A Week of Emotional Disconnect & What I Learned

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Lately things have been shifting pretty fast over here.  I hit the ground running a few weeks ago with my “My Apologies for my disappearance….I was abducted” post.

After hitting submit on that post, I headed out of town to work on a project with a friend.

That Monday came and everything dumped on its side.  Perhaps it was because I was tired.  Perhaps it was because of the project I worked on…Regardless of the reason, something happened on Monday.

And although it’s difficult to put into words, I also know that so often during my most difficult moments, I am reminded that somewhere out there someone else is feeling the same way.

So for those people, I create this post for today.

The Monday started as many of my Mondays over the past three months have started, exhausted.   From the moment, my head lifted from my blessed pillow my brain argued with my body.  My body was confident we had enough sleep to function, but my mind severely disagreed and longingly wished to climb back under the blankets in which we had just emerged.

I came down the stairs, entered the kitchen and placed my favorite purple coffee mug onto the launch pad of the Keurig.  As the coffee lovingly gurgled my sign for a day of new beginnings, I stretched and yawned and looked around my house.

Perhaps I had been under my blanket for far too long and so I was still adjusting to the sunlight that my eyes had grown unaccustomed to.  Whatever the reason, that morning as I looked around my house, the piles of toys, the clutter, the papers, the STUFF — it all seemed like ALOT.

As I removed my coffee from the machine and brought the first, delightful sip to my mouth, I honest to God thought, “Did nobody take care of anything around here while I was gone?”

As soon as the thought erupted in my mind, I remember thinking “Lana, that is absurd, you weren’t actually gone, you know that right.”

Yet, I really DID feel like I was gone for the past three months.  I felt like I was on vacation or an extended leave and finally came back to my life.  Except upon my return, I was trying to squeeze and maneuver myself back in which seemed to require a lot of exertion.

And still everything became more and more strange as the day (and week) went on.

Suddenly my furniture felt uncomfortable.  And dark and heavy and boring.

My favorite pants were no longer my favorite.  In fact, my entire closet felt like someone else had purchased the clothing and placed them in my closet WITHOUT EVER considering what I would like.

My soothing music in my truck was now loud and harsh.  Radio stations were flipped through at lightening speed with little recognition or enjoyment of any tune being played.

The dings on our walls created by our children being children, that were once charming and a right of passage, now seemed like deep canyons which gaped with rude obviousness.

Comedians weren’t funny. Period! I always try to shift my vibration by watching comedians.  This week, not even these could shift me.

My kids seemed incredibly LOUD and whiny and needy. As well as completely incapable of understanding the words coming out of my mouth.  Which in truth, was half my fault, because I couldn’t seem to decipher what they were asking either.

My bed was hard and smelly adorned with pilled and scratchy sheets.

The ideas and things I felt were fun last week were no longer interesting to me at all.

Friendships were dissected and noticed for their truths.

So many things happened that week, all of which felt so foreign to me.  So far away from me.  So completely disconnected to me.

All the things (aside from my family) were no longer of interest to me.  It’s like I didn’t recognize anything in my life.

I know for much of the week, I wasn’t in my body.  I know I do that when shit gets hard.  I compartmentalize.  I drift away. So as a result, I felt very airy and even more lost.

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In honesty, I actually remember looking at myself in the mirror thinking, “What the fuck happened to me?”  I felt as though I was plopped into a body that was much too large, and much too old and much to uncared for.  As a result, I then thought “Crap, this is gonna be a lot of work to get this body back in proper working order.”  (Which I know sounds laughable, but yet it illustrates the level of disconnection that I was going through)

The headaches were enormous and laced with nausea.

By now, I’m sure you get the picture, and now you’re wondering why this was happening to me:

I can’t exactly explain for good reason why this happened.  Usually when I share my posts I have a problem followed by a solution.  This time I don’t have such a neat little package to present you.

I do understand that lately I have been working on me, in new ways.

I also know we have many planets in Retrograde right now, however I really don’t feel they are to blame. In fact, I feel the opposite  and instead believe these retrogrades are helping our planet and us sort through everything more effectively.

I also know that the movement into the 5th Dimension Energy (as soon as I figure out a proper way to write about 5th Dimension, I will create a post to share with you)is affecting me; clearly more than I ever realized.

The only way I can begin to properly explain how I felt that week is like this:  Our brains carry files.  When we are sad, our brain pulls a file to figure out how to make us happy again.  My brain was pulling files, but my body was like the bitchy lady from The Devil Wears Prada shaking her head irritated and stating “No, try again”

So my brain kept pulling file after file after file.  But she still wasn’t happy.

Friday was horrible for me.  I felt so incredibly sad and lost and I didn’t have any clue how to fix it.  So that night I cried, ALOT.

Saturday I left my house with a complete loss of self.  I was out to run errands, but I had high hopes on finding myself in the process.  Or finding something that made me happy, in the very least.

As I drove (with my stereo off because  – ugh – that dreadful music) I was close to freakin’ out.  My brain was blowing files and trying to right us, but it was also starting to get scared because it couldn’t figure out what was going on.

And then suddenly my brain pulled a file dated November 2014.

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I sat in a room in Sedona, Arizona.  Knowing I was on the cusp of transition.  Knowing that everything was going to change.  Knowing I was going to be ok, even though the change was uncomfortable as hell.

November 2014 I had gone to Sedona to attend a conference that was being held by my coach.  I knew this was my last hoorah with her.  I knew I was essentially saying Good Bye to her and moving into a new direction with a new coach. 

Before the conference even started, I sat in the Arizona sun breathing deep as my brain pulled file after file trying to figure it all out.

I was scared and felt disconnected from everything. 

Back in current day, as Regina blows by my trucks windows, I take a deep breathe and realize…

The last time I felt like this, the change that came was one of the greatest change I will ever know.  It was a change that catapulted me into who I am today.  It created the latest version of me — Lana 2.0, if you will.

So by Saturday I decided, I will be ok.  I don’t know what the newest version of me will look like.  But I know it will be worth it.  As I ran my errands, I took a mental inventory of everything that felt foreign and decided to honor the foreign-ness of it all.  If my music was loud and harsh, then I would buy all new discs for my truck.  If my clothes felt uncomfortable, I would buy new comfy clothes.

Because I understand, I am shifting and changing and sometimes that means that my world has to shift and change to keep up.  What was once safe and calming for me, is no longer so.  That doesn’t mean that I am neither safe nor calm, it means my body needs something different to create the safe and calm environment.  So that’s what it shall be.

With plenty of elbow room (because who buys CD’s nowadays) in Walmart Electronics Department I sifted through compact discs, the fog in my brain began to lift.

And I felt happier somehow.

When I placed the new discs on the checkout counter, my brain stopped looking for files.  Because clearly we were never meant to find those files anyway.  So we (my brain and I) are now creating new files.  As we wish.  As we can.  And it feels damn good.

