ML Devitt - Your Intuitive Life Coach
By Marie Louise Devitt
Welcome to the My podcast where we talk about all things wellbeing, personal and spiritual growth, inspiration, affirmation and transformation. We will also offer tips and advice to support you along your own transformational life journey. You can do this.
Manage your "Not Enough" thinking.
“Not enough” thinking: an obstacle to your Personal Growth and Expansion. “Not enough” thinking, some people say can be a big motivator to helping you strive to achieve what you wish in your life. And on one level, yes, sure that is possible. However, I've noticed that “not enough thinking” and dwelling on this thinking daily can end up feeling like this massive obstacle you have to try to overcome every day. And the trouble with “Not Enough” thinking is that it will never slow down or stop unless you learn to face it head-on and start to create another frame of mind to motivate and inspire you. Shifting your mindset from focusing on the “not enough” to maybe a more curious “what would feel right for me?” is a good starting point. In this podcast we will cover some key points: Limitations of "Not Enough" Thinking: Choosing more empowering thinking: Self-Reflection and deeper connection to your heart’s desires: Finding your own pace and life balance Your personal growth opportunity Learn to Create healthy thinking habits If you would like to dig deeper on how to nurture your more positive thinking and build strong personal foundations, take that first step and download my free introductory workbook on the 6 “LifeLessons” to confidently and effortlessly embrace more authentic heartfelt living. Until next time. ML Devitt - Your intuitive Life Coach
May 16, 2022
Its your Life to Shine
Leaving the Social Media Shine behind Scroll, scroll, scroll. On and on it goes…. We seek, feed on, explore and absorb from the external what in reality we can only find within in our deeper soul-self. So we can get pulled into comparing ourselves to the external world. But, believe it or not, this is a spinning wheel that you don’t always need to jump on. When you look at those images on Social Media and feel yourself begin to self-judge and find yourself wanting. Stop, take a breath, and ask yourself this self-grounding question: What is genuinely essential for me in my life? Take your focus off those external things and bring yourself back to taking care of yourself by developing your internal frame of reference for life. Remind yourself to let go of the impression that everyone else’s life is better than yours. Remind yourself that things go deeper than an image that snaps a millisecond of someone else’s life. Remind yourself that there will be many other things behind that image that isn’t posted and won’t be as perfect. Ask yourself if maybe it’s better not to be scrolling social media, but instead, put that time towards doing something for yourself. Is it a quick walk? Is it reaching out and connecting with friends? Or is it doing something that you may have been putting on the long finger? Social Media images can offer the appearance of an ideal life. But, in reality, life is far from perfect. Life is a day to day process that each of us will experience in our way, with our perspectives and emotional response. Understanding that and staying grounded in that allows you to create your own shining life as you work through your life. So think for a moment of how you can let go of the pull of the social media shine, and consider how you can begin to be more grounded in nurturing your life brilliance? Where do you want to start? What’s the first thing you could do to start this process for yourself and your life? If you would like a little bit of support with that sign up to get my free “Shine in Your Life” workbook. This workbook will help you get clear on your starting point on how to begin to shine in your life from now on. If you are thinking, “I am not sure even where to start”, we can offer you advice and support with that. If you feel it would help to have a conversation about your next steps – email me directly at email@example.com and I would be delighted to arrange a time to talk.
January 12, 2022
Crush Your Inner Critic (Pt 1)
Crush Your Inner Critic – Part 1 Today we're going to talk about how to crush your inner critic and why it's so important. It's so important because literally, it can change the way you present yourself in your day-to-day life it's a bit like pulling back the curtains of that inner critic taking those curtains away and giving yourself a whole new fresh outlook to base your day on. We want to crush that inner critical thinking pattern because it drains us, it takes us to a place that most times doesn't exist. It's looking at facing that inner critic and finding those strategies and techniques that are going to support us in addressing them. So in this podcast, we have covered the first of the five steps that I think are important in beginning to crush your inner critic. Tune in for my next podcast where I explore more deeply the second step in this process. Where I look at the details of how to begin to rewrite your story and how this helps reduce your inner critical thinking. If you are thinking “I am not sure even where to start” in addressing my inner critical thoughts, we can offer you advice and support with that. If you feel it would help to have a conversation about your next steps – email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be delighted to arrange a time to talk.
