Is Rising Up Really Worth It?

Is Rising Up Really Worth It?

Crossroads.

They tend to be an interesting place to be… especially if you don’t have a map or you’re in unfamiliar territory.

But that’s where you find yourself.

Life has been tough up to this point, you’ve figured out how to survive but you’ve had the realization that you don’t want to keep living this way. You need to make some changes in order to get the life you desire.

Those changes are out of the normal for you and the people in your circle but you know that they have to happen in order to dig yourself out of the misery.

These changes could mean that your friends and family begin to judge you and question you.

They could mean that you start to look at life from different perspective than anyone you know does.

Which leads you to asking yourself, “is it really worth it?”

Well, if you stop and think about how your life has been to this point and how much better it could be if you actually follow through with these changes that will get you the life you desire then they’re likely worth it.

It all really depends on how strongly you’re committed to your vision. Is the vision you’re holding for your life one that excites you? And by excites, I mean, you’re driven to make it happen.

You may have a fear of making these changes and then the people in your circle begin to drift away.

Let’s just call it… some of them WILL but those that really love you will stick around. Not only will they stay, but they will cheer you on in your journey to the life you desire.

The thing about looking for support outside of yourself is that people tend to mirror what you’re thinking but maybe don’t want to admit. Which is why it’s so important for you to have a vision that you can get excited about.

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It's a community for women who are sick of not feeling well, sick of feeling hopeless and powerless in their own life.

It's for women looking for a safe place to step into their best, most confident self.
It's for women who are done with excuses, hiding and procrastination and are on a mission for answers to feeling their best.

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Why it’s Time to Break the Chains of Generational Childhood Trauma

Why it’s Time to Break the Chains of Generational Childhood Trauma

Generational Childhood Trauma…

It sounds big and bad because it is.

Our society has done a really good job at not talking about it. We just ignore it in the hopes that it goes away.

Which it doesn’t because what you ignore, just continues.

But it’s time to stop ignoring it. It’s time to say enough is enough.

I am on a mission to end generational childhood trauma. Not just in my own family but for millions of families around the world.  I am here to educate and empower because when we know better, we can do better.

Let’s first get really clear on what generational childhood trauma is so that we’re all on the same page.

One way that generational childhood trauma happens is when generation after generation hands their unprocessed trauma down to each new generation through parenting methods, limiting beliefs, behaviours and other interactions. This is done either intentionally or unintentionally.

Kids are smarter than adults often give them credit for. They are very much like little sponges. They are constantly observing how the adults in their lives interact with each other, how they treat themselves, how they speak, etc. and they mirror that behaviour.

Another way that generational childhood trauma happens is through our DNA. Have you ever heard the expression, “your biography creates your biology”?

Unprocessed trauma is stored in your body systems and is manifested in physical health issues when you don’t allow those emotions to be expressed as emotion.

So, what now?

We heal.

When we do the work to empower ourselves, we’re also do the work to empower others. When we say enough is enough, we are breaking the curse of trauma on our families.

Hurt people don’t have to hurt people. They can make a new choice.

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It's a community for women who are sick of not feeling well, sick of feeling hopeless and powerless in their own life.

It's for women looking for a safe place to step into their best, most confident self.
It's for women who are done with excuses, hiding and procrastination and are on a mission for answers to feeling their best.

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The most amazing transformation!

The most amazing transformation!

Let’s talk for a minute about that postpartum body.

It did this amazing thing in creating a tiny human and pushing it into the world and then knew how to heal all while nourishing that tiny human (if you choose to nurse)…

But you, the resident of that body are left to learn how to love that new body again… or at the very least learn how to live with it.

Things are puffy, fluffy or sagging that weren’t before. None of your clothes fit and when you look in the mirror, you don’t really recognize that body.

You think to yourself, “It’s okay, the weight will come off… it did last time.”

You are mindful of what you eat. You find an exercise program that you love…and nothing happens.

Life is busy. The kids need this and that. The house needs to be cleaned. You’re tired.

Saying “yes” to yourself seems selfish so you put it off. You sacrifice yourself for your family but you’re quietly miserable.

You watch a fellow mom friend take charge of her health all while caring for her babies and rocking her business and think “I wish I could do that” but instead of asking what she’s doing, you cheer her on.  

Then, one day, you get up the courage to ask what she’s doing.

She tells you and that sparkle that left your eye, returns. 


You give it a try and are surprised by what happens before your eyes.

5lbs…

10lbs…

the weight is dropping off of you. You have more energy. You can run and play with your kids.

That mirror you once avoided, you find yourself enjoying.