For anyone who is feeling disconnected from your life, know that I’m sending you love.  It’s feels scary, especially when you don’t recognize things that you KNOW once made you happy.  It’s ok!  You are safe.  And you are capable of creating a new path.  And new files.  You can do anything you want to do.  Anyway you want to.  Take your time.  Don’t rush your body.  Just listen.  You will get there.  Hugs and love to you, my brave friends!

Thanks for sharing in my journey.

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My Apologies for my disappearance…I was abducted

It’s been three months since I hit publish on my last blog post.  A short enough time span that you all remember me (I hope), but long enough that I owe you an explanation.

I don’t owe explanations, per say! I mean, I guess we all go through some shit and schedules shift and what have you.  But I also have remained transparent throughout my blogging time.  So this time will not become the exception.

In order to give you my explanation, I need to share with you a little story.

It’s late fall of 2016. As snowflakes began twirling and falling silently, the first signs of a Canadian winter are becoming present.  And our house took an, albeit united, still very annoyed breathe.

My kids and I are fair weather people.  We don’t mind winter, as long as the sun is shining and it’s not cold.  Which, as many of you know, these such requirements do not bode well for a Canadian winter family.

(My husband, however, loves winter, as it allows for him to ride his beloved snowmobile.  Actually ride it, instead of just walking around it, looking at it and buffing his precious baby, with a diaper)

As myself and my three kids gather around the picture window of our living room and watch the snow accumulate, C actually says “Awe crap!  I hate winter!”  I chuckle, because who am I kidding – we were all thinking it!

And in that moment, I make my kids a promise, which I thought would make a great “pie- in-the-sky” dream for someday.

I say, “Guys, if I make $__,___ dollars per month on my blog, I will buy us a winter house in Phoenix.”

B, forever the accountant says, “What about Dad’s job?”

I assure him, “Dad, could take the winters off and that number I stated would cover everything!”

A cheer erupts in our house and a dream is born.

Now time for the transparency:

For many months prior to this, individuals/companies have been contacting me and stating “When you are ready, I would be interested in advertising on your blog.” and I have placed this information into my back pocket.

So, a few days after I created the Phoenix winter dream with my kids, I sit down and set to work.  Forehead in my hands, which is always how I do my best thinking, I set to create and scheme and plan.  I decide all the avenues and opportunities I could propose to companies and individuals in order to monetize my blog.

I work feverishly, only stopping for smoke breaks, filled with daydreams showing more revenue avenues for the blog.

Four hours later a plan is complete and ready for action.  All possible scenarios have been devised and a general revenue plan has been reached.  So it becomes time for the add up.  I sit with calculator in hand and add up all the avenues and revenues I have created.

And then something happened.

As I pressed the equals sign, and my projected monthly grand total flashed across the tiny screen, my body jolted!

I had it.

The number I stated to my kids days earlier, I had it.  In fact, I had it ALL – PLUS an ADDITIONAL $80!

It took me a minute to realize what that meant, that we could have it.  Plus we could have MORE than that.  This monetization plan I created wasn’t spectacular.  In truth, it was incredibly basic.  Nothing mind blowing or difficult to obtain, if I can be brutally honest.

I’m not saying it wasn’t spectacular so you can tell me it was, instead I’m saying it wasn’t spectacular because, to me, it was just basic common sense ad placement and revenue opportunities.

Nothing a standard business person wouldn’t figure out too.

In fact, the monetization plan made so much damn sense, that I knew it would actually work!

So, I reacted the way I always do.  I gathered the white scribbled up pieces of paper into a pile.

All the projections, budgets and opportunities were now neatly stacked.

And, being the mature adult that I am, I walked into my sitting room, pulled my blanket over my head and hit the brakes – HARD!  I hit the brakes on the blog, I hit the brakes on my dream, on my kids dream of a winter free winter, but most importantly I hit the brakes on me succeeding at something I love and created.

The blanket was so luxuriously safe.  So I snuggled under.  I pulled the blanket tight around my head and my body to make sure no monsters could get at my feet.  And I laid there, telling myself crazy, made up stories about what I actually deserve.

I would tell myself things like:

“Who are you to have that kind of money per month?” 

“You will never commit to that.  Its impossible and as a result, you will surely disappoint someone!”

And my personal favorite (saracasm noted here)

“That seemed way too easy.  You clearly have missed something.  If it was that easy, everyone would be doing it.  You had to have missed something important”

While the world continued forward, and the days turned to weeks and the weeks to months, I stayed under my blanket.  I stayed there so long that my blanket breathe was no longer comfortable.  In fact, it was creating an uncomfortable sweat reaction in my body, much like when I was a child in a blanket fort.

Yet I stayed.

I stayed because now my discomfort was my personal punishment for not following my dream.  My punishment for hitting the brakes.

I know the laws of attraction.  I do.  I can recite to you every single energetic requirement to attract money and wealth into your life.  And I can manifest a plan or sit in the space of creating a dream with very little effort.

I even can tell you that it’s your birth right to have anything you dream.  In fact, I know enough to tell you if you can dream it, it’s already yours, the universe will move everything for you to have it.  You just need to decide that you want it and it’s done.

I know, impressive, right!

My hang up is always the self worth.  The feeling of deserving to have anything you dream.

Don’t get me wrong, I have worked hard over the past six years to grow.  Therefore, I could proudly say, I have a higher self worth than I have ever had!

Even so, sometimes when I’m not looking the lack of self worth sneaks in.  It grabs me around the neck, pulls me from under my blanket fort and forces me into submission.

Meanwhile I’m left trying to remember all the training I took in preparation for this moment.  Much like a shocked mall cop, when he deals with his first aggressive shoplifter, and therefore gets to use his handcuffs for the first time.

Because, still, sometimes even with all the knowledge I have, self worth, takes me down.  Drops me to my knees.  Cuts my breathe and stands over me, staring at me.  Snarling at me.  Hating me.  And making me hate myself.

In the beginning of one of these episodes, I play nice with my self worth abductor, by telling myself it hurts less if I just go along with it. I also say things like, it’s probably for the best this way because that dream would never work.

Slowly though, as the hours tick by, I grow to hate my ugly, angry captor.  So I pray to whomever is listening.  The Universe. Creator. God.  The title is irrelevant, yet the job is the same for all of them. “Help me get the fuck out of here!”

Suddenly I hear a ring tone.  It’s a ring tone, that fittingly is entitled, circles.  A ring tone that signifies help.  It signifies strength and assurance.  Acceptance and love.

I fumble around the darkest, recessed corners of my prison cell, proding and searching for the cell phone that has miraculously found its way to my silent hell.

