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Why self love?
Richard Wagamese, an Ojibwe author, beautifully wrote, “Nothing in the Universe ever grew from the outside in.” Ain’t that the truth? As within, so without. And within is all we’re able to control anyways. How cool is it that we have the power to affect real, profound change?! But where do we start? Self love is where. When self love abounds, all the decisions we make, and the people we interact with, reflect that love. Life becomes more joyful. We forgive a little more and laugh a lot more. We stress and argue a lot less. Rainy days are beautiful, and flowers never smelled so sweet. Life feels lighter and brighter.
It was always meant to be. I’ve been women’s biggest cheerleader for as long as I can remember. I grew up with three sisters. I come from a matriarchal family. My closest friendships are with women. I’ve always been passionate about women knowing their worth. Women have immense power, but we don’t realize it. In fact, we often believe we don’t deserve love or happiness. Or, we feel selfish for wanting more from life. Too many of us grew up hearing and seeing, that our love must go to everyone first. That family comes first, and we come last. We grew up learning that to put ourselves first is selfish. I want to help women learn that self love is the soil from which all other love blooms. It is the opposite of selfish. It is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others.
Is Walk the Forest strictly Nature-based?
No, but it is a big part of my platform. I love spending time in Nature, specifically forests (I LOVE trees). Surrounded by trees is where I feel the most connected, inspired, joyful and at peace. Pre-pandemic, before becoming a dog mom and transitioning to self love coaching, my time in Nature was limited. Like many of us, I got sucked into the busyness of a life that wasn’t me. It drew me away from an environment I loved. I didn’t realize how much Nature healed and nourished me until I got my pup, Millie, and took her to the forest every day. Now that I’m in New Zealand, I don’t have access to forests like I used to but I am surrounded by mountains. Forests, mountains, the ocean, animals…all Nature is where I overflow with love. And that love seeps into all my interactions, perceptions, conversations, and awareness. I’m not kidding when I say I feel joyful and grateful all day. I want ALL women to feel that because we glow when we abound with joy, gratitude and love. We become more patient, loving, grateful, inspired, motivated, joyful etc., and EVERYONE around us feels and benefits from it. Nature helped me achieve that, and I know it’ll do the same for you.
What materials are needed for your programs?
Most importantly, a journal. I love journaling; it is the best tool for self-awareness. I wrote a blog post on what journaling does for us. I enjoy writing in journals because I feel like 1) I am my most honest when I’m writing for myself and 2) there’s something about putting pen to paper that really unearths things I didn’t know I was burying. Also, a designated journal, chosen carefully and thoughtfully by you, tells yourself that you are taking this journey of self-awareness seriously. In your journal, you will write your affirmations, document your learning and reflect on what you learn about yourself. It’s a powerful tool for tracking your progress and becoming friendly, compassionate and accepting of all that you are. I encourage you to free-write as well as answer journal prompts.
Outside of the 60 minutes, what is the weekly commitment?
I read this somewhere a long time ago, and it stuck with me: “Eating one salad won’t make you skinny, just like eating a slice of cake won’t make you fat.” We will only see changes if we are consistent with our actions. We are what we repeatedly do. Every week of my programs brings a new theme we’re incorporating into the bigger picture, aka our lives. Every week, we’re adding another layer to the self love foundation of our lives. Honest, profound change takes work. But, like anything worthwhile in life (job satisfaction, relationships, love, joy etc.), you get what you put into it. Every week there will be one 60-minute virtual coaching session and tasks to complete on your own time. These independent tasks include: journal prompts, reflections, readings, meditations etc. But please don’t worry. You will only be asked to do some of those independent tasks daily (unless you want to do them all). This is a marathon, not a sprint.
Will there be support outside of the 60 minutes in case we need motivation?
Of course! I can be reached via email or DM on Instagram for a quick pick-me-up and to answer any questions you may have.
Do you have a waitlist?
Yes. If my schedule is full, you will be added to the waitlist and contacted when a spot opens up!