DIABETES and INTUITION

DIABETES and INTUITION

Welcome to all of my Moms who have a child with diabetes.

Today’s Question: Do you mistake fear for intuition?

A lot of the time what happens is that thoughts of fear and doubt and frustration get misinterpreted as intuition not to do something.

There’s intuition and then there’s negative thinking disguised at intuition. How do we access our intuition?

We have to clear up our negative thinking in order to access our true desiers.

I believe that our true desires are our guidance. I also think that a lot of us don’t even actually know what we want or like. We haven’t really stopped to think about what we want or desire.

We are too busy with blood sugars, ordering supplies, managing all of the different parts of diabetes that we never really think about what we want. Our desires are not going to come find us. We’ve got to go looking for them.

When I say go look for them, I don’t mean go out in the world. I think the best place to go looking is within yourself. The more work you do to clean up your mind, the more access you’ll have to your true desires. The ones that are currently covered in negative thinking.

Diabetes and negative thinking seems to go hand in hand. Right? It doesn’t have to. We can have dreams and desires but we have to take time and clean up our mind. It’s not for those who just like to live on default mode. In fact, most people would rather avoid it and turn off the lights to avoid seeing the “clutter.”

But when you really dig in and start to examine your thinking about diabetes you’ll discover that intuition you’ve been looking for.

By doing the thought work and really cleaning up your thoughts, you are better able to know what is just negative thoughts and emotions, and what is the truth.

The best question to ask yourself: “is what I’m feeling based in truth?” If it’s based in truth then it’s not just a negative thought. Sometimes our negative thoughts are disguised as truths but they are just sneaky little negative thoughts.

Do a thought download and decipher the facts from the thoughts. Awareness is always the first step.

Want help managing your negative thinking about diabetes? 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 HOW TO PRACTICE THINKING

DIABETES and HOW TO PRACTICE THINKING

Welcome to all of my Moms who have a child with diabetes.

Today’s Question: How often do you practice thinking new thoughts?

Is practicing new thoughts even necessary? I think it is because it allows us to create new feelings and new results in our lives. If you’ve followed the foundation of what I teach – our thoughts create our feelings, which in turn drives our actions and then thus determines the results we get in our lives. Yes we are in charge of the results we get in our lives.

That’s the best news ever!  With intentional thoughts we get to decide how we want diabetes to impact our lives. However, it requires practice and effort to get intentional results.

Our brain wants to stay in default mode. It doesn’t want to think intentionally. It’s easier to stay with the same thoughts. The thoughts that tell you that diabetes is hard, the thoughts that say life is going to always be difficult, the thought that keeps asking, “why me?” “why my child?”

Our brain is designed to focus on what’ important and what matters and to filter out anything that isn’t. Once it determines what’s important it focuses on that, it becomes efficient and wants to focus on thoughts that are easy, delegating the thoughts to our unconscious mind.

This is awesome for driving and brushing our teeth but not for creating a new belief system around diabetes.  It’s like learning a new skill. We need to think with intention how we want to think about diabetes.

This process actually creates new neuropathways in our brain. There’s a three part process to thinking new thoughts:

  1. Becoming aware of your current thinking.
  2. Change it to what you want to be thinking.
  3. Practice what you want to be thinking on a regular basis until it becomes unconscious.

First decide how you want to think about diabetes. What’s the result you want in your life with diabetes as a part of it? Then figure out what thoughts you need to believe in order to create and feel and do what it is you want to do. Then make a list of those thoughts. Actually write them down. Check in with those thoughts and make sure they are believable and that they feel good when you read them.

Thoughts create results! Practice thinking the thoughts that will produce the results you most want.

Want help becoming aware of what your current thinking is and finding new believable thoughts? 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 APPROPRIATE DISCOMFORT

DIABETES and APPROPRIATE DISCOMFORT

Welcome to all of my Moms who have a child with diabetes.

Today’s Question: Do you welcome appropriate discomfort or do you numb discomfort?

What is appropriate discomfort anyhow? It’s the idea that it’s normal and important to allow ourselves to be uncomfortable. If we can understand it, not just intellectually, but really apply it to our lives, it will change everything.

Marianne Williamson writes about our popular culture being a numbing agent since society is always selling us ways to be inappropriately comfortable. It’s like we are feel entitled to always be comfortable.

However, having a child with diabetes still doesn’t mean that we have appropriate discomfort since we all have a tendency to not be uncomfortable. We all try to change something external to make us comfortable. This is exactly what we shouldn’t do. When we are in a negative emotional state, we need to allow the emotion, not run from it by changing everything about our circumstances. When you are able to allow an emotion before you react, you prevent compounding that emotion.

When we are quick to change an external circumstance to resist the negative emotion we ignore what we are feeling. We need to know when we are anxious, depressed or sad so that we can adjust our thoughts, feelings and actions to get better results in our lives.

Being human means that we will suffer. When we can embrace that suffering is part of the deal, it makes it kind of pointless to diminish it. If one of the reasons we need suffering is to evolve ourselves, then to numb out the suffering defeats the purpose of being alive. Diabetes is an opportunity to feel all that the world has to offer. It’s an opportunity to grow and learn what you are truly capable of.

Want help embracing appropriate discomfort? 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 MAKING YOURSELF PROUD

Welcome to all of my Moms who have a child with diabetes.

Today’s Question: What is the best feeling in the world for you?

For me it’s being proud. I love to feel proud of myself. I love it so much that I practice feeling it often.

It’s an emotion that I have to make a very conscious effort to create in my life. It isn’t naturally occurring in my life. Proud is the emotion and it comes from a thought. A thought that I need to create that’s believable. Having a child with diabetes certainly doesn’t make it easier to be proud. There are so many variables to our day that choosing one thing to be proud of is often difficult.

Take a minute to think about what would make you feel proud? Notice that it’s not the actual act of doing the thing that makes you feel proud – just thinking about it can bring you the feeling. Feeling proud of your ability to manage diabetes doesn’t mean you have perfect blood sugars every day. It means you do the best you can. You can be proud of yourself regardless of what your child’s A1C is?

Feeling proud is a gift you can give yourself. It doesn’t have to be based on anyone else or anything else.

We often thing that we have to do something first to feel proud of ourselves. I’ve learned the opposite is true. When we feel proud of ourselves, we often move forward to taking the action that will bring us more of the feeling of proud. I’m proud of the bond I have with my T1D. It doesn’t depend on what he thinks or feels. It depends on what I make it mean. The result I want from diabetes is a bond like no other because of diabetes.

Google says the definitely of pride is, “a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction as the result of one’s achievements.”

I think those achievements can be in the past, present, or future, and I don’t think they have to be huge. We simply have to choose to think about our lives in a way that brings up those feelings. We get to believe that because of diabetes we are stronger and better at being a mom than if diabetes never entered our world.

We don’t ever have to wait for someone to be proud of us. It’s our job.

Want help exploring thoughts that make you proud? Want to be proud of yourself more often? 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?