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Trauma, Gifted and Anxiety with Eric Windhorst

Trauma, Gifted and Anxiety with Eric Windhorst

November 29, 2022

Trauma can be defined in many ways for the gifted and intensely sensitive. Counselor, coach, and psychotherapist, Dr. Eric Windhorst explains trauma as any overwhelming event we experience. 

Remember, trauma is subjective. No two people have the same experience, and one may or may not be traumatized depending on their interpretation of events, their nervous system, and their intensities.

Join us in this powerful new episode of Someone Gets Me  ▶️ Trauma, Gifted and Anxiety with Eric Windhorst. 

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ Eric Windhorst defines trauma as going through something that we can't fully contain and becoming broken through that experience. "We become a little bit fragmented because it was just too much to handle. We can't make sense of it. We don't know what to do. And so part of us kind of goes away. In certain traditions, that's called soul loss. You could also talk about it as a kind of fragmentation. And the results of trauma vary from person to person."

✔️ Neurodiverse individuals with intense sensitivities and giftedness go through traumatizing experiences. It's vital to honor the individual and their experience and understand the context from their lived experience to know how they're going through the world and make sense of what has affected them.

✔️ Being curious is medicine. Eric says that western medicine has been outstanding, and sometimes it's also been horrible. Allow your curiosity to explore different resources and develop that capacity for maintaining wholeness in oneself. What can be outside conventional scientific ways like energy work practices are backed up by numerous research. Clearing the aura and grounding energy inside us is powerfully transformative. 

✔️ Calm your state of being with nature. Eric prescribes moving or exercise meditation practices that help improve energy as the best ways to refocus one's attention, get loads of stress from the brain, and be present in the body. Eric shares, "The most profound things will happen just by being in the presence of nature and basking in different types of energy."

✔️ Presence is the ultimate gift we can experience for ourselves and offer others. Whether you're a professional coach, counselor, or an average person - don't forget that the pursuit of healing is all about connection. When we interact with others from a point wherein we evaluate a person more rather than being fully present for them, it will be felt and create a sense of disconnection for others.  

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Eric Windhorst, PhD, RP, is a counselor, coach, psychotherapist, educator, writer, and (re)searcher passionate about connecting people with nature - both inner nature (their true, authentic self) and outer nature (the wider natural world) - to facilitate healing and growth. Eric approaches his work holistically, informed by eco-psychological, family systems, humanistic, Jungian, and transpersonal ideas. He specializes in serving individuals who identify as creative, gifted, and highly sensitive. You can learn more about Eric and his work @ ericwindhorst.ca

You can follow him on Facebook at Eric Windhorst Counsellor: https://www.facebook.com/counsellor.coach.

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Are You Distracted?

Are You Distracted?

November 22, 2022

So many people come to me and seek help as they experience different kinds and levels of distraction. Trying to reach their goal or doing what's good for themselves can be hard. 

These distractions come as guilt, worry, sadness, resentment, anxiety, destination addiction, fear, greed, anger, and shame. As restricting energies, when left to persist, they can get in the way of your living, attaining your vision, and your connection to other human beings. 

Watch Someone Gets Me ▶️Are You Distracted? with Dianne A. Allen.

Key points covered in this episode: 

🔲 Guilt

When we feel guilt, that means we broke our own rule. Now our opportunity is to say, is that rule really still applicable to my life? Do I need to change the rule, or do I need to change my behavior? Our culture reinforces that if we feel guilty, we can beat ourselves up. We can go down this rabbit hole of everything's not good. It distracts us from who we are. It distracts us from our vision. It distracts us from our purpose. So when we feel guilty, it means we either shift to the role or shift our behavior and move on from there. 

🔲 Worry

My definition of "worry" is praying for something to go wrong. We think about things in the future when we're not even there yet and distract ourselves from our current behavior, our current action, and our current way. We are distracted from our goals, purpose, and being by constantly worrying. We can end up missing days or weeks or even years or decades, living in the future and worrying about something that never comes to pass. 

🔲 Sadness

It's easy to feel sadness as an intuitive and an empath, picking on other people's unhappiness. When you let the sadness take over, you're distracted from your purpose and what you're meant to do.

🔲 Resentment

Resentment means to feel something over and over again. Kids can get in a little scuffle in the playground, but pretty soon, they're playing again, while adults tend to refuel the same thing repeatedly. You can resent the government, the crisis, your former spouse, and everybody else, and when you get caught in those cycles, things don't work out because you get distracted.

