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Dreaming BIG in 2016

December 30, 2015


I love this moment. Suspended between the old and the new, the energy of the coming new year urges us forward while the last wisps of all things released fall away. 

This is the fertile ground—a place to plant the seeds of your deepest desires. Take as much time as you need to clearly design the person and life you intend to experience in 2016.

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10 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays (and always)

December 23, 2015



I know what happens when I neglect self-care and I know how easy it is to slip up during the holidays. I’ve done it many times and witnessed others do it countless times, too.

So today I’m opening my private journal to share the 10 tips I flawlessly follow return to—to take extraordinary care of me. Make them yours.

1. Morning Moments

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LIFE 002: 10 things I wish someone had told me about life

June 4, 2015


It’s never too late to learn and benefit from these game-changing insights about self-esteem, confidence, money, relationships, and more.Listen:

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What’s creating your reality?

May 12, 2015

You—or rather your thoughts—create your reality. I’m not speaking in the “woo woo” way. Things happen (life events, experiences, etc.). They have no inherent nature, meaning they’re not inherently good, bad, scary, worrisome, or wonderful. Different people interpret the same events differently. Their predominant thought patterns and beliefs dictate the nature of their perceptions.

For example, a circus clown walks down the street with 20 bundles of cotton candy. Happiness, irritation, fear, desire, temptation, and laughter are each as likely to be directed at her. The…

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10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About Life

January 19, 2015


10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About Life:

1) Gossipers gossip. Gossiping—speaking negatively about others who aren’t present—is a vile habit. It’s driven by insecurity, and anyone who gossips to you about others is also (or will soon be) gossiping about you. When you feel the urge to gossip it’s a signal that you need to invest in your self-esteem.

2) Self-esteem comes from making good choices, setting goals that you find…

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Behind the scenes of this “Pollyanna”

November 6, 2014



Many of you don’t know about me. You think I’m “pollyanna,” and the only reason I can say the hopeful and positive things I say so fervently is because I’ve never had it hard. You decide:

I dropped out of 9th grade and hung out with gang-members and convicts.I was a welfare mom living in a garage at 19. I climbed out of that life, with Spirit’s help, and did some incredible things: opened a business, went to an accredited law…

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The Difference Between “I Can’t Afford It” and “I Don’t Value It”

October 15, 2014

The Difference Between “I Can’t Afford It” and “I Don’t Value It.”


Once in a great while, I come across a writer and a writing that moves my center. My friend, Stacey Robbins, has penned a piece we all need to read.

I’ll warn you now, it’s raw, contains some adult language, and will call you on your inner BS (forgive me, I couldn’t find a more appropriate word). Also, it’s long. Make the time…

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8 Steps to Clean Your Inner House & Connect with Your Intuition

September 9, 2014

Child Spirit

You are intuitive, whether you realize it or not. There’s a higher knowing within you. It’s always there and available to support you. It may communicate or express itself as a feeling, a vision, a voice, or a simple knowing.

The challenge for most people is in recognizing their intuition and distinguishing between it, the ego, emotions, and their thinking mind. Intuitive knowings aren’t like other types…

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I Coulda’ Won State: My Life-changing Lesson

August 16, 2014

Have you ever defied what you knew was right out of fear of being wrong? Have you ever so underestimated yourself that you blew a tremendous opportunity? If so, this is for you.

When I was around 10-years-old, I competed in the California State Baton Twirling Championship. Looking back, I see how well prepared I was for competition. I’d studied ballet for six years under the exacting instruction of prima ballerina, Ms. Ivanovsky; I’d learned gymnastics…

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