3 Ways Your Body Talks To You

Have you ever noticed how physical tension in the body is less than when the weather gets warmer outside?
Doesn’t your body sometimes just itch to get outside & be in the sun??
Or, doesn’t your body just crave movement now & then?
If you’re saying yes to any of these it means you’re listening to your body!
Sadly, there are many who are NOT very good at listening to their bodies.
You know the ones I’m talking about…
  • listen-to-your-bodyThe over-achievers that work through colds, flus, & bronchitis because they just can’t stop striving for more.
  • The burned out moms & care-givers who give so much of themselves that they have no time or energy left at the end of the day for themselves.
  • The perfectionists that are so focused on getting things done right that they are stressed out all the time & every muscle in their body is tighter than a drum.

And you know what?

I know there’ve been times that I didn’t listen to my body, sometimes causing me to suffer as a result.

The truth is, I’m sure we ALL sometimes have a challenging time listening to what our body is telling us!

What about you?

I believe that in order for us to be the master of our own fate & destiny in life, we need to pay attention to how our body talks to us.

After all, the body is a barometer for our soul & if we’re listening, it can lead us to the breadcrumbs that will ultimately lead us to a life of happiness & fulfillment!

So today, I’d like to share the 3 ways that your body talks to you so that you can become better at listening (and hopefully, at following the breadcrumbs!), which are as follows:

  1. Chronic Physical Pain, Tension, or Dis-Ease. If the physical pain you experience is on-going, persistent, & chronic (and not a recovery from an unforeseen accident), there’s a really good chance that the root cause of the issue you’re facing has an emotional root cause. In Louise Hay’s well-known book “You Can Heal Your Life” she talks about the importance of getting the emotional root cause of all physical ailments to alleviate the pain at a cellular level. If you’re suffering from physical pain, tension , or dis-ease in your body it’s your body’s way of asking you to address and face an aspect of your life that you may not have yet healed.
  2. Unhappiness. One of the reasons stress, pain, & tension builds up in the body is due to unresolved emotions. Allowing yourself to fully FEEL & EXPERIENCE the full spectrum of emotions that pass through you is a great place to start. Often, our instinct is to stuff our anger, shame, guilt, fear, sadness, etc… which is a form of resistance and avoidance that ultimately leaves you feeling unresolved. Once you’ve experienced the emotion fully, begin practicing CURIOSITY with yourself to find the exact source/cause of the emotion so that you can begin to address the source of the problem (vs. the symptom).
  3. The Senses. All of us are innately intuitive but because of social conditioning, closed-mindedness, & unconsciousness we are not always aware of OR we are afraid to own our innate abilities. As a result, we become “numb” to our intuitive senses, which can give us great insight about our life & show up in one of the following ways:
    • Clairvoyance. Your ability to just be able to “see” clearly the answer or desired outcome of a situation. May include visions or pictures. Yields a very visual understanding of the world.
    • Clairaudience. Your ability to “hear” clearly the answer or desired outcome of a situation from something other than yourself. Yields a very auditory understanding of the world.
    • Claircognizance. Your ability to clearly “know” (without knowing why) clearly the answer or desired outcome of a situation. Something that your entire body knows to be true. Yields a very clear understanding of the world that comes from within.
    • Clairsentience. Your ability to clearly “sense” (empathic) what another is feeling to assist in guiding the outcome of a situation (to either good or bad, depending on your awareness). Yields a very empathic understanding of the world.

The truth is, our body speaks to us in ALL of these ways! Some of us have access & awareness to some and others have access to them all.

But… are YOU listening? Are you acknowledging the wisdom that your body is trying to yield?

If it’s speaking to you, it’s often to help you wake up to some kind of unconsciousness self-sabotage that’s preventing your greatness.

My hope is that by knowing the 3 ways to that your body talks to you, you will be more aware of when your body is talking to you!

