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THE BODACIOUS WAY

BODACIOUS BANNER(1)

(Woohoo!! I finished my improv Bodacious quilted wall hanging! It lives above my bed & weaves into my dreams at night.)

I don’t do resolutions at New Year’s.

Well, I used to, and what happened every year except once, was failure within days. So, why torture myself with a long list of everything I felt I needed to do in order to make my life better?

This year I decided to pick a word of the year. I used Christine Kane’s tool: christinekane.com/wordoftheyear

I was quite skeptical when I looked over her downloadable process. This isn’t going to work for me, I thought. So, in Beth’s style, I laid the pages aside for a few days. I decided to try it with a different attitude; curiosity. (See how often I use curiosity?) It’s such a great way to look at so much in life, at least it has been for me.

Ok, back to the story. I guess you might have figured out that BODACIOUS is my word for 2016. When I looked up the meaning on the Internet, the New Urban Dictionary defined it as “Bravery in Action.” Ie: Joan of Arc. Whoa!!!!! I had an illustration of Joan of Arc tattooed on my left shoulder at a time in my life when I was looking for her strength. Co-incidence

BODACIOUS MAGNET

 

Now, flash back to 2003, my 40th birthday. That was my first introduction to BODACIOUS. I was given a fridge magnet. It had a big impact on me, I didn’t know it then, but I remember thinking I’d like to be BODACIOUS!

Take a moment to reflect on something that impacted your life. Can you make any connections to that moment/gift/whatever; that today are part of your fabric of being?

 

I was curious to see if women wanted more Bravery in Action in their lives. So, I started a Meetup Group Bodacious Living:

BODACIOUS LIVING

My goal was to gather 10 women once a month for conversations & action of some sort. Membership is at 79 BODACIOUS Ladies. How Cool is that!!!!

We had our first gathering at the Halifax Public Gardens. You’ll have to join us at a future event to get the scoop of what went down!

Before & After(2)

I was struck by the response. Being a Life Coach, I wanted to learn more about what women were looking for. What do I need to know so I can serve & grow this?

I asked women “What does being Bodacious mean to you?”

Here are some responses:

Free & beautiful: Embracing life, pushing limits, stepping out of comfort zone: Building strength & courage: Big & Bold: Being Fabulous: Awesome, speaks honestly: Acceptance of yourself, confidence: Living your life intentionally.

Please, Read them again!

Can you imagine what your life would feel like if you knew acceptance of yourself or experienced freedom?

What I love; is meeting women that want the same things I’ve always dreamed of. I’m so inspired to create opportunities that will bring these to life.

I hope you’ll join the movement! We’re just getting started.

Here’s the links for the July & August events:

BODACIOUS MOVEMENT & MINDFULNESS                     BODACIOUS BUSTS

And, if you don’t live in Halifax & want to claim your BODACIOUS self, please join the Facebook group!

BODACIOUS YOU

Together, lets grow a world where women love & accept themselves for who they are!

More to come!

BODACIOUS BETH

 

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about Beth

Beth’s fiercely courageous life has been built on the premise of don’t settle. She is a survivor who has beaten the odds by taking charge of her own destiny.

From finance, to film, to successful entrepreneur, Beth has always lived life driven by her own rules. Her innate ability to make things happen & ‘get it done’ has lead her to founding “The Bodacious Way.”

Beth, a CPCC, champions women to uncover what’s beneath the stories they tell themselves that keep them living a life less then they desire.

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