Look What Happens When You Leave Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever been reluctant to do something outside of your “comfort zone,” but then you decided to do it anyway, and you were really glad you did it?

That’s what happened to Lorie.

Lorie really wanted to attend my “Ultimate Wellness Retreat” in Costa Rica last week, but she had so many reasons she felt she couldn’t go: A busy consulting business, a child with special needs, another young child, no passport and other constraints. 

However, a week before the trip, she decided to say “Yes” to herself – and go!

She got her passport the day before she was to leave for Costa Rica. She had never been outside of the U.S. before.  

Lorie stretched herself completely out of her comfort zone, and she is so very glad she did. 

Not only does Lorie say that she had the “most amazing” time on this retreat, she feels completely “transformed” from the coaching.

Lorie had been struggling with a certain personal issue for “many, many years” and had tried other things to help, without success. 

On the retreat, I worked with Lorie on this issue, and she experienced a huge breakthrough. 

Lorie says that now she has “peace, freedom and lightness” about the issue, as if she had never struggled before. 

It shows on her face. Here we are together at the Costa Rican airport on our way home from the retreat:  
Lorie had this huge breakthrough because she left her comfort zone, stayed open to the coaching we did, and said “yes” to herself.  

Is there anything in your life outside of your “comfort zone” that you would like to do, but you are telling yourself “I can’t”?   

If so, I invite you to think of Lorie and the potential breakthroughs you might have.

Have an awesome weekend!

Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life & Business Coach

P.S. — If you want to experience breakthroughs with something you may be struggling with, schedule a complimentary discovery call with me HERE to learn more.

P.P.S. — If you want to be added to the list of 2020 transformative retreats I will be hosting, get on the list HERE!

Listen To Your Body’s Wisdom

Have you ever noticed that your body speaks to you?

My client, Jackie, had a tough decision to make about whether she should attend an important extended-family function. 

Everyone had told her she “should” go. On the surface, it seemed like the right thing to do. 

Together, we worked on ways in which she could listen better to the wisdom of her body.

She was planning to attend the event, but when she listened to her body, she heard a huge “NO.” 

This information gave her the clarity to calmly and peacefully decline the event, despite what everyone else thought or said.

She didn’t regret the decision.  

We all have huge wisdom in our bodies. 

Our bodies tell the truth, despite what the mind might be saying. This is why lie detectors work – because they can record certain sensations in the body when a person is lying.

Are you listening to your body’s wisdom?  I’d love to hear!

Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life & Business Coach

P.S. –  If you want clarity in helping you listen to your own body’s wisdom, schedule a free consult call with me HERE to learn how coaching can help you do that!

Why Selflessness Is Harmful….

Have you ever wondered about the difference between generosity and self sacrifice?

If so, this article by Adam Grant and Allison Sweet Grant is a must-read, regardless of whether you are a parent or not:https://parenting.nytimes.com/parent-life/adam-grant-advice-children

The article is titled “We Need To Talk About ‘The Giving Tree.’ “I have always hated this popular children’s book by Shel Silverstein because I believe it sends the message that we need to give all that we have – literally everything – to our children, at the expense of ourselves. Research cited by the authors of the Times article supports that self sacrifice is detrimental to you and your relationships.   

The authors offer some wise advice, which applies to ALL relationships in which one person is the “giver” and the other is the “taker.” 

Here are some great takeaways from their article:

  • “Generosity is about helping others without harming yourself.”
  • “In a healthy family, giving is not one-sided.”
  • “Research shows that people who care about others and neglect themselves are more likely to be anxious and depressed.”  

The authors cite compelling research that shows self sacrifice is not the same as generosity – and that it is actually harmful to you and others. 

True generosity happens when we give to ourselves first, then offer it to others.

How are you being generous with yourself today?  I’d love to hear!

💜😀💜

Kathy McCabe
Life Coach

P.S. — Give yourself a fabulous retreat just for YOU! It’s not too late to sign up for my “Ultimate Wellness Retreat” in Costa Rica. Email me here to find out more. And if you are interested in my one day “Exhale” retreat in Jan. 2020, get on the list HERE to get early bird pricing!