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How can we change the future?

Hi friend, It’s been a tough few weeks—and it seems it’s been harder mentally and emotionally on some than others. Our “stance” on what’s happening in the world almost becomes a political statement. It’s easy to think that people who feel differently than we do are “doing it wrong.” “People should care more.” “People should […]

Are you freaking out?

Are you freaking out? How are you doing today? Does “Happy Monday” feel appropriate to read? Days have been tough. There’s a lot of anxiety going around, and it’s not unfounded. Many of us feel lost and unsure, and that lack of certainty contributes to fear and worry. Is there a silver lining in all […]

Do you CHOOSE your opportunities?

Hi Friend. How do you view choices and opportunities? I used to get caught up in feeling like “I didn’t have a choice.” Even working for myself, I felt “I had to do this or that” because people depended on me—employees, viewers, clients, family… I started to resent the very job I’d set up for myself. […]

How to CHANGE our thinking??

Hey friend, Last week I talked about optimism vs pessimism, and the fascinating health outcomes that can be associated with each! I left the email encouraging you to notice your self-talk tone… what did you find when you noticed your thoughts? Do you beat yourself up? Do you put pressure on yourself with “shoulds”? Our thoughts […]

Are you a pessimist?

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln Hi, friend, I was recently reading about Dr. Martin Seligman (one of the founders of positive psychology) and his work studying health differences in people who were optimistic and pessimistic. He examined how these people explained “bad” events that happened […]

Is being ANTI-diet culture the new trend?

Hey Friend, I’ve been seeing a new “trend” pop up on social media that’s got me a bit irked. Have you noticed? Being Anti “Diet Culture” seems to be the newest health fad. Some of the people/influencers/nutritionists promoting that we “fight” diet culture define it as a system of beliefs that: Worships thinness (and equates […]

Is mindfulness selfish??

Hi friend, I’m headed off to a 10-day silent meditation retreat this week—sounds crazy, right? 10 days of mindfulness, meditating, and no talking whatsoever!? I’ve wanted to do this for years, and I finally bit the bullet. As I’ve been preparing for the last few weeks (and months), I’ve had mindfulness on the brain, and I wanted […]

I JUDGED my friend… what does this mean?

Hey friend, do you consider yourself a judgmental person? A couple times a week, I row in the mornings with a wonderful group of women. It’s a super fun, inspiring experience that we all share before the sun has even risen. Earlier this week, we had a great, challenging row, and walking back up on […]

The trick to building habits is not what you think…

Hi friend! When it comes to health and habit building, many of us know what we “should” or “could” be doing, but a million things seem to get in the way. “If only we had X, it would be easier!” Do you hear me? If only… …I had more time. …X wasn’t so expensive. …I […]

Self Compassion and My Food Freedom Win!

Hi friend, I have a story to tell you about a huge Food Freedom win that I had last week. I woke up on Tuesday and realized I had a business lunch. My first thought in bed was “I should skip breakfast.” Self compassion? Food freedom? Not exactly. I often overeat out of social anxiety when […]

Relationships with food… are you an emotional eater?

Hey friend, in my 30 years on this planet, I spent the first 10 being blissfully unaware of food and its health impacts (neither positive nor negative), and the next 20 being hyper-aware. As a kid, I remember being fascinated by the food pyramid. I used to cut them out of boxes of crackers and cereal […]

Do you fear rejection?

Hey friend, do you fear rejection? Do you care what other people think of you? Do you let fear of rejection influence your decisions? I’ve always thought of myself as someone who doesn’t care. I always thought I was fairly “confident” in myself, and didn’t need to seek others approval or validation. But the hard […]

Find your ABUNDANCE mindset

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears” says Tony Robbins. But I’m not so sure I agree… Hey friend, “Abundance” is sort of a buzzword these days, in terms of having a mindset of abundance as opposed to scarcity. It makes so much sense… in theory. An abundance mindset is one grounded in the belief that there […]

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 […]

Perfectionism? Practice Makes IMPERFECT.

Happy Monday, friend! I’ve talked in the past about perfectionism being a “recovering perfectionist.” I know, a lot of you struggle with this pattern, too. Perfectionism. It’s defined as the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. A lot of people think perfectionism is wanting to be perfect for outer appearances, but it’s often more […]

Should you? STOP using this word 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 the word “should” […]