Wednesday Wisdom ~ Some Really Good Advice

On today’s ‘Wednesday Wisdom’ I share some really good advice I recently received ~ be with what’s uncomfortable. You probably know, the holidays can bring up all sorts of different feelings for each of us; some people love this time of year while some absolutely dread it and just want it to be over. I am somewhere in between. For me the holidays bring up feelings of loneliness and triggers around over-consumerism.

It is easy to want to “run away” and unplug for the season like I did last year when I went to Hawaii. I was thinking about doing that again this year but when I shared that with my coaches they gave me great advice; don’t escape ~ be with the discomfort. I love this advice as I want to feel all my feelings, even what’s uncomfortable. So, this year, instead of escaping somewhere and unplugging from the holiday, I am going to embrace it. I am willing to be uncomfortable and am committed to staying here in the Bay Area and welcome whatever comes my way.

Check out this week’s video blog about the wisdom of just being with discomfort.

I would love to hear your wisdom! What do the holidays bring up for you and how are you committed to facing those feelings?

Please leave a comment on the blog so we can all learn from you!

All love,

PS ~ Whatever the holy daze bring up for you, I am wishing you love, connection & presence.

  1. Lisa H 5 years ago

    Expectations are what come up for me at Christmas, and letting to of what I want and just allow what is … very key in my life at this time of year.

  2. Funs Way 5 years ago

    YaY! for you, Jodi!
    Oftentimes, our feelings are triggered by past memories of less than happy holiday experiences. This holiday season is an opportunity to create a new memory. We have the power to change things for ourselves and others.

    Joy and Peace to the world.

  3. Granny 5 years ago

    27 years ago we gave up celebrating on Christmas day so my kids could share with their families at home without the trek out on Christmas day. then we evolved to picking names for gifts…the next evolution was no gifts…I do make each grandchild 14 of them..a photo album of their year…it is a cherished gift…particularly in these cyber space days of disappearing photos…our newest evolution was to combine my husbands birthday in January with our Christmas party relieving the chaos of their calendars to the teenagers, college kids, and other community events…this has been wonderful! the holidays represent to me a time to go to the ballet and tea…for my festive outing and that has been a loving and warm experience that I wanted to share…! Love…granny in NOLA!

  4. Jen 5 years ago

    I also didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas and for my family consumerism was never a big part of the holidays. What comes up for me is expectations around buying for my new (extended ) family which is very financially challenging and I don’t enjoy it the way I feel I “should” (the buying/shopping/giving). That said I find peace in giving small, handmade items or experiences that don’t cost much. This year for few it will be gratitude jars. There is still a lot of self acceptance and letting go of feelings of guilt or lack, work to do.

    I also miss the calm and stillness of the season and now have places to be and entertaining I am called to do. So what to do? Sometimes it is saying no. Other times it is doing what I feel is “right”. And all the time it is making a point of being present in what stillness there is. It’s always available when we take the time to notice is and observe.

    Wishing you all the light and love and truth you are always radiating out into the world back 100000000 fold.

    Xoxoxox- always

  5. Charlotte Connick Mabry 5 years ago

    Being Present Jodi is what you teach us so often with our FEELINGS. That is powerful and always brings us to a place of PEACE. Expect Miracles and the goodness of life. You inspire, and will receive inspiration for your personal self in love, and wholeness of life, fulfillment! I believe for us all. Together we celebrate this great season of the ONE LIGHT. Peace, Charlotte

  6. Kara-Lee 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this wisdom Jodi. Simmering with missing my family and feeling the pull to be in their presence during the holidays. Choosing to stay and be with what is present in my life here and giving thanks for it. Wishing you much love and light!

  7. Steven 5 years ago

    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…
    Dr. Seuss

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