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INVESTING IN YOURSELF

Happy hump day!  Today I want to talk about investing in ourselves.  Yesterday on social media I briefly shared about the importance of investing in ourselves, and today I want to go a bit more in depth.  

For me, investing in myself is like saying, "Jen, you are worthy of providing yourself the best care possible."  We are ALL worthy of providing ourselves supreme care, but often times investing in ourselves can fall by the wayside for one reason or another.  If I were to have one intention as a coach and practitioner, it would be to guide my clients to know the experience of divine self-love and care.  This is vital, and what I feel is the root of many other fulfilling experiences in life.

Side note: investing in yourself doesn't necessarily need to cost anything.  

Caring for myself looks different all the time, so let's take a look at a few examples:

  • Spending a few extra minutes when getting ready for the day.  This has less to do about appearance, and more to do with how this makes you feel.  I know for me that when I "get ready," I feel more productive.  
  • Taking a course, or attending and event or workshop to further your own personal growth or business.
  • Saying "no" when your need to.
  • Listening to your body, and providing her nourishment.  Whether it is eating a bowl of roasted veggies or a bowl of ice cream.  Taking a walk with your dog or lifting weights.  Listening to what your body is telling you is a huge form of investing in yourself.
  • Taking time to rest and relax.  Whether it is going to be early, having a spa day, laying on the couch watching Netflix, or taking a nap, these experiences are important for rejuvenation. 
  • Making space in your life for more joy, fun, and happiness.  

I could keep going on different ways to invest in yourself, but the main component is knowing your worth, and feeling that self-love and care on a daily level.

What does investing in yourself look like to you?

If self-care is something that you would like to deepen in, sign-up below to be the first on my workshop list for The Soul Connection Series, and read more about it here.  We will be talking all about how to best care for ourselves in Nourish Your Soul: A Guide to Divine Self-Care, followed by a really fun Vision Board Workshop.  Registration will begin next week!

xo.

Jen

 

NEW FALL WORKSHOPS

Hi friends!  As I mentioned the other day, I have two workshops that are coming up this fall, and I am SO excited to share a bit about them today.  Let's jump in!  Say hello to:


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The Soul Connection Series is all about owning your desires, living an inspired life, and ultimately being in sync with your soul.  Doesn't that sound like so much fun?!  

For both workshops I am intentionally curating a small, sacred space (think: ten people and lots of cozy vibes).  This is so we can have meaningful conversation and coaching, and create a purposeful afternoon where everyone feels like their needs are met.

The first of the two workshops is Nourish Your Soul: A Guide to Divine Self-Care.  During this workshop we will go through the nuts and bolts of what self-care is and why it is so vital to our souls, unlock any limiting beliefs of why self-care doesn't work for you, and ultimately guide you to develop a self-care ritual that is individual to you.   

The second workshop is a Vision Board Workshop.  We've all heard of The Secret, right?  Well, it's not much of a secret anymore, because more and more people are recognizing that visualization is super powerful!  Vision boards have been widely popular over the years, but what sets this workshop apart from others, is that we will go through a unique process that I've created where you will get crystal clear about the desires and vision that you want in your life.  This is sure to be a fun and creative afternoon!

"Leaving today I feel a sense of renewal and excitement.  The concepts are broken down in a digestible way, and the content is so rich.  I can't wait to take what I have learned and use it in my daily life!"  

Past workshop attendee

To be the first on the list, simply fill out the form below.  Space is limited, and these workshops fill up quickly.

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing more about my own journey with self-care and vision boards, and what it feels like to me.  In the mean time, if you have any questions, please reach out and let me know!  

xo.  Jen

 

I'M FEATURED ON MY FIRST PODCAST!

Good morning, friends!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Mine was spent packing, organizing, and getting ready for our move to Ventura next weekend.  So excited!

Being a Self-Love Junkie with Jennifer Seale on The Couragemakers Podcast

In other exciting news, today I am featured on my very first podcast!  Meg from That Hummingbird Life invited me on her stellar podcast, The Couragemakers.  "Courage makers is a weekly podcast for creative and passionate, mission-driven doers, makers, and world-shakers designed to inspire and encourage fellow courage makers, and spark a movement of women who are choosing themselves."  Fantastic, right?  

During our time together I share part of my story and past, and how I got to where I am in the present moment.  We also talk a lot about shifting from self-doubt and guilt to self-love and listening to your intuition.  Such great authentic conversation!

Meg is a wonderful interviewer (and now dear friend) and provided such a safe, gentle space for me to share, and I am so grateful for this opportunity.  Thank you Meg!

