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Mind Body Connection, does it matter to you?

I have an honest question for you?

Do you think that the mind body connection matters in your life?

As most of you know, I recently opened a small studio style gym in my town. I have met some really incredible people over the 2 weeks we have been open, I mean some really great people. Some completely new faces, some I’ve seen around and some I’ve known for years.

I have seen all these incredible faces show up for one purpose, to train their physical bodies.

I have often wondered their why? What is the reason behind them being there to put their bodies through physical movement, not always fun, sometimes quite intense.

My goal is to find out their why’s, as we get to know each better, as we spend more time together. I hope to be more then their trainer, to be a good listener, to be a support team for more than telling them how many reps they have left of an exercise.

Is the why behind them being there anchored in a really healthy place of self love? Is it due to mis-guided disgust or hatred for their bodies, is it because they believe being physically fit is an important piece in their overall well being?

I believe the why is where the mind body connection comes in and can be an incredibly powerful tool for good.

I am surprised at how often I hear “I hate working out, but I do it so I don’t get fat” or something similar. I have even heard professionals, trainers refer to things in a negative way such as torture, no pain no gain, etc.

Hearing these things always stops me and sends a jolt through me. How can doing something negative (tortuous, painful) be good for you? At least if thats what the mind believes it to be.

What would happen if our mindsets about our bodies changed, if our thoughts about physical movement and exercise changed for the better?

I can tell you from my experience that when I have a healthy mindset my workouts are fueling, feeding my body not depleting.

My energy levels are higher.

My recovery is better.

My life overall is smoother.

I understand not everyone is aware of their mindset regarding their bodies, their physical movement and that there is a powerful connection of mind and body. I get that. I hope to change that.

So, let me ask you again, because I want to know your thoughts.

Is the mind-body connection important to you?

Why? Whether yes or no, why?

Your input will be so helpful for me to have a deeper understanding, to be a better listener, a better connector, a better support!

Share your comments or contact me and share them with me privately. I would love any insights you all have.

Thanks in advance!

Whose Got My Back??

The Universe is AMAZING.

Have you ever had those times when something shows up out of the blue and everything seems to fall right into place?

You know, when you don’t really have to even try very hard to make something happen?

This has been the situation for me over the past month and half.

I decided in January that my best friend Amber and I were going to go into business together and open a small studio style gym and the UNIVERSE has shown up in incredible ways since.

Since saying YES, despite the reasons not to, the unknowns, the fears, everything has fallen into place almost seamlessly.

Now, I know enough about the Universe and its Laws to know that this wasnt a random thing that just fell into my lap, although it feels that way.

In fact, I think I’ve been getting prepared for this for quite a while in small and simple ways that didn’t make sense to me at the time.

I keep hearing this little chant my son, Caydens, basketball team says at the beginning of every game running through my head.

While the other teams players are being introduced Cayden’s team gets in a circle with him in the center. Cayden starts out softly saying saying “whose got my back” while the team replies weve got your back” and he continues while getting louder each time until it’s a full blown chant the crowd can hear. It’s really an awesome way to get the team energy going from the start.

I keep hearing those words “whose got my back?” “I’ve got your back” chanting in my head.

The UNIVERSE really does have my back, and yours too.

Do you believe that? Do you feel that?

If you don’t I would love to work with you, in a Simply Healed Energy Session to get your energy clear so YOU too can experience the magical feeling of being supported.

I am still offering B1G1 FREE sessions through February, my expression of love to you. You can purchase that <HERE>

How do you get yourself to a place you feel the Universe, God, your friends and family all GOT YOUR BACK?

Book your B1G1 Free session(s) and find out!

February, how I’m showing my love

FEBRUARY, LOVE MONTH.

Isnt February a great month? It is for me, its a month to demonstrate and to receive more LOVE.

I know there a lot of Valentines Day haters out there.

What if you focused more on just giving and receiving more love rather than on a specific relationship, or lack there of. Doesn’t that change your energy around it?

I love the energy of February, the whole focus of LOVE……

So, I wanted to show a little love to all of you during this month by offering a 2 for 1 SPECIAL the entire month of February!

What does this mean?

It means you get 2 FULL 50 minutes sessions for the price of ONE, $125.

Heres how this will work.

Q) Who can use the 2 for 1 Special?

A) You can use both sessions for yourself, one for you and share the second, or give both sessions to the people you love, the choice is yours.

