Fall Feng Shui

Autumn


Fall is basically here...and it's a time of transition ALWAYS. The time when things start to slow down but at the same time still remain fairly active. It feels like the sweet spot in between the yin and the yang, that curvy center of flow and mystery
 

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The way we can use fall to our benefit is to bring the outside in as much as possible. Food, flowers, plants, pets, sunshine, air, etc. Savor the last days of light and life,catch the leaves falling and cherish the colorful beauty that shines during this time. Activate rustic tones in your clothes and decor to honor the shifting of the seasons. Start to warm up your intake of foods and beverages to get your body ready for winter. See what in your home needs attention....

Decluttering is always beneficial to do, but especially during transitions of any kind. Just as Spring Cleaning is the go-to chore, make it a point to re-evaluate what you keep around you right now. Notice what is out of balance, what is outdated, what is draining your energy or what might be taking you away from experiencing the full spectrum of life. The metaphorical cornucopia of blessings is being bestowed upon us in these next couple months, so it's wise to create the space for those blessings to be, inside yourself and inside your home. 

Start to notice more, feel more, relax more, take in more beauty around you. It's the time to cultivate a space of solace and refuge, a sanctuary for the winter months.

What do you need?
What do you desire to be surrounded by?
What needs your attention?
What feels off?
What feels amazing?

Focus on creating an inner and outer place of peace...whatever that means for you. 


If you are curious about how to do any of this or just want to learn more so you can feel empowered to create a space and a life you love, perhaps my signature virtual group Feng Shui program would be a good fit for you! We are only a couple weeks away from the start of the annual program, and if all this talk of transition, sanctuary and beauty ignites something in you, I think it's worth checking out. 
 

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I'm extremely proud of what this program has turned into over the years. It's a unique, one-of-a-kind program that up levels every area of your life! I have complete faith in what it offers as a source of inspiration, teaching and stepping stone for thriving. I cannot say enough about what this program can offer you, but the truth is, you've got to feel it. 

If you are ready to up-level, to start saying YES to your desires, to start believing that you are WORTH IT, that you can HAVE the home/life/business you want, that you can ENJOY and LOVE your self and space, then I truly invite you into this magical vortex of transformation called Around The BaGua. Check it out and learn more by clicking the button below. 

 

How to Get The Most Out of Summer with Feng Shui

Summer is here, ladies & gents! I’ve decided to write a little something for every season based on Feng Shui principles and how we can use Feng Shui and the current season to increase the success in our lives, whatever our goals are. But first, here’s a little bit of background on what Feng Shui is….

Feng Shui translates to “Wind and Water”. It is the practice of balancing energy, both seen and unseen. We can use Feng Shui within our homes or work spaces and also within our bodies + minds.

The balance is of the Yin and Yang, or feminine and masculine. Every character trait, essence, action and item possess either a yin or a yang quality. The study of Feng Shui teaches us how to utilize everything around us to serve us (and all) in our life balance. I believe it is the magical supplement to personal development and psychology that allows us to be in our excellence- mind, body and soul.

It’s been a true honor and pleasure teaching and utilizing Feng Shui for 9 years, because I have been able to shift my mindset and environment to shift my life experience, sometimes instantly. Anytime I am out of balance, I go straight to Feng Shui principles to see what might be off in that area, where I can put more attention on and how I can tweak my surroundings and thoughts to manifest my desired lifestyle. No doubt there are a lot of factors at play to change a life, circumstance or challenging situation, but Feng Shui has ALWAYS come through for me more than anything else. Plus, much of the mindset and manifesting tools that I use as a coach are in alignment with ancient Feng Shui principles. It all comes together seamlessly, which is why I am so passionate about sharing this wisdom with as many people as possible. 

  • The first time Feng Shui worked for me was producing instant income for my husband and I, along with a brand new career! 
  • The second major time Feng Shui wow’d me was how I used it to move from LA to San Francisco and land my dream home, city and network. 
  • The last time it has helped me manifest something major was my recent unexpected luxury trip to Ireland.

There have been so many smaller things that have transpired because of how I implement Feng Shui in my living spaces like harmonious relationships when there was only tension and transition, healing from an illness quickly, improving the quality of my business + clients, keeping the flow of money coming in during a stagnant time (or several) and igniting new romance in my life after separating from my husband. 

