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   Releasing Regret    When we are young, releasing regret happens naturally… but sometimes we dig our heels in and raise such a fuss that we miss the entire transformation and just find ourselves in the frozen wasteland on the other side completely against our will. This will help.  [Read more]

Releasing Regret

When we are young, releasing regret happens naturally… but sometimes we dig our heels in and raise such a fuss that we miss the entire transformation and just find ourselves in the frozen wasteland on the other side completely against our will. This will help. [Read more]

   How to Get Your Emotions Under Control    You have the power to tear that belief into a million pieces and replace it with a hot new truth that empowers you, that brings you to life and embraces that powerful and inspiring woman  you already ARE  instead of pushing her away and denying yourself the opportunity to be her.  [Read more]

How to Get Your Emotions Under Control

You have the power to tear that belief into a million pieces and replace it with a hot new truth that empowers you, that brings you to life and embraces that powerful and inspiring woman you already ARE instead of pushing her away and denying yourself the opportunity to be her. [Read more]

   Recognizing Resistance in Your Life    Today we’re looking at recognizing resistance in our daily lives so that we can actually process it and choose our next steps consciously, rather than subconsciously sabotaging ourselves and avoiding the resistance. (Which leads to built up emotions, continued frustration, dwindling hopes, and all that other not-so-fun stuck-ness!)  [Read more]

Recognizing Resistance in Your Life

Today we’re looking at recognizing resistance in our daily lives so that we can actually process it and choose our next steps consciously, rather than subconsciously sabotaging ourselves and avoiding the resistance. (Which leads to built up emotions, continued frustration, dwindling hopes, and all that other not-so-fun stuck-ness!) [Read more]

 
   How to Tell if a Feeling is Genuine (or a Mask!)    I’m going to give you two tools to uncover the truth behind what’s going on. They’ll be most effective if you start with the first one to get in tune with your body and really feel where you are physically, and then dive into the second exercise to open up to the answers your heart already knows (that your self-doubt is drowning out).  [Read more]

How to Tell if a Feeling is Genuine (or a Mask!)

I’m going to give you two tools to uncover the truth behind what’s going on. They’ll be most effective if you start with the first one to get in tune with your body and really feel where you are physically, and then dive into the second exercise to open up to the answers your heart already knows (that your self-doubt is drowning out). [Read more]

   How to Trust Yourself (Even if You Struggle to Trust Others)        Trusting ourselves should be the most natural thing in the world, but the truth is that it can be really difficult. Especially if we believe we’ve been wrong in the past, and even more so if our being wrong ended with pain and regret. (If this is you, take a look at…  [Read more]

How to Trust Yourself (Even if You Struggle to Trust Others)

Trusting ourselves should be the most natural thing in the world, but the truth is that it can be really difficult. Especially if we believe we’ve been wrong in the past, and even more so if our being wrong ended with pain and regret. (If this is you, take a look at… [Read more]

 
   How to Trust Yourself (part 2) | Growing Intuition    You already know you want to live a passionate life. You already want to stop being a perfectionist and learn to execute your amazing ideas, go with the flow sometimes, pave your own path at times, and have an impact on this world.  [Read more]

How to Trust Yourself (part 2) | Growing Intuition

You already know you want to live a passionate life. You already want to stop being a perfectionist and learn to execute your amazing ideas, go with the flow sometimes, pave your own path at times, and have an impact on this world. [Read more]

   Why I’m Glad I Quit College (& Why I Went Back)    I didn’t earn my entire degree at once. I took a year-long break right in the middle… and I’m so glad I did!  This is what I what I wish someone had told me at 17 and 18 years old. [Read more]

Why I’m Glad I Quit College (& Why I Went Back)

I didn’t earn my entire degree at once. I took a year-long break right in the middle… and I’m so glad I did!