🔲 Anxiety

Feelings of panic, doom, or danger are how we define anxiety. You manage it when you first breathe like air is your friend and get outside in nature. Anxiety can be healed. When you stop letting this control you and stop allowing it to run untethered through your system, you will find yourself coming back to your purpose, your vision, and your inner calling. 

🔲 Destination Addiction

If you're always focused on the outcome and not paying attention to the journey - you're not enjoying life. Always trying to get to the finish line, and then the next finish line steals joy.

🔲 Fear

False Evidence Appearing Real. We teach many strategies to stop living in fear, which can be easier said than done. Let go of control and trust the outcome. Be in the flow, honor your feelings, and not let it control you at the same time. 

🔲 Greed

Greed can cause you lots of trouble when it possesses you more and more.

🔲 Anger

Screaming, yelling, and road rage are prevalent. Anger will do it every time. Anger is a secondary feeling. It never comes all by itself. It always comes from pain and not knowing "I'm disconnected from myself." People get angry, and they take it out on other people. It can be the byproduct of blame and frustration.

🔲 Shame

Shame means "I am a mistake," and somehow, I believe I shouldn't be sucking air. Guilt and shame can go at the same time in a person, but they're not always tied. 

Which emotions, beliefs, and energies do you hold on to? 

When we let these distractions take hold of our lives, we may reflect on them and regret them. We miss opportunities because we hold back when we can connect and do something extraordinary. There are so many consequences, like self-doubt, that prevent us from being who we are. We must check in with ourselves frequently throughout the day and see how things in the mind, body, and spirit need to be taken back in alignment. It's time to stop allowing them to control you, which removes you from your true purpose.

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How to Connect with Dianne A. Allen

You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/

Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/someonegetsme.

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Website: https://www.visionsapplied.com

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way with Lauren McLaughlin

How to Get Out of Your Own Way with Lauren McLaughlin

November 15, 2022

It's easy to talk about concepts about pursuing a spiritual life. We often hear it from articles, books, coaches, and shows all over the internet. What often gets people stuck is how to get out of their own way and implement the HOWs.

My friend and guest, ordained minister and author Lauren McLaughlin, shares valuable lessons we need to be reminded of every day, and the truth that we each came to planet earth to have a happy, fulfilling life experience, and whenever we connect to our SELF, life doesn't have to be so hard. 

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ Gratitude is the best tool for anyone to use for any problem on the planet. Lauren believes this is a practice anyone can do, especially for those who are too caught up in overcomplicating and overthinking. Take a step back and look at everything you have in your life. Often you find that there are so many amazing things to be grateful for. 🌼🤗🌼

Spend a little time appreciating things you take for granted, whether it's a ballpoint pen or a windshield wiper - look at the simplest thing. If it ceased working, you would also be stopped in the basic things you do.  

✔️ You can always be grateful and start with: I can see, I can hear, I can touch, I can taste, I can smell. Even if one of those is compromised, you have other senses that do fantastic work for you. 

I can walk, I can talk, I can love, I can communicate, I can sing, I can dance. Be thankful for these and realize how blessed you are in the simplest and even more complex ways than you would have thought.

✔️A big ego has wrecked so many relationships. 

The need to be right all the time happens to many of us, but we can go beyond it by first becoming aware when it gets triggered and shows up. A valuable tip for partners is to give your ego a name, become aware of triggers to communicate better, and know how to avoid when the ego strikes and starts creating drama. 

✔️ That fear of missing out is an ego disorder. 

Are you stuck in the cycle of anxious thoughts and the need to keep up with what you see on social media? Focusing on your inner-world makes you immune to FOMO. 📴 Turn that phone off, practice meditation, yoga, and journaling, and spend time with people you love to get you connected and centered on the things that hold true value in your life. 

Break the cycle and be present. That's the best thing you can do for YOU.

✔️ Forgiving someone has nothing to do with what they did. 

Whether it's your parents, teachers, friends, loved ones, or everybody else who hurt you or did you wrong - forgiving them does not take away the fact that what was done wrong should be forgotten. However, it is essential to understand that forgiving someone has nothing to do with what they did. When you embrace forgiveness, you let yourself off the grasp of anger, resentment, and revenge. Be free, pursue your joy, and move forward. 

