What are you capable of?

Sedruola Maruska | Leisure Life Coach

You don’t know what you’re capable of.

My friend Shelly was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2017. I thought to myself “She’s so strong, I don’t know what I’d do.” We lost Shelly in the Fall of 2017.

Then in December of 2017 I got my chance to find out what I’d do when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Shelly inspired me not only to keep smiling and keep loving, but to do it to the best of my ability. So that’s what I’ve done.

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Every day I’ve smiled, loved, practiced immeasurable gratitude and opened up to help others who’ve been diagnosed.

I didn’t realize I was capable of taking on cancer until it came for me.

What I did know was how to keep my head up, my loved ones close, and my faith strong.

You may not know what you’re capable of in light of tough situations, but if you know how to embrace yourself and your blessings, you’re equip for battle.


Courage is a choice

Sedruola Maruska | Leisure Life Coach

I recently watched “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and found it quite entertaining. Not incredibly intellectual, but I found myself laughing out loud at times and cringing at others. I was entertained, sometimes that’s all you need. . . but I digress.

In the movie there’s a character, Frankie, played by the very talented Justice Smith, who lives in fear. His problem, his position, what he’s passionate about is taking him to very scary places and he’s constantly engulfed by his fear.

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The best part is when he has to make a choice between his fear and courage to save someone he cares about. As per Hollywood, he chooses courage.

Notice how I said he “chooses” courage.

So many times we think we’re victims of circumstance. Something scary comes along and we don’t believe we have what it takes to tackle that thing. So we choose fear. We choose to play small. Or, we choose not to venture.

Courage, choosing to be scared but to do the thing anyway, is a choice.

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I got cancer. I had no choice there. Choice came when it was time to decide whether I was going to choose courage or fear. The choice comes whenever I decide how to talk about, think about, or tackle the changes that have come with cancer.
I choose courage every day.

What we choose each moment of our lives, alters everything that comes after that moment. Sometimes, an act of courage may be to get out of bed in the morning, or to go back to school for what you really want to do. Sometimes, it’s simply smiling at a stranger who looks sad.

Courage, when chosen, is always grand no matter how small the act.

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What’s your “Thing”? What are you putting off, shying away from or just ignoring because you don’t believe you have what it takes to do it? You do have what it takes, it takes courage, just choose to use it.

Courage is not exclusive, it’s what those who achieve their dreams choose everyday because going for what you want is scary. . . but you have the choice to work through your fear.

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What if we loved ourselves more?

What if we loved ourselves more? | Sedruola Maruska

What if we devoted this year to loving ourselves more?

That’s the question I posted on my Instagram to kick off 2019. . . what if? What do you think would happen?

What if we:

  • [wp_ad_camp_5]said “I love you” when we looked at ourselves in the mirror
  • had encouraging self-talk going on in our minds
  • didn’t worry about what others think, just how we feel
  • took time out each day to do something special for ourselves
  • treated ourselves like we want to be treated by others
  • complimented ourselves on our beautiful bodies
  • loved our hair
  • loved our skin
  • embraced our scars
  • fed ourselves nourishing foods
  • danced
  • laughed
  • cried
  • Simply allowed ourselves to be

The Proposition

Let’s make it our mission this year to love ourselves more. I’m not always good at being good to myself. Loving myself. But this year I’m not only going to help myself, I want to help you too.

From this blog, my Instagram, Facebook & YouTube accounts my mission is to become more of what we want in 2019.

So think about it. . . what if we devoted this year to loving ourselves more. . . what do you come up with as the result?

Happy 2019, let’s make it our best year ever!