Reassess + Restructure + Recommit

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Happy June! This is one of my favorite times of year because the weather is getting nicer + we get a little reset on the year. If you’re anything like me you love a good reset and an opportunity to fine tune some things. The 6 month mark gives us an opportunity to get really clear on where we’ve been so far and where we want to go with the remainder of 2019.

If you’re feeling a little bit sidelined by the fact that we’re halfway through the year, you’re not alone. This year feels like it’s been full of stops and starts and maybe you’ve experienced some big shifts along the way. No matter how your year has been going for you so far, you get an opportunity to take a little inventory and restructure some things that you want to highlight going forward.

There’s no one way or right way to do this, there’s just the ways that are right for you. However, it’s important to do something so that you can get clear on what you want to experience and what things you want to make priorities in the second half of your year.

Did you make a Vision Board back in January and then put it into the Closet?

Maybe it’s time to pull it out, take a look at it and see if what’s there is still resonating for you. Maybe you’ve accomplished some of your goals for this year (yay!) and you want to remove the images that you’ve checked off your list. Maybe you want to add new things that are more in alignment with where you’d like to go next. Either way, if a vision board is a tool that you enjoy using, make sure you find it a new home; one where you can actually see it every day. No more relegating it to a closet or behind a pile of random stuff.

Are you a List Maker?

I love a good list. Okay list makers, get out that list of things that you wanted to get done this year. Maybe you have several lists for different areas of your life. Get them all out and take a look at what’s been done and what’s still waiting to get moved up. Don’t go into melt down mode if you feel there’s still a lot on your list/s that haven’t been checked off. Take a breath and reprioritize your list. Move things around, remove things if this isn’t the best time to be focused on a particular area. If you want to you can make another list of things that are being put into a secondary priority allowing you to get to them once your most important things for the rest of 2019 are attended to first.

Are you a Quarterly Planning and Pie Charts Person?

Do you love flow charts, color, and lots of at a glace inspiration and planning? Or maybe you love all the software, apps, and bells and whistles to support you in moving forward with your goals or dreams. Get out all the things and check to see if the places and spaces you’re honestly investing your time is lining up with the colors and blocks that you intended to invest in this year. It’s okay if things have gone a bit askew. No problem at all, you can Reassess + Restructure + Recommit to your plan and vision for the next 6 months.

We’re constantly changing + dealing with the day to day stuff. However, having a clear vision for what we truly want to achieve this year is very important. The months will continue to move by but with a clear vision you can make a steady and consistent pathway toward the goals you have for yourself. It’s not too late, you haven’t missed the boat, and Yes, it’s still worth investing in your goals starting right now, today. If you need help, ask for help; don’t let this time slip away from you.

Breathe if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Make a commitment to yourself and the momentum you want to nurture for the rest of the year. You have 6 months to move toward the things that are resonating for you for 2019. Yes, definitely doable. Use this time as an opportunity to Relaunch your excitement, enthusiasm, and energy toward the goals you have for yourself and your _____________.

Focus on 3 things that you can do this week to move forward.
Start today and use this 6 month mark to Reorganize, Reprioritize, and Reenergize yourself and your year.

I’m doing the same thing over here in my little corner of the world and I’m cheering you on as you Rededicate yourself to your year!

Do you feel like you could use some extra support in moving toward your goals? I look forward to working with you and supporting you all along the way! I know you can do this!

With love,
Kristy~ xoxo

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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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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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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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Honoring Your Sensitivity During Stressful Situations

With all of the intense news stories over the last couple of weeks, energies have been running high. I’ve definitely found myself deeply impacted by the global and national news and have found my heart weighing heavy. I’m sure that you as a highly sensitive person have felt it too.

It seems that nearly every client I’ve worked with in the last couple of weeks has felt a heavy heart, a bit of pain in their neck and shoulders, a feeling of heaviness or lethargy, and a deep sadness about the recent events.

As a sensitive person, not only do you move through your own personal feelings about any kind of challenging or painful situation but you’re also impacted by the global thoughts, feelings, and overall impact as well. This can create another layer of heaviness and or pain in addition to the feelings and emotions that you’re already working through.

When intense or deeply painful feelings are being experienced it’s even more important to take really good care of yourself. It can feel like a bit of a challenging cycle when you’re feeling overwhelmed or lethargic and trying to manage a really busy schedule. Often times, the thing that gets put onto the back burner during highly stressful times is self care. This can then lead to a whole other ball of wax that can lead to getting sick and exhaustion.
Not a good thing.

I wanted to share some of my favorite quick ways to foster self care as a way to offer you some extra support right now.

Please know this is not an end all be all list, it’s just a jumping off place for you to get some ideas and try different things to see what works for you.

What I know for sure is that you don’t have to spend a lot of time investing in self care to make a positive impact in your day.

However, you do have to do something.

