Femme Beat

A DINNER SERIES CELEBRATING EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN
EMBODYING + EMBRACING LIFE CHOICES ON THEIR TERMS

There comes a time in every woman’s life when you decide that you want to feel good about yourself, love your body, enjoy your sexuality, and celebrate your life. In the midst of the noise, obligations, expectations, beliefs, untruths and fatigue, the real you emerges from what resonates as your truth. Femme Beat is a speaker dinner series dedicated to women taking ownership of their lives.

Next week I will be co-hosting the Femme Beat event with a provocative discussion on femininity. Come break bread, break-through and bond with other extraordinary women for an evening at a fabulous Scottsdale restaurant. Ticket includes dinner and wine.

Owning and loving yourself in a deep way is a life long process and you don’t have to do it alone. Meet us at the table and come as you are with other explorers who want to live boldly, speak their truth and embrace their individuality. We’ve saved you a seat.

Love is not attracted to hate.

Our world is experiencing an awakening. An awakening of consciousness. An awakening of spirit. An awakening of passion.

And as exciting as this is, it's important to recognize that this awakening is a process. While much of the world is opening to this new way of being, we're not all the way there yet. The world is straddling the fence of how things were and what is to come.

I see this divide creating discomfort in so many. How do you continue to live in what has been when your spirit is calling you for more?

For many, this is playing out in the workplace. We have been able to deny our hearts to work outside our passions for so long. But that time has passed.

For others this might be in your love life. With Valentine's Day coming up, I've already started to see posts from friends who are bitter about the impending Holiday of Love seeing as they don't have anyone to share it with.

What's the solution to living in what has been while calling in what is more alighted with your spirit and heart?

Fall in love with exactly where you are - RIGHT NOW.

You must transform your hate, frustration, disappointment, etc. into love.

Why? Because like attracts like.

If your primary energy around your job is negative, it means that positive experiences + opportunities will not be attracted to you.

If you're resentful of your relationship status, you will not attract someone who makes your heart sing.

In order to live a life you love, you must first fall madly in love with the life you are living.

I can already hear you, "But how do I fall in love with something I hate?" The answer: gratitude + appreciation.

I recommend you start small. Find something - even if it's the smallest thing - that you love about your current situation {for example: I love that I have free parking at work. I love my office. I love my commute. I love having my bed to myself. I love that I don't have to consult someone else about what movie to see in the theaters. etc. etc.}

Zero in on ONLY what you love about your situation. And then dwell in that energy FREQUENTLY. Seriously set an alarm if you need to be reminded.

While this might feel forced at first, the more you can feel love around your situation the more things you will find to love about your situation AND the more you will be drawn to new experiences and opportunities that are more aligned with your inspirational future.

Comment below and share with me ONE thing you love about your current situation + your plan of how often you'll be dwelling in that energy.

XO,

 

Why Affirmations Don't Work {Yet I Use Them Everyday}

You're standing in front of a mirror and reciting statements that you wished were true about yourself. But your mind just cannot let go of the fact that you're saying a lie. No matter how many times you recite the same affirmation, it's immediately followed by your internal voice saying, "Lies. Lies. Lies. All of it lies."

Affirmations in and of themselves do not work. 

In order for affirmations to work, it requires a change in the chemicals of your brain. It requires that you create new neural pathways, and then continually reinforce these new connections to actually embed new beliefs into your life.

Whoa. I just got all sorts of scientific, right?

Think of it this way, if you've walked the same path everyday for your life.... it's pretty well worn, right? You could walk it with your eyes closed. Backwards.

Then one day you look to your left and see this shiny gold 'Emerald City-esque' panorama just on the other side of a large patch of thorny brush. But in order to get to the shiny gold buildings, you have to forge a new path.

It might require that you use brush cutters. And that you put on gloves. And you may break a nail {gasp}. But during the process, you never remove your eyes from the panorama. You keep your focus and stay set on the vision of the shiny gold buildings - never doubting that you will reach them with consistent + persistent action in the direction towards the skyline.

