Jun 12

Satisfaction

By Joy Perugini | Mindset Mania

Every once in a while, it helps to just stop.

Right where you are.

Cold in your tracks.

And take a look around.

Go ahead and do it right now. Look up from your computer, or your phone, or your tablet, or whatever and. just. stop.

Take a deep breath.

Yesssss… there ya go ;)

Now you’re right here with me in the present moment actually BEING present. Feels pretty fucking awesome, doesn’t it?! I used to endlessly struggle with the whole “being present” thing… I mean, like I legit couldn’t even comprehend what it meant. And sometimes? I still fall off the rails and find myself overthinking and overanalyzing life in general, especially when GOOD things are happening (crazy I know). BUT today it’s a whole lot easier for me to shut my crazy maker of an ego mind up, and get back to the moment at hand.

All it takes is a niiiiice deeeeep breaaaaath to snap me right back here into this very moment in time (and let’s just say that my friends and clients throwing my own words of wisdom back in my face doesn’t hurt either, ha!), the only moment in time that truly exists, since the past is over and the future hasn’t arrived yet.

Your breath is your life force. It flows in and out of you effortlessly… in fact, oh so effortlessly that even as your conscious mind sleeps at night, your breath continues to flow in and out of you without skipping a single beat of your heart, and it is hands down the quickest, easiest, most efficient way to put yourself in check and be. here. now.

And once you actually manage to get that cute ass of yours into the present moment? You will realize that you’re fiiiiine. In fact, EVERYTHING is fine, and exactly as it is meant to be. And no matter what is going on around you, or how any given situation that’s challenging you might turn out…

Either way, you’re okay ♥

When you can become still in the moment and realize that you are right where you belong… you’re breathing… you’re alive… and you are in fact, OKAY… you can finally allow a very important feeling to wash over you…

Satisfaction.

I know, I know, I knooooow…

I can hear you thinking, “But I’m NOT satisfied AT ALL!!!”

(Yeah, I am just a touch psychic, ya know!)

And trust me, I TOTALLY get it, because I do the same thing alllll the time… really, I do.

But here’s the thing, if you can’t learn to become satisfied with where you are and what you’ve got right here and right now, you’ll NEVER truly be satisfied. Period.

All of the things your little heart desires will elude you time and time again, because you’ve never allowed yourself to ENJOY THE PROCESS… it’s all about the JOURNEY, baby!!!

It’s the feeling of SATISFACTION that will call in more things to be SATISFIED about (like attracts like, remember?!), and that’s just the way it is, my friend. This isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy either… this whole “thoughts become things” manifestation process (and the Universal Laws that govern it) is unyielding, and if you don’t learn how to play by the rules?

Welp, you can’t even get in the game… nope, the Powers That Be won’t even let you on the field.

It is what it is, so you might as well just take my word for it, get yourself present, CHOOSE to be satisfied with where you are (even if it isn’t exactly where you wish to be at the moment), and learn to except and allow, so that ALL of your heart’s truest desires have an open pathway to literally FLY into your life at the speed of light (honestly, sometimes so fast that they might knock you right off your feet)!

In becoming satisfied with exactly where you are, and owning what you’ve thus far created in your life (because I can assure you that you did, very much indeed, create every little bit of it… the good, the bad, and the ugly), you will magnetically draw to you sooooo many MORE things to be satisfied about! Things that will light you up and make you glow from the inside out. Things that will literally fall into your lap like magic, because magic really, really, reeeeeally IS real. You’ll bring in all of the things that you’ve always thought about having, loving, playing with in this beautiful game called Life, because you’ve gotten out of your head and into the present moment, which is the only time and place that truly exists! A place where you can hear the whispers of your heart, jump into its massive waves and ride the current straight to the life you’ve always desired!

And while you’re surfing those waves? Do yourself a favor… don’t forget to enjoy the ride ;)  It’s not so much about the destination, but all about the journey, after all.

Please know that if you need help in getting present and raising your vibration to the level of “love or above” to truly embrace life and all it has to offer you, I’m always right here for you, and my 28-day challenge, Love Your Body, Love Your Life, may be just what you need. Just click here to take a look for yourself.

Mar 29

Down the Rabbit Hole

By Joy Perugini | Mindset Mania

Look out, Alice! We’re not in Kansas anymore!

Or something like that ;)

We’ve all been there. And I don’t care who you are, how successful you’ve become, how much money you make, how seemingly “perfect” your life might look to those on the outside, I mean we’ve ALL been there, haven’t we? Falling down the rabbit hole of our ego mind, spinning and spiraling out of control, down and down and down we go, just waiting for impact.

When we allow it to, our ego mind can take us away on an endless journey of regret, worry, lethargy, anger and discouragement (and those are the least of the nasty fear-based thoughts and feelings that serve us no purpose)! It travels us deep into the recesses of our minds, our memories, to nowhere that we would ever choose to intentionally go, but “go” we do, time and time again.

That is, unless we take action. And I’m talking MASSIVE action like your life depended on it, because quite honestly, it does.

You are where you are right now, at this point in time, at this place in your life’s journey, because you have chosen it. Yes, ALL of it. And I know what you’re thinking right now, “But, Joy, I didn’t choose this illness (or this accident, or this bankruptcy, or to lose my job, or failed relationship after failed relationship, etc.)…”

But nothing.

I hate to have to be the one to break the news to you, my beautiful friend, but you actually did.

You.

Chose.

It.

All.

When you first hear this, it can hurt. And you may fight with it. And maybe you’ll even close your mind to the message I’m conveying to you, but you are reading these words right here, right now, for a reason… that much I can assure you. And when the time is right, you’ll receive them into your heart, and into your being.

And if you don’t come to realize that, whether consciously or unconsciously, you are in fact co-creating your life, and everything that comes into it, with the Universe at large through your EVERY SINGLE THOUGHT, WORD and ACTION, and if you don’t take 100% RESPONSIBILITY for it all, you will simply continue to walk through life with blinders on, unhappy or worse yet MISERABLE, blaming your circumstances on outside influences (e.g., other people, bad luck, even the alignment of the planets)!

You must take 100% responsibility for everything in your life, whether you like it or not. This is Universal Law, and there’s no escaping it. As sure as if you jump off of a building you’ll hit the ground fast and hard, courtesy of the Law of Gravity, the laws of The Universe are always in play, whether or not you acknowledge their existence. If you don’t learn to play the Game of Life by the “rules”?

