How to access the bliss, love + unity that is already within you
You are enough
Most of the time, we are completely identified with our thoughts, living in our heads, and in the swirling, looping projections of the mind. We live mostly in the past and the future. And when we identify with our minds, we can spend a lot of time in fear and regret, rather than in the goodness of the present moment.
The truth is that our deeper selves are not our thoughts, not our minds. We are the awareness beneath the thoughts. The still space from which the thoughts arise. This awareness or consciousness is in itself bliss, love, and unity. The more we practice mindfulness, the more we begin to LIVE from stillness and true happiness.
How Mindfulness Changed My Life
A letter to the part of you that feels afraid.
I want you to know that you are enough. You are worthy. You are seen. You are allowed to be exactly as you are, and you are allowed to long for more.
I want you to know that it’s possible to love yourself deeply - imperfectly - but with fierce courage and commitment. I want you to know that other people love you this way also.
4 Simple Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Overwhelm
Mindfulness seems to be everywhere these days- and with good reason. It has radically transformed my life, and when I teach it to my clients, I watch their lives transform as well. Instead of trying to give you a high-level overview of the science, statistics, or strategies of mindfulness (after all, there are plenty of great resources out there written by teachers and practitioners who’ve been at it far longer than me) I thought I would just tell you what mindfulness does for ME.
Trust yourself...and the timing
It can feel really difficult in a moment of overwhelming anxiety and stress to remember what to do to get back to equilibrium. So I’ve made a “cheat sheet” of some of the grounding techniques that I teach clients to use when their minds are racing or they feel overwhelmed by emotions.
Teaching our nervous systems to calm down not only helps us to feel more happiness and inner peace, but also benefits our productivity, our relationships, and our ability to impact the world at large.
Befriending the Inner Critic and Overcoming Perfectionism
How often do we override our intuition because of all of the things we think we “should” be doing? How often do we ignore what we truly need, for fear of disappointing ourselves or someone else?
What if instead we could trust that when things feel hard, it means that the timing isn’t right, NOT that we’re failures?
"Maybe I should just quit": Managing Overwhelm
I spent years trying to silence my Inner Critic. In my mind, she was what held me back from greatness. The shame I felt when she attacked me was overwhelming, so I procrastinated, and resisted my creative impulses, and held myself back from truly being seen. Then I learned how to befriend her, and things shifted.
Happiness is not at that “next level” in your career
“I should just move back home, get a day job, give up the dream, take the easy way out.” I guarantee you that every successful creative person on the planet has had this thought. How to get from overwhelm to success.
How to turn around a Crappy Day
Many of us have this idea that “as soon as I reach that next level (sell the screenplay, get a series regular role, land the job at the fancy advertising firm, etc), I will finally be happy”. We push out our happiness onto some imagined future, and in the meantime, we feel anxious, frustrated and inferior.
Overcoming Procrastination, Resistance and Avoidance
We all have those days. Nothing goes right, everybody pisses you off, and even the sunshine makes you mad cause you’re too grumpy to enjoy it. You may have been triggered by something specific, or maybe it just feels like your whole body is filled up with yuck and you don’t know why.
It took me 3 months to write my first newsletter. Yep. From the day I launched my website and asked people to sign up for my forthcoming newsletter, to the day I finally WROTE something, was 3 MONTHS. I love writing, and I have a ton to say. So what was up? Procrastination, resistance and avoidance.