Category Archives: Trust

The Road Map To Meeting You Where You Are {Finding Joy In The Journey}


“There comes a time in life when you just need to throw out the conventional roadmap and create your own!”

~Robin Rosenstiel


I postponed my blog this past week, not because I didn’t have anything to say, but just the opposite…I had a creative push (thanks to the full moon).

My creative push started with my business trip last week. I spent last week in Minneapolis leading an Value Stream Mapping event at a customer. For those who do not know what a Value Stream Map is – it is basically a picture that represents the current state of the business and where the pain points are. I love doing Value Stream Mapping exercises as I get to play detective. I get to work with the business and ask intuitive questions, dive into the data, speak to people, follow through on hunches, and peel back the layers in order to piece the puzzle together.

The result…an identified actual root cause which is often totally different than what the business thought.

With the root cause identified, the next logical step it to work with the customer to layout a future state Value Stream Map (based on the imagination). But in this case the customer was so stuck on the problem they could not focus on a future state vision – only short term actions to reduce the pain. By Wednesday my colleague started to push forward with creating a future state map which irritated and angered me – as it felt like pushing a boulder up the hill. Why was my colleague pushing for the future state map? Because it’s part of the “rule” book that states this is what you are “suppose to do” next – create a future state map. No where in the “rule” book does it state that as VSM Trainers, we are suppose to meet the customer where they are. So the future state map exercise became a useless check the box activity. Why did it irritated me so much?

Because we weren’t meeting the customer where the customer is! The customer needed Root Cause Correction Action and not a Future State Map!

The customer was stuck and wanted to focus on whatever short-term activities that would resolve the pain point vs. sitting around hypothesizing about a future that might never exist.
So what does this have to do with my creative push. This friction of events inspired me to layout a roadmap for people who are a bit confused in regards to how I can assist meeting you were you are at.

Need a minute to breathe and reconnect to yourself:

Feel stressed out and overwhelmed and need some self-care:

Want to create a soul practice to connect to spirit, your intuition, and creativity:

Stuck and don’t know what your next step is:

Have an idea of what you would like to do next, but are struggling with clarity, confidence, and courage:

Ready to connect to your own magic and claim your unique gifts:

And remember from last weeks’ blog

I don’t do cookie cutter….hahahaha!

Where are you today and how can I assist you on your journey?


 

With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!

 


FUTURE EVENTS


SOUL’S CALLING CIRCLE

When: 1:00 – 4:00pm (6 week program – dates below)

Location: Kent Emporium, 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044

Price: $150.00

Are you ready to connect to your own magic and claim your unique gifts and SHINE!

Week 1 – Nov 02 | Start Where You Are

Week 2 – Nov 09 | Heading North

Week 3 – Nov 16 | Inspired Action

Week 4 – Nov 23 | Navigating Uncharted Territory

Week 5 – Dec 07 | Embracing Your Awesomeness

Week 6 – Dec 14 | ! (Exclamation Point)

For more details and to register...click here.


When: October 27th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Kent Emporium, 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044

Price: $25

New Moons are the perfect time to plant seeds and set your intentions. The power of sound will be used to unwind, relax, and replenish your mind, body, and spirit with a sound bath and guided crystal spirit journey. Upon arrival you will select a unique crystal for the journey. We partake in a Reiki Infused cleansing ceremony, a grounding meditation, and indulge in a sound bath journey, learning and receiving the numerous mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits your crystal has to offer you.

Participants will be able to lie down and receive vibrational healing from a sound bath journey. The sound bath journey will consist of crystals harps, Tibetan bowls, drums, rattles, chimes and gongs.

For more details and to register…click here.

Living in a Week of Should {Finding Joy in the Journey}

“There are two paths in life: should and must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And every day, we get to choose.”

~Elle Luna


Monday AM as I drove to Rockford in the fog, I was stopped by a red stop light at Route 20 and Pecatonica Road. As I waited for the light to change from red to green, I watched a small field mouse dance across 4 lanes of highway unhurt. I was fascinated with how the mouse moved so I googled Mouse Spirit Animal and though…

WOW…I think I might need some mouse power this week!