Life changes, sometimes very fast, so what I love about Feng Shui the most is that it helps us be resilient in our adaption to life. Not only that, but empowered and inspired! There is so much Feng Shui can create for us, because energy exists all around us and remember Feng Shui is the practice of balancing this energy. It’s basically making the “energy” noticeable and meaningful for you, so that you can do something with it in this physical experience on Earth. 

Summer

The Summer season is all YANG energy, masculine, loud, creative, colorful, hot and social. It’s all about action! It’s really fun to harness the energy of each season because again, it helps us experience life better and more easier as we go along with the natural “flow”. The more we can surrender to the flow, the easier our lives become. It’s like path of least resistance, which is so successful, it is how nature operates. 

The way we can use summer to our benefit in Feng Shui terms is to get out of our comfort zone! Be more creatively expressed, take some risks, move more, be more social, invite more activities in our lives, commune with nature more or live life more “loudly”. Don’t hesitate and think of one of my favorite phrases ‘Carpe Diem’ which means ‘seize the day’. Summer is the time to activate your passions, as the element fire rules this season.

Dive into your bliss and follow it fiercely.

In your home, light more candles or the fire pit more often. Bring in some warm tones, unless your location is extremely hot, in which case you can balance that energy with some cool colors. Make sure to have inspiring art or objects around you so you will constantly feel inspired to get out and do something.

What’s the first thing that came to mind that you want to do??? *comment below*

If you are left feeling super curious about how and why all this Feng Shui stuff works, I invite you to take action now and sign up for my upcoming 9-week virtual Feng Shui program, Around The BaGua.

In this online program, we will meet weekly to discuss every area of life, how it relates to Feng Shui and how to enhance your home + beliefs to create the life you are looking for. It’s a mix of ritual, ancient techniques and mindset makeovers that will up-level every area of your life, if you let it. This program comes around just once a year and there are many happy students who shared their journey. Head over to the link below and read more about it + register to claim your spot as there is limited availability! 

Are you honoring your season of life?

I'm back!

February sparked an incredibly intense beginning of transformation for me and I needed to pull back these past few months. After a month of powerful leadership, I retreated to Ireland which unexpectedly brought me an extraordinary amount of change & inspiration. It literally shifted me on a soul level. I relate to people with more of a pure energy now, I have a deeper connection to mother earth, I found more of my own magic that resides within me and I started a new chapter of sensual exploration & freedom. Life has evolved, expanded and blossomed for me. 

What is the season of life you are in?
Massive growth?
Major life transition?
Needing to pull back?
Lost and confused?

It's important to take the time to fully BE where you are. You'll NEVER be here again. Taking advantage of life offers us the perspective to be present with what is, to allow ourselves to integrate and evolve in our own way, our own time and in our own process. I believe this was important to share with you today, no matter what season of life you're in. 

These past few months for me have given me much introspection and practice with processing. It's allowed me to fully understand more of who I am, where I want to go and what I'm capable of. I had to really honor where I was at. Here's how that looked:

I had to step back from the regular routine, from producing content and being professionally active.
I had to slow down, surrender and ask for (a LOT) of help. 
I had to take a big inventory of my personal values & life situation.
I had to ride the wave of integration which could look unfavorable from the outside.
I had to let go of my natural ambition to keep doing doing doing and put more emphasis on being.
I had to really learn how to be comfy with being uncomfortable, and still am.
I had to learn to be more intimate, present, responsible and authentic than ever.


All of this was extremely hard for me because it took me away from my "year plan", my actions that I've been taught how to take and the socially acceptable way of living....but I had to do me. It lit some fires, it caused some drama but eventually, it all brought me back to the real me. There have been plenty of ups and downs, which have all contributed to the highest good for all, weaving a dream in me that wasn't really clear until now. That's the other message I needed you to know...

Trust the process, it will reveal it's importance later.
 

Our human minds like to get ahead of ourselves, but our intuition and energy body is what holds our highest truth. As your Inspiration Muse, I'm here to remind you that true happiness, success & fulfillment are created from honoring our deepest desires in each moment. They will be met if they are honored, meaning when you acknowledge that you WANT what you want and that you DESERVE IT. When it is unclear why something is happening, rest assured that there is magic at hand, weaving your dream together in ways you can't yet fathom. Hold strong to sacred boundaries that protect your inner most desires and let the magic unfold. Easier said than done, but for now, know...


