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How I Finally got the Commitment from Others I was looking for

When it comes to relationships, in today’s world, being committed means staying with your partner and not cheating on them emotionally or physically. But is that act alone enough to remain committed? Will that level keep a relationship healthy and strong, and when we are single and dating, is that all we should strive for when looking for our true loves? That they are willing to stay with us and not cheat? And is that the only level of commitment we should be giving to them? I learned a very valuable lesson in my last relationship. This lesson was about commitment, but not from someone else as we generally like to think it is when in relationships. This lesson was about my commitment to myself, and why I had let it die. Read More

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Vodka: The Not So Perfect Vulnerability Serum

After each apology, I could feel my heart sinking deeper and deeper into my chest as I excused my emotions and threw my own feelings under the bus. I was so scared to be vulnerable and speak up for my wanting more time spent together, wanting to talk more, wanting to connect more, because I was terrified my requests would be rejected. And so I drank, and I cried, and I communicated in a blurred and foggy state and continued to make excuses for my vulnerability when I did show it. Eventually I got tired of this pattern though. I grew weary from not speaking my truth and my frustration at the lack of love in my life grew too. This lead me to make the best decision of my life. Read More

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Meditation - The Good, the Bad and the Scary of starting

When I was first experimenting with mediation, it was rough! My first minutes of silence with myself ended with me bawling on the floor of my living room thinking I was crazy. This is NOT how people talk about meditating so I though there was something seriously wrong with me. I hope to bring you a bit of comfort if you are in the beginning stages of this journey and I encourage you to keep going! Your life will open up if you keep pushing through. Please share in the comments below how your mediation practice started! I'd love to hear your experiences and so would those who are just starting out. With Love, Laura Smilski Holistic Love and Lifestyle Coach Luminousliving.ca

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Encouragement Through the Awkwardness of Healing

Do you ever put off doing healing work because it feels awkward or uncomfortable? I know the feeling so I wanted to create a video to encourage you all to keep going! The awkwardness is self-sabotage and will keep us stuck in the pain we need to heal. Sometimes all we need is a little support to bust right through that wall and get us on our way. I hope this video supports you in your journey. Also, there's a special announcement about my upcoming workshop on October 1st! You don't want to miss details so head to my events page for more info and to register.

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When Having Fun is Tough!

If you like cat cameos, and you take yourself too seriously, I invite you to watch my video and practice along with me having more fun! Relaxing and going with the flow has never been my strong suit, I get stuff done, that's what I'm good at, but sometimes we need to let go. We need to pull back and we need to slow down in our lives! It's a challenge for me and so I"m looking for suggestions and giving you permission to have more fun too. Let's do this together! Don't forget to head over to my website at www.luminousliving.ca to sign up for more videos and other things that aren't shared online.

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Learn Belly Breathing to Ease Anxiety and Stress!

Did you know that most of us do not know how to breathe properly! In this video I show you the proper way to breathe to calm down, ease anxiety and feel better immediately. Belly breathing has helped me feel safe and I use it to relax tension in my body when I feel stressed. There's a whole lot of truth behind the mind/body connection and we can use our bodies (yoga) and our breath (meditation) to calm us down in stressful or emotional situations. The breath is our greatest source of peace and we have the ability to connect to whenever we need to. Learn how to breathe properly in my video above! For more videos head over to my website and sign up to receive weekly updates http://luminousliving.ca and subscribe to my channel here to notifications for new videos Much Love, Laura Holistic Lifestyle Coach www.luminousliving.ca

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How Routines Help Us Heal

This week I talk about how great setting up a routine can be for ditching bad habits and allowing you to be comfortable going through periods of growth in your life. Routines to not have to be overwhelming. A routine is something simple that you commit to doing each day that builds your self trust and sends a message to the Universe that you are serious about living a better life. This can be something as simple as committing to reading 10 minutes before bed each night to get a better sleep or learn something new. I want you to learn how routines can help you, so watch my video below to get some great tips on how to start! So what's your new routine going to be? I'd love to hear about the small positive change you're willing to stick to.

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How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Yourself

Self-sabotage and resistance to growth; these are the things that keep us from actually doing the things we want to do with our time. Do you plan to do something really productive only to find you've done other things that don't make you feel good and then wonder why you didn't get done what you really wanted to?! This is self-sabotage. Learn how to become aware of your sabotaging behaviors and how to get out of them in this video!

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Use online dating to increase your dating confidence

Do you struggle with the concept of online dating at all? If you lack confidence or are nervous about dating in general, then I want to offer you a different approach to the whole thing. Online dating can be super helpful if approached from a certain angle. In today's video, I share how online dating helped me find my voice!

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How to Practice Love when you Disagree

Often when we have a disagreement with someone, it causes us to doubt. We doubt ourselves sometimes, we doubt the other person, and we doubt why we are with them. This week I talk about how to practice love in your relationships even when you have disagreements, no matter how big or small they are. I discuss what's at the root of a disagreement and how to handle it with love instead of anger, doubt, fear and attach. Enjoy!

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