I can #Dream again … So can you! #DreamFearlessly

I knew I’d survive, after all, I always have.  I knew I’d live, after all, I always have.  I just didn’t know if I would live in Technicolor again nor if I’d ever DREAM again.  Now I know…  It’s better than a dream!  It’s my reality.  I’ve earned it.  So have you.  If you are still in the midst of your “night”…HOLD ON!! The sun will rise and so will your heart.  I’m with you every step of the way and living proof that it’s sweeter than ever, when you’ve consciously been an active participant on your journey.
Email me if your are having trouble believing!
Best,
Alex
Dream Again

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Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no
Where did all the blue skies go?

Marvin Gaye’s timeless Mercy, Mercy Me lyrics gently ring true with many mothers. How quickly life can take us full of hope and big dreams and into a pool of desperation so deep, we find ourselves swimming to get out. Have you been a mother who thought your marriage would last, but it fell apart and now you are in a situation that you have not imagined? Do you find you are struggling, holding on to each day, worried what the next would bring? Do you miss the days that you were full of hope, aspiration and big dreams? Alexandra Wright knows your pain and she can tell you first hand, she has been there.

Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east
Woo mercy, mercy me, mercy father

As a single mom, Alexsandra had lost everything through court battles and child support challenges. Each day was filled with unfamiliar worries of getting her son the bare necessities. She worried about what tomorrow would bring. In quiet moments, she ruefully thought of her previous career as a high powered branding executive and slowly put together strategy to return. As she sat amongst other mothers, children, and families who had lost everything, she never lost hope that she would survive, but definitely wondered if she would ever LIVE again. More over….would she ever DREAM again? Once she pulled herself out of poverty and pulled away from “surviving” chronicled here, she began to breathe in life once again and he heart swirled with joy that that she too could and would dream again.

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My sweet Lord… No
My Lord… My sweet Lord

Alexsandra attests “Once we can clear the dense fog of toxic people, recurring bad habits, relationships, and  self doubt, we can truly manifest what we truly desire and the infinite abundance available to all of us.  Whether it is our family, our faith, or our goals, we can focus on each piece of our destiny and bring them to life. It’s about clearing the path of negativity and focusing on what you truly want out of life. Essentially, what we have learned from her, is to visualize and conceptualize. Visualize the dream you want, take the concept, and produce simple action items. Tackle each one at a time and keep track of your victories!  Make it happen! Channel your hope, faith and fortitude and DREAM again.”

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“The POWER to MANIFEST our hearts desire begins within our HEARTS. During the dark times, our heart merely beats to pump blood and keep us alive. As the dawn comes and the cloak of the night lifts, so will your heart. You WILL live again. You WILL dream again… I know… I’m living it!” ~ Alexsandra Wright.

Alexsandra now can say that she is building her dream of Motivating Other Mothers globally. Check with her website for updated manifestations, inspiration and wisdom. Most recently, she is working with Marvin Gaye III and his phenomenal wife Wendy on a new project called “Rise Up” that will inspire change for all of us. ‘Rise Up” teams up with many wonderful organizations and charities that will double the efforts to give back in every meaningful way. We all need a hand and this team, will be reaching around the world to help. Alexsandra wants you to turn yourself back to manifesting your dreams, so you can look back at your past life and say “Ah things ain’t what they used to be” and feel good about it.

“The opportunities, the people and the joy in my life have only grown by leaps and bounds. My career has flourished into more than I have dared to dream before and the freedom of letting go of the shackles from yesterday allow me to soar to new heights.  I’ve opened offices in Beverly Hills and am working with a true Dream Team.  Nixon is thriving and happy.   I am LIVING! I am DREAMING! I am LOVING. I have never felt better.” Alexsandra Wright

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#MOMS INSPIRATION Krishtine Ross Unlocks Her Golden Handcuffs. You can too!

