Monday, October 23, 2017

Wake up Calls and Sacred Self-Care

Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe, I was strong, I was Brave. Nothing Could Vanquish me. Fear begets fear. Power begets power. I Willed myself to beget power. And it wasn’t long before I actually wasn’t Afraid.” - Cheryl Strayed “Wild”

“We Will Face our fear and invoke the love that replaces it.” - Marianne Williamson

These past few months I had some wake up calls about my life and where I was going. Change seemed to be on the wind. So, I've been learning to embrace it. This messy beautiful thing called life.

My mom has been having health issues and these past few months it was weighing heavily on my mind. I am glad to say as of right now things are looking good. So, I am going to keep praying that it stays that way.

Then my beautiful boy Ollie got sick. He was diagnosed with FLUTD (Feline lower urinary track disease) and also had crystals in his bladder. But, we went to the doctor last week and another miracle happened. He got a clean bill of health and is doing much better. He will just have to be monitored to make sure they don't come back and has to be on a special prescription diet.

I've been dealing with my own health issues and it was a huge wake up call for me. Mostly related to stress. It definitely got me back on my self-care journey. 

I got burnt out with everything going on in my life. So, I took a step back. I admit I felt guilty for doing this. But, I also know that sometimes it is necessary. Self-care is so important. If we never let ourselves disconnect then it just leads to a whole heck lot of burnout and resentment. 

I needed to find my balance again. Heck I needed to find fun again. I needed to find my feminine spiritual side. But, like one of my spiritual boss ladies said on her social media page "When you are feeling disconnected you don't even want to connect back to source."  Okay, I'm paraphrasing. But, this is how I felt. 

When you get so down it can be hard to reconnect with source. But, that's when I need it even more. That's when my soul craves some solitude and connection. Connection with source, connection with my inner feminine Goddess, and connection with my sisters. Other amazing women who walk this planet. 

I found Qoya and have been doing that. Freestyle dance is absolutely amazing for getting back into your body. I am listening to my heart more. 

Hearts Break So They Can Open from Rochelle Schieck on Vimeo.

This Dance segment has really helped me connect with my body and heart.

I lost someone very close to me. Not to a death but to an ending of a friendship and relationship. Which can feel like a death at times when you can no longer talk to your best friend. It felt like the rug has been ripped out from underneath me. Like one of my friends said This is a time for me to rise from the ashes like a phoenix. I can take my broken heart and all this change and turn it into something beautiful.

Make space in your life for the inevitable arrival of what you want. @DanielleLaporte #Truthbomb

You've got a new story to write. And it looks nothing like your past. #Truthbomb +Danielle LaPorte 


  1. Positive thoughts for all the health issues and life stuff. Life can majorly suck sometimes!

    1. Things have been tough but I'm staying positive. There is so much to be grateful for. Thank you for your lovely comment. :) <3


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