December 20, 2021
Self-acceptance as a gift to yourself.
Stepping into Self-Acceptance is a gift you give to yourself. The benefits of having a self-accepting attitude and the ripple effects this can create are limitless. So where do we start in developing a solid foundation of self-acceptance to grow and develop from. What is the first thing that we can do to begin to accept ourselves for who we are in this present moment? So that we can move forward with purpose and energy in our daily life? If you are thinking “I am not sure even where to start”, we can offer you advice and support with that. If you feel it would help to have a conversation about your next steps – email me directly at email@example.com and I would be delighted to arrange a time to talk. Alternatively check out the www.dailyations.com website and view the ebooks that I currently offer. Until my next podcast ML xx
December 18, 2021
Meditation is the key to your soul self. I've often heard people say the following about meditation: what's that going to give me, I can hardly sit still for 10 mins let alone meditate on a regular basis? I don't think it's for me. Do those thoughts sound familiar? So this is where I am going to say "hold your horses" and "don't be so quick to dismiss the practice of Meditation". You may well be talking yourself out of something that is in truth a true gift to yourself, in your endeavour to live a truly authentic and heartfelt life. Am I overstating things or getting carried away, honestly, I don't think so. From my own experience and life, journey meditation has become a key element of my daily routine. That routine has enabled me to stay grounded and connected to my inner soul-self, which in turn has enabled me to live each day's experiences in a more heartfelt and authentic way. What it has also given me is the increased capacity to stay in the present moment and get out of my thinking around things from my past, and thoughts and constant planning about the future. By staying in the present moment, I have been more able to be present with the day to day reality of my life, and get much more done. So what has been my experience of meditation and why do a recommend it to you. Well here are just some of the reasons that I feel it is a valuable resource to have at your disposal. Also, a good starter meditation is the Body Scan Mindfulness Meditation by Jon Kabat Zinn which is on YouTube and can be accessed by clicking here. Let me know how you get on with stepping into meditation. And remember building wellbeing, supports you day to day to feel good within to deal with the world without. So what are you waiting for?
October 20, 2021
The Power of Internal Focus…the Trap of External Focus!
Looking at the people around us, and comparing ourselves to what they say, what they are doing, what they have just bought or how far ahead they are, can eat away at us if we let it!! The habit of looking at things external to ourselves and comparing ourselves to those things can leave us feeling drained and demotivated. We can end up putting a lot of “should’s” on ourselves as a result. We can end up thinking - I should be where they are, I should have what they have or I should be as outgoing as they are. When really, it’s much more important to take your eyes off others and bring yourself into focus. Instead of focusing on the “don’t have’s” focus on your “do have’s”. Conserve the time and energy you put into observing and pondering external factors, and hold onto the time and energy and save it for you. It’s important to remember that it all starts with you. If you have a wish for things to be different in any way, think about what you have direct control over to initiate that change, spend time to get to know yourself more deeply, support yourself, love yourself and embrace all the potential you have within you. If you feel it, believe it and nurture it from within, then anything is possible for you. Get grounded in truly giving yourself the full attention and focus you deserve. You have full control over how much time you can give yourself. Start now, choose one of these suggested questions and dive deep into what it is to be you. If you are thinking “I am not sure even where to start”, we can offer you advice and support with that. If you feel it would help to have a conversation about your next steps – email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be delighted to arrange a time to talk. f you are interested in giving your life a reboot and refresh sign up to our 5 Day Lifetential Challenge starting on 20th September 2021 by signing up here. Also, if you feel you need the benefit of a supportive community, why not join the “My Life to Shine Member’s Hub here or listen to “My Lifetential” podcast here.
