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Game Changer Interview: Claudia Moriel

Game Changer Interview: Claudia Moriel

Name of Your Business

The Lite Guide

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

I am a warrior of transformation. If there is a workshop on a modality I have probably done it. I’m always looking for a way to access any corner of transformation I can in my life. I’m also passionate and committed to bringing innovative ways and technologies to the people I work with. It was feeling connected to the people I worked on in the cosmetics field that made me want to delve deeper into the spiritual world.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal client is someone who is committed and excited about working on their life. I love working with entrepreneurs who want to grow their business and make a difference in people’s lives. I am incredibly motivated so I enjoy working with like minded people who are looking for a way to succeed but are just feeling a little stuck and need some support.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I am a master at creating virtual vision boards. I’ve taken the heaviness out of the process and actually make it fun! I thoroughly enjoy neural science and how to optimize our brain function and connect it to our heart. Combine that with the innovative Lucia Light and this device takes all I do to a new level. I’m also on the cutting edge of working in Reality Transurfing to the approach I take and working towards become a Reality Transurfing Coach.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My role model growing up was my Grandmother. She immigrated from Mexico and I always found her to be so brave and steady. She knew nothing about this country, how to speak the language or the culture and she took the leap. I have lived in both places and I deeply appreciate the amazing opportunity I have been afforded through her efforts to help bring our family to the US.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

My absolute most amazing favorite place to escape and refuel is Lake Cocchichuate in Natick MA. I first tried Paddle Boarding after getting divorced. It was a place I could clear my head and bask in the sunshine even when my heart felt like the day was gray. I’ve been there during rain storms and when they clear the biggest rainbows appear such a metaphors for life. I’ve been there for the most amazing sunsets and sunrises. No matter what is going on in my life the lake can wash it away!

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

1. Float Tank!!
2. Accupuncture
3. Pedicure

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

There are so many different ways I express myself creatively! I feel aroma is a huge way. It helps me connect to emotions and stimulates the way I see my world. Music and dance, decorating and absorbing colors through nature. The world to me is one big creative inspiration.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

The Cosmic Serpent, after having participated in plant medicine ceremonies I read this book. It helped ground in me the amazing luck we have to experience these medicines in the US now. It also helped me understand love and appreciate the indigenous people who cultivate the plants. I am dedicated to supporting these people who support the plants who support us.

Favorite Movie and Why?

It’s an 80’s movie called Some Kind of Wonderful. I love this movie because it teaches you to be who your are and that you don’t have to change yourself to be loved. I also got to work with one of the actresses in the movie and it was an all time career high for me.

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

My world is taking care of me. Everything is going according to plan. Things are working out for me and will continue to do so with ease!

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

Joining the Local 798 Union for Makeup Artists. This was a huge journey for me. I applied a few times and it took me 10 years to accomplish this goal. Which is not an easy feat !!

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

Life shows up when you give it space to, life pulls away when you try to control it.

Advice to Younger Self?

Learn to meditate sooner ! It’s the best medicine you’ll ever find.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

How incredibly curious I am and disciplined as well!

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

Life shows up inside of community and sharing. When we support each other we all rise. There is also so much incredíble talent here you won’t want to miss what all these women have to offer. This is a beacon of wisdom and healing.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I remember a good friend of mine who was a successful Olympic athlete. He told me that his success was not accomplished on his own. He gained his success by slowing himself to be coached and supported. Let’s all be that support for each other.

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For the month of October I will be at WeBreathe on Thursday offering Lucia Light demos.
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Vulnerability & Surrender

Vulnerability & Surrender

I can’t help but feel empathy for the year 2020 as it’s going down in history as the worst ever. Let’s be mindful that this year is not over yet. We still have three beautiful months left and we can make them count. Please exercise your privilege and VOTE for change this November.
 
We’ve entered into the Fall Equinox which always puts me in a reflective space. I’ve been thinking a lot about vulnerability and surrender lately. We live in a culture where we are taught to be strong, independent, and “in control” of our destiny. As a parent, I cringe at the number of times I’ve told my daughter how important it is to be self-sufficient and never put herself in a position where she has to rely on anyone else. This is how most of us have been raised and as Mothers we want our daughters to feel confident and strong. And, while it comes from a place of good, I wonder, is this idea that we don’t need help from anyone else actually sending the wrong message?
 
 In her book, Daring Greatly, brilliant Brené Brown, describes vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.” It’s that unstable feeling we get when we step out of our comfort zone or do something that forces us to loosen control. She reminds us that honoring those feelings is when we find the courage to overcome our own limiting beliefs about ourselves or a situation that is blocking us from moving forward. Vulnerability is the core, the heart, and the center of all meaningful human experiences. 
 
So why are we teaching our children to go it alone? I’m having new conversations with my daughter about the fact that we are humans who have been divinely designed to connect with another, to love, and to give and to receive support. While our children need to learn to be independent, it’s important that they also recognize that we all need help from time to time. When we can shift the paradigm and learn to surrender, ask for and accept that help, we find our way back to a place of power and strength. 
 
When we let go of the crazy misconception that we are supposed to be superhuman…that’s when the magic happens. I encourage you to release and let go of the burdens that weigh so heavily on you right now and make you feel alone it in all. Take a deep breath and reach out for a helping hand from someone you trust. Then stay open to receiving their love and support with appreciation and gratitude. I’m certain you will begin to see things in an entirely new light.
 
