Category Archives: Motivational

How to Know If Hidden Low Self-Esteem Is Holding You Back in Life

“Forgive yourself for not knowing better at the time. Forgive yourself for giving away your power. Forgive yourself for past behaviors. Forgive yourself for the survival patterns and traits you picked up while enduring trauma. Forgive yourself for being who you needed to be.” ~Audrey Kitching You can try it all—exercise, a bubble bath, a … Continue reading How to Know If Hidden Low Self-Esteem Is Holding You Back in Life

If You Think Reaching Your Goal Will Make You Happy…

The path IS the goal. The process is more important than the result. Life is a journey, not a destination. There are three very common, some might say cheesy and clichéd sayings you may hear when it comes to taking action to reach your goals. Some of you are probably rolling your eyes already, and … Continue reading If You Think Reaching Your Goal Will Make You Happy…

Why You Should Love Your Imperfect Self

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” ~Lucille Ball If you were to ask me ten years ago what self-love meant, I would’ve probably said something general like “being happy.” But self-love goes way deeper than that; it involves accepting the past versions of yourself and your present challenges, while giving yourself credit for … Continue reading Why You Should Love Your Imperfect Self

Simple Ways to Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~John Muir Somewhere, stashed away in my collection of childhood memories, I recall having this small deck of cards with random, uplifting activities on them. I don’t remember how they journeyed … Continue reading Simple Ways to Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World

Become a Certified Meditation Teacher – Train with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach

Hi friends! Since I know many of you are passionate about mindfulness and meditation and creating a more peaceful world, I’m excited to share that Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach are accepting applications for their next two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certificate Program. Though it’s primarily an online learning experience—which means you can participate from anywhere … Continue reading Become a Certified Meditation Teacher – Train with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach

If You’re Hoping They’ll Change, They’re Not Right for You

“Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.” ~Wayne Dyer When I married my ex, he had the potential to be a fantastic husband. If I’m to be honest with you, that’s why I married him—I … Continue reading If You’re Hoping They’ll Change, They’re Not Right for You

How to Stop Agreeing to Things That Aren’t Good for You

“Agreeing to things just to keep the peace is actually a trauma response. When you do this you’re disrespecting your boundaries.” ~DJ Love Light Two years ago, I moved from New England to the Pacific Northwest. It was time for a change, and though I was excited to begin a new chapter of my life, … Continue reading How to Stop Agreeing to Things That Aren’t Good for You

If You Hate Your Body and Think You Need to Fix It…

“That girl was fat, and I hate her.” One of my clients said this the other day—about herself. Well, her little girl self. And my heart broke. One of the very first things I do with clients is encourage them to practice self-compassion and kindness—just extending themselves the same basic human compassion and kindness that … Continue reading If You Hate Your Body and Think You Need to Fix It…

How to End the Cycle of Addiction in Your Family

“You could have grown cold, but you grew courageous instead. You could have given up, but you kept on going. You could have seen obstacles, but you called them adventures. You could have called them weeds, but instead you called them wildflower. You could have died a caterpillar, but you fought on to be a … Continue reading How to End the Cycle of Addiction in Your Family

When You Focus on Yourself, Don’t Forget Everyone Else

“Time and good friends are two things that get more valuable the older you get.” ~Unknown In recent years, we’ve collectively been talking a lot about creating boundaries and letting go of things that no longer serve us. Many of us have gotten better at permitting ourselves to say no and to escape old habits … Continue reading When You Focus on Yourself, Don’t Forget Everyone Else