Make FUN a priority this Summer

by Aimee Serafini on June 14, 2015

14928176288_d37b08e9f2_m flickrHappy Summer!

Hope you are having a great summer so far and are making sure to schedule in a lot of fun for you and your family/friends.

I am excited to be going to one of my very good friend’s wedding this week out in LA and already had a great time at the bachelorette party in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. After the wedding I’ll be visiting another friend up in Santa Barbara and she is always a blast.

It took some dedicated planning on my part to make sure that I can work minimally during those couple weeks out west. If I don’t plan, I just end up working every day through my vacation. Not so relaxing.

I have realized that as much fun as it is to be spontaneous, if you don’t plan the fun in your life, it tends to not happen nearly as much as we’d like it to.

So my question for you is have you taken the time to plan in fun events, weekends, and playdates for yourself throughout the summer? Or has it been all about the family vacation? Or shuttling kids around for their fun? Do you have time dedicated espeically to spending time in nature?

Let us know in the comments below.

Make yourself a priority! Summer comes and goes more quickly each year.

Would you choose Beautiful or Average?

by Aimee Serafini on April 19, 2015

If you had to choose, would you identify yourself as Beautiful or Average?

This is the question that women in a handful of big cities around the word were asked…to choose to walk through a door that said “Beautiful” or one that was labeled “Average” – in this campaign for Dove.

Guess which most women chose?

Yep, Average.

Some chose the Average door day after day.

While I am not surprised, it is kind of sad isn’t it, that we have agreed to limit ourselves, especially in our own mind.

Mostly because fashion designers wanted their clothes to look on the runway like they would on the hanger, and so wanted clothes- hanger-type models.

And it changes all the time. Remember before JLo, nobody wanted a big butt, now many people do. In Asia, most women want very pale skin, while we in the west want to tan.

I think one of the big reasons too is because we don’t want others to think we think we are beautiful. Then we might sound arrogant or stuck up. Then they might not like us!

So many judgments and most of them not very empowering.

My question for you is, are you ready to start accepting that you are beautiful, no matter what, and projecting that?

I’m not saying to go around proclaiming how beautiful you are to anyone in ear shot, but having that inner belief that who you are right now is beautiful, and all the things that you think “beautiful people” get, that you deserve them too.

Leave your comments, thoughts, and a-has below.

PS. If you like energy healing, then I highly recommend giving Tarek Bibi’s interview a listen, he does a group clearing for everyone on letting go of the blocks that keep us stuck in feeling average. Really fun interview too.

Why doesn’t this __(self-growth technique/program)__ work for me?

January 18, 2015

I know all of you are part of this community because you know your life can be even better, that there is more out there for you, and it’s a matter of finding or discovering what that is for you and releasing any blocks holding you back. And so many of you try different techniques […]

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What are you NOT thankful for?

November 23, 2014

As we near the American holiday of Thanksgiving this Thursday, many of you will be focusing on what you are thankful for. And if not American, you have heard often to focus on the positive. While I try to do the same thing, I think ignoring or dismissing what we aren’t thankful for is actually […]

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Do you have self-compassion for all that you’ve been through?

October 19, 2014

Today I’d like to introduce you to SELF-COMPASSION taught in a special way.. Edward Mannix has a NEW approach to creating a life of self-love, acceptance, and happiness. It’s called The Compassion Key. He has found through his extensive studies, self-work, and working with many others that giving yourself compassion for all that you’ve been […]

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Worry or get excited about money?

October 12, 2014

Continuing with your backstage access to special speakers from Season 2 of Love Myself Love My Life (you can still register for full access by clicking on that link), I’d like to introduce you to someone pretty special. I know a lot of you don’t have time to listen to all the speakers or may not want […]

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Self-Critical?

