118 Always a Doer, Interview with Alexis Donkin
Alexis Donkin was raised the child of two ordained ministers. She got her Master’s Degree in 2008, and set off on two moves with her husband. At 7 months of pregnancy, Alexis’ husband lost his job. This and the birth of her son culminated in a serious clinical depressing. Always a doer, Alexis set out on a journey to break free of her depression and rise above. During this process, she was able to rediscover herself.
Q & A
What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?
I was telling myself an unworthiness story.
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?
My husband. Because he’s been so incredibly supportive, no matter how wild or how deep the rabbit hole goes.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Consider “What would make life more wonderful now? How can we make life more wonderful now?” I think just thinking about that and letting that question sit with you, you start, as you mentioned earlier, your brain starts answering it.
What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?
I meditate. I meditate every day. Sometimes I meditate for just a few moments and other times I will sit and meditate for half an hour to an hour.
Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.
For creatives, there is a book called, “Life without Envy.” I also like meditating to chimes and bowls.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“There are more things in heaven and earth than found in your philosophy.”
What book are you reading right now?
I have a stack of books that are sitting on my dresser right now. I very rarely read books, but I do love this poetry magazine “Rattle.”
What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?
Spreading unconditional love. It’s very important to me for other people to feel to feel and experience.
Alexis Donkin is a life coach & intuitive helping creatives build lives of unconditional love through coaching, readings, classes, books, and talks. Alexis is the creator of The Compassion Letter weekly newsletter, and the online course, The Heart Unboxed: How to Love the Unloveable, as well as host of the Intentional Writer Interview Series.
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