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    When a car accident almost took everything away for one local woman, she worked to take it all back and then some (including time on a reality TV show). Read on to see how she’s using her inspiring story to help others who need it most.

    Brooke Van Paris’ trialed testimony is now a guiding light for people in the fitness industry and beyond. 

    Paris, a Cincinnati native, began this storied journey on October 29, 2009. “I was attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. I had just finished a midterm and was heading home from class. I passed through an intersection and in a split second, my life changed for the rest of my life. I was hit head on. My SUV did two 360s, all four tires blew, my windshield shattered, my engine broke off its hinges and came into the car on my lap, but that wasn’t all,” Paris says. “Once I got out of my car and got help, my adrenaline calmed down just enough for me to notice that the airbag had completely shattered both of my hands.”

    After this accident, she started a long two-year journey of healing. “Over the course of two years, I had surgery to re-break my hands four times. I couldn’t feed myself, bathe myself, do any of life’s simplest tasks alone. I went from a fully independent athletic all-star in high school to a 19-year-old fully dependent college kid. Want to know what it was like? Tie your hands behind your back and proceed to live your life. Tough, right?,” Paris says. “Because I am stubborn-and I needed something constant to focus on, I decided to stay in school as a full-time student. I used Mac Speech and Dictate software to talk to my computer and have it type my papers for me and lots of assistance from my father, as well as my professors. After two years in fingertip to elbow casts, I was finally done…or so I thought. My muscles had atrophied completely away and the person I saw in the mirror looked nothing like the Brooke I knew.”

    She was struggling with doing anything by healthy because she couldn’t do regular life tasks without help. Paris was at an all-time low, when it came to her health, being about 175 lbs. and over 50 percent body fat. Paris took about a year to try her best to lose weight. 

    “They never taught me in school how to workout as an adult, so it was all very intimidating to me. I would go to the gym and I was embarrassed and self-conscious. I wasn’t confident with what I was doing, so to save myself the anguish- I would only do cardio. No one will know if I just do the treadmill every day, right?,” she says. 

    Even though Paris was doing cardio, she was not happy with her results. “If I lost weight, I would gain it back twice as bad. I was discouraged and unhappy. My confidence was gone. I tried diet pills, fad diets, everything. Nothing worked,” she says. 

    Her fitness journey changed when she had a coworker at work invite her to do an obstacle course race with her. “It was a local three-mile race called Morgan’s Mud Gauntlet in Brookeville, Indiana and it was amazing. I loved it. I huffed and puffed my way through the entire thing, but it was so rewarding,” Paris says. “I probably failed about 75 percent of the obstacles, but that didn’t matter because people of all shapes and sizes, all at different levels of their own fitness journey-were helping me-and once we reached the finish line, we all had the same medals. How cool. I was hooked.”

    After that race, she started to sign up for races and ended up completing 48 obstacle course races, lost a total of 30 lbs. and got to represent the United States at the World Championships. She was even on two TV reality shows, Broken Skull Challenge on CMT and American Grit on FOX. American Grit was “A military-inspired competition reality show. They chose 16 professional athletes and put us through military-inspired training drills to test the human will of never giving up,” Paris explains. 

    She first heard about the opportunity through a casting company on Facebook. “After the first Obstacle Course Racing World Championship, I saw a quote on Facebook that said, ‘Your testimony could be the key that unlocks someone else’s prison.’ And with that-I decided to share the story of my accident in hopes that I could help someone else stuck in the same dark space I was previously in,” Paris says. “About two days after that, I was reached out to in my Facebook DM’s and the message started with, ‘We are looking for America’s fittest men and women.’”

    Paris was completely shocked to see receive this message because of everything she had gone through for two years, so she ignored the message and deleted it, thinking it was a scam. However, one day she decided to take their phone call, “and the rest is history,” she says.

    Her run on the show was for only two episodes, but she was proud of her performance because she gave everything she had. “The challenge that forced me to leave was called ‘Ice Cubed.’ It was an event where three women (including myself) had to submerge in an ice bath, get out and do 10 burpees and continue incessantly repeating until one of the three of us gave up. Well-now that you know my background story… never giving up is kind of my mantra and I have absolutely no quit in me, so this showdown was about to get interesting,” Paris says. “After nine rounds-nine submersions and 90 burpees-I collapsed to the ground and my body went into Stage Three Hypothermia. Basically, my body said STOP and shut down all systems that were not vital to survival. I was conscious the whole time, but couldn’t move or speak or anything. I could hear people talking to me and touching me, but I couldn’t respond. That lasted for about an hour and I finally came to the hospital.” 

