3 Ways to Move Through the Full Moon Cycle

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We’re coming up on a big full moon this, Saturday but I bet you’re already feeling some signs + symptoms of this moon cycle. I know I’m really feeling it, especially in my body which has been feeling really heavy, slow moving, and a bit lethargic today.

I wanted to share 3 of my favorite ways to move through a full moon cycle with you in case it can offer you some additional support.

Sometimes people think that full moon symptoms occur only on the day of the full moon, but that’s not entirely true. The impact can be felt by highly sensitive people, like yourself several days prior to the full moon, the day of, and several days afterward. If you’ve been feeling a bit off, it may be because you’re already riding these full moon waves that are rolling into town for all of us.

 Common Full Moon Symptoms:

  • I find that Empath’s, HSP’s, and Intuitives experience these symptoms more than those who don’t identify as sensitive.

  1. Slight Fever

  2. Headache

  3. Achy or Highly Sensitive Skin

  4. Increased Sensitivity to Light, Sound, and Crowds

  5. Pressure in the Head and or Body

  6. Feeling Lethargic or in Slow Motion

  7. Feeling Foggy or Find it Hard to Focus

  8. Bloating

  9. Nausea

  10. Clumsiness

  11. Intense Emotions and or Deep Feelings

  12. Need to be Alone or to be Quiet

  13. Need more Sleep than Usual, Including Naps

  14. Exhaustion

  15. Insomnia

  16. Dehydration

  17. Upset or Sensitive Stomach

  18. Food Cravings

1. Increase Your Water:
Drink more water to help your body re-calibrate itself. Even if you’re someone who always drinks the exact right amount of water for your weight and height every day, drink a bit more. The full moon moves the water inside our bodies and increasing water can help to reduce bloating, headaches, dehydration, food cravings, and feeling foggy.

2. Treat Yourself to a Treatment:
You may want to schedule a Massage, Acupuncture, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, or other Self Care treatment to help you during this time of deep sensitivity. Treatments can support your body in moving back into alignment, leaving you feeling more like yourself again.

3. TLC
To me this is the most important aspect of support.
Only you will know what you need during this time, and it’s important to treat yourself with the same level of kindness and gentility that you would give to a small child. Treat yourself with kid gloves, move at your own pace, say no to things, situations, and people who aren’t a match for you at this time, and rest when you feel guided. Listen to your body and know that pushing yourself over your limits will only create more stress, strain, and often lead to the task taking much longer than usual.
There are lots of ways to make this Full Moon time more gentle and supportive, and at the end of the day you’re the very best gauge for what’s right for you. Give yourself permission to listen to what you need and then honor that wisdom.

I’m wishing you a gentle and supportive Full Moon Cycle
Love,
Kristy~

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Working through Highs + Lows + Feelings of Being Stuck

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I can’t believe it’s already May; can you? I feel like this year has been such a combination of slow, slow quick, quick. (If you ever took ballroom dance and that made you think of dance class, me too.)

I’ve talked to so many people recently whether it’s clients, friends, family, or colleagues who’ve told me they feel like they’re in some kind of holding pattern and it’s been challenging trying to balance that feeling while also staying motivated. If you resonate with this feeling, you’re not alone. In addition to this feeling of waiting there are lots of people going through big changes, big shifts, and big stuff too.

Maybe you find yourself raising your hand for both groups.
Standing in a waiting room + Moving through all the stuff.

Like you and so many people this seems to be the general consensus for folks. I’ve also found myself raising my hand for both groups as of late. So, when life gets into these cycles of big changes and the waiting that comes along with perfect timing; how do we move with the cycles instead of feeling like a wheel is rolling over us?

The truth is that there is no one way to do this and there is no one right way to do this; there are just the ways that are right for you on any particular day. However; I thought that I would share some of my favorites with you in case you could use some extra support as you move through some big shifts right now too.

Change of Scenery

Sometimes simply getting outside and away from your home or office to take a breather can be a huge help in releasing the tension or stress that you’re carrying around with you. If you can go to a favorite park, the beach, a hiking trail you love, or simply a walk around the neighborhood; you’ll find that you can let down and get back to your center more easily. If you’re able to take a little trip out of town, even someplace not too far away it can help you to physically get some space so you can decompress and focus on something fun, uplifting, and hopefully relaxing.

Change the Energy

Stress has a huge impact on our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Often, we’re not even aware of the impact it’s having on us because we build up a tolerance to it as it’s woven into the fabric of our daily lives. However, when we’re under a lot of stress, we often notice a difference in the way we feel. As stress increases, our energy decreases.

You can increase your energy by listening to or playing music. You’ll feel your energy begin to shift right away, find some music that feels good and uplifting to you and let it move you back to a place that feels more like you. Changing your food by eating lighter and gentler foods and increasing your water can also support your energy management. Things like Smudging your home and office also help to shift your energy and the energy of your spaces. Receiving a Chakra Balancing or Energy treatment will help to move out the heavy energy and help you feel more like yourself again. Saying no to things, people, and situations which don’t feel supportive to you and instead creating a gentle space for yourself will help you find more balance.

Self Soothe

Think about all the self care things that you’ve put on a shelf for whatever reason. This is the time to get them down and start applying daily. Things like, Epsom Salt Baths, your favorite DIY treatments, watching your favorite movie, or taking time to invest in your creative outlet. Maybe you have a stack of books on your bed side table just waiting for you to begin reading. Maybe what you really want is to put on your favorite jammies, get into bed early, and watch old reruns of your favorite Friends episodes. It isn’t so much about what you do, it’s that you’re doing something consistently. If you need to get your stuff out where you can see it so you’ll be more likely to use it, by all means get your stuff out where you can reach it.

Move Your Body

When we move our body, we release and remove stress. This is why so many people get a workout in when they’re feeling overwhelmed because they can leave it on their mat when they’re finished working out. You don’t have to go to the gym or to a yoga studio to do this; any way that you can get some exercise will leave you feeling lighter and more like yourself again. Go for a bike ride, walk around your block, do a YouTube workout in your living room, get up a good sweat while you’re mopping your floors, or washing your own vehicle, or working in your garden. Just find ways to keep moving your body.

Be Prepared

Okay, for all of you that feel like you’re in a waiting room waiting for a new doorway to open, this one is for you. This is such a specific feeling that everyone knows what it feels like to have a combination of anticipation, excitement, anxiety, and frustration all at the same time because you know you’re about to go through a big change but you’re still in the waiting room. Get as prepared as you can to walk directly through that door when your name is called. What does that mean? It means to do things that may not be super fun but are very necessary to set you up for success and a smooth transition when it’s your turn. Things like: Updating your resume and cover letter, updating your media kit, updating your website, looking for new places to live, getting in contact with your mortgage lender or real estate agent, researching programs, classes, or universities that may be a fit for the direction in which you are moving. In whatever area you know that you’re about to experience a change, start to tick off all the things that you’ll need to do to be prepared when your door open to you. If you feel unsure of how to do any of those things, reach out for help from someone who can help you whether that is a friend or a professional. Don’t wait until your time arrives to scramble and try to throw everything together at the last minute. Prepare for a smooth transition.

