Over the past few days I have been forced to relive some of my past. The world that was never truly me. It was more a world, & environment, I was placed into. Not necessarily by choice. Since I was a young teenager, it was a world I never fit into. A world that seems so far away from who I am today, the genuine me. So much so, at times, I forget it ever existed, that it was even a reality. This was a very painful process to be a part of. It hurt to realize how many people still live in that place, and can hurt you with these memories, or judgements. It still amazes me that people will judge a person by what they think they know, which is usually a miniscule portion of the whole picture.
It won't matter how much you've changed, or given up, improved, how hard you've worked etc......it will never make you different in their eyes.
After processing all of this and listening to friends who know the whole me, I took time for reflection. And it made me realize.....(as I sit here chuckling a little).....that the people who judge, are the ones still living there. Not me. I don't live there anymore. Which is why I find no need to dwell in places of the past. I strive for my future, this is my only goal. Looking backwards on unchangeable circumstances serves no purpose, and I don't believe I would change them if I had the choice anyway. I am grateful for all of my "mistakes", it's how I got to where I am. I am on a steady incline.......I am confident I will never plateau. I am excited for change. To learn. I wake up, every morning, ready for whatever new experiences the day is going to bring me. I continue to embrace, with open arms, the ability to learn more about myself, and the world as a whole.
Because I am a person who adapts. A person who is strong enough to bend with the movement of life. I am smart enough to know that living in a stagnant state of being will not allow for growth. For betterment of one's soul, brain and energy, you need to live in peace, and a positive state of existence. I have been through extremely challenging situations, which only make me appreciate the smallest blessings, or acts of kindness, even more. I am grateful. I love completely. I show appreciation. I treasure my relationships, my friendships. The smallest gestures of kindness, shown to me, often bring me to tears or a state of overwhelming gratitude.
Always remember that how life, a situation, or a person, is always based in perception. People view through their own set of eyes. One single situation, can be viewed by multiple people, in many ways, by what they perceive to be the truth. This truth is based on what was seen, and perceived, through their eyes. This is then processed by their brain, creating a judgement of the situation. Perception.......one of the most powerful tools a human being holds within themselves. Perception is a gift that can provide you with negative effects, or unlimited freedom and understanding. It is yours to control, it is a conscious choice made everyday.
With reflecting on my past, all of the changes I have endured and conquered, it made me realize how amazing I am. How strong. How beautiful. How 'one in a million' this person I see in the mirror is. How blessed I am to be me, and all the gifts that come with that. How not too many people could do what I do everyday, and I give high praise to those who do. That I can handle my life; my past and my future, with grace and a positive spirit.
I would like to thank those individuals who have given me the opportunity to have this enlightening experience. I am forever grateful to you for bringing me this gift, I send much love to you on your journey.
It's not what you call me, but what I answer to. --African Proverb
|Busy Busy Busy... I have been feeling the momentum pick up on so many of the projects and collaborations that have been in the works. This week two of them are finally being presented and I am SOO excited!
Sunday was the first of a new children's series of workshops I am teaching at The Tree of Health Center. It's called Happy Thinking for kids and it was better than I had expected. I structured the class to allow kids the opportunity to connect words and feelings. We talked about how words can be used to make others feel good or bad. We spoke about how the same words can make us feel the same when we use them on ourselves. It was so fabulous to see them make the connection. We followed up the discussion with some guided visualization. They visited a wonderfully happy place in their imagination... and then they drew pictures of the places they imagined in their minds... their happy places.
The pictures were so amazing. They explained to me what they were and how they felt. It confirmed for me how important a workshop like this is... even the grown ups need this class... happy thinking. I am so excited to do this one again on Thursday. I am hoping to see many children and even their parents there.
At the end of the week, I am introducing Conscious Style at The Tree of Health Center. This is going to be an awesome evening- a girls night out where we review your individual style. I have decided to use both my years of experience and passion in the beauty industry, with my years and passion coaching with guided visualization and hypnotic progression. I am combining my skills to help girls and women see how they want to be and I am giving the tools to help them become it. How cool is THAT??
