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Dr. Laura Foster / Mindset

You Can’t Skip The Stuff In The Middle

I know that the stuff in the middle is the hardest part. When you are working hard to be ignorant to your own truth you often numb yourself from your reality. #human Once you take the step into the journey of feeling, acknowledging and healing, shit gets real. 😔It’s not glamorous and it doesn’t feel good. The natural inclination is to recede or find a way around it. 🤦‍♀️ Acknowledging the truth of it can be helpful - not as a way to commiserate but as a way to put truth to the process. #iseeyou Going through the muck is the way to get to the other side. I know no other way. When you are in that painful spot of seeing what is and allowing it to...

The real reason I love Eliud Kipchoge for running a marathon in under 2 hours

We can all agree that most of us don't follow the sport of long distance running.   Am I right?   In fact, most of us have probably never watched a long distance running race with the sole purpose to see who wins it. If we have watched a marathon it was most likely because someone we knew and loved was running their race and we wanted to support them.   So why are millions of non-marathon watching people wholeheartedly celebrating the fact that Eliud Kipchoge smashed the two-hour marathon barrier?   I believe it's because we want to know that it's possible to do the seemingly impossible and when someone changes our perception of what's possible, it makes us feel  inspired and hopeful.  We love to piggyback off the emotions of someone...

Sometimes We Need To Walk Ourselves Home

"I know when one doors closes another always opens, but man these hallways are a bitch."   I laugh whenever I come across this quote. I can relate.   I call the hallways transition spaces and although it can feel like I am stuck, I intellectually know I am far from it.   I've come to recognize that these dark, frustrating times are deep meaningful periods in my life.  My soul is doing deep work and I'm shedding the old in preparation for the new. It's the season where the seeds have been planted and I'm staring at the ground waiting for the new growth to appear ...

Four Ways To Benefit From Meditating – Without Actually Meditating

If you’re like me, nailing my butt to a meditation pillow is a colossal lesson in self-discipline. And before you tell me that the discipline is part of the point, let me share my perspective. My modern day take on why most people believe they “should” meditate is because they want what they perceive meditating will help them achieve: more peace, relaxation and self-awareness.   Disclaimer: That's me. You may be different and if so, put your "why" for wanting to meditate in place of peace, relaxation and self-awareness   If meditation is working well for you then I encourage you to keep at it. If you find meditation isn’t happening for you or if you go in and out of periods of meditating with little success, then I...

It saddened me to know that it was ME I was talking to.

If you could hear the words I would say in the stillness of my mind you’d be saddened to know that it was ME I was talking to. The words I chose to say to myself would often be harsh, biting, shaming and belittling. I’d be quick to label and slow to forgive and the result was that my self esteem took hit after hit. This went on for years - until somewhere in my mid-20’s I got a glimpse of the relationship I had created with myself. It was precarious at best. I couldn’t rely on myself and there was evidence all over my life of how I consistently let myself down. Sure >> on the outside I might’ve appeared confident but my truth...

Sigh …

That dang universe >> always teaching us the value of patience, coordinating the vision behind the scenes and bringing us what we need in its divine timing 😂 I’ve learned that my job is to have incredible clarity around what I truly want and how I want to feel - be deliberate in my actions and above all, invest in being able to trust. Trust that there is more to life than what is presenting itself in this very moment and that the universe has your best interest in mind, always. Settle yourself down > focus on your clarity and be open and willing when it comes my way. ...

It’s like she was waiting on the sidelines for the go-ahead.

We often talk about action being the agent of change but my experience has been that the DECISION to change is as powerful as the steps you take to make it concrete in your life. Have you ever been so damn fed up with the state of something in your life that you felt yourself draw a line in the sand? I have. I made a powerful decision to shift something in my life and before I got a chance to take any steps the universe started lining up the opportunities to make it so. It’s like she was waiting on the sidelines for the go-ahead. It was an enormous reminder of how speaking my truth - if only within myself - or rather, especially...

That time I pressed the PAUSE button –

I can’t tell you the exact moment when I realized that my constant striving for answers outside of myself wasn’t working for me but suffice to say, how I was feeling about my life wasn’t matching my achievement. It made me push a giant pause button - on almost everything. I resisted setting goals that were beyond the scope of my own inner connection. 🙋‍♀️ It felt good to be really okay with being where I was without pushing myself to get anywhere else. (A first for me). It was the best gift I have ever given myself. Slowing down to re-remember who I AM has allowed me to stand with confidence in the decision and goals I now make > that are deeply connected...

The Freedom Of Moving Your Body The Way You Want

Few people know that I’ve been grappling with an inability to move my body pain free for about the last 1.5 years. Ahhhhh. It’s been a journey (to say the least).   Pain is a powerful teacher.   She guides you (if you listen), to say yes to what your soul needs and to say no thank you to that which no longer fits. The more resistance you give it, the more she speaks to you.   When I post that your soul wants you to breathe and let go, I say that for me. The reminder. The nudge. The remembering of the messages that my soul is giving me.   Do I get frustrated along the way?   I. Sure. Do.   How couldn’t I be? It’s frustrating to live a...

Why I Suddenly Love Doing The Dishes (and other mundane tasks of daily life)

Lately I've taken a deep dive into a whole lot of basic movement, sleeping in, nourishing food and the occasional mug of the most delicious dark roast, organic coffee.  It feels like heaven (as you can imagine), but there is a particular reason why my gratitude for these simple pleasures run so deep.   Last week I finished up a 5 day water fast.  This isn’t a post about fasting as much as it’s an acknowledgement of how what was once a collection of simple and mundane tasks and chores of daily life suddenly felt richly rewarding.   One of the most unexpected benefits of doing this fast has simply been that I feel grateful that I get to prep food for all my meals.   When was the last time...