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INSPIRATION CORNER WITH CLARE HILLIER

INSPIRATION CORNER WITH CLARE HILLIER

Posted October 04, 2013

Welcome to another Inspiration Corner. Today we have Clare Hillier, the editor of Checks and Spots Clare recently got in touch with me to contribute to a piece on her blog. Since then I’ve been snopping around her amazing site. In Clare’s words: I am dedicated to checking out and spotting fashion, beauty, design and lifestyle to inspire and amuse. It is a chronicle of all the things that make me look twice. I like checking out and I like spotting. I think this is a good match! Enjoy, I hope you find inspiration in her beautiful words. Connect with Claire: Website | Facebook | Instagram| Pinterest | Twitter     Tell us a little about who you are, what you do, how you got here. Hello! I’m Clare. I’m a mum of two and editor of Checks and Spots, a website devoted to checking out and spotting fashion, beauty, design and lifestyle to inspire and amuse. I also run my own business as a Brand Storyteller and work with a range of well known fashion and beauty clients. What INSPIRES you? Big, bold, badass ideas! Where do you SOURCE your inspiration? All day, every day I’m reading books, magazines and websites in search of newness. New ideas. New perspectives. New ways of doing old things. As a visual person, Instagram is another big source of inspiration, so is actually getting out from behind the computer and chasing new experiences. How do you USE that inspiration? How does it integrate into your life? I’m big into collecting and filing my inspiration. I’ve got folders of things I’ve torn out from magazines, shelves of notebooks and am always bookmarking websites to return to. Often I don’t know how I’ll use these fragments of inspiration, but I’m always looking for ways I can connect the dots between the things that make me look twice. When it comes to health and wellness what’s important to you? Basically, I seek simplicity. I think there’s a lot to be said for the way our grandparents approached food. I stick to wholefoods, eat seasonally and make most of what my family eats from scratch – including our butter! While I like eating cleanly, enjoying every moment is just as important. So, I’m never that hung up about food that I feel guilty about an occasional decadent desert or champagne at the end of a long week. The joy of food and sharing it with others is a big part of what makes me happy. What’s your routine? I’m most creative in the morning, so I get up at 5:30 to work before the kids wake up. My days are then filled with a mixture of kid’s stuff (kinder, childcare, sport etc), meetings with clients and work on Checks and Spots. Often I feel like I’m running through my days with lots of balls in the air, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! In the evening, I’ll go to Pilates, have dinner out or catch up on a little bit more work before hanging out on the couch with my fella. Bedtime is usually around 11. How do you find balance + happiness? I think that balance can be incredibly difficult to find, let alone maintain, when you’re a working mum. And when you have your own business and work from home (like I do), it adds a whole other layer to the mix. Work and family bleed together and it’s hard to see where one stops and the other begins. So, I’ve got three simple words that I measure everything against – Enjoy the journey. Recently, a friend spotted this as we were leaving a funeral and it has  stuck with me. With everything I do, I now ask myself, “Is this going to help me enjoy the journey?” If it doesn’t, then I don’t do it. Saying no (politely of course!), has become just as important as saying yes and the way I can keep some sort of balance. How do you practice self-love? By cutting myself some slack! As Salvador Dali so perfectly said, ‘Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.’ What’s your favourite healthy recipe? At the moment my Pumpkin, Polenta and Poppy Seed Loaf is on high rotation in our kitchen! You can check out my recipe here: What are you non-negotiables when it comes to your lifestyle ? Being with my family and friends. The rest really doesn’t matter…although if I can squeeze in a couple of runs and a Pilates class in each week I’m a happy gal! How do you deal with those moments/days when you are lacking in motivation? If I can’t be bothered doing something, I just say to myself, “Get out there and do it for five minutes and then you can pull the pin.” Funnily enough, once I start I always seem to keep going. I wonder when I’ll wise up to this tactic?!!   What’s one thing you wish you could pass onto friends and family about health and wellness?   To be mindful. It’s as easy and difficult as that.         Read more

