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Bring out your big, badass ego

Bring out your big, badass ego

Posted March 21, 2016

Bring out your big, badass ego! It’s been radio silence over here since I sent out my invitation to join my new wellness venture. I’ve missed you, but it’s been exciting, busy and crackling with energy over here! And my god does it feels so good to be diving into MORE with a team of beautiful women all out for the same soulful goals – freedom, flexibility, better health, more wealth. An ABUNDANT life in every way. And you know what has been interesting? My recent Kinesiology sessions have brought up alot of stuff around my ego as I grow this business. I’ve been getting weekly sessions over the last month to clear alot of residual negative energy, negative programming and limiting self beliefs. Becoming a mama really shook things up! So I saw it high time that I hit the reset button and upgraded myself to a cleaner, higher vibration. My ego and bringing it into balance has been the centre of these sessions. And before you get confused as to why I would want to balance my ego, hear me out here. Yes, we need to keep our ego in check – that voice of our inner ‘mean girl’ as my beautiful friend Melissa Ambrosini calls it. We need to quieten that voice that tells us we aren’t good enough or we can’t do that. It’s a struggle, for many of us, to not let our ego control and override our lives. BUT, what if I told you that you actually need to learn how to harness your ego in a positive way? What if I told you to start honing your ego into a BIG, BADASS, KICKASS inner warrior? Well, it’s a game-changer if you can…. Your ego is at the centre of your motivation. Your ego is what helps you focus on your destined path Your ego is what pushes you forward, in a healthy way. Your ego is allowed to be used, positively. Your ego, when in balance and free from fear, is your best friend in creating success Your ego boosts your enthusiasm for life and helps you achieve abundance Your ego supports you to become great using your skills and talents Your ego connects you and grounds you to this human life ++ My ego has called our for attention during my sessions. It’s asked me to stop ignoring it and suppressing it and to start harnessing it in a much more positive way. I’ve come to really understand how important my ego is, and when used correctly (instead of being used by it) it WILL back my corner, fight for what I desire and help me climb those mountains. Facing challenges, staying inspired, taking action, moving forward. Your ego can be your badass bestie. So, whilst we all need to learn to check our negative, down-playing, trickster ego we do need to strike that perfect balance. The one where we need life to hum along with a little more kick and spark. You know those times, right… when it’s time to hit the pedal to the metal. Vrooom! Well that’s where I am right now, and it FEELS so damn good to be teaming up with my ego in the right one. Cheers to YOU and your big, badass ego. love + light, Claire x Read more

Are you ready to experience a life of MORE with me?

Are you ready to experience a life of MORE with me?

