Percolate Journal Week 2 ~ Choose A Bolder Brew

 

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Week 2 of Percolate is the study of Percolate Point #2 ~ Choose a Bolder Brew. I love the title of this chapter and I knew before I even turned the page to begin the brew of the week that it was going to be an inner journey job. I wasn’t wrong.

Choosing a bolder brew – in life is all about turning those dreams and goals into actions. How many of us are actually able to say we are ready to choose a bolder brew? Not many, because we allow ourselves to stay stuck or as Elizabeth calls it – hamster mode. I’ve been in Hamster Mode, and no doubt you have to. It’s when we are just going around, and around, and around and we ain’t getting anywhere. Hamster Mode = STUCK

To get out of Hamster Mode, we have to ask ourselves if we are ready to make our goals a reality or are we just going to allow them to stay as dreams. It’s all about assessing the leverage we have with regards to the pain of staying stuck versus the pleasure of moving forward. It really is our call.

Having the courage to change ultimately relies on the faith you have in yourself and your ability to cope with whatever arises.

So as I was expecting, Percolate Point #2 was real in depth when it came to the inner analysis – filling out a FULL life self evaluation for the vision I have for my life was by no means an easy task. Covering; setting goals, attitude and inspiration, health, money, exercise, appearance, home, relationships, work, leisure, religion and spirituality, food and nutrition, volunteering and the long run was no easy feat. However it did help me to see exactly where my priorities have been off the mark and how exactly I’ve neglected certain areas of my life. It’s amazing how we can all get swept up with life and aspects of ourselves gets left behind. It happens to us all – life coaches included.

Now, as with all exercises and self reflective tasks, it can leave us feeling rather depleted and as if we have failed ourselves on some level. it’s easy to see everything we haven’t done, but it’s important to percolate and allow ourselves to reflect on all that we have achieved and to remember that life is a marathon not a sprint. We aren’t supposed to have ticked every box – if we had, then what would be the point exactly? As Elizabeth says; “Percolating helps us all to slow down the ever spinning wheel and get off it.”

I also learnt a really effective tool to use when we feel like we can’t do something, and it is so tremendously effective that it got even ME to see where my limited thinking lies – and I have tried EVERY exercise and coaching tool out there to test what my limiting beliefs are and they either don’t work, or they really are hard work when it comes to engaging my brain and getting to the limiting stuff. However Elizabeth has broken me – in a good way, in a transformative way.

Elizabeth gets you to do the opposite of a “To-Do List” and replace the negative “I Cant’s” with positive thoughts. For example; I can’t because I’ll never remember it all becomes; I always remember everything I need to. Elizabeth explains the process really well, so I urge you to get the book to read the explanation and also the run up to it, because it really is transformative.

My journal ended this week on the reflections of whether or not I feel “enoughness” in my life. This relates to whether I feel enough in myself, in my job, in the world, am I making the effort to learn and study more to improve myself, and whether or not I feel motivated to change anything in my life. I love that no matter how many times throughout this Percolate Point that you could feel down about yourself and your life, Elizabeth is right there with you, handing you the tools to pick yourself right back up and really see yourself in a powerful and positive light.

When it comes to making changes in our lives, it means we have to take a risk. Taking a risk involves putting ourselves into a position of power to make up our own rules and think for ourselves. So if you are umming and ahhing about whether or not to make a change in your life, remember this;

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda, didn’t change the filter

 

You can head to Amazon US or Amazon UK to Pre-order your copy if this journal share has Percolated you.

 

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Changes at Dawn

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There are changes afoot and whilst I’m tremendously excited about the future, it is with a sadness that these changes come. But if we are to make any progress in life, we have to be continually changing, and embracing the changes that are necessary in our lives.

Firstly let me reassure you, that I am going no-where and neither is my coaching. However the aspects to my day to day job as a coach will be shifting as will the content that you receive from me. It can only get better and better is what you will get. So lets explain the run up to this decision.

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Initially I began reviewing books when I was approached via email by a publishing house who enquired as to whether I would be interested in reviewing two upcoming books for them. I still recall their titles; Hands of an Angel by Helen Parry-Jones, and The Source by Ursula James (Absolute great reads!) It was something I’d dreamt of in my Carrie Bradshaw daydreams – being a writer online and being sent books for free to read and review. It was a dream come true. Back then I don’t really recall many blog reviewers of books, and so it was exciting for me to test the waters so to speak.  I recall the second person I told after my Mum was someone who was a friend of mine back then. She seemed to celebrate with me and gave off all the expected encouragement one expects from a friend. Then I was offered another opportunity via a different publishing house to interview an author who had long been an inspiration to me; Doreen Virtue. From then; I regularly reviewed books of a personal development/self help/metaphysical genre. I really was grateful and blessed! I had an increase in my readers on my blog and life was good.

