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N O U R I S H

A 3-Week Cleanse for

Body + Mind + Senses

with Ayurveda

Seasonal cleansing is highly recommended at two particular times of year — the transition into Fall and into Spring. WHY? There are several reasons..

The most obvious one being that we all get into habits that don’t serve us — whether it’s summer ice cream binges or late evening snacking or something else that leads to unwanted (and uncomfortable) consequences — and a cleanse is the perfect way to steer yourself back on track.

If we don’t have a way of redirecting ourselves, then our bad habits lead to unnecessary, and sometimes difficult, ramifications. Even worse, down the road they lead to physical, mental, or emotional DIS-EASE.

Another reason is simply that if we keep making choices — in diet and lifestyle — that are designed for the previous season, we will get sick. This is the main reason that you see so many people coming down with “things” during these two times of year.

For the past several years I’ve been practicing some form of seasonal cleansing and it’s made a huge difference in my life — as it’s given me the power to continuously redirect my lifestyle and choices in order to keep growing in the direction that I desire to go, instead of letting old patterns take over and feeling stuck and stagnant.

This year I want to share this amazing experience with you! I’m offering a guided cleanse to anyone who wants to reap the benefits with me, but first let me set something straight…

This ain’t your typical “detox”!

Maybe you’ve tried doing cleanses, or detoxes, before and felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and — I’m just going to say this…DEPRIVED!?

👉🏽THIS IS NOT THAT KIND OF CLEANSE!👈🏾

(You may sigh a great sigh of relief!)

NOURISH is a 3 week guided cleanse with a focus on nourishing body, mind, and senses with simple self care practices from Ayurveda. During this time what most people need is more GROUNDING + NOURISHING + SLOWING DOWN + SELF LOVING practices that help us ease into Fall and the darkness of this time of year.

If you’re like most of the people on the planet, you’re probably already doing TOO MUCH and feel like you don’t have the TIME to devote to anything else, so depriving yourself of anything feels more like punishment than the medicine you need right now.

If that’s you, then READ ON to find out How You Can Do This Cleanse with Me without breaking your budget or finding more time in a day!

You actually don’t need to buy a bunch of special foods or spend a lot of extra time doing the “things” for this cleanse. If you join me, then at the end of our time together you will feel MORE like yourself and on-track in your heath and life and LESS bogged down with responsibilities and to-dos!

I will show you how to DROP into BEING, not just how to make better food choices.

This cleanse is FULL CIRCLE, as in completely holistic in its approach, and you will get all of the support that you need to succeed! Here’s how it works…

In our initial session, I’ll break down the WHATs, HOWs, and WHYs of designing your Fall cleanse. You’ll get handouts to use to support your journey. We will have weekly group coaching sessions where you can ask questions, get answers, scream or cry, and connect whole-heartedly with other beautiful people doing this simple, yet powerful, cleanse together. You’ll also get an individual coaching session with me near the end of the cleanse in order to reflect, integrate, and move forward intentionally.

Other details:

  • If you happen to live in Central Oregon, you will be invited to 2 additional in-person sessions on October 6th and 20th (to kick off the start of your 1st and 3rd weeks).
  • You can live anywhere in the world and do this cleanse with me! Our initial orientation call will be Saturday, 10/05, 7-8:00 am PST and our weekly group coaching calls will happen on the following 3 Saturday mornings at 7-8:00 am PST via ZOOM webinar.
  • You will have access to all materials — videos, meditations, audios, PDFs, etc. — via a password-protected webpage just for people participating in this cleanse. You are welcome to download the materials to keep and use again.
  • I’ll send you weekly emails with journaling prompts, teachings, and tips for your journey.
  • You will receive constant support from myself and the group in a private Facebook group where no one other than the current participants will see your posts or comments. The value of the support of the community can NOT be overstated! As much as you are willing to reach in and out, you will GROW!
  • During the 3rd week of our cleanse, you’ll receive a link to schedule your FREE coaching session with me (value $100).
  • The investment for ALL of THIS is only $50!

