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Body Screaming at You? What You Need To Know Now

body screamingIs your body screaming at you? Out beyond the altar of doing more, faster, there is a space of awareness, wisdom and compassion. I’ll meet you there. May these true confessions of an alchemist guide your way.

Ever look at yourself with a sense of humor?
I had a bumper crop of that recently, three days post-abdominal surgery.
I was under general anesthesia, complete with a breathing tube. Since I was released from the hospital the same day, I expected I would feel fine and have a great excuse to take a few days off and bond with my kids.

Check out my weekend to-do list:

Make fresh yogurt from scratch,
Teach my kids how to make natural facial sprays and masques,to do list Watch a thought-provoking movie w my daughters followed by a life-enhancing discussion,
Re-cover the antique footstools from my office,
Complete my personal tax prep,
Write an article on “The Mystic” for a new online magazine

Want to guess what actually happened?

None of the above.

Bet you saw that coming.

Surgery went well, but nausea threw me to the floor.
Great news: I guarantee I’ll never become addicted to codeine, torodal, or whatever the hell else they gave me.
(Cue hysterical laughter.)

My kids got the super-fun throw-up mommy to play all weekend.
(This is definitely not one that you want to buy for your kids during holiday season.)
I got exactly no nourishment, as everything that went down, came right back up, including the anti-nausea medication.

tired
Going somewhere? I don’t think so.

Monday was better, but better is a relative term.
I concluded that if I wasn’t well enough to drive my kids a mile and a half to the bus, seeing clients would have to wait.

After gritting my teeth and rescheduling, I had a good talk with myself.
I asked myself the same tough but loving questions I ask my clients.
And I realized something important.

I was treating my recovery process as an inconvenient interruption of daily life.

That is some really screwy logic that deserved to be flipped on its head.

So I re-decided. My priority was to fully and completely heal at all levels….even though his meant taking more time off than I wished.

To be clear, by “time off” I mean being still instead of pushing against the necessary boundaries my body screaming alerted me to   when I ignored the whispers.

Which meant there was no freshly prepared yogurt, no eco-friendly skin care line and the tattered (but beloved) foot stools will be here a bit longer.
Tax prep was delayed and that article may or may not get written in a timely fashion.

But it also means I listened to my body, rest when I needed to, recovered as quickly as possible, and walked my talk about self-care.

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love yourself

What good are pretty words if the the tongue they’re rolling off of isn’t true to their message?

So I ask you today, what will help you move into alignment with your healthiest self? Peek behind the fear of not being good enough, fast enough, strong enough, and inquire with love: “What do I need most in this moment?”  With love and persistence, you will find yourself beginning to listen and respond to the subtle whispers instead of your body screaming. These blissful mind-body wellness strategies can help immeasurably, as can this tip on reconnecting with your body to find your joy!

Give yourself permission to take a step (or two) back and tend your deep needs right now.  You are an amazingly bright being and I guarantee the world needs you WHOLE! And if you’re willing to join my true confessions, please share – where are YOU being guided to walk with more gentleness and compassion?

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How To Give Yourself A Powerful Gift

Can you believe it? The turn of the seasons has arrived, bringing new possibilities into our lives right now!

It’s been a rough few months for so many amazing souls. Somewhere between the exceptionally long winter and the head-spinning news cycle, we almost forgot Spring was coming. But here it is! With a beautiful opportunity to see and feel the energy shifting.

I’ve learned a lot that I can’t wait to share with you.
For now, I offer you one very specific gift.
Throughout the turmoil of winter, this is the gift that has kept me steady.
Consider this a blessing from the Goddess.

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Lost Your Joy? How To Find Your Happy!

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Sweetheart, listen up:
YOU belong. YOU are important. YOU touch the lives of people around you in ways you can’t begin to imagine.  YOU are a force for good, a node of Divine connectivity enriching our greater experience, and I LOVE YOU.

 

You and I are among the amazing souls showing up and caring deeply about ways to create alchemy in your lives…but we aren’t necessarily embodying this knowledge. Too many bright spirits are sharing a feeling of being profoundly isolated…like they just don’t belong anywhere in this world.

Today I’m taking a stand to help you reclaim your joy by connecting with your greatest physical ally:

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21: Discover How To Love Your Amazing Body

love your bodyLove your body today!  You’re guaranteed to gain powerful ideas from our podcast that can transform your life.  Join this alchemical conversation with Board-certified Nutrition & Lifestyle coach and former professional ballerina, Stephanie Burg.  You know you’re ready to make changes in your life.  Here is your chance to be showered with actionable advice on movement, holistic nutrition and emotional well-being!

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19: Activate Beautiful Energy with Alchemy, Bliss and Clarity

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Activate your beautiful energy! Begin your journey on my podcast A to Z adventure series.  You’re guaranteed to be inspired as you test drive this awesome alchemical alphabet designed to rock your life!

I know you’re ready to energize your mind, body and spirit with the power of alchemy.  It’s time to connect with the most creative and joyful aspects of your truest self.  Check out this podcast and get instant tips on how you can embrace your own beautiful energy today.  You’re going to love this!

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Hot Podcasts: The Belly Dance Prescription

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Shake your hips AND depression with The Belly Dance Prescription!  NOW is the time to embark on a journey into the magic of belly dance for empowering your life and nourishing your soul.

The Belly Dance Prescription: Shake Your Hips AND Depression is your invitation to allow hot podcasts 17 and 18  guide you through this two-part series.  You’ll learn about the hotly debated origins of this ancient art, discover the physical and emotional benefits of belly dance, understand what modern day research has to say about conquering mood disorders through exercise, and open a treasure chest of resources just waiting to be explored!

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Blissful Mind-Body Wellness Strategies to Empower Your Life

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Your body has an incredible capacity for guiding you in the direction of right action.  You just have to know how to access the alchemy.

Let’s explore the brilliant letter “B” in the alchemical alphabet in our A to Z alchemy series with my top two techniques for body-mind wellness. “Body as compass” AND belly dancing both encourage deeper communication, centering, grounding & wise action.  

Tip: Read to the bottom to find out how to get my book, The Belly Dance Prescription: Shake Your Hips AND Depression, FREE!

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Dance is a Metaphor for Life

Listen to the Voice Within Say, “I Can Dance!”

BellyDancePrescription-1-231x300Do you wish you could move through your life with fearless autonomy, grace and spirit?

Do you want to flow with the melody and listen as the voice within says, “I CAN DANCE!”?

Dance is a metaphor for life. Join four remarkable women and soak up the inspiration as they share the magic of belly dance for well-being and launch the Mommy Muse’s new e-book, The Belly Dance Prescription: Shake Your Hips and Depression. Legendary belly dancer Delilah; Michelle Maniaci, who specializes in yoga and belly dance for pregnant and post-natal women; Lisa Sarasohn, author of The Woman’s Belly Book; and Christy Harvey, the Mommy Muse, believe that learning to dance brings us key information about living our lives.