I posted the Mouse Spirit Animal picture and link on Facebook and my dear friend Sue responded…

It’s all in your dance moves! I learned this back in the 70s watching Soul Train!

I laughed and responded…

Wonder when I will need to slip into dancing mode this week?

So here I am Friday morning, reflecting back on…

A Week Filled With Should!

A week filled with people telling me where I “should” be living, what I “should” be doing with my life, and why I “should” be doing it. In the past I would have gotten angry and defensive, but this time around I stopped and took in each “should” with curiosity. I leaned into each “should” and tested it out with body sensations and the shackles on/shackles off approach.

Should I be living in a different town? So I had coffee at the local coffee shop and checked it out. The coffee shop was filled with some interesting people and it’s walkable from potential houses that are for sale. I always wanted to be able to walk to a coffee shop vs. having to drive every where. My body felt relaxed and happy and it felt shackles off.

Should I buy a house in a different town? I scheduled a walk through of a house. By the end of the walk through, I felt like I had just walked in a complete circle as every room had 2 doors (plus there were 2 staircases). I left feeling dizzy and overwhelmed as thoughts of should vs must filled my head. I couldn’t even tell you if it felt shackles on or shackles off as my body was on sensory overload.

The “what I should be doing” and “why I should be doing it” conversations throughout the week gave me indigestion, heartburn, and a major headache. Every one of these conversations felt totally shackles on, or better yet, like a noose around my neck!

And the most fascinating observation about the Week of Filled with Should? Not once was I asked…

  • Does this make my heart happy?
  • How do I feel about this?
  • How would I like to proceed?

Instead the week was filled with one-sided conversations around other people’s expectations of how they want me to live my life. Isn’t that interesting? I didn’t realize it was my job to live my life based on others’ expectations.

Today as I typed this blog post, I reflected back on the mouse that danced across 4 lanes of highway on Monday and realized that I have also learned to dance in the world of “should”.

Are you ready to start living outside of the world of “should”?
Schedule a free 30 minute Infinite Possibilities call and together we can discover your next step outside of the world of “should.”

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With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!

 


THROAT CHAKRA SOUND RESTORATION

Sunday August , 18 2019 ​

$25.00 (pre-registration)

$30.00 (walk-in) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Door opens at 1:30pm)

Kent Emporium – 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044​

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Do you have a lot of shoulder and neck stress? Are you struggling to figure out your purpose? Learn about the magic of the 5th chakra and the power of sound. Learn how you can use intention and frequency to give your body a sonic massage in order to get grounded, reduce stress, and gain clarity around what is holding your back from discovering your purpose.
Please bring a personal journal and pen. If you prefer to lay on the floor during the sound meditation, please bring a yoga mat.

Please bring a personal journal and pen. If you prefer to lay on the floor during the sound meditation, please bring a yoga mat.

A general note about Chakra Health
You are constantly interacting with and responding to the world around you. So are your chakras. Practices that help clear and rebalance the chakras are never a “once and done” activity. Just as you would not expect your body to remain clean forever after one shower, your chakras are not going stay clear forever after one meditation, one yoga, or one Reiki session. On-going energetic self-care plays is essential for overall chakra health and well-being.

It’s Been One of Those Weeks…

“I’m currently under construction. Thanks for your patience.”

~Unknown


It’s been one of those weeks…


Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign!


This week I had plans. I was going to get back into writing and write an awesome blog (I have a list of things to write about). I was going to start assembling my online and in-person workshops for the Fall/Winter. I was going to start re-vamping my web-site.


Instead my week consisted of life throwing me interesting curve balls. The week started with no phone service – unless you count “2 cans and a string” a phone system. And then I continued to have technology issues, followed by a walk on Thursday that was filled with so much symbolism that my head felt like it was
ready to explode. Thank goodness for my dear friend Sue who coached me through the messages. So if you would like to read a good blog this week. I would recommend reading her blog called…


Decisions Decisions


So needless to say, as of this AM, I’m still contemplating the messages and I can’t write anything to save my life. So, I’m just going to take some down time this afternoon and go to a winery and paint.


