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guest article :: Great Health Guide 'Choice'

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Many People struggle with feeling a lack of control and have anxiety over the things they cannot control. When you draw a line between the truth of what is controllable in life and what isn’t, you instantly have a feeling of relief. Can you really control another person’s actions? Can you control the weather, can you control what the leaders of your county are doing? Not really, you can influence but not control any of those things. Read full article here >>

Posted on November 8, 2018 and filed under Life Coaching, Articles, Interview.

resilience

Resilience

I’m sure we’ve all heard the sage words of encouragement, “You are stronger than you think you are”. But when you are in the middle of a storm, it can be challenging to find your way out. Life was designed to challenge us. How else do we learn who we are and of what we are made?
 
I have had many opportunities to be resilient and have seen many people weather the storms of life. Through my life experiences and the lives of my friends and clients, I have learned how to understand the ability to be resilient. To know that there are answers to a problem that can’t be seen when we are struggling.
 
Here are few my favorite hints that have helped pull me through difficult times.
 
Ask For Help:
Ask your friends, family or a higher source, whatever that might mean to you. Let go of trying to figure it out yourself and ask for guidance. It could be from your own soul, angels, god, universe.
 
Stay Grounded:
Do whatever you need to in order to feel safe, connected and grounded. Go for a walk, take a bath, read a book, help someone else in need, write a list of what your strengths are and what you are grateful for. These are all things that will bring you back home to you. You are the only one that can get yourself back up! Muster the strength needed to keep going and Do Not Give Up.
 
Trust Yourself:
Your courage, strength and resilience come from within. Connect to your heart, spirit or soul and believe you will find an answer to any problem. You can only do your best and control what you can and let the rest go. You cannot control other people.

I recently heard my friend Kirsten Fox speak on this subject and took away some golden nuggets I want to share with you:

  • Allow ‘good enough’ to be your goal for the stressful time.

  • Ask for guidance.

  • Connect to YOU.

  • Use humor.

  • Find a silver lining. If you can’t make one up.

  • Attitude is everything.

  • Control what you can and let the rest go.

You can do it! I believe in you! — Terry

Posted on October 3, 2018 and filed under Articles, Life Coaching.

declutter


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“What I know for sure is that when you declutter,
whether it’s in your home, your head, or your heart,
it’s astounding what will flow into that space and
enrich you, your life, and your family.”

— Peter Waisil


Have you ever felt so scattered and unfocused that you didn’t know what to do next? Or didn’t know what your heart was feeling or telling you? When things are cluttered, whether in your material world or your inner world, everything can feel out of order and hazy. You can’t find the words, the important paper or your favorite blouse you bought weeks ago. When this happens, I know I have not been paying attention and not taking care of things.

Being decluttered takes constant vigilance. You must continually put everything in its place and get rid of what you do not need. Things have energy that will drain you. Have you ever spent a day purging what is no longer needed and afterwords you feel a lightness and clarity again?

The same thing happens in your heart, mind and emotions. How many old beliefs, stories and attitudes are you holding on to that no longer serve you and are draining your happiness, joy and creative energy? Thoughts, like things, have energy attached to them that will bring your vibration up or down or completely stagnate you. You know what I mean, don’t you?

Pay attention to what you say and what you believe. Is it serving you or is it an old habit weighing you down? Take inventory of old stories that keep you from creating new ones in present time. Get rid of old clothes, papers, clutter. You will be amazed at the sense of getting rid of the past that opens up many more possibilities for the present and future. You will feel free and your energy level with be boundless.

What are you waiting for? Take inventory today and declutter your life.

Steps to take:

1.  Sit down and journal beliefs or old stories you tell that do not serve you any longer. Replace them with beliefs that do serve you now.

2.  Clean out one drawer or closet or space every week until everything is current and decluttered.

3.  Be mindful of what you chose to think or add to your material space. Ask yourself “Does this bring me joy of any kind? Does it add to or take away from my happiness?”

4.  Notice how this opens up energy for clarity and a more positive outlook.

 


Posted on August 11, 2018 and filed under Life Coaching.

interview :: moms living the dream life

My friend Sophia Makris is interviewing mompreneurs living the dream life. This interview series is your chance to get to know 21 moms as they share their journey on how they created their dream life while still raising a happy family and building their dream business. Register to listen to the series including Terry's interview with Sophia.


I want you to meet my friend Sophia Makris who is a certified success coach and happily married mother of three!

