Michele Trump, CHHC, CFSP, LMP

Listen In

Do you trust the wisdom you are receiving from your body? Read More

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Michele Trump, CHHC, CFSP, LMP

Kindful Movement

One of the things I’m doing differently these days is moving my body in ways that I enjoy and support the energy balance I’m in need of. I move for my health. I move because it feels good and I feel good inside and out. I move to reduce stress. I move to boost my mood. I move for fun. I move for peace. I move to connect with nature. I move to get unstuck. I move to get energy flowing. I move to create space. I move with others. I move as a spiritual practice. I move for my heart, my bones, my muscles, joints, tendons, brain, organs, skin and everything in between. I move to know myself better. All in all, my motivation is wholeness. Read More

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Michele Trump, CHHC, CFSP, LMP

Integrating Stillness

As simple as a conscious breath, feeling the sensation of my feet touching the ground, to a walk in nature or preparing a meal mindfully and with love. These are just a few ways to connect with the stillness within. Read More

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Michele Trump, CHHC, CFSP, LMP

Courageous Stillness



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"Stillness Requires Courage" -Danielle LaPorte 

Stillness is often uncomfortable, therefore I do believe it requires courageous presence. Generally speaking, it's a very uncommon practice in our culture. Our society tends to place more value on being busy, high productivity, and external success. This momentum can be very hard to break away from. I have recently discovered for myself how challenging it is to go against the grain and slow way down. For better or worse (it is actually for the better), I have been dealing with some health issues that have helped me see how necessary it is for me to stop doing so much and focus on my healing.

Taking a dose of my own medicine, I have given myself permission to rest, to say no to things that I don't have the time or energy for, and honor my needs to do less and simply BE. Well, easier said than done. While my body is welcoming this time to restore, my mind has been resistant. When I slow down from "doing", my Inner Critic chimes in and starts pushing all the buttons that feed my self-doubt, worries and fears that only create more stress. Some of the common negative self talk sounds like, "you're not doing enough", "everything will fall apart", "you're lazy", "you're not good enough", "you haven't earned a break", "who will do it if you don't?" You get the picture. Sound familiar?

When I sit with that voice and hear what it's saying, I am deeply saddened that I have talked to myself this way. Over this period of slowing down, I realized that the fear and limiting beliefs that come from the Inner Critic have been pushing me to the point of exhaustion, and my health has suffered as a result.

Setting the intention to slow down and nurture myself has been one of the most healing practices I've done, especially due to what the discomfort has taught me about myself and the opportunity to explore those limiting beliefs. It doesn't mean I am sitting on the couch staring into space all day. It's more about creating space to be, to radically nourish myself, to consciously quiet the mind, and when those thoughts arise that start to push my fear buttons, I am practicing breathing into it and letting it go, a meditation in action. It's a practice because the mind is active and it takes an ongoing effort to recognize when I am getting pulled off course, and when I do, to bring myself back to the present moment.

With stillness and presence, I am more connected with my whole self, and aware of the things I do that distract me from my intention. My body has the opportunity to heal and restore health. Just as our digestive system needs that time in between meals to break down food, absorb nutrients and eliminate waste, other aspects of our body, mind and spirit also need space to discern what is nourishing and what to let go of.

Stillness requires courage because it's often so much easier to go with the momentum of life. Being busy can be a welcome distraction from feeling our emotions or listening to our inner wisdom about what will truly feed our whole being. As challenging as the struggles of the body and mind may be, there is wisdom to be gained and blessings to be found.



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Transitioning into Fall

Discover ways to transition into fall that promote warmth from within, ignite your digestive fire, improve your energy, support your immune system and soothe your whole being so that you feel healthy, strong and more in balance physically, mentally and emotionally. Read More

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Michele Trump, CHHC, CFSP, LMP

Creativity and Health

Through my journey, I’ve been observing what it feels like to be in the flow, and how that comes through for me. As I shift my perspective, I am now able to view creativity as a way of expressing our true nature, our gifts and purpose in life. It’s about being courageously vulnerable, visible and sharing who we are with each other, creating opportunities to develop deeper connections. It’s saying “yes!” to the sparks of inspiration and the passion in our hearts, even when we’re fearful. It’s creating healthy habits that nourish body, mind, heart and spirit. And so much more... Read More

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Michele Trump, CHHC, CFSP, LMP

Creating Intentions

This time of envisioning the future while reflecting on the past offers us the gift of renewal, an opportunity to explore what we need to let go of and to imagine what we want to invite more of into our lives. Read More

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Michele Trump, CHHC, CFSP, LMP

Loving My Whole Self: A Warrior of LOVE

As someone who is a huge advocate for self-care and is devoted to self-care practices, I have come to realize that I have been out of alignment. I am committed to taking care of my whole self by eating healthy, moving my body, meditating, getting massage, being conscious about how I spend my time and with whom, and getting enough rest. But I have felt like there was something more. I've been asking myself, "how can I do all of these nourishing things out of love and respect for myself, yet I still don't feel truly free and empowered?" Read More

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