    She recovered fully from that and she now works at Lifetime Fitness in Mason, Ohio. She is an Assistant Personal Training Manager and a Master Trainer. “I live the fitness life all day every day and I could not love it more. I love being able to connect and help people daily and I have never had a more rewarding career to do that with,” she says. “Outside of my job, I do a lot with Fox 19. I showcase workout tips once a month there! It is so much fun and really informative! I also have my own YouTube channel that I post a lot of At Home Workouts on. I live the fitness life myself! Daily workouts, meal prep, etc. I love to live a healthy life.”

    Paris’ success with fitness is defined by the number of people she can help. “I truly believe my purpose in life and the reason for my accident, is being able to help people with my journey and my talents. I find it incredibly rewarding to help be the person to light the fire of hope for someone who has been struggling,” Paris says. “To give out my and tell someone, I can help you, and then watch their journey to success. There is nothing more rewarding than to see the happiness on someone’s face when they win their life back.”

    Being healthy to Paris isn’t just about being healthy physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. “Basically, making sure you don’t get too stressed, that you work out daily, but also take days for recovery, make sure you get enough water, enough sleep and enough of the right nutrition to fuel your body-including your vitamins and minerals!”

    If you want to keep up with what’s going on with Brooke Van Paris, follow her on FacebookYouTube and Instagram.

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    This stunning home in North Avondale boasts history and luxury. Click here to see this week's Listing of the Week.

    This North Avondale home offers pure elegance combined with a welcoming warmth of luxury and history combined. The home boasts magazine worthy renovations paired with architectural perfection. The stunning and spacious home has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in more than 6,300 square feet. There is also a study, craft room, exercise room, and game room. There is a bright solarium, Rookwood tile, first-floor laundry, two-car garage, and a large, flat yard. The home is listed at $1,199,999.

    This listing is sponsored by Ron Erdmann at Guaranteed Rate, the official mortgage professional of Cincy Chic.

     

     

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    One local mom and registered nurse is using her trials and tribulations to find success and inspiration to launch a business.

    When it comes to running gigs and side hustles, Lindsay Morrison knows how to handle it all. The 30-something, work-from-home professional, personal trainer, new-ish mother to 6-month-old Rori, and wife to Kyle is the founder of The Sisu Shop, an at-home boutique that she runs out of her 1,500-square-foot store, ahem, basement. 

    “Our goal with The Sisu Shop is to provide affordable, trendy, and, most importantly, comfortable clothes for all people of all shapes and sizes,” she says. 

    The inspiration for The Sisu Shop goes back to the store’s name “Sisu,” a Finnish concept that’s described as “stoic determination, tenacity of purpose, grit, bravery, resilience, and hardiness,” and is held by Finns themselves to express their national character.

    “Sisu is a grim, gritty, white-knuckle form of courage that is presented typically in situations where success is against the odds,” explains Morrison. “It expresses itself in taking action against the odds and displaying courage and resoluteness in the face of adversity. In other words, deciding on a course of action and then sticking to that decision, even despite repeated failures.”

    From there, Morrison found that ‘gutsy’ is a fairly close translation of the word ‘sisu’ that uses the same metaphor and is derived from the word ‘sisus,’ which means ‘interior’ and ‘entrails, guts.’ 

    But the story behind the word sisu is more personal to Morrison, who first heard the term when she was at an event for Huntington’s disease, which her father battled for over 20 years.

    “He passed way in March 2015 and since then almost every part of our lives have changed, but I feel very deeply that I relate to the term more than most any other concept I’ve heard,” she explains. “From becoming a young caregiver to both my dad and mom, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, putting myself through college to become a registered nurse while working full-time, starting a clothing business to now branching out on my own terms – I feel like everything that has led me to this place has required guts, courage, and going against the odds.”

    Because of all her trials, tribulations, and success, Morrison hopes that all of her customers who visit The Sisu Shop will find a little more courage and strength against whatever odds they may be facing that day when they wear a piece of her clothing.

