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Victim or Creator?

 

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Hi it’s Julianna Lyddon here and I have a couple of concepts that I want to throw your way. These concepts have been helpful for not only my clients when I bring them up, but for my students. I teach incoming freshman. Also its great to use with your employees. Its wonderful to use with your children and again these are fairly easy or simplistic as I say, but they are concepts that we don’t always think about.

So when I throw the word victim out there, what comes to mind? What do you think about? Because the individual that acts as the victim, is that person that likes to blame everybody else. That doesn’t want to take responsibility. That doesn’t like to be held accountable. It was her fault. It was his fault. The teacher just doesn’t like me. My boss doesn’t understand me. Right? There’s always an excuse. We know these individuals. Maybe there’s been a time in your life where you have been that individual. Right? Okay so when I throw this other word out there, the word creator, what comes to mind when you think about that? Well when we are the creator, we are the individual that sees opportunity everywhere.

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Are you thinking about moving in together or getting married?

 

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Hi its Julianna Lyddon here and so today I want to talk about something that came up my classroom. I teach college kids, incoming freshmen in Arizona and today we were talking a little bit about habits and how we can stop behaviors before they become habitual and having that real awareness of what a habit is and how long it takes a habit to be actually formed and really getting in there and making that unnecessary shift.

Some of the kids brought up….. we have such great discussions …and some of them brought up this concept of relationships and marriages and how complicated that can be when two people have very specific habits. And how they come together in a relationship and how it can be extra difficult at eradicating or even really making the shift that’s very necessary so then the conversation kinda parlayed into someone asking if I believe in premarital counseling and so we had a discussion about that and I absolutely think that if individuals would go to see someone before they get married or even moved in together more marriages would be salvaged… would be saved.

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Connecting with your teenager

I want to talk to you parents, guardians, individuals that are raising children that are adolescents. Maybe they are in their pre teen years approaching adolescence.  Maybe you have a child that is acting out a bit and giving you a hard time. This is the issue and the topic I want to cover today in this video.  One thing I found when I was studying for my masters program for marriage and family and child therapy and what I have found in the real world and in my coaching practice, because periodically I coach parents on parenting and when they hit these road blocks and need just a little extra special attention, that we all need to practice our listening skills.  

There really is an art to listening. Click To Tweet

And I know as well because I am the mother of three grown children myself, and parenting can be very very hard.  Especially when we hit the adolescence with our kids.  Its as if they are poof and gone. One day you have this incredible child that communicates with you openly maybe gives you hugs in public, wants to talk to you, wants you to be included in their activities. And the next day they’re gone.  Its like where did that child go that we knew for so many years.  And it can be so frustrating and it can be really scary.  So the one thing that we need to practice as parents is being a better listener, me included at times.  I tell you what its not necessarily easy and it takes some practice and it takes patience.

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I am thinking about something!!!!

 

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I want to share something about our thoughts. We need to know how powerful our thoughts are. And when I say that, you may be saying, I know… but you really may not know! They really really are powerful. I do a workshop on imagination and how powerful it is when we really tap into that place. I don’t think people realize that thoughts really are powerful.

We see those quotes on facebook and elsewhere and as cliché as it sounds those are out there and people have known this since the beginning of time that thoughts are energy and what we are thinking absolutely permeates our physical body and even more importantly funnels into our world. And it is part of what creates our reality.

Think about this, everything we see in our world, this computer I am working on, the microwave behind me, the tv, our cars, a jet engine, everything in our world was first created by a single thought that came up as a thought in someone’s mind and then moved into their imagination and they started to created it. Now maybe it took years to bring it to fruition or teams of people to actually bring about maybe a vaccine for an illness. Maybe it took many many years but every single thing in our world was once just a thought in someone’s mind.

So if you think about that, you begin to realize how amazingly powerful each and every one of us really is! I mean we have the ability with every single thought we have to shape our world on a daily basis.

And it gets even cooler than that!!  because With every thought that we have we are consciously making a decision. Click To Tweet

That decision either brings us closer to our dream or further away from it.

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Spirit Communication

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I had two poignant moments recently. Two widowed women, both about 83 years old, shared stories of how their husbands reach out to them from the spirit world. One explained her excitement to go to bed each night because her husband visits her before she falls asleep. He nestles in bed next to her and she can actually feel the weight of his body against her back. She shares her day with him and ends up feeling so connected and loved. The other woman spoke about being awakened in the middle of the night from the voice of her deceased husband telling her to get to the doctor ASAP. Even her dog woke up and was running all around the room searching for her master. 

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#1 FEAR we all have in common?

 

#1 FEAR we all have in common?

 

#1 FEAR we all have in common?

Do you know what it is?

