Sunday, February 17, 2019

Gratitude Heals Us All


I’ve written several times about the power of gratitude. It’s funny how easy it is to overlook this very simple, yet extremely powerful practice. Why do we tend to forget gratitude? Well, sometimes we take things for granted. We assume we’ll always have a family to love us, a roof over our head, and clothes on our back. But are we guaranteed these things…really? I don’t write this to make you afraid or to feel guilty…guilt is a waste of your energy so please let it go! Just for a moment pause and think about who and what you have in your life. Maybe you have a little child that loves sitting close to you while you read them a story, you may have warm home to sleep in at night, or running water. Yes, there are still people all over the world without running water, clean water, hot water, or any kind of water. We are very blessed if we have even the simplest necessities to live.

Tragedy has a way of making us much more aware of all the blessings we already have. I recently found out from a concerned neighbor the sad situation my mother has been in. My mother stopped speaking to me almost 3 years ago. I was pregnant with my little guy who recently turned 2 years old. She has some mental health issues and at the time she felt certain I was part of some kind of conspiracy to end her life. We previously moved her to live with my brother in Rhode Island. I live overseas so moving her to the Middle East didn’t seem like the best thing to help her stabilize. My brother was certain the sea air and organic vegetables would help her heal. My mother was difficult to say the least with my brother and niece. She can be as cranky as a hornet at times. Needles to say she left my brothers home in a huff and moved to her land in Texas. This was the last I heard from her.

Her land is about 25 miles from any kind of civilization. There is nothing there, no structure or home, no connection or water hookup…nothing. So her concerned neighbor told me initially she was living out of a tent. The winds in the area are very strong, and there is not much in the way of trees to block any wind so her tent blew away. My mother managed to scrape together some money for a makeshift camper. It ended up leaking and didn’t keep any heat. Finally, she began living in her vehicle. Last New Year’s Eve she accidentally set her truck on fire while using candles to keep warm. Amazingly she escaped with her little dog Simon, she was completely unscathed. She is now living in a borrowed RV.

This news brought me right back to gratitude. I am beyond grateful she’s alive at all! The gratitude I feel for these kind neighbors is vast. They’re good hearts are truly beautiful. They came together to help her and they gave her an old RV to live in. Yes, it has a leaky roof and she’s completely out of propane to cook or have hot water…but she has water and a roof over her head. I felt so many things upon learning of her situation, like fear, sorrow, loss, and gratitude. I knew that sadness would not help my mom. Love, shelter, food, some mental health care, and a whole lot of gratitude for these people and the fact that she’s still alive are the only things that will help now.

Gratitude expands our hearts and world in unimaginable ways. I rediscover a gratitude chant/tapping script I created years ago and made some adaptations. I’m sharing this with you in case you forgot how blessed and loved you are. You can tap through the points of your choice or say each statement aloud.


I often forget to  be grateful

Maybe I don’t think I have time

Maybe I don’t always see the things in my life to feel grateful for

It’s not because I’m bad or unfeeling

I may be very busy

I’m choosing to slow down now

Even if it’s just for 5 minutes

I’m going to take a deep breath 

I choose to see all the things I have to be grateful for

The people I love the most

Thank you for being in my life

The sweet little baby who loves to snuggle near me

Thank you for letting me love you
Thanks for the snuggles

The simplicity of reading a book or enjoying a cup of coffee

Thank you universe, thank you God for these simple pleasures

I’m so grateful for the water that comes out of my sink

I’m so grateful for the sun shining through my windows

I’m so grateful for me, I’m alive!

I’m so grateful for this life

I’m tapping in to love and gratitude on every level

Connecting with love, peace and gratitude now

I am safe and all is well!



Thank you for coming back to gratitude. I am grateful for you! I created a money pool for my mom if you wish to donate or share the page I am in deep appreciation. 
Here is the link to Mom’s page: http://paypal.me/pools/c/8cdfSrk4Xe

Friday, March 25, 2016

Stress Relief for the Sagittarius

Lately, I’ve been very engrossed in astrological signs. Well, I’ve always been interested in signs and I’ve set out to do an EFT tapping video for each astrological sign. I’m focusing on helping each sign learn to manage their stress, start to love themselves, and tap into relaxation. Today I posted a video for Sagittarius:


Sagittarius sign is ruled by Jupiter, which typically brings you good luck and good fortune…though there is no telling when this will kick in! I’ve had several Sagittarius friends and they were easy going, lots of fun, and fairly lucky. Sagittarius is known as the eternal optimist, even during difficult times you can keep positive.
With your adventurous nature, you can be a bit of a dare devil. This can also relate to being ruled by Jupiter. The Sagittarius sign has a yearning to learn and explore the world. You tend to philosophize, wondering what the meaning of life is. It is truly amazing when you’re able to do something with your gifts. You easily bring people together with your acceptance of others and your ability to connect ideas and people together.
Sagittarius is a true free spirit and cannot be caged in. You may appear to have one foot out the door at any time, ready to set out on a new adventure. You’re upbeat and full of energy and at your best when you keep active. You’re amazing because you always tell the truth, but you must remember to have a sense of diplomacy and share your words with care.

