Reflecting on my week at a leadership retreat. What makes a leader? What makes a GOOD leader?
I like to think it’s someone who pours into those around her, is supportive and understanding yet firm in her communication.
Someone who is respected but also down to earth. Who knows her stuff but isn’t arrogant or condescending.
Who is solid in her confidence but not so intimidating you are afraid to approach her.
A good leader sees and hears your concerns, helps you address them and teaches you how to solve your own problems so then you can then help others.
Have I reached that level? Well, I’m coachable and teachable and love to learn new things so I like to think I’m not only a student of life but also a leader walking beside you.
Doing it scared. Facing a fear of being out of control in the water. I love nature and being outdoors appreciating the view. But to be in an inflatable raft sloshing about thrown this way and that makes my heart skip a beat. I did it anyway. And you know what?? It was FUN and EASY. Crossing white water rafting off my list✅
And PS...Spokane river is gorgeous!
When was the last time you spent quality time with yourself? To sit with your thoughts and dreams? In my humble opinion too many of us live the rush-rush lifestyle and get zero time to connect and reflect. It’s super easy to observe that happening to OTHERS and avoid addressing in our own hectic life. ⠀⠀
I had a mindset shift happen this week. I faced my excuses. I’m busy a lot. Running from work to one committee or another to meetings, squeezing in a wimpy dinner as I drive down the road. I tell myself I have no time for Important self care cause of what I’ve committed to doing. Excuses. I have overextended myself and the number of hours that I have in my day leaving not enough for me and my family. Excuses. There’s time when you MAKE time Heidi. ⠀⠀
I’ve come to the sad realization that it’s easier for me to say YES to helping others than say YES to me. I think a lot of us do that. I don’t want to disappoint anyone. But in the process I disappoint myself. And my kids. And my hubby. They get the shell of me and not the core. ⠀⠀
Not any more. I’m going to learn boundaries. I have to for my potential to shine. Plus there is nothing more important than the health and well being of my family. ⠀⠀
The time I had alone this week has helped me realize I can absolutely help others as I love to do BUT I have to say NO more often and be okay with that. ⠀⠀
I say all this in the hopes that any of you that feel “too busy” also work to create boundaries and we help hold each other accountable. Sound good?
If roses tried to be sunflowers, they would lose their beauty; and if sunflowers tried to be roses, they would lose their strength.-
we stumbled on this beautiful field just west of Ft. Pierre, SD. One field was perfect and just waiting for us to witness its glory.
I drive by this same field 2 days ago and it wasn’t like this. What a difference just 2 more days can make!!
Setting our wishes free at the #waterlanternfestival in #Boston last night. This was so magical and beautiful. I wrote down all the things I love and appreciate and also my biggest dreams for our family, my business and the world in general. My baby wrote down her dreams and goals too. World peace, to be a famous artist and to get another cat!
You should check out this family friendly festival when it comes to your town!
The Red Lounge:where the antioxidant juices are always flowing, the music is pumping and people are laughing. Do YOU eat and drink brightly colored foods each and everyday? Phytonutrients are little miracles and most Americans are deficient. And no, Skittles DON’T count! I drink my red and reap the benefits of looking, feeling and being healthy and strong. Who else loves Ningxia?
I got to visit the Lavender Farm Young Living owns in Mona, Utah. Not only did I plant some Clary Sage but I tip-toed through the lavender! Support hard working farmers that take care of their fields, love their plants and have commitments to keeping things green and clean.
Supporting local over here! This spicy pineapple shrub by Baumans Best was delish! I’m a lightweight so you might add more alcohol. You do you! 🍍 🍍🍍
I found them at the Waldorf School at Moraine Farms summer community market that is every Friday!
2 oz shrub
1 oz Vodka
1 oz pineapple juice🍍
Squirt fresh lime
4 oz seltzer
Served over ice
Want a magical and pretty tip for keeping the mosquitos away outdoors? Citronella essential oil in the diffuser OUTSIDE. Happy summer friends.
Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi!
A mom of 3 and an expert in chiropractic care of babies and kids.