Down the rabbit hole you go!

If we don’t become consciously aware of what’s happening, we’ll always be at the mercy of who we once were, never fully able to embrace all that we can, and are truly MEANT to be. That’s why it’s so immensely important that we keep ourselves in check, that we keep our thoughts positive, and our energy vibin’ HIGH!

Do your best to hold a happy thought, and more importantly the FEELING that comes along with it, for at least seventeen seconds at any given time throughout the day (yes, the magic begins at seventeen seconds). And just so you know, that can actually be a tall order… in less than seventeen seconds those negative vibes (e.g., limiting beliefs, worry, doubt, fear, etc.) can creep in! Sometimes, as soon as you tell yourself, “I am HAPPY! I am HEALTHY! I AM WELL!” your ego mind has already aimed and FIRED back, more than willing to help you “remember” that you’re not happy, not feeling healthy, and are most certainly not well.

It takes time to reprogram your thought process and start to see the results in your outside world, so don’t become discouraged (that’s just your ego popping up again anyway, right?!)… know that just by recognizing and becoming cognizant of what’s going on within, you are ON YOUR WAY… on your way out of the rabbit hole and into the life of your heart’s greatest desires!

I share this with you because I’m all too familiar with my own rabbit hole. I’ve traveled down it far too often already in this lifetime for my liking, and I’m bound to go back down it again (I’m only human). In fact, as enlightened as I may be, and as often as I’m able to help pull my clients, friends and loved ones out of their rabbit holes, I still need help getting out of mine from time to time. Remember, it’s a process, it’s a process, it’s a PROCESS, and practice makes PROGRESS, never, ever perfect (perfection is totally overrated and unachievable anyway)!

Yes, I still slide down my rabbit hole on occasion, but I’m happy to report that it’s fewer and farther between than ever before ;) And yes, sometimes I need a hand to get out of it, but that’s to be expected. It’s SO okay to need help… in fact, I wholeheartedly encourage you to ask for help in any time of need and often! Again, co-creation, remember?

Yes, you really are constantly co-creating with those around you on this little planet of ours, as well as with all of the powerful energies of The Universe. Choose to believe it, or choose to not… either way, the ball is still in play and you’re in the game, baby! If you don’t start paying attention, you’ll likely take ball after ball to the head as you continue your uncontrolled downward spiral down the rabbit hole, further and further away from the life you truly desire.

If you’d like some help getting out of your own rabbit hole, so that you can truly vibrating at an energy level of LOVE or ABOVE, click right here. And if you like my assistance at a higher level, just email joy@joyfitnation.com, and I’ll provide you with the details of working with me as your personal coach.

Mar 22

On Being ME

By Joy Perugini | Mindset Mania

0018__Joy-fitI often get mistaken for a person who has no troubles… no concerns… no drama in my life.

I’m talking like some of my very closest, BEST friends in the whole wide world who have literally said to me at one point or another, “Joy, you don’t understand… you’re always in a good place!”

Um…

WHAT?!

And my reply to these gross overestimations?

“You’re fucking kidding me, right??? How long have you known me?!”

Just because I CHOOSE to have a positive, uplifting, happy outlook… just because I CHOOSE to be as kind as humanly possible to everyone and everything around me (at least the majority of the time), most certainly does NOT mean I’m always at peace inside.

Again, I’m CHOOSING!

Every day, and in every way, I have to make the CHOICE to keep my chin up, or my crown slips, and I mean that quite literally… we ALL have our own crown to wear, and yes, some of us tuned-in people out there can actually SEE that crown atop your head! Call it what you like… your aura, your vibe, etc., it’s really all one and the same, and there’s just no hiding it, no matter how hard you might try ;)

Just think about it for a second, you can usually sense when someone is having an off day, before they say a single word to you, can’t you? And even if they tell you that everything is “fine,” you just KNOW that something is up… their light is just a little less bright for whatever reason, and you can tell.

Getting back on track here, VERY long story short, my life is NOT perfect, nor am I, and I would never claim it, but I do LOVE and CHERISH every single second that I am given on this beautiful planet of ours, because I CHOOSE TO!

One of my very favorite gifts of all time was given to me by a good friend many years ago. It was just a little magnet, but it carries a BIG message:

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” –Unknown

That small, and oh so thoughtful gift, created a major shift in me that day. It made a dramatic impact on my life, in the most positive way possible, and quite frankly, I’ve had an entirely different outlook ever since. It was that very day that I realized that it all came down to choice.

I could choose to be at peace.

I could choose to be calm.

I could choose to happy, no matter what was going on around me.

So today?

I choose to be calm among the chaos.

I choose to see the light in the darkest of situations.

I choose to keep moving forward through the fire, as everything is seemingly burning down around me, because I know in my heart that everything is always working out for my highest good (yes, even if I can’t see any good in it whatsoever when it’s happening).

When you finally realize that EVERYTHING is always perfect (and I mean ALL of it), you can finally release, fully relinquishing control, and ALLOW for your best, your ideal, your dare I say “perfect” (for you at least) life to unfold before your very eyes.

And unfold it will… that much I can guarantee you, so be ready for it!

When you make the CHOICE to shift your energy to a higher level, when you CHOOSE to vibrate at the frequency of love or above, and when you make the CONSCIOUS DECISION to do so daily? It eventually becomes habit. Consistency is KEY to making the internal changes, that bring external results (in any and ALL aspects of your life, by the way… your body, career, relationships, you name it).

But be forewarned…

If you’re not careful, pretty soon you’ll be the most positive, happy, uplifting person in your circle, and then be ready for it! Someone is bound to eventually say to you, “You don’t understand… you’re ALWAYS in a good place!” ;)

If you need a little help in getting centered, plugging-in and truly vibrating at an energy level of LOVE or ABOVE, click right here. And if you need my assistance at a higher level, just email joy@joyfitnation.com, and I’ll provide you with the details of working with me as your personal coach.

Feb 27

Butterfly

By Joy Perugini | Real and Raw

butterflyI’m melting away.

Literally turning to goo from the inside out.

Not melting like the Wicked Witch of the West… more like a caterpillar in its cocoon.

Caterpillars turn almost completely into goo before their transformation into a butterfly. I’m not kidding… during metamorphosis within the cocoon, they release enzymes that almost entirely digest their own body, and that’s not even the craziest part! The REALLY crazy part is that researchers have proven that the butterfly that emerges actually retains some of its memories from when it was a caterpillar.

