by Maria Sirois

How large do you wish to feel inside yourself?
How bold is your dream?
How much wisdom do you hope to bring forth?
How much kindness will you steward?
How often can beneficence course through you and out toward those you love?
How deep is your happiness?
How relentless is your passion?
How tenacious is your effort?
How mindful is your daily living?
How brave is your voice?

Clarissa Pinkola Estes says this: “I love my own life force more than I love cooperating with my own oppression.” This is the meta choice we must make in order to shift our lives toward thriving. We must love our own lives, invest in our own vitality and be courageous and vulnerable enough to ask the hard, large questions. How big exactly, are you willing to be?

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Dr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is the Vice President of Curriculum at Wholebeing Institute and an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and author who has worked at the intersections of wellness, psychology, and spirituality for nearly 20 years. As a wellness guide, Maria has been invited to keynote throughout the country at conferences for wellness centers, hospitals, hospices, philanthropy, business, academic and corporate institutions, as well as for the general public. She has been called both a “true teacher” and “an orator of great power and beauty.” Her book, “Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience from Children Facing Illness, was published in 2006.”