MY INTERVIEW WITH AMIR ZOGHI ON INTUITION

MY INTERVIEW WITH AMIR ZOGHI ON INTUITION

Posted October 01, 2013

I’m honoured to bring you this powerful interview with Amir Zoghi – founder of Be Free People, Ok, so ‘interview’ is a bit of a stretch. I’m not going to take credit for interviewing Amir, truth-talker like no other and someone I consider a mentor and guide. When this man is in-the-flow there’s no question that seems relevant. Simply being present and listening to the wisdom that comes through him and from the space he talks from is more than enough. I recently attended the ONE Infinite Training Retreat with Amir + his team from Be Free People. Life changing might seem a bit dramatic, but truly the shifts, the insights and the processes that unfolded have allowed me to see, think, feel and be in a way I could never have imagined. In fact, it’s still unfolding now, over a month later! The best bit is that my journey isn’t over, nor is yours, which means we get to keep evolving, unfolding, expanding, growing. That’s what I feel I am here to do – to embrace the evolution of my soul which is actually part of ONE soul – one divine energy. Amir and I initially decided to talk about intuitive eating. Amir shares how he lost alot of weight by tapping into his intuition and following what felt true for him. If you read my blog often you’ll know I talk about this alot – dissolving the ego charge and the games of the mind to follow the feelings! In our chat we move from intuition, to what it means to live in the unplanned, being in the moment and being yourself. I can’t wait for you to dive into this chat with Amir. Seriously peeps, you won’t want to miss this. It’s rich, it’s insightful, it’s powerful. Please feel free to share your comments below. And if you’d like to find out more about Amir, his team and the incredible work they do then head to www.amirzoghi.com. They have a program called WTF! (Wisdom, Truth, Freedom) and honestly, if there is one thing in your life you do on this journey then do this! CLICK PLAY TO WATCH Love + light, Claire Read more

THE FREEDOM PROJECT HAS LANDED + A CHANCE TO JOIN THE PROJECT FOR FREE!

THE FREEDOM PROJECT HAS LANDED + A CHANCE TO JOIN THE PROJECT FOR FREE!

Posted September 30, 2013

It was just last week that I announced that my new online platform – The Freedom Project: Your 9 week guide to limitless living – was due to launch soon. I’m so excited that today is that day! It has it’s very own dedicated site. CLICK HERE to check it out! And to celebrate I’m giving away a free place in The Freedom Project. Read on to find out more. It’s been one of ‘those’ journeys…despite this project first being born as a seedling of an idea, such a  long time ago, everything has been down to the last minute. In fact, last week this was an 8-week project, today I present it to you with an extra week added on. There was just too much goodness to share! This project, no matter how many times I wanted to walk away from it, was meant to happen. It repeatedly tap, tap, tapped me on the shoulder; calling out to me, enticing me, reminding me… it was meant to come alive! Like all good things, The Freedom Project offered me many moments to learn from. To say I know more about myself simply from the creation of this project would be an understatement. Which is precisely the point. I can see the universe intended this all along. You see, The Freedom Project – Your 9 week guide to limitless living is a journey of sweet, soulful surrender into a wholehearted, open-hearted free life! This journey is as much for me as it is for you. And I’m so excited to finally invite you to jump on the train to freedom with me now! Is The Freedom Project for you? Do you wish you could get out of your own way, surrender to the moment and live a wholehearted life? Are you craving freedom, connection, and soul-stirring release? Are you longing for peace, growth, and a return to your true self? You’ll know it if it is. Something moves within you. A feeling of ‘yes’ emerges. A knowing, almost. Join me in this 9 week step-by-step program that will support you on the road to recovery from a life of control + anxiety to soulful surrender. This program will enable you to make the most of these last months of 2013. You’ll clear the way for transition and transformation, release the blockages holding you back, and be completely ready to step boldly into 2014 and make it your best year yet. Get ready for a limitless life! The project kicks-off on October 20th where we will journey through Letting Go, Cultivating Freedom + Manifestation. Each week you’ll receive a workbook, video, webinar + meditation. Not to mention all the juicy bonuses you receive upon registration! Want to know more? I invite you, come, spend a while. Click on the image above! www.thefreedomproject.net.au The site is comprehensive, guiding you through the details of the project – what’s in it and how to sign-up. As well as giving you an insight into WHY The Freedom Project is a journey you’ll want to embark on. Are you ready to experience freedom? To celebrate the launch of The Freedom Project I am offering an amazing introductory price: For a limited time only, your investment for The Freedom Project is just $149. This is only for the first 100 to jump on-board! + Bonus: I’m dishing out FREE 20 soul sessions* with myself for the first 20 people to sign-up – a chance to get some much needed clarity + connection during your journey through The Freedom Project If you are feeling a YES emerge within you. Say yes to it and let’s make magic together! Win a FREE place in The Freedom Project To celebrate I’m really excited to offer free registration + full access to The Freedom Project for ONE lucky reader. Just two steps to enter: comment below and tell me why you feel this project is calling out to you! Why are you ready to embrace surrender + experience freedom? subscribe to my newsletter in the opt-in box below to find out if you are the winner love + light Claire *Soul sessions done via skype and phone only and will be scheduled in specific time-blocks over the course duration. Read more

