Releasing the Bondage of Toxic Shame

Releasing the Bondage of Toxic Shame

Recently it’s been brought to my attention that my “openness” can be uncomfortable to others at times. It provoked an interesting reflection for me, since I spent most of my life buried in secrets. I remember even as a young child thinking that I needed to keep...
The Alchemy of Shift

The Alchemy of Shift

What do you get when you connect seven courageous women, two loving and compassionate facilitators/healers, a nurturing and supportive healing space and Costa Rica? Pura Vida transformation! Seven beautiful and courageous women Love, support and wisdom from Janet and...

Embracing the Skeleton in the Closet

On the physical plane, the body is the home. Not only is it the residence within which we dwell, it is a physical reflection of our experience here. Every cell, every gene shares a message with us about our experience, our passions, our fears, our everything… We were...

On Being Self-Full

I used to really struggle when it came to putting myself first, though taking care of others came very naturally to me. If I sensed that someone needed something, I quickly prioritized it, putting it above my own needs. I gave and I gave and then I would give even...

Five Tips for Calming a Busy Brain (Besides Meditating)

We all know the feeling of the overactive brain and when we hit that moment of anxiety or overwhelm, it can be hard to remember our tools. Here are a few of my favorites that are easy to implement and highly effective at resetting the energy of mental chaos. 1. Stop,...

Musings on Being a Badass

I did something super badass the other day. The thing is, though ~ I almost didn’t do it. I was given the task ~ along with about 20 other women ~ of breaking a pine board in half with just our hands. We wrote the limiting belief that is holding us back from creating...

The Words Within

I’ve been struggling lately with a piece of my puzzle. Throughout my life, speaking my truth has been one of my most challenging lessons. It’s always felt scary and unsafe, and it was exacerbated after being raped. The fear of my voice not being respected, of it being...

Telling the Heart

“I’ve become so intimate with fear/I am now the presence that exists at the end of it.”— Meggan Watterson Fear was like this three-headed monster that hung over me for most of my life. When I look back at my youth and my early (and even into mid-) adulthood, most of...

Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

I have been feeling really tired lately, so the other night while in the tub, I decided to check in with myself (in a very G-rated way). I was playing around with muscle testing to see if I could pinpoint what was going on. I started with “I am tired.” I...