Today You Have a Choice

self-love Oct 19, 2019


You have the opportunity to be loved today deeper and stronger and more thoroughly than you've ever been loved before.


There have been times in your life when you've been treated unfairly.

Someone hurt you when they should have protected you.

Your cries for compassion have fallen on deaf ears.

Somebody told you "I love you" but their actions didn't agree.

When you needed to be embraced lovingly, you've been treated cruelly. 


Some or all of this has been true for you...

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How to Have More Fun More Often!

mindfulness self-love tools Oct 17, 2019

Fun is not universal.

That may be common knowledge, but it is something I learned not long ago. After I got sober, fun was one of the many parts of my life I had to reexamine. It was one of the most surprising parts of my life I had to reexamine. 

It never occurred to me that fun is a conscious choice just like every other area we talk about in here. There are no objective fun activities.


I think reading about spiritual growth and self-development is super fun,...

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What I Learned from Being Homeless

healing self-love Oct 15, 2019

For about eight weeks this summer I was without a home. As you can imagine, it was a pretty challenging time. But I gotta tell ya, I gained an awful lot by living with less.


I learned some invaluable lessons during this difficult time that resulted in gifts I can carry with me for the rest of my days (which will hopefully all be spent somewhere safe and comfortable).


Lesson #1: The Universe always provides. 

That may sound a little strange. Your first thought...

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What is a Container?

healing Oct 14, 2019

If you've come across any kind of healing work, whether that is with a shamanic practitioner, coach, guide, reiki master, and sometimes even with a traditional therapist, you have likely heard the word "container" used. It is a somewhat elusive term that is the cornerstone of what makes healing work possible. 

In today's post, we're going to talk about what that container is and why it's important. 

Put simply, a container is a safe space created and protected by...

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What is My Big Dream?

personal story Oct 09, 2019


It's funny, part of what I do is help people live their dream lives, yet I have kept my dream pretty close to the chest.


It's not something I share with a lot of people. I thought I'd switch that up today by telling you a bit of my dream. 


I have many personal aspirations, such as becoming a published author, traveling the world as an exceptional speaker and facilitating life changing retreats in amazing destinations. However, my BIG dream is a lot quieter than all...

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How to Become a Witness of Your Own Life

mindfulness self love Oct 08, 2019


A really important element in self-love is being able to use information about yourself to optimize your life.


Self-love is wonderful all on its own. It will change your life, your relationships, your finances, your desires, pretty much everything. If there is only ONE thing to invest in, I'd say self-love hands-down. 

As we discussed in an earlier post, a big part of self-love is knowing your Self. I always say "you can't love it if you don't know it, and you can't...

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Back in My Day....

Uncategorized Oct 07, 2019


I am of the last generation that will ever remember typing up school papers on a typewriter or a word processor (for when it got really fancy). 

We are the last ones who had to use fat, heavy encyclopedias to get facts and information. 

My generation is the final one to have to remember phone numbers, birthdays and how to get around town without GPS. 

We can remember a childhood where imagination and innovation were our source of entertainment, not...

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3 Ways to Get to Know Your Self

mindfulness self love Oct 06, 2019

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 it. 

A way that helps me process this is to think of my inner Self as another person.

If I were interested in getting to know a new friend, I'd spend some time with her. I would learn about her,...

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Self Love is a Muscle

self love Oct 05, 2019


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. It's Day 1 in the gym, would you expect me to be able to deadlift 200lbs? What about bench press my own body weight? How long do you think I could run on the elliptical?

Better questions: Would you...

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Can't We All Just Get Along?

self love Oct 04, 2019

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 know who we are and stay true to ourselves, let everybody else do the rest."

Please join me today in getting to know Patricia Selmo! 

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