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2016 didn’t really go to plan, or did it?

Looking back on 2016 – it’s been a biggie on many levels. I had soo many things written down at the start of this year that I wanted to call in/create/achieve, but things didn’t really go the way I thought they would.

On January 1st, I wrote the word SOAR in the sand and declared it as my theme word for this year, not really knowing what that meant or what it would look like.

At the start of the year I created and launched my first 8 week ecourse, Head to Heart. The process of idea to finished product took about 4months of being in the zone. I learnt how to organise, manage, express my vision, delegate, budget, ask for help, prioritise and get shit done pretty quickly. And then launching a project close to my heart and truly putting myself out there was a whole other level.

I truly learnt about the creative process – writing like a demon when the words were flowing, and pulling back on the days when they just weren’t there and being totally ok with it. I learnt about backing myself and believing in the work that I do, seeing the value in it and not being afraid to share who I am and what I’m here for. This whole process made me stronger in myself, I became clearer in my strengths and also got cozy with the areas that don’t come so naturally to me.

For a long time this year I was judging myself for not being feminine enough – “I need to chill out more”. “I need to be more girly and feminine”, “I need to be more like them”, “I’m not feminine enough, I need to learn how to do my make-up” – until I remembered that being feminine is not just about pink and flowers. It’s also about embodying fierce passion, courage, love and creating from the heart. My natural ability to get shit done, make decisions and take action fast without overthinking it and sitting around writing pro’s and con’s lists for 6months, I’ve now realised is actually a powerful strength of mine. And I love these masculine traits.

They’ve allowed me to co-create my visions into reality and to manifest quickly (because lez be honest – the DOING plays a huge part in the manifesting process. It’s not just a fluffy ‘if it’s meant to happen it will’ gig. You gotta show up for that shiz!). It’s allowed me to move through fears fast rather than sit and stare at them for months thinking they have control over me. And not just that, I’ve seen how quickly my coaching clients have been able to move forward in their fears and reach their goals because together we eliminate the BS, take out the fluff, simplify and focus on the action and allow things to move quickly. What a joy! This isn’t to say I’m not feminine, or that I don’t care about that side of me, but I’m surrendering into and embracing my fiery masculine side, without the judgement.

A few weeks after launching my ecourse I remember lying in bed one night and asking “Ok Universe, what’s next? What would you like me to do?” Thinking I’d be cruising for a while, maybe running a few rounds of my ecourse before anything new… No deal. Straight up I heard the response “It’s time to teach Kundalini Yoga”. I remember the feeling when I heard it, and it wasn’t an instant joy buzz. It was a ‘for fuck sake, haven’t I done enough growing for a while? How the shit am I going to pay for that? I’m not ready. No way, I can’t teach that at LEAST for another few years. I’m not ready. Nope I can’t! Not doing it.” (more…)

What happens when women get out of their heads and into their hearts?

I want to share 3 stories from 3 different women who I have had the privilege to work with through my Head to Heart Online course. I’ve gratefully been able to watch and witness each of them absolutely open up and shine in their own unique ways, and I want to share a snippet of their stories so that you know that it’s possible for you too.

HeidiYou may know Heidi as the crazy loud gal that keeps Will and Woody in line on their Perth hit92.9 Radio show Heidi, Will and Woody. I met Heidi last year at a Nude Yoga class (turns out to be the ultimate place for networking 😉 ) and we soon became great mates. I’ve watched Heidi transform, come more into her power and blossom in so many ways over the last year, and I was so honoured to have her join me in Round One of Head to Heart. The shifts I’ve seen in Heidi over the past couple of months since completely the course and since helping her understand the negative voice in her head have been so beautiful. I continue to watch her stepping more into her heart every single day, and I couldn’t be happier for her.

I’ve seen Heids really struggle at times, but she never ever gives up. She keeps showing up to the uncomfortable stages of growth so that she can show up even better in the World. One of the most inspiring things for me to witness is her inner strength. Heidi recently spoke up (on her public platform of thousands and thousands mind you) and expressed her ongoing battles with anxiety. She possibly saw this as no big deal, but in this moment of complete vulnerability and speaking from her heart, she was being a light and a voice for so many others out there thinking they were the only ones too.

She is now able to identify when her mind is running on crazy time and knows how to consciously stop and tone it back down – which for all of us is an ongoing practice and commitment. I’m beyond proud of everything that she is doing, to see her leading from her heart and using her platform to be a light for others.

You can follow Heidi’s journey and watch her recent interview with Today Tonight on anxiety here.

What I’ve seen in Heidi since getting out of her head and back into her heart: The COURAGE to be vulnerable, speak up, and be a light for others.

 

CherieI remember when I first met Cherie and all I thought was – “This girl has soo much love to give this World, she needs to own it”. I could feel it from day one that she just needed a little loving push. Like many of us that have a loud inner call to help others in some way and share good vibes with the World, (myself included!) there’s an equally loud inner voice that arcs up saying “Who are you to teach? You’re not good enough to do that. No-one will care. You won’t be as good as anyone else so why bother.” And thank the goddess we’ve remembered that this inner voice in our head will always be there to keep us safe, but the real voice that wants us to shine lies in our hearts. We don’t just hear it, we feel it. And that’s the voice we are here to listen to, and more importantly act on.

