Tag Archives: Healing

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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Let Go of that $#*t!

Hello Thrivers!

Do you consider yourself a “thriver”? I do, but…it may surprise you to know that I don’t always FEEL like one.

I work on this stuff constantly, but that doesn’t mean I have all of my sh*t together. It means that I know it’s possible and I actively engage in making it happen.

Sometimes I feel 100% on top of my game, living in gratitude and joy, feeling alive and confident in my whole self – mind/body/spirit, and I know the practices that get me there, so I keep working actively towards closing that gap. In a big way, this path is about getting in tune with my highest self/ intuition/ Source, but more than that it’s a shift in perspective (as in what I believe about myself and the universe).

Did you know that most of your beliefs about the world, yourself, and what’s possible are set by the age of 3?

That means that the majority of us have a LOT of RE-patterning to do in order to live from our own TRUTHS. That sounds crazy, but it’s true. Right now, we are all walking around with unconscious beliefs that we’ve held onto since early childhood and those beliefs are making decisions in our lives. We are making choices every day that aren’t coming from a place of Truth and Choice, but from old habits that don’t serve us.

In this video, I share with you come of the holistic practices that help me stay on the path when I feel like I’m losing my S#*t! What do you do when you feel like you’re losing it? Let me know in the comments if this was helpful.

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If you’re interested in talking with me 1-on-1 about how to let go of the old habits of busyness and dis-ease in order to live a conscious path to THRIVE, set up your FREE Wellness Discovery Session with me HERE. I promise you’ll be glad you did!

Here’s what others are saying that have worked with me 1-on-1:

Untitled design (2)“Working with Jessica absolutely changed my life! I felt like I had hit a wall, and with Jessica’s guidance, I was able to see what patterns were holding me back. Jessica’s style of teaching is gentle and approachable, and she speaks from a place of experience and understanding, helping you make bite-size changes and celebrate them appropriately! The material in the course is extremely practical; I know that these habits will stay with me for the rest of my life.  Jessica has a wealth of knowledge in the healing arts, and she makes this information accessible to all of her students. I would recommend this course to anyone – from those beginning on a wellness path to those who have already been on one for some time.”
– Christina Sava, Attorney, Yogi

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It’s Time to Believe Something NEW About YOU!

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Often in life, we cling to beliefs that (seemingly) help us just get through tough times. There’s one in particular that most of us use, and I want to talk about it because it causes us a lot of grief — “I don’t have TIME to…” Do you ever hear yourself saying that? Sometimes we might use it as an excuse to decline to do something we don’t want to do. I’m not talking about those instances. I’m talking about the times we use it to put off doing something that would actually make a difference in our lives — like self-care practices and connecting with the people in our lives. How often do you put off doing something that would nourish you off because you “don’t have time”?

I know it feels like you have a thousand plates spinning in the air and YOU (and ONLY you) have to be the one to keep them spinning or everything will fall apart. You’re the glue. You’re the Goddess. Right? I get it. The problem with this idea is that 1- it’s false and 2- it keeps you stuck in the rat race, with the belief that you’ll have time for all the things you want out of your life AFTER you just get through this next phase and everything ELSE is taken care of.

We tend to withhold the good feelings, the self-care, the things that bring us joy and nurturance, thinking those aren’t achievable in the present. What I want you to get is that it’s not an “either/or” scenario. It’s not your health/happiness/wholeness OR your family/career/community. The rest of your life won’t fall away when you start to give to your Self.  In fact, it’s the opposite! Your health, happiness, and wholeness will begin to slip away from you if you don’t make some changes in your habits and lifestyle.

Your current thinking/ mindset (beliefs) and your daily habits (actions based on those beliefs) have to CHANGE in order to make the Life You Want a reality. Who you are right now is a culmination of your own beliefs and your past actions, based on those beliefs. The life you see dangling before you — the one where you have time for taking care of you and connecting with the people you love — can NOT exist in your current life. What old beliefs are still hanging around and creating a mess of your life? What NEW things do you need to start believing about your Self/Life/Body/Finances in order to Start Living Your Dreams?

Leave a comment to let me know what’s holding you back and where you want to go!!! (I promise to respond to every comment I get!)


