Is Your Child Like a Rabbit or a Turtle?

Last week in Embodied Brilliance™ we explored the sense of movement and how it helps children embody their true power.

As we discovered more about balance, coordination and how movement helps your child’s communication, reading and writing skills…

We also talked about how it plays an important role in supporting your child to express their true feelings and emotions.

And there’s something else quite empowering about this sense…

Movement encourages your child’s freedom of expression.

There’s no right or wrong way to move the body, be in it or to express the gifts that flow through it.

In fact, every child has their own unique pace with how they engage life and how they move through the world.

As a child, my pace was like a turtle – intentional, graceful and slower than most people around me 🙂

But the world seemed to move at a different pace.  So I thought I was supposed to “keep up”.

I tried, but honestly, it didn’t work.  It took me out of my natural flow and creative expression. 

Eventually, I learned that it was OK to move through life in the way that felt good for me and I realized that I didn’t need to judge myself for it.

So, maybe your child seems to have one speed and runs everywhere, is always in a hurry or rushes through tasks. 

Or perhaps they talk really fast.  And are lightening quick to come up with creative ideas and solutions.

Maybe your child loves taking their time, moves slowly and deliberately. And savors their experiences and lingers in delight.

Or perhaps your child is really athletic and coordinated and can pick up on new skills easily, like learning dance moves, playing a musical instrument or playing sports. 

Maybe your child constantly bumps into things and gets labeled as “clumsy” (I was once called “fumble fingers”) or feels awkward in their body.

My point is, there’s no right or wrong way to move through life. 

It’s when you judge yourself and/or your child that it becomes challenging, stressful and anxious.

So what if the most important movement that you discovered in life was how to move out of your head, into your heart AND into the body?

That’s where freedom is.

Instead of trying to fit in or hold back or getting swept up in a current that just moves you or your child further away from who you are. 

I believe that as you accept yourself and your child for who you are, you both shine brighter and your gifts naturally move from your heart and out into the world.


This sneak peek into your child’s sense of movement is just one of the many miraculous things we’re discovering in Embodied Brilliance™!

We’re exploring the 7 bodily senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, body awareness and movement) as a map to help you recognize and understand your child’s extraordinary gifts and natural abilities.

It’s a fun way to connect the dots between your child’s behaviors, emotions and body language with their greatest gifts.  So you can nurture them with greater ease and enjoyment.  

Enrollment will be re-opening again soon, so stay tuned!

If you’d like to be notified, click here

Is Your Child’s Nose a Hidden Superpower?

This week in Embodied Brilliance™, we’re talking about the sense of smell and how to discover the hidden superpowers within this bodily gift…

Smell can invoke emotions and encourage your child’s curiosity.

It also keeps you connected to breathing – you have to breathe in air to smell something (pretty genius, right?).

It’s why some kids that are sensitive to smells may hold their breath (or breathe shallow) without realizing it, becoming even more anxious.

And there’s also something else quite magical about the sense of smell that you may not be aware of…

Energy can show up through scents – like the essence of a rose.

As a child, I would often smell roses in the air when Mother Mary’s energy was near or when I would see her around other people.

The ability to smell energy is something I see in a lot of kids, yet they may not realize that it’s happening simply because it feels so natural.

But if you ask them about it, they can often easily tell you how they associate certain energies (or people, places, etc…) with a particular scent.

They may even be able to recognize odors or smells that can reflect the state of someone’s health or aspects of their mood or personality.

So, it’s no coincidence that we have popular sayings like “I smell a rat” or “she came out of it smelling like roses”.

Or phrases like “it smells to high heaven in here!” or “something smells fishy” when you have an intuitive or gut feeling about something.

Smell can be a symbol, a natural way for your child to attach their own unique meanings to certain sights, sensations and sounds.

It’s just one of the many brilliant ways your child can use this bodily gift to explore and express who they truly are.

So if you think you’re child is “constantly complaining” about smells, perhaps their nose is one of their hidden superpowers that’s waiting to be acknowledged for the gift it really is.

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In Embodied Brilliance™, we’re exploring the 7 bodily senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, body awareness and movement) as a map to help you recognize and understand your child’s extraordinary gifts and natural abilities.

It’s a fun way to connect the dots between your child’s behaviors and their greatest gifts.  If you’re interested in learning more, click here

And we’ll send you more info about the curriculum and also notify you when enrollment for the course re-opens.

 

A Fun Fact About Your Child’s Ears…

The Embodied Brilliance™ course is well underway and so far, we’ve explored the bodily senses of sight and body awareness. 

This week we’re talking about the sense of sound.