I was soo happy the day that I found out that Cherie had signed up and FINALLY said yes to one of her dreams – becoming a yoga teacher. It’s easy for the voice in our head to act out of fear and come up with the most creative stories disguised as ‘logic’ – “It’s too expensive. I’ll do it later when I’m ready. Now’s not the best time, maybe next year… ” they could go on and on, and they do! And we keep believing them and we keep being distracted from our true path, passions and purpose.

I’ve gratefully witnessed many of Cherie’s AHA moments and breakthroughs during Head to Heart and I’m so freakin’ happy to say that she is currently in Bali undergoing her yoga teacher training, something that may have never happened if she didn’t turn down the voice in her head that had been keeping her from shining and following her heart. When you say YES to your heart and show up for it – even when the fear is there too – the Universe takes note and shows up for you too.

I cannot wait to be front row in her first class and to see her beaming her light out in the beautiful way that only she can.

What I’ve seen in Cherie since getting out of her head and back into her heart: The COURAGE to own who she really is and to show up despite the fears.

EllaElla took part in the very first round of my Head to Heart course in Perth, and it’s been an honour to sit and watch her absolutely shine and align more and more with her true passion and purpose. I knew that all she needed was someone to remind her that she doesn’t need permission from anyone else to rock out and be who she wants to be. Whatever brings you the most joy and lights you up – that’s your purpose. Period. And I believe that it’s our responsibility to share it with the World and trust the inner knowing that things will always work out.

I remember during one of the sessions after leading the group through a meditation to drop them back into their hearts, I saw an instant shift in Ella and her first words coming out of the meditation were “I just want to paint. I need to paint.” And that was that. The seed was planted.

Ella has now started her own art business alongside her studies and is sharing her heart-driven creative gifts with the World. You can check out her absolutely beautiful paintings here. You want to know why it’s happened so quickly and joyfully? Because that’s exactly how alignment works. There’s no fluffing with it. When you follow what lights you up, magic happens. I am so so glad that Ella listened to her inner voice and is now spreading joy through her unique and wonderful creations. I’m lucky enough to have one of her first paintings hanging up in my dining room that brings me joy every single time I look at it.

What I’ve seen in Ella since getting out of her head and back into her heart: The COURAGE to own her passion and share her unique creative gifts with the World.

“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”–Brené Brown

I’m so grateful to have had these women join me in Head to Heart, and to constantly be reminding me of the power of listening to, and living from your heart – no matter how big or small, it ALL matters. These are just a few examples of the things that can shift and happen when you get the heck out of your head and really crank up the volume of the voice in your heart.

So what I believe happens when women get out of their heads and back into their hearts? Courage… and fucking magic.

Never underestimate your ability to spread light and joy by having the courage to follow your heart and show the World who you really are.

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Enrolments are now open for Round Two of my 8 week Head to Heart online course and I’d be honoured for you to join us and start your journey out of your head and into your heart too.

You can read more about the course and how to get amongst it here.

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – Part One

As I slowly merge my way out of last weeks Kundalini Yoga bubble, I’m feeling called to reflect on some things I’ve learnt up until this point, rather than bang on about details of the yoga training itself. There are some sweet lessons that I want to share with you – so first let’s back the truck up a little and start from the beginning.

I want to start off by saying this – over 18 months ago I planted a seed in my mind about becoming a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. It was one of those ideas that just dropped into my awareness one day, kind of out of nowhere. Until this point I had practiced yoga on and off, but I could never see myself as a yoga teacher – especially because the only fitness teaching I’d done up until now was being a Les Mills Body Attack instructor – which is pretty much the complete opposite end of the scale!

Yogi Bhajan - Kundalini YogaI had never heard of Kundalini Yoga until I randomly came across a class online and my curiosity was triggered. I found myself instantly drawn to learning more about this specific practice and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan (pictured) – Master of Kundalini Yoga. The more I read up on this powerful technology, the more I fell in love with it and knew in my heart that I’ve got to teach it some day in a new way. There was just something about it, and the more I practiced, the more my outside (and inside) World started to shift.  That very first day that I “randomly found it” (or should I say – it found me) a little seed was planted. And the thing with seeds is, first they are planted and although you can’t see them, you know they are there. You trust in them even before you see the full manifestation and before you have to figure out all the answers to ‘how and when’, just know that they will always blossom and come into fruition when they are meant to – it’s law. 

So I followed my curiosity and started doing Kundalini Yoga from home (yogaglo.com is the bomb) and soon hooked up with my first teacher in Perth, Rosie Rees. Turns out Rosie had just moved over from the East Coast and was starting her first ever 6 week Kundalini Yoga beginners course – of course this timing lined up perfectly because the Universe doesn’t mess around with alignment. First rule – when things show up effortlessly on your path, your job is to follow the crumbs. (more…)

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