*Vulnerable Story Ahead*
I used to be a mess.
Throughout high school and college, I was depressed, grieving, and suicidal, on top of the usual angst that accompanies learning how to be a person and a woman with strong emotions.
I smoked lots of cigarettes & drank way too much.
I made questionable-at-best decisions.
I was shit at relationships… on so many levels.
My weight yo-yoed, to say the least. I’ve always tended to be on the “thick” side of the spectrum – except for a couple of sickly skinny years thanks to amphetamines & constant studying.
Eventually, I developed anxiety that would keep me up many nights, which developed into full-blown attacks once I started working in mental health care.
That’s when I really knew something needed to change. I knew that I’d never be able to *really* help other people like I wanted to unless I learned how to help myself first.
I’ve been on the way back up ever since.
Maybe you remember those days. If you’ve only met me within the past 5 years, this might be difficult to picture. But it’s true.
I used to struggle a lot. Now I’ve learned a lot, I’m standing tall, and I’m putting words to the wisdom that’s always lived inside of me.
I’m one of those annoyingly happy people that finds the silver lining in every situation. (I’m actually working on doing this LESS right now – especially with the people I love).
Still… I just love taking whatever life throws at me and spinning it into gold.
I love showing other people how to do the same thing, consistently.
It’s been said a million times that money doesn’t buy happiness. And, it’s true.
As a new business owner who’s still paying off student debt, I’m in a more precarious financial situation than I’ve ever been.
I’m also happier and healthier than I’ve ever been.
It has nothing to do with my bank account, with my relationship, my business … or anything outside of myself.
Those things definitely help but *I’m* the only one responsible for tending the fire that’s burning and building inside of me.
I tend it by walking my own talk… By connecting to myself, then finding desires & inspiration to follow.
I’ve built a strong foundation of comfort in my skin… by loving myself and my body entirely. I’m sinking in deeper every day.
Every little oddity and quirk… Every grey hair and roll. It’s all beautiful and fascinating to me.
Don’t get me wrong, things really aren’t ALWAYS easy. I’m building a business from scratch, after diving in head first…
That’s just my style. Jumping in always worked for me in the past. (Read: YOU don’t have to shake your life up like that if you work with me, and I actually don’t recommend it)!
I had no idea what I was getting in to. A lot of hard lessons have been learned. I talk shit to myself sometimes.
And, I know exactly how to pull myself out.
The fact that I’m sane and happy right now, in the midst of some of the most challenging times I’ve ever experienced, is the most honest testimonial I can give to display the impact of the services that I offer.
It hasn’t always been this way.
But, now, I get to explore the secrets of magnetic wellness and wholeness full time – so that I can make a difference for others by teaching it to them, too. I support myself by doing this work. Even when I’m squeezing pennies together, I’m surrounded by abundance, and I’m growing every day.
My passion for psychology, my love for learning, and my desire to help others have always been my saving grace… and now, I’m fortified by the tools I’ve developed along the way. These things combined are incredibly powerful, and that’s what I offer to you.
I help my people reconnect with who they are… I show you how to plug into your driving force so you can fly straighter and swifter into your dreams.
Don’t just take it from me. Over the coming months, I’ll be sharing my favorite client stories with you over on my testimonials page so you can see for yourself. Stay tuned…
And, as always, if you want in, let’s talk. Dropping me a line at email@example.com is the best way to reach me.
Thanks for reading. Have an amazing week. Talk soon.
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Big, scary word we’re musing about this week… trauma! Specifically, we’re talking about how to process trauma effectively in the moment, ASAP, after a disturbing/distressing event has occurred. Trauma – defined as a deeply disturbing or distressing experience – is happening all around us these days. Even if you don’t think you’ve been traumatized yourself (which you probably have), it’s really not uncommon to feel secondary trauma from the things we’re seeing in the news lately.
Unfortunately, when we have trouble recognizing & processing traumatic things as they occur, we can end up experiencing a lot of difficulties later in our lives. Even when we DO recognize what is happening, it’s easy & common to feel totally out of control when dealing with trauma responses in real time. I’d love to give you some of your power back today.
Most importantly – especially with this topic – make sure to put GOOD SUPPORT in place for yourself. Don’t try to deal with this all alone. Please, feel free to leave a comment or send a direct message to me with any questions or requests that come up! You can also email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week.
We’ve finally arrived at the 6th component of Mental Wholeness!! Welcome to the grand finale of this 6-part series, where I’ve helped you find a little taste of the biggest outcome my clients achieve through working with me. Today, we’re talking about creative expression – the act of confidently expressing yourself authentically, through contributing your unique talents and perspectives to the world. This component is basically the whole point!
