Living Abundantly Treasure Hunt

It’s so easy to get caught up in all of our shit and feel like living abundantly is impossible, especially when bills are coming in and you’re stressed out about where the next $50 will come from… or maybe you’ve fallen into needing some expensive car repairs… or you just want to treat yourself to a massage but are feeling guilty about it.

Adopting, and more importantly embracing, an abundance mindset can feel like a challenge.

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I used to be the person who felt weird bending over to pick up a penny on the ground. It felt like people would judge me– I mean, it was a simple penny.

 “Get Rich Lucky Bitch” and “Lucky Bitch” by Denise Duffield-Thomas fell into my lap and my mind was opened up to this simple side of “woo woo” that I didn’t know existed.

The books emphasized that being present and asking the Universe for what you want and actually paying attention for whatever it is, is a great way to bring it into your life.

Shortly after reading the books I started finding loose change all over the place. I allowed myself to pick it up, thank the Universe, and tell her that I was ready for more whenever the timing was right. 

Then about a week later I was shopping at Target and found a $5 bill in the cart I was using.

I challenged myself to a weekend of scavenging and came up with over $85 in unexpected savings, checks I had forgotten about, spare change I found, and kind strangers paying it forward to me.

Eight-five dollars in three days!

This summer I took on a part-time gig that I was extremely nervous about. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or if it was a bad choice. All sorts of doubt ran through my head. On the first day, I sat down at my desk and found a penny on the ground. Every day that first week that I came in, I found a different penny– in the parking lot, under my desk. I knew it was a sign that I had chosen the right path.

I challenged the ladies in Wellness Magic Makers this weekend to see how much they can find. I’m up to $25.04 and I spent all day yesterday laying on the couch. 

Want to play along?

Say this request to the Universe–

“Universe– thank you for the abundance that already exists in my life. I am grateful for the home I live in, the love I am shown daily, and the friendships I am blessed with. I know that the timing is up to you. I am open to living abundantly in whatever ways make sense. I am grateful and paying attention for all of the ways you make me abundant. Please help me guide the way.”

Then, start watching for it everywhere.

Abundance comes in many forms but we’re focusing on the ways it can come into your life monetarily. Every time you find something, thank the Universe. And write it down– track the things coming into your life. (Remember, the things you focus on multiply!) Give it two or three days, at least and then report back with what you’ve found!

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Naked Cookbook

I have a bit of an obsession with cookbooks. If you see a “coffee table book” in my house, there’s an 80% chance it’s actually a cookbook. 

51sxnNnzijLI recently received a copy of Naked Cookbook and it really is naked! This book has maybe the most unique, and literal, cover design and binding I’ve ever seen. As soon as I removed it from the box it shipped in I thought, “this is worth it just for how cool it’ll look on the shelf, even if the content sucks.”

The good news is that the content doesn’t suck. The recipes, for the most part, are paired down and “naked”… simple for anyone to understand and be able to make their own. I did wish there were more pictures but understand that decisions have to be made for the sake of space. 

I haven’t had a chance to cook any of the recipes yet– summer life with new projects has kept me from cooking much lately. But there are plenty of recipes from this book that are on my “must make soon” list including Sea Bass Ceviche with Avocado + Pomegranate, Sauerkraut, and Chilled Avocado Yogurt Soup.

Definitely check out The Naked Cookbook if you’re looking for a simple cookbook with lots of health information that covers raw, pure, stripped, bare, nude, clean, and detox foods.

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this cookbook for free in exchange for writing a review. This review is my honest opinion and has not been influenced by the publisher. Additionally, links in this post are affiliate links for which I may receive a small payment. Using these links does not cost you anything additional.*

Ditch the Analysis Paralysis

It’s been awhile since I’ve actually written a full on blog post here. My apologies. I burnt myself out for awhile there and decided to focus on quality over quantity. It’s taken me getting on my soap box about analysis paralysis to come back. I hope y’all haven’t missed me too much or forget about me. I plan to be around here a bit more often in the future.

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I want to talk about something today that has been wearing on my heart. It’s the number one thing that I see holding health coaches back from achieving their goals over and over again–analysis paralysis.

