It is with a humble heart that I write to you all today, in gratitude for all you have done for our community, and specifically for me, over the past several months.
Darling GoddessLife Community,
As most of you know, I created GoddessLife to support and empower women, but recent events in my life rendered me incapable of fulfilling my mission statement. I felt a bit like Alice in Wonderland, wandering alone in a strange and scary place. I even stopped dancing for the first time in my life!
Then something truly remarkable happened.
The GoddessLife community began writing me letters. Healing letters, encouraging letters, letters telling me to take time to nourish myself and to heal my inner Goddess. I resisted, because for me, it is easier to nurture others than to nurture myself. But the letters kept coming, and soon I was no longer Alice, but Harry Potter with letters from Hogwartz raining down on my head, begging me to open my eyes to my own magic. Many of these letters shared beautiful stories of women overcoming with their own obstacles. These Goddesses reached out to me in my time of need and inspired me with a tiny glimmer of hope that the sun would shine again.
The Goddesslife Community united and taught me how to re-claim my own inner Goddess! They helped heal my wounds and before long, they "turned my wailing into dancing...and clothed me with joy." I returned to GoddessLife Headquarters with renewed strength.
I feel so blessed to be a part of your lives and so grateful you are in mine!
I want you to know that should you ever not feel like a Goddess, you belong to a fierce community that will lift you up until you are able to shimmy proudly on your own. This entire experience deepened my belief in the power of GoddessLife. Together we can do anything!
…so I am dedicating this newsletter to the healing power of GoddessLife.
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Join me each month in this section as I teach you simple tips to living a fuller, healthier and fun life. You are a goddess and it is time to start living that way!
Lesson #26: My Secrets to Get Back Into Shape
I’ll admit it. I took the chocolate road to happiness this spring. After a series of personal losses, I let myself go and my buns of steel turned to buns of marshmallows. I stopped exercising and was breathless after a 15 second lap dance for my boyfriend. It was perfectly normal for me to eat a cupcake for breakfast. I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. I was out of control and completely out of shape.
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Inspirational Goddess of the Month
Your stories of how The Goddess Workout has transformed your life serve as great inspiration to me and now I want to share it with other Goddesses!
*I want to express a special Thank-you to Ronnette for reminding me how to be a Goddess during my time of healing. With gratitude, Dolphina*
Name: Ronnette Ramirez
Living: Houston, Texas
How the Goddess Workout transformed my life:
GoddessLife changed me forever, and it was a trip to a nearby Target store that made the difference. We all have our low points in life, but knowing that after dark comes the light, is what I was in search of when I found Dolphina. When I am at my lowest, I go on the hunt for something that will keep me busy and shift my focus. That night, Dolphina's DVD stared right at me. I looked at the beautiful cover. Dolphina saved me.
When the opportunity came for me to become a certified GoddessLife Instructor, I was nervous, but I knew that Dolphina would be such a loving instructor. She was more than that. She made every woman feel so empowered and as a group of strong, successful women, we learned a lot about each other in 2005. Dolphina had this energy that only a few people have, and to share it is a gift.
Here I am 2010, and I have been teaching the GoddessLife workout for about three years. I teach at Metamorphocise Gym in Houston, Texas bright and early at 5:30a.m. Raqasa Nirvana is my workout group name, for I believe that there is true nirvana when a woman allows herself to find it. Just listen to the music, let the music happen to you, and only then, true nirvana. I should mention that I do have a male student in my class, and he is such a trooper.
I am also working on other projects and I have a wonderful Flamenco instructor. Please visit my new Facebook page The Color Spectrum Kids Network. With the recent bullying issues going on, I am working to bring awareness in the community, for I was bullied when I was young. Enough is enough, the bullying must stop.
I write Bellydance blogs for Bellaonline.com.
Favorite indulgence: All kinds of perfumes, body lotions and scented body oils. I love the way the fragrance turns on my senses.
Favorite Goddess Workout move: The dolphin (from The Warrior Goddess DVD) and I love doing the angel wings in the warm ups (from The Goddess Workout Intro to Bellydance DVD )
Dream job: Is to have a business in which I design lingerie and other sexy fashions.
|Legendary Goddess of the Month
Each month I will feature a woman who embodies the highest potential possible expression of her nature. Honoring the brilliance in other women will help all of us on our path to living our own true potential.
