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Why you need to meditate: The 21 Day Meditation Project

Why you need to meditate: The 21 Day Meditation Project

Posted February 14, 2017

Why you need to meditate: I can’t count how many times I’ve  heard this; ‘I don’t have time to meditate, I mean, it would be nice, but there are so many other things I need to get done each day’. Meditation, to many, seems to be a luxury. A ‘nice-to-do’ if you have the time – and of course most of us feel that we don’t have the time for anything other than getting ‘it’ done. IT = work, life admin, ferrying the kids around, managing the home, family and social obligations, domestic duties. What if I told you that meditation creates MORE time, not less. Or that meditation supports you in getting it done? Would you believe me if I explained that meditation is precisely the tool needed to pull you out of that cave of darkness? You know the cave I’m talking about – the one where we get lost in our frustrations, anxiety, overwhelm, expectations. What I’ve noticed is that it doesn’t seem ENOUGH for the average person (mama, papa, business owner, corporate worker, life coach etc) to know that meditation will make you feel good, or calm or even happy. Why do we not rate these attitudes and ways of being high enough on our priority list? Are we that cynical that we don’t believe we can live life from that space, or that we are worthy too? So this has got me thinking; how can I help you to see that meditation is so much MORE than just a feel-good practice? And show you that it is truly a way out to the other side of all that leaves you tense, stressed, broken, disconnected, insecure and unstable? If you are thinking right now; “Well I’m none of those things…” I want you to be honest with yourself. Look back at your week right now. How many moments can you see where you felt confused? Or overwhelmed? How many times did you overreact? How frequently did you feel angry and wound up? Can you see the moments where you just wanted to run away, avoid reality and shut down (through over eating, TV, drinking, social media scrolling, hiding away?) I’m not trying to make you feel uncomfortable or to push you into despair, but sometimes we just have to get a little more real. Sometimes we just need that nudge forward to see our life, to really gauge where we could grow and evolve and to finally do something about. Change just doesn’t happen by wishing it so – that’s inactive, fear-based behaviour. Creating transformation takes inspired action. Contemplation, reflection, action. This is what I know to be true about meditation – it is the very action, of the inspired variety, that is the path out of the cave of self destruction. It cultivates disciple and presence so you can be here now and not caught in the web of the past (guilt) or the future (fear). It will encourage you to notice and become aware of those times you are behaving unconsciously It will show you where you are hooked. Where you are an addict to guilt, judgment, shame, victim and martyrdom, anger, overreaction. It will become your life-line – supporting you to live a more conscious life. It will teach you about compassion and love for yourself and for others. It will open you up to creativity and divine guidance. It will allow you to really feel connected to yourself, to others and the world around you. It will encourage you to be a citizen of the world and to make a difference (on a macro or a micro scale!) What does this look like in your REAL life? You enjoy TODAY instead of beating yourself up for what you did/didn’t do yesterday (or ten years ago) OR for what may/may not happen tomorrow You calmly react to unexpected changes in work or life. Going with the flow and creatively finding a way forward. You feel true happiness and gratitude for all that you have and all that you are. You are less quick to anger and frustration instead you respond with perspective, clarity, understanding. You don’t see challenges as a step back wards or cause for concern. Instead you feel willing and able to learn, grow and pick yourself up and continue on. You aren’t thrown into overwhelm over the drama your baby, toddler or teen dishes up. You take it in your stride and choose to lovingly guide and teach instead of resist and control. You can forgive without holding onto grudges and you find it easier to understanding people and their perfect imperfections. You know what you need and when you need it. Self love and self care are part of your daily life and in turn you are more loving, content, compassionate person. You feel brave enough to take a leap of faith or a measured risk in life, work and family. You can go with the flow and have the courage and will power to make change happen when you are called to do so. Fear doesn’t hold you back. You trust that you are fully supported and this allows you uplevel or cope during times of uncertainty. I can’t force you to make the switch and start meditating. And if you are already but you aren’t consistent, I can’t force that either. All I can do is present to you my experience, my wisdom and knowledge and what I know to be the most powerful, life-changing and FREE tool there is. I hope that today I offered you a perspective on meditation that opened your eyes and hearts a little more. And because I’m clearly passionate about getting you to ride the meditation wave with me I’ve decided to bring back my FREE program; The 21 Day Meditation Project. Due to kick-off March 2017, I’m just tinkering away in the background getting all the bits and pieces together for you which include; a daily email straight to your […] Read more

