Your dream is yours for THIS reason...

Late last year, she came to me with a dream. 
A dream of moving to Hawaii.
A dream she'd held close to her heart for years, but figured it was something she'd do maybe in 10 years.

But after a recent visit to the islands, she couldn't ignore any longer the inner knowing that she's meant to start a new chapter of her life there.

So she came to me and hired me to hold space. To keep her accountable and to keep moving on this dream.

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What I wish for you in 2018...

I recently posted on my Facebook wall about shining our light, and it's clear from the responses that so many of us recognize that it's our time to SHINE!

It's time to own our talents. 
To express ourselves. 
To honor our desires.

It's time to be a source of love (or joy, fun, inspiration, or what lights you up!) wherever you go.

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Risking again after being disappointed

Ten years ago, Mark and I were sitting next to each other and looking with wide eyes at the inch-thick stack of papers in front of us.

We were about to sign our life away - 30 years of it, anyway - to close on our first home.

This was the moment we'd been waiting and planning for, to finally have a place of our own.

A place to decorate as we wish.

A place to play house as newlyweds.

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How long will you wait, 10 years like I did?

Pipe dreams - something you'd love to do, have or experience, but that feels impossible or impractical.

We all have them.

Maybe yours is something grand like moving to a tropical island and living in a glass bottom bungalow.

Or maybe it's simply having a day to yourself, free from any work, home or parenting responsibilities.

Mine was moving to California.

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When life takes an unexpected turn

Last month as we were leaving for our vacation to Maui, I looked forward to doing nothing but relaxing and de-stressing. 

I imagined seven whole days of lounging on the beach, napping, reading, and maybe playing an occasional game of beach volleyball. 

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Get what you want without making New Year's resolutions

Do you want to accomplish big things but have zero interest in making resolutions? Have you already made some resolutions but don't feel inspired by them anymore?

For me, resolutions feel restrictive, like a constant reminder of what I don't like about myself or my life.

So for the past few years, I've been choosing a THEME instead.

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Which camp are you in?

Have you noticed that around this time of year, there are generally two camps of people – those who are excited to plan and set goals for the new year and those who go about their day business as usual?

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When a frenemy sabotaged me and my work

Do you spend days working and re-working something creative (whether it be your blog post, book, video, invention, business idea, art or music) only to want to start all over again?
Does it feel like it’s never good enough?
This was the merry-go-round I used to ride on when I confused excellence with perfectionism.

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Tired of feeling stuck on your creative project?

Have you been thinking about a creative project lately? If so, you’re not alone. It’s finally spring here, and with the energy of rebirth and growth that comes along with it, you’re probably feeling an extra burst of inspiration.

This means now is the perfect time to take action and put your creative project into motion.

Here’s the thing about inspiration, though - it can quickly fade and be replaced by overwhelm and inaction if we’re not mindful.

That’s because pursuing something new scares the part of us that’s designed to keep us safe.

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