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Are you ready?

Ok...it's time. Time for you to star in your soulful adventure. Time for you to dive in and just say yes. Create a plan and get going.

It's time for you to think like royalty.  As the queen bee of inspiration said herself:

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.

~Oprah

 

Your talents, gifts and passions are deeply needed in this world.  You have the power to change the world AND live a life you love.  You have a responsibility to your talents and a responsibility to use those talents in service of this great world.

It's not time to shrink back and hide from your magnificence.  It's time to glow. Time to SHINE.

I am so excited and PUMPED to share with you my latest project-- Soulshine! A glimpse into my philosophy as a yoga teacher and a goal coach. Take a peak and then book your FREE 15 minute consultation!

Ok sweet soul--- what are you waiting for? What is holding you back from reaching deep down within yourself and shining that bright light to the world?

Let's talk about it during your consultation! Book by clicking below!

Just begin:)

There is something beautiful and magical in this spring air! Do you feel it?? To me, everyone seems to be buzzing with new ideas and beautiful dreams and big goals.  I am just SO excited to see what you create this glorious season and hope that the freshness in the air is sending you soaring. I'm in the same boat, so I am going to keep this short, sweet and simple.

Whatever you're feeling: fear, excitement, joy, anticipation, massive flushes of creativity, timidness, uncertainty (probably a mixture of all of it!)

Getting your dreams out of your head and into the world takes one, solid thing:

Just beginning. 

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I'm certain you have 101 questions, and 101 more uncertainties...but the only way to find clarity in your goals, dreams, and creative desires is to simple begin.  Start before you feel ready.

You don't have to have your entire business mapped out before you begin to create it. You don't have to have a complete action plan in place. You don't have to be 100% sure where you're headed (at least not yet:)).

Start small.  Start strong.  Start with courage. And start to let the shiny sparks of your soul glow.

Maybe you just sell one scarf you made...maybe you sell 20!  Maybe you finally sign up for twitter and share things that inspire you.  Maybe you share your goal with 3 people. Just start somewhere.

Chances are...you will be left astonished.  Magic will start to happen.  Things will fall into place.  Clarity will be found.

Trust yourself.

You have such a beautiful idea and something that comes from such a heart felt place. People are craving things of the heart. So let it out and let the world see it.  When you shine bright, you call forth more light and more passion and more shining souls.

I'm so excited for you:) You're doing great.

Got a burning question you just need answered now? Leave it in the comments and I'll get it answered so you can get going!:)

xoxo,

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5 Life Lessons Found in Disney’s Frozen

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I'm sure I'm not the only grown up who cozy-ed up on Saturday night to watch Disney's Frozen from the comfort of my own home.  (Woo! What a relief it's finally on DVD!)  Watching any Disney princess movie, I have a natural tendency to try to apply the situations and lesson to my own life (because... aren't we all really one of those Disney princesses in one way or another? I mean... You totally know which one you are. Ariel? Rapunzel? Belle?).

Here are the 5 lessons I learned watching Frozen:

1. Let People In

It’s not always easy to let people see the real you, but cooping yourself up in your room, your castle--or a personality that is not authentically you-- can seriously damage relationships.  Let people in.  Let them see the real you--because who you are is amazing, fun, and magical.  A queen that is holed up in her castle acts as a disservice to her kingdom.  YOU are a queen, a princess, royalty.  When you let your light shine, you allow your community (your kingdom) to shine bright as well.  Let them in. Let your #soulshine.

2. Let things go

Ahhh... Adele Dazim.  You’ve made it so easy for us to remember one of the greatest life lessons! Taught over and over in yoga classes, the art of letting things go frees us from so much pain and unhappiness.  You may have messed up.  Your whole city or company or family may be angry at you.  Maybe your sister is marrying a creep.  You may have a million negative thoughts running through your head.  Learn to let go of those things that do not serve you--those things that are keeping your from your best life.

3. Don’t let your past mistakes shape your future

In Frozen, the entire movie is based around Elsa’s inability to let go of one mistake in her past.  Sure, she messed up (and she messed up reeeeally good), but our mistakes and our past do not need to define us.  Once you are able to release the past, you can live fully in the present and be with the people that are here with you.  Don’t let the past keep you from creating new and beautiful experiences for your life.

