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10 reasons to listen & love your wild heart

February is heart month... Today is National wear Red day to remind women to take good care of their hearts. With that in mind, read on for ten very good reasons to take good care of your heart in more ways than merely physical. Our bodies are always keeping score. Listening to our emotional heart might just save your physical heart from more damage. Our hearts are the one that we need to have a conversation with.

  1. If you don't listen to your heart, your body will start to speak to you in ways you don't like. Anxiety, depression, skin and stomach issues to name a few. Did you know that almost ALL digestive disorders are caused by stress? In other words, we can do better for ourselves. On top of that, the number one killer of women in the US is cardiovascular disease. Yikes!

  2. When you listen to your heart - the spiritual heart, the one that needs a space in your life, you uncover your values, and what you really believe in as a person. Does the way you live your life align with your principles, your creed?

  3. When you listen to your heart, things start to become clearer.

  4. If you don't listen to your heart, you're slowly dying inside. Every morning we wake up, our lives should excite us. The only way that can happen is if we give ourselves permission to love what we naturally love, not what others think we should.

  5. Ask yourself this question, "How do I want to feel at the end of the day?" For me, it is that I have to feel I've connected with people on a deeper level.

  6. Hearts are tricky things... Our emotional heart can mess with us sometimes. Touching base with our feelings and honestly sitting with them gives us a chance to know who's running the show. Being mindful of our own unique patterns allows us to be kinder to ourselves and therefore kinder to others.

  7. When you listen to your heart, it begins to glow. It's that wildfire I'm always talking about. The embers sit quietly waiting for more fuel and wind to take off. What fuels your fire? My fire has always been connection, learning and creativity. I love oil painting, growing things, and of course, horses. Just being around these things ignites a passion in me that is beyond anything I can describe.

  8. If you don't listen to your heart, you're listening to something else that has nothing to do with who you are... That's a little scary isn't it? Well, think about it. If you listen to the nay sayers, or the people that bring you down, nothing will change. If you listen to society and what it says you should or should not do, well there we have it. You will not be listening to the very being you are.

  9. The laws of attraction are very simple. If you can dream it, think it, and believe it, it will happen. No, I'm not talking about finding a million dollars in your mailbox. I'm talking about what isn't in your life right at this moment, but could be. Maybe it's an education, a new way to live life, a goal of being healthier every day. It becomes possible the moment you write it down, speak it, and then get support. It always seems impossible until it's done. Listening to your heart is all part of this process.

  10. When you listen to your heart, your heart speaks... This is the truest form of enlightenment and love. Love rules! When we live by our values, the things that inspire us for good our lives are full of meaning. Love is only good. Love is never ever bad. If you feel like you are driven by a love for something bad, please re-evaluate where that feeling is coming from.

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