When we hear of self-responsibility we often think of blaming ourselves for the endless mistakes that we have made. It's a shame-inducing process of making ourselves feel bad for not being the perfect person that we somehow think we need to be all the time.
News flash: that's not self-responsibility.
When I started awakening to the possibility that I could create my life and be a woman that was not always in pain and hatred, I had to come to terms with an essential truth
The last time I visited the French Riviera, it was the winter of 2010. And despite how it might have appeared, on the inside, I was losing my shit. I was at a job that didn’t fulfill me, I was 20lbs overweight from the compulsive binge eating, I had no idea how to turn this newfound passion of teaching yoga into something sustainable… And most of all I was overwhelmed by this deep soul-crushing weight that maybe it was going to be like this forever.
I have been impatient most of my life. My mom jokes that she knew I was impatient from birth, given that I was born three weeks early. I used to think this was a compliment. Now, I have developed a deeper understanding of what impatience really means, and the one question that can change it all.
I think anyone on the transformation journey has energetically asked this question in some capacity before. How can I teach my coworker/boss/partner how to be more loving and compassionate? How can I spread my message to more people? How can I increase the people in my classes? I have wisdom to share goshdarnit! Here's my #1 advice.
As much as we try to stay positive and happy... sometimes life gets in the way. So what do we do to move through the unhappy emotions like sadness and grief and anger? This tool will help.
Having a hard time surrendering and letting go? What if that wasn't really the problem? Here's what to do instead.
It's not always easy to sit down and meditate. And sometimes we are just not a place in our lives where that's something we should be doing. So here's something to do instead.
As you continue to put yourself out there in a big way, inevitably you will receive hate. The question is, how do you handle it?
It can feel so frustrating when we feel like we have no purpose. What are we supposed to do on this planet? How do we find our purpose? Here's my breakdown.
I truly believe that being emotional is the most powerful form of rebellion. Because embracing our emotions and ALL of who we are is the only way we can be a change agent in the world. Today, I want to take it a step further. Because I think for most of us, we don't even really know what is truly motivating our feelings.
It is so painful and frustrating when you just have no idea what to do. Your chest feels tight, your breath constricted, and your mind racing trying desperately to find the answer. Here are my loving words of support for you and what lack of clarity REALLY means.
One of the things that I see a lot in the self-improvement world is this tenacity to quickly change how you feel. Unfortunately that doesn't really work. Here's what to do instead.
A dogmatic statement that I just can’t stand anymore is “be yourself" or ”be who you are" or “just be authentically you.” That sounds nice. But what does it mean? And how can we implement it?
This tool has been transformational in helping me gain clarity over who I am as well as help my clients understand what is coming up for them.
A short story for all lightworkers
Many spiritual texts tell you that in order to change, you must first accept what is. But then what? What's the next step after you spent time coming to terms with what is?
Here are some meditation resources for you to use as you begin your journey on the cushion!
We're not always super heroes. Holding ourselves to perfection all the time can be pretty challenging and leads to various self-worth issues. Here's how to honor your limitations and find more freedom in your life.
We hear a lot this conversation on surrender. But how do we surrender when it's something we really want? How do we work hard AND allow things to just happen? Here's my tips for you.