“Can you remember who you were… before the world told you who you should be?” Sanaa Lathan

Happy New Year!

I entered 2018 and these were the first words I read. Last year I had many disappointments and through those disappointments, I learned many lessons. My ultimate lesson was that I was not fully being my authentic self. I needed to be bolder, more confident and the woman I always wanted to be.

Attachments

I spent six months exploring my attachments, my thoughts, and my behaviors.I have studied and taught mindful meditation and in my practice, I have learned the power of attachments. The difficult thing about attachments is that we are so connected to them we may not recognize what our attachments are, good or bad.

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Labels

For many an attachment may be a label…” you are skinny”, or a job/career…” you are an executive”, or being a mother… “you are a great mother”. The complicated thing is that with each label comes everyone’s expectations: your spouses, your daughters, your employees…the world.

But what about your expectations? What about your needs?

How attachments affect us

These attachments guide us in such an intense way that it dictates our actions, our thoughts and our behaviors. Through meditation, prayer and the search for my authentic self, I am becoming the authentic woman I always wanted to be.

 Your New Year Challenge

In this new year, I challenge you to take a look at some of the attachments you may have, that are holding you back from being your authentic self. Remember in everything we do, we are modeling for our daughters.

“Every New Level of your life will demand a different version of you “  – Leonardo DiCaprio