A Call to Humanity: I am Me

I am ME!

I am Me. I am not ALL. No country, political party, religious organization, gender, community, culture, legal system, or even family member could tell you who I AM and what I stand for, unless the words describing me are from my own mouth, and even then there are times I’m confused and don’t even know where I stand. 

I may live in a country where you don’t believe and/ or understand the methods to the government’s madness, but I don’t personally know any single person who agrees with every choice their country’s government makes, let alone an individual within the government makes. That is not even possible. 

I may support a political party that you don’t share beliefs with and/or understand. I also many have refused to tie myself to any political party because neither represents my perspectives of truth on how I see the country uniting. I still have love in my heart and can show you humanity no matter what we disagree on politically, because my political stance doesn’t limit my humanity. It represents my personal perspectives of truth around government/political issues. 

I may be apart of a religious organization, spiritual group, or simply not believe in anything spiritual, but it doesn’t mean I don’t have love in my soul and carry similar fears as you. My perspectives of truth differ from many people that I love; yet we still find connection and peace within our differences. 

I may identify as a woman, man, or somewhere in-between, but none of that has any bearings on my limitations or my capacity to love, strive, succeed and/or fail at any particular step on my journey—even if it looks different than anything you understand. If you see me, beyond the gender I identify with, you will see loves and fears that could connect us in different ways. 

I am me, even within my own family of origin. I have grown to understand that I have to find my own truths in life and my experiences have helped to guide me on what feels right or wrong for me. Each and every family member may have different views, but I don’t love any one of them any less. We still find connection, and if a relationship isn’t a healthy choice to have in my life, just like with anyone else, I can choose to lovingly detach without hate in my heart. 

Please, understand that I am human and I will make mistakes because that is how I learn and grow in my humanity. Some mistakes may help me to hit necessary low points, so that I am empowered to make healthy choices in the future. No one action in my life defines who I am. What I do with each choice that I make shows you whether I am a healthy person for you to be around or not, RIGHT NOW.

Every choice you make helps me to decide if you are someone I have space for in my life, whether it be within my inner circle or across the world. If your heart shines through in your actions, I will be attracted to hearing your thoughts whether I have the same perspectives of truth or not. I understand something that I feel is SO True for me may not feel that way to you, and I accept that we will each carry the perspectives of truth that are right for us on our journeys. 

I am me simply trying to get to know you—connecting through our humanity. I am me, you are you, and we cannot be defined in any ALL category beyond human. 

Break the cycle of separation by committing to see each other for the individuals we each are. Will we do this perfectly? Unless you are a perfect human, I doubt it. I know I won’t, but I am committed to doing my best. 

With Love and Gratitude, 

A Better Me

Rachael Wolff ©2020

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Rachael Wolff: Here’s My Why

MY WHY

I believe that the healthier our thinking is the more good we can do in the world. When we become more conscious of what is going on inside of us, we are empowered to make better choices for ourselves and the world around us. 

I didn’t come up with this belief. It’s been written about for as long as people have been passing down stories. It’s been studied over and over again. Yet, for some reason, the majority of us resist it out of fear. With that, we keep trying to use fear and accept fear-based thinking to guide us. You see this in our social media, news, politics, and daily interactions with others. 

Even though this has been written about time and time again, the way some people try to get us there is through fear.

Since many individuals are stimulated to move and change through fear, why wouldn’t this method work? 

When we do things from a place of fear, we are NOT focusing on the energy we want. We are focused on what we don’t want. Here’s an example, a God-fearing individual might do things because they don’t want to go to hell. That is a fear-driven way to live and when we fail, get lazy, resist, or make a poor choice, our fear kicks in to high swing and we belittle ourselves and start a shame cycle.  We are not worthy of God’s love. We are not worthy of getting into heaven. 

