Something has been happening to me over the last month or so, sparked by my own writing about appreciating who you are. (As is so often the case, I’m drawn to write about what I most need to learn in the moment.) I’ve come to this revelation: My “standard of excellence,” the bar by which […]
Is it Time to Dethrone Your Mother?
The Best Decision-Making Tool Ever
It’s the third and final phase of our dream list creation process, and for this phase we need the best decision-making tool ever – The Body Compass, developed by my teacher, Martha Beck. Watch the video below to learn it, then scroll down for steps on how to apply to your dream list. What I’d […]
It’s All Too Much: All Hail the Genius of Peter Walsh!
Clutter is a problem for nearly everyone – one many of us have been trying to solve for years, often by using the latest organizational tool or system. If you’re like me, you’ve found that no tool really cuts it, and the only thing that has any real impact long term is getting rid of […]
I am…Really? Are You Sure?
One of my guilty pleasures is watching YouTube parodies of music videos, and one of my favorites is Bart Baker’s parody of “What About Love” by Austin Mahone. (If you don’t know who Austin Mahone is, don’t worry, it just means you’re older than 13. I had to go look him up.) In it, Bart’s […]
Are You Playing Full Out?
A couple of years ago, I attended an amazing transformation retreat in South Africa. Many things happened – so may I could write a series on this trip alone – but there was one particular insight that struck me then and has governed my life since. Surrounded by incredible people, hearing their stories, I realized […]
Looking at Past “Mistakes”
For over a decade, I’ve been berating my college-age self for choosing accounting as her major. In fact, I even have a derogatory comment about that choice in my “About Liz” page. I have considered it one of my worst mistakes, leading me into a soul-sucking career I hated. I’ve accused myself of making that […]
Facing Your Dark Side
I’m preparing to teach a class on embracing daily sensual pleasure (check it out!), and have been doing extensive reading on the topic in order to enhance the class experience. As a result, I’ve been reading some fairly diverse books lately – from sketchy massage guides to scientific studies that included several accounts of cannibalism. […]
Accessing Your Intuition
This week has sucked for me. I have spent a lot of time following “Step #3” from my last post – step back and see the puzzle. I can see my current puzzle in a hundred different ways. My logical brain can analyze it until it starts to smoke. I enjoy this type of thing, […]
So…there’s no Tooth Fairy…right? Please tell me I’m right about this!
I don’t know about you, but for me, when God/the Universe wants my life to go in a certain direction, I start getting nudges. These nudges are small messages and signs that I’m ready for a new course, and I should start adjusting accordingly. Being me, I usually ignore and deny these signs, not wanting […]
The Road to Mordor: A Call to Arms
It’s been a long time since I’ve written about taking my “impossible journey” to becoming a man magnet, at least directly. Many magical, mystical, unexpected things have resulted from this journey. To quickly sum up– the journey presented me with a host of issues and injuries that needed to be addressed and healed before I […]