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Stepping out of my fear of writing.

I have wanted to write a blog or weekly newsletter for a few years now. I have a ton of ideas. I think, ok today is the day I’m going write! As I get the thought to write I freeze and my mind goes totally blank. I get a sick feeling and heaviness in my chest. What makes me think I can write? Who would ever want to read what I write? I’m no expert. I’ve even had people tell me I should write a book about my experiences dealing with a Narcissistic husband and my journey after divorce. It all sounds great, until I have to start writing.   I have  idea where to start or even how to put it all together.

My oldest daughter is an amazing writer; she has published poems, has written plays, wrote essays to get her into the best colleges and has written blogs. She tells me to just start writing. I’ll write something then have her read it for me. She says “mom, this doesn’t even sound like you, you need to write like you talk.” So, I go back and rewrite and rewrite it might take me 3 days to get something that sounds half way decent.

 What’s the BIG deal? Why can’t I put words to paper? What is wrong with me? I read other peoples posts and blogs and it seems so easy for them. Words just seem to flow from other people.   I have spent a lot of time comparing myself to other people’s writing, and then I feel bad about myself because I just CAN’T do it. OR don’t know how. Guess I’m just not creative that way. Really! What’s the matter with me and why am I making it such a BIG deal? Do I need therapy just to clear the block to writing????

 Even as I am writing this I am feeling emotional, and tears are welling up in my eyes. I just know that I am meant to write and share my experiences. The thoughts about writing just won’t leave my mind.

When Chelsee came home to visit a few weeks ago. She said “Mom you should make little videos, maybe that would be easier for you than writing; things you shared with us growing up, like how to ground yourself, pull your fragmented pieces back into your body, or how you taught us how to make headaches and pain disappear by changing it’s shape and color. What about how to make kombucha, or make homemade lotions?

That sparked an idea.  Why don’t I just share with people MY experiences of things I have found useful in my life and on my journey? Maybe something that I have learned may be useful to others. I love alternative healing. I have taken classes on; herbal medicine, essential oils, making my own lotions and potions. I have gotten certifications in Energy healing, Reiki, Tong Ren, Dowsing and the Emotion code. I have combined the things I love and the things that work into my own healing practice that I use in my business Wellness SOULutions.   I’m now learning about the importance of journaling, meditation, exercise and self-care.

Maybe others would like to know more about the things I’ve learned?

I love helping people and what better way to help them, then to share what I know and what I found has worked. I don’t need to be an expert to share. I’m not here to fix anybody, (though boy have I tried doing that in the past). That is also something I have learned, we are all here on our own journey and everyone needs to figure out their own lives. I can be here for support and offer advice when asked. I’m still figuring out my life as an empty-nester and divorcee.

I’m excited now about writing, and still a little scared.   Even writing this blog was pretty easy and the words flowed. Can’t even remember that last time that happened, actually I don’t think it’s EVER happened. Maybe writing is just for (ME), just getting things on paper and out of my head & body, so it no longer has a hold on me. If something I write helps just one person that would make me happy!  We may each have our own paths, but we can be here to support and love one another. We all need connection.

I wonder what awesomeness will come out of me putting myself out there in the world?

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Take Advantage of Spring Energies and Renew Your Body

“Spring is a time of transition from the dormancy of winter to the promise of new life, rebirth, growth and change and infinite possibilities. Like the new green shoots that sprout through the long dormant, cold soil of winter, spring is the time of active energy.” – Spring Forest Qigong
The ritual of spring cleaning seems to be one deeply imbedded in our culture. Whether it was a practice you grew up with in your household or something you saw on TV, it’s an idea we all seem to be familiar with. April showers bring May flowers and everyone starts calling in the woodland creatures to help clean the cottage.

While there are a lot of wonderful benefits to tidying up and take spring as an opportunity to let go of possessions that no longer serve us, shouldn’t we be treating out bodies to the same period of detox and renewal?

Here are some of my favorite ways to take advantage of Spring energies. 

Sunshine and fresh air. I try to spend my mornings in the backyard, even if it’s just for a few minutes while I drink my coffee or write in my journal. In addition to being refreshing, it helps me get enough Vitamin D.

More sunshine also makes for excellent sun tea! Fill a pitcher up with water and some tea bags and after and hour or so (depending on how warm it is/ if it’s directly in the sun) you can pour yourself a glass of iced tea.

Fresh Veggies. I planted tomatoes, jalapeños, and kale in my little garden earlier this year and they’re growing like crazy! I haven’t had any jalapeños or tomatoes yet, but I’ve used some of my kale in a salad.

If you don’t have a garden of your own, even just a small basil plant (or your favorite herb) that can sit in your backyard or on a windowsill can bring some radiant plant energy into your life and encourage you to bring fresh plants into your diet. I know how hard it can be to eat well in our busy lives, but eating something you’ve grown is extra satisfying!

The truth is that these things are good at any time of year, but after a period of dormancy or stagnation (whether it’s an emotional winter or a literal one) it is especially important to nourish ourselves so we can flourish.

To that end, I have two special offers for you today.

Spring is a wonderful time to let go of trapped emotions and open your soul to growth and healing. To celebrate this, for a limited time you can get my ‘Creating Health: A Guided Meditation’ for free, or set your own price— pay whatever feels right for you and immediately receive a digital download. This free meditation is meant to help your body heal, no matter where you are in your health journey.

I’m also thrilled to tell you that for the month of May I will be offering four 30 minute one-on-one emotional clearing session for $125. Typically four sessions would be $240, but in the spirit of new growth I’m offering them to you for almost half price. Much like Spring Cleaning helps you to get all the cobwebs out of your house and get rid of possessions you no longer need, emotional clearing is an equally important way to release trapped emotions and turn your emotional baggage over to the universe.

I am so excited for us to go through this spring renewal together! 

Celebrate spring

four 30 minute one-on-one emotional clearing session for $125.

Celebrate Healing Spring Energies

for a limited time you can set your own price on my ‘Creating Health: A Guided Meditation’