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the purpose of emotions

Chronic tiredness. Irritability. Feeling meh. Disconnection. Frustration and annoyance mingled with worry. Seeing the world’s problems and feeling ill-equipped to help, because it all feels like too much. Reaching a breaking point—a tipping point where holding it all...

Dialogue with the body

Many years ago, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. The only word I could use to describe how I felt, at the time, was: betrayed. I’d totally bought into the message that prevention was better than a cure, and I’d proactively done what I thought was a...

choose your teachers with care

Years ago, I was in a workshop lead by a teacher who I knew to be going through a tough time, personally. She was talking about how we are who we are, and how we do a disservice to ourselves when we try to be people we are not. I listened, thinking, “Totally helpful....

Destruction (not fun; very necessary)

At the beginning of this year, I meditated on what the year would bring, and pulled a card from Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Deck. (Side note: I have long been one of those people who would normally groan, “A GODDESS DECK? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” But nonetheless, I loooove my...

“I’m DONE!” and creating conscious joy

This is the first line I wrote for The Courage Habit: “Here’s the thing about the day you realize you’ve got to change your life: you don’t even see it coming.” I’ve heard hundreds of stories of people realizing that they were DONE / FINITO / THIS CANNOT GO ON FOR...

your most courageous self awaits

Your Most Courageous Self is a side of you that believes, wholeheartedly, in living a fully-alive life. She's the inner bad-ass that's ready for the joy-joy-joy at the same time that she's sick of being on a leash, sick of watching a world in pain but feeling...