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You Can’t Chase Two Bunnies

Many people have asked me how I was so successful: Beat cancer, loose 44 pounds, build a 6 figure business, and all the other large and small milestones that I am glad I reached over the years.

The answer is easy:¬†You have to decide and focus! You can’t chase two bunnies.

When you want to heal an illness, you have to constantly ask yourself:

Does this action, food, behavior, relationship, book, treatment,… bring me closer to my goal? Read more…

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Breast Cancer Survival – Time To Celebrate!

I want to shout it from the rooftops and dancing in the rain!
I am cancer free!
Tumor markers have not only remained in the very healthy normal range below 40 (from 114.6 last year), they have again dropped to now 18.9! YAY! YES! HAHAHA!!!
Several physical exams confirm that the 2-3 cm tumors are completely gone, even though I was told last year that this would be impossible (with the traditional methods).
There is NO pain, not even a side effect from the one medication I take, and all other values are completely normal as well.

I am committed to continuing my holistic regimen in addition to the hormone therapy that I do, for the rest of my life, and to maintain all the lifestyle changes that have helped me so much. And yes, this includes to never eat sugar or drink alcohol, to do about 25 different things, supplements,… every day, to do daily coffee enemas and using a chi machine and infrared sauna, to drink essiac tea religiously 3 times per day, as well as CapsolT and Curamed 750, cell salts, Mold cleansing, being perfectly alcaline and at my ideal weight, and much more, in addition to growing and eating from my own organic garden, and juicing large amounts of green juices and wheat grass every day.

It’s involved, it’s time consuming, it’s fun, and it gives me that wonderful feeling of fighting for and celebrating every day.
Every single time that I choose to do something for my health feels like a strong, strong statement to the universe that I want to live, want to be here, and want to enjoy every moment of my life and with my family to the fullest.

Being healthy is a commitment, and it can be scary to take full responsibility. But we are never alone. I am so grateful for all the amazing support I have been getting along the way, and the doors that opened once I asked that one life changing question to my now super supportive and wonderfully excited medical team:

“Is it really impossible to get rid of this, or do you just not know how to do it?”

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Vietnam Veteran Bob Culver on Finding Gratitude and Peace through EFT Tapping

 

A couple of days, I received a call from my friend and Vietnam Veteran Bob Culver, who is currently battling cancer.

He was completely overwhelmed with gratitude.

He had just learned that Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, and Eric Huurre, the producer of the documentary “Operation-Emotional Freedom” had collected both donations as well well wishing emails and letters for him.

Bob was completely speechless, and wanted to find a way to thank everybody individually for their generosity and kindness.

So I offered to get on a conference call line and record his message to the EFT community and other Veterans. Here it is:

Please understand that this is an uncut version, as I wanted to make this available to you as quickly as possible.

 

If you’d like to contact Bob or send him a card or token of appreciation, please email me, as the official donation page on emofree.com is currently under construction.

I will be glad to forward whatever I receive for him.

 

Free EFT Tapping Script: How to Release Resistance and Overwhelm

This morning I woke up, feeling resistance towards something that I knew had to be done today.

I just didn’t like it. I didn’t want to do it.

I realized that my thoughts were starting to go around and round in circles, and that the thing I had to do became a moving target instead of a goal.

When I am in this mode, it is almost impossible for me to concentrate and get things done.

Just “trying to focus” usually creates even more resistance, and I might find myself getting sidetracked or even spending my time doing things that I really shouldn’t be doing right now.

 

Such as writing blogposts, when I should be focusing on getting things done… ūüėČ

But since I am at it anyways, I might as well share with you what I was tapping on.

And then I’ll get off the internet. I have things to do ūüôā

So here is what I have been tapping on:

Please say these tapping statements out loud. Don’t just read them or tap without saying the words.

Really take the time to sit down and tap each word while focusing on what seems to be in the way.

Hold the idea of what you are resistant to in your mind, with honesty and a willingness to do whatever this situation requires.

You are powerful and unique, and you are prepared to take this on victoriously, no matter how much resistance you are feeling right now.

You can do this!

Now let’s go ahead and tap together!

 

KP: Even though I feel so much resistance to getting this done, I deeply and completely accept myself.

