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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! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ˜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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ 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 breakย โ˜บ

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The Truth About Your Busy Life & Abundance

Busy happens to the best of us.

Every year, summer blind sides me with it. Then next thing I know it’s time for fall activities again. 

Busy is not ideal. It keeps you in fight or flight mode, which leads to stress, anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue, and all kinds of subsequent health problems.

The first step is awareness, so you can create boundaries around your time. I, for instance, will go back to not scheduling meetings during family time. Our family time tends to be early in the day since we homeschool, so it’s easy to break this boundary. I have to be strong, but flexible, and forgiving of myself.

Do you feel like youโ€™re โ€œto doโ€ list is getting longer, even though youโ€™re busy all the time?

Then join us for this great talk to break down the myth on busy, and get some practical solutions for harmony in your life.


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You don’t have to, you choose to!

The star of Bear Mountain.

Returning from time off is a whirlwind, and this has been no exception. It’s great to take some time to reflect on the joyful times as a reminder of why it was totally worth it.

And remember when things get busy, you don’t HAVE to do anything. You CHOOSE to do it!

Reach out if your busy has become overwhelming.

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Are you shoulding all over yourself?

Are you still shoulding all over yourself?

We’re all guilty from time to time, but if we become aware that we’re doing it, then we can stop it.

When you are constantly saying or feeling like “I should be doing …” you create stress and overwhelm in your body, which over time will lead to anxiety or depression.

A great way to stop shoulding all over yourself is to have a plan. Create time strategies by prioritizing your values, so you feel like you should be doing exactly what you’re doing.

I can tell you that it’s a lifesaver, and something that someone gifted me when I was in tears from overwhelm. So, I decided to pay it forward. You can get the tools free at www.imperfectlyamazing.comalong with a free meditation to get you centered before you get started.

You’ve got this!

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Dentists Get Cavities

You may have noticed I’ve been quiet lately. If you follow me on social media, you probably saw that I succumbed to a nasty virus.

I’m actually just starting to poke my head out from under this horrid thing, and since it lasted so long it gave me time to think.

I realized how much I dislike getting sick (obviously), but for another reason. I realized that it almost feels like I’ve failed. I’m a health coach, I shouldn’t be getting sick, and if I do, at the very least I should be able to bounce right back. Right?

Obviously, my analytical brain realizes this is nonsense, but my emotional brain eats it up, and sort of nags at me.

I know I’m not the only one that does this. You feel defeated for something that was out of your control in the first place, or don’t try something because of the possible uncontrollable result.

Can you think of one of these scenarios in your life?

Where are you expecting yourself to be perfect?

Then one person commented on my status “Dentists get cavities”

BRILLIANT!

Of course dentists get cavities. They’re not superhuman. Would you stop going to your dentist if they have ever had a cavity?

So from here on out, whenever you expect yourself to be perfect, remember that dentists get cavities, and carie (haha) on with your imperfectly amazing self!

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Time to Stop Over Complicating Health and Life

When I was a senior in high school, we had to choose an author to do a report on. This report was due at the end of the year, so the intention was to spend your entire senior year researching this person, and reading their work. It was almost like a high school thesis.

I really had no idea who I wanted to spend an entire year of my life researching, and didn’t have a lot of time to make my choice. I looked up some quick descriptions, and paired that with some gut instinct to make my choice – Henry David Thoreau.

Henry David Thoreau was most well known for going off grid to live in the woods at Walden Pond, which was also the setting of his very famous book. His reason was to live his life deliberately.

Do you live life deliberately?

I have so much more appreciation for this now, even though I did think it was pretty cool waaaaaay back when I was in high school. Sometimes life can feel very reactive, even when we are making the effort to be proactive.

His famous quote that always stuck with me is “Life is frittered away with detail, simplify, simplify”

While I don’t know about going totally off grid, I do appreciate the healing effects of stepping out into nature. Not only for the stress relief of unplugging, and breathing some fresh air, but also for the simplicity of it all. The “weeds” growing all around you with the amazing power to improve your health. The uneven terrain giving abundant opportunity for functional and green fitness. It’s so simple, yet we’ve made it so complicated.

I’d like to spend some attention on getting back to basics in this overly complicated world, and embrace the simplicity. I want to explore simplifying health and harmony.

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Vulnerability, Ego, and Love – Oh My!

Loving your life mate is fulfilling and frustrating! Opening yourself up to be vulnerable is uncomfortable, even scary. That vulnerability can bring you closer to someone than you ever thought possible, but it can also do the opposite if ego jumps in. Watch the video to find out how to get out of gridlock and grow as a pair!


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