Valerie R. Sheppard

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Valerie R. Sheppard

I&rsquo;m <span><strong>Valerie Ren&eacute; Sheppard</strong></span>, and I&rsquo;m a spiritual director and authenticity coach.&nbsp; I&rsquo;d like to help you explore your heart&rsquo;s desires, unleash your full power, and create an authentic you to live a fulfilling and happy life.&nbsp; My calling toward social ministry developed in the background of my awareness as I busily focused on my 25+ year marketing career. First, I became unsettled with what I was achieving and the legacy I was creating.&nbsp; I wasn&rsquo;t happy with how I was relating interpersonally, and my accomplishments, material possessions, and financial status no longer fulfilled me.&nbsp; I was not pleased with the woman I was being, and I was bored with the things I was doing. <p>Next, I talked to others.&nbsp; Many lamented decisions made long ago that had them seemingly trapped.&nbsp; Others feared failure should they attempt something new, opting instead for the familiar/routine.&nbsp; Still others wished they had a clearer sense of what they truly desired and how to get it.</p> <p>I started spiritual exploration, reading books, watching films, and attending personal enrichment courses.&nbsp; I became aware of my habitual thinking, evaluated past choices and motivations, and explored my heart&rsquo;&rsquo;s desires.&nbsp; I also delved into what it was about ME that was holding me back.&nbsp; I took personal inventory and listened deeply to what people told me about myself.</p> <p>The realizations were amazing. I found hidden fears, false beliefs, and victim mentality that had been building up through the twists and turns of my life.&nbsp; I was hiding behind fears of failure and abandonment, disconnected from my heart, and too identified with my ego.</p> <p>As I started spiritual practices to free myself, I decided to create a path to turn experiences from my own journey into a means to help others explore, awaken and discover Truth.&nbsp; I created a personal mission statement:&nbsp; &ldquo;I use my time, talent and treasures to entertain, educate and heal, helping people tap into their Divine Essence to achieve their highest good.&rdquo;&nbsp; My purpose now is to free you from inner/outer limitations, create a connection to the authentic you, and enable you to step into your full power.<br /> <br /> Please visit my website to learn more about me and sign up for event notifications, heartful messages and more. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.heartoflivingvibrantly.com" target="_blank">www.heartoflivingvibrantly.com</a></p>

Stories by Valerie R. Sheppard

Happiness can feel like a land far away. A place that once we arrive, the stay is brief. This was my experience for most of my life. I would hit a...
White is for Summer…and Other Rules of Engagement I was going to a birthday brunch on Sunday and was trying to figure out what to wear. I...
When I first started meditating several years ago, it was anything but fulfilling! I would make time in my calendar, sit down and “try”...
As I engage in spiritual transformation discussions with my clients, workshop participants, and members of my Heartful Awakening Circle online...
I was going to a birthday brunch on Sunday and was trying to figure out what to wear. I started my latest edition of the “personal fashion show...
Today I enjoyed a wonderful You-Tube video with a group of people staging a ‘laugh-in’ on the subway. It is a wonderful illustration of...
I am resolved to be more selfish, and I’m inviting you to join me! Why on Earth would I want to do that, you ask? Because even a little self-...
How often do you do things simply for pleasure? Not to learn something, or advance your career, or connect with like-minded people, or contribute to...
Many of us are faced with significant challenges today. Perhaps you're among the millions of people dealing with financial issues and the mayhem that...
In the wake of the September 11 tragedy, a pair of documentary filmmakers, Jules and Gedeon Naudet, wanted to understand more about the whys...
The joy of creating a vibrant life, the kind of life you desire, is that you are in the driver’s seat of your life. You get to decide what...
Are you pushing to make things happen in your life right now? Are you feeling backed up against the wall? And what’s the wall for you? Time,...