When you are not ready for jingle bells…

I’m in the midst of a six month training program to learn to sit with the dying, the sick, the grieving and those that are just going through one of those times in life when it feels like your whole world has unraveled.  In many ways, I’ve been training for this for years as I’ve […]

The magic of the red chairs…

I made a short video for you about red chair magic and how to get a little red chair magic into your days. I hashtag the pictures I take at the red chairs in our backyard #redchairmagic. Sitting at the red chairs is the pause I give myself permission to take. When my honey and […]

What I learned about attempting to break a world record…

Last week I headed up to Portland to participate in The Great Namaste as part of attending a conference called the World Domination Summit.  The idea was to get a large group of people to do a series of yoga poses in a wave (like at a sports event, but with hippies).  They said the […]

Where to find your pockets of Joy…

“I have yet to find the pocket that helps me deal with losing Susan” I found this message written at the end of a book I picked up at a used bookstore.  In this book (The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walter), there is a story of an impoverished family getting on a bus […]

Treat Yo’ Self

My daughter told me that #treatyoself is the new trendy hashtag.  I’m giving the “moms” credit for teaching the next generation about the value of self-care.  I put “moms” in quotes because I believe that the definition of a mom is a woman who loves. If you are a woman that shows up for a […]

Attracting Delicious Love – Part 3

Attracting Delicious Love – Part 2

Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance talks about the “Trance of Fear”.  We’ve all been there, right? Tara says when we’re caught in the trance of fear, “we spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully.” It’s time to step out of the trance of fear and into a joy […]

A letter to the woman who is “not unhappy”

Hello love, When asked if you are happy, you said, “I am not…unhappy?” and there was that question at the end.  Like you aren’t sure if it’s okay to not be happy.  So, let’s start with acknowledging that it’s okay not to be happy all the time. Our culture puts so much pressure on us […]

What the hell are we complaining about?

I asked the women in my Untamed Program to come out of the joy closet. Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Romans 12:2 I asked them, just for one day, not to respond to “How are you?” with a complaint about being too tired or too busy or too scattered.  I asked […]

What Valentine’s Day says about you…

What I really want you to know today is that nothing that happens on Valentine’s Day (or your Birthday or Mother’s Day or Whatever Day That Holds All The Expectations) is a reflection of how much you are loved.  It’s also not a reflection of how well you love others.  And it is absolutely, positively […]