Ask for Help

Whether you ask for help from people and professionals in your real life or you’re googling all the info and insight that you can find on the inter-webs, reach out for help. If you feel stuck and you ask for help, you’ll notice that you can shift the way you feel plus gain insight that will help you move forward. I call that a win win.

In addition to asking for help from people and the google, I encourage you to ask for help from your angels, guides, and anyone you feel aligned with spiritually. If you are like me and you love to receive physical signs letting you know that you’ve been heard and are being helped, just ask. I like to ask for a physical sign in my real life that I easily notice and understand to let me know that I’ve been heard and that I’m being helped. Feel free to use this one too if it resonates for you. I like big, bright, bold signs so I know right away it’s for me and this works well.

I know this was a long message this time, but I know that you’re going through a lot or you know someone who’s going through a lot. I hope this will offer you some support and comfort as we all collectively move through this time of great change.

I’m sending you lots of love and support,
Kristy~ xoxo

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DIY Deep Conditioing + Scalp Treatment

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This is a great non-toxic and plant based deep conditioning treatment you can make at home. If you feel like your hair is a bit dry or if you’re experiencing an itchy scalp, try this DIY treatment to give your Hair + Scalp a boost of hydration and nourishment.

You’ll Need:

5 Drops Tea Tree Oil
5 Drops Rosemary
3-5 Drops Peppermint
2-4 Tablespoons Coconut or Olive Oil (Depending on the length of your hair)
Shower Cap or Plastic Grocery Bag
Bobby Pins

Mix ingredients into a bowl or an applicator bottle and apply to your scalp.
Massage mixture all over your scalp with the pads of your fingers and not with your finger nails.
Apply remaining mixture onto and throughout your hair. (Your hair should be wet and oily.)
Pin your hair into a top knot and place shower cap or plastic grocery bag over your hair.
Leave this treatment on for at least 35-40 minutes. Wash out completely in the shower when you’re finished deep conditioning.

***This treatment will tingle due to the essential oils, if you have a Sensitive Scalp, Reduce Oils by Half when you make your mixture. ***

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Empath Elixir

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Empath Elixir

This is my go-to roller recipe for my empathic lief. For all of you highly sensitive souls out there who are balancing all the things + all of your intense emotions + absorbing other people’s emotions + energies all day, this is for you. Like you, it can take a lot out of me going through my day to day life feeling all the feelings + balancing my energy throughout the day. A day in the life of a highly sensitive soul can sometimes feel a little like riding a never ending roller coaster ride. I have to make my emotional support a priority in my life, every single day.

If you’re a highly sensitive person, give this a try and see if it helps you as much as it helps me.

Empath Elixir:

You’ll Need:
10 ml roller ball
5 Drops Valor
5 Drops Peace and Calming
5 Drops Frankincense
3 Drops Stress Away

Fill bottle the rest of the way with your favorite carrier oil
Roll onto your Wrists and over your Heart Chakra
You can also breathe this in to get a quick tension release + emotional support boost.

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Pink Full Moon Diffuser Blend

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The Full Moon Energy can lead to your body needing more self care, quiet respite, and down time. You may feel like you could use some more TLC and comfort as you move through this full moon shift.

This is one of my favorite diffuser blends for the full moon cycle, give it a try and see if it gives you some extra TLC and support.

Pink Full Moon Blend:
4 Drops Grapefruit
4 Drops Bergamot
4 Drops Cedarwood
5 Drops Frankincense

Add to your Essential Oil Diffuser and enjoy some extra support + all the bright and spicy aromas.

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5 Things I'm Loving Now

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I love reading round up’s and favorites from people that I follow; so I thought you might like to see 5 things that I’m loving right now too. These aren’t in any particular order; I’m loving all of them and I hope that they’ll offer you some support too.

Love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Blue Light Blocking Glasses

These glasses filter the harmful blue light that emanates from the screens we use all day long. Every day around 5:00 pm my eyes were bright red and painful and no matter how many breaks I was taking it wasn’t enough. Since I started wearing these glasses I no longer experience burning and watery eyes.  I’ve also noticed that it’s easier for me to wind down at the end of the day since that blue light stimulates your brain making it hard to rest and relax.

I’m loving them so much I have two pairs; I keep one pair next to my bed and the other pair next to my computer. You can find these at any big box type store or online. They tend to range from $16-$19 and come in a variety of styles for men and women.

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Energy Medicine Book

If you’ve ever wanted to understand How and Why Energy Treatments work, this book gives you all of the information you’ve been wondering about and includes Physics, Quantum Physics, Mathematics, Statistical Analysis and More.

This book is incredible; and was recommended to me by my dear friend + Astrologer and Intuitive extraordinaire, Elizabeth Pendleton. If all the science and math makes your heart sing, this book is for you! You can find this book online.  Make sure you Order the 2nd Edition.

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Face Rollers

These little guys come in a variety of stones; including Jade, Rose Quartz, and Amethyst to name a few. They help to reduce inflammation, stress, tension, and pain that you may be holding in your face, neck, and chest.

I’ve been using my roller every evening for several months and I’m still shocked by how much tension I have in my face every evening. I can literally feel the tension and pain move out of my face as I use the roller and can see puffiness and swelling reduce after using it too. You can find these rollers at most big box stores and online and they tend to range from $15-$25.

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Organic Flower and Herb Smudge Bundles

If you love to smudge your home as much as I do but your flower boxes are still sleeping like mine; check out this lovely gal’s etsy shop. She has organic flower and herb smudge bundles that she hand gathers and ties then ships directly to you so you can enjoy beautiful smudge bundles at home. I’m not affiliated with Mallory, but I’ve ordered from her many times and I really love her shop. She also has crystals and handmade jewelry too.

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Young Living Premium Starter Kit

If you’ve been here for a while you know that I don’t partner with brands but this one is sooo good, that I have partnered with them. The Young Living essential oils, Non Toxic Cleaning Products, Make Up and more are so good that I jumped in with them. This starter kit comes with 14 oils, a diffuser, all purpose cleaner and more goodies. The quality of these oils and the amount of products they have is pretty awesome. If you want to grab your own kit, Click Here and I can help you get yours too.

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Lightening Your Load

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Less is More” many times. I feel like this theme is coming up a lot lately, especially if you’ve read Marie Kondo’s book or have seen her Netflix show where she helps people find things that spark joy while letting everything else go.

As a highly sensitive person, you’ve probably noticed how much you’re impacted by things, people, and situations which feel like they weigh you down. You may notice that your energy feels off, heavy, or even depleted when you’re in situations which feel like they don’t rise up to greet you.

Most of us will have some of these kinds of things in our lives from time to time and we can learn tools to support us through those situations. However, by taking some time to clear up the things we can control, we can definitely lighten our load and experience a more gentle day to day life.

As we move into some warmer weather, here in the northern hemisphere, this is a great time to do some clearing up and cleaning out of the things that are no longer serving you. Spring cleaning, decluttering, and donating will help to make your home feel lighter and brighter; yes absolutely, but you’ll find these things will help you to feel lighter and brighter too.

It’s true, lightening your load in your home will also deeply impact the way you feel mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
You may feel a little bit of grumbling when you think about taking on a project in your home.
Maybe you’re thinking:

  • I have a million things to do, I don’t have time to do one more thing.

