Archive for Empowerment

Bach Flower Remedies – Mother Nature’s Support for Sensitive Souls

This is how a divine line of floral essences (vibrations of plants, flowers and trees) came to be created, and they are called Faery Heart Elixirs. The concept of them was conceived one night in a dream. Seems so simple really! I had 6 names of elixirs and a general idea of what they would be able to do. The next night I had an awareness of what the intention of each elixir would be and its purpose. The explanations and intentions just seemed to flow onto the page! The next day feeling inspired, I bought myself some Bach Flower Essences and proceeded to intuitively bring each elixir to life. I intuitively knew how to blend the essences together and create something new – a vibrational line of elixirs that would assist us sensitive beings in walking easier on this planet. Not only can they assist us in feeling more peace, calmness, protection, grounding and courage but they also support our evolution. The line of elixirs has expanded to include help with: opening up to our gifts, feeling more loved, feeling like we belong, abundance, sleep assistance, and mind taming. I’ve been blessed with people requesting custom blends – that is how a focus elixir came to be. Currently I’m working on an elixir to assist with fertility and even addictions. There are new elixirs seeping into my awareness constantly, new avenues to support our growth and development. I’ve had an elixir come through so strongly and clearly that there was no question about her name or what she would do. Her name is Memories and she is a force to be reckoned with! The intention with Memories was to help us REMEMBER soul memories that will enable us to step in to our power more. Help us embody more of our gifts and reclaim more of our big spirit selves enabling us to step forward with more confidence and expansion.

As a sensitive being the elixirs have allowed me to feel like I am more in control of my life. I’m driving the car instead of being drug behind it! No longer am I controlled by anxiety and fear and powerless to energetic challenges that my body feels regularly. I have miraculous assistance to help me navigate these crazy energies and I wanted to share them with others as well. They have really been a saving grace for me and for the other sensitive beings out there… there is assistance! If you’d like to know more about Faery Heart Elixirs or Bach Flower Remedies please drop me a line. My email is or you can visit my website at


If you trust yourself the Universe will trust you!

The Universe is truly amazing and the power of connection and energy continues to blow my mind!

Once again this is another perfect example of the Universe working its Power and Magic and collectively gathering women who have the intention and purpose of living in truth and teaching others how to do the same by sharing their stories and their vulnerability!

When I was invited to be part of this book, I immediately knew intuitively the right publisher had found me and I trusted from the first email!

I had put the intention out in the universe about a year prior and it’s not by chance the opportunity showed up when it did!

I knew I would meet other authors and that they would be sharing their stories but I had know idea who!

When it was revealed who all my co-authors were I was blown away at the alignment the purpose and the power at all of these beautiful powerful women all uniquely different but energetically a strong similar vibration and intention!

My teaching to others is “Trusting your Intuition!”, and you can’t teach something until you have a strong practice with yourself first.

I am joyful at the trusting on this project! I don’t believe there are any coincidences and it is obvious and clear here, the energy behind this collaboration is for the greater good to inspire and raise the vibration of consciousness through sharing our own vulnerability and personal journeys!

Let your intuition always be in alignment with your truth and it will never guide you wrong!

With much love and gratitude,
Anne Marie

You are Perfect!

Back in the Fall, I found myself in the presence of amazing Wyoming women as a presenter at the Wyoming Women’s Expo in Casper. To say I was warmly welcomed would be an understatement. I was given a platform to speak on a topic very near and dear to my heart yet different than what I typically speak about to my usual audience of nurses and educators. If you take a look at the bag that my beautiful baby girl, Ellie, is holding in this picture – the topic for our session was called “Your Voice Matters”.

It’s surprising that it took me this long to put this talk together. I think I was hiding my desire to host this type of “class” as a bit of self protection. Despite this, I am confident that we are presented with opportunities to teach the lessons that we ourselves most need to learn, sometimes we have to hear it more than once. The idea of Your Voice Matters started percolating around in my brain back in March 2018, but it wasn’t until the conference that things really started molding into a cohesive class and movement of sorts.
When I say that I am committed to this idea, I mean it. I am deeply passionate about all of us knowing deep inside that our voices matter. I have struggled with my sense of self and voice since I was 5 years old and got my first glimpse of the world shutting me down by telling me I was too talkative. I have struggled against that my whole life. I am not exaggerating when I say I face that internal conflict every single day of life. I live in a constant state of wondering whether or not I might be “too much” at any given moment.