I furiously pound my fingers on the screen, until the message comes to life.  It’s my  coach, Jodie, with these words:

“Everyone gets scared.  Everyone hits the brakes sometimes.  It’s those who decide to come back to the table that are the truest winners!”

I stuff the cell phone in my pocket, lean against the cold wall of my cell, and devise a plan. A plan of escape. For weeks, I watch the landscape and the patterns, and like a hunter preparing for a kill, I sit silently and patiently, until my opportunity for freedom presents itself.

I eat intuitively, take care of my body, get rest, move and shake and raise my vibration to a place that I know is my normal.  And each night as that bastard self worth checks in on me, I nod and smile.  A fake smile, but it doesn’t seem to notice.

And the day arrives.  It’s time.  That morning, as self worth does it rounds and ensures I am still under the spell. To ensure I’m still it’s prisoner, I lurch forward.  I push hard against the door, as self worth tries to slam it in my face.

I am stronger because of all the things I have done to take care of me and I am able to push Self Worth to the ground.  There is a million things I want to say to it, like to never, ever find me again, but I know my window of escape is limited, so instead I leap over it, run up the rickety stairs and to the front door.

I fling it wide open and run down the sidewalk.  The sunlight hurts my eyes, but still I run as hard and as fast as my legs will carry me.  My breathe is pulling in deep chugs from my lungs. The air rushes my face and tears escape my eyes, I’m terrified, but, damn it,  I’m free.

The escape has happened so fast, that I can’t help, but check over my shoulder periodically.  But it appears  my captor is either not as crafty as I gave it credit, or it doesn’t care that I’m gone!

With shaky knees, like that of a baby fawn, I return back.  Back to my self, back to my kids, back to my house, back to my blog and back to my dream.

With sweaty hands and a rapid heart, I compose a blog post apology.  Because isn’t that what victims do, always apologize first.

As I hit post, I say a silent prayer that my followers will understand.

I also send love to anyone who has been taken down and locked away from the captor that is self worth.

I’m back at the table!  And it’s a huge honor to be back here.  I may not feel like a winner, but I’m gonna try my hardest to be one!

Now, if you will excuse me, I am off to retrieve the white, scribbled papers from the pile in which they were stacked months earlier.  I think they deserve a review.

Thank you for sharing in my journey!

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Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016: #1 – YOU

I could go on for days about all the women who inspire me each day. But my thesaurus is surely feeling the strain. (One can only put “amazing” into the thesaurus search engine so many times before it sighs and shuts down on you)

As a result, my number #1 Favorite Inspirational Woman of 2016 is YOU!!

Yep! YOU! 

Don’t look around the room … I am indeed talking to you!

Each week I come back to sit at my computer to create for YOU!  I sit here somedays with a flashing cursor asking for guidance on how I can help each and everyone of you. 

I always show up because YOU always show up. I always write because YOU always read it. 

I’ve said before, I started the blog to write whether anyone read it or not. I began writing to find my voice, to find my writing style and to practice my skill. 

But it’s turned into so much more because of all of you. I fell into blogging. That’s not a lie. 

However, I continue write because you all inspire me to do so. 

So … to each woman (or man *cough cough* Larry Wilda) who is here, hanging out, reading these words and smiling with me, laughing with me or even crying with me. Thank you. 

Thank you for showing up. Thank you for your encouragement and kindness and love. 

The collection of you gather here for different reasons. Some for love, some for inspiration, some for a giggle, some for happiness and some just to see what the hell I’ve got cookin’ now. (And who can blame them. I change directions more frequently than my underwear. #reallynotreally)

Whatever your reason for coming back each day, I thank you for making my 2016 extraordinary. Thank you for sharing my journey. 

Thank you for sharing my words with your friends and family. Thank you for inspiring me to show up and be heard. 

Thank you for sharing yourselves with me. 

Thank you for sharing your precious time with me. 

Our lives are busy, I know that, and somedays there is just not enough hours in the day. So when someone tells me they have “saved” my post to read while in the bathtub or on the treadmill, I am honoured. 

Ya’ll have found a place for me in your busy lives. You’ve accepted my voice and my writing into your homes and your routines. And I am beyond grateful. 

I’m looking forward to 2017.  I have plans to make this blog bigger and better. I have plans to create more bracelets. I have plans to share more love. More inspiration. More knowledge. 

It fires me up and I love what I do. 

BUT you all make it worthwhile. You all make me love what I do EVEN more. 

I thought I was wanted to write just for me, but when you all started rolling in and landing here, I have come to realize this is where I’m always wanted to be. Hanging out with you guys!  

We (you AND me) have created a gorgeous community of love, self acceptance and encouragement. It’s pretty incredible. It is my truest privilege to write for you.  

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. THANK YOU!

I’m sending out my love to each and everyone who visits here. You are incredible, you are inspiration and I am truly blessed to be surrounded by each and everyone of you. 

MY offer to you:

The Empowerment Bracelet named “I love myself” is launching officially in the New Year. Just in time for New Years Resolutions. 


Bracelet Elements include:

  • 1″ – 2D Antique Silver Charm which showcases the “I love myself” empowerment phrase and my personal initials (lme❤️) creates the “ruffle” as the border
  • Bracelet Beads of Frosty Purple Agate Effloresce 
  • Beads are divided with silver flourish spacers to represent the Angel Number 3168 which is the Angel Number for self love. By drawing in the power of the angelic realm creates a higher energetic vibration to the bracelet and will assist you to stand in your power, be true to yourself, honor you, believe in your dreams and allow YOUR LIGHT TO BRIGHTLY SHINE. 

Aside from those who jumped on the preorder, these bracelets will not be available for purchase to the public until January 1(ish) but you have a chance to WIN ONE!

So you will want to jump on the chance to get one FIRST. 

To enter, please leave a comment on the bottom of THIS post. (Yes, comment right here on the blog) 

This giveaway will not appear anywhere else. 

Draw will be made Saturday, December 17 by 5 p.m. I will comment with the winner on this blog post so please check back and then message me with your mailing address. 

Once again, thanks for being here. 

Much love to you all this holiday season,

Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016: #2 – Jodie Rollins

Wooooohoooo!! I’m so excited to write this one. Our #2 Favorite Inspirational Women is my beautiful coach Jodie Rollins. 

Let’s go on a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

It’s 2012…my friend Candace asks me if I want to go to the Body, Soul and Spirit Expo that is in Regina for the weekend. I review the show line-up to see who is going to be presenting and the face of the mighty Jodie Rollins jumps out to me as I scroll through. 

I had heard about Jodie through the Psychic Medium industry mill. I had heard she was incredible; that she made it look easy, so I definitely had to check her out for myself. 

I call Candace back and say “I’m in, but I HAVE to see this Jodie Rollins do her stage show!” 

Candace and I are front and center when Jodie hits the stage two days later. I went to see her “work” but I ended up falling in love with her. Girl crush?? Perhaps!

