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Moving sucks!

Why sugar coat it?

Yes, the end result is great, yet the actual process of going through the move can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. The good news is that recognizing this led me to go into the process armed with my tools to keep my calm while my world was in upheaval.

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Moving week begins! πŸ˜±πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜°πŸ˜

Seems serendipitous that it’s happening around the new moon, which symbolizes new beginnings.

Since I want to begin on a positive note, I’m replacing worries with positive visualizations and mantras. Also, I have given myself a goal to take frequent breathing breaks this week.

Moving is so much more than transferring your belongings from one location to another.

There’s a mental and physical process of clearing out the old and beginning again with the new.

My move is a little bit of an upgrade for me, which has meant once again facing inner demons that I thought I had finally shut down. That a-hole voice that questions if I’ll be able to afford my new home ongoing – what if? – even though my old home was getting comparable in price. It’s that trick it does to make you worry all the time rather than enjoy what you have, as if you don’t deserve to experience growth and improvement.

It’s also a time of saying good bye – to people, memories, and even objects. This gorgeous chair isn’t coming with me. I’ve had it since I was a teenager, and it belonged to my great grandmother. Over the years, I’ve had its leg repaired, but the last time it didn’t take, and now the entire chair is starting to break down from being in poor alignment (much like people). I will miss this sweet, comfy girl.

Day 4 of the move brings a detour to attend classes for the better chunk of the day. Thankfully we only have about a load left after clearing out the things we will be gifting forward.

On Day 2 of the move I woke up at about 3:30am packed and lifted items all day. Yes, I had help, which I am so grateful for. The day ended a little after midnight. Then I got up again the next day (at a better time though πŸ˜œ) to start again. So, we took a few minutes to pose with pumpkins on our stop to get something to eat. I was reminded of something this week….. I’m pretty amazing!

…and so are you!

We did it!!!

Celebrating the final load. Even with the help of movers, we did 9 loads in our amazing van in record setting heat. It was exhausting, yet these kids were fantastic.

I discovered that 75% of my belongings are in the kitchen πŸ˜‹ Also, I was reminded that if we let ourselves, we can make things more stressful, which means we can also make them less.

Worrying is practicing what you don’t want to happen. Every time I caught myself doing it, I would quickly replace it with a visualization of a seamless move where everything fit into the house with ease.

What are you worrying about today?

Through all of the loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, we took some time to explore our new neighborhood.

When you feel most like you can’t take a break is when you should take a break ☺

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You have to be willing to stretch to grow

The group at Actor’s Training Ground (minus 1). We finished up Movement for the Actor last night.

Most of the people that participate in this class have no dance experience. They really stretch their comfort zones, which feels challenging in the moment, but by the end they are victorious and accomplished.

You have to be willing to stretch to grow! Congratulations to another amazing group!

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Doubts don’t have to derail you!

I had some doubts and blocks come to the surface late last week, and over the weekend, as I am pushing myself to my next level in a program.

This morning, I used my own movement program with reflective journaling to get to the root of the subconscious doubts, and…. it worked. Now I am addressing my doubts head on. I’m so glad to have this resource. Feel free to ask me about it if you want to see if it’s right for you.

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Move your body to clear your mind

Movement is more than exercise.

Sure, you will receive the physical benefits: cardiovascular, strengthening, flexibility, agility, etc.

However, movement is so much more than that. You move your body to clear your mind. You also move your body to clear your life.

Did you know if you are feeling unstable, not grounded, or struggling with money you can focus on moving your feet and legs to open up this area of your life?

Did you also know that I have a video series that will guide you through a movement experience of your entire body and life?

It’s amazing what you can accomplish so simply

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Calming my nerves so I can be a Happy Mama

I’m a happy mama

Steeping a cup of Happy Mama tea, one of the Kalusion tea blends. This blend contains oatstraw, which calms the nerves. It’s been said that everyone living in modern society should have oatstraw in their life. It also contains herbs for hormone balance and energy.

Not to mention, I actually enjoy it. Check it out at the BouTEAque

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Not the great friends you thought they were

Please don’t tp my house!

I’m about to share a wildly unpopular thought about coffee and alcohol.

64% of Americans drink coffee every day, and 66% have at least 4 alcoholic drinks per week.

We use coffee to wake up and get going. We use wine to wind down from a long day. Yet this daily use is creating habits, and it’s causing our bodies to be dependent on something outside of us to function. This is considered self-medicating.

The problem is that the very thing we are using it for (usually anxiety or depression symptoms) is what it actually creates more of.

You don’t need coffee to kick start your brain and body, you don’t need wine to relax. You can feel amazing without it!

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You don’t have to be busy to be successful

I feel like a total hypocrite right now.

I’m about to tell you that busy is not something to strive for. It keeps you in fight or flight, which creates anxiety and health problems.

Yet, I am wrapping up a very busy few weeks (see the bags under my eyes).

Busy happens to the best of us πŸ˜³, however, if you stay in tune with yourself and your schedule, you can manage it so it doesn’t take over.

In my case, I was scheduled well in advance, and anticipated it’s arrival, so I scheduled some recovery time.

How are you keeping busy at bay?

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Anxiety is not the inheritance we are hoping for

Anxiety is something we pass down.

Not the inheritance we were looking for, but there it is.Β 
4.4 million children are diagnosed with anxiety.

We were shown how to react to stressful situations from our parents, we model it, and pass it on. Every time we stress out about money, or traffic, or being late, etc., we are teaching how to react with stress.

If we don’t want to teach this, we have to unlearn it for ourselves, so we can model it for our children.

Let’s start a plan for unlearning!

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Are you ready to create your masterpiece?

Time for another show!

It’s always amazing to watch the group start with nothing but a script on Monday, and perform an entire show including singing and dancing by Friday.

Yet their process for creating a show is essentially the same as the process for manifesting anything in your life.

1. Be open to learning
Sometimes step 1 is the most challenging. We can get caught up in our own perceived expertise, or we struggle with resistance. Resistance is a side effect of fear, and the fear of success is often greater than the fear of failure.

2. Repeat
Lather, rinse, repeat πŸ˜‚ Practice what you have learned until it becomes second nature. Anything you do regularly becomes a habit.

3. Receive
You are allowed to receive good things and results. As a matter of fact, you deserve it. We all do, so it doesn’t mean you are full of yourself when you receive. Get comfortable with positive energy moving in your direction, and you will attract more.

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Yet, theory is often simpler than implementation. It takes finding the right motivation, accountability, and support.

If you’re at a place where you want to manifest great things for your health & harmony, let’s have a clarity huddle call – free and just for you ❀

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It’s not surprising there’s daily stress and anxiety!

8 out of 10 people experience daily stress.

Anxiety Disorder is the most prevalent mental health issue with 40 million Americans experiencing it.

It’s really not surprising why, but it may surprise you that all of this stress and anxiety is causing inflammation in your body, which is causing digestive problems, autoimmune issues, cancer, and many other health issues.

It’s critical to your health to address your stress and anxiety.

Know that you can reach out to me if you need to talk