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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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Rise Above: How to Find Your Faith

There are times when life feels like it’s working. Our relationships are smooth, our career is enjoyable, our bodies are in good shape, our mental space is clean and clear. It is easy during those times to feel optimistic and excited…like you are living your purpose. Until you aren’t. Other times, it feels like a […]

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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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Your Best Offense: It’s Not About You

Let’s set the stage. You get into a discussion, which turns into an argument. You take the other person’s words personally, and inevitably get your feelings hurt. Now what? One of the greatest distractions, seductions, and temptations is to “get” our feelings hurt. To obsess about how another person behaves or responds is an easy and […]

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How to Love the Yuck

We all have yuck in our lives: people, circumstances, chores, body issues. To get rid of it, you gotta love it all — even that which makes you sick to your stomach. I’ll say that again: Love the yuck, baby. Remember that old adage you’ve heard a million times — what you resist persists? It’s […]

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The Key to Self-Love: Be Your Real Self

Self-love. You read about it, you dabble in it, and then you “quit” it in pursuit of bettering yourself with potions, promotions, and critical self-talk. Judging yourself is learned behavior, not innate. You come into this world as the most glorious and perfect expression of life. There is no-thing like you. The unique way you […]

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Your Word is Your Wand

We all use the power of the word to express how we feel, what we want, and what we don’t want. It’s often hard to remember that our word can be one of the most effective tools to create the lives we really want — not the lives we construct with daily routine and to-do […]

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