Are you a Friend Collector?

I got to spend last week celebrating my friends’ pretty important milestones – one just had her first baby and the other turned the big 4-0!

I am so grateful to have been able to be there and love up on each of them. More importantly, I am honored to have them in my life as part of my sisterhood.

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At the birthday celebration dinner (photo above), my friend’s husband referred to her as a ‘friend collector’. It was humorous and sweet, and actually very accurate. Her thoughtfulness, care, fierce loyalty and love for those in her life is inspiring. Once you are in her inner circle, you don’t get left behind. In fact, her friends become your friends and ultimately form a chosen family. It’s quite beautiful and magical.

I’ve actually been rolling that idea around in my mind since hearing it – being a friend collector. I recognize an opportunity for myself in it. A chance to uplevel and open my heart even more inside my own friendships.

It’s very easy for me to get caught up in work, travel, supporting my clients, answering emails, hiking my pups – and NOT connect like I could.

I’m not beating myself up. Just waking up to an area I want to improve.

I watched the film About Time this trip too and was reminded of what’s important in life – not the deadlines, emails, phone calls, but the smiles at strangers, hugs from friends, love from the people in your life.

I’m not forming a rigid plan of action for how to move forward. I’m simply opening space in my heart to consider what I want and how I can create that. I’m setting an intention to pay more attention to my sisterhood. To my family. To those in my heart.

I share this with you today because I thought you might need a little reminder too.

If this resonates with you, I’d love to hear more in the comments. How do you pay attention to your sisterhood? How do you create space for the things that are really important?

Looking forward to seeing what you share.

Special hugs and love to you today.

ps - Do you know about bodyheart for business owners? If you own a business or want to own one, this is a place where I share some of my favorite resources and learnings from building bodyheart. Check it out here. It’s free.


By: Amber Krzys




How to Stick to a New Habit

In my last post I shared my cure for ‘stuck-in-a-rut-itis’. If you missed it, I highly recommend reading it here, as today’s post is a continuation of that one.

If you’ve ever tried to implement a new habit like starting a regular meditation practice or exercise program or gratitude journal, but ended up falling off your plan after a week, I got ya covered.

Today I’m sharing exactly how I add a new activity to my self-care routine with ease. Here goes…

The first step is to figure out what new activity you want to honor. (This is why Part One is so important. In that article, I ask you questions to support you in coming to a clear plan with new actions.)

The key point about this first step is to note I said: to figure out what new activityNOT activities – you want to honor. This process works best when focusing on one new action at a time. I do not recommend trying to add two or three new activities. One is plenty. It is enough.

Remember, when it comes to self-care habits, the goal isn’t more. It’s consistency. (Tweet It!)

Once you’ve determined what new action you want to add to the mix, next you’ll want to determine the length of time. For example, do you want to do it every day for 30 days, or is a week enough? What about 3-4 times a week instead? You get to decide that.

Now, comes the fun part. Get out some markers and paper – or my preference, a big white board (cause your self-care is that important!) – and get to work.

1. Title your project.

2. Make boxes on the sheet for the amount of time you’ve selected and fill in those boxes with the corresponding numbers.

3. Decorate your sheet – as much as you like. (Mine is a little lacking in this department, but it still works!)

4. Place this paper in an area you will see it every day. [This step is really important. You have to see it in order to bring it into your consciousness - to remind you to do it. You know the saying - out of sight, out of mind. Well, you don't want that here.]

5. Mark off each day you complete your action.

See my example below:

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You’ll see, I chose to honor a 30-Day Meditation Practice – as a step to making this practice a daily habit. I meditate once in the morning and once in the afternoon for 20 minutes each. You’ll notice on my chart I use one slash inside the box for morning time and one slash for evening time. An “X” means I did both.

You’ll also see that I made some personal notes on some of the days too. Things that I wanted to pay attention to – like when I got a headache or had bad allergies. That’s actually something really cool about the big white board. There is plenty of space to make notes.

