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Om Mama Love is HERE

Om Mama Love is HERE

Posted November 01, 2016

 Om Mama Love is here! Love. Indescribable, chest-bursting, unconditional love. It’s the life-force that beats the heart of every mama. Some might call it an ‘irrational’ force –why else would we love so fiercely through sickness, sore boobs and sleep deprivation?! But once you’re a mama, and you’ve held your baby in your arms – heck, even before that, when you simply feel that flutter of life in your belly – that tiny, light-filled being becomes your everything. And love? Well, it becomes your default state of being. Mamas are the queens of love – we dish it out every minute. We teach with love… cook with love… wash and fold tiny clothes with love… Heck, we even clean our houses with love. Love is why we wipe away snotty noses, accept sticky fingers all over our fresh T-shirt, and put everything on hold when our bubs are unwell. We push through everything – pain, long days, sleepless nights – with a warm flame burning within, because the love makes it all worth it. To be clear, we don’t do these things because we have to, we do them because we want to. Because, with our entire mind-body-soul, we want nothing more than to ensure the health and happiness of the child gifted to us by the Universe. But. (Yes, there’s a but!) But sometimes, with all this love pouring forth, we can end up feeling like there’s nothing left to give. All that energy directed outwards can leave us feeling depleted and dried up. So we dig deeper, and sure enough we find more love from somewhere – who knows where – to dish out. But it becomes more and more tainted with our exhaustion, our frustration, our short temper. Worse still, the more we scrape the sides of the barrel for more love to give, the less there is for us. We take from our own resources. But the truth, beautiful mama, is that if we want to keep love at the centre of *this* – the most rewarding and challenging job we’ve ever had – we have to make a change. We have to do the one thing that we never think to, or even want to, but that will make the most profound difference… Just as we fill up our babies and families with love, we have to start filling up ourselves. Relying on others to do the job for us won’t cut it. When we expect others to fill us up – to love us up – we soon come to realise that this sort of love will only go so far. It will only go deep enough to take the edge off, not to soothe and balm it at the source. We soon come to realise that as mamas, the love we need in order to give has to be of the pure variety: it must be clean and strong, and it must be something we can call on whenever we need it. Love on tap… And the only, only way to get this kind of love? Is to give it to yourself. It might sound counter-intuitive at first – especially for women who are used to putting themselves last – but filling yourself with love can actually be the most powerful act of motherhood. Why? Because when you do, you’ll be giving to those around you – including your bubba – from the overflow. From the excess. With love to spare. It’s all about filling your own self-love cup. It’s about loving yourself MORE than you think you deserve, and then even more still. Keeping it full so there’s plenty to go around. It’s all about the self-love, my beautiful mama. The Spiritual Self Love. Love, mama, love. It’s all about loving you so that you can perform the most important job on earth with grace and gratitude. With joy and magic threaded through even the worst moments. The struggle hours. And nobody can FILL you up the way you need, better than YOU. BUT… and here’s the second but… How are you meant to fill yourself up with love when you’ve barely got time to pee? Gone (for now) are the days when you could slip off for a sneaky pedicure. Or luxuriate in a long bubble bath. (Self-care? What’s that?!) And as for spiritual stuff, that 3-hour yoga and meditation workshop, or those regular kinesiology appointments you used to love – they happen alot less.  Let alone spend all night sipping tea with your soul sisters, sharing stories, crystals and oracle cards. In this new phase you find yourself in, it’s not a grand gesture you’re craving, it’s a daily pillar. Filling your tank isn’t about spiritual fireworks and weekends away, it’s about finding stillness and connection in amongst your normal daily mama moments – the mundane ones and the magnificent ones and even the I-think-I’m-gonna-cry ones. And guess what, I have something to help you find that thing you’re looking for; that feeling you’ve been craving… Welcome to the Om Mama Love Membership. Meditation, Mindfulness and Self Love for the soul-centred mama A monthly membership to help mamas get their Om on with a nourishing practice of meditation, mindfulness and self-love. What is it? The Om Mama Love Membership delivers easy, bite-sized morsels of meditation, mindfulness and self-love. It’s accessible. No fuss. Flexible spirituality. Delivered direct to your inbox each month. Designed to refuel and refill mamas with the love, zen and stillness they so need and deserve. As an Om Mama Love member, here’s what you get each month: (create as little boxed images) MEDITATION: A brand new, professionally recorded meditation from Claire – trained yoga and meditation teacher – diving into common mama concerns, challenges and experiences. This is your chance to find stillness in the storm of motherhood. (P. Storms are beautiful!) REFLECTION: Personal mama stories from Claire designed to encourage reflection and invite new ways of thinking and being. INSPIRATION: A never-heard-before podcast with incredible mamas […] Read more

