Updated: Aug 8
Those of us who readily embrace leadership tend toward extroversion, which often means ignoring what is happening inside ourselves. Leaders need not only the technical skills to manage the external world but also the spiritual skills to journey inward toward the source of both shadow and light. ☥ ☥ Parker J. Palmer ☥
Do you radiate love, peace, energy and joy? Or do you wish you had more joy, energy, love and peace of mind? How do you get from where you are to where you want to be?
If you do not know where you are going, any road will take you there. ☥ ☥ Lewis Carroll ☥
In one way or another we are all on a path. It is up to us to choose which path we want to take. If we do not like the path that we are on, we can always choose another path. When I was a child, I was on a path. I developed bronchitis that turned into COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Each year, I was prescribed stronger and stronger medication.
Unless you remove the root cause, the dis-ease will persist.
My inner wisdom prompted me to find another path.
Your innate intelligence will never betray you.
How do you transform your leadership potential?
Transformational Leadership qualities are cultivated from within you.
I understand what it is like to be so busy with the demands of life that it can be challenging to make time for self-care. However, self-care is extremely important because all of the dreams that you have, all that you want to accomplish in life must happen through your physical body. If you are plowing through life, while dragging your body behind you, how far do you think you are going to go?
How does wellness cultivate leadership qualities?
Transformational Leadership From The Inside Out blends all of the modalities that I have learned over the years to help leaders to become healthier, have more inner peace and energy and on the job to be more innovative, collaborative and creative.
Deep down inside you already know what you need.
Transformational Leadership From The Inside Out enables you to live the life of your dreams.
The quality of your output reflects the quality of the choices you make.
Are you ready to transform leadership from the inside out? Check out my video presentation below, take the wild ride that leads to the truest part of yourself and educes the type of leader that can seamlessly balance the multifaceted qualities of love, strategy and power to serve your highest good.
Thank you for taking the time to actively engage in your own self-care. If you have ever spent time at a hammam ☥ steam room ☥ sauna, you will notice that it is a comfortable space because you are wearing minimal or no clothing and you can just be yourself. However, after a short time, it starts to get hot, and you begin to sweat. This is a good thing because you are helping your body to eliminate toxins. If you want to detoxify your body correctly you will:
☥ Breathe slowly and deeply to help your body adjust to the intensity of the heat.
☥ Sip water every 15 minutes to stay hydrated.
☥ Have a piece of fruit ☥ pumpkin seeds ☥ favorite healthy snack available.
☥ Take a shower after excessive sweating.
☥ Go into a cold room/take a cold plunge/cold water rinse off to cool down before doing
another sweat and to stimulate your lymphatic system.
☥ Go for a walk in nature, spend time in meditation ☥ contemplation, have a healthy meal
and give your body some time to complete the healing process (which could include
sending you messages through your intuition about your next steps).
As you journey through ☥ interact with the blogs ☥ other content on phyllishubbard.com, you might have an insight that causes you to suddenly feel mentally ☥ emotionally “hot” -- which could show up as:
☥ “Ah-ha” moments
☥ A hop-in-the-bed-and-cry-yourself-to-sleep or fetal position crying time of intensive
☥ Intense feelings of anger/regret about something in your past
☥ Disorientation caused by the realization of truth
☥ Strong reactions such as heightened senses, vomiting; an urge to release emotions
such as yelling/screaming, going outside for fresh air/to take a walk, punching a
boxing bag/pillow; a feeling of tightness in the chest, etc.
If you find yourself having a strong reaction, I encourage you to flow with it while helping your body to release mental ☥ emotional toxins by using the same five self-care strategies listed above for releasing physical toxins. Your body talks to you all the time, but unconscious adherence to social conditioning can mute its messages.
Strong reactions are your body’s way of letting you know that there is a deeper issue requiring your attention.
Keep revisiting the content ☥ utilizing the five self-care strategies until you no longer experience the strong reaction, release fears and have identified ☥ transformed ☥ removed the root cause of the issue. You will find additional strategies throughout this website that you can add to your mental health self-care toolkit.
Self-Care Sustainability Suggestions
☥ A Cross-Cultural Healing Haven – read this blog to understand the purpose of
phyllishubbard.com and the meaning behind its organization ☥ symbols.
☥ Revisit the content periodically and make a note of if/how your perceptions have
☥ Check out the other pages on phyllishubbard.com:
☥ Home - watch the videos. Click on the images in the Spiritual Guidance
section. Each image has a story that might assist your self-care journey. Learn
about other spiritual practices.
☥ About - Learn about my background ☥ reasons for co-creating
with Spirit. Explore healing through the image carousel and videos.
☥ Reclaiming Our Humanity - Help us develop and disseminate video courses.
☥ Rise TV - Practice breathing and movement exercises and deepen your
understanding of healing through the experiences of community members.
Check back periodically to discover new/re-experience the content.
☥ Journey - This is your invitation to own the journey to radiance. Experience the
journey and download healing resources to share with your friends, family and
When you share healing, healing comes back to and flows through you.
About Sharing ...
During my first presentation to an all-Black audience, I introduced 20-year-old research on the hazards of sitting. I presented the research because I noticed that people sat for way too long at convenings and realized that the information was not disseminated to Black ☥ Indigenous ☥ Immigrant communities. I was determined to intentionally include this research, often surprising participants by getting people up to stretch. After more than 13 years of intentional work, Black ☥ Indigenous ☥ Immigrant People are just barely beginning to normalize conscious movement. We still have a long way to go, and it is important that we share what we know as much as we can to prevent the disenfranchisement of wellness information to Black ☥ Indigenous ☥ Immigrant communities.
Please do not keep phyllishubbard.com to yourself. We will not co-create a better world until we heal our current, past/childhood traumas. We will not love others until we learn to love ourselves.