Not all religious practices are driven by fear, and some have changed it’s messages over time. Even with the changes, individuals still will take the route of shame and fear-based living because they are unconsciously living with beliefs that have been passed down from generations even if the belief has been proven unhealthy or false—The beliefs are embedded. This isn’t just tied to religion. This can be tied to ANY belief system we hold. 

WHY FROM A LOVING PLACE?

This is WHY I do what I do, write what I write, practice what I practice, read what I read, etc. This is WHY I named this blog, From A Loving Place and named my book, Letters from A Better Me. My Why represents the work of thinking from a loving place, believing from a loving place, and doing from a loving place. My goal is to help others open themselves up to live from a loving place too. The larger the community we have living from a loving place, the more our conversations will change on social media, in the news, in politics, with each other, and in the world. This is not a fluff or woo-woo conversation. We can choose to live in fear or love at any minute of the day.

What is wrong with our thinking that living in fear has become an acceptable norm and living in love is woo-woo? 

I know I’m not alone in my why. I see it in the social media I focus on. I see it  in the stories and research I spend my time reading. I see it in  many of the people I choose to have in my life. When I feel better about me, understand where my shadows come from, and see the power my light creates—I soar. I then connect to the energy and people who feel this too. It’s amazing how many amazing people have come into my life since I started connecting to my why.

MY JOURNEY

I’m on a transformative journey. I’m open to learn and grow, so I can pass on what works for me. It doesn’t have to work for you. Our whys don’t have to be the same. I have plenty of friends and loved ones who don’t have the same why. What we do have is some of the same joys, laughter, experiences, triumphs, lessons, fears, sadness, humor, sarcasm, love, happiness and sorrows. Those are the things that connect me to others. When I choose to connect and live my why, I feel free within all those connections. I don’t take our differences personally. I know how I want to live, and I know that I’m making my choices consciously. The healthier I am, the healthier my relationships with others are.  I also am clear on healthy boundaries and trusting my gut when I don’t feel comfortable around particular people. It all works together. 

My happiness in my life comes in large part to figuring out my why. My why is what guides me in my daily choices of how I want to be living. It helps me to learn from my fears, and to change what doesn’t work in my life. This doesn’t mean I ALWAYS choose to live in my why.

WHEN I DISCONNECT FROM MY WHY

I learned important warning signs for when and how I would fall out of living my why in a 12-Step program called AL-ANON.

H.A.L.T.

  • Hungry
  • Angry
  • Lonely
  • Tired

H.A.L.T. is a reminder to check-in with ourselves when we are feeling emotionally triggered. It’s the reminder to stop, take a breath, and reflect. When I’m experiencing one or all of these things, it’s a struggle for me to live my why, because I’m irritable. I take other people’s actions personally. I also, play fear-based messages in my mind because my lack of focus is guiding me to unconscious living. I’m not perfect by any means. I’ve screamed at my kids, I’ve blamed others, I’ve held personal pity-parties more times than I can count, but I do all of this when I’m lost somewhere in the hungry, angry, lonely, and/or tired. I don’t want to take care of myself when I’m there, so I’m not present. I’m defensive and lost somewhere in my unhealed past or the unknown future. My head is definitely not where my feet are. 

When I realize that I don’t like the space where I am, I have HALT to help me find my way out: 

  • If I’m hungry—I eat.
  • If I’m angry—I write, exercise, dance, or talk to someone I trust not to commiserate with me but to help me be responsible and accountable.
  • If I’m lonely—I write a gratitude list, call a friend, hug one of my kids, write a letter to myself, or go do something I love to do.
  • If I’m tired—I sleep and if I can’t sleep, I meditate, get on my Simply Fit Exercise Board, or go outside and walk. 

These are just a few of the tools I use to get me back to living my life from a loving place and showing myself the love that I deserve. This is how I get my thinking to a healthy place, so that I can make the best choices for myself and with that—the world I live in. 