I am so honored to bring this next installment of the Golden Handcuff Project to you.  As you know I work with thousands of moms and children around the world. Each person moves me, it is never redundant or a matter of going through the motions.  I come to love and care about each person that reaches out to me and my staff.  To say: “around the world” is a huge statement, however it is completely true.  There are countries I’ve come to wistfully dream of as I open communications with people in places I’ve never been.  I’m proud to say MotivatingOtherMothers.com is changing lives in over 40 countries.  While I absolutely love the global conversation, my company delivers boots-on-the-ground help to hundreds of mothers, parents, and their children each day in Southern California.  I recently had the honor of being there for a woman I’ve always admired and loved tremendously.  She is a good friend, a beacon of light, and a manifestation of everything thats right in the world.  My loving friend was separating from her husband.  She is an incredible mother to two girls and it is my honor to walk this leg of her journey with her.  Special thanks to thebabyspot.ca.  I treasure my partnership with this magazine and I support everything this magazine, embodying  innovation and integrity, represents.  To Krish … I love you.  Thank you for letting me in, trusting me, and letting me help.  This is a wonderful beginning for you  and for your daughters.  I am proud of you and excited to change lives together around the world. S

Enjoy and send us your feedback.  If you’d like to know more about my “7 Steps To Unlock Your Golden Handcuffs” send us an email and share your story.  We are here to help and to join you on your journey.  We are #StrongerTogether

Love and warm wishes,

AlexSandra

Posted By thebabyspot.ca on Jan 16, 2015 

Two weeks ago, thebabyspot.ca posted 7 Steps To Unlock Your Golden Handcuffs by Mom and Motivational Influencer Alexsandra Wright.
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To Move Forward Give Back #Alexsandra Wright

To Move Forward Give Back #Alexsandra Wright 

We are excited to say that one Mother, Motivational Speaker, Krishtine Ross, took this advice and is thriving! She has been kind enough to share her story.

IDENTIFY
Krishtine was going through a separation with her husband of thirteen years. It was hard for everyone involved and many changes were happening what seemed to be all at once.
Krishtine emphasizes that for a Mother going through a lot of stress, the safest place to be is “in the middle of a leap of faith.”

CLARIFY

One day, her coworker who was also a pastor walked through her office. He turned to her before leaving and said, “The safest place to be is in the middle of a leap of faith”. These words resonated with Krishtine for the entire day. She felt that her faith was strong and never in her life had stepped out.

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Krishtine knew her faith was strong but she knew that, especially during this separation, it could use some strengthening. She was a Mom and had to make a new life for herself and her children. She got up from her desk, went into the restroom and surrendered. As a Christian, she asked for God to steer her and asked Him to move her feet and lead her on a new path for her life. It was raw, vulnerable and a life changing moment.

REACH

Sometimes, reaching is not about reaching up, but reaching out. Krishtine did just that. She was overwhelmed that the very next weekend, her and her children were moving out of their family home. This could be a hard moment for any parent, but Krishtine was in awe of all of the help she had received from people she claims she had no idea would care. She felt vulnerable, but she stayed quiet, humble and moved slowly, being thankful for every little moment in her journey.

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There were struggles. There were hard times. But Krishtine was strong. Our favorite part of this story, she became so strong that her children felt STABLE with her decisions and the big changes that were happening in her life. Krishtine describes this transition within her family as “miraculous.”

Krishtine was overwhelmed by the kindness of friends, family and acquaintances. She was given kind words, a mattress, dishes etc. for her new home. But the greatest gift was to come. Krishtine decided to write down every person’s name who helped her, so one day, she can do something nice for them. She decided for each person who helped her, she would PAY IT FORWARD to another who is in need. Her desire was to become as selfless as possible and unite hands and hearts across the globe to strengthen others experiencing the same things that she has.
With that being said, we want to welcome Krishtine Ross as a Motivational Speaker for Moms, who will contribute to thebabyspot.ca and has given some great advice to Moms everywhere…

How can Mothers stay humble?