How was your week?


With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!

 


THROAT CHAKRA SOUND RESTORATION

Sunday August , 18 2019 ​

$25.00 (pre-registration)

$30.00 (walk-in) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Door opens at 1:30pm)

Kent Emporium – 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044​

Click To Register

Do you have a lot of shoulder and neck stress? Are you struggling to figure out your purpose? Learn about the magic of the 5th chakra and the power of sound. Learn how you can use intention and frequency to give your body a sonic massage in order to get grounded, reduce stress, and gain clarity around what is holding your back from discovering your purpose.
Please bring a personal journal and pen. If you prefer to lay on the floor during the sound meditation, please bring a yoga mat.

Please bring a personal journal and pen. If you prefer to lay on the floor during the sound meditation, please bring a yoga mat.

A general note about Chakra Health
You are constantly interacting with and responding to the world around you. So are your chakras. Practices that help clear and rebalance the chakras are never a “once and done” activity. Just as you would not expect your body to remain clean forever after one shower, your chakras are not going stay clear forever after one meditation, one yoga, or one Reiki session. On-going energetic self-care plays is essential for overall chakra health and well-being.

Are You Ready For Creative Self Care?

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it, including yourself.”

~Anne Lamott


Creative self-care is not just about regular exercise, eating right, and making time to relax.

Creative self-care is about feeding your soul.

It’s making sure that you have something to be excited about when you get up in the morning. For me, that’s journaling, art, and walking in nature. For you it might be something else. Or, perhaps you aren’t even sure what gets you going anymore.

If you are feeling, low, anxious, or generally “blah,” passion is an excellent way to combat these feelings. How do you find your passion?

  • Schedule a creative play date,
  • Surround yourself with other creative people,
  • Have fun,
  • Play like a kid,
  • Daydream, and most of all….

Get out of our comfort zone and do something different!

What are fun activity are you going to do this weekend to get out of your comfort zone? I would love to hear about it.


Are you looking for some creative self-care this weekend?

Check out the events next weekend at the Kent Emporium. Both are guaranteed to kick start your creativity and your intuition.


With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!

 


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT THE KENT EMPORIUM



CAT YOGA

Saturday May 18th, 2019

You heard us correct, if you can do yoga with goats why not kitty cats.

Join us Saturday May 18th for our first ever Cat Yoga at the Kent Emporium at 10:30.

We’ll be doing some light yoga with kitties, lead by Jill La Ballister.

Followed by Cat Totems lead by Robin Rosenstiel.

Find a cat that you love? I’ve got good news for you most of the cats are available for adoption! They are current on their shots and have been spayed/neutered.

This is sure to be the cats Meow! Join us for fun and play, and to bring out the inner kitty in you.

Suggested donation $10 to our local shelter.



Chakra Sound Restoration

Sunday May 19th, 2019

Are you ready to jump start your creativity?  In this workshop, we will focus on re-balancing the 2nd Chakra – also called the Sacral Chakra.  A balanced 2nd Chakra will awaken your creative energy by connecting you to your joy and passion.  Through a combination of grounding exercises, chakradance, intuitive drawing, and crystal sound meditation, you will leave the workshop feeling inspired and empowered.

Please bring a personal journal and pen.  If you prefer to lay on the floor during the sound meditation, please bring a yoga mat.

$25.00 (pre-registration)
$30.00 (walk-in)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Door opens at 1:30pm)
Kent Emporium – 741 N Kent Road, Kent IL 61044

To purchase tickets in advance or see a short video follow the links:
http://robinrosenstiel.com/chakra-sound-restoration/
http://www.kentemporium.com/upcoming-events.html

The Universe Is Sending You Messages – Are You Listening?

“If you are waiting for a sign from the universe, THIS IS IT. NOW GO DO IT!”

~The Universe


Last week, I had a series of meaningful coincidences (synchronicity in action).
While traveling for business, I stayed in a hotel room that symbolically showed me what happens after I say “I’M DONE“.

