Celebrating the Autumn Equinox

Celebrating the Autumn Equinox

Autumn is a time to harvest, release and let go. Gathering herbs, harvesting vegetables, bundling  and canning them for the winter was something that my neighbor did each year. As I grew up, went to college, entered young adulthood, I lost contact with the rituals and ceremonies underneath of the season. But my soul remembered and longed to reconnect with the pink sunsets and geese flying south for the winter, those leafless branches that looked like black skeleton bones against the dusk sky. Over the past few years of integrating Breathwork into my daily life and studying shamanism, that ancient, tribal, witchy part of me that had been in the closet, has been reborn. Here are some of my favorite herbs, rituals and ceremonies for fall new moon, full moon and autumn equinox.

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Why Being Decisive Will Grow Your Business

Why Being Decisive Will Grow Your Business

I can't tell you how many times in the past I would have an idea, write it down, and then let it fade away in a journal, stashed in my drawer underneath sentimental cards. I usually have at least one person in every batch of new clients that has that notebook full of entrepreneurial ideas that they never take action to build. You feel me? 

That is why I've been studying some of my most successful clients, and tracing my own times of rapid growth and stagnation. What have I found? Being decisive is key and in order to be decisive someone has to be connected to and trust themselves. This is a lot of the work I do as a coach with my clients. Teaching them to trust their gut and be decisive with it. 

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Why I stopped drinking alcohol

Why I stopped drinking alcohol

If you want the short story, here it is. The roller coaster of keeping my life looking perfect and calm on the outside with a successful career, nice car, apartment by the ocean, yet feeling utterly miserable inside became too exhausting to continue. Deep down I knew there was a better life for me. A happy life. A fulfilling life. A soulful life. A healthy life. If you want the longer version, keep reading. 

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My First Breathwork Experience

My First Breathwork Experience

I admit it. I entered that breathwork class with a bit of skepticism. I thought I had accessed all there was to experience to a certain extent. However, simultaneously I was willing, open and ready to know myself, my path more profoundly and intimately. I found myself at this interesting juxtapose that I'd experienced other times in my life during adolescence, college, young adulthood. Everything looked good on the outside, but everything felt ungrounded and untethered on the inside. My life was good, but I wanted great.

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Importance of Self Forgiveness

Importance of Self Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a hard concept to grasp. Especially when we feel justified in our resentment when someone has done something "wrong" or "bad" to us. However holding onto resentments has detrimental effects on our health, both physically and mentally. 

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It's Not Fair

It's Not Fair

Do you ever find yourself saying this? If so, you're not alone. Usually what triggers us into saying this phrase is that we set an intention for something to happen, become attached to that intention happening exactly the way we envision it, and then become resentful when it doesn’t happen. Getting triggered and feeling like "it's not fair" is an awesome opportunity to practice your consciousness skills, your mindfulness tools, and your spiritual practices.

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What Is Awakening?

What Is Awakening?

What happens when you are sleeping versus awake? The eyes are closed and you are unconscious to what is happening in human life. What happens when you are spiritually asleep versus spiritually awake? The eyes are open and you are unconscious to what is happening in your human life.  

What I've found in watching myself and my clients transition and up level is that there are three distinct layers in the process of awakening. 

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The Benefits of Smiling

The Benefits of Smiling

"If you are happy, notify your face."

My mother used to say this to me as a child. When I was sad or frustrated, I hated hearing this common phrase, because it felt hard to smile when I wasn't happy. At other times in my life when I was learning how to feel my emotions for the first time, I didn't want to bypass my true feelings and fake a smile. I had done that for too long. But now as an adult, who understands the power of a smile, I understand the wisdom beneath my mom's words.

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How To Keep Your Momentum Going When It Starts to Drag

How To Keep Your Momentum Going When It Starts to Drag

Most of us have big goals when we set intentions at the beginning of the year, when we start a new coaching group, hire a coach, decide to make a health change, start a new meditation practice or exercise program, or even enter into a new relationship. 

Big goals feel exciting and invigorating at first. There is excitement and possibility. We are open and ready. We might even forge ahead for the first few weeks. But then, the excitement around goals fades. How do I know this? From 10 years of coaching clients and observing myself.

