I am sitting on the pool deck overlooking the beach at our condo in St. Augustine, Fl. We have been to this beach before, rented from the same company, so I knew what to expect. Actually, they do a great job letting us know what is in the condo so we know whatbto expect. As a result, I packed much less than I did for our last vacation two years ago.
In fact, I can say that in comparison to many people I know, our home and much of our life is minimalist in its theme. Then, I come to the beach. And I realize how much crap we have. The four of us are staying in two bedrooms and though it is beautiful and decorated with authentic Tommy Bahama beach fun, it really is sparse and brings me to point of wanting to go home and toss everything we own in the trash. I am SO not kidding.
I want to. But, I wont.
Here is what I will do: Another purge. Do you remember when I left my job a couple of years ago? I knew that we would be home more often than not and needed to have more breathing room. I have purged and purged and purged. Guess what? I am doing it again. Tonight, over dinner, I put the kids on notice. We are making another sweep next week.
I even have some things in mind and everyone agreed to release these items when we get home.
This week in paradise is our reset. It is my clutter clearing for my soul. I am thankful for the chance to clear my mental cobwebs which will allow for more clearing at home which in turn allows me to support my manifesting work and the release that I bring to my clients.
I know that everyone does not get a week in paradise. I am one of the lucky ones. Always have been. My wish for you today is to find your own reset button and push it. A manicure? A pedicure? Your favorite ice cream or dinner at a favorite restaurant. Find ways to reset and clear the clutter of your soul. Good luck and get to manifesting.
even created this for you. As we walk our path we think we've cleared everything, right? We've been to the mountain and seen the healers and sat in the circles but damn, things just keep coming up. This time, this time it wasn't pain or heartbreak or sadness, it was understanding and for that I am extremely grateful.
There is something that people don't know about me. Well, probably a lot they don't know, but there are two primary things in regards to this class that I want to share.
First, I was born with a birth defect. I thought I would include a photo. That's me on the left with my dad and my sister, circa 1983. You probably cannot tell just from looking but I was birth with a facial birth defect that manifested on my tongue as a venous malformation. That in turn created a situation where my bones in my mouth - specifically the top portion - were pushed out during growth causing an open bite. In effect, when I smiled you could not see my teeth. It doesn't sound too bad but due to being naturally shy and introverted (okay, really, it's true) coupled with some bullying from about 1st grade to 8th grade caused the second thing you should know, which I had a serious fear of public speaking.
In fact, I still remember one particular time in high school having to give a report in front of the class. I was literally sweating bullets. My face was red, I was visibly shaking and sweat was POURING down my face. It was self-humiliation to the max.
During that time in my life and really for many years after, I found myself in a sort of personal tug of war on a regular basis. I struggled with serious shame and self-loathing that turned into very unhealthy habits like outrageous drinking and partying and very bad food choices. The flip side was this knowledge that if I could simply get my shit together there would be something really great waiting for me on the other side.
Thank the Goddess that I had teachers in high school cheering for me, employers who saw great value in my skills and finally meeting a hubby who has encouraged me every step of the way. And, one day, a switch flipped. Actually, a lot of switches flipped (on and off and on and off for years) but in 1998, I was asked to give a presentation to a group of retail managers that worked in the same district as I did at the time. I put together my presentation and pulled it off and received compliment after compliment. Man, that felt good! Truthfully, I'm not sure how it has happened but I have since found myself in front of audiences speaking again and again.
I'm telling you this because I want you to understand that for me and for many others, when we create courses and bring teachings, it is out of our own growth and pain. We made it to the other side and want to share with the world that miracles can happen and that lives can change. Today, take a chance. Change your life. Value your story. For the price of two lattes you can download a valuable course that helps you to Step Out of Fear and Into Your Story!
You are invited to STEP OUT OF FEAR AND INTO YOUR STORY!
This class, normally taught in a group setting, is now offered online through my Teachable site at the introductory rate of $10.
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I’m Dana Croy and I am a modern day mama. Balancing family and work is not always easy (not to mention a little self-care). Though being Mama to two fantastic kiddos is a huge part of my life, that was not always the case. I wear many other hats and invite to sit down and find harmony with me.