December Healing + Virtual Retreat

Welcome to Your December Healing + an Invite to Relax and Plan for 2018, in Proper Project Joy Style

This month’s healing is focused on helping you stay centered, calm and present even in the midst of distraction. Help release the stuff that doesn’t serve your highest and best good and bring in more joy and calm. Here’s to a strong, beautiful finish to our 2017, making every day count.

An Invitation to Join the Upcoming Virtual Retreat

After your healing, consider joining us for an upcoming retreat that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, wearing jammies! 🙂

After all you’ve done this year, are you ready to relax into a space of calm and clarity with some other amazing ladies? Are you ready to rediscover yourself and your desires?
Connect, support and be supported as you develop your vision and lay down some actionable steps that will be all about creating, living and working from the inside out, in a way that has ease and joy and keeps you energized.

Typically this retreat would cost $495 and be worth every penny. Today…it is yours for FREE. (YAY, FREE!!! ) This is my gift to my community to help grow and deepen our connections and support each other’s success as we rise to the next levels.

So grab your journals, your favorite pen and comfy, stretchy pants, because this retreat is coming to your house.

Ready? Save your spot today with the sign up below. I can’t wait to get started – see you soon! ❤❤❤

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When Sickness Comes To Sabotage Your Success | Healing Thine Self

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When Sickness Comes To Sabotage Your Success

I felt it today, while I was driving, on my way to a meeting… I felt it creeping up my shoulders to my neck and starting to press in on the glands at my throat. It was sickness. It was the beginnings of what I regularly experience. But today was different. Today I recognized that particular sick as a form of self-sabotage. My own body was looking to protect me from my current momentum and success (even if it’s small at the moment, it’s still the right direction!) and it wanted to take me back to my safe place. Back to my home, my bed to recuperate.

 

As soon as I realized that, I felt defeated, deflated. I’m tired of feeling sick so frequently. I’m tired of this stopping my momentum, inhibiting my creativity and keeping me away from I want to do with this life.

 

But in the midst of feeling this sickness coming on, I got some inspired advice, and with this advice, I decided to take control, take my body and my health back, with love and compassion. 

 

And the sick went away. 

 

I get sick regularly and it’s been that way for almost as long as I can remember. Though if I dug deep enough, and far enough back, I’d probably find that the beginnings of the sickness were tied to some particular life event.

 

For me the sickness typically shows up in the form of migraines, or overall fatigue and feeling like poop.

 

To step back for a minute and look at illness in another way, what happens when we’re sick aside from the symptoms?…

 

Here’s what happens to me when I’m sick:

 

I have to stay home and not go into the world. I don’t have to stand in front of the room and give that presentation. I don’t have to exercise. I get attention in the form of sympathy and special care and foods. I don’t have to do the work. I don’t have to be brave and vulnerable. I have an excuse. I have an opt out. I am protected from the harshness the world can bring – the rejection, the ridicule, the judgement… I am safe when I have my sickness around me.

 

How does that make you feel?

 

If it triggers you and makes you mad, I totally understand. When these concepts were first introduced to me – YEARS ago – I thought it was falseness being spewed by someone who never got sick and didn’t know what it felt like to suffer. They had no idea how special I was in my pain and suffering. They had no idea how much I hurt.

 

I really felt this way. I felt like I was special for my sickness. There was something really wrong with me that nobody else could ever possibly experience like I experienced. It sounds kinda funny now, from this perspective, but it’s actually pretty awful. What kind of prison was I insisting I live in?

 

Before y’all go crazy here and get mad and think I’m ridiculing and judging the sick peeps of the world, please know that’s not the intent of sharing my story.

 

My intent is to introduce you to an idea that might change your life. It might free you from your sickness too. It might open the door to your prison cell so you can walk out and start living life more fully. 

 

If you’re still with me and reading this far, you’re probably here because at least a part of you is ready to hear this message. Part of you is ready to stop being a victim and is ready to start taking responsibility for your life and your health.

 

If you’re not sure if this applies to you… ask yourself: Do you regularly find yourself falling ill at really important times in your life? Do you find yourself coming down with something when it’s your turn to be in charge of something? How about when someone is counting on you and it feels scary? How about when you’re about to have a major breakthrough? Or when you’re starting to experience some success? 

 

Sometimes sickness is not just about protecting you and helping you hide, but it’s showing up as a cue that you’re doing something that really doesn’t align with who you are.

 

Sometimes sickness comes when we’re holding onto lies with so much determination, they start to take form as illness in our bodies.