KP: Even though I feel this resistance, this fear in my body, I love and accept myself and release any judgment

KP: Even though I feel so crappy and blocked right now, I completely love and accept myself without judgment or doubt

 

TH: I feel this resistance

IE: I feel it in my heart

OE: I feel it in my stomach

UE: I feel it in my head and throat

UN: This resistance is everywhere

UL: This fear is all over me!

CB: I have all this resistance right now

UA: I really do and I am observing this in awe

TH: So much resistance, resistance all over me!

Take a breath and just acknowledge that this resistance feels physical and emotional

 

TH: I wonder what I am so afraid of

IE: I wonder how this resistance is serving me right now

OE: I wonder how this is keeping me safe and protected

UE: I wonder how I know that this is right for me right now

UN: I might feel threatened and the need to protect me

UL: But I might not know if this threat is real

CB: I am willing to consider that I am just etting triggered

UA: I am willing to consider that there is a better way for me right now

TH: I am willing to step back and relax for a moment, knowing that everything is exactly how it needs to be right now.

Take a breath.

How do you feel?

What comes up for you?

Do you need to tap another round on this?

When you feel ready, lets tap again:

 

TH: I am beginning to feel the relaxation in my body

IE: I am beginning to experience what safety can feel like

OE: I am relaxing my shoulders, my stomach and my throat now

UE: I am taking a breath and just let things be

UN: I am grateful that I am seeing what’s before me now

UL: In a new and different light, separate from my fear

CB: I am starting to see that I have what it takes now

UA: That I can do this, no matter how I feel

TH: And even though I felt so overwhelmed by all this resistance, I feel safe and relaxed, letting that tightness and wall go right now.

Take another breath.

What do you feel now?

What do you experience?

Maybe you’d like to do another round?

Here we go!

TH: I am grateful that this resistance is loosening up now

IE: I am grateful that I am beginning to feel more powerful and strong

OE: I am grateful that I can see why I was so resistant before

UE: I am grateful that I can embrace what I need to do next

UN: It really isn’t that scary all together

UL: It really isn’t that uncomfortable to face what I resisted before

CB: I am seeing how I am prepared to do what I should be doing now

UA: And how I can find my own way to do it, a way that feels really good and powerful to me

TH: And even though I was so resistant to doing this before, I am grateful for how powerful and in control I now feel.

 

You are well prepared to take on what you resist to. You have what it takes. You are amazing and unique, and well prepared to take the next baby step towards your goal.

Go for it!

All right, it is really time for me to get started and do what I signed up to do today.

I am ready and prepared now, and I know that it will realistically only take a few minutes, maybe an hour to get it done.

Everything else was just fear and feeling overwhelmed and side tracked.

Gotta go!

Sending much love

Ingrid

 

Breast Cancer Recurrence – Dealing with the diagnosis

I just want to share this with you as well.
You know, when I was first told that there was a cancer recurrence, my first reaction was: “I don’t want to die!”
That was quick and immediate.
And it had both: a sense of self pity and huge fear.
Everybody would nod their head, everybody would tell me that they understand. And many people would give me an energy of “poor thing”. I noticed that this was keeping me stuck in fear and cluelessness.¬†
And also: What a strange thing to say, as we ARE going to die eventually. So what’s the point of saying this as my big statement of commitment?

I realized that in order to find a way to really move on, I had to reframe:
“I want to live!”
And I am willing to do whatever it takes to do that.
What happened next, I was not prepared for:
I was shocked to feel resistance. The inner yes came much slower that I expected it to be. I knew that, in order to mean something and transform something, the yes had to come as loudly and quickly as a thunder in a thunderstorm that was hanging directly over my head:

“Do I want to live? – YES! BOOM!”

And it didn’t…
I didn’t want to die, but I was afraid of the changes I needed to make.
It felt like a huge undertaking.
A scary one.
If I really wanted to live, there could be no compromises, I had to find the best solutions for me.
I couldn’t cut corners, I couldn’t accept excuses.
And I realized that this had to be an ongoing, lifelong process without a finish line.
No wonder I was hesitant

Healing Breast Cancer – Making changes to safe my life

Feeling Grateful For Change. For the second time now, the Breast Cancer Tumor Markers came back completely normal. YAY! My Oncologists told me that this can’t be done, that they can only control growth with medication, but not reverse it.