Posted March 15, 2016

Come and experience a life of MORE with me So it seems my post last on my new venture really caught your attention. I’ve been fielding requests and emails from incredible women (and a few good men!) who are ready to grab opportunity by the horns. The response has prompted me to share my new direction in a little more detail because it’s clear that my new direction can help you create a life of MORE… MORE HEALTH MORE WEALTH MORE FREEDOM So, my loves, consider this your official invitation to join the team I am building… ++ Let me share a little secret. It was only a few months ago I was in a flurry of overwhelm… How do I juggle life + baby? How do I stay on top of my health? How will I get back into work and create the income I used to? How can I contribute financially to my family? How do I create abundance now that I have NO time? How can I feel positive, energised + alive (despite the sleep deprivation!) How can I make a real difference in this world? How can I reconnect with my soul sisters? To say I felt desperate was an understatement. Motherhood + my life had come crashing in – it felt like they were at loggerheads. My dreams, my hopes, my desires and my (incredible, joyful) important role as a mama. I thought it must be possible to make it all FLOW and work together. But in the moment it felt like I was stuck in quicksand. Fighting the inevitable suffocation. Fighting a losing battle. So I called out to the universe… I said “Hey, Buddy… I need a helping hand here. I’m going to lean on you. I’m asking for a miracle. A little magic please… I need something to support me. I need something to answer my prayers”. And the universe decided to play. Something landed in my lap – something that flipped my health around, increased my mood and energy. Something that reignited my passion and drive for my work, something that created a NEW pathway towards abundance. AND it came packaged up in the tight embrace of my soul-sisterhood. As I shared last week, here I am now, diving head first into a NEW venture (don’t worry I’m still coaching and running my online biz). A wellness business that for the first time ever has me teaming up with the best #girlbosses and fellow mamas around – Debbie Spellman  – Mind Detox Therapist, Life Coach, Writer and Speaker and  Personal Trainer Wonder Woman + Holistic Health Coach Valeria Ramirez. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg… our extraordinary team of women, hungry for MORE, is rapidly growing. Together we are on a mission to impact lives in a big way – more health, wealth and freedom! So consider this a personal invitation to join us. To be part of our tribe of kick-ass empowered wellness women who are going to make BIG waves. ++ Time to get real… This is for you if: – You currently have a business but truthfully you’re living month to month. Following your passions isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean you should throw the towel in. You want abundance, finally. And you want to keep following your passions but without the hustle to make ends meet. – You aren’t happy in your job/work. You want to own your life, your hours, your time. You want to do something that feels BIG and special and makes an impact. Maybe you are tired of the travel, the long hours, the soul-less work. The drama. You want freedom, success and abundance and TIME. You want to be your own #girlboss. – The thought of teaming up with empowered women who are LIT up with passion and drive makes you light up too. You want to be part of a sisterhood with a shared vision and who will hold your hand, guide you and coach you along the way. – You want to make a difference. You care about changing the lives of others for the better. You are influencer, a leader, a walker of your talk. And you are ready to help others live BIG and for you to do the same. – Health and wellness is a priority to you. And you firmly believe that being in perfect health leads to happiness, success, abundance and life filled with love. AND to share this with others is in alignment with your purpose and life goals. This is not for you if: – You are not committed to do what it takes to (finally) change your life (your health, your wealth). If fear based thinking gets in the way of change and you aren’t willing to rise above it, this isn’t for you. – You are not ready to be mentored and coached and be part of an awesome team who will motivate and inspire you. – You are not willing to push your boundaries and try something new to experience and achieve more than you believe is possible. – You are happy with your current employment and don’t want to work for yourself. Everything is just fine as it is. – You don’t care about supporting others to live a healthier, wealthier, freedom filled life. ++ Let me say this, loud and clear; you will transform your life and YOURSELF in the process. I will be personally coaching and mentoring those that join my team. I will be there, holding your hand and guiding you every step of the way. You will become more resilient, confident, focused, clear, happy, healthy and abundant because of this. This is not just about business, this is so much more. You will become a leader. You will create a business that WILL change lives. You will make a difference. You will get MORE. If, at this point, you are feeling that ‘pull’… maybe full body tingles. Maybe a tug at your […] Read more

New ventures. Teaming up. Being a #girlboss

New ventures. Teaming up. Being a #girlboss

Posted March 08, 2016

New ventures. Teaming up. Being a #girlboss… Over the last few weeks my beautiful Soleil’s first birthday has consumed alot of my energy! What a milestone. I wasn’t expecting to feel so overwhelmed, emotional, reflective and torn – yes I love watching her grow, explore, expand in mind-body-soul. But I also realise now how fleeting every moment is and that this little being is embarking on her own journey and I am truly her guide and one day will have to set her free. For now I’m holding on tight, but her first birthday has really stirred up alot. More than I can say right now. One thing it has raised is the question of who I want to be – to her, and to my family. What kind of mother do I want her to be raised by? What kind of woman do I want her to witness and learn from? And what has been clanging withing me loudly, clearly is this… I want my daughter to be strong, independent, to take ownership of her life. To be part of something great. To create greatness. To call the shots and not be a follower. To have freedom and make her own rules. To take risks. To collaborate and make beauty, spread love, share light and help others. To be her own #girlboss and follow her heart. Which means I need to embody and be all of these. To lead by example. To influence through inspiration. We learn from what we witness, what we soak up via osmosis. Not just what we are ‘told’ to do or think or be. So THIS is my focus right now. I’m taking risks. I’m embarking on a new journey and I’m choosing to collaborate, team up and spread light and love in an even more conscious and dedicated way. I’m sinking my teeth into a new business venture – one that is creating MORE in my life and will do the same for so many others. More freedom More flexibility More health More wealth More life More opportunity to be the #girlboss, risk taker, collaborator, love + light worker that I want to be and that I want my daughter to witness and experience (and become if it so calls her too!) I’ve teamed up with an exciting wellness company and I am now part of a team – which feels so good after being a solo entrepreneur for years now, and I’m building my own kick-ass team who are also hungry for MORE. To have found something that is in alignment with my values around health and wellness and that allows me flexibility, independence, freedom and so much more.. well I feel like the cat that got the cream! (P.S If you are intrigued by this and want to create your own successful independent biz, be part of a team and make a difference to the health and wellness of others shoot me an email and let’s chat! hello@claireobeid.com) ++ Yes this is all happening around the rest of life – coaching, running a home, managing a super active 1 year old, maintaining my health, moving my body. It’s FULL plate right now. But it feels good… It feels amazing to have that buzz of life, of growth, of connection and new adventures throbbing in my veins. My heart is saying a BIG yes to all of it. And I’m so grateful to the little sun beam that is my daughter for inspiring this insatiable appetite for MORE. Wishing you that same electric feeling that LIFE gives you when you take a big old tasty bite. love + light, Claire x Read more

