The Heat Is On

kristina leonardi
4 min readSep 4, 2022

Higher temps rendering our lives intense

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Wherever you are, you’ve probably been experiencing some extreme weather, most likely on the upper end of the thermometer. For many, this worldwide heat wave has also meant high humidity for days on end. And this is on top of the global figurative heat firing up in politics, the economy, healthcare, etc. — it’s a lot all at once.Without the right tools and perspective, it might feel like you’re actually living in a pressure cooker!

And this likely applies to your personal life as well, because the micro is reflected in and affects the macro and vice versa.

But there’s always a method to the Universe’s madness and ways to make times like these as productive and healing as they can be in whatever area of life is demanding attention.

What part of your life is heating up or has been stagnant and needs to be hosed down or shifted? This is not always a fun or graceful process, but sometimes it’s the only thing that works to snap us out of deeply ingrained patterns in our lives and relationships.

Therefore, now would be a good time to double down on things like journaling, as the more you put yourself in an introspective, self-reflective state, the more you provide fertile ground for profound insights and breakthroughs — and in a way are more prepared for them. You can also use movement and sound to release and realign stagnant energy in your body that cannot be accessed through your mind.

And for more help to get you unstuck and realigned, I’ve created Say It To Make It: Affirmations to Empower the Heart, Mind, Spirit and Soul. As one reviewer writes, “This is more of a ‘working’ book — not something you’ll pick up once and read cover to cover, but it’ll become more of a tool to help you see yourself differently and will return to over and over again which is priceless.

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For related thoughts on these topics, read my essay The Big Squeeze.



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Kristina Leonardi is a nationally recognized career and life coach, speaker and author who for over 15 years has empowered individuals to make lasting professional and personal changes aligned with their true passions and talents while fulfilling their role in the world at large.With a holistic and personal growth-oriented approach, she has helped hundreds of men and women over the past decade improve their job performance, enter or re-enter the job force, change careers, better manage their time and stress, and live happier, more meaningful, balanced lives. Her specialty is working with people who feel stuck or are in transition and can help you clarify exactly what you want to do, identify blocks, issues, and patterns in your way, and offer proven ideas, resources, and action steps to get you there.

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