About Michelle Andrie

Michelle Andrie is the founder of Age Less Move More where she offers her unique movement practices to create a body you adore, a life you love, and the energy to sustain it. Michelle is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist with over thirty years of experience. Catch Michelle on her blog at agelessmovemore.com. You can also find Michelle on Facebook or Instagram.

3 Negative Inner Voices and How to Challenge Them

“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.” ~Amit Ray There is no better way to feel good about yourself than changing your internal dialogue. Yes, you have the power to change your inner voice. You can choose to speak to yourself in a positive way or a negative way. Stop all activity for a moment. Be still. Notice what your inner voice is saying. Do you hear anything? If not, ask your inner voice this question: How does it feel to be still? Listen. Is your inner voice declaring that you are too busy to be chillin’? Or is it supporting you, happy to be playing this hanging-out-and-noticing game? Get to know your inner voice. Over the next few days stop and listen to your inner dialogue. Especially notice what your inner voice says as you are about to make a decision. Does it say, “I think, I can, I think I can” or does it say, “There is no way, I can’t do that, I can’t do that.”   Powerful Lessons from a Little Children’s Book I hung out with a two-and-a-half-year-old the other day. He wanted to read a book and brought me The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper. This book was read to me as a child, and I heard the voice in my head chant, “I think I can, I think I can” as I opened the book’s cover. The part I didn’t remember was the lessons of the trains. As I read this little children’s book written way back in the 1930’s I felt the power of the lessons and how they apply to my own self-speak today.   The Little Engine That Could The story is about a little train who wants to bring presents over the mountain to children who are patiently and excitedly awaiting their gifts. However, on the way to the town, the little engine breaks down. The toys are very upset, and one of them, a funny little clown, sets off to find another train to help them.   Lessons on Self-Talk from Four Trains 1. The first train has a Shiny New Engine. The Shiny New Engine didn’t want to help the little toy train because he was too special, too proud. He looked down on the little train and said a resounding “NO.” I thought of my shiny arrogance that I’d polished for years. I’d told myself I was too special, too important to waste my time and attention on certain tasks and people. Even though I’ve worked on this character defect, I know I have some of this self-speak going on inside of me. I noticed it the other night when I went out to dinner with a friend who brought along a friend of hers. The woman appeared to be in her sixties with huge fake boobs. She dressed in a tight, sparkly sundress that emphasized her boobs and [...]

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