Bam! I Was Hit By The Boomerang Effect! 0

Bam! I Was Hit By The Boomerang Effect!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

I have been so relaxed, then these waves of anxiety got me last week accompanied by really dramatic and unrealistic fears that did not make sense. It was so strange. I was perplexed. Then, I found a letter I had written to myself last summer at Soul Camp. Each year, they have you write a letter to yourself and share some wisdom you gained there and don’t want to forget. My letter was urging me to take the time to receive the goodnesses in life more and to do more of the things that fill me up, like the yoga, massages and connecting with quality friends that I soooo enjoyed doing at Soul Camp. I was touched to tears reading this because I have been following those directives and carving out space to take better care of myself, that is why I think I felt this crazy anxiety! Bam! Boomerang Effect! It was like my central nervous system’s knee jerk reaction, saying, “Wait! Are you sure it’s totally safe to relax and to enjoy yourself so much? Shouldn’t you be watching to make sure the other shoe doesn’t drop?” Boy do subconscious patterns die hard! So I did an energy session (I do practice what I preach), and I...

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The Decadent Gift I Gave Myself

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Today is my birthday! And to celebrate it, I want to share a story with you that I hope will inspire you to live your passion!   Over the winter my husband and I got into this Netflix series called The Chef’s Table.   This series is incredibly inspiring, as it gets into the head and heart of pure genius, the small number of chefs who have received three Michelin Stars.   These are the Mozart’s of cooking. One might think these chefs mad, as they are driven by their soul’s passion for food and the all-encompassing pursuit of perfection. They live and breathe their art, spending all their time sourcing the best ingredients and working tirelessly to create new cooking methods or dishes in the kitchen.   I find their passion inspiringly intoxicating. One episode that actually made me giddy was one about Grant Achatz, and his restaurant, Alinea in Chicago.   His story is nothing short of inspiring and his food, what I would call, multi- sensory art.   After Grant was diagnosed with a chef’s worst nightmare, cancer of the mouth, he was told by the first doctor that he would need to remove his tongue. He was ready to die. That is like telling a prima...

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I want to celebrate something!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

YOU!!!!!!! You are most likely a great friend, having compassion and doing your best to cheer your friends up when something goes wrong, right? You most likely try your best to treat your family with kindness and consideration (OK, most of the time, LOL) You are a caring person, maybe even inspiring. Happy to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of others, but… What about yourself???? Summer is here, and it’s time to recognize and to celebrate YOU—all of your accomplishments, your personal and professional growth, and everything you love about your life! While the spiritual/emotional capacity of Spring is the power of growth, Summer holds the power of maturity.  In summer, the buds of spring bloom into full flowers and now can share their pollen to make more flowers. Recognizing and celebrating all you have accomplished is the way you expand your capacity, inner abundance and self-sufficiency. The same way a good summer harvest can supply food for the winter months, celebrating your achievements gives you the confidence to connect with others and the hope and faith to carry you through all of the ups and downs of success. Let’s take an inventory of all your good stuff, so you have a good supply for Winter!!!! Hit reply RIGHT...

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Calm Before You Carry On

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017

Back from my vacation in Italy and noticing, as my week progressed, my calm vacation attitude was being challenged. Nothing bad or stressful had happened. I just had lots to do, managing my client schedule plus three other projects. In our busy lives with so much to keep track of and to manage, your central nervous system can get overwhelmed. And in busy cities, like New York, your central nervous system is already being bombarded with noise bouncing off the metal buildings, electromagnetic frequencies from cell towers and people in your space all the time. Just the normal everyday stimuli can be stressful and coupled with any extra pressure, downright overwhelming. The 30-second exercise in my blog has been helping me calm my central nervous system and return to a state of relaxation. It’s helped me return to calm so that I can carry on with more ease and grace;) Cheers to peace 😉...

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The Joys of Italy!!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017

The Joys of Italy!!   Well, of course, the food!!!   It’s so fresh.  The farming practices have been passed down from generations which give them a commitment to growing the best natural food.  Most farmers are non-GMO.   You can taste the unadulterated sweetness of the tomatoes, lemons and onions here. Nothing in the US compares.     Excited by all the amazing tastes and flavors, my husband and I always try to eat three meals here and usually end up feeling stuffed and uncomfortable. We are the Americans overdoing it, lol!   The waiters that know us in our favorite Capri restaurants now stop us, saying, “Just get this; otherwise, too much food!”     The food is made without preservatives too, so you buy only what you are going to eat today and the next.   There is value in taking advantage of the present and having the best and doing the best in the moment. Even when the Italians are frustrated by something, they pride themselves on having heart and being gracious. It’s their beautiful way.     They invest in quality and spend their money buying high-quality furniture, sheets and clothing that lasts. While they may only have a few pieces in their closet,...

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How to Easily Set Boundaries That Set You Free! 0

How to Easily Set Boundaries That Set You Free!

Posted by on May 11, 2017

She was totally exhausted when she got into her UBUR, and the very nice driver started to chit chat. She was overwhelmed with a lot on her mind, and the last thing she wanted to do was make conversation, but she chatted anyway. She didn’t want to be rude or obnoxious to this nice man, but by the time she got home, she was done. And, she proceeded to yell at her daughter when making a simple request was more appropriate. She felt terrible and apologised saying she had just had an intense day and needed a time out. When her daughter came over and gave her a big hug, she was touched to tears. Love makes things better. So where’s the love for yourself? One of my clients was sharing the worry that she was a bad mother, as she told me this story. “On the contrary,” I said. “You just taught your daughter a lot in that exchange.  How to be honest about your feelings, how to apologize, how it’s ok to take timeouts, so you don’t blow your stack (lol). And that is the lesson I want you to learn here. If you had taken a proper time out in the UBUR, time to breathe, and...

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