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The Abundant Goddess

The Abundant Goddess

Hello My Lovelies! One of the most exciting things I've experienced on my journey this far is observing the monumental shifts inside me as I've cultivate real belief in myself. Like a seesaw, as my belief in myself has gone up, I've watched my fear and self-doubt, and competition with other women go down. I now understand how powerful women are when we're on the same side, and how valuable it is to share what we've uncovered with each other. I feel a tremendous opportunity to share the insights I've gained with other women who want to transcend their fears and crippling. . . Read More >>
Inspiration comes from... ____?

Inspiration comes from… ____?

                    Inspiration is Energy   Energy is Spirit   Spirit is Life   Life is Breath   Breath is Being   Being is Being the Beginner   Being the Beginner is Permission   Permission is Trust   Trust is Knowing   Knowing is Belief   Belief is Peace   Peace is Presence   Presence is Connection to Spirit   Connection to Spirit is Inspiration         *Featured image by Mark Shaw. . . Read More >>
Is Consciousness a Destination?

Is Consciousness a Destination?

When my journey of self-discovery began, I sort of assumed that one day I would arrive at a state of consciousness, and then I would be a peaceful, happy person. This couldn’t have been further from the truth. What I’ve discovered from nearly 7 years of very focused spiritual work is that consciousness is not a destination; it’s the result of living each day with consistent intention. Consistent intention, simply put, allows us to know the best version of ourselves. It allows us to heal and cultivate inner kindness that translates at outer kindness, and when the waters get choppy, we. . . Read More >>
Inspiration’s Chief Nemesis: The Glorification of Busy

Inspiration’s Chief Nemesis: The Glorification of Busy

To point out busy is the new normal is nothing new. Everyone from my retired 70 year old dad to my 2 year old nephew seems to have schedules packed (golf and play albeit for the aforementioned) to the gills. And while being busy does offer a certain level of satisfaction, this contiguous planning and execution of life, ices us out of the very thing that delivers genuine, heart thumping, meaning fulfillment: inspiration. I always wanted to be a Type A, early rising, list carrying, immaculate car kind of person, but the only lists I ever wrote ended up crumbled in the bottom. . . Read More >>
The Power of Perspective

The Power of Perspective

My perspective was forever changed the day I came home to discover an eight week old puppy yelping excitedly in the backyard. “Surprise,” Jamison said in his slight southern drawl. I wasn’t exactly what one would call a dog person… but there was something about the way this pup wiggled his rubbery black nose and looked up at me with a pair of eyes so sweet I’m convinced they could stop wars, that made me want to be his mama.   Disco (he came to me in my dream and asked that we call him Disco, but that’s another story) and I quickly. . . Read More >>
My Triumph Over Addiction: A Deeper Look at Why More is Never Enough

My Triumph Over Addiction: A Deeper Look at Why More is Never Enough

Food, work, the internet, caffeine, booze, exercise, shopping, lovers… most of us grapple with addiction in some way. Many commonly ascribe genetics to addiction, but my experience has shown me it’s actually a complex, spiritual condition stemming from unresolved emotional pain. Regardless if it’s pain that originated in childhood, or another lifetime, unresolved pain shows up on the physical plane as a voracious appetite for more. To constantly need something outside of ourselves to be OK is a very legitimate state of dis-ease. Addiction comes in many shades, and while I (maybe) didn’t look like a person who was suffering from. . . Read More >>
Is it Time to Get the Gunk Out?

Is it Time to Get the Gunk Out?

Over the past six and a half years my journey into greater consciousness has taken many twists and turns, ups and downs, and flipped everything I once thought I knew on it’s head; one thing, however remains – I want more of this wild adventure. I want to continue to grow in every direction and align more deeply with my spiritual, physical, and artistic capabilities. Becoming more conscious has had a dramatically positive effect on my life in every way. What started with a desire to heal myself from a broken heart has unfolded in  ways I never could’ve imagined. As I. . . Read More >>
Intelligence vs. Wisdom: 11 Insights for a Happier Life

Intelligence vs. Wisdom: 11 Insights for a Happier Life

Ever since I was a little girl, the value of intelligence and a good education was instilled in me. My paternal grandfather immigrated from Portugal with nothing more than an 8th grade education and through intelligence and a strong work ethic created enough prosperity to pay for all of his grandchildren’s formal education. My grandmother on my mother’s side earned a Master's degree in English Literature from Northwestern in the 1920s, before embarking on a 50-year teaching career. I love hearing stories about people empowering themselves for a better life. And while intelligence and education are undoubtedly valuable assets for a. . . Read More >>
3 Superpowers You Don’t Even Know You Have!

3 Superpowers You Don’t Even Know You Have!

Anything in life worth having requires a bit of energy, and happiness is no different. The good news, however, is you have the superpowers necessary to supercharge your life with greater freedom, appreciation, and love right now!   1. Forgive Someone. "Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom." – Hannah Arendt Contrary to popular belief, forgiveness is not for the other person- it’s for you. Resentment wreaks havoc on your life like an out of control drunk unwilling to leave the party. Forgiveness loosens the grip that person/incident/event has on you, allowing you to move forward. Forgive someone right now and be amazed. . . Read More >>
5 Surefire Steps to Change Your Life!

5 Surefire Steps to Change Your Life!

It’s often said, change is hard and people don’t change. I’ve discovered people do change when they are willing, and change isn’t hard when you have the information on how to do it. The ways in which our lives play out are simply manifestations of what’s going on the inside. Change the inside and watch your life unfold in an entirely new direction.   1. Set an intention. Whether it’s a complete life overhaul, or you want to break through creatively (which actually is a complete life overhaul) declaring you are ready for a change is signaling to your inner wisdom that you’re ready. . . Read More >>
Confidence vs. Belief

Confidence vs. Belief

"Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right..." -The Grateful Dead These words are often times used interchangeably, but apparently confidence and belief are about as similar as Juicy Couture and Couture. I know this because I was once quite comfortable in my confidence. I had no trouble speaking up, dancing freely, and traveling solo. I jumped out of airplanes, surfed big waves and skied double black diamonds without so much as a second thought. I had conviction to make the grade, land the deal, and get the guy. Then, as my former. . . Read More >>
Are You Ready For A Change?

Are You Ready For A Change?

Anyone who’s created a blog knows that it’s a bit of an adventure. One might even go so far as to say that publishing a blog - where I so openly share all of the illusions I’ve confronted and the spiritual truths I've uncovered - is a little insane. The reality is being so transparent isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it.  The transformation I’ve undergone is so dramatic; I feel compelled to share it with other women who are looking for information to evolve as well. For many years I unconsciously perpetuated the paradigm of female competition, I’d accepted as a. . . Read More >>