I have been spending a lot of time lately just walking around, looking at my life, and saying, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!’ I am so filled with gratitude for the blessings of my work, my home, my animal family…being alive at this glorious time on the planet.
When I first left my music career and started in this work several years ago, I knew that this was my path, my soul purpose, my divine mission, my dharma, what I came here to do. My wise, old soul self knew, “This is what I am meant to do, what I was designed to do, what I have come here for, and I know that I will be supported as I offer my gifts to the world.”
My little scared self, however, the one who had spent a lot of years staying safe, protected, and small, had to go through a lot on this. Scared Self tried to frighten me with all kinds of “What If’s”. “What if it doesn’t work? What if I can’t make it? What if I’m not good enough? What if I end up living out of my car with the animals, eating Beanie Weenies from a can?” Stepping up, putting on the Big Girl Pants, can be hard. And the fears often felt very, very real.
However….I’m pretty darn stubborn. (My friends and family will confirm this). I have a lot of Virgo in my astrology, and Taurus, and Leo, and, well…there is a gift in stubborn tenaciousness. I’ve learned to work with my fear and not become paralyzed by it.
And I knew that if I didn’t do this work, step into this life, I would die. Literally. So I made a conscious choice to compassionately tell Scared Self that I understood her concerns, and I was going to ignore them and move forward anyway. Scared or not, I was doing this.
And so, I created this business. I stepped into this life. And I have been blessed beyond anything I could have imagined.
I am blessed by the great privilege of working with the most amazing humans and animals every single day.
I am blessed by the way that this work supports me in providing for myself and my animal family.
I am blessed by the incredible opportunities this path has given me: travel, swimming with wild dolphins and whales, being kissed by a grizzly bear (yup, really happened–grizzly bears have AMAZINGLY HUGE tongues)…and meeting some of the most incredible, beautiful people in the world who share this journey with me.
I have been able to create my own sweet home here in the high desert, with views of the mountains, near the sacred red rocks of Sedona and the sweet rivers that nourish this land. I’m close to my spiritual community and supported by incredible friends.
In the last few months, my work has increased beyond what I could have dreamed. At the beginning of the year, I set intention for what I wanted to create in 2012. And, it began to manifest immediately.
I have been busy. Super, super, gloriously busy. And sometimes overwhelmed, the kind of overwhelmed that wakes me up in the middle of the night thinking, “OH NO!! I forgot to answer that email!!”
I love working with my beautiful clients and their animal friends. Administrative and office work, not so much.
When I started in this work, I created and designed my own website. Not because I thought that would be a rip-snorting fun thing to do, but because I didn’t have the money to hire a web designer. And so I learned to do it myself. I created a website, quickly outgrew it, and created another. I learned a lot. I tore out a lot of hair and muttered out loud. It was a phenomenal test of my determination. Now, I’m rather proud of what I created.
And I’ve outgrown some things again. I’ve realized that I’m spending way too much time on administrative work, time that I could spend helping more people, working with more clients, creating more classes and programs that can reach more people. I’ve been looking for ways to streamline and simplify the things that I can, so that I have more time and energy for my work, my clients, and my precious animal family.
So, I’m creating some changes in my work and how I do things. I’m excited, and I’m excited to announce them to you. I have been working hard on pulling all of this together. Here are some things that you can expect to see, starting now, and evolving throughout this year:
1. My Blog! I love to write. I write a lot. Why haven’t I seriously blogged before? I really don’t know. But I realize that this is a great way to keep in touch with all of you beautiful beings, and also get my writing out into the world. Expect to see more regular postings from me.
2. Updated Website: Again! This time, a freshened up look and some features that will make it easier for you to contact me, use my services, and access the information that you need.
3. An online scheduler! This is a biggie for me, When I looked at the amount of time I was spending back and forth in emails and phone calls trying to schedule appointments, I realized there is a better way. You can now book appointments directly online with me. Like all new procedures, I expect that there will be some glitches to work out. I thank you in advance for your patience. Here’s the scheduler, all fresh and ready to go!
4. A website store! Oh, this was fun. Now, when you order any of my digital products (recorded classes, e-courses, e-books, etc.), you will receive a link that will allow you to download them immediately. No more waiting for me to manually send them. YAY!
I am also busy creating all kinds of new things–classes, books, recordings…which I will be updating you about as they are completed in the next few months.
I am so filled with love and gratitude for the privilege and grace of this work. Thank you, all of you, for your part in this.
With love and joy,