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690: How to Find the Blessings Faster and Why it Matters by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less

2017-10-31 | 🔗

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares how to find the blessings faster and why it matters.

Episode 690: How to Find the Blessings Faster and Why it Matters by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Deal with Heartache & Loss).

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health. She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage. Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

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although the optimal living daily podcast with a crazy vision of bringing thousands of blows audio for free sometimes even books it is both comes from corny carver irregular author on the show and speaking of corny carver she just launched or twenty eighteen tourism simplicity can be awesome it's a year long course and features many of the authors who here right here on the show and it just two days november second she's gonna do alive webinar to talk about it and help you determine if it's right for you i shall answer questions and provide a lot of info so to check it out come by old podcast dot com slash alive and i'll go right to the bone as our optimizing your life how to find the blessings faster and why matters by corny carver be more or less star come quote
enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things robert brought i'm usually a champion for the slow approach for letting things unfold and for waiting patiently recently occurred to me that there is an exception to this rule isn't there always this is in no way to diminish the pain that comes when bad things happen heartbreak socks watching someone we love suffer is so hard disease is painful and sad loss hurts through and through i've experienced all of these things and more and with each thing comes thing bright i never see it at the beginning but i'm getting better as seeing it faster and give me a year i am ass as a blessing but in less than two months cover blessings in dogs cancer when guinness was dying
with us to use our coma and april are family was devastated the cancer start in his front right leg it was so painful that he can walk without limping and didn't want to walk very far our options were groom we could offer amputation or say goodbye to our faithful friend after researching and praying and having big conversations we decide they guinness still out a few trails to hike in his life even if the amputation wednesday the cancer it would give him some pain free time to enjoy life guinness had a surgery i may nineteenth and on june twenty first he was back on his favor i trail we saw his paws and dirt and wash em discover all of the sense sites and blessings of the trail we we made the right choice guinness finds blessings everywhere and takes time to appreciate them doesn't need to wait for the right time or until he clears to do list or feels like it it comes naturally with his guide
i'm going to do the same the blessings of noticed in the past month compassion my friends and family have cried with us and given us a space to make tough decisions all while reminding us that they love us love guinness and want to help how they can the vets and everyone worst of the university veterinary hospital in salt lake city fell in love with generous and we fell in love with them they were professional and agree work but there also deep carrying understanding and available when i wrote about how sad i was about guinness the outpouring of compassionate comments emails a mess is was overwhelming in the best possible way you lifted our feet only when we needed is the most presence every day is extraordinary knowing that guinness may not have many healthy days ahead we are getting our carpet dm on we explore the pipelines rail and military canyon had trees at liberty park play with a ball in a park overlooking the city
jumped in the stream and city canyon and it petsmart guinness picked out a treat as big as his face even in down times in the ordinary moments stirring quite cuddle sore naps we are present and absorbing all of the joy vulnerability dennis has no mental or emotional hang ups about as missing leg but not a day goes by i want someone doesn't stop us on our walks to give him some love and me his story for while i wanted to make things up and keep it light so i don't have to tell the cancer store over and over hide you remind me how important the story is to show how happy this dog is even after losing a leg and how quickly he recover might give other people in a similar situation and hope and remind them that amputation isn't as bad as it sounds in most cases often after being vulnerable and sharing our story some organ story back on
mobility invites their vulnerability and without their connection hope and love in addition i've noticed blessings like resilience friendship and a deeper connection with my husband as we go through this together in the tiny blessings like having space in my day to go to the park laid on a blanket and sit under a tree with dog i notice all of those blessings and more but only when i'm open when too focused on the future and what comes next or thinking about the past and how hard the first few weeks were i'm not thinking about how blessed i am to have i am to experience simple joys with my dog right now i was going to do your big less of how to find the blessings faster but this is the very best way the best way to find the blessings is to look for them be open the open through sadness fear anger and denial and only thing to do to be opened is to say you are
say it out loud write it down or make it a silent mantra i am open i am open to all the blessings this situation has offer blessings usually never star or appear as blessings but it will appear instead of looking back in ten years and seeing all of the beauty and blessings you missed find them faster noticed them and fully appreciate them they will ease the pain and give you purpose give you a clarity you need to calm down and engage in a quiet your worry and fear if you're really open they'll even make you laugh whatever your struggle is today claim your openness to the boy blessings have yet to appear and then give them room to russian he doesn't to the post titled how to find the blessings faster and matters by corny carver of bee more or less dar come a nice uplifting one november rivers following maybe last year i did a little special
this overhaul away but this year's tough since i was in dollars for the past weekend and had to get ahead with recordings began to go back and listen to the other from a year ago if you hear that that was episode three five on all and before we go just remind about the year long simple living course that just launched from corny carver and corny herself is doing a special webinar in just two days doesn't check it out of your interested in learning more about our course you sign up for free for thou webinar at old podcast dot com slash law
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