Everything in life has a price. Whether it’s losing weight, learning a new skill, writing a book, getting the promotion, starting a podcast or recording an album – we don’t get anything we want by wanting it, wishing for it or avoiding the real work. There’s a price to be paid and either we’re willing…

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I want to pay off my MasterCard I want to lose ten pounds I want to be in a passionate, connected relationship I want to be successful in my career and land the promotion We all have goals. We all have things we want that we don’t currently have. But too often, we set goals…

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In your life, are you more driven by what inspires you or what scares you? Last week as I was navigating some deep-seated not-enough stories and wrestling with the fear of filming my classes, I found myself up against the wall, an ultimate moment of brutal and honest truth, asking myself: Are you more driven…

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I recently watched the movie, We Bought a Zoo, and in one particular scene, Matt Damon is speaking to his estranged teenage son, encouraging him to reach out to a young girl he befriended: “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage – 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery and I promise you, something…

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Anything worthwhile requires struggle. If success comes easy, there’s a catch. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Sound familiar? In our culture, we’re taught that pain has a purpose. We believe suffering equals success. We live by a no pain, no gain mentality that says we have to undergo ordeals in…

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“Lean into your partner. Press against them with everything you have, like you are trying to push them over. Look them in the eyes and scream. Let it all out. Really feel it from the depth of your belly. Loud as you can.” It was the first “exercise” of the intenSati retreat. I cringed. These…

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Despite our best laid plans and intentions, sometimes things just don’t go our way. It’s the reason we have backup plans and Plan B’s. It’s why we’re researching our next move while still trying to make headway with the goal we’re working on. It’s why we create pacts with our girl/guy friends in order to…

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“Your inner light hasn’t been shining so bright recently,” she said to me in a low, concerned tone as she leaned over the counter. I smiled, or, at least I tried to. “Well, you know…” I said, trying to shrug off what felt like 100 lbs mounted to my back, “it’s been…” “I know,” she…

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  The other day I was updating my calendars for this year and 2019 with upcoming trainings and workshops and I realized I was actually writing down things I’ve been working towards for a while now. It was a moment of deep gratitude and something I don’t take for granted. But, it was also in…

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  Last week I felt as if I was a walking timebomb. A combination of feeling rundown, exhausted and physically sore left me wondering if I would suddenly collapse teaching or fall asleep while driving. I’ve been exhausted before, but this was a whole new level – and one that wasn’t the result from teaching…

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