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Hello lovely.

I’m back in Jan Juc, I’ve been renovating my apartment in St Kilda to sell.

It’s been a bittersweet experience.

At the start of the project, it was just about the sale.

But I’ve reconnected to the place and community that was my true spiritual home for more than 20 years.

Now I’m not sure I want to sell.

I am loving being in the space and hanging around old digs in Grey Street and Fitzroy Street.

The apartment is looking great - we have made a lot of changes including painting the whole thing, a new kitchen and looks like a new bathroom. Ho hum.

I am using an amazing terracotta finger tile ( below), and it looks awesome. ( Black under benches and white benches)

The apartment has a huge deck shared amongst the six apartments. And I’ve been gardening - in boxes rather than in beds as I do here at home, planting herbs and repotting plants.

I’ve also been playing lots of music from back in the day.

Linda and Vika Bull, Sade, Madonna and of course country.

It’s been great. Nostalgic.

I feel so connected to myself again.

In other news, I’ve been reading a good book on fasting - the one that Mel Robbins has also read and written about.

Fast Like a Girl: A Woman's Guide to Using the Healing Power of Fasting to Burn Fat, Boost Energy, and Balance Hormones Dr Mindy Pelz.

When I was away for 4 weeks, my perimenopausal body clamped on 8KG - how radical is that?

It’s evened up now but I’m still 5 kgs heavier than when I went away and 3 more from where I am comfortable.

I can tell you there has been a LOT of mind management about that.

Anyway, I digress. As you know I fast a lot - and enjoy the health and weight benefits it is known for.

HOWEVER, as my body continues its journey of change - and that one ovary of mine that won’t give up the ghost yet (Gyno’s exact words) I have struggled with fasting.

Thus, the reason why I picked up the book.

Fast Like a Girl: involves fasting in alignment with your cycle. It’s a much more intuitive way to do it, and research suggests it's much better for us. I’m still a work in progress because I won’t push my body too hard at the moment. She needs me to be kind to her.

But I’ll let you know how I go.

I also wanted to share this song with you. It’s Thelma Plumb: I’m not angry anymore - and I love singing to it at the top of my voice as I drive to St K and back.

The song resonates because I’ve known anger in my life.

On a final note. The most important thing I do in my practice is ask questions.

If you are interested in self-coaching, this is a good place to start.

Here is one for you to take into your week.

When you catch yourself feeling a negative or flat feeling - find out the thought you are thinking and ask:

Why am I choosing to think that?

Your brain is a ninja at answering it's own questions. It’s also a bullshit artist. So you can stay onto it by catching your thoughts at the emotional level and then questioning why.

Just don’t let the answer “I don’t know”, fool you. It always has an answer.

Big love. Maree

Ready to talk about how I can help you focus on the life you want and where you are blocked? Book a session with me and we'll chat about it.

