Category Archives: Mermaids

I Walk The Line

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HelloOooo Beautiful Mermaidens!

It’s been ages since I’ve written or posted here. For a variety of reasons I had to step away & breathe a bit to gain a new perspective. It’s been on my heart to write again and this quote seems to be the perfect addition to sharing more of why I stepped away..

To me, walking the line has involved doing what’s right, most importantly following my intuition & inner guidance. Unfortunately that never quite looks the way I think it should or would like it to. Perhaps you can relate?

Three years ago, I left Hawaii, my dolphins, my dream life as I knew it to rebrand and grow the company in a new direction. The swims and retreats had been fulfilling as a magical alchemical vessel for women’s transformation into their dream life and spiritual awakenings to take place. I’d witnessed it in myself & countless clientele. Although women would come to me seeking change and growth, I was still feeling challenged in getting the deeper message of what I offered out into the world & to be seen for more than just a ‘mermaid swim’.  I started helping women through consulting/coaching sessions where I became a mirror support for them to awaken their inner knowing by pursuing their heart’s dreams & desires.

It’s funny how life happens with all it’s twists, turns & segues. Over the last 8 years I poured my heart & soul into this company every step of the way into how it has evolved through the years. I had a zillion ideas of where I wanted & planned to go next.  Now, at this point I can honestly say I have no idea what will actually happen.

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March – Mermaids & Magic

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Can you believe it’s already March?? In like a lion and out like a lamb. It’s four leaf clover time – that season where there’s a kind of magic in the air and to remember that possibilities are everywhere if you just look for them and are open.

I believe we are all on the same path of awakening our spirits to greater love, joy and possibility – we just have our own unique paths to get there. So wherever you find yourself on the journey, then just be that. Be more of YOU* right where you are and don’t be surprised if you encounter a marvelous surprise around that next corner!

“Time is a friend – perhaps the best one we shall ever have. … Time is a ship that carries us out on its own tides and at last to haven on shore. Time is a now – and there is only now. Memories look backward. Hope looks ahead. But there is in reality only now.” – Margery Wilson, 1956

Light up your life and above all feel beautiful!* Remember it’s Springtime so add some spring to your step by infusing your life with color. There are great tidings awaiting you and dreams to create that are stirring in your soul. Don’t let your dreams be dreams, go forth and dazzle the world simply by being you and being happy!

“Good luck is shining right above you. All you’ve got to do is believe.” – Unknown

Click here to watch this video from the beginnings of my development of Dana Mermaid, LLC to find out more about how I started. My vision began in extending love for the sea by creating tails for ocean awareness and inspiration to both kids and adults inspiring everyone to follow their hearts and impact our Planet Ocean in a bigger way! This has since evolved into my deeper passion of spiritual awakenings through the calling of the ocean and empowering women to find their voice, inner beauty and value to awaken their inner siren and change the world! oOoOoOoOoo

One of my favorite passions is working with women to reconnect to their passion and purpose and break free of limitation! If you are ready to know your value, feel beautiful and do what makes your heart sing to impact the world in a bigger way, then let’s play!

Dive in to our creative consulting packages to find out more about working together by emailing Team Mermaid today!

Stay Sparkly!

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Magic, Wonder & Festive Season!

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May the magic and wonder of the Holiday Season stay with you throughout the coming year ~

Festive season is upon us! Truly a time for festivities, giving back, waking up to the wonder within and all around us in this amazing world we live. An opportunity to turn against the hustle and bustle and slow down to listen to our hearts, share blessings and smiles because isn’t that what life is all about?

Every day is a time for heart opening, singing, gladness, peace, magic, love and light to experience more of the wonderment and merriness that life has to offer. Winter holds space for letting go of the old and dreaming into the new, a time for twinkling lights and songs and gift giving. These moments are with us always inside our hearts and all around and now is when cultures unite in tradition so no matter what you celebrate this season, make space for the magic and lift your heart to the light.

What joy will you be celebrating this season? What traditions open your heart and lift your spirits?

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” – Desiderata by Max Ehrmann c.1920

Blessings from my heart to yours for a magical, wonder filled Holiday!

Sparkle on this season and always ~

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Who Inspires You?

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Who inspires you in everyday life and why?

I’ve been personally reminiscing on this and wanted to share with you. Like waves in the sea we are all connected and I believe it’s the everyday heroes and sheros who weave a bit more magic into life’s tapestry.

“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” – Alan Watts

I remember a dance teacher I had growing up who believed in me and lived her own life as a professional dancer with such passion and perseverance. Another English teacher in middle school brought out my talent for reading, writing and the art of drama even at times when I doubted myself. Their impact on me was profound.

A pivotal turning point in my life was in the year 2000 when I really begin to put into practice the spiritual principles that had been presented to me after years of truth seeking. As the saying goes, that when the student is ready the teacher appears. This person revolutionized my life with concepts of freedom that went against anything I had previously seen or heard in all my seeking and living. (Which although I was merely 21, I had been around more than one block in search of happiness on my journey of life.)

