How I Flip A Flop

Hey   Awakening  Healer! Last week I was working on a science project with my 6 year old niece and when the first round of the experiment didn’t go as expected, she looked at me and said, “well, Auntie, that was a flop!” We both burst into laughter and continued onto round two. As I reflected back on the moment, I remembered the playfulness and freedom of trying again and it got me thinking about how I handle flops in my business. You know those moments where you hope or anticipate things will go one way and then they end up going another? Being an entrepreneur is so much about the art of giving ourselves permission to bring the offerings of our services, products and experiences to life and my goodness is it a vulnerable journey or what!? It strikes the chords of our worthiness daily and often brings us to our knees in fear and gratitude. Recently I had an idea rise up in me for a new offering. I felt so deeply aligned and connected with it and thought for sure that it would sell out the minute I shared it with the world. To my surprise though when I introduced it, there were crickets. No purchases. No interest. Nothing. I sat there baffled at what could have happened and after dancing with my feelings of fear and self doubt for a little while, I scooped myself up and returned to what I know this journey is really about. Curiosity, self love, and growth. I’d now like to share with you a few questions I ask myself when it...

Awakened Versus Codependent Feedback

Hello   Awakening  Healer! I write this before heading to the beach for the first ever Shadow Guide Immersion experience working with the energies of my Messages From Shadow Oracle Deck and Healing System with 8 healers for 5 days. This intimate retreat sold out so quickly with those in my soul circle that I never had a chance to talk about it publicly, but if you feel a resonation with this opportunity, stay tuned for more offerings in the months to come as there is more on the way! Before I traveled to the immersion, I felt called to explore a topic today that has woken up a lot of awareness in me over the years. I invite you to breathe into this question and notice what awakens in you for presence and attention. Do you request feedback about your practice from a space of power or permission? Pause, breathe and notice. Let’s lean into this a little more… How often do we allow ourselves to be seduced by popular consciousness and buy into the idea that we need others’ opinions and approval or permission before we know if something is worthy of coming to life–our website, our logo, our new product or service, etc? When we seek feedback from a space of fearing our unworthiness, we begin to seek permission, validation and approval and unconsiously make others responsible for the birth of our offerings. We give away our power, abandon our own inner knowing and shrink, disconnecting from the very essence of the Truth of that which wants to come to life. This holds a frequency of Codependent Feedback…’I...

The Shadow of Support: Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Welcome to a new week, Beautiful! Today I want to explore the Truth of our birth right to allow ourselves to be supported and introduce you to Jamie, my virtual assistant (VA) aka my primary Goddess of Support and we’ll share the behind the scenes of our powerful partnership and how you can create a supportive relationship with a VA too. Would you agree that as healers sometimes our efforts of giving can become out of balance with our receiving? We’re here to do big and special things, you and me. Like super, duper, incredibly sacred things and there comes a moment when we are asked to allow others to help us as we birth the full expression of our soul work into being. For me, this moment came almost 3 years ago when I found myself trying to balance a full psychotherapy practice with my emerging coaching practice and I had to admit that either something had to give or I needed to lean into the vulnerability of allowing someone to help me with the tasks that were draining my creativity and passion. First came the excuse of not having enough money to allow support (this is a popular one for my ego!). How could I possibly afford an extra several hundred dollars a month? Then I found a virtual assistant service where I could have 8 hours of help each month for only $99. Shoot. Second, cue my next excuse of not knowing what to delegate and feeling even more overwhelmed at the thought of having to teach someone to do what I do. Then I found...

Decoding Jealousy in Business

Hello  Beautiful  Healer  Soul! Today I’d like to connect about a topic that doesn’t seem to have the fondest reputation. Actually I’ve noticed myself and many others cringing as this energy rises up for compassionate witnessing and we tend to tuck it away, ashamed of it’s mere existence, fearing that it may mean something unfavorable about ourselves. I’m talking about the energy of jealousy. I invite you to pause here for a moment. Jealousy. What words, feelings, sensations, and thoughts show up for you as you tune into it? Have you created a space where the parts of you on the giving and/or receiving end can be held and supported? Before entrepreneurship, I met the energy of jealousy in personal relationships when I feared that someone or something I loved may be “taken” from me. The parts of me who felt their worth was dependent on people staying or acting in a particular way made basically any human being a potential threat to me and my worthiness. Eeek! Still breathing through the residual grief from these moments. As I journeyed into entrepreneurship, jealousy began to emerge in spaces and places that my conscious mind couldn’t always understand. The energy of jealousy joined me… In moments when a colleague is celebrating a business accomplishment and I really want to join them, but instead feel this tightness in my belly and chest that makes it hard to stay present with their joy. In that moment when I discover someone else’s email list is bigger than mine or they’re filling their offerings more quickly or more abundantly than I am and…   In...

My Antidote to Resistance + Group Webinar

Hello  Beautiful  Healer! Another Monday arrives and the truth is that I didn’t really feel like writing this blog today. I’ve had a relaxing weekend and the thought of turning on my computer and coming up with something to talk about just felt overwhelming and unappealing if I’m being honest with myself. (I’m not the only entrepreneur who dances with resistance, right!?) But here you are reading this post from me so as you can see I’m either… 1) Forcing myself to write something even though I don’t feel like it because I’m “supposed to” or 2) The feeling passed and I’m feeling the flow of inspiration again. Today it’s the latter. The feeling passed and I’m back in the flow of inspiration because I activated my Antidote to Resistance and I feel called to share it with you now in case you may choose to use it too. I used to be in the habit of forcing myself to do all kinds of things that didn’t resonate with me, but now that I have discovered this antidote, I notice that my inspiration returns more easily and the days of intense resistance are fewer and farther between. If you’re waiting for some major a-ha moment, you may or may not find it here as it’s really quite simple even though our ego might have us believe that it’s very complex. The interesting thing I’ve found is that resistance just wants to be acknowledged and given permission to be present and as soon as we enter the energy of permission, a space is created where resistance doesn’t have to intensify...

SoulFULL Healers Know This

Hello  Sacred  Soul… I’m easing into this week after nurturing the vulnerability hangover and celebration of a powerful re-branding photoshoot (sneak peek below) and wanted to share something I’ve been pondering and invite you to my free webinar coming up on 1/24. I am waking up to the reality that I’ve outgrown “get rich quick schemes” and rushing to a finish line… They may look sexy in a quick email or facebook meme, but when we crash and burn afterwards, OUCH! These days you can find me easing into the energy of alignment and choosing the peaceful and easy route to expansion. What!? Growing my soulFULL practice can be “peaceful and easy!?”  Well, let me not kid you that this always looks graceful or feels easy. This recovering (notice the “ing” as in still in progress, lol) control freak hasn’t always had surrender and gentleness on autopilot, but over the past several years I have begun to notice that when I bend to the will of support, life and business does flow more smoothly even when it may feel awkward and uncomfortable in the process. One of the barometers I’ve begun to use to choose what I will do in my business is whether or not it feels expansive, peaceful and easy. When making a decision on your soul path, I invite you to ask yourself a few questions… Do I get excited at the thought of taking the step? Am I willing to meet the fear arising in the energy of this expansion? Is there a flow of ideas and resources to support me in making the choice? I...