If you’re ready to do this with me, click the button below to purchase your ticket to N O U R I S H !

Upcoming Free Events: What is AYURVEDA + Why It Works

Saturday, November 3rd @ 10am…

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Ayurveda (India’s “Science of Life”) is the quintessential wisdom of wholistic health!
In this free talk, you’ll learn some basic teachings of Ayurveda and find out how these ancient tools can help us modern humans live more in rhythm with our bodies + Nature in order to tap into our potential and THRIVE!

Where: The Studio at Blissful Heart, 29 NE Greeley Ave in downtown Bend, Oregon
When: Saturday, 11/03 @ 10:00 am

BRING A FRIEND & GET A SPECIAL TREAT!

Chances are, you know someone who would benefit from this event. Please use the SHARE buttons below to let others know! View this event on Facebook HERE.


Want to be in the KNOW about other free opportunities to learn about Ayurveda in Bend, Oregon?

Check out my Events Page HERE!

Why You NEED to LOVE Your SELF

Sacred Journey.pngHave you ever had the thought that Self-Care is Selfish? You’re not alone. But…if that’s you — if you really believe that self-care is selfish, I’m here to burst your bubble.

For many people, the words “Self”, “Self Love” and “Self Care” have connotations with being “selfish” and are therefore thought of as “bad”, but our culture has it dead wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Through the ancient traditions of Yoga & Ayurveda, we learn a deeper understanding of the self. 

The (small ‘s’) self is our personality, ego, mind, body, etc., but the big ‘S’ Self is the true self, higher self, more akin to one’s Soul.

During your everyday life, do you make time to do things that nourish your Self? 

In the busyness of your schedule, I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is no. In fact, I would bet most people don’t even acknowledge, or think about, their true self most days. Sadly, it’s not without a price.

We all know what happens when we don’t feed our (small ‘s’) selves. We starve, we are diminished, and eventually, die.

What happens when we don’t feed our Soul? 

It withers. We lose touch with our dreams, our purpose, our confidence, our intuition. We forget our true Self, our one true “home”.

And when that happens, we start running on auto-pilot, we make choices that are out of integrity with our intentions, we have habits that don’t support real Health, we find fault in ourselves and others, frustration in things that shouldn’t really bother us…in short, life loses its LIFE. We aren’t Awake, and we certainly aren’t Radiant. That’s a big price to pay!

Being weighed down with regret isn’t the life anyone knowingly chooses, but it happens. We all want to feel AWESOME, but once you’ve been living a lackluster life for a while, it’s easy to forget that anything better is possible for you. 

Let’s not go down that road! When you see the life it leads to, the benefit of Self Care becomes more evident. So…

The Best Way to Nourish Your Soul is to Cultivate a Loving Relationship with your Self.

There are several wonderful ways to deepen your relationship to Self. One is the take care of your (small ‘s’) self — your body and your mind. Another is to spend time alone with the Self through the practice of Meditation. It doesn’t need to be long or strict – there are many ways to begin a practice EASILY.

Here’s a Meditation Audio to get you started… 

But if you’d REALLY like to FEED Your SOUL by cultivating a deeper relationship with your SELF, join my FREE Challenge NOW!

Click the image below or click HERE.

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On Being HERE Now…

Recently I made a BIG move in my life — a choice to relocate my family. It was a HUGE undertaking that took a lot of COURAGE on my part (as well as a lot of support from family and friends to make it happen). In the process, I encountered many obstacles — some real, some imagined (LOL!), some planned for and some that completely blind sighted me.

So…I am HERE now.

I'm Here!

Or, I was the other day. (Ha ha ha!) But seriously…after the hub-bub of the initial move was over, I found myself feeling misplaced. My whole life had literally been transported and the life I knew — the friends, the places, the things — were gone, and suddenly replaced by new people, places, and things that were unfamiliar and new.

