Cultivate Your Intuition


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Life is Noisy

Intuition requires the ability to tune in.  Often, social media, the news cycle and the “normal” external pressures we cope with daily create a constant static.  Static that drowns out the frequency of your intuition.  This causes you to make decisions with your head based on what you think is logical, instead of digging deeper into what feels right in your gut.  When you learn how to quiet the noise of daily life, you will be able to tune into the wisdom of your inner voice and consciously use your intuition.

Intuition is Always Available

“I should have trusted my gut.”

“I knew what was really going on, but I didn’t say anything.”

“I wanted it so badly, but I still walked away.”

It’s almost a cliche; the telephone rings and you intuitively know who it is before answering.  You think of a friend and bump into them at Trader Joe’s.  You pull down an aisle at Target just in time for the first parking space to open up.  Intuition often shows up this way, as a fleeting insight we’ll probably dismiss as coincidence, or write off as “just imagination.”  But as Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Learn How

You can harness the intuitive voice inside yourself that has guided life’s greatest thinkers, artists, and business owners. The workshop includes interactive instruction, including how to:

Access calm and ease.  Stop living in constant commotion, external demand, and stress. You’ll learn to guide yourself  — from the small things that matter such as getting a better parking spot, to life-changing new connections.

Activate your empathic sense to cultivate a greater connection with all those you meet, love and care about.

Strengthen your personal power and clarity.

Navigate obstacles on your path. Tune into situations with your intuitive ability, and generate creative solutions to any problem you face.  Build bridges and opportunities where only struggle existed before.

Live an authentic life full of purpose. Recognize the messages your intuition is sending to you and take advantage of them to create a life you don’t want to escape from.

What: Intuition Development Workshop

When: Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Register here:  Intuition Workshop


Spiritual Survival Strategies

The current political landscape often plunges me into perpetual state of emotional reactivity, angst and low level depression.  I frequently feel helpless and despondent after reading the news or social media posts about the latest atrocity committed against people of color, immigrants, our environment, and animals by forces that seem both uncontrollable and undeterred by common decency or regard for life.

I was looking for guidance (for myself) today about how to cope and didn’t find very much.  So I  wanted to offer some of my coping skills for keeping sane while existing in the current state of America.  It’s brief and general,  but I hope it it might be of service.

1. Take action.  The best way I know to make myself feel less helpless is to take action. Donate to or volunteer for organizations dedicated to the cause you’re interested in helping.  Contact your government representatives.  VOTE. We can only affect change when we make our voices heard. Other ways to help?  Step in when you see a POC or immigrant being harassed in the grocery store on the street or public transport.  Talk to them.  Offer assistance.  If you are white, don’t accept racist behavior in your white family or friends.  Educate them, challenge the status quo.  It’s up to people who have privilege to use it to help those that don’t. 

2.  Take a break from social media.  While responding to the latest outrage might feel good, it’s only momentarily soul-satisfying; and doesn’t really accomplish much in the long run.  Trump is probably going to say or do something every day that will cause a negative emotional response for many of us. We can’t allow ourselves to get stuck in a perpetual state of stress and emotional arousal and still function well in our lives.

3.  Instead – get grounded.  Become present.  Feel all the feelings that come up and allow them to pass, but find a safe space that supports you in doing so.  Time with friends and loved ones, cuddling pets, yoga, meditation, gardening and playing sports are helpful.

4.  Watch something uplifting or funny.  Laughter has the power to heal, comfort us and bring us back into our bodies and the present.  Bonus points if it’s Seth Meyers sending up the political landscape the way only he can.

5. Focus on making your corner of the world what you want it to be.  So much of what’s happening in the political landscape is a result of a lack of understanding and compassion.  We pass neighbors and don’t interact.  We get angry in traffic and flip that jerk the bird… etcetera, etcetera. When we fill the spaces we occupy with love, it has lasting and profound effects.  Being connected to your immediate community is a great way to fight otherness.

