July recap + stepping into August 🌻
Hey! It's been a while since I've updated my blog, things have been going on behind the scenes and although I'm an empowerment coach, things aren't always rosy for me either. I'm human, with my own set of flaws and mental health to look after.
We all have our ups and downs right...?
Since the beginning of May I've found certain things tough in my personal life and so I naturally stepped back to focus inwards and take care of me, whilst still making time for my 1:1 clients, but that honestly lights me up and gives me so much fulfilment.
My emotions have been a bit all over the place with trying some new, different medications and experiencing the side effects quite heavily.
It meant that every day tasks felt different, I lacked drive and motivation as my mood had significantly dropped and altered.
The best thing for me to do was to just hold loving space for myself, reminding myself that it will pass and will get better, however difficult it seemed at the time.
When we're in difficult situations we often think we're going to remain there, that we're stuck or that we will always feel that way. But that's not true. Nothing is permanent, we always have the ability and the choice to make positive changes in our lives, we just have to be aware that it needs to happen.
This is why self-awareness is such a great skill to have, the more it's practiced, the stronger it becomes, just like working on your muscles. It can be developed.
July started off with some exciting plans which included my first trip to the Isle of Man, attending a festival there and meeting Fat Boy Slim in a hotel lobby ☺️
While that might sound like fun, it was when I was going through the motions internally, but I knew that staying at home self-loathing wasn't the answer either. Instead I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, but also made sure I felt okay with the plans I had, meaning, I had boundaries around what was too much for me, and when I needed downtime or time to myself.
I also fell down the stairs at my friends house while over there which wasn't fun and really shook me up and cut my trip short. I was in a bit of pain for a few weeks after......
But below is a photo of me at the festival feeling like a real life fairy 💓
I welcomed in dreamy new 1:1 clients ready to make positive changes in their life to feel more fulfilled, empowered and radiant from inside out.
I wrote an article for Lancashire Life magazine on body image and being 'beach body ready' as well as opening up and being vulnerable about experiences I've had surrounding body image, which I have shared on my Instagram @laurasylv
I had many coffee dates and made some future plans for a brand photoshoot 👀
I went on a little staycation with my mum and Honey (my little chihuahua) which was a perfect little break where I switched off from the digital world and fully immersed myself in nature. It was humbling, grounding and so so needed 🌳
It was nice to spend some quality time with my mum too.
The last day of July I held one of my sacred sister circles which I absolutely love leading. The energy is magnetic and super potent between all the women that attend. It's honestly pure magic and fills my heart with so much joy.
I know there's many women I've spoken to recently that have said they're really interested, but feel anxious about coming alone, or being in groups of people.
And I honestly get it, I SO get it! Because I was once in your shoes too and now I'm holding my own!
Growth, abundance and expansion happen when we step out of our comfort zones.
Everything at first feels daunting right? Going to school for the first time, starting a new job, going on a date.. but it gets better.
But honestly, these circles, once you're there, don't feel like that at all. It's only before hand you feel this way AND it's completely self-initiated. Fear is not real, it's created in the mind as a form of protection, but sometimes the fear isn't real (just like in this case)
All the women that attend come on their own and they were once a first timer too (just like me) as humans, we don't like change, but what happens when we don't make changes?
These women that were once just as scared as you might feel about attending are now regular attenders and it's beautiful.
If you're curious I'd love to have you come along. I keep them quite small as to not overwhelm you (or me) these types of ceremonies are much better when they're intimate.
It's the perfect place for change and transformations to take place internally which then have a positive effect on your life externally. Everyone always tells me how much lighter they feel leaving and I see it in their faces and expressions as smiles spread across their faces and eyes glistening. It's pure magic.
I cannot wait for the next (end of August) date TBC
We have now entered August, within the sister circle we let go of all the things that no longer serve us through powerful journaling prompts and a beautifully guided meditation.
We sipped on cacao, opened our hearts and set new intentions for the month ahead (August)
And ended the ceremony with a beautiful gratitude sharing circle.
I'm excited for what's to come in the coming months and even more excited to welcome in new dreamy clients for some 1:1 work, ready to up level their lives and futures. If you're reading this thinking "that sounds like something I need right now!!" then do not hesitate to get in touch, or book in a free discovery call to find out more.
Alternatively you can use the form on my website, send me a DM on Instagram @laurasylv or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to hearing from you!
So much love,