Learn How To Protect Your Energy

Learn How To Protect Your Energy

If you are surrounded by people who bring you down, you’re very likely to succumb to their negativity. But that shouldn’t be the case! 

1) Accept that you’re not responsible for other people’s behavior.

But you’re responsible for your reaction to what happens around you. Forgiving injustice doesn’t mean you condone it. It means you choose to protect and honor your sanity. You forgive in order to set yourself free from grudges! Forgiveness is an act of self-care. 

2) Accept that suffering often drives progress. 

Think about it: if your job makes you miserable, your relationships don’t fulfill you, or your body doesn’t deal happy and healthy — that in itself is a baddass motivation for moving on and changing your life! If it is unbearable to remain stuck in unhappy life, it becomes bearable to face your fears, seek help, and move on. 

3) Accept that reward is on the other side of sacrifice.

What happens after a sweaty exercise that kicked your butt a hundred times in a row? You brush off the sweat and feel amazing! The endorphins kick in and you forget about how hard the workout seemed in the beginning. Now you’ve entered the joyous state of victory and self-accomplishment. 

Yes, hard work is hard. Change is hard. But it pays off!



Ask yourself: do you prefer to pay the price of stress and misery or do you prefer to pay the cost of changing your mindset, and to improve the quality of your relationship to yourself and others?


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What Are The 5 Most Important Steps of A Successful Transformational? Read Here

What Are The 5 Most Important Steps of  A Successful Transformational? Read Here

Have you found yourself stuck in an area of your life that you want to change, but don`t know how? Read these tips!

Sometimes we want big results fast and we imagine that means pushing ourselves as far and fast as we can go. But we often set ourselves up for failure that way.  Slow and steady, consistent follow-through is what gets results that create true lasting transformation. If you want to create a long-lasting change, you really have to learn how to be patient with the process.:)

STEP #1 of 5: Step Back

Stepping Back is about moving from being “in” a situation to an “observer” of a situation.
The reason it’s essential to Step Back and get distance between you and your programming is that the distance opens up the opportunity to see a situation from a new perspective. Your programming is what you were given at a very early age to make decisions about yourself and the world. When you can see a situation from a new perspective, you are likely to create more choices and possibilities.


STEP #2 of 5: Let Go

At its core, transformation is a continual process of letting go. This step is all about giving you a
way to release old beliefs and create new ones. Please check out my free tips on letting go here.


STEP #3 of 5: Say Yes to Self


This step is about anchoring in new beliefs that reflect your true self now. Once we’ve let go of the dysfunctional beliefs that no longer serve us, we get to choose what we want to believe and who we want to be. Not sure how to execute this step? Check out this article.🙂


STEP #4 of 5: Take Empowered Action


When you feel completely grounded in yourself and your truth, you are in the perfect place to
take empowered action.
Why is “empowered action” specifically important? If you’re taking action from a place of fear, “not enough-ness”, doubt, confusion, or worry, then you aren’t coming from an empowered place. Here are some tools how to combat your fear.

STEP #5 of 5: Set Up Accountability (Support AND Stretch)


Once you are commited to changing your life, then you want to set up the type of accountability that makes success inevitable, which means you must have support and you must have stretch. What are the conditions that set you up for inevitable success? One way is to surround yourself with people who have the belief systems and outcomes that you want to have.

Need more accountability in your life? I am here to support and guide you.:)

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Transform You Confidence in 90 Days

Transform You Confidence in 90 Days

Do you want to transform your self-talk, build unstoppable confidence and emanate radiant energy that lights up the room?

You are in the right space!

My goal is to help you to attain it by teaching you how to release old blockages, guiding you to improve your self-talk and coaching you to develop new empowering habits that are designed to gradually replace the old sabotaging beliefs you may have around your body, your love life and your career.

The “Uncover Your Confidence” 90-day-Intensive program is the right fit for you if you know you want to:

  1. Build intuition and self-awareness how recognize the limiting beliefs you may carry around your body, food, intimate relationships, and the way you live your life.
  2. Learn to recognize self-sabotaging beliefs and replace confidence-damaging habits with confidence-building habits. 
  3. Adopt empowering techniques for managing negative patterns and stepping into your power to change and feel confident in your skin. 
  4. Attain a new baseline where you begin to create life-changing (and sustainable!) physical, and emotional transformation.

