Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Lead with Your Heart with Regina Cates

Regina Cates’s commitment to helping people awaken to lives of limitless possibility began in 2004 after a long, painful journey to unshackle her own life. The company she co-founded, Romancing Your Soul, is now a the source of inspiration for hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe. Her work enables her to fulfill her mission: helping people connect to and lead with their heart. In this interview, she discusses her first book, Lead with Your Heart: Creating a Life of Love, Compassion and Purpose. Her book contains a four step process for creating successful relationships with oneself and others. One of the most important aspects of relationships with others is shared values. Boundaries with both ourselves and others are also crucial, beginning with defining what is acceptable behavior for both parties within the relationship.

Regina discusses the importance of heeding our intuition, in part by shutting off the distracting inner messages of our minds. She believes “Faith is listening to the higher wiser part that is in each one of us” and that “we are spiritual beings on great adventures.” She recommends paying attention to what’s most important rather than multitasking.

It’s important to express gratitude for both positive and negative experiences Regina explains how to find things to be grateful for, even in the midst of our worst experiences, by looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. Make a list of everything that’s going right despite whatever pain we are experiencing, including the little things. “What we focus on, we create more of.” She recommends asking ourselves hard questions to know what we need to change and discover what is going right so we can love ourselves even more.

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