Wait a minute…

WTF?!

Are you following this???

The caterpillar literally turns to SOUP inside of its cocoon, and not only does it emerge as a completely different entity all together, but when it emerges as the butterfly, it actually REMEMBERS things from its past experience as a caterpillar.

And honestly, that’s the best way that I can explain what I’ve been going through as of late. Actually, it’s been going on for a while now. There’s a big difference between the person I am today and the person that I was just a couple of years ago, but I still feel like I’m the puddle of goo in the cocoon, memories of who I was intact, still waiting to emerge in all of my intended beauty.

As much as this is physically true, more importantly it is emotionally and spiritually true.

It’s so easy to get lost in the soupiness. It’s so easy to just want to chill here in limbo inside of my cozy little cocoon. But even in here where I’m safe and warm (although a little scared because I’m turning to goo, lest we forget), I know that there’s work to be done because eventually this little butterfly will emerge, and when she does, she will be the most beautiful, bright, light literal FORCE of love to be reckoned with, and she needs to be ready to FLY!

So here I am, plodding along through my sticky, ooey gooeyness, doing what needs to be done physically, mentally and emotionally to ensure that when this cocoon cracks open, I. am. ready.

While hanging out here in this hallowed space, I’ve become very, very, VERY clear on what I want (that’s the first step, ya know). I have fully tuned-in in order to hear the message of my heart and what its greatest desires are, and I’ve come to the realization that everything that I want, ALL of my desires, are already on their way to me, because before I asked?

I was answered.

I need to only to expect my good to come to me, act “as if” it is already here, and allow myself to surrender. In fact, just this weekend provided an incredible example of this…

I’m not at liberty to share details, but I will tell you this much: Someone I have been holding space for, someone I have been sending so much healing, loving light to and praying for (and for quite some time now) had a miraculous breakthrough in their life, and I swear it’s because I finally released any sense of “ownership” and control centered around the situation. I have wrecked myself with worry for years over this given situation (which of course I know serves NO ONE), but it wasn’t until I completely relinquished control, forgave and fully SURRENDERED, that the situation healed itself with no effort on my part whatsoever.

It’s so easy in theory to know that you need to “let go,” but it’s another thing altogether to actually do it (not to mention, do it right). And when it’s something that you are emotionally invested in, it can be even more of a challenge. As an empath and healer, it’s pretty easy for me to help my clients and loved ones release in the process of healing, but when it’s my own burden to carry?

Yeah, totally different story.

(Especially when you’re a reformed control freak, who’s very Type A and just a touch OCD!)

BUT, once I get out of my own way, throw my hands up and say, “I SURRENDER!” it opens the way for the Universe and its endless resources to take over and work its literal magic in my life. (Now, to just get myself surrendering before the shit hits the fan!)

So yes, I’ve learned how to literally call-in my “perfect for me,” ideal, ALIGNED life and all that comes along with it (and so much of this has come from discovering how to properly surrender). Not only has much of my dream life already begun to show itself in my reality, but there have been so many (too many) divine synchronicities and signs that it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE for me to have a shred of doubt that it is ALL coming to me now, in perfect ways and under grace.

Of course, being human and all, the doubt occasionally creeps in. The sadness sometimes takes over. Remember, it can get pretty dark in here, in my little cocoon, and sometimes I’m a little afraid of the dark, but it never lasts long. As soon as I think I’m going to get swallowed up by the darkness, the light at the end of the tunnel inevitably shows itself again (it NEVER fails), but I need to be awake, alert and open enough to see it.

I promise you, the signs that you’re on the right path are abundant and always visible to the eyes that are willing to look for them, but look we must. We must, must, MUST do our part and have FAITH (even the littlest amount will do). I realize that sometimes that’s more easily said than done, but I assure you that it’s never impossible… not even when you’re turned into goo.

For the ladies out there, there is a unique opportunity for you to take a HUGE leap forward on the path towards the life of your dreams, filled with all of your heart’s greatest desires, and it’s happening THIS WEEKEND! Step into a sacred circle of sisterhood and allow me, and a few of my favorite earth angel friends, to hold space for you… this is a chance for you to HEAL from the past, for you to EXPAND into the moment, for you to CONNECT and PLUG-IN to the universal flow for a brighter future. It’s time for you to become the GODDESS that you truly are. Just click right here for all of the details.

Oct 30

CLARITY

By Joy Perugini | Mindset Mania

diamondLet’s get clear on a few things, shall we?

And when I say clear, I mean CRYSTAL clear.

Like a perfectly round, classic cut diamond with no inclusions.

It’s time to lift the fog, the veil from your eyes, and harness your true power. The only way to effectively do this is to get clear. Very, very, VERY clear. On what you DESIRE. On what you CHOOSE to bring into your life (and you do choose it all, you know… the good, the bad and the ugly).

Your world is about to SHIFT. It’s going to change in every possible way, and in the most POSITIVE way, should you allow for it, but first?

You.

Must.

Get.

Clear.

You must DECIDE what it is that you truly WANT!!!

And until you do? Nothing will change. Nothing will shift. Nothing will ever get any better.

There’s work to be done on an internal level, if you want to see your heart’s truest desires come to fruition in your outer world. And honestly, it’s not hard work. Nope, not at ALL. But, it does take a little bit of effort and whole lot of consistency. And, of course, you MUST. GET. CLEAR. And it also helps to know what you’re doing ;)

Ya know, like HOW to get clear?

Yep. That helps a lot.

So just how exactly do we accomplish this task of getting clear? It’s actually a fairly simple process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy. It all starts with getting quiet, and facing your true self. You need to look YOU dead in the eye and call yourself out. For being afraid. For being a fake. For playing small. And quite possibly for being an ass.

You have to be willing to stand up to your ego and show it who’s boss.

Your ego will tell you that you’re not good enough, that you don’t have time, that it’s too late, that nobody will like you if you get what you want (by the way, if that does happen, that one is all about THEM, not you… it’s just their insecurity surfacing), that you’re not talented enough, and that you’re not worthy.

But I’m here to assure you that you are SO worthy of EVERYTHING your little heart desires. And should you lose a few stragglers along the way? So be it. They likely don’t belong on your team anyway, and DREAMS NEED TEAMS, baby!

There’s certainly a process, a system if you will, to getting clear and making all that you desire materialize. It takes time, and a lot more explanation than I can give here, but this will give you a good start nonetheless.

