Multipurpose

There is always an excuse, and in Los Angeles it has been that the weather is too hot. My husband and I took a walk last week around 8 PM, it was so hot, but we got it in. It’s also fun and quality time when you do it together.

Sunday mornings as soon as I wake up, I drink some water and head out to an outside hike before it gets too hot. Everything in life is about timing, and now that my kids are older, I am more free to take care of me. The secret of exercise is figuring out what you like, and making time to squeeze it in, no matter what. I was just talking to someone about Vitamin D, have you heard that everyone is deficient? When it comes to health, there is no later, I am not in the mood, or I forgot, it is a must do and we have to rewire our brain to make ourselves a priority.

Multipurpose was the word that popped into my mind as I was on my hike, climbing the uphill stairs at 6:30am. Am I an early bird? No. I actually like mornings and nights, and would love to have a daily afternoon nap, a siesta! In Israel and Spain, for two hours in the afternoon people have long lunches and a nice rest. Usually not possible between my busy work schedule and family time, however when there is time for a nap, I am all in, it is my favorite pleasure in the world, I love sleep.

I was thinking of the word purpose, which is what life is about. Jewish people all over the world are getting ready for the High Holidays. First we celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, ready to renew, grow and start fresh. Then, Yom Kippur, is about forgiveness of yourself and others, deeply connecting to your meaning and purpose in this world.

As much as we want to connect spiritually, our physical existence and who we are in the world is part of the balance and joy of life. The word multipurpose makes me think of living fully, expressing all parts of ourselves. We need to take care of our body and mind in order to fulfill our mission in this life. Otherwise we are bogged down trying to manage getting through each day, and that becomes our only focus. Of course life happens, either genetics, family or lifestyle play a big role in who we are, how we get through, and paying it forward.

Nowadays all modalities are available and part of our culture, nothing is weird or looked down upon. Try it all to heal yourself inside and out. Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractic, Bodywork, old world and new world remedies, homeopathic, holistic, and energetic. What resonates with you? That is what I want to spend my money on, healing and feeling good. I am so proud of myself nearing my fifth decade on this earth. A year ago I found out I had genetic cholesterol. I felt so lucky that until my forties I felt no body pain, and at almost turning fifty would be my first time considering taking medication. For this past year I tried everything, while monitoring my bloodwork. It did not budge, so my doctor recommended a low dose medication, and I reluctantly took it, knowing it is important to balance western and eastern, especially where genetics play a role. I just found out my cholesterol looks great, and I am so happy that my body is working as it should, no side effects, and no more medications, YAY!

What are you doing to “Multipurpose” and take care of you? Why not have it all, feel and look your best? So important to be an example to everyone and everything in our lives. Starting your day with gratitude changes your perspective. What are you grateful for? I always say if the pros outweigh the cons, then it is all good.

BE YOU!

Coach Yulia

Miracle Moment

The closer I get to turning 50, the more I just want to be straightforward about my truth. I am not an athlete, but I do like to move and feel good. Honestly I’m not a gym person, I don’t want to work too hard, I want to have the most effective workout and then go enjoy life.

This morning my husband was doing his favorite thing, deep cleaning. So I helped him put up the house, wipe everything down and organize what was needed. I realized I had time and by the grace of God the hot sun had not come out yet, it’s cool, so now I’m doing my favorite thing, an outside hike nearby. Literally only 30 minutes, and it’s maybe 10 minutes away, with easy free parking. I really love people, yesterday I went to see my beautiful friend perform in an interpretive dance, it was so exciting to see people in the theater. I was I was driving from Downtown LA and it felt so good to see so many people out and about just having fun, enjoying life, the energy was beautiful.

If you look closely, I am at the very top of the hill, and way behind me through the smog/fog you can see the outline of DTLA, where I was last night. Usually I don’t like to take my phone, but I bought a cute new outfit with a pocket and figured that I might as well inspire and feel proud.

Let’s get to the subject at hand,
Miracle moment do you understand?

It’s all about perspective, how do you see it? a miracle at every turn?
Or life is uphill like my hike this morning?

Truth is, it’s personal, depends on what you’ve been through and how you feel.
When we take care of our body and mind, we tune in to what’s real.