Like where this is going? Want more? Read on…

I help people shift their beliefs about themselves (what’s possible) and their daily habits to live a life of wholeness, true health, and deep joy!

This is a journey of self-healing. You CAN reclaim your life’s potential! Let me be your guide! Have a conversation with me by clicking the image below:

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I’m taking a limited number of women with me on a year-long journey of self-healing starting in May (enrollment is open NOW thru May 11th). Using the wisdom and self-care practices of Ayurveda, the practical tools of habit science, and the dynamic support of a group, I will teach you how to take the steps necessary to get you from a life of chaos, regret, overwhelm, and autoimmune issues to a life you design of whole health, ease, joy, and deep fulfillment.

This course is for you if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired! Your TIME is NOW if you are ready to live an Awake + Radiant Life and say goodbye to:

  • Overwhelm
  • Daily exhaustion
  • Excuses
  • Putting your life on hold
  • Doing what others think you “should” do
  • Not being in control of your health
  • Autoimmune issues

Get More Details about my Awake + Radiant Living course HERE.

For whatever we lose 
(like a you or a me)
It's always our self
we find in the sea. (2)

 

Reclaim Your Life & Body! 5 Day Challenge

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Reclaim Your Life! So many of us women are caught up in the “busyness” of day-to-day life that we’ve lost touch with our dreams and our intuition. Instead of experiencing joy, we are in a constant state of overwhelm and burnout.

We have an epidemic in our culture where “stress” has become our normal state of being.

Not only is this terrible for our overall health (mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically), but YOU DESERVE BETTER! I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but…You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup!

In the wise words of Ella Fitzgerald, “Somethin’s Gotta Give!”

Whether you are suffering from BURNOUT because you’re overworked, FATIGUE from overwhelm, “MOMMY-BRAIN” from always mult-tasking and sleep-deprivation, or a LOSS of HOPE in your life, THIS CHALLENGE WAS MADE FOR YOU!

I want to give you tools to help you expand time, increase energy, tap into your intuition and potential, and get back to LIVING A LIFE YOU LOVE in a BODY YOU LOVE! 

Ready to Join my 5 Day Challenge? What are you waiting for?!
We start Monday!

One more thing! Please like and SHARE this page on your favorite Social Media platform!

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❣️Loving Your Life and Designing More Ease & Joy Everyday❣️Challenge

Over the weekend I ran an impromptu “Weekend Challenge” on Facebook and Instagram. In case you missed it, I’ve put them all together here. It’s simple, but very powerful stuff for transformation! If you’re interested in going further with me, read all the way through to the special offer at the end. ❤

Day 1: Gratitude

For Today, Ponder this…👇🏻
How will you end out this week? Or begin your weekend? How about letting into your heart all that’s supported you throughout the week and taking stock of what insights you’ve gained, what gifts you’ve received, and what might serve you best going forward into the weekend? Start with Gratitude. Make a list. See what’s working already for you. Let all of it in! Receive. Receive. Receive. Without clinging to what has been, or might be, coming to you. With open arms. With a knowing that everything you need will continue to come to you. Always. #heartchakra #gratitudepractice #abundance #morejoy#weekendchallenge #sacredspacehealingarts #easefulliving #lovethyself #ayurvedaAnahata Chakra(Heart Chakra)

Day 2: Desire

Get in touch with what you DESIRE! ❤️💫♐️(If you didn’t read yesterday’s post go back and do that exercise first.) 📜Your desire is a roadmap to living your most awesome life! 🌟Instead of brushing your desires under the rug, give them your attention and let them guide you to using your gifts and living the life of your dreams!
🔮Make a list of all of the things you WANT. 🌈Nothing is off limits! 👈🏼
This isn’t for anyone else to read, so be free and HONEST! You might be surprised to see what comes out. Comment below and SHARE WHAT YOU DESIRE! ………………………….
OH! Before I forget, you can click this link to grab your Free Beginner Meditation Audio! So much LOVE!!
#desiremap #desire#sacredspacehealingarts #designyourlife#weekendchallenge #yogaoffthemat#bereal