But after implementing a very long list of complementary/alternative therapies in addition to the hormone therapy, my tumor marker went from 114.6 (up to 40 is normal), to 43.3 in 10 weeks, 22.3 in another ten weeks, and this is where it remained at the last check up.
In addition, my doctor couldn’t feel any tumors, while they had been 2-3 cm before. So that’s really, really good news.¬†smile emoticon
And I do want to share with you that my life is nothing what it used to be:

My focus has changed and
My desires have changed.
My resources have changed and
My goals in life have changed
My food has changed, and
My sleep has changed.
My thoughts have changed and
My talk has changed.
My ability to ask for what I need has changed and
My ability to feel vulnerable and open has changed
My detox has changed and
how I oxygenize and alkalize my system on a daily basis has changed.
My work has changed,
My message has changed.
My programs have changed and
My clients have changed
My friends have changed.
My relationship with my family has changed.
My hair has changed, and
My body has changed.
My workout has changed and
My shopping has changed.
My home has changed.
My hobbies have changed.
My goals have changed and
My dreams have changed.
My budget for supplements has changed and
My gardening has changed.
My reading has changed and most of
My daily habits have changed.
My breakfast has changed and my lunch has changed.
My dinner has changed and my snacks have changed.
I am NOT drinking alcohol
I am NOT eating any sugar
I am juicing every day and start my supplements at 6:00am
Everything and anything that made me sick had to change.
This was the one and only priority in my life.

And as a result, my life is full of things that are worth living for, and the things that didn’t work for me had to leave.

My doctor now insists that this can only be a temporary result and I shouldn’t have my hopes up long term.
I think my doctor has to change, too…

Breast Cancer Healing through Native American Spirituality, Ritual and Friendship

What is the next level after “Deep Gratitude”? Now would be the time to use it…

After posting my first update on Thanksgiving, I received a message from one of the most inspirational and biggest souls and healers, who it is an honor to also call a dear friend David Anton Kanosh, a member and leader of the Tlingit Tribe in Alaska.
It came completely unannounced in the middle of the night. It took me by surprise, leaving me stunned and humbled, and so very grateful. I let his words speak for themselves:
Hello Ingrid,
I have been so happy to hear of your progress.
I have worked with many people who are in similar situations (Cancer Survivors)
who are alive many years later.
We have been gathering at the Great Tree.
The Great Tree is also known as the Tree of Life.
When we heard of your progress, over 1000 of us gathered at the Great Tree.
We lifted up you and our praise to The One Who Is Above Us.
The ones who led the prayers were women who survived cancer.
I asked the tribal mothers to lead the procession.
One looked at me and she said that she seemed to think that my friend was perhaps German and had cancer.
She is a very powerful healer.
She was diagnosed with a level 4 breast cancer. She died, but then came back to life and recovered completely.
She has been doing this work for 25 years now.
It was her who led the procession and prayers for you.
Last night, when the processions and prayers were done, the northern lights appeared.
The colors were pink, yellow and light green.
Pink or red is very unusual in the northern lights.
The tribal mother gave me an evergreen tree sapling, to plant in the path of righteousness for you.
Blessings to you and your family.

David gave me permission to share this with you.
I don’t even know what to say…

I guess “thank you” is all I can come up with for now.

Healing and beauty is all around us. We breathe it in and we breathe it out. Giving is like exhalation, receiving is like inhalation. Both is necessary to be alive.
Thank you David.
Blessings to you and yours…

Gotta go cry now…

 

A few days later, David shared the following:

Work is continuing until the winter solstice. That is our New Year’s day.
The tribal mother handed back to me the obsidian Crystal skull which she held the entire time as she meditated and prayed for you. Now it is in the room with the other crystal skulls, with ambient healing vibrational music playing 24/7.

Most often, we keep to ourselves as a people. Something shifted and we are now sharing our healing with the world.

On Tlingit new year day, also known as the winter solstice; I will meditate and pray for you for 24 hours while I hold the obsidian crystal skull.