    When you visit The Sisu Shop, you’ll find a variety of tops, bottoms, dresses, layering pieces, and accessories for those sizes small to 3XL and denim in sizes 1-24W, showing that there really is something for everyone. Price points for items from The Sisu Shop range from $25 to $50. 

    Since the stay-at-home order was issued, The Sisu Shop is offering free shipping or porch pick-up from her home just outside the Lebanon/Mason/Monroe area of 741/63. 

    “First-time shoppers can also use the coupon code WELCOME15 for 15 percent off any purchase from our website or The Sisu Shop app, available on the App Store or Google Play,” Morrison adds.

    To learn more, visit www.thesisushop.com. You can also find The Sisu Shop Community on Facebook and see more styles on Instagram.

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    Keep your skin healthy with this locally-based eco-conscious soap company that’s giving back to the CPS community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    When it comes to giving clients healthier skin while remaining eco-conscious, Courtney Lawrence’s brand Minor Obsession is the woman for the job. 

    Lawrence is the founder and maker at Minor Obsession, a home essentials brand that makes eco-conscious products for healthier skin. She says the inspiration for the business arose when she became obsessed about the ingredients of products she was putting into her body and on her skin. 

    “Obsessively looking at ingredient labels became my minor obsession about 10 years ago,” she says. “So, when I thought of creating my own product line, I wanted to highlight products that are ingredient conscious, safe for the environment, and most importantly, smell amazing.”

    The Walnut Hills native and University of Toledo graduate holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, giving her the additional insight she  needs to offer products that are healthy and eco-friendly. 

    Currently, Minor Obsession offers four different types of bar soaps: The Soothing Gentle Oatmeal Bar Soap, The Detoxing Charcoal Vetiver Bar Soap, The Calming Lavender Sage Bar Soap, and The Cooling Green Tea Mint Bar Soap. She also hopes to be launching The Refreshing Golden Hour Bar Soap this summer. 

    “Each of our soaps are formulated with five moisturizing plant oils, gentle exfoliating clays, and a unique blend of essential oils,” she explains. “All of the soaps are made without palm-oil, animal-byproducts, synthetic colorants, and fragrances.”

    Soaps from Minor Obsession are $8 and during the COVID-19 outbreak, Lawrence is donating soaps to students at local Cincinnati Public Schools schools for their hygiene kits.

    The COVID-19 outbreak has also given Lawrence the time to focus on research and development for expanding her product line. “In the future you can expect the addition of bathing salts, coffee scrubs, and a step into home fragrances,” she says. 

    To learn more about Minor Obsession, visit minorobsession.co. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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    See how this local business consultant is helping others get through times of trouble with her coaching and playbook for success.

    Amy Broghamer is a wife, mother of two boys, and, for the last 15 years, has worked as a Realtor. She found 10 years of great success in the Cincinnati real estate market and is a published, best-selling author of “The Playbook for Success.” She’s also a national speaker and an online course creator. 

    As a self-proclaimed entrepreneur at heart, she’s started several other side businesses that naturally flow from running a small business locally to being an online influence. “In this world of unlimited opportunity, it makes sense to experiment with and sometimes get swept away by the unique world we are a part of,” she says. 

    Today, she is the founder of Amy B. Experience Success, a business that offers courses for real estate agents and professionals. 

    “After surviving the last economic recession while selling real estate, I had a set of skills, tools, and systems that nearly guaranteed that if I listed your home for sale, we would sell it,” she explains. “I started speaking on the topic locally, then nationally. After a time, I couldn’t’ keep up with the requests to ‘pick my brain’ from local agents or brokers on how I was selling all of my listings with great results in such a challenging market.”

    It was then that she realized she had something other agents needed and wanted. So in the summer of 2016 she created her first online course and presented it to 21 real estate agents across the country. “From there, I kept an ear on the ground and listened to the needs of the agents that took the course, and continued to bring them training they needed, whether online or in-person at workshops and events.”

    Since the launch of Amy B. Experience Success, Broghamer has helped 23 small business owners in the Queen City create a business plan for 2020 at what she called her Net Life Business Planning workshop. “This combined the priorities of your life with those of your business to make sure that they had a realistic and effective plan that gives them the kind of life after work that they enjoy and are proud of,” she says.

