I have been operating on an average of five (5!) hours of sleep for the last several months.  Despite every effort, our newest baby continues to wake up in the night.  I have changed my prayers from “please help her to sleep through the night” to “please help me to endure and still be a good mom with such little sleep.”  I am trying to surrender and just learn whatever I can while I am in this season.  That said, the lack of sleep does impact my physical energy, and, at times, my patience.  I also find it harder to be productive and to stay focused and on purpose.  It is challenging to be motivated to do everything when one is so tired!

Today I just wanted to stay in bed.  I could hardly force my eyes open but willed myself out of bed to go take care of my children.  They deserve my best and I want to give it to them.  However, by lunchtime I really just wanted to give in to my fatigue and call it a TV day.  I was tired, my house was a mess, I felt unproductive and Josie-grossie, and every noise made in my house sounded like the dreaded nails on a chalkboard.  My nerves were shot and I had fallen into a hole of negativity.

I knew I could just let my children watch TV all afternoon and get a bit of rest.  I knew they would be occupied and safe and I was tempted to give in to the urge.  However, I don’t want my kids to be couch potatoes.  I don’t want them to remember mom just laying in bed.  I want to teach them to work and play.  I want to be in their midst showing them how to love life, how to treat one another, and how to be happy.  I can’t do those things if I am in bed!  And don’t get me wrong, there are times where the best decision for the entire family is for momma to get some sleep! But today, I decided to just try.  I determined to give myself fifteen minutes.  I decided I am the one that calls the shots around here.  I decide if each day is good or bad, and I have the power to impact the success of my day.  I can have a less than desirable morning and still save the day by making conscious choices to participate in our family life in positive ways!  I can choose to smile through it and focus on gratitude instead of wallowing in my fatigue.  So with fifteen minutes on the clock, I left my bedroom to face the music.  I asked my children to help me and we picked up the messes.  We cleaned the kitchen and the family room and started a load of laundry.  I cut some fruit up to serve as a snack and I began doing energy work to shift my attitude and chase out the effects of sleepless nights.  And you know what?  Fifteen minutes was enough to change my bad day into a good day.  I was able to reengage in my life.  It was a simple choice and resulted in simple actions, but it was enough!

Getting busy for fifteen minutes may not be the answer every time, but it made all the difference for today’s set of problems.  I didn’t climb any mountains or set any records, but I did enough of what needed to be done.  I was able to be pleasant with my children and accomplish a few tasks that help keep our home happy.  And for today, that is enough.  Should you find yourself wanting to quit midway through a bad day, give yourself fifteen minutes and see if the landscape does not change!   Whatever it takes, you deserve a great day and you have the power to make it so.

Woohoo!!  I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two months with our new baby girl.  She is amazing and reminds me of why I love my work and am passionate about helping others.

I look at her beautiful face and want so much for her.  More than anything, I want her to know how important she is.  I want her to know and remember that she is enough as she is. I want her to know she has unique gifts to offer the world.  I want her to know who she is and how to own her own power.  She has everything she needs to create beauty, to change lives and to be a person of influence.  She has come into the world and is free of the burdens so many of my clients face!  This little baby is free to be herself!  She freely offers herself, love, and smiles to everyone around her.  I look at her perfection and think of clients I have helped that struggle with self doubt and self sabatoge.  Right now, every thing is possible for my little girl.  And each of us start out that way.  Yet, somewhere along the way in our journey, we pick up habits and negative thinking that cause us to lose our way!

We start out as babies with every potential in the world, but most of lose that perspective and come to think we have limitations!  And then the very worst thing in the world happens.  We lose our own hope and then we start to believe that we are not enough now and never will be.  Our fears and negative self talk take over and we are stopped in our tracks on a path towards unhappiness.  We are each meant to enjoy our lives!  Yet, too many of us get stuck in negative patterns and miss out on prosperity, loving relationships, great health, and the other great things that make life fun.

This is why I am so excited to be back in business!  I absolutely love helping my clients weed out the junk that is holding them back.  It is a privilege to work with individuals like you and see you  finally let go of the hurt, guilt, fears, and false beliefs that have plagued your life for years, even decades!  My belief breakthrough sessions help clients connect to the power within that babies naturally offer the world.  I am planning new programs and experiences that I am excited to launch that will help you quickly transform your life and business.

Thanks for letting me part of your journey.  Life is good and it is exciting for me to be back!

Yesterday there were two annoying flies buzzing around my kitchen. I have no idea how they found their way into my abode, but I wanted them out! In the scriptures that morning I had read the following scripture:

“All things bear record of me.” (Moses 6:63)

I take the scriptures literally, so when it says “all things,” I believe God means ALL things. I had determined that when faced with less than ideal or annoying situations, I would ask myself how my circumstances could bear record of Him.

So as the flies flew around my head, I stopped to think how do these little bugs bear record of God.

My first thought was that flies keep us humble (they bug us just enough to let us know we are not in control!), but that is not the right answer. Internet research taught me that flies have a more important purpose than bugging us humans. Flies are tasked with being part of the ecosystem and consume waste and dead animals. Were it not for flies, the earth could be filled with millions of years of waste! So while I thought flies were meant to annoy me, they actually perform an essential service.

The fly lesson is that while we sometimes feel that we are facing an annoying problem, in actuality that very problem may be part of a bigger plan that is for our greatest good.  The good news is that we can release our annoyances in a quick energy session and move right into feelings of gratitude.  When we can shift our energy into a spirit of gratitude, life flows easier and our problems quickly resolve.

“It is in the whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn.” –M. Scott Peck, M.D.

Challenges and problems are part of this life. Both are inevitable and each of us eventually have the opportunity to decide how we will deal with the challenges that come our way. Lately, I have had some challenges but I am grateful because I know that I grow through new experiences. Here are some affirmations to use when you find yourself facing a new challenge.

  • I am courageous.
  • I am wise.
  • I use my courage and wisdom to create solutions.
  • I am teachable.
  • I am growing spiritually and mentally.
  • I am patient.
  • I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about myself and develop new strengths.
  • I am creating a better future.
  • I am a problem solver.
  • I have all the talents and resources I need to resolve this challenge today.
  • I am open to learning and growing.
  • I am happy to have experiences that allow me to grow and develop into my best self.
  • I rise to meet life’s challenges.

Print this list and post in your home for those moments you need to remember your strengths.

Every cook has experienced the crying that comes from working with onions in the kitchen. As soon as the knife cuts into the pungent onion, our human eyes begin to water and the floodgates open.

Did you know the energy for that familiar pattern can be cleared? It is so fun to cook without the tears, while recognizing how amazing energy work is! I am constantly amazed that my previous problem of tears in the kitchen is no longer an issue for me – all because of a simple energy release and affirmation.

If energy work can release my association with tears and onions, imagine what it can do in other more important areas of your life! Energy is everywhere and when we know how to work with the natural laws that are energy-based, life is experienced in new ways. We no longer react to those little bumps, we release the feeling of being stuck, and we are free to create our best lives. My knowledge of energy has released patterns and tendencies that have been passed on through my ancestors, as well as the false beliefs and patterns I developed on conscious and sub-conscious levels. Energy releases free us and allow us to feel whole. It’s a good feeling and I love to help my clients enjoy that level of peace and balance.

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