  • Great, one more thing I have to add to my list.

  • What’s the point, it’s just going to get messy again, why bother or spend the time.

  • I’m so tired, I just don’t feel like dealing with it.

I get it, however what we know for sure, (I won’t bore you with the applied psychology reports) is that when our environment is gentle, uplifting, and clear we:

  • Think more clearly

  • Sleep better

  • Increase your self esteem and self worth

  • Experience increased life satisfaction

  • Have More Energy

  • Have more time to do things we want to do because there are less distractions

  • Many people also report that this becomes a catalyst for other healthy lifestyle shifts like exercise or investing in projects that are meaningful for them.

Guess what?
As a highly sensitive person, you are More Impacted by the spaces, places, and people that you interact with in your daily life. You’re like a sponge picking up everything around you, which over time can be draining and exhausting.

When you lighten your load, you’re able to have more recharge time, more rest, and more support for your highly sensitive soul.

Lightening your load is an Investment in your overall well being and quality of life. It may seem like one more thing to add to your list, but especially as a sensitive person this will give you extra support in many areas of your life.

You don’t have to take on everything at once.; just start somewhere that feels doable. Maybe a hall closet, or the laundry room. Maybe for you all you need to do is go through your home and pick up the stacks of books and magazines that have sprinkled themselves throughout the house when you weren’t looking. Sometimes, just picking up clutter and putting it away can make all the difference in the world to how you and your space feel.

As we move into this new season, this is a powerful time to take an honest look at the other things that could also be weighing you down.

  • Maybe there are some relationships that aren’t positive for you that have come full circle. It’s okay to hold some healthy boundaries around yourself and choose to make time for people who are a better match for you.

  • Maybe you feel like some old stuff is showing up again and you feel guided to do some healing around the past. Reaching out for support can really help you to move through the issues that are showing up for you.

  • Maybe you feel guided to reach out to someone who’s been on your mind but you don’t know how to do that because it’s _________________. Giving yourself permission to honor your inner guidance and reach out can create a huge relief for you and perhaps reignite an old friendship.

  1. What do you feel is weighing you down right now? ____________________

  2. What things, situations, or people seem to be repeating patterns for you? _____________________

  3. What one action step can you take, today to lighten your load in this area of your life? ______________


Make this new month a time where you place yourself as a priority.
I know, making yourself a priority isn’t always easy for you as you tend to be aware of what everyone else in your world needs and you rise to the occasion regularly. However, you’re really important and as you invest in your well being, you’ll feel better and experience more joy and balance in your life.

With love,
Kristy~

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New Season New Start

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Can you believe that we’re about to greet Spring this week? I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to have a little more sunshine and longer days. It’s been a cold and dreary winter in my little corner of the world. 

One of the things that really stands out to me at this time of the year is that by the time we get to spring, it feels like we get a little reset and some breathing room. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the big push to get cracking on new projects and plans in the new year it can feel like a lot which can lead to overwhelm. Most people experience a new year let down in some way or another by the time we get to February but when we get to Spring, it’s a whole different energy.

So, no matter where you are in regards to your Intentions for 2019, let this new season be a new start for you. This is a great time to take out your list of goals and your vision board (especially if it’s in the closet) and make some updates.
Give yourself some breathing room by taking something off your list if you’ve finished it or if it doesn’t feel like it resonates for you anymore.

Choose one or two things to dive into and enjoy the process of bringing new life to an area that you’re passionate about. It can be anything at all; if you’re like me and truly enjoy organizing, spring is a great time to get in there are organize your closets and pantry.

  • Maybe you want to spruce up your porch, patio, or front yard. Great!

  • Maybe you want to begin journaling or get back to your exercise routine. Great!

  • Maybe you want to start meal prepping and eating more mindfully. Great!

The biggest thing to focus on here, is starting where you’re standing.
Sometimes Highly Sensitive People can be notoriously hard on themselves if they feel they’ve veered away from their plans in any way. This can make it tough to start again because of negative self talk or old messages that could still be hanging around from parents, partners, teachers, or other authority figures you’ve encountered along the way.

If some of this is showing up for you, that’s okay; take a moment to take a deep breath or two.

The truth is that getting off track happens to all of us, and the important thing is getting back on track; and you can definitely do that. Don’t wait for perfect timing; make this timing perfect for you.

  • So, start where you’re standing.

  • Focus on 1 or 2 things that you feel excited about and find a way to dive in today.

You’ll notice that you gain momentum as you get started which will increase your productivity and joy as you use this new season as a reset for your year.  
Spring brings new life and energy to everything, including us. (yay!)
Capitalize on this fresh energy and enjoy this time of renewal and rejuvenation.

One of the ways that I love to mark a new season is with something special.
I’m hosting an In Person Sound Healing this Saturday the 23rd from 11-1 to celebrate Spring. There are only 4 spaces available, so if you want to participate, book your space asap.

We’re going to do some releasing of the things we’re finished with, make room for new goals, opportunities, and blessings, and enjoy crystal bowls.
The Sound Healing will be held at my professional office downtown, which means there are stairs due to the building being “historic” aka no elevator.

For those of you who could use some Energy Treatments or an Intuitive Session this month, I’m looking forward to supporting you; this is a great time to invest in self care and support.
Sending you lots of love,
Kristy~

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Love, A Powerful Investment

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Happy Belated New Year and Happy February!
I hope this finds you well as we move into the second month of the year and the teeniest month of the year.
(Also my favorite month of the year) 😊

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to focus on this month as I feel like so much has happened since I last checked in with you. You may have been wondering why I didn’t send a Happy New Year message to you in January like usual. Well, it wasn’t that I wasn’t thinking about you or anything like that. A family member passed during the holidays and as you can imagine it’s taken some time for me to get back to my schedule and regular activities.

So here we are in a brand new month and while I’m still taking things day by day, I am back to work and it feels great to be connecting with you. (On a brand new computer no less. In fact, this is my inaugural writing on the new computer. My tried and true old computer decided to retire on me during that big eclipse.)

I was trying to decide what to write about and a really strong theme kept showing up for me over the last several weeks and it was:

Invest in Love, Starting with You.
It sounds so simple, and it is in a way but it’s also really powerful.

As we’ve been moving through grief individually and as a partnership in our home, this theme has shown up over and over again. What I kept being shown was that as we invest in what love means to us, starting with us then we fill our days and lives with love.

Loving Ourselves can sometimes be a challenging task.

  • Maybe you didn’t grow up in a home where loving yourself was a strong value or perhaps you weren’t shown how to love yourself.

  • Maybe you grew up around folks who taught you that loving and taking care of yourself or holding healthy boundaries was selfish or not something to be practiced.

  • Maybe you weren’t encouraged or supported as you invested in the things, ideas, projects, or passions that really spoke to you.

  • Maybe you were coerced or placed in front of things that your loved ones felt would be a more appropriate choice for you and your life.

No matter what may have kept you from investing in Love, Starting with You in the past doesn’t mean you can’t begin to invest in Love now. The great thing about this, is that you can apply it to every area of your life and as you invest in Love, it Grows and fills You with Love too.

This doesn’t have to be some “out there” non tangible concept, you can apply it to your life right now; today.

