Two weeks ago, I woke up with the worst hangover – not from drinking too much, but from sharing too much. I had what Brene Brown, acclaimed author and research professor at the University of Houston, calls a vulnerability hangover. “A vulnerability hangover is a gut-wrenching feeling that happens the moment we decide to get…

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I’m in the process of moving and I’ve already thrown away and donated at least 20 garbage bags of stuff – and I still have more rooms to go through! As someone who has control issues and who struggles to let go, I have been dreading this process for weeks. I’ve been consumed with the…

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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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Not enough. We all have at least one of those stories rolling around our head. I’m not a good enough parent I’m not smart enough I’m not a good enough friend I’m not thin enough I’m not strong enough I’m not talented enough I don’t work hard enough I’m too fat I’m too lazy I’m…

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I especially love to celebrate others, but it’s always been harder for me to celebrate myself. However, with the encouragement of family and friends, I’m changing that. I’m allowing myself to be celebrated and I’m celebrating my life – especially all of the lessons I’ve learned these last 37 years (as well as the ones…

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How often do you experience something painful – either emotional or physical – and you fairly quickly find yourself getting dramatic about it? Or maybe you don’t get worked up, but you start to create a story about what this incident must mean about you, your life, your past or your future? When the shitty…

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This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and I took a moment today to think about my journey over the last 15 years. It’s incredible easy to be hyper focused on where we want to go and how far we have to go to get there. Whether it’s recovery or healing or health or…

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  It’s impossible to go throughout life without experiencing loss, rejection, failure, heartbreak and adversity on some level. Stressful situations happen to everyone.   Some things happen suddenly. We’re heading in one direction and unexpectedly we get the call that our brother died in a car crash. One moment we’re running for the ball during…

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  “Yes” – it’s one simple word, but it’s a word that holds amazing power in our life.   Yes to doing the extra work…even if it leads you closer to burnout.   Yes to hanging out with the friend who drains you…because you feel bad.   Yes to the one night stand…even though you…

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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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