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Mind Body Baking

Mind Body Baking

“It is much more about being–about allowing yourself to be as you are already and discovering the fullness and vast potential within such an approach.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn Jon Kabat-Zinn (my hero and big nerd crush) is the father of mindfulness meditation being accepted into western medicine.  He found that the Zen meditative more »

5 Reasons Why You Need to Pee In the Forest Once in a While

5 Reasons Why You Need to Pee In the Forest Once in a While

When I was a little girl I would beg my mom to let me be “nature girl”.  By definition, nature girl means: a person with xx chromosomes who uses the great outdoors or a sandbox to (daintily) pee.  In my adult life when I recall this memory, I’ve had a hard more »

Meditative Techniques Throughout Your Workday Can Reduce Stress

Meditative Techniques Throughout Your Workday Can Reduce Stress

The long term stress that working professionals are experiencing in today’s environment is an epidemic that affects our population’s productivity, sense of fulfillment, and collective happiness. Individuals experiencing long term stress are more likely to be depressed, overweight, have an increased risk for certain cancers and diabetes, and suppress the more »

What Does It Mean to “Let Go”?

What Does It Mean to “Let Go”?

I’ve been thinking, actually struggling, a lot lately about what it means to “let go”. This is a phrase of advice that that we hear often, usually when someone is being obsessive about a topic, or in reference to relationship issues, work problems, financial difficulties, weight struggles, etc. If there more »

Sign Up for Girlfriend Weekend Wellness Retreat

Sign Up for Girlfriend Weekend Wellness Retreat

This is going to be an awesome retreat and if you sign up before September 1, it is only $399. I will be leading a mediation workshop that involves chocolate and dancing…and what is more fun than that combination? Grab a friend and have a weekend a little out of more »

Superbowl’s Lessons To a Life & Wellness Coach

Superbowl’s Lessons To a Life & Wellness Coach

Like most Americans, I spent the afternoon of Sunday, February 2nd watching the Superbowl.  Being raised in the San Francisco Bay Area with a father and two sports obsessed brothers,  I wasn’t  too invested in this year’s Superbowl (love you, Niners!).  However, upon reflection, I have found many lessons that more »

Forgiveness is Simple. Resentment is Complicated.

Forgiveness is Simple. Resentment is Complicated.

Who in your life do you need to forgive? Your parents? Your significant other? A friend? Or perhaps, yourself? Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you have to hang out or interact with the person you are resenting; it means that you are willing to let go of the past and love more »

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Are a Waste of Time

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Are a Waste of Time

It seems very non-life coach-y (or “un-relish” as my clients like to say), to tell you that your New Year’s resolutions are a waste of time. But they are.  Sorry. If you consider life to be a continuum of experiences and growth, then January 1st is an arbitrary time to more »

Live With Intention, Not Attached to Intention.

Live With Intention, Not Attached to Intention.

  “Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” Alan Watts   Often times in life we have an intended outcome and then experience the actual outcome.  Sometimes the outcome is better than we had hoped for, and sometimes it falls short.  Either more »

Dealing With the Cards You Are Dealt

Dealing With the Cards You Are Dealt

Now that I’ve worked with people in almost every age group, socio economic group, gender, right brain, left brain, ethnicities, actors, teachers, professionals, students, (the list goes on), I have come to realize that regardless of where or who you are in life, you have stress.  An abundance of it. more »