What am I doing? People ask me regularly how I can be so positive. I want to suggest that you begin the day by giving gratitude. I do mot get out of bed before naming 10 things I am grateful for. I do it with my daughter- we take turns. It is something we started doing when things were tough. It was my way of setting the intention and starting my day in a positive vibration. Try it.
We really can have be or do what we desire. We really are creating our future right this moment. Understand your value in the world and be the best you can be. With gratitude and Much Love.
I want to discuss energy. A while back I use to play with the idea of it- I imagined it radiating from me like a tutu. If I was in a good vibe it would be flowy or fluffy, maybe soft pink or white...sometimes if I was angered or upset it would look like sharp black spikes shooting out from all around me.
I would go to the grocery store and play with energy. I would stand at the end of an aisle and look at the people shopping on that aisle as I'd make mine very strong. I would feel and imagine positive rays shooting out from me and then I would walk down the aisle pretty slowly.
The experience was so amazing. I could "see" my energy mixing with theirs... I would consciously radiate mine into theirs. Then they would smile at me and I would smile and walk by.
I know this sounds crazy but it is not much different than when you walk into a room where the air feel tense, or you feel a connection with someone across the room. Energy is all around us; we send it, we receive it, we mix it and we attract it. It is everywhere. It is what keeps us connected and pushes us away.
I began to pick out my tutu as I picked out my clothes in the morning. I learned that choosing your energy is best done first thing in the morning, before any negative can mix into yours easily.
Since that time my experience with energy has expanded. The tutu isn't there anymore ; ). It is now something I see on everyone, covering them like ivy on a beautiful building or a like an extra layer of us that surrounds our whole being.
I don't usually have to know what's going on in your day to know how you are feeling based on your energy. You can do the same. Have you ever felt someone's energy?
This is WHY it matters... if you have felt someone's energy, odds are YOUR energy can be felt too. That is what I refer to when I speak of sending love. I am sending MUCH love most of the time. That love is the energy I hope you feel. It radiates from me. It is how I would like to connect with every person and experience that I am grateful to have- with my love, my positive energy.
What energy are you sending? What energy do you want others to feel? What energy feels best on you? If you aren't sure, ask yourself how people respond to you. How do others act around you? How do YOU feel?
Pick it out tomorrow morning, when you pick out your clothes. Put on the energy that feels the best and allows others to be affected by it. Allow YOURSELF to be affected by it.
From my tutu to yours... sending Much Love.
Today I wanted to share that the thought of tomorrow excites me. What excites me the most about tomorrow is that I am now certain- free of doubt- that my tomorrow is a product of today. This may seem like something you've heard before but I'm talking a bit more consciously ; )
You see, every day we wake with more time. Each day provides for us the opportunity to think, to act and to do- to create our life. What we do with that time directly and indirectly creates our world.
More and more people all over the globe are understanding and using this information to more consciously steer their lives in any way they can imagine it. You just have to be open enough to try.
Just try try and improve whats been bothering you. Just try to see past your current circumstances and begin to dream again. To dig inside and uncover the magic that has been inside of you the whole time.
I tried. I opened myself up to this idea... and then I began to FEEL
better. So then of course I did it more... I began using the affirmation, "I attract and am surrounded by like-minded people", even though 98% of the people in my life thought I was just nuts ; )
Looking back I can see how they thought I was nuts. For me though, it was the chance of something better that made it worth the risk of finding out if I was right or indeed, just nuts.
Let me tell you that magical things are happening. They've been happening all along but I was programmed to believe that magic and greatness were for someone else... someone maybe famous or ridiculously smart. The secret I have really learned is that it IS in you. It IS in me.
We each have the option to just try and believe or not to. If you don't its ok... you will not have to risk improving anything in your life or risk experiencing fabulous new opportunities... it can just keep going and going, headed in the direction it already has been steered in...but remember that today, right this minute, you are creating your tomorrow too, whether you try it or not. Much Love.
