The gift of telling your story is freedom.

We all have memorable stories.

Stories passed down between families, between parents and children,  between lovers.

Some of our stories become so real we adopt them as beliefs and eventually our habits that shape our decisions and opinions and lives.

There are stories that we’ve created that harm and we need to hand responsibility back to their rightful owners and write our own.

 

“Who do you think you are?”

“Why would anyone ever listen to anything you have to say?”

These words became an anthem and I believed them. For 38 years I believed them to be the truth.

This belief sucked every single ounce of  self-worth, self-esteem and confidence from my fragile codependent psyche. Who was I without someone else to support me?

 

I had a story bubbling up inside of me that I refused to listen to and knowledge. It was the truth and the truth frightened me. The unwritten rules I had grown accustomed to included questioning my intuition and opinion to the point that  that I was nothing without an association to another: a wife, I daughter a mother.

 

I had forgotten what it was like to be a woman.

 

I woke up one cold December day after surviving the second round of Postpartum Depression and I chose to make my whys bigger than my why nots. I dug deep and began the soul excavation work of answer the big question: Who am I as a woman in the world?

It was perhaps them the scariest and most liberating moment of my life. The answers came quickly; I had given myself permission to come out from behind the veil of shame of who I believed I was and tell the truth –  tell my story.

 

We all have a story to tell. Each one of us – when we make the decision to stop swallowing our truths –  contribute to deconstructing and breaking the barrier of shame that keep us playing small and hiding behind our shoulds.

 

It’s time to shed the shoulds and tell the story that lives inside you. The gift you will receive when you open up your mouth and your heart and tell your story is true freedom. Not just for you but for everyone around you.

When you tell your truth – when you speak of your deepest desires and passions – the benefit is twofold:

  1. you give others around you permission to do the same
  2. it frees up energy to continue sharing your story.

Storytelling takes you to a place of vulnerability and raw truth that needs to be told.

 

I can now answer the question who do you think you are?

I am Lesley and I am a brave, trailblazing, sensual, passionate woman and my voice and contribution counts.

I want the same for you. I want you to be able to answer the question who are you and answer proudly with your unique story. Now is the time to speak up to raise your voice your confidence and your vibrations. We need to hear your story.

 

I am here to support you in coming home to your truth. Contact me for one to one mentoring opportunities and workshops.

Return to Her by Lesley Stedmon

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"Lesley is the goddess of Sexuality and exploring the relationship between your senses, creativity and manifesting your desires."
-Elena Lipson, The Divine Self Care Mentor
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"Lesley is a passion ignitor aka a relationship and sexual expression coach for moms (especially). She’s one of the most inspiringly vulnerable women I know and her work is anything but surface level."
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