The last two days have tested my abilities . I pride myself on focusing on the flip side, seeing the opportunity in every situation. Staying positive, enjoying, being grateful. But these past couple of days, almost a week now, I've hit a wall. And it wasn't all at once, but it's been a slope. This morning I woke up and before I got out of bed I demanded from myself to start reciting things that I am grateful for, to flip it. Nope. I refuse. Not doing it. I do not want to feel grateful. Not moving forward, not flipping it, no calling it in for me today.Read More
So many hours, spent nursing, snuggling, playing with my littles, crossed legged on my living room floor. I loved every minute, having the opportunity that so many families can't afford, staying home with my children.
But the conversation was always on the future, the land we would someday own, the comforts of a wood stove, of being warm in winter. Drooling over the paper birch crafts, the wooden toys, created from the land. The simple life.
We weren't living a bad life, in fact, so much of what we were living was so wonderful. But we weren't living the life that we knew was possible.
Our story is a long one. Many years and lots of adventures.
We dreamt about change, but could never figure out how to actually make it happen.
Until we did.
Here are five of the most important habits to embrace if you want to begin to the process of changing your life.Read More
I was sitting on the couch crunching numbers.
For the last four years I had been manifesting a big family move back to Arizona. Since the moment that we left, I had a fierce desire to be back.
Over that four years there were so many moments of having
one foot out of the door.
So much time of not committing to anything that would take us
through the summer,
take us through the fall, because we.were.leaving.
For those moments that you're craving to steal for yourself.
Thanksgiving day through the New Year are my favorite weeks of the year.
Crunching through the ma and pop christmas tree farm,
looking for the perfect tree,
twinkle lights, christmas tunes on the mandolin,
children belting carols,
watching the children walk the Solstice Spiral,
giving thanks for the return of the sun.
Re-emerging and returning to center.
It's been eleven days since we sat the children down to tell them that their grandma passed. Eleven days, since I couldn't find the words. Not knowing what to say as my husband struggled to digest the sudden passing of his mama. Knowing that this was not about me. I allowed myself to feel my heart break, to mourn a second mother, a dear friend, someone who has given so much for our joy and happiness.
I allowed myself to take comfort in the little things that I could do to care for them.
With the my knife on the cutting board, the rhythmic slicing of the vegetables, the over powering aroma as the onions slowly came into their full sweetness, creating nourishing meals for my family. Sometimes I forget how healing this is for me. How much it nourishes me.
Over the whirlwind of days that followed, the sacred was present in every step. Deep hugs, cousins laughter, the coming together of family from all corners of the country. Watching the children play, joyfully with one another, even at the funeral home, stopping every so often to check in with their "Nina", as she was dubbed many years ago by our oldest. They would stop and caress her arm, lay flowers on her chest. I don't believe that I have ever seen something quite as magnificent.
And now we return, alters and flowers of remembrance. We lay our heads on our own pillows, re-emerge into the routine of our life.
Remembering the steps from before she was gone. Picking up the pieces of a long trip away, comforting the tantrums, and the rhythmic slicing on the cutting board.
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Life changes in an instant.
It happens in one single instant. You can spend a lifetime thinking about change, but it happens in one moment, one decision.
Occasionally the change happens to you, a death of a loved one, loss of a job, an unexpected gift.
But most of the time the change happens because we make it happen. We seize a moment, take an advantage of an opportunity, decide that you've had enough and that today, and all of the days moving forward, will be different.
Life changes because we decide that it will.
Whether that decision was initiated by you or by the universe,
where it goes from there is up to you.
wellllll....it's a good deal up to you, but ultimately we aren't the ones who make that final decision. We learn to make the decision, and let it go.
But thats a whole other conversation for a whole other day.
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Follow along at your own pace, in the comfort of your home, with me to gently guide you.
Your guide to hold space for you to go deeper,
to tap into a piece of yourself that has yet to be discovered.
To feel your joy as you access an inner strength that was there all along,
you simply needed to be asked the right questions to discover it.
I will be thereas you feel your confidence rise, your inner and outer light intensify,
to support you in rising up through this untapped potential.
To feel the magic of the universe.
Tonight we are blessed with a beautiful supermoon. The closest that it has been since 1948. As we enjoy its magnificence and brilliance, let us use this time to dream. Close your eyes and take that deep breath once again.Read More
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The day started out with the best of intentions...
I woke up to the sweet sound of Rising Appalachia at 5:30 this morning. I heard my husband tiptoeing around, collecting his things in the dark, the clang of the wood stove being prepared for the morning fire.Read More
This year has been a long time coming.
My life has been comprised of dreams, desires, wishes, floating round aimlessly as I step through the mechanics of my every day life. Often, I harness the smaller ones. Ask, open, receive, they magically appear in one form or another. I have been blessed in this life.Read More
An invitation from me to you...
A six week coaching group where we embrace our SoulShine and step into the fullest version of ourselves.
I have been afraid of not being heard,
of not making sense,
of being told that I am wrong.