DEFINE YOUR WHY

Take the time to define your why. The how, what, where, when, and who hold more meaning when we allow our why to lead us on our journeys. We start understanding that we have to stumble to learn. We don’t have to let our stumbles define who we are, we can let the lessons we learned be our driving force to make better and wiser choices.

WHAT’S NEXT?

 If you feel connected to what I’m saying, make sure to follow the From A Loving Place blog. You can also follow me on Facebook.com/FromALovingPlace for daily inspiration to help you stay connected to your WHY.

I’m also very excited because I will be speaking in St. Petersburg, Florida at Dream Con on February 29, 2020. This will be my first event after my book, Letters from A Better Me launches in 45 days (Feb.18, 2020).  You will also be able to find me in Atlanta, GA at Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore from 4-6PM on March 15, 2020 for a book-signing event. If you can’t make it to see me in person, the 35-Day A Better Me Boot Camp’s next session will be available in March 2020. 

With Love and Gratitude, 

Rachael Wolff ©2020

Please feel welcome to connect with my on my author Facebook page (click on link to be connected). 

Letters from A Better Me: Hello 2020

Hello 2020, 

I’m writing to tell you that I’m ready for you. I’ve come to the place where I know that whatever comes my way is an opportunity to learn and grow. Whether I’m celebrating triumphs and successes or learning from chaos and confusion—I’m open and willing to experience what you have to bring me. 

Today is a one-day in the 366 days you have to offer. Each day, I will have the ability to take what I learned and start fresh. Every evening, I will have the opportunity to sit and reflect on the choices I made that day. I’m choosing to learn from what doesn’t work and what doesn’t feel good. I’m choosing to appreciate everything that DOES work and DOES feel good. 

With my eye on gratitude, and keeping with the energy I want to see more of—I thank you for giving me this day. I thank you for the beauty of the sunrise and oxygen that fills my lungs. 

I’m so grateful for my eyes to see, my ears to hear, my nose to smell, my hands to touch, my arms to extend, my legs to walk, my soul to love, and my taste buds to enjoy the foods Mother Earth provides. This is only the beginning of what I’m grateful for today. 

The relationships in my life, both past and present, provide me with everything I need to give me strength, perseverance, hope, courage, compassion, empathy, joy, sadness, along with tons of opportunities to shine my best light and learn from the darkest corners of my soul. The love and fear I’ve experienced and learned from are what prepares me to be the best version of me today. 

With Love and Gratitude, 

A Better Me

Let each day lead you to your greatest transformation yet!

Rachael Wolff ©2020

47 days until the release of Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

Pre-order your copy today here or from one of your favorite book retailers in paperback, ebook, or audiobook for you or someone you love.  You can also join others on GoodReads.com by putting it on your “Want to read” list. 

Revealing the Transformative Journey of Letters from A Better Me

How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World is a transformational guide igniting the empowered women we’ve suppressed for too long. Discover how holding onto all the anger, fear, hate, and separation is keeping us trapped in the ongoing cycle of destruction. The flame has been lit to create positive change. Now is our time to become the best versions of ourselves and have a lasting effect on the world. 

The journey starts with taking a trip into our own darkness. We take off our blinders and become aware of how the attacks on women affect us. Once we are aware, we begin to accept what is and heal from the past. We stop allowing negativity to drive our lives and let loving energy take the wheel.

 Finally, we shift into action and become the positive change we want to see, instead of festering in the anger, rage, and fear of where we have already been.  #Metoo, Rise Up, and Times Up ignited a flame we can’t let go out. Let’s honor the brave women who stood to show the world that mistreating women is NOT acceptable anymore. See how letter writing as a Better Me becomes a contract with yourself to being the best version of you.

The letters shift the negative self-talk and blame into true empowerment. You will release the negative emotional attachments that keep you from the experiencing authentic love, which is the essential energy for lasting change. Show the world what you stand for. Free the empowered woman within you! Empower yourself, change the world!

