Winter is here. The nights are longer and colder, our shoulders more tense, as we pull them up to not feel the cold air, and we generally go inwards more. Some feel the cold more than others and some get sick more easily.
Have you ever wondered why?
And how you can support your immune system more, besides having nutritious food, hot herbal teas, the right supplements and plenty of rest and sleep? (These are definitely foundational for a rock solid immune system!)
For the past couple of years I've been following a Reflexologist on instagram, who publishes a different Reflexology Chart every single day of the year. How crazy is that??
Have you ever wondered why there are hundreds of Reflexology charts out there - with most of them seeming to show different reflexes for the same parts of the foot?
In today's V-log, I'll be covering exactly why there are so many charts out there, and what I think about it. ;)
Weight is a funny one. Usually people think straight away of body weight, weight loss or their dreams (and failed!) attempts of weight loss, which ultimately leads to a sinking feeling within themselves as they feel disheartened.
But what about weight in the sense of dead weight?
Weight in the sense of heavy thoughts, of too much stuff, of density, of baggage??
Have you ever thought about weight in the sense of a space holder?
Let me explain…
Have you ever wondered whether a Reflexology treatment could be something for you?
Have you asked yourself what Reflexology actually does and if it would feel good to you?
Are you maybe ticklish and you are worried that it might feel uncomfortable?
Or you just don’t know what the hype is all about and what touching the feet could possibly do for you?
In today's Vlog, I'd like to share '6 Reasons why to choose Reflexology' (and The Footprint Connection Reflexology!) with you.
On today's Vlog we are touching on a somewhat controversial topic. Reflexology doesn't work. That's what some people think.
And I don't even blame them!
'What...?? Why...??' you might be asking.
Because there is a big reason for this confusion, that I see part of my mission to clear up!
I'm so passionate about teaching Reflexology that's actually correct, that actually works and that's actually transformative, that I don't want to leave any confusions on the table!
So here it goes...
Have you ever noticed that when you're overwhelmed and stressed out, a part in you freezes?
Well, it makes sense, considering that stress kicks us into fight or flight response. I recently read a very fitting analogy:
Imagine you were running from a lion right behind you. Someone comes and asks you which colour to choose for your next ad. You'll be telling them to stop bugging you about that stuff right now, as you are running from a lion!
That's exactly how things work within our brain too, when we are stressed.
All our body's energy goes straight into our extremities (ie legs and arms etc), away from our digestive system (where we process stuff) and away from a cool, calm and focused brain.. This self-preservation method is made to make us run fast and protect us from immediate danger - unfortunately it gets overused in our society, which in turn leads to all sorts of troubles from gut issues (as not enough processing of food & situations takes place) to adrenal exhaustion/burn out symptoms, etc. And not to forget: a scattered brain that can't focus or remember things!!
So, if you have goals (and I'm sure, if you don't call them that, you have dreams you aspire to, which is much of a muchness in my eyes! ;) ) and you want to reach them, then you'll benefit from the following 5 steps to overcome overwhelm and be more productive instead…
Do you struggle with sabotage patterns in your life or on your entrepreneurial journey? Do you experience friction in your relationship?
Find out more about values and watch my first Vlog here! Find out what values exactly are and why they are so important when it comes to feeling fulfilled and on track in life, relationships and business!
In order to lead a healthy full life, we need to move through all emotions fluently. Emotions are supposed to be felt, processed by the body mind spirit connection, and at some point let go of. And it usually goes like that for positive emotions that result in feeling good.
However, in society we've learnt that some emotions are apparently not "as good" as other ones. Read on to find out what happens when emotions get suppressed or only partially processed and how this shows up in your feet!
My approach as a physical, emotional and energetic reader is a bit like the one of a personal translator.
I read the body and all its signs on as many levels as possible. Then I "translate" all physical, emotional and energetic signs I perceive into a language that can be understood in a more straight forward way of the person that is being "read".
An example is..
When I was 16 I got very sick, couldn't go to school for many weeks and nothing that the medical system did for me seemed to help. On the contrary, the more I listened to their advice and ignored my inner feeling going "no way, don't do that", the worse I got.
I was quite stressed out and overwhelmed at the time with one of my close friends wanting to commit suicide, me coaching her and my boyfriend and her not getting along. There was a lot of other stuff going on, but this situation just tipped it over.
Read on, if you'd like to hear what happened next and how my body taught me that I had to listen to it.
I've caught up with a bunch of people yesterday and I noticed again just how many people feel intimidated day by day.
People feel intimidated by successful people or daunted by long journeys. People get overwhelmed by stuff that's expected of them and pressure on self. (I'm no exception!) There is competition and comparisitis (which I call the inflammatory condition around comparing yourself to others that might be more successful, 'further' or 'better' than you).
There is so much out there that gives us the feeling that we aren't good enough or that we need to know, need or be more.
How to combat that? How do we find a way to just be us and shine our light? ...
The new year has started and we are already a week into it!
If you are one of the ones that had the intention to set goals, but ended up not getting there, or set goals and left it at that, this is for you!
It's for you if you want your goals of losing weight, becoming a better you, having a more connected relationship, living a more fulfilling life etc to come true this time and not just remain wishes in the aether.
If you don't make a plan of how you can best achieve your goals, and follow it straight up with action, your goals most often don't end up happening because you got distracted with the small stuff and details of life that busily kept on happening.
So they accumulate pressure within you as the year progresses, as you can't really see them come true till the end of the year. You keep hoping for a miracle - which most often doesn't happen when we don't consistently show the universe our commitment by taking small but precise steps into the directions of our goal(s).
So you end up disappointed and frustrated at yourself at the end of the year, when you realise that you've achieved way less than you thought you would.
