Yet, even in the darker moments, if we were looking, there was also light. For me the light shined brightly on a few areas that were already flickering but needed even more attention and care.
The light is teaching me to SLOW DOWN even more.
Do even LESS. SIMPLIFY and FOCUS.
Take better CARE of myself and others.
Be more INTENTIONAL.
Be more PATIENT.
BE more than DO.
As we close out a year like none other, I am putting these lessons and life practices to work for me rather than against me. I am grateful to be able to…
Do you define yourself by your success? More specifically, the last important thing you have achieved no matter how many amazing things came before it? You’re not alone.
Today’s society thrives off of achievements. The drive to succeed can and does consume us.
The pattern of constantly doing and achieving has become a super form of endorphin that we crave because our self-confidence is boosted as we are praised and congratulated. Whether it be for the hours of work we have endured to get us this ‘so-called’ success or for the impact of the success itself. For a moment, we…
Being a self-identified workaholic and “doing addict”, I know what it’s like to feed off a busy schedule, unrealistic deadlines and round the clock working habits. I lived this way for most of my adult life.
I don’t live like that anymore and have become pretty darn passionate about revolutionizing the way we work, play & relate to one another and our purpose. I am on a mission to help demystify our culture’s obsession with busyness and doing!
This addiction has driven us to work ourselves into the ground, has contributed to broken relationships, and a loss of our truest
Do you find yourself defining who you are by what you do? I did.
There was a time in my life where my achievements were far more important than my soul’s desires or my personal well being.
It doesn’t help that we also live in culture that respects us more for what we achieve and the titles and accolades that define us, than for fundamentally respecting us for who we are. A culture that says we can’t say ‘no’.
As a result, we have lost our way. We have blurred the relationship between who we are and what we do…
If we choose to focus on what we don’t have, we will never have enough. The empty experience of not feeling, doing, or being enough, will reign.
If we think we don’t have enough time, we’ll never have enough.
If we think we aren’t growing enough, we never will.
If we think we aren’t doing enough, we won’t.
If we think we are not good enough, we will believe it.
If we think we don’t have enough _________ (fill in the blank), it’ll be the truth.
Everything we need is within us.
Who we are, what we have, and what we have done…is already enough.
We are enough.
What is your relationship to change? Resisting change leads you to fear the natural world where change is an ABSOLUTE requirement for progress.
The truth is, when done right, change is rewarding, enriching, and energizing. The belief that change must be difficult is a myth.
This myth is sustained by the fact that organizational change failure occurs at such a high rate. Mountains of literature exists on why this is so. Change Practitioners write endlessly about what we can do to avoid such failure. This same rate of failure is prevalent when approaching personal change although, to some degree, those…
The gift of the present moment is a deep sense of aliveness and connection.
When we have the awareness to slow down, take notice, and be fully present, we uncover an infinite well of peace and contentment. We experience the natural flow and energy of our day, that wants nothing from us except our dedicated attention. Our presence.
No more rushing around.
No more getting caught in the doing and the noise of the world.
No more wishing we could control things we simply can’t.
No more disengaging from the people in our life that matter most.
Just awareness of…
If it was only as easy as addressing what’s on the surface.
Many of our addictions, struggles, and unhealthy ways of thinking and being, are rooted in some thing or set of things that run so much deeper than what we see on the surface.
Whenever I see a picture of an iceberg, I’m reminded of how important it is to DIG DEEP. To stay with the deeper work. To be willing to go to the places that have been covered up for so long.
Whenever I get to work with a client on this level, I know I am in…
As a recovering ‘doing’ addict, I have to be wary of how I spend my time and energy. When I have extra time, do I take advantage of it by squeezing in MORE? Or do I enjoy the empty space and the unfamiliar sensation of REST?
It’s easy to get caught in the ‘doing dilemma’ that resides in the space between necessity and excess. How do we choose what to do and what not to do?
Once I’m aware I have a choice — to do or not to do — I check in with myself by asking a few…
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of the bravest, most authentic and talented 20 year olds I have the pleasure of knowing. Rae du Soleil is an artist with a mission of creation for connection and promotes courage, vulnerability, empathy, and empowerment through music. She also happens to have her own podcast called Inevitable Shit!
She pulled out some of the deeper and more intimate parts of my story…like only a gifted and authentic 20 year old can! …
Recovering workaholic and action junky that left her executive level career to give herself a genuine shot at doing work that mattered most to her heart.