    Those who work with Broghamer and her business can find several online master courses for real estate agents as well as several other courses that are being adapted to small businesses and entrepreneurial endavors. 

    “After publishing the book, I started getting feedback from readers taht the ideas and mindset of the book apply to so many different industries and positions,” she explains. “A medical device sales rep said she wished she would have read the book before thinking she needed to quit her job after her second child was born. Even the producer of my Audible book found so many applications in his production business, he asked for a signed copy, and we had great discussions while I was in the recording booth.”

    Because of the other industries Broghamer has been able to reach, she says that her Net Life Workshop welcomes all different independent contractors and small business/sales people, including real estate agents. 

    Broghamer says that although the COVID-19 outbreak has affected her, she knows she can get through it. “Since I was a survivor from the last economic depression, I see many similarities to how we adapted then and feel confident in my ability to apply those as well as continue to problem solve with the new challenges,” she says. “As I train my clients in this new world, I’m comforted by the fact that they are very familiar with a virtual environment, where they hope on a Zoom call with me weekly for their course training, they know how to use technology for learning, and can apply it to their own sales business.”

    Broghamer adds that she knows how to figure out how to navigate buying and selling homes in the middle of a crisis and help guide other business owners through their own unique business needs. 

    Since the governor’s stay-at-home order was announced, Broghamer says she’s had three live speaking events and conferences for March and April cancelled. “I simply took that content online and now use it to train those same people, just not in person right now,” she says. “The shift to online learning, and having no boundaries from who can learn from is very satisfying to me, and I’m thrilled that this situation has forced more people to try new things like online meetings and using video. I’ve been here for a while and I’m excited for the new learners and eager to connect and grow in new ways.”

    Broghamer says that those who are interested in buying or selling a home in Cincinnati and visit her website or her Facebook page

    Those who are looking for business consulting, her book, or training and speaking events, visit www.amyb.com or check out her Facebook page.

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    Check out this hands-on, creative team building experience for groups coming to Cincinnati in Fall 2020.

    Cincy Chic: What is Artigo Cincinnati?
    Ellen Muse-Lindeman, Executive Director of the Kennedy Arts Center: Artigo Cincinnati is a social enterprise operated by the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a well-respected and experiences arts organization in Cincinnati. Artigo offers hands-on, creative team building experiences for groups. Each experience has been crafted to activate high performing teams by building collaboration, encouraging creativity and promoting diversity…no artistic knowledge is required! Everyone has creativity inside and our professional artists make it fun and easy to find.

    Cincy Chic: What is the inspiration behind Artigo?
    Muse-Lindeman: For over 15 years, the Kennedy Heights Arts Center has been partnering with artists to provide collaborative projects that bring diverse people together and build community through the arts. Over the years, we have heard from our participants that these experiences have gone deeper than surface level and truly created a deep connection between people that overcame differences. This innovative program borrows from proven employee engagement strategies in the corporate world and pairs it with authentic cultural art practices to create a unique and impactful experience that delivers results.

    Cincy Chic: When is Artigo set to launch?
    Muse-Lindeman: Artigo is a new company just set to launch in Greater Cincinnati in Fall 2020. We have spent the last 18 months developing and testing the arts experiences, conducting pilot events and focus groups and building our brand. We are taking bookings now!

    Cincy Chic: How many different experiences will Artigo offer for clients?
    Muse-Lindeman: Clients may choose form six signature arts experiences in visual arts, music or movement, led by professional artist. All of the artists at Artigo hold a very impressive resume, making Artigo truly one-of-a-kind. Each experience ranges from 1 to 3 hours and can be a stand-alone event or part of a full day training or conference.

    Cincy Chic: Where are your events held?
    Muse-Lindeman: Events are held in our modern facility centrally located in Cincinnati at 6620 Montgomery Road. We offer catering services, integrated audiovisual system, plenty of free parking and handicapped access with capacity up to 100 guests at our facility.

    Cincy Chic: Who is the target audience for Artigo?
    Muse-Lindeman: Artigo is specifically designed to meet the needs of corporate and nonprofit teams but can adapt to other types of groups. Artigo experiences are suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. Our staff can work with you to determine the best activities for your organization.

