I’m hosting a 1-day retreat at my private home & urban farm space in L.A. on May 18th – it’s the Love. Your. Life. Spring Clean Your Spirit Retreat. Would love to see you there!
This will be a small group (space is very limited), and the day will include workshops with me on happiness & living a dream life, vision board creating, a fantastic veggie brunch, gift bags, and new friends!
If you’re outside the L.A area, I can recommend a nearby hotel that’s affordable and very nice.
Hope you can come hang with me! See you in May!
In my new video, I share 3 of the top causes for stress and anxiety, and some tips for zapping them both. Reducing stress & anxiety is essential for our health, energy & best life. These tips and perspective changes will help you kick those joy suckers to the curb. Check out the video & let me know what you think in the comments. xo – Kristi
Hi Amazing Friends! I hope you are loving my new website as much as I am! I’m writing this post for three reasons, the first of which is to say THANK YOU and how grateful I am that you’re part of my community. Everything I do – the classes, blog posts, events – is for you and because of your amazing support. And, many times the posts (especially on Facebook!) are just as much for me!
The second reason is a personal announcement. My last name is changing back to my birth name of Ling. This was a decision that I considered very carefully for a very long time. I feel very connected to my birth name and am excited to return to it! Psyched to share the new look of my website and logo with you! Let me know what you think in the comments – would love to hear!
Random Ling facts: It’s both Norwegian and Chinese, and has much history in both cultures. It’s also the name of a meditation Mudra (hand position) that is said to help warm the body and assist with clearing sinus congestion (many of us could use that this time of year, right?!) Google “Ling Mudra” – it’s pretty cool!
I’m super excited to share everything that’s coming up with you – from the launch later this spring of my online course, Happiness Bootcamp, to many more new videos, a brand new podcast and more! Be sure you’re on my newsletter list (sign up to the right and you’ll receive a free copy of my Empower Your Day eBook!) to be the first to know about all the good new stuff!
Also, to celebrate all this awesomeness, I‘m hosting a FREE teleclass for you on March 25th called 3 Incredible Keys for Lasting Happiness ~ Finally! This class is packed full of great tips, tools, and huge perspective changes that will rock your foundation. If you can’t be on live, no worries – you’ll receive a link to the replay via email. Thanks so much to the over 100 of you who have signed up already! Register free here.
Thanks again for being here! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of the new site! Looking forward to sharing awesome, life shifting goodness with you on March 25th!
I’ve become very clear on something lately. That much of the damage and frustration that occurs in any relationship or situation in our lives comes from one thing: making ourselves smaller to fit into it.
Playing it small and safe in life and in relationships can be like a low-grade fever or a slow moving infection. You don’t really realize it’s happening until you actually go for a check up and discover it’s there. You’ve been puttering along just fine as is. But the damage is happening and something must be done before it gets serious.
If you’re holding back and dimming your light out of fear that you may be too bold, say or do the wrong thing, be rejected, or rock the boat, you’re shrinking yourself and your life, as well as denying the world – and yourself – your true, amazing light.
A few years ago in a past relationship, I totally did this. I would bite my tongue to avoid conflict, turn down opportunities that I thought he wouldn’t approve of and the worst of all: avoid taking risks and chances in my business because of fear that if I failed I would disappoint him. And none of this had anything to do with him. It was all my doing. In fact, it was so unfair to him because the person he wanted to be with was ME. Not a smaller version of me. Not the PG version of me. He didn’t want the lite version of me, he wanted the LIGHT version of me!
So, here’s the deal. You are good enough. You’re amazing, in fact. Click to Tweet: Your thoughts and dreams are valid and powerful. Express and pursue them daringly. @kristimb The greatest change makers are the ones who aren’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers along their path. What you’re capable of if you free yourself to be the complete, uncensored you may blow your mind. This is also the path to your happiest, most peaceful self.
Forget the critics. Let go of the fear of screwing up – know that it’s part of making great things happen. Be willing to step out of your own way and take chances. Trust that the Uni-verse is there to support you.
The world and the people in your life are in great need of your light. You, in all your YOUness, is exactly why people will want to work with you, be in relationships with you, and support you. If you begin to play small, purposely downplay your dreams and desires and label yourself as “shrink to fit,” you’re not doing them – or you – any favors.
I believe what we all need to do is train ourselves to regularly check in with our inner voice to be sure we’re being true to our whole self and what we really, truly, deeply desire. Shrinking ourselves to fit into different situations can be a defense habit that comes to us automatically and can be a tough one to recognize and take charge of. It sure was for me. What I finally realized was that I was more concerned about the approval of others than I was about achieving my own dreams and desires.
The good news is that just like shifting any habit or pattern, by becoming conscious of the tendency to fall into the shrinking state of being, we can change the direction of our sails and head back to where the sun is shining.
Creating this shift may mean that some of the people and situations in our lives that are not in alignment with our best life and highest purpose fall away. That can be hard very at times. The key is to fully trust that what’s truly meant for you will remain, and that space will be created for the awesome.
By fully committing yourself to be your brightest, follow your dreams, and be your authentic, passionate self in every area of your life, you’ll naturally attract the relationships and opportunities that will lift you up, back you up, and empower you. Awesome doors will begin to fly open and invite you in. Life will flow with much more ease and clarity. This is the cycle of an authentic, powerful, joyful life.
Where in your life are you shrinking to fit? Playing small? Containing your voice? It’s time to set your full, beautiful, wild, dynamic self completely and totally free. Your soul and the world will be grateful.
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Sometimes the best way is to light your own way. xo
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In case you’ve been wondering, it’s okay to be a wanderer. It’s okay to not know what you want to be when you grow up – no matter what your age. It’s okay to deliberately create totally new chapters of your life any time you feel inspired, to explore, to marvel, to desire.
Love everything and everyone, make your art, plant your seeds. Live with amazement, passion, and a sense of wonder. Shake things up. Let go of the tendency to compare yourself to others, and of other people’s opinions.
Free yourself from the idea of what you thought your life would be or should be, and be enlivened by what is and what can be.
You are a radiant, gifted being of light. Embrace the now and be ready and open for what might be next. Go after that dream your heart’s been longing for. Seek adventure. Anything can happen!
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Expect amazing things and they will be. xoxo Love, Kristi
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