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TRUTH IN THE STARS

EACH OF US IS HERE FOR A BRIEF SOJURN; FOR WHAT PURPOSE HE KNOWS NOT, THOUGH HE SOMETIMES THINKS HE SENSES IT. BUT WITHOUT DEEPER REFLECTION ONE KNOWS FROM DAILY LIFE THAT ONE EXISTS FOR OTHER PEOPLE. – ALBERT EINSTEIN   Yesterday I listened to Danielle LaPorte’s first podcast. The whole fam was piled in the car as we headed out to western Massachusetts for my bestie’s son’s 2nd birthday party. I was hungry to listen to this because  Danielle is as real as real gets. I waited until both boys fell asleep and then pressed play. For the next hour it was like she  ...

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A LETTER TO SELF

An unedited excerpt from my book, ‘I CHOOSE ME – BREAKDOWN TO BREAKTHROUGH’ …   And that day in the early spring of 2017 we sat in our scared circle on the floor of the yoga studio and we wrote. We wrote a letter to our future selves. When we finished we placed our letters in a self addressed stamped envelope and then our teacher collected them all. She placed them in a basket, mixed them all up, and passed the basket around instructing us to choose one random envelope that wasn’t ours. Our job would be to hold on to the envelope and mail it out to our  ...

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MOMMA SAY NAMASTE

Isn’t it amazing how one minute you can feel so in control, so accomplished, so content and then you go to pre-school pick-up! WTF!?!? It’s like whiplash really. You come back home with the kid to a minefield of Legos all over the living room floor. There are little, scary Lego heads lurking around every corner. They are in the fruit bowl, the kitchen cabinets, and on top of the mantle. They stare at you; taunting and laughing at you. Dear husband is downstairs working from home. It appears he has already made himself a sandwich. It’s 1:30 pm. You haven’t eaten  ...

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THE ONE THING WE SHOULD ALL BE CELEBRATED FOR; NOT JUST HOLLYWOOD.

I was moved to tears the other night after listening to Oprah deliver her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMile Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. I know I wasn’t the only one. I saw it in the eyes of Hollywood’s finest – the women and the men. The black, the white, the gay, and the straight. I saw what I was feeling in their eyes. The feeling of unity, hope, and love. The most powerful feelings that exist. The feelings that make you shout “Yes!” on the inside and out. The feelings that make you feel completely inspired and empowered. Those words that Oprah spoke;  ...

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ONLY THIS 1 THING WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

There is no person, place, thing, or experience that changes your life. You my friend – YOU change your life. The same goes for saving your life. You hear it all the time don’t you? AA totally saved my life. Yoga changed my life. Nope. It didn’t. Did the yoga do all the work for you? Did AA do the work? Pretty sure it didn’t. You did the work. You are the captain of your ship. You determine what course you will follow. You are the one that takes action that directly impacts your life. You make the decisions, the choices. You, quite frankly, become the change. Or you don’t. You  ...

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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 IS I’M STRUGGLING

It’s gray (for the 3rd day in a row). I’m chilled to the bone sitting here under a blanket wearing my hat and poofy vest I threw on to take 1 kid to the bus stop and the other to pre-school. It’s been in the 30’s- mid 40’s for the past week. Welcome to New England. This morning started at 5:49 am when we caught our almost 7 yr old scaling a piece of furniture to get to his Kindle. We recently reinstituted a rule that there is no technology before school. Let’s just say not everyone agrees with this. The Kindle battle lasted for approximately 40 minutes  ...

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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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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  ...