Small segments of time invested in your self care adds up and is worth every moment of your time. I promise you, You Are Worth the investment. All the people within your world will benefit from you taking time for yourself, including you.

Smudge
Burning Sage to clear yourself and your home or office helps to clear away heavy and dense energies that have built up within and around you. This method is a powerful way to completely clear your environment and it quickly shifts the energy. Smudging electronics is also very helpful especially since so much of our information and communication is transmitted through our devices. This method does have a strong smell and creates smoke so you’ll need to open your windows while you sage your home or office. If you aren’t able to burn sage do to an allergy or building codes you can also use the sage spray. (Don’t spray water directly onto electronics or fabrics.) You can find sage at most health food stores and it’s very affordable. You don’t have to use the entire sage stick or spray bottle to clear your home or office; one sage stick or bottle provide many clearings.

Breath Work
Breathe. During stressful situations, people begin to mouth breathe which turns up the stress response in the body including increasing stress hormones which then flood the body creating a stress cycle. Breathe in through your nose, hold the breath for a count of 2 and then breathe out through your mouth for a count of 2. Repeat this breathing technique 3 to 4 times through. This works like a control alt delete for the body and helps to reset your central nervous system to rest and restore which is your natural state.

Disconnect
Turn off your phone, computer, tablet, and any other device for 10-15 minutes. Yes, you can do it. Then physically move into a quiet space and breathe. If you can physically move your body even if it’s a walk around the office, house, or block do it. The body holds onto the electromagnetic frequencies from your devices and it’s physically draining on the body. Disconnecting allows you to recharge your battery.

Go Outside
Getting outside allows your body to breathe fresh uncirculated air while also decompressing from the energies which have build up inside your home or office. It also exposes you to sunlight which is good for your health, allows you to physically slow down and get back onto your natural body clock which is very different from your digital clock. 5-10 minutes makes a huge difference. Try not to take your devices outside with you if possible.

Essential Oils
Pure essential oils are a wonderful support system physically, emotionally and mentally, and spiritually. You can mix a few drops with a carrier oil like coconut oil and rub it onto your wrists, chest, and bottoms of your feet to help soothe, comfort, and relax you. Some relaxing and soothing oils include:
Lavender
Bergamot
Lemon
Eucalyptus
Rose
You can also diffuse them into your home or office to help create a soothing environment for yourself and others. This is a diffuser that I’ve used and really like. (But there are endless choices available.)

Now Foods Ultrasonic Real Bamboo Diffuser
NOW Foods- Nutrition and Wellness


Sweat
Yep, sweating literally moves heavy and stressful energies out of your physical body which helps you to feel better physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually too. It doesn’t matter how you work up a sweat. You can sit in a sauna or steam room, workout, lay out, garden, build something, dance, or any way that works for you.

Nap
Even if you aren’t a napper, resting or closing your eyes for 15 minutes or longer allows your body to go into rest and restore. During sleep the body repairs itself so investing in sleep helps your body to heal, clear, and come back to balance.

Spoonk
I’m not affiliated with Spook but I love their mats and they really work. This mat puts pressure on the meridians in the body releasing the comfort, restore, and renew hormones in the body while moving out stress and tension. This mat also helps to decrease pain and pressure that comes from sitting at a computer for long periods of time and has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. (Inflammation leads to pain.) 

Energy Work/Body Work
If you enjoy energy work or body work, this helps to clear away heaviness, tension, stress, grief, and or pain from the body. When you’re feeling like something is off or you know that you are carrying around extra stuff that you want to release, working with a trusted healer is a great way to honor your self care.

Creativity
Any kind of creative outlet that you enjoy will help you to clear, self soothe, and move into a place that feels nurturing to you. Make things, play music, decorate, write, create, color in a coloring book, or cook a delicious meal. The options here are endless, the big shift is the doing part. Make time to do your creative outlet and don’t talk yourself out of it because it will take too long to get started or because__________. Invest in your creativity.

Talk It Out
Sometimes talking about how you’re feeling allows you to open a floodgate you may not have even realized was closed. A trusted friend, family member, partner, coach, or therapist can be a powerful source of support for you.

Highly sensitive people often bottle up their feelings because they don’t want to burden their loved ones or add anything to someone else’s already overflowing plate. They often tend to be the person that others come to for help which can compound their situation.

If you find yourself in this group, the group who feels guilty talking about your feelings, needs, or stressors, I recommend working with a counselor, coach, or therapist rather than a loved one. They have time to talk to you and you aren’t bothering them or adding too much to their list or load. It’s important for you to release your feelings as well as the feelings and conversations you’re carrying around with you from your loved ones.

I hope this helps to give you some ideas of how to increase self care in your day to day schedule.

P.S. Do you have a friend or family member who’s also highly sensitive? If so, please share this with them so they can invest in their self care and decompress from stress too. Thank you! 

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