There are many experiences that I can share as to what has kept me humble as a mother and how other mothers can stay humble. Hearing the words “Mommy” as our children affectionately call us is very humbling. The voice is endearing, it’s sincere, and it’s expecting a certain accountability. Its honesty, protection and trust. It is security, patience, nurturing and love.
Having a child is a blessing and an opportunity. When I hear the word “Mommy”, it is not only heard but processed and internalized. At that point it becomes humbling. It would be wonderful if my girls knew how many times I take an internal bow every time they call me “Mommy”.
I encourage Mothers everywhere reading this to listen with your “Mommy” ears and allow our children to help in keeping us humble daily.

Any thoughts or insight how a busy Mother can stay grateful and focused?

I believe that mothers can stay grateful and focused by not placing so much on themselves in one day. As mothers, we tend to have a desire to “take care of it all” which allows us to wear many hats. We become the nutritionist, the chauffeur, the hairstylist, the housekeeper, the janitor at times, we have laundry, etc. once I realized that EVERYTHING CAN NOT BE DONE IN ONE DAY, I became focused and I actually had time to pay attention to what was really going on around me ( Hence: I became grateful).
The main objective is to either delegate tasks to your spouse or your children if they are old enough. Everyone should help to some extent. I believe it’s important to select days of the week to complete certain tasks and give yourself a time framed to complete the task. This way there is room to focus and no one becomes overwhelmed. For instance, my laundry was complete on Thursday’s.
Once a busy mother organizes her life and her time, there becomes more than enough room to focus and become grateful for what is.

How did your children adjust after your life change? Any advice for Mothers going through something similar?

My girls adjusted very well when we moved out of one home and into our new home. It’s is important to me that I address it this way because this is what worked for us.
I believe the reason why my girls adjusted so well is because my ex-husband and I were actually sleeping in separate rooms for five years before we actually moved out so they saw and felt then separation before it ever took place. I did this because I wanted my children to have both of their parents under the same roof for as long as they possibly could as dysfunctional as it may sound. At one point, my oldest daughter even told me that she notice her father and I getting along better since being in our own space.

As they days approached that we would downsize from a four bedroom two story home to a two bedroom condo, it was EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to me that my girls room ( they would share the master bedroom) was exactly what they wanted it to be. Each side looking totally different. I wanted it to feel like home to us right away. The day we moved in, I took off of work and I painted their room two different colors as they asked. I ordered their dresser, night stands, bed frames and mattresses. I put the bed frames together that day and had fresh sheets on their mattresses, hangers in their closet, drawers for their clothes, towels for them to shower, new and clean dishes in our cabinets and food in our refrigerator. This way, it felt like home, something they are familiar with.
Outside of these things, I had to make sure that during a time that I felt insure, my girls saw my strength and they felt MOST SECURE and this is what helped in their adjusting also. Them seeing that I did not and had no intentions on cracking under the pressure. I purposely left their bedroom furniture at our other home with their father so when they are there, they do not have a feeling of abandonment.
My security gave them confidence that everything is and will be just fine and that our new home is as safe and secure as the one that we left.
If I could give other mothers out there any advice, it would be not to wait to leave. When you know for sure that you have done all that you can do, be secure in yourself and move forward with your life. Your children are more resilient than you think. I would also encourage mothers to stand strong alone when you must and together when you have support. Children should not bear witness to all of our tears.

Should we challenge Mothers to a pay it forward revolution to spread joy to one another?

I absolutely believe 100% that mothers should pay it forward. It is because of my mother and mothers before me that I am able to stand as a testimony today. You can get through your situation and more importantly, YOU WILL get through it.
As mothers we are a community of our own and we share more than we think. Motherhood is a bond that can never be broken, yet shared for generations on. There have been several times that I have heard a child call “Mom” or “Mommy” and in a flash, I turn around or answer as if it were my own child. We all have. It’s the mother in us that triggers that instinct and I believe that we all share the responsibility. Please pay it forward. Help and support other mothers.
For all of you who would like to reach Krishtine, visit her at marriagedivorcelife.blogspot.com

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New You! #2015 7 Steps To Unlock Your Golden Handcuffs #BeFree

7 Steps To Free Yourself From Golden Handcuffs

To Move Forward Give Back #Alexsandra Wright

To Move Forward Give Back #Alexsandra Wright

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Mom, Motivational speaker, executive, and owner of Motivating Other Mothers, Alexsandra Wright has worked with and continues to work with thousands of mothers, motivating them towards a path of personal success. It was her Mother, however, who introduced her to the term, “Golden Handcuffs”. Her mother explained that many of the things we come to rely on, beauty, money, relationships, or titles, can make us complacent and they easily become a crutch or an excuse for what we’ve come to accept for ourselves.  Alexsandra believes that the “Golden Handcuffs” are a comfortable set of boundaries and habits that keep us from reaching our full potential.

