Why am I talking about this? An experiment to gain energy

Why am I talking about this? When I started asking this question, which eventually became one of The Curiosity Experiment cards, I was starting to notice that talking was one of the ways I burn off my extra energy aka my potential. Through numerous conversations with my wise other half, Jeff, I started to recognize the multitude of ways that I was wasting my energy – energy and focus that could be used to create…

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Being authentic – an interview

Stylist Suze Solari interviewed me on being authentic and it was so fun I decided to share it here in the blog. It´s a 20 minute interview so grab a tea or here are some time stamps for specificc topics: Why intentions matter in your business, how to use them and have fun in your work 5:05 – Your state of being, determines your results more than what you do 6:25 – Increase your success…

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How to be a creator rather than a victim of your life

¨From this hour I ordain myself loos´d of limits and imaginary lines ¨ – Walt Whitman, Open Road Oh how I love this quote. ¨Choosing¨ is the thing we must commit to if we want to have a most interesting and fulfilling life. Once we choose to let go of the limitations we have placed upon ourselves, life has an incredible amount of joy to be experienced. I have spent a lot of time in…

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Ready To Stop Feeling Like An Imposter?

Feeling like an imposter occurs when you are trying to prove to the world that you have value that you yourself don’t fully believe. Most of your energy and potential is spent upholding an image that you fear ¨they¨ will see through. Or you spend it hiding away while you try to get it all ¨right.¨ It is exhausting and deflating. You think if you say the right thing or show up the right way…

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Transparent Communication – How & Why – Free Workshop Recording

Communication is something we do all day long, everyday with the world around us yet most of us, including me, did not grow up with an emphasis on powerful, fulfilling communication nor do we have great role models for communication in common media or leadership that we see. Often, the communication styles modeled for us are limited, manipulative and create distance between people rather than more connection and understanding. On the other hand, here are…

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Fear of Success 101

Are you afraid to fail or succeed? Every client I worked with in the past five years has had some form of fear of success. They are above average emotional or mental intelligence, they are tenacious, they are people who get shit done, they are leaders, they are potential world changers … BUT they got stuck. Many people think they are afraid to fail but in fact  – The fear of being overwhelmed by so…

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Afraid of sounding egotistical?

Afraid of sounding egotistical? Twice in the past week I’ve talked to clients who feared that if they celebrated, appreciated and loved themselves they would be perceived as egotistical. For much of our childhood we get the message to be humble, and don’t be conceited. Aka don’t get too big for your britches. Don’t be too much, too big, too anything. Don’t make anyone uncomfortable and don’t attract judgement. All the while being told to…

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If you feel stuck, CELEBRATE … here’s why and 2 ways to get unstuck

I bet you are stuck in some area of your life because it’s a natural course of events in the human experience – it´s not something to judge as a defect of yourself. In fact – you can celebrate it! Here’s why: When you get stuck, you have a ton of potential that wants to be tapped – more joy, love, money, success, fulfillment, ideas – BUT your subconscious mind is scared so it stops…

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How to stop judging yourself. 3 practices to stop the crazy chatter in your head.

First, I have to start by saying that judging ourselves is one of our most effective most powerful tools that we have to stay comfortable. The better you are at judging yourself the more successful you are at being stuck. Judging yourself limits all other possibilities so it feels familiar and ¨safe.¨ But as you will see, it is also a sign of your superpower. The people I work with are masters of judgement so…

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You NEED self responsibility for success. Here’s why and how.

Want success, to be a great leader, to have high levels of health, love or wellness? Actually if you want an optimal life in any regard, you need to take 100% responsibility for success. YOU are the one who has to choose what you will create and experience. This is the cultivation of your power. It is THE difference between being powerful and powerless. In this video I share how, why and what my red…

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Where there is no resistance, there is enlightenment

¨Where there is no resistance, there is enlightenment.¨ When Jeff shared this on one of our Change Militia calls I felt the zing of recognition, like wow ¨that´s it, I know it to be true!! I am SO on-board, let’s experiment with that!¨ While removing resistance can be simple, its not always easy. We are infused with resistance – mental, emotional, physical, energetic. We generate and maintain resistance for a multitude of reasons BUT once…

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Curiosity, kindness, playfulness and love are like ¨ gateway drugs ¨

Curiosity, kindness, playfulness and love are like ¨ gateway drugs ¨ to a deeply satiating sense of fulfillment. These states of being give us access to an undiminished reality. To the unlimited version of ourselves without all the layers of defenses and stories. What increases fulfillment is HOW we do what we do, not necessarily what we do. It is who we are being when we do it. You can have the very same transaction…

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8 questions to be more curiously powerful

Being a leader, being seen, being a brilliant parent, boss, lover, friend… the power to be fully alive – it all comes from within you. Power comes from inside you … aka empowered. Unfortunately we learn from a young age that power comes from outside of us and if we get enough stuff, accolades, money, titles, looks, etc THEN we will feel powerful and fulfilled. So people spend much of their lives seeking outside for…

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How to create real freedom in your life

Freedom. Lately I’ve been trying a new writing practice in the mornings. It came to me while reading a great book by Natalie Goldberg, Long Quiet Highway, which I highly recommend. Each day I pull an Angel card, set my timer and write for 10 minutes about the word I chose. I have gone from thinking I “should” be writing more to I love writing!! I’ve had these cards for 20 years. They have just…

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The outside world is a reflection of your inside world.

This used to sound ridiculously stupid to me. It was a bit too woo for me. But now I see it is absolutely, ridiculously correct. What my mind is saying is exactly how others treat me. For the first 24 years of my life, I was mean enough and demanding enough of myself inside that generally people outside of me were nice to me. Then, I think the job got too big for me to…

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Attached to being unattached.

While most of humankind is seeking security in relationship and material commitments, things that will plant them firmly HERE, there are the few of us who are seeking security in our sense of freedom. I used to run my life on “Don’t fuck with my freedom to live how I want and we will be just fine.” I would avoid commitments of any type that might limit my “freedom” – opportunities to travel, try new…

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Am I meant to be a leader? Debunking the leadership myth.

To be or not to be really is the question. “Am I a leader or am I really meant to be a follower?” That is the question from an amazing client that prompted me to write this. If she is pondering this, I think it is something many ponder. I responded to the question by stating “well, you hired me and that is what a leader does, lead their own lives. They make decisions to…

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These 4 things will stop you from being fulfilled

{ Explaining, Justifying, Proving and Trying – These are the enemies of fulfillment } The Curiosity Experiment card that I pulled today is “What else is possible that I haven’t yet considered?” This question is not an intellectual examination. Our intellect only know what it knows. We feed it and it calculates. It limits all undefined possibility, continually. Opening to all possibility can feel like an un-tethered experience because we have to ALLOW our minds…

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My Heart Grew 3 Sizes That Day …

The story of the Grinch keeps coming into my head as a result of our experiment this season. Karen urged me to share it because it inspired her and she said someone else needed to be inspired too :) 2 things happened that expanded my heart and changed the way I feel daily. Many of you know that I resisted living full time in Central Oregon. I am a California girl and hadn’t quite felt…

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Creating 2017 Intentions & Goals

Last week I did a live virtual call about how to create 2017 intentions. After a few people asked if it was recorded, I decided to record an audio that would give you the direct tips on how to create powerful intentions that can change your life this year. The recording is below. The audio will help you: understand why intentions are more powerful than goals determine how to make goals that align with your big…

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