2017 – A Year of Change

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Only a few days remain to 2017.  Looking back on the year that is soon to come to a close, my heart swells with gratitude.  At the end of 2016, I made a life altering choice.  I made the decision that in 2017, I would make myself a priority.  Little did I know that decision would serve as the catalyst that would shape 2017 for me.

Putting myself first meant that I would let life guide me to where I need to be and what I needed to do.  It meant that I would cater to my health and wellness, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  It meant that I would make time to do simple things for myself.  The things that for far too long had taken a back seat to my crazy hectic mom schedule.  Things like daily showers, great hair and make-up.  The things that make me feel good came back to the top of my priority list.  If I felt I need to take a certain course or seminar, or to be at a particular event; I made sure I did exactly that!  I even left my kids in the care of family members for sleepovers for the first time in 8 years.

The results for 2017 are an amazing combination of increased confidence and exponential personal growth.  I have come so far from being the shy, unsure girl with so much to offer the world and no idea how to do it; to becoming the strong, grounded, unshakable woman, deeply rooted in who I am and divinely guided to help others transform their lives for the better.

My journey is only beginning.  2018, I’m certain, will bring more growth and incredible change for myself and those who’s lives I have the privilege of touching.  Looking back, I am extremely proud of how far I have come.  Looking forward, in 2018 my goal is to put myself out there and change lives, one person at a time.

 

Ladies…  Moms…  Are you feeling like the world has you stuck where you are?  Are you feeling overwhelmed with having to be everything for everyone?  Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself along the way?  Your belief systems may be holding you back and keeping you from living the life you want!  We can change the beliefs that limit you into beliefs that propel you forward.  Expect to get unstuck!  Expect to find balance and clarity in your life!  Expect to rediscover who you truly are and what your purpose really is!  Get back to life!  Find out how I can help you take major steps forward by visiting http://maybaydoun.com.

 

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They Call Me Witch Doctor

I’m from a family of very science oriented individuals.  My mom was a math teacher, my dad taught electricity.  Both my brothers are engineers.  My uncles… Engineers.  Aunt… Programmer.  So, you can understand that when I talk about what I do with energy healing and coaching, I completely lose them.

May Baydoun - Life Coach - Witch doctor purple candleWell, a few months ago, I was talking with my mom and was excited to tell her about how I was able to get rid of my back pain with ThetaHealing®.  Of course, her face fills with skepticism and she gives me a sideways look.  That’s perfectly okay.  I’ve come to accept that my family will never understand quite what it is I do.  They are not spiritually inclined.  To them it’s magic stuff.

What came next, I didn’t quite expect…  My own mother, called me a witch doctor.  Say what.  I rolled my eyes at the joke and laughed.  She meant no harm from it.  But for some reason it stuck.  So, I looked up witch doctor.  Here’s what Wikipedia says:

witch doctor was originally a type of healer who treated ailments believed to be caused by witchcraft. The term witch doctor is sometimes used to refer to healers, particularly in third world regions, who use traditional healing rather than contemporary medicine.

In truth, my mother was bang on with her comment.  I am a healer who uses traditional healing rather than contemporary medicine.  I am essentially a modern day witch doctor.  So, I’ve decided to adopt the nickname.  My mom still thinks it’s a funny joke.  I think it’s an amazing title that I proudly wear.    So as of today, you can call me Miss Witch Doctor.

 

Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed?  Your beliefs may be holding you back!  Let’s find and change the ones that no longer serve you.  Expect to find balance and clarity!  Expect to get unstuck!  Get back to life!

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Healing the Healer

Healing the Healer Image - May Baydoun - Life CoachWomen often tend to give a lot.  Sometimes we give way more than we even have to give.  But when you are passionate about helping and healing others, you often put your own needs aside.  After all, you are the healer, you will just take care of yourself a little later.  Surely, a few hours won’t make that much of a difference…

That’s right!  A few hours won’t make much of a difference.  The problem with that kind of thinking is that the few hours can quickly turn into days, weeks and months.  After which, the small thing that needed to be taken care of has now grown exponentially and the time it would have taken to deal with it some moons ago has now multiplied.  Too often, at that point, it can no longer wait and suddenly it needs to take priority over everything else.

Guilty!  I neglected and my body, my mind and my whole being screamed at me: “Enough is enough!”.  I found myself with sharp stabbing back pain, my head in the wrong space, my patience thinning and my desire to escape sky rocketing.  So, I did what any woman with a fraction of leftover sanity would do.  I put everything I could on hold and I took care of healing the healer.  Two weeks of physical therapy, energy healing and meditation later, I feel like myself again.  Most importantly, I feel like I can get back to giving, helping and healing others.

