Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

An emotional trigger is the reopening of an emotional wound. In reality, it is any situation in life that arises, that is wrapped with fear and causes you to have a physiological response and experience psychological pain. I have a client who we will call Joe. Growing...
Working through fear

Working through fear

It has the power of a tornado, ripping through your thoughts and disheveling your mindset that you have worked so hard to achieve. You label yourself weak. It has a paralyzing venom that begins to infect your thoughts. You begin second guessing yourself, all of your...
Self-forgiveness equals freedom

Self-forgiveness equals freedom

There was a period in my life when I was literally haunted with thoughts of un-forgiveness towards myself. I would sabotage relationships instead of just speaking my truth and stepping out of them. There were a couple of times that I came UNGLUED and yelled at my son...
How to be the best version of YOU

How to be the best version of YOU

Self development, positive psychology and spiritual growth are what I live and breathe. I get paid to help people learn to believe in themselves, heal past emotional traumas, try on different beliefs as if it were this week’s new coat, and strive to evolve into their...
Stepping out of the comfort zone

Stepping out of the comfort zone

Stepping out of the comfort zone is necessary for true growth. No one really loves it, because it’s just not comfortable. Stretching yourself to do something you’ve never done, to say things that touch every vulnerable bone in your body and to stand up for your own...
Living in the present

Living in the present

My uncle Doug is battling pancreatic cancer. He and his family (my aunt and their son) came to California last week and I spent a few days with them. We laughed, cried, talked about his prognosis, reminisced and played in the sunshine. When it was time to say goodbye,...
Perspective is everything

Perspective is everything

Every experience in our lives shapes us into the people we are today. I was pondering this the other night and was thinking about the significance of the events in my own life, and the way I perceived and internalized them. Was it the actual event, or the beliefs I...
Negative affirmations and EFT

Negative affirmations and EFT

Annie and I were at the beginning of her first EFT session the other day when she suddenly became uncomfortable with the process. As we started deep diving into her negative emotions, she started to freeze up, and asked: “If you believe that affirmations work, then...
Setting boundaries

Setting boundaries

Setting boundaries is essential to living a balanced life. Why is is such a hard lesson to learn?! Because you actually care… that’s all! But caring about yourself FIRST, saying NO when your heart really says no and setting clear personal boundaries can actually...
Treating the WHOLE self

Treating the WHOLE self

Before becoming a life coach, I worked as a massage therapist and an esthetician. I went to a very spiritually minded massage school that put a lot of emphasis on the mind / body connection, spiritual growth and personal development as a whole. It’s no surprise to me...