6.  Visualize the world you WANT to live in, instead of just focusing on how messed up it all is right now. Negative thoughts rob us of the wonderful things currently surrounding us. They take over and spill like ink into our thoughts.  Focus on the good.  Spend time consciously directing your thoughts in positive, or solution oriented ways.  Abraham-Hicks says that 17 seconds of pure thought is the ignition point of manifesting. If you hold a thought for 17 seconds, you set in motion that manifestation. The purpose behind this rule is to get you to think purely for 17 seconds, and to have that desire become stronger until it reaches 68 seconds.  So, instead of just ruminating in the energy of how terrible the current presidential administration is, let’s start using our collective consciousness to visualize a much better future.  If we all join together we can create change.

Please share the ways you pull yourself up out of the muck when the current state of things gets you down. I’m sending you love. We’re all in this together.  

Kondo that Sh@%!

If you’re on the internet at all, you’ve probably heard of Glennon Doyle and her wonderful organization “Momastery”.  I am a fan and follower of hers on Instagram, and was recently inspired by a post with the hashtag: “Kondo That Sh@#”.  If you don’t know what she means by that phrase please click: “Marie Kondo“.  (You’re welcome). These women are bringing us what we know on a gut level we need, but don’t always pay attention to in our busy lives.

Glennon suggests that we apply Kondo’s methods to our inner life as well as the pile of concert t-shirts we have squirreled away in a remote corner of the closet.  Previously, if you had asked me whether it’s possible to neatly fold our emotional lives into tidy, aesthetically pleasing piles I would probably have rolled my eyes at you and laughed at your adorably naive fantasy.  (Secretly though, I really want to be able to do that to my life and relationships too).

I mean, come on, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to organize our emotions and open a drawer to select the appropriate and joy sparking response to a situation?  As an empath who has had to learn to temper her responses to stimuli, it sounds fantastic!  I feel and sometimes speak before I think a response through.  However, I’m not sure that’s exactly what Glennon intended, plus, it feels a little “Stepford Wives”.

I think she meant that we get to choose what we allow into our daily experience, and that is something that is both realistic and possible.  Curating what we allow into our hearts and minds isn’t just doable, it’s crucial for self-care.  I’m not saying that we must only let in things and experiences that spark joy – because that would make life one dimensional and ultimately boring and stagnant.  I am saying that we should choose experiences that feel more gentle, authentic and kind.

If you’re not sure whether you need to make any changes, here’s a pop quiz:  when you wake up in the morning, do you feel a crushing sense of dread?  Are you grumpy, neutral, or happy to awaken to another day?  If you wake up grumpy or dreading the day, it’s possible that you might benefit from making some changes.

“That’s really easy for you to say, but I still have to get up and go to my crappy job so that I can pay the bills and feed my kids.”  Yes, you absolutely do, and tiny perception changes can make that task entirely more tolerable.  It might seem tough to believe but stick with me.

The most liberating idea I ever learned was that everything we think, feel and believe will be reflected back to us in our daily lives.  Sometimes it’s a terrifying realization, because if our lives are not what we want them to be, it can feel like adding insult to injury.  “Whaddya mean, my life is tough and it’s MY fault?!”  It’s really hard to take responsibility for creating what we experience, especially if it’s not particularly wonderful. The fantastic news is that what created the reality to begin with was just a thought, and you can change your thoughts.

This philosophy is not a magic bullet, and it’s not going to affect instant change, but it also doesn’t take very long either.  For practical matters though – there is action to take in the moment, like applying a spiritual tourniquet in order to deal with the currently crappy reality we have to face while we make the internal changes.  If you’re having a rough Monday morning and you’re looking for a way to ease yourself into a better mood, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to share with you.

One I love is faking a smile.  Science has shown that the mere act of smiling can lift your mood, lower stress, boost your immune system and possibly even prolong your life.  I know it sounds backwards, but science has shown that our bodies respond to the physical act of smiling because your brain registers the muscle movement and produces feel-good hormones in response. The fact is, as Dr. Isha Gupta a neurologist from IGEA Brain and Spine explains, a smile spurs a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing certain hormones including dopamine and serotonin. “Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression and aggression,” says Dr. Gupta. “Low levels of dopamine are also associated with depression.”

