Don't Believe the Hype

Don't Believe the Hype

Do you ever grapple with navigating BIG contradictions in your life? To put it mildly, we live in a world of contradicting information, contradicting emotions, and it can feel crazy making to live our lives while trying to see all sides of the situation.

One of the biggies I've been grappling with for many moons is how to be a successful artist/entrepreneur AND hold my belief that our current capitalism is a destructive system.

I recently did a Live broadcast about it ... (Do you watch #toughlovetuesday?).

The feel-good deal of the year

The feel-good deal of the year

Hello Love,

How's your heart today? I hope you are taking good care of yourself with just a little extra attention wherever you can muster it. Remember, a little bit goes a long way. One moment of slowing down, breathing a bit deeper and saying kind words to yourself really does make a huge difference.

I'm over here trying to do the same. One breath at a time.

The thing I'm most excited about right now is the 2019 I Stand For Love calendar is open for pre-sale!!! (Pre-sale means you save $$$ and get your calendars before anyone else). They're priced at $8.88 each (normally $11.95) and start shipping to you by the end of August. Hooray!

Here's a sneak peak:

My Favorite Day of the Year!

My Favorite Day of the Year!

Hello Love,

Today is THE day!!! The one day of the year where we rock the internet with the power of love!

#IStandForLove Day is a simple call to action to unite people from all over the world that believe in the power of love. Yay!!

WEAR A HEART, SHARE A HEART

You're invited to participate in #IStandForLove day by wearing a heart, snapping a pic and sharing with the world on social media.

IT'S ABOUT SHOWING UP FOR LOVE WHILE FILLING YOUR HEART UP, TOO!

The goal is to infuse the internet with love. Together we can create a ripple effect in our online spaces.

We need you to take a stand because Your love changes the world.

One Day to Rule Them All... and Giveaways Galore!

One Day to Rule Them All... and Giveaways Galore!

Hello Gorgeous Heart,

I know I just totally outed myself as a Lord of the Rings fan with that subject line ;) I'm sure you aren't surprised....

Let's get down to it!

First of all, your best doesn't have anything to do with perfection (remember you already are perfect). This is not some unachievable goal that we're aiming for here. Doing YOUR best, with your unique and beautiful self, means going a little farther in the direction of love than what might be normal for you. Stretching a bit. Striving to create a new level of normal that is just outside your current comfort zone.

Doing your best means being Loving inside and out with a deep commitment to healing, compassion and kindness for yourself and others. It's not as hard as it may sound.


It's a twofer!

It's a twofer!

How's your heart today? If you can, take a moment and put your hand on your chest. Take a big breath, let it out and say "I love you". One more time. Yes...

Part of the human experience is a tendency to forget and remember over and over again. For instance, we fall into a feeling of helplessness and isolation and then something (or someone) comes along to remind us that we are connected to this amazing web of humanity. We bounce back! Hooray!

We do this dance in all areas of life. I'm sure you know the cycle well. Some call it the 'cosmic joke'. Do we forget in order to have that glorious a-ha moment? Who knows.

We've got to keep love alive

We've got to keep love alive

Hi Love,

It's a new moon tonight. What does that have to do with love, you ask? Well, we're all here on a big blue planet hurtling through space with a beautiful moon orbiting around us. Both the moon and love are big players during our short time here on Earth.

For me, looking at the big picture can be soothing during these great times of shift. No matter who you are or what you believe, the moon is starting a new cycle and I just love to lean into that rhythm and the unifying effect of that.

Do you Believe?

Do you Believe?

Hello Love,

How are you doing over there? I'm sending you a gigantic hug today, wrapping you in love straight from my heart.

I'm so grateful that you're reading these words and my intention is that they bring you hope and support during this time of great shift. Because we're all in this together and we're harnessing the power of LOVE to bravely make the changes so needed right now. We can do this!

On our way to August 8th (#Istandforlove day), we're going through the 8 steps of the manifesto to strengthen our hearts together... This week we're looking at step 6.

This one may be the most challenging so far. Believe in a LOVING world.

How will you decide?

How will you decide?

Dear Love,

Well, it's been another bucking bronco kind of week living on this planet Earth. I hope you are finding ways to take good care of yourself. It's a lot, but we can keep going.

