The Truth About My Health 01/31/2012
As of today, I have been carrying a growing fetus around inside of me for 14 weeks and 4 days. Out of all those 102 days, I haven't exercised once.
I've thought about it, lots of times. But have yet to take action.
Last week I went to an awesome women's networking meetup (I highly recommend attending if you live in the DFW area) where I met a Chiropractor who specializes in women's care, specifically prenatal care.
She told me that pregnant women experience nausea because our liver can't keep up with processing all of the hormones our body is dishing out. This was my first ah-ha moment.
Yesterday I was on the phone with my friend Mali of The Soulmate Experience and she mentioned that she read a book when she was pregnant called, Protecting Your Baby to Be that said women experience nausea as a way of protecting the developing baby from toxins.
Mind you, I don't have a good diet. At all. I had this idea in my head that when I was pregnant it was going to be a breeze for me to change my unhealthy ways because I would be carrying for a little one inside of me.
It's just as hard now as it has always been for me.
So when I woke up to Marie Forleo's Tuesday Q&A this morning, only to find out that she was talking about the importance of movement and exercise in our lives I finally shouted out to The Universe, OKAY! I HEAR YOU!
I mean, what I am really avoiding? It is possible that if I take time to move my body more, I will experience less nausea and have more energy - where could I go wrong there?
For those of you who don't know, February is my MOST favorite month of the year. I love all the love that's floating around. I even love all of the commercialized Valentines Day goods on TV and in the stores. It makes me happy.
And since February is the month of Love (and I love, love) I have decided to take it day by day, being a little bit nicer to myself through food and movement.
Tomorrow is the first and I made a walking date with my friend, Shari. Go me.
How do you plan to love yourself in February?
Pregnancy Crack 01/28/2012
When I first found out I was pregnant, I thought it was gonna be a breeze. I thought I would handle it like a champ. I truly had no idea what I was/am in store for now and in the future.
The truth is that the last 7 weeks of my life have been difficult. Literally sickening and sprinkled with moments of depression and sadness.
Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about the bundle of joy I'm brewing up inside of me. I believe this special little one has a very important role to play in the world.
But there are also so some serious emotions that come along with this process. I found it hard to write, difficult to be around people and experienced a serious lack of inspiration.
Basically, the version of myself that I had come to know and love over the past 25 years had vanished. Sure there are traces of her here and there, but in the grand scheme of things, she was gone.
I'm still mourning loss of her. But now more than ever, enthusiasm sweeps over me when I feel my tummy begin to grow.
For now, I'm picking of the pieces of me and rearranging them in a new way, that allows me to fully embrace my new life in the best way possible.
I'm not one of those women who seem like their on pregnancy crack - like this is the moment they were born for and nothing else matters. I'm not someone who has an easy pregnancy with no speed bumps.
I am a mom who does the best she can every day with what she has. I've now made peace with the fact, that that is just how it's going to be. Tomorrow morning, I'll be making peace again.
No Words, Just Photos... 01/23/2012
Love is the absence of judgment. ― Dalai Lama XIV
I want you to take a moment to close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow yourself to settle into the space you are in. Once you feel settled, think back to the beginning of your day.
How many judgments have you made since rising out of bed this morning?
There's no need to be ashamed, or embarrassed. We all do it. Just think about it.
It might have been when you got dressed - you made judgments about how your body looked in the mirror. Or maybe it was driving to work when the car next to you cut you off.
Judgments are live in minds and thoughts everyday. They crowd our ever waking moment.
Do they feel good - mostly not. Why is this? Because judgments are an extension of the ego. They are also a version of mental-clutter.
Judgments tell us when something is good, when it's bad and they define our experiences which can be incredibly limiting.
I want to invite you today, to take notice of yourself and write down each time you make a judgment, of yourself, of others, of an experience - any and every judgment that occurs to you.
This isn't to make you "wrong" for what you are doing - that in itself would be a judgment.
This is an exercise in becoming more self-aware.
The more judgment we can clear from our minds, the more we can fill those spaces with love.
