Loss, Love and Liberation fear guest post happiness personal story tribe

Death had gotten a pretty bad rep over the years. We often think of it as the ultimate end, but in reality something in us is always dying. This is true on a cellular level in our bodies all the time (thank goodness!), and it is absolutely true on every level for those who...

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How to Add Tools and Tech to Boost Your Yoga Practice guest post healing health

Yoga is a phenomenal tool for healing, health and self-mastery. It is one I use regularly to honor my body, connect with my life force and strengthen my ability to stay in the present (you know....where happiness is ;-P). 

If you've never tried yoga or you regularly hit the mat, today's...

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Failing to Succeed: A Journey of 10,000 Steps happiness personal story recovery self-love


I really struggled with the idea of becoming a guide. I couldn’t help but think, “Who am I to be guide anybody?”

I’m not famous. I haven’t climbed my way to the top of the proverbial ladder. I haven’t won any awards or been recognized among the ...

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Mountains in Airports


Airports are very special places.

 

My new path has taken me to many terminals, and they all have one thing in common. Among the Chili's Express and the souvenir shops sits something I've never noticed. A powerful energy exists within these hubs that is unmatched anywhere in the world. I've...

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Dinner with Family personal story recovery relationships

 

Some of my favorite memories take place around the family dining room table.

 

It is important to note that I come from a home that had all girls. We were three rambunctious young ladies raised by one amazing little woman. I donʼt mean that in a degrading way. My mom is actually...

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Boundaries for a Better Life happiness relationships self-love tools

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

"When I get home from work, I am just too tired to write the novel I've been planning."

"The best time for me to workout is in the morning, but I've got to get the kids ready for school while my husband is at the gym."

"I try not to, but I always end...

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Do You Struggle To Unplug? mindfulness productivity self-love tools

Lots of people I talk to nowadays struggle to unplug from work. And no wonder considering that for most of us it's right at our fingertips day and night!

Work as an area of addiction is particularly tricky. In America it is celebrated when people sacrifice life, healthy, fun, happiness and family...

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Doing the Dishes in Traffic fear mindfulness personal story

When my partner and I began living together he inherited full grown dogs, and I inherited a growing garden - something I had always dreamed of. It isn't huge, and we certainly couldn't live off of its contents, but the act of nurturing it has taken its place in my daily routine. I thoroughly...

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The Weight of Water happiness mindfulness

 

I think a lot of creativity and color is lost in convenience.

Americans are weighed down by how easy it is to survive alone here. I know it brings many advantages with it, advantages others would surrender a lot for, but it brings intangible disadvantages with it as well. Take for example...

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Mental Illness and Marathon Running mindfulness self-love tools

 

Going through life with mental illness is like running a marathon with an added 100lb weight on my back. 


I don’t love the metaphor of life as a marathon, because that is really not how I see it, but it works for this analogy, so let’s go with it.

The marathon itself...

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Authenticity: Trendy or Transformational? Part 1 fear mindfulness self-love


Authenticity
has become one of the biggest buzzwords lately. Like all of a sudden there's this new thing called being yourself!

 

The fact that this has turned into a "trend" tells me one scary thing: as a society we have gotten so used to pretending to be something/someone we're not that...

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How Do I Develop Self Love? happiness mindfulness self-love tools

This is one of the top questions I receive from people and for good reason. We live in a culture that teaches us that we're not good enough as we are. We come from generations that were taught to "power through", "toughen up", and "not air dirty laundry". We received the message that having...

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Could you use more time every day? happiness mindfulness productivity tools


Have you ever said any of these phrases to yourself or others?

"I would exercise more if I had the time."

"I don't have time for hobbies/vacation/fun."

"If I had the time I would work on my book/passion/invention/etc."

If you have, you are not alone. "I don't have enough time" is one of the first...

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How Much Does Your Past Weigh? fear happiness mindfulness personal story self-love tools

 

Back in 2016 I was traveling a lot for work. I remember one month when I took something like 2 dozen flights. It was nuts and fun and tiring. Either way, I had a lot of time to sit and to think on those planes. I recall one such trip when I was sitting near the back of the plane on the...

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Three Tips for Thriving in Your Energy's Winter mindfulness self-love tools

Do you ever have days when you just can't seem to focus? Times when your 100% isn't as powerful as you feel you need it to be? Periods of your life when you have so much you need to do, but you don't have the energy to begin let alone complete all of it?

Yeah, me too. In fact, I'm in one of those...

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Authenticity: Trendy or Transformational? Part 2 happiness mindfulness personal story tools

This is Part 2 of this post, so if you missed it, check out Part 1 now.


So what in the F am I supposed to do if I am constantly told I'm not good enough but also that I have to project to the world that everything is fine!?!?!?

 

 

For most of my life the answer was to hide. Hide my...

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Get Back in Line! fear happiness personal story self-love

I don't know if there is something very wrong about me or perhaps very right, but I cannot sit like a normal person. The outside table where I write this drives me nuts every morning as it attempts to coerce me into a standard seated position. I CAN'T DO IT, Table, so just BACK OFF! Why won't...

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The Gift Economy vs Traditional Business Model productivity relationships self-love tools
I realize not everyone has the desire for details, so I'll give the short version up front, and anyone who wants to know the full story can keep reading. Deal?

The traditional business model in the healing/coaching industry is not one of service but of sales and marketing. Plain and simple.

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Taking on a New Challenge & Facing the Truth personal story relationships tools

 

It is October 1, 2019. This marks Day 1 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge - a one month initiative to write every day. I've never participated in anything like this. I'm more excited than anything. I love to write, yet I don't always have the discipline to sit down and do it daily.

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Is this Shortcut Limiting Your Life? happiness mindfulness relationships tools

 

Upon initial introductions people often want a list of credentials to gauge your value. I totally get it. It is a really easy way to determine if someone has been given the stamp of approval externally instead of trying to figure that out internally. 


I see two issues with this,...

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Shame Is Not a Catalyst for Change. So What Is? self-love

 

To date, shame has never worked well as a catalyst for change. 

 

Before we dive in, let's briefly distinguish between guilt, shame and being accountable. 

- Guilt is a result of believing you've done something bad. It has to do with the act, not the actor.
- Shame is a...

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Can't We All Just Get Along? self-love

For Day 4 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge I was tasked with interviewing someone on video. I am so happy with my choice. Not only did I get to know this woman more, whom I respect and admire, but I received some much needed reminders for how I want to show up in the world. 

" If we can all...

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Self Love is a Muscle self-love

 

We are all familiar with the effort and time that goes into lifting weights  (though we may not all have personal experience with it), but let's break it down and use it as a way to explore other areas.

 

Let's say I want to get fit, so I head to my neighborhood gym and sign up....

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3 Ways to Get to Know Your Self mindfulness self-love


The thing about Self love is, you kinda need to have some time to yourself to develop it. 


Of course we are communal creatures by nature, and it's important to experience life with others; however, spending time with just your Self is really the only way to explore it and grow intimate with...

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