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6 years ago I was crying uncontrollably …

A little about my hormonal filled journey 6 years ago I started sobbing uncontrollably. I had no idea why. My husband stood there asking what he could do. Nothing. There was nothing he could do because I had no idea what was happening. I wasn’t bothered or stressed at work, things were fine at home. Life, as it were, was peachy. Except for this urge to cry for no apparent reason. I worked more on my mindset….that must be the problem. I worked more….after all the kids were not around quite so much, high school, jobs and sports. I started every day with a cup (or 2) of espresso and ended every night vegging in front of the tv with a mega glass of wine. I couldn’t sleep. Or more accurately, stay asleep, I saw 1-3am every dang day. Was it really a wonder that I needed coffee each morning. And as I passed that 40th birthday, I realized the...
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I am angry

I’m just angry How dumb can I get? How lazy can I be? Seriously, could I be just a little organized? What is happening to me? Why do I keep sabotaging myself? My physical goals. My business goals. My LIFE goals. STOP. STOP. STOP. I know better. This negative language does not serve me. It will not help any of the situations I’ve caused or neglected as the case may be. Now what? I’m unhappy, feel like crying, no closer to my goals, even more unmotivated because if I’d started when I made the goals I’d be way further down the path, even more unhappy, really want to crawl under the covers and cry now, pissed off, grab the damn bootstraps and let’s go! How long until this cycle starts again? What is a legit “later” and when does it become so many laters that it’s overwhelming? Where did I learn this procrastination? What about self-employment lends itself to sky...
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Moderation….what is that, really!?

Do you ever read a line from a book and it just stops you, makes you go back and read it a couple more times and then just have to think about it? I was reading, “The Virgin Diet” by JJ Virgin a few years ago and quite honestly had a couple of those moments.  First though you need to know that I literally avoided reading this book for months just because of the title, when I finally realized it was the authors last name I felt pretty silly. So she has 7 foods she calls out for their inflammatory properties…no problem there, I had definitely been on board with all of them.  But then she goes on to say, “you are what you eat ate.” “You are what you eat ate.” What a flashing light bulbs, sirens moment!  I understood that corn was bad for me personally and that when I ate corn my head began to itch and...
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Freedom of choice

Just got off the phone with a client who opened his garage door to head to our appointment only to discover that a total stranger had parked in his driveway, blocking him in. There is no room to back around and deal with this later. He is stuck where he stands until this unknown driver comes to get his car, or call the cops to have it towed. What would you do….stand around and wait on someone else’s schedule or call the cops to get it moved asap? An interesting metaphor for life. You wake up one night realizing something is wrong. You don’t want to wake your spouse so you wait until morning when they wake up to tell them something is wrong and an ambulance is called. You had a stroke. Could have turned out a lot worse but this person is doing great now. OR….you are having a massive heart attack, ambulance was called after calling your...
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Freedom, independence and responsibility

  Yep, it’s 4th do July week, I have to go with freedom and independence. Or do I? Had a very “AHA” conversation with a gal earlier his week about freedom. Now I think I am pretty open minded with letting people express their freedom with their beliefs, the right to speak their opinions, bear arms and even burn the American Flag that I hold very dear. And yet as we chatted it became clear that I do not give myself much freedom. I have a very strict code I believe I “should” stick to. Unfortunately this code is so strict that I am either on it…..or way off course. Food. Exercise. Eat your greens, up your fiber; drink your water, no soda; seedy fruits by lunch, nothing 3 hours before bedtime; get 8 hours of sleep, meditate 20 minutes daily; stick to this list of exercises, no running. And then it becomes a drag, a bore, too restrictive and...
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You never said it like that!

I never thought of that! When you hear it?..

So yesterday I was talking to my coach. We weren’t discussing anything we hadn’t already discussed before but all of the sudden I had a “lightbulb” moment. She had said that before. But wait…. The why, she had never said THAT part before. Had she? Now it all made so much more sense. Why the desired results were being so elusive. If I don’t ask, they will think I have no time. And here I am thinking, of course I have time, why else would I be doing this if I didn’t have time? And then I try to put what I am doing into another industry or situation to see if I would make the same assumptions that I am currently making if I was less familiar…..turns out I wouldn’t. I would think exactly what my coach just told me….they think I don’t have time for them. Damn. Coaches. How do they see that stuff? Another example, I’ve decided...
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The making of a veggie lover

  Does it taste good? The making of a veggie lover! What kind of question is that? Taste is subjective. What I I find absolutely delicious another person may find terrible. What I find terrible today I may find fantastic next week…..look at a toddler being introduced to new foods; new parents are always being told to try again another week when the child doesn’t like a new food. I’ve been asked this question so often as I train that I have to laugh. Of course as a new trainee asks about how good a veggie dish is the answer is likely a resounding “NO”. When people are used to eating pizza and drinking soda it’s a real good bet that lightly wilted spinach and garlic is not going to tickle their tastebuds. But once they are seasoned veggie lovers the questions range more toward how long to wilt the spinach, how many cloves of garlic and did you put...
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Detox

Detox for Health, Better than Yesterday

I am doing a 21+7 day detox this month, I am on day 19 today. With the encouragement of my naturopathic chiropractor I am recording my progress, my struggles and my wins. I didn’t know if I wanted to be so vulnerable as to share with you for a while so I just recorded my progress pics and daily notes, then quite honestly I decided to share because I remember the first detox I did and I thought I was going to die! After about 10 days I started going back and editing the videos. Know what I found? That as hard as I think today is, yesterday actually had some big struggles AND I made it through and didn’t even remember the struggles from a few days prior. For example, day 6 I had a killer headache….I hadn’t expected it until I gave up coffee so I was baffled, unprepared and surprised. I shared my pain and was glad...
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Butterfly effect

When does your choice matter?

I’ve been hanging out with a lot of the over 65 crowd lately and questioning at what point does it matter? I hear my seniors say, “you’re so lucky you can still eat whatever you want” or “it was all good until I turned 45.” And I wonder, was it really all good? Could they really eat all they wanted? And why do we have to reach some magical stage where now everything matters? Is it that now everything matters or that we’ve abused the body system to its breaking point so now we have to fix it? And what if we would have made those wiser choices all along? There are far fewer examples of older people who started making wise decisions earlier in their lives, not because of an awful tragedy but because it felt better. And then people wonder aloud if these people just had good genes? Maybe they never would have gotten sick even if they...
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I have plenty….lower body workout

This this month our IntenSati series is about having plenty.  Focusing on what we DO have, not all the things we think we should have but don’t.   When we focus on what is lacking in our lives, we attract more lack, ever noticed its when you’ve got no money laying around that your car requires a major fix? This 11 minute video is a lower body workout…..focusing on loving ourselves enough time take the time to be grateful for what we do have.  Focusing on having the courage to release all of the mind chatter on what we don’t have.  Creating a circle of magnetic, radiant light around our soul.  And reclaiming our power to keep our life in balance. Also this month remember to focus on the mudras or hand yoga as you go through the workout.  As you use the mudras there is different energy at each pressure point creating a more meditative experience. enjoy! If you...
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