An open letter to mama guilt and self-judgment

An open letter to mama guilt and self-judgment

Posted February 07, 2017

Dear totally debilitating guilt and abhorrent self-judgment, I’m going to frank here. Straight up. If there is one thing that motherhood has given me it’s the inability to sugar coat and fuss about any longer. I have something to say, so I’m going to say it – straight shooting. I am done with you, guilt. And you, judgment? Well you can go jump… off the cliff edge, off a bridge. I don’t care. As long as it’s a big enough jump so you are be well away from me. So here’s the thing, I’ve never really suffered from guilt or shame. Well, of course I’ve felt guilt and shame, but I mean only smatterings of guilt and uneventful doses of shame that we all experience – like falling flat on my face, walking UP stairs.  But to be overcome by and controlled by guilt, well it’s just (thankfully) not been my thing. But I never, ever expected for the mama guilt to be so heavy. Such a burden to carry daily. I’ve been told that from the day my little sunbeam flashed into the world in her effervescent way that I will forever be dragging behind me the guilt of a thousand lifetimes… And you know what, I’m not buying into that. Why? Because even on the worst days – those days when I accidentally knocked my babies head on the world, had a mini meltdown over the nappy change challenge and snapped at her with such intensity she actually looked scared – I’m still doing an amazing job. Guess what, so is every damn mama out there (ok maybe not every one, but that’s an entirely different letter!) Or how about those days when I’m chatting to my local mama friends and I hear that one has already enrolled her 10 month old into the best local schools, or how the other one hand makes all of her babies clothes. Or even how another mama uses cloth nappies and hand washes them all, to minimise her footprint on mama earth. Yep, even those days when I don’t feel up to scratch and I can’t compare or compete with any of the above I’m still going to choose self love and compassion. (P.s I choose meditation over nappy washing; truly sorry mama earth but hoping my higher vibrations are helping in some way?) Then there’s all the stuff I didn’t know how to do in the beginning. And all the wrong turns I made trying to figure out this little bundle of (often, not-so) joy. Did I set myself up for years of struggle because I held her and rocked her to sleep? Have I damaged her forever because I played white noise, loudly, near her little ears just so she would shut up for 5 minutes? Or what about the time I listened to a sleep consultant instead of my heart and I left you to cry (for 10 minutes)… did I damage our bond? Have I permanently caused long-term health issues by vaccinating you? Worst still, will I make the same mistakes again with round 2? Were they even mistakes? How will I ever know? Even just writing that out, dear guilt, I know it’s time to call BULLSHIT on you. Instead I choose today and every day to see my greatness as a mama -actually as a WOMAN and HUMAN BEING – and not my flaws. I choose to see what I did well and right instead of where I got lost – I learn from those mistakes, that it more than enough.  I know the good outweighs the bad. The positive overcomes the negative. For every thing I’ve missed, didn’t do, forgotten there are 10 more things I remembered, did do and achieved. No more guilt. No more judgment. You don’t have a free pass to play and terrorise my heart. Like I said, I’m done with you. We are done. And why am I breaking up with you guilt? I know you are dying to know, you insidious, malignant, festering and down-right cruel emotion. Well, if that description (of you) doesn’t answer it let me break it down a little more. You tear me down. You leave me weakened and insecure. You make me unsure of who I am and what kind of mama I want to be. You waste my time worrying and fretting when I could just get on with being the incredible mama I am. You find ways into my work, my self image, my mood, my relationships. You leave me questioning instead of trusting. But worse still, is that you are aid me in doing the one thing I do not want to do  – and that is to teach my baby girl how to live small, question herself, be insecure and lacking in self confidence. I do not want little S to think that ‘guilt and self-judgment’ is the norm and that the archetype of martyr-mama is something she should carry on. She shouldn’t. And she won’t. Because we are done – Guilt (judgment, too) and I are breaking up. Officially. I’ll meditate my way through the challenges. I’ll leave it behind as each day drawers to a close. I’ll take the lessons from those challenging moments I’ll shed the remnants of that all-pervasive, sticky and cancerous mind-crap we experience called guilt + judgment! +++ So this is my invitation. Mama or not. If you’re human then take this letter and make it your own. Time to rid yourself and this world of guilt and judgment. There are 1000 better ways in which to channel our powerful minds and thoughts. There is no anger left here. There is no hatred. It’s my own fault for ever letting guilt and self-judgment in the door. I’ve said my piece. It’s time to make peace. You go that way, I’ll go this way. I choose freedom from the struggle and call on self-love from now on. Love + light, Claire x Read more