We as individuals, especially as parents, allow ourselves to be handcuffed to things that make us comfortable. Whether it is not eating properly to an unhealthy relationship, it may look nice and “golden” on the outside but it can bring distrust and decay as well as dishonor our spirit.

Alexsandra attests that at one time in her life, she too, was chained with “Golden Handcuffs”. Her executive career was a great one, her personal successes look wonderful to any outsider and financially, she was very comfortable by any standard. These were the achievements she felt defined her but they were LIMITING.

Once she was placed in the spotlight, it added to challenges of standing firm in who she was and compounded the work to move forward positively and with meaning.  She created a seven step program for herself to take off the handcuffs and make herself UNCOMFORTABLE in order to reach her true calling, to help other Mothers.

Here are the seven steps to free you from your GOLDEN HANDCUFFS:

Things you hold onto may be the things holding you back.

Things you hold onto may be the things holding you back.  ~ AlexSandra Wright

IDENTIFY – Identify what are the hindrances in your life that keep you locked into your golden handcuffs. Is it an abusive relationship? A skeleton in your closet? Are there people in your family or social circles that keep you “locked in?” Identify these people and situations. What role do you play in perpetuating your own challenges.  Be true to yourself and clearly understand where the problems lie.

CLARIFY – Understand where you’ve been.  Understand all the circumstances that surround you and your choices. Understand what you want.  Listen to the rhythm of your internal language that has created your current reality. Why are you in this situation? Understand that we have exactly what we want and we have manifested our clearest visions.

UNDERSTAND– What you have already manifested and realize what it is you truly want, without being held down by your golden handcuffs. Is it a job you will actually love without the huge paycheck? Do you want to spend more time with your children and less time with your friends or coworkers? Understand your dreams.

DEFINE-Clearly define challenges, blockages, and dependencies/co-dependencies. Simplify the challenges you may feel are very complicated and write them down.  Create your ritual of release (we write them down and light them on fire, put them in a bottle drop it in the ocean, or use lantern release).  Be easy with yourself.  Letting go is not particularly easy.  Take your time and use your soft inner affirmations to gently guide your spirit to acceptance.

REACH-Create a viable new way to reach your goal that is approached from a complete, 360 degree holistic way. Create new language for yourself (such as positive affirmations. Take out the word “But and Still”).

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COMMIT – Pledge integrity and loyalty to yourself.  Create your plan of action to manifest your new goals. Use one of our tools (#MOM vision boards, #MOM bracelets, #MOM workbooks and journals, #MOM affirmations etc…) or create your own.  Believe in yourself, you are worth the commitment, your children are worth you committing to your own happiness.  Happy parents make happy children.

MANIFEST – Honor how you inherited your golden handcuffs. Recall how you allowed yourself to be handcuff and celebrate that you are now moving forward. Breathe in the freedom.  Each day is a new step.  Celebrate all of you, while you manifest the best new you.  There is no better time to discover your infinite greatness. MOVE WITH PURPOSE

With these seven steps to success, you can unchain yourself from your golden handcuffs and celebrate a life of love, life, happiness and freedom.  You deserve the best. Now it is time for you to begin the journey of the true gift of self.

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Alexsandra does not just teach the 7 Steps out of the Golden Handcuffs, she walks the talk. Check back with us in a few weeks with another wonderful success story of a Mom leaving her Golden Handcuffs behind.  This magnificent mom will be presenting her program “Day Spa For The Spirit” around the globe in 2015-2016.  We will be posting cities, countries, and dates in February 2015.  Make sure to stop by MotivatingOtherMothers.com for sneak peeks and pre-registration.

