motivational

I WANT TO GET PERSONAL WITH YOU.

I WANT TO GET PERSONAL WITH YOU.

I want to hear from you now, more than ever!! What brings on the tears? What makes you feel powerful? What would you like to change? As a single mom to 3 kids, I know how overwhelming life can be and the challenges you are facing. But I’m here for you.

I love coaching and motivating all you incredible women and moms toward your goals; whether personal health, growth, relationship, sex, parenting and even recreating your life to be what you want it to be. But the best way for me to do this, is to set a top-notch example.

I’m proud to say that I’ve jumped on an opportunity to deepen my understanding and enhance my skills. It’s a leap of faith and I’m excited for the results I’ll be able to experience with you.

Out of respect for myself, I will be taking a ‘blog post’ sabbatical for a very brief period, but I don’t want to stop being in touch with you.
In fact, I’d love to hear from you NOW more than -ever- !!

So please, please, PLEASE, go to http://www.navaeinspired.com and jump on my mailing list. I will be dedicatedly sending out a newsletter each Sunday to all of you, sending out the most encouraging tips possible for you power women who just need that boost. Send me your questions, frustrations, curiosities and positive thoughts! What a better time than the start of the week?

Talk to me, ladies!! You deserve to be heard and you deserve the life you want most.

Let’s get it.

Mercury in Retrograde: A few thoughts before it’s done

As I said before in the last  Mercury in Retrograde  post,  this isn’t a time of hocus pocus superstition where you have to be afraid to cross paths with the moonlight.  This time is a gift.

I wrote earlier today for a different publication on the subject of rejection.  Rejection, like Mercury being in retrograde is something that once we enter into its sphere, we all sit on the edge of our seats waiting for something painful.  Of course, the emotions and circumstances that Mercury’s orbit and rejection bring are not always pleasant, but it doesn’t mean we should run for high heaven when we see it coming either.

But that’s been covered.   We have 6 days left in this retrograde cycle and I want to encourage you to make the most of it.

As a mother of 3, running my own creative business, I have to constantly ward off my incredible ideas for a more appropriate time! I always jot the ideas down and come back to them, but I have to honor myself by not sending my mind into creative overkill. Of course, the kids benefit from that as well, but ultimately it’s my own sanity that I must honor. (It’s not about selfishly neglecting the children, it’s about sacrificing our need to *live* completely and settling for scrapbooks  when we were born to paint. It saddens me to hear of parents all over neglecting their ideas and dreams ‘for the sake of the family’ when the biggest detriment is the neglect of one’s passions.  However, I digress, and should leave that important tangent for another post.)

So what do you do when you are brimming with ideas but feel the retrograde whirlwind calling you to slow down?

Well, the state to be in during this time is simply one of “non-reaction”,  as  the physical environment will be changing continually during a Mercury retrograde. Treat this time period as a time dedicated to the of gathering information and aspiration.  But look on carefully in observance.  Write down your thoughts.  Consider your options, possibilities and limitations.  But, wait until the changes stop before attempting to put things into order. Then, once Mercury turns direct again, take a look at the information that is still around at that time, assess it  and  THEN begin your action, all the  while maintaining the fine art of flexibility.

So many of my clients  have respectfully turned introspective during this time and I can’t stress enough how happy I am that they are doing so.   It’s ok to honor yourself, your business and family by putting major travel, business and extra commitments on hold while you close your eyes and ground your feet.

You have a great gift to offer the world with your talents and expertise and I’m not surprised to hear that you are anxious to get things rolling.

In the end, you know what’s best for yourself.  Sometimes you need help forging a road or strategizing the idea (and that’s what I’m here for!) but it’s also ok to take things in stride as long as you are dedicated on your path to growth, freedom, success and ultimately, bliss!

So there you have it!  A pep talk for the next  6 days.

But don’t get too comfortable. When March 1st rolls around,  I absolutely expect you to be ready to rock and get your talented ass into forward motion.

You deserve to live a beautiful life.

Want more?  I’m happy to coach you through your personal empowerment or even re-invention.  If you’re tired of living in a state of ‘When is it my turn?”, then let’s talk.  That’s a toxic mantra and you have a life to experience.

www.navaeinspired.com

 

 

 

 

Come now, let’s be Unreasonable…

You know that secret box you keep under the bed and hope to holy heaven that no one ever finds? Or maybe it’s not a physical box, but you know you have one in your mind. For some it contains little messages, written to self, that proclaim the deep desire to learn to sing. (yikes!) Or move to Italy. (mmmm….) What about letting your sexy wild side out in bed? (spicy!) Or do something noble like sell your business and commit to an orphanage in Mexico or China?

All of the above and alike are desires that people everywhere all over the globe have tucked away secretly but are too afraid to really pursue. Why? Because everyone has a reason they can’t! Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of loneliness…

In this short but sweet post, I have a favor to ask of you.

Get out that box and look through it. Finger through the photos in your mind, of the places you desperately want to travel to. Imagine what it would feel like to be surrounded by the people that inspire you. See yourself doing what it is you always wished you could do, but dismissed, because of lack of money, support, courage or drive … and awaken the passion. Just see how it feels and swim in it. How does your spirit feel? Are you smiling?