This tracking process is great if you like to mark things off your list. It’s also really great because it supports you in creating measurable results. The byproduct of measurable results is more confidence, self-esteem and joy.

Now, it’s your turn. I invite you today (or sometime this week) to create your own tracking chart AND share it with me! You can tag me on Facebook or on Instagram.

I can’t wait to celebrate your progress.

With loving,

ps - Do you know about bodyheart for business owners? If you own a business or want to own one, this is a place where I share some of my favorite resources and learnings from building bodyheart. Check it out here. It’s free.


By: Amber Krzys




A Case of Stuck-In-A-Rut-Itis

It’s easy in life to get used to our routine.

We get up, have our coffee, go to work, make dinner, hopefully connect with our family (or friend family), go to bed and do it all again the next day.

We crave comfort. We like knowing. And, there’s something really beautiful about a regular routine. In fact, I’m a fan of routine and structure (with a dose of flexibility within that structure). Having all of that in place allows me to feel more free.

Until… It. Doesn’t.

Routines are only a valuable tool when we are conscious about them. (Tweet It!) When we are actively choosing activities that support our lives and vision. That support us in feeling how we want to feel.

Too often though, we become unconscious about routines. We ‘fall asleep’ and stop asking if such and such activity is fueling us or not.

This leads to stuck-in-a-rut-itis.

And, stuck-in-a-rut-itis sucks. It keeps us going through the motions, but NOT REALLY LIVING. Not experiencing pleasure, joy, freedom, love, and so much more.

When it takes hold it’s like we are a background player in our own movie.

So, how do we shift to the leading role? The one with a voice who is empowered and confident?

I think it starts with a healthy self-care routine. Self-care is simply regularly practicing actions that demonstrate care for you – on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Self-care includes things like exercise, eating more greens, taking naps, journaling, reading uplifting material, saying no, saying yes, hot bubble baths, dancing, painting, playing music, praying, meditating, laughing, drinking water. The list is unlimited.

What matters is that the activities you choose make a meaningful, positive impact in your life. And, the result of implementing this regular plan is YOU feeling good.

This happens because you are demonstrating (to yourself) that you have value. That you matter.

Think about it. Things we value in the world we take care of. If you are a parent,  (including fur-babies) you do things to take care of your child (pet). If you have a car, you take it in for service. If you have a computer, you buy a warranty for it.

Why? Because you value it.

My question for you today is: Are you valuing yourself?

No matter your answer, I invite you to explore the following questions:

1. How often do you feel present and fully alive in your life? At work? With your family? Friends? With yourself?

2. What is your current self-care routine? What activities are included within it?

Note: There is no right or wrong. You are just taking stock. Noticing what’s working and not working. In that, there is no room for judgment. Shoulds are not accepted here.

3. Of those activities which really fill you up & excite you and which are kind of lack-luster?

4. Is this an opportunity for you to upgrade your routine? Is there something you want to let go of or replace with something new?

This week is all about exploration. Give yourself space and time to fully investigate what’s working and what isn’t. You don’t have to do anything about it yet. You are simply observing.

Next week I’m going to give you some next steps – including my new favorite tool for integrating a new habit. It involves markers so you know I’m super pumped about that!

For now, in the comments below I’d love to hear from you. What are some of your answers from above? What insights have you gained? What new knowledge have you uncovered about yourself?

I’m looking forward to seeing what you discover.

With loving,

ps - Do you know about bodyheart for business owners? If you own a business or want to own one, this is a place where I share some of my favorite resources and learnings from building bodyheart. Check it out here. It’s free.


By: Amber Krzys




Is Youth Really Better?

I had a whole other post ready to share with you today, but when I saw this, I had to follow my heart and share it with you instead.

One of the biggest obstacles to accepting our body is coming to terms with the aging process. We live in a society that promotes, distributes and practices the idea that Youth is Better. That our body should look like it did at 18 for forever.

Hello, denial of reality!

I mean, we are all going to age - if we are lucky. In fact, we are all aging right now.

So, why can’t that be viewed as a privilege? Even an honor?