You are supported. Allow yourself to receive. 

 

If you feel like you need some major support in creating your future, understanding your power and finding your unique skill set that brings you to a revolutionary new paradigm of productivity & happiness, I would love to help you.

I have only 5 new spots on my private coaching roster that have recently become available for women that are READY to step into their greatness. You can explore this opportunity by booking a complimentary 45 min Inspiration Session with me at the link below.
 

CLICK HERE to book an INSPIRATION SESSION



To endless inspiration,

 

Success is related to self-worth

I believe that we are all deserving of our desires, of a fulfilling and meaningful life, of true love with ourselves and others, of health, wealth and happiness. I believe it's possible to love every piece of our body and being. I believe our feminine essence has more power for us than our masculine essence. I believe it's possible that we can change everything and actually have only what's important to us in our lives, that we don't have to suffer under the obligations or expectations of others.

I remember when I had none of this. When all of that was a pipe-dream that seemed sooo far away for me. I have been at rock bottom (several times) and I've dipped back and forth since then as well. Now, I've absolutely cultivated all of this for myself in the last 4 years and have become a woman I never thought I could be. I owe it all to what I share with you here in these love notes, hoping to inspire YOU to ignite the spark within you that knows she deserves more. 

The Self Care Challenge is underway and it is incredible. I wanted to bring a little bit of that magic here for you. Women are lovingly pushing themselves to step out of their comfort zone and take care of themselves more, and the results are profound. Healing is happening, bonds are deepening, a-ha's are being had and our quality of life is increasing. I believe self-care is the start of all I shared earlier. 


Success of any kind is directly related to self-worth.


That means it all has to start with increasing our capacity for love by taking exquisite care of ourselves first so we can THEN receive more love from others. You still have time to join us in the free Self Care Challenge, but this love note is simply to invite you tocommit to SOMETHING right here and now, that helps you cultivate more self-love. Think of a role-model that you can guess what she does for herself. Think of what you are missing the most in your life (and I promise you it's not outside of you) and start there. 

How can you begin to show yourself that you are worthy of what you want? Start caring for and loving yourself FIERCELY and CONSISTENTLY

I am here to witness you, so please feel free to reply to this email with any questions, concerns, gratitude or celebrations you have. 

And if you are ready to truly immerse yourself in radical self-care, self-love, sisterhood and heart-centered living, I invite you to join me for a weekend retreat where I will show you how to truly live, love and lead with your heart. This is an intimate and unique group immersion retreat that will help you finally release your blocks, claim your throne as the metaphorical Queen of your life and experience what it's like to operate from a place ofcentered wholeness. This is truly a magnificent opportunity for those looking to godeeper on their path of self-love. Click on the image below to learn more. The castle gates are OPEN to welcome a limited number of women before March 1st. 

 


...and again, I invite you to take ACTION now. Do something for yourself, for your soul, so your cup is full and you can give your unique, one-of-a-kind genius to the world. CHALLENGE: Do it before or on Valentine's Day! 

 

Loving you,

Welcome to the self care challenge 2017

Darling, I have a special invitation for you today to something so close to my heart that I believe will positively impact your whole entire year. This once-a-year FREE opportunityhas the potential to change your life and re-direct your energy to a much more soulful, easy, magnetizing and exciting experience in your life and/or business. Consider this your first step into your new normal of ease, abundance and efficiency! 

You are invited to join the self-care revolution via the annual Self-Care Challenge starting tomorrow, February 1st, 2017.

 



Self-care has been the biggest catalyst for my success and helps me sustain what I create. I learned long ago that this ancient practice profoundly re-calibrates our energy so we have MORE of it, increases our capacity for love and abundance as well as gives us the confidence and connection we are really looking for...with OURSELVES. 

We can’t take care of others until we take care of ourselves, and I know how much you care about others. 

It really is possible to take care yourself and actually FIT it into your busy schedule.
You gotta come first, sista

 


Valentine’s day is almost upon us, so what a perfect time to get into the swing of being incommunion with ourselves. We gotta get cozy with ourselves before we can get cozy with someone else. It’s only when we are FULL that we can experience pleasure and intimacy. 

If we are bringing our empty cup to the table, we set ourselves up for being drained and incapable of actually giving our greatest self-expression, unique gifts and one-of-a-kind love to anyone else. 

