Some Loving Inspiration

Read This When Your Heart Aches, You Feel Like You’ve Failed & You Feel Like No One Understands (it’ll help)

Pain – the kind where you can’t remember when you last washed your hair, you only leave the house when food becomes necessary to eat, and you wake up every morning with your heart aching deep in your chest – has caused some of the most awesomely miraculous change in my life. Now, if you were to tell me at these times how good my pain would eventually be for me, I would’ve rolled my eyes, wished our conversation was over, and returned to my computer… trying to work. Now ...

What Most Women Don’t Realize & How It’s Blocking Your Health & Happiness

I’ve always had a problem creating healthy boundaries. My tendency is always to say YES. These last couple of years I’ve worked to have that not be the case. To rewrite that script. And luck have it, the other day, my story had the chance to be rewritten. And I realized (front, dead and center) one of the coolest lessons. So cool, in fact, I just had to share it with you. So – the other day – a note popped up on my phone. An acquaintance, someone who I ...

8 Books Every Woman Who Wants More Happiness Should Read

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to read. In high school, one of my favorite things to do on a weekend morning was to finish the next chapter in whatever addictive chick-lit book I was devouring. Today, while I still love a good juicy read, one of my favorite things to do (especially when I need some nuggets of inspiration) is to pick up a book that connects on a soul level.   Below are 8 of my favorite spiritual, self-help  personal development books. They’ve provided me ...

Trying to Lose Weight? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

  So often I hear shame, frustration, guilt, anger, resentment, and sometimes a deep sense of hopelessness about food being the enemy from my kind, caring, compassionate clients – and I get it – I’ve been there. It’s not a fun place to be in. In fact, it sucks. But today, I want to ask you to open your mind and be willing to shift your perspective. You with me? Because what I’m about to tell you may be very different from everything you’ve ever been told. But hang with ...

How to Not Let Negative People Suck Your Energy

    After giving a talk, someone asked me how to keep their energetic boundaries. Basically, how to not take on others’ pain, anger, resentment, pessimistic outlook on life, or really, whatever negative mojo is running through them.   This is a key question because when we do take on others’ “stuff,” we’re way more likely to be living in a burnt out, overwhelmed, and disconnected space. And it’s in this space that we ignore our true wants and desires and give into the quick fix, to numb or to ...

How to Get What You Want

  Do you have doubts and fears? Have you ever failed? Has the thought, “Am I good enough?” ever crossed your mind? YES? Good. That means you’re trying. That you’re showing up. That you’re putting yourself out there. That also means that you’re a human being having a human experience. More importantly … it means you’re not alone.   Life is our biggest teacher. I always remind my clients that “the work” really happens in-between our sessions. When the totally unexpected happens. When the uncomfortable occurs. When an important decision ...

The One Thing You Should Do if You’re Trying to Lose Weight

    As early as childhood, we’re taught to focus on the outcome. Go after the main prize. Get that college degree. Score our dream job. Land the perfect partner. Birth the cutest babies. Have the perfect body. Cultivate the best life… As I write this list, I already feel exhausted… We’re repeatedly reinforced to go after “it.” To chase the dream, to meet the expectation. And when one dream comes to fruition, we tackle another. We chase more perfection.   But what would happen, if it wasn’t like this? ...

Is Fear What’s Really Blocking You? Choosing Love Over Fear

  I talk about “choosing love over fear” a lot. In fact, these words make up one of my favorite daily mantras: I choose to let love in and fear out. It wasn’t always like this though. Before I was ready to dig deep and really look at (or even be aware of) how my inner world shaped my outer world, I would have thought you were a little nutty, if you told me to “choose love over fear.” Today, however, choosing love over fear is an integral (grounding) ...

How to Stop Emotional Eating

  Have you ever had a double chocolate Costco muffin? It’s a chocolate muffin with chocolate chips … totally lethal. They’re addicting and they’re ginormous. Back in the day, if I got my hands on one, I’d microwave it, so the chocolate would get all ooey-gooey and then mindlessly eat the entire thing –   in one sitting. In fact (hand over mouth), sometimes … I’d have two.   To do this, I had a strategy. Skip a meal or two, get super, super hungry and go all in. Where’d ...

3 Tools (You’re Not Using) to Become the Happiest Healthiest Version of You

  The holidays can bring up a lot of funky feelings – from lack to fear of gaining weight (how many articles do we need to see about beating holiday weight gain?) to overwhelm. Lack, fear, and overwhelm – a sure-fire mix to feel not good enough, not thin enough, and getting weird with our food – whether that be overeating, skipping meals and snacks, creating a bunch of food rules that keep us stuck, or eating for comfort.   I’ve been there. It’s painful. It hurts. And it leaves ...