Surrender Is An Invitation For Greatness

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This past month I’ve been spending some time in inquiry of what it truly means to surrender. This has always been a topic near and dear to my heart because the day I got sober was a moment of sweet surrender for me in which my life was changed forever. That day on August 17, 2008 I got down on … Read More

You Are Right Where You Should Be

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I found this feather at the top floor of a parking garage where there’s literally no birds. The chances of this feather falling and landing right on my path in front of my car are very slim. I couldn’t help but think it was planted right there, just for me. It’s said, “When angels are near, feathers appear.” It was a … Read More

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

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I visited San Diego for the first time in 2005 and absolutely loved it. I remember driving around La Jolla looking at the houses for sale with an inquiring mind as to if I could live here, one day. At the time everything seemed so expensive, which made this dream become one of those off in the distant ones. So, … Read More

35 Truths I’ve Discovered In 35 Years

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I recently celebrated my 35th birthday. Naturally, birthdays are a great time for reflection of where we have been and where we desire to go next. It’s the perfect time to take inventory of the important lessons you’ve learned over the past year or maybe even throughout your life. I had a little pow-wow with myself, as I often do, … Read More

Every Ending Is A New Beginning

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They say Easter demonstrates how much can happen in just 3 days and I can’t help but take it as a beautiful sign that my birthday coincided with the celebration of resurrection this year. This is an amazing display of new beginnings that I was honored to feel so in harmony with. It’s a reminder to us all that there … Read More

Life Is Always Calling Us To Be Better

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I’m moving out of the condo I’ve lived in for the past three years and while I want to freak out, back out and, at times, pig out, I can’t help but feel a gentle yet massive pull of excitement behind it all. I realize that life always calls us to be better, to be bigger and to rise to … Read More

Humble Yourself To Better Yourself

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Sobriety has been a humbling process and has taught me that humility is often the cornerstone to changing your life and becoming a better person. It is said that from humble beginnings come great things and I’ve found this to be so accurate and true. Last week I spoke in front of a group of amazing young women for Fellowship of … Read More

How To Deal With Losing A Friend

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I got a call last week that one of my best friends from college had passed away in the night. As my heart sank and my eyes welled up with tears, it seemed like the world stopped for those brief moments as it sank in. This person was someone I was very close with in college and spent a lot … Read More