Yep, she rocks the shit out of her ability as a Psychic Medium no one can argue with that, but she was so much more than that too!

She’s was adorably peppy, kind and compassionate, absolutely hilarious, and authentic as hell!  

At one point during her show, I look to Candace and say, “I’m gonna be her BFF!”  

Candace giggles as she asks, “Do you know her?”  

“Nope.” I reply. “She doesn’t even see me coming.” And then Candace and I laugh and laugh and laugh. 

Fast forward two years: 

I know it’s time for me to move forward from my current coach. I had saturated all that she offered and I knew deep in my soul it was time for someone new. 

I do my check in with my soul and hear “She’s not in Canada.”  Aw sweet mercy, how in the heck am I supposed to find her. I tell my spiritual team to “Line her up. I’m ready!” 

And then I waited. 

And waited. 

And in truth, I got a bit impatient so I checked in again. And then I saw Jodie’s face, but I immediately dismissed it when my soul confirmed “You’re coach is not in Canada!” (Jodie worked in Saskatoon so I was certain it wasn’t her.)

And then when my patience were nearly maxed, I went for Reiki with Tina. Just before I get cozy on the bed and she is ready to dive into my energy, I say, “I’m looking for my coach. If she shows up while you’re working in there – let me know!”

Tina agrees and sets to work. Not even 10 minutes into my session she says “It’s Jodie Rollins.  You’re coach is Jodie.”  

I nearly bolt out of the bed, excited but thoroughly confused I say,”She can’t be…my coach doesn’t live in Canada.”

Tina smiles and then starts to giggle, “Mmmhmmm, well Jodie just moved to MEXICO!”  

Ahhhhhhh!  I was so damn excited. The woman whom I had admired for TWO years was my new coach. I could hardly contain myself. 

And the rest, as they say is history: 

Jodie is now living in Saskatoon once again and for the past two years I have coached with her. 

She had helped me hone my skills as a Psychic Medium, but in addition she has been the driving force in my personal self love campaign. 

In truth, there are not enough colourful adjectives to describe this woman. She is humble, she is hilarious, she is firm, yet caring and assuring. 

In the beginning, I worked with her on a weekly basis because I struggled with hearing me and my soul. She was my portal. 

She was the one who could tell me “No, Lana you don’t want that. You hate that, why are you doing that.” 

She nailed it every week. 

She didn’t ever let me cop out or hide, and she STILL makes me show up -every damn time. And I love her for that. 

She has taught me how to love me, honor me, listen to me and stand up for ME!  

Because of her, I have a sense of confidence that I have never had before. 

My first coach pulled me from my depression and I will be forever grateful. 

Then Jodie catapulted me into self-growth by helping me learn WHO I am and HOW I operate. Which eventually led to my ability to embrace or rebuild whatever I needed to. 

Although I don’t need her weekly, like I once did, she is always there. Waiting in the background, always willing to straighten my wheels, dust me off and send me back out into the world. 

Jodie feels like the Mama I never had. Someone who allows me to be me. Who ensures I LOVE me for me as well. 

Ok fine, she’s the mama I pay to be my mama, but let’s not split hairs here. 

She is powerfully, remarkable and has changed my life in many ways. 

As a fellow coach, there are some phrases that she has taught me that I love sooo much and have adopted into my own practice. 

Here are 5 Phrases that you will become familiar with if you work with Jodie. 

  1. Stand in your power
  2. Stay in your lane
  3. You are powerful enough to decide how this goes
  4. Decide who is on your bus
  5. Observe without plugging in 

In truth, there are a million Jodie-isms, but these are, by far, her most popular. 

Add to that her contagious ability to use the word brilliant in everyday sentences. 

Love her!! 

Now down to what everyone is wondering. Did I ever become her BFF?

Here’s the most incredible part about Jodie….I will never be her BFF! No one will ever be. 

Huh?

Because JODIE is Jodie’s BFF! 

Period. 

Brilliant! (Oh! See what I did there?)

She has her own back, she stands in her power and she doesn’t need validation from anyone. (Ok fine, she’s not super human. She loves love as we all do, but she doesn’t look to anyone to tell her she’s going to be ok or that she good enough)

Just another splendid example of Jodie. 

Through her example; she has inspired me to be my own BFF. She inspired me to love myself so fiercely that anyone else’s love is just icing on an already great cake. (She will love the cake analogy)

So yep, upon meeting Jodie I have been gifted a BFF, but it wasn’t who I expected. 

My BFF is me and I guess you could say “I didn’t even see her coming.” 

Jodie’s offer to you:

In order to truly appreciate Jodie, you must see her in action. So I am over the moon excited about what she is offering all of you. 

Her website says:

Jodie Rollins,is an internationally renowned, Canadian Psychic Medium and an expert in the Law of Attraction. Her unique, and honest approach to the world of spirit, and our responsibility to our own spirit is truly a powerful combination.

She is from Western Canada, and started with a local client base, and has grown internationally, with clients from all parts of the world. 

She is offering you two options:

Option #1 – The opportunity for a FREE 15 minute phone or Skype coaching consult. Please book by January 15, 2017

Option #2 – 10% off a coaching package OR other service of your choice. This offer expires January 31, 2017

To take advantage of these offers, view her coaching packages or for more information on her other services visit her website

To book your session or take advantage of her offer contact her here. Be sure to mention the code LANAROCKS in the subject line to get the special offer!

Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016: #3 – Linell Grudnitzki

I’m excited to write this one….well ok I was excited to write them all. But this one is special because it’s been done a bit sneakily.

Our #3 Favorite Inspirational Woman is my talented friend Linell Grudnitzki.

I had plans to just repost Linell’s “The Camera Doesn’t Lie” post from a few weeks ago, because I found her inspirational in the way she ran her photography business.

And I still do.

But I changed my mind on just reposting her post for two reasons:

First, while on the phone with her last week I said, “I got your back, buddy!”

To which she replied good naturedly with a laugh, “Yah, I still haven’t figured out how I got that honor, but whatever … I’m gonna run with it.”

Next, she came forward with an offer to the readers that blew my mind. So I knew for sure a repost of a previous article was never going to work and was simply not enough to honor this girly. 

In that moment, I decided a seperate blog post needed to be written. I wanted to celebrate her inspiration by sharing the person she is.

So here we go, Linell! Buckle up, sugar:

I met Linell a few years ago, and the first time I met her I wasn’t sure if I should be intimidated by her or love the hell of out of her.

As the years have melted away and I have had the priviledge to be a part of her life, I have come to discover her energy was never intimidation energy.

It was STRENGTH! 100% raw, “take-me-or-leave-me” strength.

This woman is one of the strongest woman I know. Her ability to get knocked down and get right back, time and time again, is awe inspiring to say the least.

