how DO you create a better life??

May 12, 2022

How often does the desire to change your work, relationship, body, living situation, mental health, {fill in the blank}, etc, come up for you? In my world, it comes up all the time. Both for myself and for the folks…

Processing news & having loving boundaries

February 28, 2022

How are you feeling as you process the news coverage of the crisis in Ukraine? If it’s feeling like a lot, you’re in good company. It’s been amazing to me that we can follow events so closely. It also can…

The connection between anxiety & boundariess

February 21, 2022

I’m going to focus a lot on anxiety in the next few weeks, which is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. So many of us experience it (including me!), coming at us in so many different ways.…

Anxiety, confidence & your full potential

February 17, 2022

These three words – anxiety, confidence & living your full potential (ok that’s more that 3) – were the top areas of interest in a community poll I did earlier this week (thanks, by the way!). Does that resonate for…

Integrating life’s hard lessons

February 10, 2022

How do you turn suffering into wisdom? How do you move forward after loss? This has been an underlying thread this week in my conversations with clients and workshop students, and I would sum it up with this question: How…

Moving forward: what do you do?

February 7, 2022

Today’s post is about loss and figuring out what to do next. If that sounds like a topic you’d rather not explore right now, feel free to skip my emails this week.  But if this resonates with you, join me…

Moving forward after being lost

January 31, 2022

I’m going to be talking about some of the harder things about being human over the next two weeks, so if you’d prefer to keep things light, feel free to skip this email. Otherwise, if you’re open to spending a…

When you know you’re capable of more but your life doesn’t seem to fit.

January 28, 2022

So, your life doesn’t seem to fit anymore yet you know you’re capable of more … It can be really frustrating when you know you have more to offer but the container of your life just doesn’t seem to have…

Gather yourself up and get moving

January 17, 2022

Are you feeling ready to get moving with life again? Like you’ve been in hunker down, healing mode for a while and now an energy to imagine new things for yourself has awakened?   This is such a beautiful place to…

3 things introverts struggle with

January 10, 2022

Being an introvert can sometimes feel really hard.  Outspoken people seem to share their thoughts easily, adapt to new social situations and make friends without even trying, while we introverts sit on the sidelines, feeling ignored and stuck in our…

January pause evening restorative class

You’re invited to this special, one night class <3

January 5, 2022

Join me for an online restorative practice to release stress & connect with your inner wisdom. Free. I’m excited to invite you to a online restorative class on January 26th.  It will be an online space where you can pause,…

Create your own Dream Team in 2022

December 31, 2021

Happy 2022, we’re here. It’s the future and, wow, what ride it’s been. It’s hard to believe all that has happened in the past two years.  One of the great things that’s come out of these trying times, though, is…

Word of the year

What do you want to create in 2022?

December 30, 2021

That can feel like a biiiig question, bringing up images of lists of goals that feel really exciting but then quickly get complicated and overwhelming. (While I do love working with goals, all too often I see them fizzle out…

What not to do when you doubt yourself

December 21, 2021

Self-doubt can be a persistent companion…  Whispering sneakily in the back of your mind as you go about your day or sometimes screaming out loud as you try to psych yourself up to take action. Self-doubt might show up through…

Stopping downward spirals when you feel out of control

December 15, 2021

Do you know the feeling of a downward spiral?  When you can feel yourself dropping deeper into an emotional abyss of your own personal hell-mix of feelings? Anxiety, depression, despair, shame, {add your un-favorite emotion here}… If I charted the…

Holiday gift list for healing & transformation

December 10, 2021

I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite people and products to help you turn your holiday buying into a deeply nourishing gift.  I’ve chosen these recommendations in the hopes that they can help you strengthen your (and…

When doubt + winter darkness feel like they’re taking over

December 2, 2021

Oh gosh, was it dark this morning! We’re losing light like crazy, here in Alaska, AND it’s been an absolutely frigid November. On cloudy days, it can feel like waking up in a cave, which, for me, can make getting…

A poem in your honor

November 24, 2021

Thank you for being here –   reading this blog post… and those before it for being welcoming to my words, & my energy and sharing your attention   so that we may have a moment of connection   be…

The holidays can be a mixed bag

November 23, 2021

How do you feel about that?   While the holidays can be time of fun and connection, I recognize that your experience might be different.   So, if you feel like the holidays can be a mixed bag (of emotions,…

The winter blues: if things feel harder, you’re not alone (an Ayurvedic perspective)

November 18, 2021

I’ve had several conversations with clients and fellow coaches this week about the emotional challenges of this time of year. I can certainly feel the effects of winter up here in Alaska (especially since I was just in warm and…