The lesson I learned – and I hope that you can take my word for it and not go through the experience yourself: Always put yourself first!  You cannot do anything for anyone if you are not doing okay.

Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed?  Your beliefs may be holding you back!  Let’s find and change the ones that no longer serve you.  Expect to find balance and clarity!  Expect to get unstuck!  Get back to life!

Book a FREE consultation now.

 

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Giving Thanks

With the Thanksgiving celebrations behind us; I have to say that something struck a cord this past Thanksgiving weekend.  I was wished a Happy Thanksgiving and then asked if I even celebrate Thanksgiving.  My answer: “Every day of my life!”

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a special connotation and I wouldn’t want to take anything away from that.  Gratitude and giving thanks however, is something that should be practiced daily.  Life has so many things to give us and the more we show gratitude and give thanks for the many things we already have; the more life willingly shifts to give us more.  And the more we give thanks, the more we see what truly is important in life.

pexels-photo-268344Gratitude helps us shift our focus from a mindset of lack (the things we want but don’t have or can’t get… YET) to one of abundance (the things we do have and are feeling blessed to have).  With this small shift in the way we see things, the universe opens the abundance floodgates for us and we begin to attract new things to be grateful for.

Some of my special daily moments of gratitude are when my children wake up full of life in the morning; hearing them burst out in laughter as they monkey around together; when nature shows me its infinite beauty; and, of course… warm hugs.  My moment of bliss is when I check on the kids as they sleep peacefully after their fun filled day and I can hear them breathing.  It fills me with a wave of gratitude for their life and the privilege I have of being in it.

If you practice daily gratitude, kudos to you!  If not, it’s time to start.  I suggest keeping a daily journal of 3 things you are grateful for that day.  Now, watch the magic of it transform your life.

With gratitude,

May

 

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Be True to Yourself

Throughout your life, everyone you cross paths with will have an opinion or comment, idea or suggestion that has the potential to completely alter your life.  Sometimes, this can be a push in the right direction.  Other times, it can be a complete derailment of this train we call life.  The good news is that we are all born with an amazing gift: Our inner voice.  Call it your gut feeling, hour higher-self, your intuition, or anything else you wish to call it.  We all have it and we are all free to use it.  To sweeten the deal, the more we use it, the better we get at using it.

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Being true to yourself means that you’re able to take in the input of others, good or bad, and make a clear decision as to whether this will serve you or not.  You are free to choose whether you adopt or reject the idea or opinion, based on what your truth is.  Here is an example:  I am a great physical therapist and get so many fantastic comments from all my patients, whether they come for massage, for the Aromatouch® technique or just a sore back that needs healing.  As much as I love healing people with touch, my heart is calling me to changing lives through coaching.  So, I am following my heart and focusing on where it’s guiding me.

Your heart won’t steer you wrong.  It will always be a clear yes or no.  Yes: you feel good about the idea, it calls to you, it excites you.  No: you get an uneasy feeling in your gut, you feel unsure about the idea, you are not so tempted by it.

The best advice I can give you about being true to yourself is this: Get your head out of the way, don’t over analyze anything’ as a matter of fact, don’t analyze anything.  Listen to your heart and you are good to go!

 

 

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I’m Mad at You but Happy Anniversary

Much like plants, relationships require care, nurturing and love to grow and blossom into something unique and beautiful.  A marriage is like an orchid.  An orchid that goes through continuous cycles of the good (picture an orchid in full bloom), the bad (the beautiful orchid sheds its blossoms), and the ugly (while the orchid goes through a period with bare branches as it grows new leaves and roots).

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For a marriage to work, you need to constantly give it love, caring, understanding and compromise.  It goes both ways.  Both partners need to be fully committed to giving this orchid everything they’ve got.  Good, bad or ugly!  And let me tell you that it can get pretty ugly!  But the blossoms that will come back when the ugly has passed are so worth it.

My husband and I have just celebrated 10 years of marriage.  A few weeks before our anniversary, our orchid was bare!  Yes, even after 10 years, we still have our ups and downs.  As our anniversary approached, I had a choice to make…  I could stay upset with my husband and skip the celebrations or I could put our differences aside for a moment and celebrate the fact that 10 years ago we set out on an awesome adventure that has taken us on an amazing rollercoaster ride.

The deciding factor was that we only get to celebrate our 10th anniversary once.  There are no retakes.  I can’t be rescheduled.  It’s here and now.  So, I chose to put my issues aside and fully immerse myself in the fact that we are blessed to be celebrating our 10th anniversary.  In doing so, I feel I have set the tone for the next 10 years.  As a matter of fact, I can’t even tell you why I was upset with him in the first place.

