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Just Breathe

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JUST BREATHE, JUST BE, AND THEREIN YOU’LL FIND THE KEY. 

Isn’t this the truth plan and simple? Realistically not easy in any way. There’s always such a process to everything in life. Knowledge is nice, awareness opens the door and then there’s the messy and uncomfortable journey through experience to get to the other side of realization. What am I talking about, you ask? Well, I’m not even sure really.. just sort of free writing at the moment as my intuition is guiding me back into writing. Where it will lead I have no idea. Unedited, messy, free flow, with run on sentences galore!!

There’s so many rules in life and business.. rules that lead to getting something or pleasing someone and you just can’t do that and be happy.  So here’s the deal. Fear… that lovely yet cringe worthy word that we all have, know and experience at some point or for many of us at all points of life. And yet it comes out in different ways for each of us. I’ve taken countless people of all walks of life into the open ocean to face their fears of the sea and what’s in it. For me, I’m more comfortable in the ocean than on land so I don’t relate to their fears in that sense.. but I do understand and know what fear is like. For me land sharks (humans) are to be more feared that real sharks in the sea. Let’s face it people can be selfish and mean no matter where you turn. Yet, if you look carefully (sometimes it takes effort) and keep putting good out, you will find the good because the Universe and all of us are inherently good. But I digress.. the ultimate of all fears are those voices in our heads that come out in fear of what people think, need for status, attention, security all stemming from a zillion catrillion old ideas that become this system of how we base our lives. No wonder so many people are unhappy and stuck in routine robotic lives where their souls are suffering dreaming of dreams that seemingly died long ago.. .

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Earth Day Everyday! ooOoOoooo

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Happy Earth Day, or as we mermaids like to call it – Planet Ocean Day!

Wouldn’t it be great if we all lived in harmony with our beautiful planet everyday? It’s an ideal worth growing towards and certainly the dolphins and whales can be our greatest teachers in restoring value within ourselves and outwards towards others.

Remember that when you are happy and free, the world benefits!

Something I still see so much in the world is people who are set in robot autopilot, just going through the motions to get through each day. In life there can be settling and there can also be trials that must be gone through to get to the other side of where you want to go. The only way to really know where you are is to ask yourself.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” – Thomas Merton

Some great questions to ask yourself are:

What do you love?

What brings you the greatest joy?

What sets your heart afire?

When do you find yourself feeling free or where time stands still?

What do you believe in?

What are you passionate about changing in the world?

“Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness.” Bo Bennett

One of my greatest passions is creating space for women to reawaken the inspiration that is often blocked as a result of ‘always-on’ living.  This is the core of all our packages, whether retreats,events or consulting. Here at Dana Mermaid we believe in changing the world by reconnecting women to their genius through the calling of the ocean.

Have a fintastical weekend and I hope you do something each day that makes your heart sing with happiness!

Xoxo

Spring Has Sprung!

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Spring has sprung & it’s officially the season of blooming. What new dreams or visions will you be leaping into to make real in your everyday life?

The ocean is our best teacher when it comes to change and going with the flow, as no two moments are ever the same. This is true within our own lives on land as well. The challenge is that with land, change is much harder to notice in the moments that pass us by.

Like flowers blooming, we must continually grow into the new ideals our hearts have in store. A never ending job this out with the old and in with the gold!*  As the seasons change, so must we!

What new is waiting for YOU? There is so much good in the flow of life and it’s essential to tap into willingness to shed the old versions of ourselves as we continuously grow into the infinite good awaiting us!

Awaken the beautiful pearl within – that source where you are perfect and radiant with all the joy and bliss you need! Like a treasure hunt it must be uncovered to illuminate as you grow.

The mermaid is symbolic to every woman embracing a full life; fun feminine & free empowered by the sea as a vessel to transformation.

“Someone told me there’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.” – Led Zeppelin

This Spring I want to offer you a place to dive in and be supported to create a life that makes your heart sing!

I’ve opened up three spaces for the Ocean Power Hour which includes a full hour via Skype or phone to really dive into your hearts’ calling by creating both a lifestyle & career ideal with impact! This also includes a fun mermaid reading and every women I’ve worked with has left empowered with their unique talents to branch into their next level of work with greater passion & purpose.

Email us to book your Ocean Power Hour session today!

“In less than an hour, I came out with new focus for my business, something I have been trying to put my finger on for months and just haven’t been able to pull together until now.” Jennifer Nassi, www.jennifernassi.com

Stay Sparkly!

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Lights, Camera, Stars!

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Just imagine if life was a runway and everyday you had the opportunity to walk the world’s stage with your own personal style!

In fact, we each have our own runways and everyone looks a bit unique. How will you live your life differently if you viewed your day from this perspective?

Fall is a season of harvest and it can also be a good time to allow your life and heart to do the work of shining for you.

“That quiet place inside of her was getting louder and louder.” ~ Anonymous

Isn’t it true that the happier you are the more joy you bring to others? 

What lights you up inside or sets your soul afire?

