Do you feel shocked, humiliated, and paralyzed with fear?
I remember when I discovered my husband was cheating and how devastated I was, how stupid I felt, and how depressed I became.
My mind was so scrambled I couldn’t think straight.
Sound like your life lately? If it is, I am so sorry. I feel your pain. It’s no fun, that’s for sure.
What I’m about to share with you will help you release stress, fear, and sleepless nights, just as it did for me.
Fortunately, during my lowest lows, my most painful moments, I dug myself out of this, and I documented the healing and transformative steps I took. I discovered and created ten key strategies to deal with a cheating husband, find strength, peace of mind, and courage.
These strategies not only helped me get to the other side, but they have also worked for thousands of women. So I decided to compile them into an ebook to guide women just like you to get to the other side too.
Struggling is an awful place to be stuck in when dealing with infidelity. So jump into your healing; your time is now. Give yourself this tool of support to move you forward.
Click on the link below, and for only $7, you can have immediate access to my ebook – 10 Tips to Survive a Cheating Husband!
Last week, I gave you a 6-step solution for successful communication so you can be free of those frustrating and combative conversations. Did you give it a try?
This week, I bring you the second part to that solution: 6 rules for successful communication. (Watch the video.)
6 Rules for Successful Communication
Based on the Work of Dr. Gay Hendricks
Begin the conversation by letting the other person know that the purpose of this conversation is to evolve your relationship because you love and care about them. Then follow these six steps.
Invite the other person to experiment with you: to use these 6 steps and 6 rules to communicate with each other over the next __ days. (You can assign any amount of time you would like; Dr. Hendricks suggests 90 days.)
No labeling. (For example, don’t say something like “You’re insensitive.”)
Don’t bring up the past.
Exclude the words “always” and “never.”
No hitting below the belt.
The best way to follow these rules is to replace these habits with more constructive ways of communicating your thoughts. Make sure to check out the video for examples of effective ways to share what you are thinking and more in-depth explanations of these rules.
Is your soul calling you to do something that you’re putting off? Do you feel overwhelmed and find yourself running out of time to do the things YOU would like to do? Is there something else important to you that is getting in the way? Do you feel guilty chasing after it because other people are depending on you?
This is so common, especially for women. (watch the short 3 minute video below to find out how to overcome these obstacles)
When my soul called me to write my book, I was the primary caregiver for my parents. It was important to me to be there for my parents and take care of them, which often left me with no time to write my book. Eventually, I had to make a tough choice: prioritize my book by figuring out a way to set aside some time each week to work on it. I discovered, and so will you…If there’s a will there is a way!
When we neglect deeply meaningful things that our soul is calling us to do, we are betraying ourselves.
How can you free yourself from this pattern of betrayal?
First off, you must get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Make the commitment that you are going to figure out how to make it happen.
Believe that it will all work out, and know that, in some way, there will be growth in your choice for everyone.
PS – Follow my youtube channel, Diamond Power TV, for weekly inspiration and tips on loving yourself and connecting to your diamond power.
PPS – Are you wondering what Diamond Power is? Check out this article.
Do you want to feel significant, important, honored, and seen? Do you want to be noticed and praised? Do you want to feel like you matter, like your life matters? Of course, you do, we all do!!
These are often the desires that lead us to chase freedom.
The problem is that many of us are chasing shadow freedom, not true freedom.
You might be asking, what the heck is shadow freedom? Well, just as any object projects a shadow in its likeness, freedom also has a shadow. What you need to know though, is that shadow freedom takes the shape of freedom, but there is no actual freedom there.
Shadow freedom pursues freedom at the expense of others.
It fuels the “dog eat dog world,” where people are more competitive than collaborative, more self-consumed than other-oriented.
All of our efforts to fill ourselves up, leave us empty and void shells of humanity.
The shadow freedom is an obstacle to true freedom.
True freedom comes when you are connected to your Light, to the All That Is/ Divine love, or what I call your Diamond Power. Your Diamond Power is your source of strength, confidence, and courage. This is where you have true freedom.
When you connect with true freedom, you will find yourself less concerned with your own interests and more concerned with the interests of others. You will feel so full of love and light that you will pour out your love and light onto others. The irony and the greatest gift of living this way? As you empty yourself in the service of all living creatures, God will continue to fill you up with more glory than you could ever imagine.
When we try to fill ourselves up on our own, we end up enslaved by shadow freedom, empty and void. When we cultivate a relationship with God and look to the infinite power to fill us up, we are filled with more glory, love, and light than we could ever imagine, overflowing to the benefit of all those around us.
