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Letting Go – Part 1

Do you find it HARD to let go, even when you know you need to? Maybe you’ve been in or are in a job you hate? Or you’ve been in or are in a relationship that doesn’t feel like you think it should? Or maybe you’ve got friends (or social circles) that don’t make you feel very good after you spend time with them? Letting go of a bad job, a bad relationship, or bad friends can come with so

Are You Having a Terrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day?

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw this recent post. Keeping this post in mind… Recently I had a terrible, no-good, very bad day. First of all, Word crashed and I lost two important documents that I’d worked on for probably a total of 8 hours (patience depleted). I then had to write an email to someone who owes me money (patience depleted). Then I headed over to the DMV to renew my license. Thankfully the lines weren’t

Why Do People Think Songs Are a Good Idea?

Why Do People Think Songs Are a Good Idea?

For some reason I decided to go on a run at 1:43pm while it was 84 degrees F outside. I was running faster than the last time I was on a run (which was probably last December). For all of you who care about me, I made SURE to stay hydrated. Years of cross country prepares you for that. About 1.5 miles into the run a song started playing called, To A Wild Rose. I learned how to play it

How March 2015 Can Help You Live A Better Life

Welcome to March 2015. I can’t believe it’s here. Just saying that line makes me feel like I’m watching some futuristic movie, but no…it’s real.  It’s March 2015. Just yesterday I was chatting with my little cousin online (who is 12) and she was telling me how excited she was that her birthday was coming up in April. I, of course, celebrated in her excitement; but also I was thinking “slow down!” It seems like time just slips through our

Passions Exist – But We Have to Create Them

Passions exist. And they can make you REALLY happy. Anyone who tells you differently can go to [insert somewhere unpleasant]. If you google “how to find your passion” there are SO MANY ways people have found a way to quantify the journey. You’ll find methods that can “boost” your way to find your passion or exercises to help you “unlock” it. Here’s the thing, though. I’ve found that most people’s passions don’t exist before they create them. So, if it

Why V-Day Should NEVER Be Dismissed

Valentine’s Day. Some people cringe when they see that; others are filled with joy. Whatever your reaction may be, the fact is it has become a “holiday” that you simply can’t ignore anymore. Grocery stores and gas stations have heart candy and chocolates, flowers, and heart balloons everywhere; commercials on the television and radio incessantly remind us we are with or without love.  And here I am reminding you again that Valentine’s Day is four days away. I can just

BIG CHANGES – Knowing The Perfect Time to Make Them

No matter what you decide to do in life, if it’s BIG and it scares the hell out of you…there’s never going to be a right time to do it. I first learned this when I was 6. Yup, that’s right…6. You see, there was a huge diving board at the neighborhood swimming pool that was easily 20 feet high. All the kids were jumping off the diving board and they looked like they were having so much fun. So

Expatriate Lessons

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to tell a young woman about my life in Saudi Arabia and what it was like to move back here to Pasadena. It’s Thursday now, but all week I’ve been thinking about how things have changed, but also how they haven’t and I wanted to share that with you all. When I moved back to Pasadena I was 13 years old and was just starting 8th grade. After spending my first day at

My First Free Webinar

Well the day has come. I’m jumping in completely for my very first webinar. I decided to do this because I figured I’d be able to help people outside of Pasadena this way, too…and if I can help you, then…I’m golden. Please register for 3 Steps To Set You Up For the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted on Jan 23, 2015 12:00 PM PST at: Sick of never getting past the “dating stage”? Don’t want to waste time on pointless