“I’m Done” has represented many things in my life – from working for unethical businesses, to bully bosses, to outdated relationships and patterns.

As I checked into the hotel, I was informed that my room had been upgraded. The upgraded room would be located on a floor where there is construction activity going on (hotel remodeling). I was informed that there would be no noise as the construction had completed for the day and would not start again until 9AM the next day. I really didn’t think much about it, as I have lived in multiple construction zones with my 93 year old building over the years, so I took the hotel room key and proceeded to the elevator.

When I got off of the elevator, to my left there was a tarp closing off the left hallway and to my right there was a glass door stating “Do Not Enter”. Of course I entered the Glass door, as I could see the hall of rooms (besides I tend to not follow instructions very well). As I walked down the hallway corridor, I started to realized that there were no door numbers and some rooms were cracked open as refurbishing activities were still being completed. So I turned around and headed back to the elevator and thought to myself…

“There is some mistake here as there are NO rooms on this floor!”

However just as I was getting back on the elevator, I turned around and noticed 1 door next to the exit staircase door (across from the elevator). That 1 door had an assigned room number – my room #220. At this point I was feeling a bit skeptical (as this was the ONLY available room on the entire floor), so I unlocked the door and to my surprise…

I felt like I just walked into a Harry Potter movie!

I walked into a full suite with a large living room area, a bar area, a bedroom with a king bed, and a bathroom with a giant Jacuzzi hot tub. All I could do is laugh and say…

I got the message!

I laughed because there I was in an awesome safe space in the middle of a construction zone. I took a few pictures and sent them to a friend who immediately responded with the comment “That space is larger than my old apartment in New York City!”

So what is the message…

Transformation is like a remodeling project.
Except instead of remodeling your house, you are remodeling your life.

Symbolically, the construction zone represents how my life is currently being “remodeled”. And as the remodeling is taking place, there is nothing to fear as I will still be comfortable with the items I feel are a necessity in my life – a big soaking tub, a king size bed, a large living room, and a bar.

Based on having an entire hotel floor to myself, my “remodeling” project might be a little larger than I expected (I wonder what is behind the curtain?!?). But as anyone knows when it comes to remodeling projects, you can always start small and focus on one room at a time.

What is even more interesting is that after I settled into my room, I received an email from a friend mentioning that she received a message from her spirit guides but was struggling to interpret it and asked me for my opinion. So I quickly created a sound meditation for her and sent it to her.

2 days later, I told another friend about the synchronicity of events and she mentioned to me that she struggles to see any signs from the universe and asked me for my advice.
So what did I do? This week, I created a sound restoration meditation video to assist people with seeing and interpreting the signs from the universe. If you are curious, please check out the video and email me what you discovered. As I would love to see if there are any common themes. The link is below:

Receiving and Following Signs From The Universe



With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!


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Are you ready to start transforming your life?

1. CLICK on the offerings below to check out the details.

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Life Lessons From a 93 Year Old Building


“If this building could talk, there would be a lot of swearing involved!”
~Robin Rosenstiel


2 weeks ago during my 2nd floor Spring Cleaning frenzy I mentioned to a friend (who is a contractor) how I hated my staircase (93 years of dirt, grim, glue, various finishes, etc.) and regretted not having Lenny (my contractor 9 years ago) restore it when he offered. There is a story behind my decision 9 years ago – lets just say that after a summer of remodeling the 2nd floor apartment of my 1926 hardware store, I simply got tired of Lenny’s lack of vision.
So Tuesday night when I returned home at 11pm from a 7 day business trip to Montreal and Quebec City (leading business Continuous Improvement/Lean Assessments), imagine my surprise when I saw my large staircase (which separates the workshop space from my apartment space) stripped down to the original wood.

My 1st thought…WOW that looks amazing!

My 2nd thought …WOW – only someone really frustrated and angry would take the time to do strip this staircase!

Wednesday I got the rest of the story that confirmed my 2nd thought. As a Transformational Coach and Mentor for Businesses and Individuals, I was fascinated by the story and the reaction it created. What was the story?

It’s the first step on the staircase to transformation (how poetic).

