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Generosity Is Not A Joke. It’s A Gift. {For You}

So, you want to change your life.

Or at least upgrade it from what it is.


But, let me ask you:

Do you… really?

Does the idea stimulate your mind?

Or does connecting with your soul ignite you?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell one from the other.

You think you want to change your life, but does that mean admitting that something is wrong with it?

Or is it about rediscovering who you really are; whole, safe, beautiful, charismatic, enigmatic, fulfilled.


In my mind, in both cases, it’s the latter: it’s about reconnecting and rediscovering what and who you are. Exploring that, and then taking it higher. By taking action on it. By being gentle and kind, and allowing your Self to come out to play, to flourish.


So I’ve decided something.

I want to give you this chance.

Because generosity is not a joke.

I’ve recently create the Gypset Mindset Class – a set of 6 classes valued at $1,074.

On the surface, it’s all about getting to know yourself, and creating a lifestyle that promotes freedom and wanderlust. You get practical do-it-right-now steps, to get your journey under way.

But really, it’s about connecting with your soul, and seeing beyond our traditional strongholds, to all the endless possibilities we can create for ourselves, when we choose to see them. And what to do with them.


And I’m really excited and proud of these classes, and want to share them with you. So I’ve created a little limited-time-only special.

It goes like this:

Sign up for a 3 or 6 month coaching program with me, by Monday 1st September, and you will receive access to all 6 classes, for free.

Yep, that’s $1,074 worth.

Because generosity is not a joke. It’s a gift. For you.



P.S. Email me if you want in, and remember that spaces are limited, so you know, first in best dressed and all that…

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Fun. Easy. Affordable. Gypset Mindset Class.


I’ve spent the past 12 years of my life, perfecting my own version of the gypset lifestyle. Which means that I’ve made tones of mistakes, I’ve experienced more than most people do in their lifetime, and I’ve learnt a lot.


It meant that there was a time that I hitchhiked from Italy, through Spain and into Portugal, to make it to my next festival gig, because my passport had been stolen. All by myself.


It means that I’ve been proposed to, several times, and in the end, my answer was no. Because I didn’t share enough of the same values with the beloveds that wanted my promise and my hand. Because I wanted something else, someone other, than conventional. Something extraordinary.


It means I’ve started a business that failed and lost $30,000 in the process.

It also means that from those ashes and tears, I learnt and grew, and created a business that blossomed. One that I love.


Which is how I stand before you now. With all of this to share with you. And a collation of all the questions you ever asked me.

So I created something wonderful.


Gypset Mindset Class. For creatives, adventurers + Bon Vivants.

A set of 6 live, mentoring classes, that guide you through the process of creating your own gypset life.

Find out more about them here.


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Now. Now Is The Time. Please Meet Our New Online Home.

If you’ve been journeying with me the last few months, then you would know that I’ve been blatantly hinting away at the fact that I’ve been creating a rework of our digital digs here on

And if you’ve been sauntering alongside me for even longer, maybe a year or two or more, you would know that this space has gone through some pretty major shifts throughout it’s very short life-time.

Something that started as a blog to get me through my own confusions, slowly grew into a platform from which your soul could drink and fill up the palpable needs of connection, dreams, love, freedom, and endless possibilities.

So today, I am extremely — oh-so-incredibly — delighted to unveil and share with you the latest and most magnificent iteration of our online gypset queendom. And I say OUR, because that’s exactly what it is. Yours and mine. Without you, it would be equally as nothing, as it would be, without me.

Have a look around, get comfortable and re-aquaint yourself with all the nooks and corners of the new site.

There’s some things that have stayed the same.

Like, I’m still here, blogging + coaching — awakening you and shaking you to remember, and believe, in your day-dreams.

And some things that are new.

Like the free 4 Step Credo To More Love, Soul + Freedom course that you get when you sign up. It’s in PDF format so download = instant. Not to mention the 2 very special bonuses I’ve included within. (Don’t worry, if you’ve already signed up in the past, you’ll be getting your copy straight in your inbox!)

I’ve also got a really wonderful surprise addition: Lena from The Power Path, will be sharing her tri-monthly astrological updates with us from now on, every Full Moon, New Moon and of course at the start of each new month.

