How to Heal Your Life & Set Yourself Free!

Transformation Hands_ButterflyHave you ever felt deprived of the change, happiness, freedom, & success you desire?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could end this cycle of deprivation once and for all?

The first thing that needs to happen is to become clear on WHAT exactly you are feeling deprived of.

For example, what items from the list below are you deprived of?

  • Sleep
  • Emotional support
  • Time to yourself
  • Physical energy
  • Companionship
  • Peace
  • Hope
  • Touch

Another way to determine areas of your life where you may be feeling deprived is to consider the following

  • On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being extraordinarily happy), what rating would you give to your current level of happiness?
  • What’s needed to fill in what’s missing?

Your responses to the exercise above is what you’re deprived of!

At this point, simply prioritize and determine what area of your life you’d like to fill in first. You now have clarity on where you are now AND a goal or intention for change!

From here, it’s time to create and implement a self-care ritual that will allow you to begin taking steps to fill in what’s missing. For example, if I am missing physical energy in my life there are a number of actions I could take, such as:

  • Eat organic healthy fruits, vegetables, & grass-fed meat that heals my body & increases my physical energy
  • Exercise more and regularly
  • Schedule consistent downtime
  • Load balance energy-fueling & energy-draining tasks in my calendar
  • Set better boundaries with myself & others
  • Sleep at least 8 hours/night
  • etc….

The most important part of taking action is to practice your self-care regularly and consistently so that you can eventually reach the point of self-mastery. This is the point where you’ve set yourself free & become your very own hero!

AND, if blocks or limitations are preventing you from taking regular and consistent action, either reach out and ask for support or commit yourself to growth. Surround yourself with positive people who uplift and inspire you. Hire a coach. See a therapist. Face and transform your darkness. Learn how to let go of the past. Practice forgiving yourself and others. Learn new skills.

Just remember, take small actions and steps until you can increase your confidence and improve your competency. Over time, this will build up momentum and help you create repeatable change in your life in a way that seems simple and easy!

Are you willing to ask for, work toward, and receive what’s currently missing for you so that you can set yourself free & heal your life? 🙂


Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess, empowers others to break free from limitation & set themselves free!

Are you ready to be your very own hero?

For more information, click HERE to learn about Jess OR call 720-333-6796 TODAY to schedule a *COMPLIMENTARY* Self Care Wellness Consult!

To receive daily inspiration on how to love your SELF, your HEALTH, and your LIFE, be sure to follow Jess on social media! 🙂

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Heal Your Life!

An Introduction to Life-Mastery & A Self-Care Immersion

ARE YOU SICK OF FEELING STUCK &

UNABLE TO CREATE WHAT YOU DESIRE?

If you’re sick of being stuck AND you’re ready for greater happiness, health, freedom, & success my upcoming Heal Your Life! introductory workshop & 3-month self-care immersion might be just what you need to set yourself free!

OPTION #1:

Heal Your Life!

An Introduction to Life-Mastery

To start you on your journey to greatness, join us first at this 2-hour introductory workshop!

Not only will you discover a simple, proven & repeatable formula for attaining life-mastery & success but you’ll also walk away with the #1 commitment needed to empower you to go from feeling stuck to UNSTOPPABLE!

 

· PLUS! ·

Receive a special VIP offer for my upcoming 3-month Heal Your Life! Self-Care Immersion

(see OPTION #2 below) just by attending the Introduction workshop!

 

   YOUR COST: ONLY $25!

Bring a friend or loved one for only $5 more!

 

ARE YOU READY TO SET YOURSELF FREE?

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 Multiple dates & locations to choose from:

For Heaven’s Sake Bookstore

4900 W. 46th Avenue

Denver, CO 80212

 Wednesday, 4/27

7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Rishi’s Community Yoga Studio

 2750 S. Wadsworth Boulevard

Building D, Suite 202

Denver, CO 80227

Sunday, 5/1

1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

  Journeys for Conscious Living

 7401 W. 59th Avenue

Arvada, CO 80003

Tuesday, 5/3

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Payment Options:


To register, choose the date you would like to attend below:



Cancellation Policy:

If for some reason you are unable to attend after registering, your payment for this workshop is transferable to another date, time, service OR to a friend or loved one to make use of.