8 Ways to REALIGN when you’re feeling lost

8 Ways to REALIGN when you’re feeling lost

Posted February 03, 2017

8 Ways to REALIGN when you’re feeling lost Gosh there is so much rattling around in my head. Are you feeling the same? Since my 35th birthday and the White Light Healing Retreat I did last weekend (OH and the divine New Moon workshop with Amy Taylor Kabbaz) there is a jungle of ideas, feelings, fears, thoughts taking up my mental white space. It’s good, sort of. I’m writing and brainstorming and getting these ideas down – there’s so much I want to do and create and share (agh, MORE time please!) And new thoughts keep coming to me; P.s some of these ideas include bringing back The 21 Days of Meditation Project – remember that goodie?! But for now… Shhhh! I’m seeing more live workshops. I’m feeling into powerful online masterclasses. I’m tuning into more words, writing, storytelling. However, and truthfully, the state of the world and the way we abuse its people and animals and mama earth has been weighing on me. Deeply. (I rewatched The Cove AND Blackfish this week – my ‘activist’ aquarian heart clearly wanted to be front and centre this week). Many tears have been shed this week.  A lot of pain has been felt. A huge disconnection and discontentment yet at the same time a massive PULL to be more IN the world. Integral to raising its vibration and participating in its mass healing. Which is why there is this bizarre jungle mess in my mind and heart. This PUSH-PULL between feeling so much pain Vs DEEP gratitude Vs feeling called to create and do my (somewhat small) part in raising the vibrations through love, consciousness and personal healing. And underneath that is my humble desire to just be a mama and hold space for my Soleil in this world. (Oh and did I mention time? Where is it? How do I get more of it? There are never enough hours in the day, are there!) ++ Scatterbrain much?! Yep… that’s how I’m feeling. So I do what I always do – and I’m sharing these with you today just incase you are feeling the same. 8 ways to realign when you’re feeling lost: 1) I reach out to my soul-sisters.  I literally ask for help. I ask for their shoulder to lean on and cry on. I express my feelings and I soak up their wisdom. My vulnerability opens me up to receiving the love, guidance and wisdom that my soul needs. But it also opens the conversation up to others who need space to express their struggles and truths too. So in essence we start to hold circle and carry each other through. It’s life changing. 2) I journal the junk out of the head.  Over and over and over. I story-tell my way through the jungle. I pull down the feelings and put them to paper. I navigate through the weeds of twisted thoughts and find insight, clarity, direction. 3) I make a plan. When it comes to creative ideas I jot them down, I feel into what i’m called to action, now and then I start noting down next steps. Know this though, I might NOT action them straight away. Sometimes I still just need to percolate in those feelings before I take the inspired action necessary 4) I meditate like a mofo. Seriously, I meditate like my sanity depends on it. Because it does, and my health too. I focus on grounding, lower chakra meditations. Or forgiveness + compassion meditations. Or love and presence. Or whatever the hell feels right, but I do it. Daily. Why? Because I need the energetic support. I need to heal. I need to still be a mama and a coach and a team leader. I still need to cook dinner and function. Life still happens despite the chaotic dance and flurry of BIG emotions that are happening. And meditation allows me to find space, to breathe and to BE. Want to get your hands on some of my meditations? Visit my SHOP to see my meditation albums. Oh and Mamas head here for your own dedicated meditation membership.  5) I move my body. I use my body as vehicle to hold, honour and then release whatever it is that must go. Lots of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas. I get my heart rate. And then I slowly, stretch and breath. Just embodying it all. 6) I trust and hold faith.  Everything passes. It all shifts and unfurls into something new. An upleveling perhaps? The light of new lessons. A burst of energy, clarity, joy. If I stay in faith, then I don’t spiral into victim-mode, or worse still FUTILITY. 7) I eat even cleaner. Although my head might say, Oh go on, EAT ALL THE COOKIES. I know my higher self and my body wants to keep it clean. So I honour that. Processed, high-sugar food actually creates an energetic and mental fog that clouds my truth, my judgement and my ability to move through the jungle with a little more ease. And that also means beautiful, powerful supplements and super foods.  8) I harness mother nature. I visit the ocean. Ground my feet into the earth. Get whipped about with invigorating ocean air. I walk through parks and take my shoes off. I burn essential oils at home. ++ I know none of this is NEW. I never promised ground-breaking (ha!) I offer this to you, though, as a gentle reminder that if you are ever lost in the fog or the jungle of your mind and you can’t make sense of it all just yet, then know you have the power to consciously support yourself! One last BONUS point: Gratitude. Fill your heart and mind with prayer and gratefulness for all that you do have. All that you can do. All that you are. From the micro to the macro. Dose up on gratitude. love + light, Claire xx Read more

Do you want to feel Golden?