Ask yourself the following questions; and answer with the very first thing that comes to your mind. There are no wrong answers here, and the answers you receive will give you great insight into how you can Invest in Love, Starting with Yourself. (No one is going to see your answers, ask you to share, or read them aloud; so please give yourself permission to really go for it as you answer.)

  • What Do I love? ______________________________________________

  • What Areas of My Life Would I like to Experience More Love? ________________________________

  • How Can I Love Myself More, Today? ________________________________

  • How Can I Fill My Home with More Love? _____________________________

  • How Can I Fill My Relationships with More Love? _____________________________

  • Who Do I Want To Tell that I love Them? _____________________________

  • What Area of My Life that I Love has been Placed onto the back burner? Why? _____________________________

  • How Can I Invest in Love, Today? _______________________________

  • How Can I Invest in Love, This Year______________________________

 
Great job, now you have a clear understanding of some places and spaces within your life where you can Invest In Love, Starting with You.

The truth is that Investing in Loving Yourself is a Slam Dunk of an Investment.

You are worthy of loving yourself and investing in yourself, daily.
As you take good care of yourself which includes applying Love Daily you can support, love, and care for others in your world much more completely.

Taking care of yourself is a must and it’s the opposite of selfishness.
Loving Yourself is an act of Service because you automatically bring and share love wherever you go and with everyone who crosses your path.

I’m sending you so much love and intending that you easily Invest in Love, Starting with You, today and all year long.

Thank you so much for being a part of my life, I’m so grateful for you.
If you feel like you could use some additional support through an Intuitive Session or an Energy Treatment I would love to work with you!

With love and gratitude,
Kristy~xoxo

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Home for the Holidays

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Welcome to December and the home stretch as we embrace the holiday season, and the end of the year.

I want to thank you for the thoughts, prayers, notes, and check in’s over the last few weeks as my community was impacted by the camp fire. It’s been a really intense time but my little community has rallied around our neighbors as we all deal with the aftermath of the fire and the flooding. Your kindness and support has meant so much to me.

One of the things that has been prescient for me at this time is that no matter where we are, we bring the holidays with us. Home is within us, it’s not necessarily one particular place, but rather home is in our hearts. We can create and celebrate the holiday season no matter where we are as long as we focus on the love that’s already within us.

I know that this time of year can bring up a lot of emotions, feelings, and memories. You may be separated from your loved ones, or you may be someplace that doesn’t necessarily feel like home. However, you can create a feeling of home by investing in the activities or experiences that feel like home for you.

  • Maybe it means spending time with your Framily, the friends that you consider family.

  • Maybe it means making a special meal or dessert which really anchors the holiday spirit for you.

  • Maybe it means volunteering or supporting someone who could use help this holiday season.

  • Maybe it means listening to a special record that makes you think about a loved one who is no longer here.

  • Maybe it’s wearing festive jammies and watching movies while eating popcorn.

  • Maybe it’s _____________________________.

The truth is that there’s no one way or right way to celebrate the holiday season. There are lots of ways to honor the traditions, joys, and special moments this month. By taking time to do a few things that fill you with love, you’ll bring the holiday’s home no matter where you are or who you’re with.

Please remember that while this month is often filled with hustle and bustle, and places to go and people to see; that it’s equally important to take some time to slow down. I know it seems counter intuitive to slow down during a busy season. However, it’s in the slowing down and paring down your list of to do’s that you’ll more easily enjoy the parts of the season that speak to you. The slowing down allows you to more fully experience the season.

It’s okay to pass on the activities that don’t feel like a fit this year and to embrace the ones that are genuinely right for you. You don’t have to explain why something isn’t a fit, you’ll know it in your heart and that’s more than enough of a reason.

So, this season, no matter where you are or who you’re with, I’m wishing you a gentle, supportive, and joyful season. Let being home for the holidays mean being filled with the joy and love that’s with you right now, inside your heart.

I’m sending you so much love and I’m wishing you a very peaceful and blessed holiday season.
With gratitude and love,
Kristy~xoxo

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Home + Healing + Holidays

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This month brings with it so many feelings as we officially greet the last 8 weeks of 2018. Maybe you’re feelings some of the feels too; some of the ones that really stand out to me are things like…

  • How is it already, November?

  • What things did I get off my list this year and which things are still sitting on the back burner and why?

  • How will I spend the holiday season and with whom?

  • How will I make time for the things that are important to me and graciously say no to the things that don’t make the list this year?

  • Why am I feeling a tinge (or tidal wave) of sadness show up for loved ones that have passed even though it’s been many years since they went home?

Are any of these things showing up for you right now?
If so, know that you’re not alone.

A pre-wrap up for the year plus home stuff, healing, and holidays all begin to swim around at this time. Because so many big themes seem to come to the surface at this time, it’s natural to feel lots of deep feelings.

I find that the combination of the days getting darker and shorter (here in the Northern Hemisphere) and all the themes showing up at this time force us to pull inward and dig deep on how we’re feeling and focus on how we want to wrap up the year.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy, celebrate, and create joy during this season. Celebration is part of the holiday season but it’s also important to give yourself permission to tend to your emotional needs too.

Finding a balance between the joy and moving through your feelings is very important. Even though it may seem counter-intuitive, this balancing process allows you to move into the celebration experience more fully.

Giving yourself permission to be where you’re at allows you to move through the wave of emotions so you can move to the next space organically; rather than forcing festivities.

There’s no one way or right way to honor this season, there are only the ways that feel right for you at this time.
 

  • You may feel guided to participate in a special tradition that allows you to connect to something special from your childhood.

  • Maybe you want to make something that a departed loved one always made at this time of year.

  • Maybe for you, creating a new tradition will support you in feeling more connected to this time of year and your own personal love of the season.

  • You may also feel guided to take a little time this month to gently go over the goals or intentions you've created for yourself.

  • You may want to update your vision board or pull out that list that you’ve been ticking away at during 2018.

Taking a little time to honor all that you’ve accomplished and experienced this year is equally important as focusing on what comes next for you.

This is a great time to do a little rewind on your year and really take it all in along with the accolades that you would give to someone else who accomplished what you’ve done this year.

Some of the things that can add additional support for you this month is focusing on themes that feel supportive.
Things like:

  • Calm

  • Quiet

  • Gentle

  • Cozy

  • Rest

Getting into your favorite jammies or sweats a little bit earlier in the evening, enjoying a warm cup of tea or cider, and snuggling under your favorite blanket can make a huge difference in the way that you feel.

As this season can tend to increase the things that need to get done and the places that you may need to be, making a conscious effort to slow down in seemingly small ways can help you to find that balance that’s right for you.

  • What is something that really makes you feel comforted and supported?  _________________

  • What is something that you absolutely love to do that really feels like fall to you? __________________

  • How can you add more of these things into your days this month? ________________________

When you say yes to your own personal boundaries and needs you more easily move into that place of personal balance. Finding your balance will allow you to experience the kind of season that fills you with joy, happiness, and peace.

You’re absolutely worth investing the time to honor the things that soothe and support you. You don’t have to invest a ton of time in doing this, but you’ll receive so much from this investment and it will be well worth your time.

I’m wishing you a wonderful and gentle month filled with things and people that rise up to greet you! For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, I’m wishing you a wonderful holiday!

