Wednesday, April 9, 2014

When the Student is Ready...




Have you heard this: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear?" Maybe you have, and maybe you've been lucky enough to experience it. Fortunately for me, I have had the opportunity to experience this a number of times in my life. And recently, I had the opportunity again and I'd love to share my journey!

Over the coming weeks I'll be sharing what's been going on with me and my journey and what that means for all of you! I hope you'll stay tuned and join me. I promise it will be worth it!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Awakening to Faith

No - I wasn't hit by lightening! In fact as my ever questioning personality would have it - it's actually been a very long "awakening"! I think it's taken me a few months to realize how much has actually happened to me and really see it in my daily life.

I've already shared with you my wonderful experience of co-authoring the Bold Is Beautiful book. That experience really opened my eyes to my awakening. Little did I know when I titled my chapter The Power of the F Word that my life was truly going to show the meaning of FAITH. I wrote about a few life experiences that I have had and that no matter what they were it was always my inner faith and guidance that brought me back out. It is that knowing that there is always a higher purpose and a lesson to be learned that keeps me going forward - no matter how crazy or difficult that may seem.

This lesson just keeps presenting itself to me. I think I'm finally getting it!

Friday, December 20, 2013

My Exciting News!

Earlier this year, I had a conversation with my colleague, Kim Boudreau Smith. Little did I know how it was going to change my life! Kim was in the process of putting together a group of 28 women who were willing to share how they learned to put themselves out there in the world, to move forward and let their inner light shine through. Now, along with this wonderful group of women, I am an international best selling author – and so proud of it!

The original vision for Bold is Beautiful was to serve as a vital support for people who feel like they don’t have the energy to keep going, that their business and life are overwhelming them and negativity is closing in. Our book is a bold kick in the butt and provides the incentive to keep moving forward and the understanding that others have been there too.

Kim personally interviewed and selected each contributor to Bold is Beautiful. She asked only that every single beautiful woman in this book share her soul with the reader. I think all of us had learned in one way or another that we had to become bold to move forward from where we once were. Being small was not a choice if we were to achieve what we wanted. In our various ways, we opted to turn our lives around and become bold and successful. It was just not an option to complain, crawl into a corner, and give up. As we stood up and believed in ourselves, we also believe our readers can find hope and believe in themselves.

Reading the many stories and accounts in Bold is Beautiful will make you laugh, cry, and sometimes just shake your head in wonder.  But most importantly, it will focus your vision inward and inspire your passion to move forward and grow anew. You have the power within yourself to create the life you want. Take the first step towards empowerment of your true self with Bold is Beautiful. It’s available right now on Amazon.

Boldly yours,

MJ


P.S. If you haven't seen our website for the book, click here www.bold-is-beautiful.com
and to purchase your own inspiring copy today go here.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

10 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Staying healthy can be one of the greatest gifts you give yourself this holiday season and so I've tried to be very conscious of my daily habits. I thought I'd share these things with you as you plan your days.

1. Don’t postpone your sleep. Your body relies on deep restful sleep to rejuvenate. Get eight hours each night. Especially critical are the hours between 10pm and 2am when the body releases hormones that heal the body. So for those 3 am Christmas Eve gift-wrappers, create a new plan this season.

2. Variety is the spice of life. Eat a wide variety of foods and put different colors on your plate. Eat nine to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day and look for foods that are rich in antioxidants.

3. Don’t forget to incorporate whole food supplements into your diet. Especially important are B, C and E vitamins and calcium.

4. Schedule personal time at least 3 times per week. Use it to get moving with physical exercise and seek out serenity with stress reduction techniques such as meditation.

5. Hydration is vital. So, make sure to wet your whistle everyday. Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water and at least one cup of tea per day. I love Sunrider’s Calli and Fortune Delight Teas to strengthen my elimination system and rid the body of toxic build up. Add some raw organic honey for extra healing benefits.

6. Replace small talk with authentic connections! Engage in meaningful conversations with friends and family, enjoy physical touch with a real hug, laugh from your belly and have fun.

7. Don’t skimp on cleanliness and good hygiene. Especially when you are exhausted at the end of the day, it seems easier to jump in bed and forget your usual routine. However, consider that you are preparing your body to rejuvenate and recharge. Give it a fighting chance.

8. Try Chinese Goldenseal Root which is considered one of nature’s greatest antibiotics and general body tonic if you are feeling run down.

9. Add Probiotics such as acidophilus into your diet. These promote good bacteria, destroy harmful bacteria, cleanse the body of mucous and debris and support the acid/alkaline balance in your intestines.

10. Experiment with aromatherapy and therapeutic grade essential oils. You will enjoy the scents that fill your home as well as their healing benefits. Try a festive scent, Balsam Fir, which is historically prized for its ability to heal respiratory conditions and muscular pain. It is also grounding, stimulating to the mind and relaxing to the body.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Day Of Thanks...


Our Wish to You...
Wishing you and your families the happiest of days filled with love and laughter. Today we celebrate our day and give thanks for all of you who have joined our community and allowed us to be part of your lives.