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...

Retreating Rocks

I’ve been nestled at the bottom of a hill in a tropical region along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for the past several days with my friend and colleague, Elicia Miller, and seven courageous and gorgeous women. This experience has taken my breath away more than...

When You Stay Stuck in a Story…

…you give your power away. Truth be told, most of us love a good story. An account well-told captivates us; it brings us together and allows us to feel solidarity and connection with others. In fact, a catchy story played over and over in our own heads can be just as...

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...

Eliciting Intimacy

When I set the intention to journey into more intimacy in all of my relationships, I wasn’t certain what that would mean for me and others in my life. A part of me thought that I would be met with wide-open arms, and in some instances that was the case. A few of my...

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,...

I Am Safe. I Am Secure.

For most of my life I wasn’t actually present in my body. Sure, it moved me around from space to space and it performed actions for me, but I didn’t really feel myself within it. It seemed like a scary place to me and so I overrode its signals and strove to operate...