With love and support,

Kristy~xoxo

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Back to Basics

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It’s October, can you believe it?

This year feels like it’s been a bit of a whirlwind and here we are officially at the beginning of the last lap of the year. No matter what this year has brought into your life or how you feel things have gone, you can still make some headway on those goals you set back in January.

As we get ready to hit the holiday season it can bring up a lot of stuff for people. Usually the holidays means more lists, travel, and people to see, and places to go. The holiday season can also bring up sensitive feelings, situations, and relationships.

One of the most common things people tell me is that they want to enjoy the last lap of the year but that it can be overwhelming and easy to let things they care about go by the wayside as they try to get everything done.
I think we can all relate to that experience; I know I can.

So, one of the easiest yet most significant things you can do to make the most of this season is to: Get Back to Basics.

I know it sounds too simple, but while it’s simple, it’s also really effective.

Taking 5 to 10 minutes to get clear on the goals that you want to achieve and or experience this fall is really important.

Be really honest with yourself, no one else is going to see your list.
Include things that don’t feel like traditional “goals” that you usually make for yourself.
Add things like:

  • Reading books that have been stacking up with a cup of cider if that’s something important to you.

  • Maybe you want to host an autumn garden party

  • Sit on your porch every night to watch the sun go down

  • Go on one more fishing trip

  • Or ________________.

Most of us don’t include activities that we really want to do to our mental or physical lists because we tell ourselves that we’ll get around to it once ____________ is finished.

It’s really easy to let everything else get in the way of what really matters most to us. Then, we feel depleted and that we’re missing out on our lives. This can create a slippery slope where we let more and more of the things that matter to us get pushed to the background of our life.

It can feel like there’s not enough time to do all of the things that we want to do while also honoring all of our commitments.

The truth is that you can do both.
Yes, you can do both.

After you’ve finished your list; make another one, this time make a list of the things that you’re going to let go of so you can create time for the things that really matter to you.

No matter how busy your schedule is, you can do this, there’s always something that can be cleared or shifted to make room for your priorities.

Your priorities are important.
You are important.

  • You may need to go to sleep a little earlier, so you can get up earlier to do something that’s valuable to you.

  • You may need to turn off your devices, television, and other screens so you can do something that’s valuable to you.

  • You may need to say no to extraneous demands on your time so you can do something that’s valuable to you.

  • You may need to slow down so you can do something that’s valuable to you.

You’re worth making these subtle but significant shifts.
This may seem like a no brainer, and it may be, however the magic is in doing the action so you can enjoy your life while also managing all of your responsibilities.

When you change the way you’re moving through your day to day life,
Your Life Changes.

How do you change the way you’re moving through your day to day life?
One way is to Focus on Getting Back to Basics

Focus on what you must do and then get rid of the rest.
Fill in those spaces of your life with things that fill you up from the inside out.
You may find that you feel more like yourself when you start this practice.
You may experience more, joy, happiness, and life satisfaction too.
In fact, you may just be able to get one or more of the things that you have on your 2018 list or vision board accomplished.

By getting Back to Basics this month, you’ll create momentum as we move into the last lap of the year. You’ll create a healthy balance which includes supporting you and your responsibilities. This healthy practice will also support you as we move knee deep into the holiday season.

Use this time as an opportunity for a re-set on your day to day life. When you look outside, you can see that Mother Nature is doing this reset right now too. Give yourself permission to release the stuff that isn’t serving you and create space for the things that feed your soul.

You don’t need to wait until January to begin creating a life that feels like your own. Begin now.

Getting Back to Basics is a powerful tool to create a life that’s in alignment with your goals, values, and personal sense of self.

This tool will support you in maintaining more calm and gentility when the demands of the holiday season become more prescient. We know that creating a new healthy habit takes 21 days to fully integrate into our brains and day to day life. Getting Back to Basics now will set you up for success during this last lap of the year and into 2019 too.

You are worthy of investing in your life in a way that resonates for you.
Give yourself permission to invest in yourself and your personal brand of
Back to Basics.

I know you can do it; and I’m supporting you as we move into this last lap of the year, together.
With love,
Kristy~xo

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Breathing Room | Change is in the Air

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Have you ever walked into a room, home, or shop where everything just seemed to rise up to greet you?

Maybe when you’ve experienced this, it’s shown up as a feeling; perhaps a feeling of openness, light, and an airy space. This is sometimes described as breathing room.

Maybe when you’ve experienced this, it’s shown up as thoughtfulness, and being able to understand how the placement of things creates an experience that feels supportive, uplifting, and simultaneously calming.

Maybe when you’ve experienced this, it’s shown up as a feast for your senses, and you’re trying to take it all in because it looks, sounds, and maybe even smells incredible.

No matter how it shows up for you, you know what I’m talking about, right?
There’s a palpable feeling when you find that sweet spot in a physical place and it just feels right.

You may even want to linger in that place because it feels so good to be there and you just want to take in all the feels.

The truth is that physical spaces matter.
They matter a lot, a whole lot.

I won’t bore you with the psychological data about why they’re important and how they impact all areas of our lives inside of the spaces and away from them. (Yes, all areas of our lives.)

Instead, I want to share a tip that will support you in creating healthy, happy, gentle, uplifting, and supportive environments for yourself and anyone else who comes into your spaces.

Are you ready?

Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers

I know, it seems really simple and it is that, but it’s also really powerful.

Really take it in this time…

Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers

Can you feel that?
Yep, right there in your gut?

Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers
So simple, but so powerful, right?

If all aspects of our life are impacted by the places and spaces we dwell, then it’s really important to understand that by making some simple shifts we can positively impact all areas of our lives as well.

Knowing this means that you have the power to positively and actively change all areas of your life by addressing your physical spaces.

A great litmus test is to walk into any room in your house and connect to the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensory reactions you receive. Those initial responses will tell you right away if there is something that needs to be changed.

You won’t have to wonder how you feel, it will be obvious and you’ll feel it inside of your body. It may feel overwhelming, claustrophobic, or that something is missing or feels off.

Another way you can tell if there’s a space that needs your attention is if you’re avoiding going into that room. If you’re someone who avoids going home because it’s too much for you, this is a clear message that it may be time to reach out for some professional support. (That’s okay.)

Some people are really great at knowing how to create breathing room in a space. These folks possess some level of intuitively knowing where something is meant to be and they can really bring out the best of any space.

Not everyone has this gift, and if you don’t have it, take heart. You don’t need it to apply the simple tip I shared earlier.

The only thing you need to focus on is:
Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers

Since we’re in this time of Back to School, whether you are a student or not, this is a fantastic time to do some clean out, restructuring, and reorganizing.

This is also a great time to streamline as we prepare to engage with the final lap of the year which brings with it holidays, events, family, and friends.

This is the moment, right now to help you get things in a place that feel really great and supportive for you so you can prepare for the rest of your year.

Give yourself permission to make this season of your life one that feels supportive, inspiring, and uplifting for you.
Give yourself permission to create some breathing room

Self care starts at home.
Yes, Self Care starts at home.

