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Taking Chances

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Life is all about taking chances. Stepping out of your comfort zone is where you will grow and LIVE. If you stay in your everyday, that’s just what it will be. There will be no excitement, no fulfillment, just routine, mundane everyday life.

I write this as I sit on an airplane heading to California to an event called Mega Success. Back in April I took a chance. I had an event of my own scheduled on April 18. It was the first one I was doing at my office, but I was unsure. Unsure of what to talk about, unsure of how to price it, unsure if anyone would show up.

2 weeks prior to the event, my aunt tagged me in an ad on Facebook for a Mega Speaker event on April 18. It was a free event in NYC. I went home that night and told my partner that I wanted to cancel my event and go. He tried to talk me out of it. Told me I already scheduled mine. What would I really learn. I said if I go and learn one thing I am already ahead of the game. So I went with my gut, and I postponed my event until the following week.

I headed into the city that morning, having no clue what was in store. It was one of the best days for my career! The value of this free event was priceless. I learned more in that one day about becoming a motivational speaker, and a best selling author than I had in all the time I have been heading on this path.

Of course the free event came with a price tag. One that I would’ve never ever paid if the offer was made to me in a different way. But I felt connected to the speakers, I felt connected to the message and I needed guidance on my path. So I took a chance. I called my partner and asked him if he believed in me. Explained that I was totally being sold, but if I got more than what I got in my free day I would be so ahead of the game.

I left that event and I had a fire under me. I was ready. I was ready to fulfill all of my dreams. I decided I wanted to write a journal. A book that the reader could use as a space to manifest their every desire, the way that I started, but with guidance. Guidance in verbiage, and thought. Guidance through spiritual laws and encouragement. I wanted to be a best seller. I wanted my message to reach the world and change it for the better.

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In less than 2 months time, I finished my book. I went to the first event to my coach’s house, an event that I purchased at the free event, and there I met an angel named Nate. He told me that if I wanted to self publish, it was pretty easy to do so through Amazon. So I left there with a call to action. I did the research, I bought the package and on October 27, 2017, my book 31 Days of Gratitude – Create the Life you Desire was released onto Amazon and on November 3, 2017 I made it to the Best Seller list!

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All because I took a chance. All because I quieted the outside noise and the opinions of others, even the one person who has my back completely and chose to follow my gut, and go for it! Here I am! Excited to share my message with the world and in love with all the happiness and joy this book will bring to the readers. Stay tuned to see what I am doing in California!

To see the bonus pages on manifesting love, money and you life’s purpose, check it out here www.31daysofgratitudebook.com

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Disney Magic and Gratitude Magic

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I am a true believer that there are no coincidences, so why should my trip to Disney be any different? A few weeks ago, I realized I had a business trip scheduled for the same weekend as my middle guy’s 4th birthday. I am a huge believer in celebrating life and making big deals out of birthdays, so when the realization hit me that I would not be around, it made me feel so bad! And what could make that mom guilt a thousand times worse? Knowing that my business trip was at the Disneyland hotel in California!

I begged my lover to come with me and bring the kids, but I understood that he did not want to fly all the way to California with 2 toddlers and a 10 year old, to have me occupied for the entire weekend. So I decided that I was going to take a little mini vacay during teacher convention weekend. My plan was to head down to Fort Lauderdale and catch a couple of pool and beach days in with the family. When my lover informed me that he could not go, I decided to re-route my trip to Orlando and take the kids on a Disney cruise.

On the way to Disney, the morning of, I had a pretty emotional day due to some reactive behavior that caused a lot of turmoil in one of my social media groups. It made me feel doubt , sadness and anxiety. I just released my book, 31 Days of Gratitude a week ago and it seemed as though the haters came out with it. By the time I got to Florida, I felt better as a lot of people rallied for me and came to my defense. On the Disney cruise, all the messages and signs were so clear.

Walt Disney is so inspiring! Every show was about believing in yourself and believing in magic! I BELIEVE! I really do. I feel that we are all instilled with the power of magic if we believe. I believe that we all can create miracles and live the life we desire! I needed this time to disconnect, a little, and go back to the magic of being a kid in a Disney setting!

