To Dye or Not to Dye

To Dye or Not to Dye

I’ve worn make up since I was old enough to give it a try, dyed my hair for decades and like to get my nails done professionally.  So, you know how all that is working for me right now! The current break from it has given me a chance to think about why I choose to do...

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Tips to get off the struggle bus

Tips to get off the struggle bus

I had solid reasons for choosing to quit drinking, namely clarity and happiness. I especially wanted no brain fog and to be intentional about charting the direction of my life as opposed to living in a wine induced autopilot. AND I hoped to increase my 'happiness'. So...

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Comfort is fickle

Comfort is fickle

Comfort is a fickle mistress. She can seduce us into thinking that being with her is OK, demanding more& more of our time until we become firmly enmeshed in her clutch. Because she’s easy we may be lulled into the false sense of a meaningful...

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What living without alcohol really feels like

What living without alcohol really feels like

A while ago I wrote about my choice to ditch the wine (which I loved) and embrace a life without alcohol.  Since then I’ve heard from many people who told me they were inspired by my journey.  So, I thought some of you may be wondering how things have been going for...

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What’s Stuck & What’s a Soulful Pause?

What’s Stuck & What’s a Soulful Pause?

When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near. – Ralph Waldo Emerson But what if you don’t know what the question is, Dear One? What to do if you feel like you’re living in a fog, uncertain of your next step? What to do if you’re stuck in a rut,...

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How not to become a Grumpy ‘Ol Lady

How not to become a Grumpy ‘Ol Lady

I am on a mission not to become a grumpy old lady. I have decided to make this my life’s work and it is not an easy assignment! I want my natural default pathway to be one of strength, calmness and peace, regardless of what is going on around me. OK you can stop...

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The Universal Law of Hard Before Easy

The Universal Law of Hard Before Easy

It was an intense day filled with challenging stuff. I wasn’t looking forward to it, to say the least. I had every minute of my morning planned so I would arrive on time & bring my calm, kick-ass self! Then, then, then… I was required to clean up a small mess on...

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2 tips to get where you want to go

2 tips to get where you want to go

I know you’re fed up with some of your habits and want to shift them; I know you’re frustrated with the painful choices you keep making over & over; I know sometimes you feel stuck in the effort to change your life; I know there is a gap between the life you want...

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Set the bar high for yourself!!

Set the bar high for yourself!!

Once upon a time there was a hard partying, fun loving, non-academic (in her mind) paralegal-turned -waitress who decided to go into the health sciences to become a Chiropractor. This was a pretty bizarre decision but, thankfully, she didn’t know it at the time. The...

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anti-inflammatory foods for your health

anti-inflammatory foods for your health

Have you ever scratched your head about what the heck you should eat and WHY? It’s so confusing. Sometimes I still find it muddled even though I’ve studied a lot of nutritional science. That’s why I want to give you a basic list of the best foods to decrease...

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Wear the jeans!

Wear the jeans!

Do you feel like you’re veering into the wrong lane of the health highway you started down at the beginning of the year? If so, read on Dear One, because now is about the time we start to shift off the road that’s paved with good intentions. I want to...

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New Year – Take the next step

New Year – Take the next step

    Right this second, if you’re feeling like you have a very big hill to climb, sit still.  If your mood is pretty low because you’re in holiday recovery mode, sit still.  You don’t have to be overwhelmed Sweetie, because you can always see the first...

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Not sure what to say so I’m starting with this!

Not sure what to say so I’m starting with this!

Combining    Life.  It happens and sometimes it’s very hard.  It might even require one to put everything on hold which is exactly what happened to me the last few months as I’ve been working through a family loss.  Tough stuff with a lot of learning, and...

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Hitting Your Threshold

Hitting Your Threshold

Think about what a threshold is. In the dictionary, it’s defined as “the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.” But, what is your personal threshold? Have you ever thought about...

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My Journey to Sobriety

My Journey to Sobriety

I knew deep inside that I would teach others how to get sober. But there was one pretty huge glitch…I was still drinking. That was some tricky business. Here is my story:

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Is Your Subconscious Mind Making You Drink?

Is Your Subconscious Mind Making You Drink?

Sometimes things fly out of my mouth and surprise me!  I’m like…where the heck did that come from?  I thought I was so done with that and moved on to growth?  A few times since I quit drinking I’ve actually stopped myself in my tracks with comments I’ve made to...

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How I’ve Felt Since I Quit Drinking

How I’ve Felt Since I Quit Drinking

Heads up that reading this may make you drink more - clearly, that is not my intent so I hope you carry on to the end!  A tad raw & very real is how this is feeling so heads up there’s a bit of swearing coming up. Recently my oldest friend in the world (we’ve been...

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The Startling Science that Made Me Want to Get Sober

The Startling Science that Made Me Want to Get Sober

Isn’t it fantastic to be driving down the road on a sunny day and, out of the blue, get hit by a bolt of bliss?  Intense well-being for no apparent reason!  Best. Feeling. Ever.   You’re going about your daily routine and feel ‘oh ya, this is so good, I am rocking...

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My Most Powerful Tool to Quit Drinking

My Most Powerful Tool to Quit Drinking

I have kept a journal for decades,  this is an excerpt from the year before I quit drinking. “Yikes…scared (which is weird) I want this for my life: I want to quit drinking to regain freedom in my life.  It will give me room to breathe and explore my highest...

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The Best Way to Quit Drinking

The Best Way to Quit Drinking

To make a successful life change you need to feel empowered, Baby.  I mean a deep inner knowing that this challenge is going to totally rock your world in the best possible way!  How do you feel when you think about stopping drinking?  Like you’re ready to rock &...

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Try something new

Try something new

Every time I go to the grocery store I park in the same place.  I mean the same place for about 20 years. It's just a habit I don't even think about. Last week I got totally silly and parked on the other side of the store, I couldn't even see the place...

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Soul on calendar

Soul on calendar

Have you noticed yourself holding, holding, holding?  The holiday season can be filled with breath holding (until you feel you'll explode?) or a lot of forceful exhalations (so you don't actually explode?).  Here's a super quick fix for the hyper-frazzle...

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I’m not an athlete

I’m not an athlete

It was an epic adventure race...all the elites had been in for hours when the very last group dragged their weary selves through the finish.  They didn't have the typical bodies of an endurance racer. It took them many more hours to finish than the...

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Friends for a reason

Friends for a reason

Aren't those old sayings something else?  Those words that your Mom or Grandma used to say that got dismissed as ridiculous, then as you move through life you realize it's the opposite - they nailed it.  I've been thinking about one of them lately: There...

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Are you missing your maxi?

Are you missing your maxi?

Here is a Secret-of-Adulthood that I believe to be true... most grown ups have lost their maxi.  The ability to hit maximum output on something important to them. I can see you rolling your eyes and thinking OMG is she serious...I am running from morning...

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