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Your hunches are often right... That's because they come to you naturally - without any pressure or involved deliberation. *
They come to you as a wave of intuition, and they come with a sense of certainty that makes you feel confident that you are doing the right thing. *
You may have had a hunch recently, but you may be hesitant to follow through on it for a variety of reasons.
That's probably because you have dwelled on it too long, rather than just acting. *
That has caused you to have some doubt. That hunch is likely right, and you need to go with it. *
You have been hoping for a very big change in your life. *
You have been looking for signs that such a change is about to occur. *
But while you scan your horizon for signs of something explosive and exciting, you may miss out on small, subtle changes that are far more important.
This week, it is important to focus on details rather than just the big picture. *
For it will be in the details that you will discover what you need to know to allow the biggest changes to take place.
Don't assume that just because your hopes are only crawling along slowly, you will not achieve the measure of success and change that you have been hoping for. *
Yes, big things are in store, and by the end of this week, you will have a better sense of just how big they will be. 💕
@divinehustler made me super uncomfortable last weekend when she looked me square in the 👀 for what seemed like an eternity, then asked, "what would life be like if you allowed yourself to be seen?" That was a tough one! And then, today, I realized that I have been hiding behind my 👓for the last 20 years. Other tactics I've used are: avoiding eye contact, placing myself in corners, keeping my hair down around my face, refusing to be in photos, only posting selfies that are taken from a certain "flattering" angle, and saying that I couldn't have a genuine connection with women. How are you hiding in plain sight? What bullshit stories are you telling yourself? This is me in my own #beauty#authenticity and #vulnerability I strongly encourage you to #beyourself focus on #selfcare#ownyourshit and #doyouboo 💗
This morning in my hot yoga class we talked about Comparison. I shared a personal story of a moment I had in yoga teacher training. In a power flow class I ran out of the room crying because I got caught up in comparison. A yoga practitioner next to me was able to get into a pose that I (at the time) could not. It upset me and I thought, "how could she be able to do this & I can't? I'm the one training to be a teacher!" I pulled myself together in the bathroom & cried it out, & went back in to the yoga class, not wanting my master teacher to see me crying. After that night, I promised myself I'd never do that again. I'd never compare my practice to another persons. And this holds true off of the mat. How often do we compare our lives, our bodies, our appearance, our careers to others? We are all unique. We are meant to be different. We all have unique gifts to share & our own journeys. After class, everyone joined in the conversation, resonating with this topic. We all agreed that comparison is truly the thief of joy. Moments like this remind me that:
A) Vulnerability & Rawness in my teaching is essential & effective. Every time I take a risk in vulnerability, it seems to elevate the room & more space is opened for healing.
B) I fucking love my job.
C) We are all in this together. Oneness is the only Reality. We all go through similar pain, suffering, & deal with the ego mind's tricks.
I will be live and in person this Sunday May 28th from 12pm-3pm at Carbon Environmental doing BOOK SIGNINGS! If you're in #YEG and haven't got your copy of Self Approved - A guide to accepting, loving and expressing the person you truly are - come down this Sunday to get yours directly from me! Come chat and hang out, it's a beautiful little boutique shop, locally owned and operated! Vibes of authenticity and integrity all around 😊 Precisely what we're all about!
It's ok to be who you are & be a mom. It's ok to be sexy & a mom. It's ok to live your raw truth & still be a mom. 7 years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter so much changed. I was no longer just responsible for myself. I changed what I ate, what I used on my skin & changed how I thought I needed to be. I now needed to be mom. Making the adjustments for health I am grateful for, but losing 'me' as an individual was hard. It took me years to realise that I can be me and mom at the same time.
For years after becoming a mom it felt like I was having an identity crisis. I felt lost, confused, scared, trapped & alone. I loved being a mom but hated the box I put myself into based on what I thought others moms would think. Or what society thought.
I broke out of that box and stood up for myself in a huge way! I started to be proud of my sexuality. Proud of being a women. I started to own my sexuality. As a mom of a beautiful daughter I want her to own hers too.
This journey hasn't been easy. On top of just the 'mom' box I have had to break though my own internal struggles with my sexuality. I used to fight so hard against it. I didn't want to think of myself as a sexual being. Oh the attention, the looks, the anxiety that would come with that... But we are all sexual beings. We often forget that we came from sex. So why do we try so hard to block that side of ourselves?