High Vibe + Grateful Heart, XO, Jenn
Once in a Blue Moon Circle

Once in a Blue Moon Circle

The second moon circle for October is going to be a very special occasion because it will be not only a full moon but a blue moon. When a month has two full moons, the first is called a Harvest moon and the second is called a blue moon.   The last time there was a full blue moon on Halloween was in 1944!

Moon circles date back many centuries. And they’re still going strong. To this day, women in over one hundred countries gather each full moon to manifest transformation.

This special blue moon is also a full moon in Taurus, which will bring an abundance of transformational energy. For this moon circle, think about doing a deep clean in the areas of love, finance, and pleasure. Reflect on things that are no longer serving you in these areas, and prepare to release them. This is the time to seek grounding or closure within your personal relationships and to finalize financial loose ends. Positive transformation is the goal.

For our once-in-a-blue-moon circle, consider bringing items that represent the following elements:

  • Earth—wholeness, prosperity, plant and animal life—bring crystals, herbs, rocks, or other earthly matter.
  • Fire—courage, willpower, protection—bring anything that represents the colors of fire—orange, yellow, and red items—or something you’re passionate about or that creates a spark in you.
  • Air—communication, self-awareness, ideas—bring essential oils, feathers, bell, wand, or something else that you feel represents a new beginning.
  • Water—calming, cleansing, healing—bring a seashell, rainwater, gemstones, images, or anything representative of the ocean.

We hold a sacred ceremony and bring our light to the circle each month to represent someone or something that is important to us and for which we wish to create positive transformation.

Come join the once-in-a-blue-moon circle on Saturday, October 31 from 2-4pm.

 

 

Jenn Gulbrand is Visionista, Women’s Empowerment Advocate, Wellness Warrior, Intuitive Business & Mindset Coach and Energy Healer. She empowers women, in life’s transitions, to connect with their soul purpose and manifest freedom, flow and transformation to elevate in their personal and professional lives. She believes there are BIG universal energy shifts occurring and that women are being called to step up and serve the world through heart-centered businesses. Three years ago, she created SheBreathes Balance & Wellness Studio, and Empowerment, Education and Advocacy initiative – dedicated to the renewal of women in body, mind and spirit. As the Director of SheBreathes, and now the Founder of WeBreathe Wellness Retreat Center, she holds space for growth & Healing.  Jenn recently left the company she founded 21 years ago to put 100% of her energy into her light work. She is deeply humbled and honored to serve others to help raise the collective vibration.

Remote Working and You

Remote Working and You

With so many of us working remotely these days, it’s more important than ever to maintain our wellbeing. Isolation, longer-than-average work hours, and a blending of our work/life roles can throw our mental and physical wellbeing off-balance. It can be difficult to juggle work and home life when they’re both happening in the same space. Now that we can’t get away from it, it’s imperative to prioritize our wellness.

Working from home does have a lot of benefits—increased flexibility, the absence of annoying commutes, the constant kitchen availability (good and bad!) and top of the list, the wardrobe (sweatpants!)—the downside is that many people are finding their workday never really ends the way it did when they worked outside their homes. Step back and take a look at your current life situation. Are you working from home or are you living where you work?

Like me, you may start out with the best intentions on Monday, determined to make time for yoga, a facial, and maybe a social event with a friend that week, but next thing you know, it’s Friday afternoon, you’re exhausted, and all you want to do is unplug, lay on the couch, drink some wine, and binge Netflix. And that’s not a bad thing to do. That’s self-care too. But if that’s the only self-care you’re doing per week, it’s not enough!

To combat some of the pitfalls of the remote work life and keep your mental and physical wellbeing in check during these difficult days, here are five things you can do to keep YOU a priority:

  1. If you’re able to, consider leaving the house a couple of times a week and working from a collaborative co-working space like the one offered at The WeBreathe Wellness Center. There’s nothing like a change of scenery to improve your concentration, and getting out of the house forces you to shower and get dressed in actual clothes. Sometimes you need that nudge when you’re working from home.
  2. Use a planner to schedule weekly rituals to help you maintain your self-care and stick to them. Maybe it’s yoga on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, virtually or in studio. The important thing it to make sure you do it because you’re important!
  3. Use the same planner to schedule other self-care practices you want to incorporate or get back into, such as meditation, painting, massage, etc.
  4. Try adding one social event to your planner per week or every two weeks at the very least. Working from home can be isolating so getting out and around other humans regularly really helps. Whether you attend a monthly drum circle, a writing workshop, a healthy eating workshop, or a healing SPA Service, add it to your planner and stick to it!
  5. It’s always good to have a weekly YOU night. On this night, do whatever you feel like doing. Maybe it’s getting takeout and watching a movie. Maybe it’s curling up in your favorite spot and reading that book you’ve been meaning to get to. Maybe it’s a spa night—a bubble bath, face mask, a couple candles and a glass of wine. The point is, it’s your night, so you do you! And don’t stress if you can’t do it on the same night each week. Just make a point to do it once a week.

The pressures of this blended work/home life can be overwhelming, and it can feel impossible to make time for you. But there are seven days in every week. Fit YOU in there!

 

Sue Franco is a freelance writer and editor specializing in website content, blogs, marketing materials, and other informational content.