I need your help

I need your help. Four little words I never want to utter…but here I am, asking for your help. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a ‘I don’t need any help person’ my entire life. I’ve been uncomfortable receiving and asking for help for as long as I can remember. I believed doing…

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Hindsight is 20/20 : looking back so we can move forward

There’s an old saying that goes, Hindsight is 20/20 and surely we’d all agree that it’s far easier to understand something after it has already happened –after we have lived through it and have gotten to the other side. the toxic relationship we should have left sooner (or never been in to start) the test…

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The Courage to Begin Again

I know I’m in the company of millions when I say my life has been turned upside down. Things are uncertain. My anxiety has reached unprecedented levels and my emotions are all over the map — from gratitude for my health and understanding the value of what truly matters in life, to fear and anxiety…

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Decide the price you are willing to pay in advance

Everything in life has a price. Whether it’s losing weight, learning a new skill, writing a book, getting the promotion, starting a podcast or recording an album – we don’t get anything we want by wanting it, wishing for it or avoiding the real work. There’s a price to be paid and either we’re willing…

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Where were you a year ago?

If you would have told me a year ago that my life would be where it is right now, I wouldn’t have believed you. A year ago, I was wrestling with still settling into a new work environment, questioning if I wanted to stay with my current company and if I could find my tribe…

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Train Your Brave

In your life, are you more driven by what inspires you or what scares you? Last week as I was navigating some deep-seated not-enough stories and wrestling with the fear of filming my classes, I found myself up against the wall, an ultimate moment of brutal and honest truth, asking myself: Are you more driven…

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You are not called to get rid of your not-enough story – you are called to stop living it

Not enough. We all have at least one of those stories rolling around our head. I’m not a good enough parent I’m not smart enough I’m not a good enough friend I’m not thin enough I’m not strong enough I’m not talented enough I don’t work hard enough I’m too fat I’m too lazy I’m…

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All You Need is 20 Seconds of Insane Courage

I recently watched the movie, We Bought a Zoo, and in one particular scene, Matt Damon is speaking to his estranged teenage son, encouraging him to reach out to a young girl he befriended: “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage – 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery and I promise you, something…

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The Kind of Compliment That Matters

I recently posted this picture in my Instagram story: Over the last six months, I’ve been working on cultivating radical self-acceptance, the kind that accepts and loves me no matter what. For years I had lived by the credo, “Thin At Any Cost” and at that time in my life, acceptance was only given when…

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I stumbled into my vulnerability

“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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