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5 morning practices to do jumpstart your day

The morning hours have been deemed sacred time throughout centuries and across cultures. So what’s your morning routine? Do you literally jump out of bed to the sound of a blaring alarm and race against time to rush out the door (without breakfast)? Hopefully not. And if you do, then definitely read on! What you do first thing in the morning sets the tone for your entire day which is why it’s so important. Not to mention most successful people reference their morning routines to be an integral part of the day. My morning routines have varied over the years, soContinue Reading >>

Mindshift Mantra: Excellence


Excellence is a choice.It really is. And the sooner we realize our power we can make the choice of excellence. Let go of the petty thoughts of whether or not you are ready, or deserving, or worthy, or any other bullshit excuse. It’s is your duty to choose excellence in every moment. I’m not talking about some arbitrary definition of what excellent means, nor am I talking about perfection. I’m talking about choosing to be your best self, choosing to take action, and choosing to step into it with joy and enthusiasm. This is excellence. Go out there and makeContinue Reading >>

Go all in and reach for it

  I’ve decided to go all in…and get back on my bicycle this June to ride 545 miles from SF to LA.It sounds crazy right? It did to me as well when I first heard about this charity ride back in 2005. I was finishing up grad school in LA and working in a population health research lab at the time. I had been actively involved in non profit work for some years and had worked extensively on HIV/AIDS education for young women of color. When my lab partner told me she was riding a bike 545 miles to raise awarenessContinue Reading >>

Routines can take us off track

    I have a serious question…Are you still interested? Really interested? Are you still interested in making shift happen in your life? Are you still interested in achieving your New Years Resolution’s? Are you still interested in living a life you love? I ask these questions because it’s time for some tough love, and I emphasize the LOVE. We are a quarter into 2016 and it’s about that time that recurring and automatic behaviors take over… aka routine. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a routine, in fact routines and rituals are what keep us on track. ButContinue Reading >>

Mindshift Mantra:

Mindshift Mantra

  Are you still interested? We’ve made it through the first quarter of 2016. Are you still interested in your New Years resolutions? Are you still interested in the routines and rituals that have become habit? Are you still interested in living life well? It’s time to take a pause and do a gut check. What are you still interested in? Once you know what it is that you’re interested in, you can do the actions to bring your interest to the surface. Take inventory today and make shift happen!