I have some exciting news to share. I feel it’s important to preface this
news with a somewhat abbreviated version of how it all happened… You see, this year has been an amazing
year and I wanted to pause and acknowledge how I got here because it is so directly
related to what I want to share.
Most of my adult life has been spent in the beauty
industry. I started as a
hairdresser and then high school teacher, adult school teacher, sales and
education coordinator for a beauty industry leader. I also have had experiences owning a title agency, working
in retail, being a closing agent and working in a school for children who are
deaf and hard of hearing.
My career experiences are as vast as my educational
ones. I started college in 1991
and feel as though I have been going ever since. I have been an elementary education major, English major,
English writing major, math major, and psychology major. I have proven “smart enough” to do
everything I have tried but I have lacked the passion that was needed for any
of it to be truly successful.
And then I had my daughter and my life changed. Everything I ever thought and
everything I ever knew changed. My
perspective on life and my role in it changed. It seems that at this point in my journey there was a massive
shift of energy. I had reached the
threshold of life as I knew it but was unaware of anything except trying to
adjust to that new role.
Before I was 2 years into motherhood, my daughter and I
found ourselves suddenly on our own, as the life we were comfortable living
came crashing down. I am one of
the very many people who found themselves without most of the comforts and
pleasures I had once enjoyed. I
lost my homes, my relationships, my work , my money, most of our things…
And it got worse.
Each and everyday for the following two years presented a challenge of
getting out of bed and making the best of it for my daughter. My goal was to protect her from seeing
my pain or noticing any of the seemingly devastating losses we had
suffered. I was aware that I was
creating her future, how she thought and felt and I wanted it to be fabulous
regardless of our new seemingly unfortunate circumstances. It was difficult to say the least, but
I made a conscious effort, everyday.
During that two -year period, I saw an episode of Oprah about The Secret. After
watching for 60 minutes, I still had no idea what it was. I didn’t think about it anymore until
months later at a friend’s house. The Secret DVD was in the pile of
potential movies for the evening. As
the movie played I felt as if I was the only one in the room. It was speaking directly to me; A
new prospective which brought an instantaneous shift in energy again.
My viewing of that movie triggered a chain of events. I bought the movie and played it every
time I was home (going to sleep, cleaning, cooking). It didn’t matter what I was doing, the movie made me feel
better. It gave me hope. It helped me to be open to my changed
world. It inspired me to find
something good in EVERY experience I had.
It was difficult to do, but I really didn’t have much choice. Things were bad. They were worse than I could ever have
imagined. But, I had nothing left
to lose and there was still a bit of hope in all of my despair, so I chose to
I began starting every single day telling my daughter how
beautiful the day was. We would
stand outside our rent-controlled apartment looking up to the clouds and say,
“Thank you for today. It’s a
beautiful day and I am grateful.”
I didn’t believe it at first but it became a habit. And I started to feel good. Things were still very bad but I was
I bought the audio CD’s for The Secret. I listened
ever time I was in the car. I made
a vision board, as did my daughter.
I told anyone about it that would listen. Most people thought I was nuts, some didn’t.
Upon feeling better I began to research why I was feeling better.
What was it in my brain that would allow me to feel better under such
bad circumstances? This question
led me to investigate the teachers in the movie that had impacted me so
drastically. That is when I
discovered Bill Harris and his program Holosync. I ordered and began listening to
his program. He can certainly
describe what it does much better than myself but I can tell you that it made
me aware of my brain. His program
introduced me to the relation between what we expose our brain to and the
direct affect it has on us. It was
fabulous! I immediately began
feeling really good. Nothing had
changed around me but I was feeling really good.
My experience with Holosync and my new understanding of how
the brain works led me again on a search of the power of our minds, which is
where I first saw some information on hypnosis. I was intrigued.
Not knowing much about it, I learned as much as I could including what
it takes, academically, to do hypnosis.
