Posts in Life Lessons
I Am An Asshole. So Are You.

I am a huge asshole. I react when my buttons are pushed. My ego takes over and I behave sometimes like I am entitled to things in life. I have a sharp, sharp tongue that can eviscerate someone without a second thought. I can be single-minded, selfish, grumpy, insensitive and bossy. 

In other words, a huge asshole. 

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Things I forgot in 2017

This year was full of activity, surprises, disappointments, illness, love, cookies and so much more. I caught myself yesterday saying "2017 kicked my ass..." and as I said it something didn't quite ring true. Yes, I often felt like my proverbial ass was handed to me this year. Obstacles were put in my path that I wasn't prepared to handle, I saw some relationships come and go, I felt deep darkness at times. 

Reflecting on a year is one of my favorite things to do. It gives me the opportunity to take stock of myself, my goals, and where I am spending my energy. 

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Stuck? Turn to Your Champions

I get stuck a lot. Because I have a fast mind and curious spirit, I am always looking for something. Right now, for example, I am all hung up on my branding and business plan. More specifically I'm worried about finding my core audience. Is it business people? People with cancer? Middle managers? Stay-at-home Moms? Men? I can help all these people but my focus feels all over the place. In other words -  el stucko. 

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How to Love Mondays

I love Mondays. I am the anti-Garfield. I wish every day had the energy and excitement of Monday. 

It wasn't always this way. I used to go to bed on Sunday dreading waking up on Monday morning and going back to the grind. I used to get terrible tension headaches on Mondays as I looked ahead to all the "things" I needed to accomplish. Overwhelm City, Arizona. 

Then I discovered something amazing.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Self-Trust and Self-Protection

I often feel like there are two different parts of me, one that knows the truth about what's in my highest good, and one that knows exactly what to say to keep me safe and small. For illustrative purposes, let's call my truth Gracie and my protector Vivian. These two are fighting for my attention like Mayweather and Pacquiao. As brutally, but not as gracefully as championship boxers. More like a slap fight between self-trust and self-protection.

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