Learning to Surrender by falling on my face.

Excerpt from Numbing to Knowing (D. Thomson, unpublished) Learning to Surrender Where do I begin? Was I spinning when I put the wine in the freezer, just in case? I was spinning, absolutely spinning and only when I decided to make a chocolate pudding pie did I feel a bit grounded. What does that mean? Does it mean anything? (I was learning to surrender...I just had no idea what that meant.) I said to Dave that...

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Do you have it takes to step into your power?

Do you ever feel like life is set up to knock you down? Do you sometimes (often) feel powerless when dealing with the people and situations around you (and not to mention within you)? I get that you might be thinking... "My life is NOT that bad Dionne... thanks but no thanks. I know things suck sometimes but I don't walk around feeling powerless." So I wonder what you would call that feeling you get,...

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Elements of Authenticity. How I Started & Why I Continue

How the Elements of Authenticity actualized for me... When I first started out on this journey of self discovery, one of the most profound things that happened was that I literally burst out from behind the cinder-block wall that had me imprisoned within myself… safe… guarded… paralyzed. And there in the light of day, I realized that not only was I capable of much more than I knew, I wanted to do so much more...

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Anger! Resentment! Disbelief! The world was set against me…

For a very long time I felt deep anger at the idea that the world was set against me. I could only see all of the things I could never have. Money. Travel. Clothes. Health. I worked really hard at making everything right and making people happy, in hopes that things would turn around. And yet time and time again I felt like no one gave a shit or appreciated how hard I worked to...

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I failed to unplug and now I know why.

The week leading up to our 2017 Thomson Family Vacation I had been (and am still) working on a big launch of a new program. I am also preparing for a Facebook Live I will be doing on Tuesday that walks people through my e-book Stuck to Start: 5 Steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. I did a pretty good job at writing posts and creating content that...

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How do we remember music? Why is it easy?

How do we remember music? Why is it easier?

Do you remember music easily? Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I am actually pretty good with lyrics and keeping the beat although I wouldn't say my singing voice is going to get me any time in the spotlight. Then there are interesting musical incidents like the one that happened recently. While I was driving home from work...mentally preparing for 20 days off in a row, the radio was playing the "all request lunch hour"...

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What to do when doubt takes up residence…again!

Every once and while I think I've got this whole "being authentic" thing figured ... I mean I am an Elements of Authenticity expert right?!? Then life... well... life throws me a curve ball and I begin to seriously doubt myself...maybe just to see if I am paying attention. Well guess what? I'm paying attention! What I have come to understand is that being authentic does NOT mean being without doubt or fear or anxiety....

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Win a little, lose a little, always have the blues a little…

It's cold today and my allergies are really reminding me of what Fall (not spring) feels like...me with a perpetual cold as my daughter re-engages with the petri dish we call school. And I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be well. Well in body, well in mind and well  ... well all over. This of course has been the question of my soul for a few years now and...

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I was handed an authentic gift…

A few days ago I was handed an authentic gift...I struggled most of the day with my crazy-making monkey brain...could not shut the damn thing off. I couldn't stay on task. I bounced around my house not able to focus, get started, finish anything...The next morning I found 3 half drank cups of tea in different spots where I had tried to calm down. My anxiety rose up like a storm, I was on the...

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Why you may want to align with your authentic self…

I spent the majority of my early years being completely disconnected from my body, from my Self. And even now as I slowly start to reconnect with my authentic self, I sense a distance between what I believe to be true and what my body knows to be right. I often find myself saying "Hey here's a tidbit you may not know...your mind is actually attached to your body...you are all one being!" The person...

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