On doing the hard work

On doing the hard work

Posted January 28, 2016

…on doing the hard work It was my birthday this week. I turned 34… it was, truthfully, a non event. As most birthday’s are for me. But what they have become for me, recently, is a chance to thank my mother. For creating me, birthing me and cradling me into this world.Amongst the many gratefully received birthday messages one very close soul sister of mine said to me: “Your commitment to doing the (hard) work and rising above continually is beyond inspiring…” Floored. That’s how I felt when I read that. Grateful for those kind words. Acknowledgement, although is totally an ego desire still feels good. Then I felt a little surprised. Inspiring? Rising above? Do I do that? Am I that? And it left me pondering it all because ‘doing the hard work’ is something people often notice about me. And yes, it is something I am more than willing to do. But why is that? Do I glorify the “struggle”? Maybe a little, actually. If I’m truthful I’ve watched both my parents struggle in life in so many ways. Perhaps it became normal to me. Do I not know how to just ‘be’? Let myself, my life, my situation just unfold day by day without having to tinker, and perfect and tweak? Well… I’m getting better at it – dropping the need to perfect and simply flowing through life. Do I think the hard work is going to get me “somewhere”? I used to. I once thought that there was a destination. A holy grail for the spiritually minded person. Perhaps a life of ease, and grace. ++ But after all these questions circled in my mind (see, simply asking these questions I’m once again doing the “hard work” HA!) I came to this truth. It’s the only thing I can and should do. Doing it tough. Riding through life. Living the highs. Feeling the lows. Rising Above. Crumbling. Breaking a little. Honestly failing. Trying again. Trying again. Rising again. Rising up. What is my life if I am NOT knocked down onto my knees, only to get back up again? What is this life if we are NOT broken and shattered into pieces only to sew ourselves together again? What is life if there is no darkness, no shadows, only to desperately seek out that sweet, sweet light, again. And again? The hard work is everything. Because it pays off. The hard work means opening your eyes and seeing the shit. It means hearing what you don’t want to hear and feeling what you’d rather suppress. But with that comes a vision so beautiful, sounds that fill your ears with bliss and feelings that leave you high on a wave of love. This life is a constant play of black and white, ying and yang, dark and light and all the grey in between. As much as we might want to close our eyes from the truth, or bury our head in the sand, or coast through life just skimming the surface… well we can’t. Actually… no, you can. But that wouldn’t be honour this precious life your gorgeous soul chose. This life, this body, this time, this family, this experience, this EVERYTHING that YOUR soul chose. We must do right by it but living it fully. And that means sometimes we have to do the hard work. And hopefully, more often than not we are blessed with an easy ride. love + light, Claire xx Read more