By enrolling in this 90-day program, you will receive:

  1. On-going support from me via texts, emails, and a scheduled weekly check-in
  2. New meditation recording each week that helps de-stress your mind and guides you to instill more self-awaraness and self-value
  3. Customized affirmations that assist you to visualize your progress and connect to yourself on a deeper level
  4. On-going guidance on what foods to eat to support radiant energy and youthfullness
  5. A confidence-boosting dance-fitness routine (*) you can do at home streamed at a convenient time for your schedule , tailored to your fitness level 🙂

Upon completion, you will achieve four major outcomes:


Learn what thoughts and behaviors hold you back and how to reverse them
• Set up the conditions for inevitable success and self-accountability
• Find out which foods give your vibrant energy and support your inner confidence with outer youthfulness and glow
• Convert the confidence-building habits and routines, you have learned into ingrained behaviors that last

My Story

I am so passionate about empowering women to transform their self-talk and build more confidence because I know how it feels to continually sabotage yourself, to feel disconnected from your body, and to avoid your reflection in the mirror – affirming that you are not “enough” and will never be loved for who you are. What a disempowering way to view yourself! But it was the Universe`s way to teach me what I know so that I could rebuild my confidence from zero to a hundreed. And you can do it, too!

Once I hit a low bottom of anxiety and low self-esteem in my early twenties, I finally realized that it is time for me to commit to moving forward from my past. During this process of trying different techniques and becoming a licensed coach (accredited by the Health Coach Institute), I learned how to love and accept my body, the way it is, by practicing mindful eating and self-love, walking with more confidence (with straight back, my shoulders back and my heart open to the world…), and feeling connected to my feminine power and inner beauty.

My clients and I are the living proof of the unlimited potential we all carry to uncover our unstoppable confidence and empowerment.

Recent Testimonies

I have been more than thrilled about my experience with Ana-Maria! I am really impressed with her customized and agile approach to wellness and life-coaching. The progress that I accomplished in the first two months of collaborating with her is phenomenal, both physically and emotionally. The results came so fast and are so tangible that my motivation to get to the best version of myself is growing by the hour. I didn`t realize how much I already knew about wellness until I started working with Ana-Maria. However, she has been the driving force behind guiding me, keeping me organized and showing me ways of applying the knowledge I already have and the new knowledge that I am acquiring through her. I can`t wait to see how far she will help me to get in my journey of discovering my true self and being the best version of myself that I could ever be!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ana-Maria!

Pauline S.
I love working with A-M, getting weekly assignments and experimenting with different foods and seeing what works for my body. I also like that`s is not a race and not a competition. 
It`s totally working. Everyone is commenting on how good I look.
I feel so great. My skin is glowing…I feel happy, energized and confident. I eat anti-inflammatory and anti-aging foods, and I feel and I look younger. 
I feel so much better about my self-esteem.
It is very important to work with a coach because you keep yourself accountable…learning how to eat, what to eat, and implanting positive seeds in your brain. 
I highly recommend it to everybody! It`s the perfect package: getting all the information I need, the motivation, and the support.
I absolutely recommend Ana-Maria to everybody! I am so glad she is in my life.
It is PRICE-LESS. It`s the best investment you can do in your life. You are changing your habits forever. (Katie B.)

Ready to enroll but still have questions?

Let me help you get clarity if this program is right for you!:) Please fill in the questionnaire attached below and submit it to my e-mail, contact@lunavoda.com. I will reach out to your directly to schedule a complimentary session.:)

The Benefits You Can Expect


✓ You wake up feeling more well-rested, happier and more positive

✓ You learn how to distress your mind with mindfulness exercises and daily meditation

✓ You intuitively know what to eat for your body type, and you naturally choose vibrant foods that support your health, energy, and vibrance

✓ You are co-creating an AMAZING relationship with yourself (and your partner/future partner) that stems from a place of unconditional self-love and self-respect

✓ You maintain clear your boundaries around your needs and learn how to prioritize your self-care

✓ You are learning SO much about yourself that you start to completely let go of all previous deconstructive habits and limiting beliefs

~ It is Your Time to Love And Care For Yourself!

