Hello my friends! 2016 has been a big year with lots of big changes (leaps, really).
I’m no numerology expert, but with this year’s rash of unexpected celebrity deaths, major political shifts (including exits and changeovers), and personal endings in my own life (most significantly for me has been the closing of my online business), I find it FASCINATING that 2016 is a “9” year, or a year of endings.
The cool news is that 2017 is a “1” year — a year of beginnings. Whether the numbers tell us anything or not, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a wild ride! Let’s rise up together, and take the best possible care of ourselves, so that we can have the strength to lead our families into whatever changes and new beginnings 2017 has in store!
My mission for 2017 is heart-centered, rather than business-centered.
My plan is to offer tons of free content via weekly YouTube videos. I won’t be blogging, and I won’t be spending too much time on other social media platforms… So be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay updated!
A little note about the ‘Tube:
I will be “niching down” my YouTube channel to be 80-90% pelvic health focused so that viewers can feel SAFE doing any of my future vids. I plan to offer more pelvic health focused movement / exercise / yoga videos, as well as Q&A’s related to women’s health, and interviews with other pelvic health experts.
Is this something that would be helpful for you? I hope so!
If there’s anything specific you’d like me to address, just let me know and I’ll add it to my list. You can also submit questions for future YouTube videos via my contact form here.
Two more places you can find me in 2017:
- Healthy Grocery Girl’s super affordable, super supportive membership site (I’m their new fitness expert)… You can join, too!
- Moderating the Reboot and Restore cleanse + lifestyle program… Although the “live” online event will be happening in January, we’re going to find a way to make it available year-round. Click for more info about enrollment.
So. I have a few dreams and wishes for both you AND ME in 2017.
Wanna see ’em?
1. For you to know that you’re not alone. Whatever you’re dealing with, whether it’s bladder leakage or depression or prolapse or pain or obesity or anorexia or parenting difficulties or feeling like a failure, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. My purpose in life is to help people feel better in their bodies, to know that they’re not weird, to know that there is help and hope… To know that they’re not alone. Let’s go.
2. If you’re a dude, I can help you too. I’ve been surprised and humbled by how many MEN have reached out to me with pelvic health concerns of their own. Pelvic health education (and healthy living education) knows no boundaries. Although my primary focus will always be women and women’s health issues, I no longer want to discriminate (I feel like I was, before), and I hope to help more MEN in the future, too.
3. I want for you (and for me) to put down our phones more in 2017. Really. This is very serious.
4. Instead of Instagramming every moment of joy and relaxation, I wish for you (and for me) to simply savor it. Alone, or with close family and friends. No, your Instagram followers don’t count.
5. I know several mamas-to-be who’ll be bringing new life into this world in 2017. My wish for pregnant women is to chill out more, and to love your body more. So much goes into those little ones when they are still INSIDE OF US… Don’t take this time lightly. It’s not just about you, you’re chillin’ for two. I wish I’d done more of that, myself.
6. Spend more time outside, in nature. Nature heals, and a quiet park bench is the best meditation pillow there is. I’ve found that even just 60 seconds of quiet breathing out in nature refreshes and centers me more than 30 minutes of plugged in guided meditation in my audio headphones.
7. Eat more delicious food. Don’t feel bad about it, either! Choose quality over quantity and see how your tastes shift and change. Four beautiful raspberries taste better and are more satisfying than a 1 pound bag of berry-flavored gummy candies… I promise.
8. Learn something new. Just because you graduated 30 years ago doesn’t mean you’re done opening your mind and expanding your horizons. I have two friends (Alice and Suzanne) who are in their 80’s. They exemplify this and inspire me every day.
9. Don’t set goals. Rather, set a general target and then enjoy the journey of reaching it.
I’ve found that goals SUCK. It’s a big statement… And one that might contradict things I’ve said in the past. But I’ve personally “failed” at so many goals, because I set the bar at a certain height and then only consider my endeavors a success if I reach (or exceed) that pre-determined height. The thing is, if you don’t set a bar, you won’t NOT reach it. Let me say that again: if you don’t set a bar in the first place, you won’t NOT reach it. You won’t fail!
Rather than setting a bar, simply set an intention of a general “feeling state.” Instead of “I will run a marathon,” how about, “I will move my body daily in a way that makes me feel good and energized.”
Even if you just do 10 countertop push-ups (and they make you feel energized) you’ve WON… You haven’t failed… And hell, you might end up running that marathon anyway. Just because you feel so darn good!
10. Relax more. Put your feet up. My paternal grandma was really good at putting her feet up. Why does our generation of women feel like it makes us weak?
11. (The best number of all). Here’s my final wish for you: Believe in magic. I do.
Excited for 2017,
PS: in case you missed it, NEW VIDEO! 6 minute abs >>>>> DO IT NOW! #MoveMore #HappyNewYear