Strength + Power + Magic + You

 
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As a recovering perfectionist, it's an easy slide for me to feel like I'm failing as a mother - like my best isn't enough.

It's easy to over-analyze and stay hyper-focused on all the places I've fallen short.

As hard as we try {and I've tried my ass off at this} - there's no such thing as being a perfect recovering perfectionist.

When I launched the expansion of my business in April, I had no idea how hard it would be to find my new normal. Four growing kids. Changing schedules. Different needs.

To be honest, over these last five months, I've really had to re-evaluate my priorities / how and where I'm spending time - because, creating more time in the day... well, that isn't really an option. {I've tried that too. πŸ˜¬}

Which brings me back to where I started, four years ago. When I honored a soul-tugging pull to start my journey as a wellness coach - launching myself into the world of entrepreneurship.

We were two months out from M's heart surgery. The timing didn't really make sense - and even I fought myself on the idea, swearing to my mentor that I would never take selfies or share. Truthfully, I was living underneath the heavy armor of perfection. And, I was also scared shitless of how her surgery would go.

Funny how things work out. When we surfaced on the other side of that experience, I came home with a very sick child. She miraculously survived heart failure, came out of heart block and her akinetic RV started squeezing again. I was traumatized by what I experienced, and barely surviving.

Sometimes we don't know why we are pulled at the soul level. That gut feeling. Our intuition. We don't have to know why to honor it.

I am so grateful I did. My team held my hand - literally and figuratively - as I found my feet again. They cried with me. They carried me. And reminded me to pour into myself. To nourish. To heal.

There is STRENGTH in knowing we are not alone.

There is POWER in having tools in our hands that empower us.

There is MAGIC in being able to pay forward the tools and opportunity that literally changed the course of my life. From barely surviving to thriving. Truly.

Which is exactly why - even when am saying no to so many things - I continue to say yes to wellness coaching.

Your story may not be trauma. You might have a strong support system. You might have workouts you love.

If there's one thing I know for sure: there's a space here for you. If you are willing to show up and willing to do hard things, we've got you. And pulling all the pieces together is life changing.

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So, tonight - on a night where I was feeling my not-enoughness as a mother, I share with you this: 

My girls excitedly packing their snacks for school. Chopping up spinach. Tomatoes. Peppers. Blueberries.

They are a huge part of my WHY. And they are watching me pour into myself. They are watching me nourish from a place of LOVE, not hate. They are listening to the way I talk about food + exercise + my body.

They are watching me choose me - even when I don't feel like it. Even when it's hard.

Because, WE CAN DO HARD THINGS.

We can't always control what life throws at us, we can control how we show up for ourselves.

Choose YOU.

If you are ready to link arms, grab my hand. It's out. Waiting for you. βœ¨πŸ‘ŠπŸ’«


Doors to my September wellness coaching program open on Monday. βœ¨

To learn more: https://www.samanthalivingstone.com/wellness

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Samantha Livingstone is an Olympic Gold Medalist, transformational speaker, high performance coach and mama of four.  She inspires and empowers others to cultivate the courage, resilience and perseverance needed to let go of perfection and other limiting beliefs so they can live their dream. Samantha candidly shares her battles with her inner critic, depression, perfection, PTSD and parenting as a working mother because she believes in the transformative power of story – and the strength that comes from knowing we are not alone. She is on a mission to pay forward all that she’s learned to help others find joy and live free.  

A mama of heart warrior and mama of twins, Samantha and her husband, Rob, live in the Berkshires with their four girls.  

You can learn more about Samantha at www.samanthalivingstone.com