You will have 6 months to use both sessions.

Q) How do I book a session once I buy the 2 for 1 special?

A) It’s super easy to schedule your sessions.

Once you purchase the 2 FOR 1 Special you will receive an email with a scheduling link that takes you right to my online calendar, you choose a day and time that works best for you and wha-la, you are ready to go! (Don’t worry if you lose the link, just shoot me an email and I am happy to give it to you again ;))

Q) What if I have never had a Simply Healed session before?

A) No problem, you will love your session AND this is the perfect opportunity for you to try it out. You can shoot me a quick email a day or two ahead of your first session with any questions and your intention for the session.

If you don’t love it, I will refund you for the second session no questions asked.

Q) How do I take advantage of this awesome special

A) Go <HERE> to purchase your 2 for 1 sessions and you will be sent a link directly to your email that takes you to my online scheduler to schedule them at your convenience.

I have set my intention to give and receive more LOVE this February and am really excited to see what unfolds.

How will you experience more LOVE this month? Comment below or on my FB page.

Hugs,

Lacey

My daily regimen to enjoy a healthy winter.

Wow, middle of January already!

I dont know about you and where you live but it seems EVERYONE I talk to to has someone in their family who has been hit with the flu. It seems to be making its way everywhere.

Our family was hit with it too, sort of. Not this full blown nasty bug that is keeping people down all week or hospitalizing them but we have had our share of it.

At first I got upset and blamed myself for this as I ‘know better’. You see, we got lax over here in our precautions and not being proactive in keeping healthy.

I quickly realized that wasn’t going to do my family any good and decided to take action and steps NOW to keep it at away and I want to help you too.

Here is my personal regimen for staying healthy this winter. I believe it is important to safeguard ourselves and do all we can to stay healthy.

1 ) Take Vitamin C daily. Our family likes the Emergen-C

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2)   Drink plenty of water. I know this can be harder in the winter when it’s cold but focus on getting at LEAST half your body weight in ounces.

3)  Take a good probiotic. I personally love doTerra’s children’s PB assist jr. It is a powder that I just put directly under my tongue and let dissolve. Bonus, it tastes good too.

You can order this directly here: my.doterra.com/laceysherwood or if you are a local Las Cruces person, I am happy to add this to my order and you can purchase directly from me without paying for shipping.

(I am a doTerra Wellness Advocate)

4) We, here at my house, also have started taking echinacea on a daily basis.

Echinacea is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. A meta-analysis of data from the University of Connecticut showed Echinacea may reduce the likelihood of getting a common cold by over half. Even more promising, it also reduced the duration of common colds by over a day on average.

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5)   I also take, and have started having my family take, OnGuard, EVERY DAY! This is the pro-active part I had gotten away from and have re-committed to doing to ensure my family’s best health and immunity.

Again, you can order this here:  my.doterra.com/laceysherwood or I am happy to order for locals and keep you from paying shipping.

On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.* As one of doTERRAs best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.* doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function.* It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. www.doterra.com/laceysherwood

(I am a doTerra Wellness Advocate)

6)   Move your body. It is important to incorporate plenty of movement into your daily life to keep things flowing and flushing out of the body.

Find a way to move, even if you can’t get outside for a walk.

Find a yoga video on YouTube or download a workout and do at home, it doesn’t matter how you move, just MOVE! Your body will thank you.

Best to all of you. Wishing you a happy healthy January!

Why I don’t make a New Year Resolution

I love this time of year. New beginnings, saying goodbye to a year and hello to a new one.

This time of year has a natural energy of wanting to better one self, to improve and reach new heights.

I love that energy. I find myself cleaning things out (physically, mentally and emotionally) to make room for the new.

But.How many times has the start of a new year rolled around, you set these grand resolutions to do better, be better and by mid April youve forgotten all about them?

If you are anything like the majority of the rest of us it happens more often than not.

This isn’t because the resolutions you have made aren’t good ones and worthy of being finished.

I believe not reaching your goals or completing your resolutions happens for a couple of reasons, three of them being:

1-Your resolution is broad and you haven’t set up the structure and steps to successfully put you on track to carry it out.

2-Your resolution is something you feel you should do but you really don’t have a concrete, supportive why backing it up.

3- You have set ONE resolution and don’t have any way to really measure if you are on the track or you simply get bored with it and stop trying.

