Love Your Relationships

As I talk with my community about balanced living and the pieces of the “life’s pie” that makes us feel nourished, there are two things that consistently show up as major talking points. The first being our careers- how we spend 40+ hours a week- and the second being our relationships including intimate, friend &Continue reading “Love Your Relationships”


Stop. Are you currently multi tasking? Reading this as you walk to your car? During your commute? In between tasks? It’s okay if you are. Just take note if this is you. Then, consider how often you actually stop to notice what’s going on in these transitional moments of your life. Chances are you use this time toContinue reading “pause”

rise & shine

Just as the sun peaks over the horizon, a lotus flower emerges from the murky morning waters. And at first glance, it may appear to be just a magical gift from mother nature. But if you look deeper there is a mystical essense that rises with the blossoming of this flower. Considering the meaning behindContinue reading “rise & shine”

the continued journey to living in the present​

As I sat outside Sip & Ship, a wonderful locally owned coffee/shipping store, I sipped my hemp milk latte. Drake’s beats played in my earbuds as I pulled out my notebook to write- about what I felt was prudent for me & my community on this day- living in the present moment. As I putContinue reading “the continued journey to living in the present​”

i don’t know

Thinking back on my middle school years still, makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. It is such a time of change and transformation. (Why don’t they have a movie that explained you’re supposed to be awkward then, that plays in health class?) As my peers and I geared up, from leaving the “elementary nest” to transition into ourContinue reading “i don’t know”

fly by the seat of your pants

Upon arising from my slumber in the sleepy town of Santa Barbara California, I turned over to look at my dear friend. She was reading away on her cell phone, always an early riser, I love that about her. After I welcomed the day slowly and set my intention, I spoke up to ask herContinue reading “fly by the seat of your pants”

my morning ritual

You might say I am a dreamer. Meaning, I live most often in my mind as opposed to in my feet. I am constantly thinking, creating and dreaming up ideas about life/ the future- which I feel is great- for me. But sometimes, it can be unsettling taking me out of the present moment. YouContinue reading “my morning ritual”

beauty in simplicity 

If you were stranded on a desert island what would you bring with you? Got it? Okay- let’s come back to that? (Don’t cheat yourself!)  This weekend, while camping, I was reminded of the beauty in simplicity. No cell phone service, alarm clock to wake you, no shower to rinse off in and no toiletContinue reading “beauty in simplicity “

the perfect day

One of my favorite things to do with my coaching clients is to have them conjure up a visual of what their perfect day would look like. I often get ideas like -I am standing on the porch of my dream home- I travel when I want- I have financial freedom- I am with myContinue reading “the perfect day”

my struggle with -being present-

  The number of articles and books I’ve read on the idea of “being present” would qualify me as a curious researcher in the field. Yet until last week, I wasn’t quite able to wrap my head around the practice. Chances are, this will change again and I will lose the answer that once satisfiedContinue reading “my struggle with -being present-“