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Lauren McLaughlin is an author of two books with spiritual themes. Her first book, published in 2010, is titled "Go to ELF! Connecting with the Eternal Life Force," and her latest book is "THE HANDBOOK OF SPIRITUAL TOOLS – Reaching Beyond the Challenge to Find the Solution. 

Lauren is also an ordained Unity minister, a teacher, speaker, writer, counselor, and retreat facilitator – and she is certified in the energy management techniques of EFT and Psych-K. She and her husband, John, co-ministered Unity churches in Independence, MO, and in Port Richey, FL, and currently minister via the Internet at UnityNow.com. She lives in Palm Harbor, FL, with her husband, John.

Connect with Lauren

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/revlaurenmclaughlin/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/revlauren

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You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/

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It is Okay to Rest

It is Okay to Rest

November 8, 2022

So many people are often stressed, burned out, and angry. 

WHY?

Because they can't take it anymore. 

Because they are too tired. 

Because as a culture, we don't support rest. 

It's time we become honest, come within, and honor the fact that we're human be-ings and not human do-ings. It takes guts to stand up in a society that expects us to be machines.

Whether it's MORE clients, MORE books to write, or MORE projects that will entice you for something bigger or better in the future, become purposeful with rest. Be mindful of several aspects to focus on, and take that much-needed respite, always to come back and be in your best element.

Join us in this powerful new episode of Someone Gets Me ▶️ It is Okay to Rest with Dianne A. Allen.

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ Creative rest. As creators and gifted visionaries, it's essential to take breaks. Whether it's journaling, sketching, walking in nature, or just taking in the beauty, smell, or richness of wherever you are to allow creative juices to rest. It's not always about production. It's not always about the go, go, go, but being willing to honor the flow and the creative process within your own being. 

✔️ Sensory rest. It's a must to give ourselves a break from all the stimuli, from all of the pop-ups, screens, and blue light. One of the things I love to do for a sensory break is going to the float center and floating in the darkness that they called sensory-deprivation tanks in the 60s. They've made a resurgence in a healthy way because a lot of research shows how float therapy helps reset the brain and calms it down. Not to mention, the high magnesium in the water gets absorbed through your skin and enables you to relax. 

✔️ Mental rest. The best kind is to let ourselves think about something that doesn't really matter so that the actual thinking can rest. Meditation, swimming, or just sitting under a tree does wonders. We don't always have to be thinking. We don't always have to be figuring things out. So it's important to give ourselves mental rest no matter how busy we are. 

✔️ Emotional rest. You don't have to take everything on if you don't feel up for it. If you do, you are putting yourself in harm's way to be there or serve somebody, even if you cannot do it. 🙅‍♀️ We want to be giving from a full vessel that's overflowing, not from one that's partially full or empty. Emotional rest means honoring "I can't do it right now," and teaching others to respect that boundary. Replenish yourself and give from your overflow, and things will become better. 

✔️ Physical rest. This has to do with giving ourselves permission to rest. Our bodies like getting enough sleep; it is how we regenerate. Another way we take care of the physical is to do fasting and make sure we do three to four hours of not eating before we go to bed so our body, and the liver in particular, can rest. There are so many things we can do for physical rest, including stretching and exercise.

✔️ Spiritual rest. Our connection to the greater good, the greater universe, may or may not include religion. What matters is being intentional in tapping into it. So how does that work? Practices that include meditation, prayer, music, or writing are different ways to keep the spirit whole.

✔️ Social rest. This is important because we are in a very extroverted world. Well, I'm introverted and like people, but I may not want to be with so many people all the time. Get served by taking social breaks and protecting your rest. 

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Conscious Transformation is the Key with Benjamin Koch

Conscious Transformation is the Key with Benjamin Koch

November 1, 2022

Are you at a point in your life where you're sensing that there's something off, constantly feeling drained and uninspired? 🙆‍♀️

These feelings reveal something deeper, compelling you to discover your true purpose and align with it. Having that discomfort is a beautiful sign that your awareness is expanding and you are ready to grow. 

Watch Someone Gets Me ▶️ Conscious Transformation is The Key

with Benjamin Koch.

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ Former teacher of the gifted turned Eduprenuer Benjamin Koch's early spiritual awakening led to his passion for helping other humans find their beautiful paths. He teaches mindfulness, empowering gifted individuals to achieve conscious transformation.

