Ticket to the Healer’s Summit

Hello   Awakening  Healer! I’m very picky about how I choose to spend my time and energy these days. As I’m allowing my creativity to flow, I’m finding I need more space to spread out and get messy so I’ve officially adopted the “less is more” motto when it comes to my schedule and calendar. #BoundariesForTheWin! Today I’m writing with one final invitation to join me for the Transformational Healer’s Summit coming up–it’s free and virtual! Why should you put this on your calendar? Well, here’s why I did… Right now I have a lot on my plate. Not in that overwhelming, drowning kind of way, but in a deeply creative, aligned kind of way. I’ve learned there’s a difference between the two. Have you noticed that? I’ve got a new website brewing (stay tuned for a sneak peek next week!), a new suit of cards for the Messages From Shadow Oracle Deck that feature the shadows of all 12 astrological sun signs in progress (Whoa, magic!), and I’m also bringing through a healing system of 12 Healer Archetypes so you can discover yours and nurture it to activate the and awaken your full healer potential. With all of this in progress, I said YES to Arianna Gray when she invited me to be one of 21 speakers on the upcoming Transformational Healer’s Summit.… Because, self care. It matters. Our souls are calling for it. Our work demands it. And Arianna gets this and has devoted an entire week of conversation with 21 of our colleagues to open this sacred dialogue so we can pause, breathe, and notice how we...

Healing the Healer’s Shadows

Hello   Awakening  Healer! Reminisce with me, will you? This week I’m reflecting on my healer shadows. I remember when I was overworked and allowing myself to be underpaid. #HealerShadow I was saying yes to clients that didn’t truly resonate with the heart of my passion and purpose and I was anxious and overwhelmed most days (although I never would have told you that at the time because I was so busy pretending and convincing myself that all was well). I was under the spell of “helper-hood” that says my needs take a back seat to the vulnerability of my clients and this was an expensive price to pay for my own well-being. Ouch! I don’t have a miracle story about the exact moment when I instantly changed this reality, but what I do have is an awareness of a gradual shift that began about 9 years ago as I woke up to the pain of how I was treating myself and the impact this was having on my work, my body, and my life. One step at a time, I began to tell myself the truth about what I wanted and slowly took steps to align my reality with these truths. It didn’t happen over night, but with each choice I made to honor myself, I became more present, more peaceful and more alive. I began loving myself and my work enough to be honest about what I chose to spend my time and energy doing and what made more sense to set boundaries around to honor my freedom and truth. Today, more days than not I adore...

SoulFULL Healers Know This

Hello  Sacred  Soul… I’m easing into this week after nurturing the vulnerability hangover and celebration of a powerful re-branding photoshoot (sneak peek below) and wanted to share something I’ve been pondering and invite you to my free webinar coming up on 1/24. I am waking up to the reality that I’ve outgrown “get rich quick schemes” and rushing to a finish line… They may look sexy in a quick email or facebook meme, but when we crash and burn afterwards, OUCH! These days you can find me easing into the energy of alignment and choosing the peaceful and easy route to expansion. What!? Growing my soulFULL practice can be “peaceful and easy!?”  Well, let me not kid you that this always looks graceful or feels easy. This recovering (notice the “ing” as in still in progress, lol) control freak hasn’t always had surrender and gentleness on autopilot, but over the past several years I have begun to notice that when I bend to the will of support, life and business does flow more smoothly even when it may feel awkward and uncomfortable in the process. One of the barometers I’ve begun to use to choose what I will do in my business is whether or not it feels expansive, peaceful and easy. When making a decision on your soul path, I invite you to ask yourself a few questions… Do I get excited at the thought of taking the step? Am I willing to meet the fear arising in the energy of this expansion? Is there a flow of ideas and resources to support me in making the choice? I...

My End of the Year Ritual

At the end of each year, I create some sacred time to reflect and review as well as vision and dream. This is truly one of my favorite times of year! Today as mercury goes retrograde, we enter into a powerful cosmic cycle that is supporting us in this process of reconnecting with where we’ve been so we can harness the creative power that will plant the seeds for what is to come. I invite you pause with me as we reflect on some powerful questions that can create space for all that is ahead. Here is what I’m asking myself this week… What lit me up this year? What drained me this year? What am I ready to welcome in the year ahead? As the answers rise up in you, may they be a compass that can guide you to the intentions and inspired actions for the new year. On New Year’s Eve, I’ll be co-hosting the 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Ceremony with my soul brother, Lloyd Burnett. If you’d like to hold space in community to reflect on the year past, honor your present and vision what you’re ready to welcome in 2017, then I invite you to join us for this special event. We’ll be guiding you through our favorite, empowering New Year’s Eve rituals, including a collective intuitive reading and possibly some individual ones as well so you can look in the cosmic mirror and clarify where you are and where you are headed. You can certainly do this on your own too. We’re under no illusion that you “need” us for this, yet...

The Gift of Healer’s Retreat

I swear I was an event planner in another life. Last week I finished my fall retreat season here in San Diego and it always reminds me how much I love the process of coordinating the many elements of an event…the people, the food, the decorations, the sacred spaces, and the special touches that set the experience a part from another one. Although I don’t imagine being a wedding or event planner in this life, I love the ways that choosing entrepreneurship allows me to tap into the many gifts and abilities that light me up even when they aren’t directly related to being a healer. I often think about the aspects of having a “boss” that I didn’t enjoy (when I used to work for someone else) and I realize that so much of it has to do with doing tasks that didn’t resonate with me in a time and space that didn’t honor my spirit. Even though I’m my own boss now I sometimes still find myself forcing myself to do things I don’t enjoy in a time and space that doesn’t honor my spirit, but those times are getting fewer and farther between as I wake up to the reality that I can choose something new at any moment. #HumannessHappens #GrowthDoesToo One of my favorite aspects of entrepreneurship is being able to choose the kind of boss I am to myself. Am I honoring my spirit? Am I allowing all parts of me to participate and share their gifts in my work? Am I saying yes to what lights me up and asking for support with what doesn’t?...
Awakening the Healer Within Therapist Retreat

Awakening the Healer Within Therapist Retreat

Have you ever been so excited about something that it’s hard to keep it a secret…like a surprise party or the perfect gift you found for someone you love!? Well I have been counting down until today to finally reveal an opportunity I have been dreaming of creating for therapists for years! Drum roll please……….. Today I’m thrilled to announce the first ever Awakening the Healer Within Fall Retreat for Therapists that I’m hosting in Central Florida on November 2, 2014 🙂 The big secret is that being a “good” clinician and/or growing our practices and connecting with our ideal clients has much less to do with getting a degree or marketing and much more to do with our courage to go to the depths within ourselves that we want to be able to take our clients for their healing. Over the years I have witnessed the powerful connection between my willingness to stay engaged in my own soul work and the ways this supports me being able to hold space for my clients’ healing and that’s why I feel led to create opportunities for therapists to come together to learn and grow in this way.   What better way to learn than to experience, right?   This Retreat Experience is For You If… You Have Ever Sat With a Client and Felt Lost, Confused or Unsure of Where to Go Next (or you worry about this happening) You Are Eager to Learn and Grow as a Therapist and Want to Take Your “Book Knowledge” and “Education” Deeper to Understand the Soul of Healing Work You Are Ready to...