I am enough.
What happens in your gut when you say that out loud?
Are you defeated and the shame of “I’m not enough” comes up to the surface?
Does it make you think about what being enough means?
Or does it invigorate you pulling the air deep into your lungs as you smile at the possibilities of life?
I’ve discovered that my own personal journey included this awareness of women being martyr’s. In order to love we gave ourselves away or we neglected our body, soul and emotional self in order to please others or help them.
From an early age, I was a stand for women. I stood up for my friends even when I sacrificed myself to do it. I had dreams of being a woman entrepreneur because there wasn’t many and this felt like it would give me a purpose to make a name for women and probably selfishly myself. I wanted to be a well know artist but not the starving kind… I also didn’t want a man to have to take care of me. I wanted to do it all myself.
I later learned that all of these ideas above were making be sick because they were contributing to the mountains growing around my heart. They were all based in fear.
As my body gradually broke down from the abuse that I had given it (daily coke’s, cigarettes, fast food, candy and potato chips. Yes, this was literally my diet) I began to wake up to a new way of eating, treating my body and seeing the world.
Food changed my life.
It also forced me to look at my emotional self and get to know Renee. The food changed my mood and allowed me look more deeply. I started life coaching in 2001, I was 21 years old at the time and I was just quitting smoking my pack a day of Marlboro Lights, finishing my undergrad degree and starting a business selling Cutco Knives.
Currently, as my team and I are lifting the curtain on the Love Yourself Naked™ Video Summit, I’m going to be sharing a story line of Love Yourself Naked and why I want you to be a part of this summit.
Remember, this summit is FREE of charge to you. I am extremely confident you’ll benefit when you watch, but I want to give you value first. Between now and September 10, follow along with this story and the bonuses you’ll get when you register for the summit.
My intention is to open you up to a new way of thinking about your health.
Dr. Christiane Northrop says this, “Good self care is the single most important aspect of our health, period.”
When i first heard about this “self care” stuff I had the food stuff down, with the exception of my former occasional sugar binges. I was thriving in my career, relationship, traveling the world, living life and eating amazing food. I was running marathons and very active. I was a pretty happy, but something was missing…
My self care/self love was lacking to say the least and it would waiver. Sometimes I would make time, sometimes I wouldn’t.
It caught up with me.
I started struggling with compassion. I remember buying books on it and still being so confused and scared by what was lacking in me that I didn’t feel that I could give it in the way that I wanted to others.
I learned that you can’t practice compassion for other people if we cannot treat ourselves kindly.
Why couldn’t I treat myself kindly?
First, the culture I grew up in allowed me to see women who didn’t treat themselves kindly. The media today is much worse. I wasn’t being authentic and making true connections in my life. I wasn’t letting people really in to see who I was.
My vulnerability is still a journey, but I’ve come a long way after discovering the meaning of vulnerability in my life in the past couple of years. It is through my vulnerability being expressed that Love Yourself Naked™ was birthed and I have a whole new awareness now. I’m grateful for this.
My AHA moment.
I realized that when I was vulnerable it opened up the others around me.
I became more willing to do things when I had no guarantee of success or being loved in return. I had to let go of control. I had to trust.
I found out that my heart had been really closed down for years because of my distrust.
Joy, creativity, love, passion, belonging and faith began to emerge.
What I was doing in the past was numbing myself each time I felt vulnerable. I would use whatever was handy at the time… sometimes work, sometimes relationship drama, sometimes a donut, sometimes wine or a lot of dark chocolate or an entire bowl of popcorn.
Brene Brown said it best, “guilt, shame, fear – you can’t numb these hard feelings with a couple of beers and a banana nut muffin. You cannot numb negative emotions without numbing out things like joy, gratitude and happiness.”
Here is the raw truth.
When you avoid looking at your shit and you consciously avoid your self care and self love you are sacrificing your health in some major ways.
Self sacrifice leads to health destroying thoughts and negative beliefs that bring up even more anger, guilt, shame, fear and resentment.
Before long, you are dipping back into the bottle of wine or bag of doritos because you have learned from your culture that being VULNERABLE is something that you need to numb.
These emotions happen to be linked to high levels in stress hormones in your body. Note that stress hormones are also linked to heart disease, cancer, weight gain, etc.
The question I have for you is this…
What if you made a choice to feel this stuff and open it up like a present versus numbing it away?
I promise this summit will impact you greatly and to give you everything I’ve got in this launch.
This is my gift to you, please receive it with love.
I see health from a stripped down perspective now and let me tell you this…
I AM ENOUGH.
I am more open, happy and full of love than I have been in my life and I’m just getting started.
I AM ENOUGH.
In fact, I am more than enough and that makes me smile to say that.
I intend to point the arrow in the right direction so you can see it within you too.
Food + “stripping down” has helped heal my body. Now, I want to show you how. In this summit, 14 amazing women, that I have personally chosen to interview with share their secrets to tell you a little story of Love Yourself Naked™.
Through their vulnerability and stories, you will learn and be guided to your own journey.
Don’t wait for permission to get started because you will never give it to yourself.
Make a choice and click here to register for 12 days of 20 minute videos with world renowned women.
PS. For more info on schedule, speakers and summit details, visit: www.loveyourselfnakedmovement.com