Begin by getting quiet and alone in a safe, relaxing space. Take at least ten nice, deep, cleansing breaths. Close your eyes and focus on releasing your fears and doubts with each exhale (inhale peace, exhale any and all regrets). Imagine yourself at your truest, your happiest, your LIGHTEST and BRIGHTEST!

And then?

Get out some paper and something you love to write with (pen, pencil, sparkly crayon, whatever feels right!), and ask yourself…

What do I really want?

And then write. that. shit. down.

C’mon, you knew it was coming ;)

This is where the real work begins, and you MUST DO THE WORK, if you ever want anything to change.  And you need to OWN it. Period.

No matter what you desire (more happiness, love, health, wealth, fun, quality relationships, fame, fortune, WHATEVER), you must begin by getting very CLEAR and SPECIFIC about what your desire actually IS, and then know (without an ounce of doubt!) that it’s coming. And just to be clear (while we’re on the topic of clarity), you don’t need to just pick ONE of your heart’s desires…

YOU. CAN. HAVE. THEM. ALL.

And all at the same time too!!!

You just have to BELIEVE you can have it all, wholeheartedly! That whole, “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” thing is complete crap! Someone with a less than enlightened mind decided that statement was true, and for them it likely WAS true! I guarantee you it became their reality, because they believed it… you can see how dangerously cyclical this can become (and fast!), and why it’s IMPERATIVE that you keep your mindset positive, and not let those nasty, negative thoughts sneak in.

Now, don’t start panicking on me or anything, okay? The good news is that your POSITIVE thoughts are hundreds of times more powerful than your negative ones, and you can cancel, clear, delete negative thoughts just by reframing them into the positive.

And then, there’s expectation. What are you expecting? Because if you’re writing and speaking all of these positive mantras and affirmations of an abundant life, but then continue to EXPECT the things you don’t want (like bills you can’t pay, or people not to support you, or your health to deteriorate), then you pretty much just flushed all of your positive efforts down the toilet.

Please, please, pleeeeease, for the love of all that is good in the world, EXPECT the arrival of your hearts truest desires, expect your DREAMS to become your reality, expect your GOOD, just as surely as you expect to wake up every time you fall asleep.

All you really need to do is to keep feeding your subconscious mind with positive, uplifting fuel (you can stick around here for more of that, by the way!), and you may very well need to get clear in some other respects as well (like cleansing your body, home, relationships, etc.).  Clearing, cleansing, detoxing, however you want to say it, all boils down to the same starting block… you getting in touch with YOU and deciding to DO.THE. WORK.

If you ever want things to change, you have to put in the effort, and that can be scary, but everything you desire is on the other side of your fear… that much I can promise you.  I was once told that you have to spend money to make money (it was right before I invested over $85,000 into my first fitness studio), and that’s actually a fairly true assessment… you have to make the investment of energy, and money is just a form of energy, in order to bring your dreams into reality (that’s why tithing is such a powerful practice). You have to truly BELIEVE in those dreams though, and more importantly, believe in yourself.

I’m always here to infuse love and light into your world and to instill FAITH in you of your ability to make your dreams your reality, but to do so, you need to get uncomfortable. And then you need to get comfortable in your discomfort. This is the only way we can UPLEVEL and create a new normal in our lives.

So here’s the deal. There’s a rare opportunity available right now (that won’t come around again until next year), but it’s not for everyone… in fact, at the moment, it’s only for TWO of you beautiful people out there.  It takes you putting an investment of faith, time, effort and money into becoming the YOU that you truly KNOW you are meant to be. It means getting CRYSTAL CLEAR on what you really want. It means making NO EXCUSES. And it means me giving you my signature “in-your-face encouragement” all along the way. You’ll gain FULL ACCESS to me and my arsenal of knowledge, intuitive insight and pure MAGIC on the daily for a full NINETY DAYS (that’s THREE MONTHS)! You can click right here to check out the details… I look forward to working with you.

Oct 05

It Wasn’t Me

By Joy Perugini | Real and Raw

JoyZumbaHere’s what I’ve found …

You always, always, ALWAYS must consider the source.

Of your information, for this post’s purposes.

BUT, of all that IS as well ;)

When you hear someone talking about someone or something, realize that it is THEIR story from THEIR perspective, and that in the end? Just a story at that.  And if it’s a story about someone else? Or something someone else supposedly said about you? Consider. the. source.

Ask yourself what the person telling “said story” is gaining from sharing it with you. Because I assure you, they are getting something out of it… there’s always a pay-off.

Misery just loooooves company, so just stop for a second and ask yourself, “Does this seem right?” And then consider how you’re feeling… does it feel right? Your feelings are your internal GPS, always guiding and directing you, so plug-in (to Source), check-in, and consider whether the person this story is about would actually want you to know the information being conveyed (if it’s even true).

And what about the person telling you all of this?

Really just gossiping, if we’re going to call a spade a spade.

Attention seeking.

Sometimes, you just need to catch yourself in the midst of it… the drama, that is… shake it off and literally cut them off (really, shut them up). For your own sake, as well as theirs! And let’s not forget the person they’re slinging shit about!

You’re either going to be the person who does the right thing in this scenario, or you’re not. There’s no other role to play here. You’re either a  part of the solution, or you’re a part of the problem. Period.

So, the next time you find yourself in the position where someone starts the conversation with something along the lines of, “Did you hear about what happened to (insert name of person being slandered here),” or “Oh. My. God. Can you even believe what (insert name of person being slandered here) said about (insert name of another person possibly being slandered here),” just stop the Crazy Train that’s about to derail in front of you and be. the. better. person.

What?! You think “slander” is too strong of a word? I assure you it’s not. It really is that damaging to all involved… if not on a physical level, then most certainly on an energetic one.

If it helps, just keep in mind the nasty Karmic backlash you’re saving yourself from.

Oh, you don’t know that Universal Law?

Ah-yup. It’s the Law of Karma, baby, and I can guarantee you that whatever you say, or take part in saying, about another person (think judgement, ridicule, and any other not-so-nice thing you can come up with), someone else will surely say about you, and that someone else will likely be someone that you care about.

Are we clear?!

The answer should be a resounding, “CRYSTAL!” (Thank you, Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men!)