And we have got some über-incredible blog posts lined up, that will inspire you to take those next steps and finally fly. Not to mention, interviews coming up with fellow gypsetters: a high-end fashion designer; a singer/songwriter/jewelry designer; a karate world champion; a well-travelled business coach — just to name a few.

Read this, if you want to discover another aspect of my story. It may stun you.
Read this, if you’re wondering what other people have to say about me.
Read this, if you’ve been curious about working with me, and want to know more.
Read this, if you’re interested in more resources, and lots of free goodness.
Read this, if you been meaning to shoot me an email about something that excites you.

Whoosh! I’m getting all dizzy and heady from all this excitement, and all the yummy, juicy goodness I’ve got in store for you.

So, for now, let me just say:

Welcome! And welcome back! And please come again, and again, and again!

Also, let me be candid with you for a moment. I want to be really honest and sincere here. This new site, and everything that has come with it, and all the projects that I’m currently working on. They haven’t come easily.

Over the past 7 weeks, I’ve had to face my own fears of success not to mention incidents that can only be described as Upper Limit Problems, which included two trips to the hospital, for two very different reasons and an undignified array of physical ailments and obstacles.

Those of you who don’t know what ULP is let me enlighten you briefly. ULP is a term created by Gay Hendricks, from his book The Big Leap – which you obviously must read. Essentially, the Upper Limit Problem refers to how our subconscious sabotages ourselves when we reach higher levels of success. It’s fascinating to discover that we have to break through our own limitations not only at a psychological level, but simultaneously at a cellular, physical as well as emotional and spiritual level.

Creating your life with in intention, as I am, is wonderful. But it certainly doesn’t come easily. It takes tenacity, determination, a willingness to outgrow yourself and those around you, and lots of hard work. When you want a life that fulfils you on every level of your being, one that dreams are made of, you have to face your own darkest corners, make smart, informed decisions, and work your ass off.

And you know what? It’s so totally worth it. Every tear, every doubt and fear, frustrated head-banging and every single drip of sweat along the way. It’s so empowering to be able to create our own realities.

I just absolutely love, adore and cherish you. Thank you for being here, sharing this journey with me. And for being you.
Now, go! Look around. Explore.

And let me know what you think.


P.S. I’ve got another surprise lined up for you later this week. Keep your eyes wide open for it!!!

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Astro Forecast: August 2014 – Focus + Boundaries

I recently mentioned, that we would have an exciting new collaboration on the blog with our very own astrology readings. And though I was going to wait until the new site is up, which has unfortunately been delayed again, let’s jump straight in right now, before August passes us by!

Please meet Lena from The Power Path: who will be sharing her wise insights with us from now on, for every new month, new Moon and Full Moon.


The Themes for August 2014 are “FOCUS and BOUNDARIES”.

This is a fiery and active month, demanding that you put your mojo out there to be seen and heard, to be focused and disciplined, and to get things done. It is not a month to be ambivalent, wishy washy, submissive, powerless and lethargic. There is an aggressive quality that comes with the territory of all this masculine energy that will need to be tempered through your own focus and disciplined work with boundaries.

If you are not clear about what you want and always take a submissive position to others, someone else’s strong focus will take over and you may find yourself swept up in something that is not yours. If you find this happening, don’t fight it, judge it or resist it. Simply cut yourself off from it and let it go. The aggressive quality of the month can result in fights, especially around being “right”, and we could even see a rise in domestic violence, as some of the aggression will surely manifest physically.

Because the month has a strong masculine and physical component, it’s a great month to actually manifest something physically from your own creativity and focus. If you truly work with FOCUS and BOUNDARIES, you will see results. It is also a good month to clear out any old patterning you may carry in your third chakra around masculine energy, aggression, safety, being seen, being powerful, being clear in your intentions and confident in your ability to manifest.

A lot of the work this month will be around the third chakra and using the energy of the sun to project your creativity in ways that are seen more powerfully in the world. This will be tricky for those of you used to always hiding behind others, giving your power away, allowing others to make your decisions for you, or always doubting yourself. There is tremendous growth potential in this area but it may be rough on relationships, sleep patterns, digestion and balancing your physical energy. Regular exercise where you push yourself a bit will be useful this month as a way to handle the charge.