Sign up for the Self Care Challenge HERE

HOW IT WORKS
 

Once you sign up, you'll get all the information you need to participate. I will send you one short video each day for 13 days featuring a new Self-Care Ambassador sharing their biggest challenge around self-care and what your specific challenge is for that day. Every day, you are encouraged to do that challenge AND post it either on your social media channels or the safe Facebook Group (gotta sign up to get access). Each time you post, you'll be entered to win a mystery prize bundle at the end of the challenge. 

I  made a Facebook LIVE video where I shared more about this and planning on doing another today! 

I hope you will join us. Sign up TODAY so you don't miss anything. We start together in sisterhood tomorrow. 

Feel free to SHARE this email as well! Be that synchronistic messenger for the women that need this in their lives right now. 


See you soon!

"The self-care challenge was the best thing - hands down- that I did for myself last year! The lessons and visuals stick with me to this day and I am able to practice self-care much more effortlessly. I can't wait to do it again this year! The challenge and all the wonderful women who are a part of it, help us realize how important self care is and how we cannot afford to be neglected. While I came away the winner of last year's challenge, I feel like we were all winners! Don't miss this free opportunity to care for yourself!" 
-Lauren, Let Me Organize It

What it takes to get & stay MOTIVATED

Let’s talk about motivation. The majority of people who don’t achieve their goals or dreams say it’s because they can’t get or stay motivated to do so, to take the actions needed or to have the mindset that keeps them going. I have been teaching hundreds of women over the last 6 years how to get organized in their home, life and schedule, but I want to share a personal story about motivation that may have a bigger impact on helping YOU get and stay motivated.

Come on a little journey with me…

In 2008 I got in a near fatal car accident, flipped my car over on the freeway and walked away nearly unscathed. The diagnosis was a spinal spasm, which never really got treated because of insurance drama, even though I wasn’t at fault. Over the years I would dabble in chiropractic, massage, core exercise and stretches to help my back, but as you may or may not know, dabbling is never effective.

I have also not had the best relationship with food or exercise, ever, and when that accident happened, I knew something new and powerful was stirred in me. I awoke to a new leaf on life, however, I still didn’t give my body the attention it was screaming for.

When I joined a national networking group, Polka Dot Powerhouse one year ago, my life changed dramatically again. There were powerful, like-minded women owning businesses and working together and having a ton of fun and success along the way. I was hooked! It was then that I met Dr. Nicole, who I immediately fell in love with. She is a vibrant, kind and amazing soul. She is a chiropractor and it seemed everyone in the group had great success working with her. I had always wanted to try chiropractic again, since nothing was working for my back, especially since the muscle spasms were happening every couple of months and putting me out of work for weeks at a time.

But, my pattern was dabbling, so I chose the story that I couldn’t afford it and I didn't need it. I’ll just keep dabbling in getting a massage when my back flares up and going for a long walk once a week. I was and have been avoiding my health, focusing on helping others before me once again. As a Feng Shui consultant, I create balance and harmony within a space to have healthy energy flow in life and at home. It’s ALL about paying attention instead of avoiding or ignoring. I realized I was totally avoiding my well-being and blocking energy flow in my body which of course translated to my life experience. I realized two months ago that I needed to get serious about ALL parts of me, not just my spiritual, mental and emotional intelligence that were in tact. My physical self needed some major love and attention, and beyond the basic self-care practices that I had been doing. 

If you know me, you know that I am all about synchronicities and signs. I never just do anything for the sake of doing it anymore. I allow myself to be divinely guided and only commit myself to something that feels totally aligned and right. Well, how Dr. Nicole and I came to work together was beautifully synchronistic. Her office had a fun holiday ladies night gathering which hosted a plethora of vendors who gave away free services or discounted products, Dr. Nicole being one of them. She was offering a free spinal scan and exam for $40. SOLD. Right then and there, I knew things were going to change. That session was so illuminating and enlightening for me to fully understand WHY my dabbling to “fix” my back had never worked. The structure had to be addressed. She was able to explain exactly how chiropractic can help (everything I had suspected all along but was scared to admit it). I also appreciated her positive energy and intuitive nature, which was important to me.

I also want to share that I harnessed Feng Shui (intuitively) right after this event. I felt the sudden urge to clean underneath my stove which happens to be in my health area of my home. I wasn’t thinking “oh, this is in my health area, I better clean it.” I just got the urge and took action immediately. 