I come from ancestors that choose to see possibility,
I feel that gives me internal agility.

Also, I’d rather be happy than not,
I really don’t understand choosing the alternative a lot.

There is only one you in this world at this time.
You can do as you wish to maximize and shine.

I see miracles at every turn, where you end up is where you’re meant to be.
You can too choose this view and live a life of peace, purpose and harmony.

Now to my truth, so much going on, excited to see my daughter home in one week from camp and the healing of my older son. My youngest is skipping a grade for many reasons, elementary school should not be the place to have teenage and adult hormonal discussions.

I always say to each their own ,and speak your truth, so I’m speaking mine, and it feels good!

Coach Yulia

Half Century 100/2=50

Now that I think about it, I started blogging 10 years ago. I had my third child at 39 years old, and right before my fortieth birthday, I wrote my first blog and called it Journey to Fabulous at 40! Since then, whenever I get inspiration, and I feel the flow, then you get the downpour of thoughts, emotions, and inner wisdom that I need to self express immediately before the moment passes. Thank God I just see the miracles of every moment, so even if something is amazing, once it passes, I am on to the next amazing.

Have you noticed that in my recent blogs and posts I have been writing half century? I am turning 50 in a couple of months, and so excited to feel, look, and be my best. I see all the gorgeous and accomplished women in my life, and even celebrities, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani, who recently turned 50. Girls, I am feeling good, and right behind you. I know they have teams, stylists, and chefs, but they are moms, and in our crazy world are more natural compared to others.

This has been such a magical week, and I just have to share the play by play. I already wrote about Sunday, where everything aligned and my husband surprised my daughter in sleep away camp on our anniversary, so I treated myself to a 90 minute massage.

Monday I found a fun backyard camp that my youngest could just play and be a kid for the week. Super busy day of classes, everything from yoga for addiction recovery, to prenatal yoga, mat pilates, a couple in their 80’s, as well as two online classes.

Tuesday I had three private clients, two zoom classes, and I squeezed in an acupuncture appointment. I always talk about self care, and taking care of you so you can give to everyone and everything in your life. It felt good, but I would rather get massage all day, every day. Do you remember the show in the 80’s, Dynasty, the rich folk would be getting massages while on business calls and meetings, that’s what I want!

Wednesday I have a client in Pacific Palisades, which is a beautiful drive to and from the Pacific Ocean. At one point when I am headed down the hill on my way home, it looks like I am driving into the endless ocean. I open my windows and breathe in all the fresh air, and enjoy the majestic view. One day I am hoping to have time to walk on the beach. My friend from Belgium told me that everyone walks barefoot in the water, it helps circulation and overall health. I also took a First Aid certification, and taught a client how to use the NETI POT. Look it up, it is life changing, and honestly not too hard, I can teach you too.

Thursday was so amazing because my boys were busy with friends and in camp, and I had a meeting with a Doula client, where we talk about facts, goals, and possibility. Every birth is different, and yours will be one of a kind too. It is better not to listen to stories, especially in the media, it is all the drama, in reality it is unexplainable, wild, and empowering.

Friday at 2am, I got called to attend a birth, and a new baby girl is in the world.

TGIF (Thank God Its Friday)

Have a great weekend!

Shabbat Shalom,

Coach Yulia

“THE BODY COLLECTS”

PEEKABOO

This might sound mean, unsympathetic and rude, but I like my happy space and nobody is allowed to invade it. I don’t understand how to operate in any other way, I cannot worry, it does not solve anything. I am only talking about myself. Please do not take anything personally, to each their own, and Thank God mental health is at the forefront of every conversation.

So here is what happened a few days ago that is popping my happy bubble and I will do everything possible to deal with it all, release it from my reality, and climb back in. The other day I had to pick up my husband from the airport at midnight. Because it was so late, I decided to leave the house early, so I didn’t fall asleep at home while I was waiting. All airports are different, this is a big airport, and in some airlines they do not let you wait at the arrivals. Luckily at my airline, at the midnight hour there was nobody telling anyone to keep driving. I got there probably a half hour early, other people were waiting. The flight kept on getting delayed, and I noticed there were a group of ladies, some older, some younger, giving me looks. Then one of them makes a face at me through my closed car window. I also see the youngest girl write something on her cell phone and point it towards me, it was too far for me to read, but she had a mean look on her face. I felt the negative vibes my friends. I couldn’t believe that they needed to be angry at someone, I was right in front of them, and someone was late picking them up. They actually thought that I was blocking all the other cars from moving forward. Luckily my husband finally came, and I told them that everyone behind me was waiting on this same flight that was an hour late. Even as I moved forward to get away from their angry energy, I hoped that the light bulb was going to go off in their heads as they saw that nobody else had moved.