You can actually trick your brain into thinking that you’re happy and then spur actual happiness. Forcing a fake smile can actually legitimately reduce stress and lower your heart rate. Let that sink in.  If you’re not at least a little bit excited about how rad that is, I may need to check your pulse.

Please, please, please do not think I’m suggesting that you hide, stuff or otherwise sublimate your real feelings.  Quite the contrary.  I want you to own, feel and explore them with me, with a therapist or with your best friend over wine and yummy food. (I suggest doing the latter on a pile of warm laundry with freshly baked bread and French butter). Sometimes life demands that we show up and face the day, and tips like this one can help us make it through a tiny bit easier.

Other mood-enhancing hacks include inhaling orange essential oil, looking at the color green, buying ourselves some flowers or having a cuddle with a beloved pet.  Try any and all of them if and see if they work for you.

The underlying goal is that we create lives we don’t want (or need) to escape from. The surest way I know of doing that is managing our perceptions, both about what is true and what is possible. Thoughts and words create our future experiences.  If you’re not sure how, you may consider examining what you feel and believe, in order to identify the ways in which your internal narrative doesn’t help facilitate the life you actually want to be living.

Not sure how? I can help.  Find me at 12Listen for a reading and we’ll get you on your way.

As always, I’m with you on the journey.


I want the world.

“I want the world, I want the whole world, I want to lock it all up in my pocket, it’s my bar of chocolate, give it to me! Now!”

I just had a conversation with a friend who joked about “Going Veruca” because of a dearly held desire.  She was referring of course, to Veruca Salt, the iconic “little brute,” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory who wants everything she sees “NOW DADDY” and meets a very untimely end in the pursuit of all she wants.

What poor Veruca never learned is that sometimes, the waiting period, while often hard and painful, is just as integral a part of the journey as getting the end result.  Trying to help a butterfly fight it’s way out of chrysalis would kill it, but the struggle, forcing blood into it’s wings is what helps it fly.  Sadly, having had thousands of hands open Wonka Bars for her golden ticket, so too does Veruca meet her demise. 

The reason I mention any of this, is because I’ve become more aware of the tendency for people to want to get right to the outcome, the happy ending, the resolution.  It’s self preservation of course but often, we lose sight of the very real gifts that the struggle and the wait can present us with. 

Take my friend for example, she’s in a situation that’s been quite difficult, and is not yet resolved, but the process of going through the struggle has allowed her to cultivate an awareness of herself and her desires that she could only possess having had her particular experience.  Her circumstances will have a happier ending now than they would have had, had she gotten exactly what she wanted when she first wanted it.  All because of the challenges she met and overcame on her journey.

Occasionally, she forgets that the universe is working in her favor and she backslides into a ‘Veruca moment” until I remind her that her cake is not done baking, and if she pulls it out of the oven now, it won’t taste good.  (I’m the queen of metaphors, friends).  It’s not easy to cultivate the perfect faith that what we need will be given to us at exactly the right time, because human timing and divine timing are often at odds.

Remember, your manifestations are not the result of being good, and misfortune is not the result of being bad.  Everything we experience in life is the result of all of our thoughts, beliefs and emotions.  What we project out, what we focus on and believe, we get more of in our lives.  What is within us is reflected back in our physical realities.  It’s just a matter of focus.  (One caveat to that is that I don’t believe that we bring tragic events on ourselves).

If you, like Veruca, just want more and more and are never satisfied with what you have, you’ll always wander around insatiable, like a hungry ghost.  If you focus on feeling grateful and happy for what you do have, you’ll have a lot less need to focus on constantly getting more.  It’s not bad to want things, by the way – desire pulls us forward.  It’s only when we blindly consume more and more that gets problematic.

Remember when you were focused on  manifesting what you have now?  Enjoy it.  Go back and review old vision boards or manifesting journals, and see how far you’ve come.  I’ll wager that most of us feel more fulfilled at having to work hard towards a goal rather than have it handed to us, because of the self esteem that comes from having the wherewithal to follow through on a goal. 

