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  • Writer's pictureSteph

Making Bold Moves

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Rise Up Experience, hosted by Ashley Maas and Loryn Sheahan and it was such a moving, inspiring, emotional event, filled with powerful & courageous women, action, transformation, lightbulb moments, and a few gut punches at times when the truth hit a bit too hard.

Now that I've had a few days for the dust to settle, I've had a chance to reflect on what powerful lessons were learned. I'm looking through my notes and putting to action a few things that truly hit home to me. Make Bold Moves is one that stands out to me as bolded and underlined at the top of a fresh page, taken from the hearts of the powerhouse, mother-daughter duo of Rise Leadership Circle as they talked about living a big, bold, juicy life and going for everything you desire. In order to do so, you need to make some bold, uncomfortable moves. Things don't change unless we do. We do not build confidence by sitting on the sidelines and wishing our lives away. We need to take big, bold action. Action builds courage and confidence, and we need both to continue taking action and making the next big moves.

Then, when we take a scary leap, and make the big bold moves, we need to CELEBRATE!

To tell our mind and body YES! THAT is what I want.

THAT is what's leading me to a big juicy life that I love.

I've made a few bold moves these last few weeks, and I want to put them into the world to celebrate that I am on the right path. I am making the moves to embrace my true self and live the life I want to live.

The first bold move I made was I signing up for a Mind Body Conference Level 4 Yoga training in Arizona in just a few weeks. Non-coincidentally, it's being hosted right back in the same area my soul was shaken up just a few short months ago. I was uncertain of the how, the cost, the logistics, time away from work, my kids, all of the things. But I knew in my heart I needed to be there, and I would figure the rest out. I took a bold move and booked the trip, and also booked a plane ticket for my oldest daughter to come with me. If I want to lead by example of living out your passions and purpose, and making BOLD moves to get there, I want her to have a front row seat to learn the way. In 2013 I was well on my way to obtaining my RYT200, but as my Lyme progressed, I put that dream on the back-burner, but the flame never went out. Completing this training will put me just inches from the finish line! Making big, BOLD moves to finally get myself across that line!

Then, just this morning, I made another bold move and signed up for the next program wave with Dani Villalba (@elcaminodelartistaargentina). I came across her page last year when I was looking up Camino hashtags for my own brand and immediately followed her in order to practice my Spanish listening and comprehension, and for art inspiration. Then, I quickly realized she embodies such a warm soul, and offers a program based on The Artists Way, a timeless book that I love and was so inspired by. But, here's the kicker, and why I'm completely stepping out of my comfort zone- the program and group session she offers is all in Spanish which is why I'm so nervous (and slightly terrified!), so this is a giganticly terrifying bold move for me...but on my vision board (for years now), I have written that I want to become fluent in Spanish and travel to Spanish speaking countries to offer women's healing retreats and excursions. If I do not make

courageous, bold moves and step out of my comfort zone, how will I make that happen?

So here we are!

Our first zoom sessions start already on June 30th (eek!).

I'm SO thankful I have decided to surround myself with inspiring groups of women, lifting and Rising up one another to leave fear behind and live the beautiful, bold life we all desire.

These are just two of the bold moves I have recently made, and I'm curious...which bold moves do YOU need to make to get to where you want to go?

I would love to hear about your journey- please share!

Buen Camino,


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