Then, my enthusiastic friend I told you about before, began walking the same online blog reviewing path as me, with the same publishers and over time well it became pointless to me. We had very similar friends on social media, and a few of the same blog subscribers. All I have thought really since then is; “Why would a blog reader want to read about the same thing more than once?” Isn’t the point of writing a blog to be authentic and share your very own message and voice? Isn’t it that authentic view that readers want? We as human beings are designed to ignore a stuck record and similar posts can be of the stuck record genre. Anyway, years past by and so did the book reviews. Yet of late I have become rather tired with it all. I spend far too much of my daily life reading books for the sole purpose of reviewing rather than enjoyment and as you know from your own experiences of “stuck in a rut” mode of living, it becomes tedious and draining.

Also, I noticed one HUGE factor that has swung my decision whilst checking my blog stats; My blog is more of PR Central for Authors, than it is for Coaching wisdom, teaching, tutorials, advice for you! My blog has become more about them than you or me! That was not the intention of this blog, of my business, or of my life. So I’m taking back control. Which includes bringing more of ME to YOU. I’m on a Mission to create AUTHENTICALLY DAWN

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So who am I really? Who is Authentically Dawn?

I’m a 25 year old female entrepreneur that focuses on coaching women to become more empowered, confident and embrace their “Sexy, Smart & Powerful” inner beings. I have a HUGE passion for money, finance and business as I am qualified in accountancy (Something that I am intending on continuing with as it’s a true passion of mine) and I’ve studied various subjects at University including Business Studies (HR, Marketing, Accountancy), Personal Finance and I am going to be training in Personal Investment (Building Investment Portfolios) this coming May.

Lets see what’s going during Changes at Dawn;

Book Reviews will become very limited (if at all) and they will be of a VERY select nature so that I know they will be of value to you! Also I will only share what I believe to be books that have helped me, and I will detail the WHY, HOW, WHEN these books did that!

Promotion of others – Whilst I am all for supporting each other, and I am very much more than happy to help anyone out there, when that PR is not reciprocated you realise you’re not appreciated! So, I will only scratch your back if you scratch mine!

So what can you expect from me now?

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MORE content from ME, detailed effective strategies that can impact your life profoundly! This will come in the form of the occasional YouTube video, FREE PDFs, Short Check in posts with a Short Sharp Snappy Success Message (SSSMsg), and the tutorial style post.

CONTENT CREATION – Ebooks, Downloadable PDFs for a Pocket Money price, Training Modules I promised you before!

PASSION for everything that turns me on; finance, money, business, success, motivation, >>> SNEAK PEAK

NEW coaching; This will include Nutrition & Yoga as I study towards accreditation in these subjects! More in a later post about these topic decisions!

and anything else that sparks my fancy or I feel will benefit you. Of course I am ALWAYS open to receiving feedback from you, so if there is EVER anything you’d like a quick 101 on, just use the contact methods available and let me know!

 

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Percolate Journal Week 1 ~ Allow For Change To Brew

 

 

9eac56a0d60f1b5e6c31a661bb1fab0eIt takes a lot of awesomeness for me to get excited about a book, and to then commit myself to sharing my journal online that will run for 9 weeks, but that is exactly what is happening. Percolate, written by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is a soon to be published book (April 14th in both US and UK) that I have been blessed with pre-reviewing before it hits the shelves, and it aims to help you move forward whilst living in the present moment, making those changes in life and experiencing greater joy and peace. It’s not often that a book thrills me to my coffee beans but Percolate certainly does that as it combines two of my loves; Reading a book and Coffee.

Percolate is set out in a very original way and at the end of each major chapter (the main chapters contain mini chapters/sections) you have a “Coffee Break” with both the author and Dr Katie Eastman, who holds a Doctorate in Child Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work, which helps you reflect on what you’ve just read and learnt. I love that throughout this book there are journal exercises – which is what I shall be sharing with you, my Percolate Journal reflections.

Percolate is actually a ‘metaphor for how you can move forward with growing awareness, live in the present moment, and experience greater joy and peace. Elizabeth also shares the Oxford Dictionary Definitions of Percolate too.

