When there is nothing left to give

So many women today find themselves burnt out and chronically stressed and depleted. Why is that?

So many female business owners and entrepreneurs are hustling, stressing, chasing after their dreams…..to then one day find themselves in the harsh reality of having built a lifestyle and business that are ~ quite frankly~ not making them happy nor are they sustainable long term .

And the abundant prosperity they thought they would reap is no where to be seen.

How do I know this? Well, I used to be THAT WOMAN. And having gone through that pain myself I see it a lot now.

Stuck in chronic over giving but never having my needs met. Struggling with my worth, my value, and never ever feeling quite good enough. Yup! That was me.

In business I burnt out twice in a bad way. Second time around I did not think that I would ever recover. My whole world came crashing down on me and I brutally had to face the reasons for my crash and ‘never quite making it’ despite all my hard, hard work and dedication.

There are several reasons that are of physical nature, emotional nature, mental nature , and spiritual nature. The answer isn’t found in the next shiny object. You cannot solve a problem with the same kind of thinking. And you cannot keep doing the same thing expecting different results, like Albert Einstein in his time as a pioneer so wisely knew already.

~Ladies, wake up! ~

excerpt of Goddess to the Core: An Inspired Workout to Maximize Your Fitness, Beauty & Power by Sierra Bender

‘What we have to share is not tangible. Our energy, our love, our time; you can’t put a price tag on it. We must learn how to use our energy, not be used by it. In order to learn this valuable lesson, we must be able to understand this simple equation. Where does our energy begin and where does it end? What will you allow or not allow into your space, not only physically but energetically? In order to learn these tools, we must know how to set healthy boundaries, not create walls. When you know how emotions work, you can create change.’

Golden heart with smooth lines and some faint reflections

It is time to listen to your heart, soul, and intuition!


It does take a reset button and doing and thinking a new way. You will reset spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, to then do and think differently to create new habits.

In 2010 my world came crashing down on me so badly that I had no choice but to RESET. I quite literally had no other choice!

The harsh reality when you go bankrupt, your marriage is about to fail, and you have lost your health for the second time around. You have absolutely no other choice but to start doing things differently and examining your thoughts and belief systems that caused the crash in the first place.

Woman! Don’t play this game of ‘chasing things madness’ to prove your worth. You absolutely do not have to crash as hard as I did. Don’t let it get so far!

But of course, it is your life and the choice of how you wish to live it is yours.

I merely stand here today for the women that are tired of hustling, stressing, and chasing things to prove their worth. I stand here today to let you know that there is another way. You absolutely can get off that emotional roller coaster ride of ups and downs and board that divine jet stream of ease and grace. Yes, you can!

The way to get off is NOT to consume the next shiny object . I am not presenting you with a shiny object today. I am not going to promise you things. I am however going to tell you all about a healing journey of nourishment, nurturing, and support. A journey about soul searching and diving deep to identify and uncover the wounds that have manifested your predicament.

It is a journey that dives deep into the healing of the divine feminine and emerges in the ultimate balance of the feminine with the sacred masculine. Some call this the Priestess Path. I never knew that it was. But I indeed was called by my soul to heal what needs healing.

And so I did. My pain, struggle, and strife, my crash was far to great to ignore what my heart, soul, life, and intuition were trying to tell me. I had to learn to become the alchemist that transforms from the inside out. And indeed I did turn the heavy leaden human experience I was facing into spiritual gold.

Now 5 years later I teach women who are hearing the call how to do the same thing.

I know you dear one. Your big beautiful heart so full of love and kindness, generosity and wanting to help and heal others. I know. I do.

Today though I leave you with one thought that will serve you as a powerful soul reminder and hopefully the exact soul medicine that you needed prescribed.

How can you birth your great work if there is nothing left to give?

How can you build that body of work if there is nothing to build it with?

How can you heal others if your own heart is bleeding?

How can you invite others into the greatest version of themselves if you yourself are falling short of that very truth?

Now I say this with absolute love and compassion for you. Remember I was that woman. I know. I have walked in her shoes.

Believe you me, it took A LOT to get off that roller coaster ride of ups and downs to board that divine jet stream of ease and grace! All I am saying is that it does NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY for you! It does not have to take a lot.

That’s the grace of having pioneers walk before you , you can follow into their footsteps in a much shorter amount of time with much less pain and struggle.

There is an aspect to my work where I act as a catalyst.

Yes, I am a SOUL-shaking, SPIRIT-stirring, fog -LIFTING Modern Day Medicine Woman & Sacred Self Care Muse. That means, yes, I invite you to ignite soul desire, harness soul fire, and apply soul medicine.

