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Finding Peace in the Chaos

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These are incredibly difficult times we are living in. I’ve been hearing from so many of you, asking for help to successfully navigate through this collective fear being felt around the world right now.

First, let’s discuss what fear really is:

FEAR is a:





If we, as a global community give our energy to fear, the vibration of the world will keep being lowered. We need to keep the world’s vibration high, and we do this by not allowing ourselves to get blocked and fearful.

When we’re stressed or living in a space of fear and anxiety, we stop breathing or we begin shallow breathing. What we need to do is use an NLP technique where we focus on each breath. This breathing exercise will allow you to move the blocked energy that gets trapped by our shallow breathing and causes our mind to get foggy and puts us in a heightened state of anxiety.

Follow these steps:

  1. Breathe in from your abdomen, not your chest.
  2. Slowly, one breath at a time.
  3. In through the belly, out slowly.
  4. In and out, moving the energy. Feel it move throughout your body.
  5. Repeat these words, “I am calm. I am relaxed. I am in control.”

Do this for one to three, even five minutes if need be. Keep breathing and repeating those affirmations out loud. You will begin to feel more peaceful and calm. Remember, our minds cannot tell what’s real from what’s fiction. When you convince the mind, the body follows. Do this exercise at least once a day or more if you need it. You will begin to retrain your mind to return to a more peaceful state.

I want to help each of you get through this trying time, so keep an eye on my social media platforms for videos and advice on how to cope during this global crisis

The Past Isn’t Always in the Past

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Do you ever look at old photographs of yourself as a child? The photos may be tattered or worn, and that image of you from so long ago may seem like a distant memory. But for many of us, that person in the photo, that you thought left you a long time ago, is still there and more present in your adult life than you could ever imagine.

Your childhood may seem like a lifetime ago. But, for many people, their childhood experiences carry into their adulthood; like those tattered old photos of the past. Many issues that you are struggling with today, such as overcoming bad habits or self-destructive patterns take root in our childhoods. And when we don’t get past them, or we mask them with the harmful activities, we are burying the trauma deeper. It’s sitting there bubbling under the surface like a volcano ready to explode. 

Your adult life IS impacted by the inner child issues of your past. Guilt, anger, sadness, self-loathing are common feelings in people struggling with childhood trauma. And these feelings lead us to behaviors that hold us back from becoming the person we were born to be.  

Research shows negative childhood events and emotions can trigger emotional and even physical reactions in our adult selves. They can be responsible for your current physical and mental health conditions, and put you at greater risk for life-threatening illnesses, like heart attacks, strokes, obesity, diabetes, and different types of cancer.

The important thing to remember is that there is hope. Those issues from your past do not have to continue to shape your future. Working with a trained professional can help reconnect you to your true spiritual self and help you break free from the chains of the past and increase your self-worth.

Reaching out is the first step in building a deeper connection with the innate unconditional love for yourself and your life that you were born with, but lost through no fault of your own. You will begin to experience less fear and more happiness and will pave the way to living the life you always wanted, free from the shackles of the past.
Learn more about how I can help you take that fearful first step, and walk hand in hand with you on your journey.

Earthing: Becoming the Best You

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Walt Whitman once said, “Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”

As we are at the beginning of a new year, and a new decade, it’s the best time to commit to self-care, and connecting with Mother Earth is a fantastic way to do that.

I’ve written about Earthing or Grounding before, but I think the clean slate that comes with the new year is the perfect time to dive a bit deeper into this life-changing and life-affirming practice.

Just a quick reminder about what Grounding/Earthing means. By definition, it means any direct contact a human body has with the earth’s surface. The thought is that the earth holds a very mild negative charge and our bodies, under the influence of modern technology, build up a positive charge. 

The positive electrons, which are harmful and hold a negative connotation, cause chronic inflammation and an increase in free radicals. When we have too many free radicals in our bodies, our cells and DNA become damaged. 

