As I write to you, I am sitting with a breath-taking view of Lake Geneva from the town of Lausanne, Switzerland. Some of you may have seen my post on Facebook. It truly is a beautiful part of the world.

Prior to leaving (3 days before in fact!), I was honored and excited to present at TEDxPasadenaWomen. Amber Nelson headed up the gathering and did a stellar job with the help of a powerful and organized team. Kudos to them for what they put together. It was a diverse and accomplished group of presenters! You may find more information on that, below. 

I am in Switzerland with my husband. He is attending a meeting of colleagues from around the world. They are collaborating on the exploration of Dark Energy, a mission called Euclid, due for launch in 2020. I feel very blessed to be here.

We will then travel to Sweden to attend my father-in-law’s funeral. He passed a few weeks ago, and the burial was held until we could be there. This timing is mostly aligned with our trip that we’d already booked. It was sad that my husband did not get to see his father again. However, it was time for Sven Israelsson to pass on, and he did so peacefully in his sleep. 

Through it all, and until the end, your breath is one of life’s constants. 

How to Support Yourself Taking Wise Action

I want to share with you some of the points I presented at TEDxPasadenaWomen on May 30th. The talk revealed the power of experiential learning in a short time (it took a lot of work to get it within the time limit!!), and was well received. I look forward to sharing the YouTube video when it is released in about a month. 

As you know, we live in a culture that is male-driven in character. As a woman in this culture, particularly as a working and professional woman, you have adopted these characteristics. Your rational mind has become a well-trained and powerful partner, helping you get things done. 

You may also tune into your hunches or gut instinct to make decisions at times, although frequently second guessing this. You may not quite trust it. 

Does that ring true?

Often, you will look for someone else to validate what you are feeling, rather than taking action on your hunch. When you don’t honor this part of yourself, whether by pushing it aside, ignoring or negating it, you are missing out on the deep richness and intelligence you hold within you. 

When you don’t include its wisdom in your decision-making, you lose this valuable and innate ability that is built into you by virtue of being a woman. 

By listening to your gut instinct and trusting your inner knowing even more deeply, you are able to access your deeper intelligence and wisdom within you. 

Remember that tuning into your hunches and gut instincts are a powerful way to access your inner knowing. It’s one of the 9 key wise actions for empowered women, and it’s the source of your practical wisdom. 

To really hear your inner knowing and tap into your gut instinct in more powerful ways, it’s crucial to slow down, lean in, and learn to trust what is there for you. 

Take a moment for yourself to try this. It will help you access deeper levels of inner wisdom with confidence. 

The simple and practical way inside is using your breath consciously. With conscious breathing, you get to slow down, and connect with your body to be refreshed and calm. 

Try Experimenting With a Few of the Steps I Shared in…..

1.  Settle yourself comfortably in your chair, feet flat on the floor, take a deep breath. 

Your intent is to allow your mind to soften, and to be present to the breath in your body. 

Remember, your body is the container that holds your breath. Feel your breath being held by your body. Do this as long as it feels good. 

2. Now place your hand where your breath reaches into your body. Now find your breath, reaching lower, all the way into your lower belly and pelvis. 

As you sink your awareness into your lower belly, feel a sense of groundedness. 

3. Soften inside, breathe into lower belly, and as you do, notice how you are giving your nervous system a rest, your emotions a rest, your mind a rest. 

4. When you take your attention into your body, you might:

  • Feel fatigue
  • Feel tension, tightness, or pain, where there are recurring issues in your body. 

Recognize that this information is for you, as you connect with your body. For example, these have been actual issues that have been revealed by my clients. Our work together has transformed these situations.

  • Neck and shoulder pain could be pushing too hard or over giving
  • Lower back and hip pain may be that you are holding frustration, even anger
  • Digestive issues may indicate you are worrying a lot, overly anxious, and stressed

5. Continue to breathe into your lower belly, into the deeper sense of your being. Get a sense of the place within you where:

  • Your inner knowing and insights reside
  • Your true power arises

Sit with this and allow yourself to sink into this possibility. 

When you are ready, take a few deep breaths. Give your body a shake and notice if you have any deeper connection within. 


Your body holds incredible wisdom and intelligence and a longing to participate. It is not loud and dominating. By connecting into your grounded sense of being, by taking time to stop, breathe, be still, and be silent, you are inviting that quiet deep voice within. 

Your body connection is about developing a relationship with yourself, AND it is key to all your relationships. 

This world is so ready for the fully embodied woman to lead– a woman who is calm, confident, alive, and knows her worth, a truly empowered leader. 

That Power Comes From the Body Connection
Can You Get a Sense of It?

At TEDxPasadenaWomen, it was palpable in the room as the women rested into themselves and experienced a shift in the internal energy connections.

Taking time to experience your own inner connection, starting with the breath, is the first powerful step to showing up as the fully empowered, calm, and confident woman leader that you are.

June Deep Dive Conversation

Recently, I also had the honor of being interviewed by Meg Haworth, Ph.D., Holistic Psychologist & Nutrition Strategist, on her podcast “Get Well Soon.” I am delighted to be sharing this conversation as part of my Deep Dive Conversation for this month. Please follow this link to access the recording. 

Have a great month! As always, I love to hear from you and expressions of what you receive from our connection via reading these blogs.

Much love and appreciation for embodied women,

Special Announcement

If you are feeling a deep inner loneliness and/or feel you are living everyone else’s life but your own, then it is time for you to stop and attend to you.

When you acknowledge you feel lonely, it is the first step in the right direction. Loneliness is a sure sign of disconnection from yourself, your confidence, and your sense of peace. 

Do you also feel you live outside of yourself? If so, you have just lost touch with the inner you.

When you tap into your body, into your inner gut connection, you will find the place where your true self resides. You can reconnect with the quiet, inclusive and powerful place that will bring you the choices and freedom you’ve been searching for in all the wrong places. 

If it’s time to more fully embody more of you, reinvigorate your voice, and feel more confident within yourself, then please make a summer commitment to yourself by scheduling an Exploratory Session

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