Why You Must Do The Deep Work To Make Lasting Positive Changes In Your Body, Mind and Life

When I first began creating Yogilachi in the 90’s it was around the physical body and optimal movement with little focus on how the mind came in to play. Only to practice the movement mindfully. But there is much more to this “mindfulness” practice – it’s the deep work we need to do. For the body is a direction reflection of the mind.

As I progressed over the years I came to realize that a more holistic (WHOLE) approach was needed. Coming at total well being would have to be looked at from the mind and how it affected the body. There fore we would have to address the mind directly – dealing with negative thought patterns that ultimately leads to the body adapting. The body listens to the mind. So we need to have the mind in the best condition as possible. The input needs to be clean, purposeful and healthy.

We also need to address how we fuel and nourish the body. So we have nutrition. Yes, this is in terms of food. Food being our body’s medicine and the best medicine for our body. Nutrition, or nourishment for the body, the mind, the spirit comes in multiple forms. The suns rays, the moons rays, the earths energy, the air, the ether, the water we drink, wash and swim in. All of these must be taken in to consideration for a wholistic program to be complete.

Each step of Yogilachi is about optimal mindset, movement and nutrition, leaving out obsolete or less than optimum practices. It is where the deep work comes in.

Part of the process or ramp up phase is to clear away unsupportive habits, thoughts, objects and people in our environment that do not contribute to our optimal well being. That required deep work to even contemplate addressing.

It’s become all too common place to drift through life from one message to the next, not certain where you are going and unclear where you’ve been. I hope that the book Yogilachi will bring some insight and a complete plan to help you regain or create newly your best life.

How To Make The Best Easy Home Made Gluten Free Corn Tortillas With Your Family

Sometimes there is nothing better than a cheesy, crispy, crunchy snack – one that we like is the “cheese crisp” with our home made corn tortillas.

I learned to make corn tortillas from a simple recipe – fresh ground corn meal, salt and water toasted on a cast iron flat skillet. Simply delicious plain or sprinkled with cheese and left to melt and get a bit crispier. T

Homeschooling is a huge part of my life as a mom and business owner so anything I can do that will bring learning in to our lives is a good reason to get in the kitchen.

Today we are going to show you how simple and easy it is to make your own home made, fresh corn tortillas. You will never go back to the packaged processed, preserved kind after these.

I use a basic recipe of

2 Cups Organic Corn Flour
1 1/4 C Warm Water
1 T Sea Salt

Why I Chose To Delete My FaceBook Account and Get A REAL Life

I’ve been on and off FB since its inception.

Originally feeling I needed to get a FB account to be “part of the group”. I prefer NOT to be part of groups as a rule but my husband at the time was a “social” butterfly and felt I was being anti social with a bad attitude.

Nope, I just prefer authentic conversations over superficial nonsense. So when I did get my FB account I vowed to be authentic but private.

There are 3 main reasons why I chose to get off of FB permanently this past Sunday. And here is why I think you should consider it as well.

3. So many people identify themselves and others with “likes” and “emoticons” or if you prefer twitter, then followers, or snap chat or whatever your social media choice might be.

Our youth of today are getting obsessed to the point of SUICIDE!

Dear Lord help us all here. This is NOT good.

We can’t let our children, our teens or anyone really think their value is predicated on subscribers, followers, likes or friends and then who likes or shares.

WHO THE HECK CARES!!??

Might want to think about this one a bit especially if you are feeling some back lash reading this. It might be hitting close to home.

Anyway, I could no longer allow myself to even contribute to this idea of valuing our worth through a tap on a stupid phone – it violated my core values and did not align with any goals I had, have or will have.

Instead I vow to look every person in the eye I see today and each and every day and acknowledge them – either verbally, physically with a nod or a hug or a smile and let them know they MATTER just because.

2. It sucks time and we all have so little precious time folks.

I do not want to be remembered by how many hours, likes, friends, followers, subscribers, et al on FB or other social media. Do YOU?

I want to be remembered for the gifts I am here to share and how many others I helped inspire to share theirs!

So this brings me to the TOOLS – Tools are from the PILOT Your Way© T meaning Tools of life.

Is social media a tool? It certainly can be.

I do have a business account and I do share to social media directly from my blog where I communicate and try to inspire. Otherwise, I spend as much time in living, breathing, present connectedness with nature, my family, my friends, myself, as I can.

What do you do with your TIME?

1. The number one reason I deleted my personal FB account on Sunday is a dear and beloved friend felt betrayed because from all appearances I was spending more time with other FB “friends” than her.

This sweet, lovely friend saw my life through the lens of social media. I know they felt they should have been told “first” rather than seeing it on a post. So what I realized is that what I posted to FB was basically defining who I was and those who lived on FB began to have an image of me that was one that was FACEBOOK pieces not anything but that. And because I did feel I had to keep up appearances on FB and other social media for my business I had less than no time to have a real conversation with my REAL friends. Painful, sad, timely lesson on top of the cake of the last 6 weeks with Yogilachi Fitness Studio closing.

Well, there is NO WAY anyone can live their life on or through FB – I don’t even want to know if someone actually does – I’ve seen a few who put their divorce trials and hate posts and POLITICS?!?!? and weddings and births and that’s awesome if that’s what they consciously choose. But – that’s not reality.

Life and living, it is reality.

People get sick, tired, have moods, moments, struggles, challenges. They also have wins, huge successes, bliss, delight, sadness, joy and every single thing in between. To post every piece of that to social media is just gross and inappropriate! It’s NOT REAL! Please, please save your children and especially our precious teens and young adults from this emotional and mental suicide. Life can be so full of wonderful authentic connections lived outside of our thumbs and index fingers – they have bodies and brains and hearts and…rant over! (Beside as a health and fitness coach – I’ll tell you – if you don’t use it you WILL lose it!)

So I ask you – are you really living life if you are living it through social media?

Are you just Faking it?

Are you putting out things to get recognition and attention?

What needs are you trying to get met by social media? Are they getting met?

If you have children, do they see you and do they identify themselves or you by your likes, friends, followers, subscribers?

It’s been 4 days since I deleted it. I don’t regret it at all. I’ve gained a life back and the insight and breath of fresh air I feel waking up NOT having any desire or pattern in place to check social media is RIGHT. (I’ll update you in a month and a year)

What about you?

Your journey of a thousand miles starts with 1 step

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Make it a powerful forward step

DSC_0404I’ve been brewing my favorite tea and doing something I haven’t done since I became a mom. Every night I’ve been watching one of the 2015 Oscar nominations. I’ve said it before, the authenticity of performances makes for a real emotional experience for the audience. I believe this is true in business and in life.

When we are cut off from our truth, our authentic voice, the result is often miss-emotion, unhealthy behavior, unproductive thoughts, words and lifestyle choices resulting in lack of joy and superficial, if any, success.

One year ago today I was recording an interview for a summit that I would launch just before Valentines day 2014. This “Soulful Sex Summit” was a culmination of my own healing journey from past trauma and to bring awareness around this provocative topic and how it effects our success and joy in all areas of our life.

The culmination of the seeds we’ve planted knowingly or unknowingly when we hide out because of fear of our past can literally destroy a life and all that potential. I teach that we can take back our authentic voice and thus our true power – our power to create the life of our dreams.

Finding Joy Beyond Trauma is the program that culminated from my own personal healing journey. With the prior years of helping others get clarity of purpose and vision, build confidence and lead a life of highest health and well being and based on their authentic voice and highest good.

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