I’m Becky.

Longtime yoga student and teacher, proud corporate dropout, sober mom and stepmom to four teenagers. I’m a pet lover, book hoarder, plant tender, change seeker, curator of things that smell good. Enneagram 8. Pro-hygge, anti-small talk, big hugger. Midwest-born and raised; Rocky Mountain-bound when it’s time to retire. Mediocre cook, terrible singer, working on finding patience (especially with aforementioned teens).

But the most important thing about me is that I am made of stardust – and I believe you are, too.

Becky

If there’s one question that stumps me, it’s this: “What do you do for a living?” The answer was much easier in the old days when I worked in newspapers, political campaigns, and PR.

If you want an “elevator pitch,” I’ll tell you I’m an empowerment writer, teacher, and speaker, and founder of You Are Not Stuck®.

But that’s starting pretty far into the story. That’s the how I do what I do.

What lives beneath is the what, which is the way I describe my actual work of helping people identify and create the life that is calling to them.

In that way, I’m a soul whisperer. A dream doula. A change catalyst. I’m a guide into the questions for which only you have answers. Poet David Whyte refers to these inquiries as “questions that can make or unmake a life… questions that have no right to go away.” I see the divine badass in you, charm it out, and cheer it on.

The most important part of the story, though, is the why. Why is this work of empowerment what I’m called to do? The answer to that is simple:

I’ve lived a life that looked good on the outside but felt horrible on the inside.

I’ve lived a life that I didn’t feel authorized to change.

I’ve lived a life that felt hopelessly stuck… and once I found freedom, I made it my mission to help others find it, too.

Please know this: You are not intended to spend this life squeezed and choked and squashed in a vise of Other People’s design, or values that aren’t your own, or an outdated world view; no, you were made for discernment, cultivation, and expansion.

Lines are not meant to be toed, they are meant to be moved and redrawn and colored in and erased until they suit you—and you can do that as many times as you like.

They’re your lines, after all.

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Wednesday it was like this. Today it’s like this. The only constant is change.

#nowitslikethis #youarenotstuck #change #parinamavada
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Wednesday it was like this. Today it’s like this. The only constant is change.

#nowitslikethis #youarenotstuck #change #parinamavadaImage attachment

This illustration from PJ Milani nails it: It’s not *usually* about taking the one giant Thelma and Louise-type leap. It’s about taking a series of small, deliberate steps in the direction of your dreams. Consistency and persistency over time, as an old boss used to say.

Is there risk in some of those steps? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. Every time we step outside the realm of what’s safe, what’s predictable, and what’s known and step into what’s potentially unsafe, unpredictable, and unknown… we accept some degree of risk. What if?? What then??? But mindset matters. Will we step with confidence or trepidation? Mindfully or on autopilot? Carrying a sense of direction or one of desperation?

I think back to 10 years ago when I stepped off the corporate wheel. That was a risk, for sure – but very much a necessary one. Later, it felt risky when I began to identify myself a yoga teacher and, years after that, a writer. But we become by doing; we validate ourselves through our experiences; we reap the bounty by planting seeds. We walk by stepping.

The question is, as Elizabeth Gilbert puts it: “What are you willing to do to have the life you say you want?” What are you walking toward, and what are you willing to risk to arrive there?

#babysteps #intention #mindset #goals #change #choices #risk #worthit
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This illustration from PJ Milani nails it: It’s not *usually* about taking the one giant Thelma and Louise-type leap. It’s about taking a series of small, deliberate steps in the direction of your dreams. Consistency and persistency over time, as an old boss used to say.

Is there risk in some of those steps? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. Every time we step outside the realm of what’s safe, what’s predictable, and what’s known and step into what’s potentially unsafe, unpredictable, and unknown… we accept some degree of risk. What if?? What then??? But mindset matters. Will we step with confidence or trepidation? Mindfully or on autopilot? Carrying a sense of direction or one of desperation?

I think back to 10 years ago when I stepped off the corporate wheel.  That was a risk, for sure – but very much a necessary one. Later, it felt risky when I began to identify myself a yoga teacher and, years after that, a writer. But we become by doing; we validate ourselves through our experiences; we reap the bounty by planting seeds. We walk by stepping.

The question is, as Elizabeth Gilbert puts it: “What are you willing to do to have the life you say you want?”  What are you walking toward, and what are you willing to risk to arrive there?

#babysteps #intention #mindset #goals #change #choices #risk #worthit

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Omg. Every time lol
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