I realize that there is a school of thought that maintains that manifestation can be done through perception change more than hard work, but I’m going to save that quantum idea for another day.  Shifting perception is very helpful tool, whether or not you also work hard to reach your goals. It’s definitely the “secret sauce” to getting things done in the 3-D.  Shift into gratitude, like Charlie did and don’t get dumped down the chute with the bad eggs like Veruca.  The whole world is at your fingertips already, if you allow yourself to see it.

Until next time, I’m with you on the journey.

How to Navigate Your Life


Ever wonder how to navigate through life when your monkey mind has a grip on the steering wheel?  It might be easier than you think.

As I sit and get centered for my busy upcoming day, I am inspired by a phenomenal Hellen Keller quote I just saw on Instagram. It says: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.”  This resonates as a very deep truth for me.

With everything that’s going on in the world these days (especially for those of us who feel subtle energies and the ebb and flow of the celestial influences), security and some sense of shelter from the proverbial storm would seem like sweet relief. I myself have longed for some respite from the results of the recent eclipses, not to mention the recently past dark moon.

As I sit here with a cup of warm tea in my sunny workspace, it occurs to me that the idea of leaning into an emotionally chaotic and transformational time may be the best way navigate it.

While I was working towards my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, I’ve learned that breathing in a yoga practice creates a powerful spaciousness in the mind and body.    It helps to calm the fluctuations of the mind (the monkey mind or “chitta vritti” as we say in sanksrit), and has allowed me to sink even deeper into my own intuitive stream in order to access a greater understanding of the world.

It’s also the single most powerful form of life force we humans have.  We could go days without food and water, but just moments without breathing and sayonara, sister.

So, security doesn’t really exist in nature, and any notion we have of grasping for a guarantee or security that life will be what we want and expect it to be may be robbing ourselves of the real gifts laid at our feet each day.  

Have you considered how amazing you would feel if you woke up and KNEW beyond a shadow of a doubt that everything was going to unfold exactly as it should for your highest good?  

How much more productive and happy could you be if you redirected the energy you use to worry about the unknown future to the present moment.  (By the way, everything is always unfolding for your highest good, whether or not you see evidence of it on the outside.)

Our monkey minds and modern lives don’t help engender feelings of ease, because we’re conditioned to constantly seek resolution and results, instead of resting deeply in the sense of knowing that as my hero Louise Hay says: “In the infinity of where we are, all is perfect whole and complete.” 

No matter what life seems to present to you on the outside, you can navigate it.   I invite you to lean in, and breathe through the tight spot. Send a juicy beam of your delicious life force to place that aches, feels stuck, scared, blocked or painful.  Feel your feet in your shoes and the breath in your lungs. Take a moment  to see where the space you create changes your current perception of how life is working out and rest in knowing that right now, just as you are, you ARE perfect, whole and complete.  Everything you need will be provided for, before you even ask. (Also: be careful what you wish for).

Desire even deeper clarity and a peek at what’s coming for you?  Schedule a session with me at Together we can unravel any challenge and create the life you most want to live in.

As always, I’m with you on the journey.

How You Doin’?


In the words of the lovable sitcom lunkhead, Joey Tribbiani, I really want to know:


I want to check in with you. January is nearly over and the last tiny vestiges of 2018’s energy has gone. February is going to be gloriously free feeling in comparison to what we’ve just sloughed off. You may already feel lighter, and more in touch with what you need.  The powerful blood moon, total lunar eclipse on the 20th was a catalyst to allow unworkable dynamics (people, habits and things) be eclipsed out of our lives.

Have you willingly (or unwillingly) made changes in the personnel, property or patterns in your life?  The reason I ask, is because the KonMari method is trending right now, and I’ve seen all varieties of joke, meme and tweet about it.  Before I started doing this work, I was a professional organizer, and still possess a near religious dedication to living an orderly life.  I adore the catharsis that comes with letting go of outdated “stuff”.

I do walk my talk, by the way, and while I don’t think my 27 year old inherited toaster will ever “spark joy”, I’m going to hold onto it, because sourdough toast with homemade jam DOES spark joy for me, or at least, a sense of deep contentment.  The thing that’s so powerful about Marie Kondo and her method, is that it causes us to consider what we allow into our homes and requires an examination of how it affects us on a visceral level.

