Welcome to the Ladies of Leisure series, were we feature inspiring women and their stories of success, wellness and leisure. Through these interviews, we hope to gain insights into the lives of these amazing women and the tips and tricks they use to live a balanced and fulfilling life. We'll also look at their morning routines, advice they have for other female entrepreneurs and their favorite way to spend leisure time. We are honored to introduce you to some of the leading ladies in their fields and hope you find their stories as inspiring as we do.
Meet Rita Hickman, a women's narcissist recovery coach. She helps women who are navigating toxic relationships become their authentic selves by coaching by helping them to reverse old trauma and be more focused and personally successful. She became a body/mind healer to reverse her own childhood traumas and after 20+ years she knows all the secrets to help empower women to break out of their fight/flight response and have more money, love and respect.
What is your company and what do you do?
I help women go through difficult transitions in their life with grace, strength and self-compassion, never abandoning what is best for their well-being and learning how to love themselves first.
How do you start your morning? Give us a play by play-- time you get up, 3-5 things you do to start your day.
I wake up naturally between 5:30 and 6 am. I spend an hour reviewing my day in my head, visualizing what to expect and creating a time line and action plan.
After a routine of shower with goat milk soap and a loofah. (handmade with my mother and sister) and a morning green drink I doctor to taste like hot buttered apple cider. I put on a super soft alpaca sweater and socks and I'm off to my studio around 7:30 am.
At my studio, I set my work lights for the color therapy of the day (remote control light bulbs with 18 colors) and look over a checklist of my quarterly intentions, (like stay hydrated, save for retirement, nurture my relationships, create community outreach and win the Nobel Peace Prize - which is a lifelong dream). After I set the lights, turn on a concert speaker system and decide what to meditate on, I take 5 minutes to write a Y for yes next to each intention on my checklist, reaffirming my dedication and getting my brain prepped to unplug and do it's meditation magic. I spend 90 minutes meditating by laying on my shiatsu floor futon using brainwave entrainment music, color therapy, aromatherapy, a library of autobiographies and acupressure balls. This is a deep trance state that I use to kickstart my body/mind's natural healing and growing process.
When finished around 10am, my official work day starts.
What advice do you have for other female entrepreneurs looking to create healthier and invigorating morning routines and habits?
Spend time getting clear on what you want (peace, happiness, personal success) and letting go of what you don't want (destructive anger, frustration, worry, helplessness, heartbreak or toxic relationship patterns)
What are some of your favorite leisure activities?
Meditating. Walking down my country road. Talking to the trees. Spending time with my mother, sister, father, husband, family and friends. Having interesting conversations with interesting people. Gardening. Lighting sacred fires. Re-training my brain to let go and enjoy life.
Share a favorite affirmation that other female entrepreneurs could benefit from.
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