A toast to evolution, expansion, and exploration of our shared journey
November is a month that holds a special place in my heart. Join me in celebrating the milestones of:
:: a healthier, smoke-free life
:: hosting stories from the heart
:: my book launch
:: and the joy of my birthday
A Glimpse into My Transformation Journey
Picture this: I’m hiding from my children, I don’t want them to see what I’m doing. A large mirror stretches across the wall above the double sinks. With a towel securely tucked under the door and the window ajar, I stand on the edge of the bathtub. Inhaling deeply on my cigarette, I exhale the smoke out the window. As I turn away from the brisk November draft, I see my full length reflection in the mirror.
Here I am, 33 years old and sneaking a smoke, just like I did when I was 10. Yes, that’s when I had my first cigarette. When I was 17, my mother died of cancer, and I was smoking two packs a day.
A Pivotal Moment of Change
The reflection in the mirror on November 6, 1983, was far from glamorous. The emergence of crows’ feet around my eyes and fine wrinkles around my mouth—certainly not the image of smoking portrayed in magazines and on billboards. I asked myself, “Who am I?” I knew I couldn’t be the woman in the mirror. That moment, I made a life-changing decision and flushed my last cigarette down the toilet.
The Battle to Quit Smoking
If you’ve ever tried to quit smoking, you’re well aware of the challenges it presents.
My most intense cravings for a cigarette were right after dinner. To replace this habit, I created Sacred Practices. I took my dog, Thunder, for a brisk walk—12 and a half minutes—the same amount of time it took for me to have that damn cigarette. Deep inhales and deep exhales of clean, crisp Thunder Bay air in November filled my lungs.
In less than a week, I noticed the skin in my mouth was replacing itself with healthier tissue. After a month, my complexion cleared up, and my cheeks regained their rosy glow. Breathing became easier, and I was no longer short of breath.
I can’t ignore the financial benefit. I started smoking when a large pack cost a mere $1.10. Today, cigarettes are over $18 per pack. Using a pack-a-day average price of $5, I calculated that over the past 40 years, I’ve saved at least $183,000.
Embracing Sacred Practices
My journey to quit smoking has been sustained by the Sacred Practices of Sacred breathing, and gratitude, allowing me to stay smoke-free. Are you a smoker? If saving money, crows’ feet, wrinkles or being healthier motivates you, I encourage you to take control and change your habit with these powerful Sacred Practices. You don’t have to do it alone. When you quit smoking, it’s something worth celebrating.
momondays Stories from the Heart
During my time as the host of momondays from 2014 to 2017, I witnessed the transformative power of storytelling. Over 300 speakers, people from all walks of life stepped onto that stage, bravely sharing their stories from the heart. Some had never shared their stories before, and the experience was transformative for all of us. We laughed, we cried and one night we blew bubbles.
And the hugs, there were lots of hugs. Even if you came to the show for the first time, a “movirgin,” you always left with the warmth of embraces and a sense of belonging.
What’s most inspiring is how these stories connected individuals and ignited a sense of hope, love, and community. The experience was about more than hosting a show; it was about facilitating the discovery of someone’s own unique story.
You Have a Story Too, Waiting to be Told
Your story is filled with experiences, lessons, and moments of triumph. It has the power to inspire, uplift, and connect with others. I invite you to reach out, connect with me, and let’s explore your powerful story together.
My Book Launch Party – watch this 2 minute video
On November 9, 2015, following a jam-packed momondays Ottawa show, we hosted a ZESTY launch party to celebrate the release of my book, ZEST Your Life – A Taste of Inner Wisdom. This book received endorsements from renowned figures Dr. Joe Vitale of “The Secret,” Marcia Maya Wieder, CEO of Dream University, and a six-time guest on the Oprah show.
I’m proud that it’s a #1 Int’l bestseller. In its pages, you’ll discover Sacred Practices, which I affectionately refer to as “ZESTERS.”
This wealth of bonuses come with the book:
- A 30-page exercise workbook.
- Eight exclusive webinars, where I personally guide you through the exercises.
- A soothing relationship meditation.
- Thought-provoking values cards.
- Printable affirmation stickers that you can place on your phone, fridge, or computer.
Celebrate the eighth Anniversary of this Book
A Scorpio Birthday
My birthday is November 18. I’m a Scorpio, and my Animal Totem is the Snake.
Each year, as I celebrate another trip around the sun, I take the time for reflection, appreciation, and gratitude.
One of the most beautiful aspects of my life is the incredible community, love, and shared experiences. To YOU, all the readers, viewers, mentors, coaches, clients, and my loving family, I want to express my deepest appreciation. Your kindness, support, and unwavering generosity of heart are instrumental in my personal, professional growth and the realization of my own Sacred Contract.
As I blow out the candles on my birthday cake, I’ll be making a wish for YOU. It’s your presence and support that make this Medicine Wheel Walk so extraordinary.
My Gift of Sacred Practices for YOU
Here are some of the Sacred Practices that I applied to transform from where I was to where I want to be. I share this and more in my ZEST Your Life book:
1. Speak Kindly to Yourself
There is power in self-affirmation and positive self-talk. How we speak to ourselves impacts our mindset, confidence, and overall well-being.
2. Be Aware of Your Power
Your body language affects your self-confidence and presence. Improve your body posture and stand in your power.
3. Seize the Power Moments
Celebrate your milestones. Look to your past year. What milestones are we going to celebrate with YOU?
Cheers to another year filled with love, growth, and cherished moments.
🍊🍊Remember, if it’s not ZESTY–it’s not sustainable🍊🍊
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