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The Power of Slowing Down


The Power of Slowing Down


Throughout my professional journey, I've been labeled as the relentless "hard hustler" and "the fixer". I thrived on overcoming challenges, especially as a woman in a male-dominated industry. It became second nature to push myself beyond limits - even sleeping in rest areas during the pandemic to meet my commitments. My determination was recognized and celebrated.


However, about five months after leaving the corporate world and launching my coaching venture, I faced a sudden and debilitating health crisis. Although I'd felt fatigued and pained for years, attributing it to age and stress, a test confirmed a lingering suspicion: Chronic Lyme Disease. The realization hit hard. It felt as though life's pace, which I'd fiercely maintained, had suddenly pressed the brakes. The process of healing wasn't just physical – it was deeply emotional and mental.


During this time, confronting thoughts like "I'm not doing enough" or "I'm not enough" were daily battles. But why? Why are we our harshest critics? Why can't we extend the compassion we so readily offer to others, to ourselves?


A defining moment arrived during a conference. Exhausted, I questioned my relentless drive and pondered the idea of truly slowing down. The shift in perspective was profound. I felt at peace.


Slowing down doesn't mean stagnation or laziness. It means harmonizing with life's rhythm. By aligning with the universe's flow and our innate rhythm, we discern the right moments and the right actions. This newfound calm has unveiled a purpose that lay buried beneath the hustle - a genuine calling to help others.


To anyone reading this, remember: slowing down can be an act of profound strength and self-love. It lets us connect deeply with our true selves and our heart's desires.

I'd be grateful to hear from those who've also embraced the transformative power of slowing down during their personal journeys.


Be Well

dana@danakentcoaching

www.danakentcoaching.com


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Aline Biler Zukerman
Aline Biler Zukerman
2023年10月12日

Even if I don't listen to my coach, my body does. When you have a partner like Dana listening to your whole self, you know you can do anything, including doing nothing.

いいね!
Dana Kent
Dana Kent
2023年10月12日
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Thank you Aline! You inspire me every single day!

いいね!
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