So week 1 represents Percolate Point #1, of which there are 9 in total. Percolate Point #1 is titled; “Allow For Change to Brew”. Before beginning PP#1 the reader is given a list of questions to reflect on throughout the reading and some Self Inventory Questions to keep in mind such as;

  • What footprints am I leaving?
  • Am I making the world a better place? In what ways? If not, what’s holding me back?
  • How am I living my day-to-day life? How do I feel most days?
  • Are there people in my life who have m back, and vice versa?

Elizabeth shares a very intimate and powerful account of how her family had to ‘Allow for Change to Brew’ and invites you to create you’re very own ‘Alphabet of Life’ which is designed to get you to think of words that you want to be using in your daily life, words that inspire, motivate and humour you. I think for many of us, we are unaware for the most part of our day the actual words we are using such as “I CANT” instead of “HOW CAN I…?” So I sat with my Percolate Journal and wrote my Alphabet of Life; from A-Z and it was a lot harder than one can think. To actually sit there and think of words you wants to use instead of ones that you do currently use can be a tricky task but well worth it in the end. I came up with words such as; Standards, Thriving, Thrilling, Opulent, Inspired, Blossom, Cultivate. By page 21 I feel just as Elizabeth hopes; ‘motivated and inspired to make changes’ – I’m not just committed and excited about expanding my life but also my vocabulary.

Before you can change or make changes in your life, you first have to accept the things that you cannot change. It brings to mind the great saying ;

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Writing in my journal about the things that bother me about myself that I can’t change was really tricky, I thought about my weight but that CAN be changed, I thought about my confidence, but that too CAN be changed. Rather I came up with one such thing; Past mistakes and Regrets. I can’t change the past so I must learn to accept them. Discovering ways in which I can accept these things I believe will be an ongoing process, one that is built upon each day as new revelations are revealed to me.

This week’s Percolate moments from the Percolate ProcessTM have left me with lots of WHEN? WILL? WHY? WHAT? WHERE? questions about the changes that I am making myself in both my professional career and also my personal life. The difference is that I don’t feel overwhelmed by it all. I pleasantly feel in control, happy, euphoric, at peace with my authenticity. I feel ready to embrace change, but I am more than happy to sit down, put my feet up and allow these changes to brew in my life, because like a good cup of coffee, it always tastes better when left to brew a little.

You can head to Amazon US or Amazon UK to Pre-order your copy if this journal share has Percolated you.

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WINNERS of Money, A Love Story

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So this past weekend Hay House UK hosted their Ignite UK event with speakers such as Gabrielle Bernstein, Mastin Kipp, Meggan Watterson, Kyle Gray, Robert Holden and Kate Northrup to name only a few. In the run up to the event you may recall that I ran a competition for lucky readers to win a copy of Kate Northrup’s book, Money, A Love Story. Well, I am so excited and thrilled that I can now announce the WINNERS!!

 

So here are the winners of Money, A Love Story;

  • Jessica Mehring
  • Amy Brice
  • Clemence Moulaert
  • Andrew Ramwell
  • Helen (Surname Omitted) win2

I will be contacting each of you via Email to inform you of your prize and give you details on how you can receive your FREE copy of Money, A Love Story. Well done! I loved all your personal meanings of what Financial Freedom means to you. It is my wish that this book will help you achieve those meanings in your life.

 

 

 

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2 Ways to Shift the Struggle and Blues

Morning everyone! This is a quickie for Monday, but I just felt so impelled to share my recent insights with you because I figured, that if I and people I know have been having these problems, then maybe some of you have too!

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My discovery this month: If you’re struggling slightly, it’s a good thing! Believe me, when I first came across this concept I was like ‘yeah right! What a load of BS!’, but I’ve taken the time this month to really look at what this struggle has meant for me, and what lessons was I ignoring – Looking at things from an alternative perspective – even just to play – can really PAY off. It has done for me. Just think of the struggle’s like driving your car up a really steep hill, it’s slow and you’re wondering if you’ll ever get there, you even fear taking your foot off the accelerator for a second so you will come rolling back down – but you keep going, and right when you almost ready to quit – you reach the peak of the hill and you are up and over and into smooth sailing. So if you’re encountering a struggle in an area of your life right now, start asking yourself questions about it. Things like; When did this problem begin? What are the symptoms I’m experiencing in my life? Do I need expert advice? If so, who can give me that expert advice? What are my thoughts about this area in my life? Have I caused it unconsciously?