She’s doesn’t have a choice, but to show up everyday. But it’s the way she shows up that is most inspirational of all.

She is a single mom to two boys. She works several jobs to makes ends meet, still attends all the boys extra-curricular activities, meanwhile she does it ALL with her gorgeous smile still on her face.

I’ve asked her before, “Linell, HOW do you do it all.”

And in true Linell style she shrugs and says, “Meh, I just do.”

Ugh, dear lord, she’s so damn astonishing.

She is fantastically talented as a photographer, but she also has a unique ability to morph into any job or requirement to provide for her family.

She puts 100% into everything she does. And still makes time for herself the best she can.

She wears more hats than I have ever even considered owning, yet she does it with such allure and class that you can’t help but high five her as she runs it to the finish line.

She’s an inspiration to anyone who knows her.

To be honest, on the days I’m maxed, when I’m exhausted and not sure I can move another inch, I remind myself of Linell. She doesn’t get breaks. She doesn’t have a spouse’s hand for a tap out when she needs a breather.

And on those days, I breathe. And I am grateful for her and reminded once again of her tenacity.

2016 created a monumental moment for Linell. A moment that “someone” has been telling her for years, is within her grasp.

Linell has just announced that she is going to dive into her business InPhoto FULL-TIME.

And I’m standing up and cheering over here. Her photography abilities align fully to make her business a glowing success. I’m so profoundly excited for her and what 2017 is cooking up for her.

Anyone who walks into her studio, with her behind the camera, will be so remarkably blessed.

Linell, you are a rock star!! I wish you the very best in 2017. I hope you grant yourself the opportunity to breathe. To look around and marvel at all you have created; for yourself and your boys.

One day, when they are a parent themselves, I am confident they will label YOU their hero. Soon enough, they will understand all the sacrifices you made in order to give them the best life you could.

They will become as awe-struck with you as we all are and they will tell their kids about all their “grandma” did and how strong she is.

But until that day comes, I’m here, to tell you: get aligned with the definition of hero, my sweetheart. Because you, sincerely, are one!

Not all heroes wear capes, some stand behind a camera (and then stand at a stove or the sidelines of hockey games or wherever else you find yourself)

Much love, my girl!! May 2017 be your best year yet. (Mwah)

Linell’s offer to you:

Linell owns InPhoto. A Regina based photography company who provides her services for family, baby and sports teams.

You can visit her Facebook to learn more.

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Ok, wait let me be honest:  When Linell texted me her Offer To The Readers I literally called her to make sure it wasn’t a mistake or she wasn’t in some sort of medical emergency.

As it turned out, she was fine and knew exactly what she was offering.

Linell is offering EVERYONE reading this a FREE consultation AND photo shoot WITH one free photo of your choice. (Additional photos available for purchase)

SERIOUSLY??!! Now you know why I had to call her!!

I told you she was incredible.

So that means no sitting fee, no hidden costs. Just go hang out in her beautiful studio and receive a free photo of your choice!

Ugh, dear lord, I love this woman.

Book your sessions before December 31st. (Actual session can take place in the New Year, but it needs to be booked before December 31)

All you need to do is mention this blog post to get the deal!

Sounds easy enough to me!!

Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016: #4 – Tina Bulai

*sigh* Tina Bina Bo-Bina!  I love her – she makes our Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016 in the #4 position.  She makes me smile just writing about her.

Tina and I have been friends for a couple years now.  We learned of each other from our many mutual friends.  

Whenever we talked about “woo woo witchy stuff” our mutual friends would encourage us, seperately, to meet each other. 

So we embraced the new millennium way and became friends on Facebook first. 

But soon that wasn’t enough for either of us, and we finally met in person.  

The first time I met her was the night I stood front and center in my old hometown to do my first live Mediumship show.  My nerves were at an all time high, and Tina took it upon herself to send me Reiki Rainbows all night.

It was a no-brainer for us to be friends after that.  Anyone who would help me energetically to succeed, well I had to know this lady!!

Since then we have become great friends.

As a girl who works in energy daily, I can be picky about who I work with to help me heal. Or who heals my family for that matter. 

I think it’s incredibly important to work with those who you are energetically align with. 

And nothing makes me happier than this lady’s energy. 

Three out of the five individuals of my family have gotten cozy (or in B’s case — fallen asleep) on Tina’s Reiki table. 

She has helped Don manage his vertigo and B maneuver his school energy struggles. 

And she has helped me clean out old crap and shift into NEW. 

She’s truly a gift to anyone who steps into her office. Tina will always provide insight and answers. 

Tina fully embodies what it means to “work from a space of no judgement.” She shows up with a unique ability to make you feel safe enough to let your guard down and heal with her by your side. 

She is genuine and real. She can’t even help it. She just is. But she also carries a TON of compassion for everyone. She truly feels people and cares about healing you in whatever capacity you need. 

Tina is only 5ft tall (maybe, not even?!), but don’t let her size fool you, she packs a TON of power into that little, pixie frame. 

She has been an Energy Worker long before it was cool to be an Energy Worker. She and her father created an incredible business and have stood in their power offering people Reiki and Iridilogy for years. 

Together they stood tall in what they wanted to create — long before energy and reiki were so commonly understood. 

I admire her for that. I admire her father for that. They paved the way for many of us to work in Energy. 

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Here’s a secret tip about Tina. She has this adorable little giggle. But if you pay attention, get real quiet and listen she has several giggles. 

And her giggles all have different meanings:

Her giggle has told me to “get my head out of my ass” more than once. 

Her giggle has said “He will be fine” when I grill her on what happened during B’s Reiki sessions. 

Her giggle has even said “I love you because your crazy.”

And I freakin’ LOVE her too!

Tina’s offer to you:

Tina owns and operates New Millenium Supplements located  about 5 minutes down Highway 54. (Towards Regina Beach)

From this facility she provides Reiki and Iridology services as well as provides their very OWN Supplement Line. 

Tina is offering you 20% off all her Reiki or Iridology Services.  Offer expires December 23. 

You can find visit Tina on her Facebook page – New Millennium Supplements. Or email her at iridology@sasktel.net and use LANA20 in the subject line. 

Reiki is a Japenese spiritual healing art. The word Reiki comes from the Japense word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy.”  It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy. 

Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional embalances. 

Reiki is a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on healing, the practitioner places above or lightly on the patient’s body to facilitate the patient’s process of healing. People often experience heat in the practitioners hands over specific areas on the body. 

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental and emotional. 

Iridology is the science and practice of analysis of the iris of the eye. The iris reveals inherited strengths, weaknesses, inflammations, pain centers, confessions, toxins, stress, injuries (acute to chronic), deficiencies, Cholesterol, plaque in the arteries, and numerous other things. The iris is unable to show the size of the arteries, and if anything has been surgically removed. 

