Anchored in Possibility

I love anchor words. Words like centered, grounded, create, restore….Words that have a deep personal resonance, that provide a kind of coordinate to your roadmap of life. A tuning fork for focus. I often choose one at the start of a new year as a way to channel my intention for the coming months, but they can be created and utilized at any time.

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The Process of Becoming

It took me a long time to understand that writing is not about publishing a book (as much as I look forward to that day). It is not a finished product. Writing, instead, is a process. It is the work in front of me, right now, and the shape that it takes as I continue to show up to the page.

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In the Present

Over the past few years, mindfulness has become part of our social lexicon. Modern life has edged us into slowing down, breathing in and remembering our senses and the gifts we have right in front of us. "Be present" is our new mantra.

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Manifest

More than half way through January -- a time when New Years resolutions notoriously start to peter out -- I am on a manifesting tear. I credit it to a few things: surrounding myself with powerhouse people who stretch me beyond the status quo. Sheer determination (the R in resolution) because things NEED to change. And third: keeping my intentions and desires visible.

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Release

As New Years Eve approaches, we tend to focus a lot on resolutions. What routines or new regimens are you planning to add to the coming year? While that's all well and good, first you have to go in the opposite direction. What in my life can I release that no longer feels right or brings me what I want and need? What do I need to take off my plate in order to make room for something new? 

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Forgive

The end of the calendar year is always a time of cleansing. It may feel more like a time of consumption, but transitioning from one year to the next gives us room to take stock, let go of things that no longer serve and open doors to new possibilities. It can mean releasing all the disappointments - and even the joys experienced - to start again with a fresh slate.

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Shift

Have you ever walked into your house after a long vacation and thought, "Everything needs to change." I don't mean just the decor. The way you've been living your life suddenly feels outdated. It may register as a twinge of dread or butterfly in your stomach -- a subtle recognition that your outer and inner worlds are no longer in alignment. Something inside of you has shifted.

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Ripen

The fruit trees outside are no longer producing fruit, but their lessons stay with me as autumn rolls in. The transition to a new season, which bears a fruit of its own, reminds me that life is continually ripening for us beneath the surface. Ideas, dreams and desires, like seeds, get planted and there is a period of time we must wait.

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Stretch

This week I attended a motivational talk on how to lead with excellence. It was about how to be a better boss, but, really, it was how to invest in your personal growth first and foremost. The speaker, a passionate man with a real talent for connecting with his audience, encouraged us to stretch beyond what we believe is possible for ourselves.

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Dream

When was the last time your dreams came true? For me, hosting my first Wellness Social was a dream two years in the making. At the time, I remember talking to a yogi friend and admiring the confidence and ease in which she hosted local events. I marveled at her courage to charge for her time and the satisfaction of bringing people together in the spirit of health and community. "Can I do this? What do I have to offer?"...

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Float

Cravings get a bad rap, but they are important signals that the body needs rebalancing or replenishment. While most people tend to focus on cravings that involve food, there are other cravings that signal a need for a deeper form of nourishment. 

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Be

As artists, healers, working professionals, or parents, it's easy to define our value as what we do for others. We have gifts to share, light to shine, skills to apply, and it can bring a great sense of satisfaction to feel like we can affect change for others. While a purpose-driven life is important, this sets us up for a dynamic in which we feel we must always "add value" to our interactions with people.

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Inquire

Whether you are looking to get fit, gain financial freedom, meet the man or woman of your dreams or grow or start a business, everyone begins with the same question: How do I get from where I am to where I want to be? No matter what your goal or problem to solve, there are 6 key steps in the process of transforming your life.

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Stay

Summer is always a busy time with personal and family vacations. School is out, the pool is open, and we are ready to get out into the world and play. It feels good to say adios to familiar routines and landscapes for a while, but vacations further afield may not always be financially or logistically feasible. When planning vacations, rarely do we consider the beauty of staying put.

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Drop

Many people out there are looking for a quick weight loss remedy. How To Lose 10 Pounds in 10 Days. We tend to think of weight loss as a physical process of shedding unwanted pounds. What if there was another kind of weight we could drop - a way of losing weight that would make us feel just as light, just as liberated?

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Declutter

Ever since Marie Kondo published Tidying Up, clearing the clutter has become a popular wellness trend and powerful act of self care. To unclutter means to get rid of the things that are no longer of use. It means weeding out items so that you can make space for something new to arrive.

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Mirror

We tend to think of mirrors as the thing you stand in front of while brushing your teeth or how you check yourself out in the morning before leaving the house. Or maybe its a cool body of water in which to see your reflection. In truth, mirrors are everywhere in our lives.

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Stoke

For anyone struggling with longstanding digestive issues, figuring out the right foods to eat can be tough. There are endless dietary recommendations: eat fermented, fibrous, whole, unprocessed. But how we eat can be just as important as what

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Travel

Marcel Proust once wrote, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." It's true, there are many ways in which we can see our day-to-day lives through new lenses. Sometimes, though, a change of scenery is just what the doctor (or health coach) ordered. 

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