LIVE WEBINAR: The Power of Inward Reflection

LIVE WEBINAR: The Power of Inward Reflection

Posted October 23, 2016

The Power of Inward Reflection in Life + Biz Live Webinar I’m so excited to share with you the next LIVE webinar coming up. Myself and Julie Parker, the dynamic, deeply divine and loving founder of Beautiful You Coaching Academy will be jamming on the power and importance of inward reflection – this is especially for the busy mamas and coaches out there! If you’ve EVER found yourself in a state of overwhelm as you juggle clients, your children, LIFE, then this conversation is FOR YOU. Even if you’ve got all your ducks in a row, then this will be so supportive – as a reminder, a refresher and a way to realign! Check out the invitation below and REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR PLACE HERE ** There will be a recording for those who register, but LIVE is so much more fun – we can answer your Qs and jam together. ++ I can’t wait to share this with you and to jam with one of my all-time favourite people – Julie Parker. Hope to see you there! love + light, Claire x Save Save Save Save Save Read more

Speaking the right love language

Speaking the right love language

Posted October 17, 2016

Speaking the right love language is saving my marriage Ok, so that’s a bit dramatic. We aren’t even close to splitting up, but let’s just say this; if we had let things continue as they were, it would’ve eventually become a slippery slide ride into splitsville. Sleep deprivation. Busy lives. Work pressures. Zero alone time. That is not a good recipe for a happy marriage. And that was a hard fact to face up to considering we’ve always had an effortless, cruisy and love-filled relationship. It’s confusing you know, becoming parents you experience the MOST divine love ever. Filling up on the ecstasy that together we created and birthed a beautiful little being. OUR LOVE DID THAT. Yet, that very same experience is what creates distance. Not by choice, no way. But survival mode kicks in. Things to do. Stuff to create. Responsibilities we never had before. Adjusting to so much change. So after a few weeks of constant niggling, and whinging and more ‘disconnecting’ from each other than I could bare without bursting into tears I said enough. Time for change. One night over dinner I pulled out Gary Chapman’s ‘The Five Love Languages’. A book I’d read and adored years ago. Chris and I had taken the test inside to find out what each other’s main ‘love language was’. I decided we need to revisit that and make a conscious effort to start speaking each other’s language. == So much had changed. What used to be my ‘language’ was no more. The same for him. We’d evolved and our needs had too. He desired more quality time and I needed words of ‘affirmation’ (something I’d never needed before). He wanted more one-on-one time with me to laugh and talk. I needed to hear compassionate words of love and support, and even encouragement. ++ Overnight things have changed. We are so aware. Conscious. Engaged. Reconnected. We even went on a date. Woah. We have both placed each other front and centre. Such a small shift, such a huge impact. == So here I am re-inspired. Falling in love again. Feeling empowered that I can make a positive impact and take inspired action for more LOVE, CONNECTION and JOY. Maybe this will inspire you to reach for the same? love + light Claire Read more

