You affect change through your everyday actions

You affect change through your everyday actions

“It is not by stomping your feet to the ground that you affect change, it is by leading it through your everyday actions, how you treat others; ultimately, what you share with the world.” ~ FNM

There are many who believe that loudness is what makes a difference when it comes to change; and although it grabs the attention needed to get people to open up their ears to important topics, become aware of issues at hand; the only way things become…is by being; this means, by individuals putting these beliefs into practice completely, all the way through.

If you promote love and peace, for example, this means you share it every day, every minute, with every person; not just a select few and not just once every now and then or when it’s because of the right circumstances and the people you decide are “deserving” of it.

It’s easy to say, I support love and peace; to hold rallies and organize groups; but it is by each individual of those groups sharing peace and love at all times that our societies and world will change.

Loudness gets us only so far, and when individuals do not also bring about the change they want to see through their everyday life actions, thoughts and words; this “loudness” ends up being a two sided argument (or more sided argument depending on the number differing views/perspectives on one topic), not a change for the betterment of humanity, a united humanity that shares love.

Humanity means all of us.  Some say this is utopistic, and it is exactly what it will be, until people continue to think it is.

It is our beliefs that lead us to the unlimited or limited potential we may unleash within each one of us, as an individual, and within humanity at large, as a group of people on this planet.

Loudness, being heard, is the seed to get awareness; but how the seed blossoms into a flower is the everyday care you take of it to help it grow.




Inner Growth Word of The Day 285 – Likely

October 12

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Likely


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. having a high probability of occurring or being true.


Likely in a sentence: When something is likely to happen that you are excited about it brings about an immense joy in your day to day.


Likely in action: If an event is probably going to take place, that is likely going to happen.


Likely and inner growth: Exploring how we feel about those likely events that will take place in our life can bring inner growth by getting you to savor every moment as you await that special event, moment, situation.


Likely and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do events that are likely to happen affect me? When do I consider something likely to happen?  What are events that I thought were likely to happen that instead didn’t happen?  How have likely moments that affect me emotionally affected my relationships as I awaited those events?  What have I learned from the likely moments I’ve experienced so far?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with likely at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now list three things that you were happy were likely to happen and write about the one that made the biggest change in your life.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about when you likely await an event that excites you. As you allow these emotions to come in, notice where they start and where they go.  Do this as you visualize the event that took place and pay close attention to how your feelings change as you relive the moment before the event happened.


Your turn – Share your likely sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

Overcoming the struggles you face with a 360-degree view

Overcoming the struggles you face with a 360-degree view

When it comes to facing struggles in life, it is never easy, especially at first; but as you pursue inner growth and gain more self-awareness and love, you are able to get through these tough times with less hardship.  However, the key to achieving this for yourself also involves knowing yourself to the point of realizing your role in the struggles you face.

Since the world you live in is seen through your eyes, it is only normal that the events that take place create a specific reaction within you; or better yet, it is the perspective you hold that gives complete shape to these events; particularly your emotional “shape.”

The way you feel about something that happens has a lot to do with how you see the world, the things that happen, all the external inputs and situations that arise.  When you know yourself, and find your reasons for feeling how you do, thinking how you do, and just being you; that already gives you a good idea of why the struggle you’re facing is making you feel a certain way.  The next step is recognizing the judgement you’re applying to the situation or person that has brought about the struggle and removing the two.

Finally, you can look to the struggle itself and understand why it is causing discomfort, as well as what solutions you have to resolve the struggle from within.  Overcoming the feeling of battle is what will move you from inner conflict to inner growth, and to a positive resolution for the event that you’re going through.

Your support system can help immensely when you’re going through struggle, but in the end only you can decide if you want to move forward; and if you can’t, you can also choose that you accept this about yourself.  By accepting who you are and how you feel about something is also inner growth because it’s an act of love towards you instead of an act of judgement (an act of judgement that would weigh you down and add to that emotional turmoil).

