about jennifer l. breakey
I love life! Regardless of life’s circumstances: the easy times, the challenging times; the lovely people, and the prickly personalities. There have been moments in my life when I was surrounded by darkness. It over-powered me in so many ways, and it felt like I would never be able to climb out of the abyss. But I did overcome. Through tried and tested methods I was able to get beyond myself and finally understand the meaning of endless possibilities.
Everyone has a life story to tell, and while there comes a point in your life when you need to stop telling your story on rinse and repeat, you also need to be aware of the lessons learnt (again, the easy and not so easy lessons) so that you can move past the old conditioning of your life. You need to see the boundless possibilities for a future well worth living, if you would just step out of your own way.
Many people live either in the past or the future, but far too few people have mastered the art of living in the present moment, living today in today. Many sleepwalk through life on autopilot. The past no longer exists and the future has yet to materialize. It takes time, practice, dedication, a commitment to love yourself no matter what, and a great sense of humor, to get over yourself and sit comfortably with the only constant there is – change.
There are 3 things that I absolutely love, and they are:
- pesto pasta (or gnocchi) with seasoning and pine nuts
- sushi (oh yeah, sushi!)
There is something so soothing when I take that first sip of a fresh cappuccino and a smidgen of whipped cream is left behind on my top lip. It takes me to that quiet, tranquil, happy space within, and there is only one thing better than a cappuccino, and that is sharing that moment with others. Sometimes a cappuccino also needs to be relished in silence. It is from these experiences of total relaxation and immersion into the moment, that I came up with the idea of Coffee with Jenny B. – (sharing) a cup of kindness. I want moments where I can share time out with others, and share moments in thoughtful reflection, relaxation and calm. Refer to the resources section to see how you can have a coffee break with the community. Cheers! to our coffee moments together.
Yes, this is me, coming to you from my home office. I am going to be 100% honest with you. Whilst I couldn’t care less about fandom, I am hypercritical of the content and presentation I put out on the internet. I am working really hard at letting that sh*t go. Honestly I am. So I am not going to do another retake of this video (recorded and edited by myself), but I am going to leave it here, just as it is. Of course if the content changes in any way, then that will mean a new video. But only if ….
This is me ....
I see myself as a mini-techno-geek, in that it ain’t too shabby that a former HR Executive and Director can do her own website, video recording, editing, podcasts, amongst other things.
And yes, they do detract from things I would rather be spending my time on, like course creation with the best content for my clients who want to learn to love themselves no matter what. Who want help in letting go of their past, and who want to try on a new lens of perception, to test out if they do this, that the world will really appear different. (Side note – it most definitely will, but you need to try this to find out for yourself.) So, all in good time, Team Jenny B. will soon be a reality.
I don’t care if you are the CEO of a huge conglomerate, or the friendly municipal man who greets me every week when collecting my bin on garbage day. I see no difference in the humanity of individuals. You might have different bank balances, jobs, stories to tell, but at the end of the day, we are all going to exit planet earth. It is what you do with your time that will make your life worthwhile. So choose wisely. Do no harm to another and treat everyone with dignity and respect. And please, do not lord yourself over others; there is no hierarchical structure that makes you better than anyone else. Your actions will define your character. Strive to be a person of value and kindness, extending the hand of compassion to all.
Regardless of life’s current circumstance – love yourself
Regardless of your past – love yourself
Regardless of your unknown future – love yourself
Regardless of past failures – love yourself
Regardless of where you live – love yourself
Regardless of how much money you have – love yourself
Regardless of hurt and disappointment – love yourself
Always. No matter what.
The Love Foundation™ is in the innermost part of who your being. It is within everyone, yet many people avoid finding their true nature. For life to be sustainable, it must be built on a solid foundation; no exceptions. The strongest foundation is one that is built on love, integrity, respect, compassion, gentleness and kindness to others. The word love has been used so often, that it has lost its true meaning. It is far more than romance and sentimentality. It is a word of action. It is about showing respect, dignity, trust, compassion, empathy, understanding and equality through your actions, and not just to your personal bias group, but to everyone everywhere; to those who do not share the same beliefs as you, those who have a different sexual orientation to you, and those who are of a different race, gender and/or social status. Simply put, to everyone regardless of how different they are to you.
