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CLOSING THE BOOKS ON 2017

Sitting here in the stillness of the evening, watching the last few embers burn in the fireplace feeling an overwhelming sense of contentment knowing that tomorrow night the books will officially close on 2017. 2016 was a year of digging deep into the earth and then digging it all up. This year, 2017, this has been a year of building a foundation. A simple, strong, and solid foundation to support the house I am building. It is all work – foundation to eventually fixtures. It doesn’t matter what part comes next. The work never stops. If the work stops, the house suffers. When I  ...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT NOT GIVING A F***

This summer I read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK by Mark Manson. Honestly, I had forgotten about the book until today when I realized and admitted I was caught in a moment of not giving a f*ck. But in that startling moment, deep down I really did give a f*ck; I was just pretending on the outside I didn’t give a f*ck in order to maintain the facade of a calm and confident woman. When really inside, I felt like I was teetering on the edge of DEFCON 1 i.e. nuclear war. Does anyone have a f*ckin’ clue what I am talking about?!? We’ve all had those moments, right?! You  ...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT PARENTS

So I’m working on writing a little more “dangerously.” What exactly does this mean? It means telling the truth, being brutally honest, and facing fear of judgement. Ironically, one of the 25 things you don’t have time to read about me is that I am judgmental. This is something I am shameful for. So I have fear surrounding the whole “write dangerously” concept, because I am afraid of judgement. I fear something that we as humans are naturally wired for! I fear something we all do to one another on a daily basis. I can hear the little voice now,  ...

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THIS IS GOOD

Do you ever feel like you have so much stuff swimming around in your head? Like you can’t turn your brain off? Yeah me too! And that’s why I write and why you should too. You can just unload everything onto the page and then voila; all of a sudden you’ve created more space. It’s very much like yoga. You just show up and let your stuff dissipate onto the mat. Sometimes you gain a new perspective or hell; perhaps there’s a moment of clarity. But let’s be real – sometimes it’s just messy and that’s ok too. I’ve done a lot of messy  ...

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THE BEST WAY TO SWEAT

Have you ever needed to blow off some steam? Have you ever gone for a run or hit the gym to help release some stress? It works – right?! Exercise is a wonderful and healthy way to relieve stress. But there’s something better and tomorrow I will begin an intensive month long training so I can teach it. So I can share it. So I can hopefully inspire and help 1 person, if not more, discover the tremendous healing benefits of what is known as Bikram yoga. I came to Bikram because the counselor I was seeing almost five years ago told me I needed to do some yoga. I was a runner and  ...

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ODE TO TOM

She was obese with long, dark hair and I believe she was in her mid 50’s. I am ashamed to admit that is all I really remember about her. She had a daughter she was close with and a multitude of other family members and friends.  I think there were about 13 of them there that day she died. The day before, I had spent at least 2 hours with her daughter asking her the required medical and social history questions. I remember her daughter telling me how they used drugs together. I remember my sense of sadness for this woman’s daughter and for the better life this woman never had.  ...

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LOVE WINS

Ok here it goes. On this sad day in America when so many lives were lost to another episode of gun violence, I find myself reunited with what burns deep within me. A desire to be seen and heard in this world. As a woman and a mother, I believe it is crucial now more than ever to live as beautiful, BOLD, and juicy as possible. It is time to share our stories. It is time to stop hiding. It is time to come out into the light and be messy honest with ourselves so that we can connect; so that we can love and heal together. So this evening this is where I am. I would love to hear where you are  ...

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ASK THIS QUESTION AND THEN FIND OUT

There’s this AMAZING thing that happens when you can just get out of your own way; when you can acknowledge what your mind is telling you, but then let it go. When you can move past the “talk” and let yourself see what is possible; when you can ask the big questions; even the questions that aren’t necessarily big, but yet, still hold us back, and when you can then just go find out what the answer is – that’s where growth occurs and where the juiciness of life resides. For me, today was a question of “what if?” “What if I did it?”  ...

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be BEAUTIFUL. come from we are connected. be out in the world with people. get out of your head and into your heart. be kind and compassionate. start with you.   be BOLD. have the courage to explore; to discover; to pursue your passion. be relentless in your pursuit and fearless in your faith. dare greatly. be brave. drop the past and embrace the present. let go. let yourself be seen. you are worth it.   be JUICY. drink deeply from the well of life. be unique. create and cultivate the authentic threads you are destined to weave. welcome curiosity and let it flow through you. be  ...