INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR WEALTH

INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR WEALTH

For most of us, life is crazy busy ~ which means less home cooked meals and more food on the go, less stairs and more elevators, and of course, less time to care for our individual 'selves' and more time distracted by everything else.  

So by the time you can go for that walk or make that yummy salad, all you really want to do is sit your butt down and chill out with a latte...or a hot té. Am I right?

It's totally understandable, but just the same it's completely insane...and I want none of it for you.

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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MEDITATION

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MEDITATION
  • Is meditation on your ‘to do’ list, but you never seem to get around to it?

  • Or maybe you've tried it a couple of times, only to decide you suck at it?

  • Or maybe you secretly associate meditation with dirty hippies and obsessed yogis...and can’t stand the thought of becoming one of ‘them’? 

 

Over the years, I’ve discovered that many of the reasons people have for not meditating, typically fall into one of three categories:

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HOW TO GET OUT OF A FUNK AND BACK INTO THE FEELGOOD

HOW TO GET OUT OF A FUNK AND BACK INTO THE FEELGOOD

*Please Note: This is the behind the scenes story of how 'The 4 Minute Feelgood Pick-Me-Up' (my new guided meditation) came to be. Enjoy!

As you may know, Ken and I spend our summers surfing in Nicaragua near a small town called San Juan del Sur. We love it there. The water is warm, the winds are offshore and the surf is a fun, sandy beach break (no scary reef or shop rocks to contend with).

Anyway, one month into our trip this year, Ken had to fly back to Hawaii to deal with some unexpected work drama. It was a bit of shock for both of us, but hey, 2 weeks away was no biggie.

Until it turned into 7 weeks away. 

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SURFER GIRLS KICK ASS - HERE'S WHY

SURFER GIRLS KICK ASS - HERE'S WHY

This is a poem I wrote one day a few years back - at the beginning of my surfing journey.

It's called; 'OCEAN SPEAKS - A SURFER'S MEMOIR'

 

I was hesitant at first, because I knew that if I decided to be in this relationship I would have to commit to her 100%.

And to be honest, I just wasn’t sure I was ready for something so intense. 

But the moment I entered her I was instantly swept away - and there was no chance of turning back.

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THE FASTEST WAY TO DITCH THE FEAR AND FIND THE FEELGOOD

THE FASTEST WAY TO DITCH THE FEAR AND FIND THE FEELGOOD

Last month I did something scary by publishing a somewhat controversial blog on why I don't want kids.

I also expressed myself in a different way than what you may normally be used to (a lil' more sass), so I wasn't sure how it would be received. 

Or rather, I wasn't sure how well it would be received.

But it was time to do something different. You see, I was also feeling quite stagnant - even bored with how things were going in my biz, and I needed some motivation and inspiration to get me back into a creative flow.

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YOU DON'T WANT KIDS? WOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?

YOU DON'T WANT KIDS? WOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?

Even if I offend a multitude of mothers who consider child rearing to be a gift and a purpose meant for every woman to fulfill, I can't hold off from expressing my true sentiments any longer. 

Yes, it's possible I'll piss off some of my friends, many of whom are chasing dirty little rugrats around the living room or cleaning poop off their walls as we speak.

I may even lose some dedicated subscribers who have been receiving my blogs and supporting my efforts since the beginning.

But you know, it's time I don't care anymore because, to be honest, I'm a little bit bored with playing 'nice'. 

And if it helps other women say yes to what they want in life - especially if that means saying 'no' to making babies - then I'm cool with taking the risk.

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HOW TO MANIFEST WHAT YOU WANT - THE SWEET AND EASY WAY

HOW TO MANIFEST WHAT YOU WANT - THE SWEET AND EASY WAY

The art of manifestation is all the rage these days. And I admit, along with man buns and The Vampire Diaries - I say yay!

The cool thing about manifesting what we want (also commonly referred to as the Law of Attraction), is that it carries with it a magical component - in the sense that we can create our desires out of thin air.

Pretty awesome right?

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HOW TO LOSE A BAD ATTITUDE + GAIN THE RESPECT OF YOUR PARTNER

HOW TO LOSE A BAD ATTITUDE + GAIN THE RESPECT OF YOUR PARTNER

The need to feel respected has been coming up a lot for me lately, specifically in my relationship with Ken (my main squeeze).

In fact, 3 times in the last week I've heard myself say things like:

"Can I get a little respect here?"
"Dude, where's the respect?" 

And my personal fave: 

"Show some respect to your goddess of a woman."

(Haha, I must have really been feeling it in the moment on that last one because I never say stuff like that...especially referring to myself as a goddess.)

But what does 'respect' really mean, when we are asking others to treat us in this way?

Read on to find out...

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THREE MAGICAL TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS WITH LESS STRESS AND MORE FLOW.

THREE MAGICAL TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS WITH LESS STRESS AND MORE FLOW.

A few years back I was  living at a retreat center here on the Big Island of Hawaii, and there was this...ahem...interesting...man who lived there as well. 

He called himself an intuitive, and was able to see things outside of the physical world. 

I guess you could also call him clairvoyant (not that any of that meant anything to me at the time except for that in my mind he was now a 'hippie'). 

Anyway, he always generously offered his services to the community so one day I decided to shake things up a bit and take him up on the offer...

