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You don’t NEED to meditate! TRY THESE INSTEAD!

Hi Friend! Don’t have time to meditate? What if you could meditate with your eyes open, and without setting a timer or even sitting still? Last week I talked about the Power of Pause and told you I was going to share some mindfulness practices this week… but we’re going beyond meditation! Meditating has become a […]

Use mindfulness to unlock your POWER

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Power of Pause and mindfulness lately… there is so much potential when we allow space for Being. Do you notice that space? Think about it. Something happens (stimulates us), and we react… But what if we didn’t? Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our […]


Hey there. Are you free? You’ve been through some rough experiences in your life, haven’t you? I suspect you have… but only because you’re human. I assure you I’m not intending for my tone to lack compassion… but learning that we ALL have pain could bethe key to our freedom. We all have a story. We […]

20 Lessons I Learned in my 20s! I’M TURNING 30!!

Hey there friend! So my 20s are coming to an end. My birthday is this week… on Saturday, July 20th I officially turn the big 3-0! Say what? My friends are asking me if I’m “ready” or “dreading” it… To be honest—I’m STOKED! I have always felt like an older person trapped in a younger person’s […]

Failing… on purpose?!

Hi there. Today, we’re going to talk about failing. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” ― Steve Maraboli Do you believe that? I didn’t used to. I used to think that as I got older—as I acquired more skills, knowledge, wisdom, tools, success, time, etc. that life WOULD get […]

Is that really any of your business?

Hello there! I’ve been studying Byron Katie’s The Work lately, and in it she proposes that our thoughts are really the culprit for our negative feelings and emotions—specifically, our thoughts that argue with reality. Katie expresses that there are three kinds of business: yours, mine, & God’s (AKA the Universe or reality—reality rules, after all!) Much of what […]

STOP using this word if you want to succeed.

Hey friend. I’ve been responding to so many emails and comments lately (excuse my delay on responses as I catch up from being gone), and noticed a word pop up a lot that I want to bring to your attention. I think it’s a pretty huge problem word: SHOULD. Do you use it? I should […]

I LOOOVE being content!

Happy Friday, friend! Oh, how I’ve missed writing to you! I was in Dubai for a few weeks and have been reintegrating the last few days. Jet lag has been a struggle (being 11 hours off of my normal zone), but it’s been nice to give myself permission to be tired and come back into […]

What do you dread most?

Hey there! Do you dread Mondays? Most people do. I get it—Mondays signal the weekend is OVER. No more fun, or sleep, or relaxing. Instead, it’s the furthest day from the next break. It means we have to pick ourselves up, and go do things we don’t want to do. Of course, relaxing and not having to worry as […]

Positive affirmations? No, thank you!

Hey there! I am seeing affirmations EVERYWHERE. You’ve probably seen affirmations floating around on Instagram. Pinterest, or self-esteem books. They’re supposed to be statements that are self-comforting and self-praising… like: I love and accept myself exactly as I am. I am a lovable person. I bring brightness to the world. I am focused, persistent, and will never quit. […]

My anxiety hack.

Hey Friend, Do you struggle with anxiety? For years, I’ve struggled on and off with day-to-day anxiety. Sometimes I know where it’s coming from, and sometimes I have no idea. I’ve done work to identify triggers, anchor thoughts, and intellectually reason through it, but the problem is anxiety is a physical sensation. It’s a physical feeling, and we can’t […]

Feelings and my problem with NUMBING.

Happy Friday! The past year and a half I’ve thought about my feelings more than, well, ever. I attended the Hoffman Process in 2017, and it made me realize that I’d done a pretty great job of numbing out and deciding it was safer to feel nothing, than anything. But, of course, this was a protective mechanism. And even if it may […]

Why I don’t drink.

Hello friend. I’m not big on drinking. Maybe 2-3 times a year I’ll enjoy an alcoholic beverage, but I don’t love the taste, and I definitely don’t love the effects. I used to drink a bit more in college, but was never huge on alcohol—my body has always rejected it. If I went out with friends on a Friday night and drank, […]

My dark side and believing in yourself.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—your right.” Does this mean anything to you? Do you have a dream that you believe you cannot achieve? When I first heard this Henry Ford quote, it hit me hard. Something about its truth resonated with me. I’ve always thought of myself as a fairly confident […]

My Food Moderation Issues…

Happy Monday, friend! Do you struggle with food moderation? The holidays are here—I don’t know about you, but at this point in the year, my willpower with food seems to diminish with every hour that passes. And when my willpower diminishes, my excuses tend to increase (hehe). I’ve shared with you before on my YouTube channel that I’m not a fan of the word “moderation.” […]

My addiction.

Hi there. I’m eager to connect with you today, and I’m going to get a bit personal right away. I want to talk to you about addictions. Do you have one? I’m not necessarily talking about a substance abuse addiction, but rather, a behavioral addiction. You may not know that, for years, I was an exercise addict. Literally, […]

Change your expectation for appreciation!

Hello again! You are freaking amazing—seriously! Do you show appreciation for yourself? When is the last time you acknowledged your efforts? A lot of times we hear appreciation lumped together with last week’s topic—gratitude. “Gratitude and appreciation.” In fact, these definitions of gratitude and appreciation even include one another in their statements: Gratitude: “The quality of being thankful; […]

How gratitude changed my life.

Hi friend. One thing that’s changed my life over the past year is actively, intentionally and consistently practicing gratitude. Many people hear “gratitude” and think of it in terms of saying “thank you” to someone who’s helped or given a gift. I’m not talking about the “action” of gratitude—but rather the emotion. Gratitude is truly a feeling. And there’s a lot of research […]