The power of silence

The power of silence

Posted January 19, 2016

The power of silence. Have you heard the phrase “Silence is Golden”? It’s a beautiful idea, isn’t. Peaceful. Serene. Blissful. Embracing the quiet. It really conjures up a stunning image of serenity. Alone, on a beach somewhere, with no sound other than the gently crashing waves and the wind whipping through your hair and the sun setting it breathtaking fashion. But that phrase also has so much more power to it when we place that silence between two people. When we place silence at the core of any interaction or exchange between two people the result is often a profound shift, realization or revelation. Recently I attended the Rise Sister Rise event where my spiritual mentor – Belinda Davidson and her new partner in crime, Rebecca Campbell held the space for group of light-seeking, spiritually minded women (and one awesome man). The day included chanting, prayer, white light healings and some group work – the latter which served as powerful reminder to me that SILENCE can often be the best tool we have for transformation. We were pared up and simply told to ask a series of questions to our partner. Questions that dug deep into fears, soul voice, and desires. We were asked to not say anything, or even respond in any way, other than to hold the space for our new friend and to keep asking the same question over and over until the designated time was up. We were asked to buy into the power of silence. As a coach it is part of my work to ‘hold space’ in this way regularly. But it is definitely something I had to ‘learn’ to do. I’ve always been a great listener, but had to learn the art truly hearing someone, without needing to respond, share, guide, impart wisdom, or (worse) interject with your own anecdotes, stories and woes. At the Rise Sister Rise event I held space for my new friend. It was here that I noticed how often I had to fight the urge to ‘coach’ her. My ego chimed up, internally, more than once, with positive reinforcement, or words of wisdom, or my ‘opinion’. The feeling often burned within me to speak up to support her. But, ever the avid student, I heeded the instructions, shushed that inner desire and simply locked my eyes on hers. My heart connected to hers. My ears tuned into to her voice. And I let her speak. I let my breath be steady, slow, even (just as I do when I’m trying to calm down my bub). A And I cleared my mind of my own agenda and my ‘opinions’. What unfolded was beautiful. My new friend peeled off layer after layer. She came to some mind-blowing truths and did so all on her own. Her soul-voice got louder, bolder, clearer. It was given the centre stage and with that it fervently delivered a few golden realisations into the silence we had created. I try and do this, as often as possible, with my clients but this went a little deeper, and further because someone else had created the parameters. It was four full minutes of staying silent, listening, and hold space so our friend could lean into their soul and reveal their truths. I said nothing. I breathed. I looked into her eyes. I kept my energy clean and light. I said nothing. And … she said everything she needed too. And it was spectacular. The silence was golden. The power of silence revealed. ++ How does this insight into silence apply to you? Well there are two ways. 1) Ask a friend to sit with you in stillness, in contemplation. Explore deep, soul-voice questions together. And hold space for each other. 2)Do the same for yourself in silent meditation. love + light, Claire x Read more

How do you NOT want to feel this year?

How do you NOT want to feel this year?

Posted January 04, 2016

How do you NOT want to feel this year? Happiest new year to you. I’ve been off the grid a little over the xmas/ny break… which wasn’t my intention. You know I had all these awesome things I want to share with you. Such as my mini yoga video on ‘How to beat the Christmas Bloat’ But as life would have it, the last two weeks have been my toughest yet. In fact, Christmas didn’t even happen for our little family. We were all struck down with gastro, fevers and lots of other exhausting things that little babies throw in the mix. Such is life! So here I am today, and we are five days into the new year. Usually I spend a few days to a couple of weeks working through my feelings – desires, intentions, reflections, ponderings – to align myself to the year ahead. I don’t have nearly as much time to delve into this annual exercise as I’d like to, but I do have one fail safe way to do this – to drill down into my soul and get the guidance I need. And I share this fail safe way in an archived video I did this time, two years ago. In this video I guide you through the super simple task of discovering your own core desired feelings – thanks to Danielle LaPorte + her Desire Map – from a slightly different perspective. The perspective from the SHADOW. From what might seem to be ‘the negative’ perspective. And that is to ask your soul: “What do I NOT want to feel this year”… Sometimes I struggle to really pinpoint my core desired feelings, but when I look at what I don’t want to feel (relive, experience, push through) then I often directly hit on how I DO want to feel. Want to learn how to do this? CLICK HERE to watch this ‘olden-but-golden” video blog from 2014. How do I not want to feel? Bitter. Frustrated. Like the victim. Over it. Dark. Instead I want to feel: Surrendered. Present. Appreciative. Grateful. In it. Light. Expansive. (I’m such a wordy person I could GO on forever…) Have a watch of it yourself and then get going on figuring out your feelings to guide and light the way for #Sweet2016! Feel free to hit send and tell me how you don’t (and DO) want to feel this year. ++ Oh and when I mention The Freedom Project in this video, although there isn’t a new round starting soon, it is always OPEN for business. Meaning – you can start at anytime. So check it out! ++ love + light, Claire xx Read more

Manifesting in the new year

Manifesting in the new year

Posted January 03, 2016

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 Read more

It’s time to master your inner mean girl

It’s time to master your inner mean girl

Posted December 08, 2015

Your mean girl, as my beautiful friend Melissa Ambrosini calls it, is your inner critic. Your ego. That ‘voice’ that so often tears your down, judges you, nit-picks and sends you into a spin of ‘not good enoughs’. Well, this same gorgeous friend has written her first book – Mastering Your Mean Girl – for all us women who, unfortunately, live under the thumb of that inner voice. And Melissa is here to share with you just how to find a way back into the driver seat of your life – instead of your mean girl taking control. Mel and I had a chat last week on all things ‘Mean Girl’ which we recorded for you! In this chat we share: How Mel came to understand and learn to master her own mean girl. Mel’s three main tips to start mastering your mean girl today! Our own personal and vulnerable examples of how our inner ego-voice showed up to (try) and tear us down. How to work with your mean girl, instead of fight against it. And soo much more! I’m so thrilled to share with you our enlightening conversation and of course to introduce you to Mel’s new book. Mel is a bright light! And the message she is sharing will shine down into the darkness bringing clarity and insight. It might be a new message to you, or a familiar one, but either way I know her story and reflections will bring you what you need. CLICK HERE TO PLAY (right click to download and save – listen to us on your walk or on the way to work!) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/79968734/Melissa%20Ambrosini%20on%202015-12-04%20at%2017.39.mp3 Love + Light, Claire Read more