I know for me, I like WHO I AM so much better now at 38 – with wrinkles and cellulite and chin whiskers, than I did when I was 18. I look back on my 18-year-old self (pic below) and remember how insecure I was. How afraid I was, but didn’t want to let on.

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I was consumed with being the best and being liked the most because that is how I knew I was loved. I thought I was too fat, not popular enough, and that life owed me for all I’d been through.

Oh, sweet girl. I look back at her and that time in my life with such compassion now. I didn’t know what I didn’t know and that’s really ok.

Thank goodness for the aging process. For maturity and growth. For the unfolding of a deeper understanding of love – what that means and looks like to me. I am so so grateful to have lived 38 years on this planet. I hope I get to live another 38 years and more! Celebrating every wrinkle, grey hair, saggy part and all.

It’s rare to find a female role model willing to show her body without shame – and that is what I have for you today.

I was so incredibly inspired that I had to share her with with you. Her name is Lucy Hilmer and she has photographed herself in her skivvies for 40 years. She says:

“For 40 years, I’ve photographed myself on my birthday wearing nothing but my white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks. I made my first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974. Without fail, I’ve faced my camera every April 22nd since then to create a coded history of one woman’s journey through time.”

Her photos are stunning and a clear demonstration of the honor and privilege of getting older and living a well-lived life. May looking at her work inspire you to be kinder to yourself and your very hard working body. May it support you in coming into greater acceptance and appreciation for all your body is and does today and always.

Click here to see Lucy’s gorgeous photos.

After you do that, I invite you to come back here and share your experience in the comments below. What stood out to you? What came up for you in your own relationship to the aging process. Let’s start a conversation in the comments.

One last thing, since we are talking about a woman’s relationship to her body today…If body image is something you struggle with. If you have a deep yearning to feel good in your skin, I am holding an in-person, complimentary day just for you. It’s called “My Body, My Best Friend”. I shared about it last week.

There are only 8 spots left.

You can learn more and RSVP here if it feels like a fit.

I am celebrating your magnificent body today. May you pause for just a moment (or more) to take in her generosity, unconditional loving, beauty and radiance. You both deserve it.

With loving,

ps - Do you know about bodyheart for business owners? If you own a business or want to own one, this is a place where I share some of my favorite resources and learnings from building bodyheart. Check it out here. It’s free.


By: Amber Krzys




Not Your Mamma’s Skincare

It’s been one of the most magical weeks (and it’s only Wednesday)!

I attended a workshop over the weekend that has been revelatory in my growth and learning. I am still marinating in it and can’t wait to share more about my experience with you. Soon.

Then, yesterday, I had the absolute privilege of meeting and supporting a woman who is creating a new paradigm in how the world relates to goals. She is deeply soulful and I can’t get enough of her…Danielle LaPorte(See below.)

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Her latest creation, The Desire Map – is changing lives daily, including my own. I’ll be sharing about that with you a little later too.

In the meantime, I’ve been dying to tell you about my newest find in skincare. I’ve used it for the last two months and couldn’t be happier.

Before I spill the beans, it’s important for you to know what I look for in a skincare product.

1 – It must be cruelty-free.

This is because I became aware of animal testing – happening on dogs – when I adopted the sweetest Beagle who was used in laboratory research. You can read more about him and his first year of freedom here.

2 – It must be organic and chemical-free.

Lord knows our skin comes into contact with enough chemicals each day. I’m a fan of allowing nature to do her thing. After all, she’s incredibly good at it.

3 – It must work (aka clean & protect my skin and not give me zits)

This one is tricky cause you don’t know if it will work until you try it out. Which is why I waited two months to share with you. I’ve tried and tested it and feel solid in my recommendation.

My New Favorite Skincare Product is by Annmarie Gianni.

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I originally heard of her products through Kris Carr and decided to give them a try. I started with her travel kit – to test it out…and I absolutely loved the results.

My skin felt softer. I had less break-outs. There was a healthy glow with less redness. I felt like I won the lottery. And, then, I got to appreciate a company fully standing behind their message and demonstrating tremendous care of their customers.