And when you do notice your body talking to you my advice is to:

  1. STOP & RECOGNIZE. Simply stop & become aware of how your body is talking to you.
  2. EXPERIENCE. Experience & feel fully any emotion associated with this.
  3. TUNE-IN & REFLECT. Practice curiosity with yourself to determine what your body is telling you. Ask what your body REALLY needs to be healthy, healed, & whole!

I hope this helps you listen better to your body & believe it will help you reconnect to YOU! 🙂



Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess, helps high-reaching superwoman struggling to juggle it all re-invent success & re-ignite their radiance without sacrificing their soul, sanity, or health!

Are you ready to re-ignite your radiance & SHINE BRIGHT?

For more information, click HERE to learn about Jess OR click HERE to apply for & schedule your *COMPLIMENTARY* Discovery Consult!

To receive daily inspiration on how to break free from burnout & re-ignite your radiance, be sure to follow me on social media! 🙂

The Burnout to Bliss! Self-Care Retreat + 30-Day Experience

Are you a woman who’s running on empty & in need of a burnout rescue?

Join us at the stunning & scenic Joyful Journey Hot Springs & Spa in beautiful southern Colorado (just a 3 hour drive from Denver!) for the Burnout to Bliss! Self-Care Retreat + 30-day Experience that will will refuel your body, mind, & spirit AND teach you how to eliminate & prevent burnout in your life!


Weekend Retreat Dates:

FRIDAY, 4/13 – SUNDAY, 4/15

5 pm start on Friday | 12 pm finish on Sunday






You’ll also receive:



30-Day Burnout Experience Dates:

FRIDAY, 4/20 – FRIDAY, 5/11



Learn more & get a sneak peek about what to expect in the video below!

What’s Included:

  • 2 x nights comfortable, serene lodging!
  • Healthy, organic vegetarian cuisine (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast)!
  • Rejuvenating hot springs + sauna!
  • Soul-guided movement practices!
  • Inspiring self-empowerment sessions!
  • Soulful self-reflection exercises!
  • Heartfelt goddess connection!

PLUS! You’ll also receive 30 days of *CUSTOMIZED* burnout rescue + group support following the retreat!

This 30-day immersion experience will be customized based on the needs of the retreat attendees as a whole.

When you say YES! to YOU! a more detailed explanation of this extra special added bonus will be sent with details of what to expect from the program, along with days/times for all the support calls so that you can plan in advance to be on the calls live.

In the meantime, here is a general idea of what to expect:

  • 1 x Group Satsang & Support call/week for 4 weeks (most likely starting the Friday or Saturday after the retreat is over)
  • 4 x weeks online burnout rescue training
  • 4 x weeks home “play” commitments

Although each weekly support call will be recorded & sent to all in attendance, we highly recommend attending the calls live whenever possible so that you can ask questions, be in community with the rest of the group, & make the most out of our time together by carving out this valuable & precious time for yourself in advance. 🙂

What’s NOT Included:

Spa services are NOT included in the price of the retreat but are available. For information & scheduling any of the various spa services that are available, please visit http://joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com/spa.

Meals & Food Sensitivities:

All meals will be healthy, organic & FREE of animal protein, gluten, dairy, sugar, & soy.

If other dietary & allergy needs must be adhered to, please let your retreat host know upon registering for this event what those might be. We will do our best to support you but because it’s extremely difficult to promise that we can accommodate ALL allergen needs, please note that you may be asked to bring additional food & snacks with you for meals that we aren’t able to accommodate. Thank you for understanding!

Friday dinner & Saturday lunch & dinner will be prepared by your retreat hosts with love. Saturday & Sunday breakfast will be served continental style with a supplement of homemade organic oatmeal.

Tentative Schedule for the Weekend Retreat:

FRIDAY (5 pm start): Check-in between 3-5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, evening welcome gathering & late night sauna & hot spring soaking!

SATURDAY: Early morning movement session, breakfast, late morning empowerment session, healthy organic lunch, “free flow” time, dinner, evening movement session, & late night sauna & hot spring soaking!

SUNDAY (12 pm finish): Early morning movement session, breakfast, room check-out by 10:30 am, late morning empowerment & farewell gathering, retreat ends at 12 pm, & you leave feeling nurtured, happy, relaxed, & fulfilled!