The first website I found regarding certification listed their class
schedule and I called. That
happened on a Wednesday. The first
class began that Saturday. I
didn’t know how I would pay or how I could make it work but I felt pulled in
that direction. It all happened so
quickly and easily that I felt I should see where it took me.
That Saturday I arrived early for the class and sat in my
car for 30minutes. I thought, “How
did I end up here and what am I thinking?” After quite a few deep breaths, I decided to go inside and
within 5 minutes knew it was exactly where I belonged. My life had shifted again. There was no way I could have ever seen
it coming, but it did and it was one of the most beautiful blessings I could
have ever received.
So with some additional certifications, and continuous study
of some of our most wonderful spiritual teachers, I continue my journey, now
filled with passion and purpose.
My intention is to share with whoever is ready, a new perspective. One
that helps guide them in the direction they wish to travel, doing it with
passion and purpose as well.
This past year I have worked with a public middle school
using guided relaxation and visualization to help increase student test
scores. I have performed hypnosis
on patients undergoing surgery in the operating room, I have traveled to speak
at a college, inspiring the students to pay attention to the most beautiful
tool we have- our brain. I have
worked with clients with physical pain, mental anguish and many trying to
overcome self-limiting beliefs.
Today I can say that all of this, every part has been a
gift. Very soon this website will
be changing as I will be announcing the birth of my most beautiful creation
(Izabella aside, of course). It is
a project that will inspire and change the lives of many people. My partners and I have combined our passion
and shared purpose of helping you find and believe the greatness inside of
you. You will find it. You will share it and we will all live
in Much Love.
Thank you for all that you have added to my moments. Whatever your input has been- big or
small, local or distant, good or bad- you have added to my life and I thank
I will be seeing you soon… Much Love.
I was driving to see clients on a very beautiful sunny morning. There was some traffic but the
music was so good it only helped prolong the vibration I was enjoying. I felt so good that I started thinking
about my go-to thought... that clear image in my mind that ALWAYS provokes a smile. For me it has been my kiddo running up to greet me at the end of her day… The
joy is indescribable. It made me
think about two recent moments that added an enormous amount of gratitude and
faith to the life I continue to manifest.
An amazing 13-year-old girl was brought in to see me after undergoing a
year of chemotherapy treatments.
We worked together for a little while and when we were finished she sat
back in her chair smiling so brightly and said, “Thank you. I feel so much lighter. I feel so good.” Her smile was radiant. I was overwhelmed with joy and
gratitude for that very moment.
Being in that room with that little girl, and feeling without doubt that
I am where I should be, doing what I should be doing soothed my soul. She is going to have a beautiful life
and I so look forward to seeing her create everything she knows she can
that for a good day? Lol
open to infinite possibility, I welcome and consciously create opportunity
everyday. One particular opportunity
took me into an operating room with the intention of providing hypnotherapy on
a patient while she was undergoing surgery. It was a surreal experience for me at that time and when the
surgery was over, the patient thanked me for helping her. I thought that whole day was a
collection of fabulous moments and it concluded with that very patient and her
companion calling me into the recovery room to say thank you again…
If you are not sure about that, I ask you to at least playwith the idea that life is good and see what happens after a few days of trying.
have learned that doing what you love to do is be noted, recognized,
appreciated and valued. What are
you passionate about? If you know
what you are passionate about find a way to do it as often as you can. Make it a part of your life. It FEELS good. If you don’t know what you are
passionate about try to be OPEN to each experience that presents itself. Pay attention to how you navigate
through your day and what makes you feel good. And, if you need some more inspiration feel free to contact me, because that, of course, is what l love to do. Much love.
Ah yes, patience. When patience are combined with passion and purpose anything can happen. Your circumstances do not have ANY hold on what your tomorrow can be... Think of all the "reasons" you allow yourself not to succeed... all of the blame or jealousy or fear and then ask yourself what you need to do or keep doing or do a little differently to become successful.