I feared being judged by the shape of my body,
by the dark circles under my tired eyes,
the wrinkles in my hands.
I felt shame that I could not do it all,
that my floor needed washing,
that I am impatient with my children,
that I spoke words of frustration to my husband.
Do you have similar stories playing out in your life?
Are you ready to rewrite your stories?
It is time to return to feeling beautiful, sacred and whole.
I want you to embrace your SoulShine.
I want you to know that:
we have complete control over how bright our light shines.
we are not broken.
we can feel love for even our darkest places.
It is my desire to empower you to find your joy, to experience your passion.
To coach you to embrace your SoulShine, in manageable steps,
to go deeper into your authentic self than you have before.
How the six week coaching group works:
- Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, your inbox will contain a super-powered, intention-filled message to help you in connecting with your authentic self.
- I will lead you in feeling deeper, looking closer, and answering questions that will guide you in opening your heart and allowing your soul to shine.
- We will shift our external environment in subtle ways and explore through creative visioning and expression.
- We will define the stories that we are telling ourselves, magnify what lifts us up and release what no longer serves us.
- Every day I will be present in a secret Facebook group to facilitate discussion in our loving community of women. I will hold a safe space for you to share, receive feedback, feel completely supported and hold you accountable as you move deeper into yourself.
- We will come together in live Facebook group coaching opportunity chats once a week.
- There will be two video conference opportunities: A meet and greet with Q & A in the beginning of the six weeks, and the second at the end when we will meet for closure and reflections.
- To facilitate you in connecting deeper within yourself, you will receive two guided meditations for centering, grounding and connecting with the hidden layers of you.
Six weeks of transformation for only $147.
We begin January 9th, 2016.
With the first new moon of the new year.
A powerful day for setting intentions and manifesting new beginnings.
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The flow of our weeks as we embrace our SoulShine:
- Week 1 begins by connecting in with our bodies. We will be present in ourselves and step into the feelings that we want to bring in to our lives.
- Week 2 we go much deeper into who you truly are, what you are looking to release and what makes your soul sing.
- Week 3 opens us to looking at our living space. We will spend time consciously creating sacred spaces within our home.
- Week 4 shines a light on our dark places. We name the areas that we feel fear and shame and learn how to rename and embrace these shadows as part of our whole.
- Week 5 gives us a chance to feel our desires. We will vision, and clarify what it is that we admire in others. Who and what we crave to have in our lives and why?
- Week 6 fully defines what it is that we want to consciously bring in to our lives. We will call in our joy and learn to live it fully.
We will embrace our SoulShine.
We will embrace
Are you ready to embrace your SoulShine with us?
Now and always, I am
Embracing your SoulShine,
allowing the procrastinator a break.
Yesterday I dressed up as the procrastinator. I spent all day in my pjs, bopping around the house, looking for something else to do. Something that would keep me from completing a long desired project.
To be truthful, I've been procrastinating this project for the last 4 years. I knew that I had it in me, I knew that I had an incredible desire to put it out there, but I just wasn't ready.
i needed permission...
to open fully
to be raw
to be vulnerable
to just be
to ask big
to receive bigger
to seek my truth
to share my gifts
to speak my mind
to see my beauty
to do it for me
and now i move forward.
I've spent my entire adult life pursuing the fine details of my passions.
the environment. energy healing. nutrition. mushrooms. energy reading. and on. and on.
I feel the integration pulsing through my body.
a whole new me.
It can be easy in this world to withdraw into ourselves. There have been many moments when I have felt alone on my journey. I lose touch with what an incredible support system I have through my sisters.
With the inspiration of Hannah Marcotti, I have compiled a poem of love. These words are written by my ladies, open my heart and lift me up. SO much gratitude.
She said...Read More
I’d love to share a pretty major life lesson that evolved over the past few weeks including myself, my children and Verizon Wireless.
One month ago today we spent the first night in our new home. We quickly discovered that our phone service wasn't going to cut it. I am going to spare you details, just know that there were a lot of phone calls and broken promises.Read More
Humans crave sweet things out of necessity. We need these natural carbohydrates for proper body functions as well as the large variety of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and proteins that we receive when we consume a wide and colorful variety of vegetables, fruit and unprocessed grains.
The food industry has taken advantage of our natural craving and has begun adding sugar to everything. When reading labels, you will find it in the most unsuspected places.Read More
There are many things that we will encounter in life that will shift our body into what is known as a healing crisis, or a detox. Often times when we incorporate new, healthy habits into our lifestyle, such as a change in diet, increased physical activity or new herbs or supplements, and our body must cleanse out the toxins in order to function with a renewed life force.
A healing crisis may include a variety of symptoms, and this is completely normal as our body begins to heal, and especially if your new lifestyle includes changing your diet, exercising or eliminating addictive behaviors. This may manifest in symptoms similar to a head cold, the flu and may include increased frequency and loose stool, increased urination, a rash, mucus, fatigue, agitation or other uncomfortable signs. The best way to combat detox is to help move it through. Below are a few suggestions to move through the detox now and avoid one in the future.