How do you work with focus?

For those of you who have trouble with focus (which is probably most of you) practice every day for just a few minutes tuning out everything but one idea, one object, one sound. This is harder than it seems and you will get to observe how much distraction you actually deal with all the time. We are a multitasking culture that gets rewarded for being able to manage many balls in the air at the same time. There is a time and a place for such talent, but this month the work is about strengthening the opposite skill, FOCUS. Focus is like a muscle that needs to be toned and strengthened so that when you need it, you know it will deliver for you.

If you have clarity about something you wish to create or manifest, focus every day on that intention and observe the distractions that threaten to take you from that one focus. This is where the BOUNDARIES come in. Focus and boundaries go hand in hand because your boundaries around your time and space will protect your focus. Your boundaries will keep the distractions out while building a strong container for your own focus. The more you work with this the less you have the possibility of some one else’s focus absorbing you into their drama.

FOCUS is like putting a spotlight on something. BOUNDARIES are there to insure that what is not under the spotlight does not interfere. Some of you have better boundaries in general than others. We would even say that some of you have boundaries that are too strong and are there out of a fear of being seen or being intimate with others. Boundaries that are too rigid will not be useful, as they tend to strengthen the hiding or withdrawing part of you rather than the protection of how you shine in the world.

So it is important to examine your boundaries and observe them to see if they are non-existent, too weak, just right, too strong etc. It is also a good idea to revisit the origin of certain boundaries to make sure the motivation behind them is still appropriate. For example if you have a mistrust of others based on an old fear of being ripped off, you may have a boundary that keeps you from ever collaborating with others and asking for support when you need it.

Having good boundaries will teach you when to say no and when to say yes. It is also important to honor other people’s boundaries and not to take their “no’s” personally.


How the month shows up:

August has the potential be a fabulous month for you to breakthrough and heal your doubts, inhibitions, self-deprecation and general inability to take action. It could be an uncomfortable month physically and energetically for some of you that are not used to running great amounts of energy. It is really important to be disciplined around the work especially regarding the third chakra. Your relationship with the masculine will also come up this month for review.

What is your relationship to and with the masculine? With the males in your life? With your own masculine energy? Do you fear it? Do you disregard it as unimportant? Do you mistrust it? Do you judge it?

The masculine as its greater archetype is generous, protective, focused, productive, clear, sincere, loyal and steadfast. The masculine takes the creativity of the feminine and turns it into something solid. There is much work to do with embracing the masculine and allowing it to function fully. This is the month where we have that kind of support. Solar energy from the sun embodies the masculine, as the sun is an archetype of the patriarchal force. So work with the sun and make friends with the masculine.

Relationships will be challenged this month as they find new balance with boundaries and focus, and work with tempering the aggressive quality of the influences. In learning about the appropriate use of “no” and “yes”, your boundaries will be tested. How far are you willing to compromise and when is it enough?

Rather than trying to force current relationships to fit a new picture of what you want, focus instead on bringing that new relationship picture into your personal experience. Then allow the relationships in your life to either adjust to that new picture or not. Focus on how you want to feel in your relationships and work with the energy of how you wish to be seen.

It will be important not to take things personally as well as to give ample space for relationships to “work things out” in their own time. Be careful not to judge too quickly or make assumptions. It is not always what it seems to be.

Because of the fiery aspect of the month we could see some volcanic activity as well as increased fires in some areas of the world. This is also a symbolism of your own internal environment where you could experience your own volcanic activity and energy of heat. There is an explosive quality to the month that could end up in more violent storms, and other weather phenomena. Remember that the external environment always reflects what is happening on the inside.

There is a lot of discussion these days about big changes in the environment and how difficult it is to make accurate predictions. Embrace the change and accept quirky weather patterns as a permanent positive expression of change on the planet instead of as something temporary.

We mentioned already that some of you might have issues around digestion, the third chakra and sleep. We also suggest moving the body and increasing your physical activity level to train the body to handle more energy. This is not a month to sit around and do nothing. If you insist on being a couch potato you will become a very irritated and anxious couch potato. Say “no” to the resistance to physical activity and get off your ______ and move.