If you’re reading this, you can probably guess the parallel I’m going to draw to our mental, emotional and spiritual lives.  What do you want your daily reality to look like?  What practices, philosophies and people do you want to experience every day? Does what you’re currently doing match up with the life you envision for yourself?  Since our realities are shaped by input, it stands to reason that we can (and should) KonMari our internal experience as well as our external experience of life.  It starts from the inside out, which is why Marie Kondo is a spiritual ninja, in my opinion.  She tricks the ego mind into thinking it’s about the external, but really she’s captured us in our most secret heart places; and that’s where the magic takes place.

On a quantum level, how we vibrate is affected by everything we think, believe and feel.  Lower, more negative thoughts and emotions are dense and vibrate slowly.  Neutral or more positive thoughts and emotions vibrate at a higher levels.  Scientists have proven the correlations of how a thought or emotion sets off a domino effect of changes in our bodies for good or ill.  Typically, the positively regarded thoughts and emotions seem to be the most beneficial for our mental, emotional and physical health.  I love how that works, don’t you?  It’s such a simple concept: garbage in – garbage out.

If you’re interested in reading more about the science behind this theory, “Power vs. Force” by David Hawkins explains it beautifully. 

So, back to my original question: “How you doin’?”  How do you feel when you wake up?  Have you inadvertently forgotten to take the metaphorical garbage  out?  Sometimes we get caught in a rut because we have accepted the idea that some things are not changeable.  Everything is absolutely changeable, and sometimes far easier to change then maintain. 

I invite you to get radical with me and take the trash out.  Let’s KonMari the heck out of our thought patterns and let go of the ones that aren’t rooted in self love and acceptance so we can live a life to thrive and not just survive in.  A great tool for this is a transformative mantra I learned from my hero Louise Hay:

“I love and accept myself exactly as I am, right now.” 

Sing it, say it, put it on pos-it notes, write it out before bedtime. I like to sing it to the tune of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”   (That’s a challenge, by the way).  Tell me it doesn’t fit perfectly:  “I love and approve of myself, I love and appprooooooove of myself…”  Give it a go.  Perfect for a morning commute. 

::Reaching my hand towards you::  C’mon. Lessgo.

Until next time, I’m with you on the journey.



Ludwig van Beethoven’s “ODE TO JOY”

Know what you KNOW

Knowing what you KNOW.

I asked some of my followers on Instagram what they wanted to know this week and they responded with:  “How do you know when you know?”  so this week, I thought I’d talk about the process of how knowing and trusting in our intuition works.

You are highly intuitive; but have you ever longed to command your intuition consciously, instead of just experiencing it at random?

Your intuition is an operating system, always running in the background:

“I should have trusted my gut.”

“I knew what was really going on but I didn’t say anything.”

“I wanted it so badly but I still walked away.”

It’s almost a cliche; the telephone rings and you intuitively know who it is before answering. You think of a friend and bump into them at the market.  You pull down an aisle at Target just in time for the first parking space to open up.  Intuition often shows up this way, as a fleeting insight we’ll probably dismiss as coincidence, or write off as “just imagination.” But as Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

In its effort to protect you, to keep you alive and safe, your brain can keep you from speaking up or getting what you truly want if you don’t know how to listen beyond your rationalizations. When you face an uncomfortable decision, your brain will spontaneously give you a fabulously credible rationalization for avoiding possible failure, embarrassment, or even minor discomfort.

As humans, we are master rationalizers.

First, we tend to compartmentalize problems into two options, yes or no, do it or don’t, with the choice often being the easier way out.

Second, we ignore what our heart and gut are telling us. There are 100 million neurons and every class of neurotransmitter in your gut used to process external stimuli and send signals to your brain. Your heart also receives input and sends out signals. The brain translates these signals so we can make decisions and act. It also edits, censures, and resists some of the data it receives especially if emotions are triggered.

We all have intuition but we don’t consciously listen to it, trusting only what appears to be rational in our often irrational mind. 

Science tells us that only 20 percent of the brain’s gray matter is used for conscious thoughts, while 80 percent is dedicated to non-conscious thoughts.