Your hands may be bloody. Your manicure may be ruined. But all you can see is yourself immersed in that oasis on the horizon. You can feel the warmth of the beautiful golden glow on your skin. You can hear the sounds of the people around you and visualize the perspective from the city.

Little by little you make this new path. And one day you are standing at the gate to the beautiful golden city. You cross the threshold to be one with your vision.

That is what it looks like to successfully use affirmations. It isn't just talking about the city in front of the mirror. It's about feeling, smelling, touching, and intimately knowing what it's like to BE in the city.

And it's about living from that place every single day.

So, here are my top three tips about how to make affirmations work for you:

1. You MUST believe it. If you're going to be countering every positive statement with a negative one, just save yourself the time and don't do them at all. As described above, it's about more than words. It's about believing and feeling that what you are saying is truth.

2. Focus on the SAME affirmation for a minimum of a month. They say that it takes 21-days to form a habit. I like to make sure that the habit has stuck and add a few additional days onto the end. Also, if you miss a day..... it's better to be safe than sorry - so be sure to start from the top again.

3. Incorporate movement into your affirmation practice. I love to feel into my affirmations either during my yoga practice to deeply root it into my being. OR I will throw myself a dance party and repeat the affirmation during the entire thing. I like to think of it as shaking up all the atoms in my body to be in alignment with the affirmation I'm working on.

Comment below to tell me your experience with affirmations + what affirmation you're going to start using TODAY!

The Group Sessions FAQ

What is the process to get started?

In order to ensure that The Group Sessions is for you (and to maintain the integrity of the group dynamics), please fill out the application HERE. Following the review of your application, I will contact you to set up a phone call to review your goals for the program and ensure that it’s mutually beneficial to move forward.

 

How do you deliver the sessions each week?

All of the group sessions are conducted through Google +.

 

What is the structure of each weekly session?

The first 30-minutes of each session will be to present concepts and materials to support your transformation. Each week is themed and outlined below.

The second 30-minutes of each session will be hot seat coaching for the participants. You will be able to get individual, hands on coaching through any doubts, fears, or resistance that you are facing in the moment.

 

What is included in the investment for The Group Sessions?

Me. Lots and lot of me. This isn't one of those coaching packages where you just get an inbox full of emails. Or pre-recorded video teachings. Or formulaic + generic guiding. 

It's 10-weeks of LIVE and intimate conversation with me. I will be presenting materials, and then opening the floor to talk through your deepest desires + work through your fears and resistance.

I, along with the entire group, will be next to you through the ENTIRE process. This isn't about you figuring it out on your own. It's about community. It's about collaboration. It's about all of us to come together as a united + supportive collective while striving for our individual goals.

And just in case a weekly call wasn't enough..... you will get a DAILY check-in from me. Yup, that's right. I will personally be with you EVERY step of the way. Because if you're invested in you, I'm invested in you. End of story. 

 

What is so special about The Group Sessions?

Passion + Transformation + Community = The Group Sessions

You're doing all the things that the world tells you should make you happy, but instead you feel the deep emptiness of unfulfillment. And the constant struggle between your vision + your reality. And the overwhelming numbness that you allow so you don’t have to acknowledge the pain burning inside your heart. And an aching disconnection from your true nature.

You have within you the power to be remarkable - Every. Damn. Day. Why are you wasting this power on mediocrity when instead you could be using it to create a life you WANT to be living?

During this 10-week period, you will apply LASER FOCUS to one specific goal + completely conquer it, while becoming the kind of woman you envision in your dreams.

 

What will I get out of investing in The Group Sessions?

As the client, anything less than your complete dedication and participation will not lead to success. I ask that you accept full responsibility for yourself and your actions that result from our coaching relationship.

I cannot guarantee your results - only YOU can do that. However, I have seen powerful results with clients who have the courage and determination to apply the principles we discuss.

