Going Out on a Limb

What do you want?

Who do you want apart of your journey?

What does your life get to look like?

Exploring and trying new things on in how you want to show up in the world may be new for you.

Feeling the push to do somethings differently because what you’ve been doing doesn’t feel right to you anymore.

You may be feeling the dread of driving up to where you work and you just want to scream!

You see you’re dog is nervous when you leave and is whining and barking when you’re gone and you’re also feeling anxious your neighbor is going to report you to your landlord.

Maybe you feel isolated from friends you know longer hang out with because your life has been consumed by your dog and doing all the things for him.

Maybe you’ve been feeling uneasy with friends and family recently because you notice you feel uncomfortable within these relationships because now you are starting to take notice when boundaries are being crossed.

When you ask yourself what you want, the thoughts in your head circle around about how “you can’t do this?” “How can you afford to take the leap in changing jobs/careers?” “What if they get mad when I say I need space, time or that I’m looking to make a change in my life?”

Whatever you desire, that thing you want is on the other side of these judgments and fear.

Fear is just an indicator that you’re on the edge of something you want.

It is a reaction in your body that you’re doing something which is requiring more energy, focus, attention and this disrupts your established rhythms.

Our brains love to expect the next thing and when you are going after a dream job, a change in your relationship dynamics, learning something new all of these pieces require you to act differently, feel differently, think and ultimately believe differently.

Your brain wants you to run and hide and go back to what it expects.

But what it expects isn’t working for you and you feel the fire inside you motivating you to take a step!

Take the leap and trust yourself. You know where you want to go, now its just about taking the step in that direction.

Dial in support when you feel yourself going back to the old way of doing things that is no longer working.

Ask for support when you feel confused and frustrated with your new life not happening fast enough!

Celebrate the awarenesses that show up and honor the messages they are telling you!

Feel apart of a larger community where you can feel seen and heard!

One way to feel connected with others who are on a similar self discovery journey, join me for an in person Creating Empowering Choices 90 min workshop offering on 14 January at 10am at Sol Health Yoga in Puyallup.

Published by houndbiz

Katherine Porter is a force free, reward based dog behavior advisor and consultant serving clients and their companion dogs worldwide. Her calm and gentle approach in coaching clients in effectively communicating what they want to their dog blends her MSW background into her dog training and behavior practice. Katherine was a behavior consultant for Heeling Hounds after graduation. She opened Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC when the military relocated her family to Fort Sill, OK in 2015. During this time, she volunteered with Rainbow Bridge Can Wait where she provided post adoption consultations to new pet parents. She also developed and implemented tailored behavior modification plans for highly reactive dogs residing at the shelter. She also provided educational programs to military children through interactive workshops at the Fort Sill School Age Center. In 2017, Katherine relocated Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC to Germany. She served the Armed Forces communities in Bavaria. She continued coaching and advising her clients in addressing their companion dog’s fearful and reactive behavioral issues. Katherine takes a Do No Harm approach first and foremost in providing behavioral plans. She is committed in serving clients with gentle and modern science approaches in modifying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety and fear based responses. Katherine is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is focused on integrating a holistic and modern approach in addressing her client’s pet companion reactive behavior issues.

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