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How to Grieve in a Healthy Way

How to Grieve in a Healthy Way

I learned early on in my life the different ways people grieve by watching them. I was able to form my own path to grief; a way to accept and to connect with the spirit after the human form has dissipated. I've worked with many clients over the past ten years on grieving and rebirth after the death of a loved one. The common denominator is that there is no way around it... the only way is through the grief. 

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Become Mindful With This Simple Action

Become Mindful With This Simple Action

There's such an emphasis on becoming mindful. I too place an emphasis on meditation as part of my coaching. There is scientific data that proves how meditation improves mood, physiology and even makes you smarter. But the process of becoming mindful can be daunting and discouraging. If you have trouble meditating, here is one of the most simple tools that I use to support clients in practicing mindfulness.

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How to Relieve Stress in 5 Minutes

How to Relieve Stress in 5 Minutes

Trust me, I understand feeling stressed. There's so much to do in a day. But I like to think of stress in a different way than most people do. To me, I like it when I notice that I am feeling stressed. Why? Because stress is a red flag that we need to wake up, slow down, create space. When we use stress as our friend, not our enemy, we can gain so much.

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Benefits of Entrepreneurial Coaching & Mentoring

Benefits of Entrepreneurial Coaching & Mentoring

I've seen entrepreneurial endeavors bring about the same inner chaos as other major life events  (disease, divorce, death, addiction, job loss, new job, marriage, new baby and new home). I've seen women struggle through every step. I've seen women not have the funds in order to energetically allow her business to grow. I've seen women claim they cannot afford a coach because they so financially strapped. This kills me as a coach. Because I've been there myself.

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The Importance of Self-Forgiveness

The Importance of Self-Forgiveness

Nobody is perfect. We are human. We make mistakes. We forget self-care. We don't prioritize rest. We forget to ask for help. We forget to keep up with our personal finances. It is okay not to be perfect. But what happens is we judge ourselves when we aren't perfect. Here's how to free yourself of self-judgment.

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Are You Earthing?

Are You Earthing?

Being isolated from the Earth by non-conductive materials such as rubber and plastic (our shoes), as well as plastic, laminate, and asphalt (flooring surfaces) can drain our nervous system. However when we make direct contact with the surface of the Earth our bodies receive a charge of energy that makes us feel better, and fast. Do you know what earthing is and more importantly, do you do it?

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Going from Employee to Entrepreneur

Going from Employee to Entrepreneur

I have supported lots of individuals as they made this transition from employee to entrepreneur, and I have coached myself and received coaching through this transition. There are differences between the industries, the businesses and the personalities. But there are similarities in how we transition and build. Here are the integral points to keep in mind. 

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Owner versus Victim

Owner versus Victim

I first learned about the "Owner versus Victim" mindset from Steve Chandler back in 2010. It was such a startling and simplified way to distinguish in the nuances of my language and where I was residing in my mindset, that was determining my actions. What I also learned from Steve Chandler's distinctions is that ownership versus victimhood can be applied to all areas of life, not just work, money or business.

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Using your Menstrual Cycle to Empower and Energize Yourself

Using your Menstrual Cycle to Empower and Energize Yourself

Trust me, if you'd told me several years ago that I'd be structuring my monthly business projects and calendar around my menstrual cycles around the moon I would have said you were nuts. Although I had a deep affinity and connection to nature, I didn't realize the power it could have in my business and finances. It was hard for me to conceptualize and let go of the old way of running a business because I had been so successful in it...but I was also disconnected and burned out and ready for a new way. Breathwork cracked me open to trust in this exquisite dance. 

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How to Feel Calm When You Are Busy

How to Feel Calm When You Are Busy

Whenever we catch ourselves saying we are too busy, that we don't have enough time, or there's too much to do, this is a red flag that we're losing our power and drifting into victim energy. Thinking we don't have enough time, leads us to feeling overwhelmed and then our physical reaction is anxiety, stress and tension.  Feeling busy and stressed doesn't come from our lives, it comes from our minds and our choices. Here are a few tips on how to bring peace to the mind, feel more calm and start owning your time and life.

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Wednesday Winning - Belinda Woolfson

Wednesday Winning - Belinda Woolfson

Belinda and I met through the wild world of Instagram. After meeting in real life over turmeric bowls and bone broth at Honey Hi, and a few coaching conversations later, here we are!  I can't wait to share this extraordinary woman with you. Belinda Woolfson is a kundalini teacher, life coach, filmmaker, producer, and soon to be owner of co-working Sacred Space. 

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