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Do You Feel ‘Good Enough’? How a Shift in Perspective Can Change Your World for the Better

Do You Feel ‘Good Enough’? How a Shift in Perspective Can Change Your World for the Better

I have done a LOT of soul work ever since I was a little girl. As dorky as it may sound, I have actually broken my 28-year old life into two stages, and I even have titles for them! The first stage was my teenage depression years titled, “From Lost to Found” and since then I have been in “No Guts No Glory” mode.

In between these two stages rests one of the most important moments of my whole life. A special pocket of time where it felt like time was slowing down; my heart and mind and soul were wide open to receiving ‘the message.’ I was at an Anthony Robbins event and eighty to a hundred people surrounded me, chanting, screaming, jumping up and down all in support of me breaking this one-inch board with my bare hand. I was one of the last and my hand was pulsing […]

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How to Lighten Your Load During Heavy Times

How to Lighten Your Load During Heavy Times

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “How to Lighten Your Load During Heavy Times”.

 

Have you experienced a shift lately? Where you feel anxiety, a little lost, and mostly frustrated? If you have, today’s post is to tell you you’re not alone. I have clients and mentors all feeling like they are hanging on by a thread. At times, I’ve even used the analogy that it feels I’m being tossed under the ocean by a wave. At moments throughout each day I get to swim to the top and take a big breath, but then I’m smacked by another wave. It’s not to say I’ve been unhappy – not at all! […]

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Catapult Your Personal and Business Success! Here’s How…

Catapult Your Personal and Business Success! Here’s How…

Though I’m only a budding 28 year old, I realized a breakthrough mentality in my life and just had to share it with you!

If you’re a regular reader, by now you’ve heard my story of being a completely lost and depressed teen. You know the type that ate lunches along, cried most nights in bed and felt largely friendless? I had NO CLUE why these feelings of confusion and depression overcame me, or how long they would take up residence in my life, but they sure ate away at me.

From there, with a whole lotta faith and perseverance, I discovered the tools of business success in my tool box. I was 19 and attending college when I started working with a huge national marketing company. Life started to return. The recognition and achievements at my work was all I needed to start to turn my life around. Being lonely and […]

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The Most Important Thing You Should Be Doing In the Next 5 Minutes

The Most Important Thing You Should Be Doing In the Next 5 Minutes

Today, I invite you to take a deep breath and search inside for the insecurities and disappointments you struggle with. What do you see? If you feel overweight, that may bring up feelings of embarrassment, wonder of how you got here, maybe even feelings of disgust. If you just went through a breakup, career change or move, you may be feeling deep loss, completely alone and while people close say they understand, you feel they don’t. Maybe plain and simply you just don’t feel good enough.

I invite you now to take another deep breath and release a little bit of those feelings as you exhale. I’m not even asking for a complete release; just enough to give yourself the break you need.

I know what it’s like to feel so lonely and lost that you don’t know what to do. Sure, you put a smile on your face when in public, […]

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A Must-Read Blog Series by Paul Hendricks

A Must-Read Blog Series by Paul Hendricks

This isn’t a cop-out on writing, but rather a very valuable tip to help you along your Journey. Many of you remember Paul Hendricks from the story he shared titled, “Best-Selling Author Paul Hendricks’ Story of Self-Destruction: From Lost to Found“. It is still one of the most top-read pages on this website and deserves that popularity!

You also probably know by now that Paul and I really boost each other up. We have grown to really respect what each other does for their communities. His beautiful wife Diane is just as amazing too! It makes me want to move to Hawaii just to soak them up.

Paul has his own blog and just started a series titled “BE-ing ALOHA is the Fastest Way to Manifest Your Dreams!” The first post was Tuesday, the second was Wednesday. AMAZING.

Check out this excerpt:

“Over the next few days, I am going to share […]

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The Gift of Forgiveness and the Power to Move On From Past Hurts

The Gift of Forgiveness and the Power to Move On From Past Hurts

We have all been a part of a situation in the past that to this day, makes us sad or empty inside. Someone said unspeakable things to you, a relationship ended in cheating and lying, a friend/coworker/boss didn’t understand boundaries. And when these events occur, we take blame – even if it was 110% NOT our fault. The memory comes up time and time again. You say you’re over it and you don’t care, but you do.

If this is sounding familiar, you have a hole in your past that must be filled. That hole eats away at us and we find ways to relate it to present and future instances too. Then, it will come the time to forgive… and that hole starts to be filled. All of a sudden, you’ll find yourself remembering it less and less, it won’t have that hold on you anymore, and it becomes just […]

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The Danger of Keeping a Secret that You Feel You Should Tell Someone About

The Danger of Keeping a Secret that You Feel You Should Tell Someone About

When I was 16 I sat in a red convertible on Valentine’s Day with my friend. We were waiting for our boyfriends to come to the parking lot and meet us where we would then drive to a nice Italian restaurant for dinner.

I think about this moment in time regularly. If the boys had come down just minutes earlier maybe I could have missed her secret altogether. We all would have been better off I think.

Instead, I was alone with her. The moment was very real – and scary. She told me she had slept with my other friend’s long-time boyfriend and loved him. Once she was done with her confession, which she seemed oddly quite proud of, she looked at me with such intensity that the rest of the world was blocked out for a moment. She told me to take her secret to the grave and never tell […]

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Part 2 of 2: The Scary, Slippery Slope of Stress and Which Outlets Can Help You Stay Healthy

Part 2 of 2: The Scary, Slippery Slope of Stress and Which Outlets Can Help You Stay Healthy

On our last post I revealed the 3 major times in my life that stress caused major health problems. I did this only with hopes that you could recognize patterns of stress in your own life. Today I want to share with you

Looking at the root of your stress
Healthy outlets for reducing or eliminating stress
Looking ahead

 

Looking at the root of your stress

My dad was a very wise man when he told me, “I like to go straight to the source and fix the issue there instead of covering up the pain”. Ok, he was telling me this one day when I was complaining about my wrist hurting from clicking my mouse a million times that day. I was a little worried about early signs of carpel tunnel which he had. I was saying, “what should I take for this pain to get the swelling to go down?”

His point being, instead […]

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Time to Grow Again: The Messengers, How I Take Advice from Others and Coming Out OK On the Other Side

Time to Grow Again: The Messengers, How I Take Advice from Others and Coming Out OK On the Other Side

With the ebb and flow of life comes periods of time where we are in deep conflict; when two long roads are in front of us and we are desperate to figure out which one we should choose. It is natural to turn to our closest friends and family – always the ones who will judge us least and who usually offer sound advice. I have been at such a place many times in my life and I expect to be there many, many more times ahead.

Over the past ten years, I believe I have figured out a pretty solid plan when stuck and seeking answers. Today I wanted to share some of the strategies I implement when facing the “abyss”.

The first thing I’ll usually do is get out of my own way as much as possible. When the first signs of stirring come up inside me – the days […]

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