You can harness the intuitive voice inside yourself that has guided life’s greatest thinkers, artists and business owners. 

History’s most influential people were not any different from you, aside from one major thing: they knew how to tap into their intuition. They knew how to connect with the inner voice. The same voice that you have inside of you right now, waiting for you to answer its calling.

Your intuitive ability started growing when you were no bigger than pinky nail, and it still exists right now, waiting within you to be utilized.  What’s more, your intuition is calling out to you all the time, inviting you to connect to it because it knows what’s best for you.  It can help guide your questions, thoughts, and decisions and is waiting for you to tune in.

You might recognize when your inner voice speaks to you by the way you immediately feel completely empowered, connected and fully relaxed, no matter what your environment or surroundings are.  This feeling doesn’t have to be temporary! When you learn to harness your intuitive voice you can access this place wherever and whenever you need it.

Using your intuition consciously allows you to:


End a life of reactionary responses to external demands, and stress. Guide yourself to better moments — from the small things that matter such as getting a better parking spot, to life-changing new connections.


Reconnect with your spiritual source and let the abundant healing energies flow from you to all those you meet, love and care about.


Strengthen your once quiet voice to one of great power. Fully connect with the people around you and grow your levels of empathy far greater than what you thought possible.


Navigate through any obstacle on your path. Tune in with your psychic ability, and generate creative solutions to any problem you face — build bridges and opportunities where only struggle existed before.


Live an authentic life full of purpose. Listen to your highest and most authentic self, so you can live a heartfelt life.

You can use your inner voice consciously to create a happier, more abundant, connected life.

As always, I’m with you on the journey.



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Decision Making


You are at a crossroads. Ahead of you lie two (or more) paths and you just can’t decide which way is the best way to go… if only there was a sure way to guarantee that you could make the best decision to create the best outcome…

You call your Mom who “just wants you to be happy sweetheart”. You spend a few hours over coffee lamenting to your best friend about your options. You make a pro and con list. You pore over articles on the web looking for some clue as to what direction you should go in and still make no progress, you still can’t decide which option is best for you. Confusion reigns. Inertia sets in.

Your ego mind presents you with the “shoulds”: concerns, responsibilities, other people’s desires and expectations, society’s expectations. Your ego mind is filled with voices that aren’t yours; the voices that trumpet fear, resistance, perfectionism and limitation onto your awareness (hardly the recipe for successful decision making).

If you’re in this place, with the clock ticking down, take a breath, grab a notepad and roll up your sleeves. Help is at hand, in fact it is in YOUR hands.

Begin by writing down all the potential worst case scenarios you associate with your decision; you know those scary thoughts, where you end up destitute, alone and loveless, awaiting the day they find your body with half of your face eaten off by your cat Señor Purrington. By you, I actually mean me, and I’m mostly kidding. I can relate to that place because I have a monkey-mind too, and can conjure up the worst of the worst. I learned how to worry from professionals, and it took some effort to learn how to redirect my mind instead of automatically letting my thoughts go to the bad place. For the sake of this exercise, don’t hold back, really let loose and let your ego/fear mind run wild. When you’ve exhausted all of the potential disasters, thank the Debbie Downer in your head for sharing and gently send her away for some R&R.

Look at the list you have just created and make friends with all of the worst case scenarios. Write down how each one could actually be good for your life. It’s a technique I learned along the way and has provided me a lot of good insight. The trick is to feel it all, let it go and then focus on accessing our intuition. Your intuition can be the perfect guide during times like this.

When you’re finished writing, stand up, walk around the room or even take a walk outside and become aware of your surroundings. When you come back in, sit in a different spot than the one you were sitting in before. We’ve cleared your mental deck of any monkey-mind distractions (for the time being) and now the fun can begin!

Mindful practice is our next step. Find a comfortable seat and prepare to meditate. How you meditate does not have to be complicated, you can simply follow your breath. An easy meditation exercise I enjoy is to breathe in for a count of 5, hold for 3, exhale for a count of 8. The counting will give your mind something to do, because sitting silently can be a challenge for those of us who don’t often practice. A mantra, word or prayer can also be a helpful way to keep your mind occupied. One I enjoy is: “Om Namah Shivaya” (I bow to the divine self). Do 10 or more rounds or a minimum of 5 minutes. Go longer if you like, up to 15 minutes. If your attention wanders, just gently bring it back to your breath or your mantra.

