This Wounded Healer Takes On Building A Healing Business

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In my last blog post I mentioned breathing problems, and, as with so many of us who live with chronic conditions, adding a new problem to my admittedly small list is a bit overwhelming. I shake, I have pain, and now I have compromised lungs. Woohoo. Not.

Three bouts of bronchitis and one of pneumonia over the past three years has done enough damage to my lungs that working in a manufacturing environment meant that the chemicals in the air necessitated inhalers, which didn’t help. More than once I got into my car at day’s end and sat there, gasping for air. After literally nearly choking to death on congestion while sick with bronchitis (the most terrifying thing you never want to go through, let me tell you), the fear of not being able to breathe is a constant, and as I tweeted, “You don’t realize how much you take breathing for granted until you can’t!”

What this has done – again, touched on in my last post – is create a determination to live the life of my dreams, helping others with my healing work. Planning isn’t my strong point, but I’ve turned my Passion Planner into a business planner, keeping track of blog and social media ideas, as well as client appointments and feedback. I’ve got my eye on a guide for business and blogging from Blessing Manifesting, too.

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I’m taking the need for little physical activity as message from the ‘verse to knock my shit off and run this business as a business, otherwise what’s the bloody point, right? Squandering my ability would be such a waste, and if I don’t do this, I’m going to look back one day and regret being too scared to really step up and make a serious go of it. I’ve done it half-assed over the years, having that “it will all work out” mentality, but in reality it hasn’t, and it’s because I blithely expected a successful business to just fall into my lap with as little effort as possible on my part. I tend to go through life that way, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. 😉

This journey is going to be something new for me, and I hope to be of service to you as I build this dream bigger than I could have ever dreamed!

©Pip Miller – November 2018

PS: All healing sessions (except Dare) are 30 minutes for $45. And you don’t even have to leave your home!

 

 

Operation: Living the Dream Commences Now!

My friend Brett came up with the title of this post when I responded to his tweet about writing being what he’s meant to do. I said that I’d had to quit my job because of breathing issues and that healing work was my ‘meant to do’.

I spent all day yesterday reading, researching, and rebooting my dream. I reread things I’d saved on my Kindle by Theresa Reed and Sarah Von Bargen.  I came across a subscription gift by Esme Wang about using a productivity journal (aka a Bullet Journal). I was busy, busy, busy!

And then this morning I started my day by sending healing light…it begins!

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

I wish I could remember where I found that. It’s my new mantra. I tend to be a bit ‘Oooh, shiny things’, and lose focus; hopefully this will keep me from doing that. 🙂

Oh, and I wanted to remind you about Telegram! It’s like texting, but without phone numbers! It’s secure, there are groups you can join, you can have a channel (I have one but haven’t put anything on it yet), there isn’t a character limit…it’s great! You can contact me asap to set up an appointment or ask questions about my healing work.

I’m thrilled to take the time to let my lungs heal AND help others feel better at the same time!

©Pip Miller – November 2018

PS: I rebooted Instagram, too. I admit it; I missed the site! 🙂

 

 

I Really Do Know Better

…than to say I’m going to do any challenge, whether it be tarot, journaling, or even just taking pictures for a month. I start with great intentions, miss a day or two, and the next thing I know, I’ve missed 3 weeks! Life got in the way of the Prompt challenge, and I only did one blog entry about them.

Ah well.

Strangely enough, both my friend Johanne on Twitter and The Bloggess asked about blogging today; Johanne wondered if it is dead, and The Bloggess wrote that a friend of hers wrote a post calling all bloggers who’d fallen out of the habit to pick it up again. I happen to be home from work today because the below-freezing temps and my car didn’t get along this morning, and so I caught both comments.

What are your thoughts on blogging? Do you blog like it’s your journal/diary? Is it your business blog? Do you like that all the posts here are public, or do you prefer the LiveJournal/Dreamwidth option of posting to specific lists of people if you want a bit of privacy? Or is the micro-bloggin aspect of Tumblr more your thing, using it as Twitter, Instagram, and a blog all in one? I must admit, I did enjoy Tumblr for that reason, but had a devil of a time getting people to follow me there.

It’s fall and the time to rethink things, regroup, re-whatever-needs-to-be-re’d…

Thoughts?

With hope,

Pip

©Pip Miller- November 2018

A Month of Prompts

Amanda, of MagnoliaYogaBr , sent out her first newsletter with monthly prompts in quite a few years. I’m so excited!!!

Yesterday the prompt was “Perfect Day”. And it was! Mornings have taken on a routine, starting with feeding the cat, then then dogs, and now the crows and the birds. The crows came back to the neighborhood on the 30th (timing), and they call out when they come in the mornings, waking me and starting my day.

Usually we babysit on Thursday, but didn’t yesterday, so I was able to sit outside and read…something I haven’t done almost all summer because of the heat. I’m just beginning “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness, and I’m loving this series!! History, witches, vampires, daemons…it’s got it all.

Today’s prompt is “Take Steps”. Doing these prompts here is a big step. I’ve fallen out of the habit of writing, and my domain name needs to be renewed sometime this month, so responses (and clients) will give me a reading and tell me whether to keep it all or let it go.

Do you want to join along? The link to sign up for the newsletter is in Amanda’s bio!

With hope,

Pip

©Pip Miller – November 2018

ETS: I forgot to add the hashtags she uses! #cultivatewellness #writewellness