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Are You Ready to Shake the Dust?

spring“So when the world knocks at your front door,

clutch the knob and open on up,

running forward into its widespread greeting arms with your hands before you,

fingertips trembling though they may be.”

– Anis Mojgani


A couple of weeks ago, the phrase ‘shake the dust’ appeared in my world twice in one day, and it really resonated with me.


One was on the bumper sticker of my reflexologist’s car, and was a reference to this amazing video.


The other came from The Organic Sister, and may have been referencing the same video, though I am not sure.


Either way, the phrase has stuck with me and has been finding it’s way into my life.


Shake the Dust showed up as a custom flower essence blend from a friend.


Shake the Dust has meant taking my health journey to a deeper level and starting to see incredible change from the inside.


Shake the Dust taught me to start bringing more acceptance and compassion to the way I deal with difficult situations.


Shake the Dust appeared in my life yesterday as I started out vacuuming and ended up rearranging furniture (do you do that too?).


Shake the Dust was a walk outside, moving my body to release stagnant energy (the photo above is from my walk).


Shake the Dust is changing my life.


As you may have read, I recently found my way back to my yoga mat.  For the last couple of practices, as I have re-entered the world after savasana, the word ‘light’ has come to mind.


I see ‘light’ as being very much connected to ‘shake the dust,’ for it is when we can release the old – the fear, the pain, the anger, the shame – that we can find the true light that we are and shine it into the world.


May you shine your light brightly into this world.


Peace, Love, and Wellness,

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What’s Your Gut Telling You? Gut Health and Healthy Pregnancy Interview with Summer Bock

I have been following Summer Bock for a while now, I think even before we met at a business conference a couple of years ago, and I am so excited to be digging deeper into doing some work with her to take my health to the next level.


I wanted to talk to her about the importance of gut health during the childbearing years and why her Gut Rebuilding program is an important and foundational piece of your journey if you’re thinking about starting a family, trying to conceive or are already pregnant.


One of the things I love about the work that I do is being able to bring in other experts to help expand what I can offer my clients.  I do not know it all, nor could I possible, but I try to surround myself with other people who know complimentary pieces.


Summer is a great example of that, and in our conversation we talked about the importance of gut health for reducing your toxic burden (a major passion of mine), the importance of what you do before and during pregnancy, cravings, and so much more.


I tried to shorten the video for you, but the truth is, there’s just so much great stuff that Summer had to share and I know you’ll want to hear about what’s going on in your gut, the importance of your pH levels for your baby’s immune system and understanding more about why we crave the foods we do!


Enjoy the video, and please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope that you’ll be joining us for the Gut Rebuilding program that starts on February 26th!


Early bird registration ends this Friday, February 22nd, so if you’re thinking about it, now’s the perfect time!


Peace, Love, and Wellness,

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