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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

February 9-10-11, 2024

The focus for today (and the weekend) is:

I have the courage to make changes in my life.

Today's inspiration was written by Steven Washington:

Without a doubt, taking steps to change our life takes courage.

In some ways, it can seem easier not to change and to go on doing the same destructive things we're accus­tomed to. At least these are familiar, and there is perceived safety in what is known.

Stepping into the unknown and be­yond the constraints we have created for ourselves is no small feat, but it is a worthwhile effort.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Coping Strategies When Keeping a New Habit Becomes Difficult
     Written by Steven Washington.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of being willing to make changes (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
Change can be scary as we don't know how it will turn out. But we do know what staying in a rut will provide... the same old, same old. So, making changes is a way of loving our Self and being true to our future self.  

Our focus for today (and the weekend): I have the courage to make changes in my life.

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RELATED BOOK: Recovering You

Recovering You: Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming Addiction
by Steven Washington

book cover of Recovering You by Steven WashingtonSteven Washington shares his story of growing up around alcoholism and going into recovery for his own drug and alcohol addiction. But the heart and soul of this book is his process of guiding readers through fear, shame, and regret and into community and gratitude. Self-massage, breathing, meditation, and, uniquely, a focus on qigong — the ancient movement practice at the heart of Chinese medicine and Taoist philosophy — liberate, energize, and soothe.

For more info and/or to order this book, click hereAlso available as an Audiobook and as a Kindle edition.

About the Author

photo of Steven WashingtonSteven Washington is the author of Recovering You: Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming Addiction. As a former professional dancer who performed on Broadway in Disney’s The Lion King, his love of movement inspired him to become the highly acclaimed Qigong and Pilates teacher that he is today. 

Steven lives a joyful life of recovery and is passionate about helping others as they navigate towards health and happiness.     He offers Qigong, Pilates, Dance, Meditation, Laughter, and more through his website.   Visit him online at