True freedom exists when we are connected to our Diamond Power.
Are you ready to feel strong, confident, and courageous? Are you ready to be full of love and light?
I have a free gift to get you on your way to living a life connected to your Diamond Power:
Diamond Power Meditation
My Proven Method To Find Peace And Emotional Freedom
As the Fourth of July approaches, one particular value comes to mind: freedom. It’s a BIG one for me – one of my core values…How about you? Many of us claim to want freedom, but we don’t always allow ourselves to be free.
I encourage you to ask yourself, “am I willing to be free?”
Free from anxiety, fear, limiting beliefs, sabotaging behaviors, and the opinions of others?
Are you willing to unleash your soul magnificence and express your Truth? Are you ready to permit yourself to express yourself? To trust there is a power far greater than you orchestrating the best and highest outcome for you?
We live in the “Land of the Free,” yet so many of us aren’t enjoying personal freedoms.
Are you ready to make a declaration to live fully into your vibrant, beautiful essence? Imagine yourself relaxed, confident, sparkling – see yourself walking in glittering sunshine! Can you imagine how this would impact your life and those around you? Woweeee!
We have the power to create this shimmering life and more… so why don’t we? What holds us back?
If you are like most women, the biggest thing that holds us back is fear and worry. Research shows the #1 belief that limits us is…”I’m not enough”. We worry that others will laugh at us, judge us, not like or love us. This anxiety can often paralyze us and keep us stuck; we miss out on opportunities that could close the gap between where we are and becoming the free, vibrant, fully ALIVE and magnificent women we want to be!
If this is you, are you tired of these life-sucking constraints? Has enough been enough yet?
If you are done living as a shell of yourself, I have a challenge for you.
The challenge is this: for the next week, focus on reframing those beliefs that limit expansion and keep you from becoming your most divine, free, and sparkling self.
Open Up a Corner of Your Mind.
When Napoleon Hill was researching his seminal work, The Laws of Success, which would later become Think and Grow Rich, he had the opportunity to talk with Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie told Hill that he wanted him to look in the mirror every day and tell himself that he would surpass Carnegie in wealth.
To Hill that was preposterous. Carnegie was the wealthiest man in the world! But he did it. For weeks, Hill looked into the mirror and repeated the mantra that Carnegie had given him. Hill said that at first, he could barely look at himself. But by the third week, there was a little corner of his mind that started believing it was possible.
Reimagine What’s Possible for Yourself
One of my clients (I’ll call her Sandra), believed there was a glass ceiling in her industry she could not break through. She wanted to make more money and have a flexible schedule to spend more time with her daughters, but she had convinced herself that her boss would never say yes to either.
We worked on her vision of what it would look and feel like living that life. Next, we discovered the beliefs that didn’t support her vision. We reframed her thoughts, replacing the beliefs that did not serve her with new beliefs that supported her vision. Lastly, she had to take action by talking to her boss, and it went wonderfully! Sandra ended up with higher pay than anyone in her industry and the flexible work schedule she’d wanted!
How to Begin Reframing Your Beliefs
If you’re ready to free yourself from the beliefs that have been holding you back from achieving your heart’s desire, these tips can help.
1. Create a vision. Your mind thinks in pictures, so you need to see your dreams vividly to believe they’re possible.
2. Look at the fears or thoughts in conflict with that vision. Identify them, name them and then reframe them with new empowering thoughts. One way to do this is with mirror work. Just like Napoleon Hill, look in the mirror every day and speak your new beliefs out loud.
3. Have the courage to act. At some point, you will need to take action and do something you may have never done before. Even though my client created new beliefs, she was still nervous and anxious about talking to her boss, but she faced that fear and did it anyway.
Remember, no matter what the outcome, you win. If it works out, fantastic! If it doesn’t, hold the belief that this is what it looks like on the way to achieving your dreams. This belief will move you forward energetically and support you on the road to building your best, most sparkling life!
If you don’t think you can believe it for yourself, let me believe it for you. I have had the privilege of supporting women achieve their dreams for over 13 years now and have seen some incredible transformations. Whenever you’re ready to unleash your inner sparkle, I’ll be cheering you on!
PS – Are you ready to feel ALIVE again? To live fully into your vibrant, beautiful essence? I’d love to help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Click here to schedule a complimentary 30-minute no-obligation coaching session with me. Empower yourself and take the first step!!!
Have you ever felt exhausted? Too Busy? Burnt out? Have you resented your work, even if you’re doing what you love?
There were times in my life where I definitely did.