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#AlexSandra #Christmas Spotlight Motivating Other Mothers

Motivating Other Mothers

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“I am worthless, I am a horrible Mother, I don’t know how to move on with my kids after my divorce.” These are some of the cries for help that Alexsandra Wright hears every day from Mothers who are desperate for someone, anyone to listen to their story. Alexsandra is a Mother with great passion and dedication to motivating other Mothers. She is an executive with vast experience in PR, branding and strategic marketing (to name a few). Her impressive resume does not only have big named celebrities and business people to attest to her excellent work, but also the voices of over 2000 Mothers and children in 2014 alone, thanking Alexsandra for anything from finding them a home to getting their Mother a new career. This is a woman who knows how to give back to people who need it the most. How can she handle such a large, diverse cliental? Her empire, her movement, Motivating Other Mothers, is dedicated to changing the way Mothers see themselves.

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Transcending To Grace

Alexsandra knows the fear of a Mother’s desperation all too well. When she had given birth to Nixon, her handsome little boy, there was a controversy. Alexsandra had a long term relationship with a high profiled celebrity who was, at the time, married. Though Alexsandra takes accountability for her part in this, when she gave birth to little Nixon, something changed.
When Nixon was born, Alexsandra, “transcended anything human. I understood what love and responsibility was. This gift of this little human being to me is something that I am so grateful for every day. He (Nixon) is a better person than me, he is smarter than me, he brought healing to me and my entire family. He was delivered to me, perfect.”

Alexsandra remembers after bringing little Nixon home for the first time that “Golden Slumbers” a series of lullabies by Dave Koz was playing. A soft jazz version of “Isn’t She (and he) Lovely was playing and she held her little boy in her arms and began to weep tears of joy. She was humbled. She was overwhelmed. She felt so much gratitude. She had transcended. Little Nixon will be loved and protected. He will get a chance to grow and be nurtured in peace. Every Mother, like Alexsandra, has one moment where everything in the world is secondary to the gift that is their child.

Anchoring In Muddy Waters

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With a little baby, Alexsandra had gone for public assistance. She had very little. She sat in the classroom that was mandated to learn how to construct a resume. In the classroom of the frustrated and unemployed, she realized something. The facilitator of this mandatory class for those on public assistance was extremely motivated to help. The class full of those who required the assistance, were not. Many of them were single Mothers. They made the facilitators job a difficult one, but Alexsandra sensed the frustration of the Mothers and worse, she saw the facilitator lose her hope in helping these people get on their feet again. Alexsandra knew that she could help these Mothers. That, in her state of loss, she wanted to help others who felt like they had nothing. She packed up anything in her house that she was not using, old clothes of her own and some that her son had out grew and started giving away her things to these Mothers. One Mother in particular, struck a chord with Alexsandra. A twenty year old single Mother had a four year old child and was getting a divorce. She loved fashion but had no formal education. This young Mom had convinced herself that she would not amount to anything. It dawned on Alexsandra that this young girl would be a great product ambassador. Astonished, the young girl applied and got a job. She got off public assistance. If Alexsandra could inspire one Mother to reach her full potential and get off public assistance, why not more? Why not all of them?

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Instead of fearing this difficult time of poverty and loss, she decided to firmly plant her feet into it. She created Motivating Other Mothers, a website dedicated to helping Moms with all problems by teaching Moms to motivate each other. She started working at the DA’s office and went back to her previous career in branding. However, her passion is families. She can only remember the peace she felt holding little Nixon that first night with that sweet lullaby playing in her head. She had her purpose. She had a voice, then it was time to fly.

I became a mother and lost a mother in one year

With great sadness, Alexsandra was blessed with Motherhood and had her own Mother had passed away. Thankfully, Alexsandra’s Mother had gotten to see her little baby Nixon, but time is short. Alexsandra’s family is a great one and the glue that held it all together was her Mother. Alexsandra had such a good Mother she had planted a seed of strength in Alexsandra and now Alex takes this power and wants to harvest it with not only her precious son, but Mothers everywhere.
Cradling the Seed

“I am present for each part, every victory or defeat, I was seeing everyone around me and I poured love, energy, passion and learning into other people, especially mothers and children.”