When you’re finished with your meditation session you’ll notice a place of clarity and clear-headedness. This is the perfect time to access your intuition for guidance.

Voice your request for more information by asking: “What do I need to know about this decision?” or “Show me the next step for bringing my desires into my reality.” Tune into your body and become aware of the sensations you’re feeling – your ego mind typically resides in your head, and will create energy there. Your intuition will largely reside in your torso, your gut, your solar plexus area and often bring with it a sense of peace, inspiration, and joy.

A technique I use and teach frequently to access what my intuition is trying to tell me is automatic writing, or stream of consciousness writing. I hold each potential scenario in mind and then begin to write about it, unfiltered. You may find that a lot of conscious mind and surface level thoughts come through at first – keep writing. You will soon find that deeper level information is coming through and that’s your intuition at play.

Use all of your senses and imagine what each path might be like if you were to choose it. Feel, see, taste, touch, sense and experience. Notice how your body feels when you visualize each possibility. Relaxed? Restricted? Tight? Joyful? Expansive? Peaceful? Abundant? Fearful? Excited? Refreshed? Depressed? Drained? Did you get a strong sense of yes or no about each possibility from your body and your intuition? (Hint: the scenario that makes you feel the most positive is typically the path that will bring you the most happiness).

To take this a step further, (especially if you’re deciding on a new career path) you can write about your ideal day. It’s very simple: imagine that you have embarked on your new career path; what is your day like from the time you wake until the time you go to sleep? Delve into every detail that comes to mind: from what you are wearing, tasting, smelling, feeling; to who you see and speak with. What do you wear, where do you go? Allow your mind to simply run with this and do NOT edit yourself. No filters!

The work you did earlier should have calmed your mind enough to dive in, but if any skeptical thoughts creep in, do not listen. Your job is to visualize and imagine, and nothing else. Do not engage in thoughts about whether or not your dream day is possible, just write. Do nothing but let your thoughts run free.

After you have completed the writing portion come back to your body and the room that you’re in, and feel the power of possibility that you just accessed. Recognize it and remember that your intuition is enormous and guides you to taking inspired action towards living the life you most want to live. Go back and review the questions from above – what came through for you as you visualized your ideal day? What did you experience?

When I have done this exercise I have been delighted that I have met people and been in situations that I visualized. People, places and things presented themselves, in the exact manner that I wrote them in this exercise. At best you will have accessed a divine road map to the potentials in your future, and at the very least you will have given voice to your desires, which changes your energy by virtue of simply acknowledging them. When you gain clarity about what you want you can empower yourself to take inspired action towards your goals.

In truth, anything you can imagine for yourself is possible and in the words of my favorite author, Richard Bach: “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.”

I’d love to hear about your experiences with this, and how this works for you in your decision making process. Please share in the comments below!

As always, I’m with you on the journey.

With great Love,

Future-Proof Your Life

“Always in motion is the future.” ~ Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The holiday season can make us both nostalgic for days gone by and acutely aware of the future and all the hope or uncertainty it might hold in our minds. One of the biggest challenges we face is the element of the unknown in our lives.

Whether we are just wondering if “he/she will call” or we’re in the throes of a crisis like a break up, job transition or financial hardship, it seems we all want the reassurance that everything will turn out okay. Often, we are quick to judge, fear and sometimes even hate the unknown; and in order to keep ourselves safe, we seek answers and explore all possible outcomes so as to future-proof our existence.

In addition to our fascination with psychic and supernatural phenomena, astrology, quantum physics, manifestation and connecting with those who have crossed over, there are legions of educated professionals who dedicate their lives to predicting everything from the weather to the stock markets. There’s even a branch of environmental science called “futurology”.  It seems that we all just want to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that everything is going to be all right in the end.

