How Fear Helped Me Leave Behind a Life of Self-Sabotage

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." - Steve Jobs A few years ago, my life was an endless cycle of procrastination, addiction, and self-sabotage. Each morning, I’d wake up with little...

How Cycling Saved my Life

Do you have a dirty secret life as well? Do you do things alone that fill you with shame and self-loathing? Do you have activities and addictions that you want to keep from your loved ones and that if your best friend admitted to them, you would advise that they...

Awakening My Creative Soul

"A woman actually doesn't need a room of her own but she does need an hour of her own. An hour during which she steps outside of her roles so she can remember her soul. An hour in which she's serving nobody but her own potential. An hour during which she's putting...

4 Practices to Create Lasting Change in Your Life

When I began the process of examining my life, I didn’t have the intention to achieve life-mastery – I just wanted to be happy. I wanted to make the necessary changes in my life so I could live more simply, have less responsibility and stress, and ultimately have more...

Gratitude AGAIN???

Before I got sober, I was a pretty negative person. In my world, the glass wasn’t half-empty, it was all the way empty. My favorite mantra was, “Life’s a bitch and then you die.” Finally, a series of events happened that led me to my drinking bottom, and I got sober...

Why I Changed My Name

“Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.”― Bob Marley I can't remember the first time I asked my parents why they named me Adam.  It's been so long I can't remember if their response ("Because we wanted you to have a biblical name") is a direct quote...