Words Reflect How You Feel

I was in a early childhood center last week.

The school is designed for infant, toddlers and preschoolers.

Coming out of the bathroom, I saw a sign on the wall that was at the height for small children, but I know it was there for the adults in the building.

The sign read something like this, “Words have feelings. Choose your word, choose your mindset.”

Then it had the words “fixed growth” underneath it.

Spot on. What you feel influences what you think and what you think informs your body of what you feel.

When you are unaware of the word choices you choose to make about yourself, your dog, friends and family even your situation and how you describe yourself, you’re telling yourself how to feel without “knowing” it.

When you’re unaware, you are repeating old patterns of thought and outdated beliefs of yourself. You don’t recognize how the word choices are a reflection about you feel about yourself. You have a fixed mindset.

You have the power to shift your mindset by paying attention to the words you choose.

Staying aware of how you use your words to express yourself, you can make the choices of what truly reflects how you feel because you’re listening to how your body responds to the word choices you’re making. By staying present and in tune with yourself, you can become so aware of how you’re showing up in the world too.

Growth requires change and the way you express yourself shifts!

If you’re curious about and are willing to make changes so you are living in alignment within your own values, let’s chat!

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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