Using dance as psychotherapy, Sohini Chakraborty is helping former child prostitutes regain their sense of self.
In 1996, Sohini Chakraborty was walking in Kolkata when she came across a wrenching poster: a photo of a child prostitute staring listlessly at the camera, with the caption "I am no more bride-to-be, no more mother-to-be, no more future-to-be." The poster, which was outside the office of a local nongovernmental organization (NGO), was part of an antitrafficking campaign in India, where about 1.2 million children are believed to be involved in prostitution.
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Goddess Blog of the Month
Goddess Movie of the Month
From Gidget to Gilda - from Film Noir to Romantic Comedy - the heroines of these girl-power flicks have the Goddess attitude in spades. Each month I will feature one of my favorites. Email me your favorites.
I cried myself a river and it felt great! No doubt about it, this is a tear-jerker, but if you need a good cry (and I did!) you will love this Goddess Movie of the Month. I can personally recommend how therapeutic a good cry can be and Beaches is definitely an entertaining healer.
In Beaches, Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey turn in fabulous fully-realized performances as two best friends who share an amazing relationship.
On the beach in Atlantic City, 11-year-olds CC Bloom and Hillary Whitney strike up a friendship that will endure beyond all obstacles. Through letters spanning the years, the two women vent their frustrations, hopes and dreams.
I don't want to be a spoiler, but have the tissues handy!
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From fierce fashion to flirty fitness to feisty feminists - these formative female blogs are first-class! Reading their frank posts makes me feel like we are friends. Each month I will feature one of my favorites.
Eat, Pink, Love
Eat, Pink, Love is new to the blogosphere, but I predict greatness from this blogger. Santina Amato (great name!) is a contemporary artist and has great style. She comes from an Italian background that make her the stories about her recipes just as mouth-watering as the food.
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From Biographies to Self-Help - the wisdom found on these pages will help guide you on your GoddessLife journey. Each month I will feature one of my favorites.
Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
This book was a beautiful blessing of healing!
Wife of the famous pilot, Anne's musings about life, relationships, love, busy-ness, simplicity and solitude came to me at a time I was re-assessing many things in my life. Like a grace, her words soothed me and helped me quiet my turbulent thoughts, and to gather my inmost spirit to bind the wounds, to fill myself with the good already all around me and to go forward. This is not a book to race through! It is to be read slowly, alone, savored, re-read, meditated and mused on, with contentment. And if you can't find contentment, it will find you -- in Anne's words -- her gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh's thoughts are woven around her impressions gathered from her ocean-side stay away from society and civilization -- from people and things -- from noise and confusion -- from musts and don'ts.
What Anne discovers in her solitude at the beach, she offers to you the reader by way of her journal. The tiny shells she held and studied provide lessons to her and all of us.
I realized I could slow down my pace, choose my own path, ask for and expect some peace and quiet and harmony, because these gifts are there for all of us to enhance our lives.
Although written from a woman's perspective over 50 years ago, Anne's gift from the sea is modern and timeless. It is for all of us who hunger for the slower pace, the garden path, the intricate sea shell in Anne's hand as she coddles it, examines its artistic swirls and ridges and colors, and listens to the lessons -- the homilies -- within its delicate curves.
A keeper of a book. You'll go back to this one, like to a favorite vacation hideaway or armchair by the fireside or corner in the garden under the stars. It'll be an old friend, a comfort and BLESSING!
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From Billie Holiday to Bellydance this music will inspire you to dance like no one is watching.
Here is the ideal accompaniment for yoga, massage, and relaxing in your own private sanctuary.
Click here to listen to sample tracks of this CD.
I have been on a journey of healing and extreme self care. My friend treated me to a wonderful gift of going to a spa. While deep in relaxation during a hot stone massage, I heard Sea Siren (the first track of Spa Goddess). I did not realize immediately that this was the CD that I produced. Just as I described this music years before, I was transported to a world of divine luxury, tranquility and rejuvenation by the subtle melodies infused with ocean sounds, soothing flutes, strings, and light percussion!
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