🤗You are listening to your heart, being led by your soul, and
you are shaping a new world, shining your light!🌟
This could mean that you are:
And then being present and carving out time for those important relationships in your life becomes … let’s just say “difficult” 😥
"Is entrepreneurial life for me?" and "Do I have it in me?"
📢 It is high time ⏰
to take better care of yourself!
And that starts with giving yourself true breaks during your workdays!
True breaks from your work help you:
You started your business because you want to help people…
that MUST start with taking care of yourself FIRST.
And finally, imagine what it will feel like when:
Here's the thing:
None of this is wrong, BUT ...
The breaks you are taking are not really breaks.
They are "pseudo breaks" and they are
not giving your brain and body the "true" breaks you really need.
These breaks don't happen regularly enough, so their effects don't infiltrate your day when you haven't practiced them.
There’s just always so much to DO as a solopreneur!
Not only client work, but also:
marketing, bookkeeping, e-mail, learning new tricks of the trade…
The list goes on and on!
You might find yourself believing the following:
Time is scarce and precious.
"I'll take care of myself as soon as I have $X amount of income!" and "Just one more thing!"
are your daily mottos.
And underneath it all, you’re scared that if you don’t work hard enough, you’ll lose your chance to keep your dream life.
Perhaps you’re scared of having to go back to some job you hate, losing your hard-won freedom!
So those truly restful breaks really seem unimportant at the moment.
Is your mind telling you that “now is not the time” to take care of yourself?
But then, you do end up taking breaks,
including the “pseudo breaks” like scrolling through social media,
and they don’t leave you feeling great and sometimes even worse!
Or you keep pushing through, tired and without inspired energy.
You just need to be able to ...
so that you can feel truly refreshed
when you really need it!
I created the Joyful Breaks Membership to help work-from-home, soul-led, creative solopreneurs like you to ...
The Joyful Breaks membership program helps you to resource yourself with
REGULAR – QUALITY - SHORT breaks
in which I guide you through unique, live sensory movement meditations,
so that you can really feel the rewards of properly taking care of yourself!
All because you are learning to listen to your body and therefore better able to navigate your natural cycles of activity and down time!
My personal mantra is:
Showing up for myself is ...
Showing up for my dream .... is ...
Showing up for my family ... is ...
Showing up for those supporting me, relying on me, cheering me on!
So let me ask you a question:
What does life look like when you take care of yourself FIRST?
I see SO many fellow solopreneurs who just won’t give themselves a break, and who are working themselves into the ground.
Please don't let that be you!
For my entire adult life I have been passionate about taking breaks.
I even started a “Chill-Out” Society while at College in the big city of London! It was all about taking time out from studying and enjoying cultural and meditative activities in order to refresh the mind and therefore to improve academic performance.
Then, as an employee at the London School of Economics for 10 years, I always tried to not let work dominate my life and energy. However, I ultimately failed at that. Inevitably, it got to me and I finally burnt out.
When I started practicing Somatics I learned about the damage I had done to my body by sitting at a desk for 35+ hours per week - even though I walked 1.5 hours to and from work, during my lunches and on my grocery shopping trips every day!
What was missing were the tools and the self-knowledge that I have now.
Thankfully, my burnout crisis led me to Somatics.
Somatics teaches you ways to access and work with your body’s innate wisdom. I have been training in this field since 2016 in the disciplines of Body Mind Centering and the Gindler method/Sensory Awareness.
Somatic practices are the foundational practices in the Joyful Breaks membership program.
I also completed certification as a Forest Bathing Guide to integrate my work more deeply with outdoor nature. I offer in-person Forest Bathing walks locally and train future guides in the foundations of sensory awareness, a foundational modality within the field of Somatics.
Somatic practices, via Joyful Breaks, will gift you what they gift me:
It is “simply” a matter of inner listening – and of doing so every day.
And yet, despite my past experience and my current knowledge, I myself struggle to make space and time for this quiet self-care time daily!
Hence the accountability in having a guide, i.e. me, to guide you through the practices live.
That is why it is my greatest passion to share with others the Somatic and nature-based tools I have learned and continue to learn!
So, if you are a fellow work-from-home,
soul-led solopreneur whose mission is
to improve people’s lives and the world we live in,
I am here
to guide you towards the tools and the knowledge
that are already present within you
to fill your cup and
to live your joy-filled, exciting entrepreneurial life!
As you know, the journey to creating good in the world starts at home,
with being good to oneself.
"Being a part of the Joyful Breaks program has been wonderful.
I struggle with mental chaos, part of which may have originated in self-employment stresses… organization, prioritization, procrastination, financial, etc. My approach to all of this has always been to just load on more… more expectations, more demands, etc. And this just escalates the stress.