Alexsandra continued helping everyone who wanted it, from her celebrity Mother friends right down to a Mother she would meet on the street. She took her vast knowledge of branding and her love of social interaction and combined it with her passion, helping others. As she moved forward, she attests that we should all give back to those in need. To Alexsandra, that is the seed of true success “Move Forward, give back.”

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“I am the proactive catalyst to change our existence and this defines me.”

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Why are there so many women who are afraid to use their voice? Alexsandra puts it simply, “Not to victimize women, but women take a beating at every turn. The woman who works two to three jobs to keep her single parent family afloat hardly has time to spend quality time with her child.” The woman on assistance has put her children in a home where they will have to struggle for the necessities. These two situations can feel like there is nowhere to turn. Alexsandra has been there and she knows how to help.
Many women are programmed to shun confrontation and controversy. They will go out of their way to avoid it. Alexsandra attests. Even if that means not fighting for their deserved child support. It’s hard for these women to bond together because

“When you put two or three broken people together who lack faith in humanity they cannot be bonded together. It’s so hard to find value in what our life has become and stay sane.”

Rise from the Roots

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Alexsandra wants to make Mothers into Spiritual Gangsters. What does that mean? For every scary, controversial thing that happens to a Mother, whether it be a divorce, a job loss, the hardships of raising children, unexpected life turns, instead of hiding, denying or collapsing into yourself, Alexsandra challenges each of you to “show up and have the gut strength to walk into the fire. You will get bumps and bruises but like a phoenix you will rise from the ashes. That is a Spiritual Gangster.”
Alexsandra is a driving force to be a beacon for the Mother who never fit in, for the Mother who does not know how to stand on her own two feet after a divorce, for the little child who deserves MORE. She will walk each painful step with you and help you join a community that cares. Motivating Other Mothers  is your light when there is darkness. Narrate your new survival story with Alexsandra, plant yourself in muddy waters and blossom.

Alexsandra is an executive, a motivator, a beacon for thousands of women already, but at the end of it all, when the day has ended, she is, most of all, a woman that consciously and wholeheartedly loves her son, and her selfless and dedicated work is testimony of that love. Join her on this game changing journey and begin the path of MOTIVATION.

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M.O.M Snapshot: Mommy Necklace Celebrating All #Moms

M.O.M Snapshot: Mommy Necklace

Motivating Other Mothers Exclusive: BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

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Pre-order your necklace today!
It comes with it’s own number as part of my collection, your own personalized certificate of authenticity and a personalized mommy certificate from me!
The necklace is also available in silver and crystal. Pick your necklace style and fill out the pre-order form.
Price: Gold $1,499 USD Silver $499 USD

Celebrate all moms with your hand crafted 14 Karat White Gold and Diamond “mommy” Necklace.

In 2009 I learned I having Nixon. I was truly one of the most magical moments of my life. I was 38 and having my first child! The same year, the exact same time, I learned my mother was dying. Nixon’s due date was projected to be February 7, 2010…my Mother’s birthday.

2010 would prove to be a year to never forget. Nixon was born…my Mother passed away. I love them both unconditionally and eternally.

I decided to commemorate the wonder and beauty of my journey by creating my own “mommy” necklace. It stands for everything associated with the honor of being a mother. It stands for the process of gaining and loosing everything simultaneously. It stands for EVERYONE who loves a child and changes the world with her love. It stands for everything I hold precious. Love. Life . Laughter. Motherhood gives my each of these every day. 

I chose lower case letters to symbolize humility. I chose cursive script to symbolize the connection and every evolving journey. I chose diamonds and gold to symbolize a solid foundation, ever lasting love, and of course, to symbolize that becoming a mother makes you even more fabulous than ever! 

