Jul 01

3 Yoga Practices To Implement In Life

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Last week I talked about how yoga is a metaphor for life and what I learned from the Baptiste yoga retreat I recently completed. As I continue to reflect, I’ve been struck with a few more revelations about what yoga, in general, has taught me about life. Whether you have practiced yoga or not, I …

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Jun 25

8 Things I Learned in 8 Days

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As I am integrating back into reality after my Baptiste training in Sedona, Arizona, last week, I’ve been overwhelmed with thoughts, emotions and a real sense of accomplishment. There were so many breakthroughs and ah-ha moments. I’m left with transformation and insight that I could write on for days, and I fully intend to by …

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Jun 10

The Importance Of Having A Vision


This weekend I embark on a new journey. Several months ago I was given a vision of studying yoga on a deeper level by enrolling in teacher training. At first, it was a small tug on my heart, but it became louder and the vision around it became more vivid. I began having daydreams and …

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Jun 03

The Best Thing About Sobriety

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In my recent interview with Sexy Sobriety, we dove head first into my past relationship with alcohol and drugs, what caused me to quit, how I sustained my sobriety and what my lifestyle looks like on the other side of the bottle. Besides all of the benefits we discussed throughout the conversations, I was asked, …

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May 27

We Are All Fighting Our Own Battles

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I just got back from a trip up to Detroit for Memorial Day weekend. I visited family there and hit up a music festival for some dancing fun. As I have returned home, I reflected on the trip and I can’t help but be a little overwhelmed by the humbling experiences I had and people …

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May 20

4 Tips For Getting Unstuck

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I’ve been stuck in a little bit of rut lately. I know you’re probably thinking how? Because I just wrote about an awesome trip to Panama. While I’m making the best of enjoying life, I’ve been having ongoing pain in my hips. This has been a constant struggle the last few weeks, which has caused …

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May 13

The Domino Effect Of Sobriety

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Yesterday afternoon I was sitting on a rooftop overlooking the entire Panama skyline while doing a coaching call with one of my clients and I had to take a moment after the call just to be thankful. I feel so blessed to be able to travel the world and work from wherever I am. It …

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May 06

What To Do When You Feel The Blues

Do you ever have those days or weeks or moments where you just find yourself saying, and please excuse my French, f#ck everything? I had one of those days recently. Everything and everyone was getting on my last nerve. Nothing in particular was wrong, I just felt down. I felt a little depressed, I channeled …

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Apr 29

Doubt Is An Invitation

I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was about a week sober and I went to have lunch with a friend. As we sat down to lunch, I was telling him how I decided to go sober. I had a week under my belt and I was pumped with excitement. This was the longest …

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Apr 22

Sobriety As I Know It

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Sobriety as I know it today certainly isn’t as scary as it was almost seven years ago. After publishing a successful article on Elite Daily about what happens when we say “I’m never drinking again,” and mean it, I’ve had a lot of people reaching out wanting to know how I did it, where to …

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Apr 15

You Are Not Alone

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  Do you ever feel alone? I know throughout my life, especially with my sobriety, there have been times when I’ve felt completely alone; not sure where to turn or what to do. When I decided to clean up my act almost seven years ago, I can remember being terrified. The feeling of being alone …

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Apr 08

Dreams Become Reality With Hard Work

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On April 8, 2013 I shared my first blog, publicly. I can still remember the feelings of anxiety and adrenaline running through my body that day. There is something to be said about putting yourself out there in the raw. Whether in life, business or relationships – showing your authentic self is something so powerful! …

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