This is what I what I wish someone had told me at 17 and 18 years old.[Read more]

   Top 3 Tips for New & Aspiring Bloggers    Here are 3 pieces of short and sweet advice I have to share with baby bloggers- and what I’d go back and tell myself!  [Read more]

Top 3 Tips for New & Aspiring Bloggers

Here are 3 pieces of short and sweet advice I have to share with baby bloggers- and what I’d go back and tell myself! [Read more]

 
   Working Through Resistance | 22 Guiding Questions    In case you aren’t already familiar with the concept of resistance, I want to fill you in! Resistance is friction in life. It’s anything tough, annoying, different, uncomfortable… It’s anything that rubs you wrong or bothers you or scares you.  [Read more]

Working Through Resistance | 22 Guiding Questions

In case you aren’t already familiar with the concept of resistance, I want to fill you in! Resistance is friction in life. It’s anything tough, annoying, different, uncomfortable… It’s anything that rubs you wrong or bothers you or scares you. [Read more]

   Zodiac Sun Sign Series | Libra    A short and sweet summary of all things Libra!  [Read more]

Zodiac Sun Sign Series | Libra

A short and sweet summary of all things Libra! [Read more]

   Why & How I Started Blogging    This is my journey, from the early hobby days to the full-time income.  [Read more]

Why & How I Started Blogging

This is my journey, from the early hobby days to the full-time income. [Read more]

 
   Confidence    I haven’t always been confident, and I didn’t even really notice that I’d gotten more confident until this kind lady pointed it out. In the past three years, my confidence has exploded. I’m sure some of it just has to do with life experience, but…  [Read more]

Confidence

I haven’t always been confident, and I didn’t even really notice that I’d gotten more confident until this kind lady pointed it out. In the past three years, my confidence has exploded. I’m sure some of it just has to do with life experience, but…
[Read more]

   How to Make a Decision When You Feel Torn    This is something I do all. the. time. when I can’t choose between two options and I feel like there are overwhelming downsides to every option (or they are both freakin’ awesome and I don’t know which is better).  [Read more]

How to Make a Decision When You Feel Torn

This is something I do all. the. time. when I can’t choose between two options and I feel like there are overwhelming downsides to every option (or they are both freakin’ awesome and I don’t know which is better). [Read more]

   How I Wrote and Published an eBook in 30 Days    Read about my eBook journey and learn how to write and publish your own eBook in under 30 days. Recommendations based on what I’ve tried and tips on what I’ve learned since creating my first eBook.  [Read more]

How I Wrote and Published an eBook in 30 Days

Read about my eBook journey and learn how to write and publish your own eBook in under 30 days. Recommendations based on what I’ve tried and tips on what I’ve learned since creating my first eBook. [Read more]

 
   How to Choose Joy    Absolutely everything could be in our favor in life, and we could still be miserable by choice… and absolutely everything could be working against us in life, and we could still be joyful by choice.   [Read more]

How to Choose Joy

Absolutely everything could be in our favor in life, and we could still be miserable by choice… and absolutely everything could be working against us in life, and we could still be joyful by choice.
[Read more]

   How to Overcome     Fear    Sometimes fear shows up in disguise as self-sabotage, procrastination, laziness, unexplained exhaustion, or perfectionism… This tip will help you work through and overcome fear in any form.  [Read     more]

How to Overcome Fear

Sometimes fear shows up in disguise as self-sabotage, procrastination, laziness, unexplained exhaustion, or perfectionism… This tip will help you work through and overcome fear in any form. [Read more]

   How to Make a Habit of Feeling Good    Whether the majority of our days tend to be mediocre and unexciting or generally a little gloomy… or whether you find a hint of a smile and a subtle skip in your step on a daily basis is learned! Here are three steps to get you started.  [Read more]

How to Make a Habit of Feeling Good

Whether the majority of our days tend to be mediocre and unexciting or generally a little gloomy… or whether you find a hint of a smile and a subtle skip in your step on a daily basis is learned! Here are three steps to get you started. [Read more]

 
   3 Tips for Self-Care | Mind & Body    One of my favorite things about fall is what a perfect time it is for self-care. If you keep busy in the summer and fall, preparing for the shock of being indoors more throughout the winter sometimes needs to include reconnecting with yourself.  [Read more]

3 Tips for Self-Care | Mind & Body

One of my favorite things about fall is what a perfect time it is for self-care. If you keep busy in the summer and fall, preparing for the shock of being indoors more throughout the winter sometimes needs to include reconnecting with yourself. [Read more]