You may have to work with some boundaries around protecting a time schedule around a new routine of self-care. This may also take more focus and discipline than you are used to, but the rewards will be high.

August is also a month where physical movement may be expressed through the actual moving of location or job. This could be sudden. If it happens, trust that it is right and go for it.

Change, expansion, productivity, restructuring with ease, clarity of new intentions, and great movement are all possible this month in business and around partnerships and projects. This is a month to be a bit ruthless around your boundaries. If something is not working out, cut it off. If you have a problem employee that you have bent over backwards trying to help, this would be the month to help them to move on. If you have been looking and searching for right work, this would be the month to refine your intentions of what you truly want and then to use a bit of aggression to move towards what you want through FOCUS and setting BOUNDARIES against your distractions.

If you have been procrastinating something like your taxes or resume or filing, or any physical organization of your environment that is supposed to support your business, work or finances, take some time this month to organize, clear, throw away old stuff, connect and communicate with partners. Put some good new energy into your projects.

This is a really great month for manifesting as long as you know what you want, focus on it with clarity, and set some good boundaries around your own discipline to do what it takes.


August 1-7: A great time to practice focus, to observe where you lack focus and to begin your process of working with your boundaries. Always look at what is coming into your life. Do you like it? Does it feel good?

You may feel energy coming in that urges you to burst forward with something. Be disciplined about how you focus that energy so it does not get wasted or explode into some expression that you regret later.

This is a good week to make sure you move the body in a physical and disciplined way. This will help to train your focus on other levels as well.

August 8-15: This is an action time. Whatever you do during this time frame will have powerful consequences. So be careful what you put your focus on and watch your reactions, especially your negative ones, as they may backfire on you. It is important during this time to be proactive with your focus and your boundaries and to sidestep other people’s energy that could distract and derail you.

This is also a good time to strive for clarity by eliminating anything that does not feel good in your life. This could be everything from a personal negative habit to a bad relationship to a job that does not serve you to a living situation that no longer supports who you are. Remember to move towards what you want and that will allow what you don’t want to naturally fall away.

August 10: Full Moon is Sunday, August 10 at 12:10 PM MDT (Mountain Daylight Time) Work with the sun on this day. With conscious focus bring that energy into yourself and embrace the fullness of the masculine and all its qualities. Be receptive to any shifting or healing or clearing of any old patterns around the negative masculine that is possible for you at this time.

This is also a good day to work with fire as a representative of the sun. Light a candle or build a ceremonial fire. Ask the spirit of fire to help you clear out what is not useful in your life regarding old patterns of the masculine. Ask the spirit of fire to kindle that strength and power within you to shine with more chi in your life. Take some kind of action during this time that represents a bigger way of stepping out and being seen.

August 16-23: This time frame is about finding balance. By this time you will be feeling either great or somewhat out of balance. It is a natural progression to need the balance of the opposite energy when you have been embracing so much of the yang, focused, action-oriented and disciplined influence of the month.

Spend some time being unfocused and allowing your creativity to surface in unexpected ways. You may need to exercise your boundaries around this unfocused time of rest and relaxation. Make sure you have some unscheduled time in your schedule so that you can be available for synchronicity, spontaneity and good surprises. Your boundaries this time will be around keeping that part of your schedule open and your focus will be around your intentions for those experiences to happen.

August 24-31: This is a time when you will see results and actual physical manifestations of your focus and discipline around boundaries. This is when you have the potential for the greatest obvious changes in your physical life. Some of those changes may be bittersweet and they will represent the ending of something, and some will be exhilarating as they represent an accomplishment or a beginning of something new that has been a long time coming.

If you are ending something, do it right. Remove all your energy from the situation and honor it with gratitude for all that it has given you in experience and lessons. If you are manifesting something new, celebrate it with a “birth date”. Share it with friends, drink some champagne, and honor it in some special way. Acknowledge all the help and support you had along the way to make it happen and be in gratitude.

August 25: New Moon is Monday, August 25 at 8:13 AM MDT (Mountain daylight time). This is a great day to honor endings and beginnings. Identify what is ending or what you intend to end. Do a ritual that will help you mark the ending. Identify what is beginning or what you want to begin and ritualize it somehow for yourself. Use the new moon time as a way to establish an energetic marker for your endings and your beginnings.