Let’s live like this quote from Paul Simon – “Today I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”

Lifestyle is truly a life lived in style and it’s unique to each of us. What is your style? Your groove, that thang that no one else has? Light it up, babes and set the world afire! 

Oh – and Happy Fall!! I’m so looking forward to those changing leaves, pumpkin spices, hot cider, warm sweaters and so much more!

Want to expand into your dream life – find out how you can work with me here!

Sparkle On!

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The Lost Art of Femininity

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Do you notice any stigma around the term, “femininity?”

Dive in to watch my latest video HERE.

I’m hosting a free call this Thursday on the Lost Art of Femininity. This is a topic I’m super passionate about and can’t wait to share more, especially how the message of the mermaid ties in!

Truly, it seems as though empowered women are sorely needed in the world today. More and more women are stepping up into leadership roles & careers to create change, yet the feminine aspect is still lacking in this masculine competitive and goal driven society.

Women are the life givers and change makers that much like mother ocean can truly influence the world in a big way. When one women awakens her spirit, she gives others the freedom to step up as well.

It’s time to ditch the status quo about what being a successful women is, time to quit “do”ing and begin “be”ing more to create greater impact, have our voices be heard and make a real difference. Time to create a new ideal about what it means to be a woman in leadership, be taken seriously as the beautiful goddess we are.

The essence of the mermaid is symbolic as an icon of Divine Femininity, tapped into the rhythm and flow of life, beautiful and alluring. She is calling to you to awaken your spirit and embody what it means to be a woman.

Let’s create a new wave of role models for the next generation to be intelligent, beautiful and empowered, unafraid of sharing their voice and leaving an imprint in the world. Being a women is not weak, emotional, indulgent or sensitive – Being a woman is in fact powerful in every way and your voice is needed.

Join in this supercharged conversation by dialing into my free call this Thursday! Register HERE and gain access to listen in live or receive the recording by email.

Make Way For Your Grandest Dreams!

Ladies, how often do you feel burnt out in planning your work or home life, maybe even reading all those How-To’s?

Is time spent in nature, meditation, or spa days a part of your lifestyle or are those saved up luxuries for when you have more _________?

Do you add that style, flair & sparkle to your day by dressing up just for the fun of it?

Do you feel heart sing with everyday adventures?

Are you full of joy, peace & freedom to do what you want whether you are at work, alone or with family & friends?

Life certainly has its ups and downs, pain and darkness, yet there is a light within us full of infinite abundance waiting to be tapped. Much like the sea, our hearts hold all the magic, beauty and answers of life’s greatest happiness!

We all want to feel beautiful, amazing, loved and have the ability to inspire others along the way ~ for after all life is meant to be lived in it’s absolute fullest expression! 

Awakening your mermaid soul is like tapping the goldmine of life within! Living your brilliance is possible no matter where you live or what you presently do. Every moment is a moment to begin anew.

Hear how the message of the ocean will empower your life to awaken your soul to create the life of your dreams! Join me Saturday, August 8th at the legendary Valley Ho resort in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ. Pre-register for $45 ~

Get all the de’tails and grab your seat HERE! 

I’m so looking forward to talking dreams with you in person!

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Live Your Dreams Workshop

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“One day she noticed something new in her reflection. Something that had a light all its own.” ~ Anonymous

It’s so easy to feel dried out in the stress & hustle of life on land. I’m pretty sure the whole world can use an entire dip in the sea to tap back into the magic & possibility – where dreams come true! For that reason, I’ve specifically created a workshop that I’ll be traveling with to inspire and connect women to dream living no matter what present circumstance.

For all the Wild Wild West ladies living in the desert town of Scottsdale AZ, are you feeling thirsty for some serious ocean inspiration? I’ll be passing through the area Saturday, August 8th & launching my NEW live workshop, Live Your Dreams! 

Do you long for deeper connection to your spirit in the midst of business & daily routine?

Are you ready to quit floundering around & make your dreams reality by tapping into the magic of life?

Join me & an intimate gathering of other women diving into messages of the sea while sharing transformational experience.

Awaken your mermaid soul to greater joy, freedom & brilliance no matter your present circumstance!

We’ll be launching Fish Out of Water on Saturday, August 8th at the legendary Valley Ho resort in Old Town Scottsdale. Be there or be square! Register at the link below. oO

Get all the de’tails for this live workshop and claim your spot HERE! 

Did I mention I can’t wait to meet you all in person and talk dreams!?

Until then, keep sparkling & get dreamin!! oOoOoOoOOo

xoxo

Time to Blossom!

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Can you believe we are already halfway through summertime!? It’s simply amazing how fast time flies and how important it is to “be here now” and live every moment fully! Expanding on our last newsletter, this is so much easier to do when life is flowing and going the way we want it to, but to be in each moment in times of patiently waiting our dreams to expand.. that takes courage and diligence.

When we look past circumstance, past our bodies and past our minds, and enter the realm of our heart space, that fourth dimension – the land of magic, miracles and dreams we begin to truly awaken to life at it’s fullest. Our hearts contain every answer we need to expand into the next level of growth. The elusive “how” is never our business, our job is to clear away the nonsense and just be still. That’s when we receive that intuitive clarity for our next steps.

