When To Stop Consuming & Start Creating

Jul 12, 2022

How do you use the first hour of your day?  Do you consume news, blogs, podcasts, etc.? 

Although it may seem useful to take all that info in at the beginning of your day, it's actually burning your precious mental energy and creating a total distraction from what you are here to do. 

Think about how you feel when you first wake up...as you notice the ideas peculating, the inspiration coming through and the vision for your day/life taking shape.

You may feel CLEAR, ON FIRE, READY TO TAKE THE DAY ON.

Then you sit at your computer and begin reading the newsletters that have rolled in, you scroll Facebook or you begin to research something.

And then BAM, you feel completely unfocused, distracted and confused about what you are doing that day and how you wanted to spend your time.  The ideas you were so excited about when you first woke up may even begin to feel hazy or out of reach.

What's the problem with...

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How to give yourself permission to FAIL

Jul 11, 2022

We all have thoughts and beliefs that get in the way of doing our work, taking action, creating results and living life the way we want to.  Fear of not being good enough or concerns about what other people think can stop us in our tracks

Here's what that looks like:

You get inspired, you feel some momentum, you get ready to action...and then these thoughts come screaming in...

"What if they laugh at me?"

"What if there's tech issues and I don't know how to fix them?"

"What am I doing, this is so stupid, how did I ever think I could pull this off?!"

"What if nobody buys?"

"They know so much more than I do...why would anyone want to work with me?"

And then you decide not to do that FB Live you've been pumped about for the last few days. You decide to not host that webinar you've been planning.  You hold back from sharing who you are, what you do and how you help people. 

You hide, shrink and withdraw.

The result?

You do not grow your...

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Stay In Motion

Jul 07, 2022

When you work with me, here is what you will learn:

You will learn to develop self-confidence through your willingness to take action and course correct

And this confidence will help you achieve those hard to reach results.

It's not rocket science, but it is everything your brain doesn't want to do.

What action are you sitting on TODAY?

What is the action that you know you need to take? 

Go do it.

Then… commit to knowing exactly what you need to do - seriously. Trust your own brain to have the answer. 

Commit to knowing that answer - not “figuring it out.”

If you have any questions... answer them yourself.

It doesn't mean you can’t ask for help or even ask for coaching.

It simply means to never use "waiting on a response" as a reason to not move forward.

In the moment… you always have a good enough answer.

Moving forward is more important than doing it right. Remember that.

Then, TEST IT. Get out there, and make a...

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🤯 Simple brain trick to help you take action

Feb 01, 2022

You know the saying...."If you can envision it, you can achieve it."  Well I love this saying but in my experience envisioning my future self living out my dreams and goals is kinda hard.  Can you relate? 🙋‍♀️

Take this exercise, from the Brave New Year Retreat, as an example:

Imagine that you magically traveled to the future, one year from now.  Consider how this future version of yourself lives everyday life.  From the moment you wake up until the moment your head hits the pillow, what does a typical day look like for you, 1 year from now?

Oooohhh this is such a good question but HARD to answer!! 

There is so much power in imagining your future self as it helps you figure out what steps you need to take to make it happen.......but sometimes that future vision feels foggy or vague or unattainable.

WHY????

Why does this happen?  Why does it feel so hard to envision your future self?

BECAUSE.... 

Your brain does not initially...

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⭕ Who's in Your Circle?

Jan 25, 2022

For the last several months I have spent every other Sunday afternoon meeting with a circle of amazing women.  We share openly and vulnerably about what's stirring in our lives, how we are feeling and what we are needing.  There is much laughter, tears, deep listening, heartfelt sharing and a whole lot of love. 

I have learned so much from these women including how to intuitively paint, how to make healing herb tinctures, how to share hard things and let the tears come, how to let go and have fun, and how to show up for each other during hard times.

One of the BIGGEST things I have taken away from this circle is that who we surround ourselves with MATTERS.

It’s just a fact of life that some people hold us back, while others propel us forward. 

You can’t hang out with negative people and expect to have a positive life, right?!