4. Love creates Miracles

Every move we make, every word we speak can either come from love or from fear.  The Course in Miracles teaches that when we shift our thinking from fear to love, that is when miracles occur.  Anna shows us that love--true, pure love absent of fear-- saves us.  In every situation, the extreme life threatening situations or the every day, seemingly mundane ones, we can choose love or we can choose fear.  The goal then is to make every thought a loving one.

5. Some people are worth melting for

A snow man who loves summer and builds a fire for his princess. There are just some people you meet in life that you can’t resist.  You melt for them daily-- over and over again.  Don't ever stop!  Do nice things for them. Tell them how much they mean to you.  Spend time with them. Love them deeply. Cherish them.  Melt for them.

 

Did you learn something else in Frozen?  Ok and yes... please  tell me which Disney princess you relate to most.  Share your thoughts in the comments:)

xoxo,

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Oh PS--- I'm totally Rapunzel;) tangled6

 

A Vday Love Note

Single?  Girl, I totally get it!  Today can be a rough day. Let me tell you... I have spent the larger portion of my life single (like...literally every Valentine’s Day except one) and every year the 14th was a struggle.

I’m confident. I don’t doubt myself. I love myself.  And yes I know it’s a made up holiday.  But every year, 2-14 would make me question my worth and if I’d ever be loved and cherished on this arbitrary day.

Sound familiar?

Single or not...I think we all need to hear these words:

vday Beauty, you are loved. You are cherished. You are priceless.  You are desired and needed and the world is waiting for your light to shine.  You light up when you do what you love, and you are bursting with passion.  You are beautiful..powerful...strong. You deserve love and approval and support.  And you will have it.  

Recognize the light inside of you and realize how desperately it is needed.  You are meant for great things.  Meant to leave an impact.  You are a queen, a goddess...royalty.  Do not waste one minute falling into the pit of self pity, self loathing, despair, and doubt.  All that you are is needed for something much greater.  Every ounce of energy is needed to perfect your role as a radiant light to the world.  

Do not let fear creep in.  Do not let doubt get in the way.  Do not hide your love any longer.  Shine your light, glow from the center of your unique and cherished heart.  Radiate love to those trapped in that pit of fear, doubt, and pain.  You, shining in all your glory and exploding with love, remind others what is possible for themselves.  Do not let one day--one arbitrary day--ruin your impact or dim your light.  

Give away what you wish to receive.  Give away love. Give away sweet words.  Give away acts of kindness and thoughtfulness.  Give away peace, security, support, and passion. I promise you’ll get it all back (and more)!

You are a beacon.  You glow. You shine.  You draw people in.  You show them that their hearts and minds and souls can be beautiful too--that they can be bursting with love, light and gold.  

Celebrate love today.  Love is all there is and love is all that matters.  Love drives out all the nasty stuff, and reminds us why we’re here.  Look around... Prince charming might not be knocking down your door with roses today, but you are so very, very loved:)

 

All my love,

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PS- I looove this cutie youtube vid;)

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Four Rules to Live By

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Let’s do a little check in!! How is your sparkling new year going?! How are those goals, those resolutions, and healthy habits?

Not so great? Well don’t you worry.  I was just rereading a chapter from one of my fav Marianne Williamson books and I was reminded of these four simple rules to make miracles happen.  I’m all about makin miracles and magic happen, so I decided to adopt these rules as my theme for the year.  Check them out!

 1. Be Positive.

Positive people are just the BEST!  Let’s live on the sunny side of the street, spread joy, and lift people’s spirits.  Not only is it just way more fun than the alternative, but did you ever notice how positive people tend to get promoted, get offered new jobs, and get new opportunities? Positivity is contagious.  Everybody wants a piece of it and everybody wants to be around it.  Be the bright beam that everybody gravitates towards this year!

2. Send Love.

Love is seriously the best thing you can give another person.  Romance or not (and lord knows I looooove romance), sharing love---even if it’s just a mental hug--can shift some big stuff.  I remember way back in the day when I was teaching, I would think of my “tricky” students and blast them with love before I would arrive at school.  Not only did it change my attitude towards them, but it changed our whole teacher/student relationship! The “tricky” people in our life just need a little more love.  So give it to them!