Over time I met people who have truly blessed my life and who I feel honored to know. I spent many years working with developmentally disabled adults and one in particular, a man named Kid Steele with Down Syndrome was one of my best teachers in the art of happiness. He has far surpassed the age of life that many downs live until and I dare say he may outlive us all with his open heart and playful spirit!

When I first began my years on the dolphin boat in Hawaii, I was crew, a guide and safety swimmer. Many people would come out desiring a connection in the open ocean with wild dolphins, but who had physical disabilities or fears to ‘swim’ through. One lady in particular I will never forget. I don’t remember her name and have no idea where she is now, but her spirit of pure joy left a mark. She was a woman paralyzed from the waist down, with no self pity, or qualms even with her complete need to rely on others as her guide and life support in the water. She was totally at ease. She was out an entire week with us with everyday different in the sea and experiencing a swim with dolphins. She shared stories of her world travels, being in Thailand during a Tsunami and having to rely on others to carry her to safety and through it all she remained humble, at peace and joy filled. She was physically paralyzed but did not let that stop her – her spirit was free and the world her oyster.

These are the everyday heroes, the ones who continue to shine their light after life takes it’s left turns. There are too many stories to add into this space, so I will leave you with these and open space for you to add on your own.

The ocean, dolphins and whales have been my greatest source of inspiration and continue to teach so much. The message of the sea is one that will continue to be marveled at, because truly no matter where we live, water is our home.

The best really is yet to come and there’s no telling what life will bring, no matter what adversity, there is always a greater light to behold. The mer magic is within us all!

Sparkle on!

xx

 

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.

Seaweed, a Mermaid’s Best Kept Beauty Secret!

 

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What mermaid doesn’t love seaweed?! One of my favorite photographers, Sarah Lee took this photo of me swimming in the kelpish waters of La Jolla, CA.

From the mysterious & beautiful kelp forests of the deep to seaweed salad, sushi and even body wraps! Seaweed is not only fun to swim & play in like the otters, it’s also beautiful to use in art projects, delicious to eat, and not to mention it’s absolutely FINTASTIC detoxifying properties in beauty masks and more!

So when I swam across Free People’s blog on these awesome mermaid scrubbers, I of course had to try it!

The seaweed swims to you dried, but when you put in hot water, it literally is like a sea monkey and comes to life. Isn’t that really what we all do in water anyway .. . come to life! :)

Seriously though, it’s quite refreshing and definitely if you’re not near the seaweed in the sea, these are a definite mermaid necessity! oOoOoOo

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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

Luck of the Irish

I’ve not yet been to Ireland, but It’s definitely on my list of places still to visit! With legends of magical fairytales and hearts full of love including many mermaid stories as well, Ireland’s folklore is hard to resist. The Irish term for mermaid is Merrow, meaning half woman and half fish typically appearing with green hair. So with Saint Patrick’s Day this week, let’s get into the spirit by dancing, wearing green and above all believing in the magic of life!

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Life is such a funny little journey, with so many adventures woven into the grand tapestry. It has been a year since I set sail to begin a new chapter! My soul was ready for change and I am still in the midst of change continuing to live a life of a traveling mer gypsy!

The thing about traveling before setting roots is that life’s subtle changes become much more apparent. It’s easy to take for granted certain material securities when we are settled into a way of life that works without realizing that we are always changing and growing. Without acknowledging our own growth we can sometimes become stagnant and settle into a life that isn’t happy, spending days pretending it is out of fear of change. I see this everywhere in the world and the ocean has always been a place for many as a cleansing and refreshing vacation.

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Cleaning out our hearts and minds is just as important, if not more so than cleaning our homes. Life continues on and nature is our surest teacher in that, the ocean most especially and it is up to us to be in line with our heart’s growth. Green stands for growth and we must continue growing into our most brilliant Selves no matter what! One of the biggest problems I see in the world is settling and forgetting our value, who we really are and our connection to this Planet Ocean. True happiness is so much greater than our physical surroundings and far better than superficial joys. It’s true the pains of admitting life may not be the way we want or having to go through any life change is challenging, but isn’t the overall pain of staying stuck in a life of unhappiness worse? Life is on life’s side, which means that no matter the temporary hardship, any step you take towards a life of love, freedom and happiness, the Universe will meet you the rest of the way. There’s been so many times in my own life I’ve had to take these leaps of faith and each time thinking surely I will never have to do that again! Ha! The Universe laughs. I don’t think there ever will be a time we get “there”, every moment we live involves both pain and joy which is a part of being human. The wonderful gift is that we are over 70% water, which officially mermaidifies and connects us to the ocean no matter where we live. The sea as our greatest teacher embodies the ebb and flow and consistant refreshing of the old to emerge renewed as our intrinsic life source. So the message this month is to splash onward towards your happy! Perhaps your passion has changed as your heart does and it’s time to adjust your sails again and find new light, new love, and renewed life within to shine your gifts into the world in an even brighter and bolder way. Sail onward, dear mermaids and hope to see you on the high seas of life!

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