Earthing can also reduce circulatory inflammation and support our cardiac health. 

When your body directly touches the Earth, your entire being changes; both inside and outside. Studies show earthing calms our nervous system and helps reduce stress and anxiety. 

Make a New Year’s intention to go barefoot on the Earth for at least 20 minutes, twice a day. If that’s too much, try for 10 minutes on your lunch break. 

It will quiet your inner talk and bring you back to the center of your being. You’ll be able to see the world, your life, and yourself in a whole new way.

It’s All in Your Mind: Make Self-Love a Priority

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How did you take care of yourself today? Maybe you spent the first 15 minutes after you woke up in meditation? Or you took a walk or jogged to clear your head before starting your workday?

Or maybe…you didn’t do anything to take care of yourself…to show yourself the love that you need and deserve. You may, in fact, do just the opposite. Instead of being your own best cheerleader, you may be your worst enemy.

Each and every soul on this Earth needs to feel love and to be loved. But, the harsh truth is, that love needs to start within. We need to begin the process of caring and loving ourselves first and foremost before we can love another.. Once we do that, the ripple effect just carries out into the world, touching those that feel it and lends its healing to the earth as well.

For me, I begin each day with the intention of being of service to others and sharing my unique gift with those I come in contact with throughout my day.

The practice of self-care allows us to begin healing the wounds of the past, by allowing ourselves to begin to let go of past hurts and bad experiences.

Everything that we do day in and day out starts with a thought. Our thoughts are the sparks that light the way for everything we do–good and bad.

Take some time when you wake up tomorrow morning and every morning thereafter and be KIND to yourself. Just take a few minutes and set the intention to be of service to others, by first, being of service to yourself.

Listen to my recent podcast interview with Kyrin Dunston of Her Brilliant Health, where I talk about how the mind has the ability to transform our lives.

We Are Mother Earth

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If you have seen the news at all recently, I’m sure you know all about the current wildfires raging in California. This has been a recurring issue for residents of the state; myself included. Lately, I’ve been feeling all the emotions of all those who have been directly affected by the fires. It seems like the fires that burn Mother Earth are also burning inside of me as well.

The sadness I feel isn’t directly mine, but being an empath, I feel the collective sadness of not only California but our planet too. My empath clients have also been telling me that they are having a rough time emotionally as well. 

Being an empath means we are a sort of emotional sponge that soaks in emotions from the world and the people around us. We not only feel the emotions; we take them in as if they are our own.

The more our home (Mother Earth) is harmed, the more we are harmed emotionally and physically because we are an extension of the planet we live on. It’s time that people wake up to the fact that our actions are causing massive destruction to the planet, and ultimately to ourselves.

We can see the physical manifestations of damage to our planet such as; global warming, pollution, etc. But what about the spiritual toll? Humans have a spiritual connection to nature and we need to take a stand to heal the wounds of our planet and protect Mother Earth from further damage.

There are many things you can do to help our planet and yourself:

  • Make physical connections to Mother Earth a daily habit: spend time in nature. Walk barefoot in the grass. Go stargazing. Take a swim in a lake.
  • Eat clean, healthy foods: ingest what our beautiful planet has provided us, and eliminate processed foods.
  • Start an environmental conservation event in your town: Hold a fundraiser for an environmental non-profit group. Head up a recycling drive. Ask for donations for those affected by natural disasters or volunteer at a group that provides assistance.
  • Take time to educate others on how important it is to take care of the Earth: Join an advocacy group. Participate in a protest or write to your local lawmakers.
  • Add daily environmentally-friendly activities: Use reusable bags when you’re grocery shopping. Conserve water. Use a refillable water bottle.

We can’t save the planet all on our own or stop natural disasters, but we can contribute to the ultimate healing of ourselves and Mother Earth. Our well-being is connected to the planet, and it’s time that we all started understanding that. If we don’t take a stand, who will?

