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You can have your cake AND eat it!

If you’re currently in a place where your friendship circle or job or business is no longer aligning with you… you are not alone!
This is completely normal when you are either already growing and evolving or you are ready to grow and evolve.
I have experienced this feeling many times before and I’m here to tell you that it will be okay. It will all work out.
Your life will turn out better than you can imagine!

  • You can have a beautiful tribe or circle that supports you and accepts you exactly as you are
  • You can have a job or business that is uplifting, fulfilling and enjoyable
  • You can have everything you dream of having

It starts with creating the space to work out who you authentically are, what supports that in your life, and what it is you truly want!

Whilst this might feel scary, the braver you are to take the first steps towards change, the greater the benefits will be.

If you’re ready to create the space and invest in your happiness and the life you really want for yourself, come and join my online signature program, ‘Activating Authentic Authority’©.

You’ll connect with a group of likeminded people and get the answers and action plan you seek to confidently make the changes that will support you living your best life!

Click here for more details. We start the next powerful program very soon with 2 group options to choose from.

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At a Crossroads

Are you at a crossroads in your life, where you feel like you need to make a BIG decision?

Perhaps you’re at the tail end of your parental leave and you’ve got to decide whether you go back to a job that didn’t really fill your bucket, or you try something new?

Perhaps the job doesn’t feel like this new version of you that has evolved with motherhood?

Perhaps your dreams and values have shifted?

Whatever the case, you know you’ve got some big decisions on your hands.

I have been in your shoes, and I understand how isolating, overwhelming, confusing, and just downright scary it can feel.

About 9 months after having our firstborn, I was faced with the big decision of going back to my 6-figure corporate HR role or finding another way to earn some income in a way that would allow me to spend more time at home with our son (my new goal). The decision felt HUGE and SO uncomfortable. There were so many things to consider!

Over 8 years on (and a set of twins later), and I can still easily recall the day that I made and communicated the decision to leave my job and create my own business.

I was relieved that I didn’t have to leave my son each day to go to an environment that I knew would not make me happy.

I was overjoyed that I had made a decision that felt right for me and my family.

I felt confident and clear on my new path.

And I was also super proud of myself for tuning into my own wants and needs and putting aside the fears and expectations of others.

I’ve made many big decisions since then, and now as a transformational coach, I have the pleasure of supporting so many other beautiful people making BIG decisions feel more comfortable, effortless, and enjoyable!

If you need support with making a big decision in your life, book in a free 10-minute call with me to chat about how I can support you from a place of someone who gets it and has been in your shoes.


What is purpose?

Do you know what your purpose is?
Are you living out your purpose?
Or are their barriers to you living your purpose?

Your purpose doesn’t have to be all encompassing
You don’t need to know all the details
You don’t need to feel it in every single moment

Your purpose can be a knowing that you’re exactly where you’re meant to be
It can be in a job that you do, or a role that you play (parent, partner, grandparent, friend, listener, etc)

Your purpose can be in the simple
It can be in the WAY that you go about your daily life
It can be in the daily choices you make

Knowing your purpose can feel like a grounding, an anchoring to your self & your soul
It can feel like clarity & direction

We can still know our purpose & have those days where we feel lost (that is completely normal)
It is in that anchoring that we are reminded to come home to what we know & sense feels right for us

It has been through my own journey of rediscovering my purpose, & finding clarity & direction in my journey after becoming a parent, that I found my passion in supporting others to find their purpose

If you’re feeling a little lost, perhaps a bit unsure of who you are, or what you wish to do next
The best thing you can do is reach out for support
You deserve to live a life that has meaning to you, where there are more days when things feel right & in alignment, vs the opposite

Holding space for people to navigate their journeys is what I do & it would be a pleasure to hold space to support you to navigate yours
If you would love to know more about how we can work together, through my coaching or Reiki offerings, send me a message today
I’m ready when you are!