    Cincy Chic: What is your favorite part about Artigo?
    Muse-Lindeman: My favorite thing about Artigo is seeing the participants’ creativity and collaboration. I have personally observed how the art and activities help participants better understand themselves and each other and leave them feeling bonded. I also love working alongside each of the incredible artists, they are truly rock stars. 

    Cincy Chic: What does the future hold for Artigo?
    Muse-Lindeman: Although we currently offer six experiences, we intend to continue to create more arts experiences allowing companies to choose new experiences for years to come. I believe Artigo will grow and impact the way people interpret the power of art and creativity in the workplace.

    Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to connect with Artigo?
    Muse-Lindeman: You can visit our website at https://www.artigocincy.com/. We are also @ArtigoCincy on both Facebook and Instagram.

     

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    Read about a local business that's offering colorful mixed media jewelry and gifts through their online shop.

    Cincy Chic: What is Ellebrux?
    Laura Valls, Founder of Ellebrux: Ellebrux is a local small business making jewelry, artwork and gifts. We sell our colorful mixed media jewelry and gifts at markets and shops around the Midwest, and through our online shop. Alongside our jewelry and gifts we also sell geometric embroidered landscape paintings, which can also be made in custom colors for clients who are looking for a special piece of art.
     
    Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
    Valls: I find inspiration everywhere, from the shapes and colors found in nature to 90s nostalgia. I try to find interesting and beautiful ways to combine the positive girl-power attitudes and colors of the late 90s with the shapes and colors found in American landscapes. Finding connections between seemingly disparate influences and materials keeps my process interesting and helps me connect to my customers who gravitate towards the same things.
     
    Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
    Valls: My name is Laura Valls and I’m the owner and maker. I graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in Painting and have been building a business around art making since 2013. I design, make, and sell my products and artwork from my home studio here in Cincinnati.
     
    Cincy Chic: What types of products do you sell?
    Valls: Our shop sells colorful mixed-media jewelry, artwork, and accessories. I make things that are cheerful, beautiful and comfortable, and am always hoping to make things that my customers want to wear (or use or look at) again and again. Some of our most popular products are our hand-painted wood studs and necklaces, acrylic earrings, and paintings.

    Cincy Chic: What makes Ellebrux unique? 
    Valls: I think what makes my brand unique is that I come from a background in painting. I work with dreamy mix of pigmented color and pastels that show up throughout my work regardless of medium, from 6mm studs to 4ft paintings. My biggest body of artwork, my Mountain Brothers series, are painted on canvas then embroidered. The search for unique pairings of materials and textures is something I play with in all my various products.

    Cincy Chic: How are you serving customers during the COVID-19 outbreak?
    Valls: Our online shop has been a great way for the community to support us while the markets we depend on remain closed.  We are using all precautions while packaging orders to help prevent the spread of germs, and continue to update our practices as we learn more about the virus. 

    Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
    Valls: I will be releasing a new series of paintings and jewelry that will be out mid April. This new series is inspired by recent travel to Tucson, Arizona. I love making new work that spans many different products, and discoing the ways different products can be connected through shape and color. 

    Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
    Valls: You can find us on Instagram and Facebook, and shop on our website at www.ellebrux.com

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    Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

    Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

    The Candle Lab: What a great way to make your time at home a little cozier! 🏡🕯❤️🤗 •
    #repost: @thecandlelab
    There’s nothing like good scent to help improve your mood and give yourself a boost to get through this wild time! We have a variety of products to cover all your needs including candles, reed diffusers, aromatic mists, fragrance oils, lotions, and sugar scrubs. •
    To order, send us a direct message, email us at cincyanderson@thecandlelab.com or give us a call at 513.882.2353. We’re happy to mix up any blend and ship directly to your door!

    Wolfpack: @shopthewolfpack is an amazing sustainable boutique! Although the store is closed they are still fulfilling online orders! What better thing to do while quarantined than online shop🛍 Find them at https://www.shopthewolfpack.com/

    A Tavola Bar + Trattoria – OTR: Craving authentic Italian? @atavolacincinnati is your answer! Check them out for delicious delivery and carry out!