 

What’s the difference between a Coach and a Counselor?

In my experience, Counselor relationships are more focused towards the past. They help you to work through what you have experienced that shape the person you are today.

With a Coach, your experience will be more focused towards the future. We will be looking towards what you want to create and experience in your life. It will be aimed towards your life transformation and goal setting/achievement (or, as I have begun to call it, Soul Setting).

 

What if I’m not in Los Angeles?

Every part of The Group Sessions is conducted online. All of the video meetings are done through Google + and the accountability through Facebook. You do not need to be in a specific location in order to participate in The Group Sessions.

 

What is my responsibility to you as a participant?

I commit to:

  • Be on time and in the proper heart space to be fully present and focused on your transformation.
  • Provide expert direction to introduce you to principles and ideas that will help you access tools to guide you towards your desired goals.
  • Listen, understand, and support you when you may not see clearly
  • Encourage you outside your comfort zone, offer perspective, celebrate your wins, and commit fully to your desired transformation.
  • Provide you 24 hours notice if, for any reason, I am unable to be fully present for you during our coaching session.
     

What is your responsibility as a participant?

All participants commit to:

  • Take action each day in service of your transformation.
  • Follow through on your commitments to all course materials and real world application.
  • Show up on time and be fully prepared to participate in all activities.
  • Working through any fears, defeat, and discouragement in a proactive manner - including reaching out to Bri Seeley and the group for support throughout the sessions.

What dates do The Group Sessions run?

We're starting on Monday, January 25th, and will conclude our final session on Monday, March 28th. The group of women who have said YES to their futures are phenomenal. We would love for you to be included in our transformation. The only question remaining is.....

Are you ready to join us?

Talk to you soon! XO, 

 

The Biggest Complaint I Hear From Women

Imagine it. You hear the tranquil melody of water lapping the land just past where you lay. Your eyes open to see the most majestic trees hovering over you. The sun warms your skin as it peeks through the light cloud cover. You're waking up in the most brilliant paradise.

You are simply radiant from the sand and the sun. Your heart explodes from being so deeply immersed in a place of passion - every day. Your cheeks ache from the constant smile plastered on your face.

Then one day you wake up and look past the sights and sounds of paradise. Past the sun and the sand. And you realize you're on an island. But you're living your passion, so it doesn't matter, right? 

Right.

Until it REALLY starts to matter. You crave human interaction. Your creativity bombs. You stop living in your heart, and rely only on your logic. You're in a total void. And without the compassion of others to help reignite your spark for life.

It happens to all of us. We get so entrenched in our passions that we forget about the world around us and end up in complete isolation - living on an island of our own making.

What's interesting is that this isn't a trend that is happening with just one segment of women - it's happening from Entrepreneurs to Employees, from CEO's to Creatives, from Actresses to Accountants, from Engineers to Editors, from Social Workers to Stewardesses, and everything in between.

This was a catalyst for re-launching The Group Sessions.

After hearing woman after woman after woman approach me with the same heartbreaking issue.... I knew that continuing to ONLY offer individual + private programs was not serving your needs.

It's time for community. It's time for collaboration. It's time for us to come together as a united + supportive collective while striving for our individual goals.

Being a hermit is not helping you be the inspirational woman you are. Neither is hiding behind your computer screen on the daily. Neither is listening to the inner naysayer that tells you "this is just how it is in life."

{This coming from a woman who will make excuses for five consecutive days as to why she doesn't need to leave the house}

I invite you to take off the blinders that have embedded themselves into your temples. Look around you. There are literally women everywhere who would be so excited to support you. But no one knows you need it because you haven't asked for it.

It's time to ask for it.

And just in case you're not comfortable asking for it.... this is me inviting you to join The Group Sessions. Yes, you. You're invited to embark on a 10-week journey of discovery with me + a small group of women.

What will we be discovering? Clarity. Creation. Purpose. Balance. Momentum. Inner Game. Presence. Abundance. Receiving. Plus..... a few surprises along the way!

