Pura Vida with a side of bliss!! Hello there. Thanks for stopping by.
If you are reading this blog, you are interested in traveling to Costa Rica. I recently posted on Facebook asking you to send me your questions for an upcoming Facebook Live Q & A on Costa Rica.
Below you will find your questions and the answers I found for you.
Click here to watch the Facebook LIVE Costa Rica Q & A
So far I have found Costa Rica to be very safe and I feel completely comfortable being here alone as a female. AND, every family member I had tried to talk me out of coming. I am glad I trusted my gut and did not give in to fear.
I have taken public transportation during both the day and evening hours and had no problems. The buses are clean and the taxi drivers are nice and friendly.
Using public transportation is common in Costa Rica so it is very affordable and people use it with respect of others in mind.
In addition, I have walked alone at night and felt very...
WATER: WEALTH IN LIQUID FORM
I had a chance to swim in my first waterfall yesterday in Costa Rica! It was both magical and slippery! I fell right on my butt once I got under the flowing water. The rocks were filled with rich green moss.
BEHIND THE SCENES
This is me trying to look cool after my fall, but feeling more like an asshole. :)
Truth: I almost did not include this picture because I did not like the way my stomach looked. I put on a little weight preparing for this trip. Stress eating is my jam.
However, I remembered I used to be 235 pounds and unable to get out of bed. So I decided I could give a crap out a little belly flab and know I will release the weight while on my adventures here in Costa Rica.
Fun fact...I LOVE to walk and hike so this weight will come of easy, breezy...blissful. And if it doesn't, I will use hypnotherapy.
WATER IS A CONNECTION TO OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MINDS
I use water A LOT in my hypnotherapy sessions because it...
Anxiety can steal your bliss within seconds. People who suffer daily with anxiety, worry and panic attacks will develop physical symptoms as the behavior becomes chronic.
This blog is a bliss-scription, or natural remedy providing you with holistic tips and tools that decrease anxiety and worry. I have used these powerful techniques to break free of panic attacks and chronic worry that eventually caused me to become homebound.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, anxiety and worry are indicators you have too much air in your system. Our systems have five elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth running through them. Over-active, or excessive can be caused by food, environment and even thoughts.
When the air element in your body is excessive, you will feel scattered, worried, anxious and even manic.
I use Ayurveda to help my clients stay balanced and free of anxiety. Personally, using the Doshas in...
I learn the best through experience. To support me, God constantly brings me experiences to help me grow and learn. I believe everything I experience is preparing me for my purpose. This is such a deep belief for me that I know my burdens and life blocks are gifts in disguise.
In 2016, I started to notice my energy levels were low and I felt fatigued easily. My memory began to play tricks on me and I often forgot conversations and whole parts of my day. As the year progressed, I began to notice my mood was low and I was not interested in life. I lost weight and my menstrual cycle stopped completely.
During this time, I was also doing personal work on healing my inner child. There were several unresolved issues from my childhood that needed to be healed before I could move forward in my business and personal life.
To sum it up, 2016 moved me until a healing crisis that was still taking place as we moved into the summer of...
Self-hypnosis is when you allow your conscious mind to enter into a relaxed state for the purpose of accessing the subconscious mind. Once you have complete access to your unconscious, healing is possible.
There are several forms of self-hypnosis. Most people are entering into trance several times throughout the day. We even have terms we use for it. Zoning out, in a trance, spacing out, and highway hypnosis.
If you have ever used visualization, meditation, prayer you have used a form of self-hypnosis. There are even forms of active hypnosis like running, sweeping, or cleaning, and hiking.
Music, art, drawing, and dancing are powerful, active movements that can help you tap into your subconscious mind.
Accessing your subconscious mind is easy and effortless when you use self-hypnosis, visualization, and meditation. Each person will be drawn to certain techniques depending on their...
I found Holistic Health when I was at my darkest. I had been struggling for years with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. My body and mind were extremely imbalanced.
I found myself on nine different psychiatric medications and was on 11 medications total. I gained 100 pounds. Chronic pain, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, daily migraines, digestive issues, constipation, and hypothyroidism were all physical challenges I needed to heal.
I was full of anger, hurt, and shame. I was not able to take care of myself and needed to live with my parents. The below picture is of me with my nephew Porter. His birth brought love and light into my life. When this picture was taken, I was barely leaving my house.
Everyone's body will respond differently to food sensitivities and food allergies. My dairy and gluten sensitivity caused severe inflammation in my gut.
I suffered from daily migraines, constipation,...
If you struggle with mind chatter and excessive worry, keep reading. You are not alone. I struggled for years with mind chatter that turned into racing thoughts and mania when my system was out of balance. There were even times my worry would turn into suicidal thoughts.
Although I still struggle at times with worry, I have found many ways to calm my thoughts and stay present. I will share some of those techniques with you in this blog. But first, why do you worry?
Certain personality types and body types (or systems) are prone to worry and anxiety. When I work with my clients, we use assessment tools to help them determine what parts of their personality and system might be causing them to worry excessively. For personality traits that would help bring clarity I use Taylor Hartman’s The Color Code.
When I want to help my clients understand their...
Have you ever been so desperate to heal yours that you will try anything? I had that experience for the first time in the summer of 2010.
I had been struggling for years with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. My body and mind were extremely imbalanced.
The doctors I was seeing prescribed 9 different psychiatric medications. I was on 11 medications total.
Over the course of 4 years, I had gained 100 pounds and became unrecognizable to myself and those who loved me. Chronic pain, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, daily migraines, digestive issues, constipation, and hypothyroidism ruled my life.
Full of anger, hurt and shame, I was not able to take care of myself and had to live with my parents. I even attempted to take my own life and was hospitalized for over two months healing from the damage the overdose caused.
From Bi-Polar to Blissful
My nephew Porter's birth in 2009 opened my heart up to love again. I not only wanted to be alive, I wanted...
I was first introduced to the chakras in a Polarity class at The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, or SWIHA. It was one of the first classes I took as a new student. I remember being very confused and felt lost and overwhelmed.
As I studied and applied the chakras to my life, a new world opened up for me. I was able to access my system and life in a healthy way. Balance and bliss became my new normal.
What Are The Chakras?
Chakra means "wheel" in Sanskrit. The chakras are energy centers that correlate with the major glands in our body.
Chakras are not a part of the physical body, but are subtle energy fields surrounding the activities of the body.
When I learned how to approach chakras from an elemental perspective, I was able to apply them to my everyday life.
Applying this ancient energy modality to my life brought my body back to balance. My mind was restored. I reconnected to God in new ways.
I began to...