After losing my corporate job 5 years ago, not finding work and going through a major depression as well as losing my savings, retirement and running up all of my credit cards, I began to combine walking out in nature with gratitude statements. Soon, I totally changed my mindset and was able to find the value in every single situation. I studied to become a Life Coach, wrote and published two books about gratitude, and spoke at many events teaching the importance of gratitude and how it's the first step in the Laws of Attraction to manifest abundance and bliss.
When we received our Notice of Trustee Sale last December I knew that everything was going to be okay. It was scary, don't get me wrong. Anxiety squared... And yet at the same time, I felt calm, wrote out affirmations to keep our home which is nestled in the hills of San Diego and continued on my gratitude journey.
In February of this year I started making my own natural and pure skin care products that helped people with their blemishes. It started with an acne balm and soon included anti-aging creams for Age Spots, Wrinkles, Scars, Eczema - a lot of the issues that people deal with, including myself, that leave all of us feeling a little less than.
Because of my coaching background and my well traveled road toward gratitude I often have mini sessions in my booth at various events and farmer's markets. Many times the first words that I hear are filled with negativity and rejection which come from a self-deprecating voice that doesn't allow hope and opportunity. If we don't open ourselves up to possibilities what pleasures and growth might we miss?
The cosmetic industry makes billions of dollars every year by promising results. We have become skeptical after buying into the marketing, seeing the 20 year old model without blemishes and then when we get the tube of magic home and don't look twenty again, we're crestfallen and make the decision - NEVER AGAIN! Sound familiar?
Fast forward to my AHA Moment of Awareness yesterday -
Most people believe their identity is in their face and their body. In other words, their physical form. This is what they lead with. If this is marred, scarred, blemished, too fat or too skinny then we feel less than and our focus changes to what we are NOT instead of what and who we ARE.
What I do is offer simple, natural solutions that really do work! I've seen too many people with powerful results coming back and sharing their story and the difference that healing makes to their outward appearance. Once the healing takes place on the outside we are more confident to be ourselves and share with others our real identity and lead from the heart.
So, in essence I am helping others discover who they really are. By connecting with their heart-centered voice, finding their gratitude and amplifying their positive energy they are able to manifest and step into their purpose and passion.
My goal is to open everyone's eyes and allow them to see themselves as we do; beautiful, compassionate, loving, positive beings with gifts to offer the world.
Please do not concentrate on your muffin top, the bags under your eyes, the acne that scars your face or the cellulite that keeps you away from the beach. Hear your laughter, watch your face light up when you smile and embrace the people that support you with new found love and appreciation.
THAT is my purpose and passion and how the turmoil of the last five years has brought me full circle to NOW.
I AM GRATEFUL!!
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