How Letters from A Better Me Helps the Reader

This book is meant to bring up what is under the surface that is holding the reader back. There are exercises at the end of each section to help the reader process the information and transform toxic thoughts, beliefs, perspectives, and feelings into life-changing energy. The more we see, the more we heal. The key to this process is to be open and honest about what is really going on inside of us. People sometimes wonder why the Law of Attraction, positive thinking, and treating others the way we want to be treated doesn’t work. Letters from A Better Me uncovers the reality of why they are not working for you, and how to make them work.

Right now, many women are consumed by the cycle of fear, anger, and rage reinforced by media and  society. Causes that continue to be driven by these negative emotions will create more separation. The world needs a new perspective that will break the cycle. How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World is about inclusion and helping women see where their true power lies. A woman’s internal energy must project the change she wants to see. If her internal energy is immersed with hate, anger, rage, and separation, she will create more of that. If she is filled with love, compassion, passion, and empathy, she will ignite and create lasting positive change in the world. 

How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World follows the belief system that is best explained in a quote by Byron Katie: “The most attractive thing about the Buddha was that he saved one person: himself. That’s all he needed to save; when he saved himself, he saved the whole world.”

Here’s What the Initial Readers are saying about LETTERS FROM A BETTER ME

“Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World provides a powerful roadmap for the journey from suffering to empowerment to peace. Personal and deeply passionate, Rachael Wolff’s perspective-expanding wisdom, and loving insights, serve as an inspirational reminder of the following: “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” 

Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley, author of The Gift of Crisis: How I Used Meditation to Go From Financial Failure to a Life of Purpose

Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World takes the reader on a complete journey from the depths of chaos to true empowerment.  You will want to laugh, cry, shout, and chant. It is a must-read for the times we live in. Wolff helps the reader see deep down within to find the spark buried under years of misunderstanding. This is not only a book you will want to read, but a book you will want to pass down to the generations that come after you. 

—Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women

“This book takes a creative approach to unfiltered flow writing. Engaging in this personal process can lead to increased empowerment at a time when freeing women’s authentic voices is essential.”

—Marta Ockuly, PhD, President & CEO, Creative Potential Institute, Inc.

“Rachael Wolff’s, Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World gives the reader a powerful historical perspective on the woman as victim, the overt and subliminal messages passed down through the generations and the ways in which women have contributed to their lack of value in the world.  Wolff does not just catalogue these perspectives; she gives the reader a practical and powerful series of exercises to help women let go of their chains of victimhood and claim their roles as architects of their own destiny. So that our daughters won’t have to suffer as we did.  A brilliant analysis and a practical self help book all in one!”

—Norma Greenberg, Founder of Comprehensive College Consulting, Harvard M.A.T., Northeastern University C.A.G.S, Former President of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling, Former board member of the New England Regional Council of the College Board

“This guidebook transports the reader from awareness to action and ultimately victorious transformation. The author helps navigate past stumbling through the rubble of life’s quakes, to a highly accessible path of personal empowerment and joy. If you’ve ever experienced trauma or a harsh slap in your faith while remaining a silent victim Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World gives you the power to finally speak in a brave voice and stand for what you believe in.”

—D.C. Stanfa, author, The Art of Table Dancing  

“I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World. What a FANTASTIC read! Rachael does a wonderful job of guiding the readers to take a look within and explore their own psyche. I love the format of the author’s letters. These spur the readers to dive deeper into their own life experiences and thoughts. This book guides us to dig a little deeper, empower ourselves, and create positive change. It encourages the reader to be kinder and better understanding—which can only be of benefit to humanity. I highly recommend this book for your own bedside table and as a gift for someone you love!”