How do people succeed? They don't give up. Unfortunately if you are like I was, you may have created all kinds of beliefs about why people succeed. Perhaps they were born into a successful family or they had more money or they ... whatever- fill in the blank. My truth now is that people who succeed refuse to rest at failure. That is not to say that they don't fail, but that they just don't stop because of it. They stay focused on their vision and the belief that they can achieve what they want. The believe in their purpose and are ignited by the passion to become whatever it is they know they can be. Take a look at some pretty successful people in my opinion and ask yourself if they would have succeeded if they stopped along the way because of failures...
Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and started a business called Traf-O-Data which failed. He them went on to create what we all know as Microsoft... a little thanks for him not giving up?
Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper editing position before starting a number of businesses that left him bankrupt... He didn't rest at failure and I know that my daughter and I (along with the millions who flock to his empire and watch his movies and buy his toys) are very happy that he didn't rest at failure. Thank you Mr. Disney.
Albert Einstein didn't speak until he was 4 and couldn't read until he was 7... they thought he was mentally handicapped and was expelled from school. Regardless of what he was told or what obstacles entered his path, he went on to win a Nobel Prize and has become the face of genius and modern physics... thank you for not giving up Mr. Einstein.
Thomas Edison was called stupid and fired from his first two jobs. It wasn't until after failing at over 1000 attempts with the light bulb that it finally worked... thank you SO much for not giving up Mr. Edison.
Oprah Winfrey was raised in an abusive home and even fired from a reporting job early in her career. The passion and purpose she must have felt deep within prevented her from giving up and now is one of the most successful people in the world... in the world! Ms. Winfrey, you are an inspiration and I thank you for not giving up.
Steven Spielberg attempted 3 times to be accepted into the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television and was rejected all 3 times! He ended up at another school but dropped out shortly to just become a the director he knew he so passionately wanted to be... I thank very much for not giving up Mr. Spielberg.
You see, if attaining your goals and becoming successful is done by not giving up then indeed, patience are a virtue. Patience are the tool that will get you through seemingly unfortunate events, failed attempts and "rough patches" along your journey. So my question to you is this: In the pit of your being, what do you feel you are you meant to be successful at and why have you not put your passion and purpose into that equation? There is no limit to what you can have, do or be... So like Micheal Jackson said... "don't stop till you get enough"!!!!!!
I have been working for more than a couple of years on how the brain works in relation to processing, effect and readjustment of input. Simply put my findings have been this: The distance between where you are and where you would like to be depends greatly on how you begin thinking about it. You see, how
you think about things is very important. It relates to every single thing in your world. You can't think something without thinking about it... and your thoughts provide a feeling. When you think about something you generate a feeling about it.
We can control our thoughts. It is not difficult or scary or anything else negative. It is liberating and fabulously freeing to not accept any negative attachment to what you think about. It is a possibillity for every single person to think more positively and reap the rewards of doing so.
We can direct our thoughts all day long. We do even though most of us are unaware of it. We say we want certain things to happen but we think it will be too difficult or we think someone deserves it more or hold blame on another... We say we want to make changes to improve our lives but then we think its just too hard or that maybe things aren't so bad as they are. We say we want to finish a project or start a new routine but we think why do I always procrastinate? Why is everything always so difficult?
The distance between where you are and where you would like to be depends greatly on how you begin thinking about it. Be aware of how you think about what you think about. You may have to read that sentence again so here it is... Be aware of how you think about what you think about.
If you have any experience or exposure to the law of attraction, this may come down to what you put out comes back... what you give you attract. The law is the same regardless of how
you think of it. I promise that if you begin to change how
you think about what you want or what you want to achieve or do or be, that you will get or achieve or do or be something other than you are right now. It is that simple.
My intention is to help as many people out of negative thinking and circumstances as possible. I once lived in a very dark place and now am filled with gratitude and love every single second of the day. Much love to you and yours at the conclusion of this year. Be aware. Be joyful. Be grateful. Much love.