How often have you done personality gymnastics to be accepted by others, only to find that you feel empty and lost in the quiet moments of solitude? This is what it feels like to abandon the self.
One of my clients was wrestling with the “Monster Mind” thought so many of us have that to be a “good person,” she must do whatever it takes to be liked. If you’ve had that thought too, you’re not alone. But you didn’t...
Do you fear that the world just might fall apart if you don't jump in and save everyone?
Self-care and intentionally Doing Less have been my practices since the summer of 2013. Having lived most of my life as a “do-er,” this new way of being has been revelatory and brought me so many gifts that I’ve made it my mission to help my clients integrate these practices into their lives too.
At first, they think I’m a little crazy when I say that learning to say...
For so many of us, including some of my clients, this year has been a bumpy ride.
I'm still grieving the loss of my dad.
As a nation, the U.S. feels more turbulent now than in the past few decades.
Though necessary, transformation and revolution are rarely comfortable and joyful.
Even in the darkness, we can still seek hope. Here's some inspiration:
In Winter's darkness, we invite and celebrate the return of Spring’s light.
Before electricity, this was a time of moving inward, calm, rest, and ultimately renewal. Yet, in modern culture, it’s often the busiest part of the year.
If the holiday bustle isn’t chaotic enough, it’s easy to get caught up in the political negativity du jour.
Noticing how easy it is to find what’s “wrong” in the world (whether it’s my small personal world,...
I invite you to take a breath. Through your nose: Deeeeep Inhaaaaale. Out your mouth: Deeeeep Exhaaaaale. Now how about two more of those?
Okay, now that your nervous system has had a moment to recalibrate, let’s talk about the holidays. If that made your breathing quicken again, I invite you to go back and take a few more deep breaths before continuing to read.
Have you ever thought about how much you’re running in obligation mode in the month of December?
No matter what you...
Sweet Friend, Today, I sit in gratitude for you.
Thank you for sharing yourself and your journey with me.
You bring me hope for humanity through your celebrations of triumph, curiosity about handling a particular situation, openness to living life more consciously, and desire to choose more love and kindness for all Beings, including yourself.
It's been a bit of a rough week for me with oral surgery last Friday and helping our sweet elderly cat, Bella. cross...
This week, we’re continuing with part two of my series on How to Magnify Your Intuition.
Why bother with this intuition stuff anyway?
Imagine making decisions effortlessly, living with less stress, and feeling confident that you’re on track with life. Just like moving your body, the more you exercise your intuition, the stronger it will become and the easier, more relaxed, and enjoyable your life will be.
Last week, I shared the four “clair” senses and mentioned...
Do you ever struggle to know which path to take or how to respond to a situation? The easiest way to find the answer is to ask your intuition. If you think you’re not intuitive or aren’t quite sure how to listen to that inner voice, read on.
Intuition is an automatic tool just waiting to be used. And everyone can connect to it. The key is to practice so you can recognize that inner knowing when it shows up.
In this two part series, we’ll explore the sixth sense and what you...
Have you heard of this miracle cure called “sleep?” It’s not new, but it’s often overlooked.
For the first 36 years of my life, I didn’t think much of it. It just happened. I guess that means I was pretty good at it. Oh, how little we appreciate the ever-present treasures that exist automatically.
Once my daughter was born, sleep and I began to have complications in our relationship and our nightly trysts were painfully thwarted by a waking baby. Bleary-eyed and...
Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Walking or driving through our little town of Nevada City, California, I am forever gasping at the beauty of nature's colorful display. I even have specific "favorite" trees I watch throughout this time of year.
If we listen, we can hear Fall's leaf colors whispering to slow down and begin to collect ourselves for the invitation to rest in Winter.
Slip into your own skin. Ask your body, “Love, what do you need?” An answer will...
Want to know how it would feel if you moved yourself to the top of your priority list, could lovingly say "no" to what's not in alignment, and lived your life "on purpose?"