I'm in this for the long haul, so please lean into me when you need some extra love, ok? There's no accident that you are alive right now! I'm so grateful to be here with you.

This week we're talking about Step 7 in the #IStandForLove manifesto and it's a BIG one.


I almost hate to say it...

I almost hate to say it...

Dear Love,

I almost hate to say it because it may sound cliche. You may think it too simplified or watered down to actually cause any amount of BIG change. You may roll your eyes, but I have to say that WITHOUT this we cannot make lasting change and create a more loving world..

So I'll let the one and only Solange Knowles say it:

"Self-love is really a foundation for everything, and however you practice or express that is so, so important.”

You are not alone. We're all trying to figure out how to love more instead of lose hope. With every passing day there's more evidence that the power of love is so needed right now.

Why now?

Why now?

This may be a tough one to read, but stick with me and we'll get through it together, k?

It's with a heavy heart and lots of tears that I write you today...

It finally hit me. This overwhelming sadness. I've been keeping it at bay. I'm really good at that, mostly. I want to hold up the heart shaped banner for you and never let it down, no matter what is happening in the world.


Happy Dancing!

Happy Dancing!

Hi Love,

When last I wrote, I was going deep into a phase of alignment (align has been my word for April) and I'm actually still in it, but a few major milestones have happened and I couldn't wait to share them with you!

With all that's going on in this HUGE time of shift, it can be easy to believe that things are far from awesome (there's a ton of bad news and healing that needs to happen and I'm right there with you!). 

However, I feel a little happy dance coming on that there's a few reasons to celebrate today!

Big Changes and Deep Shifts

Big Changes and Deep Shifts

Can you feel some deep shifting going on? There's big energy up for every single person I talk to right now. We are collectively and individually being asked to dig deep and recalibrate. 

Making big shifts calls for a step back. Which can feel uncomfortable for most of us that like to just keep going forward. 

Without the step back to see the bigger picture, we can't get to the root of what needs changing. 

The answer to the ultimate question

The answer to the ultimate question

Hello Love,

It's that time again. Holy moly, the new year is upon me... 
Another trip around the sun starts tomorrow and I'm turning 42!! Woohoo!

If you've seen The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy you know about the power of 42. If not, you need to watch the whole movie. Seriously. It's so good. 

Because it's my birthday and I can do what I want, I'm going to spoil it for you right now:

One Truth Remains

One Truth Remains

Have you been questioning your sanity lately?

You're not alone. Things are crazy. I've been questioning my own truths more than I'd like to admit. Wondering if things I've believed for much of my life are in fact rooted in unwavering factuality. It can feel unsettling. 

But one is for sure....

Spring will always follow winter. I've been holding this in my heart so dear. That is real. That is true. Hallelujah! 

There's something we can count on with every fiber of our beings. 
It's flowers and warmer days and spring rains and the evenings stretching on longer and some sense of rebirth coming up from the once frozen ground.

How getting weirder just might save us all!

How getting weirder just might save us all!

How you doin' over there? I've been thinking about you and us and our tender hearts right now. There's a lot to BE with. There's a lot up. We are in the middle of collective and personal change. It's big stuff. 

Last week felt like an extreme of ups and downs.

1st, in case you missed it, I got off my butt and took it to the streets on Valentine's day. 

It was a pretty exhilarating roller coaster ride (were talking the way ups and the way downs)!

How good are you at receiving?

Receiving. We could talk about it for days, honestly. It makes all the difference in how much love we actually feel. 

It's a crucial practice (especially for us ladies) because we've spent so much time subconsciously feeling unloved and unworthy that it's difficult to receive much of anything. 

So to get the juices flowing, I want to gift you something special. 
This mission I have of spreading love and making inspiring art would be nothing without YOU. You mean a lot to me. 

Unplugging

Unplugging

Hello Beautiful, 

You know that feeling you get when you stare at the screen too long? Not good, right?

You want to stay informed, you don't want to miss out on fun stuff, but the truth is, you're addicted to wifi. 
While I hate to admit it, I totally get it. 

We have these amazing gadgets with all this access to information. We can share SO much more than anyone else who has ever lived on this planet before.