You begin to fall in love with your body. Not because it’s shrinking but because it supports you and feels better when you give it the things it’s been asking for all along.

Sounds amazing, huh?

This has been my journey over the past 4 months (April 2021- July 2021) and now I’m excited to help other mama’s learn how to love their body for the first time in their lives.


If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you reclaim your health, fill out this quick wellness goals questionnaire and we’ll have a conversation!

If you liked what you just read and you're wondering how you can begin your journey, come hang out in the Mama's Rising Above community!

It's a community for women who are sick of not feeling well, sick of feeling hopeless and powerless in their own life.

It's for women looking for a safe place to step into their best, most confident self.
It's for women who are done with excuses, hiding and procrastination and are on a mission for answers to feeling their best.

Click here to join the community


2 Things to Relieve Stress INSTANTLY

2 Things to Relieve Stress INSTANTLY

Stress has become such a normalized part of our society.

The idea that stress is equal to having a highly successful life is not uncommon but did you know that stress actually speeds up aging by 9-17 years which means our health is declining WAYYY before it “should”.

It’s true that we may not be able to completely eliminate stress from our lives but what can we do to manage its impact on our lives?

Well, there are a few things.

First of all, breathe.

By breathe, I don’t mean hyperventilating. I’m talking about slow, deep breaths and I know that this is so counterintuitive because when we get stressed out, many people have the tendency to hold their breath.

Holding your breathe restricts your body from doing what it was designed to do, which is regulate itself and keep its cool.


When you breathe, your body is able to regulate more quickly and you're able to avoid, spinning out and making the situation worse.

My go-to breathing technique that I use ALLLL the time is in this handy dandy guide (
The De-stress Hack). Feel free to grab it if you’d like to give it a try. 


Second of all, slow down.


Again, counter-intuitive because stress tends to make us feel panicky and like things need to be done yesterday.

However, when you slow down and you stop hurrying, you are alleviating a whole bunch of unnecessary stress on your body, which means that you're producing less cortisol, and also avoiding a whole bunch of potential health issues from excessive cortisol production.

I talk more about this in the video below but if you’re someone that finds yourself stressed to the max frequently and you’re ready to calm down, there’s a 5 day reveal and heal challenge in my community on FB that you should check out! 


If you liked what you just read and you're wondering how you can begin your journey, come hang out in the Mama's Rising Above community!

It's a community for women who are sick of not feeling well, sick of feeling hopeless and powerless in their own life.

It's for women looking for a safe place to step into their best, most confident self.
It's for women who are done with excuses, hiding and procrastination and are on a mission for answers to feeling their best.

Click here to join the community


3 Ways Stress is a TICKING Time Bomb in your Life


Stress. It’s just part of life, right?

The mainstream would have us believe that. It’s been so normalized that to think about living life in any other way seems silly.

We are taught that if we aren’t stressed then we aren’t successful or productive.

This cycle of chronic low level stress is the cause of so much hardship in our lives. There are many ways that this can play out.

Here are 3 ways:

1) Emotionally

When you’re dealing with a constant low level stress level, your emotions and mental health take a hit. They don’t have a chance to regulate and are getting thrown off on a regular basis, which means that they may have a harder time coming back to balance.

2) Physically

The rollercoaster action of your emotions and the high level of cortisol flowing through your veins means that your body doesn’t put priority on other functions in your body, like digestion.

3) Financially

All of the above compiled together translates to a harsh financial reality when it goes unacknowledged and unmanaged.

I talk more about this is the video linked below. Go ahead and check it out.



Now, I’d like to cast a vision for an alternative to a stressed out life. What if, we adopted another approach to living our lives?

What if we chose relaxed calm over stress?

What if rather than hurrying, we slowed down and took our time? How would that change your life?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if we adopted that approach, we would actually find ourselves to be more productive, more focussed and more joyful. 


We would see so many benefits that it may even surprise us. Our bodies would move from a sick state to a healing state. We would live lives of a higher quality that we haven’t yet experienced.

Doesn’t that sound glorious?  

If you’re ready to ditch the stress and learn how to extinguish the fuse, there’s a 5 day Reveal and Heal challenge in the Becoming Authentically YOU: Healing the Body to Heal the Heart community on Facebook that you may find really valuable. 
Click here to check it out!

If you liked what you just read and you're wondering how you can begin your journey, come hang out in the Mama's Rising Above community!

It's a community for women who are sick of not feeling well, sick of feeling hopeless and powerless in their own life.

It's for women looking for a safe place to step into their best, most confident self.
It's for women who are done with excuses, hiding and procrastination and are on a mission for answers to feeling their best.

Click here to join the community


 
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