This is Julianna Lyddon and here is my question for you today.  Do you know what the number one fear is that most of us have in common?  Take a second… if you guessed being alone than you nailed it.  Studies show that most of us are scared of being alone at one time or another in our lives.  Now its natural for us to be concerned about this as we get older especially if we are going to lose our partner or we are in ill health.  But I want to talk about this concept of really being ok with being alone. No matter how old you are.  Because here’s the thing,

we spend our lives building relationships outside of ourselves Click To Tweet

We spend time working at the family relationships.  We spend time working at the relationships at our work or in our community or with our neighbors or in-laws and on and on.  But often we don’t spend time getting to know ourselves.  Many of us can define who we are by the relationships that we are in.  You know that individual who when their loved one goes out of town and they are alone, they have to go to stay at someone else’s house. Or we know that individual that can’t go anywhere without being with other people or they always have to be busy.  Because being alone is very scary, is very unsettling.  

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#1 FEAR we all have in common?


First Date No No’s

Going on a first date? 
Here are some no no’s for you to think about.

This is Julianna Lyddon and today on my video blog I am going to give you some tips on what not to do on your first date.  Through my coaching practice I am helping several people who are moving into this dating world and boy is it different than it used to be.

There are so many different ways to meet people with all this online dating and we need to be cognizant of a few things.  There are several things that I see, mistakes that people make that really can be avoided.

Number one… Be sure when you are on a date, that you are not just simple talking about all the devastating, disastrous dates you have had in the past.

You would be surprised how many people do this especially if you are talking about online dating.  And then they start sharing all of these horrific experiences and before you know it one person is like I don’t want to hear this anymore, what’s wrong with you…

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First Date No No's

 


Sleeping in separate beds….is it good for your relationship?

 

As couples, should we sleep in separate bedrooms?  

Okay here’s the thing, almost 26% of us say that they do sleep in separate bedrooms.  And there are a myriad of reasons for this.  Some of us have restless leg syndrome, some of our partners snore, some have sleep apnea and have that apparatus to help them sleep.  Some have a hard time getting to sleep and are getting up and down a lot.  Some have different work schedules.  The 26%, those that said that they do sleep in separate bedrooms don’t like to talk about it, they are embarrassed about it and feel judged. And people feel that if you are sleeping in separate bedrooms, their marriage must really be on the rocks.  Well I am here to tell you that those I have spoken with, who have made the decision to sleep in separate bedrooms are so much happier.  Here’s the key, the quality of life issue is what we are dealing with here.  If you cannot get a restful night of sleep and its happening to you more than a couple of times a week, its going to affect you on many facets of your life. 

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Sleeping in separate beds....is it good for your relationship?

 


Tips for Avoiding Holiday Stress

Tips for Avoiding Holiday Stress

Can you believe that Halloween 2015 is behind us and we are already in November? Before you know it, it will be Thanksgiving! And then Christmas and then New Year’s Eve!!! And if the holiday season wasn’t stressful enough… when you add a few out-of-town house guests, it get get even more stressful! Even though we absolutely love it when our family and friends come to visit, and to stay with us during the holidays, it can add a little more tension to the relationship that we have with our significant other.

Julianna made a video about that subject a couple years ago because many of her clients were concerned about the holidays and how they might possibly avoid having arguments again with their partners. So, Julianna suggests that we follow her advise now – because it might be too late later!

Julianna shares some tips on how to alleviate potential stress during the holidays Click To Tweet

The number one suggestion she offers is that we open up the lines of communication now with our spouse or significant other as to exactly what our expectations are when it comes to family visits and holiday events. The problem is, she says, that often as individuals we have our own expectations – but then we just assume the our partner knows what they are so we don’t bother to communicate them. But really, if we haven’t shared those expectations with the other person, how could they know? The end result is, of course, that we aren’t getting our needs met and then we are totally surprised when that happens! This leads to an argument and then not speaking to each other, resentment and hurt feelings, and so forth.

Watch the video below to learn how Julianna recommends we avoid that from happening this year – and actually enjoy the holidays with our families, our friends – our loved ones whoever they may be – and most importantly our significant other.

 

 

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The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra

 

The Throat Chakra

 

Our words are extremely powerful since with every word we choose, we are creating our world. Click To Tweet

The throat chakra is the energy center of the body that controls our communication and personal expression. It is the bridge connecting us with our mind, body, and spirit. Only when we have made the true mind, body, spirit connection can we resonate within ourselves. Often, we have problems articulating our feelings or finding the right words to express our deepest thoughts and feelings. We may feel tongue tied to the point of being at a complete loss for words. When the throat chakra is open, we have power not only to communicate effectively with our choice of words, but we are also able to teach others what we have learned. Work on the lower chakras gives us the confidence to formulate and articulate what we have learned and express it through the throat chakra. We can manifest our purpose and dreams and bring them into our reality.

The throat chakra also is associated with our ability to be comfortable honestly speaking our truth. It houses the creative life force similar to that of the pelvic chakra. Here in the throat chakra, we are putting that creative energy into practice by using our voices and our words to create our reality. Our words are extremely powerful since with every word we choose, we are creating our world. Just as with our thoughts, what we speak carries great meaning and intention that, in turn, creates our living reality.

 

Read more about chakras in Julianna’s book, Connect with what Lies Beneath by clicking here or by visiting her website at: http://connectwithjulianna.com/products/

 

The Throat Chakra


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