Personal Empowerment

Personal Empowerment

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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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

Care for Self and Others

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” The lens through which you view your life- the life attitude behind your relationship expectations, perceptions, intentions, and interactions- rules your world.” Nina Sidell, M.A. “Parenting for Life”.

What do you want to develop in yourself and in your relationships? Do you notice the way you take care of yourself? Are you attentive to the way you care for others and others care (or don’t) care for you? Your personal development consists of reaching to your best self and developed skills as you follow your personal truth and excellence- in an authentic way. Personal empowerment comes next when you find strength of spirit, courageously aware of personal and interpersonal meaning. When you are empowered, you value your life choices and learned lessons; you live with truth, confidence, and strength.

There is always hope to grow your personal and interpersonal skills when you recognize the need and do the work. Every individual in spiritual terms is responsible for fulfilling the sacred contract of their life, agreed before birth and encoded in the psyche or soul to help learn lessons. In Indian culture, we learn and grow (or are stifled) to work off our karma based on our actions and cause and effect for the future. The bottom line is that in any language, caring for the self and others are key ingredients to live, evolve, and grow the best life!

If you were raised in a household that modeled or tolerated mistreatment of the self or others, you may not recognize the toxicity when you continue to allow these types of negative patterns.

Do you recognize any of these signs of mistreatment in yourself or others?

  • Patterns of negative thoughts, words, or actions
  • Negative self-talk
  • Minimizing feelings
  • Apathy
  • Denial
  • Easy to anger
  • Self-sabotage
  • Ignore others and block feedback
  • Stingy with positive feedback
  • Patterns of negating, comparing, or judging
  • Patterns of blaming or shaming
  • Self-absorbed
  • Lacking empathy and emotional connection
  • Abusive, put-down language (overt name-calling or covert messaging)
  • Physical harm or mistreatment
  • Reactionary vs. responsive
  • Not accountable (for thoughts, words, or actions)
  • Resistance to change and growth
  • Putting up with “less than”
  • Feeling worn out, exhausted, under attack,or afraid
  • Unwilling to see the problem and seek help

What we need in the world today is an awareness and importance for our culture to value and improve: love of the self and love toward others. The mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health of each person, family, and community is paramount to heal our world.

The planet is going through difficult times shifting us from a sense of security to the reality of chaos. Violence, sudden murderous attacks and shootings, fires, hurricanes, volcanoes, missing children, the opioid epidemic, and leadership unknowns rack our brains and continue to grow. Empathy is at an all-time low and narcissism is raging at an all-time high. There is more permissive parenting and our culture has forgotten the importance of the welfare and protection of children, as well as the importance of family. We are on overload and have a choice how to live, heal ourselves, each other, and the planet.

Love, trust, respect, empathy, and healthy communication are at the core of us creating a better world. We must remember the importance of well-being, comprised largely of taking care of ourselves, our children and our relationships. It is time to acknowledge that we all deserve to heal our wounds and find a better way to live as human beings.

Live Inspired! ® Nina~ http://www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

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You’re Stronger Than You Think Parents!

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“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh

In my book, “Parenting for Life” themes and specific tools are offered to improve mindfulness, self-awareness, understanding, honesty, trust, and respect between parents and children of all ages and at all stages of development. You teach and you learn and your relationship strengthens and grows.

You are given the opportunity to look into yourself and what you most want between you and your child or children across your lifetime relationship. You evolve as a person and become a stronger parent. You child feels better about themselves, their role model (You), and their expectations for healthy future relationships. Your parent-child relationship will evolve along with each of your personal evolution with moments that inspire insights for well-being and tools that really work! Stay positive, open, and self-aware and your parent-child relationship will be strengthened.

Mom’s Choice Award-Winner, Parenting for Life was endorsed by Dr. Deepak Chopra. He says,  “If you are interested in conscious parenting, this book is an excellent guide.”  

Here are some Conscious Parenting Tips & Tools from, “Parenting for Life”:

  • “You direct, star, and play in your child’s life story from even before the moment you meet.”
  • “Since love is at the core of good parenting, be committed to loving with awareness and respect. It is through this deep bond that healthy love can grow, benefiting both parent and child.”
  • “With personal accountability you model honesty and strength. You display a willingness to improve and take pride in yourself by telling the truth, and being responsible for your actions.”
  • “Only make agreements that you can keep or renegotiate”
  • “Notice how your child’s legitimate emotions and expressions trigger your own. In this way, your child becomes your teacher quietly and profoundly. You learn from each other as you both grow.
  • “Decide if your thoughts and actions are working, and, if not, re-think your parenting plan to reflect your highest purpose.”
  • “Be steadfast and learn your child’s unique developmental, physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. Keep these need in your focus.”
  • ” Listen and look objectively at the messages you send with your words and behaviors in your home.”
  • ” Too  much vacillation of style, or using a style that does not work, especially regarding matters that are important to the child will eventually backfire.”
  • “Children still need rules, boundaries and governance, along with acceptance, expression and healthy freedoms.”
  • “Trust your own parenting instincts. Listen to your child’s words and observe your child’s behaviors.”
  • ” The early and emotionally significant associations and relationship patterns provide blueprints for future relationships.”
  • “The built-in support system and emotional connection to family is irreplaceable, particularly in the early years, but still holds its power throughout life.”
  • “Be receptive to lifelong learning, no matter what you think you already know. There is an endless supply of teachable moments for you and your child on your shared life’s journey.”

Stay strong as you find your way as an excellent parent building your lifetime relationships one day at a time. Live Inspired! ® Nina~

For therapy, coaching, or speaking email: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.com For your copies of, “Parenting for Life” click here: https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Life-Nina-Sidell-M-A/dp/1506175589

All material used from, “Parenting for Life” are Copy written @2015 by Nina Sidell. #PersonalEmpowerment #parenting #ConsciousParenting #ParentChildRelationship #parentingbook

What is Your Super Power?

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Some aspects of our culture and many family dynamics do not encourage inner strength, however our sense of personal power is valid and necessary, especially to navigate the world we live in today. A person’s strengths are unique to them and are wonderful to discover and acknowledge across a lifetime. Let’s call your inner strengths, “Super Powers”! Who’s to say they’re not?

Inner strength can include: natural talents and gifts (which we all have), healthy self-worth, a positive and resilient attitude, determination and fortitude, intelligence, humor, attractiveness, being loving, caring, grateful, forgiving, open-minded, clever, brave, patient, kind, and much more. Inner strength can be reflected in subtle ways, like possessing sensitivity, inner beauty, and a quiet confidence.

Whatever parts of you that encourage your uniqueness, help you relate well and succeed, or give you reason to grow and develop are your personal “Super Powers”. Continue Reading…