Do you want to feel Golden?

Posted January 10, 2017

Feeling GOLDEN Last time I checked in with you the new year had JUST ticked over. It’s crazy how quickly we all get sucked back into the vortext of life – the busy-ness, the lists, the stressors, the plans. Life is just so FULL. (Beautifully, gratefully full) I am busily working away here in the background – new coaching programs and more. Make sure you keep reading till the end as I have something SUPER exciting coming your way soon. Thankfully the balmy, sticky summer (on this side of the hemisphere at least) is keeping me outside and in the ocean daily. Resetting on the daily. Speaking of summer and the ocean, one of my most favourite things ever is the way the sun shines on the ocean – sparkly, playful light dancing on the waves. Golden sparks of crystalline light. This light makes me smile from ear-to-ear. ++ A few years back when I did a powerful journey into my Chakra 8 I discovered the 12 essences of my soul (we all have them – they just differ from person to person). In every meditaiton session I would do, going into my Chakra 8 I would find myself in a temple FLOODED with Golden Light. It was only until discussing this with my Spiritual Mentor, Belinda Davidson that I came to understand something very important. The Golden Light is one of my 12 essences. WOW. Now, I’m not 100% certain what this actually means and how I embody it fully. OR how it differs from the White Light (it feels very different) but I do know that FEELING GOLDEN is at the centre of it. Definition; Golden Glowing vitality; radiant, radiance. Full of happiness, prosperity or vigour: golden hours; a golden era. Richly soft and smooth. Bright, metallic, lustrous FEELING GOLDEN So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I tell you that GOLDEN is one of my core desired feelings. I’m often asking myself – how can I feel more ‘golden’ in this moment, day, week… this precious LIFE. It’s also a feeling that resides at the core of my work – as a coach, leader and guide. I want my clients and team members to feel GOLDEN to and I’ll do what I can to help them reach for that bright, inner radiance. How do we feel GOLDEN then? How do we reach for what is seemingly blindingly bright and almost impossible to grasp? (Btw, it’s not, we just have to do the consistent, loving work). This is how we do it: Regular stillness and reflection Powerful practices to realign and reingite your Mind, Body and Soul Self-study and commitment to personal growth This 2017 I have a bunch of beautiful offerings coming your way to support you in feeling GOLDEN. Right now I have a SHOP full of meditation albums and ebooks to help guide back to yourself. I have reopened my coaching schedule (which is almost FULL) Om Mama Love is supporting mamas to find the GOLD in this season of life they are in And my Roadmap to Happy Online Group Immersion is completely focused on giving you the tools to reach for your version of ‘GOLDEN’ If you are ready to feel golden I invite you to ask this question; “What do I need to feel bright, vital, radiant, happy and prosperous”… And if I can help you get there in anyway let me know! (Check out the above links, maybe something there just JUMPS out at you!) ++ 30 Days of You! Before I leave you I have one last thing (and very special thing) to share with you. I’ll be dropping into your inbox again very soon, in the next few days to share an incredible 30 Day program that will definitely help you to go for GOLD. Myself and a team of women (who I’m sure you know) have put together an amazing 30 day challenge (LOADED up with a ridiculous bundle of goodiess too) to give you a fresh new start and to realign and reignite your mind, spirit, body and soul. I’ve NEVER done anything like this before and I’m literally itching to get this out to you. So please keep a look out that – It’ll be with you VERY soon. I hope you join us for a powerful, love-filled and life-changing month. Love and (golden) light, Claire Read more

