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Yes, that is me right there in front the Eiffel tower with my lovely daughters. 

One of my bucket list items was to take them to France and Italy for a couple weeks and it was such an incredible experience.  

I have a thing for France (I am there yearly)  but this was my girls first time to get to experience the whole European thing. 

It was truly a memory I will cherish FOREVER! (thank you God)

Some people may look at this and think “great, its easy for her . . . she has money”  or “how self-serving” and even “that won’t ever happen for me.” 

The Ego Article

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Enjoy my latest contribution in Elephant Journal! Just a little ditty about the great lessons I learned from my Ashtanga yoga practice…..and meeting my ego head-on.

If you’re not into yoga, that’s ok!  Our ego’s  (those pesky, yet great teachers) can show up in all sorts of places—not just the yoga room.  

The message? Learn to listen and get tuned into a healthy sense of growing and challenging yourself versus the unhealthy pushing which can lead to torn body parts(like my hamstring), messed up relationships, hurt feelings and all sorts of drama. 

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Today feels like a great day to begin a soul cleanse.

A soul cleanse—oh yes, yes, yes!!! What the heck is that, you ask?

A soul cleanse is a deep look into what is working/not working in our lives.

A soul cleanse begins with asking— “what uplifts me, what inspires me, what turns me on and gets me fired up, makes me laugh, smile and feel playful?” 

What makes me feel good. Really good?

And conversely it asks “what is dragging me down, sucking my energy, leaving me feeling depleted, bored, sad and tired?”

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Mainly, I learned I like sitting on the beach for 9 days. 

But it certainly didn’t start out that way. I was checking my phone, fidgeting and just generally struggling to relax.  I was also REALLY judging that guy with the selfie pole. Who created this? Lord help us. 

It honestly took me about 3 days to settle into vacation mode and sort of just let my body, mind and spirit unwind a bit. 

And it got me thinking (shocker, right?) that I think for most of us, it can be a challenge to settle into vacation mode when we spend most our time in “get it done” mode. 

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Excellence is a habit, just as much as a lack of excellence is a habit.

But what is excellence?

In my world, which is a world based on a strong connection to the divine (God, Source, Spirit, whatever word you choose)—excellence isn’t so much about the stuff you have, the letters after your name, or the tax bracket you are in.

And it is for sure not about being perfect.

It’s about the quality of life you have.

Excellence (in The 2 Choices world)—is about how you feel and how connected and in love with life that you are. It’s also about feeling a sense of inner success—that you’re on track, pointed in the right direction and feeling generally super ON FIRE about your life.

Good Apple/Bad Apple

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I love pictures. They really are worth a thousand words. This picture is one I considered using for The 2 Choices—because to me, it really does a pretty good job of eliciting a response.

One apple is looking good, the other is looking oh, so sad.

One is bright, full of life, healthy and tasty. It’s gonna taste good and most likely, will be an overall good experience.

The other, however, really doesn’t look too appealing. It probably isn’t going to taste that good and may even get you sick. It’s not nice to look at and, well, the one on the left is going to be the most obvious best choice—in most cases.

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If you didn’t catch a glimpse already—here is the link to my recently featured article in the ever so amazing Elephant Journal. 

It’s aptly called — “Choosing to feel good in the middle of a sh*t storm.”  

Aptly called that—because that is what we do here.

We don’t survive. We thrive. 

We thrive no matter what comes our way + we learn, we grow, we get back to the truth of who we are, underneath whatever armor and self created walls we have created (and lovingly, and innocently, to protect our hearts. 

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Brevity . . . . ah . . . . . my FAVORITE.

If you’re reading “me” for the first time, I write about spiritual stuff, the power of choice + living lives that seriously curl your toes, put a zip in your step and make you tingle all over. 

Great, big, tingles. 

But what about when shit goes down that doesn’t feel so tingly? When things aren’t lining up for you? When the sparkle has left the romance, the deals aren’t going through, the happiness isn’t happening and those pounds aren’t staying off?