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"Life’s too short not to sparkle”

It sure as hell is. Oh, I should tell you now: I have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor. So if you're offended by the occasional colorful word...well, there's a big wide internet out there - choose your own adventure.

"Life's too short not to sparkle." It's also too short not to live authentically. “Authentic” is a word that gets thrown around a lot in personal development and, sadly, I’ve seen too many people who have used “authenticity” as a blanket excuse for bad behavior.

Being “authentic” and being “yourself” does NOT give you license to be:
* an unbridled asshole
* an emotional blackmailer
* an irresponsible steward of this planet and the human experience
* one of those unspeakable demons who will open a can of tuna on an airplane (WHY)

Nope, sorry. Self-responsibility still 100% applies.

Authenticity means you own who YOU are from a healthy and aligned place- not who you think you should be for others to be loved or accepted (hint: you aren’t the only human struggling with “never feeling good enough”). When you give yourself permission to be “you”, when you deeply know your own worth, when you consistently make choices in alignment with your highest good, when you understand how to be both compassionate and set strong boundaries when necessary - THAT is living authentically.

This blog is about the journey of embodying self-worth and stepping into a life that is authentically YOU.

“It wasn’t serving my life anymore.” That’s my answer to the questions I get.  It’s the most honest answer, the simple and complete answer: “It wasn’t serving my life anymore.” […]

Pain & Pleasure #3


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*actual photo of my very first surf lesson in 2014…riding real waves that time, not emotional ones* I wrote recently about the importance of facing our pain so we can […]

Riding the Waves


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“Listen, nine women can’t make a baby in a month” – C. Ray Meadows My grandfather said this to me many years ago when I was in a typical fit […]

Heal, Already!


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Someone left my life recently—someone I loved deeply. It was abrupt, painful, and (the three-year-old in me keeps using this word) “unfair.” Meanwhile, the Universe throws another handful of popcorn […]

Scar Tissue


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Eleven years ago today, I threw myself out of a perfectly good airplane. Why? To prove I could face my fears and (hopefully) not die. To literally “take the leap” […]

Fear & Free Falls


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Title alone kind of makes you squirm, huh? I wanted to write the third post in my series on “Pain and Pleasure and Motivation and all the things”. It’s coming. […]

Sit with the Squirm


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No, this isn’t the JW take on 50 shades. Go scrub that dirty mind! Actually, don’t, it’s an admirable quality in a person. Stay dirty, friends.  Pain and Pleasure is […]

Pain & Pleasure #1

Life Coaching

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I’m a collector of memes. I’m guessing you are too (God Bless the Internet). Unless you’re just looking at the cat videos and in that case, Sylvester the Talking Cat […]

From the Inside Out


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This formula is exactly what I followed to find a whole new version of ME, and change my life…for the better. 
Change is rarely easy, but it’s always worth it. 

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