This is why I have decided NOT TO SET A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION in the traditional sense.

Instead I have goal(s) written down that I then I break  down into monthly focuses to keep me on track, motivated and excited. This is way more fun and do-able for me.

Each month, I set up a focus, intention, action step that aligns with the bigger goal I have and I spend all month really focusing on doing that one thing and doing it well.

I be sure to make the focus something I can measure and therefore celebrate. Celebrating your success is a HUGE factor in your happiness but that’s for another day 😉

Small shifts make BIG change.

For example. My January Focus is MORE water, LESS sugar.

Now, if I make this a focus without having a plan to follow to achieve it chances are I won’t be very successful. So, I am using the MyFitnessPal app to track my water intake and food intake.

Being accountable to input what goes into my mouth I am less likely to grab that hershey kiss  and more likely to grab my filled water bottle.

By focusing on one or two simple things each month I will have made some pretty significant changes in my life by the end of 12 months.

This feels lighter and exciting than simply making a New Years Resolution to “be healthier”, “be more generous”,  “be more connected” or
“get finances in order”.

These are all really great desires and goals but without a measurable way to reach them they are just words.

Let me leave you with my tips as you create your New Year goals.

1-Choose a goal that excites you and that you are really anchored into. Your why or reason for it must be solid.

2-Focus on one month at a time. What is ONE thing you can change this month that gets you closer to your goal. Don’t get caught up in all the many things you would need to change or do differently to reach your goal. Keep it simple and focus on one or two things each month.

3-Celebrate. Celebrate your success along the way. This keeps you motivated and you deserve to be celebrated!

If you need help goal setting and getting energetically connected to your goals or monthly focus you can schedule a SimplyHealed goal setting/energy session with me <HERE>.

I will help you get all set up and ready to go this year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Christmas Bells are Ringing…

Don’t you just LOVE Christmas music? I do, I feel so much joy as I hear it all around me.

How are you holding up this month with all the hustle and bustle?

Yesterday my mentor Carolyn sent out an email with a list of Holiday Affirmations that you can print off to read each day or select a few that resonated with you to really focus on this month.

If you don’t know who Carolyn Cooper is or have ever followed her, you totally should! She is the Creator and CEO of SimplyHealed and is so down to earth, fun, and full of great insight and tips.

You can check out her full blog post with all the Affirmations <here>

I love this idea. Reading through them I noticed which ones I needed a little boost on. These were 2 of them.

  • I carry the light of the season with me everywhere I go.
  • I take in the sights, sounds, smells of Christmas and share the joy with others.

What kind of boost do you need to raise your vibration this Holiday Season?

Create your own personalized Affirmation, heres how:

*Recognize in what way you feel burdened, worn out or something you dread.

i.e: I feel stressed and overwhelmed by all the activities and events I must attend. I feel anxious about being around so many people.

*Get clear on how you would LIKE to feel instead about whatever it is.

i.e: I would like to be excited, energized, organized and looking forward to all my obligations.

* Using the present tense of I AM create affirmation(s) that encompasses how you want to feel.

i.e: I am able and confident in my abilities to prioritize and get done all things in their proper order. I am excited about the activities I choose to be involved in. I experience Joy and happiness as I engage in events with my loved ones.

Once you have your handwritten Affirmation(s) place them someplace you are bound to see multiple times a day. In the dash of your car, your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, etc.

Breathe in and out as you repeat your affirmation throughout the day and experience for yourself the power of words….

Share with me your experience, I would love to hear about it.

 

What it is I do and why now is a good time to try it out!

I hope all my US friends and family had a blessed Thanksgiving.

My family went to Arizona and enjoyed our time with extended family. We ate way too much good food, did some Black Friday shopping, played games and just enjoyed each others company. It was a beautiful trip.

Ive recently been asked What is it that you do? by a few people and it got me thinking.

I think a lot of you probably know what it is I do, what Energy Healing is, but I believe there are probably a percentage of you that don’t so I am talking to you.

I have heard it called Energy Healing, Energy Coaching, Energy work, and the all to funny ‘woo-woo’ work. HaHa.

Let me assure you there is nothing woo-woo about the modality I use EVERY SINGLE DAY, Simply Healed.

I use muscle testing to read energy, sort of scan the body and then we clear any blocks, emotions or stuck energy so everything is flowing and functioning 100%.

A very simple way to think about it would be like updating the software program on your computer.

