Taming Your Critic

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So often I see women attempting to make changes in their lives, and then feeling frustrated, stuck and confused by their own self-sabotaging behavior. They are deeply committed to cultivating a healthy lifestyle, but their old habits continue to resurface and take over. Obviously there are a lot of factors at play in this kind […]

5 Simple Strategies for Emerging from Overwhelm

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Everyone has a limited capacity for stress, and we all face challenges that temporarily put us over that limit. This past Saturday morning I recorded some teachings on dealing with overwhelm, emailed the recording to the women in our course, and then immediately proceeded to drop my laptop and shatter my hard drive. Needless to […]

8 Ways to Nourish Your Soul

Nourish Your Soul

We can all survive with very little self-care, but when we’re running on empty, we can’t thrive. Our deeper unmet needs will eventually lead to a lack of vitality. If your soul is feeling a bit undernourished, I invite you to take some time for yourself this weekend… time to slow down, relax and do […]

Luminary Profile: Elena Brower

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Elena Brower is a woman who shines in more areas than we can count! As a yoga teacher (the founder of Virayoga), writer, mother, creator of the essential oil fragrance GIVE, meditation film producer and more, she has been inspiring individuals across the entire globe with her heartfelt and practical teachings. We are deeply honored to share her […]

Reclaiming

Reclaiming the Wisdom of Your Belly

:: Reclaiming the Wisdom of Your Belly :: Almost every woman I know has an emotionally charged relationship with her belly. Whether we are a size 4 or 14, most of us objectify & judge our bellies on a regular basis. How do you think all of this judgment & stress impacts our digestion, health […]

Luminary Profile: Hannah Marcotti

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Hannah Marcotti is a beautiful writer, coach & mother of three. We’ve been inspired by her passion & dedication to helping women create more gorgeous lives. If you could share a piece of wisdom or comfort with a younger version of yourself, what would it be? My younger self looks at her body and feels it […]

Loving Kindness + Living Foods

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Most of us were not raised on green juices & green smoothies. I personally grew up on a diet of mostly processed food. Lots of high fructose corn syrup & mysterious ingredients with names that I still can’t pronounce. Back then, “healthy” meant Diet Coke & Lean Cuisine. Here’s the thing—when we grow up stuffing ourselves […]

Practicing Kindness

Cultivating Kindness

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” ~ Carl Jung In my experience, harsh judgment has not been an effective strategy for producing anything other than pain. When we get caught in the downward spiral of self-criticism, we quickly lose touch with our power and resourcefulness. We collapse […]

Wake Up Call

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My wake up call came, like it does for many, in the form of illness. After years of pushing myself relentlessly through grad school and demanding jobs, I taxed out my adrenals and ran myself into the ground. I had been so focused on taking care of others that I hadn’t even noticed that I […]