Allow Yourself to Play

Dec 07, 2016

A few months ago a friend took me to class, and I painted my first picture ever! That was incredible; I was beaming and excited about the painting and the entire experience for days! At first, I felt uptight and intimidated; I’d never done this before. Many beautiful paintings were hanging everywhere, and I had no idea how I was going to make anything look half as good as those!

I realized so much about myself and life that day. Everyone was extremely friendly and calm, just having fun. I allowed myself just to play and go along with whatever happened. If I added too much of a color, I would simply adjust it by adding more water, less water, a different color whatever I felt guided to do. I could feel the tension and judgment melting out of my body each time I would add more paint to the canvas. I began to feel myself getting excited as a little child to the point I just kept a big grin on my face as I splashed paint around thinking of the endless possibilities I could...
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How may I help you?

Nov 30, 2016
 

Did you all hear about the terrible thing that happened to so and so? It's awful, the poor family.  What about the war in that country somewhere over there? And did you hear that my friend's mom who is diagnosed with a horrible life threatening disease And! My neighbor's cat just died yesterday?! 

After reading that paragraph notice how slimed, yucky and hopeless and contracted does your body feel? Each day we are bombarded with information and ongoing conversations similar to those above. Even if we are doing our best to focus on happy thoughts, we can quickly find ourselves 30 minutes into an all out complaining and scary b*tch-fest. It accomplishes nothing but making you feel worse and confused, rather than, actually adding anything helpful. So, what can you do?

First, be aware of what you're currently doing. How are you reacting to these types situations right now? Many people tell me they want to help. Whether it's a world issue, a sick family member, a...

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Appreciate it All

Nov 23, 2016

With Thanksgiving coming up, it made sense that last week I started pondering things I was thankful for. What I didn't expect was that I'd feel so unbelievably thankful for seemingly negative things that happened in my life as well. There was a time when I was so filled with anxiety that I was unable to go to school. I was one of the first people in the US to be home-schooled and I continued to be taught at home until I graduated. I was unable to work, and could barely go out in public. There was a 3 year period that I only left my home a handful of times, and those times were only to go see a doctor to find out "what was wrong with me."

For years I struggled with social anxiety, months on end of full blown panic attacks and I really couldn't function in life at all. I depended almost entirely on family to help me and was forced to be on disability for many years. I really never think of these times anymore. It wasn't until this past week a client of mine was telling me how...

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The Hard Way

Nov 16, 2016

Have you even known someone who struggles in basically every area of their life, or maybe this is you? No matter what they do, they can’t catch a break. They often work super hard and try to be optimistic, yet things seem to stay the same or get worse. It can often be difficult to know what to say to be encouraging or supportive when outwardly it looks like they are doing "all the right " things, yet apparently aren't getting the results they want. 

The person clearly has thought loops were going on such as I keep working hard, but nothing is going right. Maybe I'm not working hard enough; I'll work harder, hmm but that won't work either since I've tried that before, ugh I suck! I have no idea what to do nothing works for me! So with all those thoughts spinning, the person feels worse and worse focusing and activating more of what they don't want. A vicious cycle. It's like getting caught in a hamster wheel of thoughts you don't want. I clear thought loops frequently...

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Selfish or Self care

Nov 09, 2016

There’s often so much guilt associated with self care and a lot of confusion about what it is exactly. Self care is about truly honoring our needs and potential. If we don’t take care of ourselves and our needs first we really have nothing available to give others. Not taking time for ourselves often comes at a price.

Generally women are known to be self sacrificing and always encouraged to put others needs before their own. Often depicted as the frazzled mother who doesn’t have time to shower or eat and even in the workplace preferring not to speak up on important issues in order to keep the peace, be liked and please others. Consistently putting us last on our list eventually causes lack of self esteem, resentment and fatigue, amongst other unwanted side effects..

Now we have Selfish.. What is Selfish? To me selfish is when we constantly do whatever we want without any care or concern of how our actions affect others. We must realize that we are all...

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The Leader of Your Life

Nov 02, 2016

Since the time we are children other people are telling us what to do and when. It doesn't matter if the actions feel right to us or not, others control our lives and we depend on them to survive, so we go along with it. But this sets us up to habitually ignore or go against our innate knowing and what is right for us.

The pattern continues in school where we must do everything the teachers say. At work, it's our bosses telling us what, how and when to do everything. Everyone thinking they know what's best for us and wanting things their way. Sometimes we go ahead with what they want to keep the peace, be loved and accepted, but often it can be confusing to know what you want.With so many people in our space constantly saying to do this or do that, how can we possibly hear ourselves? Here are some things I do...

1.) Take some time to be alone- no phone, tv, computer. Just quiet time. This way you can start to notice how YOU feel; not how everyone else around you...

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Dynamic Family

Oct 13, 2016

This week I’d like to focus on family! We all have them whether we like it or not.

The dynamics of each family are different and can certainly be a source of stress, struggle, and stuck-ness for many. As children, we want to make our parents, grandparents and other family members happy and proud of us. We depend on them for survival and need them to be accepting of us or risk being ostracized. 

A very common thing I see and remember doing myself as a child is processing for my parents. How many times do you watch very young kids throwing a fit and wonder what is going on, why can't they control their child better?! Well, most often they are processing feelings and emotions that their parents are squishing down and avoiding. Kids are super aware of energies and emotions, even if they are unable to express verbally. That pattern of the child taking on their parents pain and suffering started long ago and is passed down in the bloodline. I see this in the...

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