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#MOMS SPOTLIGHT COMMUNITY BUSINESS

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CANYON KIDS PRE-SCHOOL & CAMP

5317 Topanga Boulevard

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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It was sheer kismet when I met Ms. Gale Swayne, the well informed business woman behind this model of spectacular well rounded pre-school education in an enriched environment. She is the loving and compassionate proprietor of Canyon Kids Pre-School & Camp. From the moment I entered the facility, I felt at home, safe, and knew Nixon would thrive in this environment. Ms. Swayne has a fantastic track record and children enrolled in her programs benefit from a combination of learning curriculums, field trips around the neighborhood, charity work, and a “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” program. In fact, by Nixon’s third birthday, he was monitoring my recycling habits and showing me HIS flashcards as if to test my knowledge.

Canyon Kids is the spotlight community business for November because I am so THANKFUL for Ms. Swayne, her staff, and her family. Canyon Kids went above and beyond to meet our family’s special needs of privacy and security while the other children, families were still equally as important, and their needs were met with expertise and agile ability. As Nixon prepares to go to “big boy school,” I will always be grateful for Ms. Swayne and Canyon Kids. She helped me begin my mom career with a solid foundation and a great head start for Nixon.

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Warrior #Mom Bentley Hale ~ November Spotlight

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Taking time to celebrate and give gratitude for all the victories in life, I am always aware that we do not gain victories alone. The best journeys and results come when teamwork is involved. Whether it is friends, family, co-workers, or even strangers… we are always stronger working in harmony with others.

So many wonderful people support my efforts to help other mothers and families, that each month, #Moms Motivating Other Mothers, will highlight one spectacular MOM who is making a difference and one family owned business or charity making significant effort with in our communities.

Our MOM for November is Bentley Hale. Through my work with Safe Passage, a spectacular non-profit in California helping mothers and children out of dangerous domestic violence situations, I met Ms. Hale.

Ms. Hale, of Elevate Women Events, was single handedly heading up the enormous task of filling the CBS Backlot with a fun filled event to benefit Safe Passage and the Grossman Burn Foundation. One woman … with a softly curving belly was running the show! I immediately recognized her spirit and was amazed by her level of compassion and understanding. I was proud to meet this young, beautiful bombshell with a heart the size of the Empire State building and vision not only far beyond her years, but also far beyond living for herself. Ms. Hale possesses so many good qualities that it is a challenge to nail down just a few. It is an honor to know her.

“Elevate! Events are planned to help raise funds and awareness for various women’s charities while creating a fun and exciting atmosphere for people to come together to help support a cause. The charities we support advocate for the human rights of women and girls, and seek to empower women both globally and nationally. Proceeds from our events benefit various women’s charities we partner with.” Bentley Hale ~ Elevate! Women

Ms. Hale is expecting her first child, a daughter, in January and is recently married. Marriage gave her a blended family and she flowed gracefully into being a stand out mom.

Ms. Hale has helped so many other women and charities realize milestones that is was a cinch to say yes when she asked me to be a guest at her next event. Elevate! Women and Elevate Retreats are proud to offer its first Pregnancy and Mommy Retreat in Big Bear, California, November 14-16, 2014. Saturday night, November 15, 2014 I will be hosting the “Campfire Life Coach” event. I built a special program for this fun fireside chat. I will focus on how to push through your challenges and manifest your dreams … with a little one in tow. No matter what the press says, I never stopped dreaming, manifesting, or working. It is what has enabled my business to flourish and it has enabled me to give back to you!

Campfire Renew, Inspire & Elevate Workshop For #Moms

Indentifying challenges, fears, hopes, and dreams.

Clearing the path to our core.

Acknowledging our challenges or goals.

Confirming our intention through positive affirmations and specialized exercises.

Creating tools to manifest positive outcomes and schedule of milestones.

I am truly an honored guest, and consider myself in the company of greatness. Cheers to you Bentley Hale as Warrior MOM of the month! You change lives everyday and we salute you!

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You Already Have It All

Already Have

Motivation. It’s the perfect place to begin to manifest all your dreams. Before you begin your next perfect moment, I want you to understand that you already have it all! Right now … In this moment.

Sometimes it seems as though we “lose” something everyday. I lose my car keys and my iPhone a thousand times a day. Nixon looks at me, swoops a dramatic palm to his forehead and says, “Mommmyyyyyyyyyyy, where is your phone?” I feel frantic for a moment, mostly because I’m running late, and tearing through everything surrounding me. Cursing and blaming everyone and every thing I can think of. ANYONE! To jump to the end of the daily ridiculous shenanigans, I remember this small moment is a metaphor for living. The keys are in my bag, every time. Well, unless I’ve left them in the car. Hey, judge not friend, I remembered the kid and the dog.

My frazzled and accelerated life helps me to remember not to panic. An oxymoron I know. Here’s the thing. I have keys to my home. I have keys to my car. I have my son. We both have our sense of humor and our health. I have an incredible family and an electric existence. We have each other. I haven’t lost a thing. I already have it all.

When I decided to open my life to you, it was after 4 years of silence and judgment on a global scale. If you have ever chatted with me, you know that I always say, “Meh, I’m too stupid to be afraid, thats why I can always rise from any situation.” That’s only partly true. It’s true … I rise. It’s false that I’m not afraid. I feel fear all the time. If I didn’t feel my fear, I wouldn’t know how to be fearless. I choose to move without fear. Fear hinders the greatness that is already within me and within you. I will never stand down to fear. I will always choose hope.

I pushed through the ridicule, the pain, the betrayal, the loss of friends, family, and my comfortable identity. I challenged myself to tell my truth and to open my heart to the love that already existed but I was not choosing to recognize. I chose resilience. I chose love. I chose to be with you! I discovered what I had “lost” never really “was”, and I was inspired to acknowledge the abundance that exists in my life. I already have it all.

Friend, while we critique ourselves every day and find fault with everything about ourselves, we must realize that we are right where we are supposed to be and everything we need to fulfill our destiny is already within us. Pushing through the fear, I choose love over bitterness and despair. Being harsh or hyper-critical on oneself, creates inner anguish. We then communicate from a painful place. No need to do that to yourself. Change the paradigm and your inner dialogue to one of love.

To write about myself publicly or to connect with people around the world was terrifying. Yet, there you were. You greeted me with open hearts, open minds, and boundless love. You exist. You carry me through each day. I had to let go and open my heart, face my fear and stop believing there was something wrong with me. There is nothing wrong with me, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. I challenge you to look at yourself honestly and lovingly. See yourself the way I see you. See the perfect human YOU. The YOU that the universe sees. Love your self the way the universe loves you. Compassionately and infinitely. Constantly renewed. Constantly forgiving.

We want MORE. We want BETTER. We want THINGS. We want MONEY. We want LOVE. We want to be accepted, simply for the loving being we are. We already have what we need for a perfect life. Once you understand and embrace that, you will see the complete and perfect you I see. You will manifest infinitely as, you are living in the present with purity of intention and honesty. You will know to give more than you take. You’ll be surprised to all the ways love shows up. You’ll be surprised how quickly that love turns to opportunity for change. You’ll be surprised how quickly your shift in perspective allows you to access an infinite pool of resources to live your authentic, fulfilled life, and assist your dream quest. If self-improvement means there is something wrong with you, then take a deep breath and let the essence of your perfect being love your insecure self. You already have it all.

I’ve met so many wonderful people around the world that encourage me every day. People that understand loving me, means my child’s life is better, and they can then send me as a warrior for them into the world to affect change. One person I met was a bit nervous about sharing a picture of his or herself in self-realized fear that I may judge it to be ugly. Never. I receive all of the love you are generous enough to share and I see each person for whom they show up to be. Sending kind words, love, encouragement, and making an effort to support others, makes you nothing short of beautiful!

Open your heart to the love that exists, and see yourself as the complete, beautiful, loved, and perfectly flawed being you are. You cannot think your way through life or think your way through a situation. You must LIVE your way through life. What ever challenges come your way, know that you already have all the resources and support to get through it.

Step into your authentic self. Step into your excellence. Step into the love that is waiting for you. I am proud of you. I support you. I am here when you need me. Thank you for giving me the same. I receive all with open arms and return it with unconditional love. You already have it all!

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