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Cause and Effect

Cause & Effect -OR- CAUSING the Effect

Have you ever thought about how much you allow your environment to affect you? It happens so naturally you may not realize it. Your work colleague is in a mood – you find yourself irritated. Traffic is bad – you arrive at the gym feeling stressed. Your kids are out of control – you become frazzled and impatient.

 

Here’s the thing: it’s a choice. The common denominator is always you (wink).

  

In my last post I talked about self-love – it’s one of the main tenants of creating a life you love.

 

One of the ways to love yourself is to CHOOSE how much your environment affects you (YES, it’s a choice). 

 

The way YOU show up absolutely affects everything (if you haven’t watched the movie What The Bleep, do so). Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. The things you need to pay attention to come into your space, sometimes again and again (patterns) to show us what we can’t see.

  

How do we know this? It’s quantum physics. Your experiences are not the same as everyone else’s (just ask your siblings about their experience of your parents!).

  

So, are you leading a life of cause and effect OR are you CAUSING the effect???!

 

 Here’s the cool thing: you get to choose 😉

 

Love ya, Marcie

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Stepping Into Self Love

Stepping Into Self Love

 

Did you catch the solar eclipse just now? Wow…lots of energy! With it comes a shift in consciousness and new possibility…the chance to step into daring changes, especially creativity, joy and leadership. This is the time to get clear on your truth and to speak it. Time to let go of the old, and create what you want! 

And most of all, this is the time to love yourself. Fully. Completely. Unconditionally.

 

Self-love. It’s a concept that has been talked about almost relentlessly in personal development circles. But what does it mean? How does one put it into practice?

 

Truly and unconditionally loving myself is something I struggled with for the loooongest time. I was confusing confidence for self-love, self-care for self-love (it’s part of it but definitely not all!), and believing in myself for self-love (that’s closer but only part of it).

 

The people around the world who seek me out for mentoring are also looking for the feeling of love – it’s just mistaken for health upgrades like weight management, disease reversal or prevention, increased energy, aging backward, etc. They come to me for health stuff… and get an entire life upgrade 😉

 

It’s what we all want: the feeling of being IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF 

 

When I finally got it and fully stepped into self-love (it’s an ongoing practice with specific stepping stones), my life changed! Life became sparkly and new, I felt worthy regardless of anything external. I felt inner resilience – that I was fine (really fine) no matter what changes or chaos or situations occurred. I no longer needed to prove myself, to myself, let alone others. I stopped being concerned about what others thought. Relationships became deeper. I trusted myself! People were drawn to me before I said a word. I was so filled up, giving became easy and as natural as breathing.

 

It was like a 1,000 pound weight had been lifted off my back! And my clients experience the same. 

 

At the beginning, self-love was like a weak muscle that needed strengthening and reinforcing (like any new thing we take on). Having mentors through this time made all the difference – when I’d fall, they would be there to remind me of the truth and get me back on track. It’s still a practice, but trust me it gets easier 😉

 

Self-love means:

  • I choose my thoughts and feelings – no one else can (this is my sacred right).
  • I love myself too much to not be in my truth – to say or act in a way that is out of alignment.
  • I love myself too much to stuff down my feelings – instead, I feel them and let them pass through me without getting stuck in the story.
  • I love myself too much to choose to embrace or stay in feelings that aren’t creating what I want – instead, I choose to shift and let go of the rest.
  • I love myself too much to get derailed (lose my inner peace) – by anything.
  • I love myself too much to let how others treat me affect what I believe or how I treat myself – I am strong with myself. Only I can decide how I feel (no one can make me feel an emotion).
  • I love myself too much to engage in behaviors that dishonor my beautiful self – instead I choose to I course-correct when I get off track (my inner wisdom will tell me if I listen). 
  • I choose to be conscious and at-choice.
  • I choose to take responsibility – no blame for others or myself.
  • NO MATTER WHAT I won’t give up on myself. 

 

This is what I want for you – for everyone! Can you imagine a world where everyone loves themselves? Get in touch to learn more…

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Manifestation Magic

The Addiction Manifestation Loop:

Are You Addicted to Manifesting What You DON’T Want?