 

And sometimes sickness just means we got a kiss from a sick, sweet kiddo.

 

But, what if, you could look at those feelings of illness, when they start to show up, and you could recognize them and invite them to leave? And what if they did leave? 

 

That would feel pretty exciting right? Empowering maybe?

 

For me, discovering both the possible reasons for my regular sickness (for me I believe it’s about protection from being vulnerable, and self-sabotaging my success so I’m kept safe, at a level I know and am comfortable with) and then realizing I could recognize the sick as it creeped into my body, acknowledge it, and then let it go was HUGE. I know this will take some ongoing practice and I know it’s also a signal that I need to slow down and make time for self-care and extra hydration and good foods.

 

How would that feel for you?

 

May I take you through the super simple process for what I did?

 

(I’m going to assume you said yes, since you’re still reading…)

 

As I felt that pressure start to creep up and around my neck I acknowledged the pain and the discomfort. I said:

 

I see you there. I acknowledge you, little one. I can feel you coming in my shoulders and up my neck and starting to press in. I see you, and I thank you for showing up and doing your job. I know you’re here to protect me and to keep me safe. But, it’s okay, I’ve got this. I’m in the right place and good things are happening. It’s new territory, yes, but that’s ok. Let’s be curious here. Let’s see what happens. Let’s see how it feels to do something different. Let’s see how it feels to be brave and to see where this road leads. Let’s see what this next place looks like, let’s see what it feels like. Let’s see what we learn. It’s okay, we’ll be okay. We can be strong and healthy. We can feel good. We can be vulnerable and we can share. We can share our weird and we can be open to more weird coming our way. We can ignore the comments (we can turn off the comments). Thank you for being here and for teaching me so many things in this life. Thank you for all the character you’ve built, and for patience and for growing a pretty good tolerance to pain. Thank you for all the quiet time you brought me. Thank you for all you’ve done. Now I release you so we can step through to the next place.

This is basically what I said. Not verbatim, since I was driving and didn’t write it down, but this overall feel of the statements. Start by recognizing it, acknowledging it, thanking it, releasing it and then laying down a forward path.

 

Does this feel a little crazy to think about doing this? I imagine it might, but consider that something crazy might change things for you too. If you’ve been doing the same things for a long time and still aren’t seeing the results you want, crazy can offer an excellent solution. If nothing else, it’s different and can entertain you for a few minutes and the silliness might take your mind off the pain.

 

So next time you do start to feel the first signs of you sick coming on give this a try. And when you say the words, say them and really mean them, feel them. Really bring your awareness to the sensations you’re feeling of your sickness. Be aware of a lifting and releasing sensation when you thank the sick, and when you allow it to release. Let yourself feel excitement as you talk about the path ahead – as you allow curiosity to come and show you what brave feels like, what success looks like (or whatever you’d like to incorporate into your life that the sick is currently infringing on) and let humor and silliness and emotion move around as you do this.

 

It’s worth a shot, no?

 

And I can’t speak from experience just yet, but I’m pretty sure that this will take some practice to get the hang of reacting to our sick in this new way.

 

But let’s give it a try and let’s ask others to try this with us. Let’s get curious about where our sickness comes from and why, when, how, where.

 

And let me know, k? I really do hope this helps you the way it helped me. Thanks for sharing this journey to healing with me.

 

With love,

 

Katy

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Join us for the Virtual Retreat and Kick Start Your Business!

Calling all my hard working ladies! This is for you, lovely, fierce woman:

After all you’ve done this year, are you ready to relax into a space of calm and clarity with some other amazing ladies? Are you ready to rediscover yourself and your desires?
Connect, support and be supported as you develop your vision and lay down some actionable steps that will be all about creating, living and working from the inside out, in a way that has ease and joy and keeps you energized.

Typically this retreat would cost $495 and be worth every penny. Today…it is yours for FREE. (YAY, FREE!!! ) This is my gift to my community to help grow and deepen our connections and support each other’s success as we rise to the next levels.

So grab your journals, your favorite pen and comfy clothes, because this retreat is coming to your house.

Ready? Save your spot today with the sign up below. I can’t wait to get started – see you soon! ❤❤❤

Sign up for the virtual retreat here!




End of Year Special Offer | Kick Start Your Business

Learning, Mindset, Planning, Visualization, Affirmation

Ready to release the overwhelm and fall back in love with your business?