 
 
 

Well, Dr. Nicole turned out to be the exact investment I needed to take charge of my health. In 5 weeks, my strength, inflammation and range of motion has dramatically increased. I feel lighter, more mobile and physically aligned. Plus, I have been on point with healthy nutrition (naturally, without force or deprivation) and self-care that supplements the internal structural reinforcement that is happening. I actually WANT to eat right, move more and stay aware of body sensations. I’m motivated. And I’m getting results all over the place.

My point is, this was the RIGHT leap for me, the next level of evolution in my self-care that drastically improved all areas of my health. It was scary to jump in, but the water actually felt perfect. I honored my intuition and that’s when everything opened up. When I saw results, I felt motivated to keep going, to keep showing up, to try new things, to naturally be drawn to what will support me and to focus on the well-being, body flow and alignment that I had been searching for. It was NEVER this easy, it was always a huge challenge for me to do this. It’s easy now because of the consistent inspiration and improvement I have been receiving for these last 5 weeks. 

We must first be INSPIRED before we can be motivated and take action.

That means we need to deepen the meaning of WHAT and WHY we are participating in. We need to connect what we want or need to do with our core values and biggest priorities before we can expect to be motivated. IN-spiration comes first. We will stay motivated when we see the results from practicing, which gives us energy and faith to keep going. Every little step forward gives you more motivation, and to take each step, we must trust the inspiration, the signs, the synchronicities that guide us. Also, as you can see, Feng Shui helps too ;)

This is why doing things out of obligation, societal “should’s” or from others people’s goals won’t EVER motivate you. 

If you are reading this, something is being asked for your attention in your life. You are now being called to invest in something bigger than you have been, because that next level of you (when you reach your goal) is going to ask you to take a different and more powerful approach than what you have already been doing. What is it for you??

  • Perhaps it needs to be an investment in your health like me through a self-care modality, a health coach, a gym membership or class. 
  • Perhaps you need an investment in your love life by way of therapy, online relationship courses, relationship coaching, more date nights, etc. 
  • Perhaps what is evident in your life is an investment in your career like school, training, or certification. 

What are you being asked to invest in that will up-level your life? The signs are present, my love. 


This is also how coaching works. When I invested in a life coach, life coach training, Feng Shui certification, priestess training and a Queen Initiation retreat, they were major leaps that I had to make which I knew would propel me forward, giving me the exact support I needed to run my business the way I wanted and needed to and keeping me accountable and motivated the entire time. 

What happens in a coaching relationship is incredible INSPIRATION by way of connecting deeper to yourself, identifying and clearing blocks and finding new, soulful ways to achieve your goals. That is why people who invest in coaching are actually investing in themselves by expediting their future. People who allow themselves to be coached experience massive motivation and clarity. 

Would you like to explore if coaching would be right for you right now? I offer complimentary INSPIRATION SESSIONS for women that want to gain more clarity about what is blocking their success and find a new and better way to move forward whether that is with me or on their own. It’s pretty powerful. Click the button below if you would like to claim your personal one-on-one time with me. 

Do you need to amp up your self care? This is the secret to lasting success and fulfillment. Join the #SelfCareChallenge and I, along with the other 13 Self Care Ambassadors will tell you all about it! The revolution starts February 1st, 2017. CLICK HERE to join.

Happy New Year Michelle Powell Coaching!!!

How was the transition for you? Do you feel like you are still transitioning? It seems most people I talk to are, so I hope that softens your soul a bit, knowing you don’t have to be in the momentum/activation energy just yet either. 

If you still need to close out 2016, I created a beautiful ritual for you. Today I want to talk about a yearly theme, introduce mine and share what will be different for these love letters to you from now on. 

Last month, I was lucky enough to receive a special Goddess of the Year reading, which was the goddess Freyja. I feel her as an empowered, sensual and a revolutionary siren of truth. She is what the day Friday is named in honor of. Fridays also represent beauty and love, ruled by the planet venus. For that reason, I’ve decided to move my love letter schedule over to Fridays. I will also be minimizing the amount so as not to add clutter to your inbox and switch over to bi-monthly deliveries. I hope you enjoy this change. Make sure to also check out what’s happening on social media and my upcoming events below!