Download your self-love affirmations

As a my gift for you, I include three of my favorite self-love affirmations that you can download for free. Please remember that it takes a minimum of twenty one days for your subconscious mind to plant the seeds of the new beliefs you are growing.:) Repeat to yourself every day to manifest the positive results you deserve.

  • The bonus workout is offered in this program is available on a on a firstcomefirst-served basis. Limited spots available!:) Join now to reserve your spot! ❤

Have questions or comments? Reach out to me directly at contact@lunavoda.com.

This is a Zero-Risk program!:) If it doesn’t work for you, you receive a 100% reimbursement within the first ten days of enrollment. No questions asked!

Something tells me that if you feel a solid YES in your heart – your intuition is right! 🙂

~ With Love and Care,

Ana-Maria

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How To Script Your Most Ideal Future

How To Script Your Most Ideal Future

The purpose of this exercise is to help you crystalize what is it You really, really want, how to get there, and how to already live in this reality: by planting the seeds in your subconscious mind.

To receive the full benefit of this exercise, please download the file below.

Warning! The following blogpost contains a blueprint for unstoppable success

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How To Create Change That Last: 3 Strategies That Will Help You Stick To Your New Habits – FOREVER!

How To Create Change That Last: 3 Strategies That Will Help You Stick To Your New Habits – FOREVER!

Change is hard. It is supposed to be hard. This is how our brain is wired. And our brain`s main responsibility is to keep us safe. From an evolutionary point of view (1), change equals danger; danger equals lack of safety; lack of safety equals predators; predators equal potential death. No wonder lasting change is trickier than it seems.

I hope this is an AHA moment for you: our brain doesn’t differentiate between actual and fictional danger. For the critter brain, every time when you try to make a change (despite your positive intention behind it!), your innocent attempt triggers a fight or flight reaction. Why? Because your brain cares for you and wants you to be safe. Once you understand that your body`s only goal is to keep you alive, you begin to shift your mindset from reactivity to positivity. To make any change STICK, you have to win your brain over first. And do it in a way that makes both you and your brain FEEl good.

So, instead of beating yourself for not sticking to your new year`s resolutions or your last week`decision to adopt a healthier diet, exercise more, stress less/etc., understand that it literally takes time for the body to drop its defenses and become an ally to your goals, and not a foe.

  • In order to shift gears towards your goal, you have to act as the architect of your most ideal future and not a slave of your behavioral patterns.
  • To receive a level of self-actualization (your innate ability and right to reach your highest creativity potential), you have to first strip the layers of cognitive baggage piled in your subconscious mind.
  • In order to shift from the role of spectator (ofWhat happens To you) to a creator (of a Life that happens FOR you), you must stop sabotaging yourself with negative self-talk and victimization. This is KEY!
change your habits. change your life.
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These are my three fundamental strategies for creating long-lasting change instead of temporary breakthroughs:

I HAVE AN INTENTION

Decide what you want; then break it down to an attainable goal. 
I recommend you to breakdown your goals into a longterm goal and short-term goals. Be realistic what you can and can`t achieve in a six or three months frame, and focus on the progress you make, and not on the areas you`re still working on. The bigger the change you want to make is, the smaller the daily changes should be. You can`t possibly outdo years of behavioral patterns in one month regardless of your discipline and motivation. The body has to trust you first and welcome the change, instead of fighting you on it.

Science says

“Neurons that fire together wire together.”

– Donald Hebb, a Canadian neuropsychologist known for his work in the field of associative learning.

II PAY ATTENTION

Stepping back and identifying what your self-defeating habits are is one of the first steps of the change process.

Be curious to monitor your actions (without judgment!): are they moving you towards your goal, or do they pull you away from it? Most importantly, monitor your self-talk: how many times in a day do you speak kindly to yourself as opposed to the times you lash out and say things you would never tell your best friend? (more about building unstoppable confidence you may read here). Be adaptive to change and the breaking of old habits. Often, it has taken you a lifetime to build them, so it takes time and patience to reformulate your routine around them. Habits are literally wired in your brain. And I will repeat this again, because it is so important:any lasting change begins in your mind first before it gets translated to your behavior and habits.

