Welcome to a New Way: Why Change doesn't have to Hurt
About two years ago, I took a dear friend’s advice and made an appointment with this magical English woman named Linda Penny when I was visiting LA. I still don’t know her official title, but Linda is most certainly a healer. She uses all types of modalities such as kinesiology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and Reiki. I’ve never seen so many oils, bells, and curious gadgets to sort someone out. Without a doubt, Linda is off the charts intuitive.
I’d been feeling incredibly stuck at the time and much of it was manifesting in my body. Every night I’d wake up at around three a.m. with sharp back and neck pain that kept me up until around six when I’d doze back off only to jolt awake in 30 minutes thanks to my alarm.
The body pain and lack of sleep created a depression cycle I simply couldn’t shake. I knew the issue was emotional and at the same time felt like I had all the tools to work with. So I called in the big guns, Linda Penny (whom I affectionately now call Money Penny), being one.
That 90 minute session left an indelible mark on my life. She said so many wise things to me that day, yet the one thing that really stuck was this: “You know, Katie, change doesn’t have to be painful and dramatic. It’s really quite simple.”
I don’t know if it was her charming British accent or the fact that I’d done so much emotional heavy lifting throughout my life to grow and heal the wounded places, but her words play on repeat when I fall prey to the grip of fear and discouragement.
When we find ourselves in stuck seasons, we resort to what seems logical—we work harder. We armor up, think harder, clinch our fist, and full of determination, walk straight into a bigger pile of problems oftentimes affecting our physical health.
I’ve learned that Money Penny is spot on. Change doesn’t have to be an exhausting uphill battle. Rather, it’s more about getting back to the basics.
Over the next 20 weeks, we will be doing just that here on the blog. If you want to get emotionally, relationally, or physically unstuck and see lasting change take shape in your life, please join me on this journey. We’ll start at the root and expand out, exploring your story, where you’ve been, and where you ultimately want to go.
I’ve got some exciting opportunities for you along the way, so I do hope you’ll join me as we transform the back half of 2019 and unlock desired outcomes you’ve been working towards a long time. I don’t think it has to be difficult. I do think we need a new way forward though.
I’ve got a roadmap…you’ve got the key.
Love & Gratitude,