Why it’s time to try a little kindness

Why it’s time to try a little kindness

Posted December 01, 2015

Try a little kindness to make a real difference in your world. When I was pregnant the small gestures of kindness directed my way never went unnoticed. In fact, I was so incredibly grateful for those moments. Cars slowing down, finding the patience, to let a waddling mama-to-be cross the road. People giving up their seats for me on the bus, at a cafe, wherever. Strangers coming up to congratulate me and wish me, hubby and bub well. And today, with my baby always in tow I experience much the same… it shouldn’t surprise me, but for some reason it does. I’ve been pondering why it is that these little kindnesses really catch my attention and leave me with surprise (and so much gratitude) in my heart and mind. And I’ve come to realise a few truths, that are quite ugly. We live in a world that is so ‘heady‘. Everyone is so busy thinking of themselves, their own problems and concerns (and no judgment) that we can often move through our day blind to other around us. We frequently forget to give, lovingly. To serve, without expecting anything in return. People are fighting wars all over the world because of ‘their beliefs’… and causing chaos and so much pain in the name of their desires. Everyday I witness at least one road rage incident – someone exploding and spewing forth expletives to a total stranger for some nonsensical reason. Everyday I witness a little bit of racism, judgment, prejudice, abuse. If you look closely, there are countless moments of injustice, rudeness, hurt and anger. It all looks so bleak, doesn’t it? We can’t lie and pretend that this world we live in has a very shadowy, dark side. And that within every human being lives the same. But stay with me here, because there is another truth I need to highlight and share. I’m not trying to ‘preach’ anything you don’t know, I’m not trying to tell you what to do or think, but simply remind you, in a way that might inspire small change. This other truth is that this world, and every human within it also has a BRIGHT, LIGHT and LOVE-FILLED side. In fact, when allowed, this part can be bigger, bolder and stronger. Each and every time someone opens a door for me, smiles at my baby, gives up their seat or stops their busy day to let us pass by I am reminded that we all have that light within us. And when inspired to, we all can and do tap into to. Share it. Spreading that love. It takes but a moment to choose that light over the dark. A split second decision to do a little good. Try a little kindnesses. It may seem so incredibly irrelevant and minuscule to you on a global scale. This big badass world has some serious stuff going on. But what if you chose the LIGHT more often than not? What if you chose to be kind, one day at a time. And that kindness then inspired 5 other people to do the same. And so on, and so forth? What if you chose to try a little kindness each day, and beautifully it makes a small impact daily, but ultimately a HUGE one when done day after day, after day! The accumulative effect is bigger than you could every imagine. Can you see that the light you share, the love and kindness you deliver has this incredibly ripple effect? Influencing and inspiring others, to the point that it becomes an infection… finding its way into the hearts and minds of millions of others. If you KNEW that these little acts of kindness had this immeasurable ripple effect, would you make a conscious effort to do so, every day? Well, that’s what I want to remind you of today… When you try a little kindness, that’s exactly what happens. Every time you give, without expectation. YOU make a huge difference. Serve with love Smile at a stranger Take a deep breath and let someone cut ahead in the queue Slow down for that waddling pregnant lady Help that elderly woman at the bus top Buy someone a coffee ++ You won’t ever really see the difference you are making, well not immediately. You might not witness the effects your kindness had, but it is happening. Trust and faith is required that the ripple effect you are creating is happening – that is the real KEY. Maybe that’s called blind faith. But isn’t that better that spreading that dark, shady, fear-driven energy.?And let me also remind you here that you might not SEE the effect you are making, but you will feel it. Karmically, the good you put out will boomerang its way back to you. Maybe that day, or in a month… or even years later. But it flows and shifts, and moves and eventually magnetises its way back into your heart. Thats a universal law, an unseen one, but a true one. ++ So let me leave you today with this inspiration to try a little kindness. Actively, consciously and faithfully live your days from the light. Be driven by love and spread the kindness that is innately woven into your being. Love + light, Claire Read more


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