Tentative Schedule for the 30-Day Experience:

  • Dates TBD – 1 x Group Satsang & Support call/week for 4 weeks (most likely starting the Friday or Saturday after the retreat is over)
  • 4 x weeks online burnout rescue training
  • 4 x weeks home “play” commitments

About Joyful Journey Hot Springs:

To learn more about Joyful Journey Hot Springs visit: http://www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com/

Registration Details & Reminders:

  • LODGING IS DOUBLE OCCUPANCY! Due to the community-building nature of this retreat, retreat price covers double-occupancy room & board unless other arrangements are made. If you have any questions or concerns about sharing a room, please contact your retreat host Jess Bonasso at 720-333-6796 to discuss.
  • LAST DAY TO REGISTER! is Saturday, 3/17.

Additional Ways to Save:

  • PAYMENT PLANS! If need be, payment plans ARE available to spread out your investment in yourself. Simply submit your first payment of $233 below to secure your registration. From there you will be contacted by your retreat host Jess Bonasso to determine your remaining payment schedule.

*NOTE: Payment for the retreat must be paid in FULL prior to the retreat. 

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 3/1/2018 will be issued a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee!
  • Cancellations after 3/1/2018 will be issued a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee!

Retreat Cancellation Policy:

In the event that the retreat is cancelled, you will be notified of cancellation & refunded your investment in full on or before the last day of registration which is Saturday, 3/17.

Payment Options:

If you are choosing a payment plan, simply submit your initial first payment of $233 below in the payment drop-down. You will then be contacted by your retreat host Jess Bonasso to determine your remaining payment schedule.

If you have questions about payment plans prior to registering, please call Jess Bonasso at 720-333-6796.

*NOTE* Once you’ve completed the payment below for this retreat + 30-day immersion you will be re-directed to a retreat survey & agreement form. Please take the time to complete the retreat survey & agreement form so that we can make your retreat as sumptuous  as possible. The survey should take no more than 3-5 minutes to complete! 🙂  

Additional Information:

Burnout to Bliss Retreat + Experience Payment Options

For any other questions, please contact Jess Bonasso by phone at 720-333-6796 or by email at jess@radiantselfcare.com.

What Raving Fans Are Saying About This Retreat!

“I just wanted to say thank you and that all the things I have been taking away from time with you are so beyond valuable to me. I love the feeling of falling in love with myself again and how you call it the “ripple effect” I can already see so many changes in myself and so many smiles on my whole households faces.” ~ Ursula B.

“I am aglow after our weekend. I am actually just very emotional and so thankful for our experience. I love you all!” ~Jamie H.

“It was the most amazing weekend!” ~Jamie K.

“You all are the best ever! I look forward to the next retreat.” ~ Leslie B.

“I’m in awe of each and every one of you extraordinary goddesses. Just wow’d by this weekend. Much love to you!” ~Charmaine S.

“Gratitude for each one of you and the very spiritually inspired retreat! Namaste.” ~ Elaine B.

“It was a mind and body stretching & reawakening! I am so thankful to Jess, Jamie & Charmaine and all the positive energy that was shared by all the beautiful & wise goddesses!!!” ~ Marcia C.

“I was asked by Jess to cater one of her retreats. I accepted the invitation and went on a Journey I had NO idea I was going on. In my mind I was catering, making food for all the guests and worrying about executing all of it. I was asked to talk about the food and what it means to me………

The trigger went off and I found myself reaching into a place I hadn’t been in a really long time, remembering why I love cooking and why I do what I do and love it. From that moment I realized so much in such a small time frame, like seriously a minute for me to realize that I had let a lot of what makes me happy “go”. I was surrounded by women, or as I like to call them goddesses, they nurtured me and loved me and shared and cared and never was there a moment of judgement, which is something I fear.

