How Fear Impacts Our Lives

Last week I wrote about fear, thinking that it would be a one-week topic to work on during the Energy-Clearing call.

I talked about:

  • What fear is
  • What causes it
  • How it shows up in our lives
  • How to grow beyond it

(if you want to check it out, click here)

It turns out that fear is HUGE in many of our lives.

I received requests from people that were more than I could work on in the hour so I decided to focus on it for a second week.

While I covered a lot of info in last week's blog post, I do want to add some thoughts on fear that I didn’t mention.

In his book, “Power vs. Force” (I highly recommend the book…it can be a bit heavy but it definitely gives you an empowering lens to view the world) David Hawkins shares about the scale of human consciousness and how emotions have an energetic calibration on a scale from 20-1000 (see picture below).

Each of these levels of consciousness correlates with certain emotions, perceptions/attitudes, world views, and...

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Dealing with the Real F-Word (Fear)

What are you afraid of?

When I was growing up, I was afraid of seemingly everything.

I never wanted to try anything new.

I hated when my parents sent me off to camp (and then hated having to leave camp).

I sat in a corner of my 1st and only violin lesson because I was afraid.

And, like most, public speaking was definitely out of the question!

The world was just a scary place. 

Thankfully, I've worked through those childhood fears but I know that for many of us, fear still lingers when we don't want it to.

 

This week (blog post to come tomorrow) we’re going to look at:

* What fear is
* What causes it
* How it shows up in our lives
* How to grow beyond it

What is Fear

We all know what fear feels like….

* sweating
* trembling
* Shortness of breath
* Rapid heartbeat
* Butterflies in the stomach

But what is it exactly?

When we strip fear down, it is a response in the body that comes when it feels unsafe.

If you are walking in the woods and see a large black bear running...

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Why You Don't Achieve Your Goals (Part 2)

As of this writing, we are 2 days from entering a new decade ~ and many people are entering it with the same goals/dreams/resolutions that they had a decade ago.

Whether it’s a desire to:

* Get in shape
* Earn more money
* Be more present with family/friends
* Work less, play more

It seems as though no many “how-to” articles they’ve read, they can’t seem to get there.

Last week I shared how the #1 reason people don’t achieve their goals is that they aren’t aligned with them (you can click here to check it out on the blog or Youtube)…

The NUMBER ONE reason people don’t reach their “goals” is that they don’t believe that they could be that person who can experience whatever it is that they desire.

Someone may say that they want XYZ but subconsciously they don’t believe that

* They are worthy of it
* They are deserving of it
* It is safe to experience it
* They are good enough to receive it

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The Real Reason You Don't Achieve Your Goals (pt.1)

It’s the time of year when people are reflecting on the previous year and thinking about what they’d like to accomplish in the following year.

Often usually boiling down to something to do with our body, money, relationships and time…our “goals” or resolutions are something like:

This year I will...

  • Get in shape
  • Earn more money
  • Be more present with family/friends
  • Work less, play more

So we set out to figure out HOW to do this. Most articles you read will say if you just...

  • Set a goal
  • Make a plan that’s SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timeline)
  • Schedule it
  • Stick to the plan

then you will reach your goal.

But….that doesn’t always happen…and, if it does, there’s often something that feels missing once it’s achieved and people are left feeling disappointed.

For many, the list tends to be similar to the previous years and are scratching their head thinking “I don’t know why I...

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How I Went From "I Want to Die" to "I Want to Live"

“I want to die”

These were the exact words I thought in December of 2005.

I recently quit my first job as a therapist at a group home for adolescent girls.

My lease was up on the house I was renting and since I quit my job and didn’t know what I was going to do, I moved back in with my parents (God bless them for letting me move back in!).

I had ZERO ideas about what I wanted to do with my life.AND, even though I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, I was eating every sugary thing in site ~ it was the holiday season after all, isn’t that what you are supposed to do???

I got to a point where I literally could not get out of bed ~ my body felt as if it had cement running slugging through it.

Each morning I woke up even more exhausted than I did when I went to bed.

To say that I felt pretty sh*tty would be an understatement.

Ok, I do know that this was a 1st world problem and others have had way sh*ttier experiences…And, this was my reality and wanting to die...

