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

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 on Word of the Year: Belief

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

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

Change Your Attitude and Improve Your Happiness

Back in 2004, my ex husband and I were looking for property in South America, because we wanted to expand our business there. We were looking for something remote and beautiful to create a holistic spa along the lines of the one we had in Mexico. Our focus was on the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile.

The first properties we saw was located on the tip of Tierra del Fuego, that island (or collection of islands) at the tip of South America, split in half by Chile and Argentina. The drive from Ushuaia to the property was amazing. We had printed out directions from an email, and were going to tour the property on our own.

It was so remote. It’s the most remote place I’ve ever been. There was this sense that we were on the edge of the world.

We parked at the end of the road, turned the car off, and spent four hours exploring the property. It was huge. It was gorgeous. It was rugged and rough and windy. We had this constant sense that Antarctica was just out across the water, though it was too far to see it.

We had also forgotten to take water, so by the time we got back to the main road, I grabbed the keys and ran to the car to get the bottle of water. I was completely exhausted from four hours of climbing up and down and all over the property. I popped the keys into the ignition to drive back and pick up my ex husband. And that was when I realized that we had left the lights on.

The battery was dead.  […]

By |March 8th, 2013|Change, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Change Your Attitude and Improve Your Happiness

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

Abstaining, Moderating, and Taking a Break

I’ve been talking about my dining habits lately, most notably my February participation in the Whole 30 and the major realization that I’m an abstainer, not a moderator. I wanted to take a moment to stress just how important it is to get clear on which of the two groups you belong to. The other day, I came across a comment on a friend’s Facebook page that was something along the lines of: “There is such a thing as being healthy while indulging in certain things (at least in moderation)….Balance is a beautiful thing.”

Those are obviously the words of a moderator.

And that theory works wonderfully for moderators. It does not, however, work for abstainers. And when the thing to abstain from or to moderate is […]

By |March 4th, 2013|Change, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Abstaining, Moderating, and Taking a Break

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