LIVE WEBINAR: How to be a conscious mama

LIVE WEBINAR: How to be a conscious mama

Posted October 10, 2016

LIVE WEBINAR: How to be a conscious mama I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but coming in a matter of weeks if the launch of my NEW online meditation membership site for mamas. Yep, I’m stupidly excited to say the least. I have literally been tinkering away on this passion project for over a year. In celebration of the big day I’m having LOADS of fun doing special things for you, divine mama. Over on my facebook page I just started hosting FB LIVE sessions where I share personal stories, tips, ideas and more on motherhood. Check out last week’s session below. You’ll discover: 10 things I’ve learned as a mama Find out the name of my new meditation offering for mamas Hear about the exciting offers available. Don’t worry, there are MORE Facebook Live sessions coming soon; This Thursday the 13th at 12pm ADST (Sydney, Australia) I’ll be live again talking about the biggest mistake I’ve made a mama. ++ Live Webinar -19th October, 8pm ADST (Sydney, Australia) And to keep the celebrations going I’ve got something super special and exciting me you. Myself and the incredible Amy Taylor Kabbaz of Happy Mama are teaming up to JAM live on a very powerful topic: Conscious Parenting. It’s a topic that I believe ALL parents need to dive into at some point because I have witnessed what a difference it makes to the happiness for all (mama, papa and bub!) Check out the invitation below and REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR PLACE HERE ** There will be a recording for those who register, but LIVE is so much more fun – we can answer your Qs and jam together. ++ I can’t wait to share this with you and to jam with the incredible Amy Taylor Kabbaz. This women is such an inspiring mama and I know that everything we dive into will be juicy and insightful – full of wisdom, love and inspiration. Hope to see you there! love + light, Claire x Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Read more

Structure = living on purpose

Structure = living on purpose

Posted October 04, 2016

Structure = living on purpose Last night my husband came home from a workshop his company sent him too. It was all about becoming an ‘Emotional Leader’… I knew he was going to love it and I also knew he’d come home with ‘fresh’ ideas. He came home fired up and ready to do so many of the things I’ve been sharing to my clients, my tribe and to him for years! Meditation, mindfulness, self exploration and development, movement, learning, reflection. Despite my daily preaching, sharing and soapbox standing, the penny hasn’t dropped until now. And that is totally OK… Sometimes we just have to hear from another voice to ‘get it’. It’s not that he doesn’t believe in the power of meditation, or a healthy lifestyle or even in self-development. He does. He’s witnessed the changes in me over the last decade. But he needed to hear it from someone else, in a different voice with a different perspective and perhaps presented in a way that applied to him… His goals, his desires, his motivations.  So here we are. We are now sitting down together to map out, as a team, our ‘ideal weekly planner’. Check out this video blog I created to explain what the ideal weekly planner is and why we all need to do one. We are first going to nut out what we want to work on, or re-dedicate too. He wants to introduce meditation, I want read more books again. We both want conscious movement in our schedule, exercising together. I want more reflection/journaling time. He wants to watch more educational documentaries. Juggling this around my two businesses, a toddler, his full time job and LIFE stuff is a challenge. Hence the need for a structure, a planner of sorts to keep us on the forward trajectory and to make it happen. This doesn’t mean constriction or restriction.  This is not about losing spontaneity  This will not stop us from follow our feelings This is not to be heavy or tight or limiting. Through structure and discipline we will find the lightness, the learning, the passion, the inspiration and the joy we are craving in our life. We will cultivate a way of BEING in our lives, consciously, deliberately and on purpose. And oh my I am excited by this – to partner up with someone (not to mention that someone is the love of my life) and to set clear, soulful goals to nurture a beautiful, vibrant and engaged life. I know we will dive into this inspired structure with inspired action AND compassion. Compassion for the days when we are wiped out, and sleep is calling. Or when our ‘plans’ don’t quite come together. Structure HAS to be flexible, otherwise that’s when the rigidity – the rigor mortis – sets in. ++ So here are some mini take-aways for you: 1) Whenever the message and however the message sinks in for you (or someone else) that is ok. It’s DIVINE timing. Trust it. 2) Utilise structure to create the life you want. Be deliberate, on point, focused. Choose consciously what you want to do/feel/be. 3) Let your structure be malleable and a little stretchy, not rigid and restrictive. 4) Partner up with someone – your bestie, your lover, your mama. Collaboration makes everything sweeter, more exciting and do-able! Here’s to a structured life, on purpose. Love and light, Claire x Read more

