I believe that living and loving our life is absolutely possible for everyone,
no matter the adversity and challenge. In my mid 20’s, on the heels of a very difficult childhood, I was faced with the painful truth that my sister was going to die. She was diagnosed as HIV positive due to a tainted blood transfusion and in those days this was an incurable, fatal diagnosis. I spent 10 years in anticipatory grief as I watched her deteriorate (my hair turned white in the last 5 years of her illness).
During those 10 years, in answer to her urgently calling me forward, I began my spiritual journey
where I practiced both physical and spiritual yoga, and engaged in dedicated intensive inner work. This led me to eventually understand that my mission in life was to impart the accumulated wisdom that was imparted to me through my own journey, and share my gifts.
I’d been a career coach for 20 years and then started my own private Inner Core Coach practice 3 years ago, where I’m now able to empower others who may be struggling with grief or difficult challenges to learn and develop an internal success by tapping into the Inner Core of their being. A lot of times success is created on the outside yet there’s still an "unsettledness" and unsteadiness on the inside.
I’ve come to know that looking outside ourselves to our external circumstances or situations for the answers is never sustainable, and that lasting success is really an internal job. I believe that the answers undeniably live inside us, and I show people how to access their own. In order to tap into those answers and not get caught in the past or the future, or those limiting beliefs that have such a hold on us,
we HAVE to get quiet.
Every moment that you can remember to just Stop, Breathe, and Be Here Now, gives you space to see and hear what shows up – and it’s in this Presence, that the missing pieces of the puzzle arise and that the answers inside you show up. It’s where the aliveness, the richness and vitality lives in all of us.
It’s what sets us free. It’s a practice that takes courage and willingness to look inward.
I feel so incredibly blessed to have been able to turn the adversity of my life into GOLD, bare my chest,
and move into a place where I can have an impact and make a difference in so many lives.
“In order for something to change on the outside, something new has to be created on the inside”.
Stop, Breathe, Be Here Now.
Yvonne Heath is a Canadian leader, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Television Host, Author and Creator of the #IJustShowedUp campaign.