Where was MY place in this all? It was a surreal experience altogether and for more than a hot minute, I questioned my choice and my ability to confidently follow through with my vision for our new life.

What the HELL? I had put so much energy and effort into making this new phase of my life happen and now that it was HERE, part of me wanted to curl up and hide under the covers for a month.

Not the smoothest transition for me, but probably not the worst either. I knew that I wanted to really SHOW UP and make the most of this experience, but I had gotten into some bad habits during the move that were getting in the way of me showing up as my BEST self. Mainly, I was waaaaay out of rhythm.

Ayurveda (EYE-your-VAY-da), the sister science to Yoga, teaches us that when we are out of rhythm, we suffer, and boy is that the truth! During the weeks leading up to and during the move, I was eating at irregular times, staying up late, eating a later, heavier dinner, and not getting up early enough to really start my day right. These might sound like no big deal, and honestly 2 years ago, I might not have thought so either, but after experiencing the EASE that comes from being IN rhythm, being OUT of rhythm was seriously PAINFUL — physically, mentally, and emotionally.

The price I paid for disregarding my body’s wisdom was REAL!

So what to do? First…I knew I had to get REAL here and get HONEST about what wasn’t working. Then, do the hard work of steering back in the right direction. That’s the hard part, though, right? When you find yourself in a position where you’ve already screwed up, sometimes it’s easier to just let it go than do the work of getting back on track. It’s called the “what-the-hell” effect. Ever heard of it?

“The what-the-hell effect is the feeling you get when you’ve already exceeded your preset limit and feel that since you’ve already failed, you might as well fail spectacularly…

…When you miss a goal or exceed a limit, be gentle on yourself. Don’t catastrophize. Armed with this knowledge and awareness, you’ll be able to make better, more informed choices as you move forward.”

It’s a REAL thing!!! You can read more about it in this short article by Eric Ravenscraft at LifeHacker.com HERE.

I’m sure you’ve had your own “what-the-hell” experiences. Sadly, it’s easy to keep going down that path and find yourself way, way off track. That’s how to devolve into a lesser version of yourself over time — NOT my recommendation.

If you don’t want to go down the path of regression/stagnation, you have to make a real effort to start right HERE where you currently are and pick the lowest hanging fruit that moves you in the direction you want to go.


5 Steps to Steer You Back On Track…

  1. Honestly recognize where you are and that it’s not where you want to be (but DON’T stay stuck there, move on to step 2).
  2. Know what you want to be different. What new habit would you like to have?
  3. Acknowledge the GAP between where you currently are and where you want to be and the fact that your daily habits have gotten you here.
  4. Know that you can CHANGE your habits.
  5. Ask yourself this question and be patient for the answer to arise: What New Thing Do You Need to Believe About Yourself In Order to Adopt Your New Habit?
  6. Write it down EVERYWHERE — put it on your computer desktop, your planner, your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your phone wallpaper, and anywhere else that you are guaranteed to look throughout your day.
  7. BELIEVE IT!
  • An example of a new belief might be: “I choose to listen to my body.” or “I have the power to design my life.” or “The way I eat nourishes my body.” If you’re having trouble coming up with a new belief to support your new habit, let me help you! Click the link at the end of this post to set up a time to talk to me!

 

What we believe about ourselves creates our daily habits, and our daily habits define us to the world, and then that’s reflected back to us by the people we interact with. So, literally…

Our thoughts about ourselves make the difference in who we are. They have the potential to either help us EVOLVE into more confident, loving, healthy people inside and out OR to keep us locked into all of the negative patterns that lead to our ruin.

It starts with just being HERE — being present with what IS with honesty and self-compassion.

When you sit with WHAT IS, what comes up for you? What’s not working that needs your honest, loving attention? What do you want to be different?

I want to know! Comment below or schedule a time to talk to me HERE.

As Always…

 

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