Otherwise, your registration is your commitment to be there. We look forward to seeing you there! 🙂

OPTION #2:

Heal Your Life!

A Self-Care Immersion

To uplift, guide, & support you at a deeper level on your journey to greatness, you can also consider joining us for my upcoming 3-month self-care immersion program!

Not only will you break free from limitation & learn how to create repeatable change in ANY area of your life but you’ll also

 

AWAKEN YOUR GREATNESS!

  Saturday, 5/21 from 9 – 5 pm

Experience radical self-discovery, release limitation, & learn how to re-train yourself for greatness!

EMPOWER YOUR SELF!

  Saturday, 6/18 from 9 – 5 pm

Empower ANY area of your life through ancient self-care rituals & guidance for body, mind, & spirit!

IGNITE YOUR LIFE!

Saturday, 7/16 from 9 – 5 pm

Ignite true self-mastery by discovering your passions, purpose, contribution, & call to greatness!

 

WHERE:

  Journeys for Conscious Living

 7401 W. 59th Avenue · Arvada, CO 80003

 

· PLUS! ·

You’ll also receive ALL of the following & more!

 

Powerful Self-Assessment & Self-Discovery Tools:

Self-Care Assessment

Enneagram Personality Assessment

Passion Discovery

Life Purpose Discovery

Value & Contribution Discovery

 

Monthly Group Coaching Calls:

For checking in, coaching, & assessment!

Friday, 5/27 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 6/24 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 4/8 at 12 pm MT

 

Monthly Group Training Calls:

For additional training related to each month’s area of focus!

Friday, 6/10 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 7/8 at 12 pm MT

Friday, 7/22 at 12 pm MT

 

Partner & Group Gatherings:

Partner Accountability & Check-Ins

Group Mastermind & Support Gatherings

Final Celebration Gathering

 

Empowering Self-Care Practices:

Diet & Nutrition Empowerment

Gratitude Practices

Physical & Emotional Release Techniques

Stress Management Techniques

Relaxation Techniques

Mindset Reconditioning

Mantras & Affirmations

Core Value Identification

Life’s Purpose Discovery

Unhealthy Behavior Release

Manifestation & Abundance Training

Essential Oils for Health & Happiness

& more!

 

** Working with me 1-on-1 on all of the above would cost you well over $4000! **

During this immersion you’ll receive ALL of this & more for the following low, low cost of:

 

ONLY $1499!

(payment plans are available)

 

ARE YOU READY TO BE YOUR VERY OWN HERO?

 If yes, no delays… register TODAY!

 

Registration is limited to ONLY 8 PARTICIPANTS & the last day to register is Friday, 5/13!

 

** BONUS OFFERS! **

Ways to Save

  • Attend the Heal Your Life! An Introduction to Life-Mastery workshop to receive a discounted rate (only available to those that attend)!
  • Go easy on your budget by spreading out payments over a period of time. Payment plans ARE available!

VIP Freedom Accelerator Upgrades

For those seeking deeper healing, transformation, & guidance there are also upgrades* available for private 1-on-1 coaching to occur during the immersion AND beyond if you desire!

*NOTE: Payment plans available for both the immersion & any upgrades you choose.

Registration Details:

In order to apply for the Heal Your Life! Self-Care Immersion, you will first need to send an email entitled “Self-Care Immersion Interest” to Jess Bonasso at Jess@RadiantSelfCare.com with your responses to the following:

  1. Full name, email address, & phone number
  2. Why do you believe this immersion might be right for you?
  3. What is your vision of an ideal life?
  4. What is your vision for your life one year from today?
  5. What are the top 3 things currently missing that you’d most like to change?
  6. What are your biggest fears & frustrations about changing these areas?
  7. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being totally dedicated & committed), how dedicated & committed are you right now to making this happen?

Once I’ve received your email with your replies, you will be contacted by phone or email within 48 hours to set up a time for a complimentary 30-minute private consultation to see if taking part in this program is right for you!

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 5/13/2016 will be refunded payment minus a $50 cancellation fee!
  • Cancellations after 5/13/2016 will be refunded payment minus a $100 cancellation fee!

