I’ve been back in the states for a few days and have been attempting to put together my thoughts about what I experienced swimming with the dolphins….(see pic at the bottom--yup, that's me!)
There is so much that I experienced on this trip but I thought I’d share with you my biggest take-away from this “live life to the fullest” experience.
To put into words what it’s like to be in the water with wild dolphins swimming around you is almost impossible.
The way that WildQuest operates is that they go out on a catamaran each day looking for wild dolphins...and because they are wild, you don’t know what you will experience.
Wildquest believes we are in their world and interact as visitors.
Like anything in the wild, sometimes you can find them, sometimes you don’t (even if you don’t, you’ll get some great time exploring the underworld through snorkeling)!
We saw dolphins 3 out of the 5...
(I wrote this before I left but in my excitement, forgot to post beforehand!)
Do you have a “bucket-list”?
Years ago I started calling it my “live life to the fullest” list as “bucket list” seems kind of depressing to me.
I love the idea of creating fun, memorable adventures in life so “live life to the fullest” seemed to be more fitting, personally.
AND….I’m getting to cross something off that’s been on my list for years.
May 31-June 5 I am going to be swimming with wild dolphins in the Bahamas!!!
I’m going to a place called Wildquest that I’ve had on my list for YEARS to do but for whatever reason, never pulled the trigger until now….
Since I didn’t owe as much in taxes as I had saved I figured I would treat myself to this experience.
We’ll be out on a catamaran each day for about 7 hours looking for wild dolphins...
I hope this finds you healthy and happy!
I’m in Charlotte, NC and it’s getting a little crazy here--If you haven’t heard, there’s a gas shortage on the east coast and trying to find places with gas around here has been like a scavenger hunt apparently!
It’s safe to say that the lack of an abundance of gas currently is creating some havoc!
Funny what happens when we feel the opposite of abundance…
Most of us going into modes of:
preventing us from living the type of life we desire.
It happens with women and money ALL. THE. TIME.
When we feel like money and abundance is scarce, things get dicey (I’ve definitely been there myself!), which creates more chaos..which creates more scarcity….
And so the pattern goes!
In my last email I mentioned that much of my work now is going to be focused on helping women create more money and impact in...
Something big has shifted - my focus in my work.
Things had been shifting for a few months now but the big AHA! came about when I was talking with a client that we had just finished working through money blocks and she said:
“I’m feeling confident and stronger. The abundance is not just in money as I thought; I thought it had to be in money but it's in everything around me & it's been an incredible feeling”
The thing is, I was previously working with helping everyone with everything. My focus was once to help people with ANY struggle that came to me.
BUT...what I started to realize was that….
In my last blog post I talked about the 5 different “bodies” we have and how using them for a framework can help you make quick changes when you are struggling (let’s be real, this past year, we’ve each struggled in some way!) so you can go back to your life, business, and relationships with energy and peace.
For a review, they are:
Physical body --this is the one we live in, the skin, bones, and everything else.
Emotional Body--this is the body we FEEL in. It’s the level at which we experience and store many emotions — happy, sad, guilty, or fearful.
Energetic Body-- this is the body of subtle energy flows—think along the lines of meridians and chakras (energy centers).
Mental Body-- this is our mind ~ what you think, believe, value, how you perceive yourself and the world.
Spiritual Body--this is your soul ~ the connection to God, Universe, or whichever higher being that you believe in.
I said I’d share some questions you...
As I look out my window, I see nothing but white clouds and the right wing of the airplane I am currently aboard.
It never ceases to amaze me that we have the technology to walk into a tin can and fly across the sky….and now, surf the internet, text and watch movies!
I’m heading to Arizona for vacation ~ the 1st half of the trip I’m going to spend time with a friend I met at Rythmia last year ~she’s a total bad-ass....Last February, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at 70!
The second half of the week I’ll be hanging out with some women that I know through Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work and going to a 1-day event of his.(if you haven’t read his book, “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”, I highly recommend it)
My plan is to completely “turn-off” and not work at all….which is something I haven’t done on a vacation in YEARS!
I’ll usually still take some calls and still do energy work with clients…
Are you one of the 10 million Americans struggling with SAD?
What’s SAD you ask? Here’s the recipe for SAD...
5 pm Sunsets
Lots of times indoors
SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder)
SAD is a recurrent type of depression associated with the change in seasons ~ generally, it starts in the fall and goes through the winter months.
For some people, it can be debilitating.
Some of the signs of SAD are:
I don’t know about you but SAD impacts me EVERY year.
It’s a big reason why I moved out of the North East to the South…but it is still a thing with the gray, rainy weather during the winter months here in Charlotte, NC.
If you google “human’s number one fear” more than likely, you’ll find “public speaking” listed as that fear.
AND….when you peel back the layers, it’s not that people are afraid of public speaking, they are really afraid of being negatively evaluated…
which leads to a deeper fear of being rejected for not being good enough…
which ultimately leads to a deep fear of not belonging.
When we have the fear of not being good enough, therefore, not belonging we;
I don’t know about you but when I was DEEP in this state, it was not an enjoyable life by any stretch of the imagination yet it seemed as if it was a black hole I couldn’t climb out of.
Eventually, I did...
My past 2 weeks have consisted of these highlights (there are some things I've left out...)
A weekend of a DEEP spiritual journal where I jumped back into life with a very little buffer period of rest/integrate (my own fault)
Tues-Thurs = Traveling with a puppy who woke up at 4:45 am 2 mornings in a row instead of his normal me dragging him out of bed after 8 am (I don’t do well on a little bit of sleep)
Thursday evening= Being excited to FINALLY getting to sleep only to be woken up at 2 am by a leaking ceiling (that maintenance said couldn’t be fixed till the morning)….so I was up all night
Friday = Dealing with maintenance & the leaking ceiling & being so exhausted it took me forever to get to sleep that night (yes, I was doing breathwork....the nervous system was really amped up!)
Saturday = Still in recover mode but starting to feel better
Sunday = Woken up to the buildings Fire Alarm at 7 am, hustled to get anything I’d want if the...