Day 3: Your Next Evolution

Today’s homework is to feel into your DESIRE for the next evolution of YOU!
And one small action step you can take to move in that direction.
👊🏼💥BONUS for TOMORROW!!!
Check back at http://www.sacredspaceyogalander.com/blog for more! I’ll be going deeper into how to LIVE into your next Evolution!
#evolve #selfcare#radicalwomen #evolution#sacredspacehealingarts #desiremap#letdesireleadtheway #howtoevolve#yourconsciousevolution #love#yogaismorethanasana #noexcuses

Day 4: Living Into Your Next Evolution {Embodiment Practice}

As promised, today I share with you a BONUS PRACTICE for living into Your Next Evolution! Pssst…there’s a special (!FREE!) offer waiting there for you! So Much Love!!!
❤️👊🏼💫💥
#yourdreamlifeawaits #evolve #yogaismorethanasana #embodiment #sacredspacehealingarts #takingittothenextlevel #wholisticevolution #yogahealthcoach

A Celebration of the Life of

It’s FREE! This is a time that you and I can have a real and honest conversation. I will help you get clear on what obstacles are in the way of your growth and HEALTH.
No strings attached!

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Are you Upper-Limiting Yourself?

Have you ever heard the term “Upper Limiting”? In his book, The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks talks about how we self-sabotage by “upper-limiting” ourselves. He defines it like this:

“Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.”

Some of the ways we do this are worrying unnecessarily, playing the criticism and blame game, deflecting positivity and compliments, squabbling, and getting sick or injured. The premise is basically that we stop things from getting really great in our lives because, unconsciously, we don’t believe we deserve it. No one does it on purpose, so don’t beat yourself up. In my case with the newsletter, it was perfectionism (which might be a combination of criticism and worry).Getting It Done

Now I’ve learned that a balance needs to be struck between “getting it done” and “getting it right”, and in this case, I’ve been leaning all into the “getting it right” category, and therefore NOT getting it done at all.

Does this resonate with you? I can see how I’ve done this in so many ways throughout my life, but now that I recognize it so clearly, I’m changing how I do things. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen. Starting with this post (which will also serve as a newsletter to those on my Email List)!

Owning up to behaviors/habits that don’t serve us is the first step in changing them. Now I’m wise to how seeking to get it right sabotages me from getting it done, so when I catch myself procrastinating on something because I want it to be “just so”, I will recalibrate and shift my trajectory towards Getting It Done.

In which ways do you Upper Limit yourself? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below to start the conversation!

EVEN BETTER, take a minute to Schedule a Wellness Strategy Session with me!
It’s FREE!This is a time that you and I can have a real and honest conversation. I will help you get clear on what obstacles are in the way of your growth and HEALTH. No strings attached!

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Fall Into Ease: Free Talk in Lander, WY

October 21. 2017Fall Into Ease

Why do we often seem to make life harder than it needs to be?
We push ourselves too hard to produce. We try to fit too much into each day, live up to the expectations that we “think” others have for us, and then there’s FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).

After all of THAT, there’s absolutely NO TIME left for YOU. Sound familiar? We all do it. That’s why I’m giving this talk. I want to share with you SIMPLE, EASY ways that the wisdom of Ayurveda can help bring more Ease & Energy into your life!

In this Free Talk, I’ll be giving tips on How to Nourish Yourself for More Energy & Mind/Body Ease. If you suffer from Auto-Immune issues, Chronic Fatigue, or if Stress and Overwhelm are part of your daily life, THIS IS FOR YOU!

In addition to Ayurvedic wisdom, there will be healthy seasonal snacks and beverages, awesome freebies, and a giveaway to look forward to! I hope to see you there!

What: Falling Into Ease
When: Saturday, October 21st at 10:00am
Where: Sweetwater Wellness, 628 Main St, Lander, WY

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!

TOO MUCH!

“The two 
main causes 
of illness are 
Too Much Food and 
Too Many Thoughts.”More isn’t better.

You probably know that intuitively, even though our culture doesn’t currently support this truth (or your intuition for that matter). What can you do when all of the messaging around you is the OPPOSITE of what is Healthy and Whole? I have TWO answers. Both require a little effort on your part, but are easy peasy! Ready?
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1) Make a commitment to yourself to find moments throughout your day to sit in silence. Sit well. Close your eyes. Tune into your breath. Listen for what arises within you. First you might sift through lots of thoughts, but let them pass through your mind without grabbing hold of them or examining them. Like the way clouds pass in the sky. Soft. Quiet. Spacious. Slowly allow more space between thoughts and more space within your mind and body. Deepen your breath. Settle into your Being. Let your jaw relax. Face soften…….
FEEL GOOD? (More of this will begin to help you align to your intuition and deeper truth.)
2) Take my Habit course to hone your awareness of what YOU need to live a life of THRIVE! (Read more about that HERE.)

