On last night’s Dancing With The Stars, celebrities danced to commemorate their “most memorable year.” To say this episode was a tear jerker is a major understatement. It was beautiful to hear about the backstories of the people we are getting to know little by little every week. This episode brings out a vulnerable side of people and allows them to find beauty in that space. For that, it is one of my most favorite weeks on the show every season.
Bindi’s dance in particular was pretty spectacular. She dedicated her dance to her dad, the late, great Steve Irwin. Everyone was brought to tears and inspired by her courageous performance.
You may have caught my “I Am…” explosion at the end of Paula Deen’s performance. The “I Am” practice is something I learned from Tony Robbins. He has you say, “I am….(fill in the blank)!” The blank being as many “power virtues” as you want to be. I try to make it a point to say my “I Am’s” every single day. We believe the words we tell ourselves on a daily basis, so the idea is to say positive and great things about who we are or who we want to be. I wanted Paula to not only focus on all the amazing things she is, but also to say it out loud and believe it!
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