INSPIRATION CORNER WITH CASSIE MENDOZA-JONES

INSPIRATION CORNER WITH CASSIE MENDOZA-JONES

Posted September 26, 2013

Inspiration Corner with Cassie Mendoza-Jones I’m so impressed by this lady. I love the dent she is making in the health and wellness of countless individuals. Not to mention the amazing ebook she recently published – Cleansed – which guides you towards health, ease and abundance. She is a true healer, and very passionate about it too. She is also the co-creator of Self Love & Nourishment ecourse. When I first met Cassie, I was struck by her ease and openness – just what you want from someone who helps to heal and encourage true health. Stay tuned – Cassie and I will be teaming up in the future to bring you something SO special. In the meantime, I hope you LOVE her insights into inspiration. Enjoy! Claire x Connect with Cassie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram   Tell us a little about who you are, what you do, how you got here. I’m a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist, and founder of Elevate Vitality, a boutique naturopathic clinic in the heart of Bondi beach. I am the author of Cleansed,  a simple program for a life of health, ease and abundance, and I’m also studying kinesiology and my Master of Human Nutrition, so I’m a busy girl! I moved from my career as hair and makeup artist in the fashion and advertising world, to natural medicine several years ago, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I absolutely love being in my clinic. I see patients for a variety of health complaints, from digestive issues and mood support, to reducing anxiety, improving energy and balancing female hormones. I love watching my clients’ progress as they find their way back to optimal health through herbal and nutritional medicine, and sometimes even the simplest lifestyle or mindset shift can do so much to improve health and vitality. On my days out of clinic, I write articles for my blog, guest posts and media work, plus I get some time to study, and of course, self-care, lots of exercise and “me” time. What INSPIRES you? Just knowing I’m helping people improve their health in the most natural, supportive and effective ways possible keeps me inspired. I also love the fact that there’s literally no end to what we can learn about the body, and how to support it, and knowing I can always, always, always improve my practice, expand my knowledge and embrace new ways of helping my patients continues to inspire me. Where do you SOURCE your inspiration? I’m such a textbook girl. My little home office is filled with books on two walls, and then sometimes they end up piled next to me on both sides of my desk while I’m doing research for my clients, or writing blog posts or articles. I could sit with tea, a textbook on herbal medicine for the female reproductive system and a highlighter for hours! I love learning, and I love books, so textbooks are just on another level for me. Nerdy, but so cool when you think about it. How do you USE that inspiration? How does it integrate into your life? Again it all comes down to this: what can I learn and implement that will help improve my patients’ lives? All the inspiration and knowledge I soak up is then used in my practice and in my writing. I love integrating it in ways that make life better, easier and healthier, for my patients and also for myself. When it comes to health and wellness what’s important to you? It’s important to have realistic goals and expectations of our bodies, and ourselves and to ‘hasten slowly’. If you decide one day that you want to become healthier, that’s amazing, but start slowly and find what works for you. It’s so important to not be ‘all or nothing’, because that’s not a nourishing way to live or treat your body, long-term. What’s your routine? I don’t have the same daily routine as firstly, I enjoy the freedom of waking up and deciding what I need in that moment to feel happy and healthy, and secondly, some days I start clinic really early, and others are more leisurely so my pace can be slower. In each day though, I make time for exercise (either a cardio and/or weights sesh at the gym, a spin class, a walk, pilates, barre classes, functional training or yoga), a little chill out time with tea and some meditation, or couch time with the latest book I’m reading. How do you find balance + happiness? I find that the things that bring balance to my life are constantly changing and evolving, so finding “balance” is listening to my body and supporting it by giving it what it’s craving that day, week or month. Finding “balance” also sometimes means throwing balance out, and accepting that some weeks will be crazier than others, and knowing “this too shall pass”. I love going out for breakfast, so if I have a morning off, I love to head down to Bondi and order a big pot of tea, poached eggs, avocado and sourdough toast and just sit in a café with the paper, and the hum of others’ voices. I also love yoga and it always makes me feel so blissed out afterwards, even if some days it’s harder than other days to drag myself to a class! I have spoilt myself and purchased gorgeous yoga props like a bolster, blocks, straps and a lavender eye pillow, and I keep my yoga mat laid out on the floor of my study so that if I’m having a stressful moment, I can just shut my lap top and get on my mat. It’s the best feeling to be able to just switch off for a few minutes, and afterwards, I always get back to my desk feeling so much more able to cope and get on with it! How do you practice self-love? I think I’m still learning how to make […] Read more

DO YOU LEAN ON YOURSELF OR LEAN ON OTHERS?