Our brain has trillions upon trillions of thoughts to think. So why do we limit ourselves to dull, repetitive, domestic, mission brown thoughts? Habit? Conditioning? Fear of disappointment? We do not have to be limited by our thinking. With our thoughts come our feelings and energy and the impetus to do things. Thoughts are the paint, the colour and the mood of our life. They say that our microbiome needs lots of food diversity to flourish. I say the same for our thoughts about our lives. We need good, juicy, productive, naughty, daring, bold and wild thoughts. Thoughts that keep our mental biome ravishing. When we think beige, we get beige. Here is my Tuesday offering. Lets have some playful thoughts. Fantasy You. Good morning, lover. Your eyes flutter. Open gently. ( No mascara glue.) You stretch luxuriate in the morning sun thats streams through your window/billowy sheers/treetops. Your morning is filled with gentle rituals, it's yoga, incense and oils. Mediation and insight. Downward dog, and flattering tights. Herbal tea in a pot. A fresh, short espresso in an Italian cup. Calm and Zen. But you work. You love work. Glide to your car. Birds sing louder as you pass. Dressed beautifully you breeze into your office/studio/artspace/foyer. Everyone is so glad you’re here. You have the answers, you are leader/ energy /the vibe. You hold court you hand out advice and direction like jewels from a pouch. The noters take note. You are good. As busy as you are. You always make time to Nurture Self.. At a small chic cafe/restaurant/spotonyourdesk you enjoy a light, refreshing lunch. A poke bowl/sashimi/reiki mushroom. Your slow, methodical, Ive got time on your hands chew. You are restored. (Poise, no scoffing and nothing in your teeth.) The second part of the day is conceptual/development/riffing Everyone waits your lead. Young things hang off the words you say. You are dazzling, purposeful, enigmatic and kind. (Yes very kind.) The evening sees you change. Change shoes, shake your hair out and relip Couture, simple, elegant and defiantly hard to get. Tonight you are speaking/showing/hosting. The room is full, the smell over overpriced Lillies drift past your nose. (Familiar, but always a delight.) You inspire/engage/glow. So easy. So arrived. You nod. At the applause. A glass of champagne. (Yes, one.) You say good night. And leave. Behind you a surging seas of sighing ohhhhs and ahhhhhs. Home. As you walk into your expansive apartment/beachouse/loft/countryhome. You greet your dogs/husband/wife/poolguy. Joy/appreciation/lust abounds. The night closes in as you remove your makeup with your expensive/organic/natural cleanser and you notice how dewey you look. After meditation/chanting/hearbaltea/ you pull back the fresh crisp terracotta/dusty pink/white sheets and snap off the light off with a contended/annticiatpoty/lusty sigh. Tweak that for yourself. Big Love Maree xx ;) Three days left to take me up on the free goal life chat ( usually 133.00) You are a story waiting to be read. Enter code: Mareespeople

Well, here’s a way for you to know.

You make a start on what you are trying to achieve with a new approach and new intention. (Usually every Monday)

You get momentum, and it feels good, but then something comes up, or you lose focus, or you forget, and it stops, or you stop.

And that opens the gates for you to start thinking about what's wrong with you and the way you do things, so then you try to fix that, and before long, you’re in the old, overthinking rabbit hole.

You’ve probably tried a lot of things to unravel this knot.

You probably have frameworks, post-it notes, new strong promises, epiphanies and a couple of affirmations in your arsenal.

You’ve listened to mountains of great podcasts, read heaps of 8 ways to……. books, and have plenty of ideas and lots of opinions but nothing that actually sticks or changes.

So you might feel frustrated, deflated, and possibly knackered.

And rightly so.

This was me for a good part of my "self-governed life".

But if getting to what you want to achieve is more important to you than ever before.

And you know there is something sticking in your psyche - emotional - energetic make-up that holds you back.

Then you are probably ready for coaching..

Being prolific in the area of goal creating and getting is just a blindspot.

And because you can't see blindspots.

You end up working on the wrong thing.

And you waste time.

And instead of living in the goals you achieve, you spend time working on the goals you want to achieve.

And that's like licking a picture of an ice cream.

Blocks are real. Shifting them feels great,

And if you like the idea of that.

Then, you are ready for coaching.

Reach out. Don't go it alone, and don't waste any more bloody time.

Get a coach who can listen, show you your blind spots and get you moving effortlessly and enjoyably into your goal.

And if you are going to get a coach, make sure your investment is maximised-get a coach who coaches and then shows you her tools so you can do it on your own when you’ve finished working with her.

Because that’s priceless.

Well, guess what?

I am SHE.

Through my own coaching, systems and teachings, I shifted from feeling like a battler caught in a pub fight into a good beat on the dancefloor.

When it comes to supporting you to work out AND get what you want while defining yourself in the process -

Nobody will do it for you like me.

So if you want me - to be your one-eyed - sage- fan girl -teacher-cheerleader- coach. Pick me.

Still unsure? Find out FOR SURE. I would love to meet you in a session to chat about what you want to create and where you think you are blocked.

We'll do that in your goal-mapping chat. And because I want you to feel so safe about making decisions that will change your life.

I am offering you ( t`ill September 15th ) this code, which, instead of paying $133.00 you'll get it for free.

But not for long - and sessions will go fast.

Enter code: Mareespeople

*only for newbies that haven't had a session before.

I will see you in the Room.

Big Love

Maree xx

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