Kerry Hanna

As an Empowerment Coach, I help women who've gotten lost in their roles, connect to their inner wisdom & find their authentic self, so they can live with more freedom & ease.

Just be yourself

When I was growing up my mother often said to me: just be yourself.

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But did she really mean it? And why, after so many years, is it still so damn hard to do?

I have zero doubts my parents loved me. Yet sometimes their love felt conditional.

Just be yourself (as long as it’s the version we like).

A new year of freedom

I’ve never been one for making New Year’s resolutions.

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Somehow they’ve always felt forced and hollow.

With no real joy attached.

So last week, when a friend sent me a New Year’s Eve meditation I was momentarily skeptical. This better not be about resolutions, I grumbled to myself.

But I was pleasantly surprised.

The goal of the meditation was to come up with a word that would guide me through the new year.

Yes! A word. I loved this idea.

Do less, be more

Why is it that some weeks feel so darn hard compared to others?

Everything can be rolling along just fine and then…bam! You feel like a mack truck hit you.

This has definitely been one of those weeks for me.

One minute I felt excited and inspired. The next, all bent out of shape.

Strangely enough it all started during an upbeat coaching group I participate in weekly.

We were challenged to choose a long-term goal, and adopt a series of dailyradical steps that would move us closer to it. The idea being that instead of just fantasizing about a dream, we would take actual steps towards it.

Sign me up. As a Life Coach I love this sort of thing.

Step into your enough-ness

Recently I heard a woman on the radio use the phrase: step into your enough-ness.

It stopped me in my tracks. 

Wow.

Step into your enough-ness.

OK, I get it. What a great reminder for a woman like me, a recovering perfectionist.

And what a terrific book or workshop title. 

I wrote it down in my journal of great ideas, as I have done so many times before, and then promptly forgot about it.

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Fast forward to today. I was out walking on the seawall, all alone in the rain.

It was just me and my thoughts.

And my growing anxiety about writing my very first blog.

What should I write about? 

What speaks to me? Comes from my heart?

What would resonate with other women?