It was and is a win all the way around for me; thus the reason I am bringing it to you.

Feel free to browse Annmarie’s products here.

I use the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser, Neroli Toning Mist, Herbal Facial Oil for Normal Skin, the Purifying Mask and the Ayurvedic Facial Scrub.

If you already use her products, tell me your experience in the comments. And, if you decide to give ‘em a try, let me know that too below.

Lots of light to your own precious, hard-working skin.

With loving,

ps - Do you know about bodyheart for business owners? If you own a business or want to own one, this is a place where I share some of my favorite resources and learnings from building bodyheart. Check it out here. It’s free.


By: Amber Krzys




My Full Circle Moment!

Warning: This post was incredibly uncomfortable to share. It’s very personal and vulnerable. I share it with the intention to inspire and support you in living more fully into what’s possible – for all of us. 

I just returned from an amazing trip to New York City.

What’s unusual about this trip was that it was NOT business related at all. It was a treat to myself for my birthday.

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I stayed at a fancy hotel with a view of Central Park. I saw shows, saw friends, went to brunch, walked leisurely through Central Park, went shopping…AND paid for it all by myself.

That felt incredible.

In fact, when I checked into my room and looked out the window – directly across from me was the building where I temped at a law firm when I lived in NYC 13 years ago.

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I was a struggling actress working a day job barely making $20K per year…dreaming of living the “good” life.

And, now, here I was (am). Living. That. Dream. Consistently making in a month what I was making in a year then.

How cool is that? This is a full circle moment.

You may be surprised to know that just a mere 18 months ago I couldn’t have treated myself in this way. I was in major credit card debt ($30K), constantly trying to get out from under that weight and pressure. I was trying to take my business to the next level, pay my mortgage, serve others, live a joy-filled life…all the while struggling and hating myself for getting into that position.

I felt cursed. Often hopeless and definitely like a fraud.

So, what turned it around? Three things actually.

1 – COMMIT IN FULL

I had been working a part-time job two days a week for a number of years – earning enough to cover my basic necessities. It was my security. It was money I knew I had every month. And that gave me a sense of peace…but it also gave me a lot of frustration.

It wasn’t what I wanted to be doing. It was mindless work that took me away from what I really wanted to be doing – helping others through bodyheart.

In reality, it was my crutch. It allowed me to continue to play out the belief that I couldn’t do it on my own. That I was not capable.

The image I like to use to describe these years:

It was like I was a bird trying to take flight. My right wing flapping like crazy trying to get off the ground – wondering “Why can’t I fly? What am I doing wrong?”. Only to look around (a few years later) and discover that my left wing was holding firmly to the ground. Afraid to let go.

When I realized this, I knew it was time to go. It was time to take the leap and commit in full to bodyheart. To be ALL in.

This was terrifying for me… BUT I figured, if I failed miserably, the worst that would happen is I’d have to move home and live with my parents. Not ideal, but I wouldn’t be out on the street.

And, at the very least, I would know I had given it my all…and it just wasn’t meant to be.

Fortunately, that is not the case. Turns out, taking that leap was one of the absolute best decisions of my entire life. I now get to do what I love and serve fully in my practice – be it with my private clients, group clients, speaking gigs, on this blog and more.

Let me be clear – I am not advocating you leave your “day” job. This is my journey and I’m sharing what supported me.

Let me also be clear, that leaving that job wasn’t the trick. It was only the first step. The next and probably most impactful was…

2 – WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL COACH

This was another really scary moment for me. How could I justify paying to work with a coach when I was being “eaten alive” by credit card interest rates and high balances? How could I possibly do that?

Deep down, the real question was – how could I NOT do that?

I had done all I knew to get bodyheart to where it was at that point, so if I wanted it to be even better, I needed additional support. I bit the bullet and paid the fee to start working with a coach.

Another decision that fits into the “Best Decision Ever” category.