I’d like to say that it ends today, but I don’t believe that is entirely possible. I am a believer in the idea that we control our thoughts, but that one is still wired in their pretty deep, so it will take awhile yet for me to rewrite that particular line of code. Instead of self-filtering or worse self-limiting, I will be rewriting that message as I am the perfect amount of me. I am uniquely and perfectly created and I am showcasing my me-ness and much-ness in just the right amounts at all times.
Do these negative thoughts sound familiar? Are you someone that struggles with too much-ness or maybe you have the sister thought that is more in the “I am not enough” camp. With either one, I think the new coding is the same, “I am enough.” There was another beautiful soul presenter at the conference who actually gave out temporary tattoos with exactly that message. She self-identified as a member of our “I’m not good enough” camp. Unfortunately, there are a lot of us who hang out there, but we can move to another location, another campsite. We really can learn to rewire and rewrite that code inside our brains. It will take time and practice, but it absolutely can be done.
Will you commit to fighting this with me? Do you promise to stop yourself the next time you go down the “I’m not good enough” path? Instead, will you take a nice deep breath and remind yourself that you are perfect. Remind yourself that you are enough, and you are loved? Do it for me and all of the other women who also need to hear, know, and feel this. Maybe you have a daughter or other significant to you younger female perhaps as young or even younger than my little Ellie who needs to grow up knowing this too? Perhaps you can do it for her. Maybe you can think about that little girl inside of you – do it for her. The more you do it, the more it is etched into your brain and becomes the default thought pattern. Pretty soon we will all know we are enough.
Imagine a world where we all know we are enough. Imagine how unstoppable we will be. Imagine how much love and amazingness and awesomeness will exist. This is the world I see in my mind. This is the world that I dream about living inside. Will you help me bring it into manifestation? I hope you will.

Much love and gratitude
~ Sherpa Erica

Why the Word “Try” is Banned in Our Home

How often do you find yourself using the word TRY?

Are you feeling stuck creating your online business? Are you struggling to move forward? If you want to make a change in your health, business or happiness you can’t just TRY. You either DO or DON’T.

In this week’s Podcast of The Lisa Pezik Show – Lisa shares how to get out of that grey area and gives you 3 alternatives to the word TRY. How to #MaketheDecision , set direct dates and deadlines and have definitiveness, to level up in your business and personal life.

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The 5 Minute Sweet Spot to 10x Your Business and Life

I walked off stage, grabbed my journal, and went right to the videographer to debrief.

It wasn’t the time for celebration or hugs.

I nailed my speech! Best delivery yet.

50 or so women entrepreneurs.

They picked me to open the conference.

First of 18 speakers.

It was an honour.

But RIGHT after I spoke, before I hit the crowd,

That time is for ME.

It’s not the time time for follow up conversations with prospective clients.

That’s coming in 5 minutes…. (unless you sell from stage and are meeting those who bought pronto.)

That time is for me.

That’s when it’s all fresh.

Feeling the audience, replaying the stories.

Did the teaching land?

Could I have tweaked that one part just a little bit?

I’m constantly on a mission to improve as a speaker, author, content and digital marketing specialist.

If we think about athletes, they watch the playback tapes before their practice starts.

It’s no different as entrepreneurs, we analyze our conversions, open rates, breakage rates,

And we practice.

Our content, sales delivery, teaching.

But I’ve found the sweet spot of improvement to be RIGHT after I perform.

RIGHT AFTER that speech, sales video, webinar, LIVE on social media.

That’s when I’m analyzing and tweaking.

That sets the tone for how I practice the next day, week, month.

Maybe it’s not a business you’re trying to improve.

But this practice can be applied to anything.

Want to get stronger at the gym?

Replay your workout as your stretching and cooling down.

Your marriage? After the make- up- you- know -what, debrief on that fight.

Parenting? I sit down next to Oliver during his meltdowns because the lego piece won’t fit the way he wants it to.

After the tears, that’s the sweet spot moment.

Don’t miss it because you’re too busy moving onto the next thing on your list.





Need help converting your next offer? Pick up my sales cheat sheet, practice, and debrief with it.


3 Ways to Overcome Failure

Are you feeling stuck creating your online business? Are you struggling to move forward? In this week’s Podcast of The Lisa Pezik Show – Lisa shares how important it is to invest the time in planning – understanding when to invest the time and when to invest the money to build your business.

Her podcast, #TheLisaPezikShow exceeds the industry standard in listeners, and she’s spoken about online business at various conferences in London England, Santa Barbara California, Houston Texas, and Toronto Ontario. Audiences say that Lisa has fiery inspiration, contagious energy, relatable stories, and to-the-point strategies that always hit the mark. Lisa has masterminded with #BrendonBurchard , #BoEason, and worked with #RogerLove.