The Joyful Breaks program has helped me to step away from all of this, which helps me to reenter my work environment in a more relaxed and productive way, and certainly in a happier place.
I also find that I am better at stopping my brain sometimes by focusing on my senses, especially the sense of touch. This is definitely a benefit of the program.
I am still, of course, working on all of this, but love the bliss that comes out of the sessions and seeps into the rest of my day. Thank you!"
If you want to consistently…
If you want to show up more for yourself and therefore show up more for your dream,
you're ready to join Joyful Breaks!
Joyful Breaks gives you PERMISSION TO REST, REFRESH & RE-ALIGN – every day.
And the benefits will ripple out from there!
In a nutshell, you are signing up for a routine of refreshing meditative breaks that will set you up for ...
TOTAL VALUE: $400+ per month
YOU PAY ONLY: $22
to be a member until April 30th 2023.
Every week has a theme, chosen to help deepen awareness of your body-mind connection, to help you take your mind of everyday busyness, and to release and relax.
Example themes: “Breathing”, “Sensing connection”, “Water”, “Slowing down”, “The feet”, “Sensing enoughness” ...
The meditations are different in every break. I regularly weave elements of anatomy of the human body and elements of ecology (nature connection) into the meditations.
A deeply restful Somatic practice in which you are guided through releasing and relaxing the whole body.
This is great practiced at any time, and especially when feeling tired and overwhelmed.
As a Joyful Breaks member, you receive ongoing support from me in the following ways:
AND even more support, including interactive, practical workshops which will be free to members, is in the planning!
Embody your focus of the week:
Every week, I invite you to create and revisit your focus for the week.
Time to reflect on your week:
At the end of the week, you are invited to reflect on what you experienced, guided by a handful of simple questions sent to you by email and in a questionnaire.
However, reflection is an integral part of understanding yourself and your own needs better, and therefore of creating a practice that nourishes you.
There is no need for FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)!
I record every live session, so if you have to miss one and want to catch up on it, OR if you loved a meditation so much that you want to experience it again, you can!
Plus, you can access replays from before you joined as well.
All times are stated in ET (Boston timezone).
8:00 am- 8:12 am: Mini break #1 (Focus for the week)
12:00 pm – 12:12pm: Mini break #2
8:00 am- 8:12 am: Mini break #1
12:00 pm – 12:12pm: Mini break #2
12:00 pm – 12:30pm: Conscious Rest session
8:00 am- 8:12 am: Mini break #1
12:00 pm – 12:12pm: Mini break #2
8:00 am- 8:12 am: Mini break #1 (Review your week + your focus for the week)
12:00 pm – 12:12pm: Mini break #2
+ Complete reflection questionnaire (if you want to)
Replays are available in case you miss a live session!
... and then you FINALLY DO IT
and you think to yourself:
“Why on Earth didn’t I do this sooner?
I could have saved myself so much suffering!”
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and being REALLY thirsty,
instead of getting out of the warm bed to get a glass of water and going back to sleep,
you just lie in bed thinking about being thirsty and how much you want some water.
You hope you can ignore being thirsty and that you will go back to sleep
(you hope that somehow the problem will go away).
So you end up being uncomfortable and losing more sleep
than if you had just gotten up and drunk a glass of water!
Well, my friend, the Joyful Breaks membership is your refreshing glass of water!
That's what Andrea said about Joyful Breaks!
Freelance Content Manager
And then Liz finally took the leap, joined Joyful Breaks and said this:
- Liz, Coach and Business Strategist
This is your time to step off the hamster wheel of overwhelm and exhaustion!
NOW is the time to honor yourself and your needs!
You matter. Your needs matter. Your desires and dreams matter.
So honor them!
You are worthy of fully enjoying your life – business and all - NOW.
Simply join now and you will have instant access to the library of replays + have the link to join the next live meditation!
I will be so delighted and excited to welcome you as a new Joyful Breaks Member!
I can’t wait to see what you will discover and how you will blossom as a result of taking greater care of yourself.
Come and start your new chapter in life NOW!
Does this sound familiar:
Let me help you dive into the present moment now,
so you can feel rested and refreshed, and
pour all that new-found energy into your business!
You could be experiencing your first mini break in just a few minutes!
There’s no course units to complete, no homework to do, ...
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SHOW UP - FOR YOURSELF!
The mini breaks are 12 minutes each twice per day. That is 24 minutes of sacred time just for you and for you own self-renewal.
Will you take my word for it when I say that you and your dreams are totally worth this time investment?
I promise you will feel better or at least a little wiser after every break!
Another way to think about it is that if you don’t make time to take care of yourself now, you will take time when you get sick or burn out.
I completely understand the anxiety around getting all those things done, finishing up projects, making one last social media post etc. But the truth is, your body is probably crying out for breaks and you are cruelly overriding this shout for help.
