Stories of Shift: Dreams Evolve

Lindsay Walz joined our show this past Tuesday to share her experience(s) of shift. Lindsay is the founder of courageous heARTS, a non-profit organization geared to provide a free, safe space for young people with the intention to heal and empower.

Although this had been a dream of hers for some time, last year, Lindsay felt a huge shift and rethought her role in this organization she’d spent years building. Continue reading “Stories of Shift: Dreams Evolve”

Stories of Shift: I define who I am, Not MS

Michelle Brown was an absolute beam of sunshine to interview. In fact, if she hadn’t told us, we probably would never have known that she’s in a wheelchair. Twenty years ago Michelle was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It took her a little while to accept and then move forward, but she is now a fabulous example of how people can turn challenges into opportunity.

To get the best version, you have to watch the Blab conversation. You’ll laugh, might cry and guaranteed to give you some goosebumps. Watch it here. Continue reading “Stories of Shift: I define who I am, Not MS”

Stories of Shift: Gifts from the Unexpected

Every situation can be converted into an awakening moment with a shift in your perception. To give you clarity on what I mean by “shift in your perception”, in the followings paragraphs I’ve provided one of my personal awakening moments. Take notice how a shift in my perception converted a deceptive perception experience into a positive life altering moment.

Awakening through Disorder

As I laid in the hospital bed, feelings of uncertainty and frustration plagued my mind as I knew life for me was about to change. I observed, through the hospital window, the wind forcing the leaves to applause to a performance they wish they were not a part of; standing still and transforming the sun’s rays into hypnotic colors is their performance of choice.

Like the leaves, my life has been forced into a performance that was not my choice. “Your diagnosis is Multiple Sclerosis” are the lyrics to my doctor’s song. “Everything will be fine, there have been tremendous breakthroughs in medicine towards finding a cure,” my doctor chants as he lures me to dance to his melodic composition. I was emotionally paralyzed, for I received the lyrics as a death sentence. My perception could not formulate life beyond the doctor’s words.

Suicidal thoughts paraded in my mind as visions of hopelessness filled my day. I shouted to the heavens, “What tremendous wrong have I done to be tormented with such an unwanted burden!?” I made my life chaotic to avoid the inevitable pain. Work, school and home was the routine façade I presented to the world, while slowly dying inside.

I fought against the whispers of my soul “Be strong girl, be strong” it chanted, but my focus was on life’s unfairness. In the stillness of my darkest moment, when temporary paralysis leveled my façade, I felt my spirit take control. It revealed to me the hidden diamond lodged within my despair. My conscious eye was open and I saw the brightness of my life. When I made the “shift in my perception.” I finally silenced the chaos.

The disorder stripped away my mobility, income and some friends, but the stripping cannot be compared to what was added. Once I deleted what I perceived to be real, what was real became apparent. My conscious perception formed a mental shift from selfishness to selflessness, which shaped my actions for a greater demonstration of compassion, generosity and love. Forced into a state of total dependence on others afforded me the ability to comprehend the dynamics between those who give and those who receive. I’ve learned to recognize the symbolic learning system and I allow it to revolutionize my way of thinking and viewing the world and its inhabitants. I continue to marvel at the amazing metamorphosis that has taken place in my consciousness due to the invasion of Multiple Sclerosis. Embedded within, this so-called debilitating disorder, laid an awakening. This awakening taught me the precious movement of life. I never imagined that the disorder I once perceived as my demise would propel me into a higher level of consciousness, a consciousness that has awakened me to the incredible beauty of life.

All of life’s growing pains can be transform into new life once you view the pains for what they really are, which are essential features in your life that have the capability to connect you with your divine self. Start adjusting the way you perceive these so-called negative events IMG_0836 (1)by first removing the horror show you direct in your mind about the event. Then allow the true you, the divine you to formulate the perfect perception of your role and how you are to perform in the situation. The conscious perception of self is knowing in every moment that you are empowered to live! And live you shall from a complete understanding of life’s symphony!

~Coach Michelle Brown

About Michelle:

Founder and CEO of Life Is. “Life Is” is an online Life Coaching Solution to Life Crisis and Personal Development. Michelle is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology.

See Michelle’s website.

Go ahead and give her some love on her Facebook page.

See the interview I had with her about her shift.



Driven? You’ve probably experienced this

Let’s hear it for all the ‘driven’ people out there. There’s few things more attractive that people who are passionate about what they do and go out and achieve big, lofty goals. We’re an awesome bunch striving to change the world for the better.

Driven people can get things done – amazing-dream-inspiring things

Passionately-driven people have the most innovative and determined minds.
There is no problem that cannot be figured out. New perspectives and thinking outside the box are daily desires of these types. Continue reading “Driven? You’ve probably experienced this”

Expect Only Experience

and you won’t be disappointed.

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.

-Randy Pausch

It is not up to us to create expectations but to follow our passion.

We want to picture the goal. We have a inner desire to be able to label success or failure. Our brains want to be able to label things so we design our path backwards from what we picture practically and logically.

Our job is the journey, not the goal.

Continue reading “Expect Only Experience”

Self-love Manifests a Tribe

Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.

 -Rudy Francisco

Others will treat us as we teach them to treat us. If we act like a doormat, we will often be walked on. It may not seem fair, but it’s a truth of human nature. When we allow people to take advantage of us, some will.

The flip side is that if we love ourselves, we’re showing them how we want to be treated. If we don’t, it shows. Continue reading “Self-love Manifests a Tribe”

Stories of Shift: Confidence and Worth

Barbara Iuliano is a life coach bringing confidence and self-worth to people all over. Her current passion for supporting people to find their best life comes from a life-time of low confidence and self-worth. She discussed her story with us on the Inviting Shift Show that you can watch here, but here’s the overview.

Something ain’t right

Barbara knew that she’s always had a deep need to be accepted. She had l Continue reading “Stories of Shift: Confidence and Worth”