—Sheila M. Burke, Best-selling author Wall Street Journal and USA Today, I Am What’s Wrong and founder of Being Better Humans

 “I am so impressed with Rachael Wolff and how she has taken what she’s collected along the way and transformed it all into something we can all benefit from!  She is a gift! What Wolff has done in her book Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World is create a process that permits us to be open, honest, thorough and vulnerable.  To own the pieces that comprises us.  And through reflection, become our own catalyst for self-change. It takes a plan and it takes practice. An empowered woman knows how to empower other women.  Through the experience exchange we learn to hear clues that are a cry for help—first in ourselves, and then our sisters.  Wolff has created a model that could very well break a cycle of good intentions and instead, lead to change.”

—Kristie Kindstrom, Vice President Wealth Solutions Raymond James, Co-chair of Women’s Interactive Network at Raymond James inspiring women’s professional and career development

Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World is available for pre-order at some of your favorite on-line book retailers: Amazon, BAM, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound.org. You can order right from here. You can also add Letters from A Better Me to your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

Were you were thinking that this would be the perfect gift for a friend, loved one, neighbor, co-worker, and/or charity?

Letters from A Better Me comes out on February 18, 2020, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give it as a gift before then. Here are some gift giving ideas:

  • Get a journal and inside the front cover write a note that includes that they will be receiving their copy of Letters from A Better Me in February.
  • There are many places on-line and even in Microsoft Word that you can make your own gift certificate.
  • Buy a little memento with an encouraging message and write in a card letting them know they be receiving their copy.
  • Do you want a personal note from me? Send me an e-mail at lettersfromabetterme@gmail.com and in the subject line write “PERSONAL NOTE”. Attach a picture of your pre-order confirmation and send me the name of the recipient. I will email you a printable PDF with a personal note.

Do You Want to Read Something Now While You Wait?

You can pass the time reading the 90-Day A Better Me Series right here to get you started on the transformation. Thank you for all the support! If it weren’t for my readers, this book would still just be a dream in my head. Let’s make 2020 the best year yet!

A BIG thank you to my agent, Tina Wainscott (The Seymour Agency). Your belief in this project and me is why we are here today. Also, I want to thank the Mango Publishing team. I have enjoyed working with each and every person at this amazing company. There is a reason they are the fastest growing independent publisher. I’m so excited to be on this journey with you all.

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff #LettersfromABetterMe

Weight Loss: A Journey of Losing, Gaining, and Maintaining

The Struggle with Losing Weight

I’ve seen many friends and family members struggle with weight loss throughout my life. My weight didn’t start tipping the scales of unhealthy until I hit 40. Then like a speeding bullet, pound after pound started piling on. Now, as many of my friends know, I do not like the burn of working out. I focus too much on the feeling and it messes with my creativity and flow of writing. I attempted going on the treadmill to lose the weight, but it didn’t do anything. No matter how fast I walked or the incline, it just sucked up my time and felt pointless. At the time, I wasn’t trying to lose weight for the right reasons. I thought if I lost weight, I would feel better about myself. A trap I’ve watched so many people fall into, just like I would be happy if…

The Importance of Self-Worth, Self-Esteem, and Self-Image

When we put our self-worth, self-esteem, and self-image outside of ourselves, we will STRUGGLE. We set ourselves up for failure, disappointment, and lack. We don’t have to lose weight to be lovable. We do have to choose to love ourselves in order to see the love that is presented to us. That doesn’t come from what we are not right in this moment. If we struggle with loving ourselves, we will manifest struggles in our lives. Our energy that comes from our core will permeate throughout. You can read more about in the inward journey:

90-Day A Better Me Series

Enjoying Losing the Weight

I knew if I was taking care of myself mentally, taking care of myself physically would feel natural and right. I decided to walk outside in nature, because that is something I love to do. I walked 5 miles a day listening to self-help books, meditations, podcasts, and anything that encouraged positive thinking. I love food so I wasn’t about to give anything I loved up, so I just started counting my calories and being accountable for what I was putting in my body. The weight came off. Then, in the busyness of life I just couldn’t find the time for walking the 5-mile walks and lost interest in counting the calories, and the gaining commenced. The maintaining got lost in the busyness of trying to fit more into my day than I had time for. 