Over the weekend Jess and Charmaine helped me dig deep and see the beauty that I am and that I am worth making time to self care for myself, because I haven’t in so long. Jess really helped me see that there is no magic to it, that it is ourselves that have the power to basically make or break us in every way you can think of , emotionally, physically, energetically……. she help me see and guide me to my inner self and see that I had so much love in the past for myself and I kind of left her in this crazy dark lonely closet with nothing to survive on, to the point of it effecting everything and everyone around me, I saw the old, real me and I missed her and was so happy to see her and have made a promise to myself to not put her in that closet again but to make sure she is the center of my room. Meaning putting myself as a priority and loving myself. I am literally falling in love with myself again and it’s one of the best feelings along with my family noticing it and making our family so tight net even more than we were before because of me just being open hearted and taking the tools I already had but with the help of Jess learning how to use those tools….. they are powerful.

I beyond LOVE Jess and everything she has helped me with and continues to help me with. She is so magical with her healing ways that only goddesses maintain. I have never walked away from a doctor, therapist, natural healers of all sorts, feeling this great and like a direction to go…… she’s the real deal and the resources and her network of people around her supply everything you need to love yourself……. like really love yourself. I’m not wanting to sound conceited or big headed like oh I love myself but I know it is truly important to love ourselves and make it a daily ritual and practice to not only make ourselves happy but the ripple effect is amazing and beautiful to see and experience. This is only the beginning and I am beyond stoked for this amazing ride I found the road to again!!

Thank You beyond words Jess for what you do and who you are and the light you shine. Namaste” ~ Ursula Blyth

About Your Retreat Facilitators:

Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess. Jess is a Burnout Rescue coach, author, & keynote speaker, & creator of The Burnout Rescue! a powerful & proven 5-part survival guide & road map for empowering burned out women to break free of the self-sabotage & trauma that leads to burnout & breakdown so they can LOVE themselves, THRIVE in life, & SHINE their light!

 She is also an accredited practitioner of The Journey Method®, a highly effective form of cellular memory release therapy that has the power to resolve the root cause of unresolved pain, trauma & self-sabotage at a cellular level.

As a registered yoga teacher (RYT), she also enjoys teaching yoga in her spare time & lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She also loves cooking, walking, hiking, camping, & connecting with like-minded women!

Her passion in life is to teach women who struggle with burnout how to rescue themselves from the conditions & underlying root cause of burnout so they can awaken within, heal their pain, embody their truth, embrace their greatness, & love their life!  

Areas of expertise include: Burnout Recovery & Prevention | Resiliency & Life Skills Empowerment | Lifestyle Re-Design | Physical & Emotional Healing | Mindset Re-Conditioning & Self-Mastery | Passion & Purpose Discovery | Prosperity Acceleration

To receive daily inspiration you can sign up for a complimentary Self-Care Toolkit at www.RadiantSelfCare.com OR your can follow her on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!


Charmaine Stattman is a registered yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Reiki Master. She has been offering massage and yoga therapy services to the community for over 15 years.

Yoga, energy work and massage therapy has changed her life in so many ways, on both the giving and receiving end.  She works closely with self-care practitioners, chiropractors and athletic sports trainers to increase awareness for herself and her clients. 

Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, hiking, biking, dancing, reading, coloring, laughing, enjoying time with friends and family, and loving her life!

Feel free to visit her website at www.massagebychar.massagetherapy.com to learn more.

 081113Val_17Valerie Stillman has been passionate about holistic healing since moving to Colorado in 2003.  Among other things, she is a Reiki master, Journey Practitioner and offers intuitive energy work.  She and her husband co-hosted a weekly guided meditation and movement event for their community in Boulder for almost two years.  All of her offerings are inspired by her own direct healing experience in each of these modalities. 

In her free time, Valerie is an avid lover of the Colorado life-style…spending as much time in nature as possible, whether it be on foot in the mountains, in her kayak, on skis or hiking with a backpack on.  And when she’s not doing that you’ll likely find her dancing somewhere or enjoying quiet nights with her husband and fostering kittens.   



Re-Ignite Your Radiance!

A Self-Care Immersion for the Soul

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Are you high-reaching super woman who feels 

stressed, overwhelmed, or exhausted?

