Mind Body Radio Interview

It was an honor and privilege to be a guest on Mind Body Radio. Have a listen to the broadcast. The link is below! I’m always excited to share my message and to increase my impact on the world. Please share with all of your friends who have a child with diabetes. My FREE one-on-one sessions are personal and confidential and help tremendously. Spending 30 minutes chatting and learning a few tools can surely change the vision of how diabetes shows up in your life and in the life of your child. Just go to my Diabetes Inspired FB page and click on BOOK NOW to schedule your session or email me HERE if you have any questions.

https://mindbodyradio.com/daily-show/episode/Lisa-Lander

DIABETES and SELF-DOUBT

Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!

Today’s Question: Is self-doubt part of your diabetes management?

When you see a A1C within normal range do you think that self-doubt wasn’t part of getting to that number? It’s easy to think that when someone becomes successful at something that the self-doubt just leaves them. I believe that when we decide to grow and evolve to our next best self that self-doubt will be along for the ride.

In fact, I think that because self-doubt is part of the journey to grow and evolve that many people choose to not venture forward. They choose to stay comfortable right where they are.

Or does having an A1C within the normal range mean purpose, puppies and rainbows? Probably not. Does working towards a goal feel like sunshine? Not to me. It feels uncomfortable and it feels like work.

Don’t believe for one second that raising a child with diabetes doesn’t include self-doubt. Never tell yourself if you’re doing it “right” you wouldn’t feel self-doubt. Self-doubt comes along for the ride. It’s part of the process. Very rarely does pursuing your dreams feel like anything other than a lot of effort with self-doubt mixed in.

Where did we get the idea that we were entitled to an easy life? I’m not sure but looking back on my life before diagnosis (hindsight) my life was easy. I didn’t think it was at the time with four teenagers.

I now think that we are entitled to have the strength to overcome the obstacles on our path to the best version of ourselves.

Also, self-doubt is a choice. So while we continue to invite it along with us know that you can choose not to have it with you. You surely can “Doubt your doubt.”

I continually question, what has value in my life and what doesn’t. I encourage you to do the same. Self-doubt allows me to move forward on purpose.

Set a goal and your brain will go wild. That’s its job. To be efficient and challenge you when you set a goal that’s bigger than what you’ve ever done before.

Self-doubt is part of the process. It’s a natural reaction to growth.

Want help setting big goals and managing the self-doubt that will join you? Want to build strength to overcome any diabetes obstacle that’s standing in your way to achieving your goal? Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching.  Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?

DIABETES and the PIVOT

Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!

Today’s Question is: Do you believe it’s powerful to pivot?

I used to believe that to pivot meant to dodge or to avoid something because you were afraid. I now BELIEVE that to pivot means to be courageous enough to take action towards a future vison of yourself.

Is it easy to pivot? If you are pivoting with a mindset of avoidance…then yes it’s what your primitive brain wants you to do. You brain wants and encourages you to take the easy road. It wants to feel safe and comfortable.

Is it easy to pivot? If you are pivoting to a better vision of yourself…then no. It’s not comfortable or easy, but it’s worth it. The reason you don’t like taking action towards your future, a big successful future, is because of a thought you’re choosing. That’s crazy, right?

Every thought creates a feeling. You do something or don’t do something in this life because of a feeling you want to feel or a feeling you are avoiding. You pivot away from a big future dream because you don’t want to feel afraid and maybe shame if you don’t reach it. You pivot towards watching Netflix because it’s comfortable.

Well I say pivot towards the feelings you are afraid of….be willing to experience them. If you are willing to dream big, think big, I’ll guarantee that you will grow stronger and more resilient.

If you aren’t currently taking action, it’s because of your current thought.  Find that thought now. Find the feeling it’s causing. How you feel is ultimately determined by you. You have the power to determine your feeling by the thought you choose.

So how do you take action? You change your thoughts. You first have to notice them. You first have to be aware of them. Pay attention to your thoughts. Think intentionally.

What else needs to happen for you to change your thought? You need to act slowly. First, explore what you are currently thinking then what that thought makes you feel. Ask yourself…”How is this thought making me feel?” If you like the results of that feeling then keep it.

If you don’t like how it makes you feel or the results you are getting in your life…then you always have the option of changing it. Every thought is just a sentence in your brain. So change that sentence to one that makes you feel a way that serves you. A feeling that helps you take massive action towards a result you want in your life.

I used to think that diabetes was the absolutely worse thing that happened to me and my family. That thought made me feel angry and resentful.  My primitive brain found lots of evidence that I should be angry about diabetes. However, the thought made me feel like a victim and from there my action was to show up every day like a victim of diabetes – as you might guess that did not give me the results I wanted in my life.

I changed that sentence in my brain after being curious as to what other thoughts about diabetes were available. I now think that diabetes is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I started looking for evidence in my life that the thought was true. Once I started looking for the evidence…guess what? I found it. I found that diabetes helped us with overcoming obstacles, it created unbreakable bonds between siblings, it allowed us to prioritized each other. The thought created a feeling of empowerment and my new action was to set out to be the best version of myself. To stand tall with diabetes every day (at least most days). The results were incredible.