Mindset Matters

Now, as a writer of a blog called From A Loving Place, I have talked about the energy of against thinking and what that does to us. I know negative energy attracts more of what we don’t want to see, so if I go at weight loss with the energy of working against accepting the person I am right in this very moment, I know that I’m putting a negative energy into the process and I will feel like I’m in a struggle to lose weight. If I focus on there not being time, the time for it goes away. I decided I wasn’t going to try to lose weight. I was going to accept myself exactly as I was and focus on being the healthiest version of me. 

When the Student is Ready…

Then came the road trip. I love road trips. I can be in cars for hours, days, and/or weeks and as long as I’m not in an area with excessive traffic, I’m at total peace. Road trips are an important part of my self-care, but not this particular road trip. I was in pain. There was a new roll of fat over my ribs that was causing me pain while driving. This roll was messing with my joy and my self-care. I found myself completely focused on the roll of fat the whole trip. It’s not like it changed my outer looks that much, but it definitely was affecting what was going on inside of me. That pain showed me something needed to change to be the best version of myself, so I started focusing on how I WANTED to feel. My energy was aligned with a healthy mindset.

The day after I got home from the trip, I decided it was time to commit to healthier practices. I had bought a knock off the Simply Fit Exercise Board some time ago, but just like any gadget it had sat in a perfect place ready for the day I would start getting on it. I went onto YouTube and found tons of great workouts to do with the board and weights. What I loved about the thought of this workout was that I didn’t have to make any time to do it. I simply did it while watching a television show that I already made time for. For the first time, I actually ENJOY strengthening and toning exercises, and it is strengthening my whole core and my arms!!! WHAT?!

Gaining Wisdom About Healthy Living

I’ve discovered that when I enjoy the process, I don’t feel like I’m in a struggle to lose weight. As I enter my third month of doing these workouts and being accountable for the food that I put into my body, I’ve lost 18 lbs. and counting. I’m not dreading anything; there is no painful recovery time. The exercise doesn’t make any of my body parts hurt after. My creativity is intact. I can go on for short 10-15 minute spurts, 30-minute variations, or just go at a steady pace for an hour. I feel good while I’m doing it. As I started to feel better and better, I started adding leg lifts with ankle weights, variations of weights from 2-10 lbs., and mixing it up with yoga stretches. I’m no longer focused on losing the weight, but enjoying the feeling and the energy I have to get me through the day. I’ve noticed how much healthier I feel inside and out, and because my mind is focused on the good stuff, I’ve noticed I WANT to eat healthier. I WANT to research healthier meal planning. I’m no longer naturally drawn to things that don’t make my body feel good. I’m not longer feeling the STRUGGLE of losing weight. I still LOVE food, I’ve just found a way to enjoy new and different ways of preparing, cooking, and when I do want to splurge—I do. 

Maintaining Healthy Weight by Attracting the Good

I FEEL great, inside and out.  My energy is in line with attracting what is good for me, and I find more and more things that make me feel good. Maintaining is no longer a chore, because the goal is about living a healthy and joy-filled life.  Outside of exercise and nutrition, I’ve also committed to keeping my head in the right space by writing out a page of positive intentions and gratitude daily. There will be a post to read more about that on Friday, September 6, 2019 on this website. If you haven’t signed up to follow this blog, you can do it by scrolling down on your phone or going to the sidebar on your computer. 

With Love and Gratitude, 

Rachael Wolff ©2019

Author of upcoming book: Letters from A Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World

The Importance of Friends: The Journey to Becoming Our Best Selves

I woke up this morning with the overwhelming feeling of gratitude. As I wrote out my gratitude list, a stream of joy began to flow through me as I thought about the amazing people in my life. Tears are filling my eyes with how blessed I feel in this very moment. It got me thinking about the importance of friends. When we are on the journey of becoming our best selves, seeing the purpose of people in our lives is essential to our growth.