Girl Power: Find Strength in Your Tribe

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We all have a go-to person or persons. You know who I mean. The friends that you know you can call at any time of day and will always have your back. Maybe you have a circle of girlfriends that have become your tribe. Oprah once  said, “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” When we are surrounded by the people that know us best and support us, even at our worst, we can take on the world.

Women take on everything: the care of the house, the care of children, striving to be the best in the corporate world that undervalues them. We put everyone else first and ourselves last. That’s why the connection to other women is so important. If you don’t have that much-needed connection, think about joining or starting a Women’s Circle. These powerful gatherings are a place for women to come together in a safe and supportive environment and help us get in tune with our feminine strength. 

There are no rules or guidelines for these powerful, connecting events. Maybe use yoga or meditation as a way to connect. Have each participant voice their intentions and just listen… really listen without judgment to what each person has to say. Women have been gathering together since the beginning of civilization, and the results are extraordinary!

Today’s women feel disconnected, alone, and inferior, and seem to carry those burdens on their own. But, your tribe is a place to heal and feel inspired. You’ll find your voice and be empowered by the voices of others. I cannot stress the importance of these healing spaces, and that’s what I create in my retreats. A safe haven for women to heal, transform, and expand themselves, guided by me and supported by others. My next Breathwork Retreat in Agua Dulce will be full of female connection and transformation. I hope you will join us!

PS: Last chance to register for the breathwork retreat in Agua Dulce, only 1 day left! Register here!

Listen Closely: The Power of Sound Healing

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When you feel sad, do you listen to sad music? Or what about when your favorite song comes on the car radio- do you turn up the volume and sing along? We all have at some point in our lives. Music heals, and that is the power of sound healing.

Sound healing isn’t new. The Ancient Greeks realized the power of music and sound. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, played music for his patients. Study after study shows that music heals us on the molecular and emotional level. 

There are many forms of sound healing from the use of singing bowls to mantras and meditation. But, no matter the way in which sound therapy is delivered, the result is the same: healing. Sound therapy is effective for a wide spectrum of conditions like Autism, Depression, Anxiety disorders, Stress, PTSD, and Pain.

Sound therapy helps you gain clarity, relax better, improve your concentration and memory, and give you a heightened self of self. Think about those times that music helped you relax or when a beat stirred you to get up and dance! I truly believe in the power of sound and music, which is why I utilize it in my healing practice. My next Breathwork Retreat in Agua Dulce will feature daily sound baths to help take participants’ transformative journeys to the next level.

PS: Registration for the breathwork retreat in Agua Dulce is closing in 7 days, don’t miss it! Register here!

The Power of Scent

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Fall is approaching, and it seems like pumpkin spice everything is out in the stores. You can’t pass a store without smelling a whiff of that spicy and comforting scent. 

What do you think of when you smell this autumn tradition? Does it make you think of your childhood and your grandma’s pies baking in the oven? Maybe you feel calmer and a bit happier. Scents can be powerful gateways to memories and emotions.

That’s where aromatherapy comes in and it can be a key to promoting health and well-being. Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, uses oils to improve both physical and emotional health. Recently, this treatment is gaining more legitimacy in the medical community.

Human beings have been using aromatherapy for thousands of years. Ancient societies utilized fragrant plants in oils and balms. And various cultures have long understood the benefits of botanicals in their medicines.

Today aromatherapy is a technique that many people use to find balance in their lives. Essential oils can be beneficial with merely scents coming from a candle or a diffuser, or oils can be used topically and applied to certain points on the body.

When we breathe in the various scents of essential oils, the limbic system in our brain, which controls emotions, kicks in. The smells also activate our central nervous system. Different scents offer us various benefits. Some can boost our mood, reduce anxiety, help with relaxation, relieve pain, or help us concentrate.

