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What kind of entrepreneur are you?

In my experience, there are two types of entrepreneur:

  1. someone who desires to start a business and it doesn’t matter what they do
  2. someone who has a calling to be a service and the best way to do that is to start a business

The first time I encountered a Type 1 person, I was so surprised! I had no idea people like that existed!!

Because the only reason I started a business was to be of service and do what I love to do.

When I first realized 10 years ago that I could help people improve their health and their lives with reiki, I started a business. It wasn’t because I wanted to be an entrepreneur – I just wanted to be of service!

Over the last 10 years, I’ve learned a lot about being in business, especially for those of us Type 2’s.

I get it and know that we walk a very different road than Type 1 entrepreneurs.

That’s why I work with Type 2 entrepreneurs (or Soulpreneurs). I want to help them feel calm, clear, confident, and connected to who they are, what they do, and why they do it.

If you’re a Soulpreneur and would like someone to guide you on your journey to success and abundance, I invite you to check out my Soulpreneur Rising and Soulpreneur Intensive coaching experiences. Or schedule a free call with me.

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Want to Know a Secret?

You don’t actually need another certificate.

But for real.

I know you think you do. We all do.

Especially when we’re first starting out in business.

That’s why you’ll see in this photo a collection of just some of my certificates:

  • Reiki Master Teacher
  • Energy Healing Apprenticeship
  • Massage Therapy
  • Holistic Cancer Practitioner
collection of framed certificates

Photo does not include:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Teaching English as a Second Language certificate
  • Soulful Coaching certificate

It also doesn’t include the countless classes and courses I took over the years.

Let me save you some time and some money by telling you that what you’re doing is what I like to call…

Procrastilearning.

Which is when you keep signing up for classes, courses, and certifications thinking that

  1. this will finally round out your skill set and then your business will grow
    and/or
  2. this will finally give you the confidence you need so that your business will finally grow

Sorry, Love, but it’s not the certificate that will make things happen.

It’s you.

Getting over feeling like an imposter isn’t done by acquiring more pieces of paper to frame. It’s done by doing the inner work.

It’s about:

  • getting rid of your limiting beliefs
  • getting rid of your old habits
  • trusting your inner knowing
  • releasing your inner magic
  • allowing yourself to be calm, clear, and confident in who you already are

If you’re not sure how to do that or it feels a little scary, I can help.

It’s your time to rise.

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5 Things That Helped Me Heal My Depression

Yesterday, here in Canada, it was Bell Let’s Talk day – a day dedicated to raising awareness and money for mental health – and I shared the following article and paragraph on my personal Facebook page. I felt it was important to share that depression doesn’t always look the way people think it might.

Hidden Signs of Depression: 30 Things People Don’t Know You’re Doing Because of Your Depression

Depression is more than being sad. For me, it’s also everyday actions that require extraordinary effort, it’s brain fog, and it’s excessive sleeping. At its worst, I slept the better part of 3 weeks – day and night – only forcing myself to get up when the kids were home (and awake). At some point I had the clarity to realize I wasn’t functioning and I got help. That was about 5 years ago and although I still have days when I struggle, my life is so different now and so much better. It can get better. If you don’t know where to start or just need to talk, I’m here.

Today, I realized that I left some things out that are at least equally important. What I didn’t talk about is the help that I’ve gotten over the years.

There are 5 things that have really made a difference for me.

  1. Antidepressants. On that day I had the clarity to realize I wasn’t functioning, I made an appointment to see my doctor and asked for antidepressants. I got a very low dose and the effects were immediate. At the time, I was in a very bad situation that I couldn’t change and antidepressants were the fastest way to start coping. They helped get me back to a point where I was functioning but I didn’t like being on them. They stabilized my emotions but they were a little too stable. It felt like the world was grey and I didn’t like it. I also don’t like using prescription drugs longer than necessary so I came off them after about 9 months. By then my situation had changed and I had more control over my life.
    I still needed help so, of course, I turned to holistic practices.
  2. Nutrition. Cleaning up my diet helped clear the brain fog that I lived with all the time. I worked with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who specialized in mood disorders (yes, that’s a thing!) and we uncovered a food sensitivity that played a large role in how I felt all the time. It’s amazing how a few simple changes can make such a huge difference!
  3. Energy Healing. Obviously, I love energy healing. It has helped me so much and in so many ways. Energy healing helps me release old emotions and process any that I currently have. It helps me find new ways to deal with the things that happen in my world and it has helped me raise my vibration to stay above the negativity (most of the time).
  4. Personal Development. I’ve been doing a lot of personal development (coaching, reading, etc) around raising my vibration, too, which the energy healing has helped to really take root at a cellular level.
  5. Support. My therapist, friends, and loved ones have been invaluable in supporting me and encouraging me along the way as well as listening to me and hugging me or sometimes just sitting with me in silence. There are innumerable ways to support someone who has depression.

One thing I would suggest if you’re the one who truly wants to support a loved one with depression or anxiety, try not to say, “Just let me know what I can do”. Chances are your person will not reach out and if they do, they may not know what they need. Take the initiative and make suggestions. Ask them yes or no questions and wait patiently for an answer. “Can I bring you dinner?” or “Do you want me to come over and watch tv with you?” are much easier to respond to than a well-meaning but too generic “What can I do?”.

Also, depending on your relationship with the person, encourage them to seek professional help with a therapist/counsellor, nutritionist, and/or energy healer. You can even offer to make and/or take them to the appointment. Don’t be pushy, but show that you care.

I still have bad days and I still struggle from time to time. But those times are fewer and further between and now they are bad days, not bad weeks or months. Sometimes, I’m even only down a few hours before I’m back on top of things again.

Please know that if you’re struggling with depression or anxiety or another mental health issue (or you know someone who is), I’m here to help. Angel healing is still 10% off until the end of January if you’d like to come in for a session or if you just need someone to listen, I’m here for that, too.