DO YOU LEAN ON YOURSELF OR LEAN ON OTHERS?

Posted September 24, 2013

Who do you seek out in times of need? How do you choose to process and deal with the ugly stuff that demands attention? Do you lean on yourself or lean on others? Are you introverted or extroverted? Or both!? Do you consider yourself to be an introvert or an extrovert? Personally, I’ve always found the labels ‘introvert’ or ‘extrovert’ a little confusing for me. I feel like I am equal parts of them both. I am sure many of you feel the same. I am silly, love to crack a joke, I can roll out a dirty one-liner with the best of them and find socialising and connecting with like-minded people an absolute must. I have no fear in meeting new people and striking up a conversation with a stranger. Granted my life doesn’t show up enough occasions for a wild dance-off but if it’s on, so am I! That sounds ‘extroverted‘ doesn’t it? But then I spend ALOT of time alone. I need it. I crave it. I don’t ‘talk’ incessantly about my problems, I don’t seek out others company in times of need, I am less likely to call my friends for their opinion on something than I am to just process it and figure it out on my own. I can find myself in a silent, quiet space mentally and emotionally and really need quite a few evenings at home to rebalance. Introverted much? Ahuh. I’ve always struggled to fit those labels and in the end, preferred to avoid them all together. It wasn’t until I was skyping with my brother (who lives in New York) the other day when I completely understood those two ‘labels’ and it was in light of coping with life’s little curve-balls. Myy brother shared this piece of knowledge: Introverted doesn’t mean that you aren’t bubbly, social and vivacious, it’s more a reference to HOW you need to and choose to refuel, regroup and rebalance. Ahh. That’s it. In that regard, I am definitely introverted. I am introverted in the way I lean on myself. I lean into my problems, my challenges, my battles and I lean on myself to get through it. I need to be alone. I need to cultivate quiet, daily. I need to process internally. I need to work it out for myself. When shit has hit the fan or I’m going deep, peeling off layers, processing ‘stuff’, I look inward. Some people might think, ‘oh, ok, so you internalise and squash it all?’. Absolutely not. I just feel that spending time with my ‘stuff’, on my own, diving into it and observing it allows me to come to a place of understanding and clarity. A place that, with all do respect, I can’t seem to get to when I’m in my head, re-hashing details to someone else on a problem or concern that I haven’t yet got clear on. That’s not to say I don’t ever ‘talk it out’ with friends – but mostly this phase tends to happen once I’ve gotten clear about what’s happening! There comes a point when I feel that the problem no longer consumes mental and emotional space for me and therefore I have perspective. At that point, sharing it can be really beneficial – it can spark new  ‘light-bulb-moment’s’ that I am now ready to receive, because I have distance from the problem. Let’s look at it the other way. Let’s look at how an extrovert might do things: Perhaps in times of need, or when you are stressed, afraid or simply need to refuel your seek out the comfort, support, guidance, love and energy of others. As an extrovert you would find social occasions, the company of others, avoiding alone-time and being out-an-about to completely fill you up and fix you up. When you have a problem you feel the need to call a friend, dissect the issue and find safety through their love, compassion and perspective. Does that sound like you? Being vulnerable, exposing yourself to your friends and family, opening up and sharing, seeking support – these are all integral to leading a wholehearted life. Vulnerability takes courage. Introvert vs Extrovert Neither way is perfect. In fact, this isn’t about right or wrong. Perfection is irrelevant here. However, it is about look at how we do things naturally, without consciousness or consideration and seeing how we can better our experience of life from it. There is something we can learn from each side. For the introverts: Processing and ‘feeling’ your way through your problems and concerns is a deep journey of self awareness, and yes it’s ultimately very rewarding. However,  be mindful of going into your head too much. It’s important for introverts who lean on themselves to remember that the simply, courageous act of vulnerability – opening up, sharing, talking it out – can be profound and transformative. Loving connection is powerful. For the extroverts out there: Be mindful that connecting with others and sharing your problems can be beneficial for you and even for your friend/family member. Just remember that sometimes simply ‘talking it out’ might not be getting you anywhere, other than repeating behaviours and getting stuck in the story. Maybe try to sit with your problems, observe and see what you can learn (and therefore appreciate!) from it all. This isn’t about changing what or who you are, but evolving and growing I would bet that we could all do with different perspective and approach in order to break habitual cycles and behaviours that aren’t serving us! I would love to hear from you in the comments below: Are you introverted or extroverted in the way you refuel, rebalance and regroup? Do you feel that borrowing from the other camp might benefit you in some way? Love + light, Claire x Read more

