Hi there beautiful! Ahhh another beautiful week! Another week to dream, set goals and then go after those goals with all of your beautiful energy from within! I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve forgotten to keep you updated! Here goes~Your weekly motivation!
I have two clients right now that I’m working with almost daily without charge. One is a woman who did a private retreat with me last year and the other is a huge supporter of mine whom I’ve never met. I don’t do this often in fact, if you would have said to me 6 years ago that I would be stretching my time to help two women without pay, I would have laughed, out loud! One has lost her mother and quite honestly is in need of emotional support that I don’t see her getting. She has a tremendous weight upon her hands and is trying to mourn at the same time. The other is a woman I’ve spoke to once but never met. She is what I call an empath and does not even know it! She gives and gives of herself and can sometimes be taken advantage of.
I didn’t always have compassion for others. In fact, I had very little! It took loosing everything I had to gain the strength to get outside of myself long enough to place others before myself! A few years back, I lost ALL of my money! I went from 2Million dollars to being overdrawn by $2000 in my checking account! At that same time, I broke my foot and gained around 50lbs! Going from pin up status to hiding out in my home from embarrassment & fear became a VERY real daily life experience! After all, what would people think if they saw “the detox Queen” wearing a size bla bla bla! My monkey mind had the best of me and to be honest with you, at times I even thought of taking my own life.
I had no money, no self esteem and everything I had built my world upon up until that point was gone! Then things changed! I held a workshop one day in my kitchen. So many women showed up that I had to make space in other rooms of my house to seat them! My little YouTube channel I had created (while my foot was broken) began to take off! I was sharing my recipes and also my pain! My analytics went from a 90% male following to 60/40/ 60% women & 40% men! The women were actually opening up to me because I SHARED MY PAIN! I SHARED MY HEART AND I HUMBLED MYSELF BY SHOWING THEM I WAS HUMAN! Many women were seeing me for the first time with weight on my body & chubby cheeks. Some were cruel, others wrote me long letters of compassion and many began to hire me. I finally had the compassion to understand their struggle with weight issues, financial burdens and heartache! It was the first time in my life I realized that I was MORE (much more than just a body! I had a new lease on life & several reasons to live! As I worked with these women I realized that my passion in life had become my dream career! I had found my life’s calling and compassion had found me!
For your self esteem! Heres a fun thing I “got” to do! Notice I didnt say had to do! I was invited to model with my friend Tania for a fashion show! We modeled a sexy Brazilian athletic line called Vestem! Vestem has beautiful sexy athletic wear! We had wine and food and it was a packed house! We were the only “thirty somethings” in the group of girls that modeled! I found that to be inspiring and the connection with the other ladies empowering! Give it up for some girl power and a boosted self esteem!
How about a lilttle health & yoga MOJO!
I recently returned to the mat and I cannot say enough praise about yoga! Yoga is my moving meditation, the arms that keep me warm at night, my everything! A lil MOJO for the foodie in you!!! motivation, check out my latest video at the link above the photo below! Just click on my “pretty lil pic” 🙂 Have the BEST weekend EVER! Here is the link-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCx0hs8Qn7M
We are amidst a total solar eclipse! The intentions we set today & tomorrow set us on a path of following those intentions for the next six months! Technically speaking we should have set the course Sunday evening however it’s not to late!
How did you speak to your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend today?
How did you engage with your children?
Did you move your body?
I set an intention last week to get back to my yoga practice daily for the next 6 months! Knowing that yesterday, today and tomorrow are VITAL for me laying the groundwork, I followed through!
It’s common to be pulled into meekness, negative habits and poor health patterns during this time! It’s common for a lot of “stuff” to come up! Don’t get sucked in! Eat clean foods that aren’t packaged! Hit the gym! Get outside and breathe! No matter what happens remember you are not alone! If you had a tough time today plan on tomorrow being a better day! Be gentle & nourish yourself with Epsom salt baths, by eating light and tuning into your bodies needs! I for one find yoga incredibly restoring! As you and I both know, yoga is NOT for tightening up your ass! It’s for getting your head out of it! 😉
I love you & I’m rooting for you every step of the way! Andrea
Andrea L Cox is the owner of The Healthy Haven & www.alkalizewithandrea.com (Detox, Yoga, Juice fast & Raw Food Educational Retreats!)
Andrea is a fitness model turned health coach who has written two books on the raw vegan healthy detoxing lifestyle! Known as “The Detox Queen” She has taken the media by storm & has an impressive social media following with her YouTube channel surpassing 2 million views & her personal Facebook page alone having 20,000 people!
Andrea has appeared on numerous news stations TV shows and magazine publications in her hometown of Dayton Ohio and now where she lives in San Diego! She has also had national media coverage! Her retreats have become a destination health vacation for several Hollywood celebrities!
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