Questions to Help you Clear Out Anything Preventing You From Having A Joyous Season

If you’re anything like me, the holidays can be a time of overwhelm and stress. Maybe it’s my introverted nature or my desire for spaciousness, but it often takes focused intention for me to cultivate joy during the holidays. It doesn’t just happen. Usually, it’s what we bring to the holiday season – thoughts, beliefs,…

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The Strength of Vulnerability

Vulnerability breeds connection. It creates intimacy. It deepens and enrichens relationships. I’ve had friendships where it took years for them to access the truest part of me. That wasn’t because of them, it was because of me. I worried that if I was too vulnerable, too true, too honest about who I was and what…

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3 Ways To Have An Easy Thanksgiving (Free PDF!)

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating! There can be a lot of pressure on Thanksgiving to be overflowing with love and gratitude. Whether it be the stress of the hustle and bustle, driving in traffic, family drama, or remembering those we’ve lost, sometimes that’s just not the case…and that’s okay. My gift to you today is…

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When They Should “Just Know”

Do you ever find yourself wishing other people just knew better? Just knew how to treat you and be loving, kind, and respectful in the exact way you need and want them to be? Most of us expect and want others to treat us a certain way. To just “get us”. Especially if we’re in…

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When You Feel Angry, Disappointed, and Want to Blame Someone Else

First, let’s place whatever they “did” aside for a moment. We’ll get back to that soon. Here’s the situation – you feel the frustration and emotion rising. You’re pissed, upset, hurt, disappointed and want to go up to the person and say, “dude, wtf!” I challenge you (and yes, this takes effort) to take a…

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Can Fear Be a Good Thing?

I was watching an interview with one of my favorite authors and speakers, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. Her newest book, Big Magic, is about creative living, which by the way, applies to everyone because LIVING is innately creative. We are ALWAYS creating. Your life is your creative endeavor. To live your happiest…

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The Last of the Food Guilt

I still remember the last time I ever felt guilty over something I ate. I was in a quaint, beautiful cafe on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. There was man that brought his full office set up and took over a table in the corner. A full desktop computer, printer, scanner, pads, pens, cords.…

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Following the Breadcrumbs

Life is constantly leaving you breadcrumbs. It says, “do this!” in the only way it knows how, through internal nudges and signs. Through that feeling that “this is right”, and “that is just wrong.” Sometimes you think, “THIS IS IT.” This is the last breadcrumb I’ll ever find because nothing can be more right. Then…

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To Be Happy is To Feel

Life is funny and beautiful and painful and everything else. We all want to be happy. But really, happiness is only one small part of the equation. The challenges, the struggles, the resentment, the heartbreak, the loss…these are all part of the beautiful human experience. And so is the joy, the laughter, the passion, the…

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You Don’t Have to Do It Alone (limited spots)

Do you know who you are? Do you embrace every aspect of yourself? True happiness comes from becoming more and more of who you are. It is a natural result of discovering what you love, what lights you up, and what fulfills you on the deepest levels, then allowing that to be a part of…

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