It has been a lifelong journey (and I’m not “there” yet), but I have begun to recognize the necessity for balance when it comes to giving and receiving.

Yes, I LOVE to give – to my family, my friends, my clients, and my community – but oh how I love receiving too, whether that’s support, love, or the energetic flow of abundance the Universe sends my way.

And there does seem to be an energetic correlation between the two, one that I’ve noticed in my own life and my clients’ lives; the more that we give, in an open and balanced way, the more we receive in return.

But there is such a thing as giving the wrong gift..trust me, I’ve done this more often than I care to admit.

Case in point:

My amazing husband was having a hard day last week, and when we sat down on the couch together at the end of the night, I immediately became his coach-wife, giving him feedback that he most certainly didn’t ask for and definitely didn’t need.

In fact, what he wanted and needed most was simply my presence…to slow down long enough to be with him while he shared what was on his mind and in his heart.

When life speeds up, it becomes easy to want to take shortcuts to squeeze it all in, but those shortcuts ultimately short-change ourselves and our relationships with those whom we care the most about.

So my invitation to you today is to pause for a moment to ask yourself if you too have struggled with giving this gift to others lately…and beyond that, have you also forgotten to give YOURSELF this same gift of full presence too?

I would love to hear from you:

Who in your life can you offer the gift of more presence today, whether you choose to pay closer attention to your own experience or that of another

Email me or reply in the comments as you open yourself up to the gifts the Universe is sending back your way in return ❤️