The power of words

Funny how a word can be ‘everyday’ or perceived as mundane until we look at it, hear it, really feel it and then suddenly it takes on a life of its own.

Words have always been a passion of mine. I used to keep a little notebook of words I loved the feeling of.

  • Audacity
  • Gumption
  • Eloquence
  • Radiance

These were among the many, many words I collated.

2014 brought some words to me that now mean more to me, more intensely, more intimately. They include:

  • Family
  • Tradition
  • Marriage
  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Sparkles

It probably sums up 2014 well and yet it doesn’t even begin to express it fully either. It was big in so very many ways.

As part of stepping into the new year, I have been looking for a word (or few) to sit with my chosen focus and intention for 2015, Fun.

Many words are floating in and around that word but at the core of each is Fun. I want this year to be fun in all areas of life.

In my focus for this, I know that part of enjoying my year is also about learning even more about myself. One item that has suddenly come to me is Words. If I LOVE words, then

  • Why am I not using them?
  • Why am I not writing the rest of this book I’m writing?
  • Why do I hold back my words when they need to be said (for everyone’s benefit, not just mine)?

And then this came across my path today:

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Cue tears of resonance!

Needless to say, the word ‘Words’ is now sitting pretty next to my Fun. I intend to infuse fun into 2015 and I intend to speak my words as they arise, more freely, more openly.

And just for good measure, I’ve started a 2015 playlist of tunes to help remind me often of my intentions, for a little fun, some reminders to get into action mode and some to remind me of who I really am. Here’s a pic of what I have so far of this playlist. It includes some obvious ones, also includes a couple for pure fun (i.e.; Jukebox in Siberia):

2015 Spotify Dana Atkin Fun and Words plus
Next on my list is a 2015 Intention Movie – watch this space…

WHOLE-istic Wellness

I went for a run this morning. And there in the park, were a group of dogs out and about for puppy school. They were all running around like crazy – just like the dog above. They were loving the sense of freedom, exuding joy and all round, having fun. I believe that this is what Kinesiology can create for people.

Like the dog on the lead, we all conform to what society expects of us. We let out fears, our doubts and others opinions of what is or is not possible to hold us back whether we know it or not. But as soon as that leash is released, life gets fun. Life gets joyful and we find a sense of freedom we secretly longed for because it was there all along, we just didn’t allow ourselves to really feel it.

Are you living a life unleashed?

I’m in the middle of writing a book about what I believe wholistic wellness is all about.

Yes, I’ve spelt it correctly.
It’s WHOLE-istic wellness not
HOLE-istic wellness – we are whole beings, not empty ones.

I know with every fibre of my being that this is what I am here for. To teach on a global scale, what wellness really is beyond the physical and nutritional elements. It’s much deeper than that and it’s so much more expansive than that.