 

Let’s talk manifestation. It’s a profound concept that has been brought up a lot, especially in the past several years. Why? Because, as human creators, the ability to manifest is part of our destiny and evolution!

 

Do you believe you create your life with your thoughts? That your thoughts impact how your life is unfolding? That in turn, thoughts create emotions, and together they predict your outcomes? If you aren’t sure, think about the last time you didn’t want to do something. Can you make yourself feel sick or feel bad? (personally I used this one a lot as a kid not wanting to go to school!) Can you make yourself angry or even enraged with just a few thoughts? Absolutely. Can you create a physical reaction in your body from thoughts (as an example, sexually)? You betcha. Emotions are a result of thoughts or experiences.

 

So let’s talk about habitual thoughts and emotions. Did you know that recurring automatic thoughts – and the feelings these thoughts create – are ADDICTIVE? They are familiar, which gives the illusion of safety and ‘rightness’ – not to mention being easy, the path of least resistance.

 

Here’s the thing: as long as you keep thinking the same thoughts and experiencing the same feelings, guess what you’ll manifest??!! Yep, you got it. More of the same!

 

There’s one foolproof way to know if you’re in the addiction manifestation loop:

  • check your life – are you having the outcomes/results you desire or is more of the same showing up?
  • check your feelings – are you filled with (any combo of) elevated emotions such as appreciation, joy, love, fulfillment, purpose, inner peace? (Side note: if you’re living in a consistent or even partial state of elevated emotions, it’s likely your answer to #1 is YES, I’m getting what I desire!)

 

Manifestation works in the positive (moving toward what you want, your vision of your best future) AND in the negative (creating more of what you do not want, more of the past). So my question for you is:

 

WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO MANIFESTING???

 

That’s it for today. I’ll leave you to ponder this. Stay tuned for more!

 

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The Power of Your Mind

The Power of Your Mind

 

“It’s all in your mind. You are incurable.”

That’s what doctors told me over 20 years ago when I got sick and my life turned upside down.

 

Turns out, it’s true – about the mind. We are all manifesting all the time – mostly unconsciously and automatically – from our minds and bodies.

 

It IS all in your mind:

  • Health is a state of mind. 
  • Wealth is a state of mind. 
  • Abundance is a state of mind. 
  • Self love is a state of mind. 
  • Love, the highest vibrational frequency, is a state of mind.

 

Your thoughts can make you sick (with poor choices and keeping you in fear/stress response). So…your thoughts (& feelings) can heal you. Whaaaat?! Exciting!!

 

It starts with choosing your thoughts, FEELING what you want, choosing and creating the experience. Then it becomes real.

 

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The First Thing

The First Thing

 

When I speak or get interviewed for events, I outline the steps to vitality and soul freedom.

 

The first thing is personal responsibility, letting go of blaming (victim consciousness) and accepting that I (my higher self) created this experience for a greater purpose.

 

What does personal responsibility mean?

My health, my responsibility. 

My happiness, my responsibility. 

My finances, my responsibility. 

My emotional well-being, my responsibility. 

My experience of life, my responsibility. 

 

You are co-creating with God!

 

No blame, no guilt, no judgment, no shame. Just stepping up fully with compassion, patience, kindness and love.

 

Love, Marcie

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The Key To Manifestation

The Key to Manifestation

My clients tell me they want better health, more energy, to weigh less. They say they want more money, a vacation, a relationship.

 

My question for you is: what is the FEELING you want?

That’s what is driving these stated goals.

Happiness. Freedom. Joy. Excitement. Zest. Sense of purpose. Making a difference. LOVE.

 

So what if you focused on your internal state, the feelings you desire, rather than awaiting external factors to create them?

Feelings of gratitude. Feelings of love. Feelings of joy. Feeling free. Feelings of excitement. Recognizing how you make a difference every day and feeling fulfilled.

 

That’s a big part of what I work with my clients on…

 

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Emotions Are Heavy

Emotions are Heavy

In working with clients over the years on health, happiness, and weight loss, I’ve realized something important:

 

Emotions are Heavy

 

When we hang on to unexpressed/repressed feelings, they build up in our bodies. We have to keep stuffing down the feelings (to avoid feeling them) by literally stuffing ourselves. This often leads to a sense of heaviness, sadness, depression, constant anxiety, and health issues (including excess weight).

