Hi, I’m Jocelyn.
In 2011 I found myself in a painful divorce that ultimately led me to realizing my passion and purpose in life, but not before a lot of hard work and searching. My book is a sincere and honest story of how I lost myself in someone else’s world only to find myself again through an inward journey. Writing a book has led me to places within my inner interior I never thought existed. My hope is that every woman who ever feels alone or lost will pick up my book up, read it and be inspired to continue growing and encouraging other women.
My story and experience has taken me to the stage where I share aspects of my story with others who wish to find their passion and reason for being here. My boutique coaching business is built upon principles that help guide others to a life built on a foundation of meaning, purpose and love.
First I would like to express what an honor it is to be here on Be My Intention. Kylie has been a source of inspiration to me ever since we met at The Yellow Conference in August last year. When asked to share what my intention is for 2016 I had to take a deeper look at one that I knew would help me move forward.
For many years, I started each year with grand intentions, plans, and ideas but could never really stick with them. My mind got busy and my life full. I often went to bed at night feeling uneasy I would ever see the light I longed for in my life. Self-doubt edged its way in my inner interior and before I knew it I could hardly keep my head above the negative waters. Until one day I decided to change.
With three years of solid inner work and discovery under my belt, I began to understand the meaning of intention for me. It occurred to me that to put my best foot forward I needed a regular assignment and there is nothing that compliments that better than a daily practice.
An intention is more than just a glorified resolution. It is something that I feel deep in my heart, and it whispers to me when my mind is quiet.
This year is going to be about doing my very best and reminding myself often that others are doing the same. This intention encapsulates so many principles I want to be a part of my daily life like compassion, patience, deep love and respect. The nature of my work is centered around calming the mind with practices that allow the sometimes rat race in my brain to settle quietly into the truth of what is in front of me. Having something of a profound reminder such as this is
sort of like a compass to travel life with. It points my mind and heart in the “right” direction. There is no room for my old perfectionistic behavior here, just my very best in everything I write, speak and share. I look forward to the many pauses this intention will bring.
Reminding myself that others are trying their best removes the judgmental aspect and leaves more space in my inner life for what actually matters.
It is easy for an intention to fade by April when there is no practice but when I wake up every day and remind myself of the intention the practice will “fire” and life will become more open and the sense of freedom will be between every in and out breath. I know this because for the last three years it has been my experience, and I am here to share, it is possible. Anything is possible.
Intentionally pausing with you,
This month you will see the stories of women all over the country who are taking a stand for their lives. They will share with you their intention for the year, and how powerful it can be to be conscious in your life.
But, we want to hear your stories as well. If you have chosen to choose your life this year and would like to share your intentions, please share it in the comments below, or email Kylie at email@example.com.
Here’s to a New Year full of great big changes!