And as we’re discovering more about speech and language, communication and how hearing happens, we’re also learning about the ear chakras!

They’re the energy centers that are located on each side of the head and slightly above each ear.  And they play an important role in filtering sound.

Not just from our everyday physical environment, but also the ability to hear messages and guidance from Source/Spirit, etc…(aka clairaudience).

The ear chakras also absorb unpleasant sounds (noise pollution), including harsh words and criticism, hearing negativity and even music with violent or heavy lyrics.

They can take in every sound AND the energy behind it.

When they’re blocked, it can show up as ear aches, itchy ears, ringing in the ears, feeling dizzy, anxious, difficulty with following directions, sound being muffled or even sensitivity to certain noises. 

You may even notice your child covering their ears, pulling on their ears or opening their mouth or yawning as an attempt to open and clear the energy.

This sneak peek into your child’s sense of sound is just one of the many miraculous things we’re discovering in Embodied Brilliance™

And we’re using the 7 bodily senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, body awareness and movement) as a map to help you understand your child’s behaviors and emotions as clues to their greatest gifts.

Because learning how to nurture your child’s gifts is really about nurturing the body. The body IS the gift.

It’s the avenue of expression for how we share our greatest abilities and most meaningful gifts.

Yet it’s the least recognized part of Source/Spirit.  

And it’s often overlooked or unappreciated as an important piece in your child’s development that can make a BIG impact on their creative expression. 

If you’re curious to learn more about the curriculum click here

And/or if you’d like to be added to the wait list for when enrollment re-opens, click here

 

7 senses that help explain everything about your child…

In last week’s post, I shared more about my new educational curriculum, called Embodied Brilliance™  

And how it’s designed to help kids embody their Spirit and nurture their greatest gifts through understanding the brilliance of their body. 

If you missed it, you can read it here.

I also mentioned that I’d introduce you to the 7 bodily senses that are central to supporting the integration of your child’s mind, body and Spirit.

So I’m excited to share them with you, especially since it’s an important piece about your child’s whole being that often gets overlooked or misunderstood.

I first started learning about these 7 amazing senses about 19 years ago while I was still in occupational therapy school.

They changed the way I saw myself.

And explained certain behaviors and quirks I had as a kid, like not wanting to walk barefoot in the grass and having heavy covers on my bed to sleep at night.

I discovered a whole new world and relationship with my body.

And over the years, it’s helped me embody more of who I am and understand my Spirit in new and surprising ways.

So here’s what I’d love for you to know…

Your child has a unique map that’s designed to help their Spirit connect with their body.

Amazing, right?!

This extraordinary map is found in what’s called the sensory system, which is made up of 7 bodily senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, movement and spatial awareness (your body position in relation to others).

And it exists as part of your child’s natural brain design and development.

The sensory system helps map out the communication between your child’s brain and body that directly influences how they feel, think and move about in the world. 

And it also deeply impacts their behaviors, creativity, social interactions, self-esteem and the expression of their spiritual gifts and talents.

Because your child’s senses act as a gateway, keeping them connected to their Spirit and in tune with their body. 

Allowing them to access their own information and energy that’s unique to who they are and how they relate to the world.

That’s why the senses are designed to work together and help your child follow what feels good, teaching them how to trust their intuition and how to use their gifts wisely.

They help bridge the inner and outer worlds and it’s why your child uses their sensory system to filter and help define their vibrational interpretation of life.

Which ultimately helps them cultivate a deep, meaningful and loving relationship between their mind, body and Spirit. 

Isn’t your child’s body brilliant? 

I can’t wait to help you discover more about each of the 7 senses so you can begin to recognize how they work together and nurture your child’s mind, body and Spirit connection.

Get ready to understand their behaviors on a whole new level!


*** Course Starts Sept 2017 *** 

Enrollment is closed – join the waitlist

I’m teaching our first highly anticipated 8-week live Embodied Brilliance experience for you to learn more about how to recognize your child’s behaviors as clues to their most meaningful gifts and talents.  

Through powerful, interactive experiences, you’ll discover and explore 7 bodily senses and how they support the integration of your child’s mind, body and Spirit. 

You’ll begin to recognize how they feel, think and move about in the world and begin to see the whole picture of who your child really is.  Plus gain greater insight into what influences their emotions, behaviors, creative energy and spiritual expression. 

I created this experience as a down-to-Earth guide to help you nurture your child’s Cosmic nature.  So you can both enjoy the freedom to Love who you are instead of trying to fit in or hold back your greatest gifts.   

You can learn more here: Embodied Brilliance™  and join the waitlist.