Imagine what it will feel like during the busy summer months!

With all the hustle & bustle of the season, you might feel drained, stretched thin, & in need of some extreme self-care. 🙂

During this FULL day of self-care, you’ll re-ignite your radiance & re-embody your goddess essence with movement, empowerment, & embodiment practices to help you:

** Set boundaries like a badass with your time & energy so you can simplify & de-stress your life! **

** Plug, eliminate, & re-fuel your energy drains to get you back into your feminine flow! **

** Re-ignite your love, passion, & power from the inside out so you can SHINE your light bright! **



9:00 am – 6:00 pm



** AND, if you ACT FAST! the first 5 people to register save $30! **

*NOTE: This is about what you’d pay for a massage & pedicure (2 hours) AND it will last ALL day! 🙂




hOMe Collective
6101 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Immersion Cost Includes:

  • A self-care empowerment session to help you re-design your life & set boundaries like a badass so you can simplify & de-stress your life!
  • A soul-based movement practice to re-fuel your body, calm your mind, & soothe your spirit!
  • A delicious organic vegetarian cuisine lunch & healthy snacks* to nourish, cleanse, & fuel your body!
  • An energy management session that will teach you how to plug, eliminate, & re-fuel your energy drains to get you back into your feminine flow!
  • A self-love embodiment session that will re-ignite your love, passion, & power from the inside out so you can SHINE your light bright!

* NOTE * Lunch & snacks will be gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free & sugar-free. Other allergy needs can also be accommodated.

Tentative Schedule for the Day:

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am Check-In & Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome Satsang
  • 9:30 – 11:00 am Self-Care Empowerment Session
  • 11:00 – 11:15 am Break
  • 11:15 – 12:45 pm Soul-Based Movement Practice
  • 12:45 – 1:45 pm Organic Vegetarian Lunch
  • 1:45 – 3:15 pm Energy Management Session
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00 pm Heart-based Embodiment Session
  • 5:00 – 5:15 pm Break
  • 5:15 – 6:00 pm Farewell Satsang

* NOTE *  Schedule is subject to change; however, updates to schedule will always be communicated.

Participant Information & Requirements:

  • Wear clothes that feel comfortable, easy, & super feminine to move your body in. Movement is going to be part of your self-care immersion so please come willing to open your heart & mind to a free-flowing, feminine movement experience!
  • Bring your favorite scarf & a small pillow to sit on. We want for you to be warm with your favorite sexy scarf & comfy when seated on the floor at various times throughout the day.
  • Your full, whole-hearted participation & presence is required from 9 am – 6 pm. Please commit yourself to the immersion for the entire day. We have designed our retreat as a FULL-day immersion for a reason! Simply put, this immersion is designed specifically for you to immerse yourself in an experience that will truly nurture your mind, body, & spirit without your usual daily distractions. Each session is designed to build upon the previous sessions & missing even a single session will diminish the experience not only for you, but for the other participants involved.

Thank you in advance for your agreement to all of the above, sweet goddess!  🙂

About the hOMe Collective:

To learn more about the hOMe Collective (our home for the day), please visit: http://www.homecollective.org/.

Registration Details & Reminders:

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Be one of the first 5 people to register & receive a Take Action immersion discount of $30 off!
  • BRING A FRIEND! If you & friend attend BOTH of you are eligible to receive a Referral discount of $10 off AND you’ll also receive the following bonuses!
    • A Self-Care Toolkit that includes a healing meditation for stress, overwhelm, & exhaustion to use whenever you need to calm your nerves, provide mental relief, or re-energize your body from Jess Bonasso!
    • A Self-Care Starter Kit & DIY bath salts recipe from DesiRae Kraft!
    • An energy balancing chakra-balancing video & a coupon for 50% off on a private Angel Reading or hypnosis session from Lora Plank-Cheadle!
  • REGISTER EARLY! Registration is limited to 30 participants so please register early to ensure your spot!
  • LAST DAY! to register is Wednesday, 7/26!