I believe it's because we have been taught to pretend it doesn't exist. We have been taught to hide our instinctive biological parts of ourselves. Because they are 'bad', 'naughty' or 'dirty'. Well who wants to think of themselves as bad, naughty or dirty? I sure didn't. But that is what is put on us, especially women, and it's simply not the truth.
I personally blocked my sexuality from myself also because I have had personal experiences sexual assault. So if hide from myself, my own sexuality then I would be safe right? What that lead to was me being powerless & my negative experience had the power. It stripped a huge part of me. A part that makes me a women. So as I post this today I am making a stand for freedom and empowerment. To lift other women up. To help you. #breakthemould
Our #WLNConvo with Liz Earle MBE was a sell out night that provided great insight and wisdom on starting a brand, building a business and leading for the long-haul! We loved learning from this world class business woman! (SWIPE ➡️) To all who came out, thanks for joining us, we hope you went away inspired! Until next time! 😘
Direct eye contact with rejection? That takes some serious guts. It's also what @kamilagornia and I discuss in this week's episode on the @barenakedbravery podcast.
You can listen in and subscribe in the Apple podcast app, Stitcher app, Google Play, on @iheartradio or via the link in my bio!
True authenticity is being able to admit when you're wrong. 👊 There's no shame. It takes tremendous fortitude to utter the words “I was wrong, and I am sorry”. If we want to be genuinely successful in both business and life, we have to be willing to set aside our pride, our fears, and our insecurities, and really come to recognise that to be a true leader that is deserving of our position of authority, we must earn – not demand – respect. We need to recognise our mistakes and have the integrity and fortitude to utter the words, “I was wrong, and I am sorry.” Have a cracker Friday friends
Resilient - to withstand or recover quickly... I'm glad I have this working in my life now. But I sure didn't used too... Utilizing mental skills in competition = Life skills for living a response-able life = RESILIENCE!!!! I love teaching the mental game to young athletes helping them become resilient on the court or field and in life!!!! Thanks @surfsidevolleyballclub for the opportunity!!!
Manche Momente brennen sich in unser Gehirn ein,
Sie sind in unserem Herzen verankert- Teil von uns geworden,
Wir können uns wehren,
Sie für eine Zeit entbehren,
Und doch holen Sie uns ein.
💭You can lose weight, you can change your diet, you can change your body, but one fact remains the same: NO amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance. I receive messages weekly from young women telling me how much they hate their bodies 😢 They call themselves "fat", make remarks about how "jiggly" their thighs are, and how "ugly" their bodies look, and then they ask me how they can change their bodies through diet and exercise.
💭What they don't realize is that instead of focusing on changing their bodies, they should be focusing on changing their minds. They should be focusing on changing their internal dialogue. It breaks my heart to hear women speaking so unkindly to themselves 💔Berating themselves, ridiculing themselves, criticizing themselves. It breaks my heart even more that they believe the answer to all of their insecurities is to diet or exercise.
💭What these young women don't realize is that there is no amount of physical change that will make up for a lack of self-acceptance. Losing weight will not change your self perception 🚫 It will not increase your self worth or self esteem. Less weight does NOT equate to more happiness. It does not equate to more acceptance. Or more confidence. Or more inner peace.
💭Let's start focusing LESS on losing pounds, and MORE on losing negative self talk. Let's focus LESS on losing inches, and MORE on losing self-doubt and self-deprecation. Let's focus LESS on physical self-improvement, and MORE on self-acceptance 🙌🏻
#36 Mix and match
Melbourne as dusk falls. She reminds me of that perfect outfit you wore the other day that came together because you listened to your intuition. You just knew that that soft purple scarf would sit beautifully on that olive green dress you bought recently. Not a conventional mix of colours but it was a match made in heaven, you said to yourself as you admired your reflection in the mirror.
Take the same attitude, the same intuition into your life and business. Mix and match your gifts, strengths and talents till you find just the perfect fit. It may take some time to figure it all out but don't be afraid to try.
Not everything has to be colour-coordinated. A little mixing and matching is good for the soul. Go for it. And then tell me all about it!🌻💕 .
