Dr. Mandy LehtoCoach, Presence Expert, Courage-Builder, Possibilitarian, www.mandylehto.com
- United Kingdom
So you're going for it, making change in your life, maybe inching towards a dream. Sure, there are wo-hoo moments, but it can be hard and lonely and downright terrifying too. Save this for next time you're having a wobbler.
Spoiler alert: Fulfillment isn’t a place to get to (though I was in the Maldives once, and that was pretty close). Fulfillment is a place to come from, something you create, preferably daily, and handily, it can be in the teeniest of ways.
Self-belief is like any other skill – it needs to be practiced, like piano or Italian.
Most of us want to be kinder, but think we don't have the headspace or the resources. But kindness doesn't have to be all or nothing. It can be simple things, and opportunities (if we're awake to them) are everywhere).
Kindness isn't just something you DO. It's also a way to BE. It is a mindset, as well as a daily practice. It is a way of walking through life, creating opportunities to connect, empower and love, both others and ourselves. Think of it like Sinatra's lyrics: Do-be-do-be-do....
I'm gonna get radical. For a few minutes, lets forget fashion mags, new season trends, mannequins in store windows. That's right - forget them. Lets forget the advice of attentive sales people. Lets forget what we 'should' be wearing at our age. I've curated 12 mantras for the authentically dressed wardrobe-rules rebel...
Being hard on ourselves might be one way of striving towards our best selves. But there are other, gentler ways to encourage ourselves. We can choose how to be in relation to our screw ups. So go ahead, make some misteaks....
Bored stupid with the 'wear red' cliche for Valentine's Day? While there IS something to it, there's a whole rainbow out there.
So you're swivelling in front of your full length mirror. Last year's Christmas dress is a little snug, but probably still ok. And suddenly the self-consciousness gremlins sweep in...Here are 3 ways to keep it real.