I’m serious. Through working with my coach I started to understand my own value. I formed a new relationship with money. I started to understand what it meant to be a leader and how to truly serve others. In fact, I experienced a whole different level of what service really means and looks like.

Powerful. So powerful that I am continuing to work with my coach now.

The last and final step for my upgrade on life was and continues to be…

3 – TAKE NEW AND DIFFERENT ACTION

I didn’t really love this one – especially in the beginning. This one was/is about taking action that feels uncomfortable. Doing the things that you don’t feel good at. The things that feel scary.

This is another reason why working with a coach is so valuable. Working with my coach, I had to do it. And when I was afraid I couldn’t, I had someone else guiding me, reminding me I could do it and that it would get easier.

This may surprise you, but I was very afraid of working with clients 1:1 in the beginning. It felt heavy and far more intimate than what I thought I could handle. I mean, who was I to work with someone that deeply? Who was I to think I had the capabilities to support someone at that level?

Looking back now, I laugh. Oh the silly things we tell ourselves to keep us safe & playing small!

Turns out I absolutely LOVE working with people one-on-one. Supporting them in bridging the gap from where they are to where they want to be.

I adore my clients. It’s an honor and a privilege to know them and support them in such a deep, intimate way.

But, I never would’ve known that had I not taken new and different action – and kept doing taking new and different action. Even when it was highly uncomfortable.

Upleveling your life isn’t for the weak and weary. It takes commitment, determination and support. (Tweet It Out!)

If you are in a moment of struggle – be it with your own career or finances or weight or relationship, are you willing to give yourself a glimmer of hope from my story? More importantly, are you willing to take on one or all of the steps I share above?

Tell me in the comments. I want to hear from you. What struck you most from reading this blog? What new and different action can you take today? How can you be ALL IN in whatever you are wanting?

As always, I appreciate you and so value your presence in this community.

With loving,

ps - Do you know about bodyheart for business owners? If you own a business or want to own one, this is a place where I share some of my favorite resources and learnings from building bodyheart. Check it out here. It’s free.


By: Amber Krzys




You May Not Know This About Me…

I am a pole dancer.

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It’s true. I have been for almost six years. Not professionally. Just for myself.

I reserve 2 hours a week for a date with myself – in a dark room with red lights and a pulsating beat where I am surrounded by the feminine. A sisterhood of women of all different shapes, sizes & ages showing up for one reason only – to turn ourselves on.

Now, NOT in the sense our society likes to reference with that phrase. When I say to turn ourselves on, I mean to light up. To feel alive. To connect. To heal.

This method of movement I take is called S Factor and was instrumental in my healing process with my body. The walls of that studio offered me so much support and, quite honestly, changed my life.

This is why I am incredibly honored to share Sheila Kelley, founder of S Factor herself, with you on our blog today. I invite you to get quiet, take in her words of wisdom, celebrate her in the comments and – if you feel so called – join me at her event in August. I will be there and would love nothing more than to connect and share in this experience with you.

Love,
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I Hate It…Being a Girl

 

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One of my favorite TV shows, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, is back on. I love it because movement is my bliss. Elevating the masculine and the feminine is my bliss. Seeing women and men dancing their bliss is perfection for me.

The gorgeous Christina Applegate was a guest judge during the auditions on the June 4th episode. A beautiful young girl named Dani Platz was filmed auditioning for the show. Before Dani performed her raw, ravishing, radiant dance, the cameras followed her as she told a personal story of her struggle with body image and an eating disorder. When the cameras cut back to Christina Applegate sitting at the judges’ panel, she whispered to the judge sitting next to her, “I hate it…just…being a girl. It’s hard.”

Amen, sister.

It’s hard being a woman. I used to hate my body too. When we as women hate our bodies, we judge and punish them, sometimes in indirect ways, like a silent disapproval, and other times in more direct ways, like an eating disorder.

I studied dance in college and my dance teacher used to tell us, “Your body is your temple, treat it that way.” That never resonated with me. It didn’t cause a mental shift, because all I could think was that my body is not an old building with straight lines and cold stone. No, my body is soft and circular, warm and flowing. My body to me, was more like a child. So I switched that image in my mind from a temple to a child.

