Anna and creative coach Kia Cannons talk through Kia’s journey to better wellbeing, one that will resonate with so many women. Kia was once a stay-at-home mum with a lot on her plate. She found her joy in soul-led living and mindset work, and a career as a painter and creative coach. But it came via a bumpy road of chronic pain, stress and adrenal fatigue. Her story, work and energy are a light in the darkness for any woman feeling disconnected from their body and their purpose.
In this episode:
- How to shed the belief that to progress we have to be busy all the time
- Kia’s unusual obsession and what it taught her about her goals
- How to feel safer being our true selves
- Why it pays to realise you’re not in a hurry
- Anna’s concept of non-negotiable rituals for self-care
- The enormous healing power of loving your own body, and how to tap into it
- What Kia did to turn her negative self-talk around – fast
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More about Kia Cannons
Kia teaches creative women how to do what they love via talks and her online group coaching membership, Untold Happiness. Deeply interested in mindset mastery, habits, inner-soul work, and purpose, Kia coaches women how to step into their potential, do what they love, and live truly happy and fulfilled lives.
From this episode:
Kia on vulnerability
I quite often thought of vulnerability as being an outside thing. Oh, I’ve got to be super, super honest. I’ve got to tell people my secrets. But actually it was being brave enough to have these conversations with myself.
On trusting the process
The greatest results always seem to come from taking messy courageous action and leaps of faith.
On opening up and listening for answers
What I found is that when I started looking up and saying in my head ‘I’m open and ready to receive, I’m listening’[…] I was amazed by the amount of wisdom that would just drop into my mind[…] And so you don’t need to worry about what the route’s going to be. You just need to open up, listen, and get really quiet. And just notice. The signs and the pings and the nudges appear. And they guide you.
On the starting point for any kind of deep shift
Have enormous compassion. Start with: I’m going to treat myself nicely.
Links and resources:
Kia’s column in Psychologies magazine.