 

When my clients finally get in touch with themselves and their feelings, coupled with my proven nutrition strategies, while working with me, it becomes easy to let go of that heaviness…and lose the weight they wanted to lose (in fact, they often lose more, and without having to exercise – that naturally comes later as a result of feeling so great!).

 

Happiness CAN become your default state! I’ve spent years honing this process.

 

Emotions are heavy – Is it time for YOU to let go?

 

Love,

Marcie

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The 3 Options

The 3 Options

 

If you are struggling with something in your life, whether it’s your health, your weight, your level of fulfillment or satisfaction, this should help with clarity.

 

When it comes to situations in life, you have three – and only three – options:

  1. to not accept or change (and be miserable) 
  2. to accept the situation completely as it is (inner peace)
  3. to make changes (and invest time, money, resources, shift in paradigm) to have what you really want

 

So, my question for you when it comes to the things you are unhappy or unsatisfied about…

 

 

What is your choice?

 

 Unfortunately, the default is often #1. I hear it again and again in the emails and people who come to me. It’s normal to blame others or the circumstances, but that’s not really a choice – it’s a sidestepping of responsibility.

 

You and only you are responsible for your experience of life. You and only you ultimately create your experience.

 

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B-Vitamin Deficiency

5 Signs of B12 Deficiency

 

As you age (and especially if you’re a vegetarian or take heartburn medication), your body’s ability to absorb B12 decreases. Autoimmune disorders can also inhibit absorption. If you are deficient, you need to find out and address it right away…before things get worse.

 

1. Unexplained fatigue – that goes on for weeks or months (lack of red blood cell production)

2. Forgetfulness – chronic forgetfulness (may seem like senility)

3. Dizziness or vertigo – feeling wobbly 

4. Vision issues – blurriness, double vision, tracers, or light sensitivity (blocked blood vessels)

5. Pins and needles or numbness throughout the body (poor red blood cell production)

 

The best way to know for sure if these are symptoms of a vitamin deficiency is with lab work (blood).

 

Here’s a supplement to try. I like this for optimal absorption and the combo of folate, biotin, pantothenic acid (good for the skin), and Thorne is a quality brand.

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The Silver Lining

Finding The Silver Lining

 

23 years ago I got sick. I thought it was just a case of the flu…but the cough and runny nose turned into a deep chest cough…the fatigue and body aches became worse until the pain seemed unbearable. My head felt like it was wrapped in cotton balls and it was hard to manage coherent thoughts; I was forgetting words, names. Sleep was becoming more and more of an issue; I’d awake feeling every bit as exhausted as the night before. My tummy hurt and things weren’t working digestively. I was depressed and anxious and worried, and didn’t want to get out of bed.

 

Weeks turned into months, and more months…and then into years. I thought I was going insane because there were no answers, no one could explain what was happening. It felt like I must have something terminal – how else could the sensation of a once strong, now painful, weak, failing body be explained?

 

After over a year, one of the specialists, a rheumatologist, diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, saying it was uncurable. “The best you can hope for is to manage the symptoms,” they said as I was handing more prescriptions for anti-depressants, pain and sleeping pills. 

 

I desperately wanted a ‘magic pill’ – something fast and easy that would return me to my real life. The pharmaceuticals certainly weren’t it – there must be something the doctors were missing. Right???

  

As time went on, my confident determined spirit was being worn down. The surety and excitement about my future was evaporating. I wondered if I’d have to live the rest of my life like this – and wondered if I could stand it. Depression, despair, and uncharacteristic notions of suicide showed up. 

  

It had been well over a decade of illness, and I was still sick, struggling daily, and searching for answers to my life-affecting situation. I had been unable to work more often than not, had a bankruptcy, and was isolated for much of that time.
 
 
I questioned my purpose and even my existence. I felt unlovable and very alone in my battle.
 
