Self-Empowerment vs. External Motivations

I’ve written about empowerment before, but I feel like the point I was attempting to make was somewhat diluted by the emotions of the experiences I was recounting. Those experiences, I feel, were necessary to add context and background to the concerns I had, but also took attention away from the main focal point of my…

On Leaving Home

There’s something special about finding a home. A real home, not just the place you happen to leave. Somewhere that draws you back in, that fills you up and makes you bubble over with inspiration and contentment. Somewhere that is as soft and comforting as it is challenging and evolving. When I found Just Be,…

Declarations for a New Year

The new year is coming up. Literally right around the corner. And I feel like I need to establish some kind of purpose or meaning for this new opportunity. That’s how I want to view this year- an opportunity. This is going to be arguably one of the biggest years of my life. I’ll be graduating…

Feel: Questioning a Fast Life

Often in my classes, I ask my students to close their eyes. The first time I did it was almost out of frustration. I could see the room being almost hyper-aware of their surroundings; looking all over the room, fidgeting their feet, ignoring their breath. They weren’t feeling, they were thinking. And while I’m all for being thoughtful and…

Disappointment

A common theme has bubbled up into my life again. “Disappointment” has been the word of the past month for me- which is difficult when compared to past themes I’ve observed, such as authenticity, joy, and bravery. It’s, of course, disappointing when life seems to shift to a negative focus, but it’s always worth learning from and…

Harder to Kill

I’m so excited to say that I’m a guest on Harder to Kill Radio this week! This is an incredible weekly podcast hosted and developed by Stephanie Gaudreau, a woman who is a huge inspiration and positive influence in my life. Stephanie is a holistic nutritionist, coach, and athlete who strives to help anyone and everyone become “Harder…

What It Means to Share

I absolutely love the work of Dallas Clayton, an artist and children’s book author. His work is inspiring, uplifting, and incredibly playful. The other day, he put this picture up on his Instagram page: This quote really resonated with me. Perhaps on accident, the theme of my last year has become fearless authenticity- the theme of my…