taking care of business + free stuff for you

taking care of business + free stuff for you

Posted September 12, 2016

taking care of business + free stuff for you I recently read a summary of the theme for this September 2016 over on Mystic Mamma. To be honest I can’t quite remember all of it, except one key theme stood out and is on repeat in my mind… “It’s time to take care of business”… Those words felt like the gentle slap I needed to get out of the little pocket of lethargy I was in. The lethal cocktail of sleep deprivation, no time during the day to myself (that’s what happens when a teething toddler refuses to sleep without you) and winter vibes saw me hanging out in no-motivation land. But those words… BOOM. The words (and the change of season and energy) were just the right ones to knock me back into action. Time to take care of business at home – I’m cleansing and clearing the home. Cleaning windows, washing everything, flushing out the winter and dusting out the old. De-cluttering and creating space. FOR YOU: Work through each room of your home and commit to clearing out 10 things. They might be scraps of paper, or bags of clothes! ::: Taking care of business in business – I’m not dancing around my goals anymore. Full throttle towards them (with respect for the natural ebb and flow of action and rest). I’m ready to build, grow, expand. (P.s If you want to know more about the team I am building shoot me back an email! hello(at)thewellnessproject.net.au) FOR YOU:Get your free copy of my ‘Declare Your Dreams’ worksheet here. ::: Taking care of business in my body – I want to feel vital and light. Strong and toned. Sexy even. So I’m diving into The BODY LOVE Spring Challenge from Barre Body. I highly recommend you check it out and join me – it starts in mid October. We are talking dedicated barre classes, wellness overhaul and hitting refresh on our mindset and belief systems. I’m also focusing on detoxing through lots of twisting postures in yoga. I’m reviewing my diet through a 7-day food diary simply to see what I can change, improve or delete! FOR YOU:Download your own copy of my ‘Foodie Must-haves’ list. A great guide to eating clean. ::: Taking care of business in wellness – The superfood supplement that I’m so blessed to have in my life will still be leading the way. This beautiful triage of potent, nature-based supplements (all-natural, GMO-free) has literally supported me mentally, physically and emotionally over the last 7 months. I count my blessings everyday that I found this! This month I’m ensuring that this is part of my daily routine and I’m also dedicating myself to sharing it far and wide. It’s that good. I mean, seriously, if you could try something that could make you feel the best you have ever felt – gave you more energy, better sleep and over all feeling of better health – with a 100% money back guarantee would you try it? I would. I did. It changed everything. ***Get more info here.*** FOR YOU: Hit me back an email if you want more info on this supplement… I don’t share just any old thing my loves. This is beautifully supportive and I want you to experience it too.  ::: Taking care of business in mind and spirit – By now you know how big a fan I am of meditation. Well with the arrival of spring I’m focusing on chakra cleansing and mantra meditation in particular. Chakra cleansing, to me, is the spiritual equivalent of a detoxifying diet. And mantra meditation, for me at least, creates a light more ‘higher’ energy. I want to ride the waves of lightness, the ‘uplift’ that spring calls in. FOR YOU: This Wednesday 14th September at AEST 8PM I’ll be hosting my next FB Live Meditation session. Please request access to THIS PRIVATE GROUP and join me for a delicious mid-week session. :::::::::::: So September is here. It’s time to take care of business. This is what is so special about this season – the chance to refresh, clear, realign, detox. All before the end of the year – clearing the way so you can see the pathway forward before 2016 comes to a close. How are you going to take care of business? Love and light, Claire x P.s My new meditation offering for MAMAS is coming soon. I just did a photo-shoot on the weekend for it. It’s starting to feel real and imminent! Read more