✔️ The concept of outside-in versus inside-out compassing allows you to understand your sense of direction and purpose. From birth to the present, people are trained to process information from the outside into the senses, which results in confusion and overwhelm.

✔️ Purpose discovery is the most needed exercise for individuals who feel misaligned with their lives. It can require asking for help from others to take an honest look at oneself and assess: 

What do you love doing? 

What are you good at? 

What does the world need?

If you find that sweet spot right in the middle, that's the answer to understanding your life's meaning and why you're here.  

✔️ Don't grieve or be in pain ALONE. We must realize that it's time to get away from what we've been taught in Western culture, that it is okay to grieve and deal with our pain alone. That's the total opposite of the truth. 

We're meant to come together. 

We're meant to have people in our corner. 

We're meant to be understood. 

We're meant to be heard, cared for, and loved in different ways. 

✔️ The foundation of change is learning the natural, beautiful process of breath. Our breath sets the tone for every way we process the world. Therefore improper breathing, shallow breathing, mouth breathing, and reverse breathing deprive our parasympathetic system of the opportunity to complete its rest and recover. We've got excess cortisol streaming through our system that has implications all over a person's life. 

✔️ It's time to change, but change is not without pain. Courage up and get ready to be uncomfortable. I promise you that what comes out on the other end far transcends anything you've ever known or imagined. There is beauty in your conscious transformation unfolding.  🦋 ✨

✔️ A mentor or a teacher is like a massive time and pain saver because you're getting the advantage of all that wisdom condensed. By seeking someone who gets you — that step alone can start a mighty transformation. Stop figuring everything out on your own and get help.

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Benjamin Koch, M.Ed., is a former teacher of the gifted turned Eduprenuer whose passion for guiding and holding space for other humans led him into the personal development space as a transformation coach. Using the tools of mindfulness, breathwork, sound/energy healing, and mindset development focused on purpose work. He creates and guides workshops, retreats, and coaching programs to lead others in a process he calls "conscious transformation." In 2013, he co-founded NuMinds Enrichment, an education startup focused on revolutionizing education through passion-based learning, where he served as CEO until 2021. In 2022, he became the Executive Director of Education Unbound, a non-profit with a mission to empower underserved students for a flourishing future.

Connect with Benjamin:

Coaching and Purpose Work: https://www.benjaminkoch.live/

Host of New Minds Podcast: https://anchor.fm/numinds-enrichment

NuMinds Enrichment: https://www.numindsenrichment.com/

Education Unbound: https://www.educationunbound.org/

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You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/

Join our Facebook Group: Someone Gets Me: https://www.facebook.com/groups/someonegetsme.

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Own Your Intuition

Own Your Intuition

October 25, 2022

"Intuition is the highest form of intelligence," said Forbes Magazine. I believe we all have intuition, and it is not just woo-woo stuff (like how others choose to see it.) We all have access to different kinds of intuition in how we receive, translate and work with our intuition which is as varied as our fingerprints and dental records. 

So when we compare ourselves and ask why ours are different from theirs — remember, that's how it's meant to be. We are all puzzle pieces navigating our way to bring the innermost sacred part of our hearts into the world. And it's going to look different for each of us. It's supposed to. 

Join us in this powerful new episode of Someone Gets Me ▶️ Own Your Intuition with Dianne A. Allen. 

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ Intuition, in its raw essence, creates an opening for us to see our mission more clearly. It allows us to go deeper into our realness. We can look within our being, see the beauty of our life purpose, and allow ourselves to bring it forward. Growing can mean discomfort or pain, but our intuition shows us where we're meant to change and where to take the next steps in our evolution.

✔️ Intuition shows up differently for everybody. Some people see things in their mind's eye. Some people hear things. Some people get feelings in their senses. Prophetic dreams also show you where to go or what the next step is. All of them are valid, and everyone does it a little differently. 

✔️ Continue to raise your vibration. You can always tell you are getting a message from your intuition because it's supportive, kind, and helping you see something that you may not want to see or not yet see. That little inner-guidance system recalculates for you when you take the wrong turns and always helps you come back. 

✔️ You can't figure it out alone. As human beings, we are meant to be in collaboration with others to help us go forward. That's part of our neurology and the biology of bringing the possibilities through us into the world. We require a connection to the greater universe, a connection within us so that we can stand in our sovereignty and a connection to our peer group or others of the same species. So it's vitally important that we begin to listen. 

