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Why we don’t change (even when we really want to).

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. —Neale Donald Walsch Who hasn't wanted to change something in their life?  Who hasn't wanted to make more money, lose a little weight, or maybe start eating healthier?  Most humans, at one point or another, have wanted to...

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Just start.

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.—Buddha I've stared at this screen at least 5 times in the last few weeks or so . . . . just feeling sort of blank.  Not like me—at all.  And then I got to...

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This annoys me about the self-help world.

The self-help industry rakes in over 10 billion dollars a year.   Needless to say, it's a pretty big deal.  And since you are here—I am guessing it's an interest of yours as well. Maybe you can relate to wanting to be happier and more spiritually connected. Maybe you...

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Set an intention & move mountains.

Just because we "get" something intellectually doesn't mean we truly believe it or think it's possible for us. And even if we get it intellectually, AND believe it—sometimes we forget to practice it or implement into our lives. Can you relate? I was reminded of this...

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How traveling can change us.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. —Saint Augustine I love to travel.  I REALLY love to travel.  My first "big" travel experience was to the south of France when I was 16 years old. It was a high school foreign exchange program that was...

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5 misconceptions about manifesting.

The topic of manifesting has been around for a LONG time.   Before authors like Esther Hicks and Wayne Dyer brought the concepts of law of attraction mainstream—these ideas could be found sprinkled throughout the Bible, in Buddhist beliefs and in Ancient Egyptian...

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What to do when you get emotionally sucker punched.

It never feels good to be criticized, judged or blamed, does it?  And especially when it's delivered in a way that sort of feels like it's an emotional blow from out of nowhere.    So what might you do when you get emotionally sucker punched? You punch back(not...

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Tree Huggers + Trump Lovers

  I used to be a very opinionated, argumentative tree hugger type (not to stereotype or anything; ) I didn't understand how to be passionate about something and not have a chip on my shoulder about it when others didn't have the same viewpoint.  I couldn't...

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A faster path to manifesting what you want.

If you haven't noticed already, the "choice" thing is something I cover quite a bit.  It's not just because I wrote a book about it. And It's not just because I like talking about the same thing over and over again.  I talk, coach and teach about the power of...

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Give Yourself a Break!

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly. ~Buckminster Fuller Why are we so hard on ourselves? Why are we so quick so self-criticize and so slow to give ourselves a break? What beliefs...

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The Problem with Being “Authentic”

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. —Sigmund Freud I bet if you're human and breathing—you've run across another human that in all their authenticity—triggered you a little.  Or maybe a lot.  It's ok. It doesn't mean you're horrible and lack...

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8 self-help beliefs that may do more harm than good.

  Self help is great in some respects and in others, it can be frustrating, confusing and jut plain wackadoodle. It's not that I don't think it has merit (I am a self help author and coach after all : ) It's that there are a few central beliefs that are thrown...

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Deprivation or Self-Regulation?

I recently dropped out of a 30-day program, called Whole 30. It’s like the caveman diet on steroids. I made it 9 days. Nine days of no dairy, sugar, alcohol or white carbs, plus about a million other things that were on the naughty list (including hummus and...

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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the . . .

Yesterday I spent the entire day writing—yet ended up deleting it all. It sucked. It felt off.  It wasn't clear and I was tip toeing around what I really wanted to say. And I am not a good tiptoer.  I like to dive right in to the meat of the matter. That's my energy....

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The pressure to do it all

I have gone back and forth about a gazillion times trying to choose what topic to write about today.  And I know it's not a bad case of "the Fridays." (on a Tuesday) It has nothing to do with being distracted. It's gotta do with a minor "growth bump." (the spiritual...

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Your Gratitude List

Gratitude is the holy grail in the world of manifesting, miracles creation + living incredible lives.  It's like the secret sauce that— when used consistently and consciously—can catapult your desires to new heights.  But we know this, right? I mean in all honesty—we...

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My top 10 self-help books (that really help)

I know some self help books can get sort of (yawn) BORING.  But I do have a list of favorites that have helped me personally to achieve greater wealth, health + happiness. My Top 10— Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love,...

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When life gets messy

Who doesn't have problems?   Who doesn't have concerns, worries and frustrations?   Most of us, living on this planet have an issue every now and then (understatement).   We have health concerns, environmental concerns, money issues, relationship frustrations, car...

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The art of whining and how to quit that

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”              – Friedrich Nietzsche So I'm not really going to write about the art of being a whiner, in the sense that I really think it's an art—and to be appreciated or revered like the Mona Lisa. ...

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How to know if you are ready for a spiritual awakening

Talking about a spiritual awakening is either going to make you— 1. Squirm —and make you run away and never come back (either because you are already fully awakened, you think it's nonsensical woo-woo, or you are choosing to stay stuck in your comfort zone) There may...

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3 ways to stand out without being obnoxious

How we stand out in our communities, our careers and even our families . . . . doesn't have to be obnoxious to matter.  Sometimes, we may think that in order to stand out, we have to be different or to force ourselves to act in a manner that isn't truly who we are....

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The key to being happy, healthy + wealthy

Sometimes getting clear about where we are in life can be a bit like ripping a band off super fast. It may hurt a little, you may make a funny face and afterwords—you'll realize it wasn't such a big hairy deal after all. THE TRUH IS—happiness, health and wealth are...

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What’s your Eiffel tower?

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...

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The Ego Article

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...

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How about a little soul cleanse?

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,...

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What I discovered while sitting on the beach for 9 days.

What did I discover from sitting on the beach for 9 days?  Mainly, I learned that I like sitting on the beach for 9 days! Who doesn't, right?  But it certainly didn't start out that way. I was checking my phone, fidgeting and generally struggling to relax.   I was...

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