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inspire

Feeling Stuck? 5 Ways to Feel Inspired When Life Knocks You Down

Do you ever find yourself just strolling through your day-to-day life not feeling inspired in the slightest? You ask yourself how the heck did I …

in progress

I Don’t Want to Write About Being A Work In Progress

Can you spot what’s wrong with my chandelier? Yep, it’s missing a lightbulb. Do you ever feel like you’re something gorgeous that’s just missing a lightbulb moment? …

What Forgiveness Is Not: 8 Things You Should Know

Most people have an idea of what forgiveness is, but have you ever considered what forgiveness is not? Maybe it’s not what you think it …

clean candles

The Importance of Clean Candles: How Your Health May be Affected

Most people are aware of the dangerous chemicals and toxins found in most household cleaning products, many makeup and skincare lines, personal health products, etc. …

peace

Creating Peace in Turbulent Times: 5 Tools for Finding Inner Peace

I’ve been feeling fragile and uneasy lately. With so much going on in the world, and in my personal life, it’s been a challenge to …

Being Single

How To Enjoy Being Single Through The Years: My Journey From 25 to 52

“We ain’t never getting older” is a favorite song lyric quote from the Chainsmoker’s song Closer. I like it as it takes me back to …

Power

3 Reasons to Embrace the Power of “And”

“And” is a very small word that can wield a lot of power. Let’s embrace those three letters as a word of connection, inclusivity, and …

living authentically

Living Authentically: Rising From The Ashes of Your Past

Because this is my first blog post with The We Spot, I wanted to introduce myself. But I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill intro. I …

nonviolence

Practicing Ahimsa: Do you Show up for Yourself in Nonviolence?

Do you feel like you are someone who practices nonviolence? I think many of us would agree we don’t harm or murder so we are …

white space

Encountering Fear and Opportunity in the White Space of Life

I’m transitioning from full-time real estate work as an individual practitioner to a “next chapter” real estate model. This involves having Realtor partners join me …

In Praise of My Husband on Husband’s Day this April

In Praise of a Husband? I can hear what you’re thinking, this is a women’s blog! I know, I know, but I want to spotlight …

You Belong

A Reminder to My Immigrant Parents – You Belong!

A few months ago, I was invited to a gala event for a local organization. I had the privilege of inviting my husband and mom, …

Ho'oponopono Technique

My Insight into the Ancient Hawaiian Ho’oponopono Technique

Insight into the Ho’oponopono Technique First, I’d like to tell you about the benefits of using the Ho’oponopono technique and how it started. Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawai’ian …

The Perfectionist Trap

Do you tend to evaluate your worth in terms of your performance or achievements? Beat yourself up whenever you make the smallest mistake? Find it …

Turning 40

One Year Shy of 40: Is It All Down Hill From Here?

Celebrating my 39th year feels so ho hum. Is this a result of pandemic blues or is it really all downhill after 40? I polled …

creativity

Dissolving Your Beliefs Around Your Own Creativity: Why It Matters

I heard the call of creativity early in life. My preferred creative mediums were Play-Doh, sheets and blankets to construct indoor forts, and producing plays …

self love

Learning: Permission Granted to Love Yourself through Knowledge

When you pick up a book, seek out a podcast, choose a program, attend an event, typically you’re interested in learning, growth, inspiration, and maybe …

What the Heck is Intuitive Eating Anyway?

What the Heck is Intuitive Eating Anyway? As an Intuitive Eating Counselor and Coach, I get this question a lot.     I’ve written a couple …

Spring Intensions

Spring Intentions: Do What Makes You Twinkle

Winter completely kicked my ass. For whatever reason, once it’s dark, I’m done. The literal and figurative darkness of the season was exhausting. Even when …

7 tips

7 Reasons Why I Procrastinate

I admit it, I’m prone to procrastination so with a little soul searching I came up with seven reasons why I procrastinate. If you’re a …

Human Design

Honoring Your Path Through Human Design

There was a time in which I felt really lost. When I didn’t know which direction to turn. When I wasn’t sure which way was …

self-care

The Two Secrets to Satisfying Self-Care

I Drove to the Store with My Heart Breaking… because I didn’t know what else to do. I’d learned in my support group for spouses …

Pie Oh My! It’s British Pie Week! Don’t you Just Love Pie and these Recipes?

Oh, man! I am so excited to find out that the week of March 7th is “British Pie Week.” I’m not sure why I think …

be the change

Be the Change!