   Hiring Your First Life Coach    Generally, a life coach is someone who helps you create and work toward specific life goals by teaching you new perspectives and techniques, helping you work through subconscious blocks on the road to success, and someone who helps hold you accountable for following through.  [Read more]

Hiring Your First Life Coach

Generally, a life coach is someone who helps you create and work toward specific life goals by teaching you new perspectives and techniques, helping you work through subconscious blocks on the road to success, and someone who helps hold you accountable for following through. [Read more]

   How to Recognize and Grow Your Core Self    I am a firm believer that we are all one in that we each have a core state of being that is nothing but pure love and expansiveness.  The real struggle is peeling away the layers to let your true expansive self shine through.  [Read more]

How to Recognize and Grow Your Core Self

I am a firm believer that we are all one in that we each have a core state of being that is nothing but pure love and expansiveness.

The real struggle is peeling away the layers to let your true expansive self shine through. [Read more]

 
   MINIMALIST Content Calendar | How & Why    I bring my goals to reality by just doing what my instincts tell me to do. With my content calendar, I keep my followers in the loop and consistently share content that is aligned with my message and the woman I want to be in life.  I get to rest easy knowing that I am being exactly who I am and not adding any unnecessary stress.  [Read more]

MINIMALIST Content Calendar | How & Why

I bring my goals to reality by just doing what my instincts tell me to do. With my content calendar, I keep my followers in the loop and consistently share content that is aligned with my message and the woman I want to be in life.
I get to rest easy knowing that I am being exactly who I am and not adding any unnecessary stress. [Read more]

   Rewilding | Embracing Feminine Power Through Radical Self-Acceptance    Rewilding is relearning what it means to be a woman.  To be the woman you have always been, despite any misleading messages from the society we grew up in or from our own minds as the result of pain throughout our lives.  [Read more]

Rewilding | Embracing Feminine Power Through Radical Self-Acceptance

Rewilding is relearning what it means to be a woman.

To be the woman you have always been, despite any misleading messages from the society we grew up in or from our own minds as the result of pain throughout our lives.
[Read more]

   How to Rebuild Trust in Intuition After Making a Mistake    Have you ever trusted your gut, only to find out later you were completely wrong? It’s hard to come back from that feeling of betrayal and embarrassment when you relied on your intuition and it seemed to fail… but it’s not impossible…  [Read more]

How to Rebuild Trust in Intuition After Making a Mistake

Have you ever trusted your gut, only to find out later you were completely wrong? It’s hard to come back from that feeling of betrayal and embarrassment when you relied on your intuition and it seemed to fail… but it’s not impossible… [Read more]

 
   How to Start Healthy Habits and Set Lifestyle Goals    For me, this means not setting lifestyle-change goals and expecting to quit something I love cold turkey and take on a challenging new habit 100% from day 1. The way I balance challenging myself and staying inspired, while also not setting myself up for failure is by having TWO goals. I have my main goal, and then I set a stretch goal.  [Read more]

How to Start Healthy Habits and Set Lifestyle Goals

For me, this means not setting lifestyle-change goals and expecting to quit something I love cold turkey and take on a challenging new habit 100% from day 1. The way I balance challenging myself and staying inspired, while also not setting myself up for failure is by having TWO goals. I have my main goal, and then I set a stretch goal. [Read more]

   The #1 Way I Increased My Blog Traffic    I want to share my top traffic driving tip with you guys today! This is the first thing I share with my business and blog coaching clients- and I’m giving it away for free today because honestly it is SO easy to do, and it’s information everyone should have access to.  [Read more]

The #1 Way I Increased My Blog Traffic

I want to share my top traffic driving tip with you guys today! This is the first thing I share with my business and blog coaching clients- and I’m giving it away for free today because honestly it is SO easy to do, and it’s information everyone should have access to. [Read more]

   Abundance & Grief | Embracing Both    This is such an amazing topic for the autumn season, because autumn itself is a perfect representation of abundance and grief creating something incredible. The changing and falling of the leaves, the abundance of those final fall harvests, joggers out soaking in the final days of pre-winter weather, the loss of summer, but the beginning of all things cozy…  [Read more]