Friday, March 11, 2016

How to Stop Sugar Cravings

I recently posted a video on how to stop sugar cravings. The thing about sugar is that it fuels your brain cells. Our brains crave sugar and see it as a reward, which makes you want it even more! When you continue to eat sugar and then eat a little more sugar you’re reinforcing this idea of it being a reward. I notice a jump in my sugar cravings whenever I feel overwhelmed or stressed. My go to food…or I should say non-food is chocolate! It is possible to retrain yourself by choosing healthier options when the craving hits. Instead of reaching for a chocolate bar I’m learning to eat kiwi or bananas. Adding more vegetables and water to your diet will make a huge difference in cravings. Also a major factor to minimize in your life is your level of stress.

Stress is the main cause of weight gain. Stress starts in the amygdala, whenever this part of our brain senses stress (which it see as danger), it starts initiating our body’s stress response. That “fight or flight” response becomes activated and begins to over produce cortisol. Extra cortisol allows us to run away from the impeding danger, or to have enough energy to stay and fight. Too much cortisol in your system leads to increased appetite and a bigger belly. Your body produces cortisol each time you feel angry, or afraid, or guilty. This is why it’s so important to let go of your stress and built up emotions. The best way I’ve found is through EFT therapy aka tapping. My latest tapping video (below) was created to help you stop the sugar cravings.


EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a truly simple and powerful mind-body technique that I use on myself and with clients. Tapping stops this “fight or flight” response and it lowers cortisol levels in your body. This helps by eliminating stress and cravings you’re experiencing. Tapping one of the best stress management and weight loss tools I’ve ever utilized. Visit my website for more info and to sign up for more energizing and love enhancing tips!

As always, keep tapping and energizing! Lots of hugs~

Saturday, February 20, 2016

How to Love Yourself and Lose Weight

Today I posted a video on how to love yourself and lose weight. I’ve worked with multiple women and men asking assistance in losing weight and understanding the best way to keep extra weight off. They would tell me stories of extreme weight loss, crazy diet plans, and fat burning foods they gorged themselves on. A few weeks ago a family member came to me anxious over looking good at a friend’s wedding. She started to show me this weight loss calculation app on her smart phone. While telling me all the things she was “fixing” in her diet, she began to cry. I sat her down, gave her some tissues and a glass of water, and I listened. She told me about all the stress and anxiety she felt inside her body and in her heart, saying she wanted something more than “this” pointing to her stomach.

I wished very much to help her let go of her feelings of anger and discouragement. I gave her a long hug and asked her if she’d like to do some EFT with me. Initially she hesitated, I explained to her tapping will help her to release frustration, fear, and it will amplify her self-love. I told her that the added stress she’s putting on herself will not help her lose any weight. I explained to her the ability to love herself with “an extra 20 lbs” will help to alleviate her stress, it will bring balance and peace within, and it will allow her to relax enough to let go of any excess weight. After about 20 minutes of tapping she had stopped crying, she told me she felt more hopeful, and she had a beautiful smile on her face.

Stress is the main cause of weight gain. Stress starts in the amygdala, whenever this part of our brain senses stress (which it sees as "danger"), it starts initiating our body’s stress response. That “fight or flight” response becomes activated and begins to over produce cortisol. Extra cortisol allows us to run away from impending danger, or to have enough energy to stay and fight. Too much cortisol in your system leads to increased appetite and a bigger belly. Your body produces cortisol each time you feel angry, or afraid, or guilty. This is why it’s so important to let go of your stress and built up emotions within your body. The best way I’ve found is through EFT therapy aka tapping. My latest tapping video (below) was created to help you start losing weight and loving your body.


EFT which stands for Emotional Freedom Technique is a truly simple and powerful mind-body technique that I use on myself and with clients. Tapping stops this “fight or flight” response and it lowers cortisol levels in your body. This works helps eliminate work stress, food cravings, and any type of anxiety or fear you’re experiencing. I know you’ve experienced those stinkin’ cravings for donuts and Ben & Jerry’s…I love Ben & Jerry’s!! EFT stops those cravings, it gives you an opportunity to pause and consider of you really need to eat the whole box of cookies…or if you need to eat even one cookie. It is the best stress management and weight loss tool I’ve ever come across. Visit my website for more energy boosting and love enhancing tips!

As always, keep tapping and energizing! Lots of hugs~

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ready to Use the Power of What If?


