Back in the day, I used to love seeing what was inside a person’s handbag… you could always tell so much from what people would cart around with them. These days though, phones are the new handbags: it’s FASCINATING to see the tools, apps and programs that people use in their day to day life to make everything flow more easily.
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Ever since my new book Open Wide was released last year, my inbox has been flooded with messages from people who’ve read the book and gone on to transform their lives in radical and astonishing ways.
I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that she’s ready to call in a soulmate and experience radical, heart-bursting love… but she’s filled with fear, and it’s stopping her from taking action. My first response was to give her a hug — because we’ve ALL been there, and we all know what fear feels like, and how paralyzing it can feel. But my second response? A loving-but-serious, sent-with-love butt kick… straight from my heart to her tushie.
When goal setting it’s very easy to skip over the reflection side of things but reflection is a super-important piece of the puzzle because it allows us to re-align, tune in and ponder on our truth. So before we zoom ahead to setting heart-centered goals and manifesting for the future, it’s imperative to begin by looking behind us.
I’ve been using essential oils since I was a little girl. Then, about 6 years ago, I was introduced to dōTERRA essential oils... and I fell head over heels in love. We use these powerful and potent gifts from the earth multiple times, in multiple ways, every single day in our home. That’s why my hubby and I joined forces with one of my besties, Tara Bliss, to create Path To Freedom — a first-of-its-kind toolkit to help you experience the benefits of these botanical beauties, and create the oily lifestyle of your dreams.
When I feel my heart closing down after a fight with my lover, I stop for a moment and say to myself ‘Open Wide’. When someone cuts me off at the traffic lights, honks his horn and gives me the finger out the window, and my immediate reaction is to flip him the bird right back, I stop, soften and open wide.
If you want a plant to grow, you have to water it. You have to tend to it, pull out any weeds that you’ve allowed to grow, nourish the soil, give it the right amount of sunlight, protect it from the harsh winds, and give it love and energy every single day. Otherwise, it will die. Similarly, if you want to master the piano or learn how to speak French, the more time and energy you invest into practice, the better you will get. Both these principles apply for your relationships too. The more love, time and energy you invest in them, and the more consistent your efforts, the more your relationships will grow, open wider and go deeper.
My journey inward began in 2010, when I hit rock bottom, ended up in hospital, and had my health taken away from me. All areas of my life felt completely crazy and out of control, and as a result, a tiny seed was planted in my mind which my inner Mean Girl watered daily… and that seed was, ‘I am broken and I need fixing’.