Strategy of Surrender

Strategy of Surrender

Posted August 30, 2016

Strategy for surrender Since the day little Soleil was born, in fact, since she was just a bunch of little cells multiplying I’ve been hurtling down the rabbit-hole of surrender. Over and over, day-by-day I’ve been asked to let go – to surrender. Surrender who I think I am. Surrender to who she is. Surrender to the struggle. Surrender to the sleep deprivation. Surrender to the loss of control and structure. Surrender to the chaos. Surrender to the beauty, and joy and insane love. Surrender to the god-like connection motherhood creates for me. Surrender to the sides of me I don’t like or thought I had ‘healed’           Surrender to the mess Surrender to the present moment           Surrender to it all… And you know what? I’m not there yet. How do I know I’m not there yet? Well, because I find myself trying to ‘figure out’ if there is something wrong – am I doing it right? Is Soleil OK? Have I missed something? I find myself looking for solutions where there aren’t any. Or getting lost in those feelings of futility and exhaustion that weeks and weeks of sleep deprivation do to you. I find myself pining for ‘time’ and trying to think about how to get more of it. I find myself getting trapped in the idea that ‘if only things were XYZ then it’d all be better”. When I notice I’m in this heady, catastrophizing, weary mindset I know that surrender and I have forgotten to nurture our bond. But here’s the flipside to it all. I know I’m never supposed to be and never will be ‘there’ with surrender. Not fully, completely. Not 100%. Why? Because we, surrender and I,  have a deal. I’m supposed to experiment with it, lose faith in it, find it again, go deeper with it, start all over again. Becoming a mama is so much more for me than creating a life (which is a miracle) and experiencing that journey. It’s about my own soul-journey with surrender. And this realisation always brings about the question, WHY? again.. The deeper why is because I’m meant to dance with surrender so I can share it all with you. I’m here to help you become besties with surrender. It’s my thing. it’s my job. And everytime I mess it up, that’s another up-leveling, re-education and re-learning so I can scrub up on my surrender skills. That’s what we do as teachers and guides, we have to keep growing and learning in order to help you grow and learn. So here I am, once again, letting go of the idea that I have to ‘fix’ things with my little Sunbeam. She is healthy, bright, BOLD, happy, oh-so-spirited. There is nothing wrong. Nor do I need to fix anything with myself as a mother, woman, wife, friend, daughter – I do enough, I am enough, I love enough, I care enough. I simply must accept, embrace and let go of the expectations and need to control. It means offering up my plans and my ideas and trusting that as and when it’s supposed to unfold, it will. ++ Take a deep breath with me now, because in true Claire style I’m going to flip all of that on its head. There are always two sides to every coin and this journey of surrender is much the same. Within the realisation that I must surrender and embrace the journey of letting go, I’ve also come to realise that part of this version of surrender (in mamahood) I must also take ACTION and come up with a strategy. I don’t have to give up every dream or desire to surrender, I just have to work with it in a different way. One of the massive stumbling blocks I’ve been facing is time. When your toddler is waking countless times each night and then only wants to nap on you during the day, well there isn’t much time left over. Domestic duties, cooking, eating, showering – these are the basics I’ve been fitting in amongst it all. Trying to fit in joyful work, creative time, spiritual practice and connecting to loved ones has been a battle. Surrender often wins. However, I’ve come to see a massive truth that surrender has delivered to me lately. It has said this; Claire, you DO have time, if you allow others to support you in caring for Soleil. You choose for Soleil to be the centre of your universe and for you to be hers. It’s your choice to prioritise her over anything else. It’s always up to you how and where you create and find time. Truthfully, I’ve hid behind being Soleil’s mama and ‘surrendering’ to her needs and the ebb-and-flow of her evolving being. I desperately don’t want to miss anything as she grows, but many of my dreams and desires with work and in life are ALL about creating opportunity, security and happiness for HER. So how to find peace between the desire and spiritual NEED to surrender over to her and to motherhood with the need to build, create, grow, call in abundance and success? And surrender once again answered with; Hire more help. Lean on your in-laws. Hand over the reigns to your husband more. Let go. You cannot be the only one to care for her. So there it is. And so it is. Surrender has sent me a strategy. I now see that I can fully embrace surrender day-to-day with my little one when I create more space and time for me to take action where action needs to be taken! It’s time that I let surrender become my strategy for life in both the moments of PAUSE + ACCEPTANCE as well as those of ACTION + CREATION. I choose to trust that surrender will only ever deliver me into what is right and good for my soul. Love + light, Claire xx OM MAMA LOVE… Mamas, I’m letting you in early on a little something special. […] Read more

