Are your belief systems holding you hostage?

I love systems – systems for learning, systems for business, systems for health. When I consciously implement the best systems possible in order to make my life easier, happier and more fulfilled, I win. When I don’t, I start to feel like I’m being held hostage. The systems we have in place for our life can either bring us greater freedom or … Read More

How I Feel Verses Who I Am

If you haven’t noticed from poking around my site, I have some pretty awesome photos. And I’m not tooting my own horn – my boyfriend, Drew Loika, is the artist behind the camera and captures some amazing moments.  He went out on a photo hunt and cross-country ski this weekend, and when he came back, posted this picture with the … Read More

Emotional Hostage

I haven’t written for over a month. The holidays got to me, obligations, deadlines, responsibility. Vacation also got to me, in a cold and snowy way that only my home of Utah can provide. I spent time with my family. I detached from reality for a while. I remembered how much I love red wine with holiday fare and I … Read More

Tool #4: The First Essential Step to Healing: Havingness

As we start to move into the holiday season, we often start to think of all the things we’re asked to give. Give thanks, give presents, give time, give energy, give give give give give. Don’t get me wrong, giving is great! When done in the right attitude, it helps us cultivate gratitude, which helps us find more contentment and … Read More

Sensitive Diets

“You should definitely be on the Paleo diet,” said, well, everyone in the last three years.There is so much talk about which diet is right — Paleo, Primal, Atkins, Flat Belly, Macrobiotic, Vegetarian, Vegan — that sometimes, on information overload, I think, “Blah, blah, et cetera, ad nauseum, whatever.” Everyone is looking for foods that work for their body. Some … Read More

Psychic Myths Debunked

This week, Hay House Radio is hosting a “Best of Hay House World Summit.” That basically means that they’ve taken some of their best authors, brought them together to have conversations about a wide variety of spiritual topics, and are broadcasting these talks all week long, for free. (If you’re into all things spiritual and you’re not sure what Hay … Read More

Get Well and Stay Well, Even When Everyone Else is Sick

Autumn is around us. I can tell because the leaves on the Seattle trees are changing colors and starting to fall, sweeping around streets and trails with the wind. Mornings are chilly and crisp, and it smells cold. I’ve brought out the space heaters, stocked the tea cabinet, and my stomach asks me for soups and heated foods instead of … Read More