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Discombobulated to Calm

Discombobulated to Calm

Do you think you have everything planned for the day ahead? How about the week ahead? That’s what I thought last week and then my whole week was upended by circumstances beyond my control.

Nothing terrible happened – just a LOT of stuff that kept coming up one thing right after the other. There was other people’s stuff that caused an interruption to my schedule—a sick child, a forgetful parent who needed help, noisy roofers up above with no prior notice, and someone simply unprepared for our time together. The reasons and excuses kept coming, and so I watched helplessly as my perfectly planned schedule got totally rearranged. I tried to roll and flow with it – but come on!

All this uncertainty really messed with the control freak in me.

I was discombobulated, out of sorts, and even a little irritated. I was in a bad place. Look, I have written about “perfect timing and divine order”, I’ve talked about it and did a webcast on this very topic. And yet, when uncertainty presented itself, when a monkey wrench was thrown into the mix, when I felt at a loss, and at the mercy of everyone and everything else, I caved. I let it get the best of me. I allowed myself to be consumed by the injustice of it all. I mean, come on, Universe! What gives?

And then, something happened.

A smile came to my lips and I began to chuckle. How could I let myself get so upset over this? It was just an interruption to my time. I was fine. The people I love are fine. I’m still alive and well. And so, I started to behave differently. I consciously shifted my awareness to the opening that was in front of me and took my mind to a place of calm. I did my best to breathe deeply, and I remembered a mantra I learned in a meditation class,

“In my uncertainty I find my security”.

I breathed in these words and made a decision—I decided to relax into it. What happened next was pretty amazing (and at the same time pretty predictable). The good news is I ended up getting a jump on other things. I rescheduled appointments to an even better time for me. I had time to relax, talk to friends and family, and organize my workspace. I had more time to cook, put in a new ventilation fan, go to the beach, spend some time shopping, go out for dinner, and relax! It was a little shift in thinking that I wish had come a few days sooner, and yet I am reminded that all things truly are in perfect timing and divine order. All is well.

Get comfortable with uncertainty. Possibility resides here.
Now, that’s Powerful!

Possibility be with(in) you,

Thoughts on ‘Being Enough’

Everywhere we look, there is so much information about how to improve, to be better, to change, to beat the competition.  The other day, I was looking through a list of Women’s Empowerment books and the theme of having to ‘do more’ really stood out.

But what if you were actually perfect, just the way you are? What if there is nothing to add, just a few self-judgments to take away? When we were young children, we never doubted we were enough – that was a learned behavior; one we learned from society. We learned it from all the other people who also believe they are not enough, which they learned from the generations before them, and so it has gone, for far too long.

Here is a brief excerpt from the Galactic Council that they shared in a Transmission of Light. It is a message which reminds us of just how grand we already are.

“We wish for you to go back to the heart, back into that place of knowing self or maybe questioning self. You may call it either one. Go into that heart space and give yourself permission to be the wise, the grounded, the centered being that you truly are. In truth, you are these vast, wise, intelligent beings who have been crammed into these 3rd-dimensional bodies to have this physical experience. That is not who you are. That is a very small element of who you are. You are so much more than that, so much more wisdom, so much more light. It is time for that wisdom to take its next step of opening and awakening. That is not to say you forsake your precious body, rather honor all that you are, not just part of it.” 

If we are busy judging self and feeling the need to be fixed or improve, we are not able to settle honestly and authentically into our innate wisdom. Maybe it is time to just ‘be enough exactly as you are’ and finally surrender to your vastness, beauty and wisdom.

The year 2018 has been a year of Mastery. It is not about being or doing more, rather it is about recognizing our innate worth, as humans and as divine cosmic beings. That spark or soul, housed in our human container is pure magic, yet we are so focused on the perceived flaws in the container, we completely miss the magic of the spark that gives us life.

A brief affirmation that you may find beneficial is “I surrender all that I think I am, I surrender all that I think I know, I surrender to my beauty, my wisdom and my worth. I am perfect, whole and complete exactly as I am”. Of course you are welcome to add other things to surrender, however, I recommend you keep it simple and manageable. The more often you repeat these words, the more you will give yourself permission to ‘be enough’.

I challenge you to practice repeating this affirmation multiple times each day and notice if you are able to be more loving and gentle with yourself and others.

