Monday, October 20, 2014

I'm guessing you can relate...

Smiles,
gia

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Truth AND Dare.

That's right.
The Truth + Dare Challenge starts MONDAY!

DARE to JOIN ME?!

Here's the scoop: Take the Truth & Dare Challenge : 13 days of doing, playing, letting loose, showing up, looking in, connecting + celebrating.

All you gotta do is sign up here http://eepurl.com/4YqLH for 13 days of prompts (Truths) + challenges (Dares) to get you thinking, doing and living out loud.

You ready to mix things up a bit?
Enough being too comfortable or feeling stuck in the same, same.


Do you dare? 
Nix that.
I DARE YOU.

Smiles, gia

P.S. It's gonna be FUN and it's FREE! Yippee! Feel free to invite a friend to join you too! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

In a Rut?

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In a Rut?
Want out? 
Here's a place to start. 

Let's check in with your body first. 
Play along with me here for a minute. 

All you gotta do is just ask.
Body, What am I feeling lately?
Then stop for a second and really listen.
 
Maybe it says: I feel…busy, rushed, angry, frustrated, lonely, crazy. 

For Me.
A few weeks ago I started to feel antsy. 
I felt yucky, blech. (Is that a feeling? Not sure, but I'm gonna go with it.)

Then ask yourself, Why. 
Why, do I think I might be feeling this way? 
(Hint, we feel a certain way because of what's going on in our heads) 

And here’s what was going on in mine.  

I need more balance.
I hate not working out regularly.  
I'm so over this. 
I gotta get out.
(No wonder I was feeling antsy and belch with all that going on in my head.) 

I decided it was time for a change. 
Because I was sick of the way I felt. 
I knew I wanted to feel energized instead. 

But how do you go from yucky (insert crappy feeling here) to energized (insert better feeling here)? 

Great question. 
Try this. 

Start with someone you know that you think might feel the way you want to feel.
For me I'll use my kickboxing trainer Sam. I know he definitely feels energized a lot.
Then make a guess as to what thoughts they might have. 

Like this.

I image Sam probably thinks things like this in the morning when he wakes up.
I’m ready to work my body + move my muscles!
I'm gonna get a jump start on my day!
It's time to get up and go! Because afterwords I’m gonna feel so good. 


And I decided to try on his mindset.

Im ready to get up and go! (ok, not quite there yet)
Because afterwords I’m gonna feel so good. (Now this sounds good. I want this.)
Plus I know it's true. When I workout I tend to feel energized after. 

Now that I have a believable mindset/thought shift.
It's time for a little action
.

In order for me to get out of my antsy rut besides changing my mindset I knew I would have a better chance for success if I created some accountability and support. AND it sounded like a lot more fun! And fun is a good motivator for me. 

Here's what I did. 

I sent Sam a text. 
I made the time in my day to workout. 
I dusted off my boxing gloves. 
And I hit the gym. 



"You still got it."He said. (It had been awhile :))
"Yeah. I missed this like crazy." (And boy did I) 

Now don't get me wrong...
I got all nasty sweaty. 
I felt nauseous. 
And I was soar for days. 

But I was smiling. 
Because I felt good. 
I was out of my rut. 

And afterwords, you guessed it, I was energized.

Was it easy? 
Heck No!
Did it take some time + effort + rearranging? 
For sure. 

Was it worth it? 
Rut? What Rut. ;) 

And on my way home from my last workout I realized how quickly you can choose to turn a rut around just by checking in with yourself to see what feels off. Then decide what you want to feel instead. Next try one small actionable step towards your goal. For me, it was texting Sam : making a date to start. 

How about you? 
Any area in your life where you feel like you're stuck in a rut?
Wanna change it? Why not give this a shot. 

Then let me know how it went.  

What do you have to loose? 
Better yet, 
What do you have to gain…yeah, that's where it's at. 

Big Smiles to Rut-kickin', 
gia

Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's OPEN!

October 23rd 2014
10:00 - 1:00
San Francisco

Clear your calendar - It's going down!

Tearin' it Up! (a) Workshop kicks off on Oct. 23rd and you're invited to take part in the festivities. My House (gia's) is our meeting spot for a day of fun and excitement.

I love to connect + create in many ways, but one of my favorites is with images and words. Yeah, that’s right—I'm a girl who loves to dive into a pile of magazines and start tearing them up.

Some call it vision boarding…I call it Passion + Play + Possibilities. 

I've been doing this sort of thing since I was a little girl and have learned so much about myself through this process. That’s why I want to share it with YOU.

That means: You're invited to join me + 5 other kickass women for a super fun vision board type workshop at my house! With a fresh + fun twist of course!

Think: Tasty Treats + Funky Tunes + Magazine Magic

Maybe you’ve heard of vision boards from the movie The Secret or maybe you've even made one before. Right on + no worries! Because no matter how many times you've done this, there's always something more to discover about yourself through the creation process. (Plus it's amazing what you'll find out by connecting with other incredible women at the same time.)

Want to come and play and get your creative juices flowing? (no artist skills required)
Want to find out what you're drawn to right now in your life?
Want to tap into your passions + loves? (Wonder what they even are anymore?) 
Want to hang with a bunch of fun women doing the same thing? 

Then say: Heck YEAH! Sign me up!

All you gotta do is click here  to RSVP to this invite to sign up! Jump on it while space is open! 
There's room for 6 and I'd love for you to have one of them!

Have a super awesome friend you want to come with you? Please share!
Have questions? I'm here to help. 

Smiles,
gia

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's time.

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I told him I wanted more space. 
Now I don't. 

I promised myself I'd join the gym. 
But I really want to run outside. 

I told them I would volunteer two days a week. 
I already resent saying yes. 

Please tell me...What do I do? 

It's your rule.
You can break it. 


Sometimes it's as easy as that. 

Any rules you've made that need to be broken?
I know I've got a few

Smiles,
gia
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