I am grateful for time away! I am grateful for bonding time with my kids. I am grateful for magic. I am grateful I believe. I am grateful the Universe always provides for me. I am grateful I have been given these tools. I am grateful I am supported. I am grateful for true friendships, I am grateful for those who have my back! I am grateful that everything passes by. I am grateful that I don’t react. I am grateful that I know better. I am grateful that I inspire!

If you are looking to change your life, create the life you desire, check out my new book www.31daysofgratitudebook.com by signing up on the website, you will get an automatic download to the bonus pages on manifesting love, your life’s purpose/career and money.

Believe! Believe that you deserve to be happy! Believe that you are supposed to have anything you want. Believe that you can change it all any moment! I believed and here, from single mom on food stamps to typing this blog in first class with my kids!                    

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It’s not often you get the opportunity to sweep away for the weekend and head down to Disney, but a few weeks ago I decided I needed some much needed quality time with my kids and it happened to be Jersey week in Disney, so away we went!

Because we booked our trip so close, there were barely any rooms available. I ended up getting the very last room at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We arrived at the hotel late in the evening. It was SO cool. Very straight out of Africa for sure! There was a lady in the lobby, playing a bongo drum and entertaining the littles.

We checked in and were led up to the 6th floor, which was concierge access. There was a whole station with different desserts available for us to enjoy. When we got to the room, I was a little less impressed. There was 1 queen bed and bunk beds for 5 of us. The hotel quickly brought us up a cot, but the quarters were tight. The beds were super uncomfortable, but we were going to make the most of it. If you are looking for a 5 star experience, the Lodge is not it. However, the Suites may be a different story. 

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When we woke up in the morning, we faced out into the Savannah where the animals roamed. We opened the door and there was jungle music playing and people were already out and about. We headed to the concierge level where there was a nice continental breakfast set up. They were accommodating to our gluten free/dairy diet as they had bagels, muffins and donuts in the back.

After breakfast we headed down to the pool. Even though the hotel was sold out, you wouldn’t have known it at the pool. There was a water slide that my kids loved and life vests for the littles, which is good to know for next time. We hung out by the pool for a while then took a walk around, we saw giraffes, donkeys, and zebra! We were told there was a playground and a spray park for the kids so we headed over to Kidani Village for some more fun. The slide there was bigger and more fun. The kids had a blast! We ate lunch at Kidani Village. They had gluten free/dairy free options and it wasn’t your typical amusement park food, which was nice!

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When we returned to the room there were all kinds of animals outside our room just roaming around. Very fun to see! While the little guys napped, my oldest and I went and hung out on the concierge level. They were playing a movie on the big screen and cartoons on the smaller tv. At 5 o’clock they had a light fare dinner set up that we got to snack on.

When the kids woke up, we took a free shuttle down to Disney Springs. It’s been quite some time since I was there and has changed so much. We did not have a dinner reservation, so we headed over to TRex first and put our name on the list. It was a 15-20 minute wait so we headed over to the “Build a Dinosaur” area where for $45 you got to pick a dinosaur or bear, stuff it, a heart beat or sound, a smell and a complete outfit. If you didn’t want the extras, the dinosaurs started at $22-$24. That killed the time while we waited.

TRex was very cool, just like Rainforest Café, but with dinosaurs. Every 20 minutes a meteor shower would happen and everything would come to life.  The chef came out to take our order to accommodate our dietary restrictions. The food was your typical fast food restaurant type, nothing special, and the wait time was long, so be prepared. My little guys were starving by the time we ate.

At the end of the night we headed back to the hotel and packed our stuff. We had to have bags outside at 8am, so that we could head over to the Disney Dream cruise! Stay tuned for part 2 of our Disney vacation!

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Giving Back

One of the biggest lessons I learned in the whole process of spiritual growth is giving. When we give we receive. Every single time! It was a hard lesson to learn at first, especially when the financial struggle was so real, however finances don’t always need to be the way to give. The rule of thumb should always be 10% of your salary should go. This way you get to choose, otherwise the Universe will choose for you and then crazy things happen like your pipes bursting, flat tires etc…

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Last year at Christmas time I was looking for an opportunity to share. In years prior, when I started making money, I adopted a family for Christmas, but I never got to see where that money went as it was a state organized program. At the end of November I got a new patient into my practice with a heart of gold. She was a teacher and every time she came she would tell me about her students and ask if I had hand me downs from my older kids that I could pass along.

