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Acknowledge Yourself

Do you ever feel like you aren’t making headway? That you have these big goals, from aligning with your passion/life purpose to creating fulfilling relationships to improved health to real self-love…and it seems like you are only moving in micro steps? Then something happens and you not only aren’t moving forward, now it seems like backward? 

I can relate! 

Even while mentoring others (for almost 10 years now), my own life does not move forward in a linear progression like I assumed (and hoped!) it would once I gathered knowledge, did the outer and inner work, practice it, etc, etc. 

And yet, looking back over time I can see how much I’ve grown and all that I’ve created. And I bet you have too. And, at least for me, the tendency to be hard on myself is still there. After all this concentrated work, my own inner critic still sabotages me. Yet now I have the insight and tools and habits to keep going back to a better head space. 

And here’s what I keep coming back to. It’s not about what happens, it’s about how you handle it. 

When challenges arise or something doesn’t go the way you wanted or expected it to, what is your go to? Blame (externalizing/ego), shame (internalizing/shadow), feeling helpless (victim/wounded inner child), or criticizing/making yourself wrong (internalizing/inner critic). Or, do you choose to see it as a learning experience, an opportunity, a chance to see something new or learn about yourself? Do you use tough times as a chance to get closer to yourself, to develop inner strength and conviction? Do you love yourself less or more during tough times?

See, we all have these parts of ourself, that if we aren’t aware we think are who we are. But they aren’t. Your essence and highest self is pure presence, but then there are layers that cover that up that we call our personality. Namely, beliefs, assumptions, survival instincts and patterns, habits/habitual behaviors, established cognitive neuropathways. We each have ego, shadow, inner child, and inner critic, all competing to be heard and to be in charge. We don’t need to make these parts wrong or try to eliminate them – they each serve a purpose. But, like a small child demanding attention, they aren’t going away.

A huge part of the process of wholeness is integration: learning how to successful work *together* with these parts. 

This is a big part of the work I do with my private clients. Sure, we uplevel health and nutrition, my clients drop weight, have more energy and feel confident and empowered. But the bald truth is that without digging deeper, nothing will change in any area – or it will only be a short-term change then back to old ways (no one wants that!).

Just wanted to share these ideas with you today, to hopefully give you some hope and inspiration. And to tell you I’m proud of you, of all the effort you’ve put into being here, on the path to wholeness and in my community. Please take a moment to acknowledge yourself. 

Love, Marcie

The Missing Piece

Ever wonder why you sabotage yourself? Say you want one thing then do the absolute opposite??? Then wonder what happened. Questioning if you lack willpower or strength.

Nope! There’s another reason and it’s not you (the conscious part of your brain).

I’ll explain…

These days in personal development, “inner child work” is all the thang. What does it even mean? Yeah…we all have a childlike part of us. The one that says, yeahhhhh I want ice cream! And, boo to work!!

So we have this inner child. But so what?

Well, here’s why it matters. The inner child is our subconscious: the layers and layers of programming from before we could process and  choose what to believe. Everything that happened before age 8 went in like a computer program that’s been running ever since…and affecting your quality of life immensely. Affecting your decision making, your willpower (sabotage IS the inner child!). Affecting your ability to be successful. Definitely affecting how you are in relationship patterns, if you fight or run or suppress or become a doormat. 


Anytime you are triggered – disproportionately affected by something currently happening (angry, sad, etc), it’s your subconscious associating the original wound from childhood. When you were told as a child to be quiet, you can’t have that, you’re a bad kid (etc). These instances created beliefs.

Then voices repeat them: “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t have what I want” or “It works for others, not for me.” And on and on, thousands upon thousands of beliefs that limit your quality of life.

That’s where inner child work comes in.

It’s a lot to go into but I’ve been facilitating this work with my private clients for years, empowering them in health, weigh loss, relationships, prosperity – in all areas. To heal the relationship with the rebellious child inside, which means less and less sabotage, and more and more power. It means inner peace. It means living again. Becoming whole as your little girl or boy is integrated. It’s time!!

Reach out to share your challenges and why you’re ready for a private mentor. Perhaps this is the piece that’s been missing 🙂



2019 Resolutions: The Factor that Works AGAINST Change

It’s the new year and it’s that time of assessment and opportunity…chances are you are setting intentions for one or more changes in your life. Upgrades such as feeling better or more confident in your body, losing weight, improved fitness, greater prosperity, happiness, feeling more connected, fulfilling relationships, finding the love of your life…whatever you seek, there’s one powerful thing working against you…

Habitual behavior

It’s fairly easy to create short-term changes in your life. The 3-day diet, 5 days of meditation, the 2-week fitness plan, etc. Then life happens and knocks you off course. Short-term change is doable.

And yet, permanent change seems to be a toughie (based on personal experience and hundreds who find me each year seeking guidance).

The Goal: LASTING, LONG-TERM, SUSTAINABLE UPGRADES to your health, your body, your relationships, your experience of life.

The psychology of permanent change is one of my passions (this will likely be the subject of my TED talk): studying it, testing it, analyzing what works and what doesn’t when it comes to change and specifically manifesting so that change can happen with ease and flow, rather than strain, tension and force.

The force of habit is just as powerful as the zest in which we approach goals…and, over time, habits usually prove more powerful than willpower. Which means that without putting into place factors that counter this momentum, we are destined to fail. And failure leads to — or re-enforces beliefs about oneself such as “I can’t change” or “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t have what I want”. 

What are the factors that counterbalance ingrained habitual behavior?

1) Knowledge – start with the brain

2) Mindset – how you approach change and your big reason for making the change;

3) Support – doing it alone is very different than having support, encouragement, accountability and proven strategy that leads to long-term, sustainable beingness (vs short term/temporary change).

  • An outside source can easily see the blind spots or blocks you cannot see (or even realize are there).
  • Resistance is a HUGE internal factor that sabotages change – having support to understand this dynamic (and move past it) is key.
  • Introducing changes in a manner and frequency that is right for you – some people do well with huge, immediate changes, while others do best with slow integration.
  • Sticking with changes long enough that they become new habits.
  • Staying aligned with the way you move into change for empowerment.
  • Stepping into an upgraded life with EASE, grace and flow!

Factor 1: Knowledge is crucial for our logical minds to understand WHY change is so important and to strategize HOW to change — this is where info like hormonal regulation, blood sugar balancing and nutrition strategies come into play for weight loss, or business courses can help in wealth-building, for instance. As they say, knowledge is power – BUT it’s only the first step!

Factors 2 and 3: Mindset and Support determine if you stumble and fall OR if you keep going, even with the inevitable falls, getting up again time after time because of simultaneous internal motivation AND external support. 

So…what’s your plan for making changes this year?

Today, I invite you to take the first step. Check in with your inner wisdom and sit with what that is for you. What changes are most important to you and how will you move forward (taking into consideration all 3 factors)?

Until Jan 10th, I’m offering a 2019 RESET session for half price! You will walk away with greater clarity, purpose and direction. And perhaps a mentor in 2019.


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