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My discovery this past week:

Thursday I had  day where as soon as one thing went right, something happened that went wrong. From launching my interview with Kate Northrup (GOOD) , to getting caught in the rain without an umbrella (NOT SO GOOD), but I learnt that being miserable about it was absolutely no fun. Don’t get me wrong, I spent an hour or so really moaning about the fact that every time I’ve gone out this month, somehow I’ve managed to get caught in the rain.
I was lucky enough to go for a drive with a handsome sweet guy I know who always makes it his mission to cheer me up if I’ve had a bad day kind of like your husband or boyfriend would do (Should do!).  At first he thought I was in a bad mood with him, but he instantly could tell that I was not having a good day. He began immediately doing everything he could to make me smile and cheer me up, even though he’d had a miserable day too. He called it *Blue Thursday* and said the Monday Blues had nothing on us. However, he put feeling happy and in alignment with who he truly is before being miserable, and he managed to cheer me up too, by the end of the car ride we were both much happier and still remained in alignment with who we truly are as individuals, and in alignment with each other. This was the Law Of Attraction In Action. We had attracted each other magnetically through our energy vibrations and we’d managed to shift our energy and still remain in alignment.
It really taught me that no matter how much of a sucky day you’re having, you DO have the power to turn it around and you can totally shift your alignment within a small amount of time.
So if you have either of these situations in your life right now, remember the lessons I learnt, apply the solutions and see how it works out for you. I’d love to read your comments and thoughts on this too so leave a comment below and hit the SHARE buttons to help spread some Struggle & Blue Thursday – Monday Blues Solutions around.
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It’s All About The Money, Money, Money Love

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If you have been a long time reader of my blog and following my work, you will know that  I am all about giving you actionable steps, honest and raw advice, and high quality coaching that puts you back in control of your life. One of my many passions as a Multi-passionate Entrepreneur is finance, and like you I understand the demands and stresses we face daily when it’s all about the Money Money Money, and at times, it really ain’t funny! So I wanted to share with you an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW that I know will shatter your financial debts and doubts into multi-diamanté pieces that will make your money confidence sparkle like a diamond! Prosperity_next_exit

I love money! Seriously, my love affair with money began way back when I was around 7 years old and I was learning all about adding up coin denominations, borrowing and paying back, and I just fell in love with the power money exuded. It was at that time that I decided that when I grew up I would work with money – I would train and qualify as an Accountant (Something that I followed through on!) and I would show people just how fabulous money is. Just last year I updated my financial skills by enrolling on a module at University that is counting towards my degree all about money. I learnt SO much and add that to my own experience I hope to bring my Money Know-How to you later in the year.

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BUT firstly, I want to treat you, FREE OF CHARGE to a sort of 1 on 1 session with the lovely Kate Northrup, author of Money, A Love Story. Kate agreed to letting me interview her, and I asked her 6 (Yes, SIX) money related questions that I have found to be the most important in this economic climate. Lets get on with Money Talk!

Dawn: Kate, Thank you so much for agreeing to doing this interview for my blog, I’m going to jump right in. Your book is called; “Money, A Love Story”, a title which I love, so how would you explain to readers on my blog how they can fall in love with their money situation and indeed money?

Kate: Money is just a stand in for what we value. We, as humans, made it up. So, in order to have a better relationship with our money, we must treat it like we value it. That means invoicing on time, depositing checks in a timely manner, looking at what we spend, opening our bank statements right away and actually reading them. It also means learning to love ourselves. When we earn money we’re earning it in exchange for the value we’ve provided in the world. And the more we value, or love, ourselves the more value we’ll provide in the world. And then, the more money we’ll be able to earn and the better care we’ll take of the money we already have. Every moment of every day we have a choice to look through the eyes of love or through the eyes of fear. When it comes to your money, choose love.

(Dawn: I totally agree with getting honest with yourself and facing your finances. Often when we do this we have immense fear of finding out just how bad it is, but knowledge is power and once you know the truth of your financial situation you are immediately posed in a position of power to take action and turn your finances around!)

 Dawn: Many people believe, assume and even accept that their financial difficulties are due to their childhood upbringing and the programming they might have received as a child about money, BUT what if they had an upbringing where financial difficulties, negative messages regarding money was never a part of their consciousness or life, yet as they hit their twenties and even thirties, they encounter financial lack, what advice would you have for them in uncovering the root cause of this?

 Kate : No matter what beliefs you were brought up with, we still have cultural memes, or messages, about money that can engrain lack beliefs in us. I don’t think that diving down into the root causes of our money beliefs is critical to our financial well being. Instead, just uncovering the beliefs and choosing new, more supportive ones is where we need to spend our energy.

