So, let’s talk movement, aka: exercise. If you’ve read my whole story, you know that I went from someone who felt like a total mess of a person who couldn’t handle daily life without feeling totally overwhelmed, to someone who feels kind of amazing on a regular basis (I still have the occasional meltdown – no perfection, here!)

Consistently building my energy back up is where the magic is. Every. Single. Day. I choose to live a life by choice. I choose what situations to put myself in and who I interact with. I protect my own energy. I know you may be thinking, “Well, good for you! You must have it easy!” or “Well, that would be nice, but I can’t because (insert excuse here),” I’ll tell you that you have way more say in the matter than you probably think you do. We all have the power to create our own lives, but it’s up to you to take responsibility, make loving choices, leave victimhood behind, love your entire self, and step imperfectly into your own empowerment. Take one small step at a time. There is no need to overhaul your entire life in one moment, although perhaps it’s possible, so feel free to give it a go! So choose one little thing that would make your day feel more delicious:

  • Maybe it’s a walk outside
  • Calling a friend
  • Putting a boundary up with someone who drains your energy
  • Signing up for that class that you’ve been dying to take but you feel you don’t have time or money for
  • Buying yourself some flowers
  • Getting in bed for a nap
  • Unapologetically spending the entire day by yourself
  • Listening to soul-stirring music while you dance, eyes closed

I made a quick video after working out the other day to illustrate why I feel movement is one of the key ingredients to living a fully-charged life as an HSP. This is one example of a gift you can give yourself.

With so much love,

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Cortney is a transformational coach, writer, speaker, mentor for Highly Sensitive Badasses TM, and founder of the coaching program: The Sensitive Badass Badass Personal Coaching Program and the Sensitive Badass Sisterhood. She is passionate about helping women tap into their unique brilliance through divine self-care so they can live their highest purpose and reach their full potential. She offers private and group transformational and empowerment coaching programs for highly sensitive and empathic women.

Cortney earned a B.A. from Vassar College in Art History and a Masters of Architecture from Catholic University. Following her heart later in life, she became certified as a health coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She became a “health architect,” dealing with her own health crisis and struggle to manage anxiety and depression. She is also a proud graduate of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts Mastery program, a NYC institution that teaches women to use the power of pleasure to have their way with the world.

Cortney lives in Baltimore with her 2 kids, her dog and her husband. A passionate traveler, photographer, gardener and foodie, when she isn’t dancing or listening to music (her favorite things!), Cortney is all about engaging all of her senses in service to her inner badass—and awakening the inner badass in every highly sensitive person she encounters!

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