Abundance & Grief | Embracing Both

This is such an amazing topic for the autumn season, because autumn itself is a perfect representation of abundance and grief creating something incredible. The changing and falling of the leaves, the abundance of those final fall harvests, joggers out soaking in the final days of pre-winter weather, the loss of summer, but the beginning of all things cozy… [Read more]

   Healthy Habits | How to Commit (When You Keep Falling Off the Wagon)    For some crazy reason, we like to keep ourselves busy with an abundance of little problems and challenges. Sometimes, if things are working out in our favor too much, our doubts and our ego step in to create some new friction in life to keep us from getting too comfortable.  [Read more]

Healthy Habits | How to Commit (When You Keep Falling Off the Wagon)

For some crazy reason, we like to keep ourselves busy with an abundance of little problems and challenges. Sometimes, if things are working out in our favor too much, our doubts and our ego step in to create some new friction in life to keep us from getting too comfortable. [Read more]

   Embracing Community | What I Wish I’d Known About Online Tribes    Here’s what I wish I’d known before I tortured myself at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey. I didn’t understand the value of community or what it really looks like to build and have an online community of my own. Save yourself the heartache (and the headache) with this insight.  [Read more]

Embracing Community | What I Wish I’d Known About Online Tribes

Here’s what I wish I’d known before I tortured myself at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey. I didn’t understand the value of community or what it really looks like to build and have an online community of my own. Save yourself the heartache (and the headache) with this insight.
[Read more]

   Releasing Yourself From the Prison of Fear | An Easy Way Out    It’s actually  super  simple! It’s an easy way to embrace the moment and unlock the prison fear has created in your mind.  [Read more]

Releasing Yourself From the Prison of Fear | An Easy Way Out

It’s actually super simple! It’s an easy way to embrace the moment and unlock the prison fear has created in your mind. [Read more]

 
   Forgiveness | Steps and Guidance From a Woman Who Knows    As someone who has experienced multiple miscarriages, rape, child abuse, and as someone who continues to love addict family members…  As a woman who has forgiven them all and, more importantly, as a woman who has forgiven  myself , I’m sharing what forgiveness looks like in my world.    Hint: It’s not weak, I’m not a doormat, and they can’t hurt me anymore.   [Read more]

Forgiveness | Steps and Guidance From a Woman Who Knows

As someone who has experienced multiple miscarriages, rape, child abuse, and as someone who continues to love addict family members…

As a woman who has forgiven them all and, more importantly, as a woman who has forgiven myself, I’m sharing what forgiveness looks like in my world.

Hint: It’s not weak, I’m not a doormat, and they can’t hurt me anymore. [Read more]

   Live Like You Give a F*ck | A Pep Talk You Need to Read Today    Today we’re getting a little more blunt & abrasive than usual, and for good reason. You’ve been stuck, bored, afraid, and unsure for long enough, damn it! It’s time to start making a change, having an impact, and enjoying your  actual  life.  [Read more]

Live Like You Give a F*ck | A Pep Talk You Need to Read Today

Today we’re getting a little more blunt & abrasive than usual, and for good reason. You’ve been stuck, bored, afraid, and unsure for long enough, damn it! It’s time to start making a change, having an impact, and enjoying your actual life. [Read more]

 

 
   How to see the gift in a struggle    The most powerful moments in our lives don’t come from easy, happy times. They come from struggle.  [Read more]

How to see the gift in a struggle

The most powerful moments in our lives don’t come from easy, happy times. They come from struggle. [Read more]

   How to embrace your limits    In the world of self-care, there is a lot of talk about loving ourselves and being okay with where we are today… and this is something I’m big on too, but I like to take it a step further!  [Read more]

How to embrace your limits

In the world of self-care, there is a lot of talk about loving ourselves and being okay with where we are today… and this is something I’m big on too, but I like to take it a step further! [Read more]

   Why don’t we talk about love?    I’d already noticed how challenging it was lately to share my affection publicly. Vulnerability is usually something that comes easily to me… And my feelings for this wonderful man are still very much alive.  So what happened?  [Read more]

Why don’t we talk about love?