Enrollment re-opens Dec 2017.

Here’s a sneak peek into my new educational curriculum…

Recently, I shared the fun announcement that my business is shifting its focus into the realm of education (that feels so good to say!).

And that I’m being called to help educate the SPIRIT of children. 

I also mentioned that I’d share more about the educational curriculum I created so you can start to recognize what influences your child’s energy and overall development.  

So here’s what I’d love for you to know…

It’s called Embodied Brilliance™

And it’s designed to help kids embody their Spirit and nurture their greatest gifts through understanding the brilliance of their body.

How exciting is that?!

It was inspired from my 17 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist helping children enhance their cognitive, sensory and motor skills. 

It didn’t take me long to realize that most kids (and parents) aren’t typically taught how their Spirit connects with the body or how to take care of it.

And I knew that a strong foundation of skills from a young age would help nurture their gifts and their creative energy.

That’s why I created this curriculum.

As an innovative way to support the integration of your child’s mind, body and Spirit.  Through learning about the body’s senses and how it impacts their energy and overall development.

Because having a clear picture of their whole being helps you recognize the brilliant expression of who they are and how to nurture it.

So their emotions are validated and their behaviors are better understood instead of being labeled, judged, misunderstood or even overlooked.

And it’s why I’m so excited to share more with you about how your child’s senses are key to helping their Spirit feel alive and fully at home in the body.

I’ll be sharing more about what these 7 senses are and how they create a natural blueprint for understanding your child’s development

You can learn more about the 7 senses here

I can’t wait to let you in on how they help map out the extraordinary communication between your child’s brain and body!

It’ll give you new insight into their life experiences.


*** The Course Starts Sept 2017 *** 

Enrollment is closed – join the waitlist

I’m teaching our first highly anticipated 8-week live Embodied Brilliance experience for you to learn more about how to recognize your child’s behaviors as clues to their most meaningful gifts and talents.  

Through powerful, interactive experiences, you’ll discover and explore 7 bodily senses and how they support the integration of your child’s mind, body and Spirit. 

You’ll begin to recognize how they feel, think and move about in the world and begin to see the whole picture of who your child really is.  Plus gain greater insight into what influences their emotions, behaviors, creative energy and spiritual expression. 

I created this experience as a down-to-Earth guide to help you nurture your child’s Cosmic nature.  So you can both enjoy the freedom to Love who you are instead of trying to fit in or hold back your greatest gifts.   

You can learn more here: Embodied Brilliance™  and join the waitlist.

Enrollment re-opens Dec 2017.

Try This Next Time Your Child Has a Meltdown…

Have you ever heard the phrase “Use your words”?

Or perhaps you’ve said it to your child when they’re having an epic meltdown?

If you have, it’s OK…

It’s incredibly frustrating and stressful for both of you when they’re crying, screaming and upset.  Especially when it happens in a public place – right in front of everyone.

You just want it to stop.

Yet if you ask your child to “use their words” instead of behaving a certain way, it often intensifies the situation.

Have you ever noticed that?

Finding those words can often feel challenging, overwhelming and frustrating when they’re having such intense feelings.

And here’s why…

Your child’s Soul didn’t come into this life knowing how to naturally communicate with words.

That’s a learned skill that develops over time with refinement.

Energy is the natural language and expression of your child’s Soul. 

It’s the unspoken words and non-verbal communication that occurs quickly and gives instant feedback, sometimes without any conscious thought.

And your child knows how to use this language effectively.  Especially when trying to get your attention.

It takes time for your child to put words to the unspoken ways in which they’re used to communicating.

And it requires an essential skill – connecting their energy (their Spirit) with their body.

Your child needs to feel something in their body before they learn to recognize and make sense of it in their brain.  It’s how they’re wired.

Because words are formulated after they feel something.  They need the experience to make the connection between their energy and their body.

It’s how they learn.  And it’s how your child chooses how he or she feels instead of having someone decide for them.  

And it also helps your child learn more effective ways of expressing their emotions that still get heard without resistance or all the drama.

So the next time your child is having a meltdown try this…

  • Let them have it. Allow them to feel.
  • Give their energy 100% permission to be where it is. Even if you don’t like it. 
  • And give yourself 100% permission to have your emotions too by saying hello to any frustration, overwhelm, guilt, shame, etc… that comes up.
  • Then feel your feet on the ground and take a few deep breaths as you allow yourself to be fully present to the situation and what’s happening.

You’ll notice your child’s emotions change on their own when you acknowledge them instead of trying to control, fight or resist it.

