Our Wise Bodies with Dr. Alisha Wilkes, How to heal your body’s energy

Our Wise Bodies with Dr. Alisha Wilkes, How to heal your body’s energy

Join Dr. Alisha Wilkes and guest Arial Hubbard as they discuss the energetic structures around and inside our bodies. Arial is a holistic health practitioner with over 30 years experience in energy healing. In today’s show they have a fascinating discussion about how energy changes with ailments in your body and how energy healing can help. 

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Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Clients want to know where to start when they are looking at moving or downsizing in the next year or sooner.  A good question for each of us to ask ourselves is, if there was a serious need to move to a new residence, could the current home be listed for sale in 30 days?  If not, then it is time to get to work and get to that place and be ready.  Life has a way of throwing surprises at us that cause a move and it can be stressful to say the least.  Regardless your age or circumstance, having your home ready to list in 30 days is a smart way to live.  Why let the baggage that accumulated stuff over time with families and hobbies and recreation to pile up and cause chaos which impacts our overall health?

 For the men, I suggest we see how much paint they have in the garage or shop.  If they have several or many cans, then we talk about starting there.  That is one way to get the process moving.  For the women we often start with the closets.  It is time to get serious and real about what fits; consider how long is has been in the closet and when was it worn last?  Asking if is still within the realm of possibility that the clothing will fit again is key to keeping it or letting go. One client found maternity clothes she had not worn in 24 years.

From there we do a walk through the entire home and identify what would be taken to the next residence.  All the closets and drawers are sorted through for what is still needed and used and worthy of keeping and taking up space.  Fortunately for those of us in the Puget Sound area, we have the Big Blue truck.  They will pick up at the curb up to 30 bags and boxes of items to be donated.  It just takes scheduling them to pick up on the day of the week they are in the neighborhood. 

Keep asking yourself if you could list in 30 days and what would you need to do to be ready?  Is there a garage to finally declutter or a storage unit that with monthly payments?   Is there an old car sitting on the property?  Are there games that no one plays any longer?  Is there recreational equipment that is no longer used?  What about musical instruments that could be passed along?

Think seriously about donating every item no longer needed or used to a thrift store that aligns with your heart. When an item you donate is sold it supports a mission that moves your heart.  That way you want to keep giving items no longer needed or used in your home along to someone that needs and wants what was once stored in your home.  Be generous, be a blessing in your community, in the world.

Elisa Hawkinson
Professional Organizer | Author Calming Your Chaos | Leader of the Smooth Organizer Community


Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson



Since 2000 Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson, author of Calming Your Chaos, has been teaching and training businesses and individuals to support anyone who is not naturally organized on a consistent basis to be just that. Her HOW2GetOrganized seminars, workshops, and speaking along with hands-on coaching and coaching by phone has evolved from her natural genetic bent for order. Efficiency, calm, productivity and profitability are increased with the help of HOW2 and Elisa.


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Three Fears About Internet Marketing That May Be Holding Your Business Back.

Three Fears About Internet Marketing That May Be Holding Your Business Back.

Internet marketing encompasses a lot of activities. From social media to having a state-of-the-art website to content marketing, there is a lot you can do to promote your business online. Many business owners are nervous to put their toes in the internet marketing water because of some fears about the results. Today we want to talk about three of the biggest fears about internet marketing and why they are not that big of a deal. 

Results Take Too Long

Most internet marketing does not yield immediate results. Often you are simply building awareness and putting content out to be consumed by potential clients. Because there is no specific timeline for results it can feel like it is endless with no measurable success, making it hard to justify the time and expense. When determining your online marketing measurements of success, look at each individual activity and determine how you can measure your ROI. Don’t lump all online activity into one measurement metric like lead generation. Different activities yield different results and to see success you have to look at them separately.  

Negative Feedback

Negative reviews, poor social media comments and negative blog comments sound scary. Business owners have no control over what is posted and, on many platforms, little recourse to have them removed. For many business owners this is the #1 reason they opt out of internet marketing. While it is true that the internet is full of people who love to add their two cents on everything, there are many ways to manage a poor review that benefits your business. 

  1. Blog comments can be moderated to remove malicious or inappropriate comments. If a comment is left that is a legitimate concern, we would encourage a response to publicly address the concern rather than deleting the comment. Even if your response is a simple sentence stating that you will follow-up via email, this shows you want to make the situation right with the client.
  2. Negative reviews on social media, Google or Yelp should be given a response. How you handle the poor review is often more important than the review itself. When prospective clients are reading online reviews, they will not be surprised to see a less than perfect review. They will want to know how you handled it and if the clients felt heard and the situation was resolved. 

Competitor Copying

One of the big things that is often worried about by business owners is that being very visible invites your competitors to copy your offerings, branding and marketing practices. Although it is extremely annoying when someone copies what you are offering, take comfort in the fact that no one can copy how you do it. All that being said, if your business has trademarks, patents or are being plagiarized there is legal action that can be taken. Contact your lawyer to find out what legal options are available to you. 

Internet marketing can be a game changer for your business. If you are able to recognize that any potential pitfall to internet marketing can be managed, you can tap into the power of having a strong online presence that will propel your business success forward. 


Danielle LaFleur

Danielle is a serial entrepreneur and has been creating and running businesses for over 20 years. She currently operates Easy As Pie Design, a website design firm and Build Your Mastermind, a business consulting agency.

Danielle has been featured in over 30 publications, worked with National Geographic in over 50+ countries, and has created a process for extracting an ROI from an ROE in training and development which is currently being used in over 100+ corporations.