    Sixteen Bricks: How hungry do these pictures make you? @sixteen_bricks is having a bake sale! Pre-order by 2pm today and pick up this Saturday! Place your orders at sales@sixteenbricks.com and get some weekend treats🥖

    Blush & Bubbly: Looking to spruce up your #quarantine-outfit ? @blush.and.bubbly is your answer! Use code HOME20 for 20% off your online purchase🤩

    Braxton Brewing Company: Happy Friday and (almost) Happy Hour! Spice up your quarantine Happy Hour with @braxtonbrewco 🍻 They are offering pick and delivery through orders on their website!

    Tillage Clothing Co: @tillageclothingis a brand with not only amazing products, but amazing values! A portion of their profits go towards helping those fight to end human trafficking! Use discount code COOPEDUPCONNECTION to receive 20% off and help out this amazing cause!

    Ruby’s Chocolates: It’s Friday and time to treat yourself! @rubyschocolates is offering curbside pickup! You can place an order by calling or visiting their website! • (513)-873-7992 Rubyschocolates.com

    Collette Paperie: How adorable are these #covid_19 cards! @colettepaperie is holding an AMAZING fundraiser where ALL their proceeds go towards helping children who don’t have meals due to schools closing! Head over to their website to get an uplifting card and donate to a good cause ❤️

    Idlewild: @idlewildwoman and @jamieclemento have paired up to show you how you can match your cocktails to your outfit! Every Friday for 8 weeks they will be giving you a new look and cocktail to try out! • This Friday was inspired by this timeless Nicholas K dress. Use code VIRTUAL20 on idlewildwoman.com to get 20% off all Nicholas K items!

    Banana Leaf Modern Thai: Looking for a Sunday dinner idea? @bananaleafmodernthai is offering carry-out on their delicious meals! They are also offering 50% off all bottled wine! Call (513)-234-0779 to place your order!

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    From amazing new listings, design ideas and neighborhood spotlights, check out this recap of what's new on our Cincy Home Chic Home site!

    Here’s a recap of what you can find on our new site, Cincy Home Chic Home, this month!:

    Life Milestones:
    10 Reasons to Love Montgomery

    Decor: 
    Personalizing an Entryway
    Paint the Ceiling?
    Stylish Ways to Add Storage, Seating
    Balancing Color

    New Construction: 
    Introducing Real Estate Podcasts from Build Collective 
    See the Transformation of Walnut Hills’ Hackberry Street
    An Urban Lifestyle in East Walnut Hills
    Real Estate During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Listing of the Week: 
    4325 31st Street 

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    Our life coach columnist explains how to use this time of less busyness and distraction to step out of this on the other side as your best self.

    Life sure can change quickly and without notice. As we continue to navigate the fall out of the world and get the virus under control you may be finding that you are looking ahead and wondering where you go along this path, beyond the scarcity and uncertainty.

    I am a strong believer that thoughts become things and out of any situation good will come. Learning to lead by the spirit of love, and follow being a good finder, is where I have stood firmly for myself, my family, and others during this time and always. What I know for sure is if I lean into the fear, then I’m not able to fully delivery my light and goodness out into the world.  

    My niche in life has been to help others create their life by design and how you can make that happen. And now moving forward, those values are still my priority AND I am finding I have a new niche in life.

    During a conversation with a stranger I was supporting around her fears and what her family can do during this time, she asked “are you a healer”? I paused for a moment considering the question.  Then without hesitation I replied “yes, indeed”. My healing comes through helping you find and fix what’s causing the record to skip and replay the same thing over and over. 

    With that being said, I want to challenge you to consider this for yourself in asking what is your “new niche” on the other side of this pandemic?

    Since you have less distractions and really no excuses, this is the perfect time to settle in and take inventory, reflect on all the ways you’ve done things differently since the outbreak of the virus, and how it has affected your work. Who are you becoming in this process?

    Are there things you are learning about yourself that are going to change you moving forward? 

    Do you know that from this moment forward there are things you will or won’t continue?

    Have you deepened more into hope, faith and trust, or fear, doubt and panic? 

    I encourage you during this free time to really take advantage of the moment and go within and learn more about you. Drop into the stories and what you believe to be true that now may look different.  And start now to plan how you will come out on the other side and what your new niche in life will be moving forward.

    Sending Love and Light,
    Melissa

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