I was very very quiet last year, especially the second half of the year, and I’m going to share with you why. In May I separated with my husband of 20 years so basically shit hit the fan in my life. When you go from being in a partnership to suddenly being alone it’s a very strange thing. It’s at once liberating and terrifying. I”m not the kind of person to put my business out for the world to see and I needed my time to reflect and regroup so I did just that. I took 7 months to go within. To do Continue Reading
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Keeping the Funky Energy Away
People often come to me for energy healing feeling utterly exhausted and depleted. They can’t sleep, they’re overeating, they’re irritable, and just overall feeling awful. These are all signs that your energy body is full of funky energy. This energy might be yours, but most likely it’s stuff you picked up from people around who are struggling, a toxic environment, not so great food and stress. I like to explain it this way; in your life you are exposed to a lot of different people and experiences. Each on that is a negative, or less than happy, experience creates a Continue Reading
When you keep tripping
I took a beautiful hike on my favorite trail on Mt Diablo last Saturday and I kept tripping on rocks. Now this isn’t something I normally do but I tripped 3 or 4 times. Even when I started to be more careful, I still tripped! The funny thing about tripping while on a mountain is that you have to keep going. There is no option to just stop. You have no choice but to keep walking, unless you plan to pitch a tent and live there (which doesn’t sound bad!). Thankfully I didn’t fall down but it made me take notice. It made Continue Reading
Is your Energy blocking your Success?
Do you ever look at your bank account and wonder what you’re doing wrong in your business? You’ve tried everything the books say, done all the work your coach said, paid for advertising, attended workshops and conferences and still no clients, or not enough clients to pay the bills. You know that you’re good at what you do, you know how to get clients results, you just know one day you will be successful. But what about today? What’s going on today that you’re just not getting enough clients? Or maybe you own a brick and mortar business and your Continue Reading
Mindless Eating vs Mindful Eating
Mindless eating vs Mindful eating I know the difference might seem obvious but it’s really easy to eat mindlessly without even realizing it. How many times have you grabbed the bag of chips and munched while you worked on your laptop, or eaten a bag of m&m’s while talking on the phone, or eating an entire block of cheese while chatting over wine with a friend? This is all mindless eating and while there is nothing wrong with any type of eating, mindless eating is an easy way to overeat and not even enjoy the food. And, I know when Continue Reading
Drama Mama Days
Sometimes I feel like a total Drama Mama. You know those days when nothing seems to go right and anything that can go wrong, at the wrong time, does. Yep. That was me today. Last night I threw my back out for the very first time. I wish I had some amazing story about how I did it, like salsa dancing or rock climbing but I was bending down trying to touch my toes. Clearly I need to learn how to do that without hurting myself! So today I was in a lot of pain. And of course I kept Continue Reading
The thing about distracting yourself from food…
I get asked a lot “How can I distract myself from food?” Well, you kind of can’t. Because that’s like trying to distract yourself from going the bathroom. Think about it. What happens when you really have to pee and you try to hold it? You start dancing around, jumping up and down, but eventually you have to pee or your gonna pee your pants right there in Target. There’s no avoiding it. It’s like that with food. Say you decide to give up bread because it’s “bad” for you. Now all you can think about it bread. All Continue Reading
Can you loosen your grip on food?
What would happen if you loosened your grip on food? If you stopped labeling food as good or bad? If you ate what you wanted, when you wanted it? What would that feel like? I know this is a crazy question. Trust me. Being a professional dieter there was no such thing as loosening my grip. I hung on to my diets like they were life rafts. If I let go, even just a little, I would drown. I would sink to the bottom of the ocean never to be seen again. I felt like if I ate what Continue Reading
Have you ever wanted to eat stale cake? I mean, like really wanted to eat it? This happened to me yesterday. Logically I know the cake is stale and I should have already thrown it out but there it was, in the fridge, calling my name like a song…Michelle…here I am….come to meeeee. It was after I ate dinner. I hadn’t been feeling well all day so pretty much stayed home. I found myself actually secretly wishing my husband would either a) go to bed early or b) go down and water the garden so I could eat the stale cake Continue Reading
You are NOT a number!
You’ve probably heard this a million times. The scale does not define your self worth. It’s really really honestly true. Your scales a liar. For many years I let my scale do just that. I allowed it to tell me if today was a good, or bad, or really, really bad day. A low number – hooray! great day! But a high number – a bad I’m-not-worthy-of-living kind of day. It was almost like my scale was taunting me. “Step on me..I’m your friend…I love you” and then BAM, the number was higher than yesterday. My scale was a LIAR! Continue Reading