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DO THIS ONE SIMPLE THING TO INSTANTLY FEEL BETTER THAN EVER

DO THIS ONE SIMPLE THING TO INSTANTLY FEEL BETTER THAN EVER

Your experience of life is based on the energy you give it. 

If you're tired, irritated, and unhappy, it's time to stop what you're doing.

Stop spinning your wheels trying to prove yourself to others, because all you're really doing is validating your own lack of self-worth.

Stop feeding yourself a story that repeatedly makes you feel like shit.

Stop lying to yourself about how you really feel.

Because if you don't like what you're experiencing, you can change it.

All you have to do to start is go within.

Right now.

Before you take on anymore useless tasks...

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ON DITCHING MY ONLINE COACHING SERVICE AND FEELING BETTER THAN EVER

ON DITCHING MY ONLINE COACHING SERVICE AND FEELING BETTER THAN EVER

 

The online world has gotten pretty out of hand, and I'm not convinced it's a good thing.

Yes, instagram is super fun.

Yes, shopping from my couch has been a godsend.

Yes, watching Kelly and John John duked it out in the semi-finals last year in Tahiti from our computer in Nicaragua was fucking epic.

And there's no doubt I will continue to enjoy the unfathomable gifts the new age has to bring.

But I have issues with this one annoying thing...

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MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING - IT'S THE ONLY THING (HOW THIS MONEY MYTH COULD BE SUB-CONSCIOUSLY SABOTAGING YOUR SUCCESS)

MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING - IT'S THE ONLY THING (HOW THIS MONEY MYTH COULD BE SUB-CONSCIOUSLY SABOTAGING YOUR SUCCESS)

I grew up hearing from dad (on a regular basis) that; "Money isn't everything - it's the ONLY thing."

Needless to say (as the black sheep of the family), I've been living the complete opposite kind of life by making choices that have had NOTHING to do with the money.

From being a professional athlete, to living in a community in Hawaii, to becoming a surfer (just to name a few). 

Now I don't know that I did this to intentionally rebel against my family, because honestly I just wanted to feel good, so I'm pretty hell bent on making decisions that lead me in this direction, like the fact that I don’t have a corporate job, I don't have kids, and I won't allow anyone to dictate how I live my life. 

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IT'S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT BY GAINING MENTAL STRENGTH (ANYONE CAN DO IT)

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT BY GAINING MENTAL STRENGTH (ANYONE CAN DO IT)

 

I often refer to life as female ninja training.

Because unlike male ninjas, female ninjas don't use weapons to make things happen, they use the strength of their minds. Yes, they often use manipulation and coercion of others to get what they want, but hey, that's the job they've been trained for. Point being, their awareness is so badass they can psychologically manhandle anyone.

And yours can be too, because the process of re-training your mind isn't hard. It just takes persistence, willpower, and faith. 

Remember: The mind is mightier than the sword, so if you want different results, the first step is to take charge of your mind.

Alright! Are you ready to work it?

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4 WAYS YOUR MEDIOCRE KAYAKING SKILLS CAN MAKE YOU AN EXPERT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP (HINT: IT'S ALL IN THE RECOVERY)

4 WAYS YOUR MEDIOCRE KAYAKING SKILLS CAN MAKE YOU AN EXPERT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP (HINT: IT'S ALL IN THE RECOVERY)

Sports are all about the thrill, and even if your experience is average there's definitely no shortage of thrill when you're paddling down a river in a kayak.

To give you an idea (I can't believe I'm about to do this but...), I'm going to compare kayaking with golf. 

With golf you probably know (or know of) the course and also what par you've got for each hole. You plan your strategy and then adjust your moves depending on the reality of your ability in each moment (a.k.a how much you screw up).

Well kayaking is very similar, except that you're dealing with moving water instead of grass.

And instead of avoiding sand pits and ponds with golf balls, you're avoiding rocks and hydraulics with your body.

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HOW TO USE THE SKILLS OF 6x WORLD SURF CHAMP STEPHANIE GILMORE TO BECOME THE WOMAN OF EVERY MAN'S DREAM

HOW TO USE THE SKILLS OF 6x WORLD SURF CHAMP STEPHANIE GILMORE TO BECOME THE WOMAN OF EVERY MAN'S DREAM

The other day I had an epiphany about what I was really training for as a professional athlete...and it wasn't for medals or a big name.

Yes, getting to stand on the podium and being well known in the industry was awesome, but I now understand that this was just a byproduct of what I was really training for.

I was actually training for success in something much grander and far more rewarding than what winning competitions could ever give me:

Loving Relationships.

Sound odd? Read on...

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HOW TO USE THE AFTERMATH OF AN AFFAIR TO MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER THAN EVER

HOW TO USE THE AFTERMATH OF AN AFFAIR TO MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER THAN EVER

Before I became a relationship coach I was a professional athlete, and a good one too.

During the 10 years of my career as a whitewater freestyle kayaker, I was a World Medalist, North American Champ, and 4x Canadian Champ. 

My fiancé (at the time) was also an accomplished athlete. 

But that's not who we were when we first met. In fact we were just two excited raft guides on the Ottawa River with shared goals and an eager desire to win.

We worked hard together and pushed each other to be the best. So aside from being lovers and best friends he was also my training partner, coach, and teammate.

Then one day (after seven years), he drove a friend to the bus station and didn't come back for two days. I didn't know where he was or who he was with.

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