In a world where we see many injustices, inequities, and despair. A world that at times feels heavy, out of control, and out of hand. …

a survival guide for empaths

A Survival Guide for Empaths: 7 Practices to Protect Yourself

Are you an empath? Do you struggle with flying emotions and negative energy? Feelings and emotions are intense and everywhere, that is why I am …

Looking in and finding out

Looking In and Finding Out: Unraveling Who You Are at Your Core

Let me as you a question. But before I do, prepare yourself to give an honest answer. Not one you “think” you should say. But …

Gratitude

Choosing Gratitude in My Least Favorite Season

It was cold, and I found myself complaining about it roughly every 15 minutes or so. My husband was getting tired of listening to my …

Teens and Music, A Doorway to Connection

Why is music so ingrained in our teens, in all of us humans? Why does it transport us to a certain place and time? My …

Off the Pedestal: Redefining the Image of the Strong Woman

If one more person calls me a “strong woman”, I might scream. Not that I don’t appreciate you considering me capable and mature. But would …

I Hate Parenting My Kids: The Honest Truth

I recently read a blog where a mom shared her feelings about the difficulties of being a mom. She was raw and brutally honest. I related …

perfectionist mom

Done Trying to Be perfect: Allowing myself to be a B+ Mom

With the New Year upon us, the pressure to improve ourselves as a human and especially as a mom is constantly in our faces. However, …

Lose yourself

Did You Really Lose Yourself as a Mom? Or Were You Lost Long Before?

We hear moms say it all the time… “I had children and I lost myself”. I get it. I’ve seen so many women in therapy …

Positive thoughts

Does Saying Your Life is Hard, Make it Harder? Perspective Power.

Advice once given: Saying it is hard is making it harder. And I agreed that actually calling something hard could make it feel harder and …

5 Reasons to Get Outside This Winter

Brrrr. It’s cold and windy and miserable outside. Time to find a comfy couch, a cuddly blanket, a cup of warmth, and a remote control …

Creating a vision: breathing life into your dreams

Resolutions. Goals. Vision. Change. Growth. Have you struggled with sticking to resolutions? We often start the new year off with big goals tied to resolutions. …

All we need is grace

Sometimes All We Need to Give Ourselves is Grace!

“Grace is a power that comes in and transforms a moment into something better.” Caroline Myss 2021 began with much uncertainty due to the ongoing …

Seeing Christmas Magic Through My Daughter’s Eyes

Christmas magic has always been prevalent in my family. My mother was a bit of a Christmas fanatic. She believed and I mean truly believed, …

How Do We Safeguard Our Kids From Toxic Relationships?

It’s in the media. It’s on so many episodes of crime shows. Toxic relationships turned into domestic abuse. Families are ripped apart by the grief …

The Lies and Truth of Marriage: Growing Together and Apart

The lies of marriage make it difficult to have a “happy” or “thriving marriage, the truth is we grow together and apart. Here I am …

self sabotage, identity, bad habits, good habits, self care

Self Sabotage: How I Learned to Break the Cycles of Bad Habits

Self sabotage showed up big in 2020 for many of us. Food and alcohol and all the other things we tend to “over” do are …

A Bucket List: My 40 before 40

A bucket list is defined as a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.” I prefer …

Living in Abundance: 5 steps to Loving What You Have

“If you look at what you have in life, you will always have enough. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll …

Gluten Free Solutions to Holiday Meals: You Can Still Enjoy Thanksgiving

Enjoying holiday meals after a celiac or gluten intolerance diagnosis can be difficult. I know personally those first few years I just didn’t eat that …

My Daughter Is Getting Married and This Girl Mom Is Getting a Son

The milestones of being a girl mom and raising daughters is priceless. Parenting comes with surprises every turn. Imagine my new delight at the engagement …

Are You a Control Freak? 7 Ways to Cope with Anxiety Induced Control

Do you struggle with anxiety-induced control? Are there times where you feel like a control freak when things don’t go your way? Is controlling anything …

Tolerant? 5 Ways We Can All listen to Each Other Better

The definition of tolerance is non-judgmental and open to difference; tendency to be generally free of prejudice. International day of tolerance is on November 16th, …

The Ultimate Bon-fire; Thanks to My Brothers and Sisters of Camp Alvarado and Beyond…

It seems like another life ago, when I had a whole other family. Living on a compound in the middle of a desert far from home. In …

Unknown Destination

Right Path, Unknown Destination: Be Okay with the Unknown

Recently I started a journey with an unknown destination. I re-enrolled in graduate school to pursue a masters degree in an industry quite opposite from …

Goal Setting for the Stage of Life You’re In and Utilizing Tools for Success

Goals, purpose, planners How do you feel when you think about goal setting for the year? Excited, overwhelmed, nervous? They sure feel overwhelming to me. …

why is healing so hard, healing journey, healing pitfalls

Why is Healing So Hard? Five Pitfalls That Kept Me Stuck In My Healing Journey

When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story we can write a brave new ending. Brené Brown Why is healing …

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