Own Your Own Shit with Jen Weir

Own Your Own Shit with Jen Weir
Own Your Own Shit
A few years ago I met Jen Weir in a business and personal development program that we were both takings.  We hit it off right away and when she told me about her Emotionally Free program,  I jumped at the chance to take it.  I had just lost both my dad and aunt to cancer and had some major changes in my life.  I needed some help processing the emotions that came with it.

I loved the part in the podcast where she is talking about her dad telling her that SHE had PTSD.  I never thought of any of my “life events” as PTSD, that is just for service people, soldiers, police personnel, firemen … you know.  Important people!  Not us “normal” people, our SHIT is nothing right?  We have no right to even try to compare our shit to that!

Why do we do that?  Why do we not value ourselves and our struggles? Why are we less important than the next person?  In the podcast, I mentioned that I have a rare essential oil blend that I do not use because I need to save it “for people who really need it”.  It is too valuable for ME. OMG, it is time to change!  I am important, YOU are important, we all have struggles but it is time to stop letting them define us or stop us from being who we want and need to be.  We are so worth it.  We are worth the time and energy in investing in US!!  If WE don’t invest in us, who the He!! is going to?

When Jen & I were at an event together in March we talked about how we both worried that 2020 could affect many people like a form of  PTSD. Please do not let that happen to yourself or people you love.  There has been a lot of change this year for all of us, stop judging others, stop judging yourself and just love and support each other where we are at.  Do not let the stress turn off your immune system and make you more vulnerable to anything.  Do not let your struggles stop you from moving forward. As Stacy Tiegs said in yesterday's podcast, “you have permission to heal”.

Go write that new story.  See it the way you want it to be and do not accept anything different.  Make it a non-negotiable in your life!
Jen has an incredible talent to help teach people how to process their emotions in a healthy way.  There is so much that we all can learn from her.  I hope you enjoy our conversation.

You can connect with Jen on her website: https://www.weirtx.com/
Or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenweir2020/
If your wish to view this episode on YouTube click here.

Food is Mood with Stacy Tiegs

Food is Mood with Stacy Tiegs
Food is Mood

“Maybe I should do a little less of THAT”  what great advice from Stacy Tiegs.  In her book, Stacy shares a little about a lot of things.  She hopes that it inspires you to look a little closer at those ideas to see if perhaps you should do a little less or a little more of that.  All these little things add up to be a BIG DEAL.  We were so on the same page.  I often get asked what I have done to transform my body and my health and when I list off a few things, I often get a …” So you do not really know what you did that helped”  OMG they so missed the point.  

I got the results that I did because I did all these little things.  All these little things made my body and my mind stronger and stronger and helped my body work more efficiently.  If you took out any one thing, I probably would not have gotten the same results.  We have to learn to look at the big picture and accept the fact that all these things matter.  The food we eat, the exercise we do, the toxic chemicals we are exposed to, the toxic thoughts we accept (both from ourselves and others), the way we deal with the stress of life and the stories buried deep inside us.

The bottom line is you have the choice to go back and heal it.  You can work on the emotional part of what is making you not well and as Stacy said…” You have the permission to change your story”.

Go out and write a new chapter!  I can’t wait to read it.

To view this episode on YouTube click here.

You can connect with Stacy at


The website for her book is:


Her Facebook group about Anxiety


Her Eat read food Facebook group 



Sitting on the fence - Book review

Sitting on the fence - Book review

For the last few years, I have been following these two amazing ladies online. The first one is Isabelle Mercier, a crazy, fun, energetic woman with charisma and a lot of passion for life.  Her partner Margarita Romano, is quiet, nurturing, loves horses and often seemed to be in the background, but has the most amazing soul. Margarita and I seem to have a lot in common and I have always wished she would step in front of the camera more so we could get to know her better.  Then one day she announced that she was writing a book. I really had no idea what it was going to be about, but I ran to my computer to be one of the first people to preorder it.

Months later, it finally came, but life was so crazy I had to set it aside for a while.  When we booked our holiday I knew that I would take it with me and that would be my book for the trip. It was a much different book than I usually take with me. They are almost always a self-help book, or a book about essential oils, or maybe a few of each.  Reading "Sitting on the Fence" by Margarita Romano by the pool at Caves Branch in BeliezeI do not know why I take so many, we only go for a week. There is no way I am going to have time for more than 2 books, but I can not decide which one I want to take, so I take them all.♥

This trip, however, I took just two, Sitting on the Fence by Margarita Romano and Judgement Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein. Both were excellent, but I am not done Judgement Detox.  Oops, I lied, I also took: This is Marketing by Seth Godin, what can I say, old habits are hard to break, buy Hey it was 3 not 6 or more.

Sitting on the Fence by Margarita Romano

This is a brilliant book, once I started reading it, I had a hard time putting it down. Sitting on the Fence is a book about how Margarita feels about the power of love while sharing the story of her and Isabelle's life together. There is so much great information and amazing advice in the book and I am a sucker for amazing quotes.

"Holding back any emotions is not a good idea. Holding back love only causes us future regret and life is too short for regret.  
People who hold back the love of any kind, somewhere deep down may feel like they don't deserve to receive it." page 174

OMG have you ever felt like you do not "deserve" something? She nailed it!

I also hope that people who read the book will walk away with a different understanding and awareness of same-sex relationships.  When Margarita and Isabelle fell in love, they both had boyfriends and resisted their own feelings for a while. I think society needs to see this side of relationships.  Loved just happened, they were not looking for it, at least not with another woman.

The thing is, their story is not really that different from most of our colleges/university stories. You meet a few new people...you have a lot in common, (you are taking the same classes, so there can get some great connections)...and somewhere in there is a person you really connect with and probably remain good friends for the rest of your lives. The only difference is that they discovered that they LOVED each other.

LOVE IS LOVE, it is no different who we are.  We all just want the same thing and we all have to work at our relationships, we can not take our partners for granted.  I am almost the same age as Margarita & Isabelle and I had a few gay friends at that time and I know how hard it was on some of them, so I can only imagine how tough it would have been to tell their families and friends. The thing is, when we follow our heart and be true to ourselves, that is really all that matters.  We often make things so much more complicated than they need to be and our "anticipation" of how someone will respond is often not at all what they will do. If they respond poorly, however, that is their problem, not yours. Let them own that!

" At the heart of every one of us, we all want to be loved for who we are, and not judged or expected to be who we're not.  This book is another piece towards my vision of increasing awareness on the true essence of love"

This is a brilliant book and will change your relationships with the people you love, but most importantly it will help you to love YOURSELF more.  Speaking positively to yourself and the people around you will change your life forever.

Make some lasting changes in your life and order a copy of Sitting on the Fence, maybe order two and give one to someone you love.  Or here is an even better idea ... make it a legacy book and ask them to read it and ....pass it on to someone THEY love & watch the amazing impact it could make on the world. It would be the gift that keeps on giving.


Thank you, Margarita, from the bottom of my heart.♥

Love Yvonne


Sitting on the Fence- How to love without limits

By Margarita Romano