You feel deflated and ultimately robbed of self-confidence, telling yourself that it's no point setting goals at all.
If you however know that miracles are possible, you just don't quite know how to get them to happen, then feel free to take a moment straight away today to work your way through the following 4 steps: ..
You use words you know will hurt. You feel totally lost in emotion. You can't seem to recognise yourself and the words that you had prepared in your head for ages in advance seem to be tumbling all over the place.
Why does this only ever happen if it's your partner or someone else that truly matters to you? You wanna be seen and understood. But you create a nightmare for yourself that leaves everyone drained, misunderstood and upset.
I get it. I used to be like this myself. Until I learned techniques and practised.. and things changed to the better forever. And I gotta tell you, it is possible. You CAN do it.
There are ways how to voice your most inner feelings to your loved ones without breaking out in tears. There is a step by step process which you can follow to express yourself in an authentic and straight from the heart way - without getting caught in the emotional whirlwind that carries you away from your original message. And today I'd like you to benefit from this great tool for expression too...
Christmas is fast approaching and, if you like it or not, signs are everywhere. How are you feeling about the upcoming time of festivities? Will you be catching up with family? Are you feeling pressured in any way?
Are you finding yourself getting exhausted at this time of the year?
What I notice lots with my clients during this time is that besides the usual life happenings that affect them, there is a big load of extra "to dos", expectations (may they be inner or outer), pressures and resulting exhaustion that shows up as general tiredness, swamped-ness, rings under the eyes, oversensitivity, increased back pain and a run down immune system.
Don't let this time of festivities and general busy-ness drain you this year, by avoiding the following 6 main reasons for exhaustion during the silly season!
We can get pretty caught up in our daily routines. We run from A to B to C and back: We bring the kids to school, run to work, chat to customers and clients all day, run to the next meeting & appointment, race home to make dinner, eat, clean up, get the kids to bed and prepare the next day... Which is a bit of a copy of the previous. Wow!!
Some weeks we have no time off. There is always stuff on. If it's not in appointments and work schedule, it's on in our heads. There are ALWAYS a million things to do!
And this doesn't even count in the dishes, washing and putting away clothes and toys (for the mums under us)!
I get it, I really do.
Especially with Christmas only a month away, I see so many clients and people in my life who take on more and more, just to create that extra cushion for the festive season.
People have the tendency to put themselves last. So here are 5 questions to ask yourself and 6 Ways to start truly living again!
You know those times when you've got stuff to do, but you feel a bit messy inside?
I like referring to this state as feeling 'swamped'.
It's internal pressure of wanting to perform better, achieve more, but at the same time just feeling soooo much. Not knowing if it's your own stuff, the people you work with or even the whole World's.
There might be feelings coming up in which you don't feel proud of yourself for not taking the steps you so know you should and need to be taking to get to where you want to be.
You might not feel like you're good enough at what you do, or in your relationships (because you feel you could do so much better).
What would it give you to learn how to hold your space in all of this, so you could keep moving - without the overwhelm, pressure and general tiredness of having to push through these feelings?
Check out these 7 Steps that you can take in order for you to be able to hold your Space..
It's coming into the busiest time of the year.
Are you ready?
Many of us are running on adrenal energy at the moment; preparing, running, working, organising this often hectic time leading up to the end of the year.
How are you coping?
Do you feel flustered, stressed, overwhelmed?
Do your feet ache at the end of your busy days - and even worse, after you get up?
I'd like to share 2 Reflexology Points with you today that may well change all this around for you. ..
Do you live in denial?
Are you making excuses for putting up with stuff, that you KNOW makes you feel like crap? Have you been telling yourself "yes I know it needs to change, but I'll just put up with it all a bit longer. It's not THAT bad." Yet.
"I'll wait and see. It might all change by itself and get better soon."
But for some reason it isn't. Well, not by itself anyway.
Nothing changes, unless you do. That's a saying, as far as I remember, and I totally agree. I also love this one for exactly the same reason:
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got"
I'm sure you've heard it before. And it's so so true.
How can you expect for things to change, if you rigidly and tensely hold onto stuff for dear life? Stuff, that doesn't actually serve you, even worse: that harms you. That limits you. That affects your wellbeing.
But we do it anyway. Why? ...
You know those times when you're feeling heavy, tired. Exhausted.
Things aren't the way you want them to be. A voice in you is screaming - or used to, as now it's much quieter. You know deep down that you don't want to continue this way.. But you're so stuck and somehow scared to look at it, you rather ignore it. Or you might not even know that the possibility exists, that life could be any different. Until it gets so bad that you can't handle it any longer.
You feel powerless. Helpless.
Then you might get sick or you hurt yourself 'by accident', and you must look at it. (Obviously it's much harder to ignore a broken bone than it is to ignore feeling unfulfilled, stuck or out of alignment with something)
I personally see dis-ease, health conditions or accidents as a way for our higher self to communicate certain messages to us...
You feel swamped. You've just been to the shopping centre and now you feel wiped out. You recall seeing countless faces - sad, happy, stressed, chatting - your mind is spinning!
You feel like lying down and having a sleep. But first you need to get a bit (or more!) chocolate from the cupboard. It will lift the haze. It will give you energy again and make you feel better ..Surely!?
If you've ever felt this way, you know how debilitating it can feel for an empathetic, susceptible person being around crowds, especially if there is no connection between people (ie in shopping centres, tubes, trains etc). You understand why you feel like going for anything like coffee, alcohol or chocolate to distract you from this horrible feeling of inner swampedness and tiredness.
Some people don't understand. Your family members might say "just don't be so sensitive" or "just don't take it on what others say" - but that doesn't help. They don't get it. It's not that easy.
You feel swamped. Controlled by the energies hanging around people, and you don't even know why. You feel wiped out...