I love words. I especially love the exploration of words of a different language. What other people call things is intriguing to me. Do you all have this fascination as well? Comment below with your favorite word or phrase from another language. Dust bunnies. You know those little bits of yuck...hair, dust, skin flakes (yikes!) and goodness knows what else, gathering under beds and in dark corners. What a constant nuisance. Can't someone event a dust bunny buster? Or declare a no gathering zone? I'd love it. Spring is just about here, so Spring Cleaning is on my mind. I am going to dig in and prep and enliven my home for the coming of the light and beauty that the newness Spring brings. There will be dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, cleaning....and then clearing, smudging, and blessing the energy of the house. Yes, sage will be involved, as well as salt, fire, and water. So, what do you think they call dust bunnies in other places? Here's some info from Wikipedia: In Danish they are called "nullermænd" ("nuller-" from the verb "nulre", meaning to move something between one's fingers, and "-mænd" meaning "men") In Finnish they are called "villakoira" (meaning: wool dog) after the language's nickname for the actual dog breed poodle In French they are called "moutons" (meaning: sheep) In German they are called "Wollmäuse" (meaning: wool mice) In Hungarian they are called "porcica" (meaning: dust cat) In Norwegian they are called "hybelkaniner" (meaning: "lodging bunnies") In Polish they are called "koty" (meaning: cats) In Portuguese they are called "cotão". The Scots word is "oose" In Spanish they are called "pelusa". In Swedish they are called "dammråttor" (meaning: dust rats). Cats, bunnies, rats, sheep...seems like everyone knows of these little guys. Not sure if I understand the Danish 'moving men'...unless [...]
We as Boss Ladies, Mothers, Dreamers, Partners, Friends, Coworkers, Neighbors, Citizens, Creators, Lovers, Warriors, Mystics and Goddesses have a powerful magic available to us. We all have it. You, right now have the potential to practice this magic. And you do have to practice. Are you wondering what this magic is? Here’s a definition of magic I LOVE: The craft of creating change (or a change in consciousness) that is in alignment with you higher self. It's creating change, transformation, learning, growing and overcoming-what ever you want to call it. It's releasing habits and limiting ways of thinking that are holding you back. How do you know what your Higher Self wants, desires or even knows? You learn to listen and see the signs of synchronicity and blessing that are saying—“Yup, you’re going the right way.” You ask to learn and know the next steps, the best choice, the truth that is within and ready to be brought into being. You are always on the lookout for the signs, the feelings, the gentle nudges that are helping you create a path within and without so that you are living the desires of your Higher Self. Why would I want to do that? So that you grow and learn. That is what we came here to do. To create and do on this physical plane. To overcome past weaknesses, hurts, fears, beliefs and to help others do their work too. So, Boss Lady, are you using your magic to grow your business and your life? Are you checking in with your Higher Self to see if you’re in step and making the leaps to grow and use all your potential? OR Are you not? Are you just trying to survive, to get the basics done, to not rock the boat? How [...]
Have you lost your pride? Now I have you thinking of it one way...but what if I mean it a totally different way? What if I was talking about your tribe, your peeps, your fam, your gal pals? How close are they lately? How much do you support each other? How much do you BUILD each other up? And in what ways? Do you have each others' backs? Would you go into the hunt with them? Are they the kin that can hold space for you in the ickiest of times? Why am I talking about hunting, peeps and pride? Have you noticed my BOSS Lady friend? The lioness has been a companion of mine in my healing work and in my personal growth work for quite some time. She is the ultimate protector, hunter, loyal, fierce, smart, nurturing matriarch. She is the BOSS of the PRIDE (a group of lions). I love to tap into that feeling, that image, that vibration when I need a boost of courage and strength to reach for more, to overcome fear and to feel the strength to keep going. She rules the pride with a fierce yet loving strength. That's how I view all of you in this Pride. This Pride full of woman bosses, mothers, creators and dreamers who are reaching, healing, growing and creating more for their life and business. Women embodying this lioness. Fierce, loyal, strong, loving, nurturing and courageous hunters. I hope (with all my heart) that I can inspire and support you to be that lioness. To have power, passion and purpose in your life. When you have these things--all the other stuff falls more easily into place. You know the answers. You know your boundaries. You know the decision that is in alignment with you and where [...]