The reality though, is that the program is already half full. And it's my goal to finish enrollment in the next 10-days before we set sail to bid adieu to our lonely islands {population one} on the 25th.

If you're on the edge, teetering between the isolation + discomfort of your island {party of one} and the supportive, warm community of inspirational women around you - I would invite you to look at the difference in possibility between the two options.

What possibilities does isolation open up for your year?
What possibilities does community open up for your year?

It could literally mean the difference between a "just getting by" year and a "super, thriving, expansive" year.

Because super, thriving expansion is what happens when you take the bold action of asking the Universe to support you.

Magic happens as miracles start to unfold all around you.

I promise.

Please, please take me up on this opportunity. Not for me. For you. Continuing to do it alone is not the answer.

Talk to you soon! XO. Bri

It's not you, it's me.....

I'm sitting here with my fingers poised over the keys.... I've been in the exact same position for an hour.

I figure that maybe if I stay like this for long enough, and stare at the blank page on the screen the magic will happen + the words will start to flow..... That's how it works, right?

It's the New Year. And our social media feeds are full of people bragging about their goals. And their focus. And their go-getter attitude..... photo upon photo of inspirational and motivating quotes and gym selfies {Am I right?}. But what about those of us that aren't feeling it?

The holidays are notorious for skewing focus and distracting us from our vision. Yup, it even happened to me. As if the fire that's usually raging inside has dulled to quiet glowing embers. Maybe it didn't get the memo about New Years having passed.

Sometimes rekindling that fire is as easy as getting out into nature. Or connecting with some inspirational women friends. But what if those things aren't working?

Maybe it's time to call in the big guns to create a plan of attack. Maybe it's time to do things differently. Maybe it's time to embrace what isn't working and make room for some new + fresh energy, habits, actions, and mindset. 

Because forcing your life to happen isn't how it's done. Let me support you in allowing it to unfold with ease.

In two weeks, I will be guiding a small group of women through finding clarity to connect with their WHY, rewiring their belief patterns, creating new habits, and becoming the INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN they were born to be. I want to personally invite YOU to join us.

Yes, the New Year can be a little over hyped..... but it is such a fantastic time to take stock of what is/isn't working in life + create a new trajectory for yourself.

This is YOUR LIFE we're talking about. And being anything less than extraordinary everyday isn't your path. You were not created to be mediocre. You were not created to live a status quo life. You are not on this planet to wash, rinse, and repeat outdated motions.

You were created as an INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN. And what better time than right now to set yourself up for success?

During this 10-week period, you will apply LASER FOCUS to one specific goal + completely conquer it, while becoming the kind of woman you envision in your dreams. I will be directly supporting you in your transformation + achieving this goal by:

  • Setting up your personal system for success to ensure you remain on track for the entire year.
  • Providing a new perspective to align with your desired goal.
  • Addressing + removing any obstacles and blocks that have held you back from achieving your previous goals.
  • Increasing your natural ability for positive thinking.
  • Creating a supportive and thriving environment with other passionate women.
  • Giving you the opportunity for daily accountability.

Know the best part about the skills you'll gain? You can use them over and over and over again to continue supporting you in your embodiment as an INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN.

Click on the button below to break-up with mediocrity {Yup, in total 'it's not you, it's me' style} and schedule up a time to talk with me about carving yourself a new path for the rest of your life. 

Join me for this FREE training:

Wow!

Just wow.

I can’t believe how many women responded to Monday’s blog wanting more. Like, way more than I could cover in a small blog. {If you didn't read it, CLICK HERE to check it out!}

I couldn’t help but answer your call. I mean, I can’t just leave you hanging….. 

Because I am serious about your life. I am serious about you taking 2016 by storm. 
 

2016 is the year you stopped letting your Inner Naysayer
lead the way, and allowed your
inner Inspirational Woman take the reigns.


