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Dr. Laura Foster / Posts tagged "soulful living"

When It’s All Said And Done And It’s Not Enough

Tell me, in your dream of dreams - what would your perfectly designed life look like? What kind of car would you drive? Where would your house be? How many kids would you have? Would you have a dog? How many vacations would you take and where would you go? How much money would you make? Who would you be walking through life with holding your hand and what would your ultimate chosen work be?  Imagine how your life would look in great detail ...

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Straight Talk About Self Love & Self Care

I have started and stopped this post 6 times in as many months. What I desire is some straight talk around what it means to truly embrace the concept of self love and self honouring. Self care - if you will.  In the absence of deep ongoing acts of self nourishment, here's what it's not: ** pedicures ** ** 10 minutes of solitude ** ** massages ** ** 60 min meetups with our bestie** I love it all (especially the massages).  I really do. But can we please stop pretending that these "moments" are enough.  They aren't. These things feel good and often become our lifeline, but in the absence of deeper acts of self honouring,  they are simply bandaids.   Twenty examples of what it really means to love and honour...

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 ...

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...