Iridilogy is a simple, painless, economical means to looking into the body. A digital picture is taken of the Eye and enlarged onto a computer screen. The Iris is the analyzed, while you are present. Nutritional and Supplemental suggestions are given. 

To see changes of healing within the fibres of the Iris takes a minimum of 3 – 6 months. 

The pictures are then saved for future reference.  



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Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016: #5 – Telanne Wilhelm

Welcome back to another week of Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016. Last week I made three women cry. So yah, that was fun!! 

I hope you all are loving these as much as I am!

Telanne Wilhelm is out #5 Favorite Inspirational Woman. 

I’ve known Telanne for atleast 10 years as she is my very good friend, Janet’s, niece. 

We’ve spent Christmas together on more than one occasion. She comes from an incredible family who welcomes anyone who should knock, into their home with loving kindness and huge hugs. 

She has always made me smile because of how she moves through life. 

She’s a straight forward, no bullshit kinda gal who could be mistaken for being shy or quiet. That’s what I originally thought when I met her. 

But my assumption was incorrect. She keeps her truest self a hidden little gem of a secret reserved for only those who she chooses to share it with. 

It’s one of those secrets that everyone wants in on, but few are selected to have the privilege of being privy to. 

She is astonishingly kind, compassionate and caring. She is an incredible mama. She has two babes. But it’s her son Noah who has won my heart. 

Noah is the kindest and sweetest little boy who shares with smiles and genuine loves. Her babe is not this way by a miracle, but instead because of his mama as his model. He’s a sweetheart due to the love and kindness he sees from her each day. She is a tremendous mother. 

Telanne is a gift to anyone who gets the opportunity to move in her circle. 

Case in point:

I work differently. I have done a lot of business. I have worked stats and demographics and business plans and marketing and advertising routes all in the hopes to create my past business. 

But never have I had more success than when I started following my heart. 

Everything in my business is now created by feel. 

If I FEEL like marketing, I do. If I FEEL like going in another direction in my business, I do. I FEEL everything. Every decision. 

I don’t make it any secret who I am or what I do for a living.  And, in truth, I have had contractors or potential mentors who refused to work with me. 

So (still being honest here) whenever I call someone new to discuss the idea to work together I do brace myself for a no. Because it could happen (and has)

I called Telanne in November to discuss my Empowerment Bracelet idea. She already knew what I do for a living, but honestly I require my contractors to meet me halfway. 

What does that mean?

It means this…I had an idea of what I wanted the bracelets to be, but I needed someone who could use her expertise to FEEL the rest of the idea to completion. 

When I explained this premise to Telanne she met me right where I was. No judgement. No eye rolls. No argument. She just showed up to play, she was maybe even a bit fascinated by my FEELING process. 

In fact, she showed up so well that by the end, she was bringing spacer selections stating, “How does it feel, Lana?”

But perhaps my favorite moment in working with Telanne was when she discovered she actually works by feel all the time. She just didn’t realize it. 

Incredible! 

Telanne, thank you. Thank you for showing up and being willing to complete these bracelets for me. Thank you for taking all my phone calls (as I hate texting so much) and listening to me “feel” the beads and the spacers and everything else that we created. 

Yea, these bracelets have my name on them, but a good portion of them wouldn’t exist without you. Your ability to know what is on trend and what looks good paired together has been priceless to me. 

Thank you Telanne for everything you did to bring these bracelets alive with me.

Thank you for showing and being willing to think outside the box and work with a client who is different

I am so excited for what we have created together. And CANNOT wait to bring the other four bracelets alive with you. 

Telanne’s offer to the readers

Telanne owns a company called NKW Jewelry. You can find her on Facebook where she is surrounded by a mighty fan base. 

She also promotes her business at tradeshows around Regina and area. 

Or you can find her purchase her products at various salons and stores in Regina, Lumsden and further. 

Telanne has an AWESOME giveaway on her Facebook page — it’s your chance to win these beauties:

Silver & Aurora Borealis Set in silver. Lead free. Nickel free. 10mm in size.

Note: Due to the INCREDIBLE demand for her products, Telanne is currently closed, in order to guarantee order completion for Christmas delivery. She will reopen on January 2. 

So go over and take advantage of winning her giveaway….you know, to hold you over until the New Year!

The New Mental Health Stats Have Pissed Me Off…But It’s Not For The Reason You Think

I am fired up this morning…I woke to the news playing on my bedroom TV. (I know it’s a no-no to watch tv to fall asleep. Guilty as charged)

They were discussing Mental Health Stats. Women’s mental health numbers have increased since 2015 from 5% of women on antidepressant medication to 12%. 

That’s 7% MORE woman than last year are taking meds in this world to BE HAPPY!! 

As my feet hit the ground this morning, I was pissed and my heart was broken. 

NOT because the women are ON the medication. Nope!  No judgement here. I swallowed the pills myself for 10 years. 

At my peak, I was on the most anti-depressant medication I could be on without a psychiatric evaluation. I didn’t mean to get to that point, but meds are tricky. And you build an immunity and you have to keep upping the dose. It’s a vicious hurricane that is difficult to maneuver. 

This summer will mark three years being med free. 

So no…I was not pissed at the women ON the medication. I was pissed FOR the women on the medication. 

Why??  Because they are still believing everything society is teaching them about who they SHOULD be. How they are EXPECTED to show up. 

And when they miss the mark, society encourages them to DIG deeper. Try harder. 

And I’m so damn tired of it. And 12% of women are so damn tired, in general. 

That’s why they are on the meds. Because they can’t fit in the box, so they are shrinking themselves to fit. They missed the mark so they need meds in order to try harder. To dip deeper. 

And the shrinking and digging deeper is causing MORE depression and self deprivation and anger and sadness and any other emotion that comes with the belief that there is something wrong with you. 

Ladies, there is NOTHING wrong with you!  

Don’t shrink yourselves. 

Don’t push yourself harder. 

Don’t hold in your anger or your frustration. 

Don’t shrink your brightness to ensure people like you. 

Don’t take responsibility for how someone else reacts to how you show up in this world. 

Don’t believe what people say about how “you look” to others. 

Ladies, please:

Rest and honor your body. When you’re tired, rest. Don’t push harder or dig deeper. Rest. 

Love yourself for who you are. Love your loudness. Your boldness. Your opinions. They are not a bad thing. (Someone may have told you they were a bad trait — they were wrong)

If you’re angry, say it. 

If you’re sad, cry!

If someone hurts you, stand in your power. Stand up for yourself however you need to. 

Ladies, I have been where you are. The pills don’t help. 

Don’t get me wrong, they slow down the trauma and hurt enough that you can function. I get it. But they are not a long term healing method. 

They do not take away the pain, they numb it. 

If you go off the pills, the pain is still there. Just as raw and big as the day you started the pills. 

I know!  

I’ve been there. 