✔️ Let's allow all the possibilities to come through us in a way that serves others. Our goal is to become a beneficial presence and be a good steward of Mother Earth. Remember that if you get a message and you're wondering, is it my ego or my intuition? If it's your higher self or your intuition, it comes from a place of love, beauty, and grace. If it's your ego, it's often judgmental, linear, and pointing out everything that's wrong.

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You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/

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Why Telling Your Story Matters with Laura Cayouette

Why Telling Your Story Matters with Laura Cayouette

October 18, 2022

Laura Cayouette always owned her voice in the world of acting, writing, and filmmaking. She lives by speaking her truth and not waiting for other people's permission to express what she cares about and the change she wants to have more of in the world. 

With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Laura attributes this to her willingness to listen to other people's stories and by telling her own.

Join us for an inspiring new episode of Someone Gets Me ▶️ Why Telling Your Story Matters with Laura Cayouette.

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ While teaching English in college, doing modeling gigs, and running a dress shop — it took Laura Cayouette one ride home on the train when she heard a voice saying, "You're supposed to be an actor." Laura has acted in over 60 movies to date. Whether it was her inner-voice or a spiritual awakening, Laura's life tells the importance of always listening to your intuition, and that pursuing your heart's desires will never do you wrong.

✔️ Every person has a book in them, and every person should write it down. Laura says that somebody in the world will want to know what it is like to be you, and whatever you have figured out in your life is worth telling at least one person. 📖✨ Write that book. Tell that story. Stop waiting for that permission slip. Honor your own walk and share your account of a happy, sad, and colorful life!

✔️ Work ethic is important no matter what your job is. It takes desire, discipline, and devotion to achieve your dreams. Saying yes to doing the hard things consistently is required in whatever field you're in. Laura shares that whether it’s working the drive-thru window or walking a red carpet for a big-dollar movie, her mindset is always "any job worth doing is worth doing well."

✔️ If you have earned your space, own it. Do not be afraid to blaze because of the fear of outshining others. Laura says: “Allow yourself permission to dare to fail, go ahead, and believe in your greatness.”

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Laura Cayouette

Best known as Leonardo DiCaprio's sister in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Laura has acted in over 60 movies and TV shows, including Now You See Me, True Detective, and Friends. She's currently recurring on Oprah Winfrey and Ava Duverney's Queen Sugar

Laura is also the author of 8 books, including ‘Know Small Parts: An Actor's Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments and Moments into a Career’ with a foreword by Richard Dreyfuss and endorsements from Kevin Costner, Lou Diamond Phillips, Reginald Hudlin, and more.

‘Writing Unblocked: How I Went from Writing 1 Book In 20 years To 5 Books in 4 Years’ helps writers of all skill levels tell their stories and create their projects. The accompanying 6-video Creating Characters course is designed to help writers develop individualized characters that come to life. 

Her 5-book Charlotte Reade mystery series is a love letter to the people and culture of New Orleans starting in 2009 as the Saints are headed to the Super Bowl. 

An award-winning filmmaker who's produced a feature film with Quentin Tarantino, Laura is currently working on a documentary about overtourism in the French Quarter - finding a balance.

Cayouette earned her master's degree in creative writing and English literature at the University of South Alabama, where she was presented with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. She's taught both English and acting/directing at various universities. 

A member of the Pussyfooters dance krewe, you can find her parading in Mardi Gras and working with local non-profits.

Connect with Laura:

Website: https://lauracayouette.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowSmallParts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lauracayouettepublic

Blog: https://latonola.wordpress.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/latonolawordpress

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/latonola/

Amazon Author's Page:

https://www.amazon.com/Laura-Cayouette/e/B00ANI6G7U/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1493786646&sr=8-1

Resources: 

Someone Gets Me listeners and viewers will receive a 20% discount using the coupon code: GIFTED PODCAST!

Writing Unblocked E-Book:

https://lauracayouette.samcart.com/products/writing-unblocked

Creating Characters Video Course:

https://lauracayouette.samcart.com/products/creating-characters-copy

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How to Connect with Dianne A. Allen

You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/

Join our Facebook Group: Someone Gets Me: https://www.facebook.com/groups/someonegetsme.