I’d already noticed how challenging it was lately to share my affection publicly. Vulnerability is usually something that comes easily to me… And my feelings for this wonderful man are still very much alive.

So what happened? [Read more]

 
   Sharing your struggles is kind.    I’m here to tell you that you are not a burden, and sharing your struggles with a loved one is not a selfish act. Here’s why…   [Read more]

Sharing your struggles is kind.

I’m here to tell you that you are not a burden, and sharing your struggles with a loved one is not a selfish act. Here’s why…

[Read more]

   #metoo | One Woman’s Thoughts on Feminism, Rape, and Bras    At first I resisted it SO HARD. “Don’t be a  feminazi ,” some rotten little voice in my head would mutter when I’d start to let my anger out. And back into the box it would go- because I wouldn’t want to be a bitch. or a  feminazi . or a psychopath. or something. Right?  [Read more]

#metoo | One Woman’s Thoughts on Feminism, Rape, and Bras

At first I resisted it SO HARD. “Don’t be a feminazi,” some rotten little voice in my head would mutter when I’d start to let my anger out. And back into the box it would go- because I wouldn’t want to be a bitch. or a feminazi. or a psychopath. or something. Right? [Read more]

   Virgo Sun Sign    The first in the Sun Sign blog series!  Everything you need to know about Virgo.  [Read more]

Virgo Sun Sign

The first in the Sun Sign blog series!

Everything you need to know about Virgo. [Read more]

 
   Introducing Feminine Power    There's a reason storms are named for women. Feminine power is an intimate connection with the divine. To embrace it is to understand, forgive, and love oneself knowing all vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and shortcomings.  [Read more]

Introducing Feminine Power

There's a reason storms are named for women. Feminine power is an intimate connection with the divine. To embrace it is to understand, forgive, and love oneself knowing all vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and shortcomings. [Read more]

   10 Signs You’re set for Success    If there's a very vague head-in-the-clouds image in your mind of what it means to be successful...  It’s time to get more serious and actually manifest some dreams!  Are you ready?  [Read more]

10 Signs You’re set for Success

If there's a very vague head-in-the-clouds image in your mind of what it means to be successful...
It’s time to get more serious and actually manifest some dreams!
Are you ready? [Read more]

   Moon Manifestation    After all, the moon has the power to control the movement of the entire ocean on our planet- and being made so much of water, it makes sense that our human bodies also respond to that gravity. Here’s one way to use that!   [Read more]

Moon Manifestation

After all, the moon has the power to control the movement of the entire ocean on our planet- and being made so much of water, it makes sense that our human bodies also respond to that gravity. Here’s one way to use that!
[Read more]

 
   How to Apply the Law of Attraction    The Law of Attraction says the energy we give off attracts the same energy back to us.  Here’s how to effectively apply the LOA in your life.  [Read more]

How to Apply the Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction says the energy we give off attracts the same energy back to us.
Here’s how to effectively apply the LOA in your life. [Read more]

   The Meaning Behind Lilacs in Paradise    I was very young, but I remember bits and pieces of those early days with him…  [Read more]

The Meaning Behind Lilacs in Paradise

I was very young, but I remember bits and pieces of those early days with him… [Read more]

   How to Thrive Despite Cystic Fibrosis    We only get ONE life, so why waste it feeling more miserable than absolutely necessary over cystic fibrosis?  If you don't know where to start, keep reading.  [Read more]

How to Thrive Despite Cystic Fibrosis

We only get ONE life, so why waste it feeling more miserable than absolutely necessary over cystic fibrosis?
If you don't know where to start, keep reading. [Read more]

 
   3 steps to destroy self-doubt    I want to talk about ways to make it easier to brush off the doubt and get on with your day, because I know you've got amazing things to get done!  [Read more]

3 steps to destroy self-doubt

I want to talk about ways to make it easier to brush off the doubt and get on with your day, because I know you've got amazing things to get done! [Read more]

   #metoo | Don’t Tell Me What Strength Is    The power isn’t in hiding the feelings,  it’s in having the courage to let them show.  [Read more]

#metoo | Don’t Tell Me What Strength Is

The power isn’t in hiding the feelings,

it’s in having the courage to let them show. [Read more]