July 27, 2021
Balance and Flow through Proactive Self-Care
How to Find Your Balance and Your Flow Through Active Self-Care Ever notice as you go through your day or week that you feel off-kilter, not quite centered, or a little off balance? Is it possibly because you are juggling too many tasks that week? Trying to do too many things in very little time? Or is there a lot swirling around in your head that it’s hard to know where to start? Sometimes, depending on what’s going on around us, and what thoughts are going around in our heads, we can feel off centre. We can also feel not very grounded and a bit like we're constantly chasing our tails or on the back foot. So, how do you support yourself when you notice yourself feeling like that? How long does it take you to put your hand up and acknowledge to yourself that you are feeling off-kilter, maybe a little overwhelmed or chasing your tail? To find your balance and your flow, take a moment, pause and do a self-check-in. Remember to be honest about how you are feeling. Think about what you need to support yourself. Don’t overthink it, or talk yourself out of giving yourself the support you need. Do put yourself on your daily priority list. Do be your own best supporter and best friend. Do let today be the start of your new proactive, self-caring routine and find your balance and your natural flow. If you are thinking “I am not sure even where to start”, we can offer you advice and support with that. If you feel it would help to have a conversation about your next steps - email me directly at email@example.com and I would be delighted to arrange a time to talk. Also, if you feel you need the benefit of a supportive community, why not join the "My Life to Shine Member's Hub here
July 21, 2021
From Procrastination to Creation
Getting from thinking to doing… stop the procrastination and start creating. Have you had an idea in your head or a sense of something you would like to achieve for yourself, but it stays in your head? Do you recognize that you are procrastinating? Making that shift from thinking about something to doing it in a fully committed and motivated way can take time and daily application. It takes monitoring and shifting your mindset along the way. So where do you start? I hear you ask, what can you do to start to bring that thinking into reality. Choose your starting point, be consistent and keep working at things, be curious about how you can improve as you go, reflect, and re-assess as you go, remember no one is perfect, and with every day that you apply yourself to the tasks at hand, the stronger your grow and the closer you get to living that life you have envisioned for yourself. Because you are the creator of your own destiny. Pause and think for a moment and then decide where you would like to start. If you are thinking “I am not sure even where to start”, We can offer you advice and support with that. If you feel it would help to have a conversation about your next steps - email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be delighted to arrange a time to talk. Also, if you feel you need the benefit of a supportive community, why not join the Lifetential Hub here.
June 29, 2021
The Unfolding, Inspirational State of Being Slow and Steady!
In recent months I’ve used one quote often, for my clients and for myself, and that is the quote: “slow and steady wins the race”. There are similar quotes to this one including, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, “take things one day and one step at a time”, “you can’t rush a good thing”. Each of these offers an important perspective that we can lose sight of sometimes or struggle to be in, other times. That act of trying to motor on with things, rushing things, that act of creating a plan and steaming ahead with it when sometimes it is so much better to slow things down and go at a more considered pace. That state of just motoring ahead, sticking to a plan, or constantly needing to have a plan to stay focused on sometimes is not the best approach. And it reminds me of another quote “haste makes waste”. These are well-known sayings and have come about as a result of people having walked these paths long before us. And they are worth paying attention to. So, pause and consider this for a moment – how hard is it for you to slow down and pace yourself? What do you do to take your foot off the pedal? If you were to take your foot off the pedal of your life, what do you think it would help you see? How would you begin this process of taking things more slowly? Where could you start? Listen to the podcast to hear some suggestions. So that’s all for this week, if you are interested in finding out more about Lifetential go to our website www.lifetential.co.uk and subscribe to our email list, and get regular updates and articles, podcasts to support you to begin to live your authentic life. Until next time. Marie-Louise
May 27, 2021
Getting Unstuck and finding forward Movement!
How do we build momentum in our lives, how do we get the forward movement that inspires and motivates us? What motivates us to begin to do things in a different way and gain the forward movement we want in our lives. What helps us break out of the caterpillar mode we might find ourselves in? What would it take to become the beautiful butterfly you are meant to be? Certainly, one of the things that helps is knowing what direction you are headed in, knowing what you want to strive for in your life and knowing what you would like to be different in your life in comparison to where you are right now. Think about how you can grow as an individual so that you can fully support yourself to achieve that life you truly desire for yourself. Self-love and self-awareness are powerful tools that will empower you in reaching that desired life you have in mind. The key to personal growth, building deeper self-awareness and understanding is working to regularly step out of your comfort zone; those uncomfortable feelings are feelings of personal growth. Embrace those, that is part of what being human is all about. If you are thinking “I am not sure even where to start”, We can offer you advice and support with that. We can do that via our online membership community here. If you feel it would help to have a conversation about your next steps – email me directly at email@example.com and I would be delighted to arrange a time to talk.
