The Gifts in Your Weight

There are gifts in your weight, really there are too many to count. I totally get that you may not see them yet so let’s chat for a few but not about losing weight ok? I quit weighing myself years ago. I quit shaming myself and I quit avoiding the word fat in conversation. I […]

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You Can Stop Being a Martyr Whenever You Want

I say the following with the most love and compassion in the world for you, me, all of us 🙂 You’re being called to wake up in your life. I’ve written about this before and am finding myself saying it almost daily. The time is now, the information is literally all around you. Wake up, […]

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In Defense of Ego and Energy

Similar to our physical body’s immune system we have one for our emotions and energy fields. All kinds of specialized systems and cells rush to the sites of injury to protect, isolate the danger, sometimes encapsulate and to heal. T-Cells, B-Cells, antibodies, phagocytes, plasma cells, neutrophils, inflammation responses, etc. Our bodies are a miracle of […]

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Jealousy: Your Green Eyed Superhero

The Green Eyed Monster is what Jealousy is usually called. A not so nice term for something we detest admitting to feeling and yet it can be a brilliant source of information about your untapped potential in life. Let’s reframe Jealousy as a darling superhero for now. Fierce with wild hair, flashing eyes and the sky’s-the-limit thinking we had in […]

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Know That You Know

The feeling that your cheese is slipping off your cracker is real and not without good reason. You are experiencing an awakening and it feels really effing strange. Are you wondering what’s going on? Are you unhappy, confused and weird things keep happening to you? Like Twilight Zone weird? I know. A lot of us […]

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Forgiveness Clears the Way for the Big Feels

We forgive ourselves not for shutting down due to our lack of skills but for our judgment of that clumsiness and the damage we’ve done to ourselves in order to survive.   And more importantly: for all the times we’ve passed up opportunities to repair said damage as adults. I have a woman in my […]

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If You Can Train a Dog or Cat, You Can Train Yourself!

If you can train a dog you can train yourself. If you can train a cat you are even better equipped to train yourself into making and keeping commitments to self-care because really? Training a cat? Yeah it can be done but just like training yourself it takes commitment and consistency to get cumulative results. […]

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Cats and Coaching

Here’s what I know about cats and coaching: cats are coaches in furry disguise. They encourage us to change without even trying. They are quiet listeners (unless they have the 2am zoomies), they have the deepest eyes that make you talk to them thereby processing your junk and they support us without being overbearing or […]

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A Final Plea to Prevent Burnout:Self-care for Advocates Series End

Recently a woman I know and have gotten a cat from (Ginger Rose who is currently living with my mom in Colorado) is closing her doors to her phenomenal cat rescue and TNR (trap-neuter-return) services because why? She’s burned the eff out. Her heart has in her own words “hardened”, she has no more tears […]

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YL Essential Oils: Self Care for Advocates Series 3

Compassion fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Trauma, Burnout has been the subject for the last few weeks and I’m happy to see it being covered on more blogs also. It’s hard to stop for self-care when you’re thought pattern is “just one more”. I can do just one more cat, dog, child I can! Only you […]

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