Identity Theft

We are all too aware of the dangers of identity theft where strangers assume our name, our credit card numbers, or worse yet our Social Security number.  Being a victim of identity theft is a nightmare of epic proportions.  And we are advised over and over to guard against identity theft.

However, there is another type of identity theft and no one steals it from us.  We willingly give it up.   This happens when we hide behind a mask or facade and we are not real, authentic or true to who we are.  We can all think of times when we didn’t speak up or stand up for ourselves or someone else for fear of rejection, being laughed at or other recriminations.  Those times can be pretty painful lessons for us.

But what about when we aren’t true to our own spirit?  What happens when we ignore the signals our body is giving us? Or, we know if we have to overextend ourselves one more time we will just collapse and yet we do it anyway?

This is a form of identity theft because we cease to pay attention to our own sense of who we are and what we can or cannot do.  Something other than our own good sense has taken over and is over spending or using up that one valuable resource we have – our energy.

In taking time for yourself you reclaim your identity, who you are and what values you want to live by.

Identity theft is dangerous both that which happens from the outside and that which comes from within.

About Nancy A Leport

Nancy is a certified life coach who works with women and men who want to live by design not by default. She coaches amazing, busy, overwhelmed, and stressed people to live the life they want. She helps them get out from under the "should's" and "ought's" of everyone else's opinion to refresh, renew and recreate their bodies, minds and spirits. Isn't it time you gave yourself the gift of a de-stress coach? For more information, please call 585-943-3314
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2 Responses to Identity Theft

  1. gotscrubsnow says:

    Very good point. I study identity theft, so your topic intrigued me. This is a whole new perspective. Keep up the great work!


  2. Thank you for your comment. New perspectives is so important in all parts of my life. Nancy


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