3 Simple Habits For Less Exhaustion

September 17, 2021

Who has energy to add more self-care to their day? If you’re exhausted, then trying to do more good things for yourself can easily become another reason to feel bad about the state of things.   And this, my friend,…

Exhaustion doesn’t happen overnight

September 6, 2021

Exhaustion doesn’t happen overnight. It builds up over time. As a result of your day-to-day actions. The question is, what are the actions that slowly deplete you over time? They might be things like: Consistently working late Checking email every…

From exhausted to energized… there is a path

September 1, 2021

This post is for all of my stressed out introvert friends who’re having a hard time getting through the day – and life in general. You probably already know of self-care practices or other habits that would make you feel…

How to integrate hard lessons

August 23, 2021

Wow, I just had an amazing weekend co-leading a retreat. The time was about so much more than yoga and meditation and dancing. It was a safe space for people to connect to themselves, reflect and let the messy stuff…

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Reducing stress requires your attention

July 26, 2021

Reducing stress requires your attention. I know, I know, it would be so much easier to just keep doing what you’re doing. Who has time to think about stress let alone take new actions to settle it? Your brain might…

A guide to help you return to “normal” in pandemic times

July 9, 2021

Are you going back to work after months of working from home and finding that it’s hard to do things like you did them before? If so, you’re not alone. {If you want to skip straight to the guide, click…

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Not going after your dreams?

June 28, 2021

Going after your dreams sounds beautiful, in theory, but it can be a topic that inspires frustration and self-criticism in many of us. There’s often an idea that it should be easy or magical. That if you think positively enough,…

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What’s your stress response type?

June 1, 2021

Before I get into helping you identify your stress response type, I want you to know that in this post I’m going to make some assumptions about you. I’m going to assume that you experience stress. Almost every day. And…

Holistic coaching

What is Holistic Life Coaching?

May 17, 2021

Life coaching, health coaching, mindset coaching, spiritual coaching, holistic life coaching… SO many kinds of coaching exist these days. If you have a problem or a goal you want to reach, no matter how unusual, you can probably find a…

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Moving Forward: A process for holistic goal setting

May 10, 2021

Welcome, friend! If you’ve Googled your way here and are looking for magic ways to set a goal and get it done in record time, please save your time and press the back button to return to your search results. …

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Courageous Communication from the Inside Out

April 26, 2021

When you’re a naturally quiet person, authentic communication can feel really vulnerable. It can turn everyday conversations with friends, coworkers and clients into challenges that can leave you feeling like there’s no room for you to be fully yourself. On…

It’s up to you to do the things that make you strong

March 29, 2021

It’s up to you to do the things that make you strong – oh how, Monday mornings often remind me of this. Like today. I woke up feeling anxious, as I often do. A part of me resisted the anxiety…


Holistic Tips for Great Decision Making

March 7, 2021

Hi *|FNAME|*, How easy is it for you to make decisions? Do you get stuck or overwhelmed or do you tend to make rapid fire choices that you later regret? I’ve found that making decisions is so much easier when…

On the ledge - empowered decision making

How to make empowered decisions

March 1, 2021

Ahhhh, decisions…..Most of us spend waaaay too little time thinking about how we make decisions. Instead, we get caught up in hemming and hawing about what’s the right decision, weighing the pros and cons, calculating our budget and sitting on…


Troubled relationships & how to heal them

February 8, 2021

What’s an easy way to improve any relationship? Be it with your mom, your partner, your kids, your crazy coworker, or even yourself? Unconditional love. Yup, 100%. While that might seem obvious, when it comes to actually practicing unconditional love,…

Heidi of the mountains

3 lessons skiing has taught me about personal growth

January 4, 2021

“Why does doing new things have to be sooo hard??” I found myself spastically asking myself this question the other day as I navigated myself up and down a mountain in Alaska’s Turnagain Pass. My husband and I picked up…

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Interview on Close Up Radio

December 14, 2020

I had the great pleasure of my first radio interview last week! We talked about my journey to coaching introverted women and how coaching helps people create self-confidence. The introvert in me was surprised by how easy it was to…

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Cultivate emotional well-being with this easy morning habit

November 9, 2020

Emotional well-being arises from how you take care of yourself. This easy habit will help you to direct your emotions where you want them to go so that you feel more ease and focus in your day. It’s especially helpful…

Lead by example this Election Day

November 3, 2020

Today is an historic day. Emotions are running high. Hopes and fears intermingle in a volatile mixture that’s ready to blow. We say we want good leadership… then NOW is the time for US to practice good leadership. Because if…

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Reduce overwhelm using mind control (on yourself)

October 5, 2020

This is the last post in the series “A holistic guide to troubleshooting your overwhelm”.   The control center for your body and emotions, the mind is where it’s at when it comes to reducing overwhelm. By understanding the mechanisms…