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Soul Path: Operating on Choices

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What You Can Do

 

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Help me change my life? Yes, absolutely.

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Change My Life: How to be a BadAss!

My max deadlift 110 lbs

My max deadlift 110 lbs

I’m fierce in my contact kickboxing class and I’m a CrossFit BadAss! I’m pretty damned bendy from yoga too.

I’m not just bragging. It’s a fact, people.

Guess how many push ups I can do?

Zero.

Guess how many pull ups I can do?

Not even one.

Zilch. Zip. Nada. None. ZERO.

I just can’t yet. I’ve got some killer guns, but I can’t pull my own body weight up to a pull up bar. I use every band I can get my hands on to assist me in my pull up. I can do silly lady pushups, but those don’t count in the fierce classes I take four to five times a week. I can’t go all the way to the floor and then back up. Several months ago I could only hold myself in plank, then I made it to a quarter of an inch down and back up, now I’m at a 90 degree angle.

Which brings me to the message I want to share with you: Take the modification, it’ll change your life.

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3 band assist

One of the things I love about practicing yoga and working out is that it’s not about whether I can do the pull up or not. It’s not about whether I can make it all the way to the floor in a push up. It’s not even about whether I can finish the routine. It’s certainly not about my weight. And what the person next to me can do is completely irrelevant to my own workout performance. Shay can run the 6k in 15 minutes, I prefer to sit the run out and do 6,000k on the rowing machine. I can stand on my hands and do an upside down pushup with a quarter of an inch movement. Shay can’t even get into the handstand. DeeDee has ankle issues and can’t do box jumps, I can do lots of box jumps. It’s not about what the other person can do.

What is it about then?

Getting better. It’s about what you can do today that you couldn’t do yesterday. Pushing through. Showing up for yourself and putting a high value on your body and your health. It’s about the reminder that that I can do hard things and understanding that it’s completely, 100% encouraged to take the modification. It’s about working up a sweat and getting adrenaline pumping through my veins, which makes me feel like a BadAss. When I feel like a BadAss things go my way more often.

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Modifications Everywhere! I still almost threw up.

BadAsses take the modification. It sets them up for success. Pussies wimp out and refuse the modification even when they need it. It sets them up for failure. This is true when working out, and it’s also true in life.

I’m a BadAss, but sometimes I’m the last one trying to finish the routine in the last 30 seconds on the clock. You know what the best thing about that is?

The rest of the class is shouting my name and cheering me on.

You can do it, TRACEE!!!

Where are you not taking the modification that you need? Be the BadAss you were meant to be. Take the modification.

If you need help being a BadAss you should check out my 6 BadAss Months Coaching Package.  It might be exactly the modification support you need to help you change your life.

Tracee Sioux is a Law of Attraction Coach, at www.traceesioux.com  She is the author of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories. Contact her at traceesioux@gmail.com.

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Good Mama & Purple Hair on Today Show

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Ainsley’s purple and blue hair were featured on the Today Show website! My mothering was the center of attention.

How on earth did I attract this type of national media coverage? With a link back to my website?

Ask. Seek. Knock.

I’ve been blogging since 2007. That’s over 960 blog posts or 960 knocks. The reporter found an old, old post I did about a bad haircut my daughter got when she was four. It just so happened that when the reporter called me for a comment, Ainsley now had colored her hair purple and blue. PURPLE AND BLUE!

I even said some wise things about parenting:

Sioux understands the controversy, but also feels that a mother’s unwillingness to let her child manage her own hair might be a more deeply-seated issue.

“I think it’s a control issue. Does my child belong to me or to herself?”

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For many parents, like Sioux, cutting a child’s hair also symbolizes a sense of loss. When her son’s curls were cut at 2 years old, Sioux admittedly felt sad.

“Think about it,” she says, ”you probably touch your baby’s hair 100 times a day. It’s such an intimate gesture, to touch, smell, kiss your child’s hair. Everybody has hair but it’s such a unique thing to your child, so sometimes it’s sad to see it go.”

But for Sioux, at the end of the day, her children’s hair is really just hair, and one of the safer places for her kids to explore their individuality.

How much do I like being quoted in national press?

Yes. Thank You. More Please. 

 

Tracee Sioux is a Law of Attraction Coach, at www.traceesioux.com.  She is the author of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories. Contact her at traceesioux@gmail.com.

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Living on Purpose to Save the World

*This is the speech I wrote for the Red Tent celebration I and Leslie Carol Botha, Holy Hormones, hosted on Sunday.

Leslie Botha, Katherine Skaggs, Tracee Sioux & Isadora Leidenfrost

Leslie Botha, Katherine Skaggs, Tracee Sioux & Isadora Leidenfrost

Way before the commercialization of the period from Always & Tampax, way before our menstrual flow became “dirty” and shameful, women gathered in The Red Tent to celebrate the rites of womanhood. During her period, breastfeeding, birth and transition into a menopausal Wise Woman she retreated to the Red Tent. Among the other women of the tribe: Maiden, Mother, Crone, she celebrated her cycle and tracked it by the moon. The tent was a sacred space where feminine knowledge was passed down, Crone to Mother, Mother to Maiden. Powerful healing arts, visioning, intuition, prophecy—women’s natural gifts were practiced in this sacred space.

Women are the most powerful beings on Earth. Like God, we can whip up a whole human being in an organ the size of our fist in nine months, then we can spend the next 18 years filling its head—with consciousness, or unconsciousness, as we choose. Think of how often your own mother’s voice fills your mind—welcome or not. People spend thousands of dollars in therapy trying to eradicate their mother’s scoldings. That is power.

For one week — according to our menstrual cycle — The men of the planet walk on eggshells, afraid of our unpredictable wrath. The leader of the free world even, spends one week per month being very . .  very . . .careful. It’s not terrorism that makes him tip toe, it is Michelle’s PMS. That is power.

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Speaking at Red Tent event

The Dali Lama said, “The Western Woman will Save the World.”

I’m an advocate for women’s power, a form of power that I call Feminine Feminism. I believe when we chase the masculine version of power, we rob the world of the Divine Feminine—which is the very powerful healing force that will save the world.

Everyone comes here to live their Purpose. You have a purpose, one that is unique to you, that only you can fill. It’s calling forth from within you. You have the power to live this purpose.

Some words that have been spoken over me about my purpose is that I am a WayShower to the WayShowers. My purpose is to help others manifest their purpose. To stand behind and lift women up so that they can accept and manifest what they came here to do.

As a Law of Attraction Coach, I believe, that the biggest enemy of women living their purpose is busyness. Charged with doing everything for everyone, too many of us are denying our purpose. Only if enough people live their purpose can we save the world.

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Mother & Maiden

This is where the modern Red Tent comes in. The Red Tent is any place where women are affirmed in their purpose: This church, Whole Life Center for Spiritual Living is a space where the Sacred Feminine is powerfully honored, a book club, a mommy group, a knitting circle, a neighborhood posse, a study group, these are all Red Tents. The value of a Red Tent in today’s world can’t be overestimated because the power of many women together is an undeniable force.

You are the WayShowers. You have all the Power you need to fulfill your purpose. For us it is only a matter of having the courage to step into our power, accepting and manifesting our callings.

You’re Powered Now.

Tracee Sioux is a Law of Attraction Coach at Authentic Power Living, helping entrepreneurs manifest magic and attract miracles so they can Live on Purpose. Sign up for her newsletter at www.authenticpowerliving.com to receive a free ebook, 5 Steps to Creating a Dream Board that Really Works, contact her at traceesioux@gmail.com

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