One for you, one for me!

That is kinda’ my mantra around the holidays when I’m out shopping for friends and family. I love giving gifts that have meaning and usually have some kind of theme and when I was able to afford it, I would start doing a “one for you, one for me” kinda’ thing! Which, of course, made it that much more fun as you can imagine!

I wrote a little note about this when I posted ‘A Few of My Favorite Things‘ post recently and I giggled about it ’cause it’s fun and as much as I am not a material kinda’ girl, it turned into a feel good kind of thing for me — a way for me to take care of myself and enjoy the little things in life.

And it’s funny how my Universe has a sense of humor (I think it laughs constantly actually!) because this premise of ‘one for you, one for me’ came up in a very unique and interesting way yesterday.

My most recent client, Kathryn Sabol, reached out to me asking if I would be interested in a coaching session with her. And after working with Kathryn during a Woman Redefined photo experience recently, I got to know her and loved her so you know I was ALL IN for the coaching session! Kathryn works with entrepreneurs to create EPIC shit in their businesses and lives and I knew I was in for a treat!

And unlike my usual self, I decided NOT to go in with any expectations. I was originally going to write a list of stuff that I wanted to work on and then decided instead to let it flow and see where things went. And WOW, I am so happy that I did!

The idea of my Woman Redefined Retreat ended up being the topic of conversation (not planned) which led to why I was terrified of saying it out loud and planning it (’cause well, why would ANY woman ever want to go to Mexico [with me] and have an amazing 4 days being pampered and photographed!!???) which led to what this fear was about and long story shortened, I left the session with several big revelations and so my homework is to journal every day…OH AND GET THIS

ONE FOR YOU, ONE FOR ME is where we landed.

This time it wasn’t about physical gifts at all. It was about me being kind to myself. Hmmm…imagine THAT!!?

I was talking about how it was so easy for me to be kind and generous to others, with compliments and kindness and empathy, but for me to do the same for myself was rare or nonexistent.

So….yeah, the Universe was giggling at me when it smacked me back 20 minutes later with the ‘one for you, one for me’ thing!

And yeah, you guessed it, my homework now is that when I give another person a kind, generous or soulful word or conversation, I am required to do the same for myself.

Be kind. Be generous. Be empathetic. TO MYSELF.

I dare you to do the same thing. Will you join me and tell me how it goes?

In full disclosure, it hasn’t happened every single time, but I am working on it and tapping myself (kinda’ a smack but whatever) to do it each time.

I’ll touch base with you guys soon when I do and let you know how it’s going!

In the mean time, have an amazing holiday and a Happy New Year and I will see you guys in two weeks (gonna’ take a little break next week to enjoy sleep, relaxation and a few drinks and cuddles with the dogs)!

xoxo

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Check out Kathryn’s recent guest blog post on IRC Wealth — Reigniting the Fire After Career Burnout. And check out a few images from her photo shoot with me below…yeah, we had this much fun!!

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