Are you alive in your life?

Burnout is a silent killer of women. ⁣⁣At a certain point, you wake up - suddenly alive in your life and ask your self, your god, your universe, “Is THIS all there is?” ⁣⁣This question typically comes after years of waiting. Self-sacrificing with the belief that turns into a hope that turns into a wish that turns into a resigned state of being that one day… ⁣⁣One day it will be YOUR turn. It will be time for your dreams. Your...

You can unlearn their stories

It’s real easy for me to seek outside myself for the answers. What should I wear? What should I say? What books should I read? What should I eat? What course should I take? Who should I follow? What should I study? Who should I trust?My questions all some version of “What’s the right thing to do?”One of my biggest drivers is to not be wrong.In that state, I was at the mercy of everyone else while simultaneously reinforcing the (total...

Sabotage is a solution

The ones I loved were watching me destroy myself and declare it was in service to them If our needs are unmet as children, we can develop a belief that we are unworthy of being taken care of.    ⁣We create this belief because as small children, we think that everything happening in our environment is a reflection of us.⁣⁣So if our needs are unmet, we make it mean that it's happening because there is something wrong with us.⁣When I...

Who am I if I’m not doing?

I was afraid of who I'd be if I stopped "doing"   I was a zero sum thinker. ⁣ ⁣ 𝘇𝗲·𝗿𝗼-𝘀𝘂𝗺⁣ ⁣ /ˈˌ𝘇𝗶𝗿ōˈ𝘀ə𝗺/⁣ ⁣ 𝗮𝗱𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲⁣ - relating to or denoting a situation in which whatever is gained by one side is lost by the other.⁣ ⁣ My thinking, the byproduct of my wounded masculine, patriarchal programming had me convinced that life was a competition with only 1...

Whatever it takes

You will miss the journey in your race to the finish line I spent much of my life rushing to a finish line that didn’t exist + while missing the journey that did⁣⁣I was working for my worthiness like it was a thing waiting for me at the end of my never-ending to do list ⁣⁣Earlier this year, my body let me know she was done tolerating what she’d been tolerating (amazingly well!) for so many years ⁣⁣She got sick⁣⁣My diet had...

Why are you doing what you’re doing?

It's not about WHAT you're doing, it's about WHY you're doing it it is super easy for us to judge others based on the things we see them doing (or not)...   we often judge based on comparisons of what WE like and what is working or has worked for US...   things like:   + how they care for themselves + their work ethic + their relationship to food or alcohol + how and whom they date + their sex life and choice of partner(s) + how much rest...

Why hire a guide?

We all do better with a guide ⁣In this article I want to address a few of the frequently asked questions about "coaching"   What exactly is a "coach"? ⁣ Why would I need a coach? ⁣ Who hires a coach? ⁣ Are people who hire coaches messed up? ⁣ Does it cost a lot of money to hire a coach? ⁣ What do coaches DO exactly? ⁣ ⁣⁣ What exactly is a coach? ⁣ ⁣A coach is someone who pushes you, challenges you, provokes you, holds...

[ < firestarter > ]

the cannibalistic cycle ⁣⁣of miserable determination ⁣⁣consumed by the me ⁣⁣i now be ⁣⁣⁣⁣the fire ⁣⁣still alive in me ⁣⁣transformed ⁣⁣by me⁣⁣the scathing, self-loathing ⁣⁣giving birth to the breath ⁣⁣of liberation ⁣⁣⁣⁣finally willing to feel ⁣⁣the flames ⁣⁣allowing them to melt ⁣⁣all of the me ⁣⁣i spent my life⁣⁣pretending to be ⁣⁣the pretty me⁣⁣the polished...

Suffering is an option

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -Haruki Murakami while i don't recall the moment i first heard haruki murakami's quote, i distinctly remember the feeling in my body. my jaw clenched and my shoulders rolled back and tightened as i began to embody a fighting stance. i was under attack and preparing myself for battle. i was ready to defend my suffering. i was set to argue against anyone who would dare try to take my limitations away....

The 5 main ingredients to an incredible support system

You are worthy of world-class support support: give assistance to; to give encouragement to someone or something because you want him, her, or it to succeed; suggest the truth of. friend, we're not supposed to do this whole "life" thing alone. but, if you're anything like the me i used to be, asking for help can feel super hard to do. it sounds easy enough in theory, but in real life? practically impossible. i felt like being able to do it...

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