Emotion is energy just trying to move itself.  And by giving it permission to be there, more space is created for both of you to feel validated and heard without judgment.

It may not always look pretty or feel good when it’s happening, yet it is a unique way of learning how to feel and express energy through the body.

Because underneath it all, your child’s Spirit just wants to be heard and acknowledged, no matter how it comes out.  

And that takes compassion, love and a new way of understanding yourself and your child from the inside out so that who they really are can show up and brilliantly be.

 

 

The Powerful Connection Between Your Child’s Feet and the Full Moon + 3 Activities That Will Help Ground Your Energy

Did you know that everything you need is right under your feet?

Your feet help connect your Spirit with your body to access the Earth’s energy for nourishment.

They help assimilate and filter how you experience energy and life itself.

And have energy centers and healing points that help ground you.

Pretty amazing, right?

I didn’t understand this important concept until I was in my early 20’s.

And until then, my feet didn’t touch the ground much unless I was dancing.

Because as a child my feet were incredibly sensitive.

I didn’t like wearing socks yet I didn’t enjoy walking in bare feet either.

Especially outside in the grass or in the dirt.

It was overwhelming and really uncomfortable.

I didn’t know what to do with all of the sensations.  Or the feelings that came with them.

And I didn’t understand how my feet could help connect me to the Earth. 

Or why that was so important.

Until I received anenergy healing session from one of my bodywork mentors when I was 22.

As I rolled off of the massage table, I was pleasantly surprised at the sensations coming through my feet.

I looked down and realized that was the first time I ever really felt connected with them.  They were more than just what stood upon the Earth.

So when I became a pediatric occupational therapist and started working with kids that were experiencing similar sensory challenges, I recognized something that wasn’t being addressed through traditional therapies or techniques.   

I could clearly see the energy of a child’s Soul and where they needed help connecting their energy with their physical body.

Especially in a way that felt safe, physically comfortable and enjoyable.

So I created ways to help using intuitive play and purposeful movement.

And I saw how these activities helped kids better understand their personal space, it’s boundaries and how to move within it.

So with the Full Moon and the eclipse happening this weekend, I wanted to share a few of these activities with you and your kids.

Because when the Moon is full, it can stir up emotions and energy.   

And being grounded helps give you an anchor and a source of support that allows the energy to flow easier through both of you.

Here are 3 activities that’ll help you and your child feel more grounded:

1. Spend time outside and play “I spy”

Pick an area to sit outside where you can feel your feet on the ground.

And then play this fun game of spotting objects based on colors and shapes in nature.

Take turns saying “I spy a _______” as you give clues that help your child find what you’ve chosen to spy on (ex, “I spy something green” or “I spy a green circle…”)

It’s fun, it focuses your child’s energy on what’s in and around them and it also connects you to the Earth’s energy without having to think about it.

2. Play in the dirt (or the sand)

Digging in the dirt gets you in touch with the Earth’s energy and uses muscles and other important skills that help your child feel grounded.

Plant flowers, dig a hole, make mud pies, build a sandcastle or even rake leaves.

You can even try filling a shallow container with dirt or sand, place it on the ground and use a twig, your finger or some other tool to draw in it.

And then after playing, you can both enjoy a cleansing salt bath that will help wash away any old energy that you’ve been releasing under this Full Moon.

3. Make footprints

Fill a container with water and have your child wet their feet and make multiple footprints on the sidewalk or other surface.

rainbow-670756_640You can create fun shapes with footprints and handprints.

And you can even grab some colored chalk and draw on them before they dry.   Or use the chalk to outline each other’s feet or entire body.

Have fun…

And not only with each other, but with the Earth and her magic too!

Because having fun and laughing gets you in your body and back into the present moment.

So you can actually enjoy what’s right underneath your feet.

 

A Full Moon Tip That Always Works For Your Child

A Full Moon always delivers healing energy for you and your children.

In fact, the Moon’s powerful energy can often pull on and stir up emotions and other patterns that are ready to be released.

It’s a great time for checking in about old habits and routines that no longer serve or support you or your children.  

And if you’re willing to listen and follow the voice of your heart, you’ll find the energy is much easier to work with.

So try this simple and practical tip that will help both of you in 4 easy steps:

1. Grab a candle and some matches. 

2. And then find a comfy place to sit with your kids (it can indoors or outside). 

3. Light the candle.  And then have each person take a match and hold it in their hands.

4. Think about what you’re ready to release and then blow it into your match.

And for your kids, just ask what they want to blow into their match. 

Maybe it’s a feeling, a color, a sound or a noise, a word, a picture or an image, etc…  Allow their creativity to emerge and shine through.