You cannot remain who you are right now AND make the changes you desire in your life. You wouldn’t try to run a marathon with your feet cemented to the ground..... So why would you try to create a new path for yourself using your current perspective and habits?

That is a recipe for failure {just like Aunt Joan's fruitcake....}.

Because you know in your heart that successful resolutions are not just about setting a one-time goal. They’re about an entire change of being. Which is a little scary, right?

Don't worry. I've got your back.

Since I want more for your New Year {just like you do} I have cleared my calendar to support you by throwing YOU a free LIVE training TOMORROW, December 31 at 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern.

Just imagine what you could accomplish with a clear vision and the dedication to make it happen in 2016. That’s what this training is about. Saying YES to your desires and becoming the inspirational woman who makes them happen. 
 

It’s time to stop being a bystander of your life and start being an active participant.

Very few people are actually WILLING to embody the level of dedication it requires to reach December 31, 2016. I want you to be part of this free training because your ability to take a stand for your life + create it exactly as you desire it to be is the key to your success in 2016.

Not to mention….. you won’t be just another statistic at the end of the year!

I am so excited for you to attend this webinar live. Not only so I can see your beautiful face, but so you can ask questions and have them answered ON THE SPOT. If you can’t be live with us there will be a replay available for 24-hours so that you can take advantage of this valuable information to make 2016 the year you changed everything—but only if you register!
 

Will I see you on December 31?

Here’s to the most inspirational year for each of us!


PS: Einstein once said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” You may not aspire to impact the world like he did, but you can certainly see the importance of impacting YOUR world! Am I right?

You Should Abandon New Year's Resolution Now.

It's true. I mean, there's only an 8% success rate for New Years Resolutions and over 25% of people give up in the first week. So you should just not even try, right? 

Wrong.

Here's the deal. Most New Years resolutions are destined for failure. Not because you're incapable of changing your life, but because you're going about it wrong.

Behavioral studies have shown that there are several keys for being successful. From my experience, there are three main keys for making your goals a reality:

1. System for Success
Approaching a goal without a set plan is a sure path to failure. It's important to not only have a measurable goal, but to also set up markers along the way to ensure you're still going in the right direction. AND to have a built in support system to keep you going on the days you just want to stay in bed.

Having someone in your life to hold you accountable can be the difference between giving up your goals within the first week and seeing them through to the end of the year.

2. Investment
Financially backing your goals is the best way of achieving the transformation you seek to embody. Think about it - if someone gives you a set of weights, are you likely to use them? Or would you be more likely to use weights at the gym where you've paid a significant amount of money to be there?

Money is a HUGE motivator and the amount of money you invest in making your dreams happen is directly proportionate to the level of transformation you will receive as a result.
 

3. Perspective
If you want a new job, a new business, a new attitude, or a new outlook - these things cannot be created from your current viewpoint or thought patterns. You must create a NEW perspective and NEW thoughts, then apply them persistently and consistently to your daily life in order to facilitate the change you seek.

Doing things the way you've always done them will only get you the results you've always gotten.

Here's the good news - I'm here to support you in the New Year.

I just wrapped a 9-week group program wherein women made their craziest goals come true in record time. One of the inspirational women launched a Freelance PR business and filled her client roster - in a week! Another of the inspirational women set up the entire foundation for her business. And yet another landed her dream job.

How? They took bold action to create their ideal futures - RIGHT NOW. They decided to stop telling the same stories that put them into their situations. They stopped playing victim to their circumstances and took a stand to create their desired life as an inspirational woman.

They succeeded by investing in a system for success to change their mindset, their perspective, and inevitably their results. 

Because that's how inspirational women roll.

If you're truly serious about making 2016 the year you changed everything, the year you said YES to owning your place in the world as an inspirational woman, complete an application here and let's talk about if or how I can support you through this. APPLY HERE.

I See The Inspirational Woman Inside of You.

It's taken me a long time to put into words what I do. In fact, it's taken me nearly this entire year.

