I have opened registration for the Juicy Woman Revolution full-day retreat on July 16th in Toronto, Canada. My intention is that every woman who comes walks away having been filled to the brim with self-love, in a body that she feels connected to and adoring of, and having experienced what it feels like to be fully expressed and fully herself. And most importantly, she’s going to leave with tools and practices to continue to feel that way in her day-to-day life.
We work in three areas: Movement and Deep Body Connection, Becoming a Well-Nourished Woman and Playing in Desires.
And we also laugh. Have fun. Eat snacks. Share. Dance. Connect. Think. Write. Relax. Slow down. And generally feel luxuriously and deeply nourished.
Are you in? I’d love for you to join me.
Which leads me to this. Women sometimes ask me, “So, what’s really changed in your life since Juicy Woman Revolution?”
So I’ve been thinking about that recently and I could make a list of the changes, big and small, that have happened in my life as a result of the work that I teach (and do myself) in the Juicy Woman Revolution.
But I wanted to make it simple. So I’ve narrowed it down to the one biggest change in my life.
I am living in my truth. Fully as me. I have never been as closely connected to myself as I am now.
What does that mean?
It means that I trust myself more than other people. I follow my own truth, even if those near and dear don’t agree with me…or have a judgement about it. I choose to nourish myself first instead of leaving it until everyone else is taken care of. I make difficult decisions and choose what feels good for me instead of what people think I should be doing…or what everyone else is doing. For example, I am not on social media. Every message out there in the world tells me that this is business suicide. But for me, being on social media feels like soul suicide – a huge energy drain without an ounce of the juice, realness, sexiness and quality of human connection I really want. So I say no. That doesn’t mean that it’s not good for you. Or for her. Or for them. But I am not living your life or her life or their life…I am living, deliciously and authentically, my life.
I am reclaiming who I am and my life belongs to me. I am living my own revolution.
By the way, this is hard stuff. I work at it every day. I have practices and things I do all the time to support myself in living in my truth. Because it really is going against the grain. At the Juicy Woman Revolution retreat in July, you will be developing your own practices and tools to take back into your day-to-day life to create the changes you want.
Every day, I have to make that choice. But living my life fully as me is now the only acceptable option – and I will do whatever work that is involved to keep living that way.
And you know what? The work is where the juice is.
On the flip side, there are lots of things that haven’t changed.
- I still face unforeseen challenges and struggles.
- I still fall back into old habits and take the easy way out.
- I still fall down, fall apart, lose my shit, mess up, forget.
- I still have to practice and use the tools every day. Without fail.
My life isn’t perfect. I don’t know what that would look like and I’m not interested in it. I have learned that my dream of reaching a state where the work is finished, where everything is in place just as it should be, where, finally, I have everything under control, is not going to happen. And I’m getting more and more comfortable with that idea every day. There is something in releasing that burden of perfection that feels very freeing and incredibly real.
Do you want to know what it’s like to begin to choose yourself? It’s not for the faint of heart but then again, us women are not faint of heart. We are warriors…even when we don’t believe we are.
Read what’s in store for you when you join the retreat here.
In the comments below, I’d love to know your thoughts about what it means to live in your truth. Is that something that you think about? Practice? Do?