DEEP THOUGHTS : My Ponderings on Empowerment

Curiosity Cures

Curiosity Cures

I sat my ass down to do a little research on the formation of molecules, I'm telling you, I'm a total nerd. Anyway, for whatever reason, I was struck with the startling contrast of who I used to be, compared with who I am now. And being a nerd certainly is NOT how I would have classified myself 20 years ago.  Nah, 20 years ago I was a know-it-all shithead with a chip on her shoulder. I was also in hard-core survival mode (so totally understandable). I kept my emotional self locked up pretty tight and had some pretty rigid ways of...

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Crystal Without Coffee - Letting go of more than caffeine

Crystal Without Coffee - Letting go of more than caffeine

I decided to embark on the godless mission of giving up coffee.  Now, let me just tell you, this is not the first thing I've quit in my life, and hopefully won't be the last. And, if I'm honest, as I'm writing this, I'm wondering if I'll even give it up completely. But, despite the fate this tasty bean juice may have in my life, there's been a bit of enlightenment that's come from a week of its absence.  But first, my reasons why I decided to quit... In short, gut health. While I'm certainly not old yet, I can't say that I'm that young either. I've...

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Embracing Your True Self

Embracing Your True Self

I know I'm not alone when I say that in my time I've felt compelled to stifle or oppress parts of myself.  I didn't feel like my family, community, clients, or partner would necessarily approve if I showed up in the world in ways that I wanted. And if I'm honest, most of those times I wasn't even certain how I wanted to show up, but rather, was curious to experiment with alternative ways of showing up.  I longed to live this illusive "authentic life" that seems to be all the rage these days. But what the hell did that even mean? We get sucked into this whole...

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