May 10, 2021
Self Acceptance a Gift for Personal Transformation!
Self-acceptance is at the heart of what will support you in paving the way towards the life you want to achieve for yourself. Self-acceptance is the bedrock of our personal foundations that we build from. In contrast, self-criticism, self-judgement and that constant pressure we can live our lives by truly slows us down wears us out and drains us, without us even realising it. We think those patterns of thinking are what get us to where we are, and we couldn’t possibly progress without them when maybe, just maybe, by talking to ourselves in a more supportive, compassionate and self-affirming way it would be so much more energising, liberating and empowering for us. If you are thinking “well, sure, I accept myself”, take a moment and consider how do you do this daily? How are you your own best supporter every day? Think about what you do specifically that tells you each day that you accept yourself fully and unconditionally. What if you supported yourself every day, made self-affirming choices, used regular self-supporting self-talk, built yourself up every day? How would that feel for you? Visualise yourself doing all those things that demonstrate that you fully accept yourself daily. Are you giving yourself rest when you need it, giving yourself space and time when you have had a difficult day, giving yourself some downtime doing those things that you enjoy, giving yourself opportunities to try out new things, giving yourself new experiences to grow and expand through? Here are just some of the benefits of being fully committed to self-accepting behaviours and embracing that self-supporting mindset. So, take a moment, and be honest with yourself - how could you up your “self-acceptance” game? What can you add to your process of self-acceptance that will support you in building confidence, that will help open you up to new opportunities, build that deeper sense of autonomy and support you to step into that formidable, unstoppable person you are meant to be? So, where do you want your self-acceptance journey to begin? Think for a moment - what would you like to do to support yourself over the next few weeks around this? Think: where would you like to start? If you are thinking “I am not sure even where to start”, we can offer you advice and support with that. We can do that via our online membership community here or listen to “My Lifetential” podcast here. If you feel it would help to have a conversation about your next steps - email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be delighted to arrange a time to talk.
May 06, 2021
Finding your Flow!
Have you ever noticed that when you are rushing around getting through your to-do list and doing all those things that you committed to doing, that you are almost doing things in a “going through the motions” sort of way? And when you think about it, you are less present in the moment and more present in your thinking around the next place you need to be or the next thing you’ve got to do. Then it gets to the point of being switched on and focused on those things in the future rather than being present in the moment and more grounded in yourself. Spending too much time thinking about the things you should be or need to be doing deprives you of that essential “me time” which allows you to find your natural and organic flow. What if you went at things more based on your natural flow and wishes? What would it feel like to be much more present in the here and now and more fluid about what you choose to do next? Here are 5 simple steps to help you start the process of finding and tapping into your natural flow. If you are thinking “I am not sure even where to start”, We can offer you advice and support with that. We can do that via our online membership community here. Want some pick me up tunes here is my latest playlist on Spotify for you.
April 26, 2021
How to step out of Overwhelm with these 5 steps
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Have you ever paused and looked at your week ahead on a Sunday or Monday and thought “OMG”? Our mind has a wonderful capacity if unchecked to take us down the road of overwhelm, when it starts its glorious dance of overthinking, overanalysis and forward planning that at times can take us into a right old tailspin. We then begin the week in an exhausted state just by thinking about our week ahead. So, what do we do to manage this overthinking, overanalysis and overplanning? Here are a few thoughts on some strategies and techniques that might help you. Remember why you step back from overwhelm… If you are not in a state of overwhelm, you are more able to cope with situations in a more considered way and you will have more clarity and focus. By making the choice to step back from overwhelm you have been proactive and taken ownership of supporting yourself, and that creates a positive response within you. It supports your sense of autonomy and your capacity to support and take care of yourself. All these things create more positive ripple effects as you progress through your week. So, what first step would you take to step back from overwhelm? If you wish, for advice or support about your next best steps – email me directly at email@example.com or check my personal growth and transformation Membership Community here. My song pick for this week is Into the Mystic.. A great song to get you out of overwhelm. Have a listen and enjoy.
