Change

It’s Safe And Appropriate For Me To Stand Out And Be Visible

I do so much work with clients around it being safe to be visible in their businesses, both online and offline. In fact, when I first started adding PSYCH-K to my previous business (Socially Holistic), this was one of the main topics I worked with people on. I used to say that I helped people with social media from the inside and out: I taught them the technical aspects of how to use social media to market their business, and I helped them clear the inner stuff…the fears, blocks, and limiting beliefs that were holding them back from actually taking action to become visible online.

And, of course, they say that one teaches what one most learns to know. I’ve been pretty active online for many […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Change|Comments Off

Word of the Year: Belief

Ever since I started doing Leonie Dawson’s Create Your Shining Year workbooks, I’ve chosen a word of the year: something I want to focus on for the new year. In 2013, my word was Abundance, and in 2014 is was Wealth. This year, I was really unsure what I wanted to choose.

I thought about Slim, as I still want to lose the weight I gained when my thyroid went out of balance. I thought about Sparkling, because that’s kind of how I’d like to feel: shiny and energetic. And then my weekly email from Vickie Young popped into my inbox, and there it was: my word of the year.
About Akashic Records
The fabulous Vickie Young does Akashic records readings, both live via Skype, and also shorter […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Change, Growth, Q3: Where am I going?|Comments Off

You're Invited to Join Kiva With a Free Loan!

Hi there! I’ve mentioned Kiva in the past. In case you missed that post, here’s what it’s all about: Kiva connects thousands of lenders all over the world to borrowers and partner institutions in developing countries. They help alleviate poverty through small loans, which help people set up new businesses. Exciting!

Kiva is once again offering a series of free trials, with sponsored $25 loans to get you started. What does that mean? Sign up with this link and you’ll get $25 to donate to any Kiva cause that you choose. When the money is paid back, it goes to the person who sponsored your loan (who has chosen to remain anonymous), but it will give you a chance to see how Kiva works for free, and you can […]

By |April 8th, 2013|Change|Comments Off

How to Quiet Inner Dialogue

Do you have constant chatter in your mind as you go throughout your day? I’m not necessarily talking about the negative self talk that we sometimes experience: that inner voice that drags you down and tells you that you won’t be successful or that you can’t do things. No, I’m talking about all kinds of mind chatter, including daydreaming: everything that doesn’t keep you in the present moment of what’s actually happening in real life, outside your head.

I used to struggle a lot with this. There was a period of several years where I was very unhappy with my life and what I was doing. I was working crazy long hours with little rest to recharge, and my life was full of chaos and struggle. So I spent a lot of time in my head imagining a better, happier life. It kept me going until I actually made the important changes I needed to make to shift my life from a torturous hell to an amazing playground that I look forward to living each day.

I knew it wasn’t quite right, but it was my survival mechanism. And then one day I had a conversation with a couple of friends, one of whom had been in a car accident some years earlier, and had suffered some brain damage. Another friend asked her what it was like. She replied that her inner dialogue was gone: it was like her mind had been wiped clean.

“Don’t you understand?” my friend asked her. “That’s what we all want in life.” And I knew instantly that she was right. Why? […]

By |March 11th, 2013|Change, Growth|1 Comment

Unhappy with where you are in life? Don't know where to go?

Sometimes life is bleak and gray like in this winter photo, and sometimes you feel like you’re living in black and white when you’d rather be living in color. Vibrant, exciting color.

Are you unhappy with where you are in your life? And yet, you have absolutely no idea where you want to be headed? I know exactly what that feels like. A few years ago, I was winding down my participation in my previous company. I knew it was time for me to leave, but I had no idea where I wanted to go.

And thus began a long journey of getting to know myself.

I ended up taking a sabbatical. I had been working crazy long hours for years, and was totally fed up with my life. I was burnt out and needed a rest. I wanted some time to myself. And during this time, my intention was to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.

I tried all kinds of things. I still couldn’t figure it out. […]

By |March 6th, 2013|Change|Comments Off

Who am I? An abstainer or a moderator?

I wrote the other day about about my decision to do the Whole 30 challenge. I gave up grains, legumes, sugar, dairy, potatoes, and alcohol during the month of February. I did a very effective countdown detox in January to prepare myself for the Whole 30 and to avoid the detox effects.

What was my motivation behind doing the Whole 30?

There were a couple of reasons. First, I’d done a paleo-style eating plan in the past, about 13 years ago, and it helped enormously with some chronic health issues that I’ve had for a long time. I felt fantastic, though it was hugely challenging for me at the time.

Second, and more important, I honestly believe that it’s the natural human diet. I’ve been vegetarian, and I’ve […]

By |February 28th, 2013|Change, Q1: Who am I?|3 Comments

How to detox without the nasty side effects

Sometimes it helps to make big changes little by little. When I filled out my Create Your Incredible Year workbook, one of the things I made note of in the 100 Things to Do in 2013 list was to do the Whole 30 in February. I first heard about this program on Andra’s healthy food blog Love to Eat, Hate to Exercise.

I also heard about the Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead documentary from her blog, too. And it inspired me to start juicing late last fall. I was so excited about the idea of consuming massive amounts of nutritious veggies. I was going to be so healthy!

Until the detox effect hit.  […]

By |February 25th, 2013|Change|4 Comments

The Changing Landscape of Marriage and Divorce

I was recently contacted about the possibility of posting about this infographic. Being an infographics addict, I was immediately interested…but then I wondered about the topic. You see, I don’t think I’ve ever posted about marriage and divorce on this website.

But it seems that January is high season for divorce: the New Year seems to spark a surge in the divorce rate. Might that have something to do with New Year’s resolutions, and people focusing on making changes in their lives? That’s very likely. The facts do indicate that recession, Christmas, and the New Year period have an impact on many relationships.

So what does marriage and divorce have to do with Ready to Bloom? […]

By |January 28th, 2013|Change, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Do you suffer from torturing weekdays and depressing weekends?

I regularly check the search terms people use to find this website, and one of the search terms that most stands out from this week is: “torturing weekdays and depressing weekends.” I’ve been there, and I know it’s not pretty. And I’m truly sorry that there are people out there who are going through “torturing weekdays and depressing weekends.”

For me, it happened primarily when I was in a dysfunctional relationship for many years. I wrote earlier about how I detached myself from the other person and worked to get free. But for the years I was in that relationship, everything felt dark and horrible and hopeless. Or, as the person searching online put it, I was suffering from “torturing weekdays and depressing weekends.”

In my specific case, I knew exactly what I needed to do to free myself from this downward spiral of hopeless living. But sometimes, when we’re trapped in a tortured and depressing lifestyle, we can be so lost in the murkiness of our depressing life that we have no clue what’s wrong and how to make it better. So what do you need to break free and make changes? […]

By |December 24th, 2012|Change|Comments Off

Where am I going? Thinking differently

I trust that you’ve been looking at both your vision board and your affirmations several times a day. What have you learned? How do you feel about your board? How do you feel when reading your affirmations? Has anything changed for you?

Today we’re going to look at how you might live your life differently if you were already all of the things you’ve been repeating as your affirmations. If you already were confident, if you already were flexible, if you already had what you needed to make your vision board come true…how would you live your life differently?

This is all about changing our ways of thinking and imagining a new way of living, using the vision board and the affirmations as a springboard for making our dreams become reality.

Get ready to start thinking differently so you can create the life of your dreams: […]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Change, Growth, Holistic Wellness|Comments Off