Yesterday, someone rear-ended me at a stop light

Had this happened 10 years ago, I would have been full of attitude and expletives. I would have taken my turn to be the blamer and the victim. I would have shown that ‘I DON’T NEED THIS RIGHT NOW’ attitude and I would make sure everyone knew I was angry. Yesterday was very different. It…

Stop Squashing the Joy that’s Present

I cried with joy last night. Let me explain because for me this is a big deal. Whenever I had joy when I was young, I was told not to get too attached because it wouldn’t last. Hard work is what brought dreams I was told. It turned out to be true too. So after…

How We Break Habits (For Real)

Habits create connections in our brain make-up and changing them is a process or we could end up right back at the start again, doing the thing we never wanted to do again.

I found this really great TED Talk about the science of how we create habits, and how we break them.

How We Give Our Power Away

This past Sunday we had an inspiring conversation about how we give our power away and the keys to regaining your power back. What steals your power? Netflix? Time? Other people? Media? Circumstances? We talked about ways we know when we’re giving our power away. Phrases like ‘can’t’, ‘but’, ‘I will be happy when xx’…

How Netflix Sucks My Power

How do you give your power away? We all give it to something sometimes. This past Sunday we discussed many different ways we give up power. From saying ‘can’t’ to focusing on blame rather than power, we have all offered our power away to shirk responsibility or hide from the shame of making a mistake….

Summer. Delicious. Nourishing. Connection.

Some of the words I love and relate to summer – perhaps my favorite season. It reminds me of untamed growth and late nights and friends. It also reminds me of my garden and the fruits it bears from now until late fall. Summer is one of the reasons I made my shift towards health….

Being in our bodies

The first Sunday night show was this past week and we kicked it off with Rosalyn Renay and Jennifer Espinosa-Goswami. We talked about being ‘in your body’ and what that means to us. For me, I remember being a little girl and running and jumping and tumbling. I felt strong and light and energized. I…

Why I’m excited to turn 40!

I’m turning FORTY this year. It seems like just yesterday I was panicked about turning 30 and here passes a whole 10 more years. But I’m not panicked this year. In fact, I am celebrating this whole last summer of my 30s. So do I suddenly love aging? Well, I have to admit, I’m not…

Remembering to celebrate and enjoy

I hope you remember to enjoy the good days. Life can be a struggle at times and finding the flow can be a challenge. We’ve all given up small pleasures at some point for big dreams or goals. We’ve  spent time surviving and dreaming of sunny days that alluded us in order to stay focused and…

Scarcity vs Abundance: Book Excerpt

From Inviting Shift: One of the biggest factors in determining success, courage and shift is the perception we have between scarcity and abundance. Scarcity: insufficiency or shortness of supply; dearth Abundance: an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply By these definitions, we may think that those who have more are abundant thinkers and those…

Do you let shoulds get the best of you?

I have to… I gotta… I should… When we think about all the roles we have and all the many things we could do to live up to some standard of being a parent, an employee, a daughter or son, a friend, a spouse, a volunteer… we could get bogged down with overwhelming responsibility and…

Setting goals that reward you

On the Inviting Shift Show, I had coaches Clay Green and Michelle Brown join me to talk about setting goals so that we aren’t self-sabotaging and we get what we want on the way to the goal and when we get there. I’ve written about expectations here. Expectations can create impossible goals if we let…