(Dawn: I think it’s important to focus more on what WE ourselves think about money, not what others think or say, and not what we believe or perceive to be true. One shade of blue to one person is totally different for another. Your finances and beliefs around money are yours and should only be yours. Ask yourself “How do I really feel about money?” and answer this without paying any attention to what others may say to this – this is all about YOU)

Dawn: In our current economy, many of us throughout the world are dreaming of accumulating wealth but don’t know where to begin, what top 3 tips do you have for my blog readers for doing this?

Kate: If you’re dreaming of accumulating wealth I would first get in touch with why. If you have a strong reason to create wealth, you’ll be far more motivated to do what it takes to get there. We do have a cultural assumption that more is better. And more isn’t always better. So first, figure out why you want wealth. Is it to have more time freedom? Is it to provide for a family? Once you’ve done that, figure out the amount you actually need to have in order to create your desired lifestyle. What people often find is that what they want is not as expensive as they think. If you want time freedom, for example, that may simply mean re-prioritizing the way you spend your money so that you don’t have to work as many hours. You may not actually need more income to be more free. Lastly, look at your expenses and income and get really honest about them. Where can you decrease your spending without feeling deprived? Can you eat in a few more times a week and enjoy trying  new recipes? Then, ask yourself how you can increase your income. Would you like to start a side business? Can you offer freelance consulting services? Can you raise your rates or ask for a raise? The equation to making more money so you can save or invest it is always spending less and/or making more.

(Dawn: Just to clarify. Step 1 ~ Ask yourself why you desire wealth and what it means to you, Step 2 ~ Figure out how much money you need in order to live your desired life, Step 3 ~ Get honest about your income and expenditure – how can you save more and/or earn more?)  

Dawn: Like you, I grew up with successful parents and I had a healthy view and love for money, at 7 years old I recall my Mum teaching me about money; counting, adding it up, borrowing, paying back, and I instantly began a life long passion and adoration for money. How important do you think it is to educate our children about money, and should “Money Awareness” be taught in schools as well as in the home?

Kate: I think it is critical to educate children about money, especially the pieces about valuing themselves and asking for what they’re worth. I would love to see Money Awareness taught in schools and in the home. Those who are taught powerful lessons about money growing up tend to thrive financially later in life and need less emotional recovery work around it. The best way you can teach your child, though, is always to model healthy financial behaviour. It’s not as much about what you tell them, it’s about what you’re doing and how you’re interacting with money on a daily basis.

(Dawn: I absolutely agree with Kate here, I would love to have taught children in the primary school where I worked all about Money Awareness. I know not many staff would have felt qualified to do it, but I would have jumped at the chance! Also, about being a role model is really important. I had this modelled to me by both my parents, my father and mother were highly instrumental in managing finances without stress, fears, worries. There were times where they made plans, stuck to them, and accumulated savings in all doing so. The biggest lesson I learnt from my parents was that you can be financially free, but you also have to be actionable in making it a reality. Being responsible for your incomings and outgoings really do pay off)

Dawn: Do you think we should spend our money NOW to enjoy living or should we be saving our money for the future? And how can we save without going without?

Kate: I think it’s both. I don’t believe in the idea that we should suffer now in order to live life later in retirement. But, having 3-6 months of living expenses put away and then saving for later in life is simply smart. Life is full of surprises and preparing with a financial cushion is prudent. When we look at our expenses and cut out the expenses that don’t align with our values and only spend money on the things that are really important to us, saving doesn’t feel like deprivation. Instead, we feel abundant spending money on what we value, and we feel aligned saving up for surprises and our future.

(Dawn: I believe this is pivotal in turning our finances around. It’s all about being smart and responsible when it comes to finances. Ask yourself where you are spending money that isn’t going to take you a step closer to where you want to be. it’s amazing how much money we can save when we become conscious of where we put our money.)

Dawn: What does “financial freedom” mean to you, and how would you describe the steps that my readers can take towards gaining financial freedom?

Kate: Financial freedom to me means being able to spend your time the way you want to spend it without having to trade hours for dollars/pounds. Technically, you are financially free when your residual income is greater than your living expenses. If you want to create true financial freedom you need a source of residual income. Residual income is income that comes in whether you’re working or not. It’s from a system that you’ve put in place (putting in the work up front) to benefit from financially forever. Examples of this are intellectual property like books or audio programs and businesses. I personally love the network marketing industry as an avenue for people without a lot of investment capital or experience to create residual income and that’s how I did it.

