You can’t pour from an empty cup.

How many of you have heard the expression “you can’t pour from an empty cup”? It’s true. Imagine you have a cup full of your unique blend of “support juice” that you want to share with your family, with your friends, and with people that you meet that you feel may need a little extra support. You’ve created a recipe that is just chock-full of goodness. You’ve added love, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, courage. All of those things that you want the important people in your life to feel and you keep pouring this into them and you keep pouring and pouring. Eventually your glass is empty. And where do you get more? How do you make more? It’s by filling the glass for yourself. Giving yourself those things to create more abundance to share with others. And while you are filling your glass you are leading by example. Showing people how to use these gifts to fill their own glasses and eventually support others with their overflow. Give them compassion. And also show them how to have compassion for themselves and for others. As a recovering people pleaser I used to live “in the red” so to speak. I would never have any support left for myself and this had emotional as well as physical consequences. I had to learn new tools to help me navigate that delicate balance between what you can reasonably give and what you need to keep for yourself. It felt selfish at first but over time I have learned that self-care is a necessity. I can teach you these tools and show you how to use them to create more balance in your life. Sign up for a complimentary discovery session with me to learn more.

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