Having a 360-degree view of you and your perception of all that comes your way is what will determine the level of struggle you go through, as well as the solutions you opt to implement so that you may move forward in a positive way for your life and inner harmony.

Inner Growth Word of The Day 263 – Journey

September 20

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Journey


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another.


Journey in a sentence: Life is a journey that you get to embark on and steer in the direction you choose.


Journey in action: When you go far distances that can be considered a journey.


Journey and inner growth: A look at your journey in life and where you want that journey to take you brings inner growth as you explore the decisions you made and the ones you will make moving forward.


Journey and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does journey mean to me? How has my journey in life played out so far?  What do I like most about my journey?  Who is a part of my journey that has affected it?  How has my journey helped me to get where I’m at today?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with journey at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of one situation that made a huge impact in your journey and write about it using the words from your list.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about journey and see where your emotions are most present within you. As you sit in silence, notice how your emotions change and when you’re ready bring thoughts to mind related to your present journey.  Take note of the changes and similarities in the feelings that pass by.


Your turn – Share your journey sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

The Power In Knowing Yourself

The Power In Knowing Yourself

What’s the power in knowing yourself?

This very important question is something that everyone should explore for the power that you hold within and that you gain as you pursue a path of inner growth, which includes knowing yourself.

For today’s #WednesdayWisdom post, I’ve decided to share our topic in audio format:

Podcast Inspiring Human Potential Inner Growth Maria Florio




Click to the Inspiring Human Potential podcast and tune in to how knowing yourself empowers you through awareness and acceptance of yourself allowing you to avoid situations that drain you and that lead to potential regret for decisions made when awareness of one’s self is not present.

Every day you choose to pursue inner growth or not, every day you choose to know yourself a little more, and every day you choose how to pursue self-love so that you may lead a joyous and harmonious life, and in doing so spread that unconditional love to others and the world at large.

Every moment is a choice that you make, I hope you choose love!

Love’s role in the pursuit of inner growth and overcoming inner conflict

Love’s role in the pursuit of inner growth and overcoming inner conflict

The more it becomes obvious how the process of going from inner conflict to inner growth requires additional support, the more I want to share with you so that I can help with that transition.  In today’s podcast episode I talk a bit about love’s role in our lives when it comes to moving away from fear and that which causes us conflict…move away, not by hiding the fear, but by facing it with love and having a support system that is all love.

Your own love, the love you have for your ‘self’, your choices, your life are all fundamental to your pursuit of inner growth and resolving the inner conflicts you hold thanks to your love’s reassurance that all works out for the best because that is what you choose day in and day out.

Here’s the link to the Anchor episode – Tribute to Love

And for iTunes listeners you can go here

Looking forward to hearing about how love makes a difference in your inner growth journey and life ❤

The Positive Sides Of Scoliosis

The Positive Sides Of Scoliosis

In honor of Scoliosis Awareness Month, to share my support as a person with scoliosis and to every person who has scoliosis, and to help create awareness on this important topic; I would like to “reblog” this amazingly positive post on something that is definitely challenging to live with (both physically and emotionally) and that requires the attention of those who can make strides to help those of us with scoliosis in a way that is beneficial.

butterfly Sessions


Scoliosis is bleak, every single part of it. If you are somebody who is inflicted with this challenging health condition you already know that living with a twisted spine can be scary, daunting, defeating, debilitating, and lonely. I feel all of that.

Since age 12 I have been repeatedly told I need surgery and have been prescribed and given samples of pain killers, muscles relaxers, and anti-inflammatories because of my scoliotic spine. I was once told by one doctor never to hang and told by the next to hang everyday. I have spent more time than I care to count wasted in physical therapists and specialists offices who did nothing for me besides tell me to keep doing what I am doing with pilates, yoga, and as a fitness trainer. They like to tell me that my spine will get worse with each aging year, until it eventually crushes my heart…

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