Now, let me explain to you why I’ve jumped up on this little soapbox today…

As most know, I closed my fitness studio, after nine years of business, a little less than a year and a half ago with no intention of ever looking back. And somewhat surprisingly (in hindsight, I suppose not so surprisingly), when I did, I pissed a few people off. Honestly, most people completely understood why I made the very difficult decision to close my doors, and recognized how emotionally challenging it was for me more than anyone else, but there were some exceptions. Even more surprising, some of those exceptions I considered among my closest friends.

Instead of wanting to see things through to the end with me (I gave all of my clients and staff two months notice, which was honestly far more than necessary), a select few clients, and even one instructor, decided to jump ship early and go on their merry way.

I stayed in integrity. I was hurt, but refrained from becoming part of the drama. I kept my head down and my mouth shut, and did right by everyone I could, including myself.  And yet, there were STILL those few.

Funny, because approximately ten months later, I re-opened. It was entirely unexpected, and actually came about in the most purely MAGICAL way (I’ll share that story on another day), so today, I’m back to getting strong, dancing and flowing in the very same space that I was in before! The big difference is that now, it’s completely in alignment and on my own terms. And those people who exited stage left?

Not around.

Not that they’re not welcome, mind you (ALL that choose to be light, bright and everything right are always welcome through the doors of my studio), but they probably feel kinda uncomfortable about the unpleasantries they spewed on their way out last time around. I have nothing but love and light for all of them, and if they came to me to make things right between us, I’d always welcome them back to the “clubhouse” with open arms.

BUT, ya wanna know something about those guys? Well, from what I can tell, they’re still in their same dark and lonely space of alienating themselves from everyone around them (thankfully NOT me, because I’m now out of the line of fire) by talking trash to one person about another person, and then still a third, fourth, or likely even FIFTH person about those two people, and mistakenly thinking it’s not going to come back around to kick THEM in the ass. It’s hard not to hear things (and people do like to confide in me not only as a friend, but as also as a coach), and it’s perfectly okay to lend an ear to a friend, family member, or client, but don’t become a part of the problem. Instead, help the person reaching out to you to take a step back, look at the situation from a third-party perspective, detach, and then diffuse the situation.

Here’s the thing, if you start talking shit to me about someone else, I’m going to just assume that as soon as you walk away from me, you’ll start talking shit to someone else about me. As a good business owner, and a decent  human being, I can honestly say that I did my VERY BEST to make the transition out of my studio as painless as possible for everyone involved, but in a situation like that, it was impossible to avoid discomfort altogether. I honored each and every dollar that I owed to anyone who may have purchased a pass to my studio before I knew I was closing. I gave ample notice to everyone that I could get in touch with, and I stopped membership sales immediately upon deciding to close. I did everything I could to make everyone as happy as I could. But in the end?

It wasn’t about me.

It wasn’t about me AT ALL.

It was (always is, and always will be) about them.

That’s exactly what I told my friend today while discussing a situation she’s having in her personal life. And that’s why I felt strongly pulled to share this information with you fine folks here. The next time that you feel someone is not treating you well, or you find out the someone has said nasty things about you, or is saying something about someone else TO you, you’re now armed with the knowledge that it’s not about you, or the person you’re hearing rumors about, but it’s ALL about whoever the person is right in front of you slinging the BS.

And, for the sake of all that is good in the world, please DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Go ahead and call them out. And please, please, please, please pleeeeease, I beseech you, please consider the source, and The Source, before adding your energy to the situation. You truly CAN be the change you wish to see in the world.

If you need a little help in getting centered, plugging-in and truly vibrating at an energy level of LOVE or ABOVE, you can click right here. And if you need my assistance at a higher level, just email joy@joyfitnation.com, and I’ll provide you with the details of working with me as your personal coach.

Jun 30

Lost In Transition

By Joy Perugini | Real and Raw

trapezeI haven’t written a blog post since October.

It’s now the end of June.

Go ahead and take a look back, if you don’t believe me.

I’m a writer who hasn’t been able to write. I’m a motivator who hasn’t been motivated to do jack shit. I’ve been spinning, spiraling, falling aimlessly through space and time for months, and months, and more months. And time just keeps flying by taking no mercy on me.

How is it summer again?

Wasn’t it just New Year’s Eve?

I’m so disoriented. And I’ve been sooooo distracted.

Distracted by my own emotions… my insecurities, my limiting beliefs, the “crazy-maker” in my head (i.e., the ego mind).

I’ve been lost in transition.

It all stops now.

No excuses.

Change can be a challenge, but I’m making a choice.

I’m choosing me… my wants, my needs, my heart’s greatest desires.

There is only one constant in life, and that constant is change, so we might as well all embrace it.

There are always going to be tests. There are always going to be roadblocks. There are always going to be ups and downs. And there will always, always, ALWAYS be choices to make.

And the buck stops here.

What will you choose?

Because choose you must.

Will you make the choices that best express your truest, highest self?

Will you make the choices that will best reflect the light you hold within?

Will you make the choices that will best serve the world around you and those in it?

Or will you choose to continue to sit there with your head buried in the sand making excuses like, “I don’t know,” or “I’m scared,” or “I’m too busy,” or maybe just the ol’ trusty “I’m not ready yet”?

Either way, the choice is yours and yours alone.

It’s all about choices, you know, and when you really think about it, everything boils down to just ONE choice…

What do you choose to make a priority in your life?

What you prioritize really defines you as a human being (otherwise, you’re really just a human “doing”… sleepwalking through life). To deeply connect with anything outside of yourself, you must first connect with what you’ve got going on within… prioritizing and organizing. It’s about who you are and what only YOU can do in this world… what only YOU bring to the table. Your priorities rule your life, and ultimately your entire world.

So, let’s just get clear on one thing right here, right now… you’re NEVER going to feel “ready” and there’s never a “right” time. You are as ready as you’re ever going to be, so you might as well get off your ass, take that leap of faith, and start living the life that you want… now.

I mean for all of it and any of it. Everything you’re putting off for “when I’m ready,” or when it “feels right” is never, ever going to come. And if you keep saying, “I don’t know what I want,” I can promise you one thing… you will just keep getting more ways for you to “not know what you want” because that’s what you keep affirming.

The Universe is listening every time you say that you don’t know what you want, or that you’re too busy, or any other statement that you’re saying aloud (or even in your head for that matter), and it’ll just keep delivering you more of the same. Positive or negative, we are always placing our orders with the Universe with our thoughts and words, but most of us are doing so mindlessly. Why not be mindful of it instead?