And it is so damn frustrating!

But just pills will not work. You need to do more to heal:

Understand energy and how it affects you, your mood, your life. 

Understand your programs and belief structures to start to shift your mind. 

Understand your triggers and why you get so angry or so hurt or so lost. 

Embrace YOU!!! 

Please know my sweetheart…

You are NOT flawed. You are NOT off your life path. You are NOT a screw up. You are NOT wasting your life. 

You were raised in a world of energy. A world that swirls with people’s feelings and emotions. 

A world filled with people who FEEL the energy and emotions of others. 

But most especially; a world that doesn’t teach those of us who feel energy, as openly as it should, HOW to deal with the energy. How to identify it or what to DO about it. 

And the world, most certainly does not teach you how to heal your pain!  And it breaks my heart!

You are beautiful. You are perfect. You are not alone. YOU deserve to be happy. 

Make yourself a priority in 2017. Love you! Be you! Honor you!

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Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016: #6 – Christy Lawson

The gorgeous and incredibly talented Christy Lawson ends this weeks portion of the Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women in the #6 position. 

Christy is a pistol. She’s the life of the party and can make me laugh so damn hard. She’s a HUGE energy who makes everyone around her smile  (Or laugh until your sides hurt) because her spark is contagious. 

Should you show up at a party and Christy is there, you are gonna be in for a ROCKIN fun time. She’s just that kind of energy. 

She’s straightforward and no bullshit, but she laces it with such compassion that you can’t help, but love her!
She also plays BIG! She doesn’t do anything half way. 

Christy STANDS UP for what she believes in. Her kids. Her family. Her friends. Her business. But most importantly, herself! 

She’s extremely strong in who she is. Her ability to move through life with such firm self assurance is truly commendable. 

She’s sassy and refreshingly authentic. 

I went to high school with Christy, but much like Ginger I never moved in her circle. So of course, when she moved away after high school, we lost touch. 

But four years ago, in true Christy fashion she blazed her way back into my world. I had just opened my business as a Psychic Medium and Christy came for a session. 

My reading room was nothing special. It consisted of a table and chairs, a book shelf and small “decorative table”. I use the word decorative loosely as truthfully everything in that room were items I pulled from other rooms in my house to make it work for now

After her session was complete, Christy leans back in the tattered chair and says, “Lana, you rock at your job, but this room sucks”. (There’s that straightforward, no bullshit personality trait I talked about earlier)

Christy had received her degree in Interior Design following high school. As luck would have it, she was now working nights and weekends as a Designer (while still holding down a full time government job.)

I asked for her help to recreate my space ..and after much  sources and paint selections and discussions for my input…she rocked my space. She decorated using the colours I wanted (yep, it’s 50 shades of purple and she hates purple. But she did it for me) and she used decorating items that created a space of healing and luxury. 

In truth, it’s still my favorite room in the house. I sit in there and hide away from my family sometimes. Clients or not. 

Christy’s talents became so sought after that, in 2015, she quit her government job and opened House Envy Interiors full time. 

She was nervous about leaving the constant wage and guaranteed pay day that comes with the regular 9-5 employment. 

So, she and her husband discussed budgets and game plans and then she took the leap. 

And she rocked the hell out of 2015. She was “living the dream”

And then, in 2016, things shifted. Not within her career, but instead in her marriage. 

When we get married, we create plans with our partner. We share our dreams and our goals. We discuss and compromise on our personal ethics and beliefs and morals. 

And together we forge forward with a life plan that accommodates both partners. 

Yet, sometimes one partner forgets the deals you made in the beginning. They start showing up differently than they vowed they would. 

They decide to change their lifestyle or habits or the way they move through life and there comes a time when you have to decide how this will affect you. 

Christy had to decide:

What will she stand by and watch?

What will she stand beside?

What will she stand up against?

But most importantly, what was she going to continue to build your life around? 

The decisions he was making were no longer aligned with what they had agreed upon years earlier. 

But most importantly, his decisions were no longer aligned with their, once United, vision of what family meant. 

I know she tried to help. She tried to entice change. But one can only sit in that space for so long before you have to take care of everyone else the decisions are affecting as well. 

And so 2016 became her moment when Christy had to seperate from her husband.  It was not an easy decision. It never is. 

Yet, Christy’s decision was more difficult than most. She had a business in the infant stages. The financial risks of a new business can be extremely high. 

Many times we as woman stay in a marriage because we don’t know how we can possibly support ourselves. So instead we become complacent and stay put. 

OR we would convince ourselves that the responsible thing to do would be to give up our dreams and “get a real job.”

NOT Christy! She kept her new business doors wide open, her head held high and went back to the drawing board. 

REcreating budgets and goals and new plans, but this time for only herself and her kids. All the while doing it with such grace and dignity and firmness. 

All of us who surrounded her couldn’t help but sit back and smile and cheer her on. 

Christy, 2016 was a bitch of a year for you. There’s no doubt about it. But the courage and tenacity you showed this year inspired all of us. 

You showed up this year. So damn big.  You are an inspiration to any woman who feels powerless in her life. 

Any woman who has awoken to a partner or a life that no longer aligns to what they envisioned. You are an inspiration to all of them. You have allowed them to see they are worth it. You taught them this by declaring to the world that YOU are worth it. 

But most importantly, you are inspiration to your children. You’ve taught them so many incredible lessons this year, by modelling strength and courage.

By standing up for YOU, you have allowed your children to never accept any less, for themselves, within their futures. 

I’m so immeasurably proud of you, Christy. You are doing remarkable things and I’m confident that your 2017 will blow the doors off anything you have created so far. 

Christy’s offer to you:

Christy owns House Envy Interiors where she specializes in creating spaces you love. Christy can revamp your current home AND assist you with a new residential home build. 

She also has working relationships with reputable contractors in order to bring whatever you envision for your space, to life. 

You can follow Christy and House Envy on Facebook, Instagram or Houzz 

Here’s some before and after pictures of a bedroom revamp she recently completed. 

Before
After
 

Christy is offering TWO – 8.5 x 11 prints to the first 10 people who like her Facebook Page. 

You can frame these motivational messages prints; such a creative way to put an touch of inspiration in any rooms. 

*Winners choose the prints of their choice. (Frame not included)

Motivation & Inspirational Message in action

Join us next week as our countdown of Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016 continues. 


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Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016: #7 – Jacquie Carter

As I write these I’m realizing this is a bit larger of a task than I originally thought it would be.  Not because of the work involved, as technically its only two more posts than I usually create per week.  It’s a bigger task ENERGETICALLY.

In regards to the posts, a good friend said to me, “Buddy, this is something people only say about someone at their funeral.”  And I guess I never thought of it, but it’s true!  Perhaps that’s why these are so darn exciting to create.