Their anger, misconception, venom, and how they see themselves IS NOT MY PROBLEM. This is one of my favorite phrases, “what people think about you, is none of your business.” I once had a roommate that was shocked when I told her I just did not care about what was happening in other people’s lives. I did not have space or energy to absorb anything else other than my stuff. That is why news, social media, and toxic relationships can really have an effect on how we function in this world. Choose carefully my friends.

When I was telling my oldest son what happened, he had a great idea! Airports and other public places should have a MENTAL HEALTH ZONE, where people can self express, get support, and be with like minded people. Just like a smoking section, I do not need to inhale anyone’s fumes.

I am the most open, loving, tolerant and respectful person with friends from all walks of life. We get to choose how we deserve to be treated, and nobody else can make that decision for us.

When the world recently shut down, mental health became a daily conversation, and everyone really started to listen and understand how important it is. Today I had a wonderful class with a couple, and we were talking about how sometimes we literally ignore our body. I did not start feeling body pain until my forties, which is such a blessing. I have to pay attention and figure out what I need in order to do the work I love, as well as giving my all to my family. I also do not want it to get worse because you are either investing time, energy and money in yourself now or later with treatments, medications, and hospitals.

The phrase that really resonated with me is “The Body Collects.” If we ignore now, it will not go away, whether it is physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Then it literally feels heavy, and it becomes the main focus of our reality. We need to keep our body healthy and our mind clear, so we can enjoy life to the fullest every moment on this earth.

Coach Yulia

TRUST

It’s one thing to have faith and trust as the only way to see the world. I am blessed to have inherited that from my mother, and luckily pure happiness from her mother, my beautiful grandma that was on this earth until 101 years old enjoying life to the fullest. It’s completely another blessing to have unconditional trust from your loved ones, especially your children.

My husband and I got married today, and are celebrating 15 years together! We had plans for a delicious gourmet dinner at Next Door, a new Kosher restaurant in our neighborhood. We have had quite a summer, my oldest son had reconstructive foot surgery, and is healing beautifully. My youngest boy is going to be starting a new school next year, and I will have all three in one middle school! My daughter is for the first time at sleep away camp, and although she is the strongest and friendliest personality on earth, her first few weeks were filled with homesickness. She is the cook of our family along with my husband, and she said there was literally nothing edible, also she was not able make it herself. Food is her love language, and hangry is what happens when there is nothing to eat, she eats more than all of us!

She is across the country, and a few things have made her happy, especially her new friend, the camel. Today was visiting day, plane tickets are ridiculously expensive, and we were trying to see if any relatives or friends were able to go. I know how to figure things out, this is one of my gifts in this world. My daughter kept on asking me if I was asking people who would be able to visit, and I told her that I was working on it. She trusted me, she never asked questions, she had no idea that our good friend just happened to have miles on the airline that flew just an hour away from her destination. Everything aligned, Thank God, and daddy’s girl was in heaven with tons of challah, snacks and sweets to last her for the next two weeks.

The Jewish calendar date of our anniversary, Rosh Chodesh Elul, is still a few weeks away. I am celebrating tonight by getting a massage. I will keep celebrating as the next few months we have birthdays in my family, including mine, half century my friends.

Blessed.

Coach Yulia

Rebirth/Massage/Release

Quiet, relaxing in my bed, Felt so good to just be

Energy flows out in different ways, and they are all good. We see all around us so many beautiful expressions of art, music, education, spirituality and the list goes on and on. We can keep learning from each other, and keep delving deeper into ourselves.

I feel blessed that I keep finding ways to energy release, to be who I am meant to be in this world, and clearly see it as flowing light through energy exchange.

I see the miracles in everything, all the connections as they are happening, and am in awe of how everything is here for us to learn, grow, and thrive.