This year for me is going to be all about LIBERATION. Freyja represents so many beautiful aspects of the feminine: sexuality, freedom and courage, so expect to read a lot this year around those topics. Here’s the definition of Liberation:

“the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release.”
“freedom from limits on thought or behavior.”


OMG YES!  free from the imprisonment of limiting beliefs, playing small, holding back, settling for mediocracy and a restrictive body. Free from working like a slave girl, slavery to society, slaving myself away for other peoples causes, from addictive thoughts and behavior and what feels like slavery in my roles in some relationships. Free from feeling oppressed mentally, physically, spiritually, sexually and emotionally. Free to release alllllllllllof this and whatever doesn’t align with my soul. Free to say NO. Free to say YES to pleasure, prosperity and play. 

This feels grandly luxurious and enlivening to me. 

I know I blindly created the situations in those feelings of imprisonment, slavery, oppression and limitations. I am a Capricorn, it’s kinda our downfall. Well, the mask is OFF, the desire is FIERCE and I am fucking ready to OWN IT. 

I know you have felt these before too. We can feel trapped or imprisoned when something isn’t aligned or outgrows us. We can feel oppressed when we don’t have the know how to stand up for ourselves and stand in our personal power. We can all feel like a slave to society, something or someone, when we can’t stand on our own, don’t feel safe or have too much evidence that there isn’t another way in addition to having no support to guide us through it. We limit ourselves based on what we see from others and who molds us as a child. Everything feels out of reach at first until we gain enough evidence that it’s possible. So, my point is, I know you feel me, I know you’re with me in some way, I know how you feel because I have and do feel it too sometimes. My point is, I can help you! I can guide you through the process and into the life you are secretly dreaming about!

There is so much I have planned for this year, so I hope you will stick around for the ride. One thing I have learned over the years is that when you hang around those that are ascending and skyrocketing by taking quantum leaps in their life, you will experience it along with them. 

What is YOUR word, phrase or theme for the year, darling? DO tell!!! Reply to this email to tell me. 
 

A Soulful End of Year Ritual Gift For You!

wanted to share a special writing ritual that I have been engaged in this past week to really lock in this year with power, inspiration, celebration and authenticity that I think you will absolute LOVE! It doesn’t matter if this year was “good” or “bad” for you, I highly recommend you give this a try. 

ALSO - I’m going to share with you the exact excerpt from my journal on the first question.

One thing that I learned when I started my life coach training several years ago is that to keep us moving forward, growing as a person and overcoming limiting beliefs or blocks, we must reflect on the specifics of our thoughts, feelings, actions and beliefs. We must consciously celebrate to truly lock in success, or we will continue to rely on our habitual subconscious patterns instead of creating new, more empowering ones. We must learn from our mistakes or perceived failures as well, and there are ways we can access our deepest truth to uncover WHY it did or didn’t happen and learn that there is always legit reasons for it. From there, we have greater awareness + capability to choose a new way of being or doing. What I know is that nothing will shift until the present is fully felt and embodied. 

These journaling prompt questions are my holiday gift to you. I believe, if you spend honest time with them, that they will bring you much clarity, inspiration, power and motivation. What a spectacular gift you can give yourself going into the new year.

They are meant to ignite deep reflection and prep you for how you would like to show up in 2017, whether that is through resolutions, intentions, year planning or pure openness. Before you can go powerfully INTO the new year to cultivate new goals, you must complete this year by honoring all aspects of your experience. It’s just like the saying “you can pick up something new until you put down what you’re holding onto.”

For this exercise, I would carve out about an hour. You will need your 2016 goals/intentions/resolution/whatever you created as well as your 2016 word theme, if you have one, and of course your journal and pen.

I’ll start us off by showing you what I wrote in response to the first question:

What has your 2016 theme (CONNECTION) taught you? What does it look like to be in that theme fully?

"Connection has taught me that it’s what I really want deep down and when I focus on that instead of having fun or gaining something, it’s way more enjoyable and meaningful. Connection lifts my spirits into joy, openness and a balance of giving and receiving. It’s also taught me how important authenticity is and allowed me to be more authentic, because otherwise, I couldn’t connect. It taught me to look out for connection, notice it when it’s happening and to never underestimate the power of any connection, big or small. All contribute to our soul's desires and destiny. We never know who knows who, and in that regard, we can be prepared for the best connection of our lives at all times from the Starbucks barista to our best friend. Connection helped me bridge the gap between my personal and business life, merging the experience into an unexpected love fest. I built extremely powerful, intentional, successful, meaningful and impactful relationships this year more than any other year. It also encouraged me to shine, grow and create/expand my services in honor of connection, which brought tremendous fulfillment and win-win’s for all involved. It helped me get out of my comfort zone in so many ways. It helped me to USE courage (my theme for 2015) and trust like no other. It was truly an amazing, life-changing theme. Other words associated with connection, that I embodied this year: authenticity, trust, intimacy, courage, receive, give, inspire, joy, desire, grow, collaborate, community, risk, shine."

