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This month The Art Of Circling is all about rewriting our personal narrative. So often we feel stuck in our ways, humans are creatures of habit, it's our nature, the beautiful thing is, if those habits are no longer serving us we have the power to change

This month the Art Of Circling is inviting each of you to take a look at the story you have been telling your self, is this story serving you? What is keeping you from leading the life you feel called to live? Write it down, meditate on it, whatever you need to do to be a witness of your story, do it, then Let It Go! Come to a Circle, or create one of your own. Share your story, allow other shares to inspire you, and through this sharing you will receive support, freeing yourself and others from the binds of your old story so you can begin to write a new one.

Focus on the positive messages, your dreams, your aspirations. What can you do today that will bring you one step closer to following your path? Take that step. Breath it in. It may be scary, but that's good. It should be. If it wasn't scary it wouldn't be important to you. Challenge yourself to have the courage to change and lean on your sisters from your circle to support you...know you are not alone, be brave and live!

This month is all about taking that leap of faith into the life you were called to live. So, when I came across this article by @DanieleLaPorte I just had to share it.

With Love,

Andrea Bendewald

"Is your Inner Motivational Speaker, like, nice to you? Because interior tone matters so very much."

Like all communication, it’s THE TONE that makes the difference. And the tone that you take with yourself is the most important.

Is your inner motivational voice shouting or whispering? Is it cheering you on, or talking down to you? Is it acting like it’s all supportive and shit when really, it’s just trying to scare you into getting something done so the world will get off your back? (Read: Your chronically disappointed mother; your successful sister [who’s really actually quite lovely, it’s just that you’re a bit envious]; your subtly judgmental so-called BFF…)

If you’ve got a cheerleader in your psyche who’s the best friend you ever had, then you can stop reading here. Congratulations!

If your Inner Motivational Speaker tends to shout at you no matter what, then consider this:

Sometimes you have to stand up to that inner voice (and to all disconnected motivational speakers out there acting like they haven’t had a down day in years) and you just need to say: Don’t fucking yell at me.

That’s it. Tell your Inner Motivational Speaker this: Speak kindly to me. Share because you care. Really believe in me. Today, I need you to whisper. Or…Today, I need you to give me a rock opera of pure love. Be kind.

You can sing the same anthems. Go get ‘em! Carpe diem! Sleep when you die. Never give up. But sing them from your heart, not your lack mentality.

Inner motivation is a two-way conversation, not a dictation.

Sweetened assurances won’t make you too soft, they’ll make you mightier.

Inner kindness translates to mega motivation.

All Love,

— Danielle LaPorte