I’m excited to share a meditation I channeled in one of my private groups. My intention was to help people release and ground, because people were feeling stressed, frazzled and overwhelmed. However, we went much deeper than that, which is no surprise when it comes to channeling!
After eight hours of yoga training the other day, I “grounded” by watching an episode of Project Runway. During this episode a talented designer, Samantha, lost the runway challenge.
The pain she wore on her face reflected more than the loss. She knew she didn’t leave it all on the runway. She held back, dumbed down, played it safe. Her losing design wasn’t something that genuinely reflected her talents as a designer.
Her immediate response was, “Self-doubt, it’s really always been the thing that’s held me back. I held back because I was scared they wouldn’t get it.”
Last week I started sharing my journey of quitting sugar, and as promised here is part two. Without the information I’m sharing today, I don’t think I would have been able to survive the detox period or sustained the change. As I mentioned last week, quitting sugar gets effortless over time, but at first it’s pretty tough and requires some serious “muscles.” ☺
You can use this information to quit any kind of food. I’m talking about sugar because for me it was by far the hardest food to quit. I do believe what the experts say – that sugar is addictive. Per my Doctor’s recommendation I also quit grains and dairy while healing my Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, and neither of them were as physically or emotionally challenging as sugar was.
This month I’m celebrating six months off of sugar, and after getting a lot of questions about it, I’m ready to share my journey with you! I’ve split this into two blogs (one today and one you’ll get next Tuesday). Should you want to learn even more than what I cover in the two blogs, you’ll see a workshop invite below.
Before I share more, let me say that quitting sugar isn’t for everyone, and although I do believe cutting back on sugar would benefit everyone, I am definitely not a sugar shamer. It’s a personal decision between you and your body that requires a massive level of commitment (especially at first).
Many outwardly successful, bright, beautiful women have a secret. Despite external appearances, they don’t feel good enough. That drives many of us to be overachievers, perfectionists, overly responsible, burnt out and more.
Living life this way creates internal pressure and stress. Because when our worth depends on external validation, we are only good enough when we are succeeding. It’s a joy-sucking cycle.
I want to share with you an awesome tool from Wild Light Warrior…because it’s so simple and quick, but also effective. Try it at least once! ☺ I discovered it kind of randomly. It all started one night before bed. I felt excited and recommitted to using positive affirmations while reading a book.
The next morning, as I was starting to wake up, this voice inside of me went on a 30 second positive affirmation spree, which I now call a Shine Spree. Because I literally felt an extra burst of happiness throughout the day. Like I was shining and glowing all day, despite what circumstances popped up. There’s only one trick to it…
Seriously ladies, balance is a self-defeating concept that continues to elude (even torture?) women around the globe. I even believe it chips away at our self-esteem and our sense of worthiness (more on that in a moment). Today I’m encouraging you to get off the balance bandwagon >>> ditch any associated guilt trips >>> and try something else instead.
Balance has become one of those concepts we use to measure how well we’re handling life. (We may even equate balance to giving 100% to all areas of our lives?) Regardless, we don’t live in a balanced society. The nature of our lifestyles, whether you’re a stay at home mama or a boss lady (or both), pretty much guarantees a lack of balance. We’re basically set up for failure. So why do we idealize balance, and what can we do instead?
Posted by Molly Hamill on March 14 2016 at 1:38 pm
Everyone has heard they “should” meditate. The benefits are well known, buuuuut the image of it might be scaring you off or leaving you with some misconceptions. Normally we see the image of the peaceful yogi at sunset with a blissful facial expression. Sound familiar?
Well, while I have MOMENTS of that when I meditate, often it’s quite different. It usually starts with some racing thoughts, then I experience some emotions I’ve been avoiding. But it’s how I handle those thoughts and emotions that create the meditation experience. 🙂 In this week’s video I describe what the meditation process is actually like. Hint: It’s not about having no thoughts.
And P.S., if you’re curious about mediation, or want to learn more about it, I’m launching a new meditation series next week, Naturally High (because that’s how I often feel after I meditate)! Click here to get on the list (and receive 25% off). In addition to meditations, I’m sharing my best meditation tips. You don’t have to be a yogi, or a vegan, woo woo, or anything else to allow the benefits of meditation into your life. Mediation is for everyone, and I’ll show you how during Naturally High. 🙂
Posted by Molly Hamill on February 29 2016 at 11:31 pm
I commonly hear, “but my mind won’t stop,” when I lead people through meditations. We have the perception that meditation is a peaceful, enjoyable experience based on the pictures we’ve seen of people doing it. But, what’s really going on inside can be a totally different story! Unknowingly a recent meditation student gave me the perfect meditation metaphor.
Check out this week’s video, in which I share the commonalities between meditating and cocktail partying. 😉 If you’ve ever been to or hosted a cocktail party you’ve enjoyed, you can use that as guidance during your next meditation. 🙂
P.S. I’m super excited to launch a new meditation series in March. To get on the waitlist for my meditation series, launching in March, click here.