And I'm sure you've experienced that being close to winners, kind people, talented people, experts, healers and masters...

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Pandemic Exhaustion: How to build your resilience

Jan 12, 2022

The pandemic is exhausting.  It's emotionally draining and overwhelming.  So right now the most important thing you can do for your sanity and well-being is to come back to the basics

During tough times, like the one we're in, focus on healthy foundations — like sleep, exercise and eating well — to build your resilience and broaden your capacity to tolerate stressful moments.

But don't force it.

Rather than making yourself commit to a specific practice that you think you should be doing, ask yourself what would make you feel better (ie. relaxed, revived, whole, in control).

We are all feeling the stress of this pandemic, so remember that your self-care is a gift that you are not only giving to yourself, but also to family, friends, partners and colleagues, since taking time to care for yourself has a calming - "We're all going to be okay" - effect on those around you.

Here are some simple...

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10 Powerful Q's to Ask Yourself

Jan 04, 2022

I love really good questions...l actually keep a folder of them because a good question will make you pause, take you off autopilot, and reveal what you really think and feel.  And this is when it gets good - like when you realize something for the first time, have an ah-ha, or are inspired by an idea! 

Good questions keep you engaged with yourself and encourage you to think, feel and live deeply.

If you want to get to know yourself better, gain clarity on your intentions for 2022, or just feel heard (by YOU) then commit to answering one powerful question a day. 

Sit down with your journal first thing in the morning or the last thing in the evening and let the words flow....

Here are your powerful questions:

  1. What do you crave?
  2. Other than time or money, what do you want more of?
  3. What do you need to give yourself permission to be/do/feel?
  4. What brings you alive, enlivens you,...
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3 Tips for a Mindful Start to 2022

Dec 23, 2021
 

 

New Year’s is my favorite time of year! I love that it represents both an ending and a beginning. For years and years, I have marked this time of year with reflection on the past year and visioning for the new year. Over the years, I have made this visioning process fuller and more complete….by creating goals that mean something to me and mapping them out for the year.

I LOVE doing this work! It has helped me tremendously in clarifying what I want and just simply being more purposeful with my time. I want to fill each year with bucket list items, and dreams, and goals and the things that fill me up. Why not, right?! We have this one precious and wild life…so let’s make the most of it!!!

I have found that the most effective way to do that is to use the transition into the new year as an inspiration to get intentional and purposeful.

So I’m going to share 3 ways you can bring in the new year with intention and action. If you want more in-depth...

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2022 Self-Care Predictions

Dec 22, 2021
 

Today I am sharing with you allllllll my predictions for 2022 self-care.

These predictions come from watching, listening, and paying close attention to what is gaining traction, where there is need, and what will propel us forward.

I’ll compile the list here, but I’m going SUPER in depth on them over on my YouTube channel (we’re gonna NERD out on it).

Without delay, here are my 2022 Self-Care Predictions.

  1. Vulnerability as a Path more vulnerability paths showing up in the workplace and it will become more widely talked about in publications and on social media.  
  2. More Postpartum Support - more systems, organizations and support being created for postpartum moms.
  3. More Women Becoming Entrepreneurs - more women entering the entrepreneurial space and carving out niches that support a need in society.  
  4. Financial Wellness is on The Rise - more admitting that financial wellness matters a...
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What Self-Care Is and What It Isn't

Dec 20, 2021
 

Today we are going to be talking about what self-care is and what it isn’t.

"Self-care" has become a buzz word in recent years, but what is it, really? 

When asked the question: “Do you take care of yourself?” most of us will answer “yes” — we’d even think, “What kind of question is this? Of course, I care about myself.”

When asked, “In what ways do you take care of yourself?” — well, that’s where the tricky part begins.

So that’s what we are digging into today. 

We are going to discuss:

  • What true self-care is
  • What self-care is not
  • The key to feeling peace and joy
  • And how to determine what self-care practices are right for you

Let's begin with true self-care.  True self care means that you are taking care of your whole self in a way that works for YOU. 

When you are taking care of yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually then you are able to be your best...

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