It’s the same story I’ve repeated in my own life, time and time again. It’s the story behind why I purchased a 1926 hardware store. It’s the story behind why I moved to Toronto. It’s the story behind why I moved back to Kent. It’s the story behind why I became a Transformational Coach and Mentor.

It’s the story where you stop ignoring the red flags, stop denying the situation, and instead accept the facts. It’s the story where you re-evaluate/determine your values and draw a line in the sand and say…

I’M DONE!!!”

Needless to say, the building is coming out of “hibernation mode” and it’s dragging me along kicking and screaming. I had other plans this past weekend. I was going to focus on developing an on-line workshop for Restore.Rebalance.Refocus. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to put it on the back burner. Nothing like 93 years of dust and dirt messing havoc with your sinuses. Let’s be serious – no one is going to want to watch a video series of someone, coughing, wheezing and sneezing. Instead I had to refocus my efforts on picking out paint colors for my staircase walls and cleaning up the Kent Emporium web site. So stay tune for more information about the on-line experience!

And for those in the area, join me on Sunday March 31st for a workshop at the Kent Emporium as we prepare for Spring. Details below.


Where in your life are you “Done”?
Are you ready to discover your next step?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!

Meeting Plant Spirit Medicine

“Every healer has their favorite home remedy. Mine is Pina Coladas!”

~Robin Rosenstiel


On my last blog I mentioned that I did not have the opportunity to learn about plant medicine while I was in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for Cacao – a heart opening plant medicine. I was looking forward to learning more about the plant and the transformational ceremonies around the plant. But due to unforeseen events, this did not happen while at the Permaculture Resort. It was OK – life happens. But a funny thing that did happen while I was at the Permaculture

I suddenly had this urge to have Pina Coladas.

Anyone that knows me well, knows I don’t drink these types of drinks. I think that last time I had a Pina Colada was in college and if was made from a processed mix full of sugar…yuck!!! So I thought it was rather odd that I found myself tthinking about Pina Cola’s constantly while at the Permaculture Resort. So when we left the Permaculture Resort and moved to the next resort, several cohorts and myself immediately went to the bar and ordered Pina Coladas. The Pina Coladas tasted so refreshing and awesome. This was no “processed” mix, but instead fresh pineapples and coconuts. Nothing like the taste of fresh homemade cocktails…yummy! It became my drink of choice for the rest of the trip.

When I returned home to Northern Illinois and went grocery shopping guess what was the first item I saw when I walked through the store doors….Pineapples. I got the message loud and clear. I laughed, googled, and then picked up the fresh pineapples, coconuts, and coconut water in order to make my own Pina Coladas. I didn’t see that one coming…making my own Pina Coladas during ice and snow storms…hahaha. With each Pina Colada I drank (some with rum and some w/o rum), I noticed how happy and joyful the drink made me feel. I did some research and discovered…

Pineapple + Coconut = Finding the Joy In Your Own Inner Strength

For those who are unaware, food can be used to balance your chakras. Pineapple is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra and Coconut is associated with the Crown Chakra.

A week later I got sick and while I laid in bed coughing I googled natural remedies for coughs (as I was iced/snowed in and couldn’t get to town). Guess what the first remedy that appeared on my google search? Yes – you got it…

  • Pineapple contains an anti-inflammatory compound called bromelain.
  • Coconut is know for its high concentration of electrolytes and strong antioxidant properties.

Last week while I was at O’Hare Airport waiting for my flight to Toronto for Gong Yoga Training I stopped at the Teavana Tea Shop. I ordered a Green Tea with Ginger (highly recommended it if you have a cold). When I went to pick up my drink I spotted the various loose tea blends on the wall available for sale. Are you ready….yup..

Pina Cola Tea

Of course I purchased the tea and the smell makes me giggle with delight. This is getting to be too crazy as you know I just can’t make this stuff up. I’m not a fortune teller, but I’m envisioning Pina Coladas at the Paint and Pour in April.