OR, you may also choose from the following options:

  • Transfer your payment to a future 3-month immersion program or alternate coaching service!
  • Receive a FULL refund by finding someone to take your place at the immersion. We’ll gladly refund your payment in FULL (after the new participant has registered and paid)!

Facilitated by Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess. Jess is a Self-Care & Soul Guidance Coach, motivational speaker, author, trainer, registered yoga teacher (RYT), & essential oils enthusiast!

She lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She loves cooking, yoga, walking, hiking, & connecting!

Her passion & mission in life is to empower others to break free from the barriers that hold them back & become their very own hero!

Areas of expertise include: self care & soul guidance, freedom from self-sabotage, mindset & self-mastery, essential oils empowerment, & restorative/therapeutic yoga instruction. 

To receive daily inspiration you can follow Jess on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!

OR, receive a complimentary Self-Care Assessment tool & monthly “Goddess Guidance” by signing up for the newsletter on her website at www.RadiantSelfCare.com!

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6 Simple Ways to Cultivate Gratitude & Banish Stress

Gratitude 3Have you ever noticed that some people seem to have a positive attitude regardless of what’s happening around them?

Like most of us, these are folks that appreciate the good times.

AND, they also seem to be able to transform the negative and focus on the positive in the face of negativity, challenge, and conflict.

They see the good in difficult people, they look at challenges & mistakes as opportunities for growth, and they appreciate what they have, even in the face of loss.

As a result, these individuals tend to be much more capable of handling the daily stressors that life brings their way!

WHY? I believe it’s because of their perspective that EVERYTHING that happens to them is something to be grateful for.

Would you like to increase your capacity for optimism & gratitude?

Would you like to maintain a more positive attitude in your life, even in the face of significant stress?

Fortunately, an attitude of gratitude CAN be cultivated with a little practice!

Here are a 6 simple ways that you can cultivate gratitude and banish stress:

Look for the Gifts

Every single experience that life offers has something to teach you, even if it’s what’s NOT to do next time! At bare minimum, you can walk away feeling grateful for knowing what doesn’t work. 🙂

Beyond that, there are always other gifts to be found as well.

For example, with a little practice & intentional self-awareness around when you are feeling stressed out by life, there are some simple questions you can ask yourself to transform a dis-empowering perspective into an optimistic, grateful attitude such as:

  • What’s the gift for me in this experience? (my personal favorite!)
  • What lessons am I learning that are of positive benefit to me?
  • What core values are missing (either on my part or someone else’s part) that need to be place next time?
  • What wisdom can I gain?
  • What can be done differently next time?

Basically, instead of “judging” the situation as good/bad, right/wrong, etc… you are “assessing” the situation so that you can learn and grow from it!

This attitude alone can greatly reduce stress and will definitely make you feel more grateful for the experience. Not only that but it’s a success mindset that will bring you MORE of what you desire!

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Consider writing about all that there is to be grateful for at least once a day in a gratitude journal.

You can even ask yourself the questions listed above to help you see the gifts in anything that didn’t go well and then document the lessons you’re learning in the form of gratitude!

One of my favorite things to do is to mentally picture everything I did throughout the day and find something to be grateful for in each experience.

I then write that down and now I have a beautiful book of good memories to reflect back upon! 🙂

Avoid Comparison & Self-Judgment

Let’s face it. We ALL make mistakes.

AND, the sad thing is that many people have a tendency to compare themselves to others and to judge, criticize, or blame themselves for their lack of “progress”.

Unfortunately, this is a very closed-minded approach because it’s not considering all the gifts, lessons, and wisdom that you are gaining! Not only that but if you’re beating yourself up, you’re going INCREASE stress and probably be pretty pessimistic.

If on the other hand, you regularly follow the previous recommendations for fostering gratitude & optimism, over time and with practice you’ll start to find more ease and grace showing up in your life.

AND, as you become more flexible, flowing, and open-minded in your perspective about your daily stressors, your life will start to flex, flow, and allow with ease too! 🙂

Practice Restorative Yoga for Stress Relief

In 15 minutes or less & with very little props or set up required, you can relax deeply & reset your nervous system with one of my favorite poses for managing stress!