Three intertribal drum groups composed entirely of veterans will drum, sing and dance at the beginning of my meditation and prayer, at the halfway point and at the end.

Rough translation of the song:

“The people come to One Who Is Above Us and sing a new song.

The people come to One Who Is Above Us and dance a new dance.

Life begins anew. It is well.”

Please know…

that I am holding everyone in my heart today. This is a special day of healing for all of us.
Like so many times before, David and his tribe are leading the way.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Words can never express the gratitude I feel for this wonderful gift I have been given.
It is well.

Breast Cancer Survival: My Thanksgiving Note to Friends

On Thanksgiving 2014, in the midst of a snowstorm that knocked out power and put our turkey dinner at risk, I decided to share with my Facebook community what I had kept quiet for a while. I wanted to be able to focus on healing and get some results before I stepped out there, talking about Breast cancer healing and the mindset that I found helpful to support the holistic healing path for myself, that included both western medicine, hormone therapy and oncology, as well as a very intense holistic and mental-emotional program.

I was, as I shared before, a bit hesitant to talk about this on my blog, as I have been using it for my Business coaching trainings and EFT Tapping Trainings. And of course I intend to continue to do this, as it is what I do and love.

It is just time to put this part of who I am out there as well, as it certainly impacts who I am, how I live, what I teach and what I believe in. I just want you to know this about me, so that you can decide better if I am right for you at this time.

Open book. Always ūüôā

Healing from Breast Cancer

Something very special to be grateful for:
The day before Thanksgiving 2004, I had breast cancer surgery, and we were grateful to celebrate with dear friends.
In 2014, I have another reason to celebrate: You see, I was diagnosed in June with a cancer recurrence that hadn’t spread but was inoperable. Oncologist recommended hormone therapy and watching tumor marker. I was told that they most likely won’t be able to shrink or cure this, but to control it for a long time.
After getting over the sheer terror of that news, which only cancer survivors can understand, I realized that I had to do my own research, and over time came up with a protocol of life changes that truly left no stone unturned.
It’s the most involved thing I have done in my life and I wrote up my daily schedule, 3 pages of different healing modalities, for my Onc, in case he asks:
“Do you take anything else?”¬†

Within 2 weeks of the diagnosis, he checked me again and stated in disbelief “This has shrunk by 50%!”
Then we found a tumor marker which in healthy people is between 0-40.
Mine was 114.6.

I continued my healing, different healing and nutritional and also mental emotional practices with my very dear and trusted friends.

I decided not to talk about this with anybody other than a very close circle of friends and healers who were supporting me on my journey. You know who you are, and I love you so very much for all that you have done for me!!!

I knew that I needed to be focussed on healing, not on fear,

and I didn’t want any secondary gain whatsoever, just because this happened.¬†

I lost 17 pounds in the process and am healthier than I have ever been.

In September, the tumor marker that we were trying to “keep stable for as long as possible” had dropped by almost 2/3 from 114.6 to 43.3!

I added a few other things to my protocol, and two days ago I found out that it is now…drumroll… 22.3!

I am not out of the woods yet and the changes I have been making are certainly permanent.
But the tumors can hardly be found, no pain, no side effects whatsoever other than a bit of hair loss from the hormone therapy.
My doctor was stunned and described this as highly unusual.
And then he said “It seems you’re responding well to the treatment”.
LOL! Which one are we referring to?
The tumors went from 3 cm to barely there¬†ūüôā

Please keep me in your prayers. It’s a very good Thanksgiving!

EFT For Veterans Finding Peace – Bob Culver Interview

You may or may not know that EFT has helped many Veterans heal from the trauma of war. On my blog www.EFT4Vets.com I share quite a bit about this work.

In 2008, I was invited to join Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, and a selected group of EFT practitioners such as Carol Look, Lindsay Kenny, Lori Lorenz, Sophia Cayer and Miguel Vazquez in San Francisco, to film the documentary¬†“Operation:Emotional Freedom”

One of the Veterans who was instrumental for the film with both, his dedication to EFT and his willingness to share some of the trauma that he had endured, was Bob Culver.

Bob and I stayed in contact since, and in 2010, we taped a short audio interview about his time during and after the filming.