Our #7 Favorite Inspirational Women of 2016 is my new, but dear, friend Jacquie Carter.  Jacquie has been present in my life for about 5 years (give or take) as our husbands were business partners.  As a result of this connection, we moved within the same circle frequently.  We chatted at Christmas parties or summer barbeques and I always enjoyed bumping into her, yet we still remained merely acquaintances.

Last year as my boys struggled with school and anxiety and their “Days Absent” totals started to climb, the Universe cued Jacquie.  Jacquie represents a company called Vibe H2O which takes the healing properties of gemstones, combined with homeopathic principles and a ‘special recipe’ to create a Chakra line, Lifestyles line, and a Protection spray that entirely supports all areas of the body (emotional, physical, spiritual and mental)

Now, I will be honest, I didn’t know exactly what that meant…but the boys were at a point where we really willing to try ANYTHING.  The execution of the sprays was easy enough, we literally were required to spray the boys each morning.  I sprayed them and their clothes, their backpacks, shoes, the whole nine…everything they owned.

Vibe H2O Sprays
And I was AMAZED by the difference in my boys.  B became present.  That’s really the only word I can use to describe what happened.  He started to own his feelings and his emotions and started sharing with us what was going on with him.  We could have conversations with him on solutions to his problems and he would listen or share.  It was seriously a 180 with him in a few short weeks.

C was a little tougher nut to crack.  But the difference in his anxiety after using the sprays was absolutely apparent.

Before the sprays he was literally melting down to the point where the only solution was to give him the day off school because once he was spiraling it was full out and we could barely pull him back.

With the sprays, although the anxiety still flared up, he was more (once again I use this word) present.  We could maneuver the outbursts or anxiety and have discussions with him.  They made his ability to try the tools to self calm attainable to him.

In truth, there was still days where the sprays couldn’t touch him, but I also think that was C’s ability to sit in the anxiety with such strength and defiance.  He’s a strong little monkey when he sets his mind to something.  And on the days he WANTED to stay home, no amount of spray was going to change his mind.  However, on the days when he needed assistance.  When he needed something to have his back and give him a little push and fill his energy body with something more than he was capable of creating in that moment, the sprays did that for him.

B used the Love spray.  And C used the Protection Spray.  We also own the Insight and truthfully, I let the boys choose their spray each morning.  Each morning I allowed to feel which one their body needed as they needed it.  And they had incredible results.

Our family is incredibly grateful to Jacquie for showing up at a time in our world when we needed something, ANYTHING.

As a result of her assistance with the boys and their struggles, Jacquie started to sneak her way in my heart.  I love the way she shows up in this world and admire her for many reasons, but I wanted to share the major reason with all of you.

Jacquie lives her life of honoring herself and allows you to do the same.  So when she presented the sprays to us from a space of, “If this feels good to you, I represent a company called Vibe H2O…” I knew she was meant to be in our world.

I live each day by feeling how each decision feels in my heart.  I encourage others to do the same, to make decisions from a heart space and then forward from that place.

This is where Jacquie works from too.  I never feel more empowered than when I talk to Jacquie because if I say “No thank you” to something, she appreciates the heart space that decision has come from.

She is also refreshingly real!  Life isn’t perfect.  Sometimes in life, we can’t always make our decisions from a heart space.  Sometimes some of our most difficult life decisions are made by someone else.

2016 was a hell of a year for Jacquie.  Her heart was broken when her husband made the decision to file for divorce.  Jacquie was left with the task of rebuilding what was shattered as a result.

The shock of it all shook her.  As it would anyone.  It dropped her to her knees and took her to space she didn’t know existed.  But then something amazing happened.

In the darkest recesses of her existence she lifted her tear filled eyes and started to look around.  She started examining her life and her part in the demise of the marriage and what it all meant.  She started to re-evaluate past programs and belief structures. She examined herself.  She examined her marital relationship; what she thought it was, what it actually was, and what she was going to do about it moving forward.

And slowly but surely, she started to create a new personal awareness.

In the moment of such extreme pain, we all have two choices:

Option A:  We can unpack and live there. We can let the hurt define any future relationship.  We can build walls and shut down and become smaller all in attempt to “stay safe.”  All in an attempt to never feel that level of hurt again.

Option B:  We can pull ourselves forward.  Even if it’s little by little.  We can get honest with ourselves.  We can decide how we want to recreate ourselves and our future relationships.  No future blame, just life lessons that we acknowledge and more forward from.

My girl Jacquie rocked the shit out of Option B.  She showed up!  Even on the days when she wanted to crawl under her blankets and snuggle her puppy and hide from the world, she SHOWED UP!

She cried her tears, she looked at her life, she recreated it.  She never once hid from any of it.  Even when she was scared.  Even when her heart was so broken and she couldn’t get a clear read on anything – she just kept going.  One foot in front of the other.  Baby steps.  Tears and baby steps.  She did it.

I am so damn proud of this woman.  She completely 100% deserves to sit on this list.  I think we all have to make hard decisions in our life.  But when it is a decision that is made for us, the pain seems to hit with more force than we could ever imagine.

She never made a secret of her pain or her tears or her confusion or any of it.  Until such a time that her pain could move forward, she honored it and allowed it to be a part of her existence.  She just stood there, with it all.  Not for attention.  But merely because she didn’t have a choice, but to get cozy with her pain.  To get comfortable with it.

Jacquie, you are a rock star! You should be so incredibly proud of who you are and how you show up in this world.  Your truest self has created a space for other women to show up, without apologies or excuses, just the truest versions of themselves.  You are changing lives, just by honoring your pain.  I’m incredibly honored and proud to call you a friend.

Jacquie’s Offer to my readers:

I have a passion for guiding and supporting others.  So when I came across Vibe H2O and it’s product line I knew it was an absolute fit for what I believe in.

In addition, bling up and improve the taste of water (after 8 minutes) while getting the scientifically proven, healing benefits of Gemstones with the VitaJewel line, also by Vibe H2O.

                  -Jacquie Carter

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Jacquie is the Regina and Area distributor for Vibe H2O and carries the majority of products in stock right here in the city.  Her online store is opening soon.

In addition to Vibe H2O, Jacquie is a Body & Energy Worker, with over 20 years experience, who assists you using such modalities as Access Energetic Facelifts, Body Work, Heart Centered Gatherings to heal and create your life. 

Jacquie is offering two options:

#1.  Completely relax the entire body while rejuvenating the face and appearance of aging with an Energetic Facelift.  Sessions are 60 minutes.

Save $20, if purchased in the month of December.

#2.  Access Bars – There is 32 points on your head, when gently touched the opportunity to release any limiting beliefs, patterns or emotions you have held about anything in your life can be released, thus creating more space to create the life you truly want.

Save $20, if purchased in the month of December

To contact Jacquie or book a session and take advantage of this special pricing, visit her at www.jacquiecarter.ca


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