"I am an inspirational woman."

But it's so much more than that. It's always been so much more than that. I just haven't known how to say it.

It's about seeing the inspirational woman in YOU, and supporting you to embracing, owning, and embodying her - not only internally, but externally as well.

Because it's not easy to do it alone. In fact, it is terrible trying to do it alone. And it usually causes failure and burnout. How do I know?

I know because I've been there.

That is my why. It's my job to help you discover the possibility within you. The possibility that has been there all along, but maybe you've been ignoring it or just haven't known how to see it within yourself.

Are you ready to see your inner inspirational woman?

Click here for a limited + exclusive opportunity to join a small, hand-selected group of women who are committed to making 2016 the year they found the inspirational woman within.


Let me help you own it this year.

Use the power of today to create the life you want.

Click HERE now to start your journey today.

A New Hope

It's Star Wars week.... and I just couldn't help myself. I was watching the original movie last week in preparation to see the new flick on Friday. And it got me thinking..... about the energy of hope.

Bri Seeley Star Wars

If you haven't seen the trilogy, go watch it. Right now.

At the beginning of the movie, Princess Leia sends the infamous message, "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." right before she gets captured (very passively, I may add) by the dark side.

Luckily for her, Obi Wan answered her plea. But, what if he had chosen not to?

Here's my problem with 'hope.' It was August 2013. I had set a date to get my 5th tattoo. I was super excited because it was going to be in Italian (la lingua piu bella nel mondo). All of my tattoos were in different languages, and I had been waiting for the perfect one to do in Italian to honor my love for the country and my time there.

For days I had sat in front of Google Translate to figure out which word I would be permanently imprinting on my body. Until, finally, I found it.

La Speranza

It rolled off the tongue. The letters flowed together in the font I had chosen. That was it.

La Speranza.

Fast forward to the morning of my appointment. I woke early as always with the first thought of, "It's tattoo day!" But immediately following that I felt doubt.

Is 'hope' really the energy I want to be imprinting on my body?
Do I really want to be 'hoping'?

The answer was a resounding NO. Inspirational women do NOT sit around hoping. Inspirational Women are not desiring of their dreams - Inspirational Women are living their dreams. So I hopped back on Google Translate to find what would soon become my 5th tattoo. La Regina. The Queen.

So, why should you care about this?

Because differentiating between a hopeful energy and a more concrete energy is a game changer.

Right now, I want you to try something with me. Make a note of a goal or accomplishment you want to achieve. Got it?

Ok, now drop it into this sentence and read it out loud: "I hope to __________________."

How does that feel?

Now, let's try it again. Drop it into this sentence and read it out loud: "I will accomplish __________________."

How did that feel? Do you notice the difference between hoping for something and actually declaring it?

And now if you're even braver.... Try this one. Drop it into this sentence and read it out loud: "I am so grateful now that I have successfully completed __________________."

This is especially important if you use affirmations. Because whatever you affirm becomes your reality. And the reality is:

The more you affirm the energy of HOPE the more you will continue to live from a place of HOPE.

I invite you to consider.... how can you embrace your inner Inspirational Woman by eradicating your hopeful energy with concrete + active energy? Comment below and share your ideas with me!

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Human beings amaze me. I am continuously fascinated by our species. We are truly remarkable creatures that do not recognize the power we hold.

A mentor of mine once illuminated for me the idea that "I'll believe it when I see it" is completely wrong. The reality is: In order to see it, you must first believe it.

I've become so hyper aware of this concept in my life and the lives of my clients + loved ones. And it has sparked a realization within myself.....

Humans are walking + talking self-fulfilling prophecies.

For the purposes of this blog, a self-fulfilling prophecy is:
a positive or negative expectation about ones self based on circumstances, events, or other people that affects beliefs in a manner that causes those expectations to be fulfilled.***

Basically.... when you affirm something about who you are or what your place is in the world - you will always be proven right.