Then, light each match by placing it in the candle and let it burn all the way through, allowing the flame to work its magic. 

Once all the matches are burned, you can say “Thank you, and so it is.”  

Know that what you released is now complete.  

And all is well.

You and Your Child Can Have This Too!

I’ve noticed something lately that has me smiling…

Families are changing how they relate to one another on a Soul level.

I’m seeing it in my client sessions and I’m personally experiencing it myself.

And I know it’s because of this important realization…

Creating the relationship you want with your child (or anyone else) starts with you and how you nurture your own Spirit. 

Powerful isn’t it?

Because at the core of every experience with your child is energy.

Your relationship is an exchange of energy between your Souls. 

And your energy matters.

So when you see how it influences the world in and around you, you can build a strong and healthy foundation for an empowered relationship with your child.

Take Alissa, an amazing woman (and a client of mine) who is raising her extraordinary 7 year old daughter.

When we first started working together, she was desperate for answers and feared for her daughter’s safety.  Especially when her daughter began communicating with Spirits, Angels and other Ascended Masters.

Alissa just wanted to be at peace and know how to help her daughter.  But she felt frustrated and scared.  And she wasn’t enjoying their relationship because it was triggering feelings of insecurity, anxiety and sadness.

But when she recognized that she had the same spiritual gifts as her daughter, it changed everything.

She saw herself.  And she recognized her own energy, feeling validated for the first time.

She just needed to be herself and that was enough.  And it gave her the peace was she looking for.

In fact, that was the essential ingredient for empowering their relationship.

Because she was willing to recognize her own Spirit in a way that mattered to herself and everyone around her.

Showing up for her daughter became easier because her needs were being met and she was able to bring that peaceful energy into their relationship.

This is the kind of nurturing that naturally happens when you look within, listen to your heart, get in touch with what you want and allow yourself to have it.

That’s such a gift for your Spirit – and everyone else around you.

And it’s exactly what the world could use more of right now.

Your willingness to look within nurtures us all.

Because your kindness matters.

An Important Resource to Help You and Your Kids

September is a powerful month for you and your children.

There’s a New Moon and solar eclipse on the 1st, helping you start a new month with fresh insight.

And another eclipse happens on Sept 16 right at the Full Moon.

The Fall/Spring Equinox occurs around Sept 22 and the planet Mercury is in retrograde for about 3 weeks

Whew, that’s a lot of energy isn’t it?

And it’s all happening to help you and your children build meaningful, stronger and healthier foundations in your relationships – starting with yourself first.

So it’s the perfect time for re-adjusting your focus on what matters. And for going within to find more ease by being yourself.

You and your kids may notice frustration, uncertainty, doubt or irritability arising over the next few weeks.

And if so, it’s OK.  You’re just clearing out what isn’t you anymore.  And you’re right in sync with the Cosmic energy.

You’re getting a chance to go over old ground and shift things from the past as you re-evaluate the direction of your life.

So if you start to feel heavy, tired or anxious, just remember you’re freeing up what you’ve been holding onto.  And that’s a good thing!

Be gentle with yourself and your kids. And allow yourself to feel deeply because it helps both of you find more compassion and kindness.

This month is here to help you recognize your own Spirit in a way that matters to you and everyone around you.

Remember this…

“Creating the relationship you want with your child (or anyone else) starts with you and how you nurture your own Spirit.”

And this happens when you bring your attention and focus back to you.

You’ll feel seen, heard and validated.

And your relationships will feel more empowered because you’re naturally creating more of what you want, instead of what you don’t want.

So to help you and your children nurture your Spirit during this power packed month, I’m excited to share an incredible resource with you.

It’s my free handout…

Miracles of Kindness: 10 Simple Ways to Be Kind and Loving With Yourself and Your Children.

You can get it here: Miracles of Kindness Handoutcover 3

This practical guide outlines 10 of the easiest, most effective and enlightening ways that will help nurture the relationship with yourself and your children.

These simple yet powerful tips will help you follow what feels good as you learn to trust your Spirit from the inside out.

And if you already have this amazing resource, keep using it!
Or start using it now.

This handout really works if you allow its magic to guide you.

Here’s what one woman recently shared about her experience:

This Miracles of Kindness gift is really quite powerful. I read through the handout during a busy moment. A few days later the magic happened. It clicked that Miracles of Kindness is a shift into coming from love and that coming from love opens all channels to receive. I love how magical this powerful work is…light and easily ushering you into a new way of being, giving and receiving. Beautiful.”

Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to nurture your own Spirit or your child’s over this next month and beyond!

Enjoy…