Photography by Meredith Rose

Is Your True Self Locked Away?

    Take 10 minutes for yourself. Get still inside and turn down the voices of everyone outside of you and ask yourself some questions WITHOUT FEAR AND WITHOUT JUDGMENT. Ask yourself where are you in your life now? Are you living your greatest expression? If your life ended today would you be satisfied and fulfilled? What do you ache for? What’s missing? If you don’t think anything is missing, stay open and curious. We are ever-changing and evolving beings and I … [Read More...]

Caring for your dreams

How to properly care for your dreams

  Nearly every day someone asks me: Is it really possible for me to have my deepest desires and dreams? My answer is always: ABSOLUTELY. The following ten tenets when absorbed and applied will shift the trajectory of your dreams and life. Make them yours. 1. You are enough. The starting point for any successful journey is to know that by your very existence you are enough. There is nothing you must become, change, earn, or deserve. 2. The past does not equal the future. When … [Read More...]

Creating your dreams in 7 steps

Creating your Dreams in 7 Steps

  92% of resolutions fail within two weeks. It doesn't make the most sense to plan and prepare for an entire year of your life during the busy-ness of the holidays. It takes time to reflect, digest, and sift the good from last year. It also takes time to clean up and clear out our mental and physical environment. Both of these things are vital to creating a solid foundation that will support and our goals. Once you've done this, it takes more time to get super clear and capture the … [Read More...]


It’s time to set yourself free: Forgiveness is Freedom!

  This week, I've received a plethora of questions about forgiveness. People have asked: What is forgiveness? Why should I forgive? Doesn't it let the other person off? What's in it for me? How do I forgive?    and the biggie: How can I forgive myself? Forgiveness is a vital part of living your best life. Without it you could squander your whole life away in agony or resentment. No one should live this way. I wrote about forgiveness in my book Resurrecting Venus and I am … [Read More...]


Three Surprising Tips to Promote Inner Peace

  We’re all pretty aware of the common suggestions for increasing inner peace and reducing stress: exercise, meditate, eat well, and get enough sleep—all fantastic and vital aspects of well-being. But, there’s so much more we can do to support ourselves. Here are my top 3 unexpected tips for creating inner-peace. 1. Optimize your vitamin D levels. ***I’m not a doctor, but I did graduate from law school, check everything contained in this email with your doctor.*** A team … [Read More...]


The F Word: Faith

Have you ever had an experience where life bends over backward to get you to grow? I'm experiencing this now. I'm super-analytical, logical, and grounded. When challenged, I think, and think, and then think some more. I futurize and foresee every possible outcome, often in ways that feel like they're happening in the present. I challenge the experts, second guess authority, and review every decision the professionals make. I take control and endeavor to create the outcome I desire using … [Read More...]


The Best Revenge and How to do it

Every challenge presents an opportunity to forgive. If you refuse this opportunity, you continue to suffer and keep the pain alive. It’s common for decades old injuries to bleed fresh when you’re carrying the burden of unforgiveness. Who suffers most from the anger, pain, or resentment you feel? You, always you. Forgiveness benefits the forgiver and has little to do with the one forgiven. It may feel as though your sustained upset punishes the perpetrator, or validates the wrong. … [Read More...]

How to create peace from chaos

How to Create Peace from Chaos

My last journey through crisis was messy. I was blindsided, and up until then I’d managed most of my life with two qualities: logic and action. Both were of very little use at the bedside of an ailing life-partner. Logic didn’t help the hole in my center, and no action could retrieve the past. It went into a tail-spin of frenetic anxiety, grief, and despair, which only amplified the terror of the time. Months later, I began to grasp the only things that really help in times like these: … [Read More...]

My Worst Nightmare is Back

My Worst Nightmare is Back

On a personal note... A couple of months ago, my mother was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance—just like my then husband, over a decade ago. She presented with a variety of neurological deficits—just as my husband did. During this time, she's been in the same hospital that I watched the man and life I loved disappear into the twisted quagmire of neurological illnesses. I know this path. I've died on it once already. My ex's experience was absolutely devastating for everyone … [Read More...]

A Radical Approach to Prayer

Most spiritual and religious people agree that God is within us. “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”~Luke 17:21 “If you search for God within you, with all earnestness, you will surely be able to find him.”~Sai Baba Gita “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”~John 4:4 “Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me … [Read More...]