Be unreasonable. Think outside the box and imagine a reality that’s more colorful and full of more possibilities. And for heaven’s sake – don’t get caught up in “that could never happen” !! All I asked of you was to entertain the imagery and to involve your senses.

I can’t say if we have one life or more, but what I do know is that a life lived without passion is a waste of life. There are so many possibilities out there but so many people get hung up on the most limiting question: HOW? Really?? So many creative and innovative individuals and we let ourselves get short stopped by that damn three letter word.

What if we change the question? You want to change your life? I can help you. Step one and two: Change your thinking and change the questions. Begin to ask yourself, “What is possible that I’ve never allowed to be possible?” Don’t try to answer it… Just ask… You’d be surprised at the inspiration that will follow.

I hope you allow for unreasonable ideas to flow into your incredible mind today. Allow your imagination to be enlightened and match those desperate desires inside of you.

If that overwhelms you, that’s ok. This can be a rough process, but that’s why I’m here to help. Feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to creatively coach you through the next steps. I don’t want to see anyone limited in their dreams and aspirations.

Be Unreasonable. Dare to dream. Dare to be.

Yours Truly,
http://www.navaeinspired.com

Are You Smiling?

Just checking.

Are you smiling?   Have you laughed today?

Whether this is the start, middle or end of your week, I swear you have something to smile about.  If you can’t find that *something*, then darlin, something is WAY off track.

Today, I was recalling when my beautiful grandma, ridden with various illnesses, was slowly dying, in worlds of pain and had just had her leg removed due to diabetes.  Counter to what I expected, she not only had a  smile on her lips, but it was also in her eyes.

The Christmas season brings up these memories for me and can be emotional for me because my family always poured themselves into the festive winter holiday.  In our home, there were always grandparents, aunt’s and uncles …  with cousins always scheming to see who would sleep over just to keep the party going.  Predictably found in the kitchen, usually warming more coffee and tamales, we all knew my wonderfully strong grandmother as a foundational woman in our family.  She was our bond and our glue.   Unfortunately, her death was the awakening in us all that we could no longer lean on HER strength for OUR happiness.

But I remember standing there, next to her bed, post op – admiring the space that once held her warrior leg and I thought to myself…   She is my hero.  This woman had taught me endless lessons in my life and now she was leaving.  Heart wrenching as it was to watch her go, there remained the gift she gave and this was her smile.

In the face of rejection, she smiled.

Watching her family taken by poverty, abuse, neglect, drugs and alcohol – This miracle of a woman still had her smile.

I realize now the secret to her road of bliss.

Gratitude.  Gratitude in the wake of chaos is what leaves your heart at peace and ultimately grows a smile that reaches to not only your lips but also to your eyes.

No matter your place or pain, there continues to be beauty all around.  Life, love and abundance waits to be experienced but it only increases as you see and appreciate it.

I have my ups and downs, but I know what I desire.  I desire to love and live more. To see the miracles and be them.

Please don’t get distracted by the pain that comes and goes. Instead place your focus on what you want to grow and remain!  You have the chance to create your life to be a miracle that spreads inspiration like wild-fire to the world around you.   What will you do with that?  Choose the course of your day.  Choose YOUR smile. It’s starts with now.

Desire and be.  Life is waiting.

Wonder Woman & Miracle Max

Wonder Woman.  We all know about her.  Miracle Max?  You know, he’s the witch doctor played by Billy Crystal in The Princess Bride.  IF you haven’t seen The Princess Bride, grab your beverage of choice and indulge in that incredible cult classic.

Getting back to the point.  What I want to talk about is a kind of ‘mom thing’ at face value.   But whether you are a parent or not – there are truths here for you; either that you will relate to, or at the very least give you a reason to cut the rest of us some slack or treat us to a well-earned spa day.

It’s incredible how  a cold snap in the weather or an unexpected flu can cause you to take what you THOUGHT you were going to get done that day and force you into an extra degree of creativity.  I realized today that though I did hours of computer work, I hardly sat down.  Every 10 minutes, I was needed for food, drink, band-aids, ice packs, hugs or mediation!

However, as these announcements of hunger and boredom began to layer themselves in my ears, I remembered how incredibly lucky I am. These moments of chaos can either blind us with anger or allow us the opportunity to see beyond the veil of confusion and panic to see the joy and beauty that’s all around.  This day like every other had limitless possibilities for joy, love and abundance and I was hell-bent on swimming in it!

What if……   What if these stretches of repeated chaos are simply arriving in our reality to allow us to see beyond? What if these circumstances are giving us a chance to see what we really CAN do with that wonder woman cape of ours?  What kind of miracles could we create in our families, homes, dreams and careers?  You know….  miracles hardly happen during the calm.   They tend to happen in the storm.

In the end, I have to say that in my ‘wasted work day’ there was a treasure to be found.  What I thought was bound for failure, instead gave birth to new ideas and projects that I’m SO excited to get busy on. (stay tuned!) But in the end… that’s the point!  I chose not to limit my day by a near sighted ‘realistic’ perspective… rather took the chance to ask, “What else is possible, today?!”  Because these are the questions that invoke action and creation.

So this is what I will leave you with:

What do you desire to feel?  Who do you desire to be?  Feel it.  Be it.   Chase after what others deem impossible and be the miracle.