verb (used with object), de·prived, de·priv·ing. To remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of (a person or persons): to deprive a man of life; to deprive a baby of candy.
My clients offer me great insight as to what they are feeling on the inside and how they are judging themselves on the outside. My client’s feelings are so important and I choose not to deny them. Instead, I want to understand why and how they are feeling. I won’t judge them.
Lori, explained to me how she was feeling:
She told me she exercised in the past and started to do so once again. However, having children and age creeping up with the associated body changes, she said she needs to lose 40 lbs and organize her life and herself. She said “Bonnie, I can choose to deprive myself or I can give to myself?” ”I choose the latter as I want to live in the present and not in the future. I want to go the extra leap and not hold myself back. I want to enjoy the moment.”
Beautifully stated! So many times I hear “I have to wait until I lose weight or obtain more money.” Take Lori’s great advice and make it happen now, we never know what lies ahead.