Archive for April, 2012

I am an Original

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Okay, I know some of you who may snicker at that (Heather W!) but yes, I am an original…  This month I am owning my power.  I am choosing to support people who use their power for good.  I myself choose to use my power for good.  I am powerful just because I’m me.  I acknowledge and honor that power.  I use that power.  I am a woman unafraid (or at least making conscious effort to conquer fears when they come up).  I am a woman confident in who she is.  I am a woman who knows her place in this world.  I am a woman with gentle strength who can help shift a perspective.  I am a woman helping others to awaken to their power.  I am a woman who loves.  I am a woman who finds beauty in a single dew drop on a leaf or in sinking my feet in gooey mud.  I am a woman accepting responsibility for the powerful effect I have on this world.  I am a woman who is free to be me.  I have released the shackles I’ve put on myself, I’ve broken out of the box.  I am free to be true, to be real, to own my power.  I am amazing, extraordinary, beautiful.  I listen to my inner wisdom and take powerful action.  And it is powerful action because I make it so.  Each gentle, small step is the beginning of something larger.  I am laying the foundation for a powerful work.

I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend.  I am Trisha J. Rockwell.  I am an original.

Who are you?

A Circle of Sisters

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

These are some images from our past retreat circles.


Claiming Your Beauty No Matter the Size

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Recently, I was out to dinner with my family and I watched a very pretty, young, thin waitress giving my husband the ole twinkly eye and I felt my self-esteem plummet. I think my husband is a handsome man and when I’m in my right mind, I know he’s pretty darn lucky to have me as his wife. But in that moment I hung my head and stared at the menu thinking, “I just don’t have it like I used to.” The huge zit that was erupting on my chin was no help either. I’m 36, I am a size 10 and I weigh 143 lbs. Eight years ago I was a size 2 and I was HUNGRY. I am just now finding the joy in being a luscious double digit. My intention is to eat for energy, to feel good, to set a positive example to my children, to heal my body. My biggest struggle is with my husband who stops at the store regularly to stock up on the types of things that I don’t buy. Things like Mt. Dew, Tasty cakes, pretty much anything that’s loaded with sugar… stuff that I love but that makes me feel like a drone. I’ll delve more into why we eat the way we do another time…

As a holistic health practitioner I meet with women who have body image issues. I’m disheartened that women in their 40s & 50s carry around incredibly negative feelings about the way they look. At 36, I’m just settling into this body. Am I 100 percent pleased with my body image? (more…)

Cultivating Peace Within

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Sometimes people tell me that they feel peaceful in my presence.  This got me thinking about how I come to this ‘peaceful’ place within myself.  The answer was simple:  I require lots of alone time to rejuvenate and refresh.  I am not a hermit by any means, in fact I love getting out and being social but sometimes keeping up with my children’s schedules and the pressures I put on myself as a business owner can run me down.  I don’t always feel peaceful.  It’s a feeling I have learned to cultivate over the years in different ways.

Here are 5 simple, yet powerful ways that I use consistently to keep me in the “happy” place.

  1. A simple morning ritual.  Setting my alarm a little earlier so that I can get up before anyone else is well worth the effort.  Sometimes all it takes is 10 minutes of quiet time to make a big difference.  I LOVE Roy Deleon’s Praying with the Body morning prayer rituals for this.
  2. Always have a journal handy.  Journaling has become one of the most empowering habits I have developed over the last 18 months.  All you need is a spiral notebook to keep with you.  When I am wrestling with decisions that need to be made or I just need to vent, my journal has become like a best friend.  When I tap into that inner wisdom that flows onto the paper, wonderful insights and ideas unfold. (more…)