Sophia was always non-stop, following her heart, making instant decisions towards her destiny and always saying YES to her DREAMS.

It all changed when she became a mom. She began to play it safe and say no to her dreams by putting everyone else first which only led to depression. Sound familiar?

It was when she came across her mentor and success coach that she found her true identity again and stopped playing the negative story in her head that told her, "you are a mom now and you should focus on only that, not your dreams."

While Sophia's children where 7, 5 and 6 months old she said YES to her desires by going for her Success Coach certification. She had to figure out how to create the family and life vision she always wanted. Sophia cracked the code and figured out how to manage her family and her business while still taking care of herself.

That's why she decided to interview 21 Mompreneurs who are already raising a happy family, building their dream business and living their DREAM life (including me!!).

This masterclass is called Moms Living the Dream Life: How to raise a Happy Family while Building the Business of your Dreams!

Because you're a valued member of my community, I have a complimentary ticket for you to watch these amazing interviews from the comfort of your home. It's really easy to tune in, simply register here to get access:

This is for moms that have that burning desire to create more in their life. The moms that believe they have so much to give, but don’t know where to start.

Here’s what you'll get out of this interview series:

  • How to plan your day based on yours and your family needs
  • How to maintain a great relationship with your husband
  • What is the mindset needed and how to take that next step towards your dream life
  • The importance of self-care
  • How to spend quality time with your children so they don’t feel neglected and how to not feel guilty for not being with them 24/7
  • How to inspire your children and build a healthy relationship with them
  • How to outsource responsibilities so you can create more space for your family and life vision
  • How to fill your home with more love, support and empowerment

And so much more….

Knowing how busy you are as a mom, these interviews are short and to the point.

I am so excited that I have a complimentary ticket for you to attend from your home, your office/work or on the road

— Terry


terry's TEDx talk is live!

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Permission To Be Courageous
Terry Sidford

Certified Life Coach, author and speaker Terry Sidford, spent years working with women in all walks of life and was astounded by the courage and valor they demonstrated daily; even though they never saw themselves as courageous. Terry shares the insights gained from her research collected from 100 women, as well as experiences from her own life, and encourages women to give themselves permission to tell their own stories, stand tall, be proud, and not feel alone. Her talk gives us all the inspiration to discover and celebrate our own courage. As a dual-certified life coach by Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation. Terry’s life’s purpose is to clear away the darkness that prevents individuals from seeing their own unique paths to achieving their dreams. For the past eighteen years she has helped people reach their highest potential so that they may live their lives to the fullest. Terry has spent over half her life acquiring the knowledge and experience that qualify her to guide others. The acquisition of those experiences is the basis for her book One Hundred Hearts: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Lived Them, a collection of stories of female courage in the face of adversity. A sought-after speaker, Terry is also a certified Passion Test facilitator, accredited Pilates instructor, and author of a popular newsletter that showcases her personal experiences and insights. The mother of two grown sons, Terry lives with her husband in Park City, Utah.
 

Posted on June 13, 2018 and filed under Video, Life Coaching, TEDx Talk.

the confident woman interview series featuring terry!

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Have you have reached that point in your life when you ask yourself, ¨Is this really it? Is this my life…..” you want more meaning and purpose as you go about your daily life but deep down you are scared that this is as good as it gets.

Here’s the thing. You’re not alone.

Harriet Castle, the host of the interview series I’m speaking at, has many clients come to her with exactly this. The feeling of being stuck, like there must be more (but no sign of it), working hard but not getting ahead. That the dream they had for their life when they were growing up, is nowhere to be seen.

That’s why she created this series, to help thousands of people around the world get access to tips, tricks, life hacks and good advice from leading global experts. Experts who are bestselling authors, elite athletes, TEDx speakers and more.

Because you are member of my community, you’re invited as a special guest! You’ll have access to hear me and many other experts, plus get the Free Gifts they will be sharing with you.

This can be your first step to reclaiming your power, and start living the life YOU WANT. Now!

Click the button below to gain access to get The Confident Woman strategies, tips, hints, and action steps before it’s too late! The series is easy to access, and runs from December 4th, and is designed to fit into your busy schedule as each session is only 30 minutes!

 

happy, healthy minds - part 1

Great news … I’m being published. 

Happy, Health Minds is being launched tomorrow on Amazon with a 3-day special (only AU$0.99 normally AU$9.99). The special starts tomorrow (Saturday) morning and ends Monday night  This eBook is created by Great Health Guide and is part of The Health Specialists’ Series.  So yep – just facts – no fads. I would love to hear your thoughts.