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Your body is a child, treat it that way.

I’m a mother of two, a girl and a boy. I’m a lioness who’s fiercely protective of her cubs. I want them to eat the best foods. I want them to live full lives. I want them to be loving, creative, challenged, passionate, awakened and happy. These are the same things I want for myself, for my body, and for my life.

My body is my child and everything I do and say can harm her or empower her. (Tweet It Out!) This knowledge caused me to experience a shift that awakened me to the power of the feminine. Because a woman’s body is inherently loving, creative, challenged, passionate, awakened and happy. Look at little girls at play. It isn’t until we get older that we learn to hate our bodies.

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Right now, in this moment, I frickin’ love being a woman. I love my body. I love my emotions. I love my lumps and bumps, scars and cycles, vulnerabilities and feelings. I love being a woman so much I’ve dedicated my life to helping other women fall in love with their bodies through movement I call, S Factor. S for the natural round, curvy, circular shape of a woman’s body. A shape I’ve learned to embrace at any size, every weight, and any age. A shape that empowers me because I have experienced a shift that has awakened me to the knowledge that I am empowered by it.

Are you struggling to change your perception of your body? Are you dying to feel love for yourself? Have you been searching your entire life for a way to permanently shift your thinking as a woman, from judgment to love? Have you been beating your head up against a wall searching for that love externally? Only to find that you don’t measure up to magazines and celebrities and social pressure and stigma?

Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, you need only click your heels to unlock the power of the feminine. How do you click your heels?

You dance, of course!

When your feminine body moves naturally, she defines beauty and all judgment recedes. This is why dance is such a revered art form. This is why dance helped Dani Platz from So You Think You Can Dance find her way back into her body again.

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The feminine body is a gift. That’s what I’ve discovered. Movement has given me love of, compassion for, and pride in my body – something I never imagined I would evolve to.

Whatever you’re doing today, schedule a moment of movement. Whether it’s a dance in front of your mirror as you get ready, dancing with your kids as they play in the backyard, or something more…sexy. Shake what your momma gave you!

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Every day the world decides for women what sexy is and what sexy isn’t. Time for a new world, baby! The world of Sheila Kelley Live 2014! Where every woman will be cherished, nurtured, and celebrated. Global femme leader, Sheila Kelley, is credited with changing the lives of over 10,000 women worldwide through her S Factor method. Powerful women like Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres and Martha Stewart have brought Sheila Kelley S Factor to their audiences. The world’s leading self-help gurus, including Tony Robbins, have referenced Sheila’s S Factor movement as a way to transform your life, and Sheila’s groundbreaking TEDx talk has almost 300,000 YouTube views. The next opportunity to learn from Sheila will be at Sheila Kelley Live 2014, August 2 & 3 in California - an empowering, 2-day transformation event for woman of all ages, shapes and sizes. No judgment. Only love. You will fall in love with S Factor’s fitness and philosophy essentials designed by a woman, for women. Get ready to live more freely in your body, feel more radiant, and attract your life’s passion. Experience potent, powerful, ever-lasting and eternal feminine magic that will take your breath away. Sheila Kelley Live 2014

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By: Amber Krzys




Ever feel like you’re not part of the “in” crowd?

It may surprise you, but I feel that way more often than I’d like to admit. I’m actually more introverted than you may think.

In the video below I share a story of how I went from feeling insecure and not a part of the “in” crowd to fully embracing myself. See what caused my shift below.

Who knows who you may save by simply having the courage to be yourself. (Click to Tweet Yo!)

In the comments below I invite you to share your own stories of embracing your truth. Did someone support you the way they did in my story? Or, did you support someone else that way?

Tell me below.

With loving,

ps - I just made a special birthday announcement to the Rock Your Body Challenge VIP List yesterday. Don’t miss out, hop on the list here.

pps – Do you know about bodyheart for business owners? If you own a business or want to own one, this is a place where I share some of my favorite resources and learnings from building bodyheart. Check it out here. It’s free.