(Dawn: I love this idea of gaining financial freedom, but I know many of us aren’t in a position to invest money in creating books or audio programs, this is where getting financially educated can really help. Don’t panic, by financially educated, I mean heading to your local bank or building society, financial advisor or get some advice at your local Citizens Advice Bureau about making your money go further. Always seek financial advice from a QUALIFIED FINANCIAL EXPERT, and don’t forget to check out government guided websites that offer free help and advice on your finances.)

Dawn: Thank you so much Kate for taking the time out to answer these questions! I know my readers will appreciate your time and will gain great money love advice from your answers.

If you want more of Kate I have 2 offers lined up for you!

Firstly; I am giving away in conjunction with Hay House UK and IGNITE I Can Do It 2014 6 copies of Kate’s book; Money A Love Story, so to be in with a chance of winning a copy all you need to do is the following;

Leave a comment below this post telling  me; “WHAT DOES FINANCIAL FREEDOM MEAN TO YOU?” and your email address (you can also use the CONTACT form below if you want to do this anonymously) Winners will be notified 8th March 2014!

 

And

Kate Northrup will be at Hay House UK’s 2014 event ~ IGNITE I Can Do It 2014

New event will showcase the most exciting new voices in wellbeing and spirituality!

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 I Can Do It Ignite! (8th – 9th March, 2014) will showcase the next generation of thought leaders within the wellbeing and spirituality arena. Young, savvy and spiritually switched on, the speakers at Ignite! will offer inspiration and guidance on living an abundant, healthy and spiritually engaged life – from addressing your relationship with money to learning to trust you intuition. With a combined social media following of over 1.2million these speakers already have a worldwide fan base – this will be the first time they have spoken together on one stage.

The line-up includes: Gabrielle Bernstein (gabbyb.tv), Mastin Kipp (thedailylove.com), Kate Northrup (katenorthrup.com), Jessica Ortner (thetappingsolution.com), John C. Parkin (thefuckitlife.com), Robert Holden (happines.co.uk), Pam Grout (pamgrout.com), Meggan Watterson (megganwatterson.com), Kyle Gray (kylegray.co.uk), Joseph Clough (josephclough.com), Sandy Newbigging (sandynewbigging.com), Charlie Morley (charliemorley.com) and Shaa Wasmund (shaa.com)

Ignite! is an urban retreat to bring harmony to your mind, body and spirit. A chance to stop, reflect and reconnect with your needs, desires and dreams. A weekend just for you: to explore new ideas, to learn new techniques, to connect and to totally nourish your soul.

Speaker topics include how to:

  • ·         Unlock your inner creativity
  • ·         Heal your finances
  • ·         Kick-start your manifesting skills
  • ·         Get spiritually naked
  • ·         Bring miracles into your everyday life
  • ·         Use ‘F**k It’ to find the profound way to happiness
  • ·         Prove that thoughts create your reality

 

I Can Do It! Ignite – 8th – 9th March, 2014

The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ

Tickets from £99 www.i-can-do-it-ignite.co.uk

 

Please use this form to enter the competition to win a copy of Kate Northrup’s book; Money, A Love Story

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Making Shifts Without Social Media

Something was feeling heavy, fuggy and just not at all right in my life and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I zeroed on in on my Universe and requested help, after all they do say, if you don’t ask you won’t get. The solution came about in rather an unexpected way, and brought with it goodies that are just oh so delicious and divine.

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Life is a one time offer, we only have the present moment. We can make as many plans and goals as we want to, but the fact of the matter is none of us know what will happen tomorrow, or even today for that matter. I had no idea what the Universe had on offer for me over the weekend, but I had to make the decision to either accept it’s offer or to carry on as I am – clearly not the best option seeing as the energy was totally off.

The past weekend was Valentines weekend and I decided to take the entire weekend off! I had my plans and ideas of how I was going to spend my 3-day weekend. I was going to read books, get all romanced up with my writing, workout to boost my own self image and fitness and make plans – make lots of plans. You really don’t need to be psychic to guess that NONE of that got done! Well OK, I read books – a delicious romance novel. But other than that, what actually happened in my “Making Shifts” weekend was NOT on my planner.

This weekend off had strict rules  – NO SOCIAL MEDIA. That meant for me, no tweeting, no facebooking, no pinterest time, no surfing YouTube, no blogging – NOTHING. I didn’t realise actually how hard it was until the Universe sat me there on my metaphorical butt and made me do it! But ya know something guys and gals? It really wasn’t all that hard in the end.