Over time computers begin to run slower, they get sluggish and aren’t as responsive, they need updating or a reboot.

That’s what I do for the Energy Systems of the body. Reboot, update, clean up and get them running optimally. Awesome right?!

I absolutely love seeing clients get results like:

  • Being more at peace
  • Having more clarity and direction
  • Clearing money blocks
  • Mending broken relationships
  • Losing weight, healing relationship with their bodies
  • Clearing blocks in business
  • Healing childhood trauma
  • Reaching their goals, personal and business
  • Eliminating negative emotions and moving beyond fears

AND SO MUCH MORE! 

You should know there are many different Energy Healing modalities out there these days. (some of them very woo-woo)

I had previously been trained in a few other modalities prior to Simply Healed. I will never go back. You can read more about Simply Healed and the FAQ’s HERE

Simply Healed is so..well, SIMPLE. Using this technique I have been able to clear and help myself, my family and TONS of clients with many varying issues without needing anything woo-woo. 😉

If you have never experienced Simply Healed, you should! You wont regret it.

In the Spirit of Giving this Christmas Season I want to give back. I want to express through service my gratitude for this Amazing Blessing in my life.

Here’s how…..

The first 10 people to respond will receive a complimentary 15 minute Simply Healed Laser session with me.

This is not a coaching or mentoring call (which I offer too), this is an ENERGY CLEARING call!!

Woot Woot!!!

Not one of the first 5?! Dont worry, Ive got you covered too.

I will be offering 30 minute Laser sessions all month of December for just $25 for new clients, thats a savings of $50!!!!!!

What is your most pressing pain point? Let’s address it, let’s clear it! Let me help you be done with it once and for all.

You will be surprised just how much we are able to shift in just 30 minutes. Trust me, its phenomenal.

Here is how this works.

Go <HERE> to my scheduler, if you are one of the first 10 people to schedule it is FREE. After that the sessions will be 30 minutes and $25.

Looking forward to working with you 🙂

How do YOU nourish your soul?

I love to workout, to get that rush of endorphins, to sweat, to be sore and to push my limits.

I get a natural high off of being physical. Whether it’s a hike, a volleyball game, a great weighted workout. I have even learned to get that high from doing yoga.

One thing I have learned to be as important as exercising my body is fueling, nourishing my soul.

This doesn’t come as easy or fun for me.

It’s work, it takes work for me to nourish my soul. I think in years past I have really judged how I have done this.

Just like I use to feel if I didn’t leave my workout dripped in sweat it didn’t really count, I think I have judged how I have fed my soul.

It didn’t count if it wasn’t through sincere, intense scriptures or prayer. It didn’t count if I didn’t get the warm fuzzies all over or it didn’t count if I didn’t bend over backwards in service for someone else.

That measure of success can sure leave a girl feeling blah and never quite up to par.

I have since learned that I can nourish my soul in many ways and that they vary depending on where I am in life, what my struggles are and that its OK to step outside the box a little.

I’ve never liked living IN the box.

So, what does COUNT?

For me, it’s anything that lightens my spirit, lifts my soul. Anything that brings a sense of joy, enlightenment or a desire to expand my being.

I am currently getting my spiritual high through asking questions, asking a lot of questions and opening the space for truth, for light for answers.

I am also nourishing my soul with hope filled books, stories and drawing on others experiences to anchor in truth.

This isn’t always my go-to. Sometimes it does look like scripture, meditation, music, prayer etc.

What do you do to nourish your soul?

I would love to hear what works for you. Are there specific things you do regularly?

4 weeks post surgery, what I have learned

4 weeks post surgery….

I had shoulder surgery 4 weeks ago today to repair 3 tears and fix the impingement problem in my shoulder.

This is what I heard prior to and continually after surgery

“LONG….HARD recovery.” “Hardest surgery to recover from” “Most painful surgery” “6 months to a Year for Full recovery”.

I went to physical therapy yesterday and this is what I heard

“You are doing AMAZING” “WAY ahead of the curve” “I haven’t ever seen someone at this point so soon after surgery” “What we are having you do isn’t usually until week 3 of phase 2” (I technically have 2 weeks of phase 1 still, meaning 5 weeks ahead)

Well that was fun to hear and a huge ego boost, initially. I went home feeling super awesome, sore from how much we did in therapy, but awesome.