 
I still wanted to be ‘fixed’ – I saw myself as broken (later naming my autobiography Not Broken). I was slowly overcoming resistance and opening up to lifestyle changes, and the idea that I could not rely on doctors to get better; it was solely my own responsibility to heal. I had walked away from all pharmaceuticals, which were focused on treating the symptoms (and tended to cause additional issues). In my desire to exercise (unable to do the gym workouts that had been my mainstay), I had found yoga (and later, meditation). 
 
 
Then I met a health coach who started the ripple effect of new possibility. I dove into nutrition education, along with other healing modalities and met a man who would be my loving partner for the next six years. I experimented, shifted, went back and forth as resistance came up, and ultimately made massive changes in every way. I was getting stronger, starting to see light again after a whole lot of darkness (more than I would have ever thought I could survive).

 

It had been years of trial and error, research and education, flying around the country to see doctors of all types, undergoing complex invasive diagnostics and treatment procedures, knee surgery, sleep study, personal development, alternative therapies, healing modalities, and even some very (!) fringe treatments (i.e., gambles).

Total bill: over $223,000 out of pocket. 

 

I was so resistant to some of the things that would end up making the biggest difference, especially nutrition changes. I didn’t want to give up the foods that gave me comfort, and I didn’t want to believe that that was part of the problem.

 

After vacillating for years, my newest (yet another) doctor, told me, “If you don’t change your diet and stick to it, you will always be sick.” (I’ve had this very conversation with many clients over the years.)

 

This was exactly what I needed to hear, with clarity and decisiveness. After grieving for a day, I completely overhauled my lifestyle (way beyond nutrition)…and made a resolution to myself — which I’ve kept since that day. I began to see results, and kept experimenting to see how I could aid and speed up healing.

 

The last piece was being in service to others, people I knew and did not know, people with similar stories and people simply wanting more energy and better health. My health coach urged me in this direction. Initially I refused – I questioned myself and my abilities, given that I was still healing.

 

Yet, I realized there was something in my heart that wanted to say YES, wanted to push aside the doubting mind-made objections and say HELL YES! I wanted to be the difference my coach had been to me, I wanted to save others months and years of suffering, to give them the confidence, support and belief of a better way, one that may not be easy but feels like a lock clicking into place. 

 

After finishing additional schooling and certifications, I gathered a global community by providing virtual informational inspirational events (before it was really a thing). Doctors and medical professionals I’d followed for years, reading their books, watching them on TV, now my colleagues and friends (I’ll never forget telling Dr Mark Hyman that I had loved him for years lol!).

 

Potential clients were approaching me, speaking opportunities being offered regularly. I started a line of nutrition products and wrote my life story which became a best-seller in 10 Amazon categories, and 2 international countries (shout out to Australia and Germany!!). I was making an impact! 

 

I worked hard, but my passion kept me strong and devoted. My work with clients and group showed me how instrumental I could be in every aspect of their lives, not just health.

 

I realized that health is never just about the physical body – it can’t be, it has to go deeper or nothing will change (or it won’t stick).

 

In additional to health, nutrition, food plans, and weight loss, I started guiding clients in life purpose, career, love life, communication, emotional health, boundaries, confidence, body image, inner peace, aging, beliefs, self-sabotage, manifestation, and of course the primary relationship. I found that each piece was important – missing puzzle pieces make for an incomplete experience (we all want it ALL!).

 

I saw almost immediately that coaching isn’t about telling others what to do, how to get results. Sure, there’s some strategy (especially with weight loss), some moral support and encouragement for consistency…the truth is your answers are inside YOU. Accessing their inner truth (or even seeing the issue), let alone taking action on it, is not something most can do. This proved to be powerful. 

 

It took a while to realize and step into my gifts that came so naturally to me, like the ability to receive insights that appeared while in session, to guide the experience based on this information.

 

After struggling for years, my private clients were experiencing sustainable wellness, daily joy, inner peace…they were FALLING IN LOVE with themselves, again or for the first time. 

 

My story wasn’t over. I thought I had it all figured out…except my lessons were not over.

 

Out of the blue my health took a nose dive. All the improvements and healing I had done seemed to evaporate almost overnight. 

