Do we still tell them they can have it all?

Here's the crazy thing... I did not have a bad childhood. Growing up I had a lot to be happy about...people who loved me, a roof, food, clothes, hope, money (was available), my parents worked and were (are) good people. I had traditions and holidays, birthday and Christmas wish lists (that were almost always fulfilled). I was encouraged and supported. I was in good health, attractive and I was never without a boyfriend or the...

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The bravest thing we can do is listen

I don't need my ears to listen Recently  I chose to be brave and I decided to not focus on what I "should do" or what "has to" get done and did my best to listen to what my heart was telling me. Come to think of it, I am working on listening to 2 core areas of my body that really know what is best for me, and practicing letting go of what my...

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Do you know what values drive you?

Do you have a values filter? A series of values you pass all potential decisions through to determine if they match what is most important to you? For a long time I paid no attention to my values (not consciously anyway) and every time I chose to do something that went against my core values I felt uneasy, angry, resentful, stuck, lost, wrong. In those moments, where I chose to sit in the shitty feeling...

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Elements of Authenticity. How I Started & Why I Continue

How the Elements of Authenticity actualized for me... When I first started out on this journey of self discovery, one of the most profound things that happened was that I literally burst out from behind the cinder-block wall that had me imprisoned within myself… safe… guarded… paralyzed. And there in the light of day, I realized that not only was I capable of much more than I knew, I wanted to do so much more...

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“It was like an out-of-body experience…”

A few nights ago I could barely hang on... And as I reflected on the experience while journaling the next morning, I tried to pinpoint the trigger that set me off and I decided that there were a number of things that caused me to fall apart. Let me set the stage for you... The morning before I had had the opportunity to connect with some fabulous women (some of which may be reading this...

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Just when you think they aren’t looking…

So yesterday I sat in awe of my child (once again) as she showed me around Barbie's house, that she recently "re-modelled", and as we toured from room to room (yes she has a frickin' Barbie house with a shit-ton of rooms...I can't decide if that makes me a good parent or a bad feminist...but that's for another post...anyway...) As she shared with me where "Mommy The Doctor" and "Daddy The Super Cool King", who...

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A Mother’s Day Gift I Did Not Expect

CLICK HERE To see what reminded me that "You Know Who You Are" This Mother's Day I was given the entire morning to do whatever I wanted and I instantly chose to watch Moana with my girls. (We have seen it at least 20 times and actually I think the girls are bored with it, but it's my day sooo....) Have you seen this movie? Have you seen yourself in this movie? Do you cry,...

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I am a writer…I know that now

So I decided to step off the crazy train for a while and focus on something that brings me great joy. Writing. I have been thinking a lot about why I do what I do, what I want to stop doing, what I want to keep doing and what I want to make room for in my life and I was struck by a memory from 2.5 years ago. In the fall of 2014 I...

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A much needed dose of inspiration

Last night I had the privilege to hear a powerful and inspirational speaker. I had heard her before and it's because of the profound impact she had on my 2 years ago that this week, as I battle some anxiety, I recognized that I needed to see her again. Recently I have had a few trips-ups on my journey...such is life when you are like me and trying to build an empire of awesomeness! That...

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When did that awesome shit happen?

Sometimes amazing shit happens without me even knowing it! At least that is what I think is happening to me. Before launching myself as an entrepreneur I had this idea that I needed to know exactly where I was going...you know law of attraction stuff...be specific, visualize what you want then manifest the shit out of it. And yet I had no real idea what "me as an entrepreneur" would look like. Sure I want clients...that...

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