Rekindle your love for your biz and life with Kick Start Your Biz Playbook, on sale TODAY, for the first time ever. Grab your copy of this fun-to-do activity book full of life-changing goodness, at a very special price for a very limited time. Here’s to living life on purpose, with purpose.

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Here’s to finishing the year with flying colors and stepping into 2018 with ease, enthusiasm and confidence. 

~Katy 

Project Joy | For Photographers

SELF CARE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Breaking the Burnout Cycle

Oh, beautiful photographer, I feel the pain. This time of the year can be so intense. The last-minute family photo requests, the random mini-session requests, the demands for things to be expedited, demands for discounts, client wondering why she looks different in a photo than she does in the mirror, the entire extended family shows up for what you thought was a small family session… It can feel overwhelming. All the demands, all the volume of work, all the outside pressures. You’re working late, getting up before you’ve had enough rest, having trouble getting in time to exercise, or see friends or family (guilt!), and you end up eating crap food and then watching a movie too late at night, just to try to unwind.

What if you could release that burden of overwhelm, stop feeling the constant pressure and anxiety, kick-to-the-curb the constant fatigue and crappy, guilty energy?

What if, instead, you could reconnect to your original love to your work? What if you could decide exactly what you will and will not tolerate in your business? What if you do less of what you hate about this work and choose to do more of what you love? What if you could shoot exactly the way you wanted to? What if you could package and price your photos in an entirely different way?

What if you could feel better? What if you could feel empowered to choose exactly what your life and work looks like? What if you could find greater power and potency through simplification?

What if you could Live, Create & Work On-Purpose?

Introducing Project Joy for Photographers, a solution that is entirely about helping you reclaim your life, passion and to enjoy on-purpose living and creating.

Including visualizations/meditations, simple exercises, short – practical – rituals. Bite-sized bits to help you find room to breathe, regain your footing, reconnect with your unique gifts, passions and loves. Designed to give you your time, sanity and life back, feel better and re-inspired, excited to go forward, living and working with intention.

A practical and powerful self-care series to help those feeling burnout, overwhelm, and feeling like the only way out is to walk away from this business and craft you used to love.

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Project Joy for Photographers will take you through a beautiful, empowering transformative experience that looks like this:

+ Release the stress and overwhelm | We ain’t got time for that.

+ Stop should-ing on yourself | You know better than they do.

+ Reconnect with Y❤️U | Because you’re ahhh-mazing.

+ Crafting your dream life & biz | What happens when you let a creative person define their life?…

+ Giving yourself permission | …to do less of what you don’t love so you can do more of what you DO love + Infuse JOY.

+ Live, Create and work On Purpose ❤️

What do I get? 

You will receive a downloadable toolkit that is designed to flow in a series that helps you release the crud, come to center, focus on the awesome and then grow the awesome. The toolkit can also be used in parts and pieces as you find yourself needing some additional TLC and re-centering and re-inspiring again in the future. This is a lifelong process, and can be tough to navigate it alone, so you can always come back to this again and again.

This toolkit includes:

+  a series of simple guided meditations and visualizations that will take your through that transformative process

+ PDFs with journaling prompts to help deepen the work you’re doing and help you make faster, more lasting shifts

+ bonus exercises to support this and to incorporate into your regular self-care. Including affirmations, simple yoga poses that will bring you back to center, tips & tricks that I’ve used with clients to help them feel better

We’re keeping it fun and simple, and powerful, so it’s easy for you to say YES and buy this today and start incorporating it into your day.

I’d like to invite you to be a part of the limited Pre-Sale and be one of the first to receive Project Joy for Photographers. Expected delivery date is Friday, December 8th, just in time to get you through the holidays and set you up for an amazing new year.

It is so amazing to see what happens when we choose to unplug, step away from the editing, the blogging, all the things and reconnect to our inner world and reconnect to our joy.

It takes less time than you might think to achieve this transformation, but it does require a choice to take intentional action.

We can choose to numb and get lost in the never-ending cycle of busyness and burnout or we can choose to take our life back, own our life, take responsibility for it all, and own our creativity, our work and our experiences.

We need to step out of the wheel of overwhelm and choose to be On Purpose. For our health, our sanity, and for the longevity of our business. Let’s find a way to keep our number one business asset (ourselves) in top condition and ready for anything, ready for action.

Please join us and start feeling better asap.

PRE-PURCHASE PROJECT JOY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS TODAY FOR $49 (SAVE $130 OFF THE REGULAR PRICE UNTIL NOV 30)

Estimated Delivery Date: Friday, Dec 8


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