Here is the interview, a wonderful testimonial to the power of EFT for war trauma:

 

 

Bob was just diagnosed with lung cancer and we are asking for prayers and support on his Facebook page .

 

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Sylvie Fortin – The Earth has lost an Angel today

On March 16th 2015, the earth has lost an angel.

My dear friend, Sylvie Fortin, one of the most impressive women I have ever met, is now blessing the heavens, the angels and the star people, while she is dearly missed here at home.

Well, and by now, she has probably already begun to get them all lined up and organized, so that they don’t just sit around on their clouds wondering if there is work to do down here, but they know their tasks, put stuff in their calendars and return those calls for help within 24 hours…

Sylvie is, after all, a customer care guru!

 

Screenshot 2015-03-17 12.24.23Truthfully, I have met Sylvie and her husband Michel only twice, and both times, they were presenters on a big stage, while I was in awe, sitting in the audience, being deeply transformed – in an internet marketing conference!

This is not the place where we expect transformation, but that would be Sylvie: Spreading her kindness, her caring, her profound insights and enormous skill set in such a caring and considered, yet no-nonsense way, that I couldn’t help but wanting to grow up to be her some time.

 

It was in 2010 at Armand Morin’s “Big Seminar” in Las Vegas.

It was my second marketing conference, and the first one of this caliber.

I was in awe seeing the millionaires in the room, the level of the presentations, and the tips and strategies that were being shared.

Quite frankly – I was starstruck, not knowing where all this could possibly lead me, me, a woman with a dream and a vision, but not the income yet to show for it.

I followed presentation after presentation from people in either dark business suits or, internet guru style t-shirts and jeans, not knowing which program to buy, which advise to follow, and how all this relates to me. It was indeed a BIG seminar for me.

And I felt small at the time. Very small.

Because I had a feeling of greatness, but absolutely nothing to show for it. And I didn’t know how to change that.

And then the stage changed.

Screenshot 2015-03-17 12.05.13The next presenter who came up was wearing Рyes, a business suit and heels, but that was just about as far as she wanted to go with fitting in. She meant business. She had work to do.

She was there on a mission explaining to us how customers should be treated to remain comfortable and create a large base for our businesses.

Her red hair was open and curly, and she was high energy in the most loving and motherly way.

Simply put: She was just NICE!

And then she shared her story: How she had bootstrapped her way to a two million dollar business!

That got my attention. It was right down my alley. I loved her more for her openness and authenticity.

She had worked day and night, engaging and leading a huge team of mostly women who also shared her dream of creating something big, a platform for customer care and an online knowledgbase where they could create their dream of independent entrepreneurship.

Sylvie talked about dedication and very hard work, about buckling down and getting the job done.

She was grounded and fun to listen to. And she made it incredibly clear that she was a force to be reckoned with, and had earned her place in serving some of the biggest internet marketing businesses we know.

Sylvie was the woman I could relate to, I knew that I could be her. I knew I could create a two million dollar business if I simply stayed focussed on what I needed to do and bootstrap while creating the relationships I needed.

We all need role models, and Sylvie transformed the stage, the audience of 1000 attendees. She transformed me.

 

I will never forget the meltdown I had after gathering all my courage and introducing myself to a presenter that felt completely out of reach for me:

I was tired of volunteering.

I was tired of playing small.

I was tired of giving my services and knowledge away for free.

At the late afternoon of day two, I found myself wandering around the outdoor area of the M-hotel in Las Vegas, in awe of what I was feeling and experiencing.

And I made a commitment to myself that I have never broken since:

“I will never, never, never be small again!”

Screenshot 2015-03-17 12.05.37I saw both Sylvie and her husband Michel at another conference in Los Angeles just a few months later, and both radiated such warmth, such incredible joy in sharing everything they knew, a love to detail and excellence, that I immediately jumped on their offer to have personal access to them for a year.

I was to starstruck to ever send those emails that I had intended to send, but it felt good to be connected and use their huge database of “workaholics4hire.com

 

We all have learning curves when it comes to working with mentors. This was one of mine :-).

 

About two years ago, I learned through facebook posts from Michel Fortin,  that Sylvie had a cancer recurrence.