An idea popped into my mind… What if I used my platform and organized a drive where these kids could get a wish list of 3 items and I would do my best to fulfill those wishes. Well a beautiful thing happened… everyone’s wishes were fulfilled! With the help of Taylor Keenan, from www.eventscustomtaylored.com and her husband Ryan, we got everything from tablets, to shop-rite gift cards, bikes, clothes, blankets, make up, drones… Riviera Produce www.rivieraproduce.com gave us a truck and we were able to deliver everything!

The day of we arrived at the school, I got to bring my 9 year old and the Keenan’s, we brought food and we surprised the heck out of these kids. Most were immigrants, they were blown away. I spoke about kindness and giving back. I told them my wish was that they would all grow up to be successful and remember this moment and give back and share more! It was a really beautiful day!

I love to celebrate life! I think everyday we are here is a gift and everything should be done with spirit and enthusiasm. When I was getting ready to release my book 31 Days of Gratitude – Create the Life you Desire, I thought what better way to celebrate than putting my two favorite things together… a PARTY & GIVING BACK!

So the Charity Book Launch came to life, and you are all invited to join me and my team to celebrate my life’s work while raising my goal of $18,000 for women in crisis. I remember the days of my struggles all too well, and now is my time to help as many people as I can to live a better way of life.

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At the launch you will be greeted onto a red carpet where you will enjoy taking photos with friends and me of course! There will be live music, door prizes, raffle prizes, all kinds of healing modalities, swag to purchase, and of course we can’t forget delicious food from Bibiz in Westwood and cocktails, of course! This is one event of mine you surely do not want to miss! Here’s your chance to give. 50% of your ticket goes directly to charity, 100% of sponsorship money goes directly to charity. 10% of book sales goes to charity and a percentage of all the swag, plus all of our healers are donating their time so all donations are going to charity! Let me know your coming by leaving a note here so I know to look for you!

For bonus pages of my book go sign up at www.31daysofgratitudebook.com. For event details and donations visit www.31daysofgratitudebook.com/events.

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Recipe

A Ghoulishly Gluten Free Halloween

If you know me, you know I love to throw parties, and my favorite holiday happens to be Halloween! This year we decided to have a fun and healthy gathering for the little ones as well as the adults!

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From Paleo “KitKats” to clementine pumpkins, from a baby carrot pumpkin face to grape monster heads, the kids and the adults all had a blast! We had lots of healthy options, mixed in with some gluten free/dairy free treats and let’s not forget cocktails!

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Here is my absolutely delish recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate “KitKats”!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Rice Chex Cereal can use any Chex cereal of choice
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips can use baking chocolate of choice
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter can use any nut or seed butter of choice
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • Line an 8 x 8-inch deep dish or deep baking tray of choice with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add Rice Chex (or chex cereal of choice)  in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, mix well.
  • Pour the wet mixture over the Rice Chex cereal and mix until combined. Pour into the lined baking dish and refrigerate until firm (at least an hour). Remove and cut into bars.

For more delicious gluten and dairy free recipes, tips and ideas, join my Facebook Group Shilamida Eats!

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Create The Life You Desire!

The excitement I feel is indescribable. Ever since I could remember, I wanted to write a book!!

When I was 27 and I had my first son, I was a hot mess. My dad had passed away, 2 months later my boyfriend and I broke up and moved out of our apartment, 1 month later I found out I was 8 weeks pregnant! You can imagine my state of mind; panic, anxiety, depression. I found out I was pregnant, but I wished that I was dying with some awful disease. Pregnant? I was barely holding on to life at that point, how could this happen?

When my son was around 9 months I learned about Gratitude. I didn’t really get it, I didn’t know if I believed it, but I had nothing else to lose. I started a journal with my gratitude as I was told to do and magic started to happen. At least that’s what it felt like when I was grateful for a parking spot and I got it, or grateful I could pay my rent and the next morning my phone would ring with opportunities. Every. Single. Time! The thing about this journal was that sometimes the days were so bad that I wasn’t able to find gratitude in it all. I didn’t know to be grateful for the things that I am now. So I decided to create a journal called 31 Days of Gratitude – Create the life you Desire!

It has about 10 pages of my perception, of all of the spiritual laws and life lessons I have learned, condensed into powerful sentences, affirmations and encouragement that would relate to anyone’s life, to Create the life you Desire!