This is just simply another Universal Law, people, and it’s as unwavering as the Law of Gravity. Whether you are cognizant of it or not, the laws are always in effect.

If you’re still thinking, “But I reeeeeally don’t know what I want,” well, you better figure that shit out. The cosmos won’t be on your side until you do. The Universe just doesn’t take kindly to those who don’t have a clear vision of what they want. Period.

It’s like being on the flying trapeze, momentum swinging you towards the next rung to grab onto, but you need to let go of the one in your grasp in to order to catch the new one. If you don’t know what you want, or are showing resistance towards what’s next (like fearing you’re not ready, or that the timing isn’t right, etc.), then the next trapeze won’t be lined up for you to catch hold of!

Trust me, I get it. I feel like I’ve been flying without a net for months now… I’ve let go of one trapeze, seemingly suspended in mid-air, reaching to grab onto the next.  I won’t lie… it’s terrifying.

What if it’s not there for me? Or what if it just won’t hold my weight?

But what if it is? And what if it does?

What if it’s actually right there for me, right where it belongs… strongly reinforced and ready to give me my next fantasticle ride through the air!

Truth be known? I kinda like it up here… you know, swinging through life without a safety net… I mean, I am an Aquarian (a fixed air sign) after all, so I’m at home flying high ;)

But, we all need grounding from time to time (the air signs especially!), so here we go…

You want the answer to just about every question you’ve got floating around in that pretty little head of yours?

Get grounded, go within, and truly listen to your heart. Get connected with your intuitive gifts (yes, you have them, we all do) and make choices… the right choices. You’ll know what the right ones are because they will resonate from deep within… they’ll ring a bell. And every time you start to stray from doing right by yourself, or by those who matter to you, I can guarantee you that The Universe will give you a swift kick in the ass, or a smack upside the head to get you back on track. It never fails.

It’s the depth of your personal grounding which will expand the depth of the value you have in life, and the value you are able to add to the lives of those around you. It is within these depths that you can support the lives of others with the gifts only you can truly bring to the table

And remember those tests, roadblocks and ups and downs I mentioned earlier?

Well, when you start stepping into your truth and taking steps towards the life of your dreams, those tests, roadblocks, and ups and downs? Get bigger (yes, you just read that correctly)! They can come in the form of challenging situations, or difficult people, or limiting beliefs, but no matter what form they take, I’m telling you, when you are getting close to up-leveling your life and you actually start facing the shit you need to face, they all multiply tenfold, and that is actually a VERY good sign!

Just.

Stay.

The.

Course.

It’s when everything seems to be falling apart that it will all start to fall back together again, the puzzle pieces of your life lining themselves up and clicking into place (the next trapeze ready and waiting for you to grab ahold of).  I pinky promise.

Listen, feeling your feelings is healthy… and it’s SO important to feeeeel! But holding on to your feelings for longer than you need to, qualifies as self-indulgence. Quit the “poor, poor” me crap, get up, dust yourself off and start moving forward.

We all weaken, and sometimes we fall down… the beauty is found in getting back up. I don’t know about you, but I’m not one to stay down for long. I’m up-up and away in forward motion once again … one aerial acrobatic feat at a time ;)

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Oct 12

Twenty Years Ago Today

By Joy Perugini | Real and Raw

I’ve got something to share … and it’s not as light and bright and happy as what I’d normally share … but I’m just gonna take a deep breath and go for it. If you’ll stick with me, I promise there’s a light at the end of this tunnel.

Twenty years ago today, I was changed forever.

Twenty years ago today, a light went out in my life.

Twenty years ago today everything I knew to be true and real went spiraling down into an ugly, dark, dank vortex.

Twenty years ago today I was the saddest sad I have ever experienced in my life.

Twenty years ago today, my father was killed in a horrific accident, and he was the strongest, most kind-hearted person that I have ever been blessed to have in my presence still to this day.

I was so young, and so impressionable. At just twenty years old, it was far too great of a loss to comprehend. Less than two months prior, I had moved away from home for the first time (I did my first two years of college close to home and then transferred schools down to North Carolina for my junior year). I was on my way home for Fall Break and decided to stop to visit some friends in New York on my way up to Connecticut.

I missed my dad by one day.

Worse yet, the last time I spoke to my father was on the phone … he picked up when I called and I said, “Hi Daddy, is Mom there?” and that was it.

I was at my friend’s home on Long Island, when my sister’s friend called the house looking for my friend (yes, we all still had land lines back then). I recognized her voice, and as you can imagine, I was extremely confused. She was trying to reach anyone, but me …

She got me.

My sister’s friend ended up having to be the one to tell me that my father was gone (I had essentially forced it out of her without meaning to). My family was trying to protect me from hearing the news when I was alone, hence the reason they had my sister’s friend contacting my friend in an effort to bypass me. Unfortunately, I was alone and had to sit with it on my own for about thirty minutes before my friends got to me.

My dad was gone. He got up and went to work that morning like any other day … and he would never come back home again. He was a hard working ol’ school Italian guy playing in the dirt with his toys … he was a builder, a creator, a business owner … a true entrepreneur to every extent of the word. My dad built the roads you drive on, the houses you live in, and the playgrounds and ball fields you play on. My dad was an artist in his own right, and although we chose to express our art in very different ways, I am too.

The accident was all over the media … the TV, radio, and front page of the papers the following morning (it was that bad). The story was so publicized, and my dad was such an amazingly loved man, that the line at his wake resembled a bad ride at Disney World (if memory serves, people waited around three hours to get in to visit with us).

I’m not sharing this story so that you can pity me for losing my father at such a young age … I’m not telling you this to get your sympathy … I’m telling you this because life?

Is.

Too.

Short.

Yes, it was SO unfair. Yes, I was SO young. Yes, my dad wouldn’t see me graduate college or walk me down the aisle. Yes, everything about the situation was just awful … until it wasn’t anymore.

I’m not going to say that loss doesn’t suck … oh trust me, I have had a LOT more loss than just the loss of my dad in my life (we’ll save all that for another day), so I’m old friends with loss. It TOTALLY sucks, but our perspective can honestly change anything.

There was a time period in my twenties where I was just so, so hurt and angry at the world. I was trying everything and anything not to be me. It started with changing my hair every six weeks or so … color, cut, highlights, straight, curly … you name it, I changed it. I just wanted to be anyone but the “me” that lost my dad, and then one of my best friends just a few years later. I even tried moving 5,000 miles away from everything I knew and loved to a beautiful island, but you know what? Every morning that I woke up in paradise … I. was. still. Joy.

