Friday, August 5, 2016

The Reason I Started Wake Up to Live! Blog

The Reasons I Started Wake Up to Live! Blog

One thing is for certain about life, there is a beginning and there is an end. 

I started the blog Wake Up to Live! because I wanted others to wake up to live a life fully and passionately.  I was once a sleeper, and I lived life from a knee-jerk reaction not conscious of the reasons to my emotions and behaviors, as well as my choices. Also important, I wasn't aware of time passing me by. Once I awoke, life became clear, refreshing, truthful, and exhilarating. At the same time, each moment of time became precious. I found a way to create a person that I wanted to live with, and I wanted to find a way to share my experiences of waking up and encouraging other to wake up to live fully, too.

To wake up and to live a life fully and passionately, one must clear out the baggage we carry.  This baggage darkens our view of life and our view of ourselves. So, in the blog I talk about the healing process and what one can be prepared for.  I encourage and give strength and power through my stories hoping to encourage others, both men and women, to step forward and know that all will be well when confronting darkness. In the moments during the healing process, it can be extremely difficult. So many varying emotions come pouring out.  With persistence and with the support of a health care provider, and knowing that these emotions or the pain you feel in your heart or your head won't last forever, the brilliance and depth of life will be revealed all around you.

I speak from a spiritual mentor, counsellor's, and life coach perspective inter-playing the dynamics of each together or separately. Although I have retired my spiritual mentor hat, and I do not define myself as a spiritual mentor, I will always live by what has awakened me and how I live my life. I like to say that I am a health promoter or educator incorporating the triad of mind, body, and spirit in my teachings and practice. 

Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh