Health, Wealth, and Happiness in 2019

Health, Wealth, and Happiness in 2019

100 Years of health, wealth and happiness! How do you like that concept? Although many of us are living longer, and realistically we could live to 100, money and riches mean NOTHING without health and happiness, right?  That’s why we are featuring two more health and happiness experts this month!

Our first guest this month is Ocean Robbins who recently released his book. 31-Day Food Revolution and is the co-founder of the Food Revolution Network. He is on a mission to transform the industrialized food culture into one that celebrates and supports healthy people and a healthy planet. Our other guest is health and wellness expert, Amber Bodily. Her passion and greatest desire is to empower you to heal and thrive not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually.

While contemplating the importance of health and wellness, it’s vital to remember the importance of education. If you don’t create a plan and take action, nothing will change. That is why I’m incredibly excited about what is happening at Smart Women’s Empowerment.

I created the free course, Unlock Your Financial Power last year for the Smart Women’s Academy to help you get clear about who you are, why you are here, what your greatest gifts are, as well as the challenges that are holding you back from a life you love.

In the exit survey for this course, you asked for a more intensive money course, so I’m working on that now along with a new coaching program for the Smart Women’s Academy that will begin in April and run until the end of this year.  To make it easy, we will actually begin with Unlock Your Financial Power and go through it together with a live monthly coaching and Q&A call where you can ask questions and get free coaching from me.  Plus, you will be invited to join our private Facebook group where you can all connect, share, and access resources.

I bet you’re wondering how much this will cost. Normally, I charge approximately $1,000 for a program like this, but since I am launching this through Smart Women’s Empowerment … it’s free.

While the course is free for users, it’s not actually free, because I need to raise the funds for Smart Women’s Empowerment.  So, if at any time the course changes your life, or you find you have made a huge shift in your life financially, I invite you to make a tax-deductible donation to help us reach and help more women  with this powerful work.

Our new course is called, Money Drama Breakthrough, and it will help you heal your relationship with money, show you how to make and keep more of what you earn, help you develop a millionaire mindset, understand your personal financials, get organized, learn how to get out of debt, build up a large cash reserve while learning how to invest, and help you save taxes and protect what you have.

We will go through the financial planning process together. You are in good hands because I have been a Certified Financial Planner for the last 30 years, and this is my passion.  We will be incorporating lots of fun exercises, teaching you how to raise your vibration, and manifest a life you love.  So we are incorporating the practical, spiritual, and tactical!

Are you excited?  I am!  Our goal over the rest of the year is to share this program with over 10,000 women globally, but we need your help to share this with just one or two others that will also share it with their friends.  Who knows, maybe we will be able to reach 100,000 women by the end of the year.  That would be fabulous!  For now, enjoy our ezine this month and please share the love by inviting your friends to visit http://www.JoinSmartWomen.com so they can be invited to join our Smart Women movement!

Katana Abbott, CFP® practitioner, is a Wealth Coach™, host of the Smart Women Talk Radio™, founder of the Smart Women Companies with over 1 million subscribers globally, inspirational speaker and author of several books. She began her financial planning career in 1987 and became a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. In 2003, Katana created Smart Women’s Coaching® to offer financial coaching and educational workshops for women in transition who are dealing with caregiving, death of a loved one, divorce, retirement or looking to create or grow a business.  She founded Smart Women’s Empowerment in 2008 to bring free financial empowerment resources and programs to women around the world through her team of Contributing Experts. To learn more about Katana Abbott visit www.katanaabbott.com.

 

 

A Glance at the Year Ahead

A Glance at the Year Ahead

“A tiny change TODAY brings a dramatically different TOMORROW.”  Richard Bach

We are just entering month two of 2019, and I want you to know that we have planned our editorial calendar around what you asked us for in our recent Smart Women survey.

  • In January, we talked about clearing both physical and mental clutter to open the way for prosperity in your life. Both interviews were amazing! In case you missed them, you can access them on our website HERE.
  • In February, we are focused on how making small changes in our daily lives can dramatically change our health and even our DNA!
  • In March, we will explore, the healing power of food. It’s amazing the impact food has on out physical and mental health.
  • In April, we will address, how to manage credit and debt as well as how to deal with bankruptcy. We have some of the industry’s leading authorities to discuss these important topics.
  • We will also address retirement planning, creating more income, and reducing stress in later months.

Our goal this year at Smart Women’s Empowerment is to help you create a life of simplicity and ease, so make sure to take advantage of the resources we offer and share them with your friends.  If you haven’t done so yet, please register for my FREE signature course, Unlock Your Financial Power.  This foundation course will help you get clarity about what you want, why it’s important to you, and what’s holding you back. You will also learn how to shift limiting beliefs and overcome challenges so that you can follow through on your plan!  You can register for free HERE.

Be sure to get started, because later this year, you will be invited to take our new money course, and you will have wanted to take Unlock Your Financial Power first!

This month, I am interviewing two brilliant MDs, Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier and Dr. Susan Sklar, who will give you simple tips to take charge of your health.  Don’t miss the great articles, movie review, or Dr. Pelletier’s featured book which we will be discussing during his interview. Be sure to join us!

 

Katana Abbott, CFP® practitioner, is a Wealth Coach™, host of the Smart Women Talk Radio™, founder of the Smart Women Companies with over 1 million subscribers globally, inspirational speaker and author of several books. She began her financial planning career in 1987 and became a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. In 2003, Katana created Smart Women’s Coaching® to offer financial coaching and educational workshops for women in transition who are dealing with caregiving, death of a loved one, divorce, retirement or looking to create or grow a business.  She founded Smart Women’s Empowerment in 2008 to bring free financial empowerment resources and programs to women around the world through her team of Contributing Experts. To learn more about Katana Abbott visit www.katanaabbott.com.

 

Is Winter Solstice Impacting Your Mood Too?

Is Winter Solstice Impacting Your Mood Too?

The shortest day of the year, the first day of winter, or Winter Solstice celebrates the power of faith. The faith we must have that the light will return. The faith we most hold that, like the sleeping seeds beneath the earth, our own seeds of creativity will once again sprout, grow, and bear fruit. This is the season to reach out to those we love and spend time in laughter, stillness, and communion. This is not the season of bustle, but the season of hibernation and rest. As the earth gently sleeps, so must we. All is in suspended animation. (more…)

Finding Simplicity and Ease in 2019

Finding Simplicity and Ease in 2019

As we begin the new year, it is a perfect time to release “Mind Clutter,” or limiting beliefs and behaviors that are no longer serving us in order to make room for new empowering beliefs and goals that will help us live a more joyful life in 2019.  Isn’t it time for more simplicity and ease?

Deepak Chopra suggests that each day we ask ourselves these three questions about how we are living our lives:

  • Is if fun?
  • Is it easy?
  • Am I getting results

Often, when we are experiencing a lot of pain and challenges, it’s the Universe’s way of getting our attention.  The Law of Intention states that we are actually creating our experiences and manifesting  our reality through our thoughts and of course, our actions.

The challenges and chaos of daily life can sometime make us forget about the powerful spiritual Laws of the Universe that provide us the keys to creating a life we truly want.  Daily practices, or special rituals that give us time to clear our head and our energy can be very powerful in helping us access these spiritual forces that are available to each of us.

I begin each year with a simple, yet powerful fire ritual that I’d like to share with you.  You can do it alone, but it is even better as a group activity.

Please make some time for this simple Releasing and Receiving Exercise to clear any mind clutter by creating space for what you really want.  Follow these steps, and you will notice a shift in your energy, joy, and ease.

RELEASE

  • Go to a quiet place where you can focus.  Take 3 deep breaths and slowly tune out everything that is going on around you.
  • Take out a piece of paper and at the top of the paper write, “I AM RELEASING.”
  • Create a handwritten list of what you want to release in your life.  These are beliefs, experiences, or behaviors that are no longer serving you.  You can include any negative thoughts like fear, doubt, worry, scarcity, or relationships.  Close your eyes and allow experiences or actions that still haunt you with feelings of resentment, embarrassment, or regret.  Since you cannot change the past, you must simply let them go once and for all.  Write them all down.
  • Put the energy of these experiences or beliefs into this piece of paper.  Take your time.
  • When you are finished, you will need to destroy the list.  I suggest that you actually burn the paper in a fire ceremony, but of course, please be careful.  If burning the paper is not an option, you can also shred it, but the paper must be destroyed.  Do not keep the list.
  • As you do this, take a deep breath and release the energy that was associated with these beliefs.

RECEIVE

  • Next, I want you to create a new handwritten list of the things that you want to bring into your life.
  • At the top of this paper write, I AM RECEIVING.
  • Write each of these new statements as “I am.”  For example:  “I am bringing more joy, love, and ease into my life.”  Write as if these things are already happening.
  • Think about who you want to be in this new year.  How you want to feel, how you want to respond to the moment, and what you want more of.
  • Put this new list where you can see it.  Then take a moment every day to focus on this list.  Really feel the intention you are sending out to the Universe.
  • Write about the miracles and new positive experiences in your Gratitude Journal.  Focus on the new joy and abundance that is flowing into your life with each day.  Notice what is truly important.

This exercise is so simple, yet it is also so powerful.

If you do this exercise, please let me know about your experience.  You can post your experience below or email me at katana@katanaabbott.com  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Katana Abbott, CFP® practitioner, is a Wealth Coach™, host of the Smart Women Talk Radio™, founder of the Smart Women Companies with over 1 million subscribers globally, inspirational speaker and author of several books. She began her financial planning career in 1987 and became a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. In 2003, Katana created Smart Women’s Coaching® to offer financial coaching and educational workshops for women in transition who are dealing with caregiving, death of a loved one, divorce, retirement or looking to create or grow a business.  She founded Smart Women’s Empowerment in 2008 to bring free financial empowerment resources and programs to women around the world through her team of Contributing Experts. To learn more about Katana Abbott visit www.katanaabbott.com.

Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Should It Stay or Should It Go?

After the holiday onslaught of gifts and gets, the new year is the perfect opportunity to declutter.  You start January armed with a label maker and ready to organize, but the volume of stuff makes it almost impossible.  As the nation’s top decluttering expert, people ask me all the time, “What’s the easiest way to organize?”  “Simple,” I say.  “Have less stuff.”

But letting go of clutter is difficult. We have actual emotional blocks that keep us from letting go of our clutter. Seven of them to be exact.  In my upcoming book, MAKING SPACE, CLUTTER FREE: The Last Book On Decluttering You’ll Ever Need, I discuss all seven of the emotional blocks and how to break free of them.

Some of the emotions that get in the way include: sentimentality (but Aunt Lois gave it to me, how could I possibly get rid of this lamp that doesn’t work?), guilt (but I spent so much money on them, how could I possibly get rid of these ridiculously high heels I’ll never wear?), or pure fantasy (but someday I might take up mountain climbing so how can I get rid of all this rope?).   If you deal with clutter on a daily basis, you know these can be powerful stumbling blocks.  If you are grappling with any of these emotional blocks, how do you declutter?  Here are 5 simple questions to ask yourself about any item in your home or office to decide …

Should it Stay or Should it Go?

If you want to keep it and you say yes to any of these questions, it can stay! If the answer is no, then it goes!

  1. Do you use it on a semi-regular basis? By semi-regular, I mean at least once year, such as the large platter I have that holds the turkey at Thanksgiving. I have used it every year for over two decades, and it stays. The old sleeping bags that haven’t been on a camping trip in ten years should go.
  2. Is it making you money?  Do you use it for work, or does it help you generate income somehow? It stays. Whatever is piled up in the corner of the family room for that someday garage sale that you’re never going to have should go.
  3. Can you buy it again for a reasonable price or borrow it?  Is it costing you more to store it or fix it than it would to buy it again? Or is it something everyone has and it would be easy (and free) to borrow from someone you know? It should go.
  4. Do you have a place to put it away in your home?  Is it in a comfortable place where it fits easily? Great! It stays. Is it shoved on a closet shelf so that every time you open the closet door, it falls on your head? It goes.
  5. Do you love, love, love it?  I mean, do you love it? If yes, then it stays. If it’s okay, I sort of like it, “I hate it but so-and-so gave it to me,” it goes.

These five questions will help you launch your decluttering process.  Every time you hit up against one of your emotional blocks, ask yourself these questions and letting go will become easier.  It’s a process so remember to start with the easy stuff (not family photos or your beloved grandmother’s jewelry) and set yourself up for decluttering success!

The child of a hoarder, Tracy McCubbin knows firsthand that the grip “stuff” can have over some people is very real.  In 2007, while working as an assistant for a major television director, Tracy discovered she had the ability to see through any mess. Ten years later, dClutterfly is Los Angeles’ #1 Home Organization company, serving clients like Mindy Kaling and Ray Romano, as well as countless producers, directors, and executives. Tracy’s book Making Space Clutter Free: The Last Book of Decluttering You’ll Ever Need (Spring 2019), reveals the seven emotional blocks we have with regard to our “stuff” – and how to cure them while creating permanent change for a happier, healthier, and clutter-free life. To learn more about Tracy, go to tracymccubbin.com.

Four Simple Steps to Fall Back in Love with Your Home and Yourself

Four Simple Steps to Fall Back in Love with Your Home and Yourself

Did you know you are in a relationship with your home? You may not have thought of it in this way, but it’s true. When you signed the contract to buy or rent your home, got the keys, and moved in, you entered into a relationship that will forever affect you in some way.

Moving into a new space is always a momentous occasion that comes with an array of emotions from excitement to overwhelm. It usually coincides with a major life change – marriage, divorce, new baby, new job, school, graduation, downsizing, upsizing, or simply starting over.

When you get the key to your new home, a new cord of energy is created. You are now in a relationship with your home as you’ll each take on each other’s energy .

Think about the relationship you have with your home currently. Is it a challenging or supportive environment? Some people love their home, some resent their home, and others are simply indifferent about their home. Whichever is the case for you is a reflection of a bigger picture. Just like our personal relationships, our home is a mirror for ourselves. The good news is that when you make changes to your home, you make changes to yourself.

Are there changes you can make to improve the relationship? Just like a personal relationship, it takes attention to foster, maintain, and maybe even improve your relationship with your home.

Here are some suggestions to improve your relationship with your home:

Make repairs.

Nothing lowers the energy of a home (or you) more than broken items or areas in disrepair. For broken items, take steps to get them repaired or dispose appropriately. For home repairs, make a list so that each one can be addressed over time, according to your budget.

Turn your least favorite room into your favorite.

Ideally, you want to love all parts of your home. Yes, even your shadow sides lurking in the back of your closet. Find your least favorite room or area. This could be a room, an area in a room, or simply a drawer.

Identify why it is your least likely location in your house. This will be good information for you and, most likely, represents a bigger theme in your life. And then turn lemons into lemonade. Consider shifting the function of the room. Oftentimes, it is a lack of identity or function leaving the room in confusion. Or maybe it is as simple as a new coat of paint or removing the giant armoire that you’ve felt obliged to keep. Make this room your favorite and you will be amazed how quickly your relationship with your home shifts.

Clean.

This may seem obvious, but just wiping counters and dusting furniture can make a huge difference. Not only does it clean surfaces on the physical level, but also on the energetic level. When you clear out the cobwebs in your home, you clear out the cobwebs in your life too!

Woo Your home.

Enhance all of your senses through your home. Light candles; buy flowers; play music; use aromatherapy; cook a meal. All of these will help you fall in love with your home. And because our home is a mirror of yourself, you also fall back in love with… you.

 

Tisha Morris is a best-selling author, Feng Shui expert, and business coach. Tisha holds a degree in Law and a Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. She combines Feng Shui techniques, design aesthetics, coaching, and intuition to turn challenging spaces into supportive environments. Tisha facilitates workshops and works one-on-one with people and businesses to identify blocks and to make desired changes. Tisha is the host of Feng Shui Your Life podcast and the founder of Earth Home School of Feng Shui. To Learn more about Tisha, go to TishaMorris.com

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