Manifesting in the new year + Get your roadmap to happy

Manifesting in the new year + Get your roadmap to happy

Posted January 03, 2017

Manifesting is the buzz word at the moment, isn’t it? It’s the latest craze and personally, I’m all for it. Why the hell not – I mean, the word is empowering, it’s about creation, isn’t it? And why shouldn’t we be creating the life that we want? To me, manifesting is about bringing something (experience, person, attitude, situation) to the forefront – shining a light on your dreams, amplifying your desires and getting shiny-diamond clear. I say ‘forefront’ because what you truly desire, that is for your own growth, already exists… it’s just hanging out in the shadows, waiting to be called forth. It can only be called forth through you – your WILL. Nothing will ever happen without your permission. Manifesting is about realising that within you is the ultimate resource (your own vibrational energy) for attracting what you wan, as soon as you are ready, willing and able. This time of year with intentions and soulful goals flying around, the energy is almost electrified. Most of the yoga classes I am teaching at the moment are packed – a roomful of yogis with hopeful dreams of bendy asana, quiet minds and devoted practice. The point is, this time of year is the right time to really tap into the power of manifestation. It’s not rocket science, but it does take focused awareness and loving attention. In today’s VLOG I guide you through manifestation. A few things I’d like to highlight for you: I share with you what I used to think about manifesting I talk about the energy within us and how this is integral to getting what we want I talk through why (real) manifesting has to be in alignment with your truth, not your surface level desires. I talk about how you already have what you want + how lack perpetuates lack I share a personal example of how I am harnessing the power of manifestation right now I offer up some simple examples of how to manifest When you’ve finished watching the vlog I’d love to hear how YOU manifest or how you are planning on creating + attracting what your soul desires this year? Share below in the comments! ++ So, you want to manifest a beautiful life? Let me ask you this…do you have your roadmap to happy? How will you navigate towards joy and balance in Mind-Body-Soul? Do you feel equipped to map out your pathway to a year of joy, balance, happiness, success? Do you have the tools you need? Are you ready to take the inspired action to create happiness? This year I am doing something new and oh-so juicy and special. Starting early February, I’ll be holding circle in an intimate group coaching program: Your Roadmap to Happy: 10 Week Online Group Immersion into your Mind-Body-Soul I want to work with YOU, specifically on arming you up with the right tools and knowledge to create your ROADMAP TO HAPPINESS – in Mind, Body and Soul. Manifesting your life of HAPPY begins with immersion – diving in to you, learning the right tools and practices and leaning into the right kind of support. This potent, immersive, empowering group program includes: Click HERE to find out more and join us! p.s places are strictly limited so get in quick! Hope you can join us! Happy Manifesting and happy new year! Claire x Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Read more

Do you have your Roadmap to Happy?

Do you have your Roadmap to Happy?

Posted December 28, 2016

We are almost there, 2016 – a challenging year for so many of us – has almost come to a close. Which can only mean ONE thing. A new year. A new opportunity. A new way. A new season. What do you want this year to be, for you? How do you want to feel? What’s important to you? For me, there is always something that LEADS the way each year. It might be my health, or business or family. True to form a ‘HERO’ focus comes into the light – one thing that I can’t ignore and must sink my teeth into. But over the years I’ve learned that I must pay attention to the full circle of my being too –  Mind-Body-Soul. So when I’m tuning into intentions/resolutions/soul-ful goals I always ask myself this question; “What is the roadmap to HAPPINESS for this year? How will I navigate towards joy and balance in Mind-Body-Soul” I chew on this questions. I feel into my being. In turn, I create my own personal roadmap to happiness. It might be that I need to study more, do a workshop, get more tools to support me. Or perhaps I need more quiet, inner peace, space. Or movement, breath, meditation. Maybe all of it, at different times. ++ So let me ask you this; what is YOUR roadmap to happiness? What does it look like? Do you feel equipped to map out your pathway to a year of joy, balance, happiness, success? Do you have the tools you need? Are you ready to do what needs to be done to reach happiness? (It’s not something that just HAPPENS we have to take inspired action!) ++ This year I’ve decided to do something different. I’ve decided I want to work with YOU, specifically on arming you up with the right tools and knowledge to create your ROADMAP TO HAPPINESS – in Mind, Body and Soul. I’m doing something I’ve never done before but am thrilled to bring this offering to you. It’s going to be potent, immersive, empowering. I’m doing this because part of my personal roadmap is to serve and connect and change lives. Starting early February, I’ll be holding circle with an intimate group in my new coaching program: Your Roadmap to Happy: 10 Week Online Group Immersion into your Mind-Body-Soul ++ I’ll be sharing more in the coming week. For now just tune in –  if you feel the TUG to work with me, in a very small group and be immersed in all things Mind-Body-Soul, shoot me an email (claire (at) thewellnessproject.net.au) or book in a call to discuss. If you are ready to seek out at capture the happiness you so deserve then this program – Your Roadmap to Happy – is for you. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE Claire xx P.s Start date is February 5th. This is strictly capped to 5-8 people max and might be the only way to ‘coach’ with me for a while. Save Save Read more

How resilient are you?

How resilient are you?