What it took

And this is what it took

For family bonds to be restored

For homes to be taken care of

For those odd jobs to be done

And this is what it took

For puzzles to be dusted off

For forts to be built

For more books to be read

And this is what it took

For families to bake together

For our bodies to be nourished

For health to be prioritised

And this is what it took

For children to learn of boredom

For friendships to strengthen

For the birds to be heard

And this is what it took

For driveways to be played on

For rainbows to be drawn

For neighbours to connect

And this is what it took

For time in nature to be appreciated

For music to be enjoyed

For creativity to come alive

And this is what it took

For communities to unite

For Mother Earth to regenerate

For new ways to be discovered

And this is what it took

For the world to truly slow down

And if this is what it took…

What are we taking away from all of this?

💛

By Simone Parker

@embarkedwithsimone

14.04.2020


Lost

So you’re feeling a little disconnected,

Like you’ve wandered a little too far from your truth.

Unsure of your journey ahead.

Unsure of your hopes, dreams & passions.

Unsure of your circle.

Do not worry, for you are not alone. There is always someone who has been here before.

And not just once, for this can be a destination for many, on multiple occasions.

I myself have been here.

What do you do when you arrive at this destination?

Do you panic as though you have lost all sense of direction & have forgotten your map?

Possibly leading you further and further from where you intend to be.

Do you resist and stay put out of stubbornness or fear, not moving anywhere?

Or do you accept that this is where you are meant to be in this moment, no matter how brief this stop?

Do you allow yourself to feel the uncertainty?

To feel the disconnection from self?

Can you pause at your destination and look around at your surroundings –

How do they feel?

What feels safe?

As you calm your mind and allow your thoughts to gather

You will remember that there is someone you can call to help you on your way.

Who is that person who you can call on for guidance?

If you allow yourself enough space to breathe deeply, to calm the mind and open the heart, you will remember that you can be that person too.

You will remember that this is all part of the journey

You may be at a crossroads, with a change of destination ahead

You may have taken a detour and need to reconnect to get back on your way

You may have new places to discover or new paths that are opening

You may have needed to lose your way to remember where you wanted to go

Or you may be exactly where you need to be without realising it.

Whatever the journey, accept it.

For acceptance is key to transformation.

Trust it. And trust in yourself.

For if you ask yourself, you will have the answers.


New Chapter

It’s been three months since our new chapter began, with hubby coming home to be with the kids & invest more energy into his business, and I jumped back into a full time role in the corporate space.

Three months of adjusting, three months of working out our new normal, three months of finding our feet (& still counting)…

Three months of me…

Learning a new role, a new company, new people, new systems & processes

Learning how to switch from Mum mode to work mode & back

Learning what it’s like to arrive home each evening at the peak of witching hour(s) & being thrust into the kids nighttime routine before winding down

Learning the importance of the train ride & walks home to support switching modes & resetting

Learning to let go of expectations on getting all the things done, or things being done differently to how I would do them

Learning to deal with the real FOMO that comes from not being available as much for family & friends, or being part of the regular school routine

Learning to share the opportunities

Learning to prioritise even more & learning to let go of the guilt that comes from not being able to get to everyone or everything

Learning to appreciate the weekends in a new way

Learning how to keep my passions (quality family time, & my creating & sharing through my business) alive, & to keep those promises to myself that I wouldn’t let those passions slip…

And whilst I can’t & won’t speak entirely on hubby’s behalf –

Three months of him…

Learning a new role & new processes in the same house, with the same little people (for a whole lot more time), with less other people

Learning what it’s like to be a stay at home Dad, juggling 3 kids & their needs, whilst running a business

Learning what it’s like to eagerly wait the arrival of that second pair of hands

Learning of the special bond that deepens

Learning to let go of expectations to get all the things done whilst having little ones as your number 1 priority

Learning how quickly plans can change, & how to steal little bits of time where you can

Learning to prioritise in a new way, with new activities and responsibilities

Two roles

Equally as important

Equally as new

Equally as many challenges

Equally as many milestones

Equally offering a new perspective on the other

All of our triumphs & challenges to date have set us on this path & brought us to where we are today, & I am so grateful for this new chapter, however short or long it lasts, & for what we are both learning, & equally as important, for what our children our learning too

We have a new found appreciation & respect for the roles we held before & for the roles we each hold now. We both understand & have experienced the challenges of each role, & we have both experienced the joys that come with each role.

Never under estimate the opportunity to see another perspective

To embrace a new experience

And to go where the universe is guiding you 💛