I know this orchid of ours is blossoming again and I plan on enjoying its beauty for as long as it will last.

Am I Good Enough?

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It’s not even a question that anyone should ask themselves, but let’s face it… Every woman has asked herself this at some point in her lifetime.  Sadly, every woman I know asks herself, “am I good enough?” repeatedly. I know I certainly have…

Growing up is one of the hardest things to do. It’s a daily struggle to try to figure out who you are, what you want and what you stand for at such a young, inexperienced age. For the better part of my life, I struggled with my own self-confidence in several aspects of my life.  As a child, although I excelled academically, I was socially inadequate.  I had few friends.  I was shy and reserved.  As I got older and entered my teenage years my girlfriends had boyfriends and I wondered if any guy would every find me attractive enough to date.

I grew up in a mostly French-Canadian community where I was one of only a few students in my high school that was not born in Canada.  In my mind, I was different and different to me was not as desirable.  Time passed. I matured.  I grew slightly more comfortable with myself and a few boyfriends later, I found the man I would marry.  In my new role as a wife, “am I good enough?” crept up again. Was I a good enough wife?  Daughter-in-law?  Sister-in-law? The saddest truth around the “am I good enough” doubts is that we do this to ourselves.

Shortly after I got married, I had my first child and in that first year of motherhood, I was a mess, doubting every decision I made as a new mom. I struggled in an endless juggling act: Mother, wife, business owner.  Woman was no longer a part of the equation.  I remember the time I bought a keychain that said #1mom for my first Mother’s Day.  It wasn’t that I felt I was a #1 Mom, or that I was confident or that I was patting myself on the back. It was the vibe I got from keeping it close by. Like a tender reminder to go easy on myself because I am giving it all I have and doing the best I can and surely that has to be “good enough.”  In a way it was my something to hold on to… to convince myself that I was still good enough for something.

Like most moms I know, I lived in this self-doubt for many years; taking it moment by moment. After my second child I was still taking care of pretty much everything and had my household under control but there was always this aura of self-doubt around everything I did. And then, a switch turned on after having my third child.  I came across a “get unstuck” mentoring program online and began a journey of self-development.  That journey put all my beliefs about what it meant to be good enough into question.  Who do I need to be good enough for?  Whose standard of good enough am I trying to achieve?  What is my definition of good enough?  What does it really mean to me to be good enough?

It has been over two years since my journey began and it continues every day.  Needless to say, it has been enlightening, thought provoking and life altering.  If you ask me today what would answer to “Am I good enough?” the only response I would have is: “Damn right I am!”  Not because I’m that great or because I think I am better than anyone else, but rather because by my standards and definition of what “good enough” is, I simply am good enough.

Happy is an Inside Job

Breath came to me 38 years ago but life began when I found happy. I wanted to be a wife and I was. I wanted to be a mother and I was. I got what I asked for but none of it made me feel happy inside.  Let me tell you, the answer to what made me happy was not simple.   I needed to make money, I needed to be home for the kids and I needed to be a wife.

So I thought, “Perfect!” I’ll make money online from home… “Not perfect.” Network marketing had been one of the first opportunities that life sent my way but it wasn’t for me.  I loved to learn new things so I took to the books!  I learned tons of stuff from having a positive attitude to creating a vision board to treating my business like a business rather than a hobby.

A chance encounter on Facebook led me to a mentoring program for making money online. One of my fellow students had been raving about The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes and posted on Facebook that it was an absolute must watch. Open to the idea of law of attraction, I watched it and suddenly, the past ten years made total sense.  It wasn’t bad luck, I wasn’t jinxed. My thoughts and actions had unknowingly created the reality I lived in. Once I worked on changing everything started to change!

At first, I practiced manifesting parking spaces.  Then I decided that it would be good to manifest a new van.  Within a mere 10 days the van was in my driveway.  Awesome! But not really because I still wasn’t feeling happy.

Most recently, life has given me the chance to learn new healing modalities; brought new friends into my life; and opened countless doors and windows.  Through all this, I’ve noticed that the universe brings me exactly what I need, exactly at the time I need it.  There is an almost serene flow to it.  Like a gentle wave that I can ride, knowing it will take me where I need to be.

When we’re clear about what we need, the Universe knows how to take care of us and we get what we need.

Oh and my happy?  I always had it within.  It’s when I started letting it shine through that the magic started to happen.  Moral of the story: Start with happy, the rest will simply flow.

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