Why am I telling you this story? This is Plant Spirit Medicine in action. How plants can communicate with and aid all of us in the power of healing —not merely their
physical medicinal properties, but the deeper wisdom and gifts that they offer. So the next time you have an urge to eat a specific plant…pay attention…that plant might just be talking to you.

So thanks Daniel…I did learn plant medicine in Costa Rica! I didn’t get what I wanted…I got what I needed.

Are you interested in learning more about Plant Spirit Medicine? If so email me and we can talk about assembling an in-person or on-line workshop.


Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality?
Are you ready to SHINE?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!

Misadventures On the Island of Fruits and Nuts

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might just find, you get what you need.”

~Rolling Stones


In January, I went to Costa Rica to learn more about plant medicine and permaculture, but in the end I didn’t really learn anything about plant medicine or permaculture. Instead I discovered:

Magic: Friday – I discovered a carved face of a jaguar next to a waterfall while walking in a forest. No one from the resort had every seen it before….and this carved faced was LARGE;

Trust: Saturday – I met a talented white river rafting guide who taught me the importance of using intuition to read the skill set/fear level of everyone so that the experience would be a fun adventure; Curiosity: Sunday – I arrived at the Permaculture resort ready to learn more about plant medicine and permaculture;

Connection: Monday – I connected with many people at the resort and with my plant spirit (lavender); Unique Genius: Tuesday – I discovered I’m awesome at holding space for others;

Surrender: Wednesday – I left the Permaculture resort in a small fishing boat. 10 people and 3 boar guides in a small fishing boat in the big Caribbean Sea with 6 foot waves, all you can do is surrender and pray you make it to shore;

Inspiration: Thursday – I went to a Wildlife Rescue Center and discovered that the owners moved to Costa Rica to retire, however the universe had different plans for them;

Perspective: Wednesday I was riding 6 ft waves in the Caribbean Sea, Friday night driving home from the airport, I was riding Northern Illinois snow drifts…go figure;

Have you ever went on a vacation or an adventure and had to throw your entire game plan away and instead watch the adventure unfold?

My Costa Rica trip was truly an awesome and insightful adventure. And over the course of the next few blogs I will share with you some of my insights and plot twists. This trip didn’t turn out as I planned, however it was exactly what I needed, and for that I’m grateful! Some how I think this is what 2019 is going to be all about….

Letting Go Of The Plan

Are you ready to throw out your existing game plan and instead see what new adventures are calling you in 2019?


Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality?
Are you ready to SHINE?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!

 

Robin…The Vampire Slayer

“Bottom line is, even if you see ’em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.”

~ Joss Whedon – Buffer The Vampire Slayer TV Series


I woke up last Sunday morning from a nightmare of sorts. In this nightmare, my house was filled with vampires. In every room and around every corner, there were vampires. As soon as I slayed 1 vampire, another vampire would appear. I was like Buffy The Vampire Slayer. When I awoke, I felt exhausted and depleted. And the first words that came out of my mouth…

Cr*p…here comes the holiday season!

I’m sure you can relate. A season where we are suppose to be filled with joy and excitement but really deep down inside we are filled with tension and stress…augh!!!  Let’s be honest , it has taken me years to recover from my own childhood traumas around the holidays. I’m sure these are the same traumas that all families share…

  • The yelling and screaming matches
  • The disappointments
  • The missed expectations
  • The family member(s) who suffer from depression and mood swings

For the longest time I avoided the holidays with a passion…there was just too much drama. But over time I learned how to slay these holiday vampires by creating new heart-felt holiday traditions. I started with what made me happy….

Community, Connection, Conversation

And from that I have slowly introduced the following new traditions into the mix…

  • Friendsgiving (11/22)
  • Black Friday Paint and Pour (11/23)
  • New Years Community Fire (1/5/19)
  • Adult Easter Egg Hunt (TBD 2019)

Are you ready to start a new holiday tradition?

If you are in the area, stop by the Kent Emporium Thursday or Friday and spend some time with our community at Friendsgiving or the Paint and Pour (details below)…I would love to see you!


Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality?
Are you ready to SHINE?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!

 

Clearing Out The Closets

“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.”