If you are feeling ready to surrender all the baggage you have taken on from the world around you, and truly be ‘enough’, then it is time to join me in the Galactic Council Inner Circle, where you will be immersed in the love and wisdom of spirit.

A Healthy Mind

When I was growing up, I remember observing my dad doing specific habits regularly.  Praying, meditating while listening to music, and reading.  At the time, I didn’t fully understand why this was a lifestyle for him.  I do know that it stuck with me.  When I had my own family, the reason became clear.   It gave him clarity in his thinking, wisdom in his decisions, and strength to navigate his life.

Naturally we wake up each day and have responsibilities before us.  We have deadlines, meetings, an agenda, and an array of events to attend to.  We have people that depend on us and people that we depend on to make these things happen.  Our bodies are being thrown in different directions and can bring physical exhaustion.  Sleep and food are the daily necessities and remedy that we have to have to function and keep up with all this.  Getting enough sleep and eating healthy are another whole conversation but are vitally important if our bodies are to function the way God intended them to.

What we fail to remember is that our “minds” need daily repair too.  Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.  We don’t realize to what extent until we lose them.

How do we keep our minds working the way God designed them to?  Strong and Healthy?

God gives us that answer in His word.  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” Romans 12:12

  • Count our wins each day.  Thank our Heavenly Father for the goodness in our life.

  •  Pray for what or who is on our heart and minds that day.

  • Pick a scripture verse or devotion and meditate on it.

  • Trust Him with His plans for our family that day.

I can say without any hesitation that “Renewing my mind each day” has been the key to helping me navigate whatever comes my way in life.  I can’t imagine going one day without it.

In this journey together to learn and live out our authentic self,


Why is it so Hard to Change

At some point in our lives, we have probably come across someone or several people that told us that we should change something about ourselves.  It could have been a casual suggestion like a new hairstyle, a personal probe about our health and diet, or social concern about how we come across to others.

For most people, unsolicited inferences can put us on the defense and imply that we are doing something wrong and need to be corrected. That’s not to say that there can’t be any truth to others’ observations–or advice. But on the other hand, how good does it feel to be judged?

 If each of our starting points are unique, then our capacity to change will be relative and somewhat contingent upon our biological makeup and our environment. For example, if my hair is very curly, trying to make it frizz-free and straight (in humid Florida) may never look quite like my beautiful friend, Julia’s hair, because her starting point is straight, non-frizzy hair. Of course, there are short-cuts, I could blow dry my hair straight or get it chemically relaxed, but my hair would suffer substantial damage in order to make that change (and still may not have achieved the look I had hoped for).

Struggling with weight is something that many of us have either personally experienced or know others who have. We hear of ‘success’ stories, yet later see how easily it is to fall back into old patterns and habits, fluctuating with weight again and again. I once knew a woman that was very thin who was talking to a friend of mine that was struggling to lose weight.   The thin woman just looked at him and said, “If it bothers you so much, why don’t you just eat less and exercise more?”  I cringed inside, because of the callousness of her comment. Perhaps my friend’s issues with his weight were due to a condition concentrated within his family.  Maybe he grew up in a house where fruits and vegetables were not introduced or incorporated in meals.  Or perhaps he felt a void in his life, and food was the way with which he coped.  Regardless of why he was overweight, changing his biology, environment, and habits were not something he could simply reduce to ‘eating less and exercising more’.

Different people have different habits. This is why a person who is born with a fast metabolism, and who never struggled with weight in their life, may have a hard time understanding my friend’s struggle– because their starting point is different than his. Maybe they grew up in an environment that supported a healthy lifestyle, or perhaps physical and mental balance came more readily to them. However, expecting a person with a family history of diabetes– accompanied by years of poor eating habits– to lose weight by simply ‘eating less and exercising more’, is like suggesting to someone who wears glasses to eat carrots and practice eye exercises in order to see better. It is easy to see how ridiculous this sounds with the person who has vision impairment, yet why would anyone apply those same principles to someone with a predisposition to a weight condition?

While it might seem quite obvious that my friend should ‘eat less and exercise more’, we all know that breaking habits aren’t as easy in practice as they are in theory. If they were, then we would all spend a lot less time on our phones and in front our screens.

