Wow 2020

The universe has a funny way of directing you where it thinks you should go. In 2018 when I was looking for another job, the doors opened at a spa that I really wasn’t interested in – Burke Williams. In fact they called me a few times to recruit me and none of the other places were seeking me out. …

How to Feel Amidst the BLM Movement

Feel however the f*ck you want to feel. Anger is good – it lets you express deep frustration. Crying is great – it lets you express sadness, frustration, empathy, sympathy. Nothing is a flag – nothing could mean you’re blocking emotion, avoiding emotion, or a combination of both. Feeling nothing is not bad or good, just something to be explored. …

Grieving an Unexpected Loss

I didn’t realize it, but this past month I was grieving the unexpected loss of my job. I had just come back from vacation and was expecting to return to work in 2 days when the Mayor of LA put out the Safer-at-Home order. Then following, the California Massage Therapy Council also recommended that we stop working. So out of …

Humility and Addiction

I’ve become an avid and loving plant mom. At first I thought it was a new joyous hobby, but then I began to see this hobby as another outlet for escape. I developed an addiction for finding new plants, pots, seeds, and was trying to buy any chic or cheap plant related thing. I tried saving plants on the sale …

The Start of Something GREAT

What is happening?! If you had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, self-employed was not one of my choices. But really it should have been all along. I love defining my own work days, determining how I want to set up rooms, my business and my life. Total freedom of choice. Total freedom to be …

I Want

There have been a lot of Facebook articles and videos surfacing about saving the environment, sustainability, and the like, so I got inspired. At first I was going to write an environmentally friendly gift guide, then I felt like we shouldn’t even be buying more things. Then I thought about doing a lifestyle post – minimalist, environmentalist, spiritualist. But I …

Life Update – 28 Months Later

Wow it’s November. This year has been really really good for my new career and for personal growth. I just got my California Massage License and got certified as a Holistic Life Coach. I’ve taken the time to grow my skills as a bodyworker and to get and give a lot of coaching. I speak my mind more often. I …

Clear on Your Purpose

When I quit my job in 2016 to search for a more fulfilling career, I had no idea what I would be doing. All I had was my innate desire to help and serve people. This part of me had permeated my being every since I was a child. From volunteering, to community events at church, to teaching and TAing …

I’m a Life Coach!

Around February of this year I happened upon Alan Cohen’s Life Coaching training. If you’ve never heard of him, he has a radio show called Get Real where he coaches people. I’d been listening only for a few weeks, but the way he talked to people and helped them seemed so natural and effective. Whenever I tried to help my …

What You Want is on the Other Side of Fear

Fear blocks us. Fear pulls you down. Fear brings Darkness. Then when you’ve found the bottom, a sparkle makes you look up. And you see there are stars in the sky. When I quit my job, all I knew was that quitting was the right thing to do. I didn’t have a plan. After quitting, I took month vacation for …