I really love to write, and now we have so many opportunities to express ourselves across all the social media. The thoughts keep flowing, so it feels good to let them out in bursts. Sometimes I really want to share more.

I love to be a doula, a labor support to a woman going through the journey of pregnancy, and transitioning from labor to birth and motherhood. It is an honor to empower and stand by her side, guiding her to trust herself and see that she knows exactly what she needs. I was honored to experience the most loving parents welcoming their beautiful soul into the world yesterday. I am still on a natural high as well as taking it easy as my body and mind are recovering from being fully present and holding space for a while, because birth takes time, there is no timeline, and that is the way it should be.

Throughout the day I am seeing clients and different groups to teach classes, and in the afternoon I work in an office. They were treating the staff to massages, and after a long birth, it was such a relief to be pampered. I felt like she released all the tension from my body, and I felt oxygen filling up every nook and cranny. I had scheduled a manicure and pedicure after work so I got more love, care and beauty. Coming up it is my 15 year wedding anniversary and I will be half a century on this earth.

I also got the most beautiful gift of a session of the Emotional Code, it is a holistic release of the emotions that our subconscious holds on to. It feels so powerful that all of these modalities are aligning at this place and time. Tomorrow I have a hair appointment, and I am so excited to feel good and look good, why not have it all!

Husband and kids are wonderful, Thank God, and all of my family is living fully and thriving, feeling blessed. Wonderful friends and a growing community keeps me grounded, supported, and loved.

So good to share,

I hope everyone is seeing the revealed miracles in every moment,

Feel Good!

Coach Yulia

TRUST YOUR PROCESS

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What process? Any process, and I am always fascinated about the creative process. I used to always wonder how writers and musicians developed and created their art. Now when I feel the flow coming, I have to write it down for later, or stop everything and let it out immediately.

Now let’s get back to “the process,” or more importantly “your process.” Life happens, and all we have control of is our reaction. Someone just asked what describes how my brain operates, and my answer was the picture you see above. I am in that mode all day, except for when something happens that I have to deal with, and then I climb back into my happy bubble. I love to discover how everything connects, it really does all work out in such mind blowing ways.

I feel the key to stay in this headspace is to figure out how to steer myself back. “Your” is the most important word, because it is your process, and only you can figure it out. So many times we are inspired and connected to powerful missions and people. Search deep into your own truth, makes sure it aligns every step of the way. We are always growing and changing, and that is good. That is our purpose in this world, to be present, to be a light, and to stay deeply connected inside.

TRUST.

TRUTH.

TRANSPARENCY.

TOTALLY YOU.

Coach Yulia

6E

Let me take you on an adventure, starting from fantasy and into what becomes reality. One of my friends recently called and exclaimed, there is so much life happening! Everybody in the world has experienced the pandemic, and nobody can say they have been unaffected in some way, shape, or form.

Throughout my life, there is one random absolute that I know will happen one day, and most people have heard me say it. Some may call it fantasy, but deep in my gut, and I trust my gut completely, I know it to be true. Only recently have I learned that it is called a G6. I know there will be a private jet in my life, I will let you know when it happens, will you fly with me?

Now let’s get to the reality. Sometimes we have to go through a process to become aware of something we did not know we needed. It all started with a growing child and a double wide foot. Most kids grow gradually, mine exploded into the stratosphere in one year. Since it is my oldest, it is all new to me, how would I know automatically what to do? So I did what I do best, try everything and ask questions. Thank God we arrived at a foot specialist that explained to me that buying the next size shoe would not help, because the feet are not getting longer, but wider. Here are the stats:

  • D – Wide
  • 4E – Double Wide
  • 6E – Does it keep going?

Did you know it is really hard to find double wide socks? Not Big 5, WSS, or any regular store, and they all looked at me like I was asking something unusual. Most shoes and socks are D, so I was so happy when I saw up to 6E on Amazon, and so far so good.

My point is I never knew I would need 6E socks in my life, and I am so grateful they exist. I do know that I need a private jet in my life, and one day it will come to pass.

LIFE IS GOOD.

KEEP ON FANTASIZING.

REALITY IS GOOD TOO.

LIVE LIFE.

BE HERE NOW.

BE YOU.

