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Standing for Love Isn’t Always Easy or Comfortable

A number of instances over the past year have called me to check in with my deepest values and take a stand on issues and in relationships in a way that has not always been comfortable. For someone who has always been a pleaser, who used to need everyone to like her to feel okay…

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Don’t Settle

Coming off two days of speaking to 5000 middle and high school students about owning their worth and a month that included a magical trip overseas to make a difference with teens in the Marianas Islands, becoming an entrepreneur, and launching my first programs, all I can think is: Don’t settle. For so long, I…

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Letting Go and Finding Freedom in Truth

“The truth will set you free, but it will probably piss you off before it does.” How many times have you hid what you really desired because you felt fear in facing the real truth?  I have many times. Starting years ago in my youth, I remember beginning to disassociate and hide from my truths…

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Attitude is Everything

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gifted ability,…

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Shine Some Light on Your “Negative” Qualities

What if you were given the EXACT body and personality needed to fulfill your full potential?  What if every last part of you was of intentional design?  Yes, I’m talking even about those parts of yourself and myself that we hate or want to disown sometimes. …Like I will never have a flat lower belly…

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A Letter From Sendai

Tonight my mom sent me this letter from Sendai.  A good friend of hers has a friend living there, and he has shared his account, inspiration, and wisdom.  It touched my heart in so many ways.  Humbled, aware, inspired, and with compassion, I share it with you: Hello My Lovely Family and Friends, First I…

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Choosing Love is Letting Go

How many times have you deeply loved  only to find that the ultimate love in that relationship is letting go? Perhaps, love is a constant practice of letting go. We love, open, give freedom, and let go. If love stays and the other remains present in his or her freedom, the relationship continues. If not,…

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I Choose Love in Schools Overseas

I’ve just returned from a trip half way around the world where I spoke with 3000 elementary through high school students on making a difference and choosing love.  Watch this video for an account of this incredible journey. For the millions of people all over the world who suffer in silence everyday from their perceived…

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The Dalai Lama’s Instructions for Life:

♥ Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. ♥ When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. ♥ Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self. – Respect for others. – Responsibility for all your actions. ♥ Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.…

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Coconut Love: Featuring “The Wellness Doer”

I love coconuts.  There is perhaps nothing better than a ice cold fresh coconut on a sunny summer day, and I’m happy and grateful to currently be visiting the land of coconut plenitude. My friend, Elyssa, just wrote a great entry about coconuts in her blog, The Wellness Doer.  A fitness trainer who was recently…

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