What Does It Mean To Be the Light?

What Does It Mean To Be the Light?

So what does it mean to let our light shine, or to “be the light?" You might not even know what I'm talking about, or perhaps you're surprised to realize you are afraid of shining bright because you're worried about what people would think of you.

Or you might feel like stepping fully into your light would extinguish the light of those around you. On the flip side, some people can feel like letting the people around them shine will in some way dim their own light. But in my experience, quite the opposite is true. 

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How To Live In The Present & Let Go Of The Past

How To Live In The Present & Let Go Of The Past

If you listened to your thoughts for even 5 minutes you’d likely see that you’re bringing a whole lot of the past and the future into your present. The idea of being "more present" is easy to talk about, but it can be a challenge to put it into practice, right? 

People have many different ways of trying to be more present, but understanding why I was bringing the past and future into today is something that has helped me to actually be more in each moment as it's happening. 

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How To Use Guilt As An Opportunity

How To Use Guilt As An Opportunity

You might think this idea sounds nuts, but I'm finding that really examining what we feel guilty about and choosing to look at those moments through a non-judgmental lens can help us much more than we realize. If we really delve into what our guilt is trying to tell us we can use it as an opportunity to bring our darkness to the light. 

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What A 40-Day Judgment Detox Is Teaching Me About Friendship

What A 40-Day Judgment Detox Is Teaching Me About Friendship

I'm on day 12 of a 40-day judgement detox and at this point I'm really starting to not just put the steps into practice on a daily basis, but to also reflect on how judgement plays a role in friendship. It also happens to be one year to the day since I had the most transformational week of my life. 

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3 Easy Ways To Cultivate Inner Peace

3 Easy Ways To Cultivate Inner Peace

Think about some of the things that you might deal with day in and day out—making decisions, brainstorming, negotiating, helping a friend through a hard time, being there for your family as a mom, daughter, sister, wife, the list goes on and on.

Now think about how you want to show up for those situations. I'm guessing you'd choose happy, centered, and calm over miserable, disconnected, and frantic, right? Right.

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Trusting What You Know And Choosing To Be Happy

Trusting What You Know And Choosing To Be Happy

Do you ever find yourself falling back into old habits and not even really realizing it? One of mine is frantically polling everyone around me and asking them what they think I should do.

And the crazy thing is I know when I'm doing it that what I'm really doing is looking for external validation to either affirm or contradict what I maybe kind-of sorta think I should do. But the thing about searching outside yourself for the answer is...it doesn't work.

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How Witnessing Your Fears Will Change Your Life

How Witnessing Your Fears Will Change Your Life

It's a simple truth that you must witness your behavior if you want to change it. Obvious, right? Not always.

Often times our unconscious reflex can be to push down any negative or fear based thoughts we have without even thinking about it. We don't want to look behind the curtain to see where they’re coming from, or fact check if they’re even true because...why? 

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