What results do you want in your life that you don’t currently have? Do you need to pivot your current thinking to make those results a reality?

I can help you pivot your default thinking into a thought that gives you incredible results. One that will allow you to see what you are truly capable of. Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching.  Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?

DIABETES and PREDICTABILITY

Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!

Today’s Question is: Are you living a predictable life? (Yep…this photo is definitely not predictable)

What is predictable, anyway? Behaving in a way that is expected.  As parents of children with diabetes it’s important to be predictable in how we show up for our child. How we manage blood sugar numbers, always have insulin and diabetic supplies, keep juice and glucagon available at all times….along with lots of other check list items.

However, there are areas in our lives that we should not be predictable. We should not get up every day and do the same exact thing – even though our brains love it. They love to do the same things every day. They love living on default mode. It’s easy, doesn’t take much energy, and of course, we don’t push ourselves to do something outside of the norm.

What happens when we are predictable in our life goals. Do you think that others could predict what you will be doing in 10 years? I spent some time thinking about what my life would look like in 2030. I’m hoping you did. It’s worth some time.

Why spend time thinking about 2030? Because if you take control over your future, the future you…you can choose what you want to have accomplished. You can dream as big as you’d like. That’s what comes first…the dream!

After the dream…you can get to work making that dream come true. It won’t magically appear in ten years but if you think it and have a compelling reason for why you want it to come true – Guess What…it will come true. Yes you need a “HARD WHY”!

Believing something is possible and then thinking it enough that it becomes something that you can imagine for yourself….the “how” to accomplish it will show itself to you. It actually becomes possible and then your new thought becomes, “As good as done.”

I pick visions of myself that are outside of what I think is possible right now. I then look for others who have accomplished that goal. Yes, there must moms who have a child with diabetes that has accomplished a goal you dream of. Then let your brain begin to believe that it’s possible for you. Before you know it you actually start looking for ways to accomplish it and the “how” presents itself.

I always set goals from a place of excitement and abundance. I set them from a place of truly wanting them. Because when it gets tough and my default (primitive) brain wants me to just go back to being predictable I will need a big enough reason why to overcome those thoughts (In coaching lingo that’s the “Hard Why”!

I believe that you can step outside of what’s predictable for you. Set a goal of what’s not predictable in the next year? Set a goal that’s not predictable in the next 10 years?

Of course, living life as a mom who continues to predictably and unconditionally show up to manage diabetes is essential in building a bigger life that’s unpredictable.

I can help you with developing a life on purpose. Living a life that’s not predictable every day. You can take charge of your default brain. Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching.  Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?

DIABETES and MENTAL FITNESS

Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!

Today’s Question is: Do you have a New Year’s Resolution that involves mental fitness?

I used to only add going to the gym and working out to my New Year’s Resolutions but the last couple years I have been adding mental fitness to my list.

Mental fitness is making sure that you are continuing to work on personal growth and your mindset. It’s making sure that you are not just sailing along but choosing your life on intention.

We all have what I call, “primitive” or “default” brain settings. It’s what takes over when we don’t intentionally do the work to manage our thoughts and our lives. It’s the brain that is in charge and prioritizes the primitive triad.

It prioritizes conserving energy, avoiding pain and seeking pleasure. This sounds wonderful when we were all living in a cave and on survival mode but now what happens is that our “primitive” brain argues for limitations.

Your brain wants to be on auto pilot. Your brain loves auto pilot. It loves to repeat the same work. However, there isn’t any growth or challenge on auto pilot. Your primitive brain wants you to go into overwhelm and confusion every time you go off auto-pilot.

Your brain is like a computer, a super sophisticated computer, but instead of programing it and upgrading it, you just run it on auto-pilot. This year think about a program upgrade. One that will help you start believing what you are really capable of….

Start to think about what it will take to prioritize mental fitness, not just physical fitness. Start to be aware of the things in your life you want to change. Start to think about new goals that you’d like to accomplish.

Awareness is the first step. Once you are aware then you can analyze what you’d like to change. Remember if you want to change you will need a compelling reason why. This reason will carry you through the difficult times when you aren’t sure if you really want to change anything.

I set a goal and after exploring the reasons I want the goal…I contemplate whether my “why” is compelling enough. Am I willing to do the work…to be uncomfortable to reach the goal.

The WHY has to come before the HOW. You will want to know how to do it before you figure out your why. The how just gets in the way of making sure you want it bad enough. If you figure out your WHY first, then when things get difficult you will continue to move forward towards your goal. The HOW will come when you want the goal bad enough. Trust me you will figure out how!

Put mental fitness on your list of things to work on this year. Mental fitness has value in taking charge of your thoughts and how you view the world around you.

I can help you with managing your default brain and its thoughts about diabetes. I can help you explore how to take charge of your life. You can take charge of your default brain. Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching.  Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?