As Goethe wisely pointed out: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

III ALWAYS BELIEVE

Stay optimistically realistic. Momentary set-backs are inevitable. Giving up is optional. 
Believing in your deservedness of happiness, confidence and self-love is the only way to preserve your enthusiasm to keep going when you stumble through obstacles. They’re there to test your will. And expose you to your fears so you can dissolve them and move forward. Face them, love them, and keep going. At its core, change is a continual process of letting go. This step is all about giving you a way to release old beliefs and create new ones. When you change a habit, you CHANGE a part of how you act, and when you change how you re-act, you start to change who you are in a triggering circumstance… when you begin to change who you are (when you don`t like yourself), you start to fall in love with your-true-self and your life.

In conclusion, please remember that habits are AUTOMATED behaviors and, as such, they are prone to change.. While some habits are health-promoting, others are health-destroying. And here we talk not just about physical health but about your mental and emotional health as well.

To make any change last, you need to feel good about it in your heart first.

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~ With Love and Care,

Ana-Maria

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Further Reads:

(1) I dearly recommend you to read Dr. Rich Hanson`s books: Resilient and Hardwiring Happiness. I mention his work in this article as well.

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Overview Of The 7 chakras In The Body: What Are They, And How To Know If They Are in Balance

Overview Of The 7 chakras In The Body: What Are They, And How To Know If They Are in Balance

Overview of the 7 chakras

According to the Eastern philosophy, which I follow in my health coaching practice, we require all of those seven chakras to be in balance in order to nurture and maintain physical and spiritual homeostasis.

This is is a simple overview of the chakras in our body: it serves to show you how to visualize them, and how to know if they are in balance. 

Root Chakra

Shapes our sense of security

 “I am safe, grounded and connected”-Muladhara Mantra

In the first chakra, to be aware is to be tactile. Nothing happens until it happens in the first chakra; and nothing has happened until we sense it, until we feel it in a tactile way,
until it touches us…

Rosalyn L. Bruyere,  Wheels of Light
  • Located in the hips and genital region
  • Defines our relation to the Earth and impacts our vitality, passion and survival instincts
  • Governs safety: do we feel safe in our home, relationships, work, etc
  • Is very transformative: can transform anger into passion, but also can become stagnant
  • When balanced – it cultivates healthy sexuality, stability and security 
  • When in Imbalanced –  it can result in psychical aches, pains, eating disorders, financial difficulties and other addictions

Sacral Chakra  

Shapes our creativity and desires

 “I allow sweetness, sensuality and passion into my life”-Svadhisthana Mantra

  • Located in the lower abdominals and digitals
  • Holds our sensuality and sexuality
  • Represents our passions and desires
  • When balanced: we connect and create easily
  • When imbalanced: we deny our creative energy
  • Developed in childhood when we start to form our belief system
  • When we block this energy, we feel dissatisfied
  • When we unleash it, we feel “enough” and connected 


“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotionswe also numb the positive emotions.”

Brene Brown

Solar Plexus

Shapes our sense of stability and empowerment 

“It is safe for me to be powerful. I can, I will, I do”- Manipura Mantra

  • Located in the abdomen (it symbolizes the bridge between the 2ndand 3rdchakras)
  • Governs the digestive organs 
  • When we question our beliefs, we question our identity
  • We first understand the physical world in this chakra
  • The place where we store our judgments (the second brain, “the gut”)
  • When balanced: it helps us express our decisions and power to decide
  • Represents the power to create the life we desire 
  • When imbalanced: we lack compassion or enough self care and feel helplessness, co-dependence, disempowered
  • The place where we store our judgments

If you want to learn more: continue exploring this blog

To have a healthy heart, you need to practice forgiveness and compassion – check out this article to learn a very easy method to release old fears and forgive those who wronged you.:)

Heart Chakra

 “I am loving and I am loved, I embrace the world”-Anahata Mantra

  • Located in the heart region (the bridge to emotional, physical and spiritual worlds)
  • Symbolized the pulse of life and our childlike joy
  • When balanced – it represents our natural ability to feel joy, compassion and love
  • When imbalanced –  it can show up as heart problems, disorders of the respiratory system like asthma and bronchitis, allergies and pneumonia
If you wish to learn more about how to build unstoppable confidence – check out this guide.🙂 ❤

