30 September

A water bearer carried water home from a stream in two large pots hanging from each end of a pole. One pot was in perfect condition and delivered a full portion of water, and the other had a crack and arrived to the house only half full. For two years, the bearer brought home only one and a […]

08 August

How do you treat/view yourself when you are challenged with something new? You know, when you’re scared to take the next step, when you aren’t sure how it’s going to turn out or if you’re even up for the task. Take a moment and watch this:  If you’d just pull back enough to get some […]

25 July

For that part of you that fears it’s too late – too hard… For that part of you that feels lost and wants to be found and saved… For that part of you that’s hoping for a new life…. Listen to the voice inside of you saying, “You don’t stop, no you belong to me!”

24 April

From her 16 years researching courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, Dr. Brené Brown points out that, “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” It is actually freeing to fully feel the hard emotions if you are willing to unhook from the story attached to the […]

14 March

Transformation and change are not just the result of hard work and struggle – PHEW! Transformation happens in a heartwarming moment, in the pleasure and movement of the body, in quiet beauty, in unexpected humor, in truth spoken, in a moment of insight and imagination, and in many unique and unpredictable ways. We are never […]

08 February

There are times when you are on top of your game, hammering out that to do list and making shit happen; and then there are times of overwhelm or underwhelm when you feel completely stuck. Even by taking one tiny turtle step at a time in the direction of your purpose, you are creating a […]

07 February

“There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud” ― Carl Sandburg You said it Carl! Can you relate? Do you tend to love when you’re in eagle mode and go into a shame/blame spiral when you’re rolling around in […]

06 February

Changing your geography, meaning moving your body or moving to a new location, can shift your mood, energy and perspective. Even subtle changes, like shifting your posture, can make all the difference. Imagine breaking from routine with some these moves:

05 February

If you are unsure of where your passions lie, start by noticing when you come alive and when you feel drained.  As you begin discovering and going after what you want, you also get a close look at what’s been getting in the way.  Practicing compassion is vital to offset frustration and impatience with the […]

13 December

Feeling torn between your heart and mind? What do you love most about your big heart? What does it offer you? When your mind is at it’s best, what is it capable of? Now imagine dropping the chains and surrendering the struggle. Standing with arms open, fully receive the power and benefits they have to […]

25 August

When it comes to goal setting, I often hear people say, “I need to be realistic,” and “I don’t want to set myself up for failure.” While it is helpful to set specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.) goals, you protect yourself out of reaching your dreams if you only sets your sights on what […]

18 June

  When in emotional pain or discontentment, my default reactions were to either numb out/escape (with food, TV, sleep, travel etc.) or to obsess and try to think, think, think my way out of a dilemma. These reactions were so habitual I napped days away and inhaled countless bags of trail mix without pausing.  Both […]

23 May

An Ella Wheeler Wilcox poem: One ship sails East, And another West, By the self-same winds that blow, Tis the set of the sails And not the gales, That tells the way we go. Like the winds of the sea Are the waves of time, As we journey along through life, Tis the set of […]

01 April

Writing this crappy sentence is awesome and liberating! To clue you in, I spent the last month in full-fledged perfectionist mode, obsessing over how best to share my passion for authenticity in a blog. I wrote. I rewrote. I totally deleted. I put all this pressure on what my first blog post needed to be, […]