We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Berry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erin, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
It has been a journey to creating balance in my life. I use to be a burnt out overwhelmed human in all aspects of life. I would take on more than I had space and capacity for and would run on empty. I tried to do it all. I shoulded all over myself and thought that to be successful and to be considered a hard worker and not lazy I had to operate in this way. About 1.5 years ago I was talking to a friend about working smarter, not harder, except what came out of my mouth was that I wanted to work easier not harder. I liked that slip so much, I started to make it my reality. I realized I was still operating in a very masculine way, which is not me! The feminine receives and invites, there isn’t a push which is what I had been doing constantly! I started to give myself permission to focus more on less things. To really find my foundation and to let everything else go. I started setting stronger boundaries around my time and started making even more time for me. I notice the more time I take for myself, the more productive I become. For instance, just yesterday I got in the bath at 9:30 am which was very needed. I was rewarded for the rest of the day, by accomplishing so much. I’m learning that amount of time spent spinning doesn’t normally mean more productivity. When I’m resourced, I focus better and accomplish more in less time. Bonus, I avoid being in a stress cycle which means I feel better. Balance to me means making sure I’m spending time on all of the things I love. It means self care first and foremost.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have the best job! I help women discover or rediscover, reconnect, and claim pleasure as their birthright. We are in relationship with ALL of our lives and when we work on the one we have with ourselves first and foremost, we create better relationships everywhere else. I’ve heard so often a woman say she was waiting until her kids are grown, her partner retires, she’s skinnier, more financially stable, or whatever else it may be to start living her life. It simply does not have to be this way. All we have is this moment. It is time to stop putting our lives and desires on hold and to live them now! When we are in alignment and in our joy, we show up better for everyone in our world. I truly believe that pleasure can be a way of life and I love giving deserving souls permission to remember and operate from this space. We’ve been told it has to be hard, we can have this but not that, that it’s for someone else. I’m here to tell you that these are all lies! My own journey is the proof. I was the martyr, the burnt out unhappy mom and wife putting my own existence on hold. It took quite the commitment to my own growth to undo conditioning that kept me stuck, to rewrite my story, to believe in every fiber of my being that I am worthy and deserving of living the life I desire full of so much pleasure. I did it and so can you! The best part is helping other deserving souls do the same. Nothing brings me more joy than when a client realizes it doesn’t have to be hard, but rather they can live a juicy amazing life all of the time! I’ll never forget the time a client told me she felt like she was cheating life. And then to realize it’s not a cheat, it’s an actual way of being. Pleasure as a way of life. I love empowering women to claim not only their pleasure, but also their sensuality and sexuality. There is so much comparison around these topics. Being told it has to be a certain way, and this is simply not true. These aspects of us are as unique as the rest of us. It’s so beautiful to learn to express them naturally and tap into new ways of showing up authentically inside the bedroom and out. Pleasure truly is our birthright. My legacy is helping as many deserving souls as possible remember just this.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A trip to the mountains would be key. Depending on time of year I would either take them snow shoeing, skiing, or hiking. There are so many cute towns to stop in for some good shopping. We may also have to stop for a soak in Idaho springs at the caves. A Red rocks show is a must. Nothing is better than dancing under the stars in that magical amphitheater. I would take them to one of my favorite coffee shops, such as enchanted grounds or dirt, and pick up some of the best chocolate at The Chocolate Therapist in Littleton. A walk around the city would be fun and a bike ride or tubing down the platte. Salsa dancing at La Rumba is always fun after some delicious food at true food in cherry creek or root down in the Tennyson area. There is so much to explore here that I’m sure I would become a tourist in my own town experiencing new and exciting things. Its one of the reasons I’m so grateful to live here.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to recognize polkadot powerhouse. An amazing women’s networking group that has provided really incredible connection over the past couple of years. Their motto is no drama and they believe there is enough for everyone. It’s is a truly beautiful example of women support other women in business and life. I’ve met some truly inspiring women through this organization. Sister goddesses lifting one another up. It’s truly beautiful.
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