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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Reclaiming my health changed my life

Reclaiming my health changed my life

Reclaiming your Health isn’t as challenging as it might seem

I’ve been feeling very reflective lately with one chapter of my life ending and another just beginning.

7.5 years ago, I made the bold move to leave the large majority of my family and move 5600km away to a place where I knew no one but the opportunities for work where greater.

At that point, I thought that work was the reason for this move. However, now I know that it was so much more than that.

It was an adventure in reclaiming my health and coming into my own.


When I moved, I was 24 but my health was more like someone in their mid-40’s. I was on stomach medication, birth control to regulate my cycle, inhalers to control my asthma and I felt awful a large majority of the time.

I believed that when I had something wrong with me that I needed to go to the doctor because they could fix it.

Over the course of the last 7 years, my view has shifted. I no longer hold western medical doctors as 100% the only medical professional one requires. This view has been formed from my own experience of doctor’s dismissing me, the real expert on my body (which doesn’t always function in the textbook definition). Instead, I see western medical doctors as 1 piece of the health picture.

I have learned a lot about how my physical health has been determined by my mental and emotional health. The human body has been designed in a very complex and genius way in that all the systems are interconnected and more often than not, it’s not a straightforward answer.

I’ve learned that there are no quick fixes. There are bandaids but they don’t solve the problem and will likely result in something else going haywire in an attempt to get you to listen. 

All of this to say, it has been an amazing adventure to date and part of the reason why I have certified as the health and life coach. If you would like to begin your journey and you’re not sure where to start, I would be thrilled to help you out. Hit the button below to come hang out in the "Becoming Authentically YOU: Healing the Body to Heal the heart" community to get access to all my free content and other exclusive deals! 



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Dear younger me, Life will get better...

Dear younger me, Life will get better...

Have you ever sat back and thought about what you would say to the younger version of yourself?

I have. There is so much I would say. I would begin with this…


Dear Younger Me,

Life will get better. You will be happy.

I know you’ve dealt with some pretty horrendous things. The streams of tears running down your cheeks because they said they’d show up and didn’t, the avoidance strategies to protect yourself, the tough exterior… none of those things had anything to do with you.

All of that stuff says nothing about who you are or what you’re worth. It says a whole lot about the people who did it. It says that they were hurting and projected that hurt onto you. 


I know you feel like you need to earn the love and acceptance of the people who should just love and accept you anyways. I know you feel like you’re walking on broken glass. So the pressure you put on yourself to be perfect is way more than any human can handle.

Sweet girl, love with conditions is not love. It disguises itself as love but it’s not love.

The ideas of needing to be a certain way or act a certain way or look a certain way… those aren’t on you. Those ideas belong to other people. You don’t need to fit that mould. You are perfect just the way you were created to be.

Embrace your love. Take hold of your big, loving heart and let it shine. Don’t hide your light to spare someone else that doesn’t really care hurt.

Dr. Seuss said it best… “Those who mind, don’t matter and those who matter, don’t mind.”

XO,

Em

That only touches the surface. Like many people, I’ve been on a healing journey. I have heart to help other women begin their healing journey. If that’s you, I think you might like my email list. I send out a weekly rise up on Tuesday’s. It’s got tips on how to ditch the feeling hopeless and like you have absolutely no power in your life.


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How to Better your Mental Health with Authenticity

How to Better your Mental Health with Authenticity

Why does authenticity seem so hard to come by?

I’ve been listening to Matthew West’s song “Truth by Told” on repeat lately. It sings to my soul. I love the message and it got me to thinking about my own life.

I was talking with a friend earlier this week about how I’ve craved real, authentic connection for the majority of my life. A kind of connection where I feel safe to be the version of Emily I was created to be and not just the societal approved version of Emily.

It was a pretty deep conversation.

Then it occurred to me… is it other people that I’m craving the authentic connection with or is it an authentic connection to myself that I’m craving.

I think it could be a bit of both.

You see, we have all had our own level of trauma that tells us who we are is not good enough, not worthy, not loveable, not smart. In the process of these messages, it changes the pieces of our personality that we allow to shine through to the outside.

I’ve embarked on a journey that I have deemed, rising from the ashes. It’s a process where I’ve been digging threw all the layers of trauma that I’ve endured in my life and rediscovering and loving the version of me that’s been neglected for so many years.

Acknowledging the truth can be hard because sometimes it’s not what we want to hear. It’s not soft and fluffy. Burying the things that hurt can be a hell of a lot easier than dealing with them but, friend, I’m here to tell you that those emotional wounds are no different than a cut or scrape on your skin. They need air to heal. Speaking the truth is the only way to give them air.

It’s been an amazing process. Not easy but so rewarding. It’s been so refreshing to break down the wall of protection that I had built up around myself and start to love and embrace the beautiful person I was created to be.

I wrote a book on the framework that I’ve created around the process of rising from the ashes. It’s set to officially release next week but you can pre-order the ebook by clicking on the green button below.


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It's for women looking for a safe place to step into their best, most confident self.
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#1 Thing I learned from 2020: part 2

#1 Thing I learned from 2020: part 2
Owning this life— body, mind & Pinterest… this has become my new mantra..but what does that even mean?!? 



In 
part 1 of this blog series, I talked a lot about how the mind. Today, we’re going to talk about the body aspect of my mantra.

In my last blog post, I was talking a lot about I had pushed down a lot of hard emotions and I alluded to how that impacted my physical health but I’d like to unpack that a bit more.

A build up of emotions in your body can really throw your system for the loop. When your mood is off and if you’re like me and you’ve lived in a highly stressful situation for any period of time, you may have experienced first hand what that high stress situation can do to your health. If you haven’t lived in a high stress situation, let me spell this out for you.


Alright, so, stress triggers the body to produce cortisol. Cortisol triggers your fight or flight response and when your fight or flight response is on alert, your body slows functions and bodily processes that it deems less important like digestion. When your digestion is off, that presents many challenges but mostly results in nutrient deficiency. 



Okay, how does all that translate into someone’s life? Well, for me, it meant that I had stomach/digestive issues from early on in my life. It meant that I had a severe hormonal imbalance which resulted in very sporadic and unpredictable menstrual cycles, a mood rollercoaster that I wouldn’t wish on anyone and excess weight that was and remains to be difficult to melt away.

When I started to deal with getting my mind right, it gave my body a chance to start to sort itself out as well. With less emotion being stored up, my body is using less energy on resisting the emotion and more energy on setting itself right.

All of this ties into business because I’m an entrepreneur that helps other entrepreneurial women build their businesses. If my mind and body are busy fighting themselves then there’s no room left to build a successful, kick butt business or help other women do the same.


If you’re tired of struggling with owning your life mind, body & Pinterest (or business) and you’d like to learn more about me, I invite you to join my community, Fierce & Independent Women where you will find a bunch of really great information about improving your mind, body and business.


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P.S. There’s a training in the units section that will teach you how to get started using Pinterest for your business in 5 days
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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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