Declutter your spirit and your mind

We live in a society that pushes us to keep buying more. To keep accumulating more. To keep doing more so that we can be happy & fulfilled.

But there comes a moment when we realize that all of our clothes, shoes, things we buy on sale cause the deal is too good to pass up are overflowing from our closets, attics, basements, & garages but that happiness & fulfillment aren’t present.

When being stubborn keeps you stuck

Fu*k it energy has power behind it - there’s a momentum that you can feel in your body. It’s like a battery surge & can lead to not only massive action but swift action.

But not the kind where you walk out of your job even though you no savings but the kind where you come to believe that now is the time and you deserve better, you deserve to feel good and get what you desire.

Acts of self-love are always worth it

What do you think if when you think about when you hear the phrase self-love? Self-care?

I don’t blame you if you just sighed loudly  & an impressive eye roll happened. But why are these such buzz words?

It didn’t come out of nowhere. It’s not just marketing. I propose that we’re depleted & we’re desperately craving the permission to put ourselves first again. We’re awakening to a deep knowing that we’re depleted and our self-care, our self-talk, our self-image, and our self-esteem are taking severe hits.

Do this before you make your resolutions

I love the dawn of a new year & the energy of a fresh start. It’s filled with hope & possibility. The energy is palpable & fun.

You set your resolutions with the best of intentions. You say that your resolutions are a way of motivating yourself to change a habit.

But they’re often about running away from yourself, running away from the choices you wish you didn’t make & thinking that you have to change who you are.

What it looks like when you have trouble trusting

We’ve all been lied to.

We’ve all lied.

Maybe it’s the white lie you tell your friend when she gets a new haircut cause you don’t want to hurt her feelings. Or a CYA (cover your a$&) type of lie cause telling the truth could cost you time, money, status, or more.

Your parents told you everything was fine but really they were struggling to make ends meet but didn’t want to worry you. When you found out you understood but deep down you wished they would’ve shared that even though everything wasn’t okay it would be.

When we lie our reasons are justified. We’re not trying to hurt someone, usually, it’s more about protection. Of ourselves or of them.

You deserve to chase your dreams

Faith deeply wanted to leave the 9-5 hustle behind but she needed that salary. For years, needing that corporate salary was her very logical reason for not pursuing her dreams.

Forget not pursuing, as soon as she would get a hint of inspiration she would automatically think of all the reasons why she couldn’t. She was an expert goal setter & a pro at checking her goals off her list but she didn’t associate her goals with her potential.

Goals were these hard things to achieve that meant status or wealth or some other external definition that came from her family, corporations, or society.

What will it take to find the courage to be unapologetically you?

A close friend of mine, let’s call her Susan, had been unemployed for awhile. She has a God-given gift for fashion.

Susan’s one of those women that makes a white t-shirt & jeans look like she just stepped off the runway. Go away, Susan & let me wear my sweat pants in peace.

After years of never working in fashion, she took the leap & pursued her passion. But it’s tough getting started in fashion, especially if you’re not young & willing to work like a dog at first.

5 ways to unlock your potential & take your power back

It sucks when you feel like you're waiting on that perfect job, perfect someone, or just constantly waiting for that ever elusive thing to happen so you can finally enjoy your life.

Instead of looking outside yourself, look within and learn 5 steps you can take to unlock your potential and take control of your life!