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The Sweeping of More… Abundance… More or Less

The Sweeping of More… Abundance… More or Less

 w The Sweeping of More… ABUNDANCE… More or Less? We live in a time of such abundance and more… More availability to all the foundational elements to thrive… food, shelter, clothing and powerful connectivity to create on so many levels. Yet, there is epidemic of overwhelm and anxiety that MORE can sweep up the very soul of us into worldly weather patterns of not enough and constantly needing more. Marketing has become part of our social fabric. It’s influencing us from every direction. Screens pushing out more and more — bits of information and data — influencing and pushing behaviors is now the world we live in. MORE is a mighty energy stream — pushing at all of us consciously, subconsciously and unconsciously. It’s going deep, fast. Promoting the chase of MORE. Chasing more to “get there”. Chasing more to not feel deprived. Motivating us to “be more”. “Do more”. More. More. More. The topic of more could explode into an endless mount of MORE. And with all this MORE there is the epidemic of LESS and LOSS. Missing out. Something missing. A form of emptiness. It’s that thing creating sleep disruptions. Middle of the night panic. In some of us, clear loneliness or isolation is present from something meaningful. And in some, it’s the slow insidious undercurrent of some form of “not enough” undetectable pressing on us. Despair. Loneliness. Isolation. Feeling left out of some form of belonging or connection is a real energy circulating in the collective consciousness and it’s affecting every gender, age and social economic bracket. Everything that contradicts — MORE. Maybe there is a...
Audacity to be Authentic

Audacity to be Authentic

Audacity to be Authentic “Have the audacity to be authentic.” This statement feels bold, something brave people say.  Or it’s an option we use when the time is right. It can be a permission pass we give ourselves to show up more fully, but only if conditions are right enough to take action. Make the decision. Speak up. Raise our hands, and say, “Yes, count me in!’ or “No, count me out”.  Being authentic can also sound like a really nice extra-curricular activity we do when the picture-perfect life has arrived. When we have enough time. When we have enough money. When we are pretty enough. Thin enough. Smart enough. Educated enough. Or when the conditions are right enough. The right words. The right people. Right mood. Dressed in the right outfit. In the right opportunity. When everything is just right, all the stars have aligned.  Only then do give ourselves permission to awaken our most treasured self, filled with the audacity to be authentic.  Women are designed to conform. Physiologically, our bodies are made to shape-shift and conform to accommodate. The adapting and flexible nature of a woman is so exceptional that it allows her to hold and grow the space for another human being to be created and brought into the world through her.  What happens when this life-giving system of a woman gets lost by over-accommodating and over-conforming that it becomes a habit of people pleasing?  She loses her own voice, expression, actions, dreams, and standards of her true self. A part of her will not be fully expressed or lived. We are at a new...
Shine Your Light Mantra

Shine Your Light Mantra

Today… I show up. Speak Up. And let my light shine! I absolutely know this is how you can activate your most natural state of power. It’s how we come into the world as a child. All great change in our lives and in the world comes from our willingness to fully show up to the moment, the day and all that is… here and now.  Speak up and show up to what is truthful to the moment, situation and what is… and your light will shine brighter. In doing this most powerful act, everything shifts into a better place of change. Once this mantra unveiled these words to me… I found myself repeating these words so easily with effortless grace over and over…. Let your light shine. Show up. Speak up. Start...
Choosing to Be the Change You Wish to See – Welcome 2015

Choosing to Be the Change You Wish to See – Welcome 2015

I embrace family, love family. I am a family person. I come from a big family, and like many others may have experienced, my holidays have been riddled with family dramas. There are so many ways the dramas show up with holiday festivities as opinions, dysfunctions, addictions and long standing antics that mix with pure doses of love and family bonding. Despite all those twists and turns of agendas and dramas that USED to churn their own twists and turns on my insides, I have had the best Christmas and holiday ever. I have spent so much of my life trying to get inside that place where I was untouched by the swirling craziness or lack of it because of disconnection. Neither extreme felt like home to me. There was a time when it felt so hard to get into that place when the very immediate and primary family I was creating began to have unsettling dynamics. My primary family didn’t feel like an “at home peace”. This Christmas has the most confirming to me for the inner work I have done to get here. It took honor, deep truthful self-honor. It was tough, one of the hardest decisions of my life, to step toward what I call, “getting inside my life”. There were so many unknowns I had to cross, especially with having young kids because I wanted to do right by them. I wanted so badly to have health, peace, love and connection in my core family unit. My soul craved it, yearned for it. I longed for that comforting family belonging. Why was it so hard...
Authenticity in Action! Exquisite YOU!

Authenticity in Action! Exquisite YOU!

“Authenticity in Action” Let your unfolding be… graceful, natural and exquisitely YOU!  I wanted to post something last night about being “authentic” I wrestled with the words. I didn’t want it to sound cliche about a phrase that is thrown around a lot. I wanted to find the right way to express the magic power authenticity carries if we have the courage to be authentic in the most simplest ways. I deleted the words from the FB status and copied them into the notes on my phone to save for later. Then this morning my mom called. She began telling me a story about her travels over the past weekend. She was at a professional convention with my dad which included success motivation topics. During a presentation my mom saw a woman who appeared very sad, a few rows over. Her face was red and she looked like she had been crying. My mom said she couldn’t stop thinking of this woman while listening to the presentation. She said there was an energetic pull, almost like a magnetic draw she couldn’t stop toward the woman. She excused herself from where she was sitting to get closer to her. She began rubbing the woman’s back without saying a word. She could sense immediate relief when she reached out to her and proceeded to massage her neck. She stayed there with the woman and continued massaging her neck and shoulders for the next 30 minutes. When the room broke up for a break my mom kissed her forehead and said these words to her… “I don’t need to know what is...

Overcoming Obstacles & Barriers

Obstacles are a part of life, but some are self-induced. How do we overcome them? What skills can we master to empower ourselves. Sometimes obstacles and barriers can result from the best parts of ourselves. Yes, our strengths can turn into weaknesses if we can’t see something for what it really is.   Join the conversation as we explore new angles on overcoming obstacles and barriers. MONDAY MANTRA: I am in the “Serenity of Safety” as I expand into my unknowns. Big or small unknowns… making the phone, meeting the person, waiting for the answer… the many multitudes… unknowns track with life. Let this powerful mantra of protection help you stand strong… Say it 3 times in your mind right now and you will feel a calm grace wash over you… I am in the “Serenity of...