Amanda Clarke is the founder of The Luscious Feminine and lives in Toronto, Canada with her adorable 3-year old Yorkie pup, Brie. She believes every woman has the capacity to shift from fear-based thinking to living an empowered life they love. With close to 20 years’ experience in the field of healing and spirituality she is a leading expert on radical self-love and feminine spirituality. In addition to certifications in yoga, reiki and thai yoga massage, her training as a spiritual psychotherapist is what brought her to Toronto where she continues to teach workshops and work 1:1 with clients. Her articles have been featured in Eligible Magazine, and she recently authored a mini ebook “7 Steps to Surviving this Moment!".
You might not feel this yet, but I love you.
I love that you have found your way to my page.
I love your commitment to your path--to finding love, peace and joy.
I love that you have fought a good fight.
But you can let go now.
This is a space for you to settle into your softness and your immeasurable strength.
There is no striving, reaching or suffering here.
You are supported. You are held. You are given full permission to drop the armor.
I know there is hesitancy in what you are reading. And I know first-hand the distrust you feel.
Because I have been there.
Before becoming a Luscious Femme I hated my life, my body and was scared of everything.
I built strong protective walls around my heart that barely let anyone in. I was constantly angry, felt powerless and struggled with low self-esteem. I was a people-pleaser and resentful for it. If I felt pretty or sexy it was temporary or fleeting. And I knew I wanted to make a difference in the world but wasn't quite sure how!
By working through childhood sexual abuse, a gripping eating disorder and a lifetime of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I gained the necessary skills to go deep into the trenches and come through the other side. I've walked the path and know first-hand what it’s like to be lost, ashamed, angry, terrified, stressed and held back. I've exhausted and felt just about every dis-empowered feeling there is to feel as a woman.
Empowered, Free and Living Lusciously!
I can now say I've created a life I love. I'm a gorgeous, sexy, confident woman ready to take on the world. I practice radical self-care, live my life through the senses, trust and honour myself and fully engage with the world around me. Gone are the days where I hid behind a bushel of shame and self-hatred. Gone are the days where I played small to appease the world. This is not to say that I don't have challenging days - I do. However, when I do they don't hold the power they once did...I now have the tools, techniques and strategies to navigate my way back to my delicious self.
My deepest wish is that feel this way too. The details of your story may differ from mine but the elements are still the same--the struggle to make things happen; feeling lost and alone; the striving; the fixing--all with an end goal that takes the juice out of living our lives fully NOW....
You are brave.
You are courageous.
You are so beautiful, wise and brilliant.
I see your gifts and I know that you yearn to contribute something purposeful in this world.
I see that you feel stuck and not sure which direction to go and I am here to hold your hand.
With 100% certainty I believe your ultimate destiny is to live a life that's ripe with pleasure. And so it is!