I recently posted this picture in my Instagram story: Over the last six months, I’ve been working on cultivating radical self-acceptance, the kind that accepts and loves me no matter what. For years I had lived by the credo, “Thin At Any Cost” and at that time in my life, acceptance was only given when…

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“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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  I was talking to a friend last week about how I feel like I’m always in a constant state of rebuilding my classes.   “What does that tell you?” he asked.   “Ha. That there’s some deep spiritual lesson I need to get about starting over?”   “No. Well, maybe, I dunno. That’s not…

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  My little guy turned 10 yesterday and it’s hard to believe we’re already in double digits. Last night as I was watching him play his video game (Fortnight is all the rage btw), I reflected on the last 10 years of life with Johnny – all the various of stages of growth, not just…

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  It’s happened to you. It’s happened to me.   When we stop looking, forcing and worrying, things magically seem to fall into place.   I discovered my calling the moment I stopped frantically worrying about my career. I began loving the skin I’m in the minute I stopped obsessing about what I looked like,…

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  Over the last few weeks, I’ve had this inward urging that’s been telling me to “do the things” – the things that lead to the BIG things. Talk with my coach about my book. Outline my book and make the time to write each day. Refine my brand and who I am in the…

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  The other day I was talking to my dear friend, Kevin Michael about his dreams and aspirations.   “You know,” he said, taking a long, dramatic pause, “this,” and he waved his hands in a circular motion around him, “this is the side hustle. The real dream is to perform onstage to 200 million…

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  Someone asked me the other day how long I had been teaching fitness and I told them that I had been doing this as a full-time gig for three-and-a-half years.   And while that’s true…that not the whole story.   The reality is I started teaching intenSati, a mind-body fitness class, six years ago…

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  Last week, Kimberly Spreen-Glick, an innovator and change agent in the fitness industry – and someone who I consider a huge mentor (though we’ve never met in person) – made this post:   “To all the beautiful souls out there, this message is from my heart to yours…take a deep breath but please do…

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  This past weekend I was up in Boston helping to facilitate intenSati leadership training. While I’ve helped at previous trainings to various degrees over the last two years, this training was a huge milestone:   For the first time ever – for the first time in a real way that was not contingent upon…

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