KRISTINA'S WEEKLY EMAIL OF THOUGHT-PROVOKING ESSAYS & VIDEOS TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO YOURSELF ON THIS JOURNEY CALLED LIFE
A NOTE FROM KRISTINA:
Greetings!

I’ve been doing a lot of inner work lately. As you can imagine I've already done quite a bit which is how I got this far, but we are works in progress and there are always more layers and levels to heal. If this is where you too are at, trust that whatever is coming up for you now is exactly what you need to be confronted with to delve deeper into the truth of who you are , and also trust that, like being in the middle of the storm, the clouds will eventually pass and the sun will come out, hopefully with a new perspective and clear realization of what has transpired and why. And if it’s something you're confronting outside yourself, work on it from the inside and remember that everyone is dealing with and acting out of their own pain, whether they are conscious of it or not . I have always said that personal transformation is the key to social transformation and we all need to take responsibility for healing ourselves. When you’re feeling something funky or if you're stuck in a pattern ask yourself why you might be feeling that way; always take responsibility for your reactions and be loving and compassionate with yourself if you were less than understanding with yourself or others. I hope these thoughts and the below PGG give you some helpful food for thought; you can also check out this Instagram post to remind you to forgive yourself along the way , and this PGG Video of the week to remind you to be compassionate with yourself and others because as the saying goes, " Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." As always, please feel free to let me know your feedback about any and all that I'm doing. Big hug <3 Kristina
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You, Me & Dupree
Originally published May 14, 2014

If you are like me, my clients, family, friends and the rest of the world, you’ve been through some stuff the past six months (well more like the past two years, oh heck, since the Fall of 2008!) that has tested, stretched, stressed and made you confront some not-so-pleasant realities about yourself, your life and the people in it.

This meant lots of changes, whether forced upon you from the outside – i.e., having no choice but to move; getting laid off from your job; dealing with a divorce, breakup, or loss of a loved one – or internally, i.e., you were so sick of yourself or your situation that you had to do something, not the least of which was to change your perspective, or finally accept the reality of how things are , rather than how you imagined or wished them to be.

The more challenges you have and the more you resist, the worse things get. This has been a time of “go with the flow,” so whatever you’ve been through, know that it is exactly what you needed to make you stronger and get you to where you need to be next.

A lot of my work is about teaching you to trust yourself, have faith in the process and possess the patience to let life unfold as it should – even with those bumps in the road and unexpected twists and turns along the way. As long as you are intimate, honest and honoring with and of yourself while consistently being in action (which is sometimes non-action), whether internal or external, have confidence that things will shake out the way they are supposed to, in time and on time, in whatever form the Universe deems is best for you.

It all starts with knowing and owning who you are, where you’re at, what you truly want, and realizing you have the power to be the fullest, deepest expression of yourself if only you make it your responsibility and yours alone.  It means we have to grow up.

One of the tools I gave these ninth-graders – which I referred to it as a superpower- was to be grateful whenever things get a little rough. Like those magic words “Open Sesame!,” by simply focusing on something you can be thankful for, all of a sudden the pressure is lifted and a metaphorical door or window opens to let in a cool breeze, provide an answer to that riddle, or reveal a hidden treasure.

So no matter what you’ve been through recently, make sure you see the gift in the gristle, which is GROWTH . Give it up with a great big letting go of the past, and exhale heartfelt gratitude for whatever life handed to you, having gotten through it, and embrace all the good you’ve gained and have yet to experience as a result.

Need to survey the lay of the land as the dust settles to sort out who’s who and what’s what ? Give me a buzz and I’ll help you thank that unexpected messy house guest   who disrupted your home, but in the end left it better off than it was when he got there.

Remember, you can always see PGGs from any month or year going back to 2010 on my website at www.kristinaleonardi.com and visit my social media pages for more inspiration throughout the week! Want to share my PGG? Use my Medium page for friendliest posting version.

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