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Now Is Not The Time To Stay Small Or Shut Up.

The world needs you and now is not the time to stay small or shut up.   It’s the time to look at what habits and hang ups are holding you back and get to work on breaking through the blocks.   It won’t necessarily be easy, but it isn’tContinue reading

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Commitment Without Clinging.

I am perpetually trying to get rid of 99% of the things in my house. It’s my never ending war on clutter. Why? Because I can’t focus when stuff is everywhere. I get super overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin, so I just shut down and let the laundryContinue reading

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Sugar, Sex, Scandal…and Yoga?

Do you crave sugar, sex, Netflix binges, coffee, or alcohol? I do and I’m willing to bet that you do too. Perhaps your specific cravings are different, but its not a stretch to assume that you have some. We all do and many of us spend a great deal ofContinue reading

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Not Experiencing Bliss? Here’s Why & What To Do About It.

What is blocking your bliss? Likely a combination of believing “unreal” thoughts, your ego, craving and attachment, aversion, and fear of death. Yikes! It would be so much easier to blame our lack of bliss on our partners, employers, financial situations, or fitness levels. I know that it sounds moreContinue reading

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I F*d Up

A really big mistake keeps haunting me. A few years ago I decided to finally follow my heart and start my own business. After awhile I decided that I knew a great deal about my work but very little about “business” or how to spread the word about what IContinue reading

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Are You Getting Treated The Way You Want To Be?

I wasn’t getting what I wanted because… I wasn’t giving it to myself. The problem wasn’t an energetic block in my ability to receive. It wasn’t anyone else’s problem. It was mine. I wasn’t giving myself what I wanted and I was getting upset when that was reflected back toContinue reading

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First Things First…

Create a solid foundation. Laying the ground work has historically not been my strong suit. I’m excellent at seeing the potential, the possibility, the big picture, and the upside in even the most troubling situations but it’s my inclination to jump in and go full speed ahead before a plan orContinue reading

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My Favorite Remedy For Overwhelm

Get clear on your values and take action. If you have been drowning in your to-do list or feeling bowled over by commitments and expectations, this exercise is extra important for you. Simply ask yourself: What is most important to me?  At this stage I don’t mean what on my to-doContinue reading

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The #1 Lesson Learned In Writing My First Book

I could write a list of a thousand lessons learned, but this is the top one: #1. The Timing Is Perfect.  I had planned to devote the first quarter of 2016 to finishing and editing Living Life on Purpose. I had planned for it to be available on Amazon shortly after.Continue reading

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Why Does The Finish Line Keep Moving?

“Shouldn’t I be done by now?” This is a question I get asked A TON! Sometimes this question is related to age. Many students I’ve worked with hold a long held belief that they should have “arrived” in their life by a certain age – most often that age is somewhere betweenContinue reading

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Do You Find This Truth Disturbing?

Wisdom from Buddha, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, and Carl Jung. Jack Kornfield, in his book The Wise Heart, quotes the Jungian analyst Robert Johnson in saying, “We more easily take our worst fears and thoughts to be who we are, the unacknowledged traits called our “shadow” by Jung. Curiously, people resist the noble aspectsContinue reading

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Gas Light Confessional AKA Running On Empty

I almost fell out when she said, “You wouldn’t let you car run on empty, would you?” Was she kidding? I never got gas until the gas light had been on long enough that I was mentally planning what I would do and who I would call if I ranContinue reading

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Are You Tired Of Holding Things Together?

It’s okay to fall apart. Most of us spend such a large amount of time and energy trying to get okay and stay okay, even when – perhaps especially when – times are tough. The pursuit of pleasure is just as much a hindrance as the avoidance of pain. BothContinue reading

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Tropical Storms & Not Drowning

Once upon a time I surfed overhead waves. I had just moved to Folly Beach after a Summer in Nantucket. In Nantucket I had the benefit of fairly consistent gentle waves. Surfing there was full of ease and enjoyment and when I moved back to South Carolina I had very littleContinue reading

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The Part Of Freedom That We Don’t Want To Talk About

So you say your want a revolution, well you know… To get free, you have to let go. Each night during my initial yoga teacher training we practiced the same chant: “Make me and instrument for Thy Will, Not mine but Thine be done Free me from anger, jealousy and fear, fill myContinue reading

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Stopping The Mental Spiral And Broken Record

That dreaded feeling recently came back. **This is a super personal story, but I am sharing it with you, because I often get comments and questions from students and readers who are struggling with a tendency to get caught in a downward spiral when triggered by uncomfortable feelings.. After the story I share my pathContinue reading