Have a great month,


















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    • My absolute pleasure Felicia, I love how spot-on Lena’s readings are. Its such a joy to be able to share her wisdom and insights.

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Shhhhh… Why Things Have Been A Little Bit Quiet…

As you may have noticed, things have been a little bit more quiet around here lately. And the reason is that I’ve been deeply engrossed in my website redesign, and felt that it is time to draw back from the blogging a little bit, until this baby is released.

I’m hoping this week, though I did say that last week too. If you’ve been around in life for a while, you might have noticed that things don’t always happen as fast as you think they will.

I am a time-optimist, which means that I always think that things will happen faster than they actually do. And in my fantasy world, everything that I imagine is instantaneous, so my concept of time is just a little out.

So I just wanted to pop in with a little note to say, I’ll be back soon, with something bigger, shinier, brighter and more wonderful that ever before. Things are starting to feel really big, expansive and expressive. These are exciting times!

If you’ve been thinking about working with me, now is a good time to get in touch. I am still taking on coaching clients, however the structure and availability of these will be changing in the coming months. Just to give you a heads up. Email me at and we can set up a date and time to have a chat and make sure we’re a good fit.



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The Metrics Of Your Soul’s Calls {How To Live On-Purpose}



Sometimes, when the skies are grey, and your heart calls out longingly for you to come and be still, to listen, you heed the call.

Sometimes, she will tell you a tale of many years ago, a time when you made a decision, to always follow your soul.

And how, sometimes, even though you made that promise to yourself, you might feel like you’ve veered off the path, and are lost somewhere within the dense jungles of mental chatter and social standards.

Your body is telling you one thing, your aspirations another, your intuition is saying trust the process and you are spinning in circles, wondering which way to turn.

Can I really trust this? Can I really go to this place I’ve not gone before? How do I know if I’ll be supported? How do I know this is right for me?

So you heart reels you in, and says:

“Be still, child of mine.
Let go of the thinking and conspiring.
Let go of the what if’s and how’s.
And feel into the present moment.
Feel how still it is here.
How peaceful.

Within that stillness, you discover your truth.
The answers to your questions.

Here, you no longer need to fear the past or the future.
But simply relax into the present.
And make your decisions from here.

What feels good?
Does this?
Or does this?”

With her wise words, she wraps you up in love, and gently teases you, for all the times that you thought you’d gone astray.

She reminds you, that your path is always near, so near that you simply need to look within your heart, to recall the way.

And with her story, the calm and peace remains with you, as you go about your day, from a space of inner knowing. Of connecting with soul. Like you always promised.


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Be Courageous. Listen To Your Intuition. Learn To Trust Yourself.


Listening to your intuition is one thing.

But actually trusting it to the point of acting on it, takes real courage.

The action part, takes a whole lot of trust in yourself and your inner wisdom, without a money-back guarantee.

(Seriously, how awesome would it be if intuitions had some kind of guarantee. Something like: If you, Vienda wholly and completely trust my guidance, and I fuck up, you receive a guarantee of $2 million dollars for any emotional, spiritual or physical experiences rendered as negative through this guidance. But, then we would never learn the lessons that we are here to learn, would we.)

So how do you learn to trust yourself?

How do let go of the fears, the what if’s, and the trepidations about the wild unknown that lies ahead? How can we learn to trust our intuitions?

This is how. By learning to trust YOU.

Let Go of The Past.

You can’t be happy in the future if you don’t let go of the pain from the past. In order to move forward, you need to leave the past behind you. Have you fully forgiven everything that happened in your past relationship(s)? And all the things that happened since? Have you fully forgiven yourself? This needs to happen. Simply be willing to forgive and let go of the past. By being willing the healing will come.

Be Open and Honest.

The more open and honest you are, foremost with yourself, and then also with those around you, especially partners and lovers, the easier it is to build trust within yourself and with others.

Where are you denying or lying to yourself?
Where are you holding back and not sharing yourself fully?

Not allowing yourself to be fully seen causes a psychological fracture in our relationships with ourselves and others, making us feel like we can’t trust either because we haven’t revealed ourselves fully.