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Dianne’s Mentoring Services: https://msdianneallen.com

Website: https://www.visionsapplied.com

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5 Stages of an Aligned Life

5 Stages of an Aligned Life

October 11, 2022

Do you know that whatever you are focusing your attention on, knowingly or unknowingly, you are asking the universe for more of that?

If you want an aligned life, be able to control your mind.

Learn the five stages to help you focus more on your purpose and attune your actions to your goals. Raise your vibration and be even more amazing than you already are!

Join us in this powerful new episode of Someone Gets Me  ▶️ 5 Stages of an Aligned Life with Dianne A. Allen.

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ The first stage of an aligned life is INTUITION. People used to think intuition was woo-woo, but it's becoming more popular out in the world. Our connectedness to the greater good and our ability to dial into that makes a strong intuition. It can come through in the sense of knowing, a smell, a word or phrase that just pops into your head, a vision — there are different ways it comes through. But what matters is that we listen to that inner guidance. Now, it isn't easy to connect to our intuition if we're disconnected from ourselves or have a ton of pain or fear. It would be like trying to see your reflection in a pot of boiling water.

✔️ The second stage of an aligned life is INTENTION. 

What makes your heart sing? 💗🎶 What are the things you do where time stands still because you're just so in it? If you're answering these questions in your head, you want to feel into it. They are vital to finding your purpose. 

✔️ The third stage of an aligned life is ATTENTION. 

As the phrase goes, "where your attention goes, your energy flows." So whatever we're focusing on, we collapse all the possibilities into the world to that one thing. That's why racecar drivers are told not to focus their attention on the wall, or else they'll drive right into it, but think where they intend to go, so they can see themselves winning. Be careful where you put your attention unconsciously.

✔️ The fourth stage of an aligned life is ACTION. 

Unless you align yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually with what you say you want to achieve and do — you will stay stuck from reaching your higher purpose. If you are determined to hold on to the mindset and habits that don't serve you anymore, there is resistance in your being. Choosing not to take action is already a form of action.   

Even the most highly-motivated people have unconscious resistance to change. That's where mentors come in. People like me with intuitive ability help you ask the right questions, open up your objections, guide you in perfect alignment, and take action.

✔️ The fifth stage of an aligned life is INTEGRATION. 

The most motivated, gifted people miss this part and don't understand its importance. Integration is where we take the information from our intuition, attention, and actions, allowing it to come within and become part of us. We must breathe into it. We breathe in the information. We breathe in what's important. We allow ourselves to rest in the quiet confidence of what we're learning, the messages we're getting, and what our soul is saying to us. Inspired ideas will come, and we will experience the elegance of flow in our world. 

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How to Connect with Dianne A. Allen

You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/

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How Apprenticeships Can Serve the Neurodivergent with Susan Biszewski-Eber

How Apprenticeships Can Serve the Neurodivergent with Susan Biszewski-Eber

October 4, 2022

Are you stuck on what you want to do or what career path you want to pursue? 🤔

Registered apprenticeship programs have made huge strides in helping gifted individuals achieve confidence in reaching their potential, finding meaningful jobs they love, and making life choices that align with their heart's desires. 

Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me ▶️ How Apprenticeships Can Serve the Neurodivergent with Susan Biszewski-Eber.

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ My very good friend, Susan Biszewski-Eber, has been in the workforce and career-development world for the past 22 years. She's proven that developing registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs best support people with neurodivergence. For gifted people floundering in making career choices, there's always a place you can go and a new path you can take.

✔️ We have made significant breakthroughs to finally consider neurodivergence as a unique benefit rather than being considered a problem or an illness. It's time to stop looking at it only as diagnostic criteria, which is the common conversation. 

✔️ Newer apprenticeship programs in various industries are based on competencies. Neurodivergent individuals can move into competency-based apprenticeship programs based on their skills, not the set amount of time required to accomplish them. Employers can set the wage scale and provide rewards based on benchmarks. 

✔️ Apprenticeships encourage mentoring. For someone uninitiated in a particular career and building on-the-job training, they can't go wrong. Because regardless of which of the multiple intelligences one falls under, one can have the ability to use that intelligence immediately guided by an experienced co-worker or mentor.

✔️ The truth is, we are all divergent neurologically, and it's not just a brain thing. It's the full experience of all the nervous-system neurons in the body. The conversation needs to be expanded and looked at from the strength benefit, providing life and career support for how someone learns, processes things differently, and matches up with the right jobs. We can have more confidence, productivity, and alignment when we support each other's uniqueness.