Throat Chakra

“I lovingly speak my truth, clearly and positively”-Vishuddha Mantra

  • Located in the throat region
  • Expresses our uniqueness and our authentic truth
  • Resonates to a place of full expression
  • What we desire to speak versus what we say 
  • It governs how we communicate our thoughts and feelings
  • When balanced –we speak our truth with confidence
  • If imbalanced – it results in feeling of victimization and fear of standing up for yourself and owing your words
“The More I look. The More I see. The More I feel.” – Depeche Mode

Third Eye

 “I trust my intuition and dreams, I am clear”-Ajna Mantra

  • Located in the space between the eyebrows (Control center of all other chakras)
  • Master control center for the Pituitary gland
  • Governs the way we create our life through our senses
  • It stimulates our intuition and higher wisdom 
  • When balanced – we trust our intuition and have the clarity to “see” 
  • When imbalanced- it results in distractions, hormonal imbalance, headaches, distorted vision, inability to plan for the future
In order to connect to your intuition, you need to practice self-awareness and no-judgment. Here are some tips that might help!

The Crown Chakra

“I am open to receiving the limitless abundance of the universe”

-Sahasrara Mantra

  • Located in the ethereal space above the head 
  • Governs the pineal gland
  • The seventh chakra is responsible to awaken us to our higher purpose in life
  • When balanced – we feel awaken into our spiritual beliefs and capable to express our free will 
  • When Imbalanced –  it may result in overabuse of spirituality or meditation and disconnection to the physical experience 

I really hope this (general!) overview is helpful and gives you some insights. If you wish to learn more, contact me directly or – even better – sign up for the dancefitideas`s newsletter! My team and I will be releasing a lot more information and guidance soon, so make sure to stay tuned!

Pleaseee don`t ignore to spread the wellness vibes: sharing and liking this article helps this blog to grow and to reach more people. Thank You! 🙂

~ With Love and Care,

Ana-Maria

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“Comparison Is the Thief of Joy” : How To Stop Comparing And Start Living

“Comparison Is the Thief of Joy” : How To Stop Comparing And Start Living

I chose to quote Theodore Roosevelt`s wise saying that comparison steals away our joy because it describes so accurately the effect comparison has on our emotional state of being.

When we compare ourselves to others we usually do it from a place of uncertainty, doubt and low-self esteem. The way to monitor those feelings and use comparison to our advantage is to reverse our reaction to other people’s acomplishments, success, appearance and status by looking within and releasing the beliefs that there is an actual difference between us and the people we compare ourselves to.

Because there is not. But what there is is a social construct that creates barriers and walls between people. In reality, at the offset of our biological lives we were once all innocent babies. Yet, each of us has a unique story, a unique path and a unique set of life lessons for us to learn from before attaining our goals. We don’t accidentally meet people who seem “better” or appear more “successful,” or as if they “have what we don’t.” We notice them – everywhere – around us only when we feel incomplete or less confident in our abilities, physical appearance and skills. When we feel strongly confident in ourselves, however, we begin to compare only to the best version of ourselves. And we stop worrying what other people are doing, or displaying to be doing on social media.


Before comparing to others, ask yourself: “Why does this person or situation trigger me to feel bad about myself?”; “Does comparing to them uplift me or does it bring me self-doubt?” “Do I compare myself to others because I genuinely look up to them, or because deep down I feel jealousy and envy?”


The more you compare to others the more you remain stuck in the gloomy feeling of misery, unworthiness, comparison and perpetual self-doubt. But the sooner you release the pattern of comparing yourself to other people, the quicker you begin to adopt the new belief that there is an equal share of abundance, happiness and success for all of us. And that we all have access to it. The only true competition is between you and You. Consequently, the more genuine joy and admiration you feel for people who seem to have achieved more than you, the more likely is that the Universe is going to match your vibration of happiness and self-worth, and bring you exactly what you want to achieve.

In order to be the person you want to be, however, you must act as that person.

Does the person you want to become is envious and greedy, or is it joyful, peaceful and feeling enough? When you know that you are enough, you release the need to constantly seek validation outside of yourself; you stop comparing to people who have what you want...because you realize that you already posses it within yourself.

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