   Coping with Miscarriage    The pain doesn't stay like this forever, like there's a hole in your chest, like your foot is falling through the air in the dark. It passes. I want you to know however you cope, it is okay.  [Read more]

Coping with Miscarriage

The pain doesn't stay like this forever, like there's a hole in your chest, like your foot is falling through the air in the dark. It passes. I want you to know however you cope, it is okay.
[Read more]

 
   How to Make Friends as an Adult    I want to share some ways to make awesome and genuine friends as an adult! Let's put an end to that longing for meaningful friendships, o kay ? Here are 5 simple ways you can make more local friends!  [Read more]

How to Make Friends as an Adult

I want to share some ways to make awesome and genuine friends as an adult! Let's put an end to that longing for meaningful friendships, okay? Here are 5 simple ways you can make more local friends!
[Read more]

   The Last of My Past: healing child neglect, abuse, and trauma    I thought the depth of the pain, fear, and helplessness I felt as a child was invalid because I was young.  Well, it wasn't.  And your feelings aren't invalid either.  [Read more]

The Last of My Past: healing child neglect, abuse, and trauma

I thought the depth of the pain, fear, and helplessness I felt as a child was invalid because I was young. Well, it wasn't. And your feelings aren't invalid either.
[Read more]

 
   The LILACS Guide to Overcome fear    Practice LILACS with one specific fear in mind. I challenge you to practice these steps for ONE WEEK and document your results.  [Read more]

The LILACS Guide to Overcome fear

Practice LILACS with one specific fear in mind. I challenge you to practice these steps for ONE WEEK and document your results.
[Read more]

 
   Healing from Rape: My Story    I was angry. Furious, all the time. I don't even know what I hated, but I hated it with all my heart. Him? The world? I still don't know who I was mad at during that time, but I was so angry I could hardly speak to anyone at all.  [Read more]

Healing from Rape: My Story

I was angry. Furious, all the time. I don't even know what I hated, but I hated it with all my heart. Him? The world? I still don't know who I was mad at during that time, but I was so angry I could hardly speak to anyone at all. [Read more]

 
   It’s okay… to not be okay.    Sometimes our house is a mess, our bank accounts are even messier, and our hair is in the least hot-Tumblr-girl-ish messy bun known to woman, all at the same time-   and that's okay! And that doesn't make us worthless people!  [Read more]

It’s okay… to not be okay.

Sometimes our house is a mess, our bank accounts are even messier, and our hair is in the least hot-Tumblr-girl-ish messy bun known to woman, all at the same time- and that's okay! And that doesn't make us worthless people!
[Read more]

 
   Cystic Fibrosis: Death and Dying    When I was in high school, the reality of my life potentially being half over hit me hard. I remember feeling so angry and hopeless. Frankly I was pissed that my life could be half over and I still had to go to  high school.   Mostly, I didn’t want to leave any pain behind when I died.   [Read more]

Cystic Fibrosis: Death and Dying

When I was in high school, the reality of my life potentially being half over hit me hard. I remember feeling so angry and hopeless. Frankly I was pissed that my life could be half over and I still had to go to high school.

Mostly, I didn’t want to leave any pain behind when I died.
[Read more]

 
 
 
   From my hospital bed…    I thought I could beat CF down with sheer will-power and a healthy lifestyle, and maybe in a perfect world I could, but in the real world that's just not realistic, and that's okay! I don't need to be ashamed when my body needs a little extra help.  [Read more]

From my hospital bed…

I thought I could beat CF down with sheer will-power and a healthy lifestyle, and maybe in a perfect world I could, but in the real world that's just not realistic, and that's okay! I don't need to be ashamed when my body needs a little extra help. [Read more]

 
 
 
   Good morning, sunshine.    Living in the moment was absolutely terrifying- and frustrating as hell!  One minute I’d be doing great, and then suddenly I’d realize I’ve been thinking about something three years from now for the past twenty minutes.  [Read more]

Good morning, sunshine.

Living in the moment was absolutely terrifying- and frustrating as hell!
One minute I’d be doing great, and then suddenly I’d realize I’ve been thinking about something three years from now for the past twenty minutes. [Read more]