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The Logic of Self-Sabotage & How to Grow Beyond It

Have you ever wanted to experience something different in your life yet you kept stopping yourself from allowing it to happen?

If you are nodding your head yes, this is for you!


What is Self-Sabotage:

A thought, belief or behavior that undermines your success despite your desire to experience something different than what you’ve been experiencing in your world.

Whether it’s in a relationship, job, with money, self-sabotage is when a part of you (your subconscious) is working against your conscious self.

"Yup, I know that Heather, but WHY do I do it?” you ask?

Keep reading grasshopper!

Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

Every human experiences some level of self-sabotage at some point in their lives.

It seems illogical on the surface —why would we intentionally do things that prevent us from getting what we think we want?

When we dive a little deeper, we can see that sabotage has its own logic.

The Logic of Self-Sabotage
Our subconscious is 95% of who we...

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The Faster Way to Relieve Anxiety

“I have anxiety”
“I’m just an anxious person"

This time of year it’s not uncommon to hear some form of those words.

Anxiety about:

* Spending time with family
* Having enough money for the holidays
* Having enough time to do everything
* Being around so much junk food when you are attempting to be healthy...
* Holiday traveling

The list can go on and on….

So what is “Anxiety”?

Google says anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress.

Last week we talked about Stress and how google says it’s “Physical, mental or emotional strain or tension"

But that doesn’t answer what stress is.

Beyond money, time, jobs, stress is the belief that reality should be different than it currently is.

Anxiety and Stress are similar ~ the difference is that Anxiety is a perceived belief about something that hasn’t yet happened while stress is a belief about something in the past/current/future (PTSD would be the exception to...

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2 Step Process to Reducing Stress (Are You Putting Perfume on Poop?)

Uncategorized Nov 25, 2019

What is Stress?

If you google it…. you’ll probably find a definition similar to:

“Physical, mental or emotional strain or tension"

AND….it doesn’t answer what causes stress?

What Causes Stress?

If you google it... you’ll probably find that money, work, and poor health cause stress.

AND…that’s not really true.

There are plenty of people in the world who have no money and don’t experience stress.

AND, there are plenty of people in the world who have a TON of money and experience a lot of stress.

It’s not money that causes stress.

It’s your BELIEF about money, work and health (and every other thing in your life) that creates the energetic frequency you live in, which actually causes stress.

What Causes Stress to Increase?

If you google it….you’ll probably read that having many major life changes can add to stress or a lot of little “stressors” in a short period of time.

AND….what REALLY...

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Sloppy Joe's (Lentil Style)

I found this recipe in Veganomicon, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook and it so surprisingly tastes just like a Sloppy Joe that you’ll never miss the meat (don’t worry, it’s just as sloppy as the meat-version).

Wanting a little more of a kick I added in cayenne and black pepper (which is surprising since I’m not one for “kick” in my food).

If you have a good gluten-free bun then you’ll be taken back to childhood. Or, you can do it like I do and forgo the bun (In the not-so-pretty picture it’s on a piece of gluten-free bread, open-face style…oh, and I didn't have any green peppers so that's why it looks so blah & mono-color).

What’s Amazing About This Dish?

Lentils--For those of us with blood sugar issues, lentils are our best friends! Their protein content and soluble fiber trap carbohydrates slowing down digestion so we don’t have crazy blood sugar plummets. And that keeps ups Smart and Sexy all day long!

Cayenne...

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"Creamy" Carrot Soup

soup vegan vegetables Aug 22, 2019

Go to any restaurant and order a creamy soup and guaranteed it has some form of dairy in it.

Why?

Because most chefs don’t realize that you can make soup “creamy” without adding in the dairy.

Which is so annoying for those of us who can’t have dairy.

(I think I should go on a mission to educate restaurants on how to make non-dairy soups…seriously, if the soups don’t have dairy then they have gluten in it…what’s a girl with food sensitivities to do? Oh yeah, make my own--it’s better anyway :) )

How do I make “creamy” soups without the cream? Using oats is one little fantastic secret I learned at The Natural Gourmet and I swear by it.

This soup is sooooo delicious, easy and satisfying. It will quickly become your autumn/winter favorite like it is mine!

What’s Amazing About This Soup?

Carrots--Sweet and grounding this crunchy little powerhouse of deliciousness is packed with beta-carotene that is not only good...

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