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Playing Small is Totally Allowed

You put a lot of pressure on yourself to conquer the next mountain, to uplevel your life, to face your fears, to be recognized (and paid! and adored!) for your greatest gifts, to achieve despite the hardships you face, to always play bigger. Sometimes that pressure is exactly what you need to push through a…

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But What if Being Brave is Hard?

  “Here’s the truth about telling stories with your life. It’s going to sound like a great idea, and you are going to get excited about it, and then when it comes time to do the work, you’re not going to want to do it. It’s like that with writing books, and it’s like that…

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How to Reclaim Your Life

I know it sometimes seems easier to just stay the course without examining why you’re on it or how you feel about it — even if that means you’re constantly putting up with shit you resent or continually feeling like your opinions or dreams aren’t valued… Women do it all the time in jobs, in…

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The 21 Life Skills of The Reclaimed Woman

You are born free, wild, open, curious. Utterly yourself. Beautifully whole. Yet very few of us keep that wholeness as we pass through the journey of our lives. You learn how to please for safety or validation. You learn how to perform for inclusion or gold stars. You learn how to harden yourself to others’…

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Meeting Yourself Where You Are aka Surrender

You’ve done it. I’ve done it. We’ve all done it… Kicked + screamed + flatout ignored that change was underway or that desperation was creeping in or that love was being ignited. You weren’t ready or able or in the mood for something you couldn’t control. Yet, denying change pretty much guarantees it’s going to…

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Choosing Instinct over Logic

Last month, I launched my 6th year of my Elevate Mastermind Group to a waitlist of over 400 women. I posted about it on social media. I read beautiful applications, made acceptance calls and watched deposits roll in. Three days later, I woke up feeling like shit. Like super sick, but beyond that — there…

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3 Beliefs Standing Between You + Your Dream Life

If you open the doors of my art closet, you’ll see every old vision board I’ve ever made taped to the walls.

​Since I’ve been in California these past 6 years, the personal inspiration pics have been full of babies on the beach, adult picnics with mason jars of rosé, outdoor living rooms, and yoga/surfing/taco shack/Highway One adventures.

Yup, I’m pretty much a walking cliché…

​The career inspiration pics have stayed consistent since I started Stratejoy back in 2009 — stages I want to speak on, retreats I want to lead, mentors I want to learn from, writing spaces tucked away in various glorious lady offices and continually growing Tribe goals.

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6 New Ways to Respect Your Own Time (and Honor Your Life)

There’s no getting around it.

Our day-to-day is our life.

I’m not being blunt to scare you or spread shame, but to shake you up a bit. When you think back to what you did today or yesterday or this weekend, are those days representative of the desires you hold for your life? Are they snapshots of the kind of woman you want to be? Are they examples of the kind of life you want to live?

Honey, what I want you to hear is this —

Honor your time as if your life depended on it.

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How to Have Faith in Yourself After Failure

How do you keep faith in yourself and your dreams? What do you do when shit hits the fan?  When your well laid plans explode in your face?  When you don’t hit the mark, make your goal, meet your deadline or manifest your desire? What do you do when you feel like you are failing?…

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