7 WAYS TO BREAK-UP WITH YOUR TOXIC JOB

7 WAYS TO BREAK-UP WITH YOUR TOXIC JOB

Posted September 23, 2013

I’m so thrilled to share with you this follow-up guest post from Kacey Crawford. Not so long ago Kacey wrote a post here called “Is your job making you sick?” And yep, it was HUGELY popular, to say the least. Kacey is now here to offer up some advice to those that were screaming YES upon reading that very first post.And she knows what she’s talking about – as an inspired Career + Life Coach, Kacey is all over it! In Kacey’s words: If you’re ready to ditch the job that’s dictating your social conversations and robbing you of health and happiness, then this is your much-needed what next. 1. Clarify your reasons for moving on. This step serves several important purposes. First, identifying what’s made you unhappy means you can look out for (and avoid) it in future job choices. For instance, if it’s unreasonable working hours, excessive workload or unrealistic deadlines that are stressing you out, you’ll want to target organisations that offer flexible work and employee wellbeing perks – and steer clear of high-pressure or commission-based jobs. This exercise will also help alleviate any guilt or disloyalty that may surface when it comes time to bid farewell. While the job itself may suck, you could be leaving behind a great group of colleagues, clients or a boss who is powerless to improve things for you. Seeing your reasons written down will reaffirm why you’re making this choice and help you stand your ground. And finally, this step will ensure you have a polished, diplomatic response to the inevitable interview question about why you’re moving on. 2. Get the practical stuff sorted. First cab off the rank is to brush up your resume, then put your referees on notice that you’ll be job-seeking soon. Check they’re still happy to vouch for you and help them understand what you’ve been doing so they can talk about you with confidence. I’ve written a handy guide on resume writing, interview skills and cover letters that you can get right here, and it includes handy tips on how to get the most from your referees. Sign up for email alerts on the major job-seeking search engines. Update your LinkedIn profile to reflect your most recent experience, not forgetting any qualifications, training or achievements that should be included. And if you’re on a performance-based bonus or incentive scheme at work, check when your payment is due and know what the eligibility rules are. You don’t want to rule yourself out of the running with an ill-timed resignation. Now is also the time to reconnect with your mentors and contacts and start networking. 3. Start to dial it down so you can recharge. While it’s important not to check out of your job entirely before you leave (I’m a big believer in not burning bridges), you also need to preserve your energy for your job search – and the learning curve involved with starting a new role. In a perfect world you’d have at least two weeks between leaving your role and starting the next one, but we all know that often doesn’t happen. Stay professional, maintain your integrity and aim to wrap up any substantial pieces of existing work, but now isn’t the time to be taking on anything new. 4. Put a transition plan in place. If you have clients, manage people or work in a specialist/technical role, it’s important that you start thinking about how you’ll hand over your responsibilities once you leave. Depending on the severity of your situation it can be hard to think this way, but it’s a simple and often overlooked way of upholding your professional image – not to mention just plain old good karma. Use this time to tie up loose ends, bed down any processes or important information that’s living inside your head, and do an email and hard drive clean out (which may provide helpful fodder for your resume too). 5. Decide how you’ll leave. For most people, financial responsibilities will require you to give the proper period of notice and wait it out to maintain salary continuity between roles. If you can afford to take leave without pay – and only you can be the judge of that – or exhaust the rest of your annual leave as part of your notice period (which some organisations allow), then go for it. You may even want to take a career break if your organisation offers them – but consider what impact this will have on your benefits and entitlements, including access to paid parental leave. Now is also a good time to decide if you’ll raise any issues or grievances in your exit interview. It’s a personal choice as to whether you do this, but remember to keep your comments professional and gracious. Think about whether your feedback is likely to have an impact and what the future repercussions could be for you personally (especially if you work in a small industry). Think self-preservation as opposed to short-term gratification. 6. Get some clear direction. When you’re seriously unhappy at work, your desperation to escape can easily lead you to bounce unintentionally from one dissatisfying role to another. Use this opportunity to get clear on exactly what you want to do next (given that you’ve now discovered what you don’t want). If you’ve been thinking about a career change or starting up a business, then now could be the perfect time. Most people contemplating career change will start by thinking “what could I do”, which leads them down a narrow path that includes only their skills and experience. Try a different approach: imagine the lifestyle you want and then identify careers that will allow you to have it. What specific types of roles and organisations match your vision? How can you make sure you target them in your job search? What types of questions might you need to ask in job interviews to ensure your next job really stacks up? Remember your next role […] Read more