To begin with I thought I was going to go insane but soon I got over the desire to check my emails, surf facebook and tweet about my workout because I got interest in me. I got into the flow of my life. It was throughout this NON ONLINE – REAL LIFE SURFING that I made HUGE shifts in my life, business and home. I made so many shifts; emotionally, mentally, physically, and energetically I actually never knew you could make such a leap in 3 days! Do you know what my secret to doing this is? Here it is;

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I, like so many others out there have been brainwashed into thinking that social media is everything if you want to succeed in your industry. The world revolves around social media and if you’re not there you don’t even stand a chance! WHAT UTTER RUBBISH!!

This weekend, I decided to go to a better place, a place that felt good – better than good, it felt euphoric, uplifting, energising, “right”, in-sync, – it felt like the place for me to be, it was where me and my High Flying Disk got to hang out and that was NOT on social media. It wasn’t even on the internet. I totally abstained (with the odd posts – about 3 I think) from the computer. You see, this weekend social media detox taught me something. It showed me where that “bad feeling” place is, and it confirmed it for me today as I returned.

Social Media CAN be the cause of your being stuck, feeling down, and lack of success. Of course it has it’s positives, and many of us rely on social media to keep our businesses going, BUT to rely on something is to give away your power, to rely on something is to eventually become addicted to that very thing, and addictions aren’t good for the mind, body or soul. We need balance.

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During my Social Media Self Love Detox I spent time shifting so much energetically that I can simply walk around my home and feel the positivity radiate all around me, it’s electric with attraction vibes, and it feels totally of my High Flying Disk zone! My diet and fitness shifted too over the weekend, my cravings were dramatically reduced, my fitness interest increased, and the pounds have slowly dropped off (3lb to be exact), and my business has shifted too. What once served me, no longer does, the energy of my business has changed and it feels fresh which I am hoping you will feel the benefits from over time as you return to reading my blog.

So, the moral of my weekend detox and this blog post is that;

You CAN make Massive Shifts in your life WITHOUT Social Media – you just have to decide to stay away from the places that make you feel bad, and stay on your High Flying Disk – then you can manifest your true life the way you want to.

Now I want to hear from you;

How often do you stay away from social media? Have you took a Social Media Detox? And if so, what did you notice in your life? Share below to inspire and inform your fellow readers, we love hearing from you

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I Can See Clearly Now

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I Can See Clearly Now by Dr Wayne W. Dyer

Published by Hay House UK

RRP £ 12.99 Hay House £10.39

‘I Can See Clearly Now’ is a book, a memoir even of great profound healing. What Wayne Dyer has achieved in this book is beyond phenomenal in the power, raw authentic sharing and reminiscing of life from his perspective.

I love how Wayne has pulled together the experiences in his life from his past that may seem insignificant at first, yet he then goes on to describe just how that moment in time led to a perfect synchronised event in his life. Wayne shows us all the power of hindsight, seeing more clearly after the event, and how trusting the process of life can be one of the most powerful things you do in life. It’s easy to see how ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ shows that we can all apply this method in our own lives.

The book begins right back in Wayne’s early childhood and he reflects on the choices he made, his parents made and how every single decision impacted upon the life he is living now. Wayne also reflects on possible outcomes had he followed a different pathway, forced things rather than allowed them, and it is in this that it is a powerful read.

Some of my favourite moments include when Wayne discusses his studying of Abraham Maslow and the Hierarchy of Human Needs, I found myself captivated just as if I were sitting in a small pleasant coffee shop with Wayne discussing a topic that we both clearly have a passion for. Having studied psychology myself at University I found myself recalling my own study and being re-ignited in enthusiasm for a subject that I have a deep love for, an appreciation for, and a thirst for. Wayne’s own journey quenched that thirst.

Another of my favourite ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ moments was when Wayne was very open about his relationship with his father, and how the lack of him being in his life had impacted upon his life. I was tremendously moved when reading Wayne’s finally finding his father – albeit in a graveyard and standing at his ‘headstone’, the depth of his honesty into his feelings, thoughts and actions in this aspect of his life story is truly remarkable.

Something that came across so transparently is Wayne’s love of teaching, his passion to engage his students and audience, and I think you will agree with me that this is a life skill that Wayne has closely perfected over his many years of experience giving lectures and classes. Having previously worked in a primary school myself and had the opportunity to take Religious Education classes, I can understand, empathise and agree with Wayne when he says that the audience should be engaged, captivated and excited, and for them to be as such, one must teach with passion. To have the ability to turn a seemingly bland subject into something more dazzling that the Crown Jewels is something for all speakers, teachers and mentors to aspire to.