What if I told you that, everything will indeed be all right?   Bear with me for a moment. I’m not suggesting that you ignore the truth, or live in a state of denial; nor am I suggesting plastering a fake smile on your face, when everything seems to be going wrong. I’m talking about cultivating within yourself a deeply held belief that everything will be okay, even if you can’t see any proof of your future well being.

We can attempt to future-proof our lives “six ways ’til Sunday”, but in the end we all know that change is inevitable.  What we can do instead, is future-adapt, and heck, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that we might even put ourselves in the driver’s seat and consciously program our lives to become an exact mirror reflection of the dreams we hold dearest in our hearts. (Now is the perfect time to do this.)

Right now, I’ll bet some of you are thinking: “Sure, I know all about the Law of Attraction” but how many of us truly put it into practice in an effective way in our daily lives?

In the simplest terms, Quantum Physics says that everything is energy and that we have the ability to mold this energy.  So we have enormous creative power to change all observable realities just by what we think and believe. I’m going to repeat that: We ALL have the power to change our realities just by what we think and believe! For some of us that’s both a liberating and terrifying discovery.  It gives us the ability to create the lives we want, but it also requires that we take responsibility for what we’ve created. It demands that we give up any victim mentality that we have adopted to make the difficulties of a tough reality a little easier to bear.

For many of us, not taking responsibility for creating the hardships we face feels better, because it doesn’t make sense that we would consciously have the desire to hurt ourselves or others.  I’m suggesting that we do these things unconsciously by checking out and not being mindful the constant stream of unfiltered, unchecked and often very negative streams of beliefs, thoughts and outside input we all have in our daily lives.
Thoughts become things.  There’s not a single thing that exists in reality that was not a thought first.  Our thoughts, words and beliefs create an energetic signature that vibrates and then magnetizes into our realities an energetic match.  It’s very simple universal truth: garbage in – garbage out.

Have you ever noticed that people who complain constantly always find more to complain about?  Or that angry people frequently have accidents? As the old saying goes: “Where your attention goes, energy flows.”  I’m repeating myself, and for good reason.  It’s my greatest hope to help people understand the real truth that we have immense power to shape and influence our realities.  Yes, that means YOU!

In addition to using my abilities as a clairvoyant and intuitive counselor, I am an energy healer.  Energy healing helps to transform the energies that hold us in old unconscious energy patterns and limiting stories we tell ourselves about our lives.   Since all situations and manifestations in our lives are created after being held in our thoughts and emotions for a time, it’s possible to change situations and future outcomes with positive directed thought, feeling and meditation.

When I work with clients in this capacity,  we begin by identifying and clarifying old patterns and then we release them by healing and adjusting the energy field.  Changes can occur slowly over time if resistance is present, or for some, the change happens instantaneously.

The next step for most everyone, is to go on a “negativity diet” by closely monitoring one’s thoughts and speech and gently redirecting ourselves any time a thought that isn’t preferred comes up.  By acknowledging and releasing these thoughts as they arise we become more aware of just how prevalent they are.

Feelings are also a very powerful magnet when it comes to transforming reality, and the next step in the process is to focus intently on what it will feel like to have our heart’s desire, even if there is no evidence of its arrival.  “Acting as if”is a cornerstone of this work and I’ve seen it make miracles happen.

What’s important to remember is that we all have the ability to affect profound change in our daily lives just by being conscious of what we’re broadcasting out into the field of infinite possibilities.  What is it that you want to broadcast?  How close does what you’re currently putting out there come to matching the vision you hold for your life?

If you’re ready to transform your life and want to learn this technique to release the old patterns that are blocking your happiness and well being, give me a call. Together we can create a plan to take you from where you are to where you most want to be.

My Holiday wish for you: Tune in at higher frequencies, become lucid in love. Get present in order to empower your own instincts. Release everything that doesn’t resonate with the most updated version of your beautiful, forward facing self. Observe with your hard won wisdom where things in your outer reality don’t match up with the life you live in your minds eye or your secret hidden heart space. Don’t be afraid to dream now. Make your wish. Cultivate the perfect faith that what you’re seeking is seeking you.

As always, I’m with you on the journey.

May the force be with you.