Michelle Alva Blog / 29.08.2013

  Are you "present" and aware of yourself throughout the day, or do you numb out your feelings and emotions? Some of us have had past hurts and traumas which make it painful and scary to be fully engaged in the moment. For when we show up completely whole and present in the moment, it actually stimulates our healing response and causes us to bring to the surface and release our past hurts and traumas, if we have any.¬† That is why for some of us, we can't be "relaxed" and simply enjoy being present in the moment. For some of us, simply "being" ourselves makes us feel antsy and unsettled. These are the folks that need to reach for that cigarette, for that extra drink, or those who shake their leg when they are sitting still for too long. The ones that seem restless and uneasy and...

Michelle Alva Blog / 30.07.2013

                              Each one of us is a vital collection of powerful interconnected molecules of energy in our vast universe. Each one of us has the power to manifest more peace, love, balance, harmony, connection and profound healing on our planet. All we have to do is BE in a state of unconditional love and acceptance of who we are, of everything that IS (as much as possible throughout the day).                         When we are fully engaged in the present moment, we heal and we BECOME peace, connection, love, and feel the powerful force of creation- the pulse of the universe, God, Source, whatever name you like to describe this timeless and boundless force, that is our nature. HOW TO FEEL THE EXPANSIVE AND BOUNDLESS FORCE OF CREATION THAT FLOWS THROUGH YOU IN EVERY MOMENT: Breathe deeply and notice how you feel as you expand and receive the breath of life through your...

Michelle Alva Blog / 01.07.2013

How big is the flame of romance in your relationship? Do you feel a strong sense of emotional connection, excitement, mystery and pleasure with your partner or has your spark fizzled out?                   Ask yourself this question to see if your spark needs to be re-ignited. Be honest with your answer: Where,¬†On a scale of zero to ten, would you rank the amount of passion, romance and pleasure you experience on a day to day basis with your partner? Ten on the scale means "I feel completely fulfilled and grateful in my relationship. We flirt with each other and engage in daily activities that deepen our connection and strengthen our connection. We nurture each other and this brings us both a sense of inner joy and renewal to our relationship. Zero on the scale means, "We hardly spend any quality time together, I feel as though we are...

Michelle Alva Blog / 28.06.2013

Did you know you are a powerful being able to manifest and create a life that you truly desire? Did you know that your thoughts and actions in every moment greatly influence your existing reality? When you are focused and completely engaged in the moment you get to experience the power of BEING PRESENT. Eckhart Tolle wrote about it in his best selling book, The Power Of Now. This is the state of being where you get to experience your true nature and innate power. If most of our day is spent with our mind somewhere else such as with chronic worry about the future or resentment about the past, then we are not fully engaged in the present moment. This leaves us with the feeling of being scattered, drained, weak and tired. Today you see people walking around and driving while texting or talking on...

Michelle Alva Blog / 26.05.2013

Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a GREAT LOVER?                               Sexual health is so important for the maintenance of our overall health, healing, creativity, joy and longevity. We benefit our hormonal health, neurological, digestive, immunological and brain health when we nurture our sexual side. Too often, we may overlook prioritizing our sexual needs and desires because we may not realize, just how important and healthy it is to nurture our sensuality and sexuality. Chronic stress lowers our libido and makes us feel drained and too tired to nurture our sexual health. This causes us to have a more difficult time connecting to ourselves and our significant other. The more you nurture your sexuality, the more you feel energized, playful, sexy and loving . The best part is your body responds IMMEDIATELY to whatever changes you make to your sexual health. Your body's many...

Michelle Alva Blog / 02.05.2013

¬†                 Do you make time in your life to experience the benefits of BEing in solitude ? A healthy self-relationship enables us to have healthy relationships with others. Activities such as a walk in nature, prayer, exercise, meditation, drawing, writing, painting, or playing an instrument are beautiful ways to deepen our self-awareness, creativity and can be done alone. There is something very sacred when we commune with ourselves, it enables us to hear and feel more clearly our true heart's desire and our soul's yearning. Retreats are a beautiful way to leave what is known, your home, your city and to take yourself to a new place, to gain a new perspective and self-experience. Do you feel comfortable leaving your loved ones to be with yourself, all to yourself? There are so many different types of retreats, one for every different type of person, from yoga, meditation and spiritual retreats to...

Michelle Alva Blog / 30.04.2013

DO YOU FEEL STUCK?                       Are you living in the flow or does that word, FLOW, seem foreign to you? How well are you at coping with your pain and suffering? Do you feel you are in a chronic state of fear and worry? Many of my clients experience a chronic state of stress, pain, fear, tension-that is caused by physical, mental, emotional and spiritual reasons. It is our nature to FLOW, to move, to die, to re-birth and to experience a whole spectrum of emotions, thoughts and sensations throughout our day. What hurts us is when we stagnate ourselves, when we resist our true nature, which is to flow our feelings, and express them. A cup or pond of water stagnates and collects dust when it simply sits there. Water is meant to flow. Just take a look at how alive and full of flow a river, waterfall and the ocean...

Michelle Alva Blog / 16.04.2013

CONNECTION ¬† + ¬†¬† UNCONDITIONAL LOVE¬†¬†¬†¬† + ¬†¬† ROMANCE¬†¬†¬† +¬†¬† PLEASURE¬† = OPTIMAL HEALTH +¬† HEALING   Is your life too busy for connection, love, romance and pleasure with yourself and your partner? Do you feel a sense of loss of connection with yourself and your partner without knowing how to strengthen and reconnect? Do you make connection a priority in your life? Did you know that feeling a strong connection with yourself and your partner such as being affectionate, gazing into your lover's eyes, massaging each other and making love are all EXCELLENT ways to enhance not only relationships but also boost brain health, hormonal flow, immunity, sleep and state of overall well-being? Yet many of us say "I am too tired" or "I am not in the mood tonight" to make romance, pleasure and play a priority. Truth is, the type of relationship you have with yourself is a...

Michelle Alva Blog / 11.03.2013

Do you feel stuck, weighed down or contracted at times? Do you hold back saying what you really feel or acting according to your true heart's desire? Freedom is defined as "the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint." Freedom is our inherent nature. From the moment we take our first breath, depending on how we were raised, we are supported to continue to freely express ourselves or we are given a set of rules and beliefs of what is "right" for us and what is "expected" of us. Sometimes these rules and beliefs that we learn are not in alignment with our true self which leads us to feel like we are living in a box. For example, you may have been taught that people of a different religion or race are not as "good" as you. Racism is...

Michelle Alva Blog / 21.02.2013

The word EMPOWER means to promote the self-actualization or influence of.  The topic of self-empowerment offers many solutions to the problems our society faces today. When we feel empowered we are able to accomplish our goals. The feeling of empowerment comes from feeling wholly connected to our authentic self. Gaining an awareness of how to empower yourself helps you to feel more balanced, healthy and powerful! Try these 5 easy tips on how to empower yourself: 1. Know Yourself and Believe In Yourself.  Know that you are amazing just because you are yoU. Know that you don't have to "become" anything or anyone to be "better." Every human being and living creature is sacred and special. Living from a place of seeing everyone and everything as holy and sacred brings a sense of magic and enrichment to your everyday life. 2. Be Authentic. Speak your truth. Be honest and...