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Biggest Loser Resort in Chicago is Calling Me

by Evolving Stacey on April 18, 2014

My inner wisdom is telling me to go to the Biggest Loser Resort in Chicago. This is a very strong calling. Here’s why…

Whoosh. After spending the day yesterday with Christine Arylo and soul sister Melisa, I woke up today ready to take on The Love Club‘s Self Trust Adventure. It’s so raw…that I feel naked sharing it with you. Thank you for witnessing my truth.

Christine Arylo + Stacey Hoffer

Brief overview of the adventure:

  • Admit the self sabotaging choice.
  • Tell the story.
  • Forgive yourself.

Here I go…

The Self Sabotaging Choice…

I made a choice (and continue to make the choice) to IGNORE my unhealthy eating habits (over-eating) and do nothing about it.

The Story…

1. It was not the best choice for me because I felt: all alone with my problem.
2. I made the choice because I listened to: the media telling me I had no will power…and that it was all my fault.
3. I made the choice because: I lacked the knowledge on how to get help (and lacked the knowledge on how to pay for the help I needed).
4. I made the choice because I felt: powerless.
5. I made it even though I really knew: I had a problem I could not control.
6. I made it even though I really felt: compelled to change my behavior.
7. I didn’t trust myself enough to: take action.
8. Had I trusted myself, I would have: found a program to go to that gave me the time and space I needed to truly shift my eating patterns and eating behaviors.
9. My Inner Wisdom knows (even if it sounds crazy): I need to go away (remove myself from my day to day life) to truly focus on taking care of my body.

Biggest Loser Resort Chicago

10. My Inner Wisdom knows a small but mighty action I can take to move towards this truth is: Contacting the Biggest Loser Resort in Chicago to see if they are interested in building a blogging/social media partnership with me.

The Forgiveness,
A Letter From My Inner Wisdom…

DEAR STACEY,

You are doing the best you can with what you have to work with. You were not taught to trust yourself in regards to food and exercise, and this is why you couldn’t and can’t make the best choices for yourself at this time.

You are choosing to take a big stand for trust by TRANSFORMING this junk into LOVE using the power of self-compassion and self-forgiveness.

Forgive yourself Stacey for not trusting your own power to mindfully choose to eat healthy and clean. Which led to learning lazy and unhealthy eating habits.

For a long time now, you have clearly been aware of your inner wisdom asking you – BEGGING YOU – to eat healthy and clean and to move your body. But for the past six months you have been ignoring your inner knowing – your inner voice.

YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TAKING ACTION. You have not been trusting yourself enough to take action.

You didn’t know that you needed to trust yourself and ACT ON that trust no matter what, and now you do.

I love you, Stacey. I will always be here for you. You can trust me.

Choose to have faith in love. Release your faith in fear.

Inner Wisdom

JOY

Artwork courtesy of Christine Arylo.

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Advocate for Children in Your Community

by Evolving Stacey on April 17, 2014

Be an Advocate for Children

Advocate for ChildrenHere are 12 social good advocacy actions that I learned about during Save The Children‘s 2014 Advocacy Summit…

  1. Be an advocate for children by sending a letter to Congress in support of early childhood education programs in the U.S. and newborn and child health around the world—www.savethechildren.org/advocacysummit
  2. Host an issue awareness event for your community. Find a local speaker or a documentary that speaks about the need to invest in kids. Let Save the Children know and they might be able to attend or support your efforts.
  3. Take your friends and family along as you meet with your state and congressional representatives in your district.
  4. See an article on a children issues? Be an advocate for children by writing a letter to the editor in your newspaper telling them what the issue means to you.
  5. Write a blog post about issues that you are passionate about. Let Save the Children know and they help share your blog post.
  6. Write an op-ed for your local paper on why you believe investing in kids is the right thing to do.
  7. Post a message on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat encouraging people to find out more about Save the Children’s work for kids in the U.S. and around the world.
  8. On your birthday, skip the presents. Be an advocate for children by asking friends and family to donate to Save the Children.
  9. Help your community protect children in emergencies by hosting a Prep Rally and sharing “Get Ready. Get Safe.” More information can be found here: www.savethechildren.org/GetReady.
  10. Organize an issue Rally Day. You and your friends design T-shirts around an issue you care about and then wear them on the same day.
  11. Volunteer for an early childhood education program in your community.
  12. Encourage parents and kids you know to join Bridgit Mendler in the Save the Children Babysit-In.

What will you do to advocate for children?

JOY

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Coming Into Form: It’s Time to Start Sharing My Story…

March 12, 2014

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Dear Soul Sisters of the World

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Global Impact Launches New Fund to Help Women and Girls

March 10, 2014

I spent last Saturday, International Women’s Day, painting a Soulful Sisterhood painting. I painted for the circles of women in my life and I painted for the: For the women who have been physically or sexually abused (60% of women) For the women that produce half of the world’s food, but own less than one […]

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Top Ten Things About Family Dinners at Houlihan’s (Plus $50 Gift Card Giveaway)

March 5, 2014

Thank you to Houlihan’s Restaurant for sponsoring today’s post! Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Houlihan’s via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Houlihan’s or MomTrends.   My family was invited to experience dinner at our local Houlihan’s. I love when blogging opportunities take […]

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