Todays conversation is a change of pace that I trust will be both valuable and actionable.
In a time that feels uncertain and fearful. When so much feels beyond our control, Gratitude is something you can control and, gratitude is the antidote to fear.
You genuinely cannot experience both fear and gratitude at the same time. Try it.
I’d like you to think of something that makes you totally fearful.
Picture yourself in the midst of that fearful situation. What are you feeling? What is your self-talk like? Really imagine you are right there in that situation that truly makes you feel fearful.
And now, I’d like to to think of someone or something that you are truly grateful for. Someone or something that you are just so grateful to have as a part of your life. As you think about that person, or that thing, and exactly how you feel when you’re with them… Where has the fear gone?
It has disappeared right?
It is my huge pleasure to share with you this chat with author and mentor, Melanie Spears.
When Mel created the Gratitude Diary in 2009 she thought it was just going to be a hobby. Unexpectedly, it has become a Best Seller of 16,000 readers and growing with stockists in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, North America and Europe.
The content, wisdom and support Mel shares in her gorgeous yearly Gratitude Diary of course delves far beyond gratitude and likewise today we touch on self love, the 4 aspects of yourself: Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul and also, Masculine and Feminine energy.
Mel has so much to share in areas I admit are my personal weakness’s.
As a female with a lot of masculine energy, who is very goal orientated and super focused I’m HUGE on Backing Yourself and muscling on through. This is great in the gym. It works in my role as a personal trainer and yet, sometimes IN LIFE and in relationships a softer, gentler more patient and nurturing approach is best.
If you can relate at all, I expect the energy and power Mel brings today will be welcome.
Please enjoy this conversation with Melanie Spears on how Gratitude Can Change Your Life and Is The Antidote to Fear.
In this conversation we cover:
- How and why gratitude came to be such a strength / power in Mel’s life and business.
- Giving thanks is a practice. At first it doesn’t come naturally.
- The importance of self love and self care.
- The relationship between gratitude and fear.
- What Charges Our Batteries? Mel speaks to the power of both the sun and the moon.
- Mel’s personal experience of chronic fatigue and how her values played into that.
- The 4 aspects of yourself: Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul.
- Masculine and Feminine energy. Also how, “Equilibrium is not found by struggling for control” Elizabeth Davis.
- The best piece of advice Mel has ever received.
To connect with Mel and check out the abundance of gorgeous products she has on offer plus that 5 day Quantum Power of Gratitude retreat in Byron Bay please head to https://www.givingthanks.co. I also have you linked up in the show notes below.
Check out Mel and Giving Thank via the website, https://www.givingthanks.co/
Learn more about The Quantum Power of Gratitude retreat:
That’s it for this week in Healthification.
However of course I do want to give a huge shout out to my Plant Positive Journal!
I am so very proud of this stunning little (508 page 940gm) journal. There is now also a fillable PDF version available for immediate download so wherever you are in the world you can still get Plant Positive with me!
If you are plant-based curious. Or already vegan and need a healthier approach to the lifestyle.
In this daily journal you will learn how to consistently prioritise food, exercise and other healthy habits that build on each other to have a compounding and lasting effect.
To help you create a BODY and LIFE you LOVE by successfully managing your TIME and your MIND.
It makes a great gift to YOU!
Or, for the loved one who is plant-based curious or who has been a valuable vegan ally to you.
You can check out the printed version HERE:
Plus, the fillable PDF HERE:
Importantly, the journal follows a twelve month format however is not dated so it is perfect to use at ANY time of the year.
With love and gratitude plant friends.
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