You may be unaware of the power of “what if”...especially regarding the subconscious mind. When said aloud this statement sends a direct message to your subconscious. The power is amplified when expressed in positive and loving ways. When you combine this statement with tapping aka EFT it begins to open you up to creating and having often very different life circumstances than you currently have. Your subconscious picks up on this idea and starts to come up with inspired thoughts and actions for you to take for amazing new possibilities. What if I get a huge promotion? What if I meet a wonderful man I truly connect with? What if I start drawing in more supportive friends? What if I'm a spiritual creature on a wonderful & inspired path? What if I'm the top saleswoman/salesman at my company? What if I win the upcoming golf tournament? As you can see this powerful “what if” can be applied to anything and everything.

Tap along with the following script to connect with the power of "what if" and have yourself an amazing week! For more energy improving tapping videos please visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

“What If” tapping script

Karate chop: Even though I don’t always feel capable of accomplishing major goals, I choose to open up to new possibilities. Even though a part of me struggles with taking the first step, I choose to love myself and continue to move forward on my path.

Tapping through your favorite points:

What if I’m more talented than I once thought?

What if I have more power and abilities than I know?

What if I’m expanding and opening up to more possibilities and life right now?

What if I can accomplish anything I choose?

What if I am smarter…stronger…and more capable then I once thought?

I want to expand my mind and possibilities

It’s difficult to believe this is possible

I have a lot of negatrive self-talk that follows me around

Not smart enough

Not good enough

No t capable enough

Not rich enough

Not educated enough

Not enough!

Will I ever be enough for this world?

What if I am enough?

What if I always have been?

What if I am amazing

Vibrant

Full of intelligence

Filled with love

What if anything is possible for me?

I don’t have to believe any of this

A part of me may have a difficult time accepting the truth.

That’s ok.

I am open to new possibilities though…

Open to loving myself now.

Open to honoring my amazing gifts and talents.

What if I’m more talented than I ever thought?

What if they were wrong about me?

What if I was wrong about myself?

What if I can learn how to love an accept myself?

What if I’m learning right now?

What if I’m freaking brilliant?

What if I’m absolutely perfect right now?

I am opening up to the truth about myself

The good, the bad, the amazing!

There is so much more amazing here than I ever recognized before.

What if I’m learning how to recognize it now?

What if I’m getting really good at honoring all my gifts?

What if it’s safe to love and honor myself?

Tapping into love

Connecting with the highest and most loving part of me.

I am safe and loved on all levels now.

Namaste.
 

Thanks for tapping! You’re amazing!

Stop by my website for more tips on how to release stress & doubt while amplifying your love and energy! Tap along with my YouTube videos here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ready to Stop Calling Yourself a Quitter and Ignite Your Inner Success Maker?

Have you heard the song"We Are the Champions" by Queen? Yeah, that one. The reason I ask is because it continues popping into my head lately because of a certain statement I've been seeing almost everywhere I turn. I have been hearing and seeing "Quitters never win and winners never quit!” My response to this statement...Who says? Sometimes quitting isn’t really quitting it may also be letting go of something that no longer serves you. There are times when victory comes from changing paths and perspective. So many people label themselves a loser for letting something go, or during those times when they feel they didn’t try hard enough. You may have stopped trying or moving forward so a loss was felt, but this doesn’t make you a loser. You don’t lose by being a “quitter” you lose by giving up on your dream.

You must also realize that dreams change and grow with you. Your dreams change and shift continuously. Which means you may have begun the process of letting go of something you wanted in the past for something even more amazing and vibrant right now! It’s funny how that works though...the initial “letting go” part can be excruciatingly uncomfortable. This is a time where you may find yourself stuck in negative self-talk, calling yourself a quitter or a loser. You may feel like you’re losing a part of yourself when in truth you may actually be gaining something. You never truly lose anything. So, let’s do some tapping on this to try to clear any negative self-talk you may have and open you up a bit! Use the following script tapping through your favorite points. Are you ready? Let's do this!

Winning/Losing tapping script

So quitters never win and winners never quit.

I’ve heard this a thousand times.

Some things I may let go of to make space for new dreams and visions

This doesn’t make me a quitter…but a huge part of me disagrees

I’m a quitter…a failure

Why do I try at all

Loser…failure…quitter

I hear these words echoing through my mind

I can call myself a quitter…maybe I’m ready to quit

I ask myself now…is it time to let this go?

Yes…no…maybe

I give myself the time and space I need to decide

I’m not sure yet, though I think a part of me is

If I’m not ready to throw in the towel

I’m not going to

I am a winner, even if I secretly don’t believe this

I am a winner, I will succeed

I choose to succeed at what’s best for me

My body

My heart

My soul

I choose to know what is best for me

I can do this

I am doing it

It’s already done!

I am remembering how amazing I am now
 
I choose to honor my brilliance
 
There is nothing I can’t do


Nothing I can’t be

And absolutely nothing I can’t have!

Tapping into the winner within

Succeeding for the highest good of me and those involved

It’s safe to win!

It’s safe to succeed now.

I am safe and filled with love and possibilities on all levels

Mind, body & spirit!


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Stop by my website for more tips on how to improve your energy, step into your space and expand your amazing gifts and talents! Thanks for tapping, have a beautiful week:-)