I didn’t want to feel like that, but I let it happen. I justified it by telling myself that I had to work like crazy and put playtime on the backburner if I was going to grow my business.
I was always too busy. Too busy to see my girlfriends. Too busy to go out. Too busy to do anything fun just for the sake of having fun.
Life had become too serious.
The problem with living that way is that your soul needs playtime. You are meant to have fun in your life!! You are meant to take time to recharge and refill your well of happiness. If you don’t nourish your sparkling essence, you can’t be a better lover, mother, friend, or entrepreneur.
You need playtime in your life.
Daniel Gilbert and Matthew Killingsworth of Harvard University did a study and discovered adults spend only about 50% of their time in the present moment. The other half is spent wandering, and their research found that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind exhausting itself through negative emotions. Yikes!
Research shows when you are playing, laughing, having fun it puts a stop to the thoughts about the past and future, and you become fully present.
So take a moment, think back to when you were a kid and what you loved to do. I loved being outdoors and being active, and playing with my friends. One of my besties loved making (and I mean making, from scratch!) clothes for her dolls.
What did you love to do? What could you do right now in the sense of play that would lite you up?
One of my Sparkle clients had a dinner party recently, and she had the most brilliant way to break the ice with her guests. At each place setting, she put a bottle of bubbles, the kind with the dipstick that you blow on… remember those? Her guests saw this and immediately began to giggle, like seriously? Bubbles? No one did anything until one of the guests opened hers up and blew bubbles everywhere. The battle of the bubbles was ON!
This game was a definite crowd pleaser and a terrific icebreaker – allowing the guests to instantly drop any insecurities or shyness with which they may have arrived. Moreover, it set the tone for the rest of the evening. They had a blast!
Here’s the thing about having fun; when you spend all your time buttoned-up, not doing anything for yourself at all, your well of happiness and even your well of ability and creativity can run dry. You do not serve your clients, family, or friends in the same way as when you are feeling whole and happy, and you close yourself off to what you want most in life, a deep connection with yourself and others.
When you permit yourself to have some fun, it fills your inner Diamond cup up; you begin to sparkle and approach life, work, and relationships with less stress and resentment.
The best part of playtime is this – it doesn’t take much effort!
So get out there and play!
PS – You’re invited to a FREE Soul Sparkle Workshop. This Saturday, June 26th, from 10 am to 11 am. Reserve your spot here.
PPS – There are many reasons to take advantage of the free workshop; here’s one of them: You will discover the #1 method of repatterning negative beliefs and habits that may be keeping you stuck: so that you EASILY become more confident, courageous, and happy. Click here to learn more about the benefits you will gain from the workshop.
If your upbringing was anything like mine, you were probably taught not to be selfish. So when you hear all this talk about self-love, you might wonder: is loving myself selfish?
Selfishness is defined as “being concerned excessively or exclusively, for oneself or one’s own advantage, pleasure, or welfare, regardless of others.” When someone is acting selfishly, they will pursue their own welfare even at the expense of others.
Self-love, on the other hand, means that you develop a higher regard for yourself and your well-being. You take care of yourself and your needs, but it does not come at the cost of others. Practicing self-love can actually put you in a position to help other people more. When you take the time to “fill your cup,” you will have more to give to others. You cannot give what you do not have.
Self-love is NOT selfish.
So what does self-love look like?
Being kind to yourself and speaking kindly about yourself.
Showing yourself grace and forgiving yourself.
Setting healthy boundaries.
Taking care of your mind, body, and spirit.
Making time to do the things that are important to you, that make you feel happy and rejuvenated.
Being proud of who you are and comfortable in your own skin.
And so much more!
Treat yourself as you would like others to treat you.
Are you ready to start loving yourself more?
Join my free 5-Day Self-Love Challenge. Each morning you will receive an email directing you to the LIVE Facebook training giving you an activity that you can do in 5 minutes. These activities are designed to build your self-confidence, self-esteem, SELF-LOVE and make you feel GOOD.
I hope to see you next week for the 5-Day Self-Love Challenge. I can’t wait for your miraculous transformation.
PS – The 5-Day Self-Love Challenge starts on June 21st at 11 am PST. Learn the proven success strategies & action steps that will transform your relationship with yourself & help you build better relationships with others in as little as 5 minutes a day. Click here to join for free.
Whether your life feels stable or wobbly right now, is there some area that you desire more?
Would you love to be in a romantic relationship OR do you crave a richer more intimate bonding with your current partner? Do you want a more fulfilling career, more money, deeper spiritual connection?
