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My Interview with Conscious Divas Co-Founder Julia King

My Interview with Conscious Divas Co-Founder Julia King

Last week I was interviewed by Conscious Divas’ incredible co-Founder, Julia King. I had a blast and wanted to share this with you!

Amber Ludwig-Vilhauer is an entrepreneur working with individuals and business owners worldwide. Since starting her company NGNG Enterprises (standing for No Guts No Glory) in 2007, Amber has created two websites which serve as inspiration and as a great educational resource for a large audience. InsightfulDevelopment.com is a “how to” website teaching business owners how to create an audience and gain success online. AConsciousChoice.com has a focus of personal development and gaining power from within – ultimately to help teenagers with decision making and growing into the best version of themselves.

What inspired you to create your website?

I have two websites, one for personal growth www.AConsciousChoice.com and one for online business development www.InsightfulDevelopment.com which are both passions of mine. The personal […]

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Depressed? Angry at the World? It’s Natural.

Depressed? Angry at the World? It’s Natural.

The following was a piece I wrote at age 22, looking back on all the dark moments of my teenage life. Wishing for happiness and to just be ‘normal’ again…

I have paused, feeling rage, during many vulnerable times throughout my journey and thought, “I don’t want to grow anymore! I don’t want to learn. I just want to be at peace, and live my life.” In some moments of despair we question if we are even strong enough to survive our current tragedies. Every time I thought I was at a dead end in my life, unable to grasp onto any part of my True Self that would help me gain sanity, I would find a small break. A break that would give me the faith and courage necessary to keep moving and find the greater Truth of why life is the way it is, […]

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Part 1 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

Part 1 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

In the next 4 posts I am going to share with you 4 key lessons I learned to help me grow into the person I am today…

One, I listened to my Gut.

I’ve learned that if I trust my head and thoughts, I’ll not arrive at the destination I want. Your mind plagues you with “What If” questions. What if they don’t like me, what if I fail, what if they say no… what if I make the wrong decision. You can’t really trust too many mind-based solutions because you are merely guessing your way through the decision.

I’ve also learned that if I trust my heart only, I’ll still not arrive at the destination I want. Your heart is full to the brim with emotion and sensitivity – whether you realize it’s potential or not. Emotion will lead you astray because we all want to feel loved and good […]

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Breathe to Relieve Stress and Tension

Breathe to Relieve Stress and Tension

Today’s message is short and sweet: Never underestimate the power of breathing. For some reason this week has been a little hectic – meaning many people around me called in a panic over one issue or another. Major health scares, relationship worries, career changes, etc. A lot of people got freaked out – even if only for a short while.

When we freak out we get anxious, tight, scared. We get overwhelmed quickly because we are thinking about the “big picture” and not manageable pieces. We can even tell we are not thinking clearly and that stress is taking over completely. Yet, we don’t know how to stop that train.

Breathe. That’s all you really need to remember. If you feel yourself getting wound up, hopefully you can trigger the memory to just breathe. Getting that extra oxygen will be very good for your body. It will slow your heart rate and […]

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Why We Do What We Do, and How We Can Do It Better

Why We Do What We Do, and How We Can Do It Better

I’ve shared a Tony Robbins video below with quite a few people in the past week – all sharings have been well received so I couldn’t resist passing it along to you as well!

If you know me at all, you won’t be surprised for me to share a Tony Robbins clip – he’s a great mentor of mine even thought we’ve never met. I did have quite an incredible opportunity to work for one of his companies at one time, but my path took me down a different road. Long before that, I had the help of his “Unleash the Power Within” seminar to teach me my most limiting belief – the one thing that held me back time and time again.

This video below… — sccrreeeeech! I could almost here you saying, “Well, what the heck was your most limiting belief?!?” For multiple reasons, which I think are goodies, mine […]

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New Conscious Divas Post: A Strange Form of Validation You Want to Embrace and Give Space For

New Conscious Divas Post: A Strange Form of Validation You Want to Embrace and Give Space For

Read my latest powerful growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser section of the article with a link where you can read the full article. Enjoy today’s article on “A Strange Form of Validation You Want to Embrace and Give Space For“!

…A buzz of uncertainty is flowing throughout my community, which tells me it’s happening everywhere. A young girl recently asked me if it’s possible to be pretending without knowing it. I instantly knew where this was going. To be sure, I responded with a question, “Do you mean like shouting you are happy but feeling deep down that maybe you’re not happy?” Bingo.

When reflecting on all the blessings in our lives, the opportunities, the love – the writing is on the wall… Life is good. Sometimes for what feels like no reason at all, this happiness on the […]

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How to Be There for Your Teen While Also Giving Space

How to Be There for Your Teen While Also Giving Space

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “How to Be There for Your Teen While Also Giving Space”.

You may or may not know by now that I hold a strong passion for opening communication between teens and parents. Wow oh wow did I push and pull my parents in every possible direction as a teen. “I need you” … “No, get away” … it must have been so incredibly confusing for them! But I couldn’t help it, I was an emotional roller coaster.

I was confused to the max about the pressures I felt surrounding me. Who did I want to be? How did I want to show up in the world? I constantly analyzed how others showed up and compared […]

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Facebook and It’s Awesome Power to Heal Past Hurts

Facebook and It’s Awesome Power to Heal Past Hurts

Facebook has really evolved into something great for me over the years. I remember way back in the day when Facebook was only for college students and just starting to gain popularity. Now, years later, it has become an important interface for millions. There are still those out there than “don’t get it” and that’s ok. It’s not for everyone. But, I’ve discovered that Facebook has an awesome power to heal past hurts.

Every person has that one memory of a B.F.F. that said something hurtful which resulted in the two going separate ways, or past relationships ending in a confusing way, or … fill in the blank. I was just talking to a friend a few Friday’s ago. She spoke of her best friend and how they were sooo close. Until, my friend made a single decision. The decision caused an enormous misunderstanding, the two had a blow out fight, […]

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Q&A: Bad Relationships, Our Need to Feel Appreciated and How to Overcame Those Obstacles

Q&A: Bad Relationships, Our Need to Feel Appreciated and How to Overcame Those Obstacles

I received a question from a reader named Amanda. I wrote back a long response to her question but found her email address to not be a working address. So, I open this up to all of you in hopes that Amanda finds the answer she was looking for…

Amanda’s Question:
“I toppled across your website this afternoon and started reading your blogs; they are truly inspirational. I was curious.. in one of your blogs you talked about how sometimes our need to fill appreciated can keep us in bad relationships far too long. I wanted to see if you had a blog talking about your bad relationships and how you overcame those obstacles. Thanks!”

My Response:
Good morning Amanda! Thank you for the kind words – this is why I keep going and do what I do. I always said if it impacted even one person – it was all worth it. 🙂

I […]

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Part 4 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

Part 4 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

This is a continuation of the series on 4 key lessons I learned to help me grow into the person I am today…

The fourth lesson is I learn from everyone and everything.

Every second holds the opportunity to grow and become happier with who you are. If someone has experienced something similar to what I am going through at the time I listen intently and learn from their mistakes and their outcomes. That is why I continue to read or go to seminars, or talk to people openly about life.

I figure if I can at least learn one thing from each source it was worth my time and energy. I feel strongly that life will continue to present situations to you until you learn the lesson. Three years ago, I had taken on a LOT of responsibility. It felt like I was […]

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