Give up trying to control anything

Give up trying to control anything

I’m in the midst of my month of readings, interviews, and presentations. I’m out here for a reason, doing my best to spread of a message of hope and love (and a message that extremist groups exist and are outrageously intoxicating and dangerous – best drug you’ll ever...
Being raised in a cult definitely f—s with your head

Being raised in a cult definitely f—s with your head

For those of you who have somehow missed my “life story” in all of this, I was raised in a cult. I like to say “the cult of all cults in the American age of cults.” I was a Moonie, from the age of ten to about seventeen or twenty-one. (Let’s just say, it was a long,...
It’s okay sweetheart

It’s okay sweetheart

As you may know, I am a huge fan of Tara Brach. And I’m blatantly stealing this blog post title from her. Because it works. When my heart is racing. When I’m tense or anxious. When it all feels like too much, I’ve learned (from Tara Brach) to put my hand on my heart...
You’re stronger than you think you are

You’re stronger than you think you are

That’s what the yoga instructor said during today’s practice. “You’re stronger than you think you are.” She was talking physically, and I don’t know that that’s necessarily true for me. I know I’m pretty damn strong. I can box squat, deadlift (from a 3” deficit), and...
Not fearless but fear less

Not fearless but fear less

I attended the PA Conference for Women a few weeks ago. Mostly I attended to offer free coaching to conference attendees – it’s a fun way to meet people and to give back – but I also got to listen to the keynote speakers. Ava DuVernay is amazing, and her speech was...