Book Review – PRIDE by Dr. Ronald Holt

Pride Ron HoltPRIDE: You Can’t Heal If You’re Hiding from Yourself

“No matter your sexual orientation or gender identity, you are worthy of unconditional love and acceptance.”

There are so many reasons that this is a book for our times. The quote from the book in the headline is by far the most important reason for this book to have been written and for ALL to read it. I am reminded of the verse Mark 12:31 “The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” The book reads like a suspense novel, yet the stories of struggle is NOT FICTION! The fact Ron tells us REAL stories of REAL people is horrifying and heartwarming at the same time. I could not put the book down. I know I have lived a sheltered life and by God’s Grace I have not been exposed to such indignities that are told in this book. I wish I had this information when I was younger, but it is never too late to learn how to love without question and truly accept the wonderful diversity life has to offer.

There so are many best things about this book and here is another one: It doesn’t matter what your sexual orientation is, if you are trying to live life authentically, the first step is in healing yourself and healing can lonely start after each of us comes out from hiding from ourselves, exemplified beautifully in this book. By the way, I know that I have been living under a rock–Did you know that PRIDE = People Respecting Individuals, Diversity, & Equality? I did not, but now I do. (Crazy, where have I been?—oh yeah, delivering babies) This book can be a movie, this book can be a play, this book can be a seed for a multitude of things, but the one thing I ask is to not let this book be unread collecting nano-dust in your Kindle library.

Learn more about my book:

 Give Birth A Chance: How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC

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Ilia Blandina

Book Review: #iamdone by Amber McLean

book iamdone

The mystique of success for women

Have you ever wondered about why you don’t feel like you are on top of the world, when you are on top of the world? This book answers that key question and more. As a woman in transition myself, in that in between becoming stage from active midwife to mentor of women about to give birth, this book packed the spiritual punch I needed to finally realize that I am AWAKE, and there is no going back to how life use to be. First of all, I had heard of this book from a friend, but then it was hard to find in the search engine because I forgot to put in the hashtag. I found it, got it and started reading. Suddenly, I felt as though Amber was sending me a cryptic message. I kept seeing her quote someone called “ambodhi”, who is that? It felt esoteric, so I decided to Google it….I suggest you do the same. But to keep the intrigue at its highest, first get this book, read it before you Google, then wait for it…..you will never be the same again!

Get updates about my upcoming book this December 2016 (click here)

 Give Birth A Chance: How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC

Visit my book store at Awaken Your Life Power Books

Ilia Blandina

 

Class #3 My Personal Tapping Journey 9/23/2015

My Personal Tapping Journey www.iliablandina.com

My personal tapping journey and the meaning behind my logo. Dare to enter the mystical forest of your mind!   I will also be doing an Tapping Meditation.

 “You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.”  ~ Eckhart Tolle

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

 

Class #2 What is Tapping anyway? 9/16/2015

What is Tapping Anyway? www.iliablandina.com

Tapping helps you minimize your fears, stresses and concerns around your whole childbirth experience.
I’ll be demonstrating how you use this amazing tool, [which I used as a mid-wife], right on the show.

  • I’ll share a bit of history behind ‘Tapping’
  • I’ll explain what the ‘Points’ are and where they are located
  • After today’s show you’ll have a great ‘go to’ in the moment stress reducer in your own tool box
  • Be sure to join us on www.ChildbirthWithGrace.tv to receive your free ‘tapping chart’

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

My New Facebook Page Cover!!!

A beautiful, smiling pregnant woman on a rocky beach at sunrise. She is holding a blue silk veil that's flowing in the wind.

This photo says it all!!! Childbirth With Grace will help you have a peaceful pregnancy!

Join me on my weekly Live Hangout on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm EST US. We will learn so much from each other.

I’m so excited to be helping you every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA. Just simply go to ChildbirthWithGrace.TV  and scroll down until you see me, Ilia Blandina and click the button that reads “Login – Instant Access”, you will have to confirm your email and in you go!

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here or call 305-771-5052 and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Parenting: What Do We Do Now!?

Parenting

Parenting:

“OMG! They are letting us take the baby home. He’s really going to live with us!” Those were my thoughts when I brought my first baby home! And I was a pediatric nurse back then; you would think the best trained person to be allowed to take a baby home! It was scary.

  • Will I be a good parent?
  • Will I drive safely home?
  • Will I be able to breastfeed? Is the baby really getting enough milk?
  • Yikes my body morphed again!
  • Maybe things didn’t go as planned and you are both left with feelings of frustration, sadness, inadequacy or even feel traumatized.
  • What about sex!

I’m so excited to be helping you every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA. Just simply go to ChildbirthWithGrace.TV  and scroll down until you see me, Ilia Blandina and click the button that reads “Login – Instant Access”, you will have to confirm your email and in you go!

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here or call 305-771-5052 and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Childbirth With Grace Live Hangout

CBWG 2015 Jun Ilia Blandina EFT 1 WM

“Hello welcome to ChildbirthWithGrace.TV . I am your host Ilia Blandina. My intention is to Awaken Your Life Power by helping you to tap into your personal birth journey! ”

I’m so excited to be helping you every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA. Just simply go to ChildbirthWithGrace.TV  and scroll down until you see me, Ilia Blandina and click the button that reads “Login – Instant Access”, you will have to confirm your email and in you go!

