The “Speaking From the Heart” interview series is a feature where I ask inspiring individuals who have empowered me to speak from their heart and share their advice on self-worth, assertiveness, and self-expression. I encourage you to listen to their stories and apply the lessons in your life. I’m excited that today, Amber Krzys is “Speaking From the Heart” and sharing her experiences with all of us.
Amber Krzys is a coach, speaker, dog-lover and bodyhearter! She is on a mission to help you believe in yourself and act like it. You can check out her website and join her complimentary ‘I Believe’ video training series here. I am really inspired by Amber’s vision and passion, so I asked her to be part of this series; she is a mentor to me. I spent my teenage years and the early part of my twenties not loving my body and after realizing the error in my ways I have to spread the word. I get excited when I find others with a similar mission and love reading her Feature Fridays Read her interview below.
Why do you believe self-expression (speaking from the heart) is important?
Adding our heart to anything enhances the experience. In our culture, the heart represents love – which is something everyone wants and needs. To share love and receive love. For example, listening with your heart and seeing with your heart, allow for more empathy to be created within the exchange. Empathy reminds us of our common human experience and often causes a deeper connection to form, which brings with it feelings of appreciation, respect and being understood. All demonstrations of love.
Speaking from the heart has the power to do the same. It forces us out of our head and into our body. Into our emotions. This type of sharing is more vulnerable and requires more courage, but that is the nature of sharing our heart. The fear is that we will be rejected or judged. But, the more comfortable we get with what our heart has to say, the less the fear affects us. The way we get comfortable is by practice. Practice speaking up, practice asking for what you want, practice having vulnerable conversations. The authentic truth versus the fear-based truth has an opportunity to shine in that space.