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Why You Are Here: Get To Weeding So You Can Grow Something REALLY Beautiful

“Have dominion over your awareness, and you’ll have dominion over your destiny.” When my first mentor said this to me, something clicked. I became obsessed with mental science—gaining dominion over my mind and all the wild activity that lived there. Through lots of struggle, including welfare, chronically overdrawn bank accounts, disconnected utilities, rotating career pursuits, […]

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Speak Your Truth…Because Nobody Else Will

There is a powerful stirring happening—a sloughing off of shame and self-doubt. The human spirit and voice is being liberated from generations of pressure. People are speaking up to disrupt fixed ways of being and intersectional alliances are forming that have the opportunity to cause systemic change. Glennon Doyle Melton recently turned me on to […]

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Why I Am Here

I was born with everything a girl could want. My life has been a beautiful, heartbreaking, and complex tapestry of contradictory human experiences. I’ve been privileged. I’ve been poor. I’ve risen above. I’ve been a victim. I’ve found salvation in hip-hop, investment banking, spiritual retreats, parties, workshops, and God. What you will find with me […]

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Get Comfortable with Anger to Feel Joy

We all get angry. While some of us yell and scream, others quietly seethe. Anger is just one of the many feelings we experience in our lives. But it can often be one of the most powerful feelings felt. Let’s say there are five core feeling states: joy, anger, sadness, fear, and sexual energy. Consider […]

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Slow Down to Be More Intentional in Life

We are wired for impact. We want to know that we make a difference. That our lives matter. It’s the existential orientation of our nature to seek problems and long for answers. In today’s over-scheduled, highly connected world, we often feel like there’s never enough time, energy, or any number of other resources to accomplish […]

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