✔️ When you're starting to look at a career, it is always best to seek advice from seasoned professionals who provide a broader perspective. You can access mentors from apprenticeships, programs, and career development projects that best support gifted individuals like you.

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Susan Biszewski-Eber, M.A., is a native of Chicago. She has over 22 years of experience in project management, workforce and career development, life coaching and training, higher-education advising, program development, and teaching in higher education.  

Currently, Susan is the Director of Workforce Development at Mission Care Collective. Before that, she was an Apprenticeship Outreach Specialist for the Florida Department of Education, Office of Apprenticeship. She also developed and implemented Registered Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships in healthcare and IT as an Apprenticeship Coordinator at St. Petersburg College. Susan has presented at local, state, and national conferences and served on several panels related to workforce. 

Susan's passion is helping people reach their potential, become the best version of themselves, and not only find meaningful jobs with career pathways – but become economically mobile. 

Connect with Susan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanbiszewskieber/

Susan's Current Company: https://www.missioncare.com/

Resources:

USDOL Apprenticeship:

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/apprenticeship

Jobs for the Future:

https://www.jff.org/

O*NET OnLine:

https://www.onetonline.org/

Article on Apprenticeships:

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/reviving-the-art-of-apprenticeship-to-unlock-continuous-skill-development

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How to Connect with Dianne A. Allen

You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/

Join our Facebook Group Someone Gets Me: https://www.facebook.com/groups/someonegetsme.

Follow Dianne’s Facebook Page: Dianne A. Allen: https://www.facebook.com/msdianneallen.

Email contact: dianne@visionsapplied.com

Dianne’s Mentoring Services: https://msdianneallen.com

Website: https://www.visionsapplied.com

Be sure to take a second and subscribe to the show and share it with anyone you think will benefit. Until next time, remember the world needs your unique gift, let your light shine.

How to Break the Cycle

How to Break the Cycle

September 27, 2022

Whether it's relationships, people, habits, or things — there's always the difficulty of letting go and moving on from something that has been a part of you. Change is good, but it can be downright scary. Letting go requires releasing things, opening our hands from life's death grip, and allowing things to flow. 

Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me ▶️ How to Break the Cycle.

Key points covered in this episode: 

✔️ Everybody desires to break a negative cycle in their life. Multiple people I work with struggle with pain acquired in their personal lives or their families, generation after generation. There are practical things to do to overcome patterns that no longer serve you. 

✔️ The first step is to tell ourselves the truth that we're in a cycle or in a pattern that's not serving us for the highest good. Sometimes that's hard because our ego, that's not our amigo, often wants to make things a certain way to keep things and the status quo going. We tend to keep things moving in complacency or ease and not want to open up Pandora's box. That willingness to go within and tell the absolute truth can be daunting. 

✔️ It takes courage and tremendous guts to make the changes and free ourselves. Suit up, show up, and buckle up because breaking patterns and achieving generational healing are not for the weak of heart. The result is wonderful, but it's not easy. 💜

✔️ Release the story and the identification with the pain.

Be careful how you give control to the words you utter. 🤹‍♀️ Suppose you identify yourself as someone with trauma, domestic violence, addiction, or disease issues. In that case, all those changes you're making are missing the mark because the object of attention is still the problem. 

If I say, "I have cancer or am fighting cancer," it is not shifting or healing the pattern because the object of focus is the same. Breaking the pattern would mean, "I am focused on optimal health." Remember, the body bears the burden and holds on to all the discord inside you. Choose to free the body and make a difference. 

✔️ Look at yourself in the mirror and make a habit of meeting with yourself as your day's most important appointment. Speak blessings into you, utter affirmations and self-love, and see yourself facing the world with more confidence and courage. 

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How to Connect with Dianne A. Allen

You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/

Join our Facebook Group Someone Gets Me: https://www.facebook.com/groups/someonegetsme.

Follow Dianne’s Facebook Page: Dianne A. Allen: https://www.facebook.com/msdianneallen.

Email contact: dianne@visionsapplied.com

Dianne’s Mentoring Services: https://msdianneallen.com

Website: https://www.visionsapplied.com

Be sure to take a second and subscribe to the show and share it with anyone you think will benefit. Until next time, remember the world needs your unique gift, let your light shine.

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