By: Amber Krzys




Progress Involves Risk

I finally did it. I am all moved into my new place and officially set up in my office – which I love so much. (See below. Ain’t she a beaut?)

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One of the things I love the most is the quote on the wall:

“Progress involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Frederick Wilcox (Tweet It Out Yo!)

I’m not even a huge sports fan, but to me, this quote represents the process we all go through as we claim the life of our dreams.

Many of us want all the cards lined up before we leap. We want to know how it’s gonna turn out.

Are we gonna make it to second base? If so, how quickly? By a landslide or just barely making it? Or will we make it at all?

We try to figure it all out so it feels safe. And that defeats the purpose. 

Progress involves risk. That’s it’s nature. Making more money, putting yourself back out into the dating world, losing weight and getting healthy – require RISK.

The more we can anticipate and embrace that risk, the better we can respond when it shows up. For risk’s loyal counterpart is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Fear of success.

And when we anticipate those showing up – we can work with them instead of against them. We can still hold our center and not waiver.

Today I invite you to take a look at your own life. Are you risking? My coach calls this living at your edge. For it is here that life is fully lived.

I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Where are you currently risking in your world? How can you amp it up? And, if you discover you have become comfortable and complacent, what can you do to progress?

Looking forward to seeing what you share.

With loving,

ps - I am making a special announcement to the Rock Your Body Challenge VIP List next week. I’m only sharing it with them. If you want to hear what it’s all about, hop on the list here.

pps – Do you know about bodyheart for business owners? If you own a business or want to own one, this is a place where I share some of my favorite resources and learnings from building bodyheart. Check it out here. It’s free.


By: Amber Krzys




Luxury or Necessity?

I’m back from my European adventure! Well, kinda.

I got in late last night and am spending today adjusting back to regular life. I set this up intentionally before I left – a gift of a day of nothing. Full white space on the calendar, instead of jumping right back in.

I find this incredibly valuable for my health on ALL levels… and I invite you to try it after you return from your next holiday. 

As magical as this trip has been, it has also provided some powerful lessons – especially around the importance of unplugging and taking time to just be. I’m still processing all of this and will most definitely be sharing more with you in the upcoming weeks.

For today, I wanted to tell you about a decision I made while away. This decision may sound simple or silly to you, but it really wasn’t to me.

I’ve decided to learn French!

french

No big deal on the surface. YET, if you go a little deeper, there’s a whole world of learning.

See, I’ve always wanted to learn a language other than English - BUT, I never made it important enough to do something about it. There always seemed to be a more pressing priority in the way. Something in my business or just the regular grind of life.

Taking on the project of learning a new language felt like a luxury instead of a necessity. Can you relate?

What’s that about? Why is it that something that causes our heart to sing – and get excited about life – feels like a luxury?

I love learning new things and yet, I don’t often give myself permission to do them. Some things on my list are:

French (and Italian!)
Photography
Rock Climbing
Salsa Dancing
Writing a Book
& more!

Today, I’m giving myself permission to take on one of these projects – along with all the fears and excitement and reward that comes with it. I’ve decided that my heart projects are just as important as paying my bills and walking my dogs.

In fact, I suspect they are even MORE important.

I’m curious about what’s on your list? What’s inside of you that you are putting on hold because it doesn’t feel important enough? Because it feels like a luxury?

I invite you to share your heart-project list in the comments below and maybe even give yourself permission to take on one of them today too.

Why not? Life is short – so take this as a nudge to live more fully who you are.

I’m so excited to see your heart projects and celebrate them with you.

Love,

ps - I am making a special announcement to the Rock Your Body Challenge VIP List in the next few weeks. I’m only sharing it with them. If you want to hear what it’s all about, hop on the list here.

pps – I am kicking off summer with Erin Stutland’s Say It, Sweat It, Get It Free Challenge. If you haven’t signed up for that yet, what are you waiting for? Do it now.


By: Amber Krzys


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