Advising people to change something about themselves doesn’t only come from friends or family, it is also pervades in every form of advertisement that there is.  Whether at the grocery store or online, you can find a million magazines or commercials telling you all of the things you could and should change about yourself. This goes beyond making suggestions about new hair styles or improved health. Unsolicited advice can dig straight into how we manage our emotions.  Showing too much of any emotion can get you easily labeled or stigmatized.  You can show anger–but not too much, because that could be viewed as ‘aggressive’.  Don’t be too happy either, that could be perceived as phony or overly enthusiastic.  And be careful about looking inordinately melancholy.  You may get asked if you suffer from depression or anxiety.

Despite the incessant need that pop culture seems to place on wanting us all to look and behave in a certain way, if history is any indication, most trends have been as transient as the weather. Once curly hair was celebrated (think 80s and early 90s perms), there was a time when voluptuous women were the definition of beauty (see Rubens’ painting, “The Three Graces“), and being sensitive used to mean that you were more in-tune with your own feelings and those of others (High Sensitive Person, or HSPs,  notice subtleties that other people miss) as opposed to being labeled a mental case.

I say all of this as a person with curly hair, who fluctuated with weight a lot in my teens and twenties, and who is highly sensitive. I’ve been advised to straighten my hair countless times, tried every diet under the sun, and can easily bawl my eyes out while watching the movie, Mama Mia (Meryl Streep’s rendition of “The Winner Takes it All” gets me every time).

Changing one’s habits is perhaps one of life’s most arduous challenges.  The deliberation about what and how to change is often more grueling than the change itself. Yet the hardest part is recognizing what our habits are.

Every thought that we have is a response to an external or internal stimuli. We react to innumerable stimuli everyday, and these responses become habitual so long as they are not recognized. These habits then emerge as behaviors. For example, looking at an image of someone who represents a form of beauty that is celebrated (which may greatly differ from your own beauty) may make you tense your neck and tighten your jaw, unbeknownst to you. You may not feel it or recognize it, unless you pay attention to what you are doing while reacting to a certain stimulus.  Is it really any wonder that Facebook has caused depression in numerous people? Social comparison is a big trigger for most people, and revisiting that stimulus again and again only exacerbates a well-established habit. How are you sitting as you scroll through images (stimuli) on your social media, several times a day? Are you sitting upright, or slouched over in front of your screen? Professor Erik Peper from San Francisco State University, found that a slouched body posture can lead to feelings of depression or decreased energy levels, while a more upright body can improve mood and energy levels. Therefore, it is not surprising that sitting with a rounded back, while scrolling through images on social media, could trigger tension in the body and alter one’s mood.  One solution: Delete your Facebook account. Yeah right. Do you see why it is so hard to change?

The good news is that we have more control of our thoughts and reactions than we think. The first step towards real change is acknowledging and recognizing the need to change debilitating habits. The next step is asking for help.  One of my beloved teachers once told me that anyone who thinks that they can make it through life without any help is fooling themselves.  For me, the Alexander Technique, an educational tool used to recognize undesired habits that interfere with the body’s optimal well-being, was the help that brought me out of a funk that I didn’t even know I was in.  I didn’t know that I wanted to change, nor that I was capable of it.  I just knew that I wasn’t really happy, and I wanted to be happy.

The next time you decide to peruse a stimulus-laden arena like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or even the arena of your own thoughts,  try to focus on your own body. Think about the relationship between your neck, head and back.  In the Alexander Technique, we refer to this as the Primary Control. As described by London based Alexander Technique teacher, Hilary King, FM Alexander (the founder of the Alexander Technique) referred to the Primary Control as the way in which our Head Neck Back relationship is a primary influence and dynamic organizer for the coordination of our whole body mechanism and all our movements. In other words, it all starts with the relationship between the head, neck and back. When you sit at your computer, focus on your neck being free, your head moving forward and up and your back lengthening and widening.  Every time you see or feel a trigger, whether it is an image or a comment, or your own internal dialogue, acknowledge the stimulus. Then pause. Next, redirect your thoughts to: I want my neck to be free (and not full of tension),  my head to move forward and up (as opposed to back and down), and my back to lengthen and widen (instead  of shrinking and contracting). When you stop engaging in repetitive habits, you allow something new to take place.

Change can be scary to many people, because it can mean acknowledging how harmful our habits were to ourselves or others. However, change also gives us an opportunity to start anew. Becoming more self aware of our harmful habits is empowering and allows us to take control of our habits, rather than let them control us.  My journey of recognizing and changing harmful habits was not quick, and it is still ongoing.  Habits are strong and cumbersome.  As long as there is a stimulus, the possibility of falling back on old habits exists.  Yet, with gained insight and awareness, along with the right tools, we can take control of how we choose to respond to our thoughts, and direct where they take us.

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