But I am also a certified Rock Your Feminine Type Coach who helps you to ground your sacred self care into a prosperous reality in life and business. I literally help you to connect heaven (your heart and soul) with earth (your personality, life and business). It is my speciality to gap that bridge. That is why most of the clients I attract and the woman that are drawn to my work are healers, teachers, and guides themselves currently stuck in overwhelm, burnout, and a situation that is no longer sustainable and requires healing.

Today if you can take away one thing from this blog post let it be the soul medicine that :

~You need to create an earthly container and environment for yourself, your family, and your business that is sustainable, rock solid, and long term. Only then can your true heart express itself, your body of work birthed, and your soul gifts 100% present, attracting the life you so desire and the business that beautifully supports that life with ease and grace.

If there’s any way I can assist you in moving beyond your own self-limiting patterns or beliefs please allow yourself to ask.

Let’s have an inspiring conversation and healing (self)  discovery call !

Golden heart with smooth lines and some faint reflections

Your heart will guide you to the right people and the right resources to solve the problem you are facing!



  • Another one Ive enjoyed reading Nadia, great stuff.

    Much love

    Jamiela BraunJuly 31, 2015
  • Nadia this lifted my heart on this heavy day. I am so glad I took time to start surfing your site while anticipating the emails from you to come. I am inspired by you and look forward to seeing your path and applying it to my own.

    MonicaAugust 25, 2015
    • You are loved. You are worthy. You have a heart of gold. The world needs you! Here is to you, Monica, being nourished, nurtured, supported, and filled up from the inside out! I am so glad you reached out and connected. From my heart to yours.

      Nadia KraussAugust 25, 2015
  • Yes, I knew that woman once upon a time and the effects of her “habits” were devastating. Like you I have found a new normal. You have many gifts to share, Nadia!

    Melissa RapoportSeptember 30, 2015
    • It so warms my heart when women share with me how taking good care of themselves is now their new normal. So powerful! Thank you so much for stopping by, sharing, and your kind words Melissa 🙂

      Nadia KraussSeptember 30, 2015
  • “How can you birth your great work if there is nothing left to give?”

    So much heart and beauty in these words Nadia. You’re truly a powerful goddess. Much love xo

    Puja MadanSeptember 30, 2015
    • Thank you so much beautiful Puja. From my heart to yours.

      Nadia KraussSeptember 30, 2015
  • Nadia thank you so much for sharing this incredibly important message! We all must fill up to be able to give authentically and shine brightly in the world. Committing to our self-nurturing practices then becomes a gift to ourselves and others and provides permission and encouragement to other women to care deeply for themselves. I have found the more mindful I am about nurturing myself, the more I value myself and thus the easier it is to prioritize caring for myself – a beautiful self-fueling cycle! Thank you so much for your blog!

    Kelley GrimesSeptember 30, 2015
    • Isn’t it beautiful Kelley ? More and more women waking up to this blessed TRUTH 🙂

      With my blog and work I am truly looking to create a movement where women no longer chase, hustle, and fight to get ahead.

      But rather master self ~ spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically ~by implementing Sacred Self Care practices into their life. The kind that will raise their vibration and make them irresistibly magnetic to their dreams via the universal law of attraction.

      It is my intention to invite women into that state of allowing.

      ‘If there’s any way I can assist you in moving beyond your own self-limiting patterns or beliefs please allow yourself to ask.’

      Nadia KraussSeptember 30, 2015
  • Beautifully written. I, have to keep reminding myself to fill my cup first. It is tough as a special needs single mama, I had so many needs that had to be met for my boys. Thank you for helping create this change. 🙂

    Natasha BotkinSeptember 30, 2015
    • Yes, it seems really hard when our loved ones have so many needs. I totally get it, Natasha! I really do.

      I commend you for your courage and strength to not only take care of your boys but to also remind yourself to take good care of yourself first.

      In this process a miracle unfolds. You begin to trust that the universe conspires to support you. And you open up to allowing. Allowing yourself to receive and to ‘have your needs met’ too. YESSS!

      Nadia KraussSeptember 30, 2015
  • As I sit here taking a break from a full day to read your post, I am reminded of the power of saying no and setting boundaries around what matters most to me! Lovely post Nadia. Your joy, passion and commitment shine through.

    MinetteSeptember 30, 2015
  • Wow, what a beautifully written, raw, vulnerable post! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I have gone through similar circumstances & am working my way back to wholeness now. You are an inspiration!

    Tae LynneSeptember 30, 2015

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