Living and working on the road, being a location-independent entrepreneur, flying first class from one country to another - it all sounds so fabulous, doesn’t it?
You may strive to have a business that funds your addiction to travel to faraway lands. You may dream of booking beautiful Airbnb’s or staying in luxurious hotels. Or you may deeply desire to travel from one city to another connecting with women in a more intimate way.
I get it sister, I do.
From the moment I decided that I was going to be coach, I had made a vow that I would do so while creating a wild, free and calm life.
This meant that I could be the fullest expression of me, free to visit any place at any time, which would help center and connect me to the vastness of the Universe.
Before I share how much I love this part of my life, let’s go over the finer challenges of it and tips to help you travel with less stress.
WAITING AT THE AIRPORT
I typically spend more time or an equal amount of time traveling to the airport and waiting in an airport as I do actually flying. You learn to become incredibly patient with being in the in between state. It can drive you insane with the lack of sleep and the unnerving sounds of news or music videos blaring from the tv screens.
Tip #1: Read, listen, dream
Download great books, a variety of nonfiction to fiction. I go for easy young adult or adult fiction centered around magic. The less I need to think, and the more engrossed I am in the book, the faster the time goes. To ensure you can read, I suggest you download your books to your phone and your other reading device if you have one. You can do this for your podcasts, audiobooks, movies, and music.
Tip #2: Charge
Bring a charged backup battery pack. If you are in a developing country, there may not be endless options of charging stations so bring backup!
Tip #3: Lounge
If you are spending more than 2-3 hours waiting at the airport, for example during a layover, I suggest you pay the day rate to stay in your airline lounge. It’s usually more comfortable, there are free snacks, and you can create a little sanctuary nook to do some work or to rest.
Whether I’m in Guatemala, known for stomach viruses, headed to Australia where the long flight may make me more susceptible to a cold, or off to Peru where the altitude makes your skin incredible dry, there is always something. Especially if you are holding space for others, you will notice that your are more open to being energetically, emotionally, mentally, physically depleted. Let’s make sure that you are in tip top condition during the beginning, middle and end of your trip.
Tip #1: Hydrate
I don’t go anywhere without my S’well water bottle. I can keep water that is a little cool, or tea that needs to be kept a little warm in my bottle. This helps me drink more and stay hydrated. I always bring my favorite teas like mint and lemongrass.
Tip #2: Happy Tummy
My go tos are colloidal silver and active charcoal. They are my preventative treatments that help with bloating, gas, and other stomach discomforts. In addition, I make sure I travel with some chewable ginger candy. In Peru you’ll see me drinking an insane amount of cocoa tea. I invite you to bring your favorite remedies that will help you.
Tip #3: Release the Triggers
Travel, whether you are backpacking through a country or retreating at a 5-star hotel, can bring up all your stuff. When you remove yourself from your daily tasks and have the potent opportunity to see your life without being immersed in it, gives you the chance to see your blind spots. You may begin to question everything, feel confused, notice where you are not fulfilled, find yourself confronting fears you didn’t know you had, notice how set you are in your ways, or feel inspired to change your life drastically. You may also come to see how the travel part of you looks and feels different than the home part of you.
Firstly breathe, watch and listen. There is no need to take any action at this very moment. My suggestion is you take notice and allow yourself to be guided through these triggers and revelations. Once you are home, spend at least 2-3 days slowly integrating. Create a space of stillness and watch as answers unfold for you. No great decision needs to be made while you are away. The real answers come when you return.
Tip 4: Accessories
I like to make sure I have some accessories for my body to help me feel better. Here are my must haves. A great lip balm, tissues, essential oils, fuzzy socks, a shawl that can be used as a blanket or a scarf, international converter incase I need to plug a cord into an outlet. I keep all of these things in a large cosmetic tote.
The best thing about taking trips is that no matter how much you plan, everything can change. It definitely teaches you how to be flexible to change, solve problems quickly, and let go of emotions that will not serve a situation.
Tip #1: Keep your bank in the know
Make sure that before you travel you let your bank know where you are going. There are so many banks that now have an option of recording your travels via their website or their app.
Tip #2: Keep a credit card or bank card available for emergency use
There are going to be times when you’ll have to book an extra hotel or book an entirely new flight, or pay for extra luggage. Things that you may not expect so have money set aside for this.
Tip #3: Local currency
If you are going abroad, it’s super useful to have some money in the local currency even before you get there, especially if you are heading somewhere like Guatemala or Peru. This way you don’t have to worry about finding an ATM machine that works or realizing that the little town that you are staying in doesn’t take cards.
Tip #4: Bring your documents and photocopies
It may sound funny but I’ve witnessed sisters forget their passport only to have to return to the airport the next day. Bring your passport, driver’s license, green card, and photocopies of everything. Ensure that your documents are up-to-date as well and will not expire within 6 months of traveling. We think these things are small but security everywhere has gotten tight and they will follow these rules.
Now, have I horrified you? Are you second guessing traveling at all?
Traveling isn’t always beautiful but it can be so fulfilling and fun. My best inspiration comes from being away because I get to connect with amazing women. I would never let the above stop me from living this life. And, because I have been gifted with a nomadic spirit, it allows me to travel with women and help them easefully see the world while I hold space for them and ALL the things that will occur while being away. In return, I get to see their transformations, their inspirations come to form, and their hearts open to the new experiences that open their eyes to possibilities they would have never imagined before.
I’m home now and love it after being away for a week in Guatemala. In two weeks time I am on the road again for two months. I’ll miss Eric and my puppy everyday but the commitment I have to serving in sacred circle leads me on this path as a Warrior Priestess.
Join me. Travel with me. Be prepared to be changed. Be prepared for a wild, free and calm ride into the cosmos and back.
Below is my calendar. May I see you soon.
Jan 2 - Jan 20, 2018: The Goddess Road Trip
When women gather, magic happens. And this nomadic group of traveling goddesses are bringing the magic to you. Julie Parker, Jade McKenzie, Tahlee Rouillon, Johanna Parker, Sammie Flemming, and I will see you soon.
6 goddesses. 7 cities. 1 ultimate road trip. Hope you join us.
Feb 10 - 11, 2018: Priestess Temple School with Julie Parker and myself
Be initiated into the Path of the Priestess: A bringer of light, keeper of wisdom, voice of the Goddess and space holder of healing. In the inspiring and sacred space of a spirited circle of women, your path as a Priestess will be born. There are only a few spots left.
Feb 12 - Feb 16, 2018: Sacred Circle Level 2 training in Melbourne
Please note this is for sisters who have either taken level 1 or are devoted to attending both level 1 and 2 in February 2018. Level 2 is a deeper dive into ceremonial practices.
Feb 17 - Feb 18, 2018: Soulpreneur LIVE
You are invited to Experience a whole weekend of inspirational speakers, stories, lessons, practical tips, action steps and easy exercises for developing your clarity, courage and platform. I am honored to be a speaker amongst some amazing people.
Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2018: Sacred Circle Level 1 training in Melbourne
Learn the art of holding space through this 5-day magical women’s circle experience.
April 14 - 20, 2018: Collectively Woven Retreat in Guatemala
Sisters who desire to connect with women’s collectives, shop for sacred items that will support their work as a priestess, and dive into Mayan ceremonies will be invited to join us for this intimate experience. We will be heading to Lake Atitlan and Antigua. Email me if you desire more information.
July 18 - July 22, 2018: Warrior Priestess Camp
This is an in-person magic mystery school camp. We invite all women to join us for 5 sacred days to deepen into their own vision, access inner strength, and connect with other divine sisters.This juicy, empowering 5-day camp experience will be like no other and I can feel women ready for this new journey.
Sept 20 - Sept 30, 2018: Sacred Awakening Retreat in Peru
A Mystical Experience For The Cosmic Warrior Priestess
Shaman your own healing through the wisdom of Pachamana's medicine.
An invitation for spiritual sisters to priestess their own path.
Be in sisterhood through sacred ceremonies.
Learn the magic of holding sacred space and creating your own retreat while being on retreat.