INSPIRATION CORNER WITH EZZIE SPENCER

INSPIRATION CORNER WITH EZZIE SPENCER

Posted September 20, 2013

Through Rich, Happy, Hot BSchool (check it out here) which I did earlier this year, I’ve become part of the most awesome community of women. Amazing entrepreneurs who are changing the world. I feel so blessed that I have the chance to connect directly with such an awesome group of women. One such lady is Ezzie Spencer. (I love her name!) Ezzie describes herself as a recovering over-achiever and a lawyer now more interested in well-being than material success. Through her business The Spencer Method, Ezzie inspires women to open their hearts, access their creative power, and reconnect with their own inner wisdom. She hold’s workshops in Sydney, teaching women how to work with natural lunar rhythms and establish an enjoyable meditation practice. How freaking awesome is that! Not to mention that when you sign-up to her newsletter you get a guide on your moon-sign and how to work with it. I love Ezzie’s work, it’s different, it’s intuitive, it’s necessary! Enjoy! Cx Tell us a little about who you are, what you do, how you got here. I trained as a lawyer, and whilst I really enjoyed working in the law, I realised that I was just as interested in how clients were when they were sitting on the other side of the desk. What was going on at a deeper, emotional level? Did they need to be really seen, and have something acknowledged? Life nudged me to move further in the direction of personal development and spiritual exploration, and I ended up doing a PhD in well-being and the law, and setting up my own business on personal well-being. Now I teach women how to work effectively with lunar cycles, and keep up an enjoyable meditation practice, through my Spencer Method live events and online course. What INSPIRES you? People who are living their truth, and living each day with an open heart. Authenticity is magnetic. Where do you SOURCE your inspiration? We all have a well of wisdom inside of us, and we can access it through a daily meditation practice. Meditation is one of the keys to living a happy, relaxed and successful life. I also like to check the moon map, as over time, I’ve found this to be an uncanny reflection of what is going on for me internally. In summary, everything we need to know right now is within reach of us: we just need to notice it. A compelling TED talk, the sage words of a spiritual master, or the enchanted smile of a child may be the vehicle for this discovery. How do you USE that inspiration? How does it integrate into your life? I’m constantly asking myself: what can I learn from this moment? I take the time to feel grateful for the pleasant and stimulating moments, and ask what the challenging ones are there to teach me. I live by the principle that life is therapy. When it comes to health and wellness what’s important to you?  Balance! What’s your routine?  Morning meditation, uber-productive work session, big healthy lunch, and unstructured time in the afternoon (this is essential to allow the creative juices to flow!). Evenings are for socialising, dancing, and enjoying music and other events in my beautiful beach-side community. How do you find balance + happiness? Tracking the rhythm of the moon, in a structured way, is essential for me to keep my life in balance. Doing this regularly is the best way to stay connected with the natural environment, and allow yourself to receive your dreams. Happiness is a matter of perspective: following the principle of life is therapy, you can be happy in every moment, because every single one is perfect. How do you practice self-love? Nurture my body through eating highly nutritious, alkaline foods; nurture my emotions through surrounding myself with only supportive and fun people; and nurture my soul through daily heart-opening meditation, and continual self-exploration. What’s your favourite healthy recipe? I love to start these Sydney winter mornings with oats, walnuts, fresh fruit and inca berries (the sweet tartness reminds me of the cumquat tree that we had in our garden, as a kid) What are your non-negotiables when it comes to your lifestyle? Green juice, dance, and sleep! How do you deal with those moments/days when you are lacking in motivation? Walk away: take a bath, call a friend, make a green juice. If I’m not motivated, then it means one of two things: I need to rest, or I’m doing the wrong thing and need some time to work out how to course correct. What’s one thing you wish you could pass onto friends and family about health and wellness? If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything. Prioritise this, and be the best you can be for yourself, and your world. Connect with Ezzie Spencer here: http://ezziespencer.com http://facebook.com/ezziespencer Read more