Throughout the day I began pondering this and why it was so drastically different from what I was told I would experience.

I would like to think its because I am Wonder Woman…..but……I am all about asking questions lately and being a truth seeker so feeding my ego just wasn’t going to satisfy me, not today.

In my asking and seeking this is what I have discovered. Three things that have created my success thus far. 

  1. Pre-surgery condition. I am an active person, I live an active life and I love it. I am usually pretty good at taking care of my body through excercise, nutrition, etc.
    Many have said this “you will bounce back quicker than most because you are in such good shape.” While I believe this has its place in my recovery I believe it is only part of it.
  2. My mentality, my drive for the outcome I desired. I heard what everyone said about recovery, heck, I believed it briefly. Don’t misunderstand that the pain wasn’t big and real at the beginning. I wasn’t like some super human who had no pain ;). It was there, it was real and I actually lived on pain medicine the entire first week BUT I knew my goal, what I wanted to experience and stayed focused on that; 100% healing. 100% function.
  1. Proper and Adequate rest. What I mean by proper is, rest without guilt, without judgment and beating myself for needing and wanting it.

I used to believe that pain medicine and not being able to push through made me weak. I HATED pain medicine, I HATED having to rest.

I dont know exactly what changed, other than having more self-love, that led to a different mentality but I fully accepted that pain medicine, rest and care had its place, its purpose, and it didnt mean I was weak. (What an unsupportive way of thinking that has probably led to more physical harm on my body than positivity).

Be tough, push through, no pain-no gain, right?!?

I adopted new truths and beliefs over the years, unknowingly through my inner work, and my experience was completely different than any other time in my life.

I rested, LOTS, when my body told me to rest.

I accepted help, something else that has meant I was weak in the past.

I let go of any guilt about what I couldnt do. Which has meant my children have really had to step up to the plate to fill in the gaps of what mom usually does.

Guess what, they have!

I had no judgments on self, regarding the above……this was HUGE.

I believe this change from within has been the biggest catalyst for my speedy recovery.

My intention in sharing my success is not to feed my ego.

My intention is that any of you who may have suffer from tough man syndrome (a term I made up) may see the beauty in gentle, kind, patient self love and choose to be a little less hard on yourself today!

You are doing AMAZING, you are ENOUGH just as you are and you are LOVED.

I challenge you to question your thoughts, question your beliefs, question why you do what you do, question everything!

Questioning everything has been so eye opening for me, so freeing and takes a TON of courage.

Know you are loved, I love each of you.

Be a little more gentle with yourself, show a little more compassion today and make today beautiful, just like you.

Afraid of being your best?

Have you ever felt afraid of being your best?

Have you ever hid from truth? Hid from your talents and gifts?

I have. In fact I have been doing that very thing the past few months.

I dont know how to say this other than I have betrayed my authentic self. I have steered away from the things that light me up. I haven’t been coming from a heart place but more of a mental place.

I apologize, I apologize to you and to myself for not staying true.

Earlier this year I came face to face with some of the hardest challenges I have ever experienced.

I felt my world go dark.

Everything I thought I knew, every belief I built my life on came into question and my world went dark.

For months, I couldn’t see through the darkness. I couldn’t see my way out. I couldn’t see the light.

That was the most scared I have ever felt.

I thought to survive I needed to steer clear of any and all things spiritual , it hurt too bad, until I found my way again. Until I could see truth.

I dabbled in this thing and that thing, teaching more and more about mindset and habits, considered quitting all together and doing real estate with my husband. I even went back to my old roots of physical fitness and threw out an idea for a 12 week program focusing on body, nutrition and exercise.

I tried everything to stay away from connecting back with spirit and truth.

Guess how that has worked out for me? Not so well 😉

My passion, my gifts, my talents, although I am a lover of fitness, lie in the more spiritual nature of our beings.

Being connected to your higher self. Aligning energy to assist and support you in living your authentic self, your soul purpose. And most importantly simplifying life, struggles, challenges and bringing it all back to LOVE, bringing you back to a place of LOVE.

THIS IS MY SOUL PURPOSE.

I remember now. I recommit now.

I ask for your forgiveness as I have recently not served you all from my heart space.

As I continue on this journey in coming back to LOVE I hope you will join me, walk with me and share the joys of Your journey with me.

I Love my tribe, thank you for being you and shining your brilliance in the world!

Love,
Lacey