As a Life Midwife, and Independent Beauty Guide with LimeLife by Alcone, I am aggregator of resources and practical techniques to enhance my clients lives, through encouraging greater self care leading to an increase in self love.
My belief is we have far greater wisdom within and it's time to use this knowledge to lift ourselves and our communities up to a higher standard of living.
It is an honor and a pleasure to share with you, the first episode of Community Forum, a cable TV show I host, allowing me the opportunity to bring to you people who are making a positive impact with the intention of inspiring YOU to take action in whatever manner you desire, to make a difference in our world.
In this conversation with Amanda Hanson, CEO of Activating Humans, we discuss the power of intention and taking action, how community is a key component for personal growth and the power of empathy.
Amanda was an amazing first guest for the show! She is full of life, and an inspiration to take action on our dreams! When she and I were speaking, I was so into listening I hardly noticed her coughing, except when I saw her eyes fill up. (Ouch!)
I couldn’t “think” of anything to do, so instead my inner brain kicked in, and while we were in the conversation about empathy, I was reminded about the power of holding hands. That made me reach out to her in a gesture of wanting to help ease and comfort. After that, she never coughed again. The timing was perfect to bring up the work of Dr. James Coan, clinical psychologist and his work regarding the brain and the power of hand holding. Amanda gave us the opportunity to share an illustration of empathy - on air - live in real time. And how simple and powerful it can be.
In conversation I also had the opportunity to share a story from Shawn Achor's book Big Potential, that basically illustrates the power of coordination and collaboration vs. competition, which most of us are lead to believe will bring us better results.
When asked what daily ritual Amanda likes to use for inspiration, she mentioned taking dance breaks. I wholeheartedly agreed they can be so uplifting! In fact, I subscribe to an app called The Movement, with Erin Stutland, that includes movement AND Mantra's - the combination is refreshing and incredibly powerful!
A little background before you watch the video - this past Friday afternoon I was asked to be the host of the show, and within 2 hours, had secured Amanda as a guest, and designed the stage I wanted to create. Three days later we shot the TV segment LIVE, and with no editing, it was uploaded and available to view on Monday night.
In this TV segment, Amanda shares the journey of her desire and intention manifesting an entirely new business, serving the community, including creating a name and logo, renovating a physical location, sending out promotional material and people registering for events, all within a 7 week period.
The point is, when you have a desire, it's the beginning of what it takes to make it manifest. Dream it, do it, ask for assistance, and watch it unfold almost magically before your very eyes.
I'd love to hear your "magical manifestation" stories, so let's talk, and lift each other higher with our desires for 2020... and beyond!
Oh, and, please share with a friend who you think could use the inspiration to take action to realize her dreams! Thank you.
Pamela Miles, Author
The love of writing began during the 1972 - 73 school year, while composing letters to my summer camp friends. From there I learned about the power of keeping a journal, a secret spot to get all my thoughts out on paper... the letter writing and journalling has continued and now I'm venturing into the word of Blogging!