Why? Because your subconscious mind literally doesn't know the difference between fantasy and reality. So whatever you think in your conscious mind is programmed in as fact in your subconscious mind, and then your reality is created around this.

When you think or say something as simple as 'I am broke' or 'I am unsuccessful' your brain processes it as if you had said 'The sky is blue' or 'I live in XYZ city.' Fascinating, right?

whether you think you can or you can't you're right -Henry Ford.png

So, if you're going to have beliefs or make assumptions..... and you know that whatever those beliefs and assumptions are what's producing the results in your life.... what if you were to assume something positive?

This can be really fun to play with once you're conscious of it.... because it means that any unsatisfactory results you see in your reality can be solved as easily as changing your believe about the situation.

So, remember - you can have or do anything
that you are willing to believe.

What you believe, you will see.

Start tracking your thoughts. Notice what comes up consistently and how it's producing the results in your life. And I invite you to consider.....

What could you think differently to rewrite your beliefs and create a different reality?

***Note: Modern Psychology indicates that a second person must be present in order for a self-fulfilling prophecy to occur. I argue the contrary - one can create and realize a self-fulfilling prophecy without the presence of another person.

#CyberMonday

Well friends, it's that time of year! Time for all of us to start thinking about the beautiful gifts we wish to give in celebration of our loved ones + the holidays.....

I invite you to consider gifting a copy of The Inspirational Woman Project to any + all of your female friends, coworkers, and family members.

It makes a great gift not just to inspire the women in your life.... but because they get to BE the 100th woman in the book!

The idea is a combination of inspiration and introspection for all women regardless of age, ethnicity, occupation, etc. For a full 48-hours between 12:01am today to 12:01am Wednesday.... you'll receive free shipping when you enter the code 'FREEship' at checkout.

What are you waiting for? Click HERE.

The Red Circle

The Red Circle is a sacred space for women to learn, grow, and laugh together.

This is where we will bust myths and trash the taboos that keep us separated, misinformed, and isolated.

How many beliefs do we each carry around that have been passed on to us from our parents or our peers? Each of us picks up beliefs throughout our lives that have been passed down through generations - and like a game of telephone.... they are often miscommunicated or misunderstood and lose the meaning they originally intended OR were skewed by cultural events that no longer pertain to us.

For example, did you know that the shame around a woman's menstrual cycle was linked with the witch hunts? Ancient romans believed menstruating women were dark witches. Women began hiding their monthly cycles because if they were found (or turned in to the authorities by other women!) they would be burned alive. Funny how the embarrassment many of us feel every month stems from such an old, outdated event. Yet, we continue to carry the secretive and shameful nature in our lives and pass it on to the subsequent generations.

So I want to ask you..... how are your old beliefs working for you?

Do your current set of beliefs align with the woman you want to be?
OR
Are you ready to shed them like a snake who has outgrown its skin?

This CAN be an easy process. You CAN be supported in building a new foundation for yourself. I am gathering with eight phenomenal women to cover six key areas to self-empowerment as follows:

  1. Inner Game: This is my week. I'll be teaching intuition, setting your mind up for success, and goal achieving.
  2. Hormonal Balance: Learn if your body is out of balance and some practical ways to get back in balance.
  3. Nourishment: Break up with dieting for good and learn the keys for your optimal health.
  4. Relationships: Examine how you can feel empowered in all your relationships - including the most important one with yourself!
  5. Financial Freedom: Change your belief system about money and build a solid + positive relationship with your finances.
  6. The Mysteries: Learn old rituals, self-care, and embrace your menstrual cycle.

If you're ready to make better choices in life, tap into your true potential, and gain clarity around ALL aspects of your life - please join me for a supported and safe 13 weeks in The Red Circle.

It's time for you to thrive.
See you in the circle!

The Life of a Fempreneur

Fempreneur.

As much as I hate labels and boxes, this is one I wear proudly. It's an distinguished title. One that I believe resonates with the immense commitment and focus that all successful female entrepreneurs embody.