FIND YOURSELF FASCINATING.

SHARE YOUR FANTASY AND YOUR REALITY.

YOUR STORY WILL MAKE SOMEONE LAUGH OR CHANGE SOMEONE’S LIFE.

Coach Yulia

Please Share

I love chocolate chips. I know there are people out there in the world that do not love chocolate, so this is definitely for you too! I am very blessed to have a husband who loves to cook, and makes enormous feasts for events, as well as just seasoning everything to perfection. There a few things that I love to make and eat, especially when it is healthy and good for you. I figure that I can eat as much as I want, and my body will be happy too, inside and out. One of my specialties are gluten free muffins, my kids cannot get enough. It is an easy recipe that you can never do incorrectly, because all the ingredients are simple. It is actually amazing how it comes out a little different every time, in a good way. Unlike baking bread, or other foods that need an exact combination to get it just right. I have always loved the flow of everything, and that extends to food. I also like it to flow nicely in and out of my body, all that functionality when it works, is something we do not even think about.

So for my palate, especially since I am not a sweet tooth overall, chocolate solves everything. Even if the muffins are not as sweet, the chocolate chips round it out and everybody is happy. I also love fruit, but I just like to eat it fresh. Sometimes I enjoy fruit in desert, but it makes no sense to me to add sauces and sweeteners. I absolutely love blueberries, and my sister in law asked me to substitute the berries instead of chocolate chips. I was hesitant because when I find something I love, I usually stick to it. It is blueberry season apparently in California, and I decided to try it.

You cannot comprehend my delight when it was one of the most delicious flavor combinations I have ever tasted in my whole entire life. To be fair, I have days when I feel that way about all the different kinds of food that I love, and I mostly love savory.

OMG. WOW. BEST.

Here is the recipe for my sister in law and anyone else you want to pass it on to. At first I followed it step by step, now I just feel my way through it, and it honeslty comes out just right, in its own unique way, every time.

Please Share.

We love to share in our current social media connections.

Share it all.

We are meant to share our gifts, our recipes, there are no more special sauces!

Nobody will do it exactly like you.

We all have our own special touch.

I love to share me.

I love to be utilized.

I love to express myself.

I love when the words just spill out of my head into my 90 words per minute fingers.

ENJOY!

Coach Yulia

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WHO AM I?

Do you know that the words you put after “I AM” is your current reality?

I am a proud Jew.

I am a wife and mother.

I am a Labor/Birth Doula and a Yoga/Pilates teacher.

I’m a performance artist, writer, model, and social butterfly.

I’m a klutz but really good at jumping out of whatever I get myself into. I tend to misplace things, but I am a really good detective. I always find them, even my children. Ask me that story, next time you see me.

What do you see?

My cute mani/pedi?

My eye in my engagement ring? I love eyes.

Can you see my boo boos? I’m not a domestic person, always on the go, and I only felt the burn on the pinky. I saw the one on the ring finger yesterday. If you don’t notice or feel your boo boo, is it even real?

Tonight is the beginning of my Hebrew birthday, Daled Cheshvan, ‏ ד חשוון💃🏻 It is a day where I can bless everyone around me.

I want to wish you health, happiness, success, love, peace in your h‏ome, ‏שלום בית, blessings from your children, ‏נחת, and everything you desire!

On Monday, October 11, I keep celebrating the day I was born. When I married my husband at 34 years old, I found out that the year I was born was the month of Scorpio on the Jewish solar calendar. It all makes sense, I love all the different characteristics of both signs. Definitely the balance, beauty and justice of Libra. I was just telling my friend I love reality and have no fear of the dark side of life. That is definitely Scorpio, as well as being extremely loyal and passionate.

What is so beautiful is that we are above all of these signs and descriptions. We can keep growing by creating ourselves again and again, even when people around us question, try to help or misunderstand our essence. I just got some great advice from a friend who is a therapist about the importance of validating thoughts and feelings. So I acknowledge someone’s truth and share my truth.

FLOW.

BE FULLY PRESENT.

LIVE LIFE FULL ON.

EXPRESS YOURSELF.

GO ALL OUT.

CLEAR.

JOYFUL.

How will you finish the sentence?

I AM______________________________

Today I will say, I am a birthday girl!

Coach YULIA