Legs-Up-The-Wall (Viparita Karani)

yoga-legs-up-wallBenefits: Reduces swelling & fatigue in the legs, reduces low back pain by sending fresh flow of blood & oxygen to the pelvic bowl/hips/low lumbar, naturally addresses hypertension, & greatly reduces stress by stimulating the relaxation response in your nervous system.

Instructions:
1. Bring one end of a yoga mat or the edge of a thick blanket to rest along the edge of a wall.
2. Sit on the floor on the end of the yoga mat or edge of the blanket with one shoulder near the wall & your thighs parallel to the wall.
3. Roll down onto your elbows & back as you swing your legs up the wall.
4. Flatten your back by kissing your belly into the spine & make sure your tailbone & buttocks are not lifted off the floor (move slightly away from the wall to ensure this if need be).
5. Keep your legs straight but relaxed & bring your arms to rest out to your sides with the palms face up.
6. Close your eyes (you may place a sandbag or scarf over the eyes to help you go inward) & take several long, slow breaths.
7. Allow yourself to let go & relax deeply for anywhere between 5 – 15 minutes (it may be helpful to set a timer!).
8. When done, bend your knees toward your chest & roll to one side.
9. Take your time getting up by taking in several more deep breaths in & coming back to a seated position when you are done.

Do Not Practice This Pose If:
You have a hiatal hernia
You are menstruating
You are more than 3 months pregnant or at risk for a miscarriage
You have sciatica pain

Use Essential Oils for Gratitude & Stress Relief

There are several essential oils that can be highly beneficial for providing relief from stress! My suggestion is to choose the ones that smell or make you feel best. Everyone is different and gratefully, there’s an essential oil to suit anyone’s needs!

The oils that have been shown to provide stress relief are as follows:

lavender, lemon, ylang ylang, bergamot, grapefruit, geranium, frankincense, & marjoram

In addition, the following blends that I LOVE & use regularly have also been found to be helpful:

Focusing Blend (InTune), Joyful Blend (Elevation), Calming Blend (Serenity), Massage Blend (AromaTouch), & Grounding Blend (Balance)

My absolute favorite & TOP recommendation from all of the above is the Grounding Blend, also known as “Balance”. I simply apply 2 drops a day topically* to either the back of my neck or the pads of my feet.  🙂

*NOTE: Please test for skin sensitivity & dilute with a carrier oil if necessary!


Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess, empowers women & busy professionals to LOVE them SELF, their HEALTH, and their LIFE!

For more information, click HERE to learn about Jess OR call 720-333-6796 TODAY to schedule a *COMPLIMENTARY* Self Care Wellness Consult!

To receive daily inspiration on how to LOVE your SELF, your HEALTH, and your LIFE, be sure to follow me on social media! 🙂

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108 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Self-care 1What does self-care mean to you?

After empowering my clients to love them self, their health, and their life for almost 8 years now, I’ve found that self-care is different and unique for everyone.

Sadly, some consider self-care to be selfish or the lowest priority on the list amidst all the daily responsibilities, commitments, and distractions.

In fact, self-sacrificing tendencies happen to be the #1 ego fixation or compulsion that show up in my clients, resulting in self-inflicted bitterness, anger, and resentment that poisons their relationship to self and others.

Worse, I’ve worked with many who are so disconnected from themselves that they don’t even know what energizes, fuels, and inspires them (qualities that I consider to be prerequisites for what could be considered self-care!).

It’s not until these clients realize that self-care is actually the #1 thing they can do in they life that will not only bring them all that they desire, but it will also allow them to show up and contribute to the world from a place of fullness (vs. emptiness and drain).

Not only that but self-care is what allows us to take back control of our self, our health, and our life in a complete and whole  way! 🙂

To give you ideas of what self-care could look like, I want to share 108 ways to practice self-care that just might completely change your life!

