February 27, 2015

Time to ‘Do Nothing.’

Felicia Harlow - Why Time to do Nothing

Self care is a key element of the Growth in Motion process… and 'doing nothing' is a key element of self care, better known as ‘rest.’ When school is out there are no more final papers and exams to worry about, it's a time to relax and rejuvenate yourself before returning to school. After all, you've been working hard over the past year. But, if you think like I did while I was in college, you may have scheduled a lot on your ‘to-do list’ for the summer. Or you may be spending lots of energy … [Read more...]

Be clear about who you are and honest about what you want

Felicia Harlow - Be Honest

Have you ever heard the phrase “honesty is the best policy?” Where did that phrase come from? I mean, there are so many situations that clearly reveal that honesty will either hurt or destroy the relationship! For instance, you were out with friends at a campus event and met this really nice guy who made you feel like no other person ever has. In fact, he made you feel so much better about yourself than your current partner (who you’ve mutually agreed to be in a committed relationship with). So, … [Read more...]

What is Self Compassion?

Felicia Harlow - Growth In Motion

Self compassion is a key component of living a Growth in Motion!! lifestyle. It is an important aspect of self empowerment. Growth in Motion™!! = Self Care + Self Empowerment + Self Knowledge + Self Direction The ‘self’ implies a focus on “me” or “I” and can be defined as our personality, identity, or character. Within the word compassion is the word compass. There is also the word passion. When I think of the word compass, I think of a device with a magnetic needle that helps me determine my … [Read more...]

11 authentic choices for building inner power

Felicia Harlow - 11 authentic choices for building inner power

Do you often think about what you want to become or be after college and then feel a fair amount of pressure because you haven’t figured it out yet? Well, to truly grow into what you really enjoy and what makes you happy for no reason at all, you must make small everyday choices that lead to long term satisfaction, peace, and overall success. If you practice making authentic choices consistently, your choice of job or career will be an extension of who you are. Make sure that what you think … [Read more...]

It’s time to go on an Appreciation Rampage!

Felicia Harlow - Appreciation Rampage

Recently, I participated in a 21 week live tele-training course entitled the Mentorship and Manifestation Circle. It was an opportunity to expand my manifestation skill set and to unite with dynamic, powerful, empowered, and purposeful women. Our facilitator assigned “lifework” assignments which are similar to “homework” assignments; however, the focus was on one’s life instead of a book, term paper, or speech. The idea was to place attention on daily life experiences and learn from them via an … [Read more...]

Pay attention to your heart for quality thinking

Felicia Harlow - "From The Heart" at UN Omaha

Your heart is the core of who you are. Your mind is the instrument of your heart. Emotion is behind thinking. And your “unsettled” emotions are buried very deep within your heart which feeds every cell of your body. Therefore, it is critical that we understand the physical, emotional, and energetic workings of our heart. Living from the heart is all about placing your consciousness in your heart and practicing it daily. It is about placing your intention, attention, and focus on the center point … [Read more...]

Coping with college by connecting the mind and the heart

Felicia Harlow - Coping with college by connecting the mind and the heart

College life is filled with one activity after the next one that can stretch you out to the max. By using a few personal techniques and starting now, you can develop a lifelong habit of self-care that will make sure you aren't overly stressed, physically fatigued, mentally anguished or emotionally distraught. Begin now and you'll be balanced and stress-free not only in school, but in your future professional, social and family life. 1. Spend quiet time alone with yourself - When you take time … [Read more...]

College overload and exhaustion? De-stress with Quick Coherence

Felicia Harlow | College overload and exhaustion - Try De-stressing with Quick Coherence

That time has come again for end of semester final exams and the competition to earn high grades is fierce. After all, there are only so many top grades that professors can distribute when working with the ‘curve!’ The hope is that everyone does well so that the curve is set higher. But what if most people, including yourself, don’t perform as well as you wanted to? At that point, what happens for you? Do you feel like a failure; do you say “I gave it my best shot,” do you walk away feeling glad … [Read more...]

Thank You, Clemson University!

Felicia Harlow - Thank You Clemson University

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at Clemson University for their Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. I was surprised to see attendees ranging in age from late teens to 80 years old! It was wonderful to see the support of approximately 130 undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, and participants from surrounding colleges and universities. I want to thank Carrie Tucker and Lauren Kennedy for extending kind “southern hospitality” to this northern native! It was evident that … [Read more...]

Balance College Stress – Natural Energy Booster #2 – Listen to Your Body

Felicia Harlow - Balance College Stress - Natural Energy Booster #2

You've heard it before... “You’re not listening to me!” or “You need to listen better!” Was it a professor who says you're not getting it? A parent schooling you about the money you’ve wasted? Your roommate who's fed up with you ignoring them? Or your boyfriend trying to get you to agree with his perspective? What if  the person you're not listening to is yourself. I’m not talking about being crazy, I’m referring to the art of listening to your “inner voice.” It's the voice that says “don’t … [Read more...]