No Makeup

May 13, 2015


I'm coming up on an accidental anniversary. It's been almost three years now since I stopped wearing makeup on a regular basis. It wasn't something I planned or set out to do, but I am so glad that it happened. 

When I was pregnant with Everly I was so very sick to the point that looking in the mirror to put on mascara was completely out the window. And so I stopped doing it. Then I started to feel better when she was born, but I always had a little person to take care of. And to be honest, I would always rather play with her than put on makeup. So a year went by and I hardly ever put on makeup. It had slowly but surely become my normal state. Now when I look in the mirror I look unfamiliar when I have mascara on (let alone anything else!). Yes, the makeup can enhance my natural beauty, but by ending my everyday relationship with makeup I've realized something: no amount of makeup can make me beautiful if I don't already feel it inside.

I loved Amy Schumer's video "Girl You Don't Need Makeup" and her #girlyoudontneedmakeup following that came from it. If you want a hilarious take on our culture give it a watch!

xo Sue

SACRED SELF LOVE

May 11, 2015

Well, I'm thrilled. My amazing sister + best friend, Shelly, and I wrote an online course a while ago. A long while ago. And it was never ready. Never quite right. After a YEAR of working on this baby, of tweaking, of perfecting, we're ready to share it! And we're running it through the amazing group I work with, The Sacred Living Movement.


SACRED SELF LOVE

Join this 5 week journey to Sacred Self Love 
BEGINS JUNE 8th! 

Each week covers a beautiful piece of the journey through discussion, journaling, and several activities each designed to bring awareness and love to your SACRED SELF.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US!

or, for more info,
EMAIL SUE@SACREDPREGNANCY.COM


Week 1 - HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF? 
taking stock of yourself - your support system - how you support others - inner strength - managing stress - finding your comfort - self love journal - things you love about yourself - intentional acts of kindness - create your sacred self love space - pamper yourself! 

Week 2 - HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?
relationship to food - caring for your physical self - appearance - women in the media - personal style - makeup + dressing your body - create a meal plan - self care bath - exercise goals - SMILE - create your own ideal woman - styling yourself - your favorite outfit - flower crowns! 

Week 3 - HOW DO YOU TALK WITH YOURSELF?
eliminating the perfect me - positive self talk - how we allow ourselves to be treated - how we treat others - getting rid of hurtful relationships - saying kind things to yourself and others - music + moods - mirror exercise - write a forgiveness letter - intentional words of kindness - create a mood playlist - find YOUR SONG! 

Week 4 - WHAT IS YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD?
what do you believe - how does this affect your life - unconditional love for self + others - relationship to money + self worth - connecting to the world around you - 5 minute daily meditation - meditate + journal on your deep seeded beliefs - begin a savings jar for something special - LIVE your TRUTH 

Week 5 - HOW DO YOU SHARE YOURSELF WITH THE WORLD?
how creating brings joy - sharing your talents with others - what interests you - defining success - developing new talents - personal progress report - giving handmade gifts - finding new interests - write a short story - focus on new attributes - taking stock of yourself - write a LOVE LETTER to YOU 

We end with a CELEBRATION OF YOU!

Namaste 
Sue Crowder + Shelly Jaynes 
for the Sacred Living Movement

Sacred Pregnancy Instructor Training Retreat in Utah!

Apr 10, 2015


**SACRED PREGNANCY LIVE RETREAT ANNOUNCEMENT**

Sacred Pregnancy Retreat in SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH ‪‬

SACRED PREGNANCY DATES:
June 4 (arrive and settle in after 4pm)
June 5 / 6 / 7 all day retreat + leave on the 8th by 11am

After this retreat you will be a CERTIFIED SACRED PREGNANCY INSTRUCTOR!

*EMAIL SUE@SACREDPREGNANCY.COM FOR MORE INFO, OR VISIT WWW.SACRED-PREGNANCY.COM


What you will learn from Sacred Pregnancy... 

The 8 week “pregnancy journey” courses explore the following topics:

Week O N E : sacred space Explore creating a personal sacred space at home, meditation practice + the benefits of journaling
Sister Project : you will create a collage candle

Week T W O : connection + expectations Explore connection to yourself, the baby and the pregnancy experience + discuss your pregnancy expectations
Sister Project : you will create "connection" art 

Week T H R E E : food + body image Explore cravings, mindful eating, body changes + challenges
Sister Project : you will create menu cards + be witnessed with bare belly dancing

Week F O U R : relationships + romance Bring your partner to class and discuss relationship shifts, romance and keeping the fire lit!
Sister Project : you are your partner will create HEART art + make a sweet connection

Week F I V E : fears Holding space to discuss all fears relating to pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Sister Project : you will burn your fears + do group EMPOWERMENT silk painting

Week S I X : forgiveness Find the strength to forgive past hurts allow emotional space to open up BEFORE baby comes.
Sister Project : ripping free + binding your power "spirit stick"

Week S E V E N : honoring Discuss emotional nesting, gender bias, + mother blessings
Sister Project : honoring day

Week E I G H T : sisterhood “ going to the bowl” The last week is spent in a sisterhood circle in deep reflection of the experiences shared together and going forward.
Sister Project : going to the salt bowl

You will also get Sacred Birth Journey online for free with this retreat!

The 4 week “birth journey” courses for pregnant couples explore the following topics: 

Week O N E : standing at the edge Discuss what is happening to your birthing body + visualizations
Partner Project : beauty way birth vision+ mala mantras

Week T W O : surrender PRACTICE pushing into the surges and not contracting away + TRUST + surge strategies + the power of smell + song
Partner Project : rebozo training + finding your "sacred scent"

Week T H R E E : birth Birth talk / when will I know I am in labor, technical talk, education!
Partner Project : LOVE labor method + deep voice toning + labor tinctures

Week F O U R : rite of passage Discuss rite of passage + mother roasting + mother wisdom
Partner Project : learn to make an herbal sitz bath + crossing the threshold from maiden to mother + learn traditional belly bind

breathtaking photos c/o Melissa Jean Photography

The Sacred Living Movement

Apr 9, 2015


I realize that I haven't talked a whole lot on my blog about what my job is (I mean, besides my doula work and teaching Sacred Pregnancy classes). Part of that is because I'm always busy doing it and I haven't had a lot of spare time for blogging, and part of that is because it's hard to define exactly what I do. Officially my title is Sacred Web Goddess (if you want to know more about that, click here!) and I work with The Sacred Living Movement

If you've been around for a while you've seen me talk about Sacred Pregnancy, Sacred Doula, and most recently Sacred Relationship. Have you wondered what they're all about? This is what I do for my job. It's the most fun job in the world.

A lot of what I do is online work. I design gorgeous websites and update them (almost daily) to share our most current content, I write for our Sacred Living Movement Blog, and I run all of our online programs. The women that I get to work with every single day are so amazing. The leaders within our movement are inspirational women and I am honored to call them my sisters and my friends. 

The other part of what I do is attend live training retreats. I get to travel around the country (and world) and assist with retreats. This June I'm running a retreat all on my own here in Utah and I am SO excited for that! I'll also be training to run a brand new retreat this year and I cannot wait. There's something special about live retreats that can't be found anywhere else. We circle together in sisterhood and for a few days we create absolute magic. 

We have 22 programs within the Sacred Living Movement. The websites take a lot of time and energy to create, but all of the info can be found on our main website, www.sacredlivingmovement.com. If you want to learn more about our individual programs give them a click! 

xo Sue