Set Boundaries.

It’s really important that you enquire within yourself, to discover what your personal boundaries are in life.

I can give you a personal example. For me, a very important boundary is time alone. I need time to myself in order to integrate the huge amount of information that I constantly absorb, and to connect with others.

Another boundary is acceptance. I need to accept myself and I need others to accept me exactly as I am.

Obviously any kind of violence; be it verbal, physical or emotional is unacceptable for me. That’s another boundary. Both for myself and others.

Get clear within yourself what type of behavior is acceptable both from you yourself, and from others, and what is not. The clearer the boundaries are, the less likely there will be a violation of trust.

Keep Your Promises.

And again, making and keeping promises to yourself, is the most important aspect of this. The easiest way to break trust is to not do the things you say will, even if you think it’s trivial.

If you promise yourself to give yourself the time you need to just be quiet and reflect and you break that promise, you are breaking your own trust. Which makes it difficult to trust others too.

Keep The Lines of Communication Open.

Communication is always important, especially when it comes to building trust. This includes listening and speaking. Communication, after all, is a two-way street.

Communication covers: speaking your truth; asking for what you need; listening to your own inner wisdom and intuition; listening to what others have to say, and then always checking in with yourself to see how you are feeling.

The easier it is for you to communicate, the easier it will be to trust yourself and others.

Once you have nurtured these basic building blocks of your own inner world, listening to and acting on our intuitions, becomes a breeze. It’s fun, it’s easy, and you begin to notice that when you do, life gets that much easier, and simply flows.


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What the Hell Do You Do With All You Old Journals When You’re Hitting the Road?


A beautiful client of mine is moments away from embarking on the road trip of her dreams. She’s been thinking about this trip for years, her heart anxiously calling her to pack her belongings, throw all practicalities and fears to the wind, and set up for a drawn out drive along the East Coast in a dinky old van, with only her few and favourite possessions packed in alongside her.

But, then one day, full of trepidation she asked:

What the hell do you do with all your old journals when you’re hitting the road?


Years of memories, revelations, passions, heart breaks and insights, hastily scribbled down in half-lit rooms, quietly mediated over at dawn-breaks, slowly filled with tears and joys.

What do you do it with it all?

Ah, us humans, we love to hold on to fleeting moments and memories, simply to be experienced, as if they are what holds the earth and all the planets together!

Release them I say.

Almost as soon as I fill the last page of a journal, I let it go. I might take out a few notes, tear a few pages that have a special meaning. But mostly, I see it has my lessons learnt and past.

I am ready for a new chapter.

And sometimes, if the period of this particular journal has been a deeply touching one, I do a Black Moon ritual.

Which goes like this.

Try to do this just before the next new moon, when the moon is the darkest.


Let Go

Since the new moon is a symbolic time of new beginnings, a good place to start is by first making space in your life by letting go of that which no longer serves you including your old journals.

Find a cozy spot to sit with a new journal, or a pen and paper. Make a list of the things you’re ready to let go of—guilt, fear, toxic relationships, negative self-talk.

Then take all the old journals and bind them.

Make a small ceremony out of the letting go process by burning them or sending them into some deep water like a lake or pond (I once did it in a public park and it felt great!) either alone or in the company of someone close to you.

Set Goals

Now that you’ve symbolically created space in your life, take a few moments to recharge any goals you are working on—or to set new ones.

Go back to your new journal and spend some time focusing on any goals you would like to work on—whether it be by renewing your energy to reach an existing goal, or allowing ideas for a new goal to come to you.

Be gentle with yourself and think about where you can find inspiration for these goals. Once you feel ready, write them down with a focus on renewal and inspiration for the next month.

Make Space for Deep Rest

Carve out some time to be alone, and ask yourself:

How can I deeply rest and recharge during this lunar phase?

Follow that inner voice; allow yourself to sleep in, eat comforting and easily digestible foods, read an inspirational book, practice restorative yoga or yoga nidra.

Letting go, and change, takes a lot more energy and space than we often allow ourselves. Letting go of several years or even decades worth of journals, is a huge letting go process, and it’s important that you take the time to honour yourself as you let go, in order to make space for new things.


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