Connecting to Your Intuition

Woman on a dockI’ve heard many people – men and women – say that they don’t believe they have an intuition… but everyone does! The problem is that many have been raised or socialized in a way which did not facilitate a connection to their gut feelings. Plain and simple.

In our society we place a great deal of emphasis on the connection to the mind. This is reinforced in traditional schools. It’s all about how smart we are, instead of HOW we are smart. Some people have a higher level of emotional intelligence. Others are more academic and have more book knowledge. One is not truly better than the other. They are different yet equally important!

Connecting with your intuition is vital to your emotional well-being. If you believe you have lost the ability to distinguish when your intuition is speaking, it is possible to reconnect.

How to Connect to Your Intuition

  • Silence the mental chatter. You will need to quiet your mind — the constant mental chatter that many of us experience. In order to do this, you may need to learn how to quiet it through meditation or a relaxing activity. Silence is golden and it’s also an essential component of connecting to intuition.
  • Distract your mind. Engage in something you really enjoy which will keep you in the present moment and better able to hear your intuition. You should do this anyway as it helps increase creativity as well as productivity.
  • Pay attention – inwardly. Your body is speaking to you. Some aches and pains or upset tummies are not caused by illness.
  • Distinguish fear from intuition. Fear of a new situation or change may simply be your reluctance to come out of your comfort zone.

One last tip: Practice. Practice. Practice. Once you get into the habit of listening to your inner voice (not the voices in your head), intuition will come to you more freely and you’ll find that the choices you make in your life are better ones.

If you would like more help improving your self esteem and connecting to your intuition, or know someone else who does, then please contact me via email or phone 703.505.2413. I would love to help!


Michelle Kelley BA, MSW, LCSW Licensed Counselor, Owner, Girls Stand Strong

Michelle Kelley Licensed Counselor, Owner, Girls Stand Strong

Licensed counselor and founder of Girls Stand Strong Michelle Kelley, LCSW, helps girls and women of all ages develop and improve their self-image, self-esteem, relationship and communication skills, emotional understanding, coping skills, the ability to handle difficult situations and people, and resiliency to create a brighter, better and more successful tomorrow. For more information about Michelle’s coaching and counseling services, call (703) 505-2413 or email

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