Or maybe you’re like many of the women I have the privilege of chatting with and supporting – super successful in their careers, but covering up their inner struggle with self-doubt and low self-worth by being high achievers. Ultimately leaving them with a sense of disconnection and loneliness.
My invitation for you is the one thing that changes everything…and that is …to allow self-love. When you remember who you really are, abundance flows because you show up differently and look at life differently – feeling full rather than lacking – and that shifts it all.
So…..I am inviting you into a fun and FREE 5-day Self-Love Summer Challenge where I will email you each morning with an activity that can be done in only 5 minutes. The activities are designed to build your self-confidence, self-esteem, self-love and make you feel GOOD.
June 21st, 2021 to June 25th, 2021
How it Works:
1. Register for the challenge
2. Join our private Facebook group created exclusively for the 5-Day Self-Love Challenge
3. Each morning you will receive an email directing you to the LIVE Facebook training giving you an activity that can be done within 5 minutes
Why join the challenge:
1. You will learn the proven success strategies and action steps that will transform your relationship with yourself and help you build better relationships with others.
2. You will feel more confident, happy, and empowered.
3. You will discover healthier habits to gain fulfillment, build resilience, and increase joy!
“How could I let this happen?”, I thought, as I stood on the scale realizing that I weighed almost 40lbs more than my ideal weight. I felt a sick pain in the pit of my stomach and I didn’t know if it was the pizza talking, or if it was because I was so disgusted with myself.
I had been in denial for a long time; wearing baggy clothes and avoiding the scale. It was time to face the fact that I was an emotional eater. When I was stressed out, I ate. When I was angry, I ate. When I was sad, I ate.
Can you relate?
It started in Junior High School. While I enjoyed being active, my best friend did not. Many days after school we would bake brownies or go to the deli and order mile-high turkey sandwiches. Needless to say, it didn’t take very long before I began eating beyond my hunger and it had become a habit.
I had bought into fad diets, thinking that I could do it on my own but nothing seemed to work. (I’m embarrassed to admit this included a one-week diet consisting of one thing: German chocolate cake!! I know….horrifying! Although I lost 10 lbs lordy was I ever disconnected from Self Love! I look back now and think how in the world could I have thought that was nourishing for my mind and body!!! ).
Eventually, I sought out the help of a mindset/behavioral coach, who helped me discover that I was trying to fill an emotional void with food. There were a lot of things in my life at that time that I could not control. The one thing that I could control was what I ate. In a twisted and obviously unhealthy way, eating felt empowering.
As a Spiritual/Transformation Coach, I am able to support the women I work with in increasing their self-love, reframing their thoughts, finding empowering activities to replace self-sabotaging behaviors, and develop their feeling of worthiness as it applies to every aspect of their life. Not only their weight but their whole Being!
Everyone deserves to live a life filled with love and loving connections. So how can we intentionally create and experience more love?
How can we wake up without that feeling that a cloud is over us? … How can we be filled with happiness each morning jumping out of bed excited about our day?
In order to experience more love, first and foremost, you need to embody self-love. Living in this vibration will help you create new results in your life. Easy, right? 😉
How can you get into the vibration of self-love?
I am inviting you into a fun and FREE 5-day Self-Love Challenge where I will email you each morning with an activity that can be done in only 5 minutes. These activities are designed to build your self-confidence, self-esteem, self-love and make you feel GOOD.
1. You will learn the proven success strategies and action steps that will transform your relationship with yourself and help you build better relationships with others.
2. You will feel more confident, happy, and empowered.
3. You will discover healthier habits to gain fulfillment, build resilience, and increase joy
What are other women saying about the Self-Love Challenge?
“For the last few years I have struggled with anxiety and depression. It seems like so many bad things were happening in my life…mom, dad, and sister each had cancer, lost my job, my marriage was rapidly declining, etc.
When this year started I was already deep into another emotional meltdown. I realized that I had to make a change, for myself, for my daughter, my marriage, all of my relationships.
This challenge has helped. I have been up and down still, but the lows aren’t as low anymore and there is pure joy more often. I plan on doing everything I can to keep this trajectory headed in the right direction. I am worth it. Thank you Sherri for all of your help and support. God knew I needed some more hot pink in my life.”
~ Ingrid Sousa
I can’t wait for your miraculous self-love expansion!
PS – Build your Self-Love in only 5 minutes a day with my free Self-Love Challenge. Learn more and sign uphere.
PPS – Do you already know that the Challenge will be better if you can go through it with people who know you, value you and support you? Invite them to join the Challenge too so that you have people who will celebrate your new learnings and ideas and will hold you accountable after the Challenge is complete.