  

The symptoms I’d struggled with for years were back, worse than ever. It seemed like deja-vu, a nightmarish repeat of previous years. I panicked. I noticed a compelling desire to find immediate solutions (rather than understand what was happening and why). Doctor after doctor, no answers. Losing hope, losing my sanity. Frustrated and confused, feeling betrayed by my body. Unsure I could go through it again.

  

I created The Cutting Edge Convention as a way to be proactive about getting answers – for myself, and in the process I was able to share them with you and the world. I brought in experts like Dr Todd Watts, who discussed unexplained illness, Heather and Damian Dube who addressed Autoimmunity. Brain chemistry with Leah Lund, epigentics with Dr Sands, and new healing technology with Dr Fine. EVERY interview was so very helpful! I’m on the mend.

  

For the longest time I believed it was just a short term setback, one that it could be swiftly resolved then I could return to my life (sounds familiar to Part 1, right?). Except that didn’t happen. 

 

Eventually I found answers – some, not all. The past few years have been trying. I was unable to maintain the go-go-go way I was living or working as an entrepreneur. Days I was so worn out I couldn’t get out of bed. Days my body hurt so bad I wanted to crawl out of it to escape the pain. Mourning for my old energy and exuberance. Even my big dreams and passion has been hard to access.

  

It has been a time of confusion, feeling embarrassed and even ashamed at this setback. Getting sick again threw a wrench into the story! It was supposed to be the hero’s journey…at least that’s how I thought of it. I call it the Healer’s Journey: extreme challenge and obstacles (which turns out to be an adventure), then crisis is resolved in victory, and finally sharing lessons learned to benefit others (the world).

I had conditioned myself to be careful with my words, as they create reality. So I wasn’t talking about what I viewed as a setback, even a failure. 

   

My journey isn’t over – the lessons continue and I get to work with them as they arise. This past Memorial Day I arrived at another decision point. The physical symptoms and emotional anguish had reached an all-time high, and I didn’t want to continue living. I was worn out, hopeless, pushed to my limit.

 

Except, there is a purpose to all suffering. I KNOW that God has a bigger purpose for my personal experiences, and what it’s allowed me to access. I know that I am meant to be a source of inspiration for others.

 

It hasn’t been easy – the most impactful things often are not. Running a business and holding it together. Impacting thousands around the world and collapsing into bed by 4pm some days. A healer healing others while being on the healing journey yet again. Focusing on being a source of inspiration, for myself and others, while having moments and times of extreme doubt and even hopelessness. 

 

The things that push us to our very limits are the very things that allow us to grow and evolve. There’s always a silver lining – if you choose to find it. One of mine has been in recognizing my talent for helping people navigate through despair to breakthrough.

  

I’ve learned so much, things I could not have truly learned without personally experiencing it. It would be easy to fall into feeling like a victim – except that I am humbled by the innumerable blessings.

 

Most of all, I know, without doubt, that LOVING YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT – even when you’re sick, stuck, overwhelmed, ashamed, falling short, or feel like giving up, is one of our greatest lessons in life. Trusting yourself, and surrendering the rest to God (or your higher power). 

  

Why am I sharing this?

  • To be authentic and vulnerable. Shame lives inside secrecy. 
  • To let you know that you are not alone.

 

Most of all, I’m sharing this to pass on my own lessons, in hopes that it will make a difference for you

 

What I’m realizing (once again) is how those things that push us to our very limits are the very things that allow us to grow and evolve. I tend to isolate when I am struggling; more and more, I’m recognizing and embracing the importance of support, and not letting myself disconnect. I believe that light workers (those in service to the evolution of humanity) are able to transmute suffering through their own experiences, meaning that our existential suffering has a higher purpose. 

  

There’s always a silver lining – if you choose to find it. One of mine has been seeing that one of my true talents is helping people navigate through despair to breakthroughs. 

  

At 44 (with another birthday around the corner), I am blessed to have experienced what I have, to have learned so much…and to still be on the path while making a difference for so many awesome people LIKE YOU. I guide awesome people in maximizing their awesomeness! 

 

If anything I’ve said resonates with you, reach out. I have space for a few private clients who are READY to break through to ease, flow, grace, and a new beginning.

 

Much love,

Marcie

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