Love or Fear: you only get to choose one

Love or Fear: you only get to choose one

The last two weeks have been ca-razy. Wednesday morning at 5am-ish, the day after the election, my partner Mark showed me his phone with the results. All I could say was “oh shit” and went back to sleep. That morning we were headed to the coast for a week long intimacy immersion and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I didn’t want anything to do with the election or politics or negativity or anything. I wanted to be in my bubble.  (more…)

Follow your True North

Follow your True North

This week I am participating in the True North Leadership Summit birthed by my dear friend and colleague, Teresa Howes. Many months ago when I was crying in a panic about my life, freaking out that I was going through menopause and wouldn’t be able to have children, Teresa held me and told me that my feelings were OK. The fear and hope I was experiencing were completely OK and she reminded me that feeling (and expressing feelings) indicated my True North. She told me I had a compass and it was pointing strongly toward my desire to be a mother. I feel honored and profound joy to see her own dreams come to fruition. She is an inspiration to me because of her courage to name her dreams and share them to uplift women. (more…)

No more good girl: masturbation as empowerment

No more good girl: masturbation as empowerment

We’re back! Rachel and I had a rare reunion in Portland and we couldn’t wait to sink our teeth into juicy conversation. We often wonder why we’re not recording 24/7 Truman Show style. So much abounds from conversation with each other and we always have a blast together. We are perfect mirrors of each other and reflect to one another what the other needs to hear and learn. (more…)

What living and leading from pleasure looks like

What living and leading from pleasure looks like

Every week for almost a year I’ve sat down and birthed an article. I never really plan what I’m going to write and have faith that inspiration will manifest a topic for me. That has been true up until the past few weeks. I’ve been stretching. It’s not that I’m not inspired. I’m inspired daily by something or other. It’s that I haven’t been inspired to write. And I love writing. Usually.

I’ve been preaching to anyone who is willing to listen (and those who aren’t – I’m from New York City, I don’t always ask permission) how amazing it is to live and lead from Radical Pleasure™. I’ve been preaching that the days of doing from duty, obligation, and martyrdom are over. There’s a new sheriff in town. There’s a new town. In this town, you are tapped into your desires, wishes, needs, and wants. Here, you ask yourself “what makes me feel good?”, not “what can I do to make this pain go away?” In this town, you give to yourself first so you can give to others from fullness. Here, you are courageous and vulnerable and are accepted for exactly you. I love this town! (more…)

Permission to Pamper: A LOVE You More Project

Permission to Pamper: A LOVE You More Project

I have been asked to be part of a campaign covering my favorite topic: loving yourself. My friend, Selena Moffitt, runs the Love YOU More Project and it is a much needed cause to wake us up to who we are. We are powerful, magnificent, change-making, divinely human beings.

We are not broken. We are buried.

I’m honored to have been asked to participate in a week long campaign giving permission – to whoever dares to listen – to live and lead life from pleasure and joy. That’s my topic and I join other bold change-makers in hitting you up with short, sweet, and sassy tips to help you to LOVE yourself more. (more…)