Right off the bat I’ll say, I’ve never been a resolutions person. In fact, I never really focused on making any changes around the first of the year or reviewed the past years for clues to my mental, physical, or emotional health. Things began to shift after I became a Desire Map Facilitator. I began to see the value of reflection, introspection, commitment to oneself, and looking to the past for ... Read More about Five Wellness Adjustments for a New Season, in lieu of Resolutions
Having space helps me to notice things and reflect on them and then put that into writing (happy face!). It has finally cooled down enough to be outside during the day in Las Vegas. I popped outside to feed our tortoise and trim some suckers off of our citrus trees. I've noticed the suckers for several weeks but just didn't seem to find the minimal effort it would take to remember and do ... Read More about Tree Trimming and the Stop Doing List
In one month, I'll be attending my first women-only retreat! I'm attending both as a participant and a sponsor down in Tucson, Arizona. I was interviewed this summer on Facebook by coordinator and creator, Sara Martinez. I'll get a chance to talk about The Desire Map and offer tips using Desire Map tools. Here is the interview (skip ahead to 3min mark for start of interview, or just watch us ... Read More about Moms on Fire Retreat: my interviews with Sara Martinez
I'm working on getting my speaking section thought-out for the upcoming Moms on Fire Retreat and got a nice overnight download. Thought I would share it with all of you. I've never been good at explaining things using analogies. They just don't come to me instinctively so this one is a rarity! Desire Mapping. One of the big sections and activities we do is look at what we're grateful for ... Read More about An Analogy….
In early January, I decided I just had to do a group workshop. Because I had been putting off doing an in-person retreat for about seven months, I found I was growing weary of my procrastination and knew I NEEDED something to change. I let go of the expectations I had put on myself. I realized they were keeping me from sharing this important work with those who need it most. I shifted gears and ... Read More about The Virtual Group Workshop Experience
If you’ve read my previous blogs HERE and HERE you’ll have an idea of where I was before Desire Mapping. I love reliving the day, the call, the moment my list of core desired feelings were whittled down. It was a very emotionally charged moment for me. I felt expansive, freed, liberated. I felt the skies open up and a path lay out before me. These felt like a compass and a guide for me. I knew ... Read More about What Changed When I Uncovered my CDFs?
When I began my Desire Map journey I was looking for a way to feel, really feel love again. That warmth, the twinge, the achey, bursting-open joyous sensation of love. I was kind of fearful that I wasn’t just numb to it, and that I was, perhaps, in the wrong place altogether. It turns out many “new” moms feel that numbness- the drain and fatigue of motherhood has taken its toll on our hearts and ... Read More about How I changed my relationship with Love
My old relationship with happiness was filled with miscommunication, unrealistic expectations, misunderstandings, confusion, and just plain disappointment. I sought to understand. I bought books. I read them (most of the way through). The problem was that none of them gave me tangible tasks that worked for me. One of the best is probably Shaun Achor’s The Happiness Advantage which really focused ... Read More about How I changed my relationship with Happiness