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Good morning all!

First and foremost, I sincerely want to thank you (again) for being on the other side. Knowing that you were out there made a big difference for me. It gave me accountability and a feeling of vulnerability and contribution. Just by your interest in me I felt valued and supported in my growth. It transformed my areas with a lack of self-love into a place to connect with others. By your desire to connect to yourselves, me and to grow, you transformed this experience for me. So, deeply, thank you.

Thank you to those of you who replied from time to time or consistently. It also made a big difference to me to know that the emails were being read, appreciated, and thought about. I appreciated hearing from people I knew and didn’t know.

Here is what I can recall that I’ve learned of from this experience.

1. Self-love is not something that falls out of the sky. It takes experience and its up to us.

2. I can complete something powerfully if I put my mind to it.
3. No man or thing is going to rescue me. I have to ‘rescue’ myself. (for me that is through God.)
4. I sometimes kept people at a distance to keep myself ‘safe’ and then complained about not having more close friends.
5. A very easy way to find energy in life is to view it from opportunity rather than obligation.

6. Constant shifting in my learning approach is important to perpetual growth.
7. People care about me and value what I have to say. Its important to remember that in order to carry out my purpose.
8. I saw myself much less sexy than others see me and I’m working on expressing that publicly.
9. Although Self-love is something that takes work, you also must choose to start.
10. You can start to love right now, by loving the ‘now,’ knowing that its already perfect.
These are just some of my journey, and again I’m so grateful for this and being able / willing to complete!

I am not sure if I will take on another project yet, I grew a lot from this and its discipline, however, I’d love to keep in touch with you all that signed up. If you would like to STOP receiving any emails from me in the future about updates or new projects I take on, simply reply STOP. 🙂

Thanks for being on the other side!! We did it!
I LOVE MYSELF!!!!

Love is the reward for love.

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Good morning everyone! I hope your holidays were amazing, as we move into our new year its great to have family time to really remind us of our achilles heels! Haha 🙂

In correlation, I had such a wonderful time with family and we reflected on how we’ve grown this year. Truth be told I grew so much this year in learning how to be graceful when I feel awkward! These difficulties taught me how to disconnect from some physical sensations and move towards my own empowerment despite them, this has been my favorite year thus far and this is the most powerful I’ve ever felt.

I hope your time with your family is enjoyable and another beautiful learning experience for you!

I hope to get in the gym today to work off all that gluten-free food I munched on yesterday.

Thanks for being on the other side,
Jojo

Love is the reward for love.

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Good morning!

Super early post this am as I am about to head out on a long drive to Phoenix. Originally I had planned to leave yesterday and then it dawned on me that it was probably everyones plan to leave yesterday! haha 🙂 So I decided to take the extra day and relax, get some work done, have some me-time and be a bit more prepared to leave early this morning sans a bunch of traffic.

I’ve had a few friends, already home with their families, talk with me about how difficult it can be to feel like yourself when you’re around people that are so different from you, share such different views on how to do things, enjoy different things and different ways. Yes, I’m talking about family.

During this time we spend time with our families and for some its a smooth ride and others bumpy and others a bit of both. But I feel that one of the best things we can do is to continue to give our families a new chance each day.

What do I mean by that?

Well, to be honest, our families hold the longest memories in our minds and bodies. And probably since we can remember they’ve been a certain way…. but have they? I think that sometimes we continue to hold an old view of them and even keep them there, hanging on to past resentments or just simply viewpoints.

Its really up to us to try and transform any relationship. Now, yes, some just aren’t willing! But that doesn’t mean we can’t take 100% responsibility for how the relationships feel to us. Perhaps we’re even tolerating how something feels in our family endeavors. So, today, during this holiday and maybe forever, I am just reminded that WE are responsible for how we view others, how we interact with them, who they are for us, how they show up, and its us that can transform an experience from good to amazing.

No one is perfect and each person has qualities that are beneficial! So lets find the best in others, powerfully acknowledge and accept the rest and do the same for ourselves, handle ourselves in the same self-respecting manner and be responsible for how it turns out.

Anyway, I hope this helps! I think all too often people sort of fog out when it comes to family and there’s a new view to be had every single day, for ANYONE. That is a real gift!

Happy Holidays! Thanks for being on the other side!

Jojo

Love is the reward for love.

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I feel excited and empowered today, I had a great completion class for 2017 with all the team members on my organization, Diggs Deeper, and as well with my students today. We got ‘complete’ with anything we needed to say to each other to go into 2018 with nothing hanging on… You might remember the ‘baggage’ story of the other day!
Both of these processes taught me a lot about the power of one on one time to check in with another individual. There were no fires to put out, but there was perspectives that had been there that could have been looked at sooner. I will say I feel that I am in a really WONDERFUL place in my life. I feel so sturdy, and this year of challenges and uncomfortability is what gave me that strength.

This year I learned how to be more comfortable feeling awkward.

This year I learned that all things that come my way I manifested for one reason or another so enjoy them and be powerful.

This year I learned being powerful means releasing the self-delusion that I have control and stop trying to have it.

This year was tough and absolutely one of my favorites.

I hope you all might find some joy in any awkwardness you had this year, hope you might seek out completion with anyone you haven’t said everything there is to say with, and that you might just love anything that comes your way because, after all, you put it there, and its perfect.

And so are you!

Thanks for being on the other side!!

Jojo ❤