How to Choose a Life Coach

I was hanging out with some girlfriends sipping my fizzy berry drink (doing my seasonal cleansing, baby!) and chatting about exposés coming out lately around less-than-ethical coaches that use age-old techniques of manipulating people into forking over life savings or becoming cult-like followers of their programs. One of my amigas asked, “But how are people […]

This Bucket List is More Important

When we create bucket lists, we’re often thinking about mountains to climb, countries to visit, or other epic adventures to have. It makes sense that these things come up when we ask ourselves, “What do I want to make sure I do before I die?” After all – these things are exhilarating and form memories […]

Who Are You Willing to Disappoint to be True to Yourself?

I’ve disappointed a lot of people. It was not comfortable. But you know what? It was totally worth it, because it was absolutely necessary in order to stay true to who I am and what I believe in. I disappointed the racist professor at our dinner table (and my date trying to get a job […]

Having Trouble Letting Go?

“Wouldn’t it be terrible if the trees outside identified themselves by their leaves? These are very flimsy things to be attached to.” ~ Adyashanti in Emptiness Dancing Indeed it would be terrible! Especially come Autumn when they all fall away! Imagine all those trees bending over with their branches frantically scrambling to pick up their […]

The Surprising Reason Why Your Feelings Get Hurt

If you’re like most humans, when someone does something “mean” or says something negative about you, it can hurt your feelings. Sometimes, it can hurt a lot. Like, pizza-box-on-the-floor and-wine-bottles-strewn-about a lot. In general, we see this “hurt” reaction as totally normal (unless you’re a sociopath or narcissist who couldn’t care less). Example: Joe says […]

One Major Way You’re Sabotaging Your Relationships – and How to Stop

Let me just start out by stating the obvious: relationships are hard. Anyone who says, “Oh, but they don’t have to be,” has either never been in a passionate one, or is full of sh*t. It totally makes sense that they’re hard. We take two mammals with sub-optimal communication skills (aka “language”) and some serious […]

the power of The Pause

I just got back celebrating my birthday with some serious outdoor time in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and then the east side of the Sierra Nevada in California (my absolute favorite place in the world). Can you say Endless Seas of Granite? My idea of HEAVEN <3 I meditated daily during this break, and […]

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