I show you over 13 years of A LOT of spiritual learning, reflection, healing, growing and living my truth. Every day I strive to be better than yesterday. Every week I show up in my own spiritual work and healing.

It doesn’t matter if you are broke, sad and lonely, or happy but want more!

This journal was created from a place of love, a place of sharing, a place of knowing that if you read, re-read, and absorb the stuff that I have written, and you work those journal pages, you will plant the seeds of the future you want to live.

You CREATE THE LIFE YOU DESIRE!

I promise you this book will change your life, if you give it the effort!

I now live the life I created.The life I wrote out in that very first journal is all coming true. My growth has allowed me to cultivate the gratitude practice in a very specific language to draw in abundance, self love, self healing, and clarity.  Gratitude has such power! I want everyone that touches this book to experience the magic that they are able to create.

I am grateful to share with you my life’s work, I am grateful the information will help you, I am grateful I am here to guide you, I am grateful for gratitude, I am grateful… Now it’s time for you too!

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Messages from Heaven!! No Coincidences.

So yesterday morning I opened up the junk drawer in my kitchen to leave money for the cleaning crew and I came across this random picture of my dad at one of the last holiday parties we were at together before he passed. I picked up the picture and looked at it. I was mesmerized by him and shocked that this picture was in this drawer. I didn’t think too much about it, but loved that it was there.

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The picture I found of my father (on the right).

Fast forward to last night when I came home from work and saw what looked like a book package. I started to think if I had ordered a book… Then realized… It was MY book!!! The book that I had written! I wasn’t expecting it. I thought it would be here later in the week. I was SO excited! It looks beautiful. Seeing my work in print, with my photo on the back was mind blowing!

 

Later that evening I was sitting in the tub, reflecting on my night, my life and how everything had come to fruition. I thought back to the very first day I put it out there that I wanted to be an author. I didn’t even know why! I wasn’t a writer, I never journaled (for more than a few days), but I had this overwhelming compelling feeling that I needed to write a book! Several books, actually.

On my very first vision board, I had listed books that I would write. I always wondered, who would actually buy my books? I needed to become successful before anyone would want to actually read one of my books. I mean I had had much success in my life, but nothing ever lasting and not something that someone would pay to read. Then I had lost it all, and was single and broke. I had put it out there in that very moment that I wanted the Universe to show me where I belong. To put me on a path that I would have great success and my books would sell and here we are!

In that moment, I thought of my dad and how much I missed him. An overwhelming feeling of love came over me and I realised he was here with me the whole day! He WAS SO proud of me! He showed up to me this morning. This random picture that was in the drawer, wasn’t random at all. It was placed there strategically by his energy force! He was right there with me filling me with so much love.

I burst out in tears. Thank you papa! Thank you for being here with me right now. Thank you for loving me! Thank you for my life! Thank you for the sacrifice of your life in order for me to become who I am. I realize now the suffering my dad went through was for me to grow. I realized my dad lived past his life expectancy until I found my spiritual path. I understand now that energy can never be destroyed, it can only change form and so I fully understand that he is here with me, guiding me, loving me, proud of me.

So grateful for this moment. This moment of peace and calm. This moment of feeling unconditional love and knowing that my work is going to help so many and share SO MUCH LOVE with this entire world! I am so grateful for 31 Days of Gratitude. Thank you for being a part of my journey. Thank you for your support!

If you’ve lost a loved one, know that they are here with you. You can call upon them. They are always sending us messages, and signs. Feathers, coins, birds, numbers are all signs from the heavens. You are loved. You are not alone.

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I am so excited to announce the Official Launch Event for my new Interactive Journal, “31 Days of Gratitude-Create the Life You Desire”! Read on for information about this Charity Book Launch Party, I really hope you can attend!

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You Have to Believe You Have the Power!

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The other day a long time friend and patient walked into my office and said “I really need to start asking the Universe for stuff. Everything you put out there is coming true! I can’t believe it!” We laughed about it and it was funny, but the reality of it is that it is true! This particular friend has been with me since my college years, so she has really had the opportunity to watch the entire growth process for me. As a patient of mine, she always gets inside intel on what I am thinking or manifesting.