Cranky. Snappy. Mean. Depressed. Angry. Emotions I was choosing to let run the show. Did I have 'good' reasons for choosing these emotions? Possibly. Did I feel I had choice back then? Absolutely NOT! I was the boss lady of a busy restaurant. With all the staff issues, long hours, long weeks, instant drama & over-indulgent habits & patterns that typically go hand in hand with this biz. I managed to pull out more appropriate emotions & behaviors most of the time. I found the energy I needed from somewhere deep down to show up & get the job done. But even that source began to get harder & harder to tap. It was running dry from the constant use & no replenishment. So the 'bad' stuff crept up more often...and I used more excuses & indulgences to cope with it. Sounds a bit manic, doesn't it? Looking back it was. I was. BUT I've so much compassion & love for that person. She did her best at the time, she taught me a ton & she was 'good' at the job. But as you can see...I didn't FEEL good. I was tired, stressed, achy beyond my years, no energy & no way to refill my well- to dig out- to get back on top of it. To be me. One of my big A-Ha's around this issue of choosing to act on emotions like this is that I began to hear myself tell myself excuses for the bad behavior towards others or myself. For example, if I was cranky with someone I would hear myself say, 'You did that because you're not feeling well.' Or 'I haven't eaten yet, so I have a right to act like that." Or 'I haven't had a day off in 10 days, so [...]
We all have those little gremlins lurking in our heads, telling us all that we didn't do or that we screwed up or that we left that out or we just generally suck. What can we do to stop that gremlin?! What can we do to change the wiring in our heads that leads to that tape of negative self-talk playing over and over and over? It is a hard thing to change, especially if it is a regular way of thinking for you. I fell into it in certain situations and places--UNTIL I decided that I was going to CHANGE! I decided I didn't always want be judging, complaining and whining in my head. I wanted to have better thoughts. I wanted to have joy in my life. I wanted to feel as much as joy as I could. So I practiced. At first it was really hard and I sucked at it. The gremlins still got me. Ran me through the ringer. I kept on that treadmill---playing that same old tape about how bad this is, how that guy is so lazy, how she doesn't do what she is supposed to do, how they keep showing up with the same questions and on and on. I was complaining about everyone and then about myself. UGH! Painful. All of this in my head. Hurting me. I kept trying, kept practicing and I wrangled up some new ways to trap those gremlins and send them off to Pluto. I changed the tape through silly games. Guess what? Silly games, work. You might laugh. I might seem shallow. I might seem focused on the petty, but you know what my games keep me positive and have trained me out of the negative self-talk and complaining habit. So my games, if that [...]
Just up the road from my house is a shuttered stark barren house. No signs of the past, no hope of the future. Just there. A form without a purpose. Even the yard around it shows no signs of the people or life that happened there. There’s no lingering laughter of the 5th birthday party under the grand tree. The swing set has long been retired. The smells of roast chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy have long dissipated. But does this actually seeing was has come before have to influence the present. What if you saw the potential that is everywhere? What if, by opening up those shuttered windows and shining a new light on what is there you could jump into a new way of being? You’ve been bogged down and thinking it was another way instead of opening up and perceiving with new sight what could be. SEE what you hope for, what can be, what is available, what is there and always has been. It is not that things outside of change. It is what is inside of us and how we see it that changes. You know- you know…you do! Right now –that more is out there. You sense it. You feel it. Sometimes you feel it right down to your bones. You want to connect with that. Sometimes you get close. And right now you feel like it is time to break through and really see what it is that you want. You have this dream, this wish--to change, to be, to do, and to connect. I once felt like I was in that shuttered house. But--I saw it as a beautiful house. I felt like it was sturdy. I felt like it was solid. I didn’t realize the windows were shuttered. I wasn’t [...]
It might be issues with your throat chakra! Want to learn how to be in your body!? How to feel like you are connected and grounded? Then my new workbook is for YOU!!! “Your Energy System Activity Workbook” It is coming soon! I am having so much fun creating this workbook. I think it will be super easy to dive right in for anyone and everyone. I know you will have great results and an impact on how you feel, act and relate to the world and to yourself. This workbook will guide you through exercises, visualizations and reflection to really become aware of how your energy system and you are in relationship. When you are powered up and all your energy systems are glowing and connected and you are able to send and receive energy to power and heal your body, mind and soul —you will feel AMAZING! So if you are intrigued by this workbook or just curious about what I am up to…go to my current website and sign up in the newsletter box. When I am ready to release this baby I will drop you a note and you can grab your copy.