With my hand on my heart I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ by Dr Wayne Dyer, reading his achievements, his journey, the ups and downs, the determination and warrior spirit and the joy that is Wayne’s life. I myself, can see very clearly now that each decision we make, each opportunity we are presented with, and the people who are present throughout out life whether for a large or small amount of time, really are all marvellous opportunities for us to be who we truly are, and make a difference in this world.

Thank you Wayne, for writing a masterpiece, for having such a determined spirit, for never doubting who you truly are and for being that voice in the world that we need so many more of. I bow my head in honour and respect for the gentleman that you are and the light that you shine. Thank You.

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You Can Heal Your Heart

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You Can Heal Your Heart by Louise L Hay & David Kessler

Published by Hay House UK

RRP £12.99 HH £10.39

When I got the chance to read a preview of You Can Heal Your Heart (which is released today!) and I found out it was by Louise L Hay, I knew it was going to be amazing and I knew it was going to be powerful, what I didn’t expect was quite just how healing I found it as I read it.

You Can Heal Your Heart is about how to process the grief that we feel when we face a loss in our life. The losses that Louise and David talk to us about in this very healing book is not just limited to bereavements although that is certainly covered. Louise and David are the first to acknowledge in my own experience of reading many books the fact that we feel the pain that loss brings when a relationship ends, a marriage ends in divorce, the expectations we had for ourselves aren’t fulfilled, we lose a beloved pet, friendships dissolve, and even when we lose our jobs. All of these situations and experiences hurt us, and this book shows you how to properly grieve them. More than that, this book explores with you and explains how it’s important to grieve so that you can fully heal and move forward in your life.

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I found myself healing my old relationships whilst reading this book. I grieved for them in a very peaceful way, there was no dramas, no tissues, just a peaceful and gentle grieving and healing process that left me feeling empowered, calm, and ready for the future. The case studies that are included in this book really help the reader see the grieving process in action, much of which you can easily relate to. Even though I have never been married, reading about divorce really helped me in addition to the relationship grief chapters, so it I my experience that even if you aren’t married, or single, there is always some healing to be done on some level. This book helped me reach that level, and I believe it can help you too.

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Each chapter and section features some beautiful and profound affirmations to help you heal and move forward (some I have included in this review in the images). I believe this book is for everyone regardless of what you may say, because we all at some point in our lives experience a loss and the need to grieve, and Louise and David show that grief is not limited to physical death, but to situations, relationships, and experiences along with hopes, dreams and expectations.

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After reading this book, I fully recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I will make sure it’s added to my coaching recommendations for my clients to read. I fully endorse this book ad say You Can Heal Your Heart

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Romancing Your Twin Flame

 

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Are you having relationship difficulties? Want to put the spark back into your love life? Maybe you want to have better sex, or learn how to move on from heartbreak? Do you want to understand your partner better? Wish you could attract Mr or Miss Right?

With Valentines Day looming many of us are becoming divided; we’re either LOVED UP, SINGLE and SAD, or SINGLE and READY. I’m here to help you get totally loved up no matter what your relationship status is. Let’s get you Romance Ready for 2014

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You need a Romance Coaching Session or Romance Reading with me

If you opt for the Coaching Sessions you will get an Intuitive Romance Reading with the Angels to better understand your position right now, your relationship if you have one, or how you attract one that is perfect for you, what’s going on, what could happen, and how you can be more in control of allowing love into your life. The reading will be a recorded MP3 file so you can listen to it again and again. Use the contact form below to get in touch to book your session and reading NOW

I will also share with you in the coaching sessions; fail proof bag of techniques to help enhance your attract-ability, create an air of love, improve your sex life, how to move on from your ex and prepare for new romance, new love and that all important twin flame/soulmate experience, forgive, communicate more effectively to name a few.

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I have personally tried and tested these methods I’ve learnt and can acclaim to their success. More so I have felt more empowered as a woman because I know my own worth, I know that it lies within me and not within any man or relationship out there. You can get that freedom too – sometimes you just need to be shown how.

So if you want to improve your relationship or want to be helped on cleaning up your attract-ability to bag that all important hunk you should opt for the ROMANCE COACHING SESSIONS WITH ME

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If you want to check in with your romance angels and see what lies in store for you romantically, maybe you’re wondering if you’re relationship will last the distance, or maybe you want to know how you can prepare for new love. For any romance question, you would be best to opt for the ROMANCE INTUITIVE SESSION with me which is the romance angels reading.

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Romance Coaching with the Angels (4 Sessions over a period of 2 Months)

1 Payment of £80 / $120 OR 2 Installments of  £40 / $60

OR

Romance Intuitive Session

£35

 

 

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