How Do We Talk About Money And Debt Without Feeling Embarrassed? With Britni Ross

My friend Britni Ross joins me to talk about money, debt, and the stories we tell ourselves about our worth. We discuss the shame and …

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How Do We Cultivate Community As Adults? With Mindy Jones

How do we cultivate community as adults? This is the question Mindy Jones joins me to talk about in this week’s episode. During our conversation, …

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The Impact of our Homes on our Happiness with Emily Majewski

Emily Majewski joins me to talk about how our environments—the homes we live in and the buildings we work in—significantly influence our well-being. We cover how …

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When You Don’t Want to Support Someone Through Suffering with Dr. Colter Ray

Helping each other out is a good thing, right? What happens when it doesn’t feel like such a good thing, though? What happens when someone …

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Trauma, Shame, and Self-Worth – Gail Wisner

In this episode, Gail Wisner joins me for a deep conversation on boundaries, addiction, self-worth, emotional suppression and expression, the value of sitting in discomfort, …

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Redefining & Tapping into Your Creativity – Amber Pope

If you’ve ever wondered, “Am I creative?” or “When is it good enough?” listen to this episode. My friend and rockstar salon owner, Amber Pope …

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Become a Better Storyteller

Mike Ganino (@mikeganino) joins me to talk about the importance of stories, what makes a good story, and how to become a better storyteller. We …

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Using the Enneagram for Better Communication – Hannah Fryer

Hannah Fryer joins me to talk all about the Enneagram and the many ways it can help us communicate better in our relationships. Never heard …

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Taking Up Space

The inaugural episode is here!  To kick things off, my friend Rachel Valentino joins me to discuss taking up space. If you’ve ever felt like …

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Communication

Avery Jane: A Fun Story for You

Pre-P.S. I wrote you a short story. If you’ve been here awhile, you might recognize Avery Jane. 😉 If any part of this short story …

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Communication

Flying By the Seat of Your Pants

The quality of our conversations determines the quality of our relationships which determine the quality of our life. ​​So by that logic, the best thing …

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Mindset

Control is an Illusion. Take Charge Instead.

Control is an illusion, but it’s an illusion we humans love to chase at all costs. The reality is that we have very little control …

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Personal

What Makes it Easier to Choose Transformation?

“Where are you?” ⁠⁠“I’m in the car.”⁠⁠“Be right there.” ⁠⁠When I lived near my dear friend Kerason this was a weekly conversation. ⁠⁠So the thing I …

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Mindset

How to Craft Your Success

White picket fences make me want to barf… But I’ll circle back to that in a second.  One of the things that drives me absolutely …

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Wealth

Why I’m Set on Millions (It’s Not What You’d Expect)

I’m sitting on my terrace drinking coffee and having this conversation with myself… I intend to accumulate serious wealth for one very simple reason… To …

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Personal

Shedding Good Girl Conditioning and Taking up Space

I’m a rule breaker who’s been hidden in the body of a “Good Girl”, and quite often that is pure torture. I guess it should …

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Flourish

Part 3: Boxes make me panic.

Pre-P.S. This is part of a quick series breaking down how to answer the question, “So what now?” You can check out the first two …

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Part 2: What do you want?

Pre-P.S. If you missed yesterday’s post, I’m sharing a series this week helping you answer the question of “What now?” by sharing how I answered …

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Part 1: So what now?

I was texting my friend Marisa the other day, and at the end of our convo, her last text to me was, “What a difference …

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straight from my notebook

Below you’ll see words that demanded to fly out of my fingertips after journaling this morning, so I thought I’d share them with you today. …

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Mindset

Purple Potato Water

The water turned purple, and everything dissolved. That’s what happened when I tried to make sweet potato gnocchi. After 45 minutes of baking, kneading, rolling, …

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How to Manage Uncertainty With Ease

As business owners, we’re faced with uncertainty a lot. (Not to mention 2020 seems to be giving dose after dose of uncertainty in general). But as …

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How to Use Constraints to Find Clarity

If you ask me, “What do you want for dinner?” my brain melts. It doesn’t work. However, if you ask me, “Do you want spaghetti …

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3 Sentences on Success

What we’re taught to think: “To be successful I need to learn more, make more, do more.” A different way to think about about success: …

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FOR ENTREPRENEURS

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in a Course

I’m writing from the couch next to the fireplace in our Whistler hotel as snow falls out the window. It’s peaceful and serene and probably …

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Learning to say what you want

Which is easier for you? Saying what you don’t want or saying what you want? If you’re like most people I know, saying what you …

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be like Portland not Newark

I hit the jackpot flying back to Austin last night. I not only had the extra roomy exit row, I had the extra roomy exit …

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This writing trick is as good as peanut butter cups

Consistency can be hard am I right? I’m great at doing some things consistently… like eating Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups. I eat two of those …

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Can you sit?

I was leaning over the counter eating artichoke hearts out of the can when my friend Kerason texted me mid-bite. She was asking if I …

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Don’t be a Donkey and Other Tips on Avoiding Fear

Ciao!

The day my mom joined us in Italy happened to be the same day as Festa Di Asini—The Donkey Festival (yes, you read that right). A Donkey Derby seemed like the perfect way to help her fight jet lag, so we joined in on the fun.

Here’s the thing, the concept of racing donkeys around a small grassy track is hilarious because donkeys are notoriously stubborn. After all, we call them asses…

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Are you asking the right question?

Patrick and I were in a conversation this morning and he said something brilliant. Which isn’t unusual by any means, but this one was especially …

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Get Your Woo Woo On With Solfeggio Frequencies

Wednesday can often get a bad rap, it’s hump day after all. Smack dab in the middle of the week with no specialty of its ownーother than being right in the middle.I’m finding this Wednesday has been particularly middle-ish, so I thought I’d rename it Woo-Woo Wednesday and share some magic with you. Sound good? I thought so, too.

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Podcast Interview: Mental Illness Mental Brilliance

Hear me talk about managing my OCD successfully & what it took to get there.

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Shutting Up The Bitch Brain

Is that your Bitch Brain talking?

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Sofa Butt’s Got Me Feeling Aware

How’s your booty feeling on this Tuesday? Sore? Tight and bootyfull? Sofa butt-ish? I can’t remember where I heard or read the term “sofa butt,” …

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Mindset

Stop Stalling and Get Started: Your Permission Slip to Leave Perfection Behind

Stalling… This site had many a name before I decided to go with my name. My wallet wasn’t happy with my indecisiveness as I bought …

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