As I write this, it is my 31st birthday. Another trip around the sun.
To be brutally honest, I don't have much of a desire to celebrate this year. It's not that I don't appreciate being born into this life, but things have felt different and draining.
My heart feels heavy today.
Yesterday was the funeral of my beloved Noni. I know she is no longer suffering, but she was such a big part of my life. I tried my best to be there for my parents and honor my fun grandmother through photos and the eulogy.
I am all about positive affirmations, kind thoughts and staying hopeful. I meditate, pray, visualize, set intentions, journal, look for signs, and try to share inspiring messages every day. I value the idea that we can dream, manifest and create a life that is flowing effortlessly with love, gratitude and success.
I typically don’t believe in a victimhood mindset. I used to be someone who constantly complained about being tired, not feeling well, being broke and in a state of overwhelm. I was stuck, but I made the d...
The other day I was on a phone call with a potential coaching client.
She was so sweet asking me how I was doing after the sudden death of my uncle and friend's son, as well as my grandmother in the hospital, and other personal things that happened two weeks ago.
Believe me, that weekend was one of the most emotional weekends of my life. SO much happened in 48 hours that I wanted to curl up in a ball and cry and scream. My sensitivity was sky-high. But I didn't freak out.
This photo was taken yesterday among exhaustion and sadness.
A lot happened over the weekend, which just goes to show that we never really know what life will bring. We have no control, even if we think we do.
My uncle suddenly passed away as well as some other sad news around my family and friends and the terror attacks in London. As a highly sensitive person, it feels even heavier because I am sensing everyone else's emotions. Because of this, I had to make the tough decision to post-pone my Hope & Peace Retreat...
Two years ago I had just finished my first trip out of the country alone. This was a big deal for me because I didn’t go away to college due to my severe anxiety. I never thought I would travel alone, especially somewhere far away that I had never been before. Additionally, it was a big investment financially and I was taking a week away from my businesses and family.
Yet, the trip was one of the most powerful experiences in my life for so many reasons.
In Costa Rica I met up with a group of women whom I had never met...