What triggered this particular comment? Back in April I went to this Mega Speaker event, because it is my ultimate goal to be a Motivational Speaker. When I left that event I was full of information and motivation! When I came back and told her about the event I told her I wanted to start my own jewelry line called Shilamida Diamonds and I wanted to have a wine called Shilamida Vines. That day I started to put that out into the universe and have had it in my manifesting

Well this past week on Facebook, I had posted a pic of me designing my first jewelry line!! It wasn’t a diamond line, but I will get there eventually. The point being, my friend who is closely watching knew how quickly that turn around happened.

Are you a believer yet? That’s where it all starts. You have to believe that you have the power to create the life you desire; The power to manifest anything you want. It all starts with a thought and that thought then comes to life because you are feeding the energy around it. This also works in the negative. You have the power to create your own misery, the power to create disease and anything else.

I always tell my patients and clients to be careful of your thoughts, because you are always manifesting. When you are joking, being sarcastic, being agreeable, you are moving the entire universe around to create those things. Think of it like a chess game, and I don’t know much about chess, but what I do know is that it is strategic. One move changes the entire course of the game. One thought, changes the entire course of your universe.

When you ask the Universe or you manifest and really feel that you have something, the Universe starts moving around all the pieces of the chess board to give you what you want. I give a great example of my manifesting a trip to Las Vegas to see Britney Spears in my Live talk last Monday, October 16, 2017. When I told the story to my physical therapist he couldn’t even grasp the concept. But I know better because I believe. I believe in the power of the Universe and I believe in the power of my mind.

YOU have the same exact POWER as me! We came from the same source. We are capable of anything! When I first sought out to be a motivational speaker I was a broke single mom. Who was I motivating? Who was going to listen to me? I knew I needed to build up my life before anyone else would listen. And here we are…

I am grateful for Power,  I am grateful for mind-control, I am grateful for belief, I am grateful for strength, I am grateful that anything I think I receive, I am grateful that I am able to ask for what I want, I am grateful the Universe is always listening, I am grateful for Gratitude, I am grateful I am a miracle maker, I am grateful for manifesting.

Do you want to learn how to Manifest the Life You Desire? Comment YES and sign up at www.31daysofgratitudebook.com!

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Me Too

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Me Too. Have you seen this yet in your facebook timeline? A bunch of women saying Me Too? Some with an explanation, some without?

I am not gonna lie. When I first saw it, I was like wow, courageous, then I felt sad, hurt, shame.

Me Too! I was also sexually assaulted on more than one occasion, but did I want to put this in my Facebook status for the world to see? Would this really make a point or ride a huge movement? I don’t know how I feel about this. I don’t know if I agree that this is showing the magnitude of a problem, or if it will ever actually change the problem, but I do have to give props to those who are owning it because I feel that this makes a huge impact in healing.

What I do know is that many women live as victims. Women who are sexually abused, assaulted, raped, and then cannot move past this label. How do you move past this? Do you live as a victim or do you take your experience and inspire others with it? Or do you stay quiet and never talk about it at all?

It’s not much of a topic for me. Not something I have ever spoken about outloud. I don’t hold on to those feelings, nor have I ever really thought about them. Somewhere in my spiritual work I went in and forgave the ones that were prominent in my memory, but I never let those experiences define me as a person.

So what do we do now?

Forgiveness is really the most powerful tool that we have. I don’t think the person that started this movement was looking for a forgiveness really, but wow what a shift in the world energy would  there be if everyone took a moment to forgive their abuser.

Forgiveness is the greatest gift that we have to hone in on our inner peace. You can never live in a state of pure bliss happiness if you are holding onto anger and resentment. Forgiveness does not mean absolving someone of their wrong doings, it just means having inner peace within yourself.

Tragic things happen to us all of the time. It is how we react to them that matters. Are we going to live in pain and suffering forever or can we move forward and use it as an inspiration to others, or let it go for our own inner peace.

I hope any woman or man that has suffered from sexual assault can forgive and heal.

I am grateful that I have! I am grateful for forgiveness, I am grateful for inner peace, I am grateful for calm, I am grateful I am safe, I am grateful the people around me are healing, I am grateful the world can stop suffering, I am grateful for love, I am grateful for strength, I am grateful my tragedies have led me to triumph!

How do you triumph over tragedy? Are you ready to Create the Life You Desire? Comment YES and sign up at www.31daysofgratitudebook.com!