October 5, 2014

I mentioned last that we are kicking off Season 2 of Love Myself Love My Life this week (you can still register to get the reminders about each new speaker through the above link). But I know a lot of you don’t have time to listen to them all, and may not want daily emails […]

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Sneak Peek

September 25, 2014

We are ramping up for Season 2 of Love Myself Love My Life, yay, where we talk to 12 selected experts about how we can love and accept ourselves more. It starts October 5th. Because my peeps get first dibs, I wanted to give you a sneak peek on the first interview with Rhonda Britten. […]

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Chatting with Your Higher Self

September 15, 2014

I was recently introduced to a guided meditation of sorts in which you imagine you are in a sitting in a beautiful garden overlooking a gorgeous view (I chose Lake Tahoe) and there are flowers and warm sun and pleasant chirping…and you see a person walking up to you and you know you are happy […]

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Finding the Support You Need

August 26, 2014

This weekend I’m off to Floyd, VA for the YogaJam – a 3-day festival with yoga, music, and local organic foods. I’ll be camping with Maiyah Olivas – some of you may recognize her as one of three experts who created the Get Slim & Stay There program with Carol Look and myself. I wouldn’t […]

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Puppy Break!

August 12, 2014

My neighbors have a new puppy, so cute. She’s a cockadoodle retriever. I just made that name up – but she is golden retriever, poodle, and cocker spaniel. SOOOO CUTE. They asked me if I would be able to let her out a couple times a day on the days their schedules keep them from […]

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What recharges you?

July 30, 2014

Hi [First Name] – Just got back from my 3 week vacation to Maine, New Hampshire, and Nova Scotia. I got to meet in person and spend 5 days with the beautiful Carol Look, at her cabin in the New Hampshire woods. Although I’ve talked with her on the phone a hundred times, this is […]

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Feeling meh?

June 28, 2014

Over the years I have been asked many times by people what to do when they feel kinda flat. Like their life is going, but they don’t feel passion or purpose. Just kinda meh. My answer is generally the same for everyone. Start thinking about others. And by others I don’t mean your husband or […]

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Check out all these women dancing

June 9, 2014

In my newsfeed I got a link to a recent video of Sir Mix-a-lot performing his iconic song “Baby’s Got Back” with the Seattle Symphony. It made me happy and sad to watch this video. 1) Happy because it’s a fun song, and he invites audience members on the stage who dance wholeheartedly despite having […]

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Summer is the best!

June 3, 2014

Yay summer! Hope you have some fun plans. In July I’m going to be visiting Maine, New Hampshire, and Nova Scotia, visiting friends in all those places. I’ve never been to those states, so I am excited. I also have some personal goals that I want to accomplish. One thing Is a project I’m working […]

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Summer of Love

May 21, 2014

Happy Summer! (or winter for our Aussie/Kiwi friends) I am grateful that you are part of this community, because you are one of the few who realizes how important loving and accepting yourself are to your happiness. A lot of people don’t get that, they think if they work on the money, the man, the […]

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What does Having it All mean to you?

May 13, 2014

Today in a short video interview I was in, I was asked what does “Having it All” mean for me? I thought it was a great question, because while we all kind of think that’s what we are reaching for, we probably don’t even really know what it is. Typically you think of the perfect […]

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What messages are you ignoring in your life?

April 30, 2014

Think of something you wish you could wave a magic wand and get rid of in your life. Could be something big (debt!) or something small (a bothersome colleague). If you truly want it to go away, then you need to do one very important thing or it will dig in its heels (possibly appearing […]

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Trusting your Intuition about Healers

April 21, 2014

There are a lot of healers using a lot of different healing modalities out there. Some of them work for me, some of them don’t, and I’m betting you have experienced great results sometimes and so-so or non-existent results other times. So how do you know what to try? Is it by the number of […]

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How Sabotage Helps You

April 9, 2014

Most of us, and especially those of you in our community, know that life is pretty amazing when we can allow ourselves to fully enjoy it. And we know the biggest problem is we get in our own way. So we tend to get frustrated with ourselves for our blocks and limiting beliefs. And want […]

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