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This doesn’t always look pretty. I know there have been times on my journey where I look up, hands in the air and say, “Really?” Different people come into my life in the friendship and/or romantic role and show me so much about myself. I get to see where I still have work to do and where I shine.

Now that I’m a woman in my forties, I can tell you how EXTREMELY grateful I am to know that I’ve surrounded myself with friends who see me and know me well enough to know when something doesn’t feel right about the way I’m talking. If you are a woman going into your mid to late forties, you know exactly what I’m talking about. For those of you who don’t—HORMONES is the answer. I had NO IDEA the kind of things that would stir up in me so uncontrollably at this phase of life.

Recently, my hormones created a whirlwind of chaos in my feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and actions toward a particular relationship in my life. I tried all the tools I could wrap my head around to get out of the thought/feeling cycle running through my brain. When I opened up to a select group of friends about it, I really got to see how blessed I am. I didn’t have people jumping on my chaos driven bandwagon. I had friends who eased my fears helping me to question the toxic thoughts running through my mind. I had friends who reminded me of the tools that I share so many times. I had friends who reminded me of the person they knew in me and in the person I was creating the chaos around. I had friends sharing courage, strength, and hope from their own experiences. Five days from the start of hormone-driven hamster wheel going off in my mind, like hitting a stop button, the whirlwind ended—peace restored.

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I’m so incredibly grateful and blessed to know I’ve picked an amazing group of friends who can recognize when I’m engaged in a story in my mind that is not beneficial to me; A group of friends who doesn’t want to sink down into the muck, but who are willing to lend hands to help pull me up out of it.

Some people think that when you go on this journey, you shouldn’t have down periods, days, or seasons, and that’s simply not true. Sometimes there are days where a fearful story in our heads can take over for a brief time and as we learn and grow the power of the story lessens and the time periods it affects us shorten. When we attract the group and/or single friend to our lives who choose not to go down with us, we know we are on the right track to becoming the best versions of ourselves. The energy that we project out comes from deep inside us and it is reflected back to us in the relationships that we attract into our lives.

If we need a lesson in becoming strong, we may attract people who will teach us when and how to say no, and that is enough. If we see our own worth and we are dedicated to the journey of contributing to living as our best selves, we attract a team of people around us who will help us to see our light and encourage us to keep shining it. Whatever friends are brought to your life, be thankful. You have the opportunity to grow from every experience. There are friends who will be there for short periods and ones who will last a lifetime. Each one has their own unique value. Don’t try force any friendships to be something different than what they are. They are serving the purpose they need to serve. Embrace the journey!

This piece is dedicated to my AMAZING friends.  I love you and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you.

 

With Love and Gratitude,

 

Rachael Wolff ©2019

LETTERS FROM A BETTER ME: The Empowered Me

Dear Self,

I have the choice to feel: happy, sad, mad, love, fear, empowered, depleted, and on and on. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are. These are my choices. I will choose actions based on how I choose to feel and what I choose to believe. I pray that I choose wisely today so that I can live my best life.

I can only be empowered if I remember that I ALWAYS have choices. Nobody can take away my choices to feel, think, believe, act, respond, and react. I’m the only one with that power and I WILL take responsibility for my choices.

With Love and Gratitude,

 

A Better Me

The Empowered Me

Rachael Wolff ©2019

 

90-Day Series Updates

Dear Readers,

I’m excited to inform you that I’ve been through each day of the FREE  90-Day A Better Me Series and the 90-Day A Better Me Letters Series and now BOTH series are fully available on FromALovingPlace.com. I provided links on each day for easy navigation through every piece of the series. Now that the series is complete, it makes it easier to read like you would a book. Whether you are reading the series again, like some of you have told me you are, or you are new to the 90-Day A Better Me journey, I hope you enjoy it. It was a pleasure to write it and an even greater pleasure to talk with the followers of both series.

