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Is Your Body Talking to You?

Posted by David Couper on September 10, 2015 9:30 AM

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If we're not listening to our bodies, sometimes, they'll make sure we listen through physical ailments. Just this morning I found myself having an impromptu coaching conversation with our daycare teacher when I noticed she had broken another toe yesterday. Eight weeks prior she’d broken a toe on the opposite foot. So what does this have to do with coaching?

After years of working in pharmaceutical research, collaborating with doctors and personal interest in intuitive and holistic healing, I’ve learned that our bodies communicate with us through major and minor symptoms when we give it no other way to listen.

The daycare teacher, another mother and I slowed down to discuss the symbolism of toes, which according to Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life, represent the minor details of the future. I inquired if the daycare teacher could relate to that statement and the minor details of her future.

Tears welled, she got very quiet and in a hushed voice revealed her inner calling and heart's desire – to move to New York- but simultaneous fear of how to, and actually doing it.

Is your body talking to you? What minor symptoms have been surfacing, that seem to have no connection, but could be the way your body is communicating with you?

Slow down, pause and ask what it’s indicating. Your body is talking to you.

Gwen Dittmar is an Executive Coach. Learn more about Gwen and her women’s coaching group by visiting www.gwendittmar.com.

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