A breast cancer survivor myself, this news struck me deeply.

They gave her months to live and had asked her to get her affairs in order.

I remember the shock and the helplessness that I felt when this news broke through.

Sylvie being Sylvie had already organized the help they would need:

Edible arrangements were her favorite, so if wanting to bring sweets: please bring those!

Or dark chocolates! She liked those, too.

She had taken charge of the situation, determined to call the dreadful time line bullshit, and live for as long as she wanted to live.

 

I packed a big box of chocolate covered pretzels and homemade fudge,

remembering from my own journey how amazing it is to have support from strangers.

I think this is the first time that we personally connected.

Sylvie and Michel were clear that they were going to take full advantage of the best that top notch medicine had to offer.

They weren’t going to cut corners, and they didn’t want to try anything that hadn’t been scientifically tested and approved by their doctors.

 

Screenshot 2015-03-17 12.21.28Sylvie gladly did the chemo treatments

and everything else she was recommended to do, and the months passed while she was working on beating the odds. And beating the odds she did! By almost 2 years!

She was furious at the Doctor who told her to get her affairs in order, because she knew better what she needed to do, what was going on in her body and that she could have what she wanted if only she would, once again, buckle down and focus on getting the job done.

She was right.

Even though it was a tough route, it was the only one she could have taken, given her specific diagnosis and the type of rare and extremely aggressive cancer that she had.

 

We connected a few times via text, until I shared with her, that I also had just received the news of a cancer recurrence.

My own path was going to be very different, as I was taking the drug that the doctor recommended, adding an intense holistic regimen of at least 25 different modalities.

 

Sylvie didn’t want to hear about it, but, being German, I shared it anyways ūüôā

Germans share unsolicited advise as a sign of caring, not because we think that we know better.

Not telling her what I was trying to do would have been neglectful and rude.

Sylvie, all customer service, gracefully thanked me for my sharing – and then she did it her way.

I love you Sylvie! You always knew exactly what you wanted, and you were strong in executing what you knew was right for you.

 

Over the next year, we have texted many times. Sometimes just joking around, sometimes being serious.

She always had a  sense of decorum about her.

She was clear in what she wanted and why, and incredibly honest and warm with those that she touched.

 

Her Facebook posts were encouraging for others.

She accepted leadership. She didn’t want others to worry. She was one of the most positive and empowering women you’ll ever meet.

She wanted to be the light bearer for them, talking about this sucky situation she was in, with humor and a positive outlook.

She never let herself get carried away with self pity or anger.

She was determined and focussed instead, knowing that she had to do whatever she had to do to stay in this world with her amazing family and her husband Michel Fortin.

 

Her last message for me was last week from the hospital:

“Yes, I am here for the foreseeable future. I’m afraid. Tides may turn in my favor but for now, I need to remain under careful watch. My liver needs a lot of rest and we need to allow the various meds to clear out completely and see if that helps improve.”

Always Sylvie. Always a plan. Always focussed. Gosh I love you for this!

When it became clear that she might not have very much time left, her beautiful son and girlfriend decided to get married in the hospital, within two days.

They just got a justice of the pace, gathered the family and let Sylvie be part of the most touching wedding that I have ever heard of.

 

Her daughter in law Prija shared this special day with all of us on Facebook:

“Today was a tragic, yet amazing day. My beautiful mother in law has been battling cancer for the past 9 years.Screenshot 2015-03-17 12.18.07

Over the past week, she has been in the hospital fighting for her life. Today at 11:00 am my boyfriend and I got married in the hospital room, right in front of Sylvie. She hadn’t opened her eyes since 2:00 am, but when our vows were being exchanged, she did.. About 10 to 20 minutes after the wedding was done, Sylvie took her last breath. She held on, and put up the best flight a person could have fought. We will all miss her so much, she was always the light of the room. Always. She’s a hero to many and she will never be forgotten. Her life will be celebrated, not mourned, just as she would have wanted. Love you mom.”

It took me a day to find words.

Really, there are no words.

There are just stories that we can share about someone we loved and cherished, even if the connection was unusual.

I love you Sylvie.

Be gentle on those angels….

You are missed…..

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