Be YOU anytime, all the time!
Lori has worn many hats from being a kindergarten teacher where we know “you really learn all there is to know”, right? to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW. At the age of 48, she decided to get a Master’s degree and opened a private practice. Also, during that time, she was also involved with Hospice as Bereavement Director for 10 years.
As coaching came into prominence, she completed a year-long coaching program and became a coach with the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara specializing in Adult Self- Renewal and Developmental Growth.
You might call her a life-long learner – she is even a laughter yoga instructor, so she has a broad range of skills to choose from to help people make changes and reinvent themselves.
Let's take a look at Lori's journey:
Lori's mother left their dad when Lori was just 3 weeks old. To support her and her brothers, Lori's mother enrolled in a beauty school while they stay with relatives. Lori was 3 years old when her mom opened a beauty shop in their house. Being a toddler, Lori just wants to be by her mom's side and see all the actions in the beauty shop but her mom kept “shushing” her to her room and she doesn't understand why. That made a huge impact on Lori. She felt like she's a bother, felt lonely and alone. Lori feels she's unwanted.
She learned perseverance from her mother so she decided that she wanted to go to college. Not a lot of women do that during those times. Lori went to their family doctor and asked him if he could loan her money for college. The doctor agreed but Lori's mother didn't know what she did. When her mother found out she was going to college, her mother said it's not a good idea because she might lose her religion. Lori took up Psychology because she knew that's what she needed to help herself understand things. It's her path to understanding herself.
Be you all the time!
“To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.
If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself and to be YOU all the time.
Just as you cannot love anyone else until you love yourself, you cannot be true to anyone else until you are true to yourself. Begin by not being afraid to be who you are!
As difficult as it may seem at first, have the courage to accept yourself as you really are, not as someone else thinks you should be. Do not take action or pretend to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance.”
Redesign your life:
- Ask yourself what events or characters show up – review of your life.
- What is their impact?
- What beliefs or habits stop you from doing what you want to do?
Book mentioned in the podcast: Writing Down Your Soul by Janet Conner
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