I’m talk about expansion a lot these days as an idea for your life. Expanding. Stretching.
There’s a reason.
When you get more of the great things you want in life, you have to be able to handle them.
On a very basic level, you need time in your schedule to handle things: actual physical time to take care of things. But on an energetic level- sort of the circuits of your brain level- you have to be able to handle increased energy. Lots of it.
With success- in any way you define success- comes lots of energy.
Even when its super-positive that energy can be scary sometimes. I know its a giant paradox but it is true!
I’ve talked about fear of success as a real thing in the past. It’s been studied and the reason it exists makes perfect sense. Success can bring a rush of energy to your life which can overwhelm you and feel like anxiety or other negative symptoms. You can read more about it HERE.
I just don’t want you sabotaging your success because things feel… different. Or even scary. Its just energy. And you can handle it. And even crave it! Continue Reading…
If you are stressed… or just swamped… even with great things… it’s very easy to lose sight of self in the mess of stuff.
Very rarely do I stay up all night (*never) but last night I was up testing and tuning the life-decluttering Catalyst Camp (it’s open today & you can sign up here!) and as a result of just a few hours of sleep starting at 6am I am putting the spotlight squarely on self-love today.
Everyone’s got a whole lot going on these days. Being sweapt away by the current of “busy” though can lead to lots of stress.
It’s not practical to stop in the middle of a storm of things to get a massage, a facial, visit a spa or even do a yoga class, right?
I’ve learned that when the dial gets turned up in terms of being busy, I need to expand rather than complain or resist the wave of energy. And, the best way to expand that I’ve found is absolutely brilliant self-care.
So, yes, it is practical to stop and do great things for yourself in the midst of a wild time. In fact, I say that its totally necessary!
Here are 7 things I do to feel fantastic when the volume gets cranked to super-high!
In fact, I’m doing each and every one of them today. Continue Reading…
(clouds, and more majestic clouds)
I have wished for a long time I could change the world around me, and lately its become the thing that motivates me.
Since I’m just one person, and I am terribly flawed (and can have as bad of a day as anyone else) and hardly a Godlike figure, it seemed daunting at first to attach myself to something that encompassed the wellbeing of more than just me.
But… Even if I can’t lift up the world, what if there are one or two people I can be kinder toward? What if I can give more to help? What if I can do more to be more of all that peace, love, humanity and equality in myself…?
After all..We all create a universe each day on our own and in groups. And as Gandhi famously said, we all need to “be the change you want to see in the world.”
Today, here’s some feng shui about becoming a catalyst for change around you. This is stuff that I have seen work, time and again.
It is possible. Its not always easy. Its not always executed flawlessly. But it is possible! And its the greatest feeling ever!
If you need extra supprt weathering difficult emotions, homeopathy is incredible.
Aromatherapy is the most luscious form of homeopathy because you can wear it, smell it, fill the air with it, blend it and sometimes even cook with it! Its sensory greatness that envelopes your life and lifts you higher.
This is a fantastic starter chart. The way I use charts like this is to jot down the oils I think would be most useful for me and the people around me and take that cheat sheet to the store to sniff some tester oils and see where I feel drawn to start. This method never fails me. There are times I crave the scent of roses, or cedarwood, or oranges… and its usually what I need!
Have fun! xoxo Dana
Even if you have an exciting life, that excitement can hit a plateau where everything feels as though the invisible glass celing has been reached.
Do you know what I mean?
Its almost like you hit a point where you can really dive into a whole new way of life or you can turn back and slow down and keep things more as-is, even though something amazing is waiting for you if you let go of what is as it is.
If you want that crazy awesome exciting new paradigm you’ve dreamt about for your life, often it requires that you re-write what is “normal” for you.
As a friend explained to me yesterday who has gone from small scale to enormous business in a progression that just leapt to the bigtime recently: ” There’s a time where what you do is bigger than you. You have to be OK with things being way bugger than you., and roll with it.”
After all, how could you possibly get what you dream about by doing the same things over and over again?
Could it be that you are inadvertantly slowing down when you shuold be staying in the flow just to keep things to a managable “normal”… ?
Today’s feng shui is all about expanding the possibilities around you and letting yourself have the life you dream about! Continue Reading…
I love this truism!!!
When was the last time you sat, phone tucked away or turned completely off, and truly connected to someone?
What about the last time you did that by yourself… in quiet, even in Nature?
If you are feeling less-than-powerful right now, you might need to make more of a connection to life right now. Real life. Nature, Earth, yourself… other people… truly. Without distractions, without worries… just connect.
You will be amazed at the amount of happiness that you can find in total simplicity. & I hope you try it! xoxo Dana
Showers are like giant, natural fountains.
They move energy. They create change.
Today, here’s a bit of feng shui about moving water- from your home shower to rain storms- that can get you thinking freshly about water and your life! Continue Reading…