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before Saturday, 7/15/2016 will be refunded minus a $25 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations after Saturday, 7/15/2016 will be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee.

* NOTE * To receive a FULL refund, simply find someone else to pay in full & take your place at the immersion! We’ll refund your deposit in FULL after the new participant has registered and paid.

Ways to Save:

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Be one of the first 5 people to pay in full to receive a Take Action immersion discount of 30$ off!
  • BRING A FRIEND! If you & friend attend BOTH of you are eligible to receive a Referral discount of $10 off AND you’ll also receive the extra bonuses listed in the Registration Details & Reminders section above!
  • PAY A DEPOSIT NOW & THE REST LATER! To help you spread out the cost of the retreat, you can pay a 50% deposit* now with the balance due the day of the retreat by calling Jess Bonasso at 720-333-6796.

* NOTE * An additional payment plan fee of $15 will be assessed & added to your total amount due if you chose to pay a deposit vs. payment in full.

Payment Options:

Self-Care Immersion Payment Options:

* NOTE * If need be, a smaller initial payment can be made. See the Ways to Save section (above) for details on how to pay a deposit now with the remaining balance due the day of the retreat.

Additional Information:

For any questions, please contact Jess Bonasso by 1) phone at 720-333-6796 or 2) email at jess@radiantselfcare.com.

About Your Immersion Facilitators:

Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess is a Burnout Recovery expert, coach, professional 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 with loved ones.

Her passion & mission in life is to help busy, high-reaching super heroes break free from the sabotage that leads to burnout & re-ignite their radiance without sacrificing their soul, sanity, or health!

Areas of expertise include: Burnout Recovery & Prevention | Resiliency Empowerment | Lifestyle Re-Design | Physical & Emotional Healing | Mindset & Self-Mastery | Passion & Purpose Discovery | Prosperity Acceleration

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

hollistic-life-coachLora Plank-Cheadle is a Life Choreographer who loves creating magic for herself and others, meeting people exactly where they are and finding ways for them to get back into perfect physical, mental and spiritual alignment.

Lora is a certified personal trainer and has taught a myriad of group fitness, dance and yoga classes since 1988. She received her Certified Hypnotherapist designation from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in California and she’s able to incorporate this hypnosis training into her guided meditations for extra impact. Whether through Integrated Energy Therapy®, chakra clearing, using tuning forks or sound therapy, Lora is sure to get your physical, emotional and intellectual energy back on track. She can release blockages, cut cords, remove emotional charges and help restore the energy field to its natural, healthy state. Because Lora knows that we are all capable of sensing energy, being intuitive and perceptive, she loves to teach psychic development courses and workshops.

Although she grew up being very intuitive, psychic and spiritual, in 2010 she has also had the honor of attending one of Dr. Doreen Virtue’s live ANGEL THERAPY PRACTITIONER® certification courses. Through this she was able to expand her gifts and intentionally channel the spirit realm, whether through angels, guides, ascended masters or deceased loved ones. She has been a member of the American Association of Psychics and is also one of Bob Olson’s top rated psychics.

Lora produces her own weekly radio show, FLAUNT! Build Your Dreams, Live Your Sparkle, on Dreamvisions7 Radio Network, which empowers women to build their dreams and live their sparkle and she teaches classes and workshops all over the US.

DesiRae Kraft is a Transformational Mind, Body and Soul Coach.  Her passion for health, wellness and transformation started 14 years ago and deepened with her education in Psychology, Behavioral Health, Nutrition and Integrative Health Care.

After a tragedy in her life in 2012 she found the woman she was born to be & now helps others find their essential selves, Mind, Body and Soul. She is a certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach and she gives busy and entrepreneurial women the tools to live a life of abundance by creating Fearless Minds, Vibrant Bodies and Raw Soul. Through her coaching she helps you create sustainability for life and find your essential self.

She greatly believes that we all have embers within us waiting to be ignited and all of our embers combined can spread a fire and empower the world!

You can visit her website at www.DesiRaeKraft.com to learn more about her and her business.