Remember that you are a whole, biological, living human, not a robot machine.
And I am here for you with Joyful Breaks to help you honor the beautiful living sacred YOU that you are!
I totally get this. I need my breaks to be away from the screen as well! Sometimes my eyes are physically screaming out for me to have my computer completely out of my line of sight.
So in every break, I actually encourage you to turn and/or move away from the computer, tablet or phone.
Yes, you need to click on the Zoom link to join the meditations, but after that – as long as you are within earshot of my voice (and I do recommend you use your external speakers or good headphones for the meditations), you are free to be anywhere you wish!
Nature connection is an integral part of my personal practice and I absolutely encourage you to take your breaks outside if you can!
Joyful Breaks members join the live meditations regularly in urban parks or in their garden from their phones.
If your internet connection is unstable or unavailable, you can even dial in from a phone - I always provide that option.
I also upload replays of mini breaks to a private feed on Hello Audio, which allows you to listen to them on a range of podcast apps.
I have always struggled with the traditional kind of meditation too!
The first time I felt like I was actually properly meditating – after years of trying sitting meditations - was during a slow moving exploration, like the “sensory movement meditations” I offer in the Joyful Breaks program!
It was a HUGE moment for me, as I felt the deep peace and joy that comes with being fully in the present moment!
This is exactly why I am offering this program as such a powerful way to get access to a peaceful space within.
And the amazing thing is that you might find that by tuning into the amazingness of your own body, you will start to become better at “sitting” or still meditations completely naturally the more Joyful Breaks you take.
There are two key factors built into the Joyful Breaks program that make it very different to a meditation app:
ACCOUNTABILITY and ROUTINE.
Let’s take each in turn:
Are you like me? Without someone else – i.e. an actual, living person - setting times for me to take breaks and holding me accountable for taking them, even I can fail to give myself the breaks I need!
So having someone who shows up for you live as opposed to an app or a recording to listen to when your schedule allows (which is never, right?) – you are much more likely to take the breaks you need!
Joyful Breaks is the program I wish I had to hold myself accountable to my own self-care! And it’s about more than just setting a timer…
It’s about growing good self-care habits!
As a work-from-home solopreneur, being accountable to only yourself, you may feel like your days are shapeless. There’s no one watching when you clock in and out, no one telling you when to be where, no one even being a good boss and telling you to take a lunch break!
The Joyful Breaks program brings daily and weekly rituals and a routine into your shapeless days and weeks. This is the first step in growing those good self-care habits! An opportunity to pause, reset and redirect your energy during your workdays.
Via Joyful Breaks, I am here to:
… support you and cheer you on in practicing your self-care!
… gently hold you accountable to and remind you of how GREAT it feels to…
… make time for yourself to just BE and to fill up your cup regularly.
Finally, if you are paying for something you may as well take advantage of it! Don't you find that you are more invested and committed energetically as well when you are paying, as opposed to when a program is free?
A: In a nutshell, there are two main differences between more “traditional” and my “sensory movement” meditations:
During the meditations, I invite you to explore certain positions and movements and certain sensations, e.g. of touch or internal sensations such as your heartbeat or your breathing. However, you are always encouraged to follow the lead of your own body, that is, to move or shift position if you feel uncomfortable in any way.
You might also follow your own curiosity and explore for yourself what comes up during the meditation uniquely for you. The latter comes more naturally the more you practice.
Allowing for movement and personal exploration is key to my next point.
2) TUNING INTO and LEARNING ABOUT THE BODY
The meditations are Somatic practices, which some describe as a form of Western Mindfulness. However, they go deeper than pure Mindfulness.
Firstly, you might explore, for example, emotions that emerge and allow yourself to feel them in your body – as opposed to simply observing. You might then explore how to move with those emotions. You are also always invited to follow any pleasurable sensations or sensations that feel welcome to you. A favorite of mine is exploring how celebration feels in the body.
I weave in elements of “experiential anatomy” into the meditations (often combined with nature connection elements), which means that you will learn and experience aspects of your own anatomy, for example, how your breathing works, where your organs are located in your body, or what helps your fascia stay healthy. (And if you are not sure what fascia are, I guide you through the explanation in the meditation!)
A: Yes, live session recordings (replays) are available on the membership platform.
In addition, replays are also available on a private podcast feed that you can listen to on a podcast app.
This means that if you cannot make it live, you can catch up in your own time, and if you want to take more breaks or repeat a favorite session you can!
A: You can cancel your renewal at any time before the end of your membership month (you will still have access to the membership during the month you have paid for). You will always be welcome to rejoin!
A: Please use the "Contact me" menu item at the very top of this webpage to ask your question(s)!
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