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Your Body is your One True Home. Why not love where you live?

Stick around and I’ll show you how to:

  • Release weight & body hate without struggle, deprivation, or workouts you hate.
  • Use sensuality, pleasure, & joy to transform your relationship to your body & food.
  • Love your body deeply & create a whole new way of connecting to Her.

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An old “friend” came to visit last week…and to be honest, it made me uneasy, brought me back to a place I have worked so very hard to move past.

A day of working from home put me back in touch with an old fear of appetite, of wrestling with an inner debate of what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, etc.

At first, it slightly terrified me, because when this happens, it is not only the inner debate about food that shows up, but also an enormous side of judgment…mainly being that I should no longer have my “food issues” popping up since I coach others on how to set themselves free from such inner debates and struggles and find a more loving, peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

But here’s the beautiful and deeply honest thing about that…

I have never claimed that working on your relationship to body and food will ensure that old behaviors and thoughts won’t at times come knocking on your door.

That has not been my experience.

However, what DOES change is how you greet them, how frequently they try to come on over, and how long their visit lasts.

What I have learned over the years is that a healthy dose of compassion and curiosity transforms those visits entirely.

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(Reminder! Our next LA Workshop will be Sunday, March 29th, from 4-6 pm, The Art of the Sensual Woman: A Workshop in Self-Care and Intuition through the Senses. For more info or to register, please see info at the end of this article).

One of the scariest things for many of my clients (and for many women in general) is for them to learn to trust (and listen to) their appetites.

Coming out of the dark cloud of chronic dieting and the outdated, flawed, and toxic weight-loss philosophy of “eat less to lose more”, feeding a hungry appetite can overwhelm them with fear, self-loathing, and feelings of failure.

After all, they’ve been told that in order to lose weight and avoid further weight gain, they must control their appetite, fight their appetite, and push down the body’s promptings to eat.

Let me free you from that toxic belief…it’s not true.

Appetite is a gift.

Appetite is natural. It’s necessary. It’s part of being human and is built into your physical makeup to keep you alive.

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image1Per my promise to you, I am beginning to hold a monthly, donation-based workshop/class on the last Wednesday of every month right here in LA.

I am so excited about this and I hope you are too!

It’s been my dream to create a sense of community amongst women, to give support and guidance in different avenues, and create a space where women can support each other on their paths to living their most optimal lives.

And to me, there’s nothing quite like a group of like-minded women joining together LIVE to make that happen. As women, we are born communicators and connecters. We love sharing our best tips, we gain strength in sharing our struggles,and blossom when we come out of isolation.

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There’s something I’ve been avoiding doing…something I love dearly and yet, it’s been like pulling teeth to do it.

It’s this…it’s sitting down to write to you.Creating for you.

I want to share a little bit as to why, not only as a way to explain my absence, but also because I think my struggle could really help shine insight into your own life, especially at the beginning of a new year.

Recently, right before a much needed family vacation cruise, I started thinking a lot about my business, my coaching practice, and how much I had been “showing up” for it, especially over the last 6 months of the year.

When I took an honest look, the answer was “not that much.”

A handful of clients here, 2 blog posts there, a few workshops and video content I put together for outside sources, but compared to my usual steelo, I hadn’t really been putting much of myself out there or serving my community the way I really love to.

Sure I was exploring other aspects of myself via acting, but mostly I was just trying to keep myself together. As you probably know from a previous post a few months ago, my summer wedding never happened, my fiancé and I split up, and he moved back to NYC. To say I was devastated and heartbroken would be an understatement.

So really the only thing I could commit to after he left was keeping my head above water and doing whatever it took to bring back joy to my life. Very little room to give to anyone else but me.

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I am writing to you on what has quickly become my favorite day of the week…Monday.

Say what? The day that most people hate?

Yep, you read that correctly.

Mondays have become my “Me Day”. For the past few months, my weekends have been jammed packed, mainly because every Saturday and Sunday night I am on stage, acting in not one but 2 plays! (The Vagina Monologues and Dark Side of the Moon).

Yes, acting has become a passion I have revisited since my big life transition this summer and it has filled my soul and life up in a major way. (More on that later!)

So once Monday rolls around, I am in major need of a chance to regroup and spend some time doing little things I love and resting. After putting so much energy out in my performances and the days before them, I really value my Mondays.

They are sacred to me, to my spirit.

And with all the major life changes I have been shifting through since the spring, I can attest to the fact that setting aside time to tend to your spirit and soul-level needs is not a want…it is indeed a need.

That’s how you stay thriving.

Which brings me to YOU…

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