Danielle encourages all of those that work with her to deep dive into their values, maximize those natural talents and skills, and create the life they have always dreamed of. She is a full believer that when you align yourself with who you are meant to be, there is an opportunity around every corner.

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8 Blogs for Midlife Women

8 Blogs for Midlife Women

We LOVE finding other blogs and websites serving women in their midlife years. We have scoured the internet and gathered eight blogs that we love! Covering topics from fitness, parenting adult children, menopause and fashion. These sites are full of great articles we think you will love!

A Well Styled Life

Since 2012, Jennifer Connolly has been helping women over 40 be their confident, stylish, best selves through her blog, A Well Styled Life. A certified personal stylist and image consultant with decades of experience in wardrobe styling and beauty, Jennifer helps her readers navigate new trends and timeless truths – providing ready-to-wear ideas for every budget and accessible, honest lifestyle advice with a focus on self-care, nourishment, and wellness.

Viva Fifty

Viva Fifty is a bilingual and multicultural community that celebrates life and the joy that midlife can entail. Writers, bloggers and readers alike share their stories and ideas on how to live life to the fullest, because fifty is not the new thirty. Fifty is the new fifty. And life at fifty plus is grand!

Fab & Fifty

Redefining how we women over 50 see ourselves- and how we are viewed by others. We are changing perceptions of women over 50. Let’s laugh together, cry together, inspire each other, but most of all be fabulous together. With one in seven women turning 50 this year likely to live to be 100, let’s live our next half century to the full.

Ageless after 50

An Ageless Body isn’t about being skinny, being about to leap tall buildings in a single bound or outrun your grandkids. It’s about living and loving life and being your healthiest, fittest and happiest YOU.

Sizzling Toward 60

If you are struggling with the ’empty nest’, not sure of your direction in life or you need feel healthier and more active, then I’m here to help. The website will provide resources to enable you to be inspired and motivated to live your best version of YOU.

Chic at Any Age

Chic At Any Age is a fashion resource for women over 50 who want to learn more about style, fashion and what will suit them as mature women.  If you want to continue to look good and have fun with fashion you have come to the right place.

Cresting the Hill

There’s so much more to Midlife than having a crisis, or being in menopause, or crying over an empty nest. It’s time to focus on freedom, re-discovery, and becoming the best version of ourselves. 

Over 50 Feeling 40

The mission of Over 50 Feeling 40 is to inspire women over 50 to look and feel their best, to strive to be women of strength and dignity and to enjoy every single day of life, one day at a time.


Karen Rae

I was becoming an empty nester, a woman of a more interesting age and in transition. Sound familiar? I was at that place where we question our purpose, value, and worth and what in the world are we going to do with the rest of our lives.

I noticed women have a huge hunger to belong to a community of women where they can feel safe, share openly from their heart and have other women to do life with! This is why I created my Fave Lifestyles.

Fave is for the woman who wants to call Fave her community of women who support, uplift, and make her feel better about herself. I want to create a place where we help her answer life's questions and just do life together!

Let's Do Life Together at Fave Lifestyles

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How To Get What You Really Want In Life

How To Get What You Really Want In Life

We all want to get the most out of life and dreams and goals are important. As of late I look at life a bit differently and I wanted to share a perspective for you to consider. I am hoping it will help you sift through what is most important in your life with greater ease.

I shared in my last article how feeling relaxed, confident and empowered actually helps your body to grow younger. 

Acquiring a relaxed mind that supports rejuvenation might not be at the top of everyone’s “wish list.” Most likely it’s a new job, car, relationship, house or financial security or something else like that. I know that was certainly true for me at one time. A great thing to ask yourself when you have a goal is, “Why do I really want it?” you may be surprised by the answer. Let me explain: Normally, we desire some thing or circumstance because there is always secret anticipation that it will make us feel happier, better, smarter, more respected, or more loved. No one wants a new car and then imagines himself being sorely disappointed in it, or looking less attractive, or being less respected as a result of having it. No, the person imagines himself shinier, happier, and more successful. The tendency is to think that THINGS will increase our happiness, and we come by this honestly. If we watch television long enough, we learn that if we buy new shoes or clothes, we’ll feel confident and better looking; however, eventually the shoes and the clothes come off and we feel as confident or unconfident as we did before.

Really, it’s the feeling of confidence that we’re after, and this is where the true gold is in terms of our health and rejuvenation…honestly FEELING GREAT in any situation! Acquire that and the rest is just the icing on the cake. Feeling genuine confidence is something that comes from the inside, not from

acquiring things. The tools I share in my coaching will help you regain the true riches in life—rejuvenating feelings!

There’s nothing wrong with wanting physical things in life; however, knowing that feeling good is the prime factor for keeping your inner fountain of youth running smoothly should put acquiring these feelings at the top of our wish list. Think of the last thing you wanted to acquire or accomplish—what was the “feeling” you were hoping to get from having or accomplishing it?

How long did the feeling last after you achieved or acquired it?

Live joyfully and fully.

Good luck and good health.

Visit www.dianaeruiz.com for transforming life, health and business from the inside out.

Grief Recovery Method® Specialist


Diana E. Ruiz, M.A.

Diana E. Ruiz MA helps women entrepreneurs resolve deep losses in life and relationships through practical steps so they can feel good in their skin again and experience their true brilliance in life and business. “The work Diana does is personally freeing and liberating…the added bonus? I am on fire in my business!” Rae Anne Hall – CEO Forward Principles – Diana is an Author, Grief Recovery Method Specialist®, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

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