3. Have funnnn!!!

Yes! Yes! Let’s ALL agree to have waaaay more fun this year!! Life is so short and I don’t want to waste another second not having the time of my life.  Dance in the streets!  Sing with that  steel drum player guy in the Subway at Times Square!  Stay up too late chatting with your girlfriends over wine [or dude friends...Uhh...grunt at football games over beer?]  Enjoy this crazy ride we’re on.   We’re not getting any younger;)

4. Kick Ass.

Whatever you do, kick ASS doing it.  Whatever job you’re in, be freakin amazing at it.  I don’t care if you’re a janitor, be the BEST janitor this side of the universe has ever SEEN! No being flakey.  No being lame about meaningless tasks.  Put all your energy into making the work you do AMAZING and more of the work that you care about will come your way.  It’s science;)

So those are my commitments to this sparkling year! Sheer positivity, endless love, insane amounts of fun, and lots of kick ass-ing.   Whatya say? Are you in? Leave me a comment and share your commitments for the year!

To the best year EVER! xo name

We've got it good.

joyI may be an endless summer kind of girl, but the holidays are definitely my favorite time of year.  I love, love, love seeing people recognizing and acknowledging how awesome their lives actually are.  Legit joy, happiness and peace.  And nobody apologizes about it!   Happy facebook posts, pictures of the beautiful things we appreciate, family time, lots of hugging, warm and fuzzies all over the place.  It’s like we all finally start to remember we’re human and we need each other.  We finally start to realize that people need us and that our contribution does make a difference.  We’ve got it good and we’re grateful.

I’m pretty sure this is actually what life is supposed to be like all the time.  We’re supposed to help each other, love each other, make meaningful contributions.  We’re designed and destine to recognize the good that we’ve got.  We’re allowed and supposed to dwell in bliss, joy, and peace.  We’re supposed to give away what we’ve got... because what’s the point in keeping it?

What if we collectively decided to make it a practice to live in thanks-giving? What if we took the time daily to recognize how amazing our lives actually are, and all the good we get to experience every day?

Yeah... let’s hug each other more.

If we really took the time to do this, what would it actually look like? We’d probably slow down a little bit.  We’d probably see more sunsets. (Maybe a few sunrises)  We’d probably linger a little longer with friends.  We’d be more expressive and share our love with the people we actually love.  We’d probably feel a lot more sane.  Ladies...we’d probably feel so much prettier, and much less stressed.

We’ve got it good.  Regardless of the crap we’re dealing with, we’ve got it really good.  And when we take as much time, if not more, to think about the good stuff as we do about the crappy stuff...well we’ll start to see more of the good stuff.  Whatever you dwell on, you get more of that in your life.

Be grateful for what you have--the beautiful things, the people in your life-- not just now, not just during the holidays.  Daily.  365 days a year.

Yeah. I love you! Now and every day.  Happiest Thanksgiving and endless joy to you and your loved ones.

xo

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Love Notes

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Hey Girls-- I’ve been trying to find a way to reach you, because I have a lot of things I want to tell you.

I’ve been realizing, over the course of my twenties, that we are all meant to do something extraordinary in our lifetime.  YOU are meant to do something extraordinary.  Do you know that? I have this feeling that it’s a secret and nobody clued you in.  I’m gonna clue you in.

This summer, I did a lot of reading and dreaming and enjoying the sweetness.  I would leave myself little notes around my house with phrases that inspired me, or quotes I wanted to remember.  They would catch my eye at funny moments.  Perfect moments.  And the little burst of positivity would alter my attitude and outlook on the day.  These were some of my original love notes to myself:

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Since I can’t sprinkle your house with love notes, I can sprinkle your news feed in hopes that a note catches your eye and changes your day.  If I can change your day for the better, pretty soon we’ll all be changing the world for the better.  And that’s what I hope to see.

You can find love notes on Facebook or Instagram.

So, dear girl, keep your eyes peeled for little love notes to encourage you in the pursuit of your beautiful dreams.  Love notes to fan the flame of creative inspiration.  Love notes to help you dwell in possibility.  And love notes to help you realize how incredible you are.

Love,

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