Change has to start from within. It has to start in the deep, dark recesses of your being … your heart … your spirit. You have to get quiet and listen to the song of your soul, or you will keep missing the mark you’re meant to hit every. single. time.

So, how do we get quiet?

How do we listen within?

How do we get through and let go of the things in life that don’t serve us?

Whether it’s a feeling like loss, anger or insecurity, or a person or thing that we need to move on from, it all comes down to the same thing …

It begins with you.

It’s up to you.

But, it’s more easily said than done to just “choose to be happy” and for those living in a true state of depression, it’s an unrealistic expectation. We CAN choose our feelings, but when you are deeply depressed, you need to seek professional help (I am a HUGE advocate for therapy and believe everyone on the planet can benefit from speaking with a therapist at some point or another, whether they are struggling with depression or not).

A nice place to start the process of going within is through journaling … that’s where I always begin, time and time again. Every time I come back to my journal and root myself in my writing, the world around me shifts in the most profound way, because I shift. Letting go of what is weighing on my mind, allowing my heart to pour out safely onto the pages of my journal, never fails to lift the fog of my ego state and send light flooding back in to every inch of me … mind, body and spirit.

When it comes to getting quiet and getting connected, along with journaling, I find solace through meditation. The combination of the two practices works wonders for me. And, just so you know, meditation doesn’t have to be all “Om, shanti shanti shanti” either. Just do what works for you! You really HAVE to do what works for you, or else you won’t actually do it, now will you?! You could choose to use a guided meditation, if quieting your mind on your own doesn’t do it for you, or you can do a moving meditation like taking a walk in nature, or possibly doing some yoga. You could even just lie in the grass and watch the clouds float by, or take a nice, relaxing bath. Honestly, whatever you can do to slow your pace, lower your heart rate, breathe more deeply and connect with your deeper self, qualifies as “meditation” in my world.

Through finding the quiet, the softness within, we allow ourselves to truly begin the process of healing … a process which begins with finding our own faith, strength and perseverance … a process which truly never ends.

Regarding the tragic losses that others have shared with me throughout the years, I’ve likely spoken the phrase “it never gets ‘better’ but it does get ‘easier’” hundreds of times, and it’s true. I will never stop missing my dad. I will never not wish he was here with me right now, but I often stop to wonder …

Who would I be today, if he was still here?

Would I be the driven, motivated and slightly neurotic entrepreneur I am today?

Would I have ever experienced living on an island?

Would I be getting ready to move to another island?!

Would I have ever opened my own brick and mortar fitness studio?

Would I be the “Joy” I am today?

Or would I be a completely different version of myself, had I lived the last twenty years with my father in my life?

I’m guessing it’s the latter.

There’s one thing I know for sure, that might actually make you take a step back … I feel closer to my dad today, than I did when he was alive. Just let that one simmer for a bit ;)

Remember, that bottom line? You have a choice about how you approach and react to each and every situation that enters your life (even the unbearable ones). And might I highly recommend, that whenever humanly possible, you chose to see the light in those situations … that you take the higher road … that you do your very best to vibrate at “love or above” even when it seems impossible to do so. I’m here to tell you that it isn’t impossible at all. It’s simply a choice.

I am convinced that today my mother, sisters and I are closer and more deeply connected than we could have ever been, had my father not left us so early on. The loss of my father deepened our appreciation for one another. It deepened our appreciation for life. Because of that tragic event, today I can fully embrace how important it is to live each and every day to its fullest, how important it is to tell our loved ones that we love them, and how important it is to discover your own truth within and truly love yourself.

Please know that if you need help in raising your vibration and truly embracing life and all it has to offer you, I’m always here. And my new 28 day challenge, Love Your Body, Love Your Life, may provide just the lift you’re in need of. Just click here to take a look for yourself.

Sep 14

Losing Definition

By Joy Perugini | Real and Raw

Yes, I closed my “real” business after nine years of running it (“real” as in a brick and mortar building, because apparently some people out there right now don’t realize that I’m still very much in business).

Yes, I owned an amazing fitness boutique, which housed a close-knit community of beautiful, connected souls, where we danced and played and got our Zen on too.

Yes, after almost twenty-three years in the traditional Health Fitness Industry, literally jumping up and down for a living, I chose to walk away from it all.

No more big title.

No more award-winning classes and training.

No more shouldering of the responsibilities of managing a staff of over 20 people.

No more waking up at 3:45 AM to get to Boot Camp on time.

No more 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM split-shifts.

After years and years and YEARS of literally being on auto-pilot, with a highly predictable routine, everything changed in an instant.

I got through the last two months in my studio with my head on straight. I work well under pressure. I handled the gazillion unexpected things that popped up with closing a business, with as much grace and integrity as I could (I swear, closing my studio was harder than opening it).

Within two-weeks of locking the big glass door to what is now my past, one last time, parts of me began to crumble.

I was losing definition (and no, not muscular definition, but it’s a fun play on words!) … I didn’t know what to call myself anymore. I wasn’t “President, CEO and Director of Operations” of Core Fitness, Inc. any longer.

Who am I now?

I’m not a long list of titles.

And I really never even was.

But I identified with these titles, and to throw them off of me was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life.

But also?

One of the best!

My titles were safe.

Hi, my name is Joy and I am a … what the Hell am I anyway?! What “are” any of us really?!

I am just me.

I am Joy, and I am joy.

I am STILL a President and CEO.

I am a writer.

I am a speaker.

I am a teacher.

I am a leader.

I am an athlete, runner, dancer and yogini.

I am an artist.

And I am also everything that is the polar opposite to all of the above.

Sometimes I don’t feel like writing or running, so at that moment, I’m not a writer or a runner.

See what I mean?!

But there is one thing I’m sure of … I’m always doing my best to vibrate at love or above.

I am truly SO happy!

Well, most of the time … even a girl named “Joy” has her moments ;)

Pure Joy, and pure joy.

I can’t even express in words how happy and free I feel now, but during that short (very short) period of time that quickly followed me closing my doors, I was a HOT MESS. I’m not gonna lie, I felt like I was dying (legit, I even said that to my boyfriend). And I wrote about my experience right here, if you want to read more, but I digress.

