What Do You Need To Release To Let Love In

In my experience, in order to really let abundant love into my life, I needed to release old stories, beliefs, expectations and commitments that I made consciously or unconsciously in order to make more space for love.

Our stories create our reality. Here’s how you can help craft your story in a new way:

Step one is becoming aware of the messages that you are saying or acting out in your daily life...

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Where Does Sensitivity Come From?

Why are we sensitive? Where does it come from?

In 1996 Doctor Elaine Aron published a book, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to thrive when the world overwhelms you. In it she claims from her research that about 15-20% of the population is born with a more sensitive nervous system.

This includes the people who pick up on subtle details in the environment and from other people; the empaths and, often in turn, the creatives, healers and caregivers of the world. In our culture they might be seen as the wusses, the overly sensitives, the people who take everything personally.

All of this, Aron states, is due to an innate trait that we are born with. To many - me included - this research and perspective is a huge sigh of relief. We were born this way. This is not something we can just turn off or ignore...

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Helping Others Without Ever Helping Yourself

Highly Sensitive People are often excellent caregivers, putting others’ needs before their own. Yet when we help others without ever helping ourselves, it can lead to burnout and resentment.

The wild part, which even I am still learning, is that when we help and love ourselves, then not only do we feel better, but we can actually offer better quality care to those we desire to help.

It has taken me many years and lots of practice to actually make myself a priority, and even then, sometimes life happens and it all falls apart.

A few weeks ago I booked my boyfriend and I back-to-back massages. We both very much needed to feel rejuvenated and at ease, so this was going to be perfect...

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5 Signs You Are A Highly Sensitive Person

Are you a deep thinker? Is it hard for you to be in large groups or over-stimulating environments? If so, you might be a Highly Sensitive Person - and that’s not a bad thing!

I have always known that I was more sensitive, and when I learned that 15-20% of the population is actually born this way, it was so comforting to me. If you are unsure about what being highly sensitive entails and want to learn more, check out these 5 signs that you are a highly sensitive person...

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Shine In ALL Your Glory

During the past month I completed a 21-day video challenge via Facebook Live with host, friend and colleague, Jenn Lederer. The theme was #ItsSafeToShine and it encouraged us to practice showing up, being ourselves and letting our light shine in live videos every single day. Click here to watch my videos - the first one is July 1st, 2017.

It was amazing and I loved it - and it also greatly stretched and challenged me. 

When we truly shine, we share our light from the inside out. Which means it’s not a performance, it’s us. All of us - real life, vulnerable, scared, amazing, powerful, beautiful us. 

Showing up live on video every day for 21 days meant there were no days off. There were no days that I could hide.

And let me tell you, I’m really good at hiding! 

Aren’t we all, though? 

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How being authentic & true to you leads to all you desire

A few weeks ago I saw this quote on Instagram that resonated deeply. (Turns out the reason it resonated so deeply was because I wrote it!! It was from my magazine article, Exquisite and Extraordinary Self-Care - if you haven’t read it yet, click here.)

It said, “You are exactly where you are meant to be; your story is absolutely stunning -- you’re just in the middle of it.” That alone was lovely to be reminded, but the next part landed deep in my heart:

“Being exactly where you are now is the only way to grow and reach your desired destination.” (Click to Tweet.)

I laughed to myself because it reflected what had been happening to me in the past few days. Without force or even trying I had reached a desired destination of joy and abundance, but it certainly didn’t start that way...

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Feeling sensitive and overwhelmed? Come back to calm with these healing tools

A few days ago I was feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. I’d been giving too much of myself and not replenishing.

Sound familiar?

I know a lot of us have this feeling and when we do, the smallest thing can cause great upset. Sounds, smells and people all become unbearable. And you know it’s irrational, but you can’t help it because you’re exhausted and vulnerable - much like the kids we love who are throwing tantrums.

As a parent this is multiplied, and of course when your energy is off everything around you goes wrong. You get bumped by people on the street, technology is glitchy, any commute is worse and anyone you love - your spouse, parents and without a doubt your kids - go awol...

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