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How Donna Sica Found Her Purpose Of Empowering Others To Live Authentically

How Donna Sica Found Her Purpose Of Empowering Others To Live Authentically

Two years ago I was fortunate enough to sit down with Donna Sica, owner and founder of Soulful Awakenings in Lake Como, New Jersey and she shared her story with me.

Before I redesigned my blog, I published her story, but today I want to share it again because it's a clear example of the following points:

  • When we trust and follow life's leads about who we are, we can be guided along an authentic journey.
  • Creatively combining our skills, interests, gifts, and passions may present a business or career opportunity.

Soulful Awakenings, a gathering place with a strong feeling of community, offers a variety of classes and events for the purpose of nourishing the soul.

I first met Donna when I attended her chakra crystal bowl meditation meetups in September 2010 when she first opened Soulful Awakenings.

Soon after, Donna began to host a weekly "circle" meetup called "Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life," and I attended the group for 18 months.

Each week Donna brought more awareness to the group about how powerful our thoughts are and how we attract what we think about. Group members could also share what was unfolding in their lives as a result of being more mindful of their thoughts.

Meeting up in-person to learn from Donna as well as share with the group made a lasting impact on my life.

    So, without further ado, please enjoy Donna's story about all that led up to her opening Soulful Awakenings:

    How To Stay Motivated To Work Out

    How To Stay Motivated To Work Out

    Getting regular exercise is one of the most healthy and rewarding habits we can practice for ourselves yet it's one of the most difficult to establish and therefore, often neglected. Why is that?

    We start. We can't stay motivated. We stop. We start again. Life gets in the way. We stop again. The endless cycles of attempts to master this habit get old and frustrating, making it so hard to achieve results.

    During the past two years, I've been the queen of starting and stopping. I've started, stopped, started, stopped and (for a fleeting moment) even considered giving up before deciding that I needed to figure all of this out. I knew I could do better. I also knew that mastering this habit would help me achieve other goals in life.

    Now, into my 5th consecutive month of maintaining a strong level of commitment to my workouts, I feel that I have a good handle on how to stay motivated to work out by using the set of tools and practices I've acquired along the way, keeping me on track.

    I started paying close attention to my mindset and actions so I could keep myself on track and catch myself before derailing again.

    Here are the tools and practices that I've been using. I hope they help you too.