 

108 Ways to Practice Self-Care

1.    Practice gratitude daily
2.    Spend time in nature
3.    Drink lots of water
4.    Set boundaries with your money, time, & energy
5.    Eat a well-balanced, healthy diet
6.    Fuel & energize your body consistently
7.    Exercise regularly
8.    Learn from setbacks & mistakes
9.    Take time for downtime or meditation
10.    Practice breath work
11.    Eat lots of organic fruits & vegetables
12.    Recycle
13.    Gently speak your truth
14.    Ask for help
15.    Practice generosity
16.    Nurture & soothe yourself when hurt
17.    Be willing to receive
18.    Grow your own garden
19.    Paint your cares away
20.    Dance like no one’s watching
21.    Play & have fun
22.    Let yourself putter
23.    Do things just for the joy of it
24.    Draw or doodle
25.    Journal
26.    Set intentions for your day, week, month, year, & life
27.    Get a massage
28.    Learn to say no
29.    Carry snacks with you
30.    Take a hot bath
31.    Disconnect from the hustle & bustle
32.    Take a nap if you need it
33.    Watch a funny movie
34.    Sing or listen to music
35.    Meet or call a good friend just to hang out
36.    Write poetry
37.    Do a cleanse
38.    Use essential oils for health & well-being
39.    Get a babysitter
40.    Have a date night
41.    Spend time at the beach
42.    Spend time in the mountains
43.    Go camping
44.    Read a good book
45.    Find a hobby or craft project to work on
46.    Go to the park & swing on a swing
47.    Take photos for fun
48.    Listen to or read personal development books or programs
49.    Practice creative visualization
50.    Assess your progress after every setback AND success
51.    Go for a walk
52.    Take a vacation
53.    Sit in a hot spring pool or tub
54.    Face your fears
55.    Buy yourself flowers
56.    Let go of clutter (environmental & emotional)
57.    Nurture, love, & heal your inner child
58.    Drink herbal tea
59.    Shield yourself from negativity
60.    Immerse yourself in positivity
61.    Practice tai-chi, qi gong, or yoga
62.    Set up email rules
63.    Unsubscribe from newsletters
64.    Manage your time effectively
65.    Work smart (vs. hard)
66.    Take leisurely drives
67.    Make a bucket list
68.    Brighten up your wardrobe
69.    Book a healing session
70.    Hire a coach
71.    Spend time reconnecting with family
72.    Create affirmation cards
73.    Create a vision board
74.    Pay it forward
75.    Smile & be nice… just because.
76.    Practice mindfulness
77.    Actively listen to yourself & others
78.    Make love
79.    Laugh out loud
80.    Spend time with your pets
81.    Get enough rest
82.    Go for a hike in nature
83.    Cuddle or hug someone
84.    Remove what no longer serves you
85.    Celebrate your successes
86.    Turn off the T.V. & the news
87.    Take a break from social media
88.    Have fun with cooking
89.    Surround yourself with loving, supportive people
90.    Re-decorate your office or your home
91.    Schedule ALL life activities into your calendar, including self-care!
92.    Go for a bike ride
93.    Know your strengths & core values
94.    Embrace & transform your imperfections
95.    Put yourself first (instead of last)
96.    Go inward for guidance
97.    Surrender to the unknown
98.    Stop comparing yourself to others
99.    Practice unconditional love
100.    Take risks
101.    Reduce/eliminate animal products & processed foods from your diet
102.    Forgive yourself & others
103.    Stand up for yourself
104.    Take time to feel & identify your emotions
105.    Be of service
106.    Walk or lay in the grass with your bare feet
107.    Sit in the sun for a few minutes every day
108.    Determine your life’s purpose or deepest desires

Now that you have a clearer sense of what self-care looks like, feel free to expand upon this list!

The number of ways to practice self-care are limitless and totally unique to you, your likes, your interests, etc…

In addition, anything that fuels, energizes, or inspires you is fueling in nature so pick something that meets one of these criteria.

AND, if you’re not sure where to start here’s a hint:

Start by doing something brings you JOY! 🙂


Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess, empowers others to LOVE them SELF, their HEALTH, and their LIFE!

For more information, click HERE to learn about Jess OR call 720-333-6796 TODAY to schedule a *COMPLIMENTARY* Self Care Wellness Consult!

To receive daily inspiration on how to LOVE your SELF, your HEALTH, and your LIFE, be sure to follow me on social media! 🙂

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