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Power of the Positive Part 1: Taking in the good

The other day I was waiting outside of Starbucks for an open table when an older couple offered for me to go ahead and sit at their table because they were getting ready to leave. I gratefully sat down and started to unpack my things. While they were finishing up, we made small talk about […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Neuroscience|0 Comments

On teasing out truth from story: 5 simple questions

Recently I wrote a post emphasizing the importance of speaking your truth, courageously voicing your feelings, and saying ‘no’ when you mean no.  As I dialogued with people about my post, I realized that often it’s quite difficult to differentiate between that deep soul truth and a story we’re making up that feels true in the moment. […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Empowerment|0 Comments

On speaking your truth: Why it’s both difficult and crucial to living a soul-centered life

Recently I took a trip to Colorado to celebrate the love and commitment of two of my dear friends. On my way out, I had a long layover in the Dallas airport with a couple of other wedding folks so we decided to eat a leisurely Mexican dinner at the airport during our wait. At […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Connection|6 Comments

This being human is messy: On practicing self-compassion

My son and I were racing out the door this morning with just enough time to drop him off at daycare, get to my office and have a few minutes to get grounded before my first client arrived. I turned the keys in the ignition to hear a clicking sound—I tried turning the ignition several […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Self-compassion|2 Comments

Five ways to stay grounded during transition and why it’s important

I’ve spent that past few months learning about our nervous systems through a therapy approach called Trauma Resiliency Model.  So one thing I’ve learned about our nervous systems is that any change, positive or negative puts stress on our system and when we have a lot of changes at once, it can bump us out […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Neuroscience|2 Comments

Is lack of clarity keeping you stuck? A simple reframe

I’m going to start by sharing a little confession with you: I’ve had this blog mostly written for a week and a half and keep tweaking it but can’t seem to get it just how I want it….perhaps because it’s a piece on waiting until things are just right, perfect, clear.  So here goes, putting […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Empowerment|0 Comments

Showing Up: The good, the bad, and the messy

When we focus on the fear of judgement, loss, or criticism, it becomes impossible to show up. And when we pay attention to our values around courage, connection, authenticity, it becomes impossible not to.
By |February 16th, 2016|Empowerment|4 Comments

What is zapping your energy and focus and how to fix it!

Can relate to this?

You’ve been going, going, going and your to do list is growing exponentially so you decide to clear your schedule for a morning and just catch up.  This morning finally arrives and its wide open, no appointments, no commitments, just space to re-ground and take care of things….but in the place of the […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Empowerment|0 Comments

Announcement: Women’s Envisioning Workshop

I typically create a vision board for myself around the new year and have done it in groups before and find it very powerful so I thought I’d offer one!  The new year is a time where many of us are reflecting on the past year and thinking about how we want the coming year […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Intention Setting|0 Comments

Why we don’t take care of ourselves when we know it’s important (and how to change this!)

I’ve been searching for some inspiration this morning and came across a quote I love that says “Yoga doesn’t take time. It gives time” -Ganga White, which is part of what inspired this post.  I had been planning to write something about self-care since it’s extra important around the stress and busy-ness of the holidays.  And […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Empowerment|1 Comment
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