Assess your own interpretation of love, and readjust your perception if you find it to be distorted. Remember that we are here to live collectively on our planet without doing harm to another.
the power of you
heal your mind
Everything begins with the healing of your mind. Take a long hard look at your thoughts, what is true and what is not true, and correct all wrongful thinking so that you can free your mind from your own self-imposed limits, doubts and fears.
love your body
What type of body image do you have? Are you often focusing on your body, how to lose weight, get more fit and projecting a certain image to the world? Stop listening to the dictates of society and start to listen to your body.
your inner GPS
Have you find your own north star? That star that lights up your life and that you trust implicitly to lead you in the right direction? It takes a while to find your own north star, but once you have found it, you are set on your journey for life.
your values & beliefs
You are born without any values or beliefs. These are learnt from others and your environment. Re-evaluate your values and beliefs, discard those not serving you, and realign with those that resonate with your true identity.
live your life your way
Far too often people try and please others and in so doing, they live someone else’s life and not their own. Well-meaning family and friends tell you how you should live your life, but you need to choose the life you want to live.
connect with Source
There is an intelligence that created everything. This Source is known in many different forms, but it is formless, nameless, and it is so expansive that it cannot possibly be named or described in any way that would reveal its true magnificence.
the power of change
You have so much power when you love yourself. You practice self-care, you do not worry about what others think of you, and you stand up for what is right, unapologetically. You take the time to rest, relax and recharge, and you invest in yourself, because you know the truth about the power of you.
reprogram your mind
Your mind can create or destroy. How much power must the mind have to be able to yield such control? If you do not master your mind, your mind will master you. It is more complex than the most complex computer on this planet, so it is imperative that you learn how to reprogram your mind’s programming.
Your emotions are so powerful that they actually dictate how you feel in any given moment. They can put you on an all time high, or send you crashing to the depths of despair. You might not be able to harness a wild stallion, but you can most certainly learn how to harness your emotions.
accelerated growth academy™
In modern civilization, everything has become instantaneous. People want answers now. They want get rich quick schemes, yet they are not prepared to put in the work to reap what they sow. Just look at fast food chains, instant coffee, 2-minute noodles – almost anything to get more done in less time. This way of thinking and living robs you of the joys of life. It is actually rather ironical. When you plant a seed in the ground, do you sit around waiting for it to grow? No. You care for it, but you get on with life and let nature do its own thing in its own time. And this is the same with your life.
Having said that, there is a fast-track for accelerated growth but it in no ways implies that you will not be putting in the work, it simply means that you will be given tools and techniques that will help you unravel the mess you have created in your life, and start to live the life you have always wanted to live, without going around and around in circles, dealing with the same situations over and over again, and wasting your precious time in the process. You will change from the inside out so that the changes you create are not temporal, but are here to stay. If you only focus on changing your external environment, it might change for a time, but within days, weeks or months, you will slip back into old patterns and routines, because you will not have reprogrammed the programs running (or ruining) your life. Your most important teacher and guide is your own inner guide; your gut instinct. Learn to tune into your own inner wisdom and follow your own truth. If it brings you calm and peace, embrace it. If it fills you with fear or doubt, leave it be, and above all else, be silent long enough to hear.
I am a member of the Unashamedly Ethical organization. Unashamedly Ethical is a global movement of individuals and organizations’ guided by a founding vision to transform society by taking a stand for ethics, values and clean living.
The goal of this movement is to develop an unashamedly ethical culture among this generation of leaders and the next.
This is such a worthwhile organization to connect with. It will help us all go a long way in bringing about the change we want to see in our world.