All about alignment – interview with Dream Life Coach, Soli Goodes

All about alignment – interview with Dream Life Coach, Soli Goodes

Alignment.

If you’ve been hanging around the personal development world at all recently, you’ll know it’s a bit of a buzz word out there right now.

But it’s SO MUCH MORE than a buzz word. It’s actually a really important factor in figuring out who we are as people, what makes us tick, what lights us up, and what we should be doing with our time.

Now, just for the record, in this post, alignment is all about purpose and living a meaningful life, in accordance with your own values, needs and wants. We’re not talking today about the biomechanical alignment of your body parts (though that’s just as important! This is another reason I love the concept of alignment – you get double the bang for your buck with this one little word.

I often see that poor life alignment is “the missing link” for many people. Sometimes, even when everything is “going right” in our lives and we seem to “have it all” with a coveted job, gorgeous partner, happy kids, beautiful home, solid nutrition, great movement habits and focused mindset, we can still feel like something is missing. We can still be unhappy, miserable, anxious, frustrated, even angry. And then of course there’s the guilt. “I have so much, why am I still unhappy? I shouldn’t be so ungrateful, I should try harder to be happy.”

It’s really quite frustrating because outwardly there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong – but we still have that gut feeling that something isn’t quite right. It can often come down to living a life that isn’t in alignment with your core values as a person, and which doesn’t provide you with meaning or fulfilment. It’s something that’s difficult to truly understand, until you start to really dig deep into your own heart and soul, and figure out what you truly WANT out of life, and what truly FEELS right for you, both physically and mentally.

In OT speak, we call this “Meaningful Occupation” – doing the things and roles that are meaningful, purposeful and enjoyable to the individual. In personal development land, they call it alignment. It’s one and the same.

I recently caught up with the wonderful Soli Goodes, Dream Life Coach and owner of Business Goddess to talk all about alignment. This interview was recorded as a bonus feature for the participants in my Busy Woman’s Stress Makeover program, but again I’ve decided to share it for free with everyone. I’m so excited to bring this interview to you as we had so much fun recording it. Honestly, we could have sat there for a couple of hours chatting away, but we’ve done you a favour and kept it to around 20 minutes!

Soli Goodes, Dream Life Coach and director of www.businessgoddess.com.au

Soli Goodes, Dream Life Coach and director of www.businessgoddess.com.au

In the interview we talk about:

  • What alignment is
  • How to tell if you’re living a life out of alignment
  • How to get back on track to being IN alignment

So grab yourself a juice or a cuppa and get comfy to have a listen. And don’t forget to let us know what you think, either in the comments, or on the Bloom Wellbeing facebook page.

Until next time, keep well and live your best life.

Love,

Sarah xx

De-Stress for December

De-Stress for December

Wow! Can you believe it’s the last day in November! Yes, tomorrow officially marks the start of the crazy, hectic, silly season month we know as DECEMBER. Bah – bah – bahhhhh!!!!

Are you ready for it? Got the Christmas shopping done? Arranged the meal plan for Christmas day? Booked the caravan park for your Boxing Day getaway? Put in your Christmas leave form yet?

There’s always so much to do at this time of year. Family functions to endure. A million parties to dress up for. School concerts to attend. Kindy graduations. The list goes on.

It’s also a really, REALLY expensive time of year (at least it can be). All that primping and those new outfits for all those parties can add up!! Though if you’re like me you just give up on shopping for new threads and hope and pray you can still squeeze into last year’s party dress! Am I right?

Put all this together and what do you get?

STRESS!!!!

All wrapped up in shiny Christmas paper with a red bow on top. A great big parcel of stress. More unwanted than that foot-spa hubby got you last Christmas.

Stress is huge for many people this time of year, which is why I’ve created this totally FREE four part video mini training series “De-stress for December”.

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It’s four of my favourite little strategies for letting go of stress, and allowing yourself to have a stress-free, enjoyable holiday season.

Check it out on YouTube and get ready to relax these holidays!

De-stress for December – part one

De-stress for December – part two

De-stress for December – part three

De-stress for December – part four

 

Happy holidays and Merry (no-stress) Christmas!

Cheers, Sarah xx

 

ps. If you liked this video series, you really should check out my four week online stress management program, the Busy Woman’s Stress Makeover. It’s just $89 and it will lead you through an entire body-mind-soul stress transformation!

My feature on Working Mums Collective

I was super-excited to be featured on the wonderful blog Working Mums Collective today. I talk all about my mission to eliminate The Mummy-isms – Mummy Guilt, Mummy Wars and Mummy Shaming.

Check out the post here.

Are you a Mum who also works? How do you keep everything in balance and running smoothly? What’s your biggest pet peeve about how society. Jews and treats “working mums”? Share below!