Posted November 27, 2016

how resilient are you? It’s been a few weeks now since Om Mama Love launched and I’m feeling all those sweet grateful vibes – as each new mama joins us I get that delightful wash of warmth flood my heart. Knowing that they have chosen to put their self-care needs first and dive into spirituality (done the easy way!) is precisely why I created Om Mama Love. (Scroll down if you don’t know what I’m talking about!) ++ Since the launch I’ve also really loved taking a step out from the ‘creative-cave’. I gave myself permission to switch off from that space and just let it roll-out. That’s what happens when you put in the hard work and attention to detail BEFOREHAND – everything was set-up so I could let my gaze and attention fall elsewhere. Because sometimes, no matter how much we love something (a project, a creation, a person!) we need space away from it. To appreciate it. To switch off from it (or them!). To fall in love with it again. ++ Speaking of handwork, I want to touch on something my beautiful and wise friend Tara Bliss shared on Snapchat (PLEASE follow her if you aren’t already. She is a living, breathing spark of magic). Resilience.  Tenacity. Digging Deep. Following through. Dedication. Commitment. Hard- freaking-work. Why are so many of us adverse to doing it? Why do so many of us quit when it gets tough? Why do we back out when ‘stuff’ is not happening at the speed and energy we expect it to? And who are we to judge as to how it should happen and by when?? Where did we get the idea that GOOD stuff happens only to a few good people AND that it has to ALWAYS be easy and effortless. Get this (here are my disclaimers). 1) Yes, sometimes good stuff does happen easily and effortless – it’s called IN THE FLOW and god it feels good, but that doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY right way. 2) I’m not about glorifying BUSY and hard work to make ourselves feel bigger, inflated, better. No no, this is NOT about that. This is about toughening up a little and digging your heels in when your vision is bigger than the desire to quit. Tara shared in her snapchat that she put in some serious (and still does) hard work in the early days of entrepreneurship. She spoke of how she built her coaching business in a small, hot sweaty room and worked hours chipping away. I know this for a fact; she wouldn’t have loved every moment, nor would it have always been easy. And guess what, THAT IS OK! I know this for a fact because I went through the same thing. Chipping away in a small room (yes, my room was hot and sweat-inducing too! Ha!). ALONE for hours a day trying to figure out this online/marketing/coaching world. No tribe or team to answer my questions. Just a freaking soulful goal insight and a whole lotta passion and drive. And I’m here again now. Juggling two businesses with MULTIPLE layers to them around a toddler, a husband, a home and my own needs. I’m here resiliently and tenaciously (with respect of the moon, my cycle, the ebb and flow of life!) chipping away again. WHY? Why? WHY do we stick it out?…BECAUSE OUR WHY MATTERS. YOUR WHY is the thing that brings you to tears when you tune into it. Or fires you up with an unstoppable drive. If you haven’t tapped into that my love, then no wonder hard work is scary. It a why that is connected to how you want to feel in your life – and if you know what why/that feeling/that goal is going to lead you to a more joyful, content, happy place than that is worth pursuing.  Disclaimer 3) If your goal is buying a house, or saving to travel, or building or empire – the size doesn’t matter, it’s whatever means something to you! And as Tara said in her snaps “Why THE HELL would you quit now??” Just because you can’t see the fruits of your labour born yet doesn’t mean they won’t be. And they sure as hell WON’T be if you quit now – just because it got hard. When it gets hard our ego fires up with the loudest voice possible; “Oh maybe this ISN’T right for you?” “Did you consider you’re not cut out for this?” “Other people will succeed but you won’t?” Better still is when our ego masks itself as our ‘spiritual voice’ saying things like “This intuitively doesn’t feel right anymore” Or “This pathway is not aligned with your truth” Disclaimer 4) YES our inner voice can often say those things and they are spot on. But you’re job is to feel into whether that’s your truth speaking or your ego. Hint: generally, your ego is a much more obvious and intense voice. Our intuition speaks in a subtler language and tends to use signs, symbols, guideposts and sensations. When you follow through, when you CHOOSE RESILIENCE (and flow, and intuition and inspired action) you WILL reach your dreams. You will find that space of abundance, success, and achievement. ++ So here’s my thought; think back to a time when you were resilient – and look at what they created/delivered offered up. When were you your most tenacious, determined self and what fruits did it offer up? As we near the end of 2016 and our minds and hearts steer us towards the dreams, desires, goals and feelings we want to nurture in 2017 ask yourself if you are ready to harness the power of resilience when you need to. love + light, Claire x Read more

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


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