Stop Blaming Trump For Your Depression

I hate to break it to you, but if you're unwell it's not gonna help you to blame Trump. Or your parents. Or God. Or your spouse. Or your children. It's actually not going to help to blame anyone or anything. What will help is owning your s**t so you can start operating from a place of complete power.

Why You’re Holding On To Toxic Emotions

Why would we choose to hang on to toxic emotions when we know that we're better off without them? It has to do with identity, comfort zones and the fear of the unknown. Read more here.

How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be - Without Self-Destructing

It’s no secret that transition is challenging, whether it’s a move, career change or relationship. Even when we want it, change is required both from within and without to get through to the other side. I have first hand experience of failing through transition and I know all too well the enemies of emerging victorious with my desired accomplishments in place.  

Committed Decisions: "Burn Your Boats"

At some point, you're going to have to destroy one, or many, of the things that has brought you to where you are right now in order to build a creative life of your dreams in the future. Learn why you should burn your boat and destroy any options for retreat.

Robert Rodriguez Interview On Tim Ferriss' Podcast

Robert Rodriguez is a filmmaker known for such classics as El Mariachi and From Dusk Til Dawn. He is the creator and owner of the El Rey network on cable television. And he is also someone who every entrepreneur, artist and creative professional should study with an obsession fueled by a white-hot heat. Here, for your listening convenience, is his interview with Tim Ferriss. 

Identifying Your Assets, Using Your Leverage & Creating Win-Wins

If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you are very much like me: a lover of freedom, ambitious and creative. Maybe you want a cush bank account, but what you're really driven by is being able to live life completely on your terms. And if you are also like me, you might have been conditioned to be polite, follow the rules and live a formulaic life - conditioned against your very nature. 

Feeling Scared? Here Are Five Tips To Get Through It.

I've made no secret of the fact that in the past I've given into paralysis from either anxiety, overwhelm or depression. Though fear is still not necessarily pleasant, I'm happy to say that I realized something: I've finally developed the kind of relationship with it where I can regard the fear for what it is, then take inventory. It's more of a scientific approach and it's way more effective than becoming overwhelmed by emotion. 

Thoughts On Authenticity Part II: Marc Maron

Here is what I've learned about the power of authenticity by listening to Marc Maron, the host of the WTF Podcast. Mr. Maron, as long-time listeners to his podcast know, has been on a journey. The bottom line? Authenticity might be the key to living a life completely on your terms. 

Tools, Action Items and Practices I'm Adopting For 2017 To Achieve Maximum Badassery

When the light came, so did the clarity around my purpose, and a new energy that is making me feel vital, focused and having a completely different purpose. I have a great project underway which I'll tell you more about later, but for now, I want to share with you the tools, action items and practices that I'm using to cultivate my compassion, clarity and velocity in 2017. By the way, the clarity, compassion and velocity would not be with me if it weren't for the bad times in 2016.

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Using Authenticity To Create Heart Connections: Part 1

The man in front of me was Tony Robbins, and I was pouring my heart out to him and 10,500 in an intimate, intense moment where I had tapped into guilt and shame that I'd been holding down for a long time. That shame was that I didn't think I was going to be a good mother, and I felt guilty because I suspected my misalignment with the identity of motherhood had something to do with a loss of a baby earlier this year. That was a weight like a black stone that I kept on top of my heart. 

35 Things That I've Learned Over 35 Years

What does a 35-year-old woman who is actively creating the life of her dreams have to say about what she's learned over the years? The answer is revealed here.

5 Awesome Podcasts For Self-Development

Podcasts are a free and easy way to eavesdrop on conversations between people who basically have figured it all out. Here are my top 5 podcasts for personal and career development from people who focus on creativity, choosing the roads less traveled and the implications - spiritually, psychologically, financially - that are involved.

Graciousness As A State Of Being

I rear-ended someone. It was the first time that I'd ever caused an accident that I know of and it was a great reminder about why being an ass hole is just so not the way to go.

Building Blocks Of Success: Gratitude

I noticed I was feeling dragged down this week, getting upset with dishes in the sink and frustrated with a situation at work. I knew it was time to resurrect the gratitude blog installment. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~ Tony Robbins

I'm Not Watching The Presidential Debate Tonight. Here's Why.

Tonight, a lot of eyes are on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as they go toe to toe at the third presidential election tonight. I will not be in the audience. I think it could contribute to the ruin of my life. Read more here.

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Tuesday Slay Day: 3 Uncomfortable Choices I've Made In The Past Two Days That Were Made In The Spirit Of Slayin

Designing an extraordinary life means being uncomfortable a lot of the time. Read about the three micro-choices that I've made in the past two days in order to keep aligned with my macro ambitions despite the fact that all three decisions were in one way or another uncomfortable for me.  

Escape From Las Vegas: Desert Hot Springs & Joshua Tree National Park Part 2

A little bit about escaping from Las Vegas for a long weekend in Desert Hot Springs and Joshua Tree from a woman who is bound and determined to pave professional roads and go down others less taken.

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Record Shopping in Las Vegas

Shopping for records in Las Vegas is a lot of fun. I've been getting to know the stores and adding some treasures to my collection. Learn what's good for classical and what's good for hip-hop.

Escape From Las Vegas: Desert Hot Springs & Joshua Tree National Park Part 1

The Desert Hot Springs Hotel and Spa courtyard with the moon rising among the palm trees. There's magic in the desert. 

What I'm Grateful For, Week Of September 18, 2016

This week I'm grateful for drugs, other life coaches, my hot husband and cute clothing among other things.