Click THIS LINK to Grab Your FREE MEDITATION Audio and start tapping into your Authentic, Intuitive Self TODAY!
#truth #thrive #wholisticevolution #10weekstowellness #ayurveda #itsyourtime

Holiday Gifts that GIVE BACK!

Are you like me?  When I’m thinking of gift-giving for the holidays, I look for something of real quality that will last. My gift-giving requirements are pretty steep.  Specifically, these are some of the things I look for —

  1. Something that LASTS.  A one-time amusement doesn’t meet my standards. Because it will spend much more time in a landfill then in my friend’s life.
  2. Something of VALUE.  I prefer my gifts to have some true purpose, or meaning — again, not just a cheap thrill.
  3. Something that has a positive effect on the HUMANITY and/or the PLANET.  Cheap toys from China don’t make it under my tree. I don’t want to support sweat shops, child labor, or any other practices that are doing way more harm to people and the environment than good. Extra points for buying from small businesses with conscious and sustainable practices!!
  4. Something that ENHANCES the life of the recipient.  If a gift I give can somehow bring more ease, enjoyment, or educational value to the life of my friend, or family member, then I feel good knowing that I really made a difference.
  5. Something HANDMADE is always extra awesome in my book, whether I make it, or I purchase it from someone else.  When you buy from small, local businesses, the money goes directly back into the community where you live, so you’re doing a service to your town!

One thing I feel good about giving is dōTERRA essential oils, and homemade products using these oils.  Last year I made homemade candles using dōTERRA essential oils, and they were a big hit! I think I hit every single one of my gift requirements with that one. My family got to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of essential oils every time they burned their candles and thought of me!

This year I wanted to share the  dōTERRA Holiday Gift Guide 2016 with you! One of the things that caught my eye in their holiday collection this year is the Peace Basket.

Gift of Peace
The story of the Rwandan peace basket is one of triumph over tragedy. One hundred days in 1994 became known as the Rwandan genocide. Officially known as the genocide against the Tutsi, an estimated 70 percent of the Tutsi population in
Rwanda was killed during a few short months. While the stories of loss and tragedy are innumerable, the real story is told through the people, the landscape, the
children, and mostly, the future. Communities of people joining together in
traditional basket weaving cultivated healing and harmony. Gifting the baskets
to others continued the united pledge to establish peace. Love and nurturing pulsed through the streets of Rwanda.  As women gathered together building pieces of art, they left behind healing, hope, strength, and honor.

In the same beautiful countryside that once rang the sound of destruction, the sound of laughter and love echoes off the beautiful, joy-filled faces of the Rwandan people choosing each day to build peace.

Through the Rwandan Peace Basket project, over 2,000 women were provided work and paid a fair wage for each basket made exclusively for dōTERRA. To further community impact, an adult literacy program was established to provide an
opportunity for those who were unable to attend school. Through this program, dreams become reality as men and women are finally able to write their names, read employment applications, open and use bank accounts, and teach generations to
come how to do the same.

This set includes a uniquely colored, randomly selected ornament basket. Each basket is handmade with sisal fibers from agave plants and features a tag signed by the specific artisan who made it. A 5mL bottle of dōTERRA Peace® Blend is included.
Thank you for choosing the Gift of Peace this holiday season. We hope you may feel your continuous role in supporting the 2,000 artisans as you share the Gift of Peace with those you love.

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If you’d like to take a closer look, click on the image, or the “dōTERRA Holiday Gift Guide 2016″ link above. Ready Give Back with some of these gifts?  CLICK HERE to go directly to my dōTERRA site to purchase. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to give you a FREE consult on how you can start using these amazing essential oils and seeing results today!  Looking for a way to make extra money on the side? CONTACT ME to find out more and become a member of my dōTERRA team!

SOOOOO Much LOVE!!!

Jessica