What to Do When Your Family Triggers You…

So, yesterday, I was at a family reunion. Even though, this is a part of my family that I had only connected to just a few years ago, family can have a way of (mostly unintentionally) bringing up our stuff and yesterday, I had this experience with someone I hadn’t met before. For me, for quite some time, this thought that was working against me, and really, what I’ve been wanting to create in my life, had been lying in the background. While I was partly conscious of it and I knew I would need to address it to accelerate […]

Inner Peace in 15 Minutes

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I receive a lot of requests for “quick” help for inner peace, happiness, abundance and overcoming fear, and, while I get the desire behind these requests, underneath these requests is a pattern I recognize quite well. What pattern is this? It’s the pattern of wanting the answers and a quick solution. It makes sense, too, as we come into this world wired that way. You see, when we’re just in our energy state, and not in physical form, things are only all good, and because time and space doesn’t exist there, we literally think of something and it’s there. We […]

Will this be you heading into the New Year?

As December is wrapping up, I’ve been working with a lot of people getting ready for the New Year. And, one of the biggest, untalked-about secrets to change is choice. What do I mean by this? It’s not just saying that this year is going to be different, Instead, it’s actually taking the steps necessary to make that happen. Many of us desire a different life, but it takes bravery and heart to be willing to weather the storms to actually create that life and to stop making excuses. So, if you fall into this category, and are ready to […]

My 2016 Life Lessons & A New Way to Look at the Year’s Success

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As I reflect on this year, my 2016 can be summed up in two words, “Letting Go.” Historically, for me, letting go has not been something that’s been easy, as having control is something I perceived has helped keep me safe. But, with this year, came a letting go of protection and old ways of being, and really, doing and creating, as well as letting go of many of the things I thought I knew, to step into even more of the world that’s calling to me. What has this looked like? It’s meant letting go of old relationships, which […]

Loving Difficult Family During the Holidays

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While for many, the holidays with family are filled with fun and love, for others, the holidays can bring up old tensions, arguments and challenges. For those that fall into the latter category, here are some tips to make the holidays more free flowing (and loving!). 1. Cut All Cords. So, first of all, what do I mean when I say, “Cut All Cords?” From the time when we’re little, it’s very common for our family members to subconsciously put certain cords in us (and us in them). These cords hold us to certain roles, expectations and stories. Examples of […]

A Different Take on Your Life Purpose

When we come here on the physical plane, we get so accustomed to thinking about our life purpose as our career. It’s almost like we get into this mindset that this is the only thing we came here to do as a being, but what if our life purpose isn’t necessarily what we came here to do in a work function at all? For me, I’ve always thought of life purpose as your biggest area for growth, with it falling into one of five categories. While it can fall under career, it can also fall under spirituality, health, relationship/family and […]

Love Equals

I was talking this week with a friend about our love models, and it got me thinking about how we internalize what love is and the love we receive in our childhoods. To understand this better, it’s important to look at how your parents showed up in your childhood and what you made this mean about what love equaled. For instance, did you grow up with critical parents? This might mean you made love equal to criticism. (I.e. – Criticizing someone is loving them.) While this might sound crazy, it would have been very easy to take this on and […]