 

  • What has your 2016 theme taught you? What does it look like to be in that theme fully?
  • How do you feel when you see what you have accomplished this year?
  • Who are your sisters of significance and main men that have been the biggest impact on your life this year?
  • What goal are you most proud of achieving + why?
  • What was the biggest shift for you in 2016?
  • Where did you fall short + why?
  • What belief was present around the goals you didn’t achieve?
  • What was motivating your goals that you didn’t achieve + how does it relate to your 2016 theme?
  • Why do you think you weren’t ready for the goals that you didn’t achieve?
  • What made the achieved goals work/doable? 
  • What else did you accomplish this year besides what you set out to do and how did you grow as a person?
  • What’s the next phase for your life based on what you accomplished this year and who you have become? 
  • What would you like to devote yourself to in 2017?

 

Darling, I would absolutely LOVE to hear how this went for you. Will you let me know by emailing me what stood out most in your responses? OR, email me if you need help writing these responses. 

 

To your new, more powerful, beautiful and inspiring self in 2017.

CHEERS!! 

Happy New Year.

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Beauty week 4

Today will be our last beauty Interview featuring Barbara Wayman. She shares how to connect with yourself using beauty and what beauty has taught her about happiness. I also LOVE her commitment to fun and positivity, which is palpable in this interview. 


Barbara is an author, travel writer and PR professional with a lifelong passion for health and beauty. She runs Barbara’s Beauty School on Facebook which is a celebration of self-care, balance and exuberant femininity. It's also is a sharing hub where women from all walks of life and backgrounds can ask and advise on anything beauty related that interests them or works for them. Pretty amazing, huh? 



I hope you enjoy this audio interview as well as week 1week 2 and week 3. Make sure to comment on the video or in social media to keep the conversation going. Let's reinvent the meaning and purpose of beauty, shall we? I want to hear your thoughts and what was most valuable for you. 

Enjoy the last week of the year, beauties! Make it magical and be sure to toast to your magnificent beauty on New Years Eve. I know I will.

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Cheers to your endless presence of beauty! 

Beauty week 3

Welcome to week 3 of our Beauty theme focus month. 

This interview is with an amazing local Bay Area artist Ellen Brook. We talked about the magical journey Ellen has been on and how art found her. To me, she blends spirituality with her artwork + clothing by her belief that her work drives beauty through a deeper, transcendent force that is bigger than all of us. She honors where she is guided to create and explore herself as a creative person without boundaries, someone she NEVER thought she could be. I love her perspective on beauty, how she truly embraces the practice of creation as a means to connect more with herself and as a more compelling way for others to connect to themselves. 

Basically, Ellen reminds us to make space in your life for beauty to see what magic can emerge. 

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After calling many places ‘home’ and traveling extensively, Ellen began her artistic journey in California in the late 90's. Investigations into consciousness and meditation paralleled her introduction to painting.  Following a career in corporate and non-profit communications, Ellen reoriented her life to focus on her art. 

Ellen maintains an art practice and designs and creates original, hand-made women’s apparel and accessories. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows, and hangs in private collections. Ellen’s artwork and clothing have been recognized in “Uncommon Threads”, a group show at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History; Fiber Arts Now Magazine; on the runway in FashionArt SantaCruz 2013 & 2014 and Pivot: The Art of Fashion 2015; and featured on the cover of “las Aventuras de Pasion’, a Latin Jazz CD. 

Ellen holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.P.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She now resides and maintains her studio just south of San Francisco. Ellen is on the Advisory Board of the Fashion and Design Department at Canada College, Redwood City, CA.  

Brook’s soft palette of Eastern-inspired silk apparel creates a semblance of earth-toned fluidity that floats down the runway.”  
-The Santa Cruz Good Times, 2014
 

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