Think about it– you’ve probably done it yourself!

You worry– what if they don’t like me? what if this never works out? what if this is such a success I can’t handle it and I need to hire employees and go on tv and…?!

Or perhaps you spend 3 months debating over the color for the font on your Facebook cover photo.

You ask your potential clients and your friends and your family and anyone else with an opinion what to do about x, y, and z. And when you finally go to make a decision you’ve had so much feedback that you’re far more confused than you were when you started.

YOU are a strong, powerful and resourceful woman. YOU have made it this far without giving up, and THAT is something to be proud of.

Becoming a quick decision maker who listens to her intuition and does only what feels GOOD is one of the key factors in becoming a successful entrepreneur. Yes, I am a Libra and yes, this is something I still struggle with.

But when we look outside of ourselves for validation on the color we picked for our logo or the idea we have for a program or whatever else, we devalue our own self worth! We literally tell our guts “eh, I don’t quite trust you so I’m going to ask someone else”.

How do we get out of analysis paralysis?

Stop asking others. Make the quick reaction and listen to your gut. And most importantly–GET IT THE EFF OUT THERE. Whatever “it” is. It might “fail”. So what. Everything in business, whether you have 1 client or are being feature on Oprah, is a gamble. You have to guess and check. Test and tweak. But you’ll never know if it’ll bomb or soar if it sits in your brain forever! <3 <3 <3

So, let’s get a discussion going– what is one thing you’ve left sitting in analysis paralysis? I want to be your cheerleader for this and support you in whatever way I can to get it out into the world!

XO,

Katie

WMM 010: Balancing it All with Jessica Wyman

 

Meet Jessica Wyman 1450295_10152073303727094_838661132_n-2

Jessica Wyman is a homegrown Idaho girl and her passion for outdoors is a big reason why she focuses on work-life balance.

Jessica is a nutritionist, yoga teacher, author, speaker and host of her own TV show, Jessica’s Clean Eats, and co-founder of her wellness program Clean & Lean Health Academy.

It’s her passion and pleasure to help people live a Clean and Lean Lifestyle and to make it easy. Start by downloading her Clean and Lean FREE Challenge and 5-Day Guidebook on her website at Jessica-Wyman.com.

 

In this episode I chat with Jessica about how she manages to get it all done. She is working on so many different projects at once and still manages to homeschool one of her sons AND spend time outside mountain biking– one of her favorite activities. Jessica has some great tips for balancing it all and a secret weapon for recipe creation (seriously, if you’re a health coach, you need to check this tip out!).

Jessica and myself both went to nutrition school at Institute for Integrative Nutrition. You can learn more here.

Lastly, you can find Jessica online on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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XO,

Katie

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WMM 009: Using Your Intuition To Fuel Your Journey with Amanda Heisman

 

Meet Amanda Heisman DSC_0421

Amanda Heisman is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Writer, Speaker, and Founder of Heisman Health. She hails from the great state of Ohio and now resides in south Florida. Amanda discovered her passion for nutrition and wellness accidentally on purpose while recovering from a car accident that had rendered her physically & mentally stuck. She strives to inspire professionals to just begin and take control of improving their health through baby steps in nutrition, nature, self-care, and creative expression. Amanda helps busy women Eat for Success, get back in touch with their bodies, and remember to love themselves FIRST in her signature 30 day program, Food Foundation.

 

In this episode I chat with Amanda about how she used her intuition to find a path that healed her but also led to her becoming a health coach. We also talk a bit about how she uses her in-person volunteering to build an online business.

Amanda and myself both went to nutrition school at Institute for Integrative Nutrition. You can learn more here.

You can check out Amanda’s FREE guide– Top 5 Energy Boosting Hacks–here.

Lastly, you can find Amanda online on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Thank you for listening to this episode! If you enjoyed it, please feel free to share it with your friends. 

I’d also be incredibly grateful if you could rate, review, and subscribe to The Wellness Magic Makers Podcast on iTunes. 

Rating, reviewing and subscribing helps this podcast stay afloat and helps it get out to more people via the iTunes rankings. 

Join the community online on Facebook and Instagram!

XO,

Katie

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