If you’re putting off making some changes at home, you’re most likely not making your self care a priority. Let’s face it, highly sensitive people like yourself are even more impacted by their surroundings because you soak in all of the feelings that the stuff represents and then those feelings impact the way you see yourself and the way you move through the world.

So, take a deep breath and know that you’re deserving of taking good care of yourself. You don’t need to do anything or be anything to deserve self care, you’re deserving of it just by being you.

You can definitely make an impact in your life by removing clutter which will automatically create breathing room in your home and in your life.

So, get out your scheduling system and schedule in some time this week to clear away anything that is no longer serving you.

  • Donate old clothes, furniture, and anything else you aren’t using.
  • Recycle anything you can that you aren’t using
  • Throw away anything that’s broken. (If you can’t get it to where it needs to go, call a service to pick it up for you.)
  • Clean out closets
  • Clean out your refrigerator
  • Clean out your pantry
  • Clean out your laundry room
  • Clean out your garage

I promise you that by doing these seemingly small acts of self care, you will experience a huge shift in the way you and your home feels.

This will help you move onto the next level of self care, joy, happiness,
and _____________ that you’ve been wanting to experience.

Self care begins at home.
When you get your home in a place that feels good, you will feel good too.

Don’t over think this one, just start.
Don’t wait for some elusive time to begin.
Begin today.
Start where you’re standing.
You do have what it takes to live the life that you want for yourself.
You are smart enough.
You are deserving enough.
you are ____________ enough.

You Are Enough.

Let this back to school time be a catalyst for you in all areas of your life by spending some time applying this simple but powerful tip.

Simplicity Breathes while Clutter Smothers

As always, I’m standing shoulder to shoulder with you, cheering you on!
I know you have what it takes, I know you can do it, and I’m here for you if you’d like some one on one support.

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With love and deepest gratitude,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Pivot vs. Quit

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Every time August rolls around I start thinking about ways to set myself up for the home stretch that happens as we prepare to move into the last-ish bits of the year. The Back to school season helps to put this into motion for me. No matter where you go you see all the back to school stuff cropping up in shops and the energy begins to buzz with all things school, structure, and study.

One of the biggest things that I get asked about is how to move from one area of your life into another one. This is a question I receive from professionals wanting to do something new or different, parents wanting to find balance, and folks who feel a bit at a loss for what’s next for them and their life.

I think we can all relate in some way to those places and spaces of life where you can feel that things are changing for you in big ways. Sometimes, we welcome the changes because we’ve been working toward them for some time, and other times it feels like the change is dragging us along for the ride, maybe kicking and screaming.

No matter what it may look like, change is healthy and an important part of personal growth. You know that old adage, change is the only constant. Well, it’s definitely true, however we can learn to lean into change in a way that may make the transition feel a little bit smoother.

No matter where you are right now, today; the great news is that you can be leaning into where you want to go. Sometimes people who are making really big changes tell me that they feel like they’re being forced to start all over again and that it feels too overwhelming.

The truth is that in most cases we aren’t quitting everything we’ve ever known or worked for but rather we’re being asked to pivot.

Pivot vs. Quit

Take that in for a moment.
They feel different in your gut when you connect to them.
Pivot vs. Quit

Can you feel the feeling of Pivot? Of Quit?
One feels like a shift and one feels like defeat.

The great news is that no matter where you are today, you’ve learned and experienced so many things that you take with you no matter where you go. You may not use them all every day but they’re all with you. Nothing is ever lost and nothing is ever wasted.

While we organically move into different chapters of our lives, it’s natural to feel grief as some things shift out of your life, the truth is that your life experience gets to go with you to your new chapter.

  • If you want to start something new
  • If you want to pivot into a new career
  • If you want to invest in a passion project
  • If you want to move to a new community

Please give yourself permission to lean into those callings.
Use the gifts that you have learned, mastered, and hold within you to begin the process that will move you forward.

If your something new feels like there’s a loss connected to it, reach out for support.
While you’re reaching out for support, pick up something that you love that’s been set upon a shelf for whatever reason. Maybe you haven’t had the time to get to it or it became a lower priority due to your schedule being full; now is a great time to fill yourself up with the things that bring you joy and comfort while you move through this transition.

Sometimes, we are asked to permanently close a door and that’s okay too.
We can feel when things are finished and have come full circle for us.
When you know, you know; so go ahead and close that door, lock it tight and move forward.

However, if you find yourself throwing your arms up and starting and stopping things all the time, it may be time to take a look at that.
If you are constantly quitting, constantly finding yourself in upheaval, and constantly in overwhelm, it may be time to take a look at that.

At the end of the day there is a big difference between Pivot and Quit.

If you are always quitting, there’s a reason.
If you give yourself permission to look at the reason and work through it you’ll find that you can begin to move forward in a way that allows you to gain traction in your life. (You may need to ask for help, that's okay.)

Traction leads to more joy, happiness, and life satisfaction.

No matter where you’re at today, don’t give up on yourself or your dreams for your life. If you find yourself in a season of endings and beginnings, look for ways to Pivot to where you want to be. Use your tenacity, insight, get up and go attitude, and your well of information and life experience to reach out for that next step on your path.

You do have what it takes.
You are enough.
You’re not too old.
You’re not too young.
It’s not too late.
What can you do today to move one step closer to the place you want to be? ___________________

Great, now give yourself permission to take action on your step.

Small actions always lead to big change over time.
Invest in the power of Pivot within your life, today.
Invest in yourself.
You’re worth it!

I’m standing shoulder to shoulder with you and cheering you on as you use this back to school time to propel you forward. I know you can do it!
With so much love and support,
Kristy~xoxo

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You've Got This

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I just wanted to remind you that you’re doing a great job and that the effort you put in every day isn’t going unnoticed.

As adults we tend to have less and less people telling us that they see us and that we’re making great strides in our life personally and professionally.

Many people experience at least a small handful of support people in their lives as children and young adults; maybe these people were parents, teachers, or coaches. These people may have been a strong support system for you and all that you were doing at any particular age or stage.

However, as we get older we tend to age out of these built in support systems and often forget to take the time to acknowledge all that we’ve done or how far we’ve come in any area of life.

So many times people tell me that they work diligently on a project or toward a big goal and once they achieve it, they simply move onto the next item on their list. While as adults the to do lists often seem to keep growing no matter how many things get finished; it’s important to take in your accomplishments.

In fact it’s almost as important to really feel and experience the achievement as it is to complete the achievement you’ve been working so hard toward.

Take that in for a moment.
Achieving and Experiencing the joy of Achieving are almost equally important.

If we don’t take time to relish in the joys of our own life and to treat ourselves the way we treat others, a feeling of emptiness can begin to creep inside.

I know you are the first person to congratulate and support the people in your world who are experiencing a big moment in their life.

Please give yourself permission to do the same for you.
Who you are makes a difference in this world.
Who you are right now, not when you reach some elusive goal in the future.

You’ve accomplished so much in your life already, and you’re going to continue to do great things just by being you.

No matter what is happening in your life right now, You’ve got this!
You’re smart, reliable, and have a lot of ingenuity.

Please let me be one person in your world today to tell you that you’re doing a great job and to keep up the great work.

When you get a win, others automatically get a win.
It’s important to celebrate your wins no matter what size they may be.
A Win is a Win!

