Older and wiser, that's how many of us describe aging. And while we are certainly filled with life experience, we often have mixed feelings about getting older. Gray hair, wrinkles, aches and pains, and other shifts, can cause us to freak out, even though, we understand it's an inevitable process. This year it all began to hit me. Mid life. I won't lie, some parts of it did in fact feel like a crisis. Questions about where I'm at, where I'm going, pressures to achieve, unfulf
Even though I work with highly productive and successful people, the one recurring theme I see in most of them, is the underlying and powerful energy of NOT feeling enough! No matter how successful, talented, famous, or gorgeous, so many people have that persistent voice inside their head that says "I'm afraid that if they knew everything about me, they'd stop loving me" or "they'll find out soon that I am a fake" or "this is all too good to be true, it's gotta fall apart soo
Where do we go from here? I feel like this is the conversation that so many people are having right now. I suppose with all of the changes in the world due to Covid etcetera, we've been asking the bigger questions, like, what makes me happy, where do I want to live, how can I use my unique gifts to help others and make money, where do I want to invest my energy, and what do I want the next chapter to look and feel like? Although it has been challenging for so many people, it'
I think most of us are pretty familiar with feelings of shame. Whether we admit to it or not, we have all felt embarrassed, less than, or ashamed of some part of our life experience. Maybe you grew up in poverty and had to wear hand-me-down clothes, or you dealt with sexual abuse and carried it as a secret, or maybe you quietly lead a life of addiction that nobody knows about. Usually shame comes from an event or life experience that has caused us to feel victimized, inferior
I have always loved the word "Warrior". Maybe it's my Danish, Viking roots, but to me, it denotes strength, courage, and power. I suppose the negative connotation of a Warrior, is that they need to work, fight, or push in order to become the victor. While I am a big believer that life doesn't always need to be hard, there will be times when we feel as if we are fighting an uphill battle that pushes us to our limits. When we commit to growth, expansion, and evolution, there wi
I've been thinking a lot about Gratitude. This seems like such a basic topic/emotion doesn't it? Simply take into account everything around you and show appreciation. But for some reason, this has been one of the most difficult things for me to embody. Most likely it's because I've had SO MANY BIG desires in life that I kept waiting for those to show up first, so that I could finally shout THANK YOU to the Universe! When our desires are really grand, it can sometimes make wha
Over the years people would tell me "happiness is a choice" or "everything in your life is a direct manifestation of your beliefs." I wanted to smack them! Easy for them to say, I thought, but they don't know my story, my thoughts, or my struggles. If they lived in my head, they wouldn't be saying that. I was certain that It wasn't as easy as a simple choice and I had plenty of facts to back that up. Fast forward years later. Each morning, I consciously DECIDE that I'm going
A friend sent me this Zen Proverb earlier in the week and I thought that it would be the perfect theme for this week's message and Breathwork class. On a Spiritual level, we all understand that our biggest lessons, challenges, and obstacles are here to teach us so that we can expand and grow. But sometimes we just wanna say F#@% right off! Enough with the damn learning....just open the path to more freedom, ease, and flow please! ;-) But the truth is, without the darkness, th
I recall my favorite spiritual teacher, Wayne Dyer, mentioning that EGO stands for Edging God Out. I have always loved that.
Our Ego, when balanced, is an important part of who we are and can give us a healthy sense of self-worth and personal power. When imbalanced, it can cause us to feel less than or better than others. Both are untrue. The truth is, we are ALL equal and yet our Ego loves to separate us from others.
Feeling less than, ensures that we stay stuck in compari
Most of you have heard the acronym for FEAR. False Evidence Appearing Real. But If you've been caught up in fearful thoughts or experiences, it can feel VERY real and there appears to be plenty of evidence! At times, fear takes over our body causing adrenalin to rush through our system, taking us on a fight or flight journey that often overrides our logical mind. The good news is that much of our fear is simply stored up reactions that we have picked up along the way, a stres
I recall my aunt Ellen lending me a book called Emanuelle's Book when I was 20 years old. I devoured every word and those teachings completely changed my life! I went on to read at least 3 of the channeled series, and they answered so many of my questions about life, living, and the truth of who we really are and why we're here. I went on to spend the next 30 years reading perhaps a hundred books and listening to various teachers and healers speak about our Spiritual Essence.
A Course In Miracles (ACIM) which is a teaching program for spiritual development, talks about a Miracle being "a shift in perspective from fear to love." It goes on to say that "there is no order of difficulty in Miracles." Most of us, myself included, were brought up with the idea that a Miracle was some unexpected and magnificent occurrence that cannot be explained in words. A Miracle was thought to be rare and only happened to very few. But if we take this new approach th
When I was a health coach, I talked a lot about how family DNA and genetics make up a part of our overall wellness. I discussed that genetics play a smaller role than we realize, making up approximately 25% of our health story. The rest comes down to lifestyle choices. That's pretty powerful and means that much of our longevity can be positively affected by our own actions. As I've delved into working with people using Breathwork and other healing modalities, it is very clear
The Law of Attraction teachings really screwed me up! Focus on what you really want and tap into how it feels to have that very thing, then watch it show up effortlessly into your life...or something like that!? Sounds simple enough. I even found that it works some of the time. The problem is that when we do manifestation meditations or exercises regularly, and things "don't" go our way, it's easy to beat ourselves up and begin to question our very manifestation skills. "Well
As a sick kid growing up, I remember being tired a lot and often struggled with frequent colds, earaches, allergies and chest infections. While I am certain now that some of this had to do with my diet and food sensitivities, and that modern medicine would only cover up the problem rather than look at its cause...I am grateful now to get a deeper perspective on what was happening. I was sad and it began to manifest as illness. We could ask which came first, the emotional stru
Have you ever questioned what the Universe has planned for you? Do you often feel like it has a mind of its own, and that it seems to override all of your plans, goals, and intentions? What I am seeing more and more with people that I work with and in my own life, is a new way of being. This energy of letting go, trusting, and having FULL faith that God, The Universe, Our Guides, actually have our back and that if we would allow it, we'd be directed some place far better than