~Eleanor Brownn


This past week I decided it was time to reclaim my second floor and remove Grace the mother cat, the 3 kittens, and all of their cat/kitten toys from the 2nd floor of the Kent Emporium.

As an FYI – there are still 3 “too cute for words” kittens available for adoption.

I’m always in awe when animals teach me about myself. For me, I have learned some of my best life lessons via cats. This summer, Grace the mother cat, and her kittens taught me a lot about what I was not seeing in my life.

The clutter I was hiding in the closets.

This clutter wasn’t just physical stuff, but also bad habits, and old beliefs. As I started to review the items in my closet, I wondered how this happened.

How did my closets get so out of control?

As I started to review the items in my closets, I realized I had the bad habit of throwing items into the closets during remodeling projects. And instead of getting rid of the items while remodeling, I would just throw the items into the closets with the game plan of addressing them at a later date.

So last week I decided to tackle my closets. As I removed items I no longer used or wanted and put them into the donation boxes, I started criticizing myself for wasting my most valuable resource (time). Why didn’t I simply donate these items during the remodeling projects? I started to go down the judgmental path of calling myself lazy and for letting this situation get so out of control. When I caught myself in the self-criticism and judgement story, I stopped and asked myself…Is that true? Am I really lazy? Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m not lazy. So I started to ask myself …

What core belief am I carrying around? What is holding me back?

I started to think about my father and his love for holding onto everything. Even if something was worn out or broken, he would still hold onto it (and the farm barns reflected it – as it took my mother 1 year to clean up everything after his death). My mind then shifted and I started thinking about my last employer (agriculture) and how, with every line rebalancing/restructuring/remodeling, the plant would send racks, equipment, and various other items to the “Bone Yard”. Basically the company closet, where items are hidden away from plain sight so that the visitors would not see them. And every plant did this and when you asked them why, the response was always the same…

You never know – money might be tight in the future and I might need these items to be resourceful

For the 7 years, while I worked at that company, I can honestly say that we were maybe able to reuse < 5% of the items. So even businesses had the same thought process as my father. So I asked myself the question…

Where did this belief come?

I could say it came from my father, but my father never worked at this agriculture company. So the belief was bigger then just a family quirk. I always remember my father talking about the Great Depression and how they grew their own food and how they had to hold onto every item out of…

Fear of never knowing if there would be enough.

So this is the real story of why I had closets full of stuff (and businesses have Bone Yards). I had a subconscious belief sitting in my closet. I didn’t even know I had this subconscious belief until 1 cat and 4 kittens showed it to me. The beauty of uncovering a subconscious belief is…
Once you see an unconscious belief, you can not un-see it!

So what did I do? I acknowledged the Great Depression story and how it became a part of my own belief system and how it served me in the past. As a result of that old cultural story, I was raised to be very resourceful and a great saver. However this belief had run its course and was no longer serving me. Saving stuff I was never going to use again was taking up valuable closet space. Plus holding onto this old belief was preventing me from investing my money more wisely (via feedback from my financial advisor). And most importantly, this old belief was preventing me from taking the next step forward in my own success by keeping my talents and gifts hidden (in the closet) so I would be safe and secure. What a great “surprise” moment to finally recognize that…

My closets were showing me a subconscious belief that was holding me back.

I could of criticized and judged myself for wasting years holding onto this old belief, but instead…

I simply let the old belief and myself off of the hook.

There was no blaming or shaming – or would or/could of/should of thoughts – I just simply let us both off of the hook with no strings attached. Because what is over, is over. Suddenly I felt a 100 pound weight being released from my shoulders. I didn’t realize that I had been dragging around a very heavy rod/reel/and a belief on the end of a hook, until I recognized it, named it, and released it by letting the belief and myself off of the hook.

What are your closets trying to telling you?
Are you ready to let an old belief off of the hook so you can move on and bring your gifts and talents into the world?

Are you ready to…

Uncage Your Wealth Story So That You Can Shine!


Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality?
Are you ready to SHINE?

Schedule a quick 15 minute discussion and we can discuss the next best step for you.


With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!