With love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Summer of Self Care

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This time of year often elicits images of beach days, swim parties, popsicles, flip flops, and a big slow down.

What I find is that while these images feel quintessentially summer, our schedules often feel like they fill up with even more things to get done.
Whether you find yourself with kids at home or longer days filled with more to do projects, or something else entirely; this time of year can lead to summer longing.

You know the feeling, trying to make your summer look and feel the way you want it to but not finding ways for it to match up.

So many people think it must just be something that they’re personally doing “wrong” and that’s why they aren’t capturing Instagram worthy summer pics each day. If you’re feeling any of this, it’s okay and I promise you’re not the only one. This season always seems to go by in a bit of a blur.

One of the ways that you can capitalize on the slow down of summer is by scheduling it into your calendar.

I know, I know, scheduling doesn’t feel very “vacation-y” but it will help you to get those things you want to do and experience into your schedule so you can enjoy more of the things you love this season.

Sometimes, something as simple as giving yourself permission to try the new café or breakfast place everyone is raving about can help you feel like you’re enjoying the slow down of summer.

Pick up one of those ever so chic plastic kids swimming pools and fill it with water and set your feet in it while sipping your favorite summer drink.

There is no one way to enjoy the slow down of this season.
In between any vacation travel plans you may have, there are lots of ways to incorporate the vision you have for summer into your real life.

  • What is something that makes you feel rested, relaxed, and restored? __________________
  • When was the last time you made time to do to something just for you? _________________
  • (Choose another answer if you thought of something involving chores…)

Okay, good.

Now, take out your planner, whether it’s a physical planner, your phone, or scheduling software and get at least 3 things into your schedule for the summer right now.

These can be anything that make you feel relaxed, happy, and supported.
*Bonus points if it also feels like summer to you.
Things like:

  • Riding Bikes
  • Making/Eating Popsicles
  • Swim Day
  • Beach Day
  • Spa Day
  • Backyard Movie Night
  • Garden Party
  • Drinking Lemonade on Your Porch
  • Camp Outs
  • Day Trip
  • Road Trip
  • Reading a Physical Book Outside
  • Or ______________________

There’s no wrong choice here, so choose at least 3 things and get them scheduled today.
(Yes, you can do 3)

The truth is that if you schedule it, you’re more likely to honor that commitment to yourself.

I know that you’re super busy and that you don’t have much down time.
I know that you’re managing lots of different responsibilities and behind the scenes stuff while maintaining the day to day things too.
That’s why it’s so important to invest a few minutes right now into scheduling some much deserved fun, self care, and summer slow down activities just for you.

You’ll feel more energized, refreshed, and more like your true self after engaging in some much needed “You Time” which will allow you to get more done in the long run.

I hope your summer is filled with things, people, and activities that fill your heart with joy and love.

Please leave a comment to let me know what you're doing to make this your Summer of Self Care.

With love,
Kristy~

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Just Breathe...

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I see you, darlin'.

I see you working really hard every day trying to manage all the things on your to do list while also making time for the people in your world who you care about.

I see your kind, gentle, and open heart as you move through your day to day activities where you take yet another call from someone who needs to talk just for a minute; when you know that means an hour.

I see you offering to help even though your plate is more than full.

I see you privately dealing with the things, situations, and people which are creating or contributing to challenges, stress, and or pain in your life right now.

I see you.

I see that you’re trying to balance so many things that you may feel like you’re the person balancing and spinning plates at the fair.

I wanted to tell you that the efforts, kindness, and support you share with the world has not gone unnoticed.

In fact, you touch lives every day just by being yourself.
You may not hear it frequently enough, so let me tell you again, you matter.

As a highly sensitive person it’s really important for you to make time in your very full schedule to s.l.o.w. down so you can catch your breath and come back to center.

When you’re going all the time without taking a true break; you can begin to feel:

  • Depleted
  • Worn out
  • Exhausted
  • Clumsy
  • Lonely
  • Taken Advantage Of
  • Disconnected from Your True Self
  • Like the Joy is Missing from Your Life
  • Physical, Mental/Emotional, and or Spiritual Pain

Many highly sensitive people experience these feelings regularly and over time it can be really overwhelming and sometimes it can lead to health challenges.

If you’re feeling this way, you’re not alone.

There’s several things that you can do to help shift this experience for you; including but not limited to:

  • Taking a Breather, Literally (for 15 seconds or more take a breath in through your nose and out through your mouth to help release tension and stress from your body.)
  • Place Boundaries around communication with others, an hour after you wake up and an hour before you go to sleep. (No texting, talking, or email.)
  • Get outside into nature
  • Listen to soft music
  • Learn to Say No to demands on your time and your life. (Saying no to things and people that aren’t a fit for you allows you to say Yes to you.)
  • Release people and situations, including groups that are no longer uplifting or supportive for you. This may mean releasing the fake “friend/s” who only contact you when they want something from you. This may mean releasing family members too.
  • Allow yourself to receive, even if it seems small, like a coffee, allow yourself to receive.
  • Rest when you feel guided even if you “could” be getting something else done.
  • Renegotiate your priorities and boundaries in your life so you are actively taking care of yourself, daily. (Even if it’s in small segments of time.)
  • Make sure that your day to day activities match the goals or vision you have for your life.
  • If things don’t match, making changes will move you in the right direction and help you to feel more aligned with yourself.
  • Sign up for a healing treatment of your choosing to help your body, rest, restore, and renew.

One of the biggest challenges for highly sensitive people is that they forget to take care of themselves because they think they can put it off for one more day. The truth is that you must invest in your overall health and well being daily so that you can continue to support the people around you while also enjoying your life.

It is possible to love and support others in your world while taking good care of yourself and enjoying your life at the same time.

It can start with you taking a nice long deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth….good.

Allowing everything that feels tight or tense, to easily and effortlessly release from your mind and body now…beautiful.

Keep taking nice long, deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.

What is one thing that you can release, change, or say no to in order to create some space for you, today? ________________________

Good. Now give yourself permission to honor your inner wisdom by taking action on this area of your life.

What is one thing you can do this week to increase rest, renewal, and relaxation?

Great! Please give yourself permission to take action on this area of your life too.

You’re worth it and I know you can do it.

I see you, darlin' and you’re doing a great job!

Keep taking great care of yourself while you listen to your heart; it and you know the way.

With deepest love and gratitude,
Kristy~

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How to Get More of What You Really Want

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Do you ever feel like there’s a running list in your mind about things that you want more of?

Things like:

  •          More Time
  •          More Fun
  •          More Joy
  •          More Playtime
  •          More Rest
  •          More Relaxation
  •          More Alone Time
  •          More Self Care
  •          More Time for Your Passion Projects
  •          More Money
  •          More Resources
  •          More Support
  •          More _____________________

If so, you’re not alone.
In fact most people have their own list of what they want more of and a list of where they are right now.

For most people the lists don’t match up which can lead to feelings and experiences including but not limited to:

  •          Stress
  •          Tension
  •          Overwhelm
  •          Anxiety
  •          Sadness
  •          Lowered Life Satisfaction
  •          Addictions/Addictive Behaviors
  •          Feeling Disconnected from Your Life

The great news is that you can make simple but significant shifts to bring your lists into alignment.

