Morning and Evening Rituals

Confession time here...over the years of doing this ritual I have fallen off the wagon many times, especially during times when I really needed to do this.  My M.O when I mess up used to be to fall into the trap of thinking that it just wasn’t working for me and sometimes even to beat myself up and think of myself as a failure rather than a bump in the road.  Now a days I still have times when I realize that its been a few days and gulp sometimes weeks, since I woke up and made myself a priority and what I do now is get back on it!  It is a journey my friends! 

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How Saying NO Can Change Your Life

How many of you out there have said yes to something that you really wanted to say no to?  How many of you would like to change this habit in order to create more space for ways you do want to serve others and yourself?  I assume that all of your hands are up because we have all done this at least once in our lives. I was once a serial YES offender!  I by all means am not cured but I am definitely well into recovery.  Do you want to know how I did it?  Follow these 5 easy steps and you to could be on your way….oh wait there are no easy steps, it takes focus and work people!

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Has being selfish gotten a bad rap?

Who out there has ever thought any variation of following: I can’t possibly take an extra hour to be by myself, to say no when people really need me, to ask my partner to put the kids to bed while I go spend some time with friends.  How many times have you really wanted to do something but didn’t because you thought you were being selfish? 

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Courageous Conversations

Fear of speaking our needs of expressing ourselves, just to make sure all is well....surface level...causes crumbles and cracks as the substance disappears.

 This is what I see is happening in America today.  We have lived at surface level for far to long.  We have let rules and law dictate how we are to be with one another.  We have focused on words and laws to heal.  P.C words that we can and can't say, laws that aim to help make everything more equal but we haven't gone deep.  

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Morning Walk Wisdom- Emotional Flow

After my brother died.  I  found myself in a daze at the grocery store.  We still needed to eat and I thought getting out might help.  The checker asked me, "How are you doing today"?  I replied, " I am absolutely horrible".  I looked at her in the eyes....connected...tear welled.  She saw me, she witnessed me.  It made it a little better.  Then her thoughts flooded in as did mine and I left.

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What to do when things fall apart

When things feel like they are falling apart it’s often because what is occurring feels so incongruent with what our plans were.  We are judging, fighting and kicking and screaming inside against what is actually happening.  Of course we are because most likely, it SUCKS!  When we aren’t accepting the moment, we are actually pushing against what is.  In order to move through the moment we must continually come back to accepting it for what it is. These are wise words that I have heard, read and occasionally actually practice and what I know is this, it is so easy to say and so freaking hard to actually do!

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Manifesto of the heart-centered woman entrepreneur. Changing the way business is done!

 It's no longer about how much TIME you work, how stressed or burned out you can become to make the most money.  Women all over the world are changing the paradigm. We are figuring out that intuition, flow, focus, clarity and simplicity are KEY to creating a heart-centered business that serves us and others. 

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