Love vs hate (+ how to deal with people who don’t think like you)

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I just returned from a friend’s wedding and I wrote this little note for you on the plane last night as I was on my way home. I want to remind you that I am not an expert. I don’t have all the answers for you. I’m simply a woman, on a mission, with an opinion, and a voice. You may not agree with me + that’s okay. But, that’sread more

My favorite real life spiritual story. I think you’ll love it . . .

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Happy New Years Eve! I have a powerful story for you today. It’s one of my favorites and a perfect way to close out the year. In 1957, a massive clay Buddha was being moved from one temple in Thailand to another. ​​​​​​​It is believed to have been built between the 13th and 15th centuries. No one seemed to care much for this plain ten-foot-high statue. It was honored, ofread more

5 tremendous + powerful lessons from 2017


This is been an intense year for me. It’s been a profound year of allowing the entire spectrum of life – no longer cherry picking the good or the bad, but welcoming it all. On the joyful side: My business has taken off, the impact of my work has reached women in over 50 countries, my spiritual practice continues to deepen, my female friendships are profoundly nourishing, and my relationship withread more

Are you exhausted right now? Here’s why . . .


Happy Winter Solstice, love! Today, as you may know, is the shortest, darkest night all year long for us in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the DEPTH of winter and even though we still have another couple of months of cozy, chill, soup-sipping weather – today marks the turning point from Winter into Spring. From here on out, the days will officially begin to get longer again. Today marks the turningread more

The fires, my home in Sonoma + Mother Earth is calling us


Hi love, What a wild ride it has been this past month. I am here and I am raw. The fires that happened in my beloved Sonoma County have caused a tremendous amount of loss and devastation. Thousands of people have lost their homes. 41 precious souls have lost their lives.   This loss has touched me personally – my husband and I own a home in Glen Ellen –read more

A sneak peak of my new book. . . [VIDEO]


Hi love, I have something very special for you. I want to share with you the forward to my book Awaken. As you may know, I began writing my first book at the beginning of the year. The book will be coming out soon – just for my private clients to start. I may eventually choose to share it with a larger audience – but, for right now, I’m sharingread more

How to be amazingly grateful for Life right now (free meditation inside!)


Hi love! I’m so unbelievably amazingly grateful for so many things right now. Just a week ago, I was camping with my husband. We spent a week outdoors in places like Mt. Shasta, Crater Lake (pictured below) and then went up to Mt. Hood to watch the eclipse. It was one of my favorite vacations of all time and I am filled with so much love and joy. Life definitelyread more

Love others without conditions (and other wisdom)


Hi love, I just returned from a week long camping trip all along the West Coast! My husband and I took a road trip up to Portland to see the solar eclipse and I spent a whole week hiking, outdoors, and recharging my mind, body and spirit after a busy few months. Nature is one of my go-to ways to come back home to myself and I feel like aread more

Racism, hate + what you can do about it . . .


This past weekend, I was deep in retreat leading 22 women in The SoulShine Sisterhood. I turn my phone off during these types of events and don’t look at news or email while I’m there. When I came home Sunday night and read about the racism and hatred that led to violence and death in Charlottesville this weekend, my mind got angry and my heart got broken. As you may know, I grewread more

Slowing Down – What would it be like?


What would it be like but love it if we just slowed down?  If we replaced our busyness and checklist with emptiness and space instead?  What if we measured our worth by the depth of our connection rather than the length of our to-do list? What would it be like beloved if we just slowed down?   If we replaced doing with being and substituted stress for stillness?  What if theread more