A Difficult Decision

Hello all of my readers and followers. I haven’t written a post in a couple of months now, which saddens me, but life has been busy in a lovely way, which fills my heart with joy. I’m working full time in a job I love! With people that are great! It’s been a long time since I’ve been in this place and I’m just enjoying it all.

I’ve been through a lot of change and growth since I moved to Vancouver in August of 2011. Almost 6 years now! Every bit of it has been worth it. Every difficult, challenging experience; every happy time with friends and family; it’s all been worth it. I have learned and grown so much and never could have predicted this is how my life would be. A lot of my growth has been recorded for you and others to see/read here on my blog. I have loved sharing it all with you.

I still love to share my experiences and educate myself and others. I will never stop learning and growing. I truly believe that is what we are all here to do. Finding new ways to share my skills as a nutritionist and hypnotist is also exciting. Being able to do that in a way that is truly me, is even better!

I had planned on a series of blogs about eye health, as that’s where my energy is focused right now, and yet it wasn’t happening. I would plan and research and save materials for the topic but my heart wasn’t there to inspire me to write them. I know myself well enough to listen to my heart. To listen to my gut.

After a couple of weeks of deep thought and evaluating, I’ve made the decision to discontinue writing my blog. At least for the foreseeable future.  It’s been over 4 years and I’ve loved every blog I’ve written! I write that with the utmost sincerity; but it’s time to move on. Do something different, even though I don’t know what that is…yet. 🙂

I wish all of you the best and hope you all experience and grow the way you were meant to, this time around. Be open to opportunity, to change, to life! Learn, grow, feel, live in the moment, and remember to be kind. It costs us nothing and yet can have so much impact on others.

~Namaste~

 

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Do the Hustle!

do-the-hustleDo the Hustle! No, no not the disco hit from 1975, lol, although I must admit I’ve done my share of the steps.

What I’m talking about in my blog today is hustling. Not in the negative definition of “obtain by forceful action or persuasion”; no what I’m talking about is hustling as in “busy movement or activity” or also as urban dictionary defines it “anything you need to do to make money”.

In my case though it’s realizing and fully accepting that, that is not the right path for me when it comes to helping people the way I want to. If there’s one thing I’ve observed and experienced in the last few years is that no alternative practitioner I personally know or know of has one stream of income, is only doing one thing (i.e seeing clients one on one), or is using only one type of social media. In order to build a full time career as an alternative practitioner (especially for the less recognized modalities) you must hustle! You must being doing many of the above mentioned methods all of the time in order to achieve any degree of regularity and sustainability. I’ve also noticed that many alternative practitioners are doing other jobs (still as independent business people) totally unrelated to their particular modality.

What has been clarified for me is that I’m not a hustler; and thank the Gods as the world needs all kinds to make it work. Some people are great at it and thrive on the challenge and the go-go-go, I do not! I am a person who thrives on routine, stability, and life work balance. I love to help people by being me and helping them wherever we may be when we meet. It could be on the bus, in the park, at an event, walking down the street, OR in an office. I can help best by one on one sharing of my knowledge, intuition and caring, as well as in a group presentation, at which point I’m doing it because I want to, not because I have to.

Having that stability and routine of a “regular” job (still working in the wellness field) where I get to feel I’m connecting and helping others then allows me the freedom and security to do workshops, presentations to small or large groups, talk to people one on one, group hypnosis sessions and private hypnosis, when I want, as often as I want and how I want. WOW, that’s pretty cool in my estimation!

I must admit I’m pretty grateful for all the learning, growing and change I’ve gone through in the last 4 years or so even though a lot of it (most of it) has been challenging and difficult. That’s how we grow though, through those difficult times. I’ve been so blessed to have friends, family and fantastic mentors and guides to be there and help me through it all.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of “it must be done this way”, or, “you are only successful if you do things that way”, key-to-happinesswhen really success is a very personal and individual definition. Don’t be afraid to find out what is your way, what is your definition of success. Find success through what makes you happy. As I’ve said many times on my blogs, figuring it out may be the most demanding work you ever do, but it will be so worth it! I promise. 🙂

 

 

Rules to Live by:

I haven’t done any blogs lately with what I call word pictures, so here’s one today that I think includes some very meaningful thoughts and ideas about life and how to live a happy one.  This is equally as important as feeding your body the right foods, for overall good health. Take a moment to reflect and have a great day! 🙂

live life be mindful

Be good to You 7 cardinal rules in life