I’m so excited to share with you our new podcast featuring empowered women who are making a splash in the world! This will be an interview series combining strong women and the powers of the ocean, heart and spirit. My colleague, Kristy Ayala is premiering with our latest “inspiration station” call all about living inspired. If you missed joining in to listen live, you can now download or listen in HERE!

Stay tuned for more inspiration to come and always remember to ignite your light within no matter where you find yourself. Just like the ocean washes away what no longer serves you, the powers that live within your very heart do the same.

Remember “who” you are and dive into the magic of life!

“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over… she began to fly.” ~ English Proverb

Sea Sparkles & Aloha,

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The importance of living your dream even when it doesn’t make sense

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Life always gives us exactly what we need. If you would have asked me a couple years ago if I would pack up my dream life in Hawaii and head to the mainland again, I would have thought you were nuts! Well, maybe having a second home on the West Coast one day, but selling everything and re-starting up a life there – no way. Then again, if you would have asked me 18 years ago if I would have personal experiences with wild whales and dolphins and have started up my own company I also would have thought that was inconceivable! Even a few years later after saying, “no” to a management position in the life of society’s norm, with a home, car and steady paycheck flying to Hawaii with a backpack, bikini, surfboard and zero master plan – I still had no idea what was in store. All I knew at that time was that my heart wanted more. I wanted more than a job and a car and a paycheck – I’d been around a few blocks & had all those things but wasn’t fulfilled. I spent most of my teen years looking for happiness in all the wrong places, the material world, and crashed and burned time and again.

So I took a chance on my heart and eventually settled into a life better than I could ever dream! I think of Hawaii a little like Never Never Land, a playground type of place where dreams can come true. Sure, it’s not for everyone, but it was for me and opened up some massive heart opening transformation and lessons I’ve learned from the real masters of living – dolphins and whales.

A few years went by and I settled into that dream island life, thinking I would never leave. Fast forward to a year ago, when I had the intuitional download to pack it up and leave (again, without a master plan). Let me tell you, leaving Hawaii and my dolphin family to go to the land of corporate concrete jungles is a lot harder than the other way around. Nonetheless, although I still have fears and loads of ideas, I know one thing for sure and that is that my intuition never lies. So why on earth would I do this, you may be wondering and in fact recently got asked this again the other day. Well, most likely a lot of reasons still to be seen, however what I do know is that my heart wanted more. I wanted to be able to share in a bigger way what I’ve experienced and learned with more women who are stuck and struggling in stressful lives. Some pretty rad experiences have already come out of leaving that I never would have expected. The landlords of the home I had rented for over a decade sold it to the perfect people, I was able to be present for family situations that needed attention, and I had an opportunity to take time to recover from some pretty big life decisions and really be ready to open up and expand into more newness. Life and it’s many left turns!

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Launch Your Dreams for Earth Day!

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I’m so excited to share with you our brand sparkling new coaching packages that will Illuminate Your Brilliance & give you the support you need to dial into your dreams & create your new reality!

In honor of Earth Day, we are offering a bonus Ocean Power Hour coaching call to the first 5 ladies who book any package by midnight Wednesday April 22. What better way to save the planet by serving the world in a bigger way! Dive into our transformational packages by clicking here.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you were living life fully expressed, free, happy and making money in a career doing what you love while helping the people who need your unique talents and gifts?

What is the leap that you’ve been wanting to take in your life or business, but are still holding back out of some type of fear or belief that you can’t right now or maybe not ever?

Are you stuck believing that what your life looks like right now is just “reality” that you have to conform to accept?

You can have a new reality and be living a life that YOU want to live in every way! 

It happened to me and I’ve witnessed the transformation in countless other women. It involves facing fears, old stories and letting go of people, places and things that are holding you back from real happiness – that temporary uncomfort is worth a lifetime of freedom!

At a certain point in the lives of every human, we face broken hearts, illness, disease or failure of some sort. With addiction, divorce, therapy and anti-depressants on the rise, it is time to discover a new way to live – one that’s both of service to the world and where we are genuinely happy.

The ocean is our biggest teacher in transformation and living an authentic life. The waves wash away all that stress and “land stuff”, the ocean is known for healing properties, there is nothing we need to gain to create prosperity.

The simple fact is what we need to clear away. Let your heart awaken to magnificence and tap back into the magic and flow of life. Where & how we are “be-ing” in life is key to what we actually experience.  Your inner state of freedom, joy and bliss will naturally attract more of that to you and help you each actualize your unique talents into the world in a bigger way creating waves of change!

By reconnecting to your passion & purpose, your life will expand!

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We serve the world in bigger ways when we are true to our hearts and can help others shine brighter as well ~ Always swim towards the light, and if your heart isn’t lit up, then maybe it’s time to start!

Don’t forget to book one of our transformational coaching packages to receive your bonus Ocean Power Hour by midnight April 22! Make your dreams the new reality this Earth Day and contribute waves of joy to celebrate our Planet Ocean. Click here to book!

Lots of love & sea sparkles!

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