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your 5-step guide to life after death-by-chocolate

15 Feb

[read time: 3 minutes]

It happens every year… on February 15th

Too many New Year’s Resolutions are considered ruined only 45 days after they were made… and this is just about the time when new habits are finally taking hold.

Just as you are getting used to the shift, BAM! Rose-petal romance and chocolate desserts (or some variation thereof) set you back.

The Sparkly Sunshine of January Jubilation feels like it has slipped, tarnished, and tumbled into Funky-Ass February Failure… and if that wasn’t bad enough, the dirt-cheap sale sack of red and pink foil-clad sweets doesn’t help on days 46, 47, or 48 of the year either.

How in the hell can a bit of chocolate have such a degenerative effect on our perspective of the entire rest of the year?  Don’t blame chocolate! Instead, how about you ask yourself more productive questions:

How can you get out of your own way?
How can you reconnect with your goals?
How can you rekindle the resolve you had on day one?

Here is a simple 5-step formula to get you back on track to success: Continue reading

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5 steps to get back in the flow

12 May

[read time: 4 minutes]

i recently rounded a HUGE bend in my entrepreneurial career. my business feels right, and i am in the flow.  this is in stark contrast to times when i felt stuck, crazy, and wanted to give up, which was not too long ago.

in the beginning, i was a reluctant yoga teacher and an accidental entrepreneur [term borrowed from one of my favorite coaches].  i hadn’t set out to do either, but the path before me unfolded and these opportunities made the most sense.

for years, i tried to imitate, emulate, and recreate what i thought was “right”. as it turned out, the efforts i made were all wrong… for me, anyway.  this made me feel yucky, angry, and frustrated; especially when people would encourage me saying that i was doing great and i should keep going.  i knew it wasn’t right but i couldn’t explain why; i just knew i wasn’t in the flow.

what helped me most was Continue reading