In my upcoming 5 week tele-course, Creating Transformation, we'll be working in depth to clear judgment, amongst other things, from our minds and lives. It's going to be a very empowering experience for us all. To get updates on course info subscribe here.
The Shifts Are What Make Us 01/10/2012
I've been thinking about coming here and writing but every time I sit down a slight fear sweeps over me. Of what exactly? I'm not completely sure.
In this moment, I feel like I'm going through a shift. We all shift at some point.
Often more frequently that we choose to pay attention to.
There are always some shifts that slap you on the face a little harder than others. The ones that peak their heads out of a sea of constant emotion and yell MARCO! at the top of their lungs.
They may not always appear as something violent, make-you-stop-in-your-tracks-BOLD.
Sometimes these shifts can be as subtle as a breath. Click here to tweet this.
They can be that strange moment when the sadness you were feeling turned into gratitude at the blink of an eye.
In fact, by the end of this post, I will most likely have shifted into a new space. My fear of sharing my thoughts with you here will have left me and a freedom will have found its way into my heart.
The shifts are what make us.
They are what we ride on from point A to point B. They are what create momentum in our lives. And above all us they act as the sail - always choosing, along with our emotions, which direction to take us in next.
Don't have hate for the shift. Only love and appreciation. In all of its discomfort and sometimes, yes, struggle - the shift, has our best interest at heart.
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Some medicine questions for you and me. 01/08/2012
Last night, I went an Old Year, New Year Celebration with about 30 or more other women, hosted by the lovely Lisa Carmen of SacredSexyU.com.
I woke up this morning still savoring the questions and oozing about the answers I found in myself yesterday.
I guess my brain has kind of been in a pregnancy fog, if there is such a thing.
Last week I kept finding myself being judgmental of my actions and experiencing a kind of disconnect between me and my higher self.
But after yesterday's event I feel fresh and revitalized - back in the flow of things. So I decided to share the questions with you all.
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2011 - A Year in Review
I'm hosting a Tele-party on Tuesday, my first EVER tele-party. It's gonna be awesome and I'd LOVE it if you'd join me.
Even if you can't be on the call it would be great to register because I'm sending out the recording the next day.
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend filled with lots of awesome and a whole lotta love!
One of my personal commitments for 2012 is to be unstoppable, unreasonable and fiercely, wildly abundant in my business this year.
I know for a fact that these next 6 months, while bun is still in the oven, I'll be researching, talking and studying up on some of my favorite biz ladies and doing what it takes to make my business truly profitable.
I'm lucky enough to be learning from the fabulous Kate Buck Jr. She's a social media Queen and an all around bad ass.
My first task is to really put myself out there and have a teleseminar. Which I interpreted into a Tele-party. I like parties.
So, consider this your formal invitation to ...
The 5 Things You Need to Know for Your Spiritual Transformation in 2012 Tele-party! (Yes, I said all of that in one breath.)
If you want to join the part, you can register here, It's FREE!
Choosing Intuition Is Not Always Easy 01/02/2012
It's not always easy choosing the intuitive life.
Being self-aware means listening to yourself on deep, soul-habituating level as often as possible.
Often it means putting logic and the ideas of what others might think of you aside.
It can be uncomfortable, aching, heart clenching and literally - painful.
I had one of those moments today. The last time I had one that LARGE was a little over a year ago when Owning Pink and I went our separate ways.
I had a moment where very intense emotions of panic and sadness came over me. Then I heard a voice saying "this is what needs to happen." Shortly after that I got an email telling me my time there was done.
It was painful and scary. But my departure was loving and filled with gratitude.
Shortly after that was when I started making money for myself through my coaching and online courses. That voice was right. It was what needed to happen to push me into my light.
I'm not quite ready to reveal what my moment was about today. There are still some lose ends being tied up.
But I know that I was really, completely honest with myself and the other parties involved.
It was scary and kind of painful. But I have complete faith that I'm dancing in the right direction for this moment.
One of my greatest gifts is Listening Intuitively. I help each one of my clients connect with their inner voice to bring about peace and strength in their lives. If you'd like to be one of those ladies, check out my Soul Sessions. It'll rock your world.
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