love and kindness. You will soon learn that the decisions to hold on and let go are bountiful and that your position of caregiver, role model, and guide are pretty much 24/7.

There is much to teach and learn as a parent and more than a little of it takes some kind of courage.

Here are some examples of Courageous Parenting:

1. Live by the credo: “Parents are in Charge and Children Have a Voice.”

2. Learn to be an “Active Listener” with your child.

3. Make, “Stop, Look, and Listen” a family mindfulness practice.

4. Take responsibility for yourself and your history, including unresolved needs or issues.

5. Be accountable for your words, attitudes, and actions; model and teach this to your child.

6. Work on yourself and developing a healthy relationship with your child and seek solutions as the leader.

7. Gain clarity about your parenting purpose and style.

8. Acknowledge and show respect for your child’s individuality.

9. Make the well-being of your child, yourself, and each family member a priority in all situations.

10. You are a teacher and student as you learn about your child and yourself- as you both evolve as people.

11. Be fully present with an eye on the future as you consciously create a lifetime relationship with your child.

12. Courageously choose the legacy you leave.

Live Inspired! ® Nina~

Please reach out to me for individual, couples, family support and if your group wants an inspiring and insightful speaker email: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.com

For copies of my Mom’s Choice Award-Winning book, “Parenting for Life- Consciously Creating Your Lifetime Relationship with Your Child” go to:

https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Life-Nina-Sidell-M/dp/1506175589/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1431232904&sr=8-6&keywords=parenting+for+life%E2%80%8B

 

 

From Lack to Love

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“The way we love and honor ourselves is reflected in our relationships with others.” Nina Sidell, M.A.

In my work with clients, groups, and audiences, and in my own life I recognize the importance and value of the human heart, relationships, and core self-worth.

For many people, their life path is fraught with pain and loss. They may not have had a functional family life complete with positive role modeling, adequate nurturing and parental care. Their feelings of worth, value, and empowerment may be undiscovered or undeveloped due to early and ongoing loss and unmet needs. For some, feeling unfulfilled, disconnected, or brokenhearted is a reality of everyday life. Connecting with themselves and other people can be a challenging task; finding inner and outer love can feel treacherous.

Life is a series of opportunities to love, learn, and grow. Depending on one’s life story and the desire to improve the quality of their life, the path to greater self-love and outer love is always present.

Once acceptance is achieved, one can move beyond pain and loss and embrace greater love internally and externally. Here are some ways to achieve this:

  • “Doing the work” is the right and responsibility of each person.
  • Using introspection, support, professional help, and healthy outlets, continue to explore personal truth.
  • Know that, “The only way out is through” is a process when coming from lack and moving toward love.
  • Acknowledge feelings and unmet needs while learning to re-parent the self to aid healing.
  • Finding strength in one’s truth helps the individual evolve, re-write the script, and become an example to others.
  • Becoming an example means creating new and better ways to live moving forward.
  • The act of developing the self is the precursor to living an empowered life.
  • Walk life’s path with self-compassion, courage, and commitment to living a life full of love, starting from the inside out.

Reach out to me if you seek an Insightful Speaker, Insightful Therapist, Life Coach. Get your copy of my Award-Winning book, “Parenting for Life-Consciously Creating Your Lifetime Relationship with Your Child.” https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Life-Nina-Sidell-M/dp/1506175589/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1431232904&sr=8-6&keywords=parenting+for+life%E2%80%8B

I am here to help… Inspiring Insights for Well-Being~

Live Inspired! ® Nina~

www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

Manifest True Love (Workshop & Blog)

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The world we live in comprises a complex myriad of experiences. It’s your choice what you focus on. Nina K. Sidell, M.A.

Life today is fraught with so much: possibility, hope, progress, challenges, love, heartache, accomplishments, relationships, friendships, struggle, letting go, and ease.

Relationships are varied and the many types of relationships in your life can offer you comfort and difficulty. The relationship you have with yourself is the one steady bond you carry with you through your life. Your opinion of yourself and the degree of love you show yourself powerfully steers your self-awareness, empowerment, and fulfillment.

When you think of Manifesting True Love, what or who do you think of?

What relationships come to mind?

What is your desire and vision for soulmate or romantic love?

Do you include the relationship you have with yourself?

How do you focus on creating the very best life experience you can for yourself and your relationships?

Basic Steps for Creating Your Best Life:

  • Develop Self-Awareness- A willingness to perceive oneself with honesty, curiosity, and self-compassion in order to learn and expand.
  • Develop Empowerment- Honoring the authentic and powerful parts of oneself and others.
  • Develop Fulfillment- Experiencing joy and gratification from something meaningful.

When you fall in love with yourself, you reflect that inward love outwardly. You manifest and attract that level and purity of love in your relationships in return. When practicing The Law of Attraction and the Art of Manifestation, anything you truly desire is possible.

Definitions to work with:

  • Law of Attraction- A powerful Universal Law of Co-Creation.
  • Manifestation- The “How to” Art of Co-Creating and Manifesting what you want and need in your life.

Join Me as we explore and experience ideas and tools to bring more love into your life. “Manifest True Love” Workshops are on Saturday, February 9, 2019 and on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1-4 pm.

February 9th @ The Greenshire Institute 3620 Sterner Mill Road Quakertown, PA  18951

February 16th @: The Room at Meadowbrook 4089 Durham Road Ottsville, PA  18942

Pre-Registration Required to Save Your Seat: https://liveinspiredwithnina.com/hiresign-up/

I look forward to working with you.

Live Inspired! ®

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