Life is infinitely better when you don’t go it alone

Life is infinitely better when you don’t go it alone

Posted August 02, 2016

You are part of the spiderweb of life. You don’t have to go it alone. “We’re connected, as women. It’s like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there’s trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we’re just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don’t help each other, who will?” ― Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper I’m still buzzing from what has just unfolded in my life. I’m still in awe of the spirit, the power and the sheer love I’ve witnessed from the women in my life. Just this weekend gone we hit the end of month in my side-hustle business (I’ve mentioned it a few times Here and Here!) End of month always brings a fervor of energy and adrenaline as many of us close in on our personal goals. It’s high-vibing sort of stuff as we hustle with heart and say YES to what we truly desire – for ourselves, our business, our team and for those we are serving. For two days I dove heart first into this energy. And the success achieved, the goals kicked, the results created within our team has blown my mind. I witnessed women totally OWN their dreams and go after them with tenacity and drive yet with so much authentic feminine flow woven through it all! We are talking reaching for the stars in a BIG way. So why am I telling you this? Every time one of these women reached for her own goals, focused on her destination and dug her heels in until she got there she was doing the same for someone else. She couldn’t NOT propel someone else forward without doing the same for her fellow girl-bosses. I was receiving texts from fellow team members to the tune of; “Claire, babe, we are getting you over the line this month. You are going to hit your goal this month. We are making this happen for you”… Why? Why would these incredible women who are already so busy with their own lives, children, businesses (and so on) go to such great lengths to help someone else? Because this is what we do, this is what is woven in women – into sisterhood. We link arms. We hold space for each other. We motivate and inspire. We propel each other forward. We fill in the gaps. We pick up the pieces. And when we are given the right framework and encouragement to do so, my god does it happen. I’ve come to now know that when you finally accept that your success in life will be better and further propelled when you are working with your leading ladies (or gents)(instead of against or blind to them, teaming up with them in some way, then you will see how beautifully, effortlessly your life unfolds. It’s like magic. Nothing short of a miracle. All done with grace and feminine power. AND love. And it goes one step further. This week (and every week for months it seems) has been exceptionally trying on the motherhood front. But my ladies, my fellow mama-bosses and sisters have stepped in. They’ve told me they are going to take the reigns and help me drive the ship of my ever-growing business and team so that I can breathe a little. How’s that for teamwork? Pretty freaking exceptional if you ask me. There is no trace of fear or selfishness or insecurity getting in the way of offering much needed help. Graciously and gratefully received. Thank you. ++ So, today I come to you not to talk shop. No… I simply come to you with this golden nugget; We are all connected. A web of energy. We can’t deny it – this interconnected-ness is WHO we are. Even if you don’t want to be, we are part of each other. It’s only right that we work together – be it in business, raising our children, helping our neighbours, supporting our friends in need, picking up the pieces. It’s the only way – we should collaborate, link arms and hustle through this life, together! We will get further, create more, achieve success, reach our dreams, cope better, enjoy life a bucket load more. Find your sisters. Find your tribe, your people. Connect. Offer YOU in some way. Lift each other up. Propel each other forward. Inspire and motivate others through your own unique skills (just be you, yeah). And remember this, LIFE in every element, will be infinitely better when you realise you don’t have to go if alone! Love and light, Claire x P.S Check out the below. Last chance to get The Freedom Project ecourse on sale before it closes down!! You can dive into The Freedom Project at a heavily reduced sale price of $99 – saving you $126. The Freedom Project is my 9 week eCourse designed to help you journey through the art of Surrender, Letting Go of Control and Ego Games to find the mental and emotional freedom you desire. This incredible course has served hundreds of women, but the time has come for this course to close down to make way for new and exciting offerings – all of which I am working away on right now! The Freedom Project won’t be lost forever, I know the golden nuggets of insight and information will find a way out into the world in a new way, but for now it’s time to put it to bed. Until early August The Freedom Project will remain OPEN + ready to take you on the most incredible journey. Check it out HERE before the chance to experience this incredible course is gone! Save Save Read more

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