Childbirth With Grace will be covering all phases of birth:
• From pre-pregnancy concerns you might have.
• To thinking, “Do I want to get pregnant?”
• “Do I really want to have a baby?”
• To the fears and uncertainty of being pregnant.
• What will giving birth be like?
• How to cope with the aches and pains of my body changing.
• Will my baby be healthy?
• And am I going to be a good parent?

We will be covering all the above and much more. I’m so glad you are here.

Our show will be interactive. Get your notebook and pen out, as I will be giving you tips on how to balance your emotions and neutralize your fears. I will be helping you to shift your negative emotions concerning pregnancy, birth and parenting by showing you how you can use EFT tapping and Matrix Reimprinting.

I’ve been a Registered Nurse (RN) since 1985 and a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) since 1994. During my career I have attended over 5000 births including 4 of my own. Now I am bringing all this knowledge to you as an EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner. I am grateful that you will be watching and participating in the show.

Be certain to add our weekly show to your calendar.

Wednesdays at 1:30 pm Eastern USA.

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here or call 305-771-5052 and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Why Hire An EFT Coach?

If EFT is such an effective self help tool that I can learn to do all by myself, why would anyone go to a coach?  Why spend the money ?

EFT is an amazing and effective self help tool and it is possible to get extraordinary change with even the most basic knowledge and little or no understanding of the ‘science’ and thinking behind it. However, there are times when EFT doesn’t seem to work, you just get nowhere or you may have opened up a floodgate of negative emotions and lost memories. This is where the EFT coach comes in, when you are stuck or overwhelmed.

Primarily, the EFT coach’s role is to be a facilitator for healing work to take place, to hold a safe space for the client to explore areas that their subconscious mind may not allow them to access on their own. In doing so, as the coach, I help individuals or couples to grow and heal their relationships. I help women and couples prepare for childbirth by shedding away fear and anxiety regarding their pregnancy, birth and parenting.

My role is also to keep the client focused – to be a kind but firm guide to their process – to gently help the “masters of distraction” focus and resolve their issues in a supportive and comfortable environment – to keep the client not just on track, but moving forward. A good EFT coach will be the detective, use language skills to creatively assist the client to unearth their core issues and beliefs – to question them in ways they wouldn’t think of doing for themselves. I believe that the creative language and questioning skills of the coach are invaluable in allowing the process to flow smoothly.

It is human nature not to “go there” if “there” is too uncomfortable, either consciously or subconsciously. Some of us are masters at distraction – those times when cleaning, laundry, work, caring for your partner and/or children or just hiding away in the cocoon of internet surfing or watching TV suddenly become of utmost importance and just have to be done. Anything to avoid the issues we know at some level we need to be working with/looking at. I know – I am quite an expert on this myself! We have all been there and done that!

As human beings we are use to suppressing our negative thoughts and emotions. We master our skill at ignoring negative emotions and plowing our way through life telling ourselves and others that everything is OK. The most usual response to “How are you?” is “Fine.” How often is that the truth? EFT is all about being in your truth and helping you release the negative emotions and thoughts that kind you from your end goal of love, joy and fulfillment.

When dealing with negative things, people often ignore what is really bothering them, but at some point the subconscious mind will draw our attention to it in some other way, whether through physical aches and pains, depression, anxiety or other emotional states. We might displace or project our negative feelings onto others, and this hurts our relationships. At some point the subconscious defenses leak – something happens and we are forced to confront our reality. This is where the EFT coach comes in – to create a strategy for the client, a path for them to take, to clarify and simplify their work and to support and guide them with it as necessary. With EFT we have ways of carefully resolving and changing the overall symptoms.  And we can often do this for ourselves – but getting started can seem overwhelming, if we can figure out where to get started.

As an EFT coach I am an emotional detective. By using my training and communication skills to question the individual or couple in ways they wouldn’t think of doing for themselves. The creative language and questioning skills of the coach are invaluable in allowing the process to flow smoothly and to assist the client to unearth their core issues and beliefs. EFT is a fast track to cognitive shifts and insights. Acknowledging these changes to ourselves can be difficult. Often we won’t notice them ourselves and it will take our family, friends or colleagues to point them out. A skilled coach will be able to bring these shifts into conscious awareness as they happen.

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there” ~ unknown 

That is how I see my role, supporting people as they move along their track, being a clear channel for the work to happen – being aware when they head off track and pulling them gently back, looking for those patterns, helping you examine these patterns and gain new insights and perspectives.

Love & Light

Please contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to explore how EFT and MR tapping can help you.

Someone Like You

Someone Like You

Adele talks about meeting her former lover in the future where he is happy and settled down and she is still alone. Now listen to this song with the idea of meeting a version of yourself in the future. Would it be the successful you or the you that settled for less? This is an interesting twist, but if we had a time machine what would we tell ourselves to make our dreams come true?

Negative emotions and self talk can keep you from the best that you can be. EFT can clear these negative emotions and help you get on your way to the you that you’ve dreamed about.

The person you are waiting for is YOU!

Whether it’s to develop better relationships or have the most peaceful pregnancy or fearless delivery. Get rid of your negative baggage that is holding you back! Contact me for further information.