Yes, you can!

Even if you’ve tried before or you don’t feel like it’s possible for you; it really is possible.

One of the best ways to move toward more of what you want is to remove things that are standing in the way of your goals.

Nearly all people underestimate how much time they spend doing activities which eat up their life.

These are activities that don’t support your overall well being or forward motion towards the life you want to live.

Things like:

  •          Social Media (Yes, even if you own your own business, you don’t need to be on there all day.)
  •          You Tube
  •          Email
  •          Binge Watching Streaming Sites
  •          Communicating with friends or family for long blocks of time as a way to distract you from what you could be doing.
  •          Procrastinating by __________________________

People under report how often they invest their precious life into one or more of these activities.

With devices and notifications fully integrated into our lives; it’s imperative to get really clear on the kind of life that you want to live.

Focus on what you value and what kind of life you desire to live.

The truth is that technology and other goal grabbers aren’t going to go away; the distractions are only going to increase.

You can place healthy boundaries around the ways that you’ve been living so you can move into alignment with the life that you want to live. The way you do this is by saying no and removing the things that are literally blocking you from the life that resonates with you.

  •      Reducing Screen time
  •      Creating screen free zones
  •      Leaving your phone at home when you go somewhere (yes, you can do it.)
  •      Purchase or dig out a physical camera to take with you on adventures
  •      Turning off your wifi in the evening and leaving it off for at least an hour after you wake in the morning.

These are simple yet significant ways to take your life back.

Like anything new, there will be an adjustment period, however it will give you a better understanding of how often you were using these distractors.

You’ll quickly recapture the time that you lost and you’ll be able to move closer to your list of the life that you desire for yourself.

Online business specialists, tech specialists, and applied psychology experts have suggested that training ourselves to hold healthy boundaries around distractors will be one of the most important skill sets to master at this time as technology is going to increase distractions as we move forward.

What I know for sure is that you deserve to live a life that is fulfilling, uplifting, joyful, and aligned with your personal goals, dreams, and visions.

I hope that you will give yourself permission to invest in yourself and your quality of life by making subtle but significant shifts in the way you’re moving through your day to day life.

What is one thing you could do today to make space for your dream life? _________________________

Great, now take some action on that one thing!

You can do it, I’m cheering you on and it’s not too late to start something that is meaningful to you.
This is your life, right now, right this very second. Invest in the life that you truly desire. You’re worth it!

With love and gratitude,
Kristy~

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3 Reasons Why Highly Sensitive People Benefit From Energy Treatments

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If you’re anything like me, you’re a highly sensitive person who tends to be really good at multi-tasking and getting a lot of things done every single day.

One of the biggest challenges for people who tend to be empathetic, highly sensitive, and introverted is that they tend to take on other people’s emotions, thoughts, feelings and experiences as their own as they go about their day.

When someone is really great at getting a lot of things done, and tends to have a lot of things on their list they’re often exposed to lots of people places and things that can feel intense, overwhelming, and even challenging.

If you think about how a sponge picks up water as it moves across a surface, you can better understand how sensitive people feel at the end of the day. Full, tired, and heavy…

Now, imagine doing that over and over again every day without clearing out that sponge.
Yep, if you’re imagining a sponge you wouldn’t want to use to clean anything, you’re on the right track.

This is what happens to people like yourself who are constantly going, going, going but that often don’t have the time or energy to clear out from everything that’s happening in and around them.
Over time some of the things that can show up for highly sensitive people include but aren’t limited to:

  • Exhaustion

  • Burn out

  • Trouble Sleeping

  • Brain Fog

  • Low Energy

  • Sadness

  • Feeling of Heaviness (within and around you)

  • Bloating

  • Weight Gain

  • Lethargy

  • Loss of Joy and or Happiness

  • Feelings of being separated from Sense of Self

  • Feeling like there is not enough time for the things that make you feel like "yourself"

  • Feeling compartmentalized within your own life

  • Feeling marginalized by the people in your life (Friends, Family, Colleagues)

  • Sickness/Dis-ease in the body

Just like that sponge; the body, mind, and spirit need to be cleared on a regular basis so that you can maintain optimum health and wellness.

Below are 3 of the Main Reasons Energy Treatments are a Powerful Way to Support Highly Sensitive People

1. Always Helping Others, But Need Help For Yourself Too:
One of the biggest issues for highly sensitive people is that they’re hard wired to support, help, and intervene in people’s lives.

They often tend to be the “Go To Person” within their world; which leads them to having lots of people who come to them for extra support, guidance, and direct help.
They gladly help the people in their world every day.

However this person feels like they don’t have anyone to help or support them.
Most of the time, this is 100% true.

  • Energy Treatments allow the helping person to receive direct help from a professional they trust so they can literally release all the stuff they’ve been carrying around for weeks, months, and in some cases even years.

  • Energy treatments move that heaviness out of the body and mental space so that the person feels like themselves again.

  • Many times, the person will literally look different when they leave than when they arrived because they let go of so much heaviness. Most people will also feel like they let go of a huge weight and that they feel back to their true self.

2. The Catch 22:
Most highly sensitive people have lots of things that they want to get done in their own lives but don’t have the energy to implement them by the time they’re finished with their day. 

This can contribute to or create a deep sense of sadness, heaviness, and even loneliness.
Highly sensitive people are compelled to honor the ideas, inspiration, and calling of their hearts or inner knowing.

If this calling is placed onto the back burner for too long, challenges come up for these sensitive souls.

  • Energy treatments can help to release that feeling of exhaustion and heaviness so there’s more energy and clarity to take guided action toward personal projects and passions.

  • This creates a cyclical effect which leads to more joy, happiness, and life satisfaction.

3. Self Care/True Rest:
Because Highly Sensitive People tend to have a lot going on, they often report:

  • Burning the candle at both ends

  • High levels of stress

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Problems quieting their brain

  • Never finishing everything on their lists

As you can imagine, this can lead to a lot of physical stress in the body as well as self induced pressure.

  • Many of these folks report feeling like they are always playing “catch up” and feel bad about themselves because they are always chasing lists which never end.

  • This can create a feeling of not being enough which creates more tension and stress.

Energy treatments allow the mind and the body to rest and get quiet so the sensitive person can experience true rest, relaxation, and respite.

  • This true rest is what’s needed to help bring all the other pieces together allowing the sensitive person to feel renewed, relaxed, and more like themselves again.


If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms of being a highly sensitive person, you’re not alone nor are you imagining any of these things. 

Your sensitivity is a gift to everyone but it's important to take good care of yourself so you can live the life that's right for you. 

Please give yourself permission to reach out for some Direct Action for yourself in the form of an Energy Treatment if you're so inclined.

I’m wishing you a gentle day and just sending you a gentle reminder that yes, you’re worth it and you’re deserving of taking care of yourself too.
With love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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Check in with Astrology and the Angels for the Taurus Cycle

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Elizabeth Pendleton joins me to discuss all things Astrology and Angels as we greet the Fixed grounded Earth energy of Taurus. I'm going to share the angel messages that have come through for us and Elizabeth will explain what's happening in the stars. Find out how this grounded and soothing energy will work with the other Astrological Events happening this month and how you can work with these energies too.