My message for you today, is this:

If you are unhappy where you are …

If you know in your heart that you are meant for more in this life …

If you feel that you have a greater purpose than the one you’re living …

If you look forward to “one day” when things will be better …

If you are done with your titles …

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

The time is NOW, my friends. Your life is happening NOW!

Even if you believe in reincarnation, you’ve only got THIS life to live it as you are right now.

So, I took the plunge. I closed up shop and moved into the online space focused on sharing a refreshed message. It still encompasses all of what I’ve always believed, but now I’m sharing it with the world in a new way. I’m redefining “fitness” because it’s not all about the physical aspect … it’s not all about the body! You can and SHOULD be fit in every area of your life! I believe that there are four cornerstones of fitness:

  1. Physical (of course!)
  2. Mental/Emotional
  3. Spiritual
  4. Financial

When you have these four cornerstones in place, when you are giving each of these areas of your life the respect and attention that they deserve, life just starts clipping along for a smooth and enjoyable ride! There is a beautiful balance to be had here, my friends, and it can be easily found.

When I chose to begin sharing my true purpose and passion with the world, so much unfolded before my eyes, it was almost surreal.

I chose me, and continue to do so every day! Self-care is KEY in creating the happiest, healthiest, most successful version of YOU, and I’m gettin’ work DONE.

I’m sharing my message with the world every day and in many different ways. From using social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and now my NEW FAVE Periscope @JoyFitNation!), to writing my amazing Tribe of Awesomeness on the reg, to simply chatting with (or even just smiling at) strangers along my path, I am spreading my message as far and wide as I can, extending my reach, so that the world can hear my truth, to discover their own.

I am here to tell you that it’s never too late, you are never too old, and you are enough right now, EXACTLY the way you are, to start living the dream … that purpose, that passion that we all hold deep within.

We all have one, ya know … don’t pretend that you don’t. If you’re not living a life that you feel perfectly, and fully aligned with, then you’re just not living. So let’s do something about that shall we?

Like TODAY!

Today, just do ONE THING to get yourself on track and moving forward into the life you are truly destined to live. Today, just do ONE THING towards finding PURE JOY in your life. How about researching your dream location to live, or looking into that European tour that always stirs you up inside, or maybe just get up and move your body in a way that you love, and take one step closer toward your dream bod?

TODAY!

Because, quite honestly, none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow, and taking action steps today will make you feel lighter, brighter, happier, and REALISTICALLY OPTIMISTIC, because you’re on your way to rockin’ your life, like only YOU can!

And if you nodded your head about the “dream bod” thing? I’ve got something for ya … just click right here!

 

Aug 20

Too Many Emails

By Joy Perugini | Real and Raw

Mailbox with enveloppesLet’s get real here. Building an online business (really any kind of business, for that matter) from the ground up is challenging. It can be frustrating. It can be defeating. It can sometimes feel like it’s slowly killing you from the inside out. But when it’s all said and done? It’s honestly totally worth it.

For every hundred “Hell yeah, Joy that was awesome!” responses that I get to one of my blog posts, or quote images, or just general rantings, there’s the occasional, “Too many emails.” that comes through.

Let me explain …

My tribe is given the option to unsubscribe to my email distribution list with every email I send. And it will always be that way, because if you don’t want to be here? Then honestly, I don’t want you here.

It’s nothing personal, I can assure you!

Then again, maybe it is? ;)

I am looking to connect with my TRUE tribe. I want the people following me, reading and listening to the message I’m meant to share with the world, and participating in my programs, to be the kind of kick-ass peeps I would want to go sit to have a drink, or go out to lunch with. I’m not interested in having anyone in the Nation with whom my words don’t resonate, because quite simply, I don’t want to waste your time, nor my energy.

Fair enough?

So yeah, it totally happened just yesterday. I sent out a sparkly little quote image that simply stated, “You are enough,” and someone chose to unsubscribe from my email list and leave the comment, “Too many emails.” (At least they had the right usage of “too” … ha! One of my  pet peeves!)

But seriously … it’s SO okay!

And it’s even okay that even some of my “friends” (I mean with Facebook, everyone is considered a friend these days, right?) have opted not to follow me too!

I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. I mean, I realize that may be shocking for those of you out there who are driven, excited about living your best life, and love to spread LOVE in the world, but it’s true! My message is clear and succinct, so it’s not going to resonate with everyone … it’s not meant to.

Again, I want to hang out in the online space with people who are like me and actually LIKE me :)

People who KNOW (or at least are open to the fact) that they have the power to live the most incredible and fulfilling life that they can possibly imagine.

People who RECOGNIZE that their thoughts? Totally become things.

People who SPREAD LIGHT out into the world and make it a happier place.

People who LOVE to tell those they love how very much they love them and give hugs freely (have you heard of the Amma, the Hugging Saint?).

People who SMILE, even at strangers, just because they can.

People who really LIVE LIFE to its fullest, because they recognize how fleeting it can be (the time is NOW, my friends).

People who ENJOY uplifting those around them, and don’t bitch and moan about every little thing (trust me, we’ve all got our own shit to contend with, so let’s all just agree not have a pissing match, okay?).

People who REALIZE that the energy they put out into the world, whether negative or positive, acts like a boomerang and will most certainly return to them at some juncture.

People who are NOT PERFECT and are STILL IN PROGRESS, because none of us ever are, and all of us always should be.

People who STRIVE to be the change they wish to see in the world.

So essentially, if what I share on the regular resonates with you, then please continue to follow me forward. And, if only some of it does? Then take what you like and leave the rest (you can always hit delete, or save an email for later, if you’re just not in the mood for my shtick at the given moment).  And if my message simply doesn’t resonate with you at all, then please simply unsubscribe. I don’t think you should have anything in your inbox that doesn’t make you happy ;)

As a once self-proclaimed perfectionist, I am not, nor will I ever be, perfect. I don’t pretend to be, and I’m done striving to be.

Today, I’m just being the best me that I can. Love me or hate me, I honestly don’t care, and it’s a truly very freeing place to be in. I’m real, I’m raw, and I might just get a little up in your face in an honest and encouraging way, if I think you’re not living your life to its fullest potential.

I’m just going to keep spreading my message of joy (and Joy!), love, peace, abundance, and overall wellness out into the world, and you can choose to take it or leave it. And if you’re a cool chick (like those with whom I mentioned above that I’d love to hang), then I have an amazing opportunity for you to work with me more closely on living the life you dream of. Just click here to check it out!

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