Becoming the fullest version of yourself, expressing yourself from that place, and impacting the world with your message and your creations. You can creatively express by choreographing a dance, painting a picture, or by dreaming about & creating a boatload of money in your bank account. We’re all creators here. Today’s video shares the benefits of creative expression, some common barriers to expressing, and inspiration to move you forward towards full expression today.
Today’s component of Mental Wholeness is Emotional Alchemy. We’re digging into the topic of using our emotional experience to our benefit, and how to digest emotions in a way that leads you towards success and wholeness in your life. Unfortunately, as I briefly mentioned last week, unprocessed emotions that are stored deep within us cause all kinds of problems both vibrationally – they impact who we’re BE-ing – and they can even cause us physical discomfort & illness.
On the flip side – when we learn how to alchemize our emotions, we turn them into gold. Our emotions can become compelling helpers as we communicate with other people, as we share what we’re feeling with calm and clarity. More importantly – we feel mentally whole when we’re able to tolerate every single part of our life experience, including every single shade of emotion that it brings. This component of mental wholeness, emotional alchemy, is absolutely essential. I’ll be back next week with the final installment in this series! Leave a comment below & let me know what you think, and make sure to subscribe to stay in the loop.
Part 4 of 6! Today’s component of Mental Wholeness is Vibrational Awareness. We’re digging into the topic of energy, and why our energetic vibration matters when it comes to the results we see in our life & feeling mentally whole.
Now, I’m not talking about energy as like your electric provider or propane tanks. (Although, in my mind, it is kind of related). We’re talking about us, humans, as energetic, vibrational beings. Vibrational awareness is key to feeling mentally whole in a consistent way. This knowledge helps you take all parts of yourself & your behaviors into account, and it can be very empowering to realize you can adjust the way you feel at any given moment. This knowledge is super helpful during hard times – so you can maintain mental wholeness & enjoy life even when challenging times arise.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
***Note: After filming this video, I found the Einstein quote I shared might be a common misquote. Einstein may not have said, “Everything in life is vibration”.
Here’s another lovely quote of his I’ve found: “All great achievements of science must start from intuitive knowledge. I believe in intuition and inspiration…. At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason.”
Clarity is the third installment of 6 where we’ll be walking through individual components of Mental Wholeness – a feeling of being complete & good enough as exactly who you are regardless of what’s going on in your life.
This week we’re talking about clarity – the extent to which you feel clear about your life and where you’re heading. It’s easy in our society to put true clarity for ourselves on the back-burner. We’re so swept up in routines, in our shoulds, in existing responsibilities & obligations, looking at our growing to-do lists… then all of a sudden we come up for air & realize we lost ourselves somewhere along the way.
Don’t get me wrong, we’re not ALWAYS going to feel 100% clear. Life feels really uncertain sometimes. And, learning how to recognize when we’re feeling unclear & re-connect to our clarity when we need to is a huge part of feeling mentally whole in a consistent way. I end the video with an exercise you can use to gain more clarity immediately.
I will be back next week for more on the next component of Mental Wholeness: Vibrational Awareness. Thanks for watching!! Make sure to subscribe/follow/connect if you’d like to stay in the loop.
Body love is the 2nd part of a 6 part series, during which I’ll be describing 6 components of Mental Wholeness – the sensation of being complete as a person no matter what life is throwing at you. All too often in our society, we’re escaping our bodies rather than connecting with them, & we’d be very well served to turn this around! When you’re denying your body the love & care it needs to thrive, you’re putting a cap on the vibrant experience that’s available to you & the things you’ll be able to achieve during your time here on Earth.
A loving relationship with your body supports consistency, creativity, confidence, connection, and cash flow. When you love your body & provide it with everything it needs, it can be your best resource on your path to success. Loving your body will positively impact every area of your life. So, this week, I encourage you to let go of shaming & blaming your body, so you can feel comfortable in your skin and feel more whole as a person. I’ll see you back here next week for the next step on your path towards Mental Wholeness. Make sure to subscribe if you’d like to stay in the loop. Enjoy!
For the next six weeks, these Tuesday Musings videos will walk you through six components of Mental Wholeness – starting with acceptance. Mental Wholeness is a state of be-ing that helps you feel consistently valuable & supported for exactly who you are, while you positively impact every part of your world, just by being in it. A realistic & thorough understanding of your current situation is an essential first step to creating what you’d like for yourself, and that’s where acceptance comes in. We need to accept ourselves, life’s highs & lows, & the full spectrum of human emotions, to begin building a solid foundation of mental wholeness for ourselves, using the unpleasant parts of our experience to clarify our desires, strengths, & values. Accepting the full truth about ourselves, others, & our situations – while fully honoring how we feel AND looking for the silver linings – is the first step on our 6-week journey! Please leave a comment with thoughts & questions, & make sure you subscribe/follow to see all 6 components. 🙂 Thanks for watching!