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I would tell you to B.E. Y.O.U.R.S.E.L.F. Let me share this acronym:

B = Be yourself
E = Escape into nature

Y = Yuck it up! Laugh
O = Offer a helping hand
U = Use humor daily
R = Relax by nurturing yourself
S = Simplify your life
E = Engage with others
L = Listen more, talk less
F = Face your fears

Being yourself comes from a place of authenticity and empowerment. It is not losing your voice, but saying your truth. It is accepting all of you your strengths and your weaknesses.

When you Escape into nature, there is a rekindling of the heart/soul from a cellular level. It is leaving the myriad daily to-do tasks, all the distractions and becoming quiet, observant and curious with the beauty around you. What can you see that you did not yesterday?

Nothing brings you to life as laughter, so Yuck it up! The saying “Laughter is the best medicine” is more potent than you could ever imagine. When was the last time you had a belly laugh? How did you feel?

Have you been the recipient of another’s generosity? Offering a helping hand to someone or some cause brings you out of yourself. You are cemented in the present moment. Give freely give with no expectation of reciprocity.

Be willing to laugh at and with yourself by Using humor daily. It takes way too much energy to be serious. It takes more muscles to frown than to smile… so giggle a lot. It is infectious.

Relax by nurturing yourself. Take a “time out” each day for doing something just for you. You deserve it! What is it that brings a smile to your face? What is your passion? Can’t read a whole book? Try reading a chapter a day. Good is better than perfect.

Are you finding yourself stressed or overtired, too much going on? Then it is time to Simplify your life. The more you put on your plate, the more calories you take in. Reduce the amount of commitments by saying NO to just one thing. You do have choices; which one will you choose?

Engage with others who inspire you, and pick your friends wisely. Be a true friend, Listen more and talk less. Never interrupt. Know when to be quiet. For real listening comes from the heart and it knows exactly how to reply.

And lastly when you Face your fears, know that stepping out of your comfort zone is exactly what you are supposed to do. That is where true growth happens. Remember when one door closes, another one opens. What door will you choose?

So I ask you this: Knowing that life is not a dress rehearsal, how do you want to live your life? And if not now, when?

Start where you stand.

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Sallie Felton puts the “L” back into the word LIVING. Every life has its share of expected and unexpected trials and with Sallie by their side individuals can not only get through hard times, but can develop the life they always wanted. Drawing on all types of counseling and acting as a partner and cheerleader, Sallie  helps to create and support the achievement of one’s life goals.

From helping business professionals and individuals to find their work/life balance and future goals to others discovering their positive strengths, their passion in life, and those navigating through the roads of transition, Sallie is a motivator. Her expertise has been felt by hundreds of individuals all over the U.S. and abroad through her one-on-one and group coaching as well as her renowned radio shows, “A Fresh Start With Sallie Felton” and “Light at the End of the Tunnel”, Broadcast LIVE through KRWM 106.9 FM-HD3, Seattle, WA Worldwide and through the Internet. Her guests have included Mallika Chopra (Deepak’s daughter) Dr. Bernie Siegel, Guy Finley, Arielle Ford, Ariane de Bonvoisin and Marci Shimoff, just to name a few. Sallie’s shows are heard by well over 250,000+ and available in 240 countries. Her newest show is as a co-host on DIVA TOOLBOX called “Simply Living.”

Sallie is the co-author of GPS for Success with Stephen R. Covey, Stepping Stones to Success with Deepak Chopra, and The Small Business Owner's Assessment Tool, as well as an e-book, Clutter Free and Clear How To Take Charge of Your Time and Space. 

When engaged in workshops, her humor puts people at ease by engaging them one-on-one and sharing her personal stories and experiences. Her passion for helping individuals never goes unnoticed. For Sallie brings out the best in others by. How does she do this? Her down to earth manner, encouragement, support and non-judgmental approach make her a magnet for any group. As she says, “you have to start where you stand” in order to make a change in your life. It’s all about choice.


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. That is a gooder Sallie. I love the acrament of being yourself.
    I happen to beingdoing that at this present time of my life. It started about 5yrs ago, that I started living. Now im more in nature, and less at work, of hustle, and bustle of city life.
    Thankyou for this inspiration.
    Lots of love.

  2. Sallie – the simplicity of the words used in Be Yourself are what makes this easy to remember – and use more often. I totally agree with each description – and actually practice them most of the time. Thanks for sharing.

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