Posts tagged authenticity
Burn your journals. Maybe. Either way, here's some inspiration on letting go.

I burned about 20 years of journals. Pages and pages of gut-red poetry and angst; cosmic gorgeousness and tender prayers; lists of wants, boyfriends (a loose term), and favourite perfumes. With every page I fed into the fireplace, I smiled. Thank you. Goodbye. Hellohhh here & now...

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You're going to feel guilty

The guilty feeling associated with desire, with going after what you want, with transforming….you know that feeling? It’s like tar on your mojo. Maybe you were raised in an environment where desire was considered a negative thing. Or your social circle constantly reinforces the message that you shouldn’t dare to bust out. And maybe you frequently feel guilty for wanting what you want — and you know that it’s causing blocks in your life...

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Resentment. And how to (un)block your prosperity.

When my first company tanked, I was on the hook for about $150,000. Before I got slammed with that fact, my CEO, who I hired to run the company, thought it best to fire my Founder's ass. Shortly after they canned me, the whole business fell apart — because you can’t have a personality-driven business without um, the founding personality there. And because, bad karma...

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"Don't get ahead of yourself"...can suck it.

If you’re a horse, you will probably always act like a horse. You’ll run all horse-like, and crave wide, open spaces. Like horses do. Because…you’re a for real horse... People may ask you to be less fidgety at the gate — don’t get too excited. Or you shouldn’t take up so much space when you clippety clop into a room. And, Why do you always want to run? Can’t you not want to run as much? Not really…you’re a horse. All of you is a horse. You’re not part horse, and part cat — in fact, you’re a purebred.

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Question if you still love what you once loved

We hold on. Because Love does that. Embracing, rocking, reserving space. Love holds, it treasures, it tucks away for safe keeping, it loyally protects. Holding on is one of the many great powers of Love. To people. To relationships with people. To ideas we had about the people we relate to. We hold on to our bad habits of relating. I'll be weak so you can feel strong. I'll be strong so you won't see me weak. I'll do it so you don't have to. I'll confuse things because if clarity happens, things will have to change.

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Terrifically real, sometimes vulnerable, protective, and wildly blessed. What happens when you become a bit visible.

Public visibility is a wonderful cocktail of euphoria, responsibility, satisfaction, and guilt. Not many people talk about what happens when their "profile" grows. It might be the fear of, you know, being perceived as a raging egomaniac ingrate. But here goes…

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