Here's a bit on the Health Specialist' Series

No matter who you speak to these days, everyone, even the dog, appears super busy, toiling away to get through their ever-growing to-do list, juggling life, family and work and wondering if they’ll be able to experience the luxury of having that little bit of time to themselves ever again.

If you’re more than a bit tired of feeling overwhelmed, overstretched or just plain exhausted, fear not, help is at hand in the form of Happy, Healthy Minds.

The last few decades have revealed a wealth of greater understanding of how the human brain works and of why we think and behave the way we do. But how is it possible to distinguish between the real science and neuromyth? Fake news is everywhere. Knowing what truly works to elevate mental performance, keeping us from flipping our lid, matters more today than ever before.

This is the reason why Happy, Health Minds has been created. By combining chapters from a number of recognised health professionals specialising in optimum brain function and psychology, this book can help you discover what it takes to maintain your cognitive and mental well-being to always function at your very best. I’m delighted to be one of the contributors.

Knowledge is power, and how you apply it is the spark to better thinking. As Jeffrey Eugenides, author of Middlesex wrote, ‘Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.’

Dr Jenny Brockis
Medical doctor best-selling author

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Posted on June 25, 2017 and filed under Life Coaching, Articles.

vulnerability

Dear Friends,

Recently vulnerability has been showing up all over my life and in the lives of many people I know. So I am inspired to write about it.

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”   — Brene Brown

Life is at best a test of our fortitude and ability to endure the many challenges it throws at us. There is, however, a gift presented in these challenges. It is the opportunity to be vulnerable. I have learned from my brilliant clients and my own life experiences and that this is where the gold within us lies.

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Many people see vulnerability as a weakness. We are raised to have a stiff upper lip and not show our emotions, our humanness or our feelings. People may think they will lose themselves, when in reality they will end up finding themselves. I believe that you become weak if you do not connect to your emotions and your heart. Vulnerability will point you in the direction of the place that is most sacred to you. Who you truly are can be found at the heart of your vulnerability.

Why are we afraid to feel vulnerable? Revealing our most sacred place by wearing your heart on our sleeve can be very uncomfortable. We all want to be seen and heard for whom we are. But we might be seen as weak or we may be misunderstood. It is difficult to let yourself, your true, deepest feelings surface and be shown, but it is necessary to learn who you are and to gain confidence in who you are.

I feel every emotion known to man and everyone else’s around me! There were times in my life that I did not want to feel everything. Particularly when I had lost everything I had to a con-artist boyfriend. I was living on my girlfriend’s couch with not a penny to my name. I buried my emotions so I would not feel the pain. What I realize now, is by not feeling the pain, I could not feel love and joy which is the core of who I am. I knew the most important thing I needed to do was to start feeling again.

The emotions of pain and joy are like two sides of a coin. On one side of the coin is pain; on the other, immense joy. These emotions connect to your soul. And you cannot feel one without feeling the other.


Here are some tools to help you feel all emotions:

1.  When feeling pain look it in the eye and feel it. If it is too overwhelming take a walk outside and come back to it when you are more calm. The trick is to also allow it to go away. If you hold onto it too long it is not healthy. What I have found is feeling it instead of burring it allows it to go away much faster.

2.  Create a support system for yourself so when you feel vulnerable, you have a safe place to be. Find a friend or a coach to allow you a safe environment.

3. Notice that when you allow yourself to be vulnerable and feel the array of emotions associated with vulnerability you feel more connected to YOU and can in turn feel more joy.

4.  Notice how you are allowing others to be more vulnerable the more vulnerable you are.

It takes courage to be human and to experience all of life which includes being strong, persistent, loving and vulnerable … all at the same time.

With love and appreciation,
Terry


Create Your Life Coaching has specific tools that can help with vulnerability issues, call or email today to book your complimentary session.

email:
terrysidford@createyourlifecoaching.net

telephone:
801.971.5039


watch terry's courage talk

 

Terry Sidford's "Courage Talk" shares stories of ordinary women showing outstanding courage in difficult times. She also shares stories of her own life experiences where she somehow found courage to muster through. "Courage Talk" will inspire you to find courage in your own daily life and also see the inspirational courage in others so that you can encourage them.

Posted on February 25, 2017 and filed under Life Coaching, Video.