Now, I need to go and focus on the editing my book coming out at the end of 2019. If you want to stay in the loop, make sure to subscribe to e-mails. Thank you for all the readers, followers, and commenters. I appreciate each and every one of you!!

Here at the direct links to both series:

90-Day A Better Me Series

90-Day A Better Me Letters Series

 

Happy reading!

 

With Love and Gratitude,

Rachael Wolff ©2019

FromALovingPlace.Com Followers

Dear From A Loving Place followers,

If you are following this blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed and abundance of e-mails coming in and/or Twitter posts. I’m sorry if the posts have been confusing. I’m moving the first part of the 90-A Better Me Letters Series over to FromALovingPlace.com.  I’m backdating all the posts so that they are aligned with the day the letter is companion to. I wanted to make sure readers have full access to both series here on FromALovingPlace.com. I’m also working on adding links to the corresponding installments on each day. This will take a little time, but I’ve noticed an increased amount of views so I want to make the transitions are as easy as possible for those picking up the series now that it is completed.

I apologize for any confusion and the flurry of notifications. There are twenty-six days to transfer. I’m sorry for any inconvenience during the transition. I’m so grateful to everyone following FromALovingPlace.com. I really appreciate your understanding and support.

 

Have a beautiful day!

 

With love and gratitude,

 

Rachael Wolff

90-Day A Better Me Letters Series: THANK YOU

Letters From A Better Me

Dear Readers,

I want to take a moment to thank all the readers who came on the 90-Day A Better Me Series adventure with me. This series was such a joy to create and write everyday. It was very weird yesterday taking the day off knowing that the series was over. For three months I’ve committed myself to this project. In the beginning, all I knew was my three parts and that I wanted them for an equal number of days. I made a chart for Part I of all the topics I wanted to cover, then day by day wrote whatever came to me. I’m sure some days were full of grammatical errors, because my pure focus was on the message. When I get too into grammar, my head isn’t focused in the right place. As the month would come to the end I would start making the chart for the next month. I would have to rearrange and change some titles, but everything kept flowing together effortlessly. I felt so blessed that there wasn’t a moment of writer’s block.

My life and learning experiences took me on this journey, so it wasn’t me just asking others to do the work, I was doing it. As many times as I’ve done all this work, I find I have to continue to work on me daily. As a single mother of two teenagers I get tested, and if I’m not keeping up with my self-care, I can tell and they can definitely tell. The difference is now, I allow any dark energy I have to teach me right away so that it doesn’t build into toxic energy.

As you may have noticed along with the series being free there were no outside advertisements. I did this because I know sometimes all the outside messages can break the momentum of feelings and physical experiences that occur during the process. I  just know when I’m  into a message than by accident, I click on an  advertisement or read it, I’m taken out of the moment. I wanted to make sure that you could have the best experience possible.

To all the readers who left me comments, liked and/or shared posts that resinated with you, thank you for spreading the love and appreciation. I loved seeing the familiar faces and knowing when a message seemed to really hit. I love watching people grow within themselves, because I know how it feels and how freeing it is. It was such a blessing to have you all on this journey.

Today I’m Grateful

  1. I’m grateful for all my readers and followers.
  2. I’m grateful for the experience of writing the 90-Day series.
  3. I”m grateful to my family and friends who have supported me during this this process.
  4. I’m grateful for all the people who showed up with lessons for me to learn.
  5. I’m so incredibly grateful for having an amazing outlet to reach people across the world who want to unite in love and light.

With Love and Gratitude,

A Better Me

Rachael Wolff ©2019

Here’s a direct link to the 90-Day A Better Me Series Category. Feel free to go back, reread, start from the beginning, or pick and choose along the way. This is your journey now. Just know it’s here for you whenever you want to commit to being A BETTER ME.

https://fromalovingplace.com/category/90-day-a-better-me-series/