March 22, 2021
Creating Empowering and Supportive Self-Talk
We can become victims of our own negative thinking patterns, in very subtle and unconscious ways. And yet the research suggests that these negative thinking patterns that are stored in our brain can be rephrased and adapted to create more compassion-based and empowering thinking patterns. And that these thinking patterns help build you up, rather than knock you down. So, where do we start to create that more compassionate and empowered self-talk? Offer yourself Compassion and Understanding Daily Begin to recognize when you are giving yourself a hard time or pushing yourself too much. Take a moment and reconsider what you can offer yourself in that moment - some compassion and kindness, alongside some self-understanding. This can go a long way and take the pressure off you day-to-day. None of us are perfect, we are all works-in-progress. When we know more, we can grow and evolve as we were meant to. Wash, rinse and repeat So, remember - you are in control, negative talk can be a reaction to a trigger event, you can work to create a filter, to let the good talk in, check the negative and rephrase it, all of which helps create a new thinking pattern in your brain. Practice will help embed this way of processing your thoughts. And alongside this. remember to be compassionate and understanding of yourself daily. Keep implementing these techniques until they become second nature for you. And as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Allow yourself time and space to consistently apply these techniques until you get to the point of it feeling like second nature, and something that you automatically do. It’s a bit like learning to drive a car, initially, you must really think and concentrate, and yet eventually it becomes instinctive, and you automatically know what to do. If you wish, for advice or support about your next best steps – email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or check my personal growth and transformation Membership Community here. If you would prefer to listen to my podcast you can get the latest episodes here.
March 15, 2021
Create Your Wellbeing Routine With These 5 Steps
When we get caught up in our daily lives and all the things we need to do next, we can easily find ourselves slipping to the end of our to-do list. This can occur sometimes without us even realizing that it has happened. So how do we keep ourselves in...
March 08, 2021
5 Ways To Let Go Of Those “Shoulds” And Learn To “Just Be”
Do you ever notice that you get caught up in the “to do’s” and the “shoulds” and “need to’s” and end up in a constant tailspin as you try to catch up with yourself around all these things? These can take over our day-to-day routines, to the point that...
March 01, 2021
4 Easy Steps Personal Growth Plan
The concept of personal growth can feel nebulous at times. Finding ways to look at our own personal growth journey in a concrete way can be a challenge. And yet the beauty of ongoing personal growth is that it significantly supports our levels of...
February 25, 2021
Creating Positive Shifts in your Life with these 5 Key Steps
At times it can be hard to recognize that we are the creators of our own destiny. It can be hard to realize that everything we need to make significant and positive shifts in our lives is within us. Each of us has the capacity to achieve the life we...
February 16, 2021
Begin to Achieve your Potential with these 3 Steps
Your potential is not just about what you can do well, it is about tapping into that capacity for self-expression through the things we do and the things we get genuine enjoyment out of. For me potential is not about excelling at something, it is about...
February 08, 2021
It is so easy sometimes to live our lives in a very set way, conditioning our daily habits and behaviours based on rules we put on ourselves. But what if every so often you were to come out from under that umbrella of rules and norms? What if you...
February 01, 2021
Your 10 Steps to Positivity
How to build a pattern of positive thinking – Your 10 steps to Positivity. Do you recognise that your thinking can be negatively focused sometimes? Do you recognise that this negative thinking cycle can then have an impact on your mood? Do you Feel...
January 24, 2021
Why choose meditation and 3 simple steps to get started
The benefits of a regular meditation routine over time are far reaching. Meditation benefits you not just while you mediate, but also as you go through your day. Keeping you more grounded, more present and less in your thoughts. It slows you down...
January 19, 2021