LISTEN HERE

Thank you for listening, and thank you for your love!

xo.  Jen

30 THINGS I'VE LEARNED BEFORE 30

hands-summer-party-colorful-largeHappy Monday!  Guess what?!  I'm 30 years old today!  30!!!  That feels like such a grown-up age to me.  No, I'm not one of those people that think 30 is old, nor am I someone that doesn't celebrate my birthday.  Can you tell? Ha!  I LOVE birthdays!  Yours, mine, and ours!  An entire day (or month, the older I get) dedicated to celebrating the fact that you are alive?  I'm in! Anyway, with all this new-found wisdom (I kid, I kid), I thought it would be fun to compile a list of 30 things I have learned up until this age.  I certainly don't know it all, but I do know a few things to be true (for me, from my own experience)  and thought I would share them.  I know I will continue to learn and grow, and that is so exciting to me!

30 THINGS I'VE LEARNED BEFORE 30

  1. Everything happens for a reason, my friends.  Also, it's helpful to remember: what goes around, comes around.
  2. While we may be equal, men and women are different.
  3. Finding a spiritual practice that you connect with is enlightening in and of itself.  Whether you're part of an organized religion or you're an atheist, you can still have a spiritual practice that works for you.
  4. Moisturizing your skin really does make a difference.
  5. Never stop learning.  Education is beyond the classroom, and knowledge is timeless.
  6. Relationships of all kinds take work, and are completely worth it.  However, that doesn't mean they need to be difficult.
  7. Don't let your past dictate your future.  Be grateful for the lesson, and move on.
  8. Quality > quantity.  Those Forever 21 dresses may be cute for a few wears, but a classic LBD will last for years.  This goes for just about everything in life.
  9. The older you get, the more you appreciate your parents.
  10. Worrying doesn't help an already seemingly negative situation.  In fact, the situation most likely isn't as bad as you think it is in the first place.
  11. Listen to the advice of others, but always do what feels best in your heart.
  12. Tests, quizzes, and grades do not determine your success.
  13. Our thoughts and words create our reality.  Choose wisely.
  14. Drinking a glass of water in between alcoholic beverages works wonders.
  15. Forgiveness does much more for yourself than it does for others.
  16. Travel as often and as much as you possibly can.  There are so many beautiful places in the world, and they are filled when even more beautiful people.
  17. Don't put up with people that don't value your worth.  Period.
  18. Give of yourself.  Like attracts like, goodness attracts more goodness.  Volunteer, donate, etc.  It isn't about money, it's about intention.  Kindness counts.
  19. Invest in yourself: mind, body, and spirit.  You're worth it!
  20. Diets don't work.  Listening to your body does.  P.S. If you don't love yourself at a size 16, you're not going to love yourself at a size 2.
  21. If you like something about someone else, tell them!  Whether it is their shoes, the way they smile, their sense of humor, whatever.  People like compliments!
  22. Be present.  Show up in life.  Do the work.  Live fully.
  23. Figure out what your partner likes, and do more of it.  That can be interpreted many ways, but the main essence is that love languages are indeed real.
  24. You always look better in photos than you actually think.  Trust me.  Look at photos from when you thought you looked "ugly, fat, skinny, etc."  You were gorgeous.  You still are!
  25. It's okay if you don't know what you want to do with your life.  I'll let you in on a little secret: most people don't.  With that being said, try new things until you figure out what you enjoy.  You can never have too many tools in your tool belt.
  26. Just because you don't agree with someone and their beliefs, doesn't mean you can't have respect for one another.
  27. People come in and out of our lives for a purpose.  Sometimes they are there forever, other times it is only for a brief encounter.  Cherish those moments.
  28. Keep in contact with your siblings.  They may even turn out to your best friends.
  29. Move your body!  You don't need to run a marathon or become a world class gymnast, simply stretch or take a walk.  Your body is magnificent, and you'll be thankful when you're older.
  30. Most importantly, LOVE.  Love yourself, love others, just love.  It's the greatest gift you can give and receive.

photo 3Thank you for taking the time to spend my birthday with me!  What is something that YOU have learned in life that you want others to know, too?  Please share!

xo.  Jen

FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES: NUMBER 3

FullSizeRenderHappy Friday, friends!  The past few weeks I have been having fun sharing a few of my recent favorites with you.  We're on to round three now!

  1. Sweet potatoes for breakfast!  I've always loved sweet potatoes, but last Sunday I roasted like 6 lbs. of them (super simple: clean, chop, add a little olive oil & seasoning, cook for 40 mins at 400°), and had them almost every day for breakfast this week.  They are great with eggs, avocado, greens, and just about anything else that sounds good.  YUM!
  2. This essential oil diffuser!  It works great, diffuses my oils beautifully, and is super reasonably priced.
  3. Listening to reggae music while I work.  Put's me in the best mood, but I can still concentrate on what I am working on.
  4. Afternoon coffee.  Twice this week I skipped my morning coffee (simply because I felt like having extra lemon water), and had it in the afternoon instead.  I didn't miss it in the morning, and it felt like a fun treat in the afternoon to go to Starbucks.
  5. Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays, MD.  I picked this book up last weekend for some further education, and have been really enjoying it!

What have YOU been loving lately?  I'd love to hear!

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo.  Jen