THE FREEDOM PROJECT: YOUR 9 WEEK GUIDE TO LIMITLESS LIVING

THE FREEDOM PROJECT: YOUR 9 WEEK GUIDE TO LIMITLESS LIVING

Posted September 19, 2013

The Freedom Project is almost here. This online project was first born after a meditation session on a flight to Brisbane. It was one week out from the launch of my ebook – Get out of your way: 17 ways to surrender for your best life yet – and my head definitely wasn’t in the ‘space’ for diving into a new project. But, apparently my heart was. I remember pulling out my iPad and jotting down the skeleton framework of what as now become: The Freedom Project – Your 9 week guide to limitless living. The first round of this project kicks-off on October 20th and will guide you through 2 months of transformative work in preparation for the new year as we near the end of 2013! There is still alot going on behind the scenes in getting this project ready for launch but I am way to excited to hold off and really to share it with you! I am so keen to share it that I’m offering a free webinar on Surrender + Freedom. Please join me on Wednesday 25th September at 8:00pm AEST for this FREE webinar to explore surrender + freedom and how it can truly change your life. I’ll also be announcing an incredible offer on the cost of The Freedom Project. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE! What is the The Freedom Project about? My ebook took the first, cautious steps into the HUGE concept of Surrender. If you’ve been following my facebook and instagram you may have see that I’ve dedicated the month of September to Surrender with daily quotes, affirmations and insights by yours truly. To say that I am passionate about sharing the power in learning how to let go and surrender would be an understatement. However, as I was working through the framework of this project something wasn’t quite sitting right for me. It took me a while to hone in on what was blocking me. There was one word that I needed to grasp on to, one word that could bring to life the feeling I experience through surrender. Then it came to me. Freedom. The truth is we are all ultimately looking to experience FREEDOM in our lives. Freedom from what? limiting self-beliefs emotional road blocks past traumas feeling restrained and restricted held back by our own brick-walls negative self-talk powerlessness We all ultimately want to live a limitless, wholehearted life – unrestrained, open, alive, in-the-flow, completely connected. To me, that is freedom. Freedom to be the best version of ourselves. How do we cultivate freedom? We explore surrender – the art of letting go! This online project is a journey through surrender. We will navigate through the areas of life we continuously find ourselves controlled by or stuck in. We will peel off layers in order to discover the real you – free from your limiting self beliefs, emotional blocks. We will break down your attachments to agendas and expectations – allowing you be completely present within your life We will help shift the judgments you have for yourself and others which only serve to keep you limited within the story of your life. Why did I create The Freedom Project? I felt ready to explore this concept of surrender and to share the journey with like-minded women. When I look back on my journey over the last 10 years I can see moments of real transformation and I have so much appreciation for my guides and mentors along the way. I want to share with you my learnings and support you in cultivating the life you deserve I felt the call to open this incredible topic up to women who feel the call to transform their lives into a limitless one I’ve had many people say that they didn’t think ‘surrender’ was relevant to them until they read my book or heard me speak on this – I wanted to create a platform to open this integral concept up to a wider audience, because I truly feel that it can transform your life! Do you feel the call to Freedom? Connect with how you feel as you read the words above. Do you feel moved? Do you feel inspired by the possibilities? Let’s dive in to a limitless life! It’s time. Are you ready? _______________________________________________________________ Free Live Webinar: How surrender + freedom will change your life Please join me on this FREE webinar to explore surrender + freedom and how it can truly change your life. I’ll also be announcing an incredible offer on the cost of The Freedom Project. Topics we’ll cover: Discover surrender – what is it and why do we want to harness it in our life! How the opposite of surrender leaves us powerless and unable to create the life we deserve How to reclaim our power + experience freedom through letting go Join me on Wednesday 25th September at 8:00pm AEST Come home, wind down from work, eat your dinner and instead of watching TV jump online and join us in what will be an incredible conversation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER _____________________________________________________________ I can’t wait to take this journey with you! I would love to read your comments and thoughts below. Any questions are welcome too. Love + light, Claire Read more

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