Archive | January 2014

Month 1 – A Fitness Journey: It Starts With a Single Step…

There are 4 fitness goals that I hope to achieve in the years ahead and I’ve identified that I need coaches to help me along the way:

1. Spiritual Fitness;

2. Physical Fitness;

3. Financial Fitness;

4. Emotional Fitness.

Today, I finally took a step towards achieving one of my goals for the year: Physical Fitness (Eating Healthier foods and commiting to a fitness regime that includes at least 1hr of walking/yoga/meditation daily).

Grocery ShoppingI finally took a step. I cleared out my refrigerator and pantry and got rid of all the unhealthy junk and replaced them with healthier options! NEXT,  I joined a Fitness and signed up for an initial 2 week consultative session with a personal physical trainer.

My goal is to be fitter and healthier by taking small, consistent and persistent action steps. This includes losing 50 lbs of excess body weight, adopting a healthy lifestyle diet change, achieving a healthy belly fat index for my age and height and becoming more active. I have committed to a 5-day regime that includes cardio, weight training…the whole works!

This journey may present certain challenges, because for it to have a successful outcome, I must unlearn years of bad eating and living habits and most importantly replace them with a healthy, holistic lifestyle. I hope to chronicle my journey on a monthly basis and share my challenges and moments of victory , strategies and tips (This will be shared on our private Facebook forum).

We are opening this up to other members of the community who are ready to commit by taking small, manageable action steps, towards healthier, Sexier, Wealthier lives! At different stages of our journey, we’ll share our ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pictures. The goal is to inspire ourselves and hopefully others too…

So join the WWN team on this ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ journey and let’s have a blast!! Join the conversation on our Facebook Page.

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Remember, you are not ordinary, you are divinely unique.

You are WOW (Wonderful One-of-a-kind Woman)!

w(H)olistically Yours,

Juliet Ume, co-founder, Whole Woman Network

My Prayers For You in the New Year!

today“Begin today to BE who you’ve always wanted to BECOME, for tomorrow, you would wish you had started yesterday and then again, tomorrow may well be too late.” ~Anonymous~

My prayers for you this year: Make this be the year you take personal RESPONSIBILITY for BOTH your awesomeness and your crap! (What is your ability to RESPOND to whatever life throws at you?) If it’s showing up in your physical universe, you created it, (consciously or Unconsciously). You are a CO-CREATOR with God, OWN it! Make 2014 your year of boldness and courage.

Become more RESILIENT, you’re made of stronger and sterner stuff! Stop blaming, justifying, excusing the sh*t in your life by pointing fingers outwards. Everything is possible, period! Enter the co-creative zone and ask yourself: How can it be done? Who and what are the resources I have? Reach out and form synergies with others. Stop judging, and start accepting and empathizing. It’s life, we’re all basically going through the same challenges, they just show up in different colours.

You are a reflection of everyone around you, learn from others. Embrace your humanity and celebrate your divinity. It’s all YOU! Look inwards, you have the power to reset your internal thermostat in all areas of your life: energetic, social, physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, financial…

Stop playing the compare and contrast game. That is the basis of ALL unhappiness. Your name is not ‘EVERYBODY’. You are a unique BEING, with unique values and beliefs. You are a beloved child of a loving God, live it! You have the power of choice, exercise it and be accountable for your actions and (in)actions!

Nobody’s doing anything to you that you did not first do to yourself. Build a bullet-proof, rock solid relationship with your CREATOR. Get out of the prison of the generation that accepts: “My PASTOR SAID”, “MY ENEMIES ARE AFTER ME”, “I HAVE SUFFERED”, “THE LEADERS ARE TO BLAME”,…Become more involved in your own life.
Pleeease, a KING died for YOU! Not a hair on your head can be touched without his express permission. Why choose to be part of a generation that craves entitlement without responsibility? Take ownership of your life, it’s yours after all!

