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What Podcast is Playing in your mind?

I have noticed that there seems to be

Two very different podcasters

inside my head competing for my attention.

The first one is narrated by

Ms. Cheerleader -

She believes in me and knows I can accomplish great things.

Her podcast very positive and encouraging.

I am so motivated and energized

after listening to her.

Usually I am ready to accept new challenges and conquer the world.

The other podcast is narrated by

Ms. Critic-

She knows that I am flawed as a person and my efforts could never create anything worthwhile.

She thinks that I am not like other people,

I have something fundamentally wrong with me

And so...

Her sole mission is to make sure

I know it and will never forget it.

Quite often Ms.Critic tackles Ms. Cheerleader and takes over her show.

Not a VERY NICE gal but very determined!

I am so drained and totally unmotivated after listening to her.

Usually, I just want to give up and

stare into space for the rest of my life.

I think Ms. Cheerleader needs more exercise

so she can face Ms. Critic when she shows up at the station.

I have decided to give her a good workout every day.

Then she will be able to keep the podcast going even if

Ms. Critic tries to crash the show.

How about you? Who is running the narrative in your mind daily?

Ms. Cheerleader or Ms. Critic? Or someone else?

Check in with your brain and see what show is playing.

Coaching can help with this.

Click here for a free session to explore your narrative.

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What is about adulthood that makes us

suck the fun out of everything?

Like Exercise...!!

For example,

We jump rope for fun when we are children,

We do it as a "workout" when we are adults.

Long halls would be so much FUN to run down

but NO ..

Adults say we have to walk. UGH!

Every time, I see a hallway,

I always want to run down the full length

as fast as I can; just like a track star

in my own private lane.

But of course, what kind of example

would I be to all those children..

who are reminded to “WALK”

every time they try to do what is natural,

and that would be to RUN RUN RUN….

Adults suck the fun out of everything -

Even Hallways! Bleh!

At least Children can still skip down the street,

we allow them to do that.

But Us ADULTS can’t..for some reason..

Oh yes, I know the reason…

We suck the fun out of everything!

If I skipped down the street I would really enjoy it

but most likely,

I would be picked up for public intoxication

so I would not risk it - too dangerous.

Which is too bad for the public,

I am a very good skipper.

In kindergarten, my teacher asked me to

skip in front of the whole class.

Back to my point…

The point that I am trying to make is this:

The only reason we think exercise is "work"

is because our ADULT mind seems to think it is. Because as I mentioned before

Adults suck the fun out of everything.

Movement is what us Humans were made to do.

We have incredible bodies that like to move.

Change your mind You Adults,

Be like a child and stop the fun sucking.

Rethink exercise through the mind of a child.

It can be enjoyable,

It does not HAVE to be work.

You can smile and still get fit.

I smiled for 6 fast miles last weekend

and my body loved it.

Teresa Joan

the Fitness lady who can help you

Get FIT again.

My weeds can take care of themselves..

But my flowers need a lot of Attention.

We have many resilient weeds residing our gardens..

Our mental garden that is..

the one in our minds, cultivating our thoughts and

nurturing our emotions..

"It shouldn’t be this way"...is one of those weeds.

This phrase has the power to create a lot of suffering...

While you are already suffering enough.

I know this phrase well.

It is a weed in my mental garden.

One that can’t be uprooted.

It will always be there..

I have watched my beautiful grandson,

Sam, suffer each day for 15 years now..

He has a disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa.

The name is bad enough but also the disease is

marked by the daily pain it creates..

I used to water that phrase in my garden,

“It shouldn’t be this way”

And that is true - I shouldn’t.

Anyone who says otherwise has not lived it.

The “It shouldn’t “ though, has caused more

suffering than I would like.

We don’t need anymore of that in this family.

I have tried to find meaning in it,

To get some resolution to this weed “It shouldn’t ”

but it persists.

I prayed to a higher being

and attempted to reason a greater purpose

with no success..

The truth is, Sam should not have to suffer to live each day, but he does.

I have decided though, to leave the weed alone for now,

it is still there but.. I do not need to water it,

It survives fine on its own.

Instead, I will turn my focus to the flowers in my garden.

They need a lot of attention to grow and thrive.

They will get the water for now.

Connection, Joy and peace will be the flowers

I nurture and water today...

as I relax with Sam on the couch, rub his back

and perhaps watch Bigfoot Documentaries.

This will become my “grand” Mother’s Day Bouquet

and I will relish it!

This Mother’s Day weekend...

What weeds can you let be and

what flowers can you water?

You deserve some 🌸 flowers- Go for it!

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