On Limitless Possibility and Inspiration

On Limitless Possibility Your life has no boundaries, darling.  The sooner you understand that truth, the sooner you’ll be able to bask in the freedom of limitless possibility. Yes, there will be personal priorities you’ll want to consider as you craft your life, but the doors are flung open to happiness. There are numerous paths…

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Self Care vs Self Comfort: What do you really need?

When “self-care” turns into nights spent curled on the couch with cupcakes watching entire seasons of old shows, you may be walking a fine line. When the delicious solo glass of wine on the porch turns into the bottle and late night ex-texting, you’ve thrown your care under the bus. When rewarding yourself with a shopping trip becomes the only way to lift your spirits, your pampering is becoming dangerous.

When caring for yourself turns into distracting or numbing or avoiding, it’s time to pause. It’s time to check in with yourself — what are you really craving in those moments?

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Full Moon Ritual (Full Moon Fever?)

As I was gazing at the almost full moon tonight, I realized I needed a counterpoint to the New Moon of reflection.

I need a Full Moon Ritual. Something that is not soft nor lovely nor calming.

I need a practice that will connect me with my wild child, my wolf mama, the sexy goddess that resides in each of us.

If the New Moon is the perfect time to turn inward, the Full Moon is a time to rock and roll, to push boundaries, to dive headfirst into the embers, the surf, the divine.

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9 Unusual Ways to Practice Gratitude

While watching Brené Brown on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday this weekend, I was reminded of the remarkable link between joy and gratitude.

In her book The Gifts of Imperfection she writes, “Without exception, every person I interviewed who described living a joyful life or who described themselves as joyful, actively practiced gratitude and attributed their joyfulness to their gratitude practice. And both joy and gratitude were described as spiritual practices that were bound to a belief in human interconnectedness and a power greater than us.”

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How Courage Can Help You Face Your Fears

Dear Courageous One,

I know you have a secret dream, something bigger and bolder, something more precious, than you are attempting in your life right now.

Maybe it means making a huge change — a move, a relationship, a journey, an exodus from your social circle. Maybe it means allowing your creative soul — the writer, painter, chef, photographer, teacher — to blossom, to share her take on the world with those desperate for a slice of beauty. Maybe it means sticking up for yourself, forgiving yourself, loving yourself with such purity that the ideas scares you off before you even begin.

What are you afraid of my love?

Are you scared that you will fail?

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A Rush of Excitement and Exhaustion

As I wrap up my own personal planning for 2013 (using the calls and worksheets from The Holiday Council of course!) I feel a mix of excitement and exhaustion.

Excitement because I’m in a new home complete with an orange tree, a deep bathtub, and my own office/guest room. I’m in a new city that the Big Man and I chose simply because we wanted the lifestyle that it represented to us — one of community, slower paced living, gorgeous weather, access to the hills and the ocean, appreciation of local food/wine/businesses, and family-focused. I have a new piece of my business that needs my dedication as I dive into the work of a live retreat and a years worth of coaching for Elevate Mastermind.

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Holiday Wishes for You

Here is my wish for you this holiday season, my dear one.
Stop trying to make things look good and concentrate instead on letting things feel good.

There is no need to wrap the perfect present, cook the perfect turkey, send the most adorable Holiday card. There is no need to beat yourself up when something didn’t go as planned, when your family embarrasses you, when you don’t respond to your work emails, when you don’t get through everything on your list to clean/fix/beautify.

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Learn to Trust the Unknown and Why It’s Okay to “Wait and See”

“I’ll just wait and see… This is a phrase I’ve found myself uttering more times than I can count over the last few months. This is also a phrase, before finding out I was pregnant, that I’m not sure I’ve ever uttered. I don’t particularly like to wait and see. I touch base with my desires, down my twin shots of enthusiasm and energy, and dive headfirst into new plans. I make things happen; I don’t wait and see…

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