When Life Gives You Lemons

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I”m reblogging today – a post from my strong and inspiring friend (and much missed former next door neighbor and cancer survivor), Shelly. Such sage advice. I love her fun-spirit and her practical advice.

When Life Gives You Lemons and All You Want is a Lemon Drop Martini

In sum, she has 3 suggestions when life is throwing you lemons so that you can move toward an awakened life:

Lesson #1: Give yourself permission to feel vulnerable and don’t rush to numb the uncomfortable feelings.

Lesson #2: Your life lessons are often embedded within your most challenging situations.

Lesson #3: There are 2 options for how your life story progresses from this point onward.

Thanks, Shelly!

You are a role model of what wellfinity is about: Live with Intention, Love Yourself, Create Balance, Fulfill your Purpose & Thrive!

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About Vicki Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

2 responses »

  1. Vicki, I just saw the note you left for me on my web contact page, which led me here. Indeed, we do have a lot in common. Your story sounds so much like mine, and reading your poetry and story almost made me feel like I reading my own story, Same tone, passion, love, peace. Thanks for taking the step to reach out to me. I look forward to learning more about you, and staying connected.

    Love, Catherine

    • Catherine, glad to have found another kindred spirit. I love the way the universe and connections work! Put your heart out there, and someone will gently rub against it, like a cat brushing against a leg. I look forward to getting to know you through your work.

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