P.S It's Friday, lovelies, did your week go well? xx
They do. Just like us. #SENTIENT .
Now, would I want to have her slaughtered and cut up into pieces, just so I can eat her fear, anxiety, pain and cries for help? Perfectly cooked and seasoned so it doesn't taste like meat? No. Never. Never again. It's been 4 years without #meat and the only thing I regret is not going meatless sooner.
Please leave them off your plate. EVOLVE. It's time 🙏🏼🌱💚
🌱 🍝 🎥 👌🏻💚👩🍳
It's a Silver Linings Playbook and #Wine and #Pasta Day.
Even though I cooked it myself, the #beefless ground is so #delicious and the #texture is so realistic I had a moment of doubt and re-read the bag it came from like a mofo. Like 3 times.
Is it bad that us vegans eat #food that resembles meat? I know a lot of meat eaters pick on that( of course) and try to make it into a bad thing. Because what else are they going to do besides NOTHING, except find fault in our ways.
This beefless ground #taste so #amazing because of my #flavouring skillz. Totally #proud of it. I #fry this up in a whole #onion , coconutoil and lots of delicious #spices and voila! You've got yourself a tasty meal.
This is where meat eaters forget the fact that without plant based seasoning, the meat they eat they would most likely NOT EAT IT. But, what do I know. Humans are supposed to eat meat, just like lions. The #NATURAL WAY. Just like our #ancestor did 😕. Because majority of #humans prefer to stay stagnant and not evolve, contrary to all proof gathered... Actually, not WE. Them. Them fuckers that still eat meat. For no reason other than the plant based spices makes it taste good.
I inhaled this meal like a pro and I'm happy AF because no animal died for it. Even though I'm full, I feel light because I'm not contributing to unnecessary cruelty.
Vegan for life yo ✌🏻🌱💚
"The only one who can beat me is me." - Michael Johnson 💪🏼
Thanks @nadiamurdock for stirring up this #motivationalquote from my memory bank. .
The only thing standing between you and your #goals is YOU. 👊🏼
What can you #change now to get out of your own way? ⚡️
Know what it feels like to give up?
I sure do.
There's often immediate relief that comes from giving up - from the intense stress it may have created, but then it eventually shifts into an insatiable desire for success.
The more people I talk to, the more I can see that this is a common path that entrepreneurs take.
If you're reading this, I know you get what it feels like to put it all on the line: heart, sweat, tears & money... Only to give it all up.
This isn't my first business. I had a freelance business 18 yrs ago when first starting out in the graphic design industry. Being a new designer, new mom (& shortly after single mama) made it pretty darn tricky to build a sustainable solopreneur business.
I worked my ass off but for the well-being of my family, I gave up & got a job. I felt like a failure but it was a blessing in disguise. I could gain confidence with my skills & focus my everything on my family.
Business ideas came & went for years after, trying on each idea like a new pair of jeans to see if it was a fit.
Eventually I became restless & had an idea of opening a community healing center in the downtown of the city I live in.
I spent months creating the business plan & foundation of this exciting new idea. That dream came to an abrupt halt with the 2008-2009 global economic downturn.
That one hit me hard - it had been close to my heart for 3 years.
The epiphany came once I had a series of lack luster jobs that gave me the final push into the business I have now.
I finally understood then that I could NEVER go back to being an employee & living my days in a cubicle, feeling undervalued, underappreciated & having so many skills with in me that were being underutilized or completely dormant.
Now in my 5th year of business, I am thrilled to say I have never felt so fulfilled & on FIRE in my life!
I help clients create a solid platform brand for their business that not only gives them confidence through the clarity of their positioning, promise & personality, but I also give them the tools to thrive!
Giving up can be a good thing. It's the road to transformation as you learn what you want & who you are along the way.
It's been great getting to know the women at Hubdot, sharing my story & hearing those of others! A network of 20,000 women connecting locally, globally and online.
Next events are in Paris, then London (South Kensington) with the theme of 'Design & Creativity', followed by Luxembourg and Madrid.
The aim is to make connections through story telling - connecting us through who we are, and not what we are (i.e. titles). Ladies go check out @hubdot for more info! 🎯 #hubdot#london#international#women