• You Already Know

    One of my favorite parts of being a coach is reintroducing my clients to their own "knowing". The kind of knowing that happens in the body rather than the brain. The kind of knowing that sends energized chills down your spine, causes you to breathe deeper, and allows you to see clearer. It has the comfort of a return home and the excitement of a fresh start all in one. The best part is that we are all born with this. Somewhere along the way, we lose touch with our “knowing”. You stop listening when it tells you to do something different than your friends want you to do. You…

  • Permission Part I: How to Break Up with Labels

    The only person you really need permission from is yourself. What gets in the way? Your unexamined labels and limits. When you were young, someone labeled you; you were the smart one, the pretty one, the creative one, the tall one, the athletic one, the funny one… Labels help when you’re young and learning what’s what, but once you know a dog from a cat, labels stop helping. But labels don’t stop coming at us. By the time we reach adulthood, we have amassed a collection of labels to rival that of art at the Lourve (home of the Mona Lisa). The problem isn’t actually the labels themselves, the problem is…

  • TEDx Temecula 2015 – Part II

    August 20th, 9am. I had just landed in Seattle, ready for a weekend with one of my best friends. I opened up my phone and let her know I’d landed, then checked my e-mail. What I saw took my breath away: It was all I could do to not yell to the plane full of strangers “Holy $%^*! I am going to give a TEDx talk!!!” Tears of joy and excitement crept into my eyes as I replied to the email (it was extremely difficult to not just send “YES!!!”). I enjoyed my weekend away, high on the feeling of validation. Upon my return, dug into the prep work that…