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June is an artist, writer, speaker and advocate for self-empowerment. In 1999, illness overcame her life. During her unwavering search for physical wellness, she stumbled upon the subject of emotional wellness. This discovery led her down a path of self-empowerment for which she will always be grateful. It opened the doorway to her heart. As a result, she has spent a great deal of the past fourteen years focusing on personal growth and self-help. June’s mission is to share what she has learned with other people to support them on their wondrous and sometimes rocky journey. She conducts workshops, writes and paints to share her passion and wisdom with her fellow advocates for self-empowerment.

Friday, January 27, 2012

You can help yourself! Thank you, Toni!

You can learn to see life differently and help yourself. I can help you see what you need to see to be where you want to be. Toni, thank you for your glowing testimonial!

Upcoming Workshops in February

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Internally Grateful Newsletter - Vol. 21: Simple Yet Powerful

As you know, self-empowerment is an inside job, meaning it begins with you. Self-empowerment begins with helping yourself. This is what enables you to shift to a better perspective and see life differently. We unknowingly hurt ourselves and need to change directions....

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Fearful Child in Us

Today I saw another side of my fear. A new perspective and it was rather interesting. While I was in bed some fearful thoughts rose in my mind. They were of course irrational and of no value. Since my day begins with writing in my journal, the subject of my writing was my fear. My morning journaling routine allows me to make space for healing and gives me the opportunity to feel my connection with God.  Now, I first would like to say that I have been acknowledging fear for over a decade, and I have become an expert at letting it go. This morning I perceived something a bit different and it helped me get a handle on something that has been lingering and annoying me from time to time.

My fear seemed childlike. I looked at it in that the fear of an innocent child. Children fear some pretty harmless things as you know. Then when a loved one such as mommy, daddy, an aunt or someone wiser than the child sits the frightened child down and explains why they shouldn't be afraid, the child then begins to feel safe. Rather than feeling fear, the child develops an understanding that they previous did not have and their fear quite naturally becomes powerless.

Sometimes our fears are just that...a portion of a memory, a fearful feeling that just needs to be seen as the residue of times long gone and forgotten. Next time you are having difficulty with a fear, ask yourself if this is the case. If so, acknowledge it as such and let it forever fade.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Great Opportunites!

On Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure to be a keynote speaker for a group of about 60 amazing women. My presentation was about intentions. The event was very empowering. It was great! Toni Van Schoyck led and organized the event. She is a very inspiring and passionate woman. She is an Advanced Independent Director for Gigi Hill. They specialize in handbags...gorgeous handbags! Gigi Hill is an absolutely wonderful direct sales company and the positive energy that they generate is extraordinary. If you or someone you know is interested in direct sales, check out Gigi Hill.
They have a meeting in February.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lessen your struggle.

I wear a leather bracelet that has the word truth embossed on it. My husband gave it to me as a gift. It is a wonderful reminder of what matters to me. It helps me maintain my daily focus of self-empowerment, and I feel good when I look at it. When times were a bit more difficult, it helped me let go of my stress and re-prioritize. I put it on first thing in the morning so it serves as a powerful reminder of my heartfelt priorities.

Physical reminders are very powerful. Consider using them to help keep you on track. A photograph, note, or poem posted in a prominent place can be very uplifting. A piece of jewelry or artwork can be a great reminder of what you are trying to achieve. Find something that will bring you comfort and lessen your struggle.  

Take a few moments to think about what you are struggling with and look for a physical reminder to put in view to serve as a reminder of what really matters to you.

What are you going to use to lessen your struggle?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Internally Grateful Weekly Newsletter, Volume 18: Renewal

Action for the week:
As the new year begins, we naturally think of new beginnings and renewal.  Let's take advantage of this feeling and renew an area of life that needs some loving attention.
Pick an area of your life that you feel is lacking and would benefit from renewal. It could be a relationship, a health issue, your career, finances or even a walk-in closet.
Grab a pen and paper and write down the area that you are going to renew.
Next, make a short list of 3-5 activities/projects/actions that you will take over the next week to start renewing this area of your life. Make yourself accountable by writing it down. Make the list doable so you will be sure to do what needs to be done.
This is a very simple activity, however, we often neglect what needs to be done. We have it in mind yet it may not come into play physically. This week put it into play. You will heal and feel empowered and that is a great way to live your life!
One a side note, I frequently suggest that you write information down such as make lists and answer questions, or make written commitments to ensure that you take action to get something done. Please consider having a journal set aside for this purpose. It will help keep you on track and keep your priorities in order.
Journaling helped me heal tremendously and still does. I never really wrote much of anything until I started healing. I became hooked! And I am thrilled to say that it transformed me into a writer. I am excited to let you know that I am working with a publisher to publish a book that I wrote. It should be available this spring. I will let you know more later.

Thought for the week:

Renewal brings vitality to what has lost its splendor.