I’ve worked with aromatherapy for years and use it with my clients to help them feel less stressed and increase their happiness. At my next breathwork retreat in Agua Dulce, CA, I will teach participants on the benefits of essential oils and how to insert them into their daily lives to reap the most benefits.

If you register for this transformational retreat before September 27th, you will save $200 with my early bird special. I hope you will join me! Register today!:

Just Breathe

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I want you to stop right now and take a deep breath.

Go ahead!

Can you remember the last time you really stopped for a minute and did that? We have been conditioned by today’s society to win by any means necessary. We are told to be the best, do the most, and never stop. But, how does that pressure manifest in our bodies?

The pressure of this toxic energy that builds up over time shows up as stress, anxiety, and depression. Depression is the energy that keeps us stuck in the past and anxiety makes us fearful for the future. When we are in this cycle of fight or flight, how can we enjoy life? How can we live the best life as the best version of ourselves?

Your breath is the pathway to permanent peace and healing.  Breathwork transforms depression into inner peace, stress into relaxation, anxiety into harmony, emotional turmoil into peace, and contraction into expansion. You take your existence to a whole new level.

We, in this modern society, have forgotten how to breathe. While babies and children breathe through their bellies, which is the best way to truly oxygenate your mind and body, adults use shallow chest breathing, which depletes the mind and body from oxygen, hence leading to stress and anxiety. In times of stress and anxiety, we tend to breathe more shallow, or experience moments of not breathing at all, which over time takes a toll on our bodies.

Try this breathing exercise every time you feel overwhelmed. Or better yet, add it into your daily routine at least once a day. It can be done standing up, sitting, or lying down. However and wherever you feel the most relaxed. 

  1. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose with your shoulders relaxed. Make sure your abdomen expands.
  2. Exhale slowly through your mouth, pursing your lips as you blow out. Focus on this breath. Breathe out until all of the air leaves your lungs.
  3. Repeat this exercise for several minutes.

There is no overstating the importance of proper breathing. The effect this simple change can have on your body, mind, and spirit is profound. 

If you are looking to expand and reconnect spiritually to your truest self, breathwork is one of the best and most successful ways to do it.  I frequently witness my clients have deep spiritual experiences that transform their lives in ways they never imagined. 

PS: I am so moved by the transformations I witness every day with breathwork that I am planning a weekend retreat in a stunning location 30 minutes from Burbank. I will be offering an Early Bird Special and spots are limited, so make sure you reserve your spot ASAP!! Click here to learn more…

Reconnecting with Mother Earth

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Do you remember when you were a little kid and you would run through the grass with bare feet? It didn’t matter if it was cold or rainy, the feel of the grass on your feet made you feel free, made you feel alive!

I bet it’s been a long time since you’ve felt the cool grass on your feet or gone outside without shoes and truly connected with our planet. Our modern lives have left us with little direct contact with Mother Earth. Think again about how amazing it felt to be a child running through your backyard with your feet and the energy you could feel transmitting from the ground into your body.

This is a process that is called “Grounding” or “Earthing.” It, by definition, means any direct contact a human body has with the earth’s surface. The thought is that the earth holds a very mild negative charge and our bodies, under the influence of modern technology, builds up a positive charge that needs releasing or it will begin to affect our mental and physical wellbeing. Any direct contact with the earth can help our bodies return to a more neutral state.

That’s why you felt the way you did when you were a child playing in the yard, splashing in a mud puddle, or walking on the beach. If you really think about it and the way we live, you could probably go years without ever physically touching the earth. These modern habits have left our bodies and souls out of whack and continue to contribute to illness and burnout.

Practicing grounding doesn’t take any fancy equipment or expensive memberships to gyms. It’s just a matter of taking time every day to walk outside and connect with nature. The next time you go outside, kick off your shoes first! If you are near a lake or a stream, dip your toes in the water.

Make it a habit to commit to physically and directly touching the earth every single day and you’ll soon begin to notice the subtle changes in your life and maybe even start to feel like a kid again!