Tag Archives: letting go

How are your petunias? On growing and dying.

This summer I’ve been home for two months straight for the first time possibly since my teens. As a result my “flower babies,” as I call them, have received a lot more attention. Deadheading Part of my morning ritual is deadheading my petunias. It sounds like something out of a horror movie but is actuallyContinue Reading

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4 simple ways to spend less and enjoy more this holiday season.

Nothing Succeeds Like Excess The end of the year can be a time when our financial plans go out the window. We end up spending like a drunken sailor, only to wake up in the new year feeling hungover when we look at our credit card balance. I used to experience this every year. IContinue Reading

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Guided Meditation for Money & Forgiveness

We’ve all made mistakes when it comes to money. We’ve overspent, lent the wrong person some cash, chosen a vendor who over-promised and under-delivered, paid our taxes late, lost some money in a relationship gone wrong or [insert your money mistake here.] But it’s not making financial mistakes that’s the problem. It’s holding ourselves hostageContinue Reading

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The Value of the Vacuum

It turns out that most of our life circumstances are a choice. We can bitch and moan all we like, but when we’re really honest we’ve made a decision, conscious or unconscious: to stay at that job that sucks our soul to stay with that person who doesn’t bring out our best to stay onContinue Reading

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How to know when it’s time to quit.

I remember when I was growing up, the other kids would tell me that they hated going to basketball or lacrosse practice, but their parents had taught them not to be quitters so they just toughed it out. I was always totally mystified by this. I had tried and quit just about every sport availableContinue Reading

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A plea to women who do too much.

My first boyfriend wrote me a poem for my sixteenth birthday that, paraphrased, went something like: Child of Atlas, release the world from your shoulders. It will remain in place, remain in its eternal spin, without you holding it up. My tendency to feel responsible for every being on the planet was so apparent earlyContinue Reading

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I’m living in a Toyota Prius. (Photo chronicle of The Freedom Tour Part 1.)

The Freedom Tour has officially begun. I hatched the idea for this indefinite road trip to explore, teach, and inspire people to create freedom in their lives back in September. Four months later, I’m living in a Toyota Prius I’ve named Zoe. I’ve just driven 2300 miles from Buffalo, NY and as I write thisContinue Reading

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Why accidentally erasing my hard drive might be the best thing that ever happened to me

I talk a lot about things happening for a reason, the grand master plan of the Universe, synchronicity, and the overall meant-to-be or not-meant-to-be-ness of life. And it’s pretty easy to stay on my fairy dust and sparkles train when everything is going smoothly, I’m meeting the right people, cash flow is good, and I’mContinue Reading

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The one thing you can do right now to feel free…or Why Janis Joplin was onto something.

Letting go is scary. The thing about letting go is that it’s scary. Even if we’re not completely thrilled with what we’ve got already, at least we know what we can expect with it. Even if holding on means living a bit smaller than we know we’re capable of, not being quite as happy asContinue Reading

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How Many Bras Do You Really Need? and other thoughts on letting go: Glimpse TV with Bindu Wiles

Inspired by my friend Bindu Wiles, creator of The Shed Project, an eight week experience of letting go, I’ve been letting go of A LOT recently. More details to come in future posts, but suffice it to say that Bindu’s decision to get rid of the vast majority of her belongings has inspired me toContinue Reading

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