Fempreneur is a badge of honor.

It's one simple word that describes so much.....

  • insatiable exhaustion from all nighters
  • lack of makeup (because who has time for that?)
  • the complete exhilaration of being in service
  • a refrigerator full of condiments + takeout containers
  • the 5 ft. stacks of laundry
  • never knowing your schedule for more than two days into the future
  • being available 24 hours day to answer emails/calls/tweets/etc.
  • the need for a mobile office (aka. the car filled with multiple changes of clothes, notebooks, extra chargers, two yoga mats, and empty water bottles)
  • business on top, pajamas on bottom
  • the deep inner knowing when aligned with your purpose

And more than anything....

it describes this phenomenal sisterhood of women looking to make phenomenal change in the world. 

This is the aspect that makes it so much more than worthwhile. What does Fempreneur mean to you? Comment below and share why you're proud to be (or know!) a Fempreneur!

Also, This Thursday is Female Entrepreneur Day. So, to all my fellow Fempreneurs out there.... please be sure to celebrate yourself on Thursday. Like, really - truly - celebrate YOU. Because you deserve it. 

Sending a virtual CHEERS to each + every one of us! 

And if you happen to be in LA..... join me + The Amplify Collective on Thursday for Female Entrepreneur Day to click our glasses in celebration for reals.

 
Eventbrite - AMPLIFY Celebrates!
 
 
Eventbrite - AMPLIFY Celebrates!
 

The Life I Almost Lived

When we are born, we are all handed a set of circumstances - location, genetics, economic level, culture, etc. For most, they accept these circumstances as their reality. I was different.

At a very young age, I somehow knew that the circumstances I was born into where not ones that I wished to keep + began exploring other options. I began, as most do, knowing what I did NOT want. Things like having children and staying the mid-west were not my cup of tea. I was in love with New York City before I had ever left the central time zone.

I was always that kid that challenged authority and the status quo. I never accepted anything I was given as absolute truth. I've actually been known to do the exact opposite of what I'm told to do - on purpose.

Case in point: In high school we were told that we weren't allowed to have or wear bandanas as it was a gang sign. Well, I felt that my pink 'Little House on the Prairie' style kerchief didn't fall into those parameters so I wore it faithfully through the halls with my head held high. And when the Vice Principle pulled me out of class to discuss my behavior..... I happily told him that I was, in fact, NOT wearing a bandana and if he had a problem with it he was more than welcome to send me home, and to expect an angry call from my mother later.

So when it came to designing my life, it goes without saying that I purposefully did everything in the exact opposite manner than those around me. But even with all of this.... there was a time when I almost didn't go after my dreams + follow my heart.

There was a time I nearly said yes to a life that wasn't mine.

I know what you're thinking, "YOU!?!?! The Queen of living by the beat of your own drum?"

Yes, it's true. It was Spring, 2004 and I was completing my first semester in Florence. My college boyfriend and I had been talking during my absence. But we weren't just talking - we were envisioning and creating our future together.

To a point it felt comforting and so amazing. I had a man in my life that wanted nothing but the absolute best for our life together. But I knew every time we talked.....

I knew that the Nuclear Lifestyle was not for me. And the decision tore me to pieces..... I had constant mental anguish other whether to take the easy / stable / comfortable road filled with abandoned dreams, ignored passion, undeniable regret, and never-ending 'what if's.... or dive head first into the depths of the complete unknown to trust that there was something bigger out there for me.

I mean, we all know which path I took, right? Cause, seriously..... can you imagine me living in Minnesota with 2.5 kids and a white picket fence? Hilarious.

What I know now, and must have recognized back then as well, is this:

The discomfort of traveling an unknown journey to live from
your heart is NOTHING compared to the immense + constant
pain of playing it safe and following the status quo.

My question to you is..... where are you choosing to play it safe and live by other people's rules for your own life? And where could you follow your heart more? Share your thoughts + experiences in the comments below!!!