7 Things That Contribute To Your Lack of Peace | Conduit for Self-Healing

7 Things That Contribute To Your Lack of Peace (And What To Do About It) Feeling stressed, confused or “stuck” in life is lot like having too much furniture in your living room. Imagine your living room is overcrowded with too much furniture, making it difficult to walk around in it without bumping into the coffee table or stubbing your toe on a chair. In the same way, when your head is filled with worry, anxiety or head chatter, there isn’t enough room or “space” for the energy to flow, or for your intuition or inner guidance to show up! Make some room and, wa-lah! Peace. We typically think of “spring cleaning” in relationship to freshening up our yards or patios, cleaning windows from the winter crud, or clearing out our closets or garages of stuff that we’ve accumulated but no longer use. In the literal sense, the physical clearing out of clutter, organizing your home or office space, and donating or throwing out things you no longer need, serves to re-energize you. It feels really good, doesn’t it?! Yes! It feels fresh and new and if you pay attention, you can feel yourself taking a deep breath – because there’s more space; the energy is more free to move around. A Different Form of Spring Cleaning In the same way, your life needs a spring cleaning to clear out the stuff that can literally suck the energy right out of you. It can get in the way of you being able to connect to your spirit, your creativity, your sense of feeling grounded and connected. The “stuff” I’m...

Life lessons suspended at 100 feet | Conduit for Self-Healing

“That’s the path of shame” he said, chuckling and pointing to the dirt path that sloped down and disappeared into the woods. I had two choices to get across the canyon: Step onto the 6 inch wide plank, suspended 100 feet in the air by cables OR Walk down the dirt path. I carefully placed one foot on the board, shifted my weight onto it to first test its sturdiness (and my own balance!) and then placed the other foot in front of the first. I stood there for a moment taking it all in, the incredible view from that height (it seemed like I could see forever), and what I was about to undertake – I was about to walk across a very steep canyon on a 6″ wide boards suspended over 100 feet in the air. The board wobbled with each step I took, swayed in the wind with just the slightest breeze and bumped up and down in response to others also walking it at the same time as I. I noticed myself becoming hyper-aware of not just my own movements, but also how the movements of those around me and the environment, impacted my ability to maintain my focus and my balance. If my foot stepped too far to the edge of the board, it would tilt the board in that direction, shifting my balance and prompting my whole body to counterbalance. Now, I did have two cables to hang onto as I walked, my body was connected to the cables and I was wearing a helmet – what, in case I fell?! But somehow in...

The Power of Focus

What’s your vision for 2015? You’ve probably set some intentions or resolutions or goals. But what’s your overriding theme for the year? Last year, for the first time, I decided it would be fun to pick a single word as my theme for the entire year — something that would envelope all of my goals and intentions for myself both personally and professionally. I settled on the word “expansion”. That felt really big to me and had a lot of energy behind it when I thought about it. I just “knew” that big changes were ahead of me. WHEW! I couldn’t have been more on target! Last year really was a big year. I hosted my first global speaker summit, the largest and most growth-expanding project I’ve ever undertaken in my business. Hosting a summit challenged my confidence in approaching well-known speakers and authors, my organization, my delegating (could have done better in that area, I’ll admit), my energy and stamina, my technology skills and my ability to maintain balance in my life (could’ve done better in that area as well, just ask my husband!), and SO MUCH MORE. On a personal level, in great part due to the above, I grew exponentially as well. You just don’t take on a project of that magnitude without making some giant leaps internally. The power of that kind of focus is immeasurable. It gives you a quick and easy way to make decisions, even without having to go back and revisit your goals. If it doesn’t fit in with your theme, you just don’t give it much thought. You can immediately...