Stop perpetuating the myth of old, healed pains of the past as if they were still real. Tell yourself EMPOWERING stories and move on. Yes, decide to move on. Let TIME do what it does best: heal. Ask yourself who benefits when you refuse to own your magnificence? Who does it serve when you choose to stay stuck and refuse to be yourself? What are you permitting and settling for as ‘truth’ in your life? What are you accepting into your life? You get to DECIDE! Be kind and gentle, yet have healthy boundaries. Claim Wisdom as a best friend. Surrender to her, she’ll guide you well. Embrace the gift of eloquent SILENCE. It is the zone of beautiful creativity and growth!

Know yourself! You are always changing and growing and evolving. Re-introduce your new self to you and others around. Fall deeply, passionately, totally in love with you! Until you really know, accept, forgive and love yourself, no one else can! Understand and embrace your passions, pains, weaknesses and strength. The mystery to love is that it is complete in itself. It exists, even without an object of affection. Know this kind of love in your lifetime, it’s already yours.

We are drawn to others not only because of shared passions but also because of our unhealed pains. If you are in someone’s life or vice versa, then there’s a unique purpose and reason why. No one’s role is to complete you, stop setting people up for a fall! We are all here to heal, create, share, love and bear witness to one another, of HIS amazing grace. Know when to hold on and fight for love, also know when to let go and set love free. Celebrate finding love and celebrate also getting your heart-broken. For a heart that loves is a heart that is full and a heart that is broken, is a heart that is open, ready, willing and strong enough to love fully and completely.

Move over from the ‘woe me’ quadrant, into the ‘WOW ME’ zone. Fill your cup so that you can better serve others around you. It is SELFISH to keep playing the role of ‘VICTIM’ when you know deep down that you’ve been made VICTORIOUS by God’s abiding grace. And make every moment of your time in life, (even on social media), well worth it. If you’re not growing, you’re dying. Choose LIFE, and live passionately, purposefully and powerfully. DECIDE and Choose to have a wonderful New Year!

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Note: For Strategy Sessions, we’re now fully booked for the Months of January and February, the next available date for appointments is from March 10th, 2014.


The preceding is a guest post from Juliet Ume, MBA –Strategic Interventionist, Wealth Management Consultant & Leadership-Coach at Whole Woman Network. Juliet is the author of the upcoming book: ‘UN-Locking Your HeArt of Leadership.” She is an avid Life Connoisseur and a passionate advocate of WomEntrepreneurship, Leadership Training, Investment & Financial Literacy for women. Her mission is simply to engage, educate and empower women (and men), regardless of their levels of income or background, to return to ‘wholeness’ and live Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier Lives using Faith-based, Scientific and Universal (Common-Sense) principles! Follow her on Twitter: @wholewomaninc, @julietumeinc


The Year of Awesome Possibilities. A Happy and Blessed New Year to YOU!

From all of us at Whole Woman Network, we wish you a new year filled with awesome possibilities and opportunities.

This new year, you may face challenges, strife, loss, and pain. You may also fall, stumble, make mistakes,  and be faced with some difficult choices.

This is simply life happening! Don’t sweat it.

The difference is that this year, you will be wiser, stronger and healthier to face life, fully engage in/with it and live the best version of your life. One beautiful day at a time!

You shall RISE above the storms. You will triumph over your obstacles. With boldness and courage, you will take ACTION towards a Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier YOU! In this new year, you will dare to see yourself in a brand, new beautiful light.

We wish everyone of you 365 days of profound growth , inexplicable peace, immeasurable joy, deeply layered transformation and sustainable success in your life, career, business and community. It’s a brand new dawn!

This year, may you #BeMore! Whatever ‘more’ means to you. (Apologies to a great coach and mentor, Sandi Krakowski).

Listen more, learn more, love more, laugh more, lean in more, and live passionately, purposefully and powerfully! Happy New Year, everyone! Goodbye past and HELLO present, let’s go create a fabulous future…