What Do Gabrielle Bernstein and My Old Furniture Have in Common?

Here’s a tidbit about me, I loathe antiques! I can’t stand the thought of furniture from places I know nothing about, I have no idea what energy is attached to the pieces.  Of course, I have the tools to clear the energy from homes and items in the home, but it still bothers me. I have many friends who love antiques and shopping consignment stores and we have ongoing jokes about it.  I don’t judge anyone for liking antiques or second hand items, but it is just not for me.  I share this as my recent actions revealed how this is true for me.  Let me share…

 

 

 

 

 

Gabrielle Bernstein was kicking off her book tour in Norwalk, CT on April 10th. I saw the invite and said I’m going! But after looking at my calendar I realized I had way too much scheduled for that day.  The thought of rescheduling, canceling appointments and disappointing people was too much! I didn’t want to upset anyone!  You know how we women are, not wanting to ruffle any feathers!

Well, the weekend before I was sitting in my living room staring at the TV stand that I had for the past 15 years, and said I guess I will just keep it. Since moving to Connecticut 5 years ago, I searched high and low for a new TV stand and end table set, but nothing worked. It was either the wrong color or price. During that time, a friend had given me a temporary sofa while I shopped and found something I loved.  My two matching end tables no longer fit so I gave them to my parents for their basement. Another friend gave me an end table in the color I wanted but not the exact style. I found another end table in the same color scheme to go with the other one, but again it wasn’t really my style. Yes, both items were second hand from people that I knew but I still had to clear the energy. These changes represented what was going on for me during that time period.  I was struggling to find what made me happy.  Even though I had just made the move to Connecticut and my business was growing and I was dating someone, nothing felt right.  Heck, it just seemed like the same old shit just a new area.

But now that’s all changed and I’ve shifted to finally feeling happier and more peaceful in my life. However, my space wasn’t honoring how I felt, that is until this weekend. Last summer I finally bought a new sofa.  One that was much smaller than my previous sofa. I thought ok, next would be a new TV stand, but I decided it wasn’t worth it, I know that in the next two years I will be moving, so why bother? However, I felt unhappy with the fact that the furniture didn’t match.  Then I remembered those old end tables I had given to my parents. I had a feeling they would fit just right now. I couldn’t stand waiting so I rushed  over to my parents that weekend. I came home like a kid after Christmas! I put the tables together and perfecto! They worked perfectly and looked fabulous, even better than I expected.

I realized how much I hated those temporary end tables and drove them to the Goodwill the very next day! I didn’t even wait for any help I loaded up those two end tables, books, frames and more stuff than I knew. It felt wonderful and freeing! But I sensed there was one last thing to go.  I had a large wall clock that had stopped working weeks ago.  I was hoping to find its replacement before taking it down from the wall because I just hated the idea of a bare wall.  But I realized it was worse holding on to something that didn’t even work! I knew I had to let it go.

Before (dark tables didn’t love)

 

 

 

 

 

After (lighter and brighter ;) )

 

 

 

 

 

After depositing all my old stuff, I realized I had just dumped off a lot of old energy through the pieces I had collected during a not so positive stage in my life. Now, my room is filled with items I purchased and love.  It looks great!

 

 

 

 

 

So, how does this relate to meeting Gabby Bernstein? Once I connected the dots to how I operated during that time period – pleasing everyone else, overworking and doing things that made other people happy – and how it ultimately affected my space for years later, I decided that my actions needed to change. Meeting Gabby was something fun to do, tickets cost next to nothing, I would get to attend a lecture, meet Gabby and get my book signed.  Why wasn’t I doing this? I decided it was time to put me first and say yes to things I love even if it’s just a small event like a book signing and meeting someone I admire. You see these little action steps are so powerful, it’s the little patterns you change daily that become permanent.  You never know how it will show up in your life so make sure you are making the best decisions for you today!

Do you have a similar story, please share?

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Spring Cleaning Sale! Fashion Feng Shui Book Sale!

 

I’m doing some spring cleaning of my inventory and passing along some savings to you!  I only have 20 copies of the book, Fashion Feng Shui: The Power of Dressing with Intention. Right now I am selling the book for 40 % OFF plus Free Shipping!

 

This is perfect timing for a spring wardrobe makeover!  This book will help give you a mini makeover plus teach you to save time and money with your wardrobe.  You will learn how to dress your intentions – attracting the things you want in your life, relationships and career!

 

This book guides you to select clothes that will do the following:

  • Fulfill your spirit

  • Flatter your body’s coloring and shape

  • Function for your lifestyle

  • Fortify you to attract your desires

 

Plus the book includes a quiz to determine your Fashion Feng Shui essence, your body shape, and the best colors for your skin tone and more!

This is a must have book and you can have it by click  here 40% OFF plus FREE Shipping!

 

 

Take action today! I only have 20 copies left and it’s first come first serve! The original price is $24.95, but you can purchase it here today for $14.95 plus free Shipping!

Are You a Supplement Junkie?

How often do you find yourself going into a health food store or website checking out all the supplements that are sure to help whatever condition you are concerned about only to find yourself with $200 worth of supplements? You read all about what these supplements can do for you and first you are overwhelmed with all the information but then you become convinced and feel that you must have it all!

 

My clients often have countertops or cabinets cluttered with supplement bottles. The story is pretty much the same – “I forget to take them,”  “I don’t know remember why I bought it,”  “they don’t agree with me,”  “my husband takes all this stuff.” I’m fascinated by how the energy during these conversations drops and something that is meant to help my client has now become an energy drain, a dust collector and space taker upper and a waste of money.

 

Let’s correct this problem, by setting aside some time to go through your supplements. Gather them up from all over your home.  I know they are hiding in the bathroom, your night stand, etc. Create two piles, one of supplements you take daily and another of those you haven’t taken in months. Check the expiration dates on the ones you haven’t used in months. This is the scary part, I’m in awe when I hear people have had things in their cabinet for years. Before you discard the expired ones, take a moment to reflect on why you purchased this item. Knowing the answer can help you stop repeating the same bad purchases. Remember this answer so you think about it next time you purchase a new supplement.

 

If you discover some items that haven’t expired and you decide to start taking them move them into your daily supplement area.

 

Here are my money saving tips when purchasing supplements:

  • Food is medicine, if you’re not eating a healthy diet no supplement will fix the problem alone. Food first then select supplements to support your weak areas.

  • Take a week off from supplements. It’s a good idea to give the body a rest from supplements. When you start back slowly introduce one product at a time, this will help you to see what’s working and what’s not.

  • Less is more! It doesn’t matter how good it is for you, don’t overdose on the good stuff.

  • Select good quality brands, don’t go cheap. Avoid supplements with Magnesium Stearate, always read labels before you buy and be sure if you use medications to check the manufacturer’s directions or talk with your doctor to make sure you don’t need to avoid certain herbs or supplements.

 

I am exposing my cabinet!  Here is where I store my supplements.

I suggest you keep your supplements in a space that you visit daily and that doesn’t clutter your counter tops.

There are some organizational tools you can find at Bed Bath and Beyond, The Container Store, Home Goods, and Target.

 

My two favorites from the container store:

Double Bamboo Turntable

Double Bamboo Turntable

 

